Kalamazoo Events Calendar for Families: November 2020

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Southwest MI & Kalamazoo Events for November, Listed

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 ONGOING • NOVEMBER EVENTS  

Here’s a round up of Kalamazoo events for November that are on repeat:


 Thursday, OCT 1-DEC 31, 2020 | 6-7pm  

Elementary Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» Time spent in nature is vital for kids at any age. Join us each Thursday evening for an outdoor program designed specifically for elementary-aged children. Parents are invited to drop their children off and pick them up at the end of the hour-long program.


 NOV 1-30, 2020 | 8am-8pm  

November Storywalk Book – Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
701 W. Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
» This month’s storywalk book is about how one voice, no matter how small, can make a difference with an idea, plan, courage, and the power of persistence. Be inspired by Sofia Valdez, and stand up for what you believe in!


 Tuesdays, OCT 6-DEC 29, 2020 | 9am-12pm  

Drive-up Diaper Distribution
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
247 W Lovell Sr, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

» Every Tuesday from October 6 to December 29 families will be able to pick up diapers at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.


 Wednesdays, OCT 7-DEC 30, 2020 | 11:45am-12:15pm  

Drive-up Diaper Distribution
Battle Creek Family YMCA
182 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

» Every Wednesday from October 7 to December 30 families can drive through to pick up diapers and wipes at the Battle Creek Family YMCA


 NOV 1  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 1, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Pancakes & Pins
Airway Fun Center
5626 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
» 9am-12pm. All you can bowl & all you can eat pancakes, a wonderful way to spend your Sunday mornings with family and friends!

 NOV 1, 2020 | 2 pm                                     

Ranger Hike: Fall Color Hike 🆓
Schrier Park
850 W Osterhout Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 2-4pm. Take a stroll through Schrier Park and the Eliason Nature Reserve during the beauty of the fall season. Gather leaves along the way to make fall inspired art with the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center.

 NOV 2  •  M  

 All Day                                   

NOV 2, 2020 | 9 am                                      

 NOV 3  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 3, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Education @ Home with the Air Zoo (Ages 3-4)
Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 9-10:15am. Children encounter air pressure at work with The Cat in the Hat, and explore the question, “What is weather, and why is it important to us?” Kids learn about and utilize the vocabulary of weather, view instruments used to measure our changing atmosphere, and create tools to measure wind direction in this wacky weather workshop. Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

 NOV 3, 2020 | 10 am                                     

STEAM @ Home 🆓
Hosted by Otsego District Library
Virtual Event
» Join Miss Alicia on Facebook to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. See how learning can be fun! Take home kits will be available some of the weeks at the curbside window if applicable. Grades K-5

 NOV 3, 2020 | 1 pm                                     

Education @ Home with the Air Zoo (Ages 3-4)
Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 1-2:15pm. Children encounter air pressure at work with The Cat in the Hat, and explore the question, “What is weather, and why is it important to us?” Kids learn about and utilize the vocabulary of weather, view instruments used to measure our changing atmosphere, and create tools to measure wind direction in this wacky weather workshop. Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

 NOV 3, 2020 | 5 pm                                     

Michaels Kids Club Online: Fall Pinecone Crafts 🆓
Hosted by Michaels
Virtual Event
» Transform pinecones into cute characters + critters!

 NOV 4  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 4, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Behind the Scenes of Animal Care
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 9am-5pm. Register your child for a fun-filled exploration of wildlife care! Assist with the daily tasks of an Animal Caretaker. Masks are required and COVID-19 safety precautions are observed during this two-hour experience. Ages 8+, $50/Member, $75/Member

 NOV 4, 2020 | 10am – 7pm                            

Make-and-Take Sand Candles
Marketplace by Kalamazoo Candle
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday for make-and-take Sand Candles. ​

We’ll set you up with a socially distanced workstation and everything you need to create your own Sand Candle. Choose from a variety of colors and fragrances and make a candle to take home for just $10. ​

No reservations required. Space is limited. First come, first served.

