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Chat to WIN a Family Membership to the John Ball Zoo!

Chat to WIN a Family Membership to the John Ball Zoo!

CHAT this WEEK over at MomsLikeMe.com for your chance to win a one year Family Membership to the John Ball Zoo!  Post as many times as you'd like, one winner will be randomly selected.  It's time to make your summer a WILD one with the John Ball Zoo!

July events at Blandford Nature Center

July events at Blandford Nature Center

Babies at Blandford

Saturday, July 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Get your little ones outside and learning about wildlife. See live animals, take a walk or stroller ride along the trails, and listen to a story about animals.
Open to infant - 3 yrs old, with one adult per little one.

$3 per adult, kids are free. Must have 1 adult per child.

 

Marsh Madness

Thursday, July 14, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The marsh is a habitat haven for many different creatures at the nature center and as the sun goes down, they come alive. We will dip for some of the smaller creatures living in the water and visit the Timpson Tower to get a bird's-eye view.

$3 per person, please RSVP 735-6240.

 

Post Harvest Food Handling

MomsLikeMe.com Hosts 50+ families at John Ball Park Party!

MomsLikeMe.com Hosts 50+ families at John Ball Park Party!

Registered members of www.GrandRapids.MomsLikeMe.com, came out to an exclusive John Ball Park Party this past Friday, June 3rd!  The beautiful weather brough plenty of families out to the Pond Pavillion for free food from Subway, animal demonstrations, discounted swan boat rides and tons of free prizes and admission passes!  MomsLikeMe.com hosts special events on a regular basis, with another John Ball Park Party coming in August.  Register and become an active member of MomsLikeMe.com to hear about events like this, make friends, share advice and ideas and connect with other West Michigan moms!  Photos from our latest event can be found on the MomsLikeMe.com Facebook page HERE.

TONS of Free Outdoor Summer Music Concerts!

TONS of Free Outdoor Summer Music Concerts!

We have great activites you can do with your kids for very little, if any, money. There are a ton opportunities to see live music in a casual, outdoor setting. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and grab the bug spray. Jazz, blues, doo-wop, or rock – we’re jammin! Many of the summer lineups haven’t been announced yet, but stay tuned! I promise there will be music in the air!

May 6 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Jazz at the Zoo.  Fridays through August 15. John Ball Park Band Shell, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids. Bring a blanket or chair. Free Admission. Donations accepted.

June 8 6:30 PM Blues On the Mall, Wednesdays through August 3. Rosa Parks Circle.

NEW Downtown Farmers Market!

NEW Downtown Farmers Market!

Beginning June 2, 2011, the David D. Hunting downtown YMCA will hold a Farmers Market in the back section of their parking lot.   The market will take place on Thursdays from 3pm to 7pm.    Fresh fruit and vegetables will be available and Michigan Bridge Cards, cash or debit cards will be accepted!   Visit the Farmers Market Facebook page for more details.

Wii Gaming Night at the West Side branch library

Wii Gaming Night at the West Side branch library

Thursday, May 26, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join up with other Wii fans to play Wii Sports, Super Smash Bros., Brawl, Guitar Hero, Super Mario Wii, MarioKart and more! Feel free to bring your own Gamecube controllers or Wii guitars to use. Free and open to the public.

Visit http://www.grpl.org for additional information.

FREE MomsLikeMe Party at John Ball Park!

FREE MomsLikeMe Party at John Ball Park!

ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL , EXCLUSIVE MOMSLIKEME MORNING AT THE JOHN BALL ZOO!

FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD AT 10 A.M.
10 A.M. FREE PARTY IN THE POND PAVILLION AT JOHN BALL PARK


INCLUDES:
*Zoo discount package with coupons for concessions, free stingray
touches and budgie feed sticks.
*Free juice, donuts & animal crackers for the kids
*PRIVATE animal demonstration with 2-3 touchable animals.
*Swan Boats available for rent at ½ off  ($2.50)
*PRIZES given away for moms trivia contest (including FREE ZOO ENTRY for 20 lucky winners)

11:00 A.M.  - WE'LL HEAD INTO THE ZOO FOR A TOUR OF THE NEW “REDS HOBBY FARM!" and you are free to enjoy a day at the zoo at your leisure!

Summer Admission Prices*
Adults (ages 14-62) = $8.50
Seniors (ages 62+) = $7.50
Children (ages 3-13) = $6.50
Children (ages 2 and under) = Free