Wizards and hats and toads, oh my!

Photo courtesy Broadway Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) A beloved classic on stage, a beloved author’s hat collection, a fun run, and some frogs and toads are all some of the offerings happening for families in West Michigan this weekend. Check out Maranda’s top picks in this week’s Five Star Family Fun Update:


The Wizard of Oz, DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids
Through April 27
The familiar classic gets new life on stage through Broadway Grand Rapids. Tickets $32 and up.


Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Holland Area Arts Council
Friday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
See Dr. Seuss’s never-before-seen hat collection through May 11. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.” Free!


Hurt the Dirt Kids Fun Run, Luton Park, Rockford
Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m.
Free one mile fun run for kids. Medal to every kid 12 and under. Free! Complimentary pig roast and fruit fest after the race. BYOB.


Family Fun Day, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts
Saturday, April 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Participate in hands-on activities with recycled materials in honor of Earth Day. Free!


Fantastic Frogs and Toads, Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center, Holland
Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m.
Find out about native frogs and toads and discover how their life cycles differ from each other. Learn to distinguish the calls of several species and take a hike in the vernal pond. Free!


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