The Classes/Events below are included with Daily Drop In, 10 Visit Pass or Membership (unless otherwise indicated).
Française Matin Friday, March 6th, 9-noon
We are teaming up with Language Stars and Patisserie Coralie for a morning of French culture. Craft French flags, participate in an interactive French Storytime with professional instructors/native speakers from Language Stars (11-11:30am), select delicious cafe treats created by Patisserie Coralie, visit with the patisserie’s owner and enjoy tons of creative play À la française!
This ticket entitles you to two cafe treats of your choice. Daily drop-in rates apply. Practice ordering in French and reward your tummy with deliciousness!
Art & Wine Night: Artist Trading Cards
Friday, March 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
Enjoy a glass of wine and create a series of artist cards to exchange, frame or gift. The fee includes a range of materials and media to create your own unique collection of artist cards; 6 blank cards, mixed media source imagery, wine, snacks, instruction and inspiration to capture your unique visual vocabulary. Attendees are encouraged to bring personally significant paper embellishments to incorporate in their artist card series. $30 per adult for advanced registration. $35 at the door.
EVERY Monday, 10:30-11:00 am
Sing-A-Long Storytime with Michaela
Learn new songs, move your body, groove and giggle, play instruments and bond with your little ones through the magic of music making
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, 3:30-4:30 pm
Toddler Meet Up!
Offered in conjunction with the Evanston Families of Babies and Toddlers. Meet other local parents for discounted play with your little ones. $8 admission, $4 for each additional child.
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.
Thursday, March 12th, 10:30-11:00 am
Spanish Storytime offered by Language Stars
Join us for an interactive storytelling experience facilitated by Language Stars instructors/native speakers. Learn while having fun, singing, & interacting in Spanish!
Friday, March 27th, 10:30-11:00 am
Mandarin Storytime offered by Language Stars: Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Join us for an interactive storytelling experience facilitated by Language Stars instructors/native speakers. Learn while having fun, singing, & interacting in Mandarin!
Friday, February 13th & 27th, 4:00-4:30 pm
Jugando 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 with comfortable clothes and an open mind! Let’s tell stories and play! Jugamos juntos!
Friday, March 20th, 4:00-4:30 pm
SPRING! with the Storybook Mom
The award winning storyteller, Nili Yelin, known as The Storybook Mom and Gather Play Space in Evanston welcome SPRING with this special SPRING! Storytime.
Saturday, March 7th, 21st, & 28th, 10:30-11:00 am
Music with Miss Brea
This multifaceted class is all about promoting your child’s growth through active musical play. With age-appropriate activities, your child will have a blast while reinforcing their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
Saturday, March 14th
Stories Alive! with Karen Erickson 10:30-11am
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. With Karen, these stories come alive for a treasured experience.