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Where To Find Preschool Open Houses around Kalamazoo – Early 2018

Yes, it’s that time of year already. Time to start checking out preschools for your little one. Open Houses are a great opportunity to check out the preschool of your choice and get more information. Want to add a Preschool Open House to our Event Calendar? Click here to submit event. Stay tuned for our 2018 Preschool Guide coming out in February!   PRESCHOOL OPEN
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Hotels Stays And Trip Ideas 2 Hours or Less Away From Kalamazoo

Do your kids love staying in hotels? Or are you looking for a quick getaway from Kalamazoo, but don’t want to drive more than a two hours from Kalamazoo? We’ve got some ideas for you. We’ve asked our readers and added some of our own ideas. These are places that we’ve stayed at as a family. Check out these family-friendly hotels less than two
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Winter Skiing with Kids in SW Michigan

*This article has been updated for 2018.     There is a lot of snow on the ground this year, which is perfect for skiers. Grab those skis and your family, because we’ve compiled a list of some wonderful skiing opportunities in the Kalamazoo area. Don’t forget that sunblock!   Timber Ridge Famous in the Midwest, Timber Ridge is located in Gobles. Whether you
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FREE: WMU Saturday Music Lab

  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 provided by the School of Music as a service to the Greater Kalamazoo community. Open to elementary school-aged children (K-5) in the community, the two-hour experience
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Kids Eat FREE or Cheap Around Kalamazoo

Free or Cheap Eats for Kids – Updated January 2018   Eating out doesn’t have to be expensive!  Take a look at our extensive list of over 20 restaurants in the Kalamazoo area where kids can eat for cheap or free. Here is the updated list for restaurants around Kalamazoo where kids eat for free or cheap, listed by day. *Keep in mind that while
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Every Kid in a Park: Free National Park Pass for Fourth Graders

  Do you have a fourth grader in your family? If you do, we have an exciting program for your family to take advantage of! Every Kid in a Park is a program that will provide all fourth grade students the opportunity to get a pass allowing free access to national parks across the country. And, your fourth grader will be able to bring
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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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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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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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Sledding & Tubing Around Kalamazoo

This article has been updated for the 2017-2018 season. Sledding season is here! Get ready to play in the powder and zoom down the hills with the kids. Here is our list of the best sledding hills and tubing spots around Kalamazoo.  Always check with the property owners first before sledding on private property. Read on to find out where you can find some good old
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