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Boiling Pot 2011 Engagement

Join us in the I.D.E.A. galaxy, where we'll be exploring the uncharted space inside us all to unearth big ideas. Children, teens, and adults of all persuasions must come together as friends and family to interact through fun exciting positive ways. Gain simple knowledge and skills to improve your life and balance the force. Share your ideas, all of them and engage with a modest handful of I.D.E.A.'s ideas.

  • Join us in the I.D.E.A. galaxy, where we'll be exploring the uncharted space inside us all to unearth big ideas. Children, teens, and adults of all persuasions must come together as friends and family to interact through fun exciting positive ways. Gain simple knowledge and skills to improve your life and balance the force. Share your ideas, all of them and engage with a modest handful of I.D.E.A.'s ideas.



  • Open Roads: Fixapalooza
    Saturday Oct. 1st, 5p-7p.
    Bring your bike to Fixapalooza to work with Open Roads volunteers to experience the ROADS state of mind and get your bike rollin smooooooth...
    Bike Booth open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, learn more about this great Kalamazoo program. Bikes will be for sale.
    Enter to win a custom artist designed bike.



  • Kalamazoo Nature Center: Meet the Animals!
    Oct. 1st, 1p-3:00p.
    Meet the KNC team and their awesome live friends; Birds of prey and reptiles. Join the KNC in playing the Water Cycle game or the RRRelay, and experience elements of local natural habitats. Games open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.



  • IDEA Association: Collaborative Art.
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all hours.
    Help design and paint new artwork alongside local Artists. Bring your ideas, all of them, and any skill level to have fun, relax and create something beautiful.



  • IDEA Association: Hula Hoop Creation.
    Friday 5p-7p, Saturday 3:30p-4:30p.
    Join Lesley and volunteers in designing and building your own hula hoop.
    Get some pointers to practice your skillz with your new hoop.



  • IDEA Association: Aliens B-Ball.
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all hours.
    Learn to play the game that’s sweeping the city; Aliens.
    Who knows when a 3 on 3 tourney could break out?



  • Sunset Yoga
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 6:30p-7:30p.
    Meditate and sweat your way to peace as the sun descends on the festival.





  • Xipherspace: LED Light-making and Screen Printing.
    Thursday, Friday 5:00p-9:00p, Saturday 1:00p-9:00p.>
    Build your own light of the future, use less energy and get all scientific. Create a custom poster with precision and skill.



  • IDEA Association: Family Water Challenge
    Thursday, Friday 5:30p-6:30p, Saturday 4:00p-5:00p.
    Work together with your friends and family to represent a nation. Race to supply your people enough water for survival.



  • TOAD Bike Co-op: Critical Mass and Bike Parade.
    Thursday, Friday TBD. Saturday 7:40p-8:00p.
    Meet up with TOAD and ride your wheelz in mass to the festival.
    After the fixapalooza, celebrate the fine art of bike culture with a parade around the festival.