Goodwin-Green Globe: September 2016
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Goodwin Green Social Hour - National Guacamole Day
Come join us at the Goodwin Green Lounge on Friday, September 16 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for a time to enjoy snacks and conversation with our residents! The 16th of September is celebrated as “National Guacamole Day,” so please come learn to make this recipe to enjoy with other residents! Contact Jenna Hickey with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodwin Green Social Hour followed by Captain Fantastic Movie Night
This event offers double the fun! Goodwin Green Social Hour will be a preparatory event leading up to the showing of the Captain Fantastic movie at the Illini Union. At the Social Hour we will prepare snack baggies of Puppy Chow to take for the movie. It would be a big mistake to miss this! So please join us on Friday, September 23 at Goodwin Green at 6:00 p.m. Movie is at 7:00 p.m.
The Orchard Downs Pre-School is currently still accepting registrations for the 2016-17 school year. For questions and information please email Debbie Collins at email@example.com or call 333-5659. You may also contact the Family & Graduate Housing office at 333-5656.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Hispanic Heritage Month is coming soon! If you want to learn more about Hispanic culture, enjoy the magic of music and dancing, taste wonderful traditional dishes, and break a piñata, come to our fiesta!. Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating our Hispanic heritage and experience the sensation of being part of the Spanish-speaking world. The event will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana). La Casa Cultural Latina, the Center for Latin American and the Caribbean Studies, the Family Housing Council, and the Family and Graduate Housing are our sponsors. This is a big event you can’t miss!
Calling All Cooks: International Food Festival
Our annual International Food Festival is approaching soon! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 8 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana). Share food and music while learning about other cultures and meeting new people— the perfect ingredients for a wonderful afternoon! If you wish to sign up as a cook, please fill out this form http://tinyurl.com/FGHfoodfest. Contact Candace Brahm at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
With talented cooks from many nations and cultures living among us, it is important to submit your request to be a cook. Registration for cooks is on a first come, first served basis.
Chicago Bus Trip: October 1
Want to get away for the day? Join Family & Grdauate Housing on Saturday, October 1 as we visit the “Windy City” – Chicago! The cost of this trip will be: adults $15; children $10.00. Online registration begins Monday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m. Please register at http://go.illinois.edu/ChicagoBusTrip. For more information or questions please contact Mel Cardoso at email@example.com.
International Women’s Connection
The International Women’s Connection (IWC) is a friendship & cultural exchange group that was started in 1987. Since then hundreds of women have had the opportunity to practice English, make friends and learn about American culture. Starting on September 7, the group will meet every Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for a free English class and from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for various activities to help you adjust to American life. The location for the meetings is Twin City Bible Church, on the corner of Lincoln & Michigan Avenue, Urbana (approximately 6 blocks northwest of Orchard Downs). The IWC welcomes women of all nationalities or religious background and any level of English fluency. Childcare is also provided. For more information, visit www.iwc-tcbc.weebly.com or email Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Women’s Connection (IWC) will sponsor a free garage sale for international students and families on Wednesday, September 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. International students and scholars are welcome to attend the sale at Twin City Bible Church at the corner of Lincoln and Michigan.
Learn how to plan meals on a budget and prepare healthy meals for you and your family. Come for free food, incentives, recipes, and to earn a certificate from the University of Illinois Extension Office. This nine-week course will occur on Fridays from September 16 through November 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center. Please sign up to participate at http://tinyurl.com/FGHNutritionclass. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact Candace Brahm at email@example.com with questions.
We found Nemo it is now time to find Dory. Join us for a special viewing of Finding Dory – it hasn’t even come out on DVD yet! The movie will be played on Friday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Pine Lounge (inside the ILLINI Union). FREE for I-card holders. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation from Orchard Downs: #12 Teal Bus to ILLINI Union. Free with I-Card. $1 for non-university residents. Transportation from Ashton Woods: #1N Yellowhopper at Water Survey and get off at Transit Plaza (southeast platform). Free with I-Card. $1 for non-university residents.
Enjoy wine and cheese? Join us for a sophisticated social night at the Krannert Performing Arts Center on 500 S. Goodwin Avenue Urbana, Illinois. This event will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29. It is totally free and open to the public!
Transportation from Orchard Downs: #12 Teal Bus to Krannert. Free with I-Card. $1 for non-university residents. Transportation from Ashton Woods: board the 1N Yellowhopper at Water Survey and get off at lot e-14 (north shelter). Board the 10E Gold at Lot E-14 (north shelter) and get off at the Krannert Center. Free with I-Card. $1 for non-university residents.
Programs at Orchard Downs
All University Apartment residents are invited to participate in programs at Orchard Downs. See below for more information.
The Sewing Room is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Learning Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 2044-A). Sewing machines and other equipment including scissors, pins, measuring tape, and thread are available for residents to use. The Sewing Room monitor is Tyra Brown (email email@example.com).