LEARN MORE

 NOV 4, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 10am-1pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 NOV 4, 2020 | 11 am                                     

Maker Mornings: Zip Lines 🆓
Hosted by Willard Library
Virtual Event
» Explore the fun world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with Nicole and Alisha each month. In November, we will be making zip lines! After Nov. 2, stop by either library location to pick up a Grab n’ Go Kit to follow along with all of Willard’s virtual programs, while supplies last.

 NOV 4, 2020 | 1 pm                                     

Creative Writing Wednesday 🆓
Hosted by Kalamazoo Public Library
Virtual Event
» KPL is hosting a creative writing program on Wednesdays for Teens. Teen writers need to visit BookRix and create their own free account, then search for KPL-Creative Writing Wednesdays and request to join. Once they have an account, participants can upload their submissions. Each Wednesday will feature a different writing prompt.

 NOV 4, 2020 | 2 pm                                     

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 2-5pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 NOV 5  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 5, 2020 | 6 pm                                     

Elementary Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» Time spent in nature is vital for kids at any age. Join us each Thursday evening for an outdoor program designed specifically for elementary-aged children. Parents are invited to drop their children off and pick them up at the end of the hour-long program.

 NOV 6  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 6, 2020 | 10am – 5pm                            

Make-and-Take Sand Candles
Marketplace by Kalamazoo Candle
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday for make-and-take Sand Candles. ​

We’ll set you up with a socially distanced workstation and everything you need to create your own Sand Candle. Choose from a variety of colors and fragrances and make a candle to take home for just $10. ​

No reservations required. Space is limited. First come, first served.

LEARN MORE

 NOV 6, 2020 | 3 pm                                     

Wild Bird Event 🆓
Wedel’s 
5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 3-5pm. The birds are coming, the birds are coming! Meet the birds and their handlers from Lake Milton Raptor Education Center.

 NOV 6, 2020 | 5 pm                                     

Virtual Art Hop 🆓
Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
Virtual Event
» Celebrate creativity and self expression thorough the arts on the Art Council’s Facebook page. Enjoy photos, videos, and live-streams of this curated show filled with a variety of artwork including dance, theatre, music, painting, ceramics, photography, and more.

 NOV 6, 2020 | 6 pm                                     

Family Disney Night: Ohana Sunset
Wine and Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 6-8:30pm. Leave your cares at the door and dive in to the paint party at our NEW STUDIO! Relax with step-by-step instructions to create your finished masterpiece. $29

 NOV 7  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 7, 2020 | 8:30 am                                     

Wake Up, Wellspring! Virtual Creative Movement Class
Hosted by Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers 
Virtual Event
» Start your day in a fun, energizing way! This creative movement based class is perfect for little ones, but will be fun for the whole family! $10

 NOV 7, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Benjammin Educational Kid’s Music
Old Dog Tavern
402 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
» Join us Saturday morning with adorable, fun-loving kids on stage at Old Dog Tavern. Bring your kids to join the band or just come and watch kids grow in music & life skills. Instruments provided. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. with various kid combos!

 NOV 7, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Virtual Stroll with Nature: Beavers – Nature’s Builders 🆓
Hosted by Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Virtual Event
» November is the time of year beavers are particularly active building their winter homes in preparation for cold weather. Learn more about these busy builders through stories, hands-on activities, and suggestions for short “strolls” on trails or through your neighborhood.

 NOV 7, 2020 | 10 am                                     

VBDL’s Online EXPLORE with Mr. Jeff 🆓
Hosted by VBDL
Virtual Event
» Join Mr. Jeff from VBDL Lawrence Community Branch every other Saturday on Facebook and VBDL’s YouTube Channel for EXPLORE!  Mr. Jeff offers instruction in a variety of art-related hands-on activities for students in 4th grade and up. Remember to pick-up an EXPLORE activity bag filled with a month’s worth of EXPLORE supplies so you can work along with Mr. Jeff!

 NOV 7, 2020 | 12 pm                                     

Wild Bird Event 🆓
Wedel’s 
5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 12pm-2pm. The birds are coming, the birds are coming! Meet the birds and their handlers from Lake Milton Raptor Education Center.

