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Ashton Woods Access: October 2017
 
Ashton Woods Access Sign-Up
 

Leaseholders automatically receive the Access each month. If another member of your household is interested in receiving the newsletter, he/she can sign up online. The newsletter is also available at www.housing.illinois.edu/access.

 
Community Calendar
 

See what's going on in your community with the October events calendar.

 
Orchard Street Road Construction Project Update
 

Residents will be emailed any updates. Updates will also be posted to the University Housing website.

 
October Happenings
 

Calling All Cooks!

Our annual International Food Festival is approaching soon! If you wish to sign up as a cook, please submit your name, email address, phone, and apartment number to Brittney Walker in a survey at http://tinyurl.com/FGHCookSignUp. You can also submit your information at the FGH office with a note for Daniela and she will get back to you. The deadline for cooks to register is Wednesday, October 4.

Uncorked Wine Event at Krannert
Thursday, October 5
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (500 S. Goodwin, Urbana)

This is a free event at Krannert Center where you will be able to meet new people and taste wine. We will be meeting at 4:45 p.m. at the Krannert Center outdoor amphitheater (the large steps facing Goodwin). If you have any questions please contact Alexis Gatses at agatses2@illinois.edu.  For more information on the event go to https://krannertcenter.com/calendar.  The Bus stop is “Krannert Center,” for bus routes go to https://www.cumtd.com/.

International Food Festival
Saturday, October 14 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Orchard Downs Community Center

Come join us for this multicultural experience! Share food and music while learning about other cultures and meeting new people— the perfect ingredients for a wonderful afternoon! Please contact Daniela Vidal at dmvidal2@illinois.edu or the Family & Graduate Housing office at (217) 333-5656 with any questions.

St. Louis Bus Trip Registration
Monday, October 16 at 9 a.m.

Join us for an adventurous afternoon in St. Louis on Saturday, November 4th! Online registration for the trip will begin on Monday, October 16 at 9 a.m. The link to register is http://go.illinois.edu/StLouisBusTrip.  Price for adults (18 and up): $15.00.  Price for children (17 and under): $10.00. Contact Alexis Gatses at agatses2@illinois.edu with questions.

Curtis Apple Orchard Trip
Saturday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m.
Curtis Apple Orchard (3902 S Duncan Rd, Champaign, IL 61822)

We will be taking a bus from the Family and Graduate Housing Office in Orchard Downs. There is no charge for the trip. There is a chance to buy apples and pick out pumpkins at the orchard. After the trip, there will be pumpkin carving in the Orchard Downs Community Center. Visit https://curtisorchard.com for more information about Curtis Orchard.


To attend this trip, you must register at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7982991. Registration will go live on October 1 at 9:00 a.m. Contact Alexis Gatses at agatses2@illinois.edu with questions.

Pre-School Accepting Students for Fall

The Orchard Downs Pre-School is still accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 school year. For questions and information please email Debbie Collins at dcollns@illinois.edu  or call (217) 333-5659. You may also contact the FGH office at (217) 333-5656.

 
Ashton Woods Events
 

No social events at Ashton Woods this month.

 
Programs at Orchard Downs
 

All University Apartment residents are invited to participate in programs at Orchard Downs. All programs are in the Orchard Downs Community Center, 510 George Huff Drive unless noted. See below for more information.  

Birthday Bingo
Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Do you have an October birthday? Join us to celebrate all October birthdays with cake, prizes, and bingo. Everyone is welcome to come, and children must be supervised. Birthday Bingo will be held at the same time and location on the first Tuesday of every month. If you have any questions, please email Alexis Gatses at agatses2@illinois.edu.

Family Housing Council Social Night
Saturday, October 7 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 21 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Please join the Family Housing Council (FHC) for our monthly resident social. Suggestions for future social themes are appreciated!

Spooky Story Hour
Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of Spooky fun. A volunteer from the Center for Children’s books will be reading us Halloween stories and we will also be making a spooky craft. All children and parents are welcome to attend and snacks will be provided. For any additional questions, please contact Morgan Baker at mmbaker4@illinois.edu.

Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, October 21
at 1:00 p.m.  

Come out to an afternoon of fun carving and decorating pumpkins. All children and families are invited to come! Children must be supervised and families are strongly encouraged to bring their own pumpkins and carving stencils or decorations as supplies will be limited. Once we are done decorating, you are more than welcome to join in on cooking pumpkin seeds! For any additional questions, please contact Morgan Baker at mmbaker4@illinois.edu

Make Your Own Halloween Bags and Treats
Wednesday, October 25
at 6:30 p.m.

