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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.

Vinny Gets a Second Chance with K.A.R

Vinny Gets a Second Chance with K.A.R

All too often we hear the same sad story within the rescue. Pet owners calling us to take their pets because they have taken on more than they can financially handle or find time for. Vinny's case was different. His owners had both lost their jobs and were unable to afford the substantial vet bills facing them. 

Vinny was taken to Mattawan Animal Hospital with a broken leg.  The top of his femur had completely broken and he needed specialist Orthopedic surgeon was needed as the injuries were too severe for the vet to repair.  The doctor was faced with either putting the poor puppy to sleep or trying to find a rescue group to step up and try to cover the costs. The night before Thanksgiving, Kalamazoo Animal Rescue gained ownership of the puppy and his new foster family drove him to Michigan State to have his surgery the very next day.