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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – February 10-12

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by Jill P

 

 

Welcome to the weekend! There’s a ton of family fun to be had around Kalamazoo and SW Michigan. Check out our Weekend Picks for great family fun and for fun ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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

 

WEEKEND PICKS

For this weekend consider…

1st Annual Sweetheart Skate and Date at Wings West on Saturday, February 11 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm and Sunday, February 12 from 2:15 pm-4:00 pm. Bring your best friend, parent, child, or someone who is special to you! Featuring our 10 for 10 deal, you and your sweetheart are sure to have a great evening out for Valentine’s Day! It’s just $10 admission per “couple,” which includes admission and skate rental.  Free hot chocolate is included while you skate, and we’ll be playing some of the best love tunes for you and your date to enjoy while you skate.

Shrek the Musical by Portage Central High School in the Portage Central High School Auditorium from February 3 – February 12 in Portage. Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Your family will love this musical.

 

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Join the fun for the Superhero Game with the Kalamazoo Wings on Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 pm. Fans of all ages are encouraged to dress up and pay tribute to their favorite superheroes. Whether you’re a fan of Spiderman or Batman, this game is the one for you. Batman, Spiderman and Superman will be at the game for photos and meet and greets.

Submit your photo with your favorite superhero during the game on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #kwingsphoto for a chance to win a prize. Enjoy complimentary public skate (presented by the Kalaamazoo Skating Association) with the family and Kalamazoo Wings players on the ice after the game! Skate rental is $3.

Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra – Romance on Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 pm at Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo. Join the KJSO as they perform some classics such as Glinka Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky Fantasy-Overture to Romeo & Juliet. Ticket prices are adults – $ 15.00, seniors – $ 10.00, and students – $ 5.00.

Valent-ICE 2017 in downtown Grand Rapids on February 10-14. Valent-ICE is a winter ice festival with 50+ ice sculptures Downtown, walking tours, live ice-carving events, and other family fun activities.

 

VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS

 

Looking for some ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other this weekend? Check out our Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas and More!

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Or if kid-friendly Valentine’s events are more your thing, check out this listing of events that your kiddos are sure to LOVE.

 

 

CURES FOR CABIN FEVER

February always seems like the hardest month of winter. We have some ideas that are sure to cure you of your winter blues.

Michigan Indoor Waterparks

Love waterparks? I know my kiddo does. Check out this great listing of Michigan Indoor Waterparks – Fun Adventures For Families.

 

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If you are looking to explore everything our area has to offer, now might be the 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 with our Family Memberships to Area Museums – What’s Included.

 

 


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MORE FUN

 

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Go ice skating! There are tons of fun area ice skating options.

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Do the kiddos want to try skiing? Check out the Cold is Cool Ski and Ride Passports for 4th & 5th Graders.

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Break out the calendar and plan to attend one of these FREE winter events. 

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FREE Winter festivals are coming our way!

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Looking for a fun winter road trip about an hour from Kalamazoo? Check out the Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park in Indiana. See our full review here.

 

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

Friday February 10, 2017

Date/Time Event
Fri 02/10/2017
Winter Reading Program
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Fri 02/10/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 02/10/2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/10/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday: Fun Day!
Ransom District Library, Plainwell, MI/Allegan County
Fri 02/10/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 02/10/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at SkyZone
Skyzone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fri 02/10/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 02/10/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/10/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Musical Storybooks with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 02/10/2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jurassic Quest
Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason, Michigan
Fri 02/10/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen Night
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/10/2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Full Moon Snowshoe Hike
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, Michigan
Fri 02/10/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Shrek the Musical
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI

Saturday February 11, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sat 02/11/2017
Winter Reading Program
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Sat 02/11/2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Jurassic Quest
Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason, Michigan
Sat 02/11/2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Small Wonders: Creature Colors and Camouflage
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at SkyZone
Skyzone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 02/11/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sweet Baby Blues
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Valentine's Day Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Detective at the KIA
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fly Tying 101
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 02/11/2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Read with Gabriella
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg, Mi
Sat 02/11/2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Valentine's Day Story & Craft
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg, Mi
Sat 02/11/2017
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dungeons and Dragons
Vicksburg Library, Vicksburg, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shrek the Musical
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Just Add Snow! Snowshoe Walks
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 02/11/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parents Night Out
YMCA of Greater Kalamzaoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1st Annual Sweetheart Skate and Date
Wings West Ice Arena, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/11/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Just Add Snow! Snowshoe Walks
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 02/11/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Shrek the Musical
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI

Sunday February 12, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sun 02/12/2017
Radio Days at Celebration Cinema
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
Winter Reading Program
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Sun 02/12/2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Jurassic Quest
Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason, Michigan
Sun 02/12/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kalamazoo's Vintage Market
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
February Brunch
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, Michigan
Sun 02/12/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Princess Tea at Henderson Castle
Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Once Upon a Raptor
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shrek the Musical
Portage Central High School, Portage, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
1st Annual Sweetheart Skate and Date
Wings West Ice Arena, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/12/2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Superhero Day w/Kalamazoo Wings
Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sun 02/12/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra - Romance
Chenery Auditorium, 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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