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Opening weekend for a musical comedy, a wild run, fresh produce and Mother’s Day are all in store. Real Racine has lots of great ideas for you and your family.

Curtain’s going up. “Sister Act,” a musical comedy based on the hit film, opens Friday at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. It’s the tale of a lounge singer who is forced to hide out in a convent. Before long, the stage is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story. This weekend’s performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. “Sister Act” runs through May 27. For tickets and show times, call 262-633-4218 or visit

A morning run. You’re invited to run (or walk) in the wild. The Racine Zoo’s Wild 5k Run/Walk for the Animals is to 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. Registration at the gate is $40 and includes an event t-shirt and post-run refreshments. Regular Zoo admission ($8 adults; $7 seniors age 62+, $6 children age 3 through 15) applies to spectators. Proceeds benefit the animals. Details at

Outdoor market time. Spring has arrived at last and so have outdoor farmer’s markets! The West Racine Farmer’s Market opens the 2018 season on Saturday near West Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. each week through October. You’ll find locally grown produce, baked goods and more. The Wednesday afternoon market starts May 30. For details, call 262-221-5139.

A moving program. Music and prose highlighting the trials and rewards of leaving one’s homeland is presented in “Migration” hosted by the Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin. The program will feature the 60-voice chorus, an Irish band, a chamber ensemble, soloists and narrators. “Migration” starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 710 College Ave. The church’s connection to the Underground Railroad will be on display. An optional Underground Railroad tour is available starting at 6 p.m. Admission at the door is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and $5 for students. Save $2 on adult and senior advance tickets by calling 262-634-3250 or visiting

Don’t forget Mom! The Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., offers an unusual place for Mother’s Day Brunch this Sunday. The package ($30 for Zoo members; $40 for nonmembers) include a catered brunch by Roberts Roost, Mom-osas, a giraffe encounter, a flower for Mom, a commemorate photo and special crafts for the kids. Reservations are a must. 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:...