November Activities Calendar: 2020’s Daily List of Things to Do for Families

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November Activities in Grand Rapids

November is gearing up to be possibly the weirdest month of 2020, from the rodeo that is the 2020 presidential election, to traditional Thanksgiving plans being reimagined for many as COVID cases rise in Michigan.

Since we don’t know what each new day will bring, it’s probably a good time to fill the month with distractions, right? Go, do, adventure, West Michigan! There are many things to experience around town in a safe, distanced way.

Your family can attend reverse parades, celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, and walk in Christmas wonderlands, to name a few. The full November activities line up is below!

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Here’s a round up of Grand Rapids events for November that are on repeat:


OCT 10-NOV 15, 2020 | 7pm-12am   

IllumiZoo – A Glenlore Tale
John Ball Zoo
1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 
» A one-mile long, outdoor nighttime journey through John Ball Zoo. This magical tale told through a display of colors and lights will wind through the lower and upper realms of the Zoo. Discover adorable, and vibrant lighted creatures that come alive at night to help tell the tale and experience a dazzling show of lights and sounds that are sure to captivate your imagination.


NOV 24-JAN 3, 2020  

Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions
Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition brings the glow of over 300,000 colorful lights, strolling carolers, visits from Santa, rooftop reindeer and 46 international trees and displays.


NOV 11-DEC 24, 2020  

Photos with Santa
Woodland Mall
3195 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids 49512
» Get the milk and cookies ready because Santa Claus is coming to Woodland Mall! To protect shoppers, reservations are required to take a photo with Santa. Virtual Visit options available!


NOV 1-DEC 27, 2020  

Virtual Visits with Santa
Hosted by Rivertown Crossings
Virtual Event
» Make this holiday magical with a virtual visit to the North Pole! Choose from a live Virtual Visit with Santa, Storytime with The Clauses, or a Pre-Recorded Personalized Santa Video.


NOV 27-DEC 25, 2020  

Photos with Santa
Rivertown Crossings
 3700 RiverTown Parkway, Grandville, MI 49418
» Visit us in the Food Court to get your professional pics with Santa taken. Face coverings for you and Santa may be required during your contactless visit based on current state regulations.


NOV 7-DEC 24, 2020  

Santa’s Wonderland
Cabela’s Grandville
3000 44th Street SW, Grandville, MI 49418
» By popular demand we continue the tradition in a safe and responsible way. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4×6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital greeting card that can be shared on social media. During your visit, families can mail their letter to Santa and bring home free holiday craft activity kits while supplies last. Reservations required.


Tuesday 12-6pm | Thursday 5-9pm   

Free Tuesdays & Thursdays
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» Free admission on Tuesdays from 12-6pm and Thursdays from 5-9pm.


Thursday | 11am-4pm   

Free Thursdays
Muskegon Museum of Art 

296 W. Webster Avenue Muskegon, Michigan 49440
» Free admission all day (11am-4pm) every Thursday.


Friday 7-10pm  

Friday Public Skating Session
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink
3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville, MI 49418 
» $10 admission, $1 roller skate rental, $2 rollerblades, $5 parent admission (skate rental included).


Saturday 1:30-4:30pm & 6:30-9:30pm  

Saturday Public Skating Session
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink
3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville, MI 49418 
» $8 admission, $1 roller skate rental, $2 rollerblades, $5 parent admission (skate rental included).


Thursday, SEPT-MAY | 1-2:30pm   

Open Gym
Grand Rapids Gymnastics
1601 Galbraith Ave, STE 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» Our supervised open gym format offers safe and fun physical activity for your children. No pre-registration necessary. $6/child. $18/max per family


Tuesday and Thursday, OCT 27-DEC 10, 2020 | 10am   

Babbling Baby Feet
Rockford Speech Therapy and Little Feet Movement
Virtual Event
» Join us on Zoom for playing, learning, and communicating with your babies!! You will learn how to support your child’s physical, cognitive, social-emotional & language development! $20/class


NOV 1-30, 2020 | 8am-8pm  

November Storywalk Book – Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
701 W. Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
» This month’s storywalk book is about how one voice, no matter how small, can make a difference with an idea, plan, courage, and the power of persistence. Be inspired by Sofia Valdez, and stand up for what you believe in!


NOV 7-14, 2020 | 7am-8pm  

StoryWalk at Rosy Mounds: Galápagos Girl
Rosy Mound Natural Area
13925 Lakeshore Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
» Take a StoryWalk® at Rosy Mound Natural Area! As you hike this beloved local park, read “Galápagos Girl/Galapagueña” by Shelley Rotner, a story of exploring and caring for the natural world where we grow up. The hike is an approximately .5 mile loop on a barrier free, stroller-friendly gravel trail.


NOV 20-NOV 30, 2020 | All Day  

The Kentwood Turkey Trail
Paul Henry Trail

2360 52nd St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
» Get outside and see if you can spot all 9 turkeys hidden along the path. Take a selfie with your favorite turkey, share on Facebook and use the tag #KentwoodTurkeyTrail or email your picture to [email protected] to be entered to win a fun prize!


NOV 24-DEC 6, 2020 | All Day  

Festival of Wreaths
Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
» Each participating downtown business or organization will host a designer wreath provided by the MMA in a window facing the street or sidewalk from November 24-December 6. The MMA will provide a walking map with the location of all the wreaths in both a printed and digital version, accessible via a QR code.


Saturday & Sunday, NOV 28-DEC 20, 2020 | Various Times  

Santa Train 2020
Coopersville & Marne Railway
306 Main St, Coopersville, MI 49404

» Elves will escort the children to sit with Santa. All children get a present, even the shy ones! Our story-telling Princess will read Christmas-themed books to the children in each of the decorated railcars. All of our cars are comfortably heated and each has a restroom on board. Online tickets must be purchased in advance. Masks required.


NOV 25, 2020-JAN 2, 2021 | 5:30-9:30/10pm  

Christmas Lite Show 2020
Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Dr NE Comstock Park, MI 49321

» West Michigan’s largest, animated, drive-thru light show. Enjoy nearly two miles, over two million lights with more than 50 animated displays, many lighted tunnels and more! $25


NOV 27, 2020-JAN 2, 2021 | 6-10pm  

Christmas Tree Walk
Life Stream Church
6561 Lake Michigan Dr, Allendale, MI 49401

» Come out and enjoy an outdoor walk through 40 Christmas Trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. On Fridays and Saturdays from 6-8pm, there will be special events and activities such as food trucks, free hot cocoa, and more. November 27 is our tree lighting ceremony at 6PM.


Wednesday, OCT 14-DEC 16, 2020 | 6:30pm   

Drop In Tumbling
Grand Rapids Gymnastics
1601 Galbraith Ave, STE 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» $10/person. No pre-registration needed. Work on what you want to. Coach assisted.


Monday-Friday | 9am-6pm   

Outdoor Ice Skating with Free Skate Rentals
The City of Zeeland Skating Rink
Elm Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» The Outdoor Skating Rink (synthetic ice) is located at the Elm Street Park across from City Hall. Visit the Howard Miller Library for FREE ice skate rentals.


 NOV 1  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

NOV 1, 2020 | 9 am   

StoryWalk in Duncan Park: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything 🆓
Duncan Park
Grand Haven, MI 49417

» 9am-5pm. As you stroll in the woods, enjoy “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams and illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Pages from this silly and spooky picture book will be posted on signs along the path for your family to read together – along with ideas for things to look for and do as you stroll!

NOV 1, 2020 | 10 am   

Grand Rapids Fall Color Helicopter Tours
Miller–Sparta Airport
9100 Vinton Ave NW, Sparta, MI 49345
» 10am-8pm. Our long awaited fan-favorite helicopter tours are BACK – Fall Color Tours! If you think fall is beautiful, just wait until you see it from above! Grand Rapids Fall Tour $80 per person OR GR City Tour $100 per person. Pre-book your tour online. *all rides require a two-passenger minimum and are weather permitting

NOV 1, 2020 | 10 am   

Merchants and Makers Holiday Shopping Market
Holland Civic Center

150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
» 10am-3pm. 60 of your favorite local Merchants and Makers all to one place to get started on your holiday shopping, and so you can restock on all the items you have not been able to get this year with the lack of in-person markets! Outdoor event, following all guidelines regarding capacity limits and social distancing.

NOV 1, 2020 | 12 pm   

Unity of Grand Rapids 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat
Unity of Grand Rapids
1711 Walker Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

» 12pm-1:30pm. Drive through a line of decorated cars & collect treats at the end. Bring a canned good to feed the monster.

NOV 1, 2020 | 1 pm   

Horseback Trail Rides
Camp Henry
5575 South Gordon Ave, Newaygo, MI 49337
» Trained and knowledgeable staff will guide you on an hour long trail ride filled with fresh air, loving horses, and great company. $20 per person. Ages: 10 & over -Riders who are 10-12 years old must have an adult rider register with them.

