Geo Mystery Tour – See it to BeLeaf it!

This is Geocaching with a twist! Hunt for adventure in the Portage Parks System. A different mystery is revealed every other month and it’s up to you to uncover the answers. Join the story at any time, but all adventures must be completed by the last day of the month. To register, visit mypark.portagemi.gov and click on the purple "Recreation Activities & Facility Rentals" button.

2022 Gilmore International Piano Festival

2022 Gilmore International Piano Festival — A festival celebrating diversity of the piano repertoire and featuring world-class musicians, April 8–May 15, various area locations, 342-1166; see thegilmore.org for full schedule.

Young Artists of Kalamazoo County & High School Area Show

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI

Young Artists of Kalamazoo County & High School Area Show — Works by youth from Kalamazoo County schools and works by high school students from Southwest Michigan, April 9–May 22.

Memoir

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Ste 103A, Kalamazoo

Memoir — Exhibition of two book-art projects by Mary Proenza: Truth Comes Slowly and her memoir in progress, through May 27, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Suite 103A, 373-4938, kalbookarts.org.

Westminster Art Festival: A Certain Slant of Light

Westminster Presbyterian Church 1515 Helen Ave., Portage, MI

Westminster Art Festival: A Certain Slant of Light — Annual exhibition combining visual arts and poetry, April 30–June 15, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1515 Helen Ave., Portage, westminsterartfestival.org.

Poetry On The Trail

Kellogg Bird Sanctuary 2685 East C Avenue, Augusta, MI

During the month of April, we are celebrating National Poetry Month by placing poems along the paths. Be inspired by both nature and the art of poetry as you walk the trail. Stop into the Resource Center to get a poetry prompt and create your own nature-inspired poem about your visit.  

Toys: The Inside Story

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

Explore the inner workings of toys and create your own toy-like combinations of gears, pulleys, linkages, cams and circuits, through May 1.

If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s push toy from making such an infernal racket, you’ll love Toys: The Inside Story.

The Forgotten Fights of the Kalamazoo Boxing Academy

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

Traces the history of the academy while focusing on fighters who recount their personal experiences, Feb. 5–Sept. 18.

Broken into 12 “rounds” in tribute to the structure of a boxing match, the exhibit will trace the history of the Kalamazoo Boxing Academy while focusing on fighters who recount their personal experiences there. Details about the gym and the communal living space at the house will be uncovered, along with stories about the fighting techniques and philosophies of the trainers that made the gym in Kalamazoo unique and successful.

Kalamazoo Rock & Gem Show

Kalamazoo County Expo Center 2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Rock & Gem Show — Rocks, gems, jewelry, fossils, beads and more, presentations, Petoskey polishing, gold panning and demonstrations, 4–8 p.m. April 29, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. April 30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. May 1, Main and South rooms, Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 665-4300.

Adult Book Group

Comstock Township Library 6130 King Highway, Comstock, MI

Adult Book Group — Discussion of The Women of Copper Country, by Mary Doria Russell, 6–7 p.m. April 27 & 10:30 a.m.–noon April 30; registration required. All events are for Comstock Township Library card holders, although most area residents qualify for a reciprocal library card.

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