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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent-August 22, 2014

by Jill P

 

 

August is going so fast, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy some summer fun! Check out some of the fun happenings events for Kalamazoo families this weekend. For this weekend, consider…

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

 

Girl Scout Family Fun Fest

Friday, August 22 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Pfizer Park in Portage.

  • Join us for a fun family event, learn more about Girl Scouts, meet current Girl Scout families and enjoy the last days of summer vacation! Activities include: crafts, field games, carnival games, photo booth, sing-a-long, and more.

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Movies in the Park – Frozen

Friday, August 22 activities begin around 7:30 pm at the South Westnedge Park in Kalamazoo. 

  • Sponsored in part by Kalamazoo Metro Transit. Grab a chair or blanket and join us under the stars for our “Movies in the Park” series, it’s FREE! Family-friendly activities and games will begin around 7:30 p.m. thanks to our sponsor, Metro Transit, with the featured movie beginning at sunset. Popcorn and snacks will be available for purchase.

Bicycle Safety Adventure 

Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Celery Flats in Portage. 

  • Learn the rules of the roads, have bike inspected, and ride the Portage Pathway. Also, first 100 child participants will receive a free helmet and t-shirt.

Kalamazoo Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Saturday, August 22 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Flesher Field in Portage.

  • Events for 2014: Stone Throw – Sheaf Toss – Light Hammer Toss – Heavy Hammer Toss – Caber Toss-Weight for Height – Light Weight for Distance – Heavy Weight for Distance
  • The wee bairns are invited to the Children’s Field for special games and activities all day long! Come try our smaller versions of the caber toss and the haggis toss, hit the castle with a catapult, decorate a targe, have your face painted, make a fairy crown, and more!

Other Fun Ideas

Check out some of the other fun stuff in our area this weekend. There is the Lakeside Concert at the Kellogg Manor in Hickory Corners, Star Light/Star Gazing at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings, and the 2014 Richland Park Horse Trials in Richland.

 

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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