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“What’s Going On” includes upcoming one-time events in and around Racine County such as breakfasts, dinners, car washes, rummage sales, parties and dances intended to be money-raisers by or in behalf of nonprofit community organizations, either held or requiring reservations within the next two weeks. Events held on a regular basis are not used. Announcements must arrive at The Journal Times by noon Tuesday before the desired Saturday publication date. Announcements may only be used one time. Send information to the Online Calendar at and select Benefit & Fundraiser under sections; mail information to Community, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI 53403; fax to Loreen Mohr, 262-631-1780; or send email to


Plant Sale: Racine Neighborhood Watch is conducting its annual plant sale. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, plant accents, potted plants, herbs, flats, hanging baskets and patio displays will be sold. Orders can be placed by April 30 by going to Orders will be available for pickup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at the City Hall Annex parking lot, 800 Center St. For more information, call 262-637-5711.


Spring Book Sale: Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Thousands of books will be sold at discount prices. Proceeds benefit the Racine Public Library.

Haircut-a-thon: Allure Hair Designs Inc., 1831 S. Green Bay Road, Suite 2A, Mount Pleasant, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Haircuts that take 15 minutes or less (no styling) will be available for $10. Call 262-456-0249. Proceeds will benefit local veterans. Raffles will be held every 30 minutes. Food will be available for a donation.

9-Pin Bowling Fundraiser: The Lanes, 6501 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant, 1:30 p.m. (check-in at 1 p.m.) Saturday, April 14. The cost is $25 to bowl. Featuring 50/50 and basket raffles and live entertainment. Call 262-886-5151 to register. Proceeds will go to Jeff and Cheryl Coopman of Union Grove who were victims of a hit-and-run accident Jan. 14 in the Festival Foods parking lot.

Co-ed Pool Tournament: Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Ave., Sturtevant, Saturday, April 14. Sign-up is at 11 a.m. and tournament begins at noon. The fee is $20. A silent auction will be held and food will sold. Half of the proceeds goes to prizes and the other half goes to the Wisconsin office of the American Diabetes Association. Call 262-744-5538 for more information.

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 Pancake Breakfast: Batten International Airport, 3333 N. Green Bay Road, 7 a.m.-noon. April 14-15. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, coffee and juice will be served. Costs are $7 for adults and $4 for ages 11 and younger. A Young Eagles rally will be held April 14 for ages 8-17. Attendees should arrive before 9 a.m. for this youth-oriented group school. A parent is required to sign an EAA liability waiver form. Proceeds support EAA Chapter 838.


Charity Archery Shoot: Racine Instinctive Bowmen, 14403 50th Road, Sturtevant, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, April 15. Racine Instinctive Bowmen will host a World-Dragon-Shooting-Day archery shoot with paper dragon targets and 3D animal targets available. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Registration costs $15 for adults and $10 for juniors for all-day shooting. Proceeds benefit Faith, Love & Hope. Go to

Purses with a Purpose: Preservation Hall, 740 Lake Ave., 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Gently-used designer purses, wallets and accessories will be sold. Tea, appetizers and desserts will be served. There will also be a raffle for a new Coach purse, with raffle tickets costing $1 each or six for $5 (need not be present to win). Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase advance tickets, send email to Proceeds benefit Racine’s Pink Paddling Power Dragon boat team to attend competition in Italy this summer.

Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner: North Cape School, 11926 Highway K, Caledonia, 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Costs are $10 for adults, $7 for ages 5-10 and $5 for ages 2-4. Children ages 1 and younger eat free.

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 KP! Toffee Sale and Spring Fling Basket Raffle: All Saints Volunteers in Partnership will host a KP! Toffee toffee sale and spring fling basket raffle. KP! Toffee is a gourmet English almond toffee with chocolate and pecans. The basket, valued at more than $250, contains gift cards, gardening tools, lawn ornaments and more. Raffle tickets cost $1 each or six for $5. Rely Local cards, featuring local deals and discounts, will also be sold for $15.

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 — Sturtevant Room, 3801 Spring St.
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, April 19 — Memorial Dining Room, 1320 Wisconsin Ave.

Part of the proceeds will benefit Volunteers in Partnership with Ascension-All Saints, which in turn supports program and equipment needs of Ascension-All Saints, as well as academic scholarships for associates and high school seniors.


Country Cook'n Salad Luncheon: North Cape Lutheran Church, 2644 124th St. (Highway 45 and 5 Mile Road), Raymond, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 21. An all-you-can-eat salad luncheon will be served. Tickets cost $10, or $5 for children ages 4-12. A bake sale and vendors are featured from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For tickets and reservations of groups of eight or more, call Barb Welch at 262-498-0393.

Kids Carnival: Park High School field house, 1901 12th St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Featuring carnival games, prizes and face painting for children. Food will be available. Proceeds will be used by Park football to purchase team equipment. 

Rediscover Racine: Living Light Community Center, 740 College Ave., 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Local restaurant samples, on-site activities highlighting Racine services and a fashion show of local clothing and beauty services presented by Express Employment Professionals. Tickets cost $15, with one child admitted free with each paying adult. Additional children’s tickets cost $5. VIP tables are available for $150. Funds will go toward providing backpacks and school supplies to as many Racine County children as possible, in and out of the foster care system.

April in Paris: Pairing Wine and Song: Uncorkt, 240 Main St., 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Attendees will be served samples of five French wines, each paired with French popular and art songs performed by members of the Belle Ensemble. Tickets cost $25. Go to


Ladies Luncheon: Delta Hotels by Marriott Racine, 7111 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 27. A women’s luncheon will feature stand-up comedian Patti Vasquez. Tickets cost $50 and are available by calling 262-632-2400 or going to Proceeds will benefit Health Care Network.


Purple Reign Gala: Meadowbrook Country Club, 2149 N. Green Bay Road, Mount Pleasant, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Fundraiser featuring dinner, awards, live and silent auctions, photographs, a testimonial from a past WRC resident and presentation. Tickets cost $60 each or $500 for a table of eight. Reservations are required by April 16. Call 262-633-3274, ext. 104. Proceeds benefit the Women's Resource Center. 

Wine for Rose WOCA Fundraiser: Uncorkt, 240 Main St., 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Wine and beer tasting with raffle baskets. The event is held in remembrance of Rosemarie Wiatrowski Travis and others battling ovarian cancer. Tickets cost $25 and are available at, Uncorkt and or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance. 


Kentucky Derby Gala: Johnson Bank Building, 555 Main St., 4-9 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Guests can wear their derby best and enjoy casino favorites, a silent auction, raffles and entertainment. Tickets cost $100. For tickets, call 262-687-8652 or email Proceeds benefit All Saints Medical Foundation and continuing medical education at All Saints.


Koos for Kids: Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee, 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6. The fundraiser will include appearances by Milwaukee Brewers players, coaches and the Johnsonville racing sausages, music by ArtBeatLive, a silent auction and raffles prizes including autographed items from MLB, NFL and NBA stars, certificates and gift baskets. The $30 admission fee includes museum admission, player autographs and refreshments. There is no charge for ages 3 and younger. Proceeds benefit Koos for Kids, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for terminally ill or disadvantaged children in southeastern Wisconsin. Marcus Hanel, a Racine native, alumnus of Horlick High School and a Milwaukee Brewers bullpen catcher, is Koos for Kids president. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to  


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