Bananas: Free Playgroups for Family, Friend, and Neighbors

Services for Parents, Families & Children
Toddlers, Preschoolers, Adults

With a focus on serving grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, nannies, neighbors, and friends, playgroups offer a space to connect with one another and build community. Our free playgroups will have children laughing, exploring, and creating and we will discover the many wonderful ways that play inspires learning. Join us weekly to pretend, play, celebrate music, create art, and dream up inventions while gaining new parenting tools and learning about child development. A light snack will be served.
Space is limited at playgroups and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Young babies are welcome if attending with a sibling who meets the recommended age group (two to five years).
When you RSVP, you will be signed up for the entire series. RSVP at

Playgroups at Lion Creek Crossing at Havenscourt (12-Week Series)
Every Thu, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 10 am -11:30 am (No playgroup on Nov 28)
Location: 6951 Lion Way, Oakland, CA 94621  

Playgroups at Berkeley South Library (12-Week Series)
Every Thu, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 2 pm - 3:30 pm (No playgroup on Nov 28)
Location: 1901 Russell St, Berkeley, CA 94703 

Playgroups for FCC Providers

Calling all family child care providers who care for children ages (two to five years). You’re invited to our playgroups! Bring your little ones and you will explore how play can inspire meaningful learning and encourage healthy child development. At each playgroup, children will paint, create, build, imagine, pretend, and invent while you learn how simple household items can be used as tools to promote early learning. 
When you RSVP, you will be signed up for the entire series. RSVP at

Playgroups at Melrose Library (8-Week Series)
Location: 4805 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
Every Wed, Sep 11 - Oct 30 | 10 am - 11:30 am 

Sakshi Pathania
sakshi [at]