The Classes/Events below are included with Daily Drop In, 10 Visit Pass or Membership (unless otherwise indicated).
Saturday, April 4th, 9:00-noon
Gather Book Fair with Barefoot Books & Plum Print
Join us for a sing-a-long storytime with Michaela from 10-10:30. Shop Barefoot Book‘s wonderful collection of books for young children. You will be inspired by these incredible resources for learning and meaningful child-caregiver interactions. Meet our Plum Print Ambassador, Alison, to learn about creating a book with your child’s artwork. It is going to be a great morning at Gather!
Tuesday, April 7th through Friday, April 10th, 10:45-11:15 am
Global Storytimes offered by Language Stars
Join us all week for interactive storytelling experiences facilitated by Language Stars instructors/native speakers. Learn while having fun, singing, & interacting in Spanish (Tuesday), French (Wednesday), Italian (Thursday) & Mandarin (Friday).
Saturday, April 25th, 7:00-10:00pm
Gather for Good: A Benefit for Global Alliace for Africa’s Therapeutic Arts Program
Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music featuring Pool Holograph, art, art making & silent auction. It is going to be a wonderful evening to learn more about this transformative program. Cost: $30 per adult/ $50 per couple.
EVERY Monday, 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.
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, April 23rd, 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! Sing, move, laugh, and have fun with Em and Deb!
Thursday, April 30th, all day!
We LOVE our grandparents and believe strongly in the importance of intergenerational play. Join us with your grandchildren for Gather’s first Grandparent Playdate and receive half price admission ($6 for one child, $3 for each additional child).
EVERY Friday, 2:00-2:30 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!
Saturday, April 18th, & 25th, 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, May 9th, 10:30-11:00 am
Stories Alive! with Karen Erickson
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.