Make Friends, Learn Something New

The following interest groups are starting at Overflow Coffee Bar in September.

South Loop Knitting/Crocheting Circle 
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6-8pm. 
This is a free time where attendees learn how to knit or crochet from each other.  Bring your own supplies.  This group is also listed at

Time: TBD
Toastmasters is a great way to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn will foster your self-confidence and personal growth.  If you're interested, complete the form found here.

Time: twice a month on Fridays at 6pm.  Dates this fall include: Sept 16, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2, 16
These free boardgame nights are hosted by the Chicago Game Lovers Meetup Group.  Attendees can learn a new game someone else brings or bring your own game to play with others. 

Coffee 101: History, Selection & Brewing Perfection

We did a survey in July and 20 responded that they'd be interested in a coffee class at Overflow.  Here's your chance to help decide when the first one will be and more about the class itself.

The result of this 2-hour class is that you will know how to brew at home the same cup of coffee you get in our coffee shop.  Overflow's coffee roasting company of choice, Coffee Ambassadors will be partnering with us to offer you the latest information available on the science and art involved in brewing the perfect cup using a handful of different brewing methods.  The class will include some lecture.  But, will mostly be interactive and hands on as you take a step back in time to your high school science lab days.  Only, this time you will get to enjoy some incredible, non-toxic aromas and flavors ranging from grapefruit to blueberry and cocoa nibs to toffee.  That's right folks, these flavors really are found in the delectable coffees we'll be showcasing as a part of this class.

We hope to start this class by mid-September.  Help us decide what date and time to offer this class.  Click here to complete a 3 question survey.

Daystar Center now registering for Fall Classes!

From one our friends in the building...
Rise and Shine with Daystar!

Convenient. Safe.  Economical. Practical. Fun.

When you wake up every morning, you have those expectations for your child’s activities for the day. Daystar Center provides such activities. 

  • Daystar Center is conveniently located in the heart of the greater South Loop at 1550 S. State. along with Overflow Coffee Bar where you can also grab a great cup of coffee or some food.

  • Daystar Center has a safe, clean environment in the same building as the Daystar School, a pre-K to 8th grade private school.

  • Daystar Center sets the pricing for classes and lessons at a competitive market rate.

  • Daystar Center classes teach practical life skills like social aptitude, creativity, and cultural awareness in fun ways.  You child can learn
    • a new language in an immersion setting,
    • a musical instrument using Suzuki methods,
    • theatre and story-telling skills through acting out fairytales, and
    • social skills such as playing well with others

  • Daystar Center is FUN!  You and your toddler can do yoga or learn a language together in a place with a scale and “feel” that’s great for kids.

Learn more at our Open House - August 20 from 10am to 1pm. 

For more information, including a schedule of classes, visit  Have questions?  Call (312) 674-0001 or email 

We recommend the playgroups.  Purchase a family pass and you get 10% off at Overflow during playgroup times.  :)

The Daystar Center is a 501(c)3 organization that provides professional development opportunities, offers educational and community programming, and facilitates collaboration among nonprofits at 1550 South State, in Chicago, and beyond.  The are a sister organization with Daystar School but are separate.
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