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The fun extends from one end of Racine County to the other this weekend. Enjoy live theater, a chocolate dessert competition and yo-yos. Real Racine has lots of great ideas.

Did somebody say chocolate? Cakes, cookies, bars, cheesecake – as long as it’s chocolate! The annual Chocolate Extravaganza dessert competition runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Burlington High School, 400 McCanna Parkway. It’s part of the annual Burlington Home and Garden Show where you can also see displays from more than 100 businesses plus workshops, seminars, prize drawings and a craft fair. Presented by the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce. Visit

The Cat and more. All those wonderful Dr. Seuss book characters – Horton the elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Mayzie and many more – are on hand for the Racine Children’s Theatre presentation of “Seussical (for young audiences)” this weekend at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. Performances are at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission seats are just $6 per person. For tickets, call 262-633-4218 or visit

Don’t forget the dogs. The 2015 season opener for The Haylofters is “A Dog’s Life.” It’s a warm-hearted comedy about a guy who adopts and dog and soon realizes that life will never be the same. This show benefits the Burlington Dog Park. All tickets are $10. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Malt House Theatre, 109 N. Main St., Burlington. For tickets, call 262-763-9873 or visit

Take a spin. It’s March madness for college basketball AND yo-yos! The 20th Annual Yo-Yo and Skill Toys Convention is Saturday and Sunday at the Spinning Top Museum, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, you’ll see yo-yo and diabolo tricks and a chance to show what you know. Then on Saturday afternoon is the kids and adults sessions. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. Sunday for the yo-yo and skill toys competition with cash prizes. Details at the museum’s website: or call 262-763-3946.

A joyful noise. The Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin presents “Endless Hallelujahs” at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave., Racine. This concert includes Handel’s famous “Hallelujah Chorus” as well as works by Bach and Beethoven as a newly composed “Alleluia for Love” by the CAS’ Karel Suchy. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $5 students. Visit or call 262-634-3250.

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