Community Events

Feb
23
Thu
Owl Prowl: Great Horned Owl @ Kalamazoo Nature Center
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Owl Prowl: Great Horned Owl

Learn about these “winged tigers” and meet a live owl. Owls are setting up territory and finding mates, so it’s the ideal time to take a night hike and listen for calls! Dress to be warm and walk quietly. No flashlights, please! Evening admission fees apply. Meet: Sundial, Visitor Center parking lot.
To Kill a Mockingbird @ The Civic
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

To Kill a Mockingbird

With themes as relevant today as they were 80 years ago, the American masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates the power of fearing the unknown, along with childhood innocence and love. Racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama in the summer of 1935. Nevertheless, young Jean Louise Finch, or Scout – as she is called – manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from the issues of race. All of that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a
potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of racial prejudices. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true, doesn’t mean that it is actually fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that growing up often means doing what is right, even when it comes at a great cost.

“…complete with the thorns of our nation’s still-intractable problems of racism pricking at our consciences.”
– Chicago Tribune

Feb
24
Fri
To Kill a Mockingbird @ The Civic
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

To Kill a Mockingbird

With themes as relevant today as they were 80 years ago, the American masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates the power of fearing the unknown, along with childhood innocence and love. Racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama in the summer of 1935. Nevertheless, young Jean Louise Finch, or Scout – as she is called – manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from the issues of race. All of that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a
potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of racial prejudices. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true, doesn’t mean that it is actually fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that growing up often means doing what is right, even when it comes at a great cost.

“…complete with the thorns of our nation’s still-intractable problems of racism pricking at our consciences.”
– Chicago Tribune

Feb
25
Sat
To Kill a Mockingbird @ The Civic
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

To Kill a Mockingbird

With themes as relevant today as they were 80 years ago, the American masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates the power of fearing the unknown, along with childhood innocence and love. Racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama in the summer of 1935. Nevertheless, young Jean Louise Finch, or Scout – as she is called – manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from the issues of race. All of that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a
potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of racial prejudices. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true, doesn’t mean that it is actually fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that growing up often means doing what is right, even when it comes at a great cost.

“…complete with the thorns of our nation’s still-intractable problems of racism pricking at our consciences.”
– Chicago Tribune

Feb
26
Sun
Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k & 5k @ Portage Central High School
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join in this extraordinary community celebration of health and wellness as Kalamazoo Area Runners and City of Portage present the 2nd annual Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon and 5k! Enjoy the wintery views as hundreds of fellow runners make their journey through Portage’s trail system and along local roads. Post race refreshments, entertainment and awards will be available at the PCHS commons area. Parking is available at Portage Central Middle School, Elementary School, Portage Community Center, Portage District Library, and Portage City Hall. Registration now OPEN!: www.portagewinterblast.wordpress.com

To Kill a Mockingbird @ The Civic
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

To Kill a Mockingbird

With themes as relevant today as they were 80 years ago, the American masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates the power of fearing the unknown, along with childhood innocence and love. Racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama in the summer of 1935. Nevertheless, young Jean Louise Finch, or Scout – as she is called – manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from the issues of race. All of that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a
potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of racial prejudices. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true, doesn’t mean that it is actually fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that growing up often means doing what is right, even when it comes at a great cost.

“…complete with the thorns of our nation’s still-intractable problems of racism pricking at our consciences.”
– Chicago Tribune

Feb
27
Mon
To Kill a Mockingbird @ The Civic
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

To Kill a Mockingbird

With themes as relevant today as they were 80 years ago, the American masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates the power of fearing the unknown, along with childhood innocence and love. Racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama in the summer of 1935. Nevertheless, young Jean Louise Finch, or Scout – as she is called – manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from the issues of race. All of that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a
potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of racial prejudices. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true, doesn’t mean that it is actually fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that growing up often means doing what is right, even when it comes at a great cost.

“…complete with the thorns of our nation’s still-intractable problems of racism pricking at our consciences.”
– Chicago Tribune

Feb
28
Tue
To Kill a Mockingbird @ The Civic
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

To Kill a Mockingbird

With themes as relevant today as they were 80 years ago, the American masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates the power of fearing the unknown, along with childhood innocence and love. Racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama in the summer of 1935. Nevertheless, young Jean Louise Finch, or Scout – as she is called – manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from the issues of race. All of that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a
potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of racial prejudices. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true, doesn’t mean that it is actually fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that growing up often means doing what is right, even when it comes at a great cost.

“…complete with the thorns of our nation’s still-intractable problems of racism pricking at our consciences.”
– Chicago Tribune

Mar
1
Wed
To Kill a Mockingbird @ The Civic
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

To Kill a Mockingbird

With themes as relevant today as they were 80 years ago, the American masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates the power of fearing the unknown, along with childhood innocence and love. Racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama in the summer of 1935. Nevertheless, young Jean Louise Finch, or Scout – as she is called – manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from the issues of race. All of that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a
potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of racial prejudices. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true, doesn’t mean that it is actually fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that growing up often means doing what is right, even when it comes at a great cost.

“…complete with the thorns of our nation’s still-intractable problems of racism pricking at our consciences.”
– Chicago Tribune

Mar
2
Thu
Owl Prowl: Barred Owl @ Kalamazoo Nature Center
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Owl Prowl: Barred Owl

Whooo’s out there? Learn what question the Barred Owl asks and meet a live owl. Owls are setting up territory and finding mates, so it’s a great time to take a night hike and listen for owl calls! Dress to be warm a