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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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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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Great Campgrounds Close to Home: Make Your Summer Camping Plans Now

Whether you are a seasoned camper or looking to take your family camping for the first time, the greater Kalamazoo area has many options. We asked our Facebook followers to share their favorite family-friendly campgrounds. Check out the list below to find the right location for you this summer: (photo courtesy of Tara Fletcher Photography) Campgrounds Located Within An Hour Of Kalamazoo Camp Michiwana
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20th Annual Party in the Park at Bronson Park – You Won’t Want To Miss

It’s that time of year again. For those with little ones, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the Party in the Park, Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 am in Bronson Park. *All photos courtesy of the Kalamazoo Public Library.  Calling all childcare providers, teachers and parents! You and your preschool children will enjoy a very special story hour featuring: * A book for each
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WIN Tickets To THE WIZ Presented by the University Theatre at WMU

Motown will meet the yellow brick road in the Tony Award-winning musical THE WIZ, being produced by the WMU Department of Theatre April 7-22. Show Information The Wiz is an urbanized retelling of the classic 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African-American culture. It follows Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy as she is taken away to the fantasy world
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Guide To Gymnastics Classes Around Kalamazoo-2017

This guide is brought to you by Branch Gymnastics. At Branch Gymnastics it’s our privilege to have the opportunity to work with your child. Our staff is selected on their ability to interact and communicate with children, love of children, and professional ethics. With passion, energy, and enthusiasm we provide a positive, fun and nurturing learning environment for your child.  We have gyms located
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Notable News: Saturday Morning Art (SMArt) at WMU

Did you know the Western Michigan University Frostic School of Art opens its doors to young artists in the community every fall and spring semester, offering Saturday Morning Art (SMArt) classes to area children and adolescents? Photo courtesy of Christina Chin, PhD, Associate Professor of Art Education, WMU Designed for young people ages 7 to 18 who enjoy art and wish to develop their
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Paint And Play at Happy Our Art in Kalamazoo: A Review

Happy Our Art is an art studio specializing in fun group instruction for anything from date night to a mom’s group night out. They’re a locally run mom and daughter place too, so when their new Paint and Play classes popped up, I was eager to try it out with my two girls who are almost five and two. Paint and Play is a
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Wandering Great Wolf Lodge – Four Tips for a Great Adventure

photo courtesy of Great Wolf Resorts A portion of our stay was subsidized by the Great Wolf Resorts. We want to thank them for their hospitality. All opinions are my own.  Do you have a family of water park fans? We definitely are, yet surprisingly this was our first journey to Great Wolf Lodge. It didn’t disappoint. From the Kalamazoo area, you have the
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WIN Tickets To Disney – Pixar Ratatouille in Concert With The KSO

Looking for something new and fun to do as a family? The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will be featuring Disney & Pixar’s award winning, animated movie, Ratatouille on the big screen with original dialogue and sound effects while the beloved score, written by composer Michael Giacchino, is brought to life. Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille in Concert is on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 3 pm.   Show Information
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