The Classes/Events below are included with Daily Drop In, 10 Visit Pass or Membership (unless otherwise indicated). No advanced registration is required.
EVERY Monday, 10:30-11:00 am
Sing & Play with Jocelyn
Join Jocelyn for a fun music session to sing, dance, and play with your little ones! Experiment with a variety of instruments from ukuleles and keyboards to kazoos and oboes. Appropriate for all ages and abilities – as long as you can giggle and have fun!
Monday, May 2nd & 16th, 1:00-2:30 pm in the Nest
Milk & Cookies: Community Breastfeeding Drop In Clinic
Bring your baby and breastfeeding questions to Jean Helen Vondriska, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She will work with you and your baby to help you meet your breastfeeding goals in a relaxed and nurturing environment. You will be able to check on your baby’s weight, meet other breastfeeding Moms and babies, grow in your breastfeeding skills with the support and individualized attention of Jean. And yes, there will be cookies! $40 consultation fee.
EVERY Tuesday, 10:30-11:00 am
Yoga Play with Yoli Maya Yeh
This class, designed for all ages & abilities, will explore our bodies and minds through movement and breath.
EVERY Tuesday, 2:00-3:00 pm in the Nest
Newborn to 9 months Meet Up!
Offered in conjunction with the Evanston Families of Babies and Toddlers. Meet other local parents for free play with your little ones.
EVERY Wednesday, 10:30-11:00 am
Art Adventures with Angela
Children of all ages are invited to create an art piece or contribute to a collaborative group project inspired by art history, literature, creative expression and exploration.
EVERY Thursday, 10:30 -11:00 am
Jugamos con Yoga! with Maggie
How does a lion roar in Spanish? How does a rooster greet the sun? In this light-hearted, movement-based storytelling class, we’ll create, play and engage with the Spanish language by embodying characters in popular Latin American children’s stories. Led by an experienced children’s yoga instructor and bilingual storyteller, this drop-in class will support language exploration as we laugh and learn together. No yoga or language background necessary. Come in comfortable clothes and let’s play! Jugamos con yoga!
Friday, May 13th, 10-11:00am
Mama Power Hour with Anya
This meet-up is offered in conjunction with Mama Power Gear founded to celebrate motherhood and connect moms. Come connect, relax, and have fun with other local mamas and their little ones for a discounted admission ($8 one child, $4 each additional child) for an all day pass and receive 10% off of any purchases made from Mama Power Gear.
Friday, May 27th, all day!
Thank You Grandparents! Playdate
We LOVE our grandparents and believe strongly in the importance of intergenerational play. Join us with your grandchildren for Gather’s monthly Grandparent Playdate and receive half price admission ($6 for one child, $3 for each additional child).
Saturday, May 7th, 10:30-11:00 am
MOM is the word Story Time with the Storybook Mom
Join us for a morning of creative play, card making for Mom & story time with the amazing Storybook Mom from 10:30-11am! Enjoy some good books and laughter with your little one!
Saturday, May 14th, 10:30-11:00am
Stories Alive! with Karen Erickson
Young children take delight in hearing and acting stories, especially when they can share that experience with their mom, dad, grandparent, or caregiver. They let their imaginations soar as they transform into animals, objects, or other children like themselves; they find pleasure in the sheer fun of doing the actions and activities along with the characters they are meeting. Inspired by the children’s story, “Plant a Kiss” we will play, act, plant, and create together! With Karen, stories come alive for a treasured experience.
Saturday, May 21st, 9:00-noon
We are teaming up with Language Stars & Patisserie Coralie for a morning of French culture, learning and fun! Join us for a delicious cafe treat by Patisserie Coralie, French Storytime by Language Stars 10:00-10:30, create objet d’art, and enjoy tons of creative play À la française! Regular admission rates apply. A $6 event ticket includes an art project & a yummy pastry of your choice from the Patisserie.