WIN! Tickets to The Remarkable Farkle McBride with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

      The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow Join your Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra for a musical production of “The Remarkable Farkle McBride by John Lithgow”. The remarkable Farkle McBride is a musical prodigy. He can play the violin, flute, trombone and drums with incredible skill, but something is missing. No matter how hard he tries he just isn’t satisfied with the sound of any
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Weekend Picks – January 17, 2014

Looking for something fun to do with the entire family this weekend?  Bundle up the kids and head outdoors. There are many activities this weekend to get outside and enjoy the Michigan outdoors. Consider… FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Full Moon Hike Friday, January 17 starting at 6:30 pm at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta. Explore the Sanctuary at night by the light of
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Kalamazoo/Portage Preschool Open Houses for Early 2014

    After we got such an overwhelming response on our Facebook page from area moms and dads regarding preschool information, we decided to put together a listing of Preschool Open Houses.  This is a great opportunity to check out the preschool of your choice and get more information. There are some preschools that do not have a scheduled Open House. If that is
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Kalamazoo Area Sledding and Tubing Guide

What could be more fun for the kiddos in the winter than sledding?  We’ve created a sledding guide to the best areas to go sledding around Kalamazoo based upon input by moms and dads in Kalamazoo and Portage. Always check with the property owners first before sledding on private property. Now, go and get those sleds and enjoy! Sledding Milham Park Golf Course, 4200 Lovers
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Weekend Picks – January 10, 2014

Happy New Year!  Have a bit of cabin fever after being snowed in this week? Here are a few family-friendly ideas of things to do with your family this weekend: FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Art Hop Friday, January 10 from from 5 pm to 9 pm in Downtown Kalamazoo. A free event held on the first Friday of every month, Art Hop is an
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Kalamazoo Valley Museum is Free Hands-On Fun for Your Family

  A Must-See Museum in Kalamazoo…That’s Free! Where can you take the kids to have fun, see cool exhibits, watch movies in the Planetarium, and do some hands-on crafts? The Kalamazoo Valley Museum has been one of our “go to” places since my son was very little.  We love all of the exhibits, especially the hands-on exhibits on the second floor.  My son is
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Weekend Picks – January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!  We are winding down from Christmas Break, but there is plenty to do in Kalamazoo this weekend. Consider the following… FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Hands-On Happenings-Make A Joyful Noise! Friday, January 3 from from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Kalamazoo. Nature-Inspired Song. Decorate and create with natural materials that make music such as assemble animal wind
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New Year’s Eve Fun Around Kalamazoo

      Still coming up short for some ideas for New Year’s Eve to do with the kiddos? Try one of these fun-filled events both parents and children can enjoy. Consider… New Year’s Eve Family Fun Around Kalamazoo Celebrate with New Year’s Fest in Downtown Kalamazoo from 5 pm to 1 am.   Kalamazoo tradition, New Year’s Fest brings the community together for a night of fun-filled
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Creative Thank You’s From 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? I want my son to remember the important parts of the holiday season, and one of those is giving thanks to those who took time to remember us. We make a list of gifts my
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Kalamazoo Area Ice Skating Guide

The temperatures are dropping and we are definitely feeling the chill of a cold Michigan winter. It’s time to lace up your skates and glide across the ice. Grab your gloves and welcome the winter season with frozen fun in Kalamazoo and Portage! Many of these skate times can be found on our Events Calendar. The Ice Rink at Millennium Park Located at 280
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