Free admission and open to all little kids and their families!

Cupcakes are fun to decorate and even more fun to eat! Please join us for an age-appropriate hike through portions of Chipman Preserve, followed by a cupcake decorating party where your munchkins can make a grand old mess slathering frosting and sprinkling jimmies. We will provide the toppings and cupcakes. TJ Wilkinson (steadfast SWMLC supporter, volunteer, and father to two young daughters) and Julie Collard of the Kalamazoo area chapter of Little Adventurers’ Club will lead the walk and exploration of Chipman Preserve’s incredible show of late summer flowers.

WHEN: Sunday, August 13, 3:30 pm.

WHERE: Chipman Preserve, Comstock Twp., Kalamazoo Co.

DIRECTIONS: Chipman Preserve is in the 8000 block of East Main St., 3 miles east of Sprinkle Rd. between 30th and 33rd Streets in Comstock Township (Galesburg). The preserve entrance is on the north side of the street.

RSVP: Even though this is a free event, RSVPs are always nice and it’s helpful for us to know that you’re coming. Please call our office (269-324-1600) or email Miko at