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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.