Today’s events for Monday, Jan. 17 | Local News

Today would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. And while the “Golden Girl” didn’t quite make it to the century mark, her fans are still celebrating:

the “Betty White 100th Birthday and Celebration of Life” will be held today (January 17) from 5-9 p.m. at the Social on Sixth, 324 Sixth St. in downtown Racine. Joan Roehre hosts this party, and clips of White’s work are shown on a large screen. Admission is free, everyone is welcome. Note: Masks are compulsory.

“Betty White: 100 Years Young” iIt is now playing at the Tinseltown Theater in Kenosha and the Marcus Renaissance Cinema in Sturtevant. The shows will be at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm. The special will feature clips of White’s work, along with what the producers are calling “a behind-the-scenes look at her career,” along with tributes from colleagues and friends including Ryan Reynolds, Carol Burnett and Valerie Bertinelli. Go to or for tickets.

Did you make a New Year’s Eve promise to visit some of our beautiful local museums? You can start today at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave. The public museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Current exhibits include Chiwaukee Prairie photos by Dana Garrigan and a collection of Inuit art. Free entry. 262-653-4140.

The city of kenosha’s ice rink, in Veterans Memorial Park in front of City Hall, is open daily until 10 p.m. for skating under lights (weather permitting, of course). Ice skating is free and you can borrow free skates at the ice rink Monday through Friday from 4pm to 9pm, Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm.

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