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We turn up the heat on fun when November rolls around in Racine County. The month includes the start of the winter holidays, theater, comedy and some Thanksgiving traditions.

Wrapping up Halloween is “The Werewolf’s Curse or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow” weekends, Saturday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. A campy comedy that’s not too spooky, this tale is filled with bits and pieces of classic black-and-white horror movies. For tickets and show times, call 262-633-4218 or visit www.racinetheatre.org

Ready for a challenge? Hands on Mystery Objects, Sunday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 23 is for you and your family! The Logic Puzzle Museum, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, presents 222 gizmos, gadgets, parts, devices, strange antiques and curious play items. It’s fun, detective work for kids and adults. (Hint: one mystery item has been 14,000 feet in the air!) The Logic Puzzle Museum is open daily, expect Mondays. Admission is $6 per person. Call ahead or visit the website for hours. 262-763-3946 www.logicpuzzlemuseum.org

The Christmas season kicks off in style at the Downtown Racine Holiday Parade and Community Christmas Tree Lighting, Saturday, Nov. 8. This year’s parade is preceded by the Holiday Dash, a nearly 1k fun run/walk down Main and Sixth streets starting at 5 p.m. (register at http://holidaydash.com) The annual parade, starting at 5:30 p.m., features nearly 50 entries including bands, floats and, of coursem Santa Claus. Recording artists the Mears Brothers entertain at Monument Square after the parade to help launch The Salvation Army red kettle drive. www.racinedowntown.com

See loads of singing, dancing and home-grown talent as the Penguin Players present “Sweet Home Penguins” Friday-Sunday, Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 14-16. This cabaret-style show features toe-tapping musical production numbers and touch of comedy. Shows are at the Eagles Club ballroom, 319 Hamilton St., Racine. Tickets at the door are $9.

The Comedy Tonight Series continues Saturday, Oct. 15 with writer/comedian Pat Hazell. One of original Seinfeld writers, he’s been declared one of the five funniest people in America. Show time is 8 p.m. at the Racine Theatre Guild stage, 25198 Northwestern. Tickets available at 262-633-4218 or www.racinetheatre.org

Work up an appetite for that Thanksgiving meal with one of two charity running events. The Thanksgiving Day 5k RunWalk is 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 at North Beach, 100 Kewaunee St., Racine. Food and cash donations will be accepted for the Harvest Outreach Food Bank. Register at www.td5.org The 4th Annual Run Thanksgiving Town Bank Turkey Trot is 8:30 a.m. at Echo Park, 589 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Non-perishable food donations will benefit Love Inc. Register at www.runthanksgiving.com

Everyone is welcome to join a Racine Thanksgiving Day tradition! The Dan and Ray Rendering Thanks Community Meal will again be served at Festival Hall 5 Fifth St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27. This free meal is made possible by the generous donations of hundreds of community volunteers. Details at www.danandrays.com

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