Children’s Playgroup

Welcome to the LNDSMC Playgroup! Whether you are a long-time resident of our community or a newcomer to the area, we are excited for you join the LNDSMC Playgroup.

The Ladies of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College (LNDSMC) sponsors our Playgroup for LNDSMC members with young children. The Playgroup meets several times a month at various locations either on campus or around town. We invite mothers to join us with their children as we gather for these events 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 Robinson Community Learning Center playdates to find out more about our group and see if you would be interested in joining!

Playgroup membership is included with your LNDSMC membership–$25 annual dues for all the LNDSMC community has to offer!  Click link in sidebar to apply for membership.

These playgroups are a great way to explore around town and get out of the house! You never know what we’ll be doing. Check our Facebook group often for up-to-date info on events! Our coordinators Heidi and Meghan are looking forward to a fun-filled year!

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LNDSMC Playgroup 2019 Fall Calendar

September

  • 9/21 -(11 a.m.- 1 p.m.)
    Opening Family Picnic at Clay Township Park
    (51988 Laurel Rd, South Bend)
    The Playgroup will provide pizza; please bring a side or dessert!
    Don’t forget your picnic blanket!
    Please RSVP on our Facebook page or to lndsmcplaygroup@gmail.com
  • 9/25 – 10 a.m.
    Stroller Walk on the Riverwalk at Central Park
    (235 E Mishawaka Ave, Mishawaka)
    Rain location is University Park Mall. Meet by kids play area!

October

  • 10/8 – (10 a.m.)
    Matthys Farm Pumpkin Patch
    (57754 Crumstown Hwy, South Bend)
    There is a hayride to the pumpkin patch, outdoor play area, and farm animals for $7 per child over 2 years old and $3 for any children younger than 2 that would like a pumpkin. 
  • 10/17 – (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
    Playdate and Lunch at Maria’s House
    Maria will serve lunch for moms; please bring lunch for your kiddos if they might not eat “grown-up” food.
    Please RSVP on our Facebook page or to lndsmcplaygroup@gmail.com
  • 10/25 – (10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
    Monthly Playdate at the Robinson Community Learning Center
    (921 N Eddy St, South Bend)

 

November

  • 11/8 – (10 a.m.)
    Joy’s Gymnastics Tumble Time
    (1724 S Main St, South Bend)
  • 11/22 -(10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
    Monthly Playdate at the Robinson Community Learning Center
    (921 N Eddy St, South Bend)

 

December

  • 12/5 – (8 p.m.)
    Moms Night out – Cookie Exchange (Location TBD)
  • Holiday Playdate- TBD!

 


Click for 2018 dates

Around-the-Town-Playgroups – 2018

  • 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
 

Click for 2017 dates

 

  • Around-the-Town Playgroups – 2017
    • 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
  • 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