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
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, December 5th & 19th, 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, January 5th, 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, December 1st & 8th, 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.
Thursday, December 15th, 10:30-11:15 am
Hootenanny with Stomp and Shout
Join us for a Hootenanny! At the center of a Stomp And Shout class is music! Music helps develop language skills, develops self esteem, develops listening and math skills, and gives us an amazing foundation to explore using our big beautiful imaginations. We’ll go on adventures, move our bodies in cool kid ways, imagine ourselves as different people, make stories sing, and jam-out on our instruments. If they’re lucky, we’ll let the grownups come along for the ride!
Come meet Miss Cassie and learn about her awesome class starting at Gather in January!
Friday, December 2nd, 9:30am-noon
We are teaming up with Language Stars & Patisserie Coralie for a morning of French culture, learning and fun! Join us for a delicious cafe treat by Patisserie Coralie, French Storytime by Language Stars 10:30-11:00, create an objet d’art, and enjoy tons of creative play À la française! Regular admission rates apply. A $6 event ticket includes a festive holiday art project & a yummy pastry of your choice from the Patisserie.
Friday, December 9th, 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, December 16th, 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, December 30th, 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.