The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle
Jun
26
1:30 PM13:30

The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle

The 4th Trimester Support Group is a FREE, weekly, meet up for new moms.  Whether it's your first or second babe, we welcome you to join our community, to meet and build support for one another.  All babies 2 weeks to 6 months/ or older ( before crawling) are welcomed. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30  and it’s drop in, so come when you can!  We’ll be discussing and sharing our new mom journeys and topics of interest, as well as, welcoming expert guest speakers every month.  


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Jul
1
10:00 AM10:00

“Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle
Jul
3
1:30 PM13:30

The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle

The 4th Trimester Support Group is a FREE, weekly, meet up for new moms.  Whether it's your first or second babe, we welcome you to join our community, to meet and build support for one another.  All babies 2 weeks to 6 months/ or older ( before crawling) are welcomed. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30  and it’s drop in, so come when you can!  We’ll be discussing and sharing our new mom journeys and topics of interest, as well as, welcoming expert guest speakers every month.  


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Jul
7
9:15 AM09:15

PLAY Music Class - Summer Session

Sunday mornings, 9:15am-10am from July 7- Aug 11th (6 WEEK SESSION)

PLAY music is a parent-and-child, mixed-age, music and movement program for kids from babyhood through preschool (6 months through 4 years).

About PLAY music: PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

Parent participation is key to all of this, and the program’s main objective is to send families home with fun and age-appropriate activities that they can enjoy together throughout the week. Each enrolled family gets a set of downloadable recordings (corresponding to the current session) and web-based family materials, which include sheet music, lyrics, movement guides, and ideas for activities to do at home.

The classes feature original and traditional material (all arranged and recorded by PLAY music), including American folk songs, songs from other cultures and in languages other than English, and songs that encourage children’s innate curiosity about the natural world.

Looking to current research on music and the brain, and developmentally appropriate practice, PLAY music strives to expose children to basic tonal vocabulary; to foster steady beat ability, which is fundamental to music, dance, and sports, and may also benefit self regulation and acquisition of vocabulary later on; and to bring the joy of music into the home as a whole-family activity.

Cost: First enrolled child, $144. Siblings 9 months and over, $93.

Registration is at the PLAY Music site.

For more about PLAY Music, click here.

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Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

“Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle
Jul
10
1:30 PM13:30

The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle

The 4th Trimester Support Group is a FREE, weekly, meet up for new moms.  Whether it's your first or second babe, we welcome you to join our community, to meet and build support for one another.  All babies 2 weeks to 6 months/ or older ( before crawling) are welcomed. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30  and it’s drop in, so come when you can!  We’ll be discussing and sharing our new mom journeys and topics of interest, as well as, welcoming expert guest speakers every month.  


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PLAY Music Class - Summer Session
Jul
14
9:15 AM09:15

PLAY Music Class - Summer Session

Sunday mornings, 9:15am-10am from July 7- Aug 11th (6 WEEK SESSION)

PLAY music is a parent-and-child, mixed-age, music and movement program for kids from babyhood through preschool (6 months through 4 years).

About PLAY music: PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

Parent participation is key to all of this, and the program’s main objective is to send families home with fun and age-appropriate activities that they can enjoy together throughout the week. Each enrolled family gets a set of downloadable recordings (corresponding to the current session) and web-based family materials, which include sheet music, lyrics, movement guides, and ideas for activities to do at home.

The classes feature original and traditional material (all arranged and recorded by PLAY music), including American folk songs, songs from other cultures and in languages other than English, and songs that encourage children’s innate curiosity about the natural world.

Looking to current research on music and the brain, and developmentally appropriate practice, PLAY music strives to expose children to basic tonal vocabulary; to foster steady beat ability, which is fundamental to music, dance, and sports, and may also benefit self regulation and acquisition of vocabulary later on; and to bring the joy of music into the home as a whole-family activity.

Cost: First enrolled child, $144. Siblings 9 months and over, $93.

Registration is at the PLAY Music site.

For more about PLAY Music, click here.