NOV 1, 2020 | 1 pm   

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Studio Park
123 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» Join us for a family-friendly day of Disney’s, Coco, food, and activities. We will be showing Coco in both English and Spanish with subtitles for both. The Grand Rapids Art Museum will be providing art bags for children to go along with the film. Social Distancing will be practiced and masks will be required. Tickets are sold in groups of 4 for $20.

NOV 1, 2020 | 3 pm   

Horseback Trail Rides
Camp Henry
5575 South Gordon Ave, Newaygo, MI 49337
» Trained and knowledgeable staff will guide you on an hour long trail ride filled with fresh air, loving horses, and great company. $20 per person. Ages: 10 & over -Riders who are 10-12 years old must have an adult rider register with them.

NOV 1, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Sunday Night Goat Hikes
Ada Christian School
6206 Ada Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301
» Take a hike with local goats through woods, marsh and prairie! Safe, outdoor goat recreation for families & friends. Masks required. $10

NOV 1, 2020 | 5 pm   

Trunk ‘N’ Treat
Rock Urban Church
3710 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, MI 49418
» 5-7pm. Trunk ‘N’ Treat is a frightfully good time for boys and ghouls of all ages! Join us for free food, trunk-or-treating, spook house, games, and more! This event is free and open to the public!

NOV 1, 2020 | 6:30 pm   

GRCT Drive-In Theatre: DRACULA
The DeltaPlex

2500 Turner Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
» Drive up, tune in your radio, and we’ll cover the rest! Enjoy LIVE THEATRE from the comfort of your own car! Only 100 parking spaces available per performance, secure your tickets now.

NOV 1, 2020 | 8:30 pm   

GRCT Drive-In Theatre: DRACULA
The DeltaPlex

2500 Turner Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
» Drive up, tune in your radio, and we’ll cover the rest! Enjoy LIVE THEATRE from the comfort of your own car! Only 100 parking spaces available per performance, secure your tickets now.

 NOV 2  •  M  

 All Day                                   

NOV 2, 2020 | 10 am   

If You Go With Your Goat to Vote: Streaming Storytime 🆓
Hosted by Loutit District Library
Virtual Event
» Election day is just around the corner, but what is voting all about? Join Miss Elizabeth for a very special election edition of Streaming Storytime to find out — and remind the grown ups in your life to vote!

NOV 2, 2020 | 2 pm   

Zoo Careers (6th-8th)
John Ball Zoo
1300 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 2-4pm. Learn about a variety of Zoo Careers by exploring and talking with the experts to learn about different animal-related careers in the Zoo field. Each class will highlight a different career.

 NOV 3  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

NOV 3, 2020 | 10 am   

Munchkin and Me
Rebounderz
7500 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428
» 10am-1pm. For children ages six and under, and their adult, to enjoy a mellower pace at Rebounderz. $10/child, 1 parent per child participates free, $2.99 for reusable Grip Socks (required).

NOV 3, 2020 | 4 pm   

Education Drop-in Classes
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 4-5:30pm. STEAM Labs are open for 4th-8th graders. These engaging laboratories will build confidence in students’ science abilities, gaining hands-on experience in conducting experiments, designing inventions and exploring careers in STEM fields. $25, or $20 for members

NOV 3, 2020 | 5 pm   

Michaels Kids Club Online: Fall Pinecone Crafts 🆓
Hosted by Michaels
Virtual Event
» Transform pinecones into cute characters + critters!

 NOV 4  •  W  

 All Day                                   

NOV 4, 2020 | 10 am   

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 10am-1pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

NOV 4, 2020 | 10 am   

Toddler Time
Craig’s Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 10am-12pm. This is a great chance for your little one to freely explore our Trampoline Park and unleash their energy! This program is for child ages 6 and under. $4.99/person

NOV 4, 2020 | 12:30 pm   

Homeschool/Virtual Learning Days
BattleGR Tactical Games

284 Dodge NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» 12:30-2:30pm. 2 hours of all-you-can play laser tag, archery tag & open gym. Arcade and food available! $12/child

NOV 4, 2020 | 1 pm   

All Ages Open Studio
Hearts for the Arts
1141 Quarry Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 1-3pm. Choose from any of our projects or create from your own imagination! SPECIAL NEEDS ART THERAPY: Students can create using any medium of their choice with assistance from trained staff, and in a low sensory environment. $25

NOV 4, 2020 | 2 pm   

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 2-5pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

NOV 4, 2020 | 4 pm   

Education Drop-in Classes
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 4-5:30pm. Museum Exploration classes will be offered for 3rd – 5th graders. Students will engage with unique artifacts and technology that are not offered during general visits. Students will be immersed in exhibit spaces throughout the Museum, classrooms and behind-the-scenes tours. $25, or $20 for members

NOV 4, 2020 | 4 pm   

Wristband Wednesday
Craigs Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 4-8pm. Unlimited Indoor & Outdoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster and Kiddie Karts. *Weather permitting on outdoor attractions. $26/person

NOV 4, 2020 | 5 pm   

Kids Eat Free Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South!
Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South
1545 Edgeknoll Dr SE (M6 & Kalamazoo Ave), Grand Rapids, MI 49508
» 5-7pm. Kids Eat Free Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South! Get one Original Nugget and fries Kids Meal FREE with purchase of an adult meal! Every Wednesday in November from 5-7pm. Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South location only, Drive thru only.

NOV 4, 2020 | 7 pm   

Coloring Outside the Lines 🆓
Georgetown Township Public Library
1525 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428
» 7-8:30pm. Coloring isn’t just for kids! Bring your creativity and join us for a coloring evening once a month. Feel free to drop in anytime between 7:00 and 8:30. All materials will be provided. We have coloring books for all ages, so bring the entire family! No registration required.

 NOV 5  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

NOV 5, 2020 | 10 am   

Munchkin and Me
Rebounderz
7500 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428
» 10am-1pm. For children ages six and under, and their adult, to enjoy a mellower pace at Rebounderz. $10/child, 1 parent per child participates free, $2.99 for reusable Grip Socks (required).

NOV 5, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Fun on the Farm (9-12 yrs)
The Critter Barn
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» 4:30-6pm. Are you looking for a little fun on the farm? The focus of the class changes each week, so take one, take two or take them all! $15

NOV 5, 2020 | 6 pm   

Build an Engine in Virtual Reality 
Amped Reality
2923 28th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
» Learn how engines work and build one virtually – a great opportunity to explore if you want to work in the automotive business or be a mechanic. $25

NOV 5, 2020 | 7 pm   

Ukelele Strum & Sing 🆓
Georgetown Township Public Library
1525 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428
» 7-8:30pm. Interested ukulele players of all skill levels are invited! Sing as a group while accompanying yourself and others. Song lyrics with cord diagrams for “GCEA” tuned ukuleles will be projected on the screen for everyone. All ages are welcome–great family activity! Participants must supply their own ukuleles.

 NOV 6  •  F  

 All Day                                   

NOV 6, 2020 | 9 am   

Festive Fridays with Eastern Floral
Eastern Floral

2836 Broadmoor Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
» 9am-7pm. Every Friday in November the Grand Rapids location will have refreshments, activities for kids, and outdoor fire pits & s’mores stations. To ensure safety during these events, we ask that everyone wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.

NOV 6, 2020 | 10 am   

Nature Buds: Fall Edition
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Bring your toddlers and preschoolers out to discover the wonders of nature at Blandford Nature Center! Each Nature Buds program will feature a story, outdoor discovery and a hands-on activity. Dress for the weather as we will be outdoors, rain, snow or shine. Registration is required. Ages 1-4 and their caregivers.

NOV 6, 2020 | 10 am   

Knee-High Naturalists
The Outdoor Discovery Center

4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Introduce the wonders of the natural world to young children. Crafts, activities, books, snacks, live animals, and outside exploration will be incorporated into their nature-based learning experience. Registration required, $10 per child, $5 for members.

 NOV 6, 2020 | 4 pm – 8:30 pm                             

BattleGR’s Grand Opening Celebration
BattleGR Tactical Games
284 Dodge NE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49321

» Come celebrate with us! We have Laser Tag, Archery Tag, Open Gym, & Arcade.

Our Grand Opening special is buy 1 hour get a 2nd hour free and any of our food options 10% off. Reserve your 2-hour time block now!

All equipment is disinfected between uses and hand sanitizer is available around the facility.

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NOV 6, 2020 | 4 pm   

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Battlegr Tactical Games

284 Dodge NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» 4-5:30pm. BattleGR has a new location & would love to share our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with you! BattleGR specializes in Team Bonding and Team building, which would make us the perfect place for your next company event.

