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Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


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Notable News: KAS Presents Astronomy Day: “The Great American Eclipse of 2017” This Weekend!

  The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society (KAS), in partnership with Kalamazoo Valley Community College, presents Astronomy Day, “The Great American Eclipse of 2017,” on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Texas Township Campus, 6767 West O Avenue, Kalamazoo, 49003. Astronomy Day will focus on the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse that will cross the United States from coast to
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: Earth Day Events & More!

  Earth Day events abound this weekend and there’s tons of spring fun to be had. It’s starting to look and feel like Spring! Enjoy the weekend with your family. See our full Weekend Event Calendar to help you make the most of your weekend fun. *As always, please see individual listings for information on pricing, venue location, and additional information on the event. 
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Notable News: Dinosaurs are Coming to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum This Summer!

  Photo: Triceratops with young from Dinosaur Discovery   *Information for this article is from a Press Release provided by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.  Dinosaurs are coming to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum this summer! “Although dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago, you can still adventure through this exhibit and see dinosaurs come alive through the use of animatronic creatures,” said Kalamazoo Valley Museum
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Cherry Tree Inn in Traverse City: 3 Reasons To Book Your Next Stay Now

Our hotel stay was provided by Cherry Tree Inn to accommodate this review. All opinions are my own. Photos for this review were provided by the Cherry Tree Inn.  We love to vacation in Traverse City. Traverse City is just a 3-hour drive from Kalamazoo, but feels like you’re worlds away. Each time we visit Traverse City, our family tries to dine in new
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Spring & Summer Upcoming Fun Runs Around Kalamazoo & More 2017

With the weather getting warmer, this is a perfect time to get out and get active with the entire family. If you know of any additional fun runs in the area that would be great for the kiddos, please let us know so we can submit it to our event calendar. Click here to submit your event to our Event Calendar. Thanks! Note: you’ll want to
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: 14 Easter Egg Hunts & More Weekend Fun

  It’s Easter Weekend! Get those Easter baskets ready and check out one (or a few) of the local Easter Egg hunts this weekend. See our full Weekend Event Calendar to help you make the most of your weekend fun. *As always, please see individual listings for information on pricing, venue location, and additional information on the event. For Easter weekend, we suggest that
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Notable News: Binder Park Zoo Opens for Its 42nd Season

Binder Park Zoo reopens for the season on Thursday, April 13th! Excitement and anticipation fill the zoo as staff and animals alike celebrate the arrival of spring and welcome the public back for the 42nd season. This season promises to be one of the most exciting ever with the unveiling of the African Lion and African Painted Dog exhibits later this spring. For the
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Notable News: City of Kalamazoo to Expand Summer Youth Programming in 2017

  On April 3, the Kalamazoo City Commission unanimously approved $883,000 to fund the expansion of three youth development programs offered by the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation. The programs that will benefit are Supervised Playground, All Things Possible, and Summer Youth Employment programs. The Supervised Playground Program and All Things Possible were offered as pilot programs in 2016, and the Summer Youth
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: Spring Break Activities, Easter Egg Hunts & More

  Spring Break is wrapping up and there’s still time to squeeze in some last minute family fun! And, it looks like we’re going to have some good weather this weekend. See our full Weekend Event Calendar to help you make the most of your weekend fun. *As always, please see individual listings for information on pricing, venue location, and additional information on the event.
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Kalamazoo Area Earth Day Events: Family Fun Events 2017

Did you know that the first Earth Day started on April 22, 1970? Twenty million Americans from all walks of life participate in Earth Day to share their concerns about each citizen’s critical role in the environment. According to the Earth Day Network website, over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the
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