Events

Events

Upcoming Post Adoption Resource Center Events

 

Each month, Post Adoption Resource Center staff plan events that will provide adoptive families with opportunities to meet and connect. All Post Adoption Resource Center events are free for families with finalized adoptions (and members of their immediate household), unless otherwise stated.

Families are asked to complete an Event Waiver & Release prior to any event with a higher risk level (ie swimming, bounce houses, etc.). Waivers will be available at each event; however, if you prefer to fill out the waiver ahead of time, please print, complete, and bring the waiver with you and give to the PARC representative.

Download the Release, Waiver and Indemnity Agreement

All Events

  • Alden B. Dow Museum Of Science And Art

    Location Details:

    Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art

    1801 W. Saint Andrews Road

    Midland, MI 48640

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    Alden B. Dow Museum Of Science And Art

    , 7/1/2018
    The Post Adoption Resource Center is offering families the use of our 2018 membership to the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art in Midland. We are excited to share this membership, allowing you to fit the experience into your schedule, at no cost to families. Contact Mahrah at 231-924-3390 for more details.

    Event Start Date: 7/1/2018 2:00:00 PM

  • Free Movies For Adoptive Families

    Location Details:

    Fremont Cinemas

    1027 W. Main Street

    Fremont, MI 49412

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    Free Movies For Adoptive Families

    , 7/20/2018
    Friday, July 20 through Tuesday, August 7. Choose the time that works best for you! Bring your adoptive family to the Fremont Cinemas to enjoy a movie of your choice, no cost to you. Just let the ticket counter know you are with the Post Adoption Resource Center of Bethany Christian Services to receive your tickets. Visit www.fremontshowtimes.com for movies and times.

    Event Start Date: 7/20/2018 2:00:00 PM

  • Butterfly House & Bug Zoo

    Location Details:

    GT Butterfly House & Bug Zoo

    8840 M 72 East

    Williamsburg, MI 49690

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    Butterfly House & Bug Zoo

    , 7/23/2018
    Come learn about the wonders of butterflies and their bug relatives. RSVP REQUIRED BY JULY 19. MUST BE PRESENT BY 10:30! RSVP to 231-499-5969 (call or text) or parctc@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/23/2018 2:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Fun Event at Millennium Park Beach & Splash Pad

    Location Details:

    Millennium Park

    1415 Maynard Ave SW

    Walker, MI 49534

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    Adoptive Family Fun Event at Millennium Park Beach & Splash Pad

    , 7/23/2018
    Join PARC for a fun morning at Millennium Park Beach and Splash Pad. Meet between 10:00 and 10:15 am for entrance into the park. Bring your swimsuits, sunscreen, towels, and water to drink. If weather is at all questionable, please check PARC’s Facebook page earlier in the day to see if the event is still on. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/23/2018 2:00:00 PM

  • Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Location Details:

    Clare Assembly of God

    3557 E. Colonville

    Clare, MI 48617

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    Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    , 7/25/2018
    Join us the fourth Wednesday of each month, July through February 2019. July - Module 1: Intro to Trauma Informed Care, August - Module 2: Trauma 101, September - Module 3: Understanding Trauma's Effects, October - Module 4: Building a Safe Place, November - Module 5: Dealing with Feelings and Behaviors, December - Module 6: Connections and Healing, January - Module 7: Becoming an Advocate, February - Module 8: Taking Care of Yourself. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/25/2018 10:15:00 PM

  • Splash Pad & Ice Cream

    Location Details:

    Blair Township Park

    2121 Co Rd 633

    Grawn, MI 49637

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    Splash Pad & Ice Cream

    , 7/26/2018
    Pack a picnic and meet us at the splash pad! We will provide ice cream treats! RSVP REQUIRED BY JULY 23. OPEN TO ALL ADOPTIVE FAMILIES! RSVP to parctc@bethany.org or call/text 231-499-5969.

    Event Start Date: 7/26/2018 3:00:00 PM

  • Foster/Adoption/Kinship Resource Fair in Berrien Springs

    Location Details:

    Wolf's Prairie Park

    100 E Ferry St

    Berrien Springs, MI 49103

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    Foster/Adoption/Kinship Resource Fair in Berrien Springs

    , 7/26/2018
    Join the Berrien County Foster Adoption Network for their second annual Resource Fair. There will be lots of activities for children, food for your family, and many community contacts providing information about their services. No RSVP required.

