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Rain Garden Tours on Wednesdays

Kalamazoo Valley Museum 230 N. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Showcasing how the garden serves the whole community, how storm sewers work & affect drinking water, & the importance of native plants, 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays & Saturdays; no tours on July 3.

Silent Book Club

Parchment Community Library 401 S. Riverview Dr., Parchment, MI, United States

Bring your own book & read in companionable silence, 5:15–6:30 p.m. July 22 & 1:15–2:30 p.m. July 24.

Richland Summertime Live

Richland Community Center 9400 East CD Ave., Richland

Free concert series, 4–6 p.m., Richland Area Community Center, 9400 East CD Ave.: The Funny Dumplings, July 17; Grayson Barton, July 24; The Concert Truck, July 31; kalamazooarts.org/summertime-live.

Wednesday Night Cruise-Ins

Gilmore Car Museum 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI, United States

Wednesday Night Cruise-Ins — Collector cars, food & live music: Allie Garland & Sean Gibson, July 3; The Iconix, July 10; Mama’s Hot Sauce, July 17; Glad All Over, July 24; Zion Lion, July 31; 5–8 p.m. Wednesdays on good-weather nights, through September.

Winter in July

Portage District Library 5528 Portage Rd., Portage, MI, United States

Take a break from the summer heat & enjoy some wintery activities for families, 5:30 p.m. July 24.

Beats on Bates

Downtown Kalamazoo Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Weekly live outdoor music at downtown Kalamazoo’s Bates Alley, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Tony Fields & Doug Decker, July 3; Grace Theisen Band, July 10; Matthew Fries, July 17; Yogi Lavender & DJ Chuck, July 24; Out of Favor Boys, July 31. Rain location: The Xperience, Kalamazoo City Centre, 145 Farmers Alley, kalamazooarts.org/summertime-live.

Burg Days of Summer

Downtown Vicksburg 126 N. Kalamazoo Ave., Vicksburg, MI, United States

Live music, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, downtown Vicksburg: Out of Favor Boys, Three of a Kind, July 10; Special Guest, Hurricaine, July 17; Tom Askey, Serita’s Black Rose Duo, July 24; Michael & Sophie McIntosh, Chick & The Boomers, July 31; kalamazooarts.org/summertime-live.

All About Green Burial

Richland Community Library 8951 Park St, Richland, MI, United States

What a natural burial looks like against modern funerary customs, 6–7 p.m. July 24.

Bell’s Brewery Concerts

Bell's Eccentric Café 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Font, 8 p.m. July 9; Over the Rhine, 8 p.m. July 10; Sarah Jarosz, 8 p.m. July 11; KSO Craft Music, July 17; Keller Williams and The Hillbenders, 8 p.m. July 18; Here Come the Mummies with Hot Like Mars, 8 p.m. July 19; Moe. with Daniel Donato, July 21; Seun Kuti & Egypt80, July 24; Emo Nite, July 27; The Felice Brothers, July 30; Katy Kirby with Mei Semones, July 31; all shows 8 p.m., 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., 382–2332, bellsbeer.com.

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