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

  • Ogemaw Support Group

    Location Details:

    Faith Alive Church

    2945 Hansen Rd

    West Branch, MI 48661

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    Ogemaw Support Group

    , 1/17/2020
    Join us for a light dinner and time for connection and encouragement with other foster and adoptive parents! RSVP required by January 17 to thisismywhy@gmail.com or 989-915-9542 (call/text). Open to all foster and adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 1/17/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • S.T.E.M. Family Day At Alden B. Dow Museum Of Science And Art

    Location Details:

    Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art

    1801 W. St. Andrews Road

    Midland, MI 48640

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    S.T.E.M. Family Day At Alden B. Dow Museum Of Science And Art

    , 1/18/2020
    Meet a PARC staff member by the entrance to receive your tickets and then explore on your own, for as long as you like! Space is limited. RSVP by January 13 to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 1/18/2020 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

    , 1/20/2020
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 1/20/2020 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

    , 1/20/2020
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 1/20/2020 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

    , 1/20/2020
    Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. with the training beginning at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 1/20/2020 10:45:00 PM

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak St

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

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    Connect & Reflect

    , 1/21/2020
    Join us for a light dinner, refreshments, and time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents! RSVP required by January 20 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 1/21/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    Location Details:

    Chinn Chinn

    52885 N Main St

    Mattawan, MI 49071

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    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    , 1/22/2020
    Adoptive moms, join PARC for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 1/22/2020 11:00:00 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

    , 1/27/2020
    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: 1/27/2020 10:30:00 PM

  • ACE's Training Part 1 With Chad Campbell

    Location Details:

    Reed City Church of the Nazarene

    5300 S. 220th Avenue

    Reed City, MI 49677

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    ACE's Training Part 1 With Chad Campbell

    , 1/27/2020
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) have lasting impact on our health and functioning. Come to learn more how ACE's impact us and our children. Please RSVP to Kathy Lockhart at (231) 305-6700. Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 1/27/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Uccello's Ristorante

    Location Details:

    Uccello's Ristorante

    3940 Rivertown Pkwy

    Grandville, MI 49418

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    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Uccello's Ristorante

    , 1/27/2020
    Adoptive moms, you are invited to join PARC for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 1/27/2020 11:30:00 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

    , 1/30/2020
    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: 1/30/2020 1:00:00 PM

  • Dessert & Discussion

    Location Details:

    Ruby Tuesday

    8711 East 34 Street

    Cadillac, MI 49601

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    Dessert & Discussion

    , 2/1/2020
    Join PARC and other adoptive parents for an evening out with a sweet treat and great discussion. RSVP required by January 30 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

  • Mugs & Muffins

    Location Details:

    Grand Traverse Pie Company

    525 W. Front Street

    Traverse City, MI 49684

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    Mugs & Muffins

    , 2/5/2020
    Come join us for a warm drink, muffins, and great conversation! RSVP required by February 4 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/5/2020 3:00:00 PM

  • Subsidy 101

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    1055 Carriage Hill Dr

    Traverse City, MI 49686

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    Subsidy 101

    , 2/10/2020
    Join PARC and analysts from the Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Office (via Skype) to learn more about Medical Subsidy and Adoption Assistance. This is a great opportunity to ask all your subsidy related questions. Light refreshments provided. RSVP required by February 7 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/10/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Coffee & Conversation

    Location Details:

    Starbucks

    1120 E Front St

    Traverse City, MI 49686

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    Coffee & Conversation

    , 2/12/2020
    Join PARC and other adoptive parents for an evening out with a warm drink and great conversation! RSVP required by February 10 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak Street

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

    View Map

    Connect & Reflect

    , 2/18/2020
    Join us for a light dinner, refreshments, and time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents! RSVP required by February 17 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/18/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Alpena Support Group

    Location Details:

    Grace Lutheran Church

    119 W Dunbar St

    Alpena, MI 49707

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    Alpena Support Group

    , 2/20/2020
    Join us for a light dinner and time for connection and encouragement with other foster and adoptive parents. Childcare provided with an RSVP. RSVP required by February 17 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all foster and adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/20/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Sledding

    Location Details:

    Winter Sports Park

    1100 Winter Park Ln

    Petoskey, MI 49770

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    Sledding

    , 2/22/2020
    Bring your own sled and join other adoptive families for a fun afternoon of sledding! Afterwards, we will meet in the warming house for a cup of hot cocoa. Weather permitting. RSVP required by February 21 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/22/2020 5:00:00 PM

  • Parent & Teen Night Out

    Location Details:

    Board and Brush

    1772 S Garfield Ave

    Traverse City, MI 49686

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    Parent & Teen Night Out

    , 2/24/2020
    Looking for a fun 1-on-1 experience to share with your teen? Join us for a Parent-Teen Make & Take Workshop at Board & Brush! Create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. LIMIT SPOTS AVAILABLE. ONE CHILD 9ages 12 & up) PER PARENT. RSVP required by February 21 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/24/2020 10:30:00 PM

  • Dessert & Discussion

    Location Details:

    Ruby Tuesday

    8711 East 34 Street

    Cadillac, MI 49601

    View Map

    Dessert & Discussion

    , 2/29/2020
    Join PARC and other adoptive parents for an evening out with a sweet treat and great discussion! RSVP required by February 27 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Region 2

  • Ogemaw Support Group

    Location Details:

    Faith Alive Church

    2945 Hansen Rd

    West Branch, MI 48661

    View Map

    Ogemaw Support Group

    , 1/17/2020
    Join us for a light dinner and time for connection and encouragement with other foster and adoptive parents! RSVP required by January 17 to thisismywhy@gmail.com or 989-915-9542 (call/text). Open to all foster and adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 1/17/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak St

