John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo to kick off season with four days of Zoobilee

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 03-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The John Ball Zoo will be hosting Zoobilee April 7-11. Zoobilee is the zoo’s first big event for the season, since its opening for the year on March 1. The event is four days of demonstrations, crafts and activities all designed for children...

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West Michigan Jazz Society carries on mission of founding leaders

by (Renato)

Submitted 11-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Betty Forrest had a passion for jazz, and she was married to a jazz musician. Jack Hoppus was a radio DJ with his own all-night jazz show for WLAV, and collected jazz records while opening up Jack’s Record Shop. Together, these two helped to...

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Mark Kahny and The Boogie Woogie Babies perform at Jazz at the Zoo

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-10-2012 under NEWS

Despite the high temperatures last week Monday, a large crowd gathered at the John Ball Zoo for the weekly Jazz at the Zoo concert hosted by the West Michigan Jazz Society (WMJS). WMJS 2012 musician of the year Mark Kahny and his band performed...

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Catalyst Radio: John Ball Zoo beneficiary of Monday's Hat Trick Concert

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (10:08) Every year, John Ball Zoo gives out tens of thousands of passes to elementary school youth in Kent County who qualify for federal lunch programs. They've since expanded that program to include Ottawa County schools to encourage...

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