 NOV 7, 2020 | 12:30 pm                                     

Pick it, Make it! Slumped Fused Glass Art
Glass Art Kalamazoo
326 W Kalamazoo Ave #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
» 12:30pm-2pm. You will learn the basics of cutting and preparing your project for the fusing (melting in the fusing kilns) and slumping process. Masks and registration required. $50

 NOV 7, 2020 | 1 pm                                     

Flip Flop Shop
Branch Gymnastics & Kids Sports USA
6712 Financial Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» This fun 45 min clinic will consist of a variety of drills, progressions, and strength training to enhance tumbling, with the goal of mastering a back handspring. Your child will have the opportunity to work with our trained instructors and utilize our trampolines, tumble track, rod floor and spring floor to help them achieve this fundamental skill! Ages 6-17, Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.

 NOV 7, 2020 | 2:30 pm                                     

Pick it, Make it! Slumped Fused Glass Art
Glass Art Kalamazoo
326 W Kalamazoo Ave #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
» 2:30pm-4pm. You will learn the basics of cutting and preparing your project for the fusing (melting in the fusing kilns) and slumping process. Masks and registration required. $50

 NOV 7, 2020 | 3 pm                                     

Cookies & Canvas: Owl Always Love You
Wine and Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 3-5pm. Ticket price includes use of all necessary paint supplies and aprons, instruction from a professional and friendly local artist, and a 11×14 gallery wrapped, take-home canvas! $20

 NOV 7, 2020 | 8:30 pm                                     

Online Viewing Session
Hosted by Kalamazoo Astronomical Society

Virtual Event
» View the wonders of the universe from home, courtesy of the KAS Remote Telescope in Arizona. Registration is required.

 NOV 8  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 8, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Pancakes & Pins
Airway Fun Center
5626 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
» 9am-12pm. All you can bowl & all you can eat pancakes, a wonderful way to spend your Sunday mornings with family and friends!

 NOV 9  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 9, 2020 | 6:30 pm                                     

Swinging on a Star: Living on the International Space Station 🆓
Hosted by Portage District Library
Virtual Event
» Learn about how astronauts train for ISS duty, how they travel to and from the ISS, what they do when aboard, the effects of long term life in zero gravity, and the future of this amazing International collaboration. Lisa Wininger, NASA Solar System Ambassador and state STEM Director, will present this interactive program on Zoom. Registration required.

 NOV 10  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 10, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Education @ Home with the Air Zoo (Ages 5-7)
Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 9-10:15am. Children encounter air pressure at work with The Cat in the Hat, and explore the question, “What is weather, and why is it important to us?” Kids learn about and utilize the vocabulary of weather, view instruments used to measure our changing atmosphere, and create tools to measure wind direction in this wacky weather workshop. Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

 NOV 10, 2020 | 10 am                                     

STEAM @ Home 🆓
Hosted by Otsego District Library
Virtual Event
» Join Miss Alicia on Facebook to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. See how learning can be fun! Take home kits will be available some of the weeks at the curbside window if applicable. Grades K-5

 NOV 10, 2020 | 10:30 am                                     

Stories with Sunny the Therapy Dog
Comstock Township Library
6130 King Hwy, Comstock, MI 49041
» Read stories one on one with Sunny the Therapy Dog! Each family who reads to Sunny needs to register with us for a specific time slot. Masks must be worn by all children to protect library staff and Sunny’s owner. Please call us to reserve your time slot, no drop ins will be allowed: 269-345-0136

 NOV 10, 2020 | 1 pm                                     

Education @ Home with the Air Zoo (Ages 5-7)
Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 1-2:15pm. Children encounter air pressure at work with The Cat in the Hat, and explore the question, “What is weather, and why is it important to us?” Kids learn about and utilize the vocabulary of weather, view instruments used to measure our changing atmosphere, and create tools to measure wind direction in this wacky weather workshop. Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

 NOV 10, 2020 | 3:30 pm                                     

Tuesday Teen Trivia: Netflix Edition 🆓
Hosted by Paw Paw District Library

Virtual Event
» Join us for another edition of Tuesday Teen Trivia on Facebook Live. All that binge watching may finally pay off as we test our knowledge of Netflix. Check our website for information on where to email us for Zoom link and password.

