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Notable News: Etiquette Lesson for Children at the W.K. Kellogg Manor House

photo courtesy of W.K. Kellogg Manor House     With the holidays coming up, there’s no better time for your children to brush up on their best manners! On November 15 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Manners at the Manor, children ages 5 to 13 years old will get professional etiquette training. Participants will learn about greetings, table manners, phone etiquette, and more.
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Notable News: Kalamazoo Valley to Host College Night on Oct. 9 – More than 80 Colleges & Universities to Attend

High school students who are exploring college options are invited to attend the 2017 Greater Kalamazoo Area College Night Oct. 9 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Texas Township Campus. Representatives from more than 80 different colleges, universities and training institutions will be available from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm to speak with students and their parents about post-secondary educational opportunities, their programs and campuses. Additionally, representatives from
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Notable News: What’s Cooking in Portage Event You Won’t Want To Miss

  The Portage District Library and the Portage Senior Center are partnering to bring you “What’s Cooking in Portage,” a first-time event on September 9 dedicated to the best foodie tips and tastes our community offers. There will be 17 different sessions about cooking, wine and cheese tasting, brewing, and more! Featuring presentations from representatives of the following vendors: Latitude 42, The Cheese Lady,
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Notable News: See Your Selfie Back To School Bash-FREE Night of Fun at the KIA

  Area students of all ages and their families are invited to a free night of fun at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on Friday, September 8 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The See Your Selfie Back to School Bash will welcome community organizations serving youth and families to fill the KIA lobby and school commons, and offer back-to-school info, activities, games, resources,
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Notable News: Oshtemo Fun Day is FUN for the Whole Family

Plan to attend the 20th Anniversary of Oshtemo Fun Day on Saturday, August 19th for FREE family fun! The event is held at Flesher Field, 3664 South 9th Street south of Stadium Drive in the heart of Oshtemo. This Fun Day runs from 8:00 am to  4:00 pm, rain or shine. There will be a special United States Flag Retirement Ceremony held that morning as
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Notable News: African Lion Exhibit Opens on July 18 at Binder Park Zoo

  Binder Park Zoo celebrates the opening of the much anticipated African lion exhibit on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This exhibit is the culmination of the “Lions, Tortoise and Bears…Oh My!” Capital Campaign that launched in 2013. This capital campaign created four major new exhibits: a new home in Wild Africa for “Al”, the Aldabra Tortoise, the American Black Bear exhibit, the African Tented
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Notable News: A New Baby Giraffe Makes Her Debut

  There’s much to celebrate at Binder Park Zoo with the addition of its newest member: a baby reticulated giraffe born on May 23rd.  The female was born to 17 year old Makena and weighed in at a whopping 190 lbs. and 73 inches long. Zookeepers have named her Kijana.  This is the 10th calf to be born at Binder Park Zoo. You can
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Notable News: Allegan Event Z!P, Allegan’s New Zip Line hosts their Grand Opening on June 10

  GRAND OPENING IS SET The final countdown is on for the grand opening of Allegan’s premier adventure attraction, Allegan Event Z!P (new zip line in Allegan). Be one of the first to fly over the Kalamazoo River at the Grand Opening on 10:00 am on Saturday, June 10 during the city’s annual downtown Bridgefest. The new attraction will have special guests, giveaways, music
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Free Park Day at Kalamazoo Area Parks on June 21

Free Admission Offered on June 21, 2017   To celebrate the beginning of summer, Comstock Township Parks, Kalamazoo City Parks, Kalamazoo County Parks, and Portage Parks & Recreation have teamed up to offer free admission to all the parks in the county on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore the great parks our county has to offer, this
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Notable News: W.K. Kellogg Farm’s Pasture Dairy Center Open House on June 13

Visit the W.K. Kellogg Farm’s free Pasture Dairy Center Open House on June 13 from 4 – 8 p.m. to celebrate 90 years since W.K. Kellogg deeded the Farm’s land to MSU. W.K. Kellogg intended the Farm to “operate under the most modern system of farm management”, and visitors are invited to learn all about farming technology at this open house while enjoying family-friendly
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