by Jill P

Happy Halloween weekend! There’s a lot of fun Halloween and non-Halloween activities happening in our area this weekend. Make sure that you check out our Halloween Happenings Guide or our Event Calendar for a full listing of Halloween events, parties, trick-or-trunks, and more! Have a safe and happy Halloween.

For this weekend consider…



Trick or Treat in the Village Green

Friday, October 31 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Richland Village Square in Richland. 

  • Trick or Treat in the Park is RABA’s 12th Annual Trick or Treat in the park event. Families are welcome to Trick or Treat along the “haunted path,” where local businesses stand ready to fill kids’ bags with delicious Halloween sweets! Games, inflatables and other kid-friendly activities are available throughout the park. This event is open to the public, and is offered completely free of charge.


The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Saturday, November 1 & 8 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and Sunday, November 2 & 9 at 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo. 

  • Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to announce a special Children’s event -THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her Mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, striped tiger! This delightful adaptation of Judith Kerr’s classic picture book has a mix of magic, mayhem and joyful interactive songs. Suitable for children of all ages!
  • If you enjoyed our previous Children’s shows PINKALICIOUS, BUNNICULA and BLUES CLUES LIVE!, you’ll love THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA. Tickets are on sale now by calling 343-2727 or visiting



Pumpkin Destruction Day At Gull Meadow Farms

Saturday, November 1 during regular hours at Gull Meadow Farms in Richland.

  • Help us end the Fall Season with a SMASH! November 1st is Pumpkin Destruction Day where you can destroy pumpkins in a variety of different ways including pumpkin t-ball, mallet smashing, ooey-gooey pumpkin walk, dropping pumpkins from a lift, and much more!


First Saturday @ KPL

Saturday, November 1 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm at the Kalamazoo Library -Central location.

  • Take your family to the library the first Saturday of every month! Enjoy stories, activities, guests, and door prizes! In November, enjoy musical activities and fun with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. The KSO Percussion Duo will perform from 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm and the KSO String Quartet will perform from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm.


Bats of Michigan

Saturday, November 1 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings. 

  • Discover the fascinating world of Michigan bats! Often misunderstood or overlooked, bats play a key role in the state’s environment and economy. In this live animal program, presented by the Organization for Bat Conservation, participants will learn why bats are important to the state, where Michigan bat species are located, and how to identify them.
  • The presentation will also cover the greatest threats facing Michigan bat population, including white-nose syndrome—a deadly fungus that has already killed 6 million bats in the U.S.


Fall Migration Celebration

Sunday, November 2 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta. 

  • Join us to celebrate the fall waterfowl migration. The Sanctuary’s Wintergreen Lake provides a safe haven for birds to fuel up as they travel from breeding grounds in the far North to winter grounds in the Southern US and beyond. Practice waterfowl ID along the lakeshore, participate in games and activities along the trail and warm up with cider at the end of your walk. Family program.
  • Members: free; Non-members: regular admission, $5/adult, $4/senior or college student w/ID, $3/ages 2-17. (269) 671-2510.



Also, check out our guide-Halloween Kids Eat Free & Other Halloween Specials that we published a few days ago for where kids can eat free, get free treats, or other Halloween related specials. Also, you can find local trick-or-treat times here.


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




By | 2014-11-03T11:21:30+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent-October 31, 2014

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