by Jill P

Happy Friday! Where did the month of January go? There are some super family fun events happening around the area this weekend.

 

For this weekend, consider…

See individual listings for times, pricing, and venue information. 

 

Kalamazoo Wings Star Wars Weekend | There are two games this weekend, January 29 at 7:00 pm and January 31 at 4:00 pm | Wings Event Center

    • The Kalamazoo Wings weekend games on Friday, January 29 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, January 31 at 4:00 pm will feature live-action characters, props for photo opportunities, a Star Wars costume contest, a reveal of the Wings’ never-before-seen futuristic jerseys (to be worn on February 6), a post-game skate (Sunday), and specialty Star Wars themed jerseys which will be auctioned off after Sunday’s game, with all proceeds going to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Autism Society.
    • Celebration! Cinema will host the costume contest on both Friday and Sunday and over the weekend they will be distributing over $200 in gift cards, two 31-inch Darth Vader replicas, two Chewbacca backpacks filled with Star Wars toys and books, as well as “stress relief” pucks to the first 500 fans through the doors on Friday and keychains to the first 500 fans in attendance on Sunday.

 

Winter Snow Party | January 30 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Oakland Drive Park in Portage

  • A great opportunity to enjoy time with your family and friends, all while embracing the white wonders of Michigan outdoors. There will be many activities to enjoy such as sledding and a snowman building contest! Build, decorate and bring your own cardboard sled.
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Salvation Army Winter Carnival | January 30 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | The Salvation Army of Kalamazoo

  • Bring your family for some fantastic winter fun! We will have food, games, activities, a snowman building contest, sledding, and much more! Tickets are $5 each with a max of $20 per family. All proceeds support Salvation Army programs in Kalamazoo.

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Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery – Family Discovery Series | January 31 at 3:00 pm and the KSO’s Instrument Petting Zoo begins at 2:00 pm  | Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo

  • You won’t want to miss the next installment of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s Family Discovery Series. KSO Family Discovery concerts are a delightfully entertaining introduction to symphonic music for children ages 4 and up at Chenery Auditorium. These programs feature great music, dance and interactive drama. Join the family fun before the concert! The KSO’s Instrument Petting Zoo will begin at 2pm and meet the conductor at 2:40.

 

Worth The Drive

Michigan International Auto Show | January 29 from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, January 30 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and January 31 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | DeVos Place in Grand Rapids

  • Not only is the Auto Show a great place to shop and compare options for every day vehicles, it is also an opportunity for West Michigan residents to see many of the most recently released or “soon to be released” models! Adults are $10, children ages 6-14 are $4, and children 5 and under are free.

 

More winter fun can be found on our Event Calendar. Check it out here!

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

Friday January 29, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMKalamazoo Restaurant Week
12:00 AMMichigan International Auto Show
12:00 AMThe Ice Rink at Millennium Park
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:15 AMPreschool Story Time!
10:30 AMDrop-In Winter Blues Crafts
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
7:00 PMKalamazoo Wings Star Wars Night
7:00 PMOpen Gym - Battle Creek
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday January 30, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMJust Add Snow! Snowshoe Walks
12:00 AMKalamazoo Restaurant Week
12:00 AMMichigan International Auto Show
12:00 AMThe Ice Rink at Millennium Park
12:00 AMWeekend Open Skate
9:00 AMHometown Sports Card Show
9:00 AMNinja Turtle Breakfast
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBenjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
11:00 AMCreature Feature: Salamander
12:00 PMArt of the Brick
12:00 PMPANDAmonium!
12:00 PMWinter Snow Party
1:00 PMMine Craft Art and Drama Workshop
1:00 PMSalvation Army Winter Carnival
2:00 PMIce Skating at Lawson Ice Arena

Sunday January 31, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMMichigan International Auto Show
12:00 AMThe Ice Rink at Millennium Park
12:00 AMWeekend Open Skate
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
12:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
2:00 PMDownhill Ski or Snowboad Lessons
2:00 PMIce Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
2:00 PMWinter Woods: Tree ID
3:00 PMVivaldi's Ring of Mystery - Family Discovery Series
4:00 PMKalamazoo Wings Star Wars Weekend
9:00 PMBowl Your Head Off

 

 

 

These events and more can be found on our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?

 

 

 

 

By | 2016-01-29T06:58:21+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – January 29

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Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.