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
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.
Monday, October 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.
Tuesday, October 27th, 1:45-2:45 pm
Intergenerational Art Making
Gather is excited to welcome guests from Mather LifeWays, young artists and famillies to collaborate on an evolving art installation and exchange facilitated by art therapists, Caroline Edasis & Angela Lyonsmith. Intergenerational relationships have been found to yield benefits for people of all ages. At Gather, our creativity focus promotes using the art process as a means of connecting with others and creating opportunities for meaningful play. We hope you will join us in this effort to encourage resilience and contribute to our thriving community.
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.
Wednesday, October 14th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Sing Out! presents Power of Music: Parent Education Workshop
Join us for an empowering discussion for all you parents of little ones up to age 5 or 6 who are interested in understanding the research behind music development as it relates to overall early childhood development. FREE to all families registered in a Music Together class! $10 fee for any other parents – who are very welcome!! Adults only. Please RSVP to Michaela Marchi at 888-701-6475 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 9th.
EVERY Thursday, 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!
Mama Power Hour with Anya
Friday, October 9th, 10-11:00am
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 ($8 one child, $4 each additional child) for an all day pass and receive 10% off of any purchases made from Mama Power Gear.
Friday, October 16th, 9:30-10am
Mandarin Storytime by Language Stars
Join us for an interactive storytelling experience facilitated by Language Stars instructors/native speakers. Learn while having fun, singing, and interacting in Mandarin. No language background necessary.
Friday, October 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 ($6 for one child, $3 for each additional child).
Friday, October 23rd, 6:30-9:00pm
SAIC’s Art Therapy Faculty Exhibition Opening
Gather is thrilled to host the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Art Therapy Faculty Exhibit from October 17- November 1st. Join us for a celebratory reception on October 23rd!
Saturday, October 3rd, 10:00-noon
Somethin’ Pumpkin with the Storybook Mom
Join us for a morning of incredible pumpkin art making & a special “Somethin’ Pumpkin” story time with the amazing Storybook Mom from 10:30-11am!
Saturday, October 10th, 10:30-11:30 am
Taste of Tippy Toes with Dance Center Evanston
We are teaming up with Dance Center Evanston for this special movement and art event! Join Miss Nichola from Dance Center Evanston in a bite-sized version of DCE’s popular creative movement classes! Through the use of fun music, rhythm games, storytelling and prop play, children and their caregivers will explore shape, level, dynamics and basic ballet positions. This dollop of dance will be followed by art making inspired by movement with Angela Lyonsmith.
Saturday, October 17th, 10:00-noon
Française Matin & Barefoot Books Book Fair
We are teaming up with Language Stars, Patisserie Coralie, & Barefoot Books representative Michaela Marchi for a morning of French culture, learning and fun! Join us for delicious cafe treats by Patisserie Coralie, French Storytime by Language Stars 10:30-11:00, shop Barefoot Books collection of amazing children’s literature, join in art making, and tons of creative play À la française! $6 event ticket includes a special art project & two yummy pastries of your choice from the Patisserie.
Saturday, October 24th, 10:30-11:00 am
Family Music Time with Michaela
Learn new songs, move, groove & giggle, play instruments and bond with your little one through the magic of music making.
Saturday, October 31st, 10-noon
Gather’s Spook-tacular Halloween Party
Save the date for this family fun fall event! There will be music, a fun photo area, art making, and of course festive snacks!