Maranda’s picks for family fun this weekend

Family skipping along path

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Spring weather is finally here, and that means it’s time to gather the family and enjoy the great outdoors! When you’re ready to come in, a free movie is just the ticket! Check out Maranda’s picks for this weekend in the Five Star Family Fun Update. To have a complete list emailed to you each week, click here.

Binder Park Zoo Opening Weekend, Battle Creek
Thursday, April 16
The zoo opens for its 40th anniversary season. See how the three American black bears have grown over the winter, feed a giraffe, and go on safari.

Flick’s Family Film Festival, Celebration! Cinemas
Friday, April 17 – Thursday, April 23
See “Penguins of Madagascar” on the final weekend of the festival! Free for kids 12 and under and $5 for adults.

Earth Day Celebration, Kalamazoo Nature Center
Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free admission all day with activities, crafts, hiking, art exhibition, and 5K trail run ($25 fee).

Ice Breaker, Berlin Raceway, Marne
Saturday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
The season begins at Berlin Raceway! Opening night features, new concessions, and smoke-free, alcohol-free Meijer Kids Section. Show starts at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. All tickets are $5!

Windmill 50th Anniversary Celebration, Windmill Island Gardens, Holland
Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate the legacy of the historic windmill. Events include 5K, kiddie dash, Dutch dance, 1965 De Zwaan Film, and Taste of Dutch Food and Cake Competition. Free! See website for schedule.

Special Sunday Bonus Pick! Come cheer on thousands of women as they take to the streets for the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K! Kicks off at 8 a.m. at Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids.

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