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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – May 6-8

by Jill P

 

Welcome to the weekend! We’re super excited about all of the great events happening this weekend. So, grab the kids and head out to one of these great events.

 

WEEKEND PICKS

Some fun highlights for this weekend are:

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(photo courtesy of the KSO) 

  • Kalamazoo Kids in Tune at the Art Hop on May 6 performing at the Epic Theatre from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Kalamazoo Kids in Tune is a partnership of KSO, Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo, and KPS. You’ll be amazed at the powerful music produced by this talented young ensemble. FREE.
  • Meijer Kids Fun Run on May 6 at 6:00 pm at the Borgess Nazareth Campus on Gull Road. The Meijer Kids Fun Run is a celebration of good health for youth up to age 12. This 1-mile non-competitive event is held at the Borgess Health & Fitness Center. The run is started in “waves” by age group, and parents may walk and push strollers at the back of the pack. All children receive a finisher’s medal. The event is FREE, however registration is required. (This is a super busy event. Expect to see about 2,000 kids participating).

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  • Touch-A-Truck Event on May 7 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Kalamazoo Expo Center and Fairgrounds. What you’ll find: Over 50 unique vehicles to explore, Small Sound – music & movements for the kids, art & crafts, Kids in the Kitchen activity, bounceland, food trucks, & fingerprinting. Cost is $10 per family, $4 for adults, and $2 for children (2 and under free). This event takes place rain or shine.
  • Historic DeLano Homestead on May 8 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 at the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

 

HappyMother'sDay

MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND FUN

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the great moms in our community!  A few weeks ago, we published our ULTIMATE Mother’s Day Guide for Kalamazoo Area Parent. In our guide, we have 10 ideas of things to do this weekend, ideas on where to make your Mother’s Day Brunch reservations, and great local gift ideas.

We wish you a great weekend with your family!


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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 6, 2016

Date/Time Event
Fri 05/06/2016
James and the Giant Peach
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
Mother's Day FREE Three Day Pass
YMCA of Greater Kalamzaoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
Mother's Day FREE Three Day Pass
YMCA Portage, Portage, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
12:00 am
Preschool Story Time!
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Farm History Day
Michigan Flywheelers Museum, South Haven, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2nd Annual North Burdick Block Party
60th District Service Office of State Representative Jon Hoadley, Kalamazoo, Mi
Fri 05/06/2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stories with "Mrs. Uggabumper"
TREAT STREET Ice Cream Parlor, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Fri 05/06/2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Hop
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kalamazoo Kids in Tune at Art Hop
Epic Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 05/06/2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meijer Kids Fun Run
Borgess Nazareth Campus, Kalamazoo, Mi
Fri 05/06/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

May 7, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sat 05/07/2016
2016 Michigan Pepsi Youth Bowling Championships
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
Farmyard Open Weekends in May!
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
James and the Giant Peach
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
Mother's Day FREE Three Day Pass
YMCA of Greater Kalamzaoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
Mother's Day FREE Three Day Pass
YMCA Portage, Portage, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
Tulip Time Festival-Holland, MI
Downtown Holland, Holland , MI
Sat 05/07/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers Market Opening Day
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Texas Township Farmers’ Market
Texas Township Farmers’ Market, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
2016 Kalamazoo County Expo Center Mom to Mom Sale
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sat 05/07/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Angry Birds Bird House
Home Depot Locations, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market
Battle Creek Farmers’ Market, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free Comic Book Day
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse Sale
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Hikes
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, Michigan
Sat 05/07/2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5th Annual Touch-A-Truck
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bicycle Helmet Blitz
Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Frontier Days 2016
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LEGO at the Library
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creature Feature: Tortoise & the Hare
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Recycled Art In The Park
Celery Flats Historic Area, Portage, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Author Deborah Marcero Presents URSA's LIGHT with starlit story time and presentation
Bookbug, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 05/07/2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First Saturday @ KPL
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI

May 8, 2016

Date/Time Event
Sun 05/08/2016
2016 Michigan Pepsi Youth Bowling Championships
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
Borgess Run for the Health of It
Borgess Nazareth Campus, Kalamazoo, Mi
Sun 05/08/2016
Farmyard Open Weekends in May!
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
James and the Giant Peach
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
Mother's Day FREE Three Day Pass
YMCA of Greater Kalamzaoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
Mother's Day FREE Three Day Pass
YMCA Portage, Portage, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
Tulip Time Festival-Holland, MI
Downtown Holland, Holland , MI
Sun 05/08/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pancakes & Pins
Airway Lanes, Portage, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Frontier Days 2016
The Olde World Village, Augusta, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portage Farmers' Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Invite a Monarch to Lunch – Plant a Milkweed
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 05/08/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historic DeLano Homestead
DeLano Homestead, Kalamazoo, MI

 

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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