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Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the county seat of Kalamazoo County. As of the 2010 census, Kalamazoo had a total population of 74,262. Kalamazoo is the major city of the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 335,340 as of 2015. Kalamazoo is equidistant from the major American cities of Chicago and Detroit, each less than 150 miles away. One of Kalamazoo's most notable features is the Kalamazoo Mall, an outdoor pedestrian shopping mall. The city created the mall in 1959 by closing part of Burdick Street to auto traffic, although two of the mall's four blocks have been reopened to auto traffic since 1999. Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University, a large public university, Kalamazoo College, a private liberal arts college, and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, a two-year community college.

Wednesday, February 21st 2018

9:30am
Grief Support Group

A grief support group for those who lost a spouse.

Portage District Library
300 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002, Long and Gourdneck Lake Rooms
10:00am
Baby Lapsit

Songs, bounces, and rhymes for babies from birth to walking with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
10:00am
I'm A Big Kid NOW: Independent Storytime

During this time your �big kid� will listen to lengthier stories, learn rhymes, move to music, learn the mystery letter of the week, and practice their independence away from their…

Portage District Library
300 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002, Austin and Sugarloaf Lake Rooms
10:30am
1-2-3 Play with Me

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable one month workshop. For children 1 to 3 years and their parents and…

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
10:30am
1-2-3 Play with Me

Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with specialists on child development during this enjoyable one month workshop. For children 1 to 3 years and their parents and…

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
10:45am
Baby Steps

Rhymes, songs, and books for little ones from walking to 24 months and their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
11:30am
Tabata

This Tabata inspired class utilizes 20-second intervals of high intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 3-4 times before switching to a new group of exercises. This method…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
2:00pm
Book Discussion: South of Pico by Kellie Jones

Join discussion leader, Jo Ann Mundi in exploring how the artists in Los Angeles' black communities during the 1960s and 1970s created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene…

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
2:30pm
YDC After School Program

The YDC is an after school program that offers homework help as well as recreational activities once daily homework has been completed. Activities include computer and gaming time, sports, various…

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
230 E. Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Event Series
2:30pm
Station 5 After School Program

The completion of homework and 20 minutes of reading time is required everyday at the Station 5 After School Program. Once reading and homework are completed there are game systems,…

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
619 Douglas Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
3:45pm
ONA After School Program

The Oakwood Neighborhood Association program provides homework help for elementary age students. Fun and educational games, computer time, cards and more are offered once homework is completed.

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
3320 Laird Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Event Series
4:00pm
LEGO at the Library

Build, create, race, inspire, and imagine with other Lego fans. Bricks provided, from Duplo to expert builder. All ages welcome.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1000 West Patterson, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
4:00pm
Teen Game Club

Play video games, read comics, and enjoy snacks at this group for everyone in middle school and high school.

Portage District Library
300 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002, Long and Gourdneck Lake Rooms
4:00pm
Half off Wednesdays

Half off shareables & drafts Join us for a unique feature every weeknight in the bar, located past the Chef's Table at Zazios. No need to make a reservation, just come…

Zazios
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
6:00pm
Mini Moxie Volleyball

Youth, 3rd – 6th grade (beginners only – please) Led by Moxie travel coach,Marta Lehman, this fun and instructional volleyball class introduces participants to the exciting world of volleyball. Students will…

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
1941 Alamo, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Event Series
6:30pm
Evicted from a Legal Perspective

Join us for discussions of this year's Reading Together book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Pulitzer Prize-winner Matthew Desmond. This discussion will be led by Rachel…

Kalamazoo Public Library
1244 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
7:15pm
Moxie Juniors

Youth, 6th - 8th grade Moxie Volleyball Kalamazoo has designed a program for the student athlete who has some volleyball background and is serious about improving their individual game! Each…

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
1941 Alamo, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Event Series
7:30pm
Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

FIFTY SHADES OF SHAKESPEARE - created by Jess Shoemaker and (re)discover theatre in Chicago - is a collection of some of the hottest scenes from the entire canon of Shakespeare,…

Bare Backstage Productions
326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
7:30pm
Webster's Prime Wine Down Wednesday

Webster's Tasting Room Live Music with Steve Kamerling: 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Some Wednesday's featuring violinist Barry Ross too!) 1/2 off all wines by the glass - (Tasting Room Only) Call 269.343.4444 to…

Webster's Prime
100 W Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

10:00am
Family Storytime

Children will build language skills while listening to stories, learning rhymes, moving to music, and learning the mystery letter of the week! These activities help build early literacy skills and…

Portage District Library
300 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002, Austin and Sugarloaf Lake Rooms
10:00am
Portage Computer Users Group

Drop-in computer question and answer session.

Portage District Library
300 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002, Long and Gourdneck Lake Rooms
10:30am
Play and Learn

Come to the Story Place and engage in play for early learning. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
10:30am
Play and Learn

Come to the Story Place and engage in play for early learning. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
2:30pm
YDC After School Program

The YDC is an after school program that offers homework help as well as recreational activities once daily homework has been completed. Activities include computer and gaming time, sports, various…

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
230 E. Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Event Series
2:30pm
Station 5 After School Program

The completion of homework and 20 minutes of reading time is required everyday at the Station 5 After School Program. Once reading and homework are completed there are game systems,…

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
619 Douglas Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
3:30pm
Play and Learn

Come to the Story Place and engage in play for early learning. For children ages 1 to 5 with caregiver, siblings welcomed.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1244 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
3:45pm
ONA After School Program

The Oakwood Neighborhood Association program provides homework help for elementary age students. Fun and educational games, computer time, cards and more are offered once homework is completed.

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
3320 Laird Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Event Series
4:00pm
LEGO at the Library

Build, create, race, inspire, and imagine with other Lego fans. Bricks provided, from Duplo to expert builder. All ages welcome.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
4:00pm
Thursday Social

$10 pizzas $5 select martinis Join us for a unique feature every weeknight in the bar, located past the Chef's Table at Zazios. No need to make a reservation, just come on…

Zazios
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series
6:00pm
College Stride: Scholarships and Essays

Get prepared for college.Learn how to organize and present yourself effectively in applications and essays and learn about the application process with experienced guide, Karen Williams. For current high school…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007