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Get Up and Dance: Youth Dance Classes

  Dancing isn’t about just twirling and tutus. In addition to the great physical benefits, dancing is a confidence builder and offers a great opportunity for social growth and creative expression. We’ve outlined a few of the Kalamazoo area’s dance studios. When deciding what studio or class is right for your child – ask to observe a class, most studios are happy to oblige!
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Kalamazoo Cooks: Places to Find Cooking Classes for Adults

With the holidays over and the new year just begun, are you looking for some fun ideas on how to “spice” up the rest of winter? With lots of us making new year’s resolutions that have to do with how we eat, now is a great time to head into the kitchen with some new skills. We’ve put together a listing of some exciting
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Get Artsy: Art Classes for Kids

  Do your children enjoy sculpting with Play-Doh, coloring and creating? We are lucky to live in a city that supports the arts! Including our very own Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, there are many opportunities where your budding artists can create their very own masterpieces.   This guide is sponsored by Art Bayou. Art Bayou is a locally-owned paint your own pottery studio offering
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Where To Take Indoor Swim Lesson

If you are looking for something to do with your kids that will get them out of the house and provide them with an opportunity to be active, swimming lessons are a great option! Swimming lessons aren’t only for summer, they are even offered in the cold months of winter. Knowing how to swim is such an important life skill, and taking lessons during
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Fire Station Open Houses Around Kalamazoo & Fire Safety Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month. From Fire Station Open Houses to events with a focus on fire prevention education, there are numerous opportunities for kids and families to attend one of the following events and learn about fire safety. These are such fun events, especially for the younger kiddos. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet those who serve in our community and thank them for their
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2nd Annual Girls Can! Collaborative at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Area girls are invited to Girls Can! Collaborative experience September 9, 2016, during September’s Art Hop festivities at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Hosted by the Merze Tate Explorers and the KIA, the mission of the evening is Unity: Helping girls find the power to believe in themselves. Through that theme, girls will participate in interactive icebreaker activities, which not only allow girls to make
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11 Boat Experiences Around Michigan To Top Off Your Summer Fun

You may not be able to sail the high seas, but right here in West and Southwest Michigan there are many exciting ways to take to the waters. Whether it’s cruising Lake Michigan on a historic tall ship, traveling down a scenic river on a paddleboat, or exploring the history of a WWII ship, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to explore boats of all kinds.
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Great Baseball Clinics Offered By The Kalamazoo Growlers

If you’re looking for affordable family fun, the place to be this summer is the Kalamazoo Growlers. For the baseball fan in your life, the Growlers offer several clinics for kids of all ages and experience levels. College players come from around the country to play in Kalamazoo and these clinics are a great opportunity to get hands-on tutelage from the Growlers!   Bronson’s
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7 Things Moms of Toddlers Know

As soon as your little one takes their first steps, it is the official mark that your baby is now toddling into toddlerhood. While this is an exciting time, it does make motherhood a game changer. Your child is now beginning their journey into independence. With this new found skill and many more to come, you are now on a path of new and
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Michigan Museums, Gardens & Zoos With Reciprocal Membership Agreements

If you have a local membership, to a museum or zoo for example, we want to help you know about a fantastic benefit that may come with that membership. Many museums, zoos, gardens and arboretums across the state (and country) have a reciprocal agreement that allows free or discounted admission to specific attractions with a purchased membership to one of the participating attractions across
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