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Meet some Racine ghosts, make your own season fun or enjoy a show with the kids in Racine County this weekend. Come along with Real Racine.

Spooks and legends. Does Downtown Racine have ghosts? Join the Walking Ghost Tour of Downtown Racine and find out for yourself. This guided tour, a benefit for the Volunteer Center of Racine, includes local folklore, living history and a look at places not normally open to the public. Meet at Circa Celeste, 619 Wisconsin Ave., just before 7 p.m. Friday or Saturday. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the tour. The Walking Ghost Tour is also scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and 6 p.m. Oct. 30-31. Visit or the Volunteer Center, 6216 Washington Ave., for tickets

Fun for the family. Enjoy some family Halloween fun at the annual Monument Mash from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Monument Square in Downtown Racine. There is freaky face painting, a bone-rattling bounce house, a costume contest and a carved or decorated pumpkin contest. Families entering the pumpkin contest may display their entries starting at 3 p.m. It’s all free and presented by the Racine Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services and the Downtown Racine Corp.

See a show. Classic fairytales combined with classic rock music is a fun combination. Over Our Head Players presents “OOHPIE vs. The Big Bad Wolf” on Friday and Saturday at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St., Racine. They promise well-known stories, a famous villain and a touch of humor. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and at 12 and 2 p.m. Saturday. All seats are just $8. Visit or call 262-632-6802. The show also continues next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24.

Quilts and more. More than 250 competition quilts will be on display at the 2015 Lighthouse Legacies Quilt Show on Saturday and Sunday at Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Ave., Sturtevant. The weekend includes demonstrations, a vendor mall, raffles, a boutique of handmade holiday gift items and more. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults; kids ages 8 and younger get in free. Visit

Outside with a purpose. The Third Annual Sleep Out for HALO invites the public to experience homelessness for a cause. In this benefit for the Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO), participants are sleeping outdoors in cardboard boxes at Batten International Airport, 3239 N. Green Bay Road, Caledonia, from 6:30 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. For more information, visit

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