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Parent-Child Programs

Winter Programs


K-5th Graders

This will be a special night fit for a princess and her prince! Cinderella’s castle awaits for a night of dancing, photo booths, cookies, punch and more! Please register both father and daughter(s) together. Min: 200 Max: 500

  • Registration is FULL (call 616-748-3230 to be added to the waitlist)
  • COVID-19 Update: Postponed (make-up date TBD)         
  • Location: Cityside MS Gym  


13 yr olds - Adults

Join us to learn how to simplify your menu planning, understand your nutritional needs and learn what a balanced diet is. This class includes tips on how to stock your kitchen with healthy food, read nutrition labels, navigate the grocery store and build a better menu plan that includes simple recipes with nutrient dense ingredients.

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Jaci Lowther
  • Cost: $13
  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 6:00-7:30pm
  • Session 2: January 4
  • Session 3: March 1 
  • Location: Cityside MS - First Floor ELA Room


16 Yr Olds - Adults

Join us to create unique wood burned gifts. No experience required. Feel free to bring a tablet, laptop, or images for inspiration. Each participant will create several ornaments, gift tags, and more. All materials provided.

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Tom Reverman
  • Cost: $38r/$53nr
  • Session 2: Moved to Thur, Dec 10 Due to MDHHS Executive Orders
  • Time: 6:00-8:00pm
  • Location: Cityside Middle School, Room 135

Open Swim

Open swim is a great time for all ages to enjoy the pool! Diving boards, youth water slide, basketball hoop various pool toys and floats are available. We also provide life jackets, puddle jumpers and infant floats for non-swimmers. 


2-4 Yr Olds + Adult

Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together. Parents and kids sign up for this yoga class together. It is a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class best suited for the youngest yogis. Enrollment based on age at start date. Taught by the founder.


  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $49r/$64nr (per couple)
  • Instructor: Deb Weiss-Gelmi
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 9:15-9:45am
  • COVID-19 UPDATE for Session 2: Skip Nov 19 and Dec 3 | Make-Up Dates are Dec 10, 17
  • Session 3: Jan 7-Feb 4
  • Session 4: Feb 25-Mar 25
  • Session 5: April 15-May 13
  • Location: Shoreline Sprinkling Studio (@ Zeeland Rec)


  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $49r/$64nr (per couple)
  • Instructor: Deb Weiss-Gelmi
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 5:45-6:15pm
  • Session 2: Jan 7-Feb 4
  • Session 3: April 15-May 13
  • Location: Cityside MS - Performing Arts Room


6 Month Olds - 3 Yr Olds (+ Guardian)

Enter and exit water together | Getting wet with toys | Front and back holds | Songs and games | Blowing bubbles Splashing and kicking legs | Splashing and reaching arms | Front and back glides | Water safety rules

  • Winter Sessions Will Be Announced Soon!


3-11 Yr Olds + Adult

Get ready to have some cookie decorating fun as a family! It will be a great intro to cookie decorating. Each child registered will leave with a dozen fully decorated Christmas cookies! Enrollment based on age at start date.

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Lisa Hann, Pink Slip Cakery Owner
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr
  • Session 1: Canceled Due to MDHHS Executive Orders
  • Session 2: Canceled Due to MDHHS Executive Orders
  • Session 3: Sat, Dec 12 | 10:00-11:30am
  • Session 4: Sat, Dec 12 | 12:30-2:00pm
  • Location: ZWHS Cafeteria

Parent & Tot: Paddle & Play!

5 Yrs & Younger + Guardian

A special time in the pool for parents and little ones to enjoy swimming and play time with friends! A parent or guardian must be in the water and provide direct supervision for their child(ren).

  • Pools Calendars: Nov 18-Dec 8 
  • COVID-19 Update: Canceled on Nov 20, 27, Dec 4 Due to MDHHS Executive Order
  • Cost: $3 p/visit OR Splash Pass
  • Day: Fridays
  • Dates: Oct 9-May 14 (Skip Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1, Apr 2, Apr 9)
  • Time:  9:30-10:45am


13 Yr Olds - Adults

Do you worry for your safety while you’re on a run, walking to your car, or home alone? Join us to learn how to protect yourself! This class focuses on the mental and physical aspects of self-defense for women. Each class includes 30 minutes per night on the psychological aspects of self-defense and one hour of physical training. Students will receive a workbook to guide them through this program. Enrollment based on age at start date.

  • Registration: Registration Temporarily Postponed Due to COVID-19 
  • Instructor: New Heights Fitness Staff
  • Cost: $75r/$90nr
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 6:15-7:45pm
  • Session 2: Feb 15-Mar 8
  • Session 3: Apr 12-May 3
  • Location: New Heights Fitness (338 W Washington)