by Jill P

March is here! After a couple of unexpected snow days this week, we’re ready to get out and about. Check out some of the fun things happening in our area this weekend.

There is definitely plenty to do! Enjoy!

 

For this weekend, consider…

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

 

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(photo courtesy of the Kalamazoo Nature Center) 

From Sap to Syrup | Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6, 1:30 & 3:30 pm | Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo

  • Marvel at the magic of maple sugaring. Discover how sunny days and chilly nights are key to a good sap run on this hike through the woods to our sugar shack. Then, sample some real Michigan maple syrup. Tours start indoors followed by a 45-minute guided hike. If you can’t make it this weekend, make sure that you plan to attend the Maple Sugar Festival on March 12 & 13. Such a great family event!
  • Admission: Members: free, adults: $7, seniors: $6, children & students (4-17) $4, and children 3 & Under: free.

Kalamazoo Wings Game & Fundraiser | March 5 at 7:00 pm | Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo

  • The Kalamazoo Wings will be honoring the 8 victims of the Feb. 20 shooting in Kalamazoo and to bring a sense of normalcy we are celebrating Slappy’s Birthday presented by Binder Park Zoo. $2 of every ticket sold to the March 5 game will be donated to the Help Now Fund to support the victims’ families. (See full event listing for all of the fundraising taking place at the game).
  • Other special activities planned at the game include: face painting, balloon artist and Photo Booth, the first 500 kids through the door will receive pucks, and Mascots from around the region will be present to celebrate with Slappy including Paws from Detroit Tigers and many more!

 

Fun at the Movies

All You Can Eat Cereal Party: BATMAN THE MOVIE | March 5 at 10:30 am | Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo

  • The special movie parties at the Kalamazoo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo are always a good time. Enjoy all-you-can-eat breakfast cereal included with the price of your ticket. Based on the popular Batman ’60s television series, BATMAN: THE MOVIE was first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character Batman. Released by 20th Century Fox, the film starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. (Note: Alamo Drafthouse’s Age Policy: Children 3 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 3 will be allowed). Normal ticket prices apply.

 

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Spring Movie are here! We’re fortunate to have two area movie theatre companies that offer a great line-up of Spring Movie for Free or Cheap. 

Plus, we’ve been looking forward to Zootopia which opens on Friday in various theaters in our area. Normal ticket prices apply. See the Zootopia trailer here:

More Weekend Fun!

We finally have enough snow to go sledding and tubing. Check out our Kalamazoo Area Sledding Guide in case you’re looking for a new hill to check out.

We love the Art Hop and look forward to it each first Friday of the month. FREE fun at various locations throughout Kalamazoo. See the March brochure here. Free.

Now that it’s March, Mom to Mom Sale season is here! We just published our round-up this week and many great sales are happening this weekend.

Plus, the Women’s Lifestyle Expo is happening at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. It’s an annual two day event created for women by women. Every minute is designed to be fun, educational and entertaining! Admission: Adults $5, Children under 12 are free.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

We continue recommend that you check on all ice skating, sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter related activities before you head out.

Friday March 4, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMMonster Jam 2016
12:00 AMThe Big Build LEGO Display at the Shadowland Ballroom
12:00 AMThe Ice Rink at Millennium Park
12:00 AMWomen's Lifestyle Expo
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:15 AMPreschool Story Time!
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
4:00 PMStories with "Mrs. Uggabumper"
5:00 PMArt Hop
6:00 PMArt Hop: Project Night in the Art School
7:00 PM2016 Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival Kick-Off Concert with The Crane Wives
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday March 5, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMMonster Jam 2016
12:00 AMThe Big Build LEGO Display at the Shadowland Ballroom
12:00 AMThe Ice Rink at Millennium Park
12:00 AMWeekend Open Skate
12:00 AMWomen's Lifestyle Expo
8:00 AMLake Center Bible Church Mom to Mom Sale
9:00 AM8th Annual Pennfield Mom 2 Mom Sale
9:00 AMHome Depot Kids Workshop
9:00 AMMom2Mom Sale
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBenjamin and Analisa at Old Dog Tavern
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMStuart Little [Three-Sessions]
10:30 AMAll You Can Eat Cereal Party: BATMAN THE MOVIE
10:30 AMLEGO at the Library
11:00 AM11th Annual Fretboard Festival
1:30 PMFrom Sap to Syrup
2:00 PMFirst Saturday @ KPL
2:00 PMIce Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
3:30 PMFrom Sap to Syrup
6:00 PMAll Ears Theater: Sherlock Holmes and A Case of Identity
7:00 PMKalamazoo Wings Game & Fundraiser

Sunday March 6, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMFlick's Family Film Festival
12:00 AMIce Skating at Wings West
12:00 AMMonster Jam 2016
12:00 AMThe Big Build LEGO Display at the Shadowland Ballroom
12:00 AMThe Ice Rink at Millennium Park
12:00 AMWeekend Open Skate
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
12:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
1:30 PMFrom Sap to Syrup
2:00 PMIce Skating at Lawson Ice Arena
3:30 PMFrom Sap to Syrup
4:00 PMPizza Fest at Portage Central

 

Always remember to check our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?

 

 

 

 

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About the Author:

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.