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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: January 5-7

by Jill P

 

 

This first weekend of January is full of weekend fun. There is something for everyone in your family. See our Weekend Picks for some of our favorites. And, of course, our Event Calendar is packed with more tons of great events.

So, bundle up and head out with your family this weekend!

WEEKEND PICKS

Some of our top picks for this weekend:

Wizard of Oz, photo courtesy of Miller Auditorium

 

FRIDAY

Since many kids are still on Christmas Break, we thought we’d include a few events happening mid-day, too. Plus, January 2018 Art Hop is happening at various locations around downtown Kalamazoo. Art Hop is always FREE and a great way to explore downtown Kalamazoo with friends or family.

Fri 01/05/2018
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Winter Break Family Fun Days: Winter Wildlife
Air Zoo, Portage, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WINTER BREAK PERFORMANCES – JENIFER STRAUSS
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Wizard of Oz
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI

 

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SATURDAY

Sat 01/06/2018
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Active Saturdays!
Pierce Cedar Creek, Hastings, Michigan
Sat 01/06/2018
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fun for All: Cabin Fever
Haven Church, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
First Saturday @ KPL
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mascot Madness
Millenium Park Ice Rink, Portage, Michigan
Sat 01/06/2018
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Wizard of Oz
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI

RELATED: 40 Things To Do with the Kids on Christmas Break

 

SUNDAY

Sun 01/07/2018
Klassic Arcade Winter Break Hours
Klassic Arcade, Gobles, MI
Sun 01/07/2018
Open Skating at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sun 01/07/2018
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Snow Fest
Bair Lake Bible Camp, Jones, Michigan

NOTE: RSVP IS REQUIRED FOR THE SNOW FEST.

Sun 01/07/2018
12:00 am – 2:30 pm
The Wizard of Oz
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

January 5, 2018

Date/Time Event
Fri 01/05/2018
Jumanji Exhibit
Otsego District Library, Otsego, Michigan
Fri 01/05/2018
Klassic Arcade Winter Break Hours
Klassic Arcade, Gobles, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
Light Up The Bluff
Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
Open Skating at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
Winter Break at Echo Valley
Echo Valley, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dear Future Me
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Holiday Family Yoga
Just Move Fitness and More, Portage, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Play and Learn
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Dance Party
Ransom District Library, Plainwell , MI/Allegan County
Fri 01/05/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winter Break Family Fun Days: Winter Wildlife
Air Zoo, Portage, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winter Discovery Programs
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WINTER BREAK PERFORMANCES - JENIFER STRAUSS
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Winter Stories with Jethro
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo: Art Hop
James C. Westin Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
Black Arts & Cultural Center: Art Hop
Black Arts & Cultural Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
Diekama-Hamann: Art Hop
Diekema-Hamann, Kalamazoo, Mi
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
Fuze - kitchen & bar: Art Hop
Fuze – kitchen and bar, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
Kalamazoo Valley Community College - Center for New Media: Art Hop
Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Center for New Media, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
Kalamazoo Valley Museum: Art Hop
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
MRC artWorks: Art Hop
MRC artWorks, Kalamazoo, Mi
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
Park Trades Center: Art Hop
Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
Retro: Art Hop
Retro, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
Sarkozy Bakery: Art Hop
Sarkozy Bakery, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
Webster's Prime: Art Hop
Webster’s Prime Tasting Room, Kalamazoo, Mi
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
WOOD TV-8 Downtown Studio: Art Hop
WOOD-TV8 Downtown Studio, Kalamazoo, Mi
Fri 01/05/2018
5:00 pm
Zazios: Art Hop
Zazios, Kalamazoo, Mi
Fri 01/05/2018
5:30 pm
Consumers Credit Union: Art Hop
Consumer’s Credit Union, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts: Art Hop
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 01/05/2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Wizard of Oz
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI

January 6, 2018

Date/Time Event
Sat 01/06/2018
Klassic Arcade Winter Break Hours
Klassic Arcade, Gobles, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
Light Up The Bluff
Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
Open Skating at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
Winter Break at Echo Valley
Echo Valley, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dear Future Me
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Home Depot Workshop - Block Calendar
Home Depot Locations, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts Super Science Saturday
Air Zoo, Portage, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Active Saturdays!
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, Michigan
Sat 01/06/2018
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fun for All: Cabin Fever
Haven Church, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kids Club® Snowman Canvas
Michael’s, Portage, Mi
Sat 01/06/2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am
What Do You Do With a Chance? Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First Saturday @ KPL
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Wizard of Oz
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Winter Stories with Jethro
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 01/06/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mascot Madness
Millenium Park Ice Rink, Portage, Michigan
Sat 01/06/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grand Rapids Symphony presents Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, 49053
Sat 01/06/2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Wizard of Oz
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI

January 7, 2018

Date/Time Event
Sun 01/07/2018
Jumanji Exhibit
Otsego District Library, Otsego, Michigan
Sun 01/07/2018
Klassic Arcade Winter Break Hours
Klassic Arcade, Gobles, MI
Sun 01/07/2018
Light Up The Bluff
Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, MI
Sun 01/07/2018
Open Skating at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sun 01/07/2018
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Wizard of Oz
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/07/2018
Winter Break at Echo Valley
Echo Valley, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/07/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 01/07/2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hibernation Exploration
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 01/07/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mommy & Me Painting Class
Continental Pastries & Delicatessen, Battle Creek, MI
Sun 01/07/2018
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Snow Fest
Bair Lake Bible Camp, Jones, Michigan
Sun 01/07/2018
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Brite Eyes Brewing Company + Colors & Cocktails: New Year Glass Painting Party
Brite Eyes Brewing Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

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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