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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – February 12

by Jill P

 

Happy Valentine’s Weekend! We’ve got a lot of ideas for fun this weekend.

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Valentine Events For Kids

Do your kids love Valentine’s activities and event? I know my son does. Click here to see the round-up of Valentine’s events for kids happening. There are plenty of family friendly events still happening this weekend.

30 Date Ideas-Valentine's

Valentine Date Night Ideas

Need some alone time with your special someone? We have 30 ideas for a Valentine date night. Book your babysitter now and grab some alone time.

 

For this weekend, consider…

See individual listings for times, pricing, and venue information. 

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(photo courtesy of Mark Bugnaski, MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Museum Explorers Event | February 12 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with dance performance at 6:00 pm | Kalamazoo Valley Museum in downtown Kalamazoo

  • The Kalamazoo Valley Museum welcomes America’s Got Talent (AGT) Semifinalist Benjamin Yonattan to the Museum Explorers program on February 12, 2016. The Museum will be open from 5-8 pm for visitors to explore the new exhibit, Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, receive an exclusive gift, and enjoy a variety of related hands-on activities.
  • Benjamin will dance at 6 pm and then share about his experience with AGT and how he is facing life and his dream of becoming a professional dancer and choreographer while losing his sight. Visitors may become Museum Explorers members online at www.kalamazoomuseum.org.

 

February is Open Cockpit Month at the Air Zoo. It’s a great opportunity to check out one of their amazing aircraft. The Air Zoo’s open cockpit experience is FREE with paid general admission and offers great photo opportunities.

 

Star Wars Character Breakfast | February 13 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Burdick’s For Breakfast at the downtown Radisson, 2nd floor

  • Join the Star Wars characters for a fun breakfast at the Radisson in downtown Kalamazoo. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars characters and join for a morning of fun! May the force be with you. Reservations required, call 269-226-3155 for more info, reservations, and pricing.

 


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Valentine’s Snowshoe Nature Hike | February 14 at 2:00 pm | Schrier Park in Portage

  • Take your Valentine on a trail adventure! Join a Kalamazoo Nature Center Naturalist and snowshoe the trails of Schrier Park. Identify trees, animal activity and learn a bit of snow science along the way.

 

Worth The Trip!

Missed one of the fun ice festivals last weekend in our area? No problem, head to Grand Rapids to check out Valent-ICE in downtown Grand Rapids all weekend.

 

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(photo courtesy of Disney on Ice)

Disney’s One Ice: Let’s Celebrate | February 11-14 various showtimes | VanAndel Arena in Grand Rapids

  • It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends at Disny On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Presented by Yo Kids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party.

 

More winter fun can be found on our Event Calendar. There’s a TON of fun stuff happening this weekend.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

February 12, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 02/12/2016
Disney's One Ice: Let's Celebrate
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
Guys and Dolls by the Portage Central Performing Arts
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
Valent-ICE
Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
Fri 02/12/2016 - Sun 02/14/2016
Cereal City Gymnastics Competition
Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Preschool Play and Learn
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum Explorers: Kalamazoo's Talent
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen Night at the KIA
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/12/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

February 13, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 02/13/2016
Disney's One Ice: Let's Celebrate
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
Guys and Dolls by the Portage Central Performing Arts
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
Master Ballet Classes with Soli Deo Gloria
Leap of Grace Ballet Studios at The Station, Kalamazoo , Michigan
Sat 02/13/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
Valent-ICE
Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Star Wars Character Breakfast
Burdick’s for Breakfast (2nd Floor of the Radisson), Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Benjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Fancy Pants Theater - Ages 3-6
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lowe's Build and Grow
Lowe’s Portage, Portage, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Small Wonders: Groundhogs
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Winter Bird Walk & Great Backyard Bird Count
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 02/13/2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Youth Ice Fishing 101
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 02/13/2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Storytimes
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Sat 02/13/2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sensory Showtimes at Celebration Cinema
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Detectives
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crybaby Concert
Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fancy Pants Theater - Ages 6-11
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Livia the Library Dog
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Sat 02/13/2016
11:00 am
Valentine's Day Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Hatchery Tour
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 02/13/2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gold Company: Anything You Can Sing, We Can Swing Better!
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wine Not? A Winter Wine Festival
Radisson Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Father Daughter Dance
WMU Bernard Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/13/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gold Company: Anything You Can Sing, We Can Swing Better!
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI

February 14, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 02/14/2016
Disney's One Ice: Let's Celebrate
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
Guys and Dolls by the Portage Central Performing Arts
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
Valent-ICE
Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tike Hike at Chipman Preserve
Chipman Preserve in Comstock Township, Comstock Township, Kalamazoo County
Sun 02/14/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discover the Trout Run Trail
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Valentine's Snowshoe Nature Hike
Schrier Park, Portage, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pink Ice/Hallmark Night presented by Charter
Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/14/2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Valentine's Skate Date
Millennium Park, Portage, MI

 

 

 

Always remember to check our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?

 

 

 

 

Jill P

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.

 

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