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

    View Map

    Connect & Reflect

    , 1/21/2020
    Join us for a light dinner, refreshments, and time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents! RSVP required by January 20 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 1/21/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Dessert & Discussion

    Location Details:

    Ruby Tuesday

    8711 East 34 Street

    Cadillac, MI 49601

    View Map

    Dessert & Discussion

    , 2/1/2020
    Join PARC and other adoptive parents for an evening out with a sweet treat and great discussion. RSVP required by January 30 to parctc@bethany.org or 231-499-5969 (call/text). Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

  • Mugs & Muffins

    Location Details:

    Grand Traverse Pie Company

    525 W. Front Street

    Traverse City, MI 49684

    View Map

    Mugs & Muffins

    , 2/5/2020
    Come join us for a warm drink, muffins, and great conversation! RSVP required by February 4 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/5/2020 3:00:00 PM

  • Subsidy 101

    Location Details:

    Bethany Christian Services

    1055 Carriage Hill Dr

    Traverse City, MI 49686

    View Map

    Subsidy 101

    , 2/10/2020
    Join PARC and analysts from the Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Office (via Skype) to learn more about Medical Subsidy and Adoption Assistance. This is a great opportunity to ask all your subsidy related questions. Light refreshments provided. RSVP required by February 7 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/10/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Coffee & Conversation

    Location Details:

    Starbucks

    1120 E Front St

    Traverse City, MI 49686

    View Map

    Coffee & Conversation

    , 2/12/2020
    Join PARC and other adoptive parents for an evening out with a warm drink and great conversation! RSVP required by February 10 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

  • Connect & Reflect

    Location Details:

    Community Reformed Church

    100 Oak Street

    Charlevoix, MI 49720

    View Map

    Connect & Reflect

    , 2/18/2020
    Join us for a light dinner, refreshments, and time for connection and reflection with other adoptive parents! RSVP required by February 17 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/18/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Alpena Support Group

    Location Details:

    Grace Lutheran Church

    119 W Dunbar St

    Alpena, MI 49707

    View Map

    Alpena Support Group

    , 2/20/2020
    Join us for a light dinner and time for connection and encouragement with other foster and adoptive parents. Childcare provided with an RSVP. RSVP required by February 17 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all foster and adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/20/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Sledding

    Location Details:

    Winter Sports Park

    1100 Winter Park Ln

    Petoskey, MI 49770

    View Map

    Sledding

    , 2/22/2020
    Bring your own sled and join other adoptive families for a fun afternoon of sledding! Afterwards, we will meet in the warming house for a cup of hot cocoa. Weather permitting. RSVP required by February 21 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/22/2020 5:00:00 PM

  • Parent & Teen Night Out

    Location Details:

    Board and Brush

    1772 S Garfield Ave

    Traverse City, MI 49686

    View Map

    Parent & Teen Night Out

    , 2/24/2020
    Looking for a fun 1-on-1 experience to share with your teen? Join us for a Parent-Teen Make & Take Workshop at Board & Brush! Create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. LIMIT SPOTS AVAILABLE. ONE CHILD 9ages 12 & up) PER PARENT. RSVP required by February 21 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive families!

    Event Start Date: 2/24/2020 10:30:00 PM

  • Dessert & Discussion

    Location Details:

    Ruby Tuesday

    8711 East 34 Street

    Cadillac, MI 49601

    View Map

    Dessert & Discussion

    , 2/29/2020
    Join PARC and other adoptive parents for an evening out with a sweet treat and great discussion! RSVP required by February 27 to 231-499-5969 (call/text) or parctc@bethany.org. Open to all adoptive parents!

    Event Start Date: 2/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Region 3

  • S.T.E.M. Family Day At Alden B. Dow Museum Of Science And Art

    Location Details:

    Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art

    1801 W. St. Andrews Road

    Midland, MI 48640

    View Map

    S.T.E.M. Family Day At Alden B. Dow Museum Of Science And Art

    , 1/18/2020
    Meet a PARC staff member by the entrance to receive your tickets and then explore on your own, for as long as you like! Space is limited. RSVP by January 13 to parcfr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 1/18/2020 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

    , 1/20/2020
    Take some time for yourself and enjoy lunch on us! Meet for food and conversation with other adoptive parents.

    Event Start Date: 1/20/2020 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

    , 1/20/2020
    Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. with the training beginning at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 1/20/2020 10:45:00 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

    , 1/27/2020
    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: 1/27/2020 10:30:00 PM

  • ACE's Training Part 1 With Chad Campbell

    Location Details:

    Reed City Church of the Nazarene

    5300 S. 220th Avenue

    Reed City, MI 49677

    View Map

    ACE's Training Part 1 With Chad Campbell

    , 1/27/2020
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) have lasting impact on our health and functioning. Come to learn more how ACE's impact us and our children. Please RSVP to Kathy Lockhart at (231) 305-6700. Dinner and childcare provided with RSVP.

    Event Start Date: 1/27/2020 11:00:00 PM

Region 4

  • 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

    , 1/20/2020
    Join PARC for breakfast at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 1/20/2020 2:30:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    Location Details:

    Chinn Chinn

    52885 N Main St

    Mattawan, MI 49071

    View Map

    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Chinn Chinn

    , 1/22/2020
    Adoptive moms, join PARC for dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 1/22/2020 11:00:00 PM

  • Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Uccello's Ristorante

    Location Details:

    Uccello's Ristorante

    3940 Rivertown Pkwy

    Grandville, MI 49418

    View Map

    Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Uccello's Ristorante

    , 1/27/2020
    Adoptive moms, you are invited to join PARC for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to parcgr@bethany.org.

    Event Start Date: 1/27/2020 11:30:00 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

    , 1/30/2020
    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: 1/30/2020 1:00:00 PM