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Doggone day at the dog park

Jake Van Adkins brought his dog Nala, a 10-month-old English French mastiff mix, far right, to the dog park at Petrifying Springs Park late last week, and all of the other dogs joined in.

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Who loves free stuff? We love free stuff! To celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, local attractions are offering free admission or other freebies all week. The special offers start today, with all of the Kenosha County dog parks having free single-day admission. The dogs parks are in Petrifying Springs Park, 5555 Seventh St.; Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St. in Paddock Lake; Anderson Park, 8730 22nd Ave.; and KD Park, 35610 89th St. in Twin Lakes. Dog parks are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Looking ahead: The Tuesday special is free pre-programmed GPS units and “Explorer Backpacks” to use in Pringle Nature Center.)

The Kenosha Public Museum is hosting an exhibit by the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. The group’s annual national show — featuring 80 paintings of a variety of subjects — runs through July at the museum, 5500 First Ave. Admission is free. 262-653-4140.

Head to the the Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave., to view the exhibit “Object Lessons: True Stories of Civil War Artifacts,” on display though June 2. The display tells the stories behind 20 artifacts from the museum’s collection. The stories are revealed through the first-person perspective of each object. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.TheCivilWarMuseum.org.

It’s Teen Movie Monday at the Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. From 4:30 to 6 p.m., teens are invited to enjoy a teen movie. Bonus: Popcorn will be provided. Admission is free.

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