Celebrate Earth Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23 on Gateway’s Kenosha Campus, 3520 30th Ave.

Kenosha Calendar: Celebrate Earth Day this weekend

Informative family fun with hands-on crafts and activities on tap
Laura Marran

By Laura MarranKENOSHA.COM

After two decades in journalism, Marran earned her Master’s degree in Exceptional Education from UW-Milwaukee and has served as a special education teacher with Kenosha Unified School District since 2006. A Marquette University School of Journalism alum, Marran has lived in Kenosha since 1987.

Top 5 things to do in Kenosha this weekend:

Chanticleer at Carthage College

Chanticleer

7:30 p.m. Friday (April 22)

A.F. Siebert Chapel, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Dr.

Tickets $25 adults, $20 seniors (55+), $15 students

Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched The Grammy-winning, million-selling Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular and contemporary genres.

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Nellie McKay at Kenosha Creative Space

Nellie McKay

8:30 p.m. Saturday (April 23)

Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St.

Tickets $25

McKay’s eclectic style has taken her everywhere from Broadway to success as a solo artist and collaborator, as well as an impressive list of television and movie soundtrack credits. She also brings humor, passion for the earth, ukulele/harmonica skills and a deep appreciation of a wide range of music to her shows.

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Celebrate Earth Day at Gateway Technical College

Earth Day Celebrations:

Gateway Technical College

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (April 23)

Kenosha Campus 3520 30th Ave.

Activities include: Free electronics recycling, hands-on kids crafts and activities, “green” exhibitors and vendors, plant sale,  garden demonstrations, tour of the Center for Sustainable Living throughout the event, as well as  a special Pike Creek clean up from 9-10:30 a.m.

Free.

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Celebrate Earth Day at Pringle Nature Center

Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods, 9800 160th Ave.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (April 23)

In celebration of Earth Day, help slow the effects of deforestation, learn how to protect the trees, pick up a FREE tree seedling, and help protect native habitats during the first Invasive Species workday of the year. Free, no registration required.

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Lyrid Meteor Shower Viewing

Lyrid Meteor Shower Viewing

9-11 p.m. Friday (April 22)

Schoolyard Observatory, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd.

Tickets $12.

Each year in April, shooting stars seem to radiate from the constellation Lyra, giving this meteor shower its name. Friday the Earth will pass through the tail of the comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, the result is spectacular lights streaking across the night sky. Participants can observe from anti-gravity chairs as Hawthorn Hollow personnel point out the night sky objects and watch for meteors.

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The 50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show wraps up Sunday at the Kenosha Public Museum. 
PHOTO: KENOSHA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Lineup

THURSDAY, April 21 

Music 

The Rhythm Dogs Blues Jam, 8 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Sophie Shulman (classical and jazz guitar), 5-10 p.m., 1844 Table & Mash, The Stella Hotel & Ballroom, 5706 8th Ave. 

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit with mixed media artist Terry Evans, acrylic painter Kristie Matteau, and fused glass artists George and Ann Rowe. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Through Sunday, April 24).

“All Visual Faculties Intact”  H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art featuring relief prints, sculptural installations, digital photography and illustration, video, and large-scale paintings created by faculty members. Gallery hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. (Through Friday, April 22). Free.

50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Free and open to the public during normal museum hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. (Through Sunday, April 24). 

Sacred Scars, Shadowed Ground – Battlefield Photographs by Larry Stuart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. This visual narrative of 25 archival photo prints captures the emotional essence of the famous and forgotten stories of the battlefields of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.

Virtual Artist Talk with sculptural fiber artist, storyteller, and author Joyce Morrow Jones (also known as Orisanmi Kehinde Odesayna), 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, presented by Carthage College. Get link here

Potpourri 

Create @theSpace Open Stage, 7-11 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Hosted by Haven Wells. Project work and sharing 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. 

In the Making: Earth Day Terrariums, Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. Learn about different plants while creating your own terrarium out of recycled jars. Registration required. 

