Another Week Whizzed By

Where is this summer going?? Does anyone else experience a mild shock at seeing “Back To School” sales in the paper?

We did a few really fun things last week.  The first was the program, “Nests, Holes and Habitats” at the West Michigan Environmental Academy of Sciences. It began in the garden, where the kids fed the chickens. A nature educator then took us for a tour around the grounds of the WMAES looking for, guess what; nests, holes, and habitats.  Both of my kids had a blast.  I’m not sure what to make of this, but I asked A.P. what his favorite part was and he said that “Holly (the educator) is CUTE!”. Umm, I guess that’s nature?

We also took a road trip to Kalamazoo to see the “Return of the Dinosaurs” exhibit at the KVCC Museum.  This was a big hit; the dinosaurs move and roar and there is one that the kids can control.  There are preschool programs (short and sweet, as a preschool program ought to be) daily.  The museum is absolutely free.  Parking in downtown Kalamazoo is usually pretty easy, but there was a festival going on so we had to walk a few blocks. Darn! Wouldn’t you know we parked right in front of Sarkozy bakery.  Well I didn’t want to be rude, so we stopped in and said hi and had a few cookies and treats. Then we were off to see the dinos.

Well, make hay while the sun shines as they say. Get out there and enjoy the rest of the summer! Here are some suggestions for the upcoming week:

31 Tuesday:9:30 AM 10th Anniversary of the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. 22 Sheldon Ave SE. $1.00 admission. 

5:00 PM 10th Anniversary of the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, continued. Free, on Sheldon Ave and in Veterans Park.  

10:00 AM  Life in a Dead Log Preschool Program.  WMAES 4463 W. Leonard NW. Free.

7:00 PM Summer Concerts in the Park – 126th Army Band. Lamar Park 2561 Porter, Wyoming. Free.      

8:00 PM Movies in the Park. John Collins Park. 

1 Wednesday:

10:00 AM Exciting Ecosystems Preschool Program.  WMAES 4463 W. Leonard NW. Free

11:00 AM Teen Theater Show For Kids.  East Grand Rapids Library. Free.

6:30PM Summer Family Fun Night. Ivanrest Church. 3777 Ivanrest SW, Grandville.

2 Thursday:

10:00 AM Detect It! Using Our Sleuthing Senses. Plainfied Library. Free.

1:00 PM Teen Theater.  Grandville Library.  Free.

7:00 PM Signing Time! With Rachel Coleman & Hopkins the Frog. Northview Public Schools Performing Arts Center, 4451 Hunsberger NE, Grand Rapids. Free. Presented by the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan.

3 Friday:

9:00AM-5:00PM WGVU Kids Day at the Zoo .  Free with ticket available at all Macatawa Banks, select Wendy’s locations, and USA Baby.

10:00 AM Super Senses Preschool Program.  WMAES 4463 W. Leonard NW. Free.

10:30 AM Detect It! Using Our Sleuthing Senses.  Byron Township Library. Free.  

1:30 PM Movie & A Craft. Cascade Library. Free.

Through August 4, 2007. Into The Woods, Jr. Grand Rapids Civic Theater, 30 North Division, Grand Rapids.  Prices vary.

 4 Saturday:

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Home Depot Kids Workshop. All Home Depot Stores.


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  1. Thanks for the tip on the dino’s…C LOVES them and I think this would make a perfect day trip for her. That and I can enjoy some K-zoo food that I miss from my college days at good ole’ WMU.

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