NOV 6, 2020 | 7 pm   

School-Aged Open Gym
Horizon Kids Complex
6462 Center Industrial Drive, Jenison, MI 49428
» 7-9pm. For Kindergarteners and older. Members and Non-members welcome. Non-members must have parents complete a  “Release Form” to participate. Masks required. $8/participant

NOV 6, 2020 | 7 pm   

Friday Public Skating Session
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink
3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville, MI 49418 
» 7-10pm. $10 admission, $1 roller skate rental, $2 rollerblades, $5 parent admission (skate rental included).

 NOV 7  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

NOV 7, 2020 | 9 am   

Mulligan’s Hollow Ski Swap
Mulligan’s Hollow
1 Y Dr., Grand Haven , MI 49417
» 9am-4pm. A great way to sell & purchase gently used equipment! COVID-19 precautions WILL be taken. The event will be 100% outdoors and socially distanced

 NOV 7, 2020 | 10 am – 5 pm                             

BattleGR’s Grand Opening Celebration
BattleGR Tactical Games
284 Dodge NE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49321

» Come celebrate with us! We have Laser Tag, Archery Tag, Open Gym, & Arcade.

Our Grand Opening special is buy 1 hour get a 2nd hour free and any of our food options 10% off. Reserve your 2-hour time block now!

All equipment is disinfected between uses and hand sanitizer is available around the facility.

BattleGR Grand Opening

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NOV 7, 2020 | 10 am   

Family Day
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main St, Coopersville, MI 49404
» 10am-2pm. Enjoy a multigenerational adventure inside the facility, exploring the exhibits, sharing stories, and creating memories. Includes crafts. $5 per family

NOV 7, 2020 | 10 am   

Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks Opening Day
Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 10am-5pm. Join the GRPM for the opening day of our newest exhibit Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks on Saturday, November 7! Explore beautiful works of art made from LEGO® bricks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and mankind’s relationship with nature in the new exhibit Wild Connections.

NOV 7, 2020 | 10 am   

Virtual Stroll with Nature: Beavers – Nature’s Builders 🆓
Hosted by Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Virtual Event
» November is the time of year beavers are particularly active building their winter homes in preparation for cold weather. Learn more about these busy builders through stories, hands-on activities, and suggestions for short “strolls” on trails or through your neighborhood.

NOV 7, 2020 | 10 am   

Easy Mandala Making
Hosted by Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation

Virtual Event
» Learn the basics of mandala making from home! This class is fun for all ages and skill levels. $10

NOV 7, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Build an Engine in Virtual Reality 
Amped Reality
2923 28th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
» Learn how engines work and build one virtually – a great opportunity to explore if you want to work in the automotive business or be a mechanic. $25

NOV 7, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Watercolor Series: Pumpkin Still Life’s
LowellArts

223 W Main Street, Lowell, MI 49331
» 10:30am-12pm. Celebrate the fall season and learn to use watercolor techniques including wet on wet, dragging color, loading your brush, and mixing paint. Create a painting you are proud to hang on your wall. Ages 10 to 17, Class Fee: $15

NOV 7, 2020 | 11 am   

Try Hockey For FREE 🆓
Eagles Ice Center

2600 Village Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
» This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. No skating experience required. Preregistration required.

NOV 7, 2020 | 11 am   

Urban Air Holland Grand Opening Celebration
Urban Air Adventure Park

12331 James St, Holland, MI 49424
» 11am-10pm. Come to Urban Air for our Grand Opening Celebration. Enjoy the chance to win one of our hourly giveaways and purchase discounted tickets available online.

NOV 7, 2020 | 12 pm   

Try Hockey For FREE 🆓
GRAHA at Patterson Ice Arena

2550 Patterson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» Kids Try Hockey For FREE with USA Hockey and GRAHA. No skating experience required. Preregistration required.

NOV 7, 2020 | 1 pm   

Drop In Studio: Whimsical Still Life
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 1-4pm. The next time you visit the Museum on a Saturday, drop in to GRAM’s auditorium and enjoy hands-on art making activities. All supplies are provided. Free for GRAM members, included with admission for non-members.

NOV 7, 2020 | 1 pm   

Drawing Club with Wade Gugino 🆓
Hosted by Kent District Library 
Virtual Event
» Learn to create your own cartoon characters, comic strips and more with artist Wade Gugino. Tune in on Kent District Library or at YouTube.com/KentDistrictLibrary.

NOV 7, 2020 | 1 pm   

Front Flip Clinic
Gymco Sports

3206 Camelot Ridge Ct SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» 1-2:30pm. Kids learn skills & progressions in Gymco’s safe, supportive environment. Front flips are a super-cool skill for swimming & diving, gymnastics, wrestling, football, dance, back yard fun or any sport where a body might fly through the air. Kids who know how to flip increase their confidence and just plain have more fun! $21 members; $26 non-members

NOV 7, 2020 | 1:30 pm   

Saturday Public Skating Session
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink
3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville, MI 49418 
» 1:30-4:30pm. $10 admission, $1 roller skate rental, $2 rollerblades, $5 parent admission (skate rental included).

NOV 7, 2020 | 2 pm   

Drop In Saturdays
Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 2-3pm. Join Meijer Gardens educators for a family friendly activity at 2 pm. Activities happen throughout the Gardens & Sculpture Park and may include guided walks, art activities and more! Activities will be suitable for adults and kids 8 and up.

NOV 7, 2020 | 2 pm   

Fall Fun at Fellinlove Farm
Fellinlove Farm
6364 144th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
» 2-5pm. Farm Tour of diverse animals, Fall Foliage Nature Walk, Photo Opportunities, Craft Items for sale. Suggested donation of $5/person

 NOV 7, 2020 | 5:30 pm – 8 pm                             

St. Martin’s Day Lantern Parade & Hands-On with Horses
Karin’s Horse Connection & Legacy Stables
8001 Patterson Ave. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

» An event for everyone, from YOUNG to OLD, including:

A PLAY starring real horses and ponies, A LANTERN WALK through the dark at the farm with music and songs, BAKED GOODS and HOT DRINKS for all! Open end with HANDS ON HORSES after the festivities.

Limited numbers, RSVP REQUIRED via facebook message or email to [email protected]

StMartinsBrighter

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NOV 7, 2020 | 6:30 pm   

Saturday Public Skating Session
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink
3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville, MI 49418 
» 6:30-9:30pm. $10 admission, $1 roller skate rental, $2 rollerblades, $5 parent admission (skate rental included).

 NOV 8  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 8, 2020 | 12 pm – 4:30 pm                             

BattleGR’s Grand Opening Celebration
BattleGR Tactical Games
284 Dodge NE, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49321

» Come celebrate with us! We have Laser Tag, Archery Tag, Open Gym, & Arcade.

Our Grand Opening special is buy 1 hour get a 2nd hour free and any of our food options 10% off. Reserve your 2-hour time block now!

All equipment is disinfected between uses and hand sanitizer is available around the facility.

BattleGR Grand Opening

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NOV 8, 2020 | 2 pm   

Nature Hike 🆓
Hudsonville Nature Center
2748 New Holland St, Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 2-4pm. Early November is a time between fall color and the winter snows beginning. Winter resident birds have arrived and animals have slowed down and moved into their winter modes. With the leaves off of the trees this is a great time to look for bird nests and some signs of insect activity that may have been hidden by the leaves of summer.

NOV 8, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Sunday Night Goat Hikes
Ada Christian School
6206 Ada Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301
» Take a hike with local goats through woods, marsh and prairie! Safe, outdoor goat recreation for families & friends. Masks required. $10

 NOV 9  •  M  

 All Day                                   

NOV 9, 2020 | 4 pm   

FREE Second Monday! 🆓
Holland Museum

31 W. 10th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» The Holland Museum is open tonight from 4-7pm with FREE admission!  Spark!Lab is temporarily closed, but check out their current exhibits.

NOV 9, 2020 | 6 pm   

Home School Information Sessions
HSB, Inc.

5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 6-8pm. Thinking about home education? Sign up for a Home School Information Session! These sessions are not only perfect for those considering home educating but are also great for those who have already started and need a little direction. $15, Pre-registration is required.

NOV 9, 2020 | 7 pm   

Lego Challenge 🆓
Georgetown Township Public Library

1525 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428
» Kids ages 6 – 13 years old are invited to bring a one gallon re-closable storage bag of their own building bricks to the Library. Each child will have 45 minutes to create something around the theme that will be announced that evening, or they can free-build! This program will comply with all COVID-related restrictions.

 NOV 10  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

NOV 10, 2020 | 10 am   

Munchkin and Me
Rebounderz
7500 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428
» 10am-1pm. For children ages six and under, and their adult, to enjoy a mellower pace at Rebounderz. $10/child, 1 parent per child participates free, $2.99 for reusable Grip Socks (required).

