You can fly away or just keep your feet planted on the ground in Racine County this weekend. Come along for these highlights from Real Racine.
Fly with history. A vintage aircraft visits Racine’s Batten Airport and you can fly along. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) brings its restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane to town Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 20-23. The Tri-Motor, the world’s first mass-produced airliner, was widely used in the 1920s and ‘30s. This aircraft is based at the EAA Air Venture Museum’s airport in Oshkosh. Tours and flights are available all weekend. Complete information is at www.flytheford.org
Open a new play. Over Our Head Players starts its 21st season at 8 p.m. Friday with a new play, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.” Described as a dark comedy, this play explores relationships and technology. “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” will be presented weekends through Oct. 8. All performances are at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St. For tickets and show times, call 262-632-6802 or visit www.overourheadplayers.org
Get lost in the corn! The giant corn maze is back at Borzynski’s Farm and Floral Market, 11600 Washington Ave. This year’s 8-acre maze has a Robin Hood theme. Individuals and groups are invited to try their skill. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. This Sunday is also a “Cornucopia of Corn” including a corn roast, a corn eating and shucking contest, a corniest joke contest and a corn baking contest. Call 262-886-2235 or visit www.borzynskis.com
Take a run at the beach. This year’s Focus on Community Run/Walk for Prevention is Saturday at North Beach. Registration starts at 7 a.m. at 100 Kewaunee St. The kids fun run is at 9 a.m. and the 5k race starts at 9:10 a.m. Registration for adults is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the race. Kids ages 7 through 13 are $10. Proceeds benefit Focus on Community, a local nonprofit organization that works to educate the community on the dangers of substance abuse. Visit www.focusracine.org for details.
Check out the moon. The Modine Benstead Observatory is open 8-11 p.m. Saturday for International Observe the Moon Night. You’re invited to stop by the observatory at Highway A and 63rd Drive in Yorkville to see the moon, stars and planets from the powerful telescopes. It’s free but donations to the Racine Astronomical Society are welcome. Be sure to call ahead to make sure the weather is cooperating. 262-878-2774.