 NOV 11  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 11, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Veterans Day Luminary
Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
» The Air Zoo is excited to be marking Veterans Day this year with our annual Veterans Day Luminaria. The Air Zoo is open regular business hours (9-5) and invites the public to join us at 5:15 for a flag lowering ceremony on the grounds, and enjoy the quiet glow of the luminaria on display throughout the evening. In honor of their service, all active duty military and veterans will receive free general admission November 11, 2019. Thank you for your service.

 NOV 11, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Behind the Scenes of Animal Care
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 9am-5pm. Register your child for a fun-filled exploration of wildlife care! Assist with the daily tasks of an Animal Caretaker. Masks are required and COVID-19 safety precautions are observed during this two-hour experience. Ages 8+, $50/Member, $75/Member

 NOV 11, 2020 | 10am – 7pm                            

Make-and-Take Sand Candles
Marketplace by Kalamazoo Candle
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday for make-and-take Sand Candles. ​

We’ll set you up with a socially distanced workstation and everything you need to create your own Sand Candle. Choose from a variety of colors and fragrances and make a candle to take home for just $10. ​

No reservations required. Space is limited. First come, first served.

LEARN MORE

 NOV 11, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 10am-1pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 NOV 11, 2020 | 11 am                                     

On The Road Fun with Miss Stephanie 🆓
Hosted by Willard Library
Virtual Event
» This month, Miss Stephanie takes story time on the road to the Glass Family Dental office. Dentists Dr. Michael Glass and Dr. LaTisha Glass will share what a trip to the dentist is like and show the equipment they use during a teeth-cleaning visit.

 NOV 11, 2020 | 2 pm                                     

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 2-5pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 NOV 12  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 12, 2020 | 4:30 pm                                     

Science Adventures- Balloon Car 🆓
Hosted by Paw Paw District Library

Virtual Event
» Learn about kinetic and potential energy while you design, build, and race your own balloon-powered car. Facebook Live event. Kit pick-up available: Monday, November 9th.

 NOV 12, 2020 | 6 pm                                     

Elementary Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» Time spent in nature is vital for kids at any age. Join us each Thursday evening for an outdoor program designed specifically for elementary-aged children. Parents are invited to drop their children off and pick them up at the end of the hour-long program.

 NOV 13  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 13, 2020 | 10am – 5pm                            

Make-and-Take Sand Candles
Marketplace by Kalamazoo Candle
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday for make-and-take Sand Candles. ​

We’ll set you up with a socially distanced workstation and everything you need to create your own Sand Candle. Choose from a variety of colors and fragrances and make a candle to take home for just $10. ​

No reservations required. Space is limited. First come, first served.

LEARN MORE

 NOV 13, 2020| 5 pm                                     

Winter’s Eve Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts

400 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
» 5-9pm. Join us for the perfect night of artisan craft cocktails, Michigan made wares, and cool tunes under the lights at the SCA. To get you in the holiday spirit we’re building a themed bar with fabulous cold-weather inspired drinks. And we’ve curated a select group of top-notch creatives with artisan-crafted wearables, baked goods, treats for your pets, housewares, decor and more!

 NOV 13, 2020| 5:30 pm                                     

Kids Night Out
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 5:30-7:45pm. KNC will provide outdoor, educational activities, a campfire, and s’mores for elementary and middle school-aged children, while you take time for you. Groups will be split by age, and will be kept small to promote a safe experience for all participants. Ages 5-13 years old. $20/member child, $25/non-member child, $10/each additional child per family.

