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Environmental events

  1. Clean Water Partners photo contest

    June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019

    Seasonal photo contest of the Kalamazoo River Watershed within Calhoun County. More details at

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Other Events

  1. BCFD Fire Prevention Week Open House

    October 13, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fire Station 4

    All are invited this year to Station 4, at 8 S. 20th St., for hot dogs, games, station tours, fire equipment displays, and prize drawings. The grand prize will be a fire truck ride to or from school. Students must be age 12 or younger, be present to win, be in the Battle Creek or Lakeview districts, and have a parent or guardian available to accompany them on the ride. The event will cap Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, the national campaign held each year in October. This year’s theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

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Public Works

  1. Yard waste curbside pickup

    March 26, 2018 - November 30, 2018 @ At the curbside within city limits only.

    Leaves, downed branches and other yard waste should be placed in specially marked containers and/or paper yard waste bags. The bags are available at most area grocery and hardware stores. Approved containers may be up to 32 gallons in size and should be clearly marked “yard waste only.” Each bag or container may not weigh more than 50 pounds. Extra “yard waste only” stickers for marking containers are available in the Utility Billing office on the first floor of City Hall, 10 N. Division St. Residents also have the option of renting a 96-gallon cart for yard waste collection from Waste Management. These can be used for trash during the winter months, December to March. Call 866-797-0918 for options and pricing. Other options for addressing yard waste are mowing the lawn and leaving the grass to create natural mulch, or hauling yard waste to Brice Pit, the city’s compost site, at 715 W. River Road.

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Special Events

  1. Battle Creek Farmers Market

    October 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Festival Market Square

    Battle Creek Farmers Market

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  2. 2018 Annual Council (Seventh-day Adventist)

    October 13, 2018, 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM @ W VanBuren from Kendall St to Wood St and Wood St from W VanBuren to Manchester

    2018 Annual Council - The Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrates its history with leadership training for its Executive Committee at the Historic Adventist Village, October 11-13, 2018.

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