NOV 10, 2020 | 4 pm   

Education Drop-in Classes
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 4-5:30pm. STEAM Labs are open for 4th-8th graders. These engaging laboratories will build confidence in students’ science abilities, gaining hands-on experience in conducting experiments, designing inventions and exploring careers in STEM fields. $25, or $20 for members

NOV 10, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Fun on the Farm (3-5 yrs)
The Critter Barn
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» 4:30-6pm. The focus of the class changes each week, so take one, take two or take them all! Parents or guardians are included to share the memories and enhance your student’s experience. $15

NOV 10, 2020 | 6 pm   

Teen Tuesdays 🆓
Hosted by Kent District Library
Virtual Event
» Animal Crossing, Dungeons & Dragons and more, provided by your favorite KDL Teen Librarians. For details and to register, visit kdl.org/events.

NOV 10, 2020 | 6 pm   

Goodnight Barn (6-12 yrs)
The Critter Barn
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» 6-7:30pm. Our Good Night Barn class lets kids experience the farm at the end of the day. We will turn the lights off as we finish caring for Critter Barn’s animals. As the sun goes down, we use flashlights to focus and see where to go. $15

 NOV 11  •  W  

 All Day                                   

NOV 11, 2020 | 10 am   

Toddler Time
Craig’s Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 10am-12pm. This is a great chance for your little one to freely explore our Trampoline Park and unleash their energy! This program is for child ages 6 and under. $4.99/person

NOV 11, 2020 | 10 am   

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 10am-1pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

NOV 11, 2020 | 10 am   

Nature for Tykes: Winter in Michigan
Outdoor Discovery Center
4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Bring out your little tykes to learn more about nature. In each program, you and your little tyke will have the opportunity to explore together. For this session we will be learning how plants and animals get ready for our cold Michigan winters. Please dress for the weather as the entire program will be outdoors. Registration required, $6 per child, $4 for members

NOV 11, 2020 | 11 am   

All About Owls
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Come join Blandford’s Wildlife staff and get a close up look at our resident owls as we talk about some of the things that make these birds successful nocturnal predators. Participants will dissect their own owl pellet and learn about the unique ecological niche these birds serve.

NOV 11, 2020 | 1 pm   

All Ages Open Studio
Hearts for the Arts
1141 Quarry Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 1-3pm. Choose from any of our projects or create from your own imagination! SPECIAL NEEDS ART THERAPY: Students can create using any medium of their choice with assistance from trained staff, and in a low sensory environment. $25

NOV 11, 2020 | 1:30 pm   

Fall Nature Discovery: Leaves
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» From green to yellow, orange, and red, observe the vibrant colors of the leaves this fall and the changes happening in our neck of the woods. Our adventure will include leaf creature creations and a story of Leaf Man, come explore the colorful, leafy trails with us! Please Note: This program will take place outdoors. Masks required.

NOV 11, 2020 | 2 pm   

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 2-5pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

NOV 11, 2020 | 4 pm   

Education Drop-in Classes
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 4-5:30pm. Museum Exploration classes will be offered for 3rd – 5th graders. Students will engage with unique artifacts and technology that are not offered during general visits. Students will be immersed in exhibit spaces throughout the Museum, classrooms and behind-the-scenes tours. $25, or $20 for members

NOV 11, 2020 | 4 pm   

Wristband Wednesday
Craigs Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 4-8pm. Unlimited Indoor & Outdoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster and Kiddie Karts. *Weather permitting on outdoor attractions. $26/person

NOV 11, 2020 | 4 pm   

Safe At Home
City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
201 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 4-5:30pm. This class is designed for students in grades 4-6. It teaches them to stay safe and learn safe habits when they are at home alone for a short period of time. In-Person: $39/Resident, $49/Nonresident

NOV 11, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

KDL Curiosity Lab: Ask the Expert
Hosted by Kent District Library
Virtual Event
» Join us online in the KDL Curiosity Lab as we ask local STEAM experts some curious questions from kiddos just like you! Tune in on Kent District Library or at YouTube.com/KentDistrictLibrary.

NOV 11, 2020 | 5 pm   

Kids Eat Free Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South!
Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South
1545 Edgeknoll Dr SE (M6 & Kalamazoo Ave), Grand Rapids, MI 49508
» 5-7pm. Kids Eat Free Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South! Get one Original Nugget and fries Kids Meal FREE with purchase of an adult meal! Every Wednesday in November from 5-7pm. Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South location only, Drive thru only.

NOV 11, 2020 | 6 pm   

Medieval Art Open Studio
ACT Studio
1140 Monroe Avenue NW, Suite 4101, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 6-7:30pm. Open Studio is back! Join us in the ACT studio to explore Medieval Art and create work inspired by the era. Open Studio welcomes those with disabilities, their friends, siblings, and peers of all abilities. Pre-registration is now required to keep our Open Studio attendance small. No drop-ins, please. $10

NOV 11, 2020 | 8:30 pm   

Project Night Lights 🆓
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
100 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» Kids flash flashlights out of their windows at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and local law enforcement and community members respond by flashing their lights back. Bring a flashlight or flash your cell phone back at the hospital. Wearing a mask is encouraged.

 NOV 12  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

NOV 12, 2020 | 10 am   

Candy Sushi
Henika District Library
149 S Main St, Wayland, MI 49348
» This take-and-make activity for tweens and teens lets you make your own sushi, but with candy only. No fish involved!

NOV 12, 2020 | 10 am   

Homeschool Days – Virtual Reality Education and hands-on STEM activities
Amped Reality

2923 28th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
» 10am-3:30pm. Amped Reality & Bricks 4 Kidz open early for homeschoolers! Virtual Reality allow previously impossible lessons/experiences to become possible! Build an engine! Tour Buckingham Palace or Jerusalem and so much more!

NOV 12, 2020 | 10 am   

Munchkin and Me
Rebounderz
7500 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428
» 10am-1pm. For children ages six and under, and their adult, to enjoy a mellower pace at Rebounderz. $10/child, 1 parent per child participates free, $2.99 for reusable Grip Socks (required).

NOV 12, 2020 | 4 pm   

Company Holiday Party Sampler 🆓
BattleGR Tactical Games

284 Dodge NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» 4-6pm. Do you need an unique holiday party venue for your company? Check out BattleGR’s Holiday Sampler to see what we have to offer.

NOV 12, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Fun on the Farm (9-12 yrs)
The Critter Barn
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» 4:30-6pm. Are you looking for a little fun on the farm? The focus of the class changes each week, so take one, take two or take them all! $15

NOV 12, 2020 | 6 pm   

Build a Robot, Decorate it, and Take it home!
Amped Reality
2923 28th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
» Build, decorate, & play with a robot & learn how robots work! A great activity for children ages 5-9 to do with a grandparent. $35

 NOV 13  •  F  

 All Day                                   

NOV 13, 2020 | 9 am   

Grab-and-Go Kids Art Club 🆓
Georgetown Township Public Library
1525 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428
» Grab-And-Go Kids Art Club is here! Register online, pick up at the library, and do the project at home! This month’s project is Fall Themed Pop Art inspired by Andy Warhol. Kits will be available to pick up at the library starting Friday 11/13 at 9am, and must be picked up by Monday 11/16 at 8:30pm.

NOV 13, 2020 | 9 am   

Festive Fridays with Eastern Floral
Eastern Floral

2836 Broadmoor Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
» 9am-7pm. Every Friday in November the Grand Rapids location will have refreshments, activities for kids, and outdoor fire pits & s’mores stations. On Friday, November 13th there will also be a soup station catered by Pietro’s and reindeer from 3-6pm. To ensure safety during these events, we ask that everyone wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.

NOV 13, 2020 | 10 am   

November Pop Up Market
Out Of The Barn

9637 48th Avenue, Allendale, MI 49401
» 10am-5pm. Stroll outdoors in the fresh open air, shop and connect with our growing community! You can expect a lot of artists, crafters, and a select few direct marketing products.

NOV 13, 2020 | 10 am   

Homeschool Days – Virtual Reality Education and hands-on STEM activities
Amped Reality

2923 28th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
» 10am-3:30pm. Amped Reality & Bricks 4 Kidz open early for homeschoolers! Virtual Reality allow previously impossible lessons/experiences to become possible! Build an engine! Tour Buckingham Palace or Jerusalem and so much more!

NOV 13, 2020 | 10 am   

Knee-High Naturalists
DeGraaf Nature Center 

600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423
» Introduce the wonders of the natural world to young children. Crafts, activities, books, snacks, live animals, and outside exploration will be incorporated into their nature-based learning experience. Registration required, $10 per child, $5 for members.

NOV 13, 2020 | 10 am   

Rockford Holiday Open Houses
Downtown Rockford 

Rockford, MI 49341
» 10am-9pm. Start your Holiday Shopping at the Rockford Holiday Open Houses! Stores will be decorated for the Holiday season and will have prizes, freebies, specials and more!

NOV 13, 2020 | 1 pm   

Fall Frenzy
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Fall brings wild behavior to the forest as animals enter their state of frenzy preparing for winter! Come along as we explore different areas of Blandford to see what all of the fuss is about. This program takes place entirely outdoors.