 NOV 13, 2020| 6 pm                                     

Family Disney Night: Magical Castle
Wine and Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 6-8:30pm. Family Disney Night are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out!. $29

 NOV 14  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 14, 2020 | 8:30 am                                     

Wake Up, Wellspring! Virtual Creative Movement Class
Hosted by Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers 
Virtual Event
» Start your day in a fun, energizing way! This creative movement based class is perfect for little ones, but will be fun for the whole family! $10

 NOV 14, 2020 | 9:30 am                                     

Grab & Go Book Sales
Parchment Community Library
401 S Riverview Dr, Parchment, MI 49004
» The sales will be held inside in the main floor atrium area of the library and are designed with COVID safety in mind. Shoppers will choose among sealed paper sacks filled with books, audiobooks, DVDs, or puzzles. Bags are priced from $2 to $5, depending on contents.

 NOV 14, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Benjammin Educational Kid’s Music
Old Dog Tavern
402 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
» Join us Saturday morning with adorable, fun-loving kids on stage at Old Dog Tavern. Bring your kids to join the band or just come and watch kids grow in music & life skills. Instruments provided. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. with various kid combos!

 NOV 14, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Make, Take, and Hike! – Make Your Own Hiking Stick 🆓
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

701 W. Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
» Come celebrate National Take a Hike Day (Nov 17) a few days early by making your own hiking stick and going on a hike through the Institute’s many miles of trails. We will provide the sticks and embellishments, you provide the creativity and enthusiasm. All materials will be located just outside the Institute’s Education Building. Please respect social distancing guidelines when collecting your materials. This is a self-guided activity, but Institute staff will be available to answer questions.

 NOV 14, 2020 | 10 am                                     

John Ball Zoo Program: Habitats 🆓
Schrier Park

850 W Osterhout Road, Portage, MI 49024
» Meet animals and discover how they meet their basic needs in different types of habitats, from deserts to wetlands.

 NOV 14, 2020 | 10 am                                     

VBDL’s Online Kitchen Science 🆓
Hosted by VBDL
Virtual Event
» Join VBDL every other Saturday at 10am on Facebook and VBDL’s YouTube Channel for Kitchen Science! We’ll make science experiments together using common household items! Today Miss Yvette from VBDL Bangor Branch shows us how to make Magic Milk!

 NOV 14, 2020 | 11 am                                     

Children’s Cooking Class
The Henderson Castle
100 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
» 11am-1pm. Kids (ages 7-14) will learn new techniques making special dishes to impress their friends and family. $49

 NOV 14, 2020 | 11 am                                     

Cookies & Canvas: Fall Owl
Wine and Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 11am-1pm. Cookies and Canvas are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! $20

 NOV 14, 2020 | 1 pm                                     

Flip Flop Shop
Branch Gymnastics & Kids Sports USA
6712 Financial Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» This fun 45 min clinic will consist of a variety of drills, progressions, and strength training to enhance tumbling, with the goal of mastering a back handspring. Your child will have the opportunity to work with our trained instructors and utilize our trampolines, tumble track, rod floor and spring floor to help them achieve this fundamental skill! Ages 6-17, Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.

 NOV 15  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 15, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Pancakes & Pins
Airway Fun Center
5626 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
» 9am-12pm. All you can bowl & all you can eat pancakes, a wonderful way to spend your Sunday mornings with family and friends!

 NOV 15, 2020 | 1:30 pm                                     

Princess Tea Party
The Henderson Castle
100 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
» 1:30-3:30pm. You and your little princess are invited to join us over tea, dancing and laughing, princess stories and fun activities! Register in advance, $29.99/Person.

 NOV 15, 2020 | 2 pm                                     

Alligator Sanctuary Program 🆓
Schrier Park

850 W Osterhout Road, Portage, MI 49024
» Mr. “C” of Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary will present live reptiles including American Alligators, lizards, tortoises and a snake. This program is an engaging and up close experience that everyone can enjoy. Visitors will be allowed to touch and hold their favorite animal at the conclusion of the presentation. Space is limited.

