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17th Annual Classic Synchronized Skating Competition

17th Annual Classic Synchronized Skating Competition

More than 2000 skaters, making up 133 teams are coming to Kalamazoo this weekend performing exciting figure skating!

The Wings Event Center located at 3600 Vanrick Drive in Kalamazoo, Michigan comes alive with synchronized skating programs performed by 8-20 skaters together at a time.

Practice takes place in the later afternoon on Friday, November 18. Saturday’s competition, November 19 begins at 8:00am through 8:20pm and Sunday’s, November 20, starts off at 8:30am through almost 2:00pm.

Cost is $10, $9 for Senior’s (62 & over), no charge for children 5 & under and active military with proper ID.

Call: (269)345-1125 or visit http://greaterkzooskate.org/kick-off-classic/ for more details.

Fall Expo & Craft Show on September 24

Fall Expo & Craft Show on September 24

Signs of autumn to children back in school, a favorite shopper’s pass time emerges this weekend.

Crafters, Artists, along with other vendors from across Michigan welcome guest’s presence in the Kalamazoo Expo Center, south this Saturday, September 24 beginning at 9:00am through 4:00pm. One-of-a-kind items make shopping a treat for the upcoming holidays, ahead.

Visit www.kalcounty.com for Expo Center calendar details.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.

Antiques, Antiques, Antiques!

Antiques, Antiques, Antiques!

Michigan’s finest Antiques Show can be observed during six events per year on the last Sunday of the month, April through September.

Guests have the opportunity to visit 200 dealers inside and 200 dealers outside (many under cover) showcasing their antiques & collectibles.

The next Show takes place on Sunday, July 31 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Allegan Antiques Market located at 2030 Blueberry Drive NW in Allegan.

Admission: $4.00 & parking is Free.

Call: (616)736-3333 or visit www.alleganantiques.com for more information.

Kalamazoo Arts Council grant takes WMU dancer to Panama

Kalamazoo Arts Council grant takes WMU dancer to Panama

News Release:

A passion for dance, a commitment to serve and an idea that began as a class assignment have taken one Western Michigan University dance major to Panama to explore the joy of movement with children in that nation's orphanages and centers for at-risk youth.

 

Kalamazoo Transforms Into Medieval Mecca for Next Four Days

Kalamazoo Transforms Into Medieval Mecca for Next Four Days

News Release:

Some 3,000 of the world's leading scholars on all aspects of the Middle Ages are on the campus of Western Michigan University starting today to attend the 50th gathering of the International Congress on Medieval Studies.

        The medieval roots of modern culture, from law and climate change to ISIS and veterinary medicine, will be the topics of more than 500 presentations, panels, workshops, fine arts performances and living history demonstrations. Activities for the May 14-17 congress begin each day at 8 a.m. and run late into each evening to accommodate more than 100 meetings of professional organizations, programs and publishers.

Erykah Badu Concert Tickets on Sale Soon

Erykah Badu Concert Tickets on Sale Soon

Ticket sales for the Erykah Badu performance at Miller Auditorium go on sale Wednesday, May 13, 2015 on line at www.millerauditorium.com or by phone at 269-387-2300/800-228-9858 or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Group discounts are available at 269-387-2312.

Grammy Award-winning neo-soul musician, Erykah Badu will grace the Miller Auditorium stage for a one night only performance. Performance time is Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:30pm.

This artist is best known for her eccentric style and cerebral music. She is a soul singer and songwriter. Her first album, Baduizm, released on February 11, 1997, was certified triple platinum and spawned the singles “On & On,” “Next Lifetime” and “Other Side of the Game.”

Additional information on Erykah Badu can be obtained at her website, http://www.erykah-badu.com/.