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October Programs and Nonprofit Spotlights

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

Hello! Leaves are falling and temps are cooling...Autumn is officially here! October is full of NEW programs that we're so excited to share with you, including two new Pop-Up Play Cafe locations, yoga and music classes, and community events -- some are FREE! Playful Acorns will also be donating a portion of program proceeds to local nonprofits.



Here's a glimpse of our exciting October schedule with Playful Acorns Pop-Up Play Cafe offerings, collaborative music and yoga classes, and free community events. All events are geared toward caregivers and their kids (ages 0-5) unless otherwise noted. Please note that some event registration is through our partner websites (linked in the descriptions). As always, we encourage you to share with your friends. Hope you can join us!



October 7 (11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday): Community Event (FREE)


October 11 (9-11 a.m. Wednesday): Pop-Up Play Cafe Trial (FREE, RSVP)


Oct. 12 - Nov. 16 (9-10 a.m. Thursdays): 6-Week Yoga Session (RSVP)


October 16 (9:15-10:30 a.m. Monday): Pop-Up Play Cafe (RSVP)


October 16 (10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday): Community Event (FREE)


October 20 (9:45-10:45 a.m. Friday): Music Class Trial (FREE, RSVP)


October 25 (9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Wednesday): Pop-Up Play Cafe (RSVP) (UPDATE: CANCELED DUE TO FAMILY MATTER, WE WILL RESCHEDULE SOON)


October 27 (9-11 a.m. Friday): 'Creepy Crawlies' Pop-Up Play Cafe (RSVP)

Giving Back


One of our goals when creating Playful Acorns was to find ways to highlight the work of local nonprofits -- not only to increase awareness, but also to support them in their missions. Each month we will spotlight a new nonprofit, and a portion of sales from Pop-Up Play Cafe (Cross Plains and Verona) bookings will be donated to that cause.



Through Oct. 10th: NAMI Wisconsin

One of our values is rooted in the be(leaf) that "the world is a better place with you in it." In memory of my friend's husband Ryan, in support of his family and those who you hold dear, and in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month (September), Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 1-7), and World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10) we encourage you to donate to NAMI Wisconsin, whose mission is to improve the quality of life of those affected by mental illness and to promote recovery. To reach the Suicide & Crisis 24/7 Lifeline, dial or text 9-8-8. Stay;

Oct. 11th-31st: Mikayla's Grace

A Note of Gratitude


Today, I am grateful for good health. I want to extend a sincere thank you to the following people after what has been a stressful last few weeks at our household:

  • The families who understood the unexpected cancelation of the 9/25 Pop-Up Play Cafe in Cross Plains and temporary pause in our programs.

  • The doctors and nurses who treated my daughter for her illnesses.

  • Our family and friends, especially my husband and mom, for helping care for and support Z and me.

Thank you all! - Sam



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