Tuesday, September 16, 2014

October Book Club Meeting

The Family Club book club will hold its next meeting to discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Colectivo Lakefront Cafe.  Join us to enjoy a quiet evening of discussion with friends.  Heller Mcalpin of NPR describes the novel as a "charming, warm-hearted escapade, which celebrates the havoc -- and pleasure -- emotions can unleash."  If you'd like to learn more, The New York Times offers a complete review.  

Tunes For Tots

Miss Lorin is back with her much-loved class, Tunes For Tots.  Lorin Shearburn is a Family Club member with a gift for music that draws in children.  Children and their caregivers will have fun singing along to old favorites as well as learning new, seasonally-appropriate tunes.  She also has a number of musical instruments, a parachute, and plenty of physical movements to get everyone in the groove.  This 30-minute class begins at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29.  It will run for 6 consecutive weeks in the nursery at North Shore Presbyterian Church in Shorewood.  The cost for the course is $40 for members and $50 for non-members (and includes one caregiver and two children).  If you have additional questions or would like to register, please email info@thefamilyclub.org.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why It's Great To Be Back at Play Group

Today was the big day - the return of play group!  There is so much to love about our dear Family Club, but here are the top 5 reasons why today's play group reminds us exactly why it's so great to be back:
1.  Our friends welcomed us back with 
stories of summer vacation and gasps 
of, "I can't believe how big she's 
getting!", and the play room welcomed 
us back with updated restrooms and 
a beautiful environment.
2.  It's snack time again!  And those
cute kiddies do so enjoy munching
Goldfish and graham crackers.

3.  Making craft projects is so much
more fun when it messes up the play
room instead of the kitchen at home.
4.  Kids AND adults have fun at the
chalkboard tables!

5.  Ms. Lorin sang songs with
us to get us excited for the
first session of "Tunes
For Tots".

If you missed us today, remember you can always join us every Tuesday and Friday morning from 9:30 - 11:00 in the second floor nursery.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Plein Air Shorewood

The second annual Plein Air Shorewood festival starts next week, September 17-20.  "Plein air" means painting outside the studio, and Plein Air Shorewood offers artists an opportunity to experience all of Shorewood's beautiful outdoor features, from Atwater Park and Lake Michigan, to the Milwaukee River, the business district, and historic homes.  There will be a variety of family-friendly events throughout the course of the four days, culminating in an art show at the library on Saturday, September 20, where the pieces that have been created can be admired and purchased.  A number of prizes will also be awarded.  Here is a sampling of some of the events that may appeal to families with young children:

  • Saturday, September 13, 9-11 a.m.: Free kids quick paint at the lake
  • Wednesday, September 17, 6-9 p.m.: Artist and community dinner at Hubbard Lodge
  • Thursday, September 18, 2-8 p.m.: Chalk artists, plein air painters and special offers at businesses throughout Shorewood
  • Friday, September 19, 7-9 a.m.: Free breakfast at the Plensa at Atwater Park
  • Friday, September 19, 5:30-10 p.m.: Kensington Square Block Party with live music, food, drink, and display of artwork on jumbotron
  • Wednesday - Saturday: 60+ artists painting outdoors around Shorewood

For more detailed information, please visit the Plein Air Shorewood website.