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Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

“Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle
Jul
17
1:30 PM13:30

The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle

The 4th Trimester Support Group is a FREE, weekly, meet up for new moms.  Whether it's your first or second babe, we welcome you to join our community, to meet and build support for one another.  All babies 2 weeks to 6 months/ or older ( before crawling) are welcomed. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30  and it’s drop in, so come when you can!  We’ll be discussing and sharing our new mom journeys and topics of interest, as well as, welcoming expert guest speakers every month.  


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 PLAY Music Class - Summer Session
Jul
21
9:15 AM09:15

PLAY Music Class - Summer Session

Sunday mornings, 9:15am-10am from July 7- Aug 11th (6 WEEK SESSION)

PLAY music is a parent-and-child, mixed-age, music and movement program for kids from babyhood through preschool (6 months through 4 years).

About PLAY music: PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

Parent participation is key to all of this, and the program’s main objective is to send families home with fun and age-appropriate activities that they can enjoy together throughout the week. Each enrolled family gets a set of downloadable recordings (corresponding to the current session) and web-based family materials, which include sheet music, lyrics, movement guides, and ideas for activities to do at home.

The classes feature original and traditional material (all arranged and recorded by PLAY music), including American folk songs, songs from other cultures and in languages other than English, and songs that encourage children’s innate curiosity about the natural world.

Looking to current research on music and the brain, and developmentally appropriate practice, PLAY music strives to expose children to basic tonal vocabulary; to foster steady beat ability, which is fundamental to music, dance, and sports, and may also benefit self regulation and acquisition of vocabulary later on; and to bring the joy of music into the home as a whole-family activity.

Cost: First enrolled child, $144. Siblings 9 months and over, $93.

Registration is at the PLAY Music site.

For more about PLAY Music, click here.

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

“Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle
Jul
24
1:30 PM13:30

The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle

The 4th Trimester Support Group is a FREE, weekly, meet up for new moms.  Whether it's your first or second babe, we welcome you to join our community, to meet and build support for one another.  All babies 2 weeks to 6 months/ or older ( before crawling) are welcomed. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30  and it’s drop in, so come when you can!  We’ll be discussing and sharing our new mom journeys and topics of interest, as well as, welcoming expert guest speakers every month.  


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 PLAY Music Class - Summer Session
Jul
28
9:15 AM09:15

PLAY Music Class - Summer Session

Sunday mornings, 9:15am-10am from July 7- Aug 11th (6 WEEK SESSION)

PLAY music is a parent-and-child, mixed-age, music and movement program for kids from babyhood through preschool (6 months through 4 years).

About PLAY music: PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

Parent participation is key to all of this, and the program’s main objective is to send families home with fun and age-appropriate activities that they can enjoy together throughout the week. Each enrolled family gets a set of downloadable recordings (corresponding to the current session) and web-based family materials, which include sheet music, lyrics, movement guides, and ideas for activities to do at home.

The classes feature original and traditional material (all arranged and recorded by PLAY music), including American folk songs, songs from other cultures and in languages other than English, and songs that encourage children’s innate curiosity about the natural world.

Looking to current research on music and the brain, and developmentally appropriate practice, PLAY music strives to expose children to basic tonal vocabulary; to foster steady beat ability, which is fundamental to music, dance, and sports, and may also benefit self regulation and acquisition of vocabulary later on; and to bring the joy of music into the home as a whole-family activity.

Cost: First enrolled child, $144. Siblings 9 months and over, $93.

Registration is at the PLAY Music site.

For more about PLAY Music, click here.

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Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of “Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle
Jul
31
1:30 PM13:30

The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle

The 4th Trimester Support Group is a FREE, weekly, meet up for new moms.  Whether it's your first or second babe, we welcome you to join our community, to meet and build support for one another.  All babies 2 weeks to 6 months/ or older ( before crawling) are welcomed. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30  and it’s drop in, so come when you can!  We’ll be discussing and sharing our new mom journeys and topics of interest, as well as, welcoming expert guest speakers every month.  