 NOV 16  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 16, 2020 | 9 am                                     

 NOV 17  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 17, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Education @ Home with the Air Zoo (Ages 8-11)
Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 9-10:15am. Young meteorologists make weather observations, use weather map skills, and operate weather instruments while learning the science behind our changing atmosphere. Students study natural hazards like tornadoes and floods by observing and making predictions about a dry ice tornado and a 5-foot stream table model. Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

 NOV 17, 2020, 2020 | 10 am                                     

STEAM @ Home 🆓
Hosted by Otsego District Library
Virtual Event
» Join Miss Alicia on Facebook to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. See how learning can be fun! Take home kits will be available some of the weeks at the curbside window if applicable. Grades K-5

 NOV 17, 2020, 2020 | 10:30 am                                     

Parenting Talk: Reading, Writing, and ‘Rythmetic 🆓
Hosted by Kalamazoo Public Library
Virtual Event
» Parenting Talk connects community resource specialists with preschool children and their adults in an online environment that’s informative and lots of fun! Everyday child-led play with books and music is great fun for growing brains! Registration required.

 NOV 17, 2020, 2020 | 1 pm                                     

Education @ Home with the Air Zoo (Ages 8-11)
Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 1-2:15pm. Young meteorologists make weather observations, use weather map skills, and operate weather instruments while learning the science behind our changing atmosphere. Students study natural hazards like tornadoes and floods by observing and making predictions about a dry ice tornado and a 5-foot stream table model. Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

 NOV 17, 2020, 2020 | 3:30 pm                                     

Teen Restorative Yoga 🆓
Hosted by Paw Paw District Library

Virtual Event
» Teens, Jessica Johnson of Mattawan Yoga, will lead us through movement and breath that will restore our body and minds. Fill out form to receive the Zoom link and password.

 NOV 18  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 18, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Behind the Scenes of Animal Care
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 9am-5pm. Register your child for a fun-filled exploration of wildlife care! Assist with the daily tasks of an Animal Caretaker. Masks are required and COVID-19 safety precautions are observed during this two-hour experience. Ages 8+, $50/Member, $75/Member

 NOV 18, 2020 | 10am – 7pm                            

Make-and-Take Sand Candles
Marketplace by Kalamazoo Candle
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday for make-and-take Sand Candles. ​

We’ll set you up with a socially distanced workstation and everything you need to create your own Sand Candle. Choose from a variety of colors and fragrances and make a candle to take home for just $10. ​

No reservations required. Space is limited. First come, first served.

LEARN MORE

 NOV 18, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 10am-1pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 NOV 18, 2020 | 11 am                                     

Feelin’ Fishy Story Time 🆓
Hosted by Willard Library
Virtual Event
» Silliness abounds in this program all about those living life under the sea. We’ll enjoy stories, a song, and a fun fish-themed craft. Want to participate in the fun? Stop by either location and pick up a Grab ‘n’ Go Kit. The kit will have all the items you need to follow along with the Grab ‘n’ Go  virtual programs. While supplies last.

 NOV 18, 2020 | 2 pm                                     

Wellness Wednesdays for Teens 🆓
Hosted by Kalamazoo Public Library
Virtual Event
» Get health and wellness tips from yoga instructor Gena, a certified nutritionist. Videos will include instructions for stretching, good sleep hygiene, and the importance of taking care of yourself.

 NOV 18, 2020 | 2 pm                                     

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 2-5pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 NOV 18, 2020 | 6 pm                                     

Junior Ranger Earn-A-Badge 🆓
Stuart Manor
7340 Garden Ln, Portage, MI 49002
» Calling all Junior Rangers! Work on your Ranger apprenticeship with this 60-minute Earn-A-Badge workshop. This workshop will help you complete your Health Badge. The registration deadline is November 11.

 NOV 19  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 19, 2020 | 6 pm                                     

Elementary Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» Time spent in nature is vital for kids at any age. Join us each Thursday evening for an outdoor program designed specifically for elementary-aged children. Parents are invited to drop their children off and pick them up at the end of the hour-long program.

 NOV 20  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 20, 2020 | 10am – 5pm                            

Make-and-Take Sand Candles
Marketplace by Kalamazoo Candle
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday for make-and-take Sand Candles. ​

We’ll set you up with a socially distanced workstation and everything you need to create your own Sand Candle. Choose from a variety of colors and fragrances and make a candle to take home for just $10. ​

No reservations required. Space is limited. First come, first served.