NOV 13, 2020 | 5 pm   

Winter’s Eve Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts

400 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
» 5-9pm. Join us for the perfect night of artisan craft cocktails, Michigan made wares, and cool tunes under the lights at the SCA. To get you in the holiday spirit we’re building a themed bar with fabulous cold-weather inspired drinks. And we’ve curated a select group of top-notch creatives with artisan-crafted wearables, baked goods, treats for your pets, housewares, decor and more!

NOV 13, 2020 | 5:15 pm   

Friday Family Fun Pack
Hudsonville Lanes

5775 Balsam Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 5:15-7:15pm. You get 90 minutes of bowling, shoe rental, hot dog, chips, and unlimited pop for up to 6 people for only $45 per lane. Please call 669-9380 for reservations and lane availability.

NOV 13, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Make A Succulent Pot
Holland Area Arts Council

150 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» 5:30-7pm. In this class we’ll be learning hand-building techniques necessary to make your own custom succulent pot! We will have some animal figures and photos to use as inspiration for your creations. Fired pieces will be ready for pickup two weeks after this class. All supplies and succulent plants included! Ages 7-12, $25 members, $35 non-members

NOV 13, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Friday Family Fun Night: Invention Night
Lakeshore Museum Center

430 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
» 5:30-7:30pm. Join local inventors to learn about the invention process, make and create inventions of your own with our take home bags, and learn about a special unique experience for Muskegon County students. Free for Muskegon County residents, non-residents ages 3 and up are $5. Open-house style event, advanced registration not required.

NOV 13, 2020 | 7 pm   

School-Aged Open Gym
Horizon Kids Complex
6462 Center Industrial Drive, Jenison, MI 49428
» 7-9pm. For Kindergarteners and older. Members and Non-members welcome. Non-members must have parents complete a  “Release Form” to participate. Masks required. $8/participant

NOV 13, 2020 | 7 pm   

Friday Public Skating Session
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink
3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville, MI 49418 
» 7-10pm. $10 admission, $1 roller skate rental, $2 rollerblades, $5 parent admission (skate rental included).

NOV 13, 2020 | 7 pm   

Teen-ish Night (10 and older)
BattleGR Tactical Games
284 Dodge, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» 7-10pm. Ages 10+, includes 3 hours of unlimited archery tag, laser tag, and open gym. Food included! $25

 NOV 14  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

NOV 14, 2020 | 7 am   

6th Annual Opening Day 4 vs. 4 Futsal Shootout/Tournament
BattleGR Tactical Games

284 Dodge, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» 7am-10pm. All ages welcome. Register teams or individuals by emailing [email protected]

 NOV 14, 2020 | 8 am – 5 pm                             

Pie Flight Party
Moelker Orchards
9265 Kenowa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

» Come and sample all the different types of pie that we make from scratch in our bakery!
Cost: $5.50/Flight and $9.50/Round Trip

Try a flight (3 kinds) or a round trip (all 6 kinds). Grab your friends and family and join us for our Pie Flight Party! Kinds available: Apple, Cherry Berry, Blueberry, Dutch Apple, Peach & Cherry Crumble.

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NOV 14, 2020 | 9 am   

Make, Take, and Hike! – Make Your Own Hiking Stick 🆓
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

701 W. Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
» We will provide the sticks and embellishments, you provide the creativity and enthusiasm. All materials will be located just outside the Institute’s Education Building. Please respect social distancing guidelines when collecting your materials.

NOV 14, 2020 | 9 am   

Jenison Progressive Craft Show
At Various Houses
Jenison, MI 
» 9am-3pm. Crafters will be setup and selling their handcrafted products out of their yard/garage. This show will only be in Jenison between the boundaries of 20th to 28th and Rosewood to Bauer. There will also be “Crafts Made by Kids” to help support all the growing creativity that our kids have.

NOV 14, 2020 | 9 am   

Safe Sitter Essentials
City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
201 Market Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 9am-2:30pm. This training course will prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Pre-registration and masks required. In-person session: $49/Resident, $59/nonresident

NOV 14, 2020 | 9 am   

Christmas Market
Frugthaven Farm

11466 W Carson City Rd, Greenville, MI 48838
» 9am-4pm. Over 40 Michigan makers. Bundle up, drink hot chocolate and get ready for the holiday season. We’re made arrangements for Santa & Mrs Claus to join us for photos and good cheer in our barn so you won’t want to miss the best photo op our area has to offer!

NOV 14, 2020 | 10 am   

Make, Take, and Hike! – Make Your Own Hiking Stick 🆓
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

701 W. Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
» We will provide the sticks and embellishments, you provide the creativity and enthusiasm. All materials will be located just outside the Institute’s Education Building. Please respect social distancing guidelines when collecting your materials.

NOV 14, 2020 | 10 am   

November Pop Up Market
Out Of The Barn

9637 48th Avenue, Allendale, MI 49401
» 10am-5pm. Stroll outdoors in the fresh open air, shop and connect with our growing community! You can expect a lot of artists, crafters, and a select few direct marketing products.

NOV 14, 2020 | 10 am   

John Ball Zoo Presents: Amazing Animal Adaptations Livestream 🆓
Hosted by Kent District Library

Virtual Event
» Get an up-close look at the physical and behavioral adaptations animals use to survive. Presented by John Ball Zoo.

NOV 14, 2020 | 10 am   

Angela Dominguez: Illustrating Galapagos Girl 🆓
Hosted by Herrick District Library

Virtual Event
» For families. Join us for a very special virtual presentation by Angela Dominguez, as she talks about her experience illustrating of this year’s Little Read book, Galapagos Girl!

NOV 14, 2020 | 10 am   

Rockford Holiday Open Houses
Downtown Rockford 

Rockford, MI 49341
» 10am-9pm. Start your Holiday Shopping at the Rockford Holiday Open Houses! Stores will be decorated for the Holiday season and will have prizes, freebies, specials and more!

NOV 14, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids 🆓
Hosted by Grand Rapids Public Library
Virtual Event
» Children ages 4-11 can explore social justice topics that impact their daily lives through children’s literature. Pre-registration required

NOV 14, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Watercolor Series: Landscape of Birch Trees
LowellArts

223 W Main Street, Lowell, MI 49331
» 10:30am-12pm. Create a beautiful watercolor landscape of birch trees. Learn masking techniques and how to create a background. Experiment with spattering and dry brush techniques. Ages 10 to 17, Class Fee: $15

NOV 14, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Family Yoga at Wildwood Family Farms
Wildwood Family Farms

7970 Snow Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302
» For kids 10(ish) and under with an adult. This is a playful class designed to strengthen and relax you. A great bonding opportunity! $20

NOV 14, 2020 | 11 am   

All About Owls
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Come join Blandford’s Wildlife staff and get a close up look at our resident owls as we talk about some of the things that make these birds successful nocturnal predators. Participants will dissect their own owl pellet and learn about the unique ecological niche these birds serve. Masks required.

NOV 14, 2020 | 11 am   

Santa at the Farm
Frugthaven Farm

11466 W Carson City Rd, Greenville, MI 48838
» 11am-2pm. Enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs Claus at the Red Barn at Frugthaven Farm. Limited tickets are available for our Donuts With Santa VIP experience from 11am-12pm. Enjoy a story, a donut and take a photo during your 15 minute experience inside our Red Barn. Tickets are $10. Bring your own camera for a complimentary photo and visit from 12pm-2pm.

NOV 14, 2020 | 11 am   

Harvest Time in Ada Village
Ada Village

7330 Thornapple River Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301
» 11am-5pm. Celebrate Fall in Ada with discounts, decor, donuts, a fire truck, and more. Each business will be celebrating Harvest in Ada in their own unique and fun way. Please follow CDC rules when attending.

NOV 14, 2020 | 1 pm   

Easy Mandala Making
Hosted by Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation

Virtual Event
» Learn the basics of mandala making from home! This class is fun for all ages and skill levels. $10

NOV 14, 2020 | 1 pm   

Drop In Studio: Whimsical Still Life
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 1-4pm. The next time you visit the Museum on a Saturday, drop in to GRAM’s auditorium and enjoy hands-on art making activities. All supplies are provided. Free for GRAM members, included with admission for non-members.

NOV 14, 2020 | 1 pm   

Angela Dominguez: Journey as an Author & Illustrator 🆓
Hosted by Herrick District Library

Virtual Event
» Recommended for ages 5-8. Join us for a very special virtual presentation with Angela Dominguez, illustrator of The Little Read book “Galápagos Girl”, and author and illustrator of “Maria Had a Little Llama (María Tenía Una Llamita)”, “Sing, Don’t Cry”, “Stella Diaz Has Something to Say”, and so many more!

