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.