Welcome to the World
Babies are a sign of hope and bring much joy to our lives. At Family & Graduate Housing we would like to welcome your newborn to our community with a small gift. This is our way of saying, “Welcome to the World!” If you have recently welcomed a new baby into your family, please contact Candace Brahm at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Family & Graduate Housing office at (217) 333-5656.
Come play and learn with us! Parent-Child Playgroup will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Family Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A). Caregivers and children ages five and under participate in fun and educational activities, such as crafts, music, story time, and snacks. Contact Candace Brahm at email@example.com with any questions.
Women’s Support Group
Come join us for tea and conversation. The Women’s Support Group is a comfortable space for women to bond and learn new skills while supporting each other. There will be weekly workshops on a variety of topics such as art, cooking, stress-management, parenting, and more. This group will meet Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Family Resources Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A). Childcare will be provided. For more information, please contact Candace Brahm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Movie Night
All teens aged 13 and above are welcome! Join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Friday, September 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and meet other teens living in our community. We will be serving Jimmy Johns and a variety of other snacks and beverages! Contact Jenna Hickey with any questions at email@example.com.
Family Fun Night
Come out to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Thursday, September 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and enjoy a night of food, fun and conversation with our residents! Pizza will be served along with a variety of snacks, and crafts will be available for children and families to make together. Contact Jenna Hickey with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grandparent Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Sunday, September 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. to celebrate our wonderful grandparents. Ice cream and toppings will be provided, as well as crafts and activities to show appreciation to the grandparents. All residents are welcome! Contact Jenna Hickey with any questions at email@example.com.
Were you born in September? Then we have a birthday party for you! Join us on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) to celebrate all September birthdays. All residents are welcome to come enjoy birthday cake and bingo, with prizes for the winners.
Come out to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) and enjoy Ultimate Frisbee with the other FGH residents on Saturday, September 17 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Beginners and experienced players are welcome, and members of the local frisbee team will be offering tips and techniques along with game rules. Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise followed by light snacks and conversation. Contact Jenna Hickey with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you enjoy singing? Please come share your voice at the first Karaoke night of the year at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana)! The event will be on Wednesday, September 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This event is free and open to residents so please come take advantage of this opportunity to share your favorite songs with us! Contact Mel Cardoso with any questions at email@example.com.
MultiCultural Health Center
The MultiCultural Health Center (2040-A Orchard Street) hosts a free medical clinic every Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is a walk-in clinic staffed by volunteer medical students and supervised by a licensed medical professional. For several years, HeRMES has operated in partnership with area health clinics that serve the uninsured and underserved of Illinois.
Clinic hours are posted on the monthly calendar, and are also updated on a weekly basis on the MCHC voicemail. Please call (217) 265-6267 to make an appointment (walk-ins also welcome).
HeRMES: Every Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30.
WIC Hours: Friday, September 4 and 18, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Clients who are receiving coupons can only pick up their coupons from the MCHC office on the 6th and 12th months. The coupons sent during the first 3 months and the 9th month must be picked up at the C-UHD office. Clients must also make sure to register on the WIC website in order to make themselves eligible to pick up WIC coupons at the MCHC. This will allow each resident's coupons to be delivered to the MCHC for pick up.
CCCHC Services: Champaign County Christian Health Center is a non-profit clinic in our community located at Presence Community Resources Center on Wright St. on the Presence Hospital Campus, with a satellite office at the MultiCultural Health Center by appointment only. Please contact CCCHC through the appointment line, (217) 402- LOVE (5683), if you need assistance with primary care. For more information, visit http://ccchc2003.org.
Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Services: WIC services are provided for women, infants and children and are offered by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Services for WIC participants include supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling, screenings and referrals to other health services, welfare and social services, and immunizations for children. (Note: Clients who are receiving coupons can only pick up their coupons from the MCHC office on the 6th and 12th months. The coupons sent on the first 3 months and the 9th month must be picked up at the C-UPHD office. Clients must also make sure to register on the WIC website in order to make themselves eligible to pick up WIC coupons when available at the MCHC prior to pick up so it can be delivered to the MCHC for pick up.)
Office Hours: There will be no office hours for the month of September.
The fourth floor of 1107 Green will be inspected in September. Treatment will be performed only as needed; twenty-four hour advanced notice will be given prior to treatment. Please move large items away from the walls and remove items on or around windows. To request treatment, visit http://go.illinois.edu/maintenance.
The Daniels Hall Desk, located at 1010 West Green Street, has various equipment available for residents to use free of charge. Need a vacuum cleaner to tidy up your room? Need a bicycle pump to fill up your tires? Then stop by the Daniels Hall Desk, open 24 hours a day to check out any of the following equipment: vacuums, bicycle pumps, a battery charger, a tool box and snow shovels.
Goodwin-Green Office phone: (217) 333-8213
Phone: (217) 333-5656
Neighborhood: 1107 & 1113 W. Green
Neighborhood: 300 S. Goodwin & 1115 W. Green
Family & Graduate Housing Office: 333-5656
U of I Police (non-emergency): 333-1216
McKinley Health Center Dial-A-Nurse: 333-2700
Student Insurance: 333-0165