LEARN MORE

 NOV 20, 2020 | 10:30 am                                     

Science Storytime: Go Take a Hike 🆓
Hosted by Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Virtual Event
» Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and engage in play and hands-on activities about tales from the trails in this storytime hosted by the Hastings Public Library and Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Then, grab your boots, trail mix, some water, and go “take a hike!” This storytime will be live-streamed through Zoom and Facebook Live.

 NOV 20, 2020 | 5 pm                                     

Winter’s Eve Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts

400 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
» 5-9pm. Join us for the perfect night of artisan craft cocktails, Michigan made wares, and cool tunes under the lights at the SCA. To get you in the holiday spirit we’re building a themed bar with fabulous cold-weather inspired drinks. And we’ve curated a select group of top-notch creatives with artisan-crafted wearables, baked goods, treats for your pets, housewares, decor and more!

 NOV 20, 2020 | 6 pm                                     

Family Night: Porg Life
Wine and Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 6-8:30pm. Family Night are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! $29

 NOV 21  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 21, 2020 | 8:30 am                                     

Wake Up, Wellspring! Virtual Creative Movement Class
Hosted by Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers 
Virtual Event
» Start your day in a fun, energizing way! This creative movement based class is perfect for little ones, but will be fun for the whole family! $10

 NOV 21, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Benjammin Educational Kid’s Music
Old Dog Tavern
402 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
» Join us Saturday morning with adorable, fun-loving kids on stage at Old Dog Tavern. Bring your kids to join the band or just come and watch kids grow in music & life skills. Instruments provided. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. with various kid combos!

 NOV 21, 2020 | 10 am                                     

VBDL’s Online EXPLORE with Mr. Jeff 🆓
Hosted by VBDL
Virtual Event
» Join Mr. Jeff from VBDL Lawrence Community Branch every other Saturday on Facebook and VBDL’s YouTube Channel for EXPLORE!  Mr. Jeff offers instruction in a variety of art-related hands-on activities for students in 4th grade and up. Remember to pick-up an EXPLORE activity bag filled with a month’s worth of EXPLORE supplies so you can work along with Mr. Jeff!

 NOV 21, 2020 | 11 am                                     

Cookies & Canvas: Handsome Fox
Wine and Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 11am-1pm. Cookies and Canvas are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! $20

 NOV 21, 2020 | 12:30 pm                                     

Make it! 3 Fused Holiday Ornaments
Glass Art Kalamazoo
326 W Kalamazoo Ave #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
» 12:30pm-2pm. Learn the basics of cutting and preparing your project for the fusing (melting in the fusing kilns) process. Each order includes 3 ornaments. These projects make great gifts, Christmas tree ornaments or sun catchers. Masks and preregistration required. $50

 NOV 21, 2020 | 1 pm                                     

Flip Flop Shop
Branch Gymnastics & Kids Sports USA
6712 Financial Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» This fun 45 min clinic will consist of a variety of drills, progressions, and strength training to enhance tumbling, with the goal of mastering a back handspring. Your child will have the opportunity to work with our trained instructors and utilize our trampolines, tumble track, rod floor and spring floor to help them achieve this fundamental skill! Ages 6-17, Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.

 NOV 21, 2020 | 2:30 pm                                     

Make it! 3 Fused Holiday Ornaments
Glass Art Kalamazoo
326 W Kalamazoo Ave #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
» 2:30-4pm. Learn the basics of cutting and preparing your project for the fusing (melting in the fusing kilns) process. Each order includes 3 ornaments. These projects make great gifts, Christmas tree ornaments or sun catchers. Masks and preregistration required. $50

 NOV 22  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 22, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Pancakes & Pins
Airway Fun Center
5626 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
» 9am-12pm. All you can bowl & all you can eat pancakes, a wonderful way to spend your Sunday mornings with family and friends!

