Spring is in the air and fun events are taking place around West Michigan this weekend. Here are a few I recommend you check out.
Butterflies are Blooming – Final Weekend! Now through Tuesday, April 30 Frederik Meijer Gardens – Grand Rapids www.meijergardens.org This is the final weekend to see the butterflies at the gardens. Check out thousands of beautiful butterflies and moths soaring freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory.
Flick’s Family Film Festival – Final Weekend! Friday, April 26 through Thursday, May 2 Celebration Cinema www.celebrationcinema.com This is the final weekend for Flick’s Family Film Festival. The final movie is “Escape to Planet Earth.” Kids 12 and under get in free and adults are only $4!
Animal Enrichment Series – Cats! Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. John Ball Zoo – Grand Rapids www.johnballzoosociety.org Discover how zookeepers keep our animals thinking and moving. Tour the zoo kitchen, make and deliver enrichment to animals and kids can make a craft to take home.
Dutch Village Community Day Celebration Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Dutch Village – Holland www.dutchvillage.com Step back into the Netherlands of over 100 years ago, complete with authentic Dutch architecture, tulips and windmills. To add to the fun, the Carousel Organ Association of America will be showcasing an organ band for families.
Growing Together: A Family Gardening Workshop Saturday, April 27 at Noon Grand Rapids Public Library - Main Library www.grpl.org Learn about different types of vegetables and what they need to grow. Then, plant seeds and enjoy sampling fresh fruits and veggies.
“Take Off and Grow” Aviation Day Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kent Radio AeroModelers Field – Alto www.kentradioaeromodelers.com The Kent Radio AeroModelers Club is hosting a fun afternoon where families can experience flying remote control simulator planes. Club members will help you learn to fly the planes or you can just enjoy watching!
Don’t forget to watch “Maranda Where You Live,” now on weeknights at 7pm on WOTV 4 Women.