NOV 14, 2020 | 1:30 pm   

Saturday Public Skating Session
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink
3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville, MI 49418 
» 1:30-4:30pm. $10 admission, $1 roller skate rental, $2 rollerblades, $5 parent admission (skate rental included).

NOV 14, 2020 | 2 pm   

Drop In Saturdays
Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 2-3pm. Join Meijer Gardens educators for a family friendly activity at 2 pm. Activities happen throughout the Gardens & Sculpture Park and may include guided walks, art activities and more! Activities will be suitable for adults and kids 8 and up.

NOV 14, 2020 | 3 pm   

Angela Dominguez: Journey as an Author & Illustrator 🆓
Hosted by Herrick District Library

Virtual Event
» Recommended for ages 9-11. Join us for a very special virtual presentation with Angela Dominguez, illustrator of The Little Read book “Galápagos Girl”, and author and illustrator of “Maria Had a Little Llama (María Tenía Una Llamita)”, “Sing, Don’t Cry”, “Stella Diaz Has Something to Say”, and so many more!

NOV 14, 2020 | 3 pm   

Cookies & Canvas: Mockingbird
Wine and Canvas Grand Rapids

2675 East Paris Ave Ste. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» 3-5pm. Join our fun painting classes for kids! Cookies and Canvas are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up, Open to All Ages! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! $20

NOV 14, 2020 | 6 pm   

Blandford Date Night: Blandford Bonfire
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Crisp fall evenings are the perfect time for a date night around the fire. Grab a loved one and cozy up around the fire pit in our Schoolyard while you sip on a beverage and listen to the rustling of fallen leaves. One beer is included with each ticket purchase. We encourage you to bring your own lawn chair for comfort, however, classroom chairs will be available. Must be 21+ with a valid ID.

NOV 14, 2020 | 6:30 pm   

Saturday Public Skating Session
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink
3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville, MI 49418 
» 6:30-9:30pm. $10 admission, $1 roller skate rental, $2 rollerblades, $5 parent admission (skate rental included).

 NOV 15  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

NOV 15, 2020 | 10 am   

November Pop Up Market
Out Of The Barn

9637 48th Avenue, Allendale, MI 49401
» 10am-5pm. Stroll outdoors in the fresh open air, shop and connect with our growing community! You can expect a lot of artists, crafters, and a select few direct marketing products.

NOV 15, 2020 | 11 am   

Harvest Time in Ada Village
Ada Village

7330 Thornapple River Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301
» 11am-5pm. Celebrate Fall in Ada with discounts, decor, donuts, a fire truck, and more. Each business will be celebrating Harvest in Ada in their own unique and fun way. Please follow CDC rules when attending.

NOV 15, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Sunday Night Goat Hikes
Ada Christian School
6206 Ada Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301
» Take a hike with local goats through woods, marsh and prairie! Safe, outdoor goat recreation for families & friends. Masks required. $10

NOV 15, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Celebrate the Harvest Virtual Cooking Class
Hosted by Revive & Thrive Project
Virtual Event
» 4:30-6pm. Enjoy a locavore dinner and virtual cooking lesson provided by local chefs, including a teen chef! All proceeds benefit Revive & Thrive Project. $50-75

 NOV 16  •  M  

 All Day                                   

NOV 16, 2020 | 6 pm   

Goodnight Barn (3-5 yrs)
The Critter Barn
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» 6-7:30pm. Our Good Night Barn class lets kids experience the farm at the end of the day. We will turn the lights off as we finish caring for Critter Barn’s animals. As the sun goes down, we use flashlights to focus and see where to go. $15

 NOV 17  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

NOV 17, 2020 | 9 am   

Explore A Story
DeGraaf Nature Center 

600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423
» We’ll be introducing kids to the outdoors through books and outdoor adventures. We’ll read stories, take hikes, meet animals, and have lots of fun.  Dress for the weather because the entire program will be outdoors. Registration required, $6 per child, $4 for members

NOV 17, 2020 | 10 am   

Munchkin and Me
Rebounderz
7500 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428
» 10am-1pm. For children ages six and under, and their adult, to enjoy a mellower pace at Rebounderz. $10/child, 1 parent per child participates free, $2.99 for reusable Grip Socks (required).

NOV 17, 2020 | 4 pm   

Education Drop-in Classes
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 4-5:30pm. STEAM Labs are open for 4th-8th graders. These engaging laboratories will build confidence in students’ science abilities, gaining hands-on experience in conducting experiments, designing inventions and exploring careers in STEM fields. $25, or $20 for members

NOV 17, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Fun on the Farm (5-8 yrs)
The Critter Barn
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» 4:30-6pm. The focus of the class changes each week, so take one, take two or take them all! Parents or guardians are included to share the memories and enhance your student’s experience. $15

 NOV 18  •  W  

 All Day                                   

NOV 18, 2020 | 10 am   

Toddler Time
Craig’s Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 10am-12pm. This is a great chance for your little one to freely explore our Trampoline Park and unleash their energy! This program is for child ages 6 and under. $4.99/person

NOV 18, 2020 | 10 am   

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 10am-1pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

NOV 18, 2020 | 11 am   

The Loutit Littles Show 🆓
Hosted by Loutit District Library

Virtual Event
» Learn bounces, rhymes, and songs to enjoy with your little one. Get inspired with ideas for games and activities using everyday household items. Learn ASL signs to help communication, tips to raise a reader, and ways to just have fun together!

NOV 18, 2020 | 11 am   

Meet Blandford’s Wildlife: Preparing for Winter
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Come take a habitat hike with our wildlife staff and meet some of our wildlife ambassadors to learn about the different strategies that animals use when the cold of winter is on its way.

NOV 18, 2020 | 12:30 pm   

Homeschool/Virtual Learning Days
BattleGR Tactical Games

284 Dodge NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» 12:30-2:30pm. 2 hours of all-you-can play laser tag, archery tag & open gym. Arcade and food available! $12/child

NOV 18, 2020 | 1 pm   

All Ages Open Studio
Hearts for the Arts
1141 Quarry Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 1-3pm. Choose from any of our projects or create from your own imagination! SPECIAL NEEDS ART THERAPY: Students can create using any medium of their choice with assistance from trained staff, and in a low sensory environment. $25

NOV 18, 2020 | 2 pm   

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 2-5pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

NOV 18, 2020 | 4 pm   

Education Drop-in Classes
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 4-5:30pm. Museum Exploration classes will be offered for 3rd – 5th graders. Students will engage with unique artifacts and technology that are not offered during general visits. Students will be immersed in exhibit spaces throughout the Museum, classrooms and behind-the-scenes tours. $25, or $20 for members

NOV 18, 2020 | 4 pm   

Wristband Wednesday
Craigs Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 4-8pm. Unlimited Indoor & Outdoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster and Kiddie Karts. *Weather permitting on outdoor attractions. $26/person

NOV 18, 2020 | 5 pm   

Kids Eat Free Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South!
Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South
1545 Edgeknoll Dr SE (M6 & Kalamazoo Ave), Grand Rapids, MI 49508
» 5-7pm. Kids Eat Free Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South! Get one Original Nugget and fries Kids Meal FREE with purchase of an adult meal! Every Wednesday in November from 5-7pm. Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South location only, Drive thru only.

 NOV 19  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

NOV 19, 2020 | 9:45 am   

Tot Time at the Nature Center
Hemlock Crossing County Park
8115 W Olive Rd, West Olive, MI 49460
» In this program, we invite our littlest visitors to explore our natural world through books, music and movement, activities, and a group walk along a stroller and wagon-friendly path. Tot Time is for ages 0-3, with a caregiver. Registration is required, $5/child.

NOV 19, 2020 | 10 am   

Little Learners: STEAM Play & Learn 🆓
Lakeshore Museum Center
430 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
» A free literacy-based program for Muskegon County infants and toddlers ages 0-4. During this program participants will be invited into one of two rooms for a story time inside. Then both groups will head outside for socially distanced playtime. Registration via Eventbrite is required.

NOV 19, 2020 | 10 am   

Munchkin and Me
Rebounderz
7500 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428
» 10am-1pm. For children ages six and under, and their adult, to enjoy a mellower pace at Rebounderz. $10/child, 1 parent per child participates free, $2.99 for reusable Grip Socks (required).

NOV 19, 2020 | 3 pm   

Be Thankful – Story Book Read on Facebook 🆓
Hosted by Hackley Public Library
Virtual Event
» Enter the Holiday season with a thankful heart. Miss Lydia and Miss Melissa are teaming up for a special “Be Thankful” story book read.

NOV 19, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Lego Club 🆓
Patmos Library

2445 Riley St, Jamestown, MI 49427
» Lego club for grades 1-6! Explore a different challenge every month. Social distancing will be followed, only 5 families will be allowed to attend. RSVP in advance.

