Staying warm with family fun this weekend
See what's happening around West Michigan.
Friday Night Flip Out, Grand Rapids Gymnastics
Friday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Teens can have a blast on trampolines and foam pits, and work on their tumbling skills. Ages 13 and older. $10.
Lego Maniacs Club, Loutit District Library, Grand Haven
Saturday, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m.
Bring the family and create a Lego masterpiece. Legos are provided. Ages four and up. Free.
Tiny Tots – Come and Play, Kentwood Fun Spot
Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rink is open for kids ages 1 through 5. $5 per person. Skate rental and skate mates are free. Parents can skate while pushing a stroller.
Drop-In Art at the Salvation Army Kroc Center
Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. – Noon
Create and take home arts and crafts projects. Ages 5 & up (ages 5-7 must be accompanied by an adult). Free for premium family members. $6 for all other members, $8 for non-members.
Kids & Family Expo at DeVos Place
Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
An afternoon of fun for the kids, including a zip line, storybook time, face painting, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and more. Adults are $6, children 3-15 are $2, and children 2 and under are free.
Let it Snow! at Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Saturday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Embrace winter with cold-weather crafts. Make snowflakes, snow globes, and ornaments and more. You can also see the Dazzling Dresses exhibit and see planetarium shows at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Free.
Guided Snowshoe Walk, VanRaalte Farm, Holland
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Explore the farm in winter with a naturalist guide. $3 fee includes snowshoe rental. Free for Friends of DeGraaf Nature Center.
Great Skate Winterfest at Rosa Parks Circle
Saturday, Jan. 18 at Noon through Sunday, Jan. 19 at 10 p.m.
The Griffins will take on the Abbotsford Heat at 7 p.m. Then every Griffins player and coach will take a turn skating with fans for one hour each, for 24 hours, Saturday night to Sunday night. It’s free to get in, but donations are encouraged, with all funds going toward the Griffins Youth Foundation.
Sunday Family Hour, Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center, Holland
Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.
Bring your family for winter family games. Ages 7 and up. Free. Registration is not required, but appreciated. Call (616) 786-4847.
Volunteer Day, Heart of West Michigan United Way
Monday, Jan. 20, all day
Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by serving your community. Visit Heart of West Michigan United Way’s volunteer matching system to find a project in your area. Free.
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