The Children’s Healing Center is open for free play & special programs hosted by generous community members and businesses. Whether you are looking for a place where your child can meet up with friends at a weekly class, or where you can pop in for a few hours of family fun, we have something for your whole family- come and play with us!

Fall Hours

Monday:        9:30am – 12:00pm  &  5:30pm – 8:00pm
Tuesday:        9:30am – 12:00pm  &  5:30pm – 8:00pm
Thursday:      9:30am – 12:00pm  &  5:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday:       See below calendar for details

Monday, November 27th   |  Story Time – Pirates, Treasure Hunt
10:00am
Join Miss Deb and Miss Sam on Monday morning with a storytime session about pirates and a treasure hunt.

Monday, November 27th  |  Happy Henna
6:00pm
Happy Henna-beautiful artistry, meaningful conversation and healing benefits all wrapped in to one evening.  Experience these talented artists creating a plant based tattoo just for you!  There will be music, snacks and relaxation. Suggested age is 6 and up. Questions or to RSVP, connect with Deb Winn at dwinn@childrenshealingcenter.org.

Tuesday, November 28th  | Funbusters
10:00am
Our differently-abled kiddos are united again for our third round of Funbusters! This program includes music, sensory play and a lot of laughter for kids with mobility limitations and their families.

Tuesday, November 28th  | Thriving the Holidays – Gilda’s Club
6:00pm
Join us for a chance to de-stress and gather tips on how to handle the holiday season with our friend from Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids. Enjoy an informative, light-hearted presentation with other parents while your kids play, create and have fun!

Thursday, November 30th | Twist with Tara
10:00am
Join Miss Tara and Miss Deb as they guide the children in dance, movement and fitness games with a focus on getting the children moving!

Thursday, November 30th  | Harry Potter Night
6:00pm
Join us for a magic Harry Potter night at the Children’s Healing Center!  We will play a game of Quidditch, create our own wands, make Butter beer and finish the night off with Harry Potter Bingo & a screening of the 2nd movie – Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets.

Saturday, December 2nd  | Visit with Santa
2:00 – 4:00pm
Have you been naughty or nice?  Come meet Santa at the Children’s Healing Center! There will also be time to decorate Christmas cookies, play a game, and sing Christmas Carols!  We will create a Christmas wish list for Santa!  Please RSVP to Deb Winn at dwinn@childrenshealingcenter.org before November 27th.

Monday, December 4th  | Story Time – Transportation
10:00am
Join Miss Deb and Miss Sam on Monday morning with a storytime session about transportation.

Monday, December 4th | CLOSED

Tuesday, December 5th  | Music with Kathy
10:00am
Come for singing, dancing and hanging out.  Miss Kathy brings her acoustic guitar to engage kids with her melodies & lyrics.

Tuesday, December 5th  | Teen & iPad Art
6:00pm
Join us for interactive art with Miss Judy while the teens hang out with Miss Sam.

Thursday, December 7th  | Twist with Tara
10:00am
Join Miss Tara and Miss Deb as they guide the children in dance, movement and fitness games with a focus on getting the children moving.

Thursday, December 7th  | Willy Wonka Night
6:00pm
Just like Charlie, we are going to explore the magical world of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory by creating fudge, decorating candy boxes and watching the classic movie.  It will definitely be a night to remember!

Monday, December 11th  |  Story Time – Pajama Day
10:00am
Join Miss Deb and Miss Sam on Monday morning with a storytime session about pajamas.

Monday, December 11th  |  Free Play
6:00pm

Tuesday, December 12th  |  Free Play
10:00am

Tuesday, December 12th  |  Turning Pointe Dance
6:00pm
Join us for a live dance performance by Turning Pointe Dance Studio.  Your kids will have a unique opportunity to meet and dance with our ballerina friends from Turning Pointe!  RSVP to Deb Winn at dwinn@childrenshealingcenter.org.

Thursday, December 14th  |  Twist with Tara
10:00am
Join Miss Tara and Miss Deb as they guide the children in dance, movement and fitness games with a focus on getting the children moving.

Thursday, December 14th  |  Glitter Jar Art Night
6:00pm
Come for a fun night of art and holiday cheer on Thursday, December 14th.  Miss Jessica is back with another fun art project- this time it is Christmas Edition!  We will create our own Glitter Calming jar – perfect for any coffee table, mantle or bedroom.

Monday, December 18th  |  Story Time – Christmas
10:00am
Join Miss Deb and Miss Sam on Monday morning with a storytime session about Christmas.

Monday, December 18th  |  AYA – Pottery and Tile
6:00pm
Who doesn’t love new art projects?  Miss Deb is going to be making tiles and pottery with you.  ALL ages are welcome and it is FREE of charge.  If little ones aren’t interested, they can choose to play in our other rooms!

Tuesday, December 19th  |  Music with Kathy
10:00am
Come for singing, dancing and hanging out.  Miss Kathy brings her acoustic guitar to engage kids with her melodies & lyrics.

Tuesday, December 19th  | Teen Holiday Party
6:00pm
Come celebrate with friends during this holiday season!  We will be making crafts, ginger bread houses, snowmen and more!  There will be a holiday movie playing as well!  Sweet treats and hot chocolate will be served.

Thursday, December 21st  | Free Play
10:00am

Thursday, December 21st  | Blue Block Fun
6:00pm
Join us on for the chance to build, construct and create masterpieces out of our amazing Blue Blocks.  Be ready to build pirate ships, castles, rocket ships and everything in between with all Center friends!  RSVP to Alexis at ahartman@childrenshealingcenter.org.

Monday, December 25th  |  Merry Christmas – Center is closed

Tuesday, December 26th  |
Eskimo Pie Camp
2:00-4:00pm
Join us for an afternoon of Polar Bears, Penguins, Eskimos and the Arctic!  Your kids will even have a chance to build an igloo and stain their own Northern Lights! (ages 3+).

Wednesday, December 27th  | Let’s Get Creative Camp
2:00-4:00pm
Stroll through a creative winter wonderland of art with princess Anna and Tinkerbell!  Crafts include making snow, creating snowflakes and more! (ages 3+).

Thursday, December 28th  | Outdoor Adventure Camp
2:00-4:00pm
Go camping inside during outdoor adventure camp!  Enjoy a scavenger hunt & creating dream catchers while enjoying hot cocoa and s’mores! (ages 5+).