Teen Space, 1-6 p.m., Southwest Library Activity Room C, 7979 38th Ave.Teens ages 12-19 are invited to hang out, enjoy snacks, play games, make art, and chat with our Teen Librarians. Registration not required. 

Preschool Story Time at the Northside Library

Family

Let’s Move, 10:30-11 a.m., Uptown Neighborhood Library, 2419 63rd St. Interactive stories, songs, games and more. This program gets little ones moving and grooving while learning early literacy skills.

Preschool Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave.

Nature Story Time, 9:30 a.m., Nature Center Building, Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave. Each third Thursday, young children accompanied by an adult are invited to enjoy a seasonal story read by Miss Tracy and related craft. No registration required.

Earth Day Flowers, 5-6 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. We will create 3D flowers from water bottles and other repurposed plastics. Ages 5-12, registration required. 

Leave No Child Inside, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave. Free, self-guided activities with your family. Activities will be posted at the front door of the nature center. No registration required; children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Spring Storywalk Trail, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd. Follow book pages on an interpretive forest trail based on In “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms” by Julia Rawlinson. Open during  Hawthorn Hollow hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free, donations appreciated. 

FRIDAY, April 22 

Music 

Evening Breeze (R&B Jazz) , 9 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

The Masquerade, The Hooks, and The First Rule, 7 p.m., 58 Below, 504 58th St. No cover.

Glass Hammock (70s/90s hard rock), 9 p.m.-midnight, Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. $10.

Gabriel Sanchez, 9 p.m., The Boat House Pub & Eatery, 4917 7th Ave.

Just Dave, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Kenosha Moose Family Center, 3003 30th Ave. 

The Masquerade, The Hooks and The First Rule at 58 Below

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit with mixed media artist Terry Evans, acrylic painter Kristie Matteau, and fused glass artists George and Ann Rowe. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Through Sunday, April 24).

“All Visual Faculties Intact”  H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art featuring relief prints, sculptural installations, digital photography and illustration, video, and large-scale paintings created by faculty members. Gallery hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Extended hours 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. (Final day). Free.

50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Free and open to the public during normal museum hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. (Through Sunday, April 24). 

Sacred Scars, Shadowed Ground – Battlefield Photographs by Larry Stuart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. This visual narrative of 25 archival photo prints captures the emotional essence of the famous and forgotten stories of the battlefields of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County. 

Globe at Night Live

Potpourri 

Comedy Night @theSpace, 7:30 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Open mic hosted by Jordan Pauley, presented by Crimson Jester Productions. 

Globe at Night, 9-10 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. This international citizen science project involves the public measuring and collecting night sky brightness observations.This outdoor program will be held the following night if cloud cover is more than 40% at dusk. Registration required. 

Watch the Paint Dry (spring cleaning and painting), 10 a.m.-noon, Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Volunteers welcome! 

Teen Green Club, 2-3 p.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. Learn about the environment or sharing your tips for sustainability in this teen group dedicated to discussing eco-friendly practices and solutions. This club is made possible by KPL’s Teen Advisory Board. Registration required

Teen Space, 1-6 p.m., Southwest Library Activity Room C, 7979 38th Ave.Teens ages 12-19 are invited to hang out, enjoy snacks, play games, make art, and chat with our Teen Librarians. Registration not required. 

Watch the Paint Dry at Kenosha Creative Space

Family 

Preschool Storytime, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. 

Friday Fun Day, 1-3 p.m. Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. with games, crafts, building toys, and tech. 

Leave No Child Inside, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave.Free, self-guided activities with your family. Activities will be posted at the front door of the nature center. No registration required; children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Spring Storywalk Trail, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd. Follow book pages on an interpretive forest trail based on In “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms” by Julia Rawlinson. Open during  Hawthorn Hollow hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free, donations appreciated. 

EZFM at The Brat Stop

SATURDAY, April 23 

Music 

EZFM, 8:30 p.m., The Brat Stop, 12304 75th St. $10. 