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PLAY Music Class - Summer Session
Aug
4
9:15 AM09:15

PLAY Music Class - Summer Session

Sunday mornings, 9:15am-10am from July 7- Aug 11th (6 WEEK SESSION)

PLAY music is a parent-and-child, mixed-age, music and movement program for kids from babyhood through preschool (6 months through 4 years).

About PLAY music: PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

Parent participation is key to all of this, and the program’s main objective is to send families home with fun and age-appropriate activities that they can enjoy together throughout the week. Each enrolled family gets a set of downloadable recordings (corresponding to the current session) and web-based family materials, which include sheet music, lyrics, movement guides, and ideas for activities to do at home.

The classes feature original and traditional material (all arranged and recorded by PLAY music), including American folk songs, songs from other cultures and in languages other than English, and songs that encourage children’s innate curiosity about the natural world.

Looking to current research on music and the brain, and developmentally appropriate practice, PLAY music strives to expose children to basic tonal vocabulary; to foster steady beat ability, which is fundamental to music, dance, and sports, and may also benefit self regulation and acquisition of vocabulary later on; and to bring the joy of music into the home as a whole-family activity.

Cost: First enrolled child, $144. Siblings 9 months and over, $93.

Registration is at the PLAY Music site.

For more about PLAY Music, click here.

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 PLAY Music Class - Summer Session
Aug
11
9:15 AM09:15

PLAY Music Class - Summer Session

Sunday mornings, 9:15am-10am from July 7- Aug 11th (6 WEEK SESSION)

PLAY music is a parent-and-child, mixed-age, music and movement program for kids from babyhood through preschool (6 months through 4 years).

About PLAY music: PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

Parent participation is key to all of this, and the program’s main objective is to send families home with fun and age-appropriate activities that they can enjoy together throughout the week. Each enrolled family gets a set of downloadable recordings (corresponding to the current session) and web-based family materials, which include sheet music, lyrics, movement guides, and ideas for activities to do at home.

The classes feature original and traditional material (all arranged and recorded by PLAY music), including American folk songs, songs from other cultures and in languages other than English, and songs that encourage children’s innate curiosity about the natural world.

Looking to current research on music and the brain, and developmentally appropriate practice, PLAY music strives to expose children to basic tonal vocabulary; to foster steady beat ability, which is fundamental to music, dance, and sports, and may also benefit self regulation and acquisition of vocabulary later on; and to bring the joy of music into the home as a whole-family activity.

Cost: First enrolled child, $144. Siblings 9 months and over, $93.

Registration is at the PLAY Music site.

For more about PLAY Music, click here.

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Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

“Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle
Jun
19
1:30 PM13:30

The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle

The 4th Trimester Support Group is a FREE, weekly, meet up for new moms.  Whether it's your first or second babe, we welcome you to join our community, to meet and build support for one another.  All babies 2 weeks to 6 months/ or older ( before crawling) are welcomed. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30  and it’s drop in, so come when you can!  We’ll be discussing and sharing our new mom journeys and topics of interest, as well as, welcoming expert guest speakers every month.  


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Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

“Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

"Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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Jun
9
9:15 AM09:15

PLAY Music Class - Spring Session

Sunday mornings, 9:15am-10am from March 31st through June 9th (9 sessions*)

PLAY music is a parent-and-child, mixed-age, music and movement program for kids from babyhood through preschool (6 months through 4 years).

About PLAY music: PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

Parent participation is key to all of this, and the program’s main objective is to send families home with fun and age-appropriate activities that they can enjoy together throughout the week. Each enrolled family gets a set of downloadable recordings (corresponding to the current session) and web-based family materials, which include sheet music, lyrics, movement guides, and ideas for activities to do at home.

The classes feature original and traditional material (all arranged and recorded by PLAY music), including American folk songs, songs from other cultures and in languages other than English, and songs that encourage children’s innate curiosity about the natural world.

Looking to current research on music and the brain, and developmentally appropriate practice, PLAY music strives to expose children to basic tonal vocabulary; to foster steady beat ability, which is fundamental to music, dance, and sports, and may also benefit self regulation and acquisition of vocabulary later on; and to bring the joy of music into the home as a whole-family activity.

