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

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Kitchen 67

    Location Details:

    Kitchen 67

    1977 E Beltline Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Kitchen 67

    , 4/29/2019
    Adoptive moms, you are invited to join PARC for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 4/29/2019 10:30:00 PM

  • Mom's Night Out

    Location Details:

    Board & Brush

    1772 S Garfield Ave

    Traverse City, MI 49686

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    Mom's Night Out

    , 4/30/2019
    Make a cute sign or home decor while you chat with other adoptive moms! Register at https://boardandbrush.com/traversecity/6485 prior to the event. RSVP required by April 25 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive moms!

    Event Start Date: 4/30/2019 9:30:00 PM

  • Fremont Lanes Family Bowling

    Location Details:

    Fremont Lanes

    5885 S. Warner Avenue

    Fremont, MI 49412

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    Fremont Lanes Family Bowling

    , 5/1/2019
    Bowl what fits your schedule on Wednesday evening between the hours of 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We will pick up the cost of your game and shoes per family member. Instructions will be given to you after placing your RSVP. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org. RSVP is required no later than April 29. The bowling alley is also running a $2.00 hotdog and chips special this evening!

    Event Start Date: 5/1/2019 8:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Big Boy

    Location Details:

    Big Boy

    1180 W Superior St

    Wayland, MI 49348

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    Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Big Boy

    , 5/6/2019
    Join PARC for breafast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP by emailing parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/6/2019 1:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Anna's House

    Location Details:

    Anna's House

    12450 Felch St

    Holland, MI 49424

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    Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Anna's House

    , 5/8/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/8/2019 1:30:00 PM

  • Fremont Lanes Family Bowling

    Location Details:

    Fremont Lanes

    5885 S. Warner Avenue

    Fremont, MI 49412

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    Fremont Lanes Family Bowling

    , 5/8/2019
    Bowl what fits your schedule on Wednesday evening between the hours of 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We will pick up the cost of your game and shoes per family member. Instructions will be given to you after placing your RSVP. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org. RSVP is required no later than May 6. The bowling alley is also running a $2.00 hotdog and chips special this evening!

    Event Start Date: 5/8/2019 8:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Pizza Ranch, Muskegon

    Location Details:

    Pizza Ranch

    1848 E Sherman Blvd

    Muskegon, MI 49444

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    Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Pizza Ranch, Muskegon

    , 5/9/2019
    Join PARC for lunch at 11:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/9/2019 3:30:00 PM

  • CONNECT Support Group at Andrews University

    Location Details:

    Andrews University

    8655 University Blvd

    Berrien Springs, MI 49103

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    CONNECT Support Group at Andrews University

    , 5/9/2019
    Meet at Pioneer Memorial Church at Andrews University for this monthly support group hosted by the Berrien County Foster Adoption Network. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm. Activities for children and support group for parents begin at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Carol at godshands4kids@gmail.com.

    Event Start Date: 5/9/2019 9:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Play Group at Catch Air

    Location Details:

    Catch Air

    2978 28th St SE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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    Adoptive Family Play Group at Catch Air

    , 5/14/2019
    Play group begins at 10:00 am. Please arrive by 10:30 am to receive tickets. Play group is open to children 10 and under. Socks required. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/14/2019 2:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Fun Event at Planet 3 Extreme Air Park

    Location Details:

    Planet 3 Extreme Air Park

    1740 E Sherman Blvd

    Muskegon, MI 49444

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    Adoptive Family Fun Event at Planet 3 Extreme Air Park

    , 5/14/2019
    Join PARC for an hour of trampoline fun. Please arrive between 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm for admission with a 12:30 pm jump time. PARC will cover admission; however, families are required to purchase socks for their family ($3/pair). Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/14/2019 4:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Movie at The Strand Theater

    Location Details:

    The Strand Theater

    115 E Michigan Ave

    Paw Paw, MI 49079

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    Adoptive Family Movie at The Strand Theater

    , 5/15/2019
    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: 5/15/2019 12:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Union Coffee and Cafe

    Location Details:

    Union Coffee and Cafe

    115 E Front St

    Buchanan, MI 49107

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    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Union Coffee and Cafe

    , 5/16/2019
    Adoptive moms, you are invited to join PARC and other adoptive moms for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/16/2019 10:00:00 PM

  • Shrine Of The Pines

    Location Details:

    Shrine of the Pines

    8962 S. M37

    Baldwin, MI 49304

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    Shrine Of The Pines

    , 5/18/2019
    Please join us at the museum for an audio/visual tour, exploring the trails with fun activities and yard games. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to Kim at (231) 215-7439 by May 17. If it rains, we will reschedule for Saturday, June 1, 2019.

