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The May flowers are in bloom this weekend. You can see them plus take in a new play, a poetry reading, a beer festival and more. Real Racine has you covered.

Enjoy May flowers. See the wildflowers in bloom at a free spring flower and nature walk hosted by the Caledonia Conservancy. Meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at McCalvy Tabor Woods, 5131 Tabor Road, Caledonia. The Conservancy’s Kay McClelland will lead visitors through a natural, old growth forest filled with native flowers like wild geraniums, trillium, jack-in-the-pulpit and many more. The two-hour walk will also give visitors an opportunity to experience some of the land trust’s public access recreational walking trails. Visit

Curtain’s going up. The Haylofters present a musical adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel “Little Women” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Malt House Theatre, 109 N. Main St., Burlington. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life with music, personal discovery, heartache, hope and love. Performances are on weekends through May 24. Tickets at 262-763-9873 or

Brews for you. The spring’s first beer festival arrives from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. The annual Belle City Brew Fest features more than 100 different craft beers, ciders and home brews for sampling. Participants will receive their own commemorative sampling mug. There are also beer seminars and live music from the Saturday Night Preachers. Tickets at the door are $35. A designated driver ticket is $10. Visit for details.

Books and poetry.  A special presentation of the Bonk! poetry and music series is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Racine AAUW book sale at the lower level of CVS Pharmacy, 1122 West Blvd. The free performance features writer Liam Callanan, poet Siwar Masannat and musician Julian Lynch. For book lovers, the sale is open before and after the Bonk! performance.

Artistic kids. It’s a far better display than the refrigerator door! The Racine Unified Student Art Exhibition, now at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art, 2519 Northwestern Ave., features artwork created by area school children from grades K-12. Curated by the school district’s art faculty, this collection demonstrates the excellence achieved by local students and their teachers. The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 23. The Wustum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Almost here. The Color Run Racine all new Shine Tour is coming soon — Saturday, May 23 at Pershing Park on the lakefront. Runners/walkers at this non-competitive 5k through the streets or Racine are showered in colored powder and glitter along with high-energy parties. Participants get an Shine Tour t-shirt, a gold finishers medal, a blingy headband, color pack, a glitter pack, new gold tattoos. Save $5 per entry with the code TCRRACINE. Register at

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