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Upcoming Events 2021-07-16T16:38:35+00:00

Upcoming Events

Youth Track Meet 

August 14, 2021 

Location: K-Christian High School Track | 2121 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49008 

The Kalamazoo County Youth Track and Field Meet is a recreational meet to help encourage youth to keep active and moving. No experience is required and youth ages 5-14 are welcome to participate. The event is free for participants, to register click on the link below. Volunteers are needed and welcomed. Thank you to our event sponsor Gazelle Sports and community partner Run This Town Kalamazoo.

REGISTRATION FORM 

VOLUNTEER FORM  

Beyond The Backpack

August 21, 2021 
Location: Hillside Middle School 
Beyond the Backpack Reimagined is a drive-thru /walk-thru event to help prepare youth for school. Emotional health services will be provided, along with backpacks, Kalamazoo Promise, swag bags, free food boxes, books and more. This event is powered by Collaboration Kalamazoo, which Charlie’s PLACE is a proud partner. The event is taking place at Hillside Middle School, 1941 Alamo Ave.   

Trunk of Treats

October 31, 2021
Location: 1900 Block of Krom Street
The Trunk of Treat safe Halloween neighborhood event draws over 1,000 community members to the 1900 block of Krom St. located on the Northside of Kalamazoo. If you would like to participate by bringing a vehicle to hand out “treats” we ask that you complete the Trunk of Treat vehicle registration form.  If you would like to volunteer or if you have questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator by email at volunteer@kzoocharliesplace.com.
Trunk of Treat Contest Rules 2020

Virtual Mother & Son Dance 

TBD

Please stay connected to our page as we will be adapting programming to adhere to community safety measures. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are hoping to bring Mother Son Dance back in May 2022.

Memorial Day Parade

May 2022

Please stay connected to our page as we will be adapting programming to adhere to community safety measures. We apologize for the inconvenience.

YBL Mini Camp

TBD

Please stay connected to our page as we will be adapting programming to adhere to community safety measures. We apologize for the inconvenience.

YBL Season

June-August 2022

Please stay connected to our page as we will be adapting programming to adhere to community safety measures. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Annual Fundraiser

Bow Ties and Ballroom

Canceled 
Although we will not be having our annual fundraiser, please consider making a donation to Charlie’s PLACE as we raise money to build the PLACE! We are in the process of starting our building fund. Your contributions will help make this a reality! Consider donating today. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 145, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 OR by clicking here 

Martial Arts

Ongoing

Charlie’s PLACE provides beginners judo classes and self-defense workshops, teaching techniques of balance, leverage and movement. If you are interested in having a judo class and or self-defense workshop please email Charles Parker at judocp@hotmail.com.