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Candy Cane Hunt Returns

Candy Cane Hunt Returns

The Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation Department invite community children up to 8 years old to take part in this hunt for nearly 5000 candy canes.

Bring the family out to Homer Stryker Field located at 251 Mill Street in Kalamazoo from 12:00pm through 2:00pm on Saturday, December 3. Along with the candy cane hunt, there will be an opportunity to do arts & crafts, write letters to Santa, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate & coffee provided by Tim Horton's and visit with Santa Claus.

Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program here in West Michigan. All children that donate a toy will receive an additional 2 entries for the Santa sack drawing. (1 prize per child).

Call: (269)337-8191 or visit www.KzooParks.org for Candy Cane Hunt start times.

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.

MudFest

MudFest

Kalamazoo Nature Center located at 7000 N. Westnedge Avenue invites the community to Get Dirty this Sunday.

Community guests have the opportunity to experience mud fun at Natures playground. The family can jump into a giant mud pit, race down the giant slip n slide, along with visiting fun learning stations during this down & dirty event. For an additional fee, the Zip Line is a real treat. (Rider’s must be 4th grade & up)

There is Free Admission to the Mudfest with a general KNC admission on Sunday, August 28 from 12pm – 5pm. Guest passes are not valid for this special event.

Call: (269)381-1574 or visit www.naturecenter.org for more information.

Dawn Patrol Breakfast and Fly-In/Drive-In

Dawn Patrol Breakfast and Fly-In/Drive-In

The Grand Haven Aviation Association invite the community to a family favorite this Saturday!

The community can experience a tantalizing breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage & juice/coffee or a hotdog, chips & pop lunch, along with flight demonstrations, music, children’s activities and more. Airplane, Biplane or helicopter rides will be available.

Admission is free, rain or shine to drive in or fly in for this great time at the Grand Haven Memorial Airpark located at 16446 Comstock Street on Saturday, August 13 from 7:00am – 1:00pm.

Call: (616)842-4430 or go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com & click on events for more information.

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.

Kalamazoo’s Ultimate Outdoor Garage Sale

Kalamazoo’s Ultimate Outdoor Garage Sale

Love Garage Sales & second hand treasures, this one’s for you!

This large garage sale will be like hitting 200 garage sales but in one destination. Guests will find everything under the sun, like baby & kid’s items, household items, furniture, antiques, electronics and so much more.

Bring the family to the Kalamazoo County Expo Center located at 2900 Lake Street in Kalamazoo on Saturday, July 23 from 9:00am-1:00pm. Admission: $2.00 for adults, free for kids.

Call: (269)903-5820 or visit www.kalcounty.com for more information.

Rainbow Child Care Center Celebrates Summer with Mobile Science Lab

Rainbow Child Care Center Celebrates Summer with Mobile Science Lab

Rainbow Child Care Center (Rainbow), a provider of academic-focused, early-childhood education with more than 120 centers across 12 states, recently celebrated its annual Summer Social with local families and special guest, Clarity Newhouse, professional race car driver.

Families that attended the event at Rainbow’s center in Walker, enjoyed interacting with Newhouse and getting an up-close look at her race car.  Doubling as a Mobile Science Lab, Newhouse’s race car provided young students an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math during a fun, hands-on science lesson.