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Community Events

Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Elkhorn and Kenosha campuses

On the Saturday closest to Earth Day in April, Gateway celebrates our environment with displays, workshops, hands-on activities for people of all ages, and other environment-related activities. The event, started on Gateway's Kenosha Campus in 2008, was extended to the Elkhorn Campus in 2012. Hundreds of community members visit the Gateway campuses to learn and show their support for our environment. The 2017 Celebrate Earth Day event will be held on April 22--the actual Earth Day--on the Kenosha and Elkhorn Campuses. A gracious thank you to our event sponsor, Snap-on Incorporated for their support. And, additionally in Elkhorn, to Elkhorn Parks and Recreation Department and the Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce.

EcoFest Racine

Saturday March 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Racine Campus

EcoFest Racine is a community celebration designed to share information and encourage participation in activities that help us live our lives in a more environmentally friendly way. It is organized by Greening Greater Racine and Gateway Technical College.

The event will be held on the Racine Campus of Gateway Technical College–1001 Main Street. The Saturday March 18, 2017 event is open to the general public. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Lake Building.

Ecofest Racine features informational displays, an Ask the Expert room; a cooking demonstration; 20-minute informational presentations; and loads of children's activities. Admission is free and a free gift will be presented to each family. Healthy refreshments will be provided for purchase.

Please check back frequently between now and March 18th as we update participants listings.

MLK Jr. Celebration

23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: "The King in You"
January 16, 2017 - Noon
Doors open 11:30 a.m.
Madrigrano Auditorium - Kenosha Campus

Keynote Speaker: David Bowen, State Representative

The theme for this year's event was "The King in You."

WinterGreen

25th Anniversary
January 27, 2017
9 a.m. - 3p.m.
Madrigrano Auditorium, Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave

The annual WinterGreen Horticulture conference, offers conference-goers a chance to get some inspiration for their own gardening or landscaping projects. WinterGreen features guest speakers and seminars delivered by gardening and landscape professionals.

Holiday Gifting Show

December 3, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave

Join us for our 8th annual Holiday Gifting art and craft show. More than 110 vendors will feature art, craft, and specialty products ideal for your holiday gifting. The Gifting Show features art such as photography, mosaics, jewelry, blown glass; crafts including holiday décor, home and yard art, clothing, and tasty treats. Your favorite home-based vendors will also be there. 

Come prepared to take part in a great raffle to win some of our vendors donated items. 

All proceeds support the Gateway Foundation's Student Emergency Fund and a Scholarship.

Plant Sales

May/June
Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave

 

The annual plant sale features many different plants, including several new and exciting hybrids. Plants sales help pay for Horticulture student industry and career exploration trips, scholarships, garden needs and general program needs as well.

FABulous Holiday Workshops

Join us for a fun and interactive family activity in the Fab Lab. Use the tools and equipment to create holiday crafts and ornaments. Decorate a 3D printed snowman and complete projects using a laser engraver and vinyl cutter. Enjoy cookies and beverages!

Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 13th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop cost: $15 per participant

Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Deaf Culture Day

Deaf Culture day is held on the Elkhorn Campus—generally in late March or early April--to honor deaf culture in America.  The event strives to bring hearing and deaf cultures together to break down communication and cultural barriers. Organizers also hope it will increase education and awareness of deaf culture.  The event generally features a guest speaker and several activities designed to bring deaf/hard of hearing people together with the hearing population for greater understanding.

Harvest Fair

Saturday October 4, 2014  Noon-4:00 p.m.
Gateway Technical College Racine Campus--In the park
1001 S. Main Street

Harvest Fair is a free family event designed to educate about locally and organically grown food and environmental sustainability as well as experience  autumn along the shore of beautiful Lake Michigan.

Chair-ity Auction

13th Annual Chair-ity Auction

Benefiting HALO, Inc. and Gateway Interior Design students, ASID