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Weekend Picks – January 17, 2014

by Jill P

 

Looking for something fun to do with the entire family this weekend?  Bundle up the kids and head outdoors. There are many activities this weekend to get outside and enjoy the Michigan outdoors. Consider…

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Full Moon Hike

Friday, January 17 starting at 6:30 pm at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta.

  • Explore the Sanctuary at night by the light of the full moon! We’ll listen for nocturnal animals, learn how they have adapted to survive in the dark and meet the Sanctuary’s resident Great Horned Owl. No flashlights are needed, but please dress for the cold and wear boots.
  • Family program. $7/adult, $6/senior & student, $5/ages 2-12. Member discount.

Lego Character Breakfast

Saturday, January 18 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at Burdick’s at the Radisson in Downtown Kalamazoo.

  • Come see a variety of Lego structures provided by West Michigan Lego Train Club and get your picture taken with Lego man. A Lego activity table will also be available for kids to play with blocks or even color Lego characters.
  • RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, CALL (269) 226-3155, BREAKFAST BUFFET: Adults – $13.50 and kids – $6.99

Ice Skating Lessons at Millennium Park

Saturday, January 18 (see times below) at the Millennium Park in Portage.

  • Ice Skating Lessons: Learn to skate with expert instructors from the Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association. Fees for this program include two classes, skate rental and instruction. Pre-registration is required by calling 329-4522. Class size is limited to 12 students.Fee: $20 per skater
  • Session 1: Ages 5-11 years 1/11 and 1/18 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Session 2: Ages 5-Adult 1/11 and 1/18 10:30-11:30 a.m.

West Lake Winter Wonders Walk

Saturday, January 18 at 2 pm at West Lake Nature Preserve in Portage.

  • West Lake Nature Preserve is one of the jewels in the Portage Park system’s crown. With the diverse habitats of wetlands, bogs and upland oak forest, this park supports a wide range of Michigan wildlife. Explore with Dan Keto of the Kalamazoo Nature Center and experience the natural history which arises on our walk as the temperatures of winter drop. Open to all ages, a great way to make outdoor memories with your family!

Winter Wildflowers

Sunday, January 19 at from 2-3 pm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo. 

  • Learn to identify our blooming beauties in the winter! Investigate strategies plants use to make it through the tough winter conditions.
  • Public Programs Admission: Members: Free Adults: $7, Seniors: $6, Children & Students (4-17) $4, Children 3 & Under: Free Location: All programs begin in the Interpretive Center unless otherwise noted. Programs are 1 hour in length, unless otherwise noted

All these of these events and more can be found on the KZOOkids.com calendar.  

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.

 

One Comment

  • Laurel Palmer

    Hi Jill –

    What a wonderful website. I signed my daughter, Teah up for ice skating lessons based upon your recommendations for this weekend.