NOV 19, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Fun on the Farm (3-5 yrs)
The Critter Barn
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» 4:30-6pm. The focus of the class changes each week, so take one, take two or take them all! Parents or guardians are included to share the memories and enhance your student’s experience. $15

NOV 19, 2020 | 5 pm   

Michaels Kids Club Online: Gratitude Garland or Wreath 🆓
Hosted by Michaels
Virtual Event
» Gratitude is more important than ever. Reflect on what you’re thankful for while creating an adorable paper leaf or handprint gratitude wreath!

NOV 19, 2020 | 6 pm   

Explore Space in Virtual Reality
Amped Virtual Reality
2923 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
» Use VR to re-live mankind’s journey to the moon (Apollo 11) or go for a spacewalk & more – even battle Space Pirates! $25

NOV 19, 2020 | 7 pm   

Easy Mandala Making
Hosted by Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation

Virtual Event
» Learn the basics of mandala making from home! This class is fun for all ages and skill levels. $10

 NOV 20  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 20, 2020 | 9 am – 9 pm                             

Christmas on the Farm
Dairy Discovery
12877 84th St SE, Alto, MI 49302

» Join Dairy Discovery as we kick off the Christmas season right on the farm.

Shop with 8 amazing vendors, visit with Santa and his (calf) reindeer, and drop off your letters up in our big event barn. Kids can participate with a gingerbread craft and be a part of our interactive nativity scene.

Farm will be decorated for the season and a toasty fire will be roaring outside ready for roasting marshmallows and eating s’mores. Be prepared for a day full of holiday memories.

Christmas on the Farm

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NOV 20, 2020 | 9 am   

Festive Fridays with Eastern Floral
Eastern Floral

2836 Broadmoor Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
» 9am-7pm. Every Friday in November the Grand Rapids location will have refreshments, activities for kids, and outdoor fire pits & s’mores stations. To ensure safety during these events, we ask that everyone wear a mask and adhere to social distancing.

NOV 20, 2020 | 10 am   

Nature Buds: Fall Edition
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Bring your toddlers and preschoolers out to discover the wonders of nature at Blandford Nature Center! Each Nature Buds program will feature a story, outdoor discovery and a hands-on activity. Dress for the weather as we will be outdoors, rain, snow or shine. Registration is required. Ages 1-4 and their caregivers.

NOV 20, 2020 | 10 am   

Knee-High Naturalists
The Outdoor Discovery Center

4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Introduce the wonders of the natural world to young children. Crafts, activities, books, snacks, live animals, and outside exploration will be incorporated into their nature-based learning experience. Registration required, $10 per child, $5 for members.

NOV 20, 2020 | 10 am   

Light Night Weekend
Grand Haven Main Street
Main Street, Grand Haven, MI 49417
» 10am-8pm. Friday, November 20th through Sunday, November 22, Grand Haven Main Street kicks off this year’s holiday season with a festive backdrop of brilliant lights and holiday cheer. Many of our participating businesses and retail stores will be open with extended hours throughout the weekend. Some will offer promotions and sales while others will have Open Houses for visitors to peruse new products, designs, and experiences.

NOV 20, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Science Storytime: Go Take a Hike 🆓
Hosted by Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Virtual Event
» Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and engage in play and hands-on activities about tales from the trails in this storytime hosted by the Hastings Public Library and Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Then, grab your boots, trail mix, some water, and go “take a hike!” This storytime will be live-streamed through Zoom and Facebook Live.

NOV 20, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Reading Friends 🆓
Hosted by Henika District Library

Virtual Event
» Join us for fun with puppets, then craft along with us! Craft kits will available for request starting November 16th.

NOV 20, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Baby Time Online 🆓
Hosted by Muskegon Area District Library

Virtual Event
» Join Miss Gill as she introduces babies to music, rhythm, and rhyme, all vital pre-lingual and pre-literacy skills.

NOV 20, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Christmas Wrap Party
The Bluestocking Bookshop

510 Butternut Dr. Ste. 3B, Holland, MI 49423
» With paint, stamps, markers, and more you can decorate your own roll of holiday wrapping paper. All your supplies are provided, including 15 ft. rolls of craft paper in white or natural. $10/project

NOV 20, 2020 | 5 pm   

Winter’s Eve Market
Saugatuck Center for the Arts

400 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
» 5-9pm. Join us for the perfect night of artisan craft cocktails, Michigan made wares, and cool tunes under the lights at the SCA. To get you in the holiday spirit we’re building a themed bar with fabulous cold-weather inspired drinks. And we’ve curated a select group of top-notch creatives with artisan-crafted wearables, baked goods, treats for your pets, housewares, decor and more!

NOV 20, 2020 | 6 pm   

Disney Night: Mermaid Lagoon
Wine and Canvas Grand Rapids

2675 East Paris Ave Ste. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» 6-8:30pm. Family inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! Includes use of all necessary paint supplies and aprons, instruction by a professional and friendly local artist, and a 16×20 gallery wrapped, take-home canvas! $29

NOV 20, 2020 | 7 pm   

CANCELED! Sparta’s Christmas Holiday Sparkle Fireworks 🆓
Balyeat Field

190 Olmstead Street, Sparta, MI 49345
» Update: This event has been CANCELED! Head to the center of downtown Sparta for a time of holiday celebration as we start the Christmas season with a fireworks display during our annual shop Sparta event. We invite you to view the winter illumination from the top of the bridge and parking lot near Balyeat Field. Enjoy some hot chocolate and treats while mingling under the early night sky for this Santa’s Sparkle light show. Come early and browse the downtown merchants and take a ride on the holiday horse drawn trolley.

NOV 20, 2020 | 7 pm   

School-Aged Open Gym
Horizon Kids Complex
6462 Center Industrial Drive, Jenison, MI 49428
» 7-9pm. For Kindergarteners and older. Members and Non-members welcome. Non-members must have parents complete a  “Release Form” to participate. Masks required. $8/participant

NOV 20, 2020 | 7 pm   

Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ Concert: Classic Melodies
Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Join the GRPM for our Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert series! Teleport back in time with the GRPM to pay tribute to the Roaring 20s, during a lively concert performed by Brett Valliant. Enjoy listening to classics such as Ding Dong Ding, Dream Lover, Bye Bye and more. Organ concerts are offered virtually and in-person!

NOV 20, 2020 | 7 pm   

Teen-ish Night (10 and older)
BattleGR Tactical Games
284 Dodge, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» 7-10pm. Ages 10+, includes 3 hours of unlimited archery tag, laser tag, and open gym. Food included! $25

 NOV 21  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 NOV 21, 2020 | 9 am – 7 pm                             

Christmas on the Farm
Dairy Discovery
12877 84th St SE, Alto, MI 49302

» Join Dairy Discovery as we kick off the Christmas season right on the farm.

Shop with 8 amazing vendors, visit with Santa and his (calf) reindeer, and drop off your letters up in our big event barn. Kids can participate with a gingerbread craft and be a part of our interactive nativity scene.

Farm will be decorated for the season and a toasty fire will be roaring outside ready for roasting marshmallows and eating s’mores. Be prepared for a day full of holiday memories.

Christmas on the Farm

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NOV 21, 2020 | 9 am   

Kerstmarkt Holiday Market 2020
8th Street Marketplace

8th Street and Pine Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
» 9am-5pm. Experience a delightful outdoor European-style market with holiday items, delicious food and artisan demonstrations in Holland.

NOV 21, 2020 | 9 am   

Thanksgiving Little Leapers
Sky Zone
3636 29th St SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
» 9-11am. Join us for Thanksgiving Little Leapers on November 21st for $12.99 per child! Kids walking to age 7 can jump for 120 minutes, create a special craft, get a temporary tattoo. Price does not include SkySocks; SkySocks can be purchased for $3.99 per pair. Capacity is limited; tickets can be purchased online to guarantee your spots.

NOV 21, 2020 | 10 am   

Family Day: Creativity in our Community
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 10am-4pm. Families are invited to take part in several special activities celebrating creativity in our community! In honor of the exhibition Mathias J. Alten: An Enduring Legacy, families can enjoy various activities around the galleries that explore Alten’s work in addition to other creative members of Grand Rapids.

NOV 21, 2020 | 10 am   

CANCELED! Santa Parade 2020
Downtown Grand Rapids
Wealthy St SW (between Indiana and Garfield), Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» UPDATE: This event has been CANCELED!  2020 GR Jaycees Reverse Santa Parade. Entrants will be parked on Wealthy between Indiana and Garfield. All viewers should come in their cars to see the parade and drive through to see the holiday entrants.

NOV 21, 2020 | 10 am   

Nature Makers Market
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 10am-3pm. Shop for gifts inspired by nature and created with natural materials. A dozen carefully selected vendors will be offering handcrafted goods and gifts including jewelry, prints, photography, watercolors, holiday decor, stationery, soaps, baby goods, and more! Masks are required.

