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Weekend of February 28th



Here are a few events you might want to check out.

Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes, Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids
Thursday, Feb. 27 – Sunday, March 2
Join Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and more favorite Disney characters as they perform on the ice. Tickets range from $12 to $58. See website for complete list of show times.
The MARVAC Battle Creek Camper & RV Show, Kellogg Arena
Thursday, Feb. 27 – Sunday, March 2
See more than 50 units and 15 brands of recreation vehicles including folding campers, motor homes, travel trailers, and fifth wheel travel trailers. Adults are $5, seniors are $4 and children under 12 are free. See website for times.
Hope College Dance 40, Knickerbocker Theatre, Holland
Friday, Feb. 28 – March 1, 8 p.m.
Hope College’s annual major dance concert. Features works by faculty, students, and featured guest artists. $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for students, free for 12 and under. Tickets on sale at the ticket office in the main lobby of DeVos Fieldhouse.
“Despicable Me 2”, Flick’s Family Film Festival, Celebration! Cinema
Friday, Feb. 28 – Thursday, March 6
Free movie for kids under 12 years old. Adults are $4. Show times will be available on Tuesday evenings the week the movie starts.
Movie Matinee, Loutit District Library, Grand Haven
Friday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m.
See “Smurfs 2” for free!
Butterflies are Blooming, Frederik Meijer Gardens
Saturday, March 1
Experience tropical butterflies from around the world as they fly freely in the Tropical Conservatory. Exhibit runs through April 30. Adults are $12, children 5-13 are $6, children 3-4 are $4, children under 3 are free. Members are free. See website for hours.
Home Depot Kids Workshop, Home Depot locations
Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. - Noon
Children can learn do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while building a fun creation! Free for kids ages 5-12.
Opening Day at John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Come see strolling animals, do an art project, meet a new addition to the collection, see penguin feedings, and have storytime! Adults are only $5 and kids are $4. Children 2 and younger are free.
Farewell to Winter Walk, Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center, Muskegon
Saturday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.
Walk about 2.5 miles to search for signs of spring. If snow is still around, the hike will be done on snowshoes. Free.
Rascally Raccoons, Calvin Eco-Preserve
Saturday, March 1, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Discover more about raccoons at this fun, informative program. Learn more about raccoons and their habitats while playing some games. Recommended for families with children ages 5 – 12.
“Dream It, Build It” Lego exhibit, Grand Rapids Public Museum
Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m.
See architectural masterpieces like the Empire State Building and the Gateway Arch -- made entirely out of Legos. Then use your inspiration to build a creation of your own. Included with admission to the museum. Exhibit runs through August 31.
GRAMStudio: Drop-in Family Programming, Grand Rapids Art Museum
Saturday, March 1, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop in the GRAM’s Education Center on Louis Street for family activities. This week’s theme is Color Splash Collage. Free with general museum admission.
Stevens Puppets Presents “Rumpelstiltskin”, Hackley Public Library, Muskegon
Saturday, March 1, 2 p.m.
See “Rumpelstiltskin” performed by beautiful marionettes. Free.
Sunday Family Hour, Hemlock Crossing-Nature Education Center, West Olive
Sunday, March 2, 2 p.m.
Bring your family for a story, activity, or adventure! This week’s theme is Sugaring Time. Recommended for children age 6 and older. The event is free and registration is not required, but appreciated. Call (616) 786-4847.

Don’t forget to watch “Maranda Where You Live,” now on weeknights at 7pm on WOTV 4 Women.

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