The Classes/Events below are included with Daily Drop In, 10 Visit Pass or Membership (unless otherwise indicated). No advanced registration is required.
Monday, August 31st, September 21st & 28th, 10:30-11:00 am
Sing a Story! with Michaela
Join us to bring storytelling to life through singing, dance, and hands-on instrument play! Each session features a different theme with singalong books from Music Together and Barefoot Books! Open to all ages but especially infants to 5 year olds.
Monday, September 14th, 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, September 21st, 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.
Mama Power Hour with Anya
Thursday, September 10th, 11:00 am – noon
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.
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!
Mañana Español: Thursday, September 24th, 9-noon
We are pairing Jugamos con Yoga! by Maggie (10:30-11am) and Spanish Storytime by Language Stars from (11:30-noon) for a morning of bilingual exposure & fun in Spanish. Come play, make art, laugh and learn together. No language background necessary.
Friday, September 18th, 9:30 -10:00 am
Mandarin Language Storytime by Language Stars
Join us for an interactive storytelling experience facilitated by Language Stars instructors/native speakers. Learn while having fun, singing, and interacting in Mandarin.
Friday, September 18th, 6-8:00 pm
12X12 Mixed Media Art Night
Come experiment with mixed media art making with Lesley Hawley & Angela Lyonsmith. Enjoy a glass of wine, relax into the weekend and create a unique canvas piece to take home. Cost:$40 per adult.
Friday, September 25th, 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).
Friday, September 25th, 6-8:00pm
Celebrate the work of Molly Cranch (in the main space) & Christine Creighton (in the nest).
Saturday, September 19th, 9:00am-noon
Back to School Usborne Book Fair
Come play & shop Usborne’s amazing collection of books for babies to early readers. We are big fans of Usborne and love that our preschool has given their educational books two thumbs up as well! Come see the range of options and do a little holiday or birthday shopping early!
Saturday, September 26th, 10:30-11:00 am
Family Music Time with Michaela
Learn new songs, move, groove & giggle, play instruments and bond with your little one through the magic of music making.