    Event Start Date: 5/18/2019 3:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 5/20/2019
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 5/20/2019 4:00:00 PM

  • Dinner And Training

    Location Details:

    Beaverton Church of the Nazarene

    540 Lang Road

    Beaverton, MI 48612

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    Dinner And Training

    , 5/20/2019
    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. - 7:30 p.m. May's topic "Put Your Oxygen Mask On - Parenting Is Hard But Foster Parenting Is Harder" (1st half of module). Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 5/20/2019 9:45:00 PM

  • Supporting the Educational Needs of Children and Youth With Mental Health Challenges and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    901 Eastern Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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    Supporting the Educational Needs of Children and Youth With Mental Health Challenges and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma

    , 5/20/2019
    PARC hosts Terri Henrizi for a training, "Supporting the Educational Needs of Children and Youth With Mental Health Challenges and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma". Training will take place in the Conference Center at Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/20/2019 10:00:00 PM

  • Dinner In Dewitt

    Location Details:

    Fiesta Charra

    13157 Schavey Road

    Dewitt, MI 48820

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    Dinner In Dewitt

    , 5/21/2019
    Please come and enjoy dinner with us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 5/21/2019 9:30:00 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

    , 5/22/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/22/2019 1:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    Location Details:

    Chinn Chinn

    52885 N Main St

    Mattawan, MI 49071

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    Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    , 5/23/2019
    Join PARC for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/23/2019 10:30:00 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

    , 5/30/2019
    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: 5/30/2019 12:00:00 PM

  • Trauma-Informed Parenting (TIP)

    Location Details:

    Lakeshore Resource Network

    920 E. Tinkham Avenue

    Ludinton, MI 49431

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    Trauma-Informed Parenting (TIP)

    , 5/31/2019
    Trauma-Informed Parenting is a course on how to provide for children who have experienced trauma. Parents will be equipped with information and skills related to handling trauma and promoting safety, different parenting tools, and ideas for family communication. Attendance for the entire session is required to receive training credit. Space is limited. Please RSVP by May 24 to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/31/2019 1:00:00 PM

Region 2

  • Mom's Night Out

    Location Details:

    Board & Brush

    1772 S Garfield Ave

    Traverse City, MI 49686

    View Map

    Mom's Night Out

    , 4/30/2019
    Make a cute sign or home decor while you chat with other adoptive moms! Register at https://boardandbrush.com/traversecity/6485 prior to the event. RSVP required by April 25 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive moms!

    Event Start Date: 4/30/2019 9:30:00 PM

Region 3

  • Fremont Lanes Family Bowling

    Location Details:

    Fremont Lanes

    5885 S. Warner Avenue

    Fremont, MI 49412

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    Fremont Lanes Family Bowling

    , 5/1/2019
    Bowl what fits your schedule on Wednesday evening between the hours of 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We will pick up the cost of your game and shoes per family member. Instructions will be given to you after placing your RSVP. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org. RSVP is required no later than April 29. The bowling alley is also running a $2.00 hotdog and chips special this evening!

    Event Start Date: 5/1/2019 8:00:00 PM

  • Fremont Lanes Family Bowling

    Location Details:

    Fremont Lanes

    5885 S. Warner Avenue

    Fremont, MI 49412

    View Map

    Fremont Lanes Family Bowling

    , 5/8/2019
    Bowl what fits your schedule on Wednesday evening between the hours of 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We will pick up the cost of your game and shoes per family member. Instructions will be given to you after placing your RSVP. Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org. RSVP is required no later than May 6. The bowling alley is also running a $2.00 hotdog and chips special this evening!

    Event Start Date: 5/8/2019 8:00:00 PM

  • Shrine Of The Pines

    Location Details:

    Shrine of the Pines

    8962 S. M37

    Baldwin, MI 49304

    View Map

    Shrine Of The Pines

    , 5/18/2019
    Please join us at the museum for an audio/visual tour, exploring the trails with fun activities and yard games. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to Kim at (231) 215-7439 by May 17. If it rains, we will reschedule for Saturday, June 1, 2019.

