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 & Play with Jocelyn
Join Jocelyn for a fun music session to sing, dance, and play with your little ones! Experiment with a variety of instruments from ukuleles and keyboards to kazoos and oboes. Appropriate for all ages and abilities – as long as you can giggle and have fun!
Monday, April 4th & 18th, 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
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.
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!
Friday, April 15th, 10-11:00am
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 ($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, April 15th, 2:30-3:00pm
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.
Friday, April 9th, 22nd & 29th, 10:30-11:00 am
Tales, Teamwork and 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, April 29th, 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).
Saturday, April 16th, 10:30-11:00am
April Showers Bring May Flowers Story Time with the Storybook Mom
Join us for a morning of creative play, flower art making & a special spring story time with the amazing Storybook Mom from 10:30-11am! Enjoy some good books and laughter with your little one!
Saturday, April 30th, 9am- noon
A Very Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Fancy Nancy has inspired a very extravagant morning of luxurious tea and posh play. Come dressed in your snazziest gear, play dress up with our elaborate costumes, and enjoy a special story time guest (10:30-11am). It is going to be lavish & lovely! We are so excited to share that we are teaming up with our amazing neighbors, Patissrie Coralie, to offer delicious macaroons to our tea party guests. A $6 event ticket includes two lovely, classic French cookies and an marvelous art project for our fanciest artists. Regular admission rates apply.