Kalamazoo, MI

Located in Southwest Michigan, the city of Kalamazoo offers a mixture of urban and natural environments. The city is approximately two hours from Chicago and offers dining, shops, galleries, lakes, and outdoor recreation areas. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of 74,262. Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. It has two women’s professional sports teams: West Michigan Mayhem Women’s Tackle Football and Kalamazoo Outrage Women’s Soccer. Kalamazoo’s name is Native American, and the meaning is often disputed. Some people think it means “the mirage of reflecting river” while others believe it to be “bubbling” or “boiling water”. Top attractions in the city are Air Zoo, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Gilmore Car Museum, and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Annual Kalamazoo events include Kalamazoo Ribfest, Kalamazoo County Fair, Kalamazoo Blues Festival, Black Arts Festival, and Restaurant Week.

Monday, August 20th 2018

9:00am
K-2nd Grade Summer Camp - Science Wizards

Science Wizards August 20 – 24 9 am – 12 pm Limit 24 $110 It’s not magic, it’s science! Discover the science behind shrinking potions, disappearing marbles, lightning bolts, and so much more! This…

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Event Series
9:00am
5th-6th Grade Summer Camp - Mythbusters

Mythbusters August 20 – 24 9 am – 4 pm Limit 24 $195 Could Archimedes really have set fire to a Roman fleet of ships using only mirrors and sunlight? Do you actually stay drier…

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Event Series
10:15am
Toddler Talk

Toddlers 1-3 Years Toddlers play while adults share joys and challenges of parenting 1-3 year olds. Carolyn Call, RN, parent educator/facilitator.No registration required!

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
10:30am
Bookmaking Camp

Join us for a camp all about bookmaking with guest artists, provided lunch, and more! More details including full schedule of projects will be posted here as we get them…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
11:30am
Hard Core + Stretch

A 30 minute class designed to tone and tighten your abdominals, lower back, obliques and hips as well as improve balance and flexibility. Every single class will be different to…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Lower Level
Event Series
1:00pm
5th-8th Grade Summer Camp - Advanced Lego Robotics

Advanced Lego Robotics (5th – 8th grades) August 20 – 24 1 pm – 5 pm Limit 16 $130 Work with teammates to complete challenges in this Advanced Lego Robotics camp based on the FIRST…

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Event Series
2:00pm
Australian Didgeridoo

Explore Australian Aboriginal history, art, culture, and music. Then create your own Didgeridoo instrument and learn how to play with award-winning Australian singer & songwriter Peter D. Harper. Best for…

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
2:00pm
Movie and a Snack

Enjoy a wonderful family-oriented movie and eat some healthy, tasty snacks. Families welcomed.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
2:00pm
Sharpie Tie-Dye

Make art with Sharpies! Make a one-of-a-kind creation. All supplies provided.

Kalamazoo Public Library
1244 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
2:30pm
Baby Talk

Babies up to One Year Talk about the care of babies up to one year of age with other parents. Carolyn Call, RN, facilitator. No registration required!

Kalamazoo Public Library
7265 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
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
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
4:00pm
Teen Top 10

KPL's Teen Top 10 group members read and review advance copies of forthcoming teen books! At each meeting, we talk about what we liked or didn't like, have pizza, and…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
7:00pm
Team Trivia at Old Burdick's (Wings West)

Put a stop to those Monday blues, test your knowledge in a diverse range of categories, and win prizes at Team Trivia Night! Grab a friend or group and join…

Old Burdick's
5076 Sports Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Event Series

Tuesday, August 21st 2018

9:00am
K-2nd Grade Summer Camp - Science Wizards

Science Wizards August 20 – 24 9 am – 12 pm Limit 24 $110 It’s not magic, it’s science! Discover the science behind shrinking potions, disappearing marbles, lightning bolts, and so much more! This…

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Event Series
9:00am
5th-6th Grade Summer Camp - Mythbusters

Mythbusters August 20 – 24 9 am – 4 pm Limit 24 $195 Could Archimedes really have set fire to a Roman fleet of ships using only mirrors and sunlight? Do you actually stay drier…

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Event Series
10:30am
Toddler Storytime

Toddlers and caregivers share reading, writing, singing, playing and talking.

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
10:30am
Bookmaking Camp

Join us for a camp all about bookmaking with guest artists, provided lunch, and more! More details including full schedule of projects will be posted here as we get them…

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
11:00am
Power Hour

This is a 12-week body sculpting class that features personal training in a small group setting. The class per week is $100.00 and includes 12 classes & 1 make-up class.…

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Lower Level
Event Series
12:10pm
Total Body Toning

This class includes all components of fitness. Focusing on cardio, strength training, core and flexibility work. 45 minutes and you're on your way to improved fitness.

Kalamazoo Athletic Club
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, Lower Level
Event Series
1:00pm
5th-8th Grade Summer Camp - Advanced Lego Robotics

Advanced Lego Robotics (5th – 8th grades) August 20 – 24 1 pm – 5 pm Limit 16 $130 Work with teammates to complete challenges in this Advanced Lego Robotics camp based on the FIRST…

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Event Series
2:00pm
Super Science

Drop in for a fun afternoon of hands-on science and hanging out with friends. Activities vary each program and everyone works at their own pace and skill level. Best for…

Kalamazoo Public Library
1000 West Patterson, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
4:00pm
Global Art

Explore history, geography, language, and culture by creating art inspired from around the world. Best for grades K-5. Fridays, June 29, July 27, 3:00 pm, CEN Tuesdays, June 26, August…

Kalamazoo Public Library
1112 Gayle Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
4:30pm
Meg Tang Jewelry

Have fun creating!Local jewelry artist, Meg Tang, will help you craft a one-of-a-kind piece using found items, wire, and more! Supplies provided. Please register.

Kalamazoo Public Library
315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
6:00pm
Drywall Hanging & Finishing Workshop

Learn how to install, repair, and finish drywall, so you end up with professional looking walls and ceilings! This hands-on workshop takes place at 812 Bryant Street, Kalamazoo and is…

Community Homeworks
812 Bryant St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, East Classroom
7:00pm
Old Burdick's Music Bingo (Downtown)

Join us at Old Burdick's Downtown every Tuesday with our friends from Top-Shelf Productions for a night of Music Bingo! Grab a burger and a beer, listen to your favorite…

Old Burdick's
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Event Series

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018

9:00am
K-2nd Grade Summer Camp - Science Wizards

Science Wizards August 20 – 24 9 am – 12 pm Limit 24 $110 It’s not magic, it’s science! Discover the science behind shrinking potions, disappearing marbles, lightning bolts, and so much more! This…

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Event Series
9:00am
5th-6th Grade Summer Camp - Mythbusters

Mythbusters August 20 – 24 9 am – 4 pm Limit 24 $195 Could Archimedes really have set fire to a Roman fleet of ships using only mirrors and sunlight? Do you actually stay drier…

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Event Series
10:00am
Baby Lapsit

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
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
Bookmaking Camp

Join us for a camp all about bookmaking with guest artists, provided lunch, and more! More details including full schedule of projects will be posted here as we get them…

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