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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: May 26-29-MEMORIAL WEEKEND EDITION

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! KZOOkids wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to our veterans for all that you have done for our country and that you continue to do. There are so many parades and other events in the many communities of SW Michigan to honor our veterans, here is a sampling of what is happening in our community. Plus, we have more ideas for
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Wild Woodland Fun Summer Program at AppleTree & Gilden Woods

*This is a sponsored article brought to you AppleTree & Gilden Wood Early Care and Preschool.   Our Summer Explorers Program is something that our school age children look forward to each year and this year is no exception! This summer’s Wild Woodland Fun themed curriculum will provide your budding scientist with interesting facts and information about the real-life equivalents of our very own
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Kalamazoo 10 Weekday Morning Movies Returns this Summer!

It’s here! Just announced is the return of the Weekday Morning Movies beginning June 12th! The series runs through August 11th at the Kalamazoo 10 movie theatre as well as other Goodrich Quality Theatres in Michigan. You can check out a new movie Monday – Friday at 10:00 am. Members of the Frequent Moviegoers Club (FMG) will receive up to 6 FREE admissions for each movie. Non-members
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Best Trails for Bike Riding With Kids Around Kalamazoo

  Get ready to ride this summer with KzooKids.com’s list of the best bike riding trails in the Kalamazoo area. Check out these trails below and let us know what you think! Helmet up!   Kal-Haven Trail, Kalamazoo   Boasting over 30 miles of limestone path, the Kal-Haven trail connects Kalamazoo with South Haven. The scenic route takes riders through farmland, wooded areas and
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Michigan’s Adventure: Family Fun Park Worth The Drive

  Wondering if Michigan’s Adventure is right for your family this summer? We love this fun amusement park, the only one in Michigan of it’s kind. Each year, we make the trip to Michigan’s Adventure as one of our summer family traditions. The drive is just about one hour and forty-five minutes from Kalamazoo. A trip to Michigan’s Adventure makes a great side trip
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Notable News: City of Portage Installs New Playgrounds

Information for this article is from a Press Release provided by the Portage Parks, Recreation & Senior Citizen Services.   The City of Portage Parks is excited to announce the installation of two new playgrounds – one at Central Park (7800 Shaver Road, located behind the City of Portage Public Safety complex) and the other at West Lake Nature Preserve (9001 S. Westnedge, parking off South
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: May 19-21

Welcome to the weekend! It’s going to be another busy weekend around the Kalamazoo area and tons of opportunity for family fun! While our Weekend Picks highlight some of our top picks, we encourage you to 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,
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Memorial Day Parades and Events in SW Michigan – 2017

  There are so many parades and other events in the many communities of SW Michigan to honor our veterans, we cannot possibly list them all! Here are some of the bigger and reader recommended ones in the area.   MEMORIAL DAY PARADES HASTINGS Parade begins: Monday, May 29th at 9:30am Route: Gathering begins in the Felpausch parking lot. The parade stops first at the courthouse
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Congratulations to our “Best Mom Moment” Giveaway Winner

Thank you to all of the great moms in our community that shared stories of their best mom moments. We were inspired by so many of you! We want to congratulate our winner, Kathleen Martin, who was selected from our entries. Congrats Kathleen! See Kathleen’s “Best Mom Moment” that she is sharing with our reader community. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR “BEST MOM MOMENT” GIVEAWAY WINNER
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2017 Kalamazoo Area Vacation Bible School (VBS) Round-up

  Centerpoint Church is the sponsor of this guide. Did you know that Centerpoint Church has a thriving Kids’ ministry? Join us on Sundays as you will experience a warm welcome and an encouraging message. Also, if you are you looking for something fun & unique for your kids to do this summer, check out Adventure Camp… registration is happening NOW! We can’t wait
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