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Daddy Brain Dads’ Group A place for modern-day dads to talk about what’s on our minds, in our hearts and what we struggle with as parents. Whether you’re a working dad, a stay-at-home-dad, or somewhere in-between — this is your chance to be heard.

Join our monthly meetings at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Central Campus) starting on Thursday, January 15th at 8 pm. Subsequent meetings will be at 8 pm on the first Thursday of every month. To reserve your seat, or for more info, contact . You can also visit Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Central Campus) is located @ 5701 Raymond Road, Madison WI 53711.

Working Mama Play Group. Currently we meet about once a month at someone's house, once the weather gets warmer we plan on having play dates at area parks. E-mail or go to yahoo groups and look for workingmamaplaygroup.

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES PLAYGROUP: Fitchburg family forming playgroup for adoptive families with young children. Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00 for starters - times & frequency open. Please contact Clarinda at or 608.276.8939.

New family playgroup in New Glarus, WI. Family L.E.A.P.S. [Learn and Explore through Active Play and Sharing], meets every Saturday at 9 a.m., at the New Glarus Fitness Center . The group just started in January so we are still pretty new. We are striving to be a family playgroup – moms, dads, and children ages 0-5. We plan to incorporate a variety of activities into our monthly calendar, including art, music, reading, active motion, and family outings.

There is no membership fee. Rather, we have a donation tin available at each playgroup. The donations are then used to buy supplies to be used at playgroup. For more information, you can contact me. New members are always welcome! Michelle Nommensen - - - Cell: (608) 558-058


Mom and tot jogging group for those with baby joggers. If you are interested in joining us, email [email protected] and we can set something up for weekly jogs!

Stonefield Tots.New weekly toddler playgroup (ages 1 1/2 -2 1/2). Every Monday at noon (West Side / Stonefield Neighborhood). Fun, play, socializing and activities.  (608) 232-2225, [email protected]


businesses/centers offering playgroups

Stroller Strides Luna moms play group: Come join us every Monday at 10:30 for our creative play groups. Play groups take place directly after the fitness class. Stroller Strides fitness classes take place M,W and F at 9:30. We meet at Lakeview Park in Middleton and Hilldale Mall in the Winter/rain. Please visit the web site for more information at or contact me directly 800.676.1053

Drop In Playtime - Evansville, WI
The Exchange Family Resource Center holds a weekly playgroup on Mondays from 10 to 11am at the Congregational United Church of Christ at 112 W Church St. in Evansville. This playgroup is free and open to anyone interested in bringing their preschool age child. We sing songs, play, do developmentally appropriate activities and share stories. For more information call (608)314-9006.

PAL Zone (Play and Learn) - An open play group giving parents and children the opportunity to interact and play with other children, parents, age appropriate toys and activities. Every Tuesday 9:30-11:00am - No Cost Locations: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Segoe, Madison and Living Water Church , Sun Prairie For more information call 608.241.5150 or visit our website at

Partners in Parenting Family Resource Center: Drop-in playgroup for families with children 0-5 on Monday from 10-12 and Saturday from 12-4 at 205 Deer Valley Rd, #1, Madison, WI 53713. Services in English and Spanish, and no registration is necessary. Tel: (608) 278-8167.

Time for Toddlers at MGNS. A fun toddler play group (with a parent/caregiver) at Monona Grove Nursery School! Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 9:15 -11:15 a.m., School- year only. 4200 Buckeye Road, Madison. Advance registration and fee required. (608) 222-4633, ,

TNPC Toddler Time Playgroup. 9-11:30 a.m. Interactive, teacher-supported playgroup for parents and tots. $5 per visit. Tenney Nursery and Parent Center, 1321 E. Mifflin St. (608) 255-3250 for reservations.

Stepmoms’ Support Group. 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays of each month. Women & Families Psychological Services. Call Jane at 827-7220.


clubs & more offering playgroups

MOMS Club of East Madison Area- Fun activities for moms and kids. Play groups, field trips, MOMS Night Out. Join us! For more info call (608) 467-1316 or email

MOMS Club of Southwest Madison- Support for mothers at home. Make friends through playgroups, field trips, fun activities with other moms and kids, and monthly MOMS Night Out.
Call Kara at 608-271-1798 or

Madtown Moms. Group for mothers in the Greater Madison area. Playgroups, babysitting co-op, Mom’s Night Out, crafts, cooking and book club. Lisa McLennan -

Madison Area Mothers of Multiples. 6 p.m. Third Thursdays, Zimbrick Buick (Beltline and Fish Hatchery Road) Community Room. Social functions, calendar of events, resales and more!

Play Groups @ Happy Bambino
Playtime! Happy Bambino has many groups for families to come together for social time with other families. Visit for all of the details

MOMS Club Madison Area Support groups for all mothers. Support, playgroups, MOMS Night Out, field trips. Children welcome.

• East side, (608) 467-1316, - website
• Southwest Madison, Kara at 608-467-2720 or
• West Madison/Middleton, Kelly Thomas: 608-827-7930
• Mt. Horeb, Kelly Kalscheur, Renee Helin & Rachael Walker:

Verona Area Moms Club. Encouragement, Friendship, Support. We offer activities for parents & their children including playgroups, field trips, lunch out, parties and much more. Visit our website at for more information.

MOPS (Mothers Of PreSchoolers) - MOPS exists to meet the needs of every mom - urban, suburban, and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single, and married moms - moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy to kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs.

· Door Creek Church 7:00-9:00 pm, September through May on the east side.
· St. John’s MOPS at Night 6:45 -9:30 pm, September through May in Waunakee.
All Saints Lutheran Church, 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711. Our group meets the second Monday of every month (Sept.-May) at All Saints from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Childcare is provided and begins at 9:15 a.m. Come join us for friendship, fun, and great conversation! For more information, please call Loriann at (608) 848-8727 or email .



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