    Event Start Date: 5/18/2019 3:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 5/20/2019
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 5/20/2019 4:00:00 PM

  • Dinner And Training

    Location Details:

    Beaverton Church of the Nazarene

    540 Lang Road

    Beaverton, MI 48612

    View Map

    Dinner And Training

    , 5/20/2019
    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. - 7:30 p.m. May's topic "Put Your Oxygen Mask On - Parenting Is Hard But Foster Parenting Is Harder" (1st half of module). Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 5/20/2019 9:45:00 PM

  • Dinner In Dewitt

    Location Details:

    Fiesta Charra

    13157 Schavey Road

    Dewitt, MI 48820

    View Map

    Dinner In Dewitt

    , 5/21/2019
    Please come and enjoy dinner with us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 5/21/2019 9:30:00 PM

  • Trauma-Informed Parenting (TIP)

    Location Details:

    Lakeshore Resource Network

    920 E. Tinkham Avenue

    Ludinton, MI 49431

    View Map

    Trauma-Informed Parenting (TIP)

    , 5/31/2019
    Trauma-Informed Parenting is a course on how to provide for children who have experienced trauma. Parents will be equipped with information and skills related to handling trauma and promoting safety, different parenting tools, and ideas for family communication. Attendance for the entire session is required to receive training credit. Space is limited. Please RSVP by May 24 to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/31/2019 1:00:00 PM

Region 4

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Kitchen 67

    Location Details:

    Kitchen 67

    1977 E Beltline Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Kitchen 67

    , 4/29/2019
    Adoptive moms, you are invited to join PARC for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 4/29/2019 10:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Big Boy

    Location Details:

    Big Boy

    1180 W Superior St

    Wayland, MI 49348

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    Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Big Boy

    , 5/6/2019
    Join PARC for breafast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP by emailing parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/6/2019 1:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Anna's House

    Location Details:

    Anna's House

    12450 Felch St

    Holland, MI 49424

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    Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Anna's House

    , 5/8/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/8/2019 1:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Pizza Ranch, Muskegon

    Location Details:

    Pizza Ranch

    1848 E Sherman Blvd

    Muskegon, MI 49444

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    Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Pizza Ranch, Muskegon

    , 5/9/2019
    Join PARC for lunch at 11:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/9/2019 3:30:00 PM

  • CONNECT Support Group at Andrews University

    Location Details:

    Andrews University

    8655 University Blvd

    Berrien Springs, MI 49103

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    CONNECT Support Group at Andrews University

    , 5/9/2019
    Meet at Pioneer Memorial Church at Andrews University for this monthly support group hosted by the Berrien County Foster Adoption Network. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm. Activities for children and support group for parents begin at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Carol at godshands4kids@gmail.com.

    Event Start Date: 5/9/2019 9:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Play Group at Catch Air

    Location Details:

    Catch Air

    2978 28th St SE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

    View Map

    Adoptive Family Play Group at Catch Air

    , 5/14/2019
    Play group begins at 10:00 am. Please arrive by 10:30 am to receive tickets. Play group is open to children 10 and under. Socks required. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/14/2019 2:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Fun Event at Planet 3 Extreme Air Park

    Location Details:

    Planet 3 Extreme Air Park

    1740 E Sherman Blvd

    Muskegon, MI 49444

    View Map

    Adoptive Family Fun Event at Planet 3 Extreme Air Park

    , 5/14/2019
    Join PARC for an hour of trampoline fun. Please arrive between 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm for admission with a 12:30 pm jump time. PARC will cover admission; however, families are required to purchase socks for their family ($3/pair). Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/14/2019 4:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Family Movie at The Strand Theater

    Location Details:

    The Strand Theater

    115 E Michigan Ave

    Paw Paw, MI 49079

    View Map

    Adoptive Family Movie at The Strand Theater

    , 5/15/2019
    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: 5/15/2019 12:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Union Coffee and Cafe

    Location Details:

    Union Coffee and Cafe

    115 E Front St

    Buchanan, MI 49107

    View Map

    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Union Coffee and Cafe

    , 5/16/2019
    Adoptive moms, you are invited to join PARC and other adoptive moms for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/16/2019 10:00:00 PM

  • Supporting the Educational Needs of Children and Youth With Mental Health Challenges and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    901 Eastern Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    View Map

    Supporting the Educational Needs of Children and Youth With Mental Health Challenges and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma

    , 5/20/2019
    PARC hosts Terri Henrizi for a training, "Supporting the Educational Needs of Children and Youth With Mental Health Challenges and Those Who Have Experienced Trauma". Training will take place in the Conference Center at Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/20/2019 10:00:00 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

    , 5/22/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/22/2019 1:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    Location Details:

    Chinn Chinn

    52885 N Main St

    Mattawan, MI 49071

    View Map

    Adoptive Parents' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    , 5/23/2019
    Join PARC for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 5/23/2019 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

    , 5/30/2019
    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: 5/30/2019 12:00:00 PM