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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – Janaury 8

by Jill P

 

Happy January! I hope everyone had a great Winter Break and are now enjoying getting back into the swing of things. While this time of year is typically a little more quiet than the whirlwind of the holidays, we do have some ideas for weekend fun.

 

For this weekend, consider…

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

 

Art Hop | January 8 from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm | Various locations in Kalamazoo

  • An evening of art exhibits and events. It’s fun, interactive and a great way to explore Kalamazoo that you can do alone or with friends and family. And you don’t have to be an “artist” to enjoy it. Free. Click here for the January brochure.

Art Detectives | January 9 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in Kalamazoo

  • Explore creativity with kids–where the ideas we all have come from. They start with a story in the library, then go visit the KIA’s art galleries to talk about how artists go their ideas. Then go in the Kirk Newman Art School to practice being creative.
  • Free for children and their adults–and free parking for Art Detectives attenders. Just tell the guards at the parking lot you’re here for Art Detectives.

The Great Freeze! | January 9 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 | Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Kalamazoo

  • The Great Freeze will include a variety of snow and cold-weather crafts for all ages, from snowmen, snow globes, and a snow gauge to sweater-themed crafts and winter journals. Enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt through the galleries in search of sleds, snowshoes, and other artifacts used in Michigan winters past.  Free.

 


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Michigan Mammal Adaptations | January 10 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo

  • Learn about common Michigan Mammals by comparing fur, teeth, skulls and scat. Dress for the weather — we will venture outdoors to look for signs of mammals around us. Normal admission fees apply. Free to members of the KNC.

 

Sunday Radio Day Discount Movies | January 10 with movies at 4:30 pm and 6:50 pm | Celebration Cinema in Portage

  • Enjoy a movie night with a discount. Z96.5, WKZO and FM106.5 Sunday Night Movie – just $5 per ticket. Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip is the selected movie this Sunday.

 

Go Ice Skating! This week we just published our 2016 Ice Skating Guide with plenty of options around town to hit the ice.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

January 8, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 01/08/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Preschool Play and Learn
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little Scientists
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Hop
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Hop: Fretboard Festival Play-In Contest
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen Night at the KIA
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kalamazoo Wings Kids Paint The Ice Game
Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/08/2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Gym - Battle Creek
Branch Gymnastics – Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
Fri 01/08/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

January 9, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 01/09/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boy Scouts: Bear Cub Super Science Saturday
Air Zoo, Portage, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Ice Skating Lessons
Millennium Park, Portage, Michigan
Sat 01/09/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Benjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Small Wonders: Wonders of Snow
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sweet Dreams-Safe Sleep for your Baby
Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Detectives
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Great Freeze!
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/09/2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Ears Theater: The Green Hornet
First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan

January 10, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 01/10/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
Sunday Radio Days Discount Movies
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winter Festival and Brunch
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, Michigan
Sun 01/10/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan Mammal Adaptations
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Teen Dungeons & Dragons
Vicksburg Library, Vicksburg, MI
Sun 01/10/2016
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bowl Your Head Off
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI

 

 

 

These events and more can be found on 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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