Cost: First enrolled child, $215 (siblings 9 months and over, $140)

Registration is at the PLAY Music site.

For more about PLAY Music, click here.

*Skipping Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day

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Parent/Nanny Mixer
Jun
8
3:00 PM15:00

Parent/Nanny Mixer

Finding a quality nanny, babysitter, or caregiver can be difficult!

From availability to reliability and trust, there is much to consider when making the delicate decision to have someone else care for your child.

Likewise, many qualified nannies rely on word-of-mouth to hear about new jobs, and would like to work more hours. 

We are here to bridge that gap!

At this event, we bring these two groups together to chat, mingle, and enjoy refreshments. Nannies bring their availability, experiences, and resumes! Parents come prepared with questions and discuss expected duties. Each parent meets each nanny for five minutes, in a format similar to speed-dating.

Everyone will walk away with tons of new possibilities, as well as access to an Exclusive Facebook Group to keep the networking going!  

Parents, register here

Nannies/Babysitters, register here

  • Please note: we do not screen for parties who want only full time or part time positions.  In the past, we have heard that many families are hiring only part-time help, and that many nannies/sitters are seeking full-time help.  Please approach the event with an open mind; you never know what connections you will make and how they may be useful to you later!

  • Due to capacity limits, this will be an adults-only event, no children allowed.

  • No refunds will be issued after June 5th.

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Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

“Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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Jun
2
9:15 AM09:15

PLAY Music Class - Spring Session

Sunday mornings, 9:15am-10am from March 31st through June 9th (9 sessions*)

PLAY music is a parent-and-child, mixed-age, music and movement program for kids from babyhood through preschool (6 months through 4 years).

About PLAY music: PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

Parent participation is key to all of this, and the program’s main objective is to send families home with fun and age-appropriate activities that they can enjoy together throughout the week. Each enrolled family gets a set of downloadable recordings (corresponding to the current session) and web-based family materials, which include sheet music, lyrics, movement guides, and ideas for activities to do at home.

The classes feature original and traditional material (all arranged and recorded by PLAY music), including American folk songs, songs from other cultures and in languages other than English, and songs that encourage children’s innate curiosity about the natural world.

Looking to current research on music and the brain, and developmentally appropriate practice, PLAY music strives to expose children to basic tonal vocabulary; to foster steady beat ability, which is fundamental to music, dance, and sports, and may also benefit self regulation and acquisition of vocabulary later on; and to bring the joy of music into the home as a whole-family activity.

Cost: First enrolled child, $215 (siblings 9 months and over, $140)

Registration is at the PLAY Music site.

For more about PLAY Music, click here.

*Skipping Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day

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May
29
1:30 PM13:30

The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle

The 4th Trimester Support Group is a FREE, weekly, meet up for new moms.  Whether it's your first or second babe, we welcome you to join our community, to meet and build support for one another.  All babies 2 weeks to 6 months/ or older ( before crawling) are welcomed. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30  and it’s drop in, so come when you can!  We’ll be discussing and sharing our new mom journeys and topics of interest, as well as, welcoming expert guest speakers every month.  


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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

“Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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May
26
9:15 AM09:15

PLAY Music Class - Spring Session

Sunday mornings, 9:15am-10am from March 31st through June 9th (9 sessions*)

PLAY music is a parent-and-child, mixed-age, music and movement program for kids from babyhood through preschool (6 months through 4 years).

About PLAY music: PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

Parent participation is key to all of this, and the program’s main objective is to send families home with fun and age-appropriate activities that they can enjoy together throughout the week. Each enrolled family gets a set of downloadable recordings (corresponding to the current session) and web-based family materials, which include sheet music, lyrics, movement guides, and ideas for activities to do at home.

The classes feature original and traditional material (all arranged and recorded by PLAY music), including American folk songs, songs from other cultures and in languages other than English, and songs that encourage children’s innate curiosity about the natural world.

