Children’s Playgroup

2015 Beichner Playgroup

Welcome to the Children’s Playgroup of the LND/SMC!
Whether you are a long-time resident of our community or a newcomer to the area, we are excited for you join the LND/SMC Playgroup.
The Ladies of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College sponsors a playgroup for members of LND/SMC with young children. The playgroup meets almost every week at various locations either on campus or around town. We invite mothers to join us with their children as we gather on campus, in members’ homes, and around the community. (Expectant mothers and grandmothers are welcome too!)
If you are not yet a LND/SMC member, but are a faculty, staff, faculty/staff spouse or alumna of Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s please come join us at one of our Beichner Center playdates to find out more about our group and whether you would be interested in joining!


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What does the LND/SMC playgroup do?
We host a variety of playgroup events each month, including a playgroup at the Beichner Community Center and several events and excursions throughout town and the Michiana area.
  • Beichner Community Center Playgroup Dates (Fall 2017)
    • Thursday, September 14 – 9:30-11:15
    • Friday, October 20 – 9:30-11:15
    • Thursday, November 16 – 9:30-11:15
    • Friday, December 8 – 9:30-11:15
We will host a playgroup at the Beichner Community Center (University Village Apartments) once a month during the academic year.  The Beichner Community Center is a great place to meet other moms in a laid-back, child friendly space loaded with toys. As a newcomer, this might be a great place to start. There will be a themed craft each month, as well! The Center’s staff asks that we park in designated visitor parking spaces once the nearby lot is full.  You may contact Rachel with any questions.
  • Around-the-Town Playgroups
    • Monday, September 18 – Potawatomi Park Splash Pad Playdate
    • Tuesday, September 26 – Potawatomi Zoo Walkabout
    • Thursday, October 5 – Matthy’s Farm Market and Pumpkin Patch
    • Tuesday, October 10 – Michiana Music Together Sample Class
    • Friday, October 27 – Fun N Fitness Open Gym
    • Friday, November 3 – HeathWorks! Kids Museum
    • Tuesday, November 28 – Mall Walk and Play
These playgroups are a great way to explore around town and get out of the house! You never know what we’ll be doing.  Expect an Around-the-Town playgroup at least twice a month. Check our Facebook group often for events!
Our coordinators are looking forward to a fun-filled year!