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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – February 26

by Jill P

 

We’ve made it to the last week of February and March will be here soon! We had our first snow day in a while and may have a bit of cabin fever. There’s plenty to do this weekend, so grab the kids and head out for some local fun!

 

For this weekend, consider…

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

2015 Winter Jamboree-650

(Photo courtesy of Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation Department: Winter Jamboree)

Winter Jamboree | February 27 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Milham Park Golf Course

  • Your hosts, City of Portage Parks & Recreation, Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation, Lee’s Adventure Sports and Pedal Bicycle, have joined together to offer these FREE winter activities! Bring the family, dress for the weather and prepare for some fun in the snow. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample various winter sports, build a snowman or igloo, try ICE bowling, and take part in our cardboard sled race! Free.

 

2016 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships|  Feb. 24‐27 | Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo

  • The event features 91 teams and nearly 1,800 skaters competing in eight divisions: juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult and masters. Competition begins Thursday, Feb. 25 with the juvenile and intermediate free skates followed by the junior and senior short programs.
  • Day passes are $25 for adults with discounted rates available for children 12 and under, seniors over 60 and active military. All seats are general admission.

 

Fly Tying 101: Meet the Woolybugger | February 27 at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm | Wolf Lake Hatchery in Mattawan

  • Learn the basics of tying flies. All practice materials are provided. Class size is limited for each session. Pre-registration is required. This program is recommended for those 8 years of age and older. Sessions are approximately two hours in length. Free.

 


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Flick’s Family Film Festival | February 26 – March 3, See theatre for showtimes| Celebration! Cinema in Portage

  • Featuring FREE Movies for kids 12 and under, and all other guests are only $5. This week’s feature is Hotel Transylvania 2.

 

More Fun!

KalamazooAreaSleddingandTubingGuide

 

We finally have enough snow to go sledding and tubing. Check out our Kalamazoo Area Sledding Guide that we just re-published this week.

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.

Check out the 20th Annual Garage Sale Art Fair at the Kalamazoo Expo Center on Saturday. Always some good bargains to be had!

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

Note: Due to the unseasonable warm weather, we recommend that you check on all ice skating, sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter related activities before you head out.

February 26, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 02/26/2016 - Sat 02/27/2016
"Love & Logic" Parenting Seminar
Desert Streams Christian Counseling, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
2016 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fri 02/26/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
FREE Admission at the KIA
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
Winter Fest Family Fun
Timber Ridge, Gobles, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LEGO My Library!
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 02/26/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

February 27, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 02/27/2016
2016 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 02/27/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
Fly Tying 101: Meet the Woolybugger
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 02/27/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
Winter Fest Family Fun
Timber Ridge, Gobles, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cross Country Ski Class
Milham Park Golf Club, Portage, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
20th Annual Garage Sale Art Fair
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Benjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Fancy Pants Theater - Ages 3-6
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lowe's Build and Grow
Lowe’s Portage, Portage, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
10:00 am - 10:45 am
May Erlewine - Family Concert
First Congregational Church, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Frozen Party
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Sat 02/27/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
3rd Annual Spring Forward MOM2MOM Sale
Coach Eby Youth and Family Center, Coldwater, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: American Kestrel
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Seuss's Birthday Celebration with Cat in the Hat Costume Character!
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fancy Pants Theater - Ages 6-11
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mom 2 Mom
Cornwell’s Turkeyville, Marshall,
Sat 02/27/2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Winter Jamboree
Milham Park Golf Club, Portage, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
American Girl Doll Tea Party, Art, Drama, and Dance Workshop
Family Center for the Arts, portage, Michigan, Kalamazoo
Sat 02/27/2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Earth Fare One Year Anniversary
Earth Fare, Portage, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Frozen Party
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Sat 02/27/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/27/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Storybook Hike - "A Warm Winter Tail"
Black River Preserve, South Haven, MI

February 28, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 02/28/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
Winter Fest Family Fun
Timber Ridge, Gobles, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
11th Annual Charity Gumbo Cook-Off
Louie’s Back Room, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Early Childhood (Pre-K & K) Information Session
The Greta Berman Arbetter Kazoo School, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Owls of Michigan
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/28/2016
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Family Life Seminar: Love Will Steer Me Through
St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish, Kalamazoo, 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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