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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – May 13-15

by Jill P

 

Welcome to the weekend! I love all of the fun stuff happening this weekend around Kalamazoo. Don’t let the cooler weather keep you indoors. There are plenty of great family friendly events that you won’t want to miss.

WEEKEND PICKS

Some fun highlights for this weekend include:

  • Healthy Kids Day on May 14 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Woods Lake Elementary Field. Join the fun with outdoor fitness, games and activities. FREE. The first 100 kids receive a free t-shirt!

Astronomy Day

  • Astronomy Day 2016 on May 14 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Portage District Library. Activities include: solar observing, educational and informative displays, hands-on activities for children, Ask the Astronomer booth, and special presentations on galaxies and more. FREE.

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  • Join the Young Artists of Kalamazoo County at the KIA on May 14 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Free admission to the KIA to enjoy great art, music, and other fun activities for the family! Check out selected artists from schools in Kalamazoo County.

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  • Bicycle Safety Adventure at Haverhill Park from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Kids 6 – 12 years of age are invited to participate in this FREE event. (Children must be accompanied by an adult). FREE helmet to the first 100 child participants. Activities include: meet & greet costumed characters, bicycles inspections, learn the rules of the road, tour of emergency vehicles, and more.Outdoors if the weather cooperates, otherwise the fun will be taken inside to Haverhill Elementary School.

  • Want a fun hike? Join the SWMLC Storybook Hike on May 15 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Chipman Preserve in Comstock Township. A fun, unique way for kids to experience literature and Chipman Preserve’s spectacular lupines! FREE. The first 12 families to RSVP and attend the hike will receive a free copy of “Miss Rumphius” provided by Bookbug. After the guided hike, the preserve will remain open and the storybook will remain posted for anyone who would like to participate in a self-guided hike.

Tulip Time

  • Want to get out of town? Check out the Tulip Time Festival. This is the last weekend to join the fun. Make sure you check out their full schedule of events for Saturday.
  • Put on your tennis shoes, grab the kids, and head out to one of these Fun Runs or Fundraising Walks this weekend.  These are great family events!

 

RELATED: WIN Tickets To Still Life with Iris by the Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre

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FROM OUR SPONSORS

  • Kid’s ROAR at the Sherman Lake YMCA on May 15 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Join the 4th Annual Kids Roar – A Rogue Obstacle Adventure Race for Youth Ages 8-14. There will be plenty of Dirt, Mud, Paint & Water! Refreshments and camp tours will be available after the race. Same day registration is available for $20.


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Plus, you’ll want to check out our full event calendar for a great listing of everything happening around town.

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

May 13, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 05/13/2016
12:00 am
Preschool Story Time!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 05/13/2016
Tulip Time Festival-Holland, MI
Downtown Holland, Holland , MI
Fri 05/13/2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friends Book & Bake Sale
Schoolcraft Library, Schoolcraft, MI
Fri 05/13/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 05/13/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/13/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 05/13/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/13/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/13/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 05/13/2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lego Club
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Fri 05/13/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anchor Run 2016
Lake Center Elementary School, Portage, MI
Fri 05/13/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen Night at the KIA
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/13/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

May 14, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 05/14/2016
Farmyard Open Weekends in May!
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
Tulip Time Festival-Holland, MI
Downtown Holland, Holland , MI
Sat 05/14/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mom 2 Mom Sale
North Avenue Church of God, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Otsego City Farmers’ Market
Otsego City Farmers’ Market,, Otsego , MI
Sat 05/14/2016
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Haven Farmers Market
South Haven Farmers’ Market, South Haven, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friends Book & Bake Sale
Schoolcraft Library, Schoolcraft, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake Village Homestead Farm Wellness Day 5k
Lake Village Homestead Farm, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bicycle Safety Adventure
Haverhill Park, Portage, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Buccaneer Bash
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Healthy Kids Day
Woods Lake Elementary, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Small Wonders: Beautiful Birds
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Astronomy Day 2016
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Y'OPA Fit Club
Y’OPA, Portage, Mi
Sat 05/14/2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Young Artists of Kalamazoo County
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/14/2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tour of the Universe: You Are Here by Dean Regas
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI

May 15, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 05/15/2016
Farmyard Open Weekends in May!
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/15/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
March for Babies - Kalamazoo 2016
Celery Flats Historic Area, Portage, MI
Sun 05/15/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 05/15/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Buccaneer Bash
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sun 05/15/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/15/2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kid's ROAR
Sherman Lake YMCA, Augusta, MI
Sun 05/15/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 05/15/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 05/15/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 05/15/2016
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
Vicksburg Library, Vicksburg, MI
Sun 05/15/2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SWMLC Storybook Hike
Chipman Preserve in Comstock Township, Comstock Township, Kalamazoo County

Always 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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