Looking to current research on music and the brain, and developmentally appropriate practice, PLAY music strives to expose children to basic tonal vocabulary; to foster steady beat ability, which is fundamental to music, dance, and sports, and may also benefit self regulation and acquisition of vocabulary later on; and to bring the joy of music into the home as a whole-family activity.

Cost: First enrolled child, $215 (siblings 9 months and over, $140)

Registration is at the PLAY Music site.

For more about PLAY Music, click here.

*Skipping Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day

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May
22
1:30 PM13:30

The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle

The 4th Trimester Support Group is a FREE, weekly, meet up for new moms.  Whether it's your first or second babe, we welcome you to join our community, to meet and build support for one another.  All babies 2 weeks to 6 months/ or older ( before crawling) are welcomed. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30  and it’s drop in, so come when you can!  We’ll be discussing and sharing our new mom journeys and topics of interest, as well as, welcoming expert guest speakers every month.  


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May
21
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time with Meryl

Included with the price of admission, and free to members, we will gather together for stories and songs each Tuesday from 10:30-11 am. Meryl engages children age 1+ with books, songs, and movement. Meryl is a strong proponent of early literacy experiences, as they encourage language development, and are an important step towards learning to read. For more information about Meryl's background and approach, please visit opsaleducation.com

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May
20
10:00 AM10:00

“Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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May
19
9:15 AM09:15

PLAY Music Class - Spring Session

Sunday mornings, 9:15am-10am from March 31st through June 9th (9 sessions*)

PLAY music is a parent-and-child, mixed-age, music and movement program for kids from babyhood through preschool (6 months through 4 years).

About PLAY music: PLAY music is a mixed-age, parent-and-child, music-and-movement curriculum for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Their weekly, session-based classes include small and large movement activities, use of props and percussion instruments, musical stories, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a lot of singing.

Parent participation is key to all of this, and the program’s main objective is to send families home with fun and age-appropriate activities that they can enjoy together throughout the week. Each enrolled family gets a set of downloadable recordings (corresponding to the current session) and web-based family materials, which include sheet music, lyrics, movement guides, and ideas for activities to do at home.

The classes feature original and traditional material (all arranged and recorded by PLAY music), including American folk songs, songs from other cultures and in languages other than English, and songs that encourage children’s innate curiosity about the natural world.

Looking to current research on music and the brain, and developmentally appropriate practice, PLAY music strives to expose children to basic tonal vocabulary; to foster steady beat ability, which is fundamental to music, dance, and sports, and may also benefit self regulation and acquisition of vocabulary later on; and to bring the joy of music into the home as a whole-family activity.

Cost: First enrolled child, $215 (siblings 9 months and over, $140)

Registration is at the PLAY Music site.

For more about PLAY Music, click here.

*Skipping Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day

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May
15
1:30 PM13:30

The 4th Trimester Mother's Circle

The 4th Trimester Support Group is a FREE, weekly, meet up for new moms.  Whether it's your first or second babe, we welcome you to join our community, to meet and build support for one another.  All babies 2 weeks to 6 months/ or older ( before crawling) are welcomed. This group meets every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30  and it’s drop in, so come when you can!  We’ll be discussing and sharing our new mom journeys and topics of interest, as well as, welcoming expert guest speakers every month.  


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May
14
10:30 AM10:30

Story Time with Meryl

Included with the price of admission, and free to members, we will gather together for stories and songs each Tuesday from 10:30-11 am. Meryl engages children age 1+ with books, songs, and movement. Meryl is a strong proponent of early literacy experiences, as they encourage language development, and are an important step towards learning to read. For more information about Meryl's background and approach, please visit opsaleducation.com

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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

“Shortbread Sessions" Music Hour with leader Megan Novak-Lucas

Shortbread Sessions is 45 minutes of music, movement, musical instruments, and songs in Spanish for anybody who wants to pop in and listen, dance, sing and be silly. There will be a guitar, ukuleke, and many rhythmic musical toys for your infants and toddlers to play with.

Suggested Ages: 6 months to 2 years.

AND it’s included with your admission or membership! Come on by and drop in on the session!

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