What's On This Weekend: Apr 27-29

Who else is counting down the days until summer break? We have been struggling to get out of bed every morning, even with the earlier sunrises, and the only light on the horizon is an end to the bleary-eyed Monday through Friday routine in exchange for lazy mornings on the beach. Soon enough! But until then, it's shaping up to be a bustling spring filled with all sorts of fantastic adventures and we will be filling up our weekends with fun. Keep reading for all the details, from Cinderella story time to bunny meet and greets and tree plantings to mermaid tail making. Have a beautiful weekend, friends! FRIDAY Visit the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids for the country's largest indoor d

What's On This Weekend: Apr 20-22

If there ever was a weekend designed to get outdoors and soak up the fresh air and glorious sunshine, this is it. Not only will the temperatures be perfect after ALL THAT SNOW, but Earth Day is here and there's no shortage of planet-friendly activities to partake in. We'll be teaming up with the Bailey Museum and Forever Curious Children's Museum to create fun works of art using flowers, twigs, pinecones and other objects found in nature. Kids can collect their "brushes" and then head into the barn for a little painting session. It's free and ideal for all ages. Come join us! FRIDAY Visit the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids for the country's largest indoor display of tropical butterf

Earth Day Activities Are Sprouting Up

We'll probably all be elated to get outdoors and reconnect with Mother Nature this weekend after the recent snow spell, which works out wonderfully because it's Earth Day and there's plenty of outdoor enrichment to be had across Southwest Michigan. We've rounded up all the best Earth Day and nature-rich events for you right here. For other kid-friendly "free" ideas, be sure to check out last year's Earth Day post. SATURDAY, APRIL 21 Earth Day Celebration at KNC | Kalamazoo Free admission to the Kalamazoo Nature Center and a 5K trail run/walk, Kids' Raccoon Run, crafts, nature playground, free trail hiking and more. Earth Day at Robinette's | Grand Rapids Free covered wagon tours, $1 cookie

Spring Break Staycation? We've Got You Covered!

Seven glorious days of open possibilities and no particular lay ahead for those of us with kids in school and a penchant for waiting till the last minute to plan stuff. Make the most of the break -- and keep your sanity intact -- with a smattering of exciting events scheduled around Southwest Michigan. Disney's The Lion King | April 4-15 Experience the much-loved, Tony-winning musical at the Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo. Lavish backdrops, costumes and musical composition make this an unforgettable production. Tickets start at $20. Spring Break: Mother Goose's Friends | April 2-6 Enjoy a special story time with Humpty Dumpty, Miss Muffet and others, as well as crafts, snacks, a photo booth

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