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 3rd & 17th, 10:30-11am
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, August 3rd & 17th, 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, August 13th, 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.
Thursday, July 16th, 10:30-11:00 am
Puppet Fun with Em and Deb!
Join Emily Tucker and her best furry pink pal, Deb, for an interactive sing-a-long of all your little one’s favorite songs! We are excited to welcome Kyle Mantegna accompanying Em & Deb on the ukelele & guitar. Sing, move, laugh, and have fun with Em and Deb!
Friday, August 7th, 11:00-11:30 am
Spanish 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 Spanish. (Spanish on Friday, August 7th. 11-11:30 and Mandarin on Friday, August 21st, 11-11:30)
Friday, August 21st, 11:00-11:30 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, July 24th & 31st, 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, July 31st, 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, August 15th, 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.