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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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Horseback Riding Lessons Around The Kalamazoo Area

Horses are gentle animals and riding them can be both fun and educational. Does your child ask for riding lessons every time you drive past a riding stable or farm?  If so, below are a few suggestions on places that offer horse riding lessons and/or camps around the Kalamazoo area. This guide updated as of April 2017.   Horseback Riding Lessons   True Vine
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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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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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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 and all year round. Knowing how to swim is such an important life skill,
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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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