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, 10:00-10:30 am
Cuéntame un cuento en español with Andrea
Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture with Andrea Prieto, founder of Escuela Uruguay in Chicago. This story time, open to language learners of all ages & abilities, will blend singing, playing games and reading together completely in Spanish. Tell me a story in Spanish!
EVERY Monday & Saturday, October 15th, 10:30-11:00 am
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, October 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
We are excited to have Jennifer and Casey, art therapy students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, leading our Fall Art Adventures. We will be building motor skills, exploring colors, textures, shapes, and different types of art materials, as your child learns to express their ideas through art. We will be working with different techniques, art movements, and multimedia projects, all inspired by Autumn. So come join us, as we celebrate harvest time and the changing foliage with pumpkins, apples, leaves, and more.
Thursday, September 29th, October 6th, 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!
Thursday, October 13th & 27th, 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.
Friday, October 7th, 10:30-11:00 am
Sign & Sing with Shannon
Come join us for music, movement, and signing story hour with Sign Bright Academy! Miss Shannon will introduce American Sign Language signs with the help of music and stories to caregivers and children ages 0-3! When children’s hands are moving their minds are learning! This drop in class reoccurs on the first Friday of every month.
Friday, October 14th, 9:30-10:30 am
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.
Friday, October 21st, & November 18th, 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, October 28th, 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 ($8 for one child, $4 for each additional child) on the last Friday every month.