In preparation for Halloween, join us to create Halloween bags that can be used on Halloween night. We will also be making Halloween treats. Don’t miss out on a night of Halloween fun. Contact Morgan Baker at mmbaker4@illinois.edu with questions.

Halloween Party
Saturday October 28
at 5:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to celebrate our annual Halloween Party. There will be food, crafts and activities. There will also be a costume contest, so dress to impress to win prizes! All residents are welcome to come! Contact Morgan Baker at mmbaker4@illinois.edu with questions.

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m.

We are celebrating Dia de Los Muertos! Join us for crafts and snacks. Contact Alexis Gatses at agatses2@illinois.edu with any questions.

 

 
Community Programs
 

Free Nutrition Workshops

Learn how to plan meals on a budget and prepare healthy meals for you and your family. Come for free food, incentives, and recipes. This 8-week course will occur on Tuesdays from October 3 through November 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Family Resource Center (1834-A). Please sign up to participate at http://tinyurl.com/FGHNutritionSignUp  (space is limited and registration is required). Contact Daniela at dmvidal2@illinois.edu with questions.

Lending Room

The Lending Storeroom will be open on Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Lending Storeroom is located at 2044-A Orchard Street (entrance to Lending Room is located on the West side of the building/street side).

Sewing Room in the Learning Resource Center (Orchard Downs apt. 2044-A)
October 7 and October 21 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Sewing Room Coordinator Balqees will be opening the sewing room on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Sewing machines and other equipment including scissors, pins, measuring tape and thread are available for residents to use. Email Balgees at fnubalqees@gmail.com if you have questions.

Coffee House in the Learning Resource Center (Orchard Downs apt. 2044-A)
October 14 and October 28 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

The International Hospitality Committee sponsors a Coffee House at the Learning Resource Center.  The purpose of this program is to have morning coffee and get to know your neighbors. It is an opportunity for international discussion and casual conversation, and a way to share your culture and make friends.  The Coffee House will be held on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of the month from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Parent-Child Playgroup in the Family Resource Center (1834-A Orchard Place)
Every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Come play and learn with us! Caregivers and children ages five and under participate in fun and educational activities, such as crafts, music, story time, and snacks. This month, there will be an additional evening playgroup on Monday, October 23 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Contact Daniela at dmvidal2@illinois.edu  with any questions.

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 Daniela Vidal at dmvidal2@illinois.edu or call the Family & Graduate Housing office at (217) 333-5656.

Women’s Tea Time Support Group in the Family Resource Center (1834-A Orchard Place)
Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Come join us for tea and conversation. The Women’s Tea Time 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 many more. This month, there will be an additional evening group on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Daniela at dmvidal2@illinois.edu.

Yoga and Meditation Happy Hour at the Orchard Downs Community Center
Mondays from 6:30­ to 7:30 p.m.

The Art of Living - UIUC Chapter works to promote the mental, emotional and physical well-being of members of the campus community with the help of yoga, meditation and breathing techniques. This is based on the belief that a stress-free individual builds a stress-free and violence-free society. The Yoga and Meditation Happy Hour will be a fun-filled session where you will practice yoga, meditation and breathing techniques to help the overworked mind settle down and let your inner peace shine through. Come, be happy!

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. The group meets 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 ruth.krehbiel@gmail.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.

HeRMES: Every Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. 

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.

WIC services will no longer be offered at the Family & Graduate MultiCultural Health Center. For services and resources, please visit Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department’s website at c-uphd.org/wic.html.

 

 
Maintenance Requests
 

http://go.illinois.edu/maintenance

 
Pest Control
 

Treatment will be provided only as needed; twenty-four-hour advanced notice will be given prior to treatment. To request treatment, visit http://go.illinois.edu/maintenance.

Pet Owners: please put your dogs in the small bedroom between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. after we post a dated notice on your door. We need to enter your apartment to inspect for pests and change your monitors. We will be at pet apartments Monday and Tuesday during your posted time to prevent your dogs from being locked up all week. Thank you for your cooperation!

 
Important Contacts
 

Complex Coordinator

Whitney Welsh
wwelsh2@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 300-7157

Community Aide

Rachel Pharris
rpharrs2@illinois.edu

Dario Acosta & Alejandra Jimenez Alcala
acostaa2@illinois.edu & ale.jimenezalcala@gmail.com

Other Contacts

Family & Graduate Housing Office: 333-5656
Emergency: 9-911
U of I Police (non-emergency): 333-1216
McKinley Health Center Dial-A-Nurse: 333-2700
Student Insurance: 333-0165