We're in a sweet lull ahead of the holidays, but there's still plenty to do for those of you who want to get out and explore. From wild animal encounters to fundraisers of all sorts, read on for Southwest Michigan's weekend lineup.
Catch a charming stage performance of the beloved Ramona Quimby stories in Kalamazoo (through Nov 12)
Watch a dazzling lineup of young wonders and raise funds for the Forever Curious Children's Museum during the Jr Caberet Talent Show in Allegan
Tuck into a tasty meal at Sarett's Ribfest in Benton Harbor and help provide money for the nature center's enriching programs for kids
Meet frogs up close and discover fascinating facts about them at the Kalamazoo Nature Center's Creature Feature
Paint a gorgeous work of art or create a wreath ahead of the holidays during a special Forever Curious Children's Museum fundraiser in Allegan
Don't miss a special story time in Holland with Anne Sibley O'Brien, author of "I'm New Here," a children's book about acceptance
Enjoy bounce houses, rock climbing, arts, crafts, wild animal encounters and more at Kidabaloo in Grand Rapids
Kick off a month of all things dinosaur at the Fennville District Library's Dinovember event (continues Nov 13 & 20)
Explore the great outdoors, learn about wild animals and more with the Curious Coyotes (ages 6-10) at Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles
Enjoy an outdoor concert and the gorgeous fall colors at the Kalamazoo Nature Center
Head to the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar for all the fantastic details. For more wonderful autumn ideas, check out our Fall Guide.