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First Saturday at KPL

First Saturday at KPL

Saturday, March 3, 2 pm - 4 pm, Central Library

On March 3, 2012, Kalamazoo Public Library and Kalamazoo Public Schools will launch First Saturdayat the Central Library, a new initiative to encourage families to make regular library visits an important part of their lives.

On the first Saturday of each month, KPL's Youth Services staff will offer a special family time between 2-4 pm. This first event will feature Singalong Storytime, building with LEGOs, origami crafts, and other activities. Families that participate will receive a raffle ticket and may win one of three Meijer gift cards for $100, $50, or $25, or other door prizes.

Find a 2012 Lenten Fish Fry

Find a 2012 Lenten Fish Fry

Here's a running list of the 2012 Lenten Fish Frys around West Michigan.  If you have a Fish Fry to tell everyone about, click HERE.


 


Share your 2012 Fish Fry Information

Share your 2012 Fish Fry Information

Got a great West Michigan Fish Fry for the 2012 Lenten season? Let everyone know about it!

See the complete list HERE.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser Lets Community Have Fun While Helping Vulnerable Children

Bowl for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser Lets Community Have Fun While Helping Vulnerable Children

Kalamazoo County residents are invited to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and have a great time in the process. The 2012 Kalamazoo County Bowl for Kids’ Sake is slated for March 3 and 4 at PINZ, 4500 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo. The five bowling fundraising events that will take place over these two days are among the 16 Bowl for Kids’ Sake events that Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring will hold this spring throughout their five-county region. 

Bowl for Kids’ Sake isn’t really about bowling – it’s about helping kids. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is one of the agency’s biggest annual fundraisers and the money raised by the bowlers allows the agency to match more vulnerable children with adult mentors. This means that more friendships will grow, more lives and perspectives will change, and more children will start to have improved outlooks on life.

Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center Receives $1,000 OMNI “Gives Back” Grant

Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center Receives $1,000 OMNI “Gives Back” Grant

OMNI Community Credit Union has awarded the Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center (KDCCC) with a $1,000 OMNI “Gives Back” Grant to help them continue to provide free part-time child care, parental education and support to low income families in Kalamazoo.  By providing this service, parents are able to attend classes, search for housing and obtain employment while knowing their child/children are in a safe, developmentally appropriate and well-supervised environment.

“This is a great opportunity to help low-income families provide a better life for their children.  When a parent knows they have a place they can take their child for proper child-care, they are able to better focus their efforts of finishing school or finding employment.  This is a wonderful organization and we are proud to support them,” said Ted Parsons, OMNI CEO.

Kathy McNinch, Executive Director of KDCCC said “We are so pleased to receive this grant from Omni Credit Union.