Children’s Playgroup

2015 Beichner Playgroup

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Academic Year!
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
We will host a playgroup at the Beichner Community Center (University Village Apartments) once a month during the academic year. This is usually the third Thursday of the month, with some exceptions. (See calendar below!)
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!
Drop in anytime between 9:30-11:30 AM. Feel free to bring along snacks to share. The Center’s staff asks that we park in designated visitor parking spaces once the nearby lot is full.  You may contact Heidi at with any questions.
Around-the-Town Playgroups
These playgroups are a great way to explore around town and get out of the house! You never know what we’ll be doing.  This year, we plan to visit the ND Firehouse,  romp around at a local splash pad, go to a Pumpkin Patch, and sample some Michiana music classes, just to name a few! Expect an Around-the-Town playgroup at least twice a month. Check our Facebook group often for events!
Fall 2016 Calendar
Thursday, September 15 – Beichner Center Playdate  (9:30 -11:30 a.m.)
Monday, September 19 – Potawotami Park Splash Pad Playdate  (3-4:30 pm)
Friday, September 23 – Morning Walk at ND (10:30 am) – Meet in front of ND Bookstore
Wednesday, September 28 – Sound Beginnings Sample Music Class (10 am – Beichner Center) *Please RSVP
Wednesday, October 5 – ND Fire Department Visit  (9:30am) *Please RSVP
Thursday, October 13 – Beichner Center Playdate  (9:30 -11:30 a.m.)
Friday, October 21 – DeBartolo Playground (10-11:30am)
Monday, October 24 – Matthy’s Farm Pumpkin Patch  (10:00am)
Thursday, November 3 – Michiana Music Together Sample Class ( 10-11am) – Beichner Center (*Please RSVP)
Thursday, November 10 – Fun-N-Fitness Open Gym, $5 fee (10-11am)
Thursday, November 17 – Beichner Center Playdate  (9:30 -11:30 a.m.)
Friday, December 2 – Healthworks Kids Museum (10:00 a.m.)
Thursday, December 8 – Beichner Center Playdate  (9:30 -11:30 a.m.)
*RSVPs for noted events can be sent to Heidi at or on our Facebook page.
Our coordinators Heidi Witte and Priya Evans are looking forward to a fun-filled year!