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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: Earth Day Events & More!

by Jill P

 

 

Earth Day events abound this weekend and there’s tons of spring fun to be had. It’s starting to look and feel like Spring! Enjoy the weekend with your family.

See our full Weekend Event Calendar to help you make the most of your weekend fun.

*As always, please see individual listings for information on pricing, venue location, and additional information on the event. 

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EARTH DAY EVENTS

 

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MORE WEEKEND FUN

 

Sherman Lake Health Fair

Summer Camp Extravaganza & Health Fair on April 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Sherman Lake YMCA. Over 50 vendors and community groups will help Take Health to the Next Level at the Interactive Health Fair. The family-friendly event also includes a special appearance by former WMU quarterback, Tim Hiller. Open swim, bounce house, arts & crafts, healthy snacks and more. Take a tour, try out some fun camp activities, meet the Camp Directors. FREE.

Cheer on the Kalamazoo Wings on April 23 at 3:00 pm for Game 6 in the race to the Kelly Cup Playoffs against the Toledo Walleyes. Playoff tickets are on sale for $10 for every seat in the arena except for On The Glass at $20. Visit ticketmaster.com for tickets.


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PLANNING AHEAD

May will be a great month to get out and explore our area museums. Five Area Attractions Offer Free Admission in May to Members: Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange.

Spring is a great time to get active with your family.  Visit our Spring & Summer Upcoming Fun Runs Around Kalamazoo & More 2017 for great fun runs in our area.

It’s time to start planning for summer! Visit our 2017 Summer Camp Guide to plan great summer camp adventures for your kids. Our listing of great area camps continues to grow.

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Just Between Friends – shop, sell, save, smart! is coming to Kalamazoo on May 4th-May 6th.

Did you hear? There is a new Dog Park Coming to Portage

Yippie! Dinosaurs are Coming to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum This Summer! 

 

 

SPRING TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

Pure Michigan Road Trips With Kids

We love to travel in the Spring. We give you tips and the inside scoop on visiting 10 different cities in Michigan.Great Michigan Road Trips With Kids: We’ve Been There! 

 

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Lots of nice Spring weather which makes Chicago a perfect getaway. See our 10 Kid-Friendly Activities To Do With Kids In Chicago.

 

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Now is a great time to get a new family membership to one of our great museums. We make it easy for your to decide which one or even a few family memberships that are right for you. See our Family Memberships to Area Museums – What’s Included.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

April 21, 2017

Date/Time Event
Fri 04/21/2017
A Little Princess Production
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Fri 04/21/2017 - Sun 04/23/2017
12:00 am
Lion King Jr. Musical
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI
Fri 04/21/2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
KCD Annual Tree Sales and Earth Day Event
Kalamazoo Conservation District, Portage, Michigan
Fri 04/21/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 04/21/2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Infant Massage Class
Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/21/2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/21/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 04/21/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at SkyZone
Skyzone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fri 04/21/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weekend Morning Movies
Goodrich Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/21/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 04/21/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/21/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Friday: Fun Day!
Ransom District Library, Plainwell , MI/Allegan County
Fri 04/21/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Play and Learn
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/21/2017
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pinball at the Zoo
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 04/21/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
LEGO® Club
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan

April 22, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sat 04/22/2017
A Little Princess Production
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
Boy Scout: Space Exploration Merit Badge Day
Air Zoo, Portage, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Winchell Mom 2 Mom Sale
Winchell Elementary School, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 04/22/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Earth Day - Free Admission
W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Augusta, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Earth Day Service Project: Garlic Mustard Pull
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, Michigan
Sat 04/22/2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pinball at the Zoo
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
Earth Day Celebration – FREE Admission Day!
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Earth Day Event
Paw Paw District Library, Paw Paw, Michigan
Sat 04/22/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
KCD Annual Tree Sales and Earth Day Event
Kalamazoo Conservation District, Portage, Michigan
Sat 04/22/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Safe Kids Day / Car Seat Checkup
Safe Kids Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Color Run 5k Kalamazoo
Arcadia Creek Festival Place, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 04/22/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at SkyZone
Skyzone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 04/22/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weekend Morning Movies
Goodrich Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live!
The Mendel Center, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Sat 04/22/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We Are the Dinosaurs Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schoolcraft Preschool Spring Carnival & Silent Auction
Ken Krum Center, Schoolcraft, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Family Expedition: Spring Concert of Dance Event
The Wellspring Theater at the Epic Center, Kalamazoo , MIchigan
Sat 04/22/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live!
The Mendel Center, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Sat 04/22/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LEGO One Scoop Challenge
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Weekend Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kalamazoo Earth Day 2017 - Bronson Park
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Young Vocalists Concert
Kalamazoo College Fine Art Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 04/22/2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Kalamazoo Concert Band: Off the Shelf
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI

April 23, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sun 04/23/2017
A Little Princess Production
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weekend Morning Movies
Goodrich Kalamazoo 10, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Summer Camp Extravaganza & Health Fair
Sherman Lake YMCA, Augusta, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Discover the Beech Maple Trail
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Weekend Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 04/23/2017
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Spring Stories
First Presbyterian church, Kalamazoo, Mi

Need more ideas for family fun? 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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