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Ice is nice this weekend in Racine County. Take in an ice carving competition and try ice golf outdoors or move indoors for wedding plans, live music and one more chance at the theatre. Real Racine always has great ideas.

Watch art happen. You’re invited to “Break the Ice,” Downtown Racine’s ice carving competition this Saturday. More than a dozen ice carvers will be at work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. turning ice blocks into art. While you’re watching the artists, stop by participating merchants for shopping, food and drink specials all day. A panel of judges will review the carvings and award cash prizes. The winners will be announced at 4 p.m. outside the Downtown Racine Corp. office, 425 Main St. Visit

Time for golf. Ever tried ice golf? The frozen Eagle Lake will be waiting (weather permitting, of course) with a nine-hole course. Registration for two-person teams opens at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Michael’s on the Lake, 3101 Eagle Road, Kansasville. The tournament gets started at 12 noon. The cost to play is $10 per person. Youth ages 12 and younger play free with an adult. Even if golf isn’t possible, an afternoon of fun games and raffles is planned for inside Michael’s. The Kansasville-Dover Betterment Committee presents Winter Golf on Eagle Lake. Proceeds benefit Love Inc. Visit:

An evening of song. Ten young women will be competing for scholarships on Saturday at Diva Quest 2017, presented by the Riverport Chorus at Burlington’s Veterans Terrance, 589 Milwaukee Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the vocal performances start at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 adults, $12 youth ages 6 through 12. Kids ages 5 and younger are admitted free.

A rockin’ afternoon. Three bands will be Jammin’ for Cancer this Sunday afternoon at the Eagles Club, 319 Hamilton St., Racine. The music, along with food, raffles and a silent auction, runs from 1 to 7 p.m. You’ll see local favorites The Sentinels, Mean Jake and Full Flavor. Admission is $5. Proceeds benefit the Ascension All Saints Cancer Center.

Here come the brides. Wedding planning with more than 50 vendors under one roof at the 4th Annual Southeast Wisconsin Bridal Showcase at Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Ave., Sturtevant. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There are also food and drink samples, a cash bar and lots of giveaways. Admission is $5. Brides-to-be admitted free by registering at:

Last chance for laughs. The Racine Theatre Guild’s comedy, “Exit Laughing” winds down its run with performances Thursday through Sunday at the Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. This is a tale of what happens when a member of a 30-year bridge night foursome dies unexpectedly. The remaining three “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last game that turns into the wildest night of their lives. For tickets and show times, call 262-633-4218 or visit

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Paul Holley is retired from careers in journalism, public relations and marketing but not from life. These days, he pretty much writes about what he feels like writing. You may contact him directly at:...