If it is pouring down rain as you read this or just too cold and windy to easily go outside and you are getting tired of the local coffee shop, fun play spaces with new things to do every day are available 8am – 8pm Monday through Saturday for our co-op members . . . . . . and that could be you.
Coming to an Open House or Play Pass event is one of the easiest ways to experience first hand what the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op is all about. Dates listed below are open to first time visitors with a swap shop host available to show you around so you can see our space, join in the fun and discover how becoming an ongoing member of the swap shop could make sense for you. Come to the stone steps entrance to our space and ring the doorbell to gain entry.
Missed the Open House? Can’t wait for a play pass date? Ready to see the Swap Shop today or first thing tomorrow morning? Our members are always willing to say hello and show you around a bit. So, if you are willing to take your chances that someone will be inside to let you in (especially for an event listed below on a different week) please come on over, ring the swap shop door bell and see who answers. Best bet is weekday mornings 10 to noon.
WINTER OPEN HOUSE DATES: SATURDAY, JANUARY 5TH AND 19TH, 10-4PM
If you would like a tour outside of the times listed below, contact Karen Hery, Swap Shop facilitator/coordinator at 503-407-2667 or sunnysideswapshop©gmail•com.
Family Yoga Held in the parlor room down the hall from our main space, Thursday mornings 10-10:30, this new co-op gathering is lead by an experienced pre-natal, post natal yoga instructor who understands that family yoga is a catch it while you can phenomenon. She loves that you aren’t paying directly for this meet up but enjoying it on the days that your child is ready and willing and then staying on to play on in the main space
Preschool Music and Movement Our 3-5 year olds are ready for a regular group of playmates each week and a great combination of structure and free play. Every week has a theme and a craft and songs or stories to share.
Friday Family Nights Finding an affordable, tasty meal that everyone likes in a venue that doesn’t make you wish you’d left the kids home with the babysitter is a feat in itself. Having that meal come with open gym time and live music is an added bonus. Bring the little ones in their jammies and let the older ones stay up late. During the school year, dinner is served in our Roost space 6-7. The gym is open 6-9. Email for the week’s menu and a guest invite.
Open House All day open house 10-4. Plenty of time to tour the Swap Shop indoor and outdoor space, upstairs gym and Roost family night space. You can stay and play and fill out joining paperwork to become a member right away or take paperwork home to bring back another day. We hold two open houses at the beginning of each quarter. Open houses for the fall have already passed. Open houses for our winter quarter will take place in early January.
Backyard Sensory Play Our back yard is available any time the weather allows for outdoor play. During the months of July and August we take our Monday morning meet up outdoors to host special events in the cool morning hours exploring water play, the rock pit, bubbles and more.