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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – March 4-6

by Jill P

 

March is here! After a couple of unexpected snow days this week, we’re ready to get out and about. Check out some of the fun things happening in our area this weekend.

There is definitely plenty to do! Enjoy!

 

For this weekend, consider…

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

 

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(photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Nature Center) 

From Sap to Syrup | Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6, 1:30 & 3:30 pm | Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo

  • Marvel at the magic of maple sugaring. Discover how sunny days and chilly nights are key to a good sap run on this hike through the woods to our sugar shack. Then, sample some real Michigan maple syrup. Tours start indoors followed by a 45-minute guided hike. If you can’t make it this weekend, make sure that you plan to attend the Maple Sugar Festival on March 12 & 13. Such a great family event!
  • Admission: Members: free, adults: $7, seniors: $6, children & students (4-17) $4, and children 3 & Under: free.

Kalamazoo Wings Game & Fundraiser | March 5 at 7:00 pm | Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo

  • The Kalamazoo Wings will be honoring the 8 victims of the Feb. 20 shooting in Kalamazoo and to bring a sense of normalcy we are celebrating Slappy’s Birthday presented by Binder Park Zoo. $2 of every ticket sold to the March 5 game will be donated to the Help Now Fund to support the victims’ families. (See full event listing for all of the fundraising taking place at the game).
  • Other special activities planned at the game include: face painting, balloon artist and Photo Booth, the first 500 kids through the door will receive pucks, and Mascots from around the region will be present to celebrate with Slappy including Paws from Detroit Tigers and many more!

 

Fun at the Movies

All You Can Eat Cereal Party: BATMAN THE MOVIE | March 5 at 10:30 am | Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo

  • The special movie parties at the Kalamazoo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo are always a good time. Enjoy all-you-can-eat breakfast cereal included with the price of your ticket. Based on the popular Batman ’60s television series, BATMAN: THE MOVIE was first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character Batman. Released by 20th Century Fox, the film starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. (Note: Alamo Drafthouse’s Age Policy: Children 3 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 3 will be allowed). Normal ticket prices apply.

 


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Spring Movie are here! We’re fortunate to have two area movie theatre companies that offer a great line-up of Spring Movie for Free or Cheap. 

Plus, we’ve been looking forward to Zootopia which opens on Friday in various theaters in our area. Normal ticket prices apply. See the Zootopia trailer here:

More Weekend Fun!

We finally have enough snow to go sledding and tubing. Check out our Kalamazoo Area Sledding Guide in case you’re looking for a new hill to check out.

We love the Art Hop and look forward to it each first Friday of the month. FREE fun at various locations throughout Kalamazoo. See the March brochure here. Free.

Now that it’s March, Mom to Mom Sale season is here! We just published our round-up this week and many great sales are happening this weekend.

Plus, the Women’s Lifestyle Expo is happening at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. It’s an annual two day event created for women by women. Every minute is designed to be fun, educational and entertaining! Admission: Adults $5, Children under 12 are free.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

We continue recommend that you check on all ice skating, sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter related activities before you head out.

March 4, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 03/04/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
Monster Jam 2016
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
The Big Build LEGO Display at the Shadowland Ballroom
Silver Beach, St. Joseph, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
Women's Lifestyle Expo
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
Goodrich Movie Theatres, Various Locations, Michigan
Fri 03/04/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Story Time!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stories with "Mrs. Uggabumper"
TREAT STREET Ice Cream Parlor, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Hop
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Hop: Project Night in the Art School
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2016 Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival Kick-Off Concert with The Crane Wives
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 03/04/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

March 5, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 03/05/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
Monster Jam 2016
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
The Big Build LEGO Display at the Shadowland Ballroom
Silver Beach, St. Joseph, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
Women's Lifestyle Expo
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake Center Bible Church Mom to Mom Sale
Lake Center Bible Church, Portage , MI
Sat 03/05/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
8th Annual Pennfield Mom 2 Mom Sale
Pennfield Middle School, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Home Depot Kids Workshop
Home Depot Locations, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mom2Mom Sale
Pathfinder Church, Portage, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Benjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
Old Dog Tavern, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
Goodrich Movie Theatres, Various Locations, Michigan
Sat 03/05/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Stuart Little [Three-Sessions]
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
All You Can Eat Cereal Party: BATMAN THE MOVIE
Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11th Annual Fretboard Festival
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
From Sap to Syrup
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First Saturday @ KPL
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
From Sap to Syrup
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
All Ears Theater: Sherlock Holmes and A Case of Identity
First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 03/05/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Wings Game & Fundraiser
Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

March 6, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 03/06/2016
Flick's Family Film Festival
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
Ice Skating at Wings West
Wings Stadium West, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
Monster Jam 2016
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
The Big Build LEGO Display at the Shadowland Ballroom
Silver Beach, St. Joseph, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
Goodrich Movie Theatres, Various Locations, Michigan
Sun 03/06/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
From Sap to Syrup
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ice Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
From Sap to Syrup
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 03/06/2016
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pizza Fest at Portage Central
Portage Central High School, 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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