Today’s events for Monday, June 27 | Local News

It’s Sunglasses Day, so slip on your most stylish pair (you can even wear them at night!) While sunglasses look cool, they also help protect your eyes from harmful UV light, making them more than just a fashion statement and a “CSI: Miami ” Prop.

June is Dairy Month — and you only have a few more days to celebrate! Since we’re living in the Dairy State, it’s your patriotic duty to consume as many dairy products as possible. Sure, you could pour skim milk over your breakfast cereal and enjoy some plain Greek yogurt with fruit after lunch. But we prefer to celebrate Dairy Month in the most delicious way — and that means eating ice cream! And we’re pretty sure whipped cream is also a dairy product, so go ahead and build that sundae.

The historic Washington Park Velodrome hosts bike racing tonight. Register for Stock bike racing (open to everyone, from age 3 to adults) starts at 6 pm, with races starting at 6:30 pm To race, bring your bike and a helmet. For more details, go to

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The Kenosha Public Library is hosting Chess Night at Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave. The Kenosha Chess Association hosts games from 6 to 7:30 pm Mondays outside the park’s Oribiletti Center. All ages and abilities are welcome. Also: The library’s Book Truck will be parked nearby. You can sign up for a library card, check out and return items, and sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

Bottom up! The Biergarten in Petrifying Springs County Park is now open seven days, serving up cold drinks and warm pretzels. For more details, check the Biergarten’s Facebook page.

Monday night music: Who says Monday night has to be a downer? Not the folks at Union Park Tavern. Start the work week with DJ, Ted Runnels and Trombone Dave. They perform their “not your normal DJ schtick” show — with a mix of blues, jazz, soul, and soul jazz — from 5 to 8 pm every Monday evening at the venue, 4520 Eighth Ave. in Kenosha. It almost makes Monday a day to look forward to … almost.

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