The Classes/Events below are included with Daily Drop In, 10 Visit Pass or Membership (unless otherwise indicated).
Mother’s Day Boutique & Stories Alive! Saturday, May 9th
Join us Saturday morning for a celebration of Mom’s and Spring in full bloom! Gather will host a Jewelry Pop Up & essential oil demos. Meet Beret Isaacson and learn about Doterra essential oils. Try Miracle Salve, receive a free essential oil sample and get information on how to use essential oils in your daily routine. Shanti Aisha Drake will have jewelry from Chloe + Isabel to shower mom in sweet jewels! Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up something special for Mom while your children play! (Artwork: Peonies by Anne Petrus Baker)
Stories Alive! with Karen Erickson 10:30-11am
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.
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, May 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.
Tuesday, May 19th, 11:00-noon in the Nest
Free Intro to Essential Oils with Beret
Come learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively to support your and your family’s health. In this fun and informative class we will experience a variety of different essential oils. Everyone will go home with a free sample and ideas on how to use it!
Tuesday, May 26th, 11:00-noon in the Nest
Come and make your own Face & Body Mist. Beret will share some of her favorite blends and then everyone can customize their own misting spray to take home. These mists will be great for hydrating our skin as well as having a positive effect on our mood and emotions. $10 class fee.
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.
Wednesday, May 20th 7:00-8:00 pm
Game Night with Becky & Me Toys
Join us for an evening of games with Becky & Me Toys. We’ll have a blast learning and playing unique, silly, and fun board games and card games. The games will target children 6-9 years old, but Gather’s imaginative playspace will be available for younger siblings to play too! Your family will receive a coupon for 20% off one item at Becky & Me Toys. $12 per family.
Thursday, May 21st, 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! We are excited to welcome Kyle Mantegna accompanying Em & Deb on the ukelele & guitar. Sing, move, laugh, and have fun with Em and Deb!
Thursday, May 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 first Grandparent Playdate and receive half price admission ($6 for one child, $3 for each additional child).
Friday, May 8th, 10-11am
Coffee Talk with Dr. Sue
Have you wondered how your little one perceives and is making sense of the world around them? Enjoy a cup of delicious coffee with Dr. Sue, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. Come cognitive development questions and learn about how you can become involved in research at Northwestern’s Infant Cognition Lab.
Friday, May 15th, 10-11am
Tea Time with Bev Donavan
Come sip tea, bring your questions about preschool aged (2-5 year olds) children and juggling the many aspects of caring for these amazing little humans! Bev Donavon brings over 35 years of experience working with young children and is the Director of Loyola University Preschool. Relax, inquire, laugh and learn together as we support each other in our roles as caregivers.
EVERY Friday, 4:00-4:30 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, May 2nd, 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 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.