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Summer music, local history and a walk in the orchard are all coming up this weekend in Racine County. Stick with Real Racine for great ideas.

Music from the movies. You’ll hear familiar songs from some of your favorite film and theatrical performances from the Racine Symphony Orchestra (RSO) Summer Pops on Friday evening at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the concert starts at 7 p.m. Among the scheduled favorites are pieces from “Les Miserables”, the theme from “ET” and selections from “Fame.” General admission is $23 in advance and $25 at the door. Students ages 21 and younger admitted free – a ticket is required. Don’t delay, the RSO Summer Pops concerts often sell out. To order tickets, call 262-636-9285 or visit

Tunes and brew. Catch local favorite country band Bella Cain and enjoy samples of Lakefront Brewery beers on Thursday evening at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Admission for ages 21 and older is $20 for Zoo members; $25 for nonmembers. Guests younger than 21 get in for $15. For tickets, visit

Taste of history. An historic car show and special program on legendary auto manufacturer Charles W. Nash is planned for Saturday at the Golden Rondelle Theater, 1525 Howe St. The program, called “The Greatest Rags to Riches Story in American Automobile History” will be presented at 11:30 a.m. by Jim Wheary, Nash’s great grandson. Nash cars were built in Racine from 1923 through the early 1940s. A show featuring vintage Nash vehicles starts at 10 a.m. in the Rondelle parking lot. Visitors may also see the documentary “To Be Alive!” and tours the SC Johnson campus. Reservations are required. Call 262-260-2154

In the orchard. The 12th annual MS Apple Orchard Fundraiser is 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Apple Holler Farm, 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Yorkville. This year’s theme is “Put some Bite into the Fight Against MS.” The event features a 1-mile walk through the orchard where walkers may pick a bag of Paula Red apple and fuel up on a breakfast of apple pancakes. Registration is $20. There will also be a raffle. All proceeds benefit the MS Society, Wisconsin Chapter. Register at

Drive or fly. Fun and great food is ahead at the Burlington Airport Fly-in, Drive-in on Sunday at 703 Airport Drive. A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. by the BHS B-Dazzled performers and parents. Then, the Burlington Fire Department crew will cook up burgers, hot dogs and brats from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You’ll see airplanes and classic cars on display. Free admission and free parking. Gypsy Air Tours will be on hand from 8 a.m. to sunset with flights in a vintage biplane for a fee.

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