    Event Start Date: 7/26/2018 7:00:00 PM

  • Family Picnic At Island Park

    Location Details:

    Island Park

    331 Main Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Family Picnic At Island Park

    , 7/29/2018
    Please join us at the gazebo for lunch. Find us by the balloons! Main dish, drinks and table service will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/29/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Fun Event at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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    Adoptive Family Fun Event at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 7/30/2018
    You and your family are invited to join PARC at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 1:00 pm and 1:15 pm to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/30/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Training with Dr. Beurkens at Bethany Christian Services Grand Rapids

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    901 Eastern Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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    Adoptive Parents' Training with Dr. Beurkens at Bethany Christian Services Grand Rapids

    , 7/30/2018
    Join PARC as Dr. Nicole Beurkens speaks on the subject of "Life Will Get Better". Dr. Beurkens will discuss simple solutions to make parenting of children with attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior challenges easier. The training is from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This event will take place in the Conference Center of Bethany Christian Services. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/30/2018 10:00:00 PM

  • Gaylord Mini Golf

    Location Details:

    Bavarian Falls Park

    850 S Wisconsin Ave

    Gaylord, MI 49735

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    Gaylord Mini Golf

    , 7/31/2018
    RSVP REQUIRED BY JULY 29. MUST BE PRESENT BY 1:30! RSVP to 231-499-5969 (call or text) or parctc@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/31/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Summer Fun At The Park

    Location Details:

    Harrison City Park

    915 W. Spruce Street

    Harrison, MI 48625

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    Summer Fun At The Park

    , 8/2/2018
    Please join us for a meal and then enjoy the many family friendly games and activities that will be provided. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 8/2/2018 8:00:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 8/13/2018
    Spend the day exploring the gardens and sculpture park! Meet a PARC staff member in front of the gift shop to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you like! Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 8/13/2018 2:00:00 PM

  • DeWitt Golf Center

    Location Details:

    DeWitt Golf Center

    11890 S. US Highway 27

    DeWitt, MI 48820

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    DeWitt Golf Center

    , 8/13/2018
    Please join us and take your pick - enjoy a round of mini-golf or get a small bucket of balls for driving range practice! Also, everyone who attends will receive a free ice cream cone!

    Event Start Date: 8/13/2018 10:00:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapdis, MI 49525

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    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 8/16/2018
    Spend time exploring the gardens and sculpture park! Meet a PARC staff member in front of the gift shop to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you like!

    Event Start Date: 8/16/2018 6:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 8/20/2018
    Take some time for yourself, meet other adoptive parents and enjoy lunch on us!

    Event Start Date: 8/20/2018 4:00:00 PM

  • Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Location Details:

    Clare Assembly of God

    3557 E. Colonville

    Clare, MI 48617

    View Map

    Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    , 8/22/2018
    Join us the fourth Wednesday of each month, July through February 2019. August - Module 2: Trauma 101, September - Module 3: Understanding Trauma's Effects, October - Module 4: Building a Safe Place, November - Module 5: Dealing with Feelings and Behaviors, December - Module 6: Connections and Healing, January - Module 7: Becoming an Advocate, February - Module 8: Taking Care of Yourself. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 8/22/2018 10:15:00 PM

Region 2

  • Butterfly House & Bug Zoo

    Location Details:

    GT Butterfly House & Bug Zoo

    8840 M 72 East

    Williamsburg, MI 49690

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    Butterfly House & Bug Zoo

    , 7/23/2018
    Come learn about the wonders of butterflies and their bug relatives. RSVP REQUIRED BY JULY 19. MUST BE PRESENT BY 10:30! RSVP to 231-499-5969 (call or text) or parctc@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/23/2018 2:00:00 PM

  • Splash Pad & Ice Cream

    Location Details:

    Blair Township Park

    2121 Co Rd 633

    Grawn, MI 49637

    View Map

    Splash Pad & Ice Cream

    , 7/26/2018
    Pack a picnic and meet us at the splash pad! We will provide ice cream treats! RSVP REQUIRED BY JULY 23. OPEN TO ALL ADOPTIVE FAMILIES! RSVP to parctc@bethany.org or call/text 231-499-5969.

    Event Start Date: 7/26/2018 3:00:00 PM

  • Gaylord Mini Golf

    Location Details:

    Bavarian Falls Park

    850 S Wisconsin Ave

    Gaylord, MI 49735

    View Map

    Gaylord Mini Golf

    , 7/31/2018
    RSVP REQUIRED BY JULY 29. MUST BE PRESENT BY 1:30! RSVP to 231-499-5969 (call or text) or parctc@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/31/2018 5:00:00 PM

Region 3

  • Alden B. Dow Museum Of Science And Art

    Location Details:

    Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art

    1801 W. Saint Andrews Road

    Midland, MI 48640

    View Map

    Alden B. Dow Museum Of Science And Art

    , 7/1/2018
    The Post Adoption Resource Center is offering families the use of our 2018 membership to the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art in Midland. We are excited to share this membership, allowing you to fit the experience into your schedule, at no cost to families. Contact Mahrah at 231-924-3390 for more details.

    Event Start Date: 7/1/2018 2:00:00 PM

  • Free Movies For Adoptive Families

    Location Details:

    Fremont Cinemas

    1027 W. Main Street

    Fremont, MI 49412

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    Free Movies For Adoptive Families

    , 7/20/2018
    Friday, July 20 through Tuesday, August 7. Choose the time that works best for you! Bring your adoptive family to the Fremont Cinemas to enjoy a movie of your choice, no cost to you. Just let the ticket counter know you are with the Post Adoption Resource Center of Bethany Christian Services to receive your tickets. Visit www.fremontshowtimes.com for movies and times.

