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Indoor Flea & Farmers Market, Reptile & Exotic Expo & Family Wellness Expo on Saturday

Indoor Flea & Farmers Market, Reptile & Exotic Expo & Family Wellness Expo on Saturday

To change up your hum-drum winter days, the community is invited to experience all these events in one location.

Bring the family to this special weekend at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center located at 2900 Lake Street in Kalamazoo. There will be a Flea & Farmers Market in the Main Expo Center, offering 75 booths of used & hand crafted items, along with fresh & local foods plus so much more from 8:00am-2:00pm. The Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo in the North Expo Center offers the chance to buy, sell or trade reptiles, small mammals & other exotic pets from10:00am-3:00pm. And the free Southwest Michigan Family Wellness Expo features vendors with everything your family needs to help improve your physical & mental health from10:00am-3:00pm.  

Visit www.kalamazooexpocenter.com.

Animal Welfare Fund Provides $155,500 to Local Animal Shelters

Animal Welfare Fund Provides $155,500 to Local Animal Shelters

News Release:

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill announced the Michigan Companion Animal Welfare Fund check-off will fund projects totaling over $155,500 for 26 registered shelters in 2015. 

The Michigan Animal Welfare fund was established under Public Act 132 of 2007 as a tax check-off to support animal shelters statewide. This year’s awards will go to the spaying and neutering of animals, fund registration fees for anti-cruelty training conferences, and help cover costs for protecting and caring for Michigan animals subjected to cruelty or neglect.

“Thanks to the generous support of Michiganders, local shelters will be able to train more staff on anti-cruelty, care for animals looking for their forever home, and conduct spay and neutering programs in their communities,” said Averill.

Dog Walk Promises Howlin’ Good Time Returns

Dog Walk Promises Howlin’ Good Time Returns

News Release:

More than 3,000 dog lovers and precious pooches will gather for the 31st annual Dog Walk & K-9 Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at Vicksburg’s Prairie View Park.

The popular event, sponsored by the Kalamazoo Humane Society, features dock jumping, disc competitions, an obstacle course and much more, along with children’s activities, pet adoptions and pet microchipping. It is KHS’s biggest fundraiser of the year, aiming to raise $75,000 in vital support for its programs.

"Whether you’re a dog owner, dog lover or just looking for a fun family event, the Dog Walk is the place to be," said Aaron Winters, executive director of KHS.

Food, music and pet-product vendors will be on hand as well, Winters added.

Kalamazoo Expo Center attracts lizard lovers and antique pickers June 22

Kalamazoo Expo Center attracts lizard lovers and antique pickers June 22

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--  Lizard lovers and antique pickers will fill the Kalamazoo Expo Center Saturday, June 22 for two drastically different events.

The Super Summer Flea & Antique Market will take place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the main expo area.  The event features 75 booths filled with new and used items, handcrafted products, antiques and collectibles.  For more information, call (269) 383-8761.

The Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Animal Show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy art from Alpacas at Michigan Fiber Fiesta May 11

Enjoy art from Alpacas at Michigan Fiber Fiesta May 11

GREENVILLE, Mich.—Visitors are encouraged to enjoy food, fun and fiber as the Michigan Fiber Fiesta returns to Greenville May 11.

The event will feature the latest yarns, wools and textiles, as well as a spinning cirle, demonstrations and live animals. More than 30 vendors will attend the Michigan Fiber Fiesta, including:

Kalamazoo County Expo Center this Weekend

Kalamazoo County Expo Center this Weekend

The Kalamazoo Reptiles & Exotic Animal Show takes place Saturday, March 23 from 10am to 3pm at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center located at 2900 Lake Street in Room A. It’s the place to be for exotic animal & reptile enthusiast to buy, sell or trade reptiles, small mammals & other exotic pets. Admission is $4 – Adults, $2 – Children, Children, under 6 are FREE, Family Maximum - $15. Call Tony or Cari at (269)779-9851 or on-line at www.kalamazooreptileshow.com for more information.

Dog Days of Summer at the KIA

Dog Days of Summer at the KIA

Saturday, August 18, 11:00am - 2:00pm, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Join us for a fun-filled day of dog-friendly activities at the KIA. Admission is free, and there will be a lot of fun for you and your furry best friend to enjoy...

  • Dog photographs by professional photographer Mary Whalen ($10)
  • Make-and-take dog bandannas ($10)
  • Enjoy a hot dog and cool soda in our courtyard. ($5)

The KIA requests that all of our canine guests be leashed during the festivities and that owners be courteous to our landscaping staff and neighbors by picking up after your dog during potty breaks.

Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit future programming at the KIA.