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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – January 22

by Jill P

 

Happy Friday! We’re excited for some of the fun stuff happening around town this weekend.

 

For this weekend, consider…

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

 

Sensory Showtimes at Celebration Cinema | January 23 at 10:30 am | Celebration! Cinema Crossroads in Portage

    • Showing Norm of the North. Lights up! Sound down! Enjoy the BIG SCREEN experience in an accepting environment! Normal admission applies.

 

Kalamazoo Chili-Cookoff 2016 | January 23 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm | Downtown Kalamazoo, various locations

  • Explore downtown, sampling over 30 chili recipes, and visit new and familiar retail stores and restaurants. Also, catch a ride on the Holly Jolly Chili Trolley which will be making the rounds, transporting chili tasters all over downtown. FREE.

 

Festival of Health | January 23 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Kalamazoo Valley Museum in downtown Kalamazoo

  • This family fun festival includes a variety of free exercise classes, massages, and a chance to meet with local health professionals. FREE.

 


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Richland Winterfest & Open House at the Montessori Richland Campus | January 23 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Richland Montessori School in Richland

  • Join this event for a fun afternoon of winter wonder and Montessori magic: winter craft projects, sledding (bring your own sled), cocoa, popcorn, smiles, and fun! No snow? No problem! The party will move inside. FREE.

 

Worth The Drive

Kids and Family Expo at DeVos Place | January 23 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | DeVos Place in Grand Rapids

  • Check out the huge number of vendors and activities at this family expo in Grand Rapids. The focus on family bonding activities, education and fun. (See event listing a huge list of activities). Adults $7 and kids $3. Parent tip: This expo does get super busy. If you plan to go, head out early.

 

More winter fun can be found on our Event Calendar. Check it out here!

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

January 22, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 01/22/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/22/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Fri 01/22/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 01/22/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/22/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 01/22/2016
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 01/22/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/22/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/22/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Little Scientists
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/22/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 01/22/2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lego Club
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Fri 01/22/2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Gym - Battle Creek
Branch Gymnastics – Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
Fri 01/22/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

January 23, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 01/23/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
Kalamazoo Restaurant Week
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Ice Skating Lessons
Millennium Park, Portage, Michigan
Sat 01/23/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Benjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kids and Family Expo at DeVos Place
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sensory Showtimes at Celebration Cinema
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Musk Turtles
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Chili-Cookoff 2016
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Festival of Health
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open House for Academy of Theatre Arts
Carver Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ninja-Nastics
Branch Gymnastics – Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
Sat 01/23/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Richland Winterfest & Open House at the Montessori Richland Campus
Montessori School-Richland Campus, Richand, MI
Sat 01/23/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/23/2016 - Sun 01/24/2016
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
James and the Giant Peach Auditions
Family Center for the Arts, portage, Michigan, Kalamazoo

January 24, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 01/24/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
Kalamazoo Restaurant Week
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tike Hike at Chipman Preserve
Chipman Preserve in Comstock Township, Comstock Township, Kalamazoo County
Sun 01/24/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 01/24/2016 - Mon 01/25/2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downhill Ski or Snowboad Lessons
Timber Ridge, Gobles, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Teen Dungeons & Dragons
Vicksburg Library, Vicksburg, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ira Glass
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Teen Exam Late Night
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Sun 01/24/2016
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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