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See some art, rock out and enjoy the birds this mid-April weekend in Racine County. It’s going to be a great time to get out and about. Come along with Real Racine.

A first for Saturday. Explore and experience art at more than two dozen locations this Saturday afternoon and evening. The year’s first Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW) includes art displays, artist demonstrations and events all over Downtown Racine from 3 to 7 p.m. Pick up a free art walk map at participating galleries and shops. For details, visit Other DRAW events are planned for July 16 and Nov. 19.

Rockin’ out. The 7th Annual Rock for Vets brings seven bands on two stages to Memorial Hall, 72 Seventh St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. This full evening party is presented by the Veterans of America Motorcycle Club to benefit local veterans’ programs. Featured bands are The Sociables, Krispy Brothers, Fall Hazard, Electric Revolution, Carbellion, Dent Head and Diamond. The event also includes cash raffles, a raffle for a Brewers Day at the Ballpark and appearances by local sports celebrities. Admission is $15 ($12 for veterans with ID). The free after-party starts at 11 p.m.. at the Foxhole Lounge inside the Veterans Center, 820 Main St. Visit

For the birds. Learn all about exotic birds and visit with bird supply vendors at the Greater Racine Avicultural Society Bird Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Memorial Park, 9614 Northwestern Ave., Franksville. Admission is $3. Kids age 12 and younger get in free.

Last call. The Racine Theatre Guild’s production of “Bridge to Terabithia” wraps up this Friday through Sunday at the Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. This play, based on the Newbery Award-winning book, is a thoughtful production for the whole family. Show times are at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call 262-633-4218 or visit

Yo-yo finals. The 21st Annual Yo-Yo and Skill Toys Convention yo-yo finals competition is Sunday at the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. The fun starts outdoors at 11:45 a.m. where you can see yo-yo artists, plate spinners, jugglers and more. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for the finals that will run until about 5 p.m. Space is limited, so if you want to see the action, get there early. Admission at the door is $15 cash or $12 in advance. For more information, call 262-763-3946 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:...