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

    , 11/1/2018
    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: 11/1/2018 1:00:00 PM

  • Celebrate Adoption Bowling Party at Sherman Bowling Center

    Location Details:

    Sherman Bowling Center

    1531 W Sherman Blvd

    Muskegon, MI 49444

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    Celebrate Adoption Bowling Party at Sherman Bowling Center

    , 11/18/2018
    Join PARC for a bowling party beginning at 2:00 pm. Admission will include 2 games and shoe rental. Limited spots available, so please RSVP early if you plan to attend. RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2018 7:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Panera Bread

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    3150 Alpine Ave

    Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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    Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Panera Bread

    , 11/19/2018
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/19/2018 2:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 11/19/2018
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 11/19/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Dinner and Training

    Location Details:

    Beaverton Church of the Nazarene

    540 Lang Road

    Beaverton, MI 48612

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    Dinner and Training

    , 11/19/2018
    Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. Renee Dyer will present, Training Caregivers To Help Kids Heal After Trauma beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. November's topic is Behavior Makes Sense. Child care provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 11/19/2018 10:45:00 PM

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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    Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 11/20/2018
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/20/2018 10:30:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frekerik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 11/24/2018
    Enjoy their Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World Exhibit with the sparkle of more than 400,000 lights, winter fun in the garden, and meeting the rooftop reindeer! Meet a PARC staff member in front of the gift shop to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you would like! Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org by November 16, 2018. Space is limited.

    Event Start Date: 11/24/2018 3:45:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Movie Night at AMC Grand Rapids 18

    Location Details:

    AMC Grand Rapids 18

    3000 Alpine Ave NW

    Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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    Adoptive Moms' Movie Night at AMC Grand Rapids 18

    , 11/26/2018
    Adoptive moms are invited to join PARC for the movie "Instant Family". Please check PARC's Facebook page one week prior to the event for the time of the movie. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/26/2018 11:00:00 PM

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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    Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 11/27/2018
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/27/2018 10:30:00 PM

  • Alpena Mom's Night Out

    Location Details:

    Pompeyos Mexican Grill

    1120 State Ave

    Alpena, MI 49707

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    Alpena Mom's Night Out

    , 11/27/2018
    Let us treat you to dinner while you chat with other adoptive moms! RSVP required by November 26 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive moms!

    Event Start Date: 11/27/2018 10:30:00 PM

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

    Location Details:

    Clare Assembly of God

    3557 East Colonville

    Clare, MI 48617

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

    , 11/28/2018
    Join us the fourth Wednesday of each month, July through February 2019. November - Module 5: Dealing with Feelings/Behaviors, December - Module 6: Connections and Healing, January - Module 7: Becoming an Advocate, February - Module 8: Taking Care of Yourself. Child care provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 11/28/2018 11:15:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Movie at Wonderland Cinema

    Location Details:

    Wonderland Cinema

    402 N Front St

    Niles, MI 49120

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    Adoptive Family Movie at Wonderland Cinema

    , 11/29/2018
    Bring your family to enjoy a movie with PARC. See Facebook for details about the selected movie and time one week prior to the event. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/29/2018 1:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    LIL G's Italian Restaurant

    2459 Ontario Drive

    St. Johns, MI 48879

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    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 12/5/2018
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 12/5/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy Workshop with Jessie Morton

    Location Details:

    Lakeshore Resource Network

    920 E. Tinkham Avenue

    Ludington, MI 49431

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    Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy Workshop with Jessie Morton

    , 12/6/2018
    Join us as we explore the skills parents can use to become more effective advocates for their child with a disability. Please RSVP with Andrea Sargent by November 29, 2018 at (231) 794-1297 or andrea@michiganallianceforfamilies.org or register online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp.

    Event Start Date: 12/6/2018 3:00:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/11/2018
    Enjoy their Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World Exhibit with the sparkle of more than 400,000 lights, visit Santa, and listen to the old fashion carolers! Meet a PARC staff member in front of the gift shop to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you would like! Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org by December 7, 2018. Space is limited.

    Event Start Date: 12/11/2018 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 12/17/2018
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 12/17/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frererik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/18/2018
    Enjoy their Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World Exhibit with the sparkle of more than 400,000 lights, visit Santa, and listen to the old fashion carolers! Meet a PARC staff member in front of the gift shop to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you would like! Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org by December 14, 2018. Space is limited.

