Saturday, Portage held its annual Winter Sports Fest in Schrier Park. It's a low-key, free event which gave people a chance to try snow shoes or cross-country skis, to ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, or to learn about dogsledding or winter camping. Dan Keto of the Kalamazoo Nature Center discussed nature in Winter. Lee's Sports provided equipment and instruction.
I tried a pair of snowshoes and enjoyed hiking the snowy trails.
update: Schrier Park Winter Sports Fest 2012 is scheduled for Saturday January 21, from noon-3:30pm. Free.
I teach economics at Kalamazoo College. My wife is also an economist. We were on sabbatical in Europe for the 2014-15 academic year. (Salamanca, Spain, followed by Oxford, UK.) We were in Uruguay for the 2006-7 academic year.