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

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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    Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/13/2019
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 10:00 am and 10:15 am to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/13/2019 3:00:00 PM

  • Parents' Night Out

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak St

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

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    Parents' Night Out

    , 12/13/2019
    Do you have some last minute Christmas shopping to do without the kids? Do you need a little time to relax before the holiday chaos? Come drop the kids off for a fun evening of activities while you enjoy a pre-holiday break! LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. RSVP required by December 10 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 12/13/2019 10:00:00 PM

  • Rooftop Reindeer Farm

    Location Details:

    Rooftop Reindeer Farm

    2706 E. Stevenson Lake Road

    Clare, MI 48617

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    Rooftop Reindeer Farm

    , 12/14/2019
    Bring your family to meet the reindeer and explore the farm. Meet our PARC staff member between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to receive your tickets. You may stay as long as you would like! The farm closes at 6:00 p.m.

    Event Start Date: 12/14/2019 3:00:00 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

    , 12/16/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/16/2019 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

    , 12/16/2019
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 12/16/2019 5:00:00 PM

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak St

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

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    Connect & Reflect

    , 12/17/2019
    Join us for a light dinner and a time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents. RSVP required by December 16 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 12/17/2019 11:00:00 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

    , 12/18/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/18/2019 2:30:00 PM

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/18/2019
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 10:00 am and 10:15 am to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/18/2019 3:00:00 PM

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/19/2019
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/19/2019 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Taste

    Location Details:

    Taste

    402 Phoenix St

    South Haven, MI 49090

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    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Taste

    , 12/19/2019
    Adoptive moms, join PARC for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/19/2019 11:00:00 PM

  • Holly Jolly Christmas Pajama Party

    Location Details:

    Sojourn Church

    1027 McRae Hill Rd

    Traverse City, MI 49685

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    Holly Jolly Christmas Pajama Party

    , 12/21/2019
    Come join us for crafts, games, brunch, a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, and a giveaway for the family dressed in the best pajamas! RSVP required by December 18 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 12/21/2019 2:30:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/21/2019
    Enjoy their Christmas And Holiday Traditions Around The World Exhibit with the sparkle of more than 300,000 lights! Meet our PARC staff member in front of the gift shop between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you would like! Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org by December 16. Space is limited.

    Event Start Date: 12/21/2019 10:30:00 PM

  • Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    Location Details:

    Commission on Aging

    2200 S. Lincoln Road

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    , 12/23/2019
    Please join us the fourth Monday of every month. Please RSVP to Tracey DeFeyter at 989-560-1968 or unstoppableT@hotmail.com. Dinner and childcare provided.

    Event Start Date: 12/23/2019 10:30:00 PM

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/23/2019
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/23/2019 11:00:00 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

    , 12/27/2019
    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: 12/27/2019 1:00:00 PM

  • Ice Skating

    Location Details:

    Otsego County Sportsplex

    1250 Gornick Ave

    Gaylord, MI

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    Ice Skating

    , 12/27/2019
    RSVP required by December 20 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 12/27/2019 7:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Tax Training at Bethany Christian Services

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    901 Eastern Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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    Adoptive Parents' Tax Training at Bethany Christian Services

    , 1/7/2020
    Join PARC to have your tax questions answered by an H&R Block tax professional. Training will take place from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Conference Center (Door G) at Bethany Christian Services. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 1/7/2020 11:00:00 PM

Region 2

  • Parents' Night Out

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak St

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

    View Map

    Parents' Night Out

    , 12/13/2019
    Do you have some last minute Christmas shopping to do without the kids? Do you need a little time to relax before the holiday chaos? Come drop the kids off for a fun evening of activities while you enjoy a pre-holiday break! LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. RSVP required by December 10 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 12/13/2019 10:00:00 PM

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak St

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

    View Map

    Connect & Reflect

    , 12/17/2019
    Join us for a light dinner and a time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents. RSVP required by December 16 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 12/17/2019 11:00:00 PM

  • Holly Jolly Christmas Pajama Party

    Location Details:

    Sojourn Church

    1027 McRae Hill Rd

    Traverse City, MI 49685

    View Map

    Holly Jolly Christmas Pajama Party

    , 12/21/2019
    Come join us for crafts, games, brunch, a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, and a giveaway for the family dressed in the best pajamas! RSVP required by December 18 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 12/21/2019 2:30:00 PM

  • Ice Skating

    Location Details:

    Otsego County Sportsplex

    1250 Gornick Ave

    Gaylord, MI

    View Map

    Ice Skating

    , 12/27/2019
    RSVP required by December 20 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 12/27/2019 7:30:00 PM

Region 3

  • Rooftop Reindeer Farm

    Location Details:

    Rooftop Reindeer Farm

    2706 E. Stevenson Lake Road

    Clare, MI 48617

    View Map

    Rooftop Reindeer Farm

    , 12/14/2019
    Bring your family to meet the reindeer and explore the farm. Meet our PARC staff member between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to receive your tickets. You may stay as long as you would like! The farm closes at 6:00 p.m.

    Event Start Date: 12/14/2019 3:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parent Lunch

    Location Details:

    Panera Bread

    2111 S. Mission Street

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Adoptive Parent Lunch

    , 12/16/2019
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 12/16/2019 5:00:00 PM

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E. Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/21/2019
    Enjoy their Christmas And Holiday Traditions Around The World Exhibit with the sparkle of more than 300,000 lights! Meet our PARC staff member in front of the gift shop between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to receive your tickets and then stay as long as you would like! Please RSVP to parcfr@bethany.org by December 16. Space is limited.

    Event Start Date: 12/21/2019 10:30:00 PM

  • Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    Location Details:

    Commission on Aging

    2200 S. Lincoln Road

    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    View Map

    Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group

    , 12/23/2019
    Please join us the fourth Monday of every month. Please RSVP to Tracey DeFeyter at 989-560-1968 or unstoppableT@hotmail.com. Dinner and childcare provided.

    Event Start Date: 12/23/2019 10:30:00 PM

Region 4

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/13/2019
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 10:00 am and 10:15 am to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/13/2019 3:00:00 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

    , 12/16/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/16/2019 2:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Anna's House

    Location Details:

    Anna's House

    12450 Felch St

    Holland, MI 49424

    View Map

    Adoptive Parents' Breakfast at Anna's House

    , 12/18/2019
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/18/2019 2:30:00 PM

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/18/2019
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 10:00 am and 10:15 am to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/18/2019 3:00:00 PM

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/19/2019
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/19/2019 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Taste

    Location Details:

    Taste

    402 Phoenix St

    South Haven, MI 49090

    View Map

    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Taste

    , 12/19/2019
    Adoptive moms, join PARC for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/19/2019 11:00:00 PM

  • Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    Location Details:

    Frederik Meijer Gardens

    1000 E Beltline NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    View Map

    Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

    , 12/23/2019
    Join PARC for Christmas & Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. Meet by the gift shop between 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm to receive tickets; then stay as long as you'd like. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 12/23/2019 11:00:00 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

    , 12/27/2019
    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: 12/27/2019 1:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Parents' Tax Training at Bethany Christian Services

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    901 Eastern Ave NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    View Map

    Adoptive Parents' Tax Training at Bethany Christian Services

    , 1/7/2020
    Join PARC to have your tax questions answered by an H&R Block tax professional. Training will take place from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Conference Center (Door G) at Bethany Christian Services. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 1/7/2020 11:00:00 PM