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“I really believe that I am a better mom, wife, friend and person because of what I learned by attending Playgroup.”

~A Playgroup Parent


Playgroup webpage

Our free, community Playgroups are offered in Alanson, Petoskey, Boyne City and East Jordan.  The weekly groups offer enriching play for children age 0-60 months and preschool siblings.  Parents learn, share and network.

  • Fun activities
    Parents and young children participate in games, crafts and music.
  • Informal support for parents
    We get high marks from parents who say they benefit from engaging in fun activities with their children while networking with other parents.
  • Trained playgroup facilitators
    A fun and relaxed setting in which parents learn about early childhood development, age-appropriate toys/activities and approaches to discipline.
  • Parenting resources
    A lending library of books and videos on childhood development and parenting are available.  Facilitators are knowledgeable about community resources, as well.

Click here for Playgroup locations, dates and times.

Contact us for information:

Kate Essenberg, Playgroup Leader
Stacey Burns, Playgroup Coordinator
(231) 347-0067

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Upcoming Events

Free story time in Central Lake
Mon Feb 20 @10:30AM - 11:30PM

Free Playgroup in East Jordan
Tue Feb 21 @ 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Free Playgroup in Central Lake
Tue Feb 21 @11:30AM - 01:00PM

Fustini's Cooking for a Cause Cooking Club
Tue Feb 21 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM

Free Playgroup in Alanson
Wed Feb 22 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Free Playgroup in Boyne City
Thu Feb 23 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Free Playgroup in Petoskey
Fri Feb 24 @ 9:30AM - 11:00AM

WRCNM FUNdraiser
Wed Mar 15 @ 5:30PM - 09:00PM

Fustini's Cooking for a Cause Cooking Club
Tue Mar 21 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM

Fustini's Cooking for a Cause Cooking Club
Tue Apr 18 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM

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