 NOV 23  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 23, 2020 | 3 pm                                     

Stories with Sunny the Therapy Dog
Comstock Township Library
6130 King Hwy, Comstock, MI 49041
» Read stories one on one with Sunny the Therapy Dog! Each family who reads to Sunny needs to register with us for a specific time slot. Masks must be worn by all children to protect library staff and Sunny’s owner. Please call us to reserve your time slot, no drop ins will be allowed: 269-345-0136

 NOV 24  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 24, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Education @ Home with the Air Zoo (Ages 12-14)
Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 9-10:15am. Students learn the fundamentals of electricity while constructing circuits, building real electric motors, and observing 150,000 volts of static electricity generated by a Van de Graaff generator!  This course is designed to give students an understanding of AC and DC current and how energy is transferred to devices used in daily life. Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

 NOV 24, 2020 | 10 am                                     

STEAM @ Home 🆓
Hosted by Otsego District Library
Virtual Event
» Join Miss Alicia on Facebook to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. See how learning can be fun! Take home kits will be available some of the weeks at the curbside window if applicable. Grades K-5

 NOV 24, 2020 | 1 pm                                     

Education @ Home with the Air Zoo (Ages 12-14)
Air Zoo
Virtual Event
» 1-2:15pm. Students learn the fundamentals of electricity while constructing circuits, building real electric motors, and observing 150,000 volts of static electricity generated by a Van de Graaff generator!  This course is designed to give students an understanding of AC and DC current and how energy is transferred to devices used in daily life. Must register at least 2 weeks prior, $6 per student.

 NOV 25  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 25, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Behind the Scenes of Animal Care
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» 9am-5pm. Register your child for a fun-filled exploration of wildlife care! Assist with the daily tasks of an Animal Caretaker. Masks are required and COVID-19 safety precautions are observed during this two-hour experience. Ages 8+, $50/Member, $75/Member

 NOV 25, 2020 | 10am – 7pm                            

Make-and-Take Sand Candles
Marketplace by Kalamazoo Candle
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday for make-and-take Sand Candles. ​

We’ll set you up with a socially distanced workstation and everything you need to create your own Sand Candle. Choose from a variety of colors and fragrances and make a candle to take home for just $10. ​

No reservations required. Space is limited. First come, first served.

LEARN MORE

 NOV 26  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 26, 2020 | 6 pm                                     

Elementary Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» Time spent in nature is vital for kids at any age. Join us each Thursday evening for an outdoor program designed specifically for elementary-aged children. Parents are invited to drop their children off and pick them up at the end of the hour-long program.

 NOV 27  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 27, 2020 | 9 am                                     

 NOV 27, 2020 | 10am – 5pm                            

Make-and-Take Sand Candles
Marketplace by Kalamazoo Candle
166 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

» Fun, fast, and family-friendly! Join our Marketplace candle making experts every Wednesday and Friday for make-and-take Sand Candles. ​

We’ll set you up with a socially distanced workstation and everything you need to create your own Sand Candle. Choose from a variety of colors and fragrances and make a candle to take home for just $10. ​

No reservations required. Space is limited. First come, first served.

LEARN MORE

 NOV 28  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 28, 2020 | 8 am                                     

STEAM Saturday 🆓
Hosted by Richland Community Library
Virtual Event
» Join us online to create a Bottle Flute. This video will include instructions on how to make a Bottle Flute. Limited number of kits available. Pre-registraion is required.

 NOV 28, 2020 | 10 am                                     

Benjammin Educational Kid’s Music
Old Dog Tavern
402 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
» Join us Saturday morning with adorable, fun-loving kids on stage at Old Dog Tavern. Bring your kids to join the band or just come and watch kids grow in music & life skills. Instruments provided. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. with various kid combos!

 NOV 28, 2020 | 11 am                                     

Cookies & Canvas: Festive Forest
Wine and Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» 11am-1pm. Ticket price includes use of all necessary paint supplies and aprons, instruction from a professional and friendly local artist, and a 11×14 gallery wrapped, take-home canvas! $20

 NOV 29  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 29, 2020 | 9 am                                     

Pancakes & Pins
Airway Fun Center
5626 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
» 9am-12pm. All you can bowl & all you can eat pancakes, a wonderful way to spend your Sunday mornings with family and friends!

 NOV 30  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 30, 2020 | 9 am                                     

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