Grand Rapids Events {12.1 – 12.8}

Looking for some fun or educational things to do in Grand Rapids, MI? Here are a few great choices this week.

Thursday, December 1

Hopscotch Childrens Store, Babywearing-for all ages 11am – 12pm

What is baby wearing and why should you do it? We’ll answer these questions and let you try it out for yourself. Wearing your baby is incredibly helpful in integrating your baby into your daily life. Not only is it practical to wear your baby but it is wonderfully reassuring to know that you are providing the richest and most beneficial environment that you possibly can. Babies welcomed and encouraged!

UpTown Holiday Shop Hop, 4 – 9pm

Start off your Holiday shopping with this spectacular shopping event in the heart of Grand Rapids locally owned retail districts. So much fun you won’t want to miss it. The shopping districts of East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown, and Wealthy Street will be offering shoppers special discounts and promotions to thank them for their support and shopping locally. There will even be free trolley rides connecting the shopping districts, adding in plenty of fun for a holiday shopping experience!

Hopscotch Childrens Store, Breastfeeding Support Group 6-7pm

Looking for a supportive breastfeeding community? Join this group lead by Certified Lactation Counselor Laurie Vance, who has had LOTS of life experience in this area. November’s discussion topic: Know Your Newborn – What is NORMAL Breastfed Infant Behavior?

Le Leche League, cafe 12-1pm

Trinity United Methodist Church 1100 Lake Drive Southeast Grand Rapids, MI 49506. La Leche League Leaders offer mom-to-mom breastfeeding and mothering information and support. We are a community of mothers who want to help pregnant women, new moms, and experienced mothers with any aspect of breastfeeding, from latch-on to weaning.


Wednesday, December 7

Elder and Sage, Magical Mints Seminar 6:00 – 7:30pm

Speaker – Lisa Rose Starner Mints can be calming, mints can be uplifting. Join local foodista and herbalist Lisa Rose Starner to explore the basics of herbalism through the magical mint family. Through taste and smell, be introduced to the herbal properties of the various mints — from Catnip to Oregano to Bee Balm — and learn how they can be used when one is not well. Meet mints you may have never known, and leave knowing how easy it is to use basic kitchen Mint for so many illnesses that you and your family may encounter! This class is $10 per person or you can take all 3 of Lisa’s classes for $25. Call 616-242-1355 if you would like to register for all three.


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About donielle

Donielle is a natural momma of two, lover of real foods, and owner and editor of Grand Rapids Natural Living and Naturally Knocked Up. You can usually find her in the kitchen whipping up some nourishing foods, cuddled on the couch reading books to the littles, avoiding the laundry and Mt. Saint Dishes, or tapping away on the laptop. Her husband puts up with her sometimes crazy "hippie" ways, but loves her regardless. Welcome to my home away from home.