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There’s live theater, plant shopping and the season’s first street fair — all happening in Racine County this weekend. Get out and enjoy spring with Real Racine.

A new comedy. Over Our Head Players pokes fun at a popular video game and American history at the same time. The comedy “Oregon Trail: The Play!” opens Friday at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St. The story follows the fictional Bootsmeyer family on their troubled westward trek complete with river crossings, illnesses, highway robbery and a host of other dilemmas. Weekend performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. “Oregon Trail” runs through June 2. Advance reservations are recommended. For tickets and show times, call 262-632-6802 or visit

At the Malt House. A heartwarming play, “On Golden Pond” continues this weekend at the Malt House Theatre, 109 N. Main St., Burlington. The Haylofters perform this love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer who are returning to their summer home for the forty-eighth year. This play was later adapted into an award-winning film of the same name. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. All seats are $15. Ticket info. at 262-763-9873 or email:

It’s planting time. The Potpourri Garden Club’s annual Perennial Plant Sale is this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the east end of Elmwood Plaza, 3701 Durand Ave. This annual event features vegetable and flowering plants from local gardens. Proceeds benefit a horticulture scholarship program. Potpourri Garden Club are involved in many local beautification projects including the flower beds and planters at the Real Racine Visitor Center.

At the Zoo. Learn about and see some of the endangered species of animals at the Racine Zoo’s Zooriffic Saturday Endangered Species Awareness Day. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. It includes crafts, activities and snacks. Free with regular Zoo admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62+) and $6 for children (ages 3 through 15). To learn more about upcoming Zoo activities visit

Gettin’ jazzy. The sixth annual Music to Your Ears concert is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Francis Bedford Concert Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus, 900 Wood Road, Somers. This year’s edition features recording artist/guitarist Frank Potenza, Los Angeles-based bassist Luther Hughes and local jazz drummer Pete Braun. Free admission. Donations are welcomed for a scholarship fund.

A spring event. The spring edition of the St. Clare Street Fair runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday outside St. Clare Catholic Church, 7616 Fritz St., Wind Lake. This huge outdoor event, held just twice a year, features more than 125 crafters and vendors, food and live entertainment. Free admission and parking.

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