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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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Notable News: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Expansion

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, just announced the launch of a $115 million capital campaign titled Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love. Since opening in 1995, Meijer Gardens has experienced tremendous growth in guest attendance, membership, art collections, dedicated garden spaces, and educational programs. Because of this success, major expansion in
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Notable News: Miller Auditorium’s 2017-18 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series

Miller Auditorium has announced its 2017-18 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series. Anchoring the series is a two-week engagement of DISNEY’S THE LION KING from April 4-15, 2018. Miller will also host KINKY BOOTS, THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE SOUND OF MUSIC during the 2017-18 season. Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Subscriptions are available now. For more information, contact the Miller
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Notable News: Parent to Parent of SW MI

The Kalamazoo community offers a wide array of resources for families. Once such resource is Parent to Parent of SW MI. The organization was founded in 1998 by a mother looking for answers. The mission of Parent to Parent of SW MI is to promote opportunities for children with disabilities and special needs to fully participate in society through the support and education of
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Notable News: Chick-fil-A Grand Opening in Portage

The long-awaited opening of Chick-fil-A arrives February 23, 2017. Local franchise owner Drees Rashid returns to the community where he attended Western Michigan University to be the pioneer of the area’s first Chick-fil-A opening – the last of three locations to open in West Michigan within six weeks of each other. With the first opening in Metro Grand Rapids being met with raving fans and longs
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Notable News: Havirmill Café – Exploring Culinary Education

  Have any of your children ever expressed interest in working in the food/culinary industry? Or, are you headed downtown Kalamazoo and looking for a quick/unique dining experience?   HAVIRMILL CAFE’ The student-run Havirmill Café, located on the Bronson Healthy Living Campus in the Culinary and Allied Health Building, 418 East Walnut Street (adjacent to Bronson Hospital), opened this past fall and offers a
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Notable News: 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community-Wide Day of Service

The City of Kalamazoo and Gryphon Place, in cooperation with and Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, will sponsor the 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community-Wide Day of Service on Monday, January 16, 2017. The City is still looking for volunteers to participate in the event at non-profit and community organizations throughout Kalamazoo. In addition to the community-wide
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Notable News for Kalamazoo: WMU Saturday Music Lab

  ***UPDATE 1/25/2017: REGISTRATION FOR THE FEBRUARY 2017 CLASS IS NOW CLOSED*** On the lookout for some musical enrichment for your child(ren)? If so, the WMU Saturday Music Lab is the ticket. And, it is a FREE program, funded by a grant from the WMU College of Fine Arts. Open to children in Kindergarten through six grade, the two-hour experience involves singing, moving and instrument-playing
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