    Event Start Date: 12/18/2018 11:00:00 PM

Region 2

  • Alpena Mom's Night Out

    Location Details:

    Pompeyos Mexican Grill

    1120 State Ave

    Alpena, MI 49707

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    Alpena Mom's Night Out

    , 11/27/2018
    Let us treat you to dinner while you chat with other adoptive moms! RSVP required by November 26 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive moms!

    Event Start Date: 11/27/2018 10:30:00 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

    , 11/1/2018
    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: 11/1/2018 1:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 11/19/2018
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 11/19/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Dinner and Training

    Location Details:

    Beaverton Church of the Nazarene

    540 Lang Road

    Beaverton, MI 48612

    View Map

    Dinner and Training

    , 11/19/2018
    Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. Renee Dyer will present, Training Caregivers To Help Kids Heal After Trauma beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. November's topic is Behavior Makes Sense. Child care provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 11/19/2018 10:45:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frekerik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 11/24/2018
    Enjoy their Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World Exhibit with the sparkle of more than 400,000 lights, winter fun in the garden, and meeting the rooftop reindeer! Meet a PARC staff member in front of the gift shop to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you would like! Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org by November 16, 2018. Space is limited.

    Event Start Date: 11/24/2018 3:45:00 PM

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

    Location Details:

    Clare Assembly of God

    3557 East Colonville

    Clare, MI 48617

    View Map

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

    , 11/28/2018
    Join us the fourth Wednesday of each month, July through February 2019. November - Module 5: Dealing with Feelings/Behaviors, December - Module 6: Connections and Healing, January - Module 7: Becoming an Advocate, February - Module 8: Taking Care of Yourself. Child care provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 11/28/2018 11:15:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    LIL G's Italian Restaurant

    2459 Ontario Drive

    St. Johns, MI 48879

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 12/5/2018
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 12/5/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy Workshop with Jessie Morton

    Location Details:

    Lakeshore Resource Network

    920 E. Tinkham Avenue

    Ludington, MI 49431

    View Map

    Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy Workshop with Jessie Morton

    , 12/6/2018
    Join us as we explore the skills parents can use to become more effective advocates for their child with a disability. Please RSVP with Andrea Sargent by November 29, 2018 at (231) 794-1297 or andrea@michiganallianceforfamilies.org or register online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp.

    Event Start Date: 12/6/2018 3:00:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/11/2018
    Enjoy their Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World Exhibit with the sparkle of more than 400,000 lights, visit Santa, and listen to the old fashion carolers! Meet a PARC staff member in front of the gift shop to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you would like! Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org by December 7, 2018. Space is limited.

    Event Start Date: 12/11/2018 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 12/17/2018
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 12/17/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frererik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/18/2018
    Enjoy their Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World Exhibit with the sparkle of more than 400,000 lights, visit Santa, and listen to the old fashion carolers! Meet a PARC staff member in front of the gift shop to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you would like! Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org by December 14, 2018. Space is limited.

    Event Start Date: 12/18/2018 11:00:00 PM

Region 4

  • Celebrate Adoption Bowling Party at Sherman Bowling Center

    Location Details:

    Sherman Bowling Center

    1531 W Sherman Blvd

    Muskegon, MI 49444

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    Celebrate Adoption Bowling Party at Sherman Bowling Center

    , 11/18/2018
    Join PARC for a bowling party beginning at 2:00 pm. Admission will include 2 games and shoe rental. Limited spots available, so please RSVP early if you plan to attend. RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/18/2018 7:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Panera Bread

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    3150 Alpine Ave

    Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    View Map

    Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Panera Bread

    , 11/19/2018
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/19/2018 2:30:00 PM

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 11/20/2018
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/20/2018 10:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Movie Night at AMC Grand Rapids 18

    Location Details:

    AMC Grand Rapids 18

    3000 Alpine Ave NW

    Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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    Adoptive Moms' Movie Night at AMC Grand Rapids 18

    , 11/26/2018
    Adoptive moms are invited to join PARC for the movie "Instant Family". Please check PARC's Facebook page one week prior to the event for the time of the movie. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/26/2018 11:00:00 PM

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 11/27/2018
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions Around the World at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/27/2018 10:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Movie at Wonderland Cinema

    Location Details:

    Wonderland Cinema

    402 N Front St

    Niles, MI 49120

    View Map

    Adoptive Family Movie at Wonderland Cinema

    , 11/29/2018
    Bring your family to enjoy a movie with PARC. See Facebook for details about the selected movie and time one week prior to the event. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 11/29/2018 1:00:00 PM