by Jill P

Happy New Year!  We are winding down from Christmas Break, but there is plenty to do in Kalamazoo this weekend. Consider the following…


Hands-On Happenings-Make A Joyful Noise!

Friday, January 3 from from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum in Kalamazoo.

  • Nature-Inspired Song. Decorate and create with natural materials that make music such as assemble animal wind chimes, put together pan pipes, decorate a cow bell, etc.  Free.

Marble Run Mania

Friday, January 3 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Kalamazoo Public Library Central location in Kalamazoo.

  • Marbles on a Roll! Put your STEAM skills to the test by creating a marble run. Watch as the marbles ricochet, deflect, rock and roll! Registration Required. Ages 6-11.

Small Wonders: Animals in Winter

Saturday January 4 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo.

  • Animal Tracks and Signs: Search for the clues animals leave behind! Winter Discovery Programs Drop in at the Interpretive Center at KNC between 10 am – 4pm during winter break for different hands-on winter activities each day! A Naturalist will be on hand to encourage exploration and assist with the fun.
  • Kids-11 am: track rubbings and all ages-2 pm: animal signs hike.

Movie & Popcorn @ Powell

Friday, January 3 at 2 pm at the Powell branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library in Kalamazoo.

  • Enjoy The Croods with friends and treats! All ages. After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

Kindness Matters Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Saturday, January 4 at 11 am at the Barnes and Noble in Portage.

  • Join us for Kindness Matters Storytime featuring Llama Llama and the Bully Goat. We look forward to seeing the little llamas! Please RSVP with Barnes and Noble.


All these of these events and more can be found on the calendar.  

What fun things will you be doing this weekend?


By | 2014-01-01T22:16:20+00:00 January 1st, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Comments Off on Weekend Picks – January 3, 2014

About the Author:

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.