by Jill P

There’s a ton of fun family events happening around Kalamazoo this weekend! So grab the kiddos and head out to one of these fun events. For this weekend, consider…




Clifford the Big Red Dog Costume Character Storytime

Friday, April 17 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Barnes and Noble in Portage. 

  • Please join us for a special Storytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog! He will be here for pictures and fun!


Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo. 

  • A full day of events is planned at the KNC to celebrate Earth Day 2015. Admission is free. Activities include:
  • Community activity tables
  • Children’s crafts
  • Nature’s Playground open
  • Ask the Naturalist (main desk)
  • Free trail hiking and more! See event listing for info on the 1K Raccoon Run and the Earthy Day 5K run.


Crybaby Concert

Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 am at the Kalamazoo Public Library-Central Branch in Kalamazoo. 

  • Crybaby Concerts are FREE 45-minute mini-concerts that give children under the age of five and their family a performance of beautiful music in an open & flexible environment.




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Battle Creek’s Largest Garage Sale

Saturday, April 18 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Sports Forum at Full Blast
in Battle Creek.

  • The largest garage sale in Battle Creek with everything under one roof! Last year’s event had over 1,000 attendees and sellers saw more traffic at their booths in just a few hours compared to a two day sale out of their home.


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Summer Camp Extravaganza & Interactive Health Fair

Sunday, April 19 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Sherman Lake YMCA in Augusta. 

  • Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and learning. Meet our staff and find out about all the exciting things planned for Sherman Lake YMCA Summer Camp. Visit over 40 interactive health vendor booths.Activities include: Open swim, wall climb, bounce house, interactive health vendor booths, games, camp tours, and healthy snacks.



 Montessori School Open House

April 19 from 12:00 pm -2:00 pm at the Kalamazoo Campus of The Montessori School in Kalamazoo. 

  • Join us for our April Open House at the Kalamazoo campus of The Montessori School! Explore our classrooms, meet our teachers, and discover what makes this community so special. We are enrolling children ages 2 years 9 months through 12 years old for the 2015-2016 school year.


Plus, make sure you check out our Mom to Mom Sale Guide for some sales happening this weekend.





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








By | 2015-04-17T04:27:43+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent- April 17, 2015

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Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.