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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – January 29

by Jill P

 

Happy Friday! Where did the month of January go? There are some super family fun events happening around the area this weekend.

 

For this weekend, consider…

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

 

Kalamazoo Wings Star Wars Weekend | There are two games this weekend, January 29 at 7:00 pm and January 31 at 4:00 pm | Wings Event Center

    • The Kalamazoo Wings weekend games on Friday, January 29 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, January 31 at 4:00 pm will feature live-action characters, props for photo opportunities, a Star Wars costume contest, a reveal of the Wings’ never-before-seen futuristic jerseys (to be worn on February 6), a post-game skate (Sunday), and specialty Star Wars themed jerseys which will be auctioned off after Sunday’s game, with all proceeds going to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Autism Society.
    • Celebration! Cinema will host the costume contest on both Friday and Sunday and over the weekend they will be distributing over $200 in gift cards, two 31-inch Darth Vader replicas, two Chewbacca backpacks filled with Star Wars toys and books, as well as “stress relief” pucks to the first 500 fans through the doors on Friday and keychains to the first 500 fans in attendance on Sunday.

 

Winter Snow Party | January 30 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Oakland Drive Park in Portage

  • A great opportunity to enjoy time with your family and friends, all while embracing the white wonders of Michigan outdoors. There will be many activities to enjoy such as sledding and a snowman building contest! Build, decorate and bring your own cardboard sled.


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Salvation Army Winter Carnival | January 30 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | The Salvation Army of Kalamazoo

  • Bring your family for some fantastic winter fun! We will have food, games, activities, a snowman building contest, sledding, and much more! Tickets are $5 each with a max of $20 per family. All proceeds support Salvation Army programs in Kalamazoo.

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Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery – Family Discovery Series | January 31 at 3:00 pm and the KSO’s Instrument Petting Zoo begins at 2:00 pm  | Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo

  • You won’t want to miss the next installment of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s Family Discovery Series. KSO Family Discovery concerts are a delightfully entertaining introduction to symphonic music for children ages 4 and up at Chenery Auditorium. These programs feature great music, dance and interactive drama. Join the family fun before the concert! The KSO’s Instrument Petting Zoo will begin at 2pm and meet the conductor at 2:40.

 

Worth The Drive

Michigan International Auto Show | January 29 from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, January 30 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and January 31 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | DeVos Place in Grand Rapids

  • Not only is the Auto Show a great place to shop and compare options for every day vehicles, it is also an opportunity for West Michigan residents to see many of the most recently released or “soon to be released” models! Adults are $10, children ages 6-14 are $4, and children 5 and under are free.

 

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

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

January 29, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 01/29/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
Kalamazoo Restaurant Week
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
Michigan International Auto Show
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Drop-In Winter Blues Crafts
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Fri 01/29/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Wings Star Wars Night
Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/29/2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Gym - Battle Creek
Branch Gymnastics – Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
Fri 01/29/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

January 30, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 01/30/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
Just Add Snow! Snowshoe Walks
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 01/30/2016
Kalamazoo Restaurant Week
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
Michigan International Auto Show
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hometown Sports Card Show
Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ninja Turtle Breakfast
Burdick’s for Breakfast (2nd Floor of the Radisson), Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Benjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Salamander
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art of the Brick
Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
PANDAmonium!
Celebration Cinema South, Grand Rapids, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Winter Snow Party
Oakland Drive Park, Portage, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mine Craft Art and Drama Workshop
Family Center for the Arts, portage, Michigan, kalamazoo
Sat 01/30/2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salvation Army Winter Carnival
The Salvation Army of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/30/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI

January 31, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 01/31/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
Michigan International Auto Show
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 01/31/2016 - Mon 02/01/2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Downhill Ski or Snowboad Lessons
Timber Ridge, Gobles, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Woods: Tree ID
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery - Family Discovery Series
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kalamazoo Wings Star Wars Weekend
Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/31/2016
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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