NOV 21, 2020 | 10 am   

Forests are Fantastic
DeGraaf Nature Center 

600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423
» Come and learn about the plants and animals that make forests their home. Find out why forests make a great place for animals to live and learn about how forests help people too. Dress for the weather as the entire program will be outdoors. Registration required, $6 per child, $4 for members

NOV 21, 2020 | 10 am   

Light Night Weekend
Grand Haven Main Street
Main Street, Grand Haven, MI 49417
» 10am-8pm. Friday, November 20th through Sunday, November 22, Grand Haven Main Street kicks off this year’s holiday season with a festive backdrop of brilliant lights and holiday cheer. Many of our participating businesses and retail stores will be open with extended hours throughout the weekend. Some will offer promotions and sales while others will have Open Houses for visitors to peruse new products, designs, and experiences.

NOV 21, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Explore Space in Virtual Reality
Amped Virtual Reality
2923 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
» Use VR to re-live mankind’s journey to the moon (Apollo 11) or go for a spacewalk & more – even battle Space Pirates! $25

NOV 21, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Watercolor Series: Animal Portraits
LowellArts

223 W Main Street, Lowell, MI 49331
» 10:30am-12pm. Create real-life looking animal using watercolors. We will create the animal step by step together and use watercolor to create fur and texture. Practice watercolor techniques including wet on wet, dragging color, and dry brushing. Ages 10 to 17, Class Fee: $15

NOV 21, 2020 | 11 am   

Cookies & Canvas: Funky Turkey
Wine and Canvas Grand Rapids

2675 East Paris Ave Ste. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» 11am-1pm. Join our fun painting classes for kids! Cookies and Canvas are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up, Open to All Ages! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! $20

NOV 21, 2020 | 12 pm   

Family Day: Creativity in our Community
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 12pm-4pm. Discover Mathias J. Alten: An Enduring Legacy and enjoy family-friendly activities in the galleries exploring Alten’s work and other creatives around Grand Rapids.

NOV 21, 2020 | 1 pm   

Drop In Studio: Whimsical Still Life
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 1-4pm. The next time you visit the Museum on a Saturday, drop in to GRAM’s auditorium and enjoy hands-on art making activities. All supplies are provided. Free for GRAM members, included with admission for non-members.

NOV 21, 2020 | 1 pm   

Camp Henry Trail Rides
Camp Henry 
5575 Gordon Ave, Newaygo, MI 49337
» Join us with your friends and family for a trail ride through different portions of our 212 acres! Our trained and knowledgeable staff will guide you on an hour long trail ride filled with fresh air, loving horses, and great company. Ages 10+, $20/person

NOV 21, 2020 | 2 pm   

Drop In Saturdays
Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 2-3pm. Join Meijer Gardens educators for a family friendly activity at 2 pm. Activities happen throughout the Gardens & Sculpture Park and may include guided walks, art activities and more! Activities will be suitable for adults and kids 8 and up.

NOV 21, 2020 | 4 pm   

Make & Take Collage
The Bluestocking Bookshop

510 Butternut Dr. Ste. 3B, Holland, MI 49423
» 4-6pm. You’ll learn gesso technique, be able to create with paint and pages, all supplies included in this Make and Take Paint session. $20 per person/project. Attendance is limited and masks are required.

NOV 21, 2020 | 6 pm   

Parents Night Out: Ninja Night
Grand Rapids Gymnastics
1601 Galbraith Ave, STE 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» 6-9pm. Mobile course will be set up for a night of fun and competition for those wanting to join. If they prefer…they will be Jumping on trampolines, playing games and practicing their gymnastics skills. All under the supervision of our fantastic GRG coaching staff! Registration required. Ages 4+, Members: $18/child. $12 each sibling, Non Members: $20/child. $15 each sibling

NOV 21, 2020 | 6 pm   

Christmas Tree Lighting 
Covenant Community Church

4276 Baldwin St, Hudsonville, MI 49426
» Come help us kick-off the Christmas season by lighting up Baldwin Street! We’ll have cocoa, donuts, coffee, and a cozy fire! Invite your neighbors!

 NOV 22  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

NOV 22, 2020 | 10 am   

Light Night Weekend
Grand Haven Main Street
Main Street, Grand Haven, MI 49417
» 10am-8pm. Friday, November 20th through Sunday, November 22, Grand Haven Main Street kicks off this year’s holiday season with a festive backdrop of brilliant lights and holiday cheer. Many of our participating businesses and retail stores will be open with extended hours throughout the weekend. Some will offer promotions and sales while others will have Open Houses for visitors to peruse new products, designs, and experiences.

NOV 22, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Sunday Night Goat Hikes
Ada Christian School
6206 Ada Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301
» Take a hike with local goats through woods, marsh and prairie! Safe, outdoor goat recreation for families & friends. Masks required. $10

 NOV 23  •  M  

 All Day                                   

NOV 23, 2020 | 11 am   

Thankful for Wildlife
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Learn about some of the many reasons why humans should be thankful for wildlife. In this program we’ll also show our gratitude to some of our wildlife ambassadors by sharing treats with them. Participants can bring treats to share with the animals if they’d like to. Masks are required.

NOV 23, 2020 | 6 pm   

Goodnight Barn (6-12 yrs)
The Critter Barn
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» 6-7:30pm. Our Good Night Barn class lets kids experience the farm at the end of the day. We will turn the lights off as we finish caring for Critter Barn’s animals. As the sun goes down, we use flashlights to focus and see where to go. $15

 NOV 24  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

NOV 24, 2020 | 1 pm   

Blandford Classroom Series: Whooo is an Owl?
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Looking for a great outdoor educational opportunity for your student this fall? Join us for our Blandford Classroom series! Each month we will feature one of Blandford Nature Center’s most popular educational field trip programs! Programs will be geared towards Grades 3-5.

NOV 24, 2020 | 3:30 pm   

I Can Crochet
Holland Area Arts Council

150 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» 3:30-4:30pm. Have you ever wanted to know how to crochet? You too can make all kinds of items with just some yarn and a hook. Join us for this one hour beginners class for kids, where you will learn that you can crochet too! Students will receive a size H crochet hook, skein of cotton yarn and dishcloth pattern. Makes a great gift for parents, friends or just for you! Ages 8-13, $15 members, $20 non-members

NOV 24, 2020 | 5 pm   

Virtual Santa Visits
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 5-8pm. These interactive visits with Santa will occur in the Hauenstein and Pfeiffer Event Rooms, located off of the main BISSELL Corridor. Included with admission.

 NOV 25  •  W  

 All Day                                   

NOV 25, 2020 | 10 am   

Bird Basics
Outdoor Discovery Center
4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Investigate what makes a bird different from other animals, where birds live, what birds do during the different seasons, and why there are so many different kinds of birds. During this program we will see some live birds and go on a hike looking and listening for birds. Suggested for ages 5 and up.  Dress for the weather as the entire program will be outdoors. Registration required, $6 per child, $4 for members

NOV 25, 2020 | 1 pm   

All Ages Open Studio
Hearts for the Arts
1141 Quarry Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 1-3pm. Choose from any of our projects or create from your own imagination! SPECIAL NEEDS ART THERAPY: Students can create using any medium of their choice with assistance from trained staff, and in a low sensory environment. $25

NOV 25, 2020 | 1:30 pm   

Fall Nature Discovery: Winter is Coming
Blandford Nature Center

1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Squirrels are hiding nuts, birds are flying away, winter is coming and the wildlife is preparing for it! Join us as we discover what different animals do to prepare for the winter. We will look for evidence along the trails and meet some Wildlife Ambassadors who prepare for the season in their own way.

NOV 25, 2020 | 4 pm   

Wristband Wednesday
Craigs Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 4-8pm. Unlimited Indoor & Outdoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster and Kiddie Karts. *Weather permitting on outdoor attractions. $26/person

NOV 25, 2020 | 4 pm   

Teen Graphic Novel Book Club 🆓
Hosted by Kent District Library
Virtual Event
» If you love to read and discover new books, join us for a discussion of “Dragon Hoops” by Gene Luen Yang. Pre-registration required.

NOV 25, 2020 | 5 pm   

Kids Eat Free Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South!
Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South
1545 Edgeknoll Dr SE (M6 & Kalamazoo Ave), Grand Rapids, MI 49508
» 5-7pm. Kids Eat Free Wednesdays at Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South! Get one Original Nugget and fries Kids Meal FREE with purchase of an adult meal! Every Wednesday in November from 5-7pm. Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South location only, Drive thru only.

NOV 25, 2020 | 6 pm   

ThanksGLOWING
Sky Zone
3636 29th St SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
» 6-9pm. Join us for a GLOWing good time on Wednesday, November 25th for only $15.99 a person! Tax, SkySocks ($3.99 a pair) & GLOW T-shirt ($4.99 each) are not included & are required to jump. Space is limited, reserve your spots online to guarantee your spot.

 NOV 26  •  Th