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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – February 17-19

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by Jill P

 

Welcome to the weekend! It’s going to be a great weekend here in SW Michigan and plenty of options for family fun.

*As always, please see individual listings for information on pricing, venue location, and additional information on the event. Due to the UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER this weekend, we recommend that you double-check on any event involving snow or cold weather before you head out. 

 

WEEKEND PICKS

For this weekend consider…

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Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage on Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 pm at the Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo. The Family Discovery series offers a delightfully entertaining introduction to music for children ages 4 and up. These programs feature symphonic music, dance and interactive drama for a lively and educational family experience. Each concert lasts about one hour. Arrive early for the pre-concert activities such as the Instrument Petting Zoo and Meet the Conductor! Tickets are only $5 per person.

If your kids love airplanes, then you’ll want to check out Open Cockpit weekends at the Air Zoo during the month of February. Normal admission fees apply.  Or plan to attend the 2017 Air Zoo and SWE Corporate Engineering Challenge on February 18th where guests of any age can participate in FREE corporate sponsored engineering activities with paid Air Zoo admission. Click here for the flyer.


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Wild About Winter Activity Day on Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Wolf Lake Hatchery in Mattawan. Activities include ice fishing seminars at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm and the Hatchery tours at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm. More fun activities include jig making, Gyotaku fish printing, fish headband coloring station and more! The trails will also be open for hiking and the fish food feeders will be out for visitors to feed the fish in the Show Pond. All ages welcome. FREE.

Go fishing during the 2017 Free Fishing Weekend. Families and friends can enjoy one of Michigan’s premiere outdoor activities, fishing, for FREE happening on February 18 & 19. See full details on the DNR’s website. 

 

CURES FOR CABIN FEVER

Michigan Indoor Waterparks

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

 

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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.

 

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With the weather being unseasonably warm, it’s a great weekend to get out and enjoy one of our area Top Parks and Playgrounds.

 

 

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

Friday February 17, 2017

Date/Time Event
Fri 02/17/2017
Winter Reading Program
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Fri 02/17/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 02/17/2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/17/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday: Fun Day!
Ransom District Library, Plainwell, MI/Allegan County
Fri 02/17/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 02/17/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at SkyZone
Skyzone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fri 02/17/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 02/17/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 02/17/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Just Move Playdate
Just Move Fitness and More, Portage, MI
Fri 02/17/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
LEGO® Club
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Fri 02/17/2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Teen un-Valentine's Night
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg, Mi

Saturday February 18, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sat 02/18/2017
Winter Reading Program
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Sat 02/18/2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mom-to-Mom Sale
Portage Northern High School, Portage, MI
Sat 02/18/2017
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 02/18/2017
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Shipshewana on the Road
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 02/18/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/18/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Car Seat Checkup Event
Comstock Fire, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/18/2017
Hatchery Tours
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 02/18/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 02/18/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 02/18/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at SkyZone
Skyzone Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 02/18/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wild About Winter Activity Day
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 02/18/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Winter Bird Walk & Great Backyard Bird Count
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Mattawan, Michigan
Sat 02/18/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/18/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 02/18/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Musk Turtle
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/18/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pokemon Party
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Sat 02/18/2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Read with Gabriella
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library, Galesburg, Mi
Sat 02/18/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/18/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 02/18/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
All Ears Theatre Presents "Chase Marlow: U.S. Marshall"
First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 02/18/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CEREAL CITY CONCERT BAND'S WINTER CONCERT
Binda Performing Arts Center at KCC, Battle Creek ,

Sunday February 19, 2017

Date/Time Event
Sun 02/19/2017
Radio Days at Celebration Cinema
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sun 02/19/2017
Winter Reading Program
Comstock Township Library, Comstock, Michigan
Sun 02/19/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 02/19/2017
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 02/19/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shipshewana on the Road
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sun 02/19/2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/19/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 02/19/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 02/19/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/19/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mozart's Magnificent Voyage
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 02/19/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open Swim
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, 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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