Nellie McKay, Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St., Tickets

Jill Plaisted Band (Americana) 8-11 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave.

Public Retro Electronic Night, 7 p.m., Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. Featuring local DJs Alex, L.O. Kitty, Panda Jazz, Stokley, ThreePointZero.

Matt Meyer, 9 p.m., Boat House Pub & Eatery, 4917 7th Ave.

Young Performers Day, noon, Fusion, 5014 7th Ave.

Simply Yacht Rock, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 6th Ave.

Simply Yacht Rock at Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit with mixed media artist Terry Evans, acrylic painter Kristie Matteau, and fused glass artists George and Ann Rowe. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Through Sunday, April 24).

50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Free and open to the public during normal museum hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. (Through Sunday, April 24). 

Sacred Scars, Shadowed Ground – Battlefield Photographs by Larry Stuart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. This visual narrative of 25 archival photo prints captures the emotional essence of the famous and forgotten stories of the battlefields of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.

Harley Sobin Open House Book Signing at Blue House Books

Potpourri 

Open House Book Signing for author Harley Sobin, Blue House Books, 5915 6th Ave. A. In celebration of his new book “What Would Kassel Do,” Sobin will be signing copies, answering questions, and sharing a reading from his book. 

Let’s Dance the Night Away Kemper Center Alumnae Fundraiser featuring music by Yesterday’s Children, 7-10:30 p.m., Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Ave. Proceeds benefit the renovation of the 4th floor of the building to create the Kemper Hall Historical Museum. Raffle, food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets $30 individual/$50 per couple.

Uptown/Lincoln/Brass Neighborhood Cleanup, 9 a.m.- noon, hosting site is Marblehead’s Games, 6300 22nd Ave. Volunteers welcome, all materials provided. 

Watch the Paint Dry (spring cleaning and painting), 10 a.m.-noon, Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Volunteers welcome! 

HarborMarket Indoor Season, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kenosha Union Club, 3030 39th Ave. 

Kenosha Public Market Indoor Season, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Vault, 625 57th St. 

Family 

Happy Hoops for Infants and their caregivers, 10-11 a.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. Make tummy time easier: create a happy hoop for babies with different materials tied around a hula hoop. While the grown-ups are doing the work, the babies will enjoy a variety of toys. The library will provide the hoops and a selection of materials. Registration required. 

Leave No Child Inside, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave.Free, self-guided activities with your family. Activities will be posted at the front door of the nature center. No registration required; children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Spring Storywalk Trail, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd. Follow book pages on an interpretive forest trail based on In “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms” by Julia Rawlinson. Open during  Hawthorn Hollow hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free, donations appreciated. 

SUNDAY, April 24 

Music 

Open Mic with Daniel and His 3AM Saints, 4-8 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. 

Cy’s Piano Jams, 4-7 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Art 

Featured Artists Exhibit with mixed media artist Terry Evans, acrylic painter Kristie Matteau, and fused glass artists George and Ann Rowe. Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Rd. Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Final day).

50th Annual Districtwide Student Art Show, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Free and open to the public during normal museum hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. (Final day). 

Sacred Scars, Shadowed Ground – Battlefield Photographs by Larry Stuart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. This visual narrative of 25 archival photo prints captures the emotional essence of the famous and forgotten stories of the battlefields of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.

Wilmot Flea Market season opener at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds

Potpourri 

Wilmot Flea Market (season opener), 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Kenosha County Fairgrounds, 30820 111st St. Family-friendly, open-air market with free parking and concessions. Admission $2 for adults, $1 seniors and kids 6-14. Kids 5-under admitted free.

Heritage Farmstead Volunteer Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Hawthorn Hollow, 880 Green Bay Rd. Volunteers are needed to help prep the Farmstead garden for planting. Parking available in farm lot. 

Family 

Spring Storywalk Trail, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, 880 Green Bay Rd. Follow book pages on an interpretive forest trail based on In “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms” by Julia Rawlinson. Open during  Hawthorn Hollow hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free, donations appreciated. 

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