While taking mommy and me classes together are a blast, what can you do with your time once your little one is able to attend a class on their own (besides sitting in the car making phone calls)? At Redmond’s brand-new Orange Blossom Society, you now have options.

Opening next week, the Orange Blossom Society will offer enrichment classes in art, music, movement, and language for kids. Mommy/baby classes are offered, but when they’re more independent (approximately age 3) parents can opt to take a concurrent fitness/yoga class, get a massage, or relax in the comfy community room with a book (or an US Weekly, we’re not judging). Younger siblings are welcome to play with the toys while you enjoy a snack or cup of tea (available onsite) in this play space. Housed in an old-style craftsman house just a block from downtown Redmond, Orange Blossom Society hopes to be a social hub for families. The small classes and activities take place on all 3 floors of the house and founder/director Sharman Ghio has plans to offer gardening and composting lessons in the spacious backyard. Parties, camps, and seasonal workshops (scrapbooking, knitting, etc) are also in the works.

Check it out for yourself this weekend at their two-day open house (Sept. 19 & 20) from 1-5pm each day. Try a sample class, get to know the teachers, and take advantage of their introductory pricing. Hmmm…an art class for her, a massage for you. What could be better?

Orange Blossom Society
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