Join me in thanking our Play Date Series sponsor, Nancy Hillary of Hillary Law Offices, PLC! Her sponsorship allows us to continue to offer grkids.com Play Dates.

Mom and Grand Rapids Attorney Nancy Hillary reminds us that Estate Planning isn’t just paperwork (like a Will or Trust) – it’s a conversation. It’s a plan to ensure your family is protected and will be cared for if something happens to you. It’s planning for your future and your family’s future.

As a bonus, Nancy is offering our grkids.com readers a free consultation appointment! Contact her at (616) 540-2269, [email protected]. [/note]


It’s a Painting Play Date!

Our next play date will be Saturday, June 7 at Arts & Carafes.

Arts & Carafes is a painting studio in Ada. They supply the canvas, paint and brushes as well as the teacher. Painters follow along, step-by-step. No experience necessary!


Here’s a great opportunity to make a painting for dad for Father’s Day for just $10. Or sign up for both sessions and your child can make two gifts for just $20.

Call a friend and come on over!

There is no age limit for participation, but we do ask that parents help children under the age of 7 with their painting. If your three year old wants to paint, that’s great. It is important to manage expectations, however. Parents may choose to help preschoolers with basic shapes, or may choose to let their children paint independently. The class instruction level and pace will be geared to independently painting children that are 6+ years in age.

A light snack and drink will be provided at each session. If you choose to register for both sessions, you can bring a sack lunch or order pizza.

What We’re Painting

PAINT A MONKEY from 11:00 AM to NOON

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PAINT A FISHING FROG from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

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This play date is at Arts & Carafes in Ada (6749 E. Fulton Street.) Click here for a map. Contact Jaclyn at Arts & Carafes at (616) 419-6008 with any questions

Attorney Nancy Hillary will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have about estate planning, wills, and trusts.


See you there!

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