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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: January 5-7

  This first weekend of January is full of weekend fun. There is something for everyone in your family. See our Weekend Picks for some of our favorites. And, of course, our Event Calendar is packed with more tons of great events. So, bundle up and head out with your family this weekend! WEEKEND PICKS Some of our top picks for this weekend: Wizard
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60 Things To Do In Kalamazoo Before Your Kids Grow Up

We asked and you answered. What are some of the unique “things to do around Kalamazoo” before your kids grow up? Thanks to our readers, we have compiled a wide-range of ideas, activities and events that you may want to check out while your kids are still young enough to enjoy them.   There is something for every season, so grab your 2018 calendar and
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WIN: Tickets to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day! at Miller Auditorium

Tickets for this giveaway are provided by Miller Auditorium.   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day! is coming to Miller Auditorium for a single show on January 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm and we are excited to offer you the opportunity to win tickets to see Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day! Show Information The grr-ific musical for little tigers
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2018 Kalamazoo Area Homeschooler Guide – A Complete Guide To Community Resources

*This guide was updated January 2018. Homeschooling is on the rise, and whether you are a homeschooling veteran, one just starting out, or one considering homeschooling, the Kalamazoo area has an amazing array of support, classes, and other resources to help. You are certain to find something that fits your style of homeschooling and your family. Because homeschoolers are such a diverse group, the
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Readers’ Favorite Places for Hot Chocolate

  It’s cold outside! And when it’s this cold you’ll want some hot chocolate to warm you up! We’ve asked our KZOOkids.com readers for the BEST hot chocolate places in the greater Kalamazoo area. See some of their top picks (in no particular order) here:   1. Water Street Coffee, Kalamazoo and Portage 2. Java Joint, Mattawan 3. Chocolatea, Portage 4. Food Dance, Kalamazoo
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What’s Open & Closed on New Year’s Day & New Year’s Eve in Kalamazoo

If you’re looking for some family fun this New Year’s season, check out our list of open and closed attractions around Kalamazoo!   Open on New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2017) Kalamazoo Valley Museum Barnes & Noble (open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Air Zoo Airway Lanes (open 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.) Bookbug   RELATED: New Year’s Eve Fun Around Kalamazoo – 2017  
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Weekend Planner for the Kalamazoo Parent: December 29-31

Happy holidays from KZOOkids.com! We’re wrapping up this 2017 and have some great ideas for fun this weekend. Now is the time to start planning your family-friendly NYE if you haven’t already done so. Some of the places on our list required advanced reservations. Enjoy this weekend with your family!   NYE FAMILY FUN   KWings Game The annual New Year’s Eve game on
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Notable News: Center for New Media Offers New Workshops For Ages 10 and Up

Students age 10 and up are invited to participate in new Room 220 photo, video and audio editing workshops at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Center for New Media. Digital painting, audio production, photo editing, video editing, and web comic and graphic novel production workshops are being offered on Sundays during January, February and March. Each workshop runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and costs
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New Year’s Eve Fun Around Kalamazoo – 2017

Looking for family fun for this New Year’s Eve? It doesn’t need to be the midnight hour in order to celebrate ringing in 2018. Have some quality family fun and an early bedtime! We’ve compiled a great list of family-friendly fun in the Kalamazoo area to welcome in a new year. We advise that you call and confirm details before heading out to any
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Six Creative Thank You Note Ideas For Kids

Congratulations! You made it through the messy house, cooking, wrapping, holiday activities, and overall chaos that is the holiday season. Can you believe it’s come and gone? Do your kids write thank you notes for their Christmas gifts? If so, we have 6 creative thank you note ideas that you they can send to family and others.   Creative Thank You Notes 1. Postcard.
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