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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – April 29- May 1, 2016

by Jill P

 

It’s the weekend! Grab the kids and head out to one of these events. Plus, make sure that you see our full Event Calendar at the bottom of this article. There are so many fun things happening around town that you won’t want to miss.

WEEKEND PICKS

Some fun highlights for this weekend are:

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  • Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show runs Friday through Sunday at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. Explore and discover the world of rocks, minerals, meteorites and fossils; pan for gold, learn about silver smithing, lapidary, faceting and dinosaurs; play a game, polish a Petoskey stone, crack open a geode; all this and more can be done at the show! Dinosaurs will rule at this year’s show – a Velociraptor Raptor sculpture will be there. Adults $3, Children under 12 are FREE.
  • Grow It Yourself Day is on Saturday at the People’s Food in Kalamazoo. Join the fun for a day of education, participation, and celebration of growing your own food. This family-friendly community event and plant sale is FREE and open to the public.
  • Portage Market Opening Day is on Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Portage Senior Center. The Market’s opening day will feature 30-40 vendors, including food trucks, fruits and veggie vendors, artists, and more.
  • Catch a children’s show. There are two local productions this weekend. Hairspray Jr. is the family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. James and the Giant Peach is a fantastical tale of Henry James Trotter, his insect friends, horrific aunts, and their amazing journey across a shark infested ocean teaming with seagulls, an octopus, and others. (See links for prices and show times)
  • Fundraiser walks and fun runs are happening this weekend, too. Support a good cause!
  • FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Theatre.This is the last weekend of the spring series with the feature this weekend: The Princess Bride. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:00 am at all participating GQTI locations. $1.00 for non-members and members of the Frequent Moviegoer Club-FREE.

From Our Sponsors

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Plus, you’ll want to check out our full event calendar for a great listing of everything happening around town.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

April 29, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 04/29/2016
James and the Giant Peach
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
12:00 am
Preschool Story Time!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Just Between Friends HUGE Kids' Consignment Sale
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
Goodrich Movie Theatres, Various Locations, Michigan
Fri 04/29/2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LEGO My Library!
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Money Smart Kids Read!
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kids' Day
Kalsee Credit Union, Portage, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"Plant Yourself!"
River St. Flowerland, Kalamazoo Township, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Angling Road Roadrunner 5K & Fun Run
Angling Road Elementary, Portage, MI
Fri 04/29/2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hairspray Jr.
Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, Kalamazoo,
Fri 04/29/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

April 30, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 04/30/2016
James and the Giant Peach
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
Join Up-KCC Auditions
Milwood United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grow It Yourself Day
The People’s Food Co-Op, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Just Between Friends HUGE Kids' Consignment Sale
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
Goodrich Movie Theatres, Various Locations, Michigan
Sat 04/30/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Breaking "Boardom"
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Sat 04/30/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baby's First Birthday - Babies "R" Us
Babies “R” Us, Portage, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discover the Beech Maple Trail
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spring in the Past
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sat 04/30/2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Amphibian Workshop
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, Michigan
Sat 04/30/2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hairspray Jr.
Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, Kalamazoo,

May 1, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 05/01/2016
Farmyard Open Weekends in May!
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
James and the Giant Peach
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
Goodrich Movie Theatres, Various Locations, Michigan
Sun 05/01/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spring in the Past
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Market Opening Day
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fossil here, Fossil there!
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/01/2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hairspray Jr.
Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, Kalamazoo,

 

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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