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Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival

The Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival is back for it’s 34th year! It’s quickly become a tradition for our family to attend, and we still
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Cedar Point Is a Blast for Kids of Every Age

Make It a Point to Get the Most Out of This Summer Summer is here!  And these are the beautiful, sunny days we could only dream of during last winter’s
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Ages 2 And Up Ride at Karin’s Horses, Plus All About Gymnastics on Horseback!

HORSES FOR KIDS AS YOUNG AS TWO To put it mildly, Karin’s Horse Connection is an amazing place. Karin Schmidt has been loving horses her whole life and her story
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5 Things You May Not Know About Frederik Meijer Gardens

I was asked to compile a list of just five things that you may not know about Frederik Meijer Gardens. Who can do that? This is FMG we’re talking about
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Make a Run for the Border and Check out Indianapolis

Indy or Bust! Did you know that Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States? And did you know it houses the largest children’s museum in the world?
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Spring Has Sprung at the Tulip Time Festival in Holland

The Tulip Time Festival is here, and it’s celebrating its 85th year with a bang! In addition to the six million tulips that are planted each year, the Festival provides
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Your Kids Won’t Be Able to Stop Talking about Broadway Grand Rapids’ Wizard of Oz

Get Ready to Be Carried Away The iconic and well loved musical the Wizard of Oz traveled over the rainbow and onto the stage of the DeVos Performance Hall for
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The Indian Mounds Gem Show is a Cheap and Fun Way to Rock Your Spring Break

The 39th Annual Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club, Gem and Mineral Show is taking place this weekend at Rogers Plaza in Wyoming. We’ve attended the show the last two years
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Change Up Date Night and Come Hear the People Sing at the Civic Theater

Dis Your Usual Date Night If you are fortunate enough to have a date night coming up, hooray for you! If you are thinking about the usual dinner and a
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Still Time to See Silly Fairies and Adorable Dances Tomorrow!

Shakespeare and the Ballet, in Kid-Sized Quantities Merriment and mirth, anyone? CARE Ballet’s rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably the only Shakespeare your three-year old will want to
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They Aren’t Allowed to Advertise the Warehouse Book Sale, So I Will Tell You About It.

The Scholastic Book Warehouse Sale Comes Twice a Year Does your school have a book fair? If you do, chances are it is put on by the Scholastic Book folks.
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“The Giver” is Sure to Give You Something to Talk About

I have to admit, I’m older than I’d like to believe. So much so, that Lois Lowry’s teen-audience book “The Giver” was not published until after I had left middle
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Freaky Fun in Grand Rapids! A Review of Kid-Friendly Halloween Events.

I may have over done Halloween last year. Last fall my young family attended five Halloween events in one weekend. We stopped in at Pumpkin Palooza at South Harbor Church
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Sherlock Holmes + Date Night: It’s Elementary, Dear Watson

Date night. Two words not spoken quite enough around my house. It was the end of the first week of school and this mamma was ready for an evening out,
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Watch Your Child Beam With Pride at the GRCT School of Theatre Arts

These are just a few of the skills students learn at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre School of Theatre Arts classes. The only acting my family comes by naturally is
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