    Event Start Date: 7/20/2018 2:00:00 PM

  • Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Location Details:

    Clare Assembly of God

    3557 E. Colonville

    Clare, MI 48617

    View Map

    Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    , 7/25/2018
    Join us the fourth Wednesday of each month, July through February 2019. July - Module 1: Intro to Trauma Informed Care, August - Module 2: Trauma 101, September - Module 3: Understanding Trauma's Effects, October - Module 4: Building a Safe Place, November - Module 5: Dealing with Feelings and Behaviors, December - Module 6: Connections and Healing, January - Module 7: Becoming an Advocate, February - Module 8: Taking Care of Yourself. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/25/2018 10:15:00 PM

  • Family Picnic At Island Park

    Location Details:

    Island Park

    331 Main Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Family Picnic At Island Park

    , 7/29/2018
    Please join us at the gazebo for lunch. Find us by the balloons! Main dish, drinks and table service will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/29/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Summer Fun At The Park

    Location Details:

    Harrison City Park

    915 W. Spruce Street

    Harrison, MI 48625

    View Map

    Summer Fun At The Park

    , 8/2/2018
    Please join us for a meal and then enjoy the many family friendly games and activities that will be provided. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 8/2/2018 8:00:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 8/13/2018
    Spend the day exploring the gardens and sculpture park! Meet a PARC staff member in front of the gift shop to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you like! Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 8/13/2018 2:00:00 PM

  • DeWitt Golf Center

    Location Details:

    DeWitt Golf Center

    11890 S. US Highway 27

    DeWitt, MI 48820

    View Map

    DeWitt Golf Center

    , 8/13/2018
    Please join us and take your pick - enjoy a round of mini-golf or get a small bucket of balls for driving range practice! Also, everyone who attends will receive a free ice cream cone!

    Event Start Date: 8/13/2018 10:00:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapdis, MI 49525

    View Map

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 8/16/2018
    Spend time exploring the gardens and sculpture park! Meet a PARC staff member in front of the gift shop to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you like!

    Event Start Date: 8/16/2018 6:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 8/20/2018
    Take some time for yourself, meet other adoptive parents and enjoy lunch on us!

    Event Start Date: 8/20/2018 4:00:00 PM

  • Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Location Details:

    Clare Assembly of God

    3557 E. Colonville

    Clare, MI 48617

    View Map

    Trauma-Informed Care. An 8-Module Training For Caregivers Of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

    , 8/22/2018
    Join us the fourth Wednesday of each month, July through February 2019. August - Module 2: Trauma 101, September - Module 3: Understanding Trauma's Effects, October - Module 4: Building a Safe Place, November - Module 5: Dealing with Feelings and Behaviors, December - Module 6: Connections and Healing, January - Module 7: Becoming an Advocate, February - Module 8: Taking Care of Yourself. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 8/22/2018 10:15:00 PM

Region 4

  • Adoptive Family Fun Event at Millennium Park Beach & Splash Pad

    Location Details:

    Millennium Park

    1415 Maynard Ave SW

    Walker, MI 49534

    View Map

    Adoptive Family Fun Event at Millennium Park Beach & Splash Pad

    , 7/23/2018
    Join PARC for a fun morning at Millennium Park Beach and Splash Pad. Meet between 10:00 and 10:15 am for entrance into the park. Bring your swimsuits, sunscreen, towels, and water to drink. If weather is at all questionable, please check PARC’s Facebook page earlier in the day to see if the event is still on. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/23/2018 2:00:00 PM

  • Foster/Adoption/Kinship Resource Fair in Berrien Springs

    Location Details:

    Wolf's Prairie Park

    100 E Ferry St

    Berrien Springs, MI 49103

    View Map

    Foster/Adoption/Kinship Resource Fair in Berrien Springs

    , 7/26/2018
    Join the Berrien County Foster Adoption Network for their second annual Resource Fair. There will be lots of activities for children, food for your family, and many community contacts providing information about their services. No RSVP required.

    Event Start Date: 7/26/2018 7:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Fun Event at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Adoptive Family Fun Event at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 7/30/2018
    You and your family are invited to join PARC at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 1:00 pm and 1:15 pm to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/30/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Training with Dr. Beurkens at Bethany Christian Services Grand Rapids

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    901 Eastern Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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    Adoptive Parents' Training with Dr. Beurkens at Bethany Christian Services Grand Rapids

    , 7/30/2018
    Join PARC as Dr. Nicole Beurkens speaks on the subject of "Life Will Get Better". Dr. Beurkens will discuss simple solutions to make parenting of children with attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior challenges easier. The training is from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This event will take place in the Conference Center of Bethany Christian Services. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 7/30/2018 10:00:00 PM