by Jill P

It’s the weekend! Grab the kids and head out to one of these events. Plus, make sure that you see our full Event Calendar at the bottom of this article. There are so many fun things happening around town that you won’t want to miss.

WEEKEND PICKS

Some fun highlights for this weekend are:

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  • Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show runs Friday through Sunday at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. Explore and discover the world of rocks, minerals, meteorites and fossils; pan for gold, learn about silver smithing, lapidary, faceting and dinosaurs; play a game, polish a Petoskey stone, crack open a geode; all this and more can be done at the show! Dinosaurs will rule at this year’s show – a Velociraptor Raptor sculpture will be there. Adults $3, Children under 12 are FREE.
  • Grow It Yourself Day is on Saturday at the People’s Food in Kalamazoo. Join the fun for a day of education, participation, and celebration of growing your own food. This family-friendly community event and plant sale is FREE and open to the public.
  • Portage Market Opening Day is on Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Portage Senior Center. The Market’s opening day will feature 30-40 vendors, including food trucks, fruits and veggie vendors, artists, and more.
  • Catch a children’s show. There are two local productions this weekend. Hairspray Jr. is the family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. James and the Giant Peach is a fantastical tale of Henry James Trotter, his insect friends, horrific aunts, and their amazing journey across a shark infested ocean teaming with seagulls, an octopus, and others. (See links for prices and show times)
  • Fundraiser walks and fun runs are happening this weekend, too. Support a good cause!
  • FREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Theatre.This is the last weekend of the spring series with the feature this weekend: The Princess Bride. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:00 am at all participating GQTI locations. $1.00 for non-members and members of the Frequent Moviegoer Club-FREE.

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Plus, you’ll want to check out our full event calendar for a great listing of everything happening around town.

 

EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

Friday April 29, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMJames and the Giant Peach
12:00 AMKalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show
12:00 AMPreschool Story Time!
9:00 AMJust Between Friends HUGE Kids' Consignment Sale
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
10:00 AMLEGO My Library!
10:00 AMToddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMMoney Smart Kids Read!
11:00 AMKids' Day
3:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
6:00 PM"Plant Yourself!"
6:00 PMAngling Road Roadrunner 5K & Fun Run
7:00 PMHairspray Jr.
8:00 PMJumpapalooza

Saturday April 30, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMJames and the Giant Peach
12:00 AMJoin Up-KCC Auditions
12:00 AMKalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show
12:00 AMWeekend Open Skate
9:00 AMGrow It Yourself Day
9:00 AMJust Between Friends HUGE Kids' Consignment Sale
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
10:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMBreaking "Boardom"
11:00 AMBaby's First Birthday - Babies "R" Us
11:00 AMDiscover the Beech Maple Trail
11:00 AMSpring in the Past
3:00 PMAmphibian Workshop
7:00 PMHairspray Jr.

Sunday May 1, 2016

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMFarmyard Open Weekends in May!
12:00 AMJames and the Giant Peach
12:00 AMKalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show
12:00 AMWeekend Open Skate
9:00 AMPancakes & Pins
10:00 AMFREE Morning Movies at Goodrich Quality Theatres
11:00 AMBounceland Open Jump
11:00 AMSpring in the Past
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
12:00 PMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
12:00 PMPortage Market Opening Day
2:00 PMFossil here, Fossil there!
3:00 PMHairspray Jr.

 

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

 

 

 

 

By | 2016-04-29T06:27:51+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Tags: |Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – April 29- May 1, 2016

About the Author:

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.