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 (excluding Jan 16th)
Music with Nicole
Join us for interactive, collaborative music making. Learn new songs, play games, dance and explore instruments while bonding with your little one. Appropriate for all ages and abilities – as long as you can giggle and have fun.
Monday, January 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 and caregivers are invited to explore, problem solve, play and learn together as they create art or contribute to collaborative projects. We will build motor skills, explore colors, textures, shapes, and different types of art materials, as your child learns to express their ideas through art. Expect a whole lot of creative fun!
Wednesday, January 18th, 1:00-1:30 pm
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!
Thursday, January 12th, 11:00am-noon
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 ($10 one child, $5 each additional child) for an all day pass and receive 10% off of any purchases made from Mama Power Gear. Join us for Mama Power Hour on the second Friday of every month.
Thursday, January 19th, February 2nd & 16th, 10:30-11:00 am
Tales, Teamwork & Tactile Art with Allison
Explore the world of children’s literature through this interactive story time. Your child will then have the opportunity to participate in a game with their peers as they practice taking turns and becoming part of a group. Finally, watch your child’s creativity shine as they make connections to the story through art making.
January TBA, 10:30-11am
StoryDance with Miss Allie of Dance Center Evanston
Shake up your story hour! Each class will begin with a creative reading. Then prepare to take book to boogie through dance and movement activities carefully designed around each story’s images and themes. You don’t want to miss this.
Friday, January 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 discounted admission ($10 for one child, $5 for each additional child) on the last Friday of every month.