All University Apartment residents are invited to participate in programs at Orchard Downs. See below for more information.
Popcorn and a Movie Night: January 12
Come out and mingle with your fellow neighbors! Enjoy some yummy snacks and a winter movie for all residents! Everyone is welcome, and please feel free to wear your warm pajamas and bring your pillows and blankets! Join us in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Monday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m.! If you have any questions please contact Paige Jackson at email@example.com.
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 Sedna Cordova (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sew Your Own Potholder
The Sewing Room, supported by the Family Housing Council, will offer workshops for every resident over 9 years old. Come any Saturday of January to learn how to sew a potholder or, in case you already know how to use a sewing machine, come to make your own creation. We’ll give you all the materials needed and some directions to help you while you sew. For any further questions, please contact the Sewing Room Monitor, Sedna Cordova, at email@example.com. Want to be a volunteer and help others with their sewing skills? Contact Helen Xie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting January 20th, Parent-Child Playgroup will meet on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. 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 Morgan at email@example.com with any questions. There will be no playgroup until January 20th due to winter break.
Missing Kid’s Club? Come to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Wednesday, January 14th from 4pm to 5:30 pm for fun activities for kids! Spend time with friends, make a craft, or play a game. Contact Ga Young at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Winter Story and Craft Night
Please join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a winter story and craft. This is a fun event for children of all ages and their families. Please contact Ga Young at email@example.com with questions.
From January 13 to March 10 Cooking Club will host the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Learn new healthy and inexpensive ideas and cook together. We meet on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. at the Family Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A). Children are welcome, but parental supervision is required. If you are interested in joining, you MUST contact Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited There will be no Cooking/Crafting Club until January 13th due to winter break.
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 Morgan by email at email@example.com or the Family & Graduate Housing office at (217) 333-5656.
January Birthday Bash and Bingo
Were you born in January? Do you love Bingo? Then we have a party for you! Join us in the Community Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 for a party to celebrate all January birthdays! We will have music, bingo, and birthday cake. Come on by and celebrate! If you have any question please email Paige Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle School/Teen Night (6th-12th grade)
Hey, teens! Join us for a warm teen night at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Friday, January 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Come enjoy making your own cupcakes and decorating them! A wintery movie, popcorn, and hot chocolate will be waiting for you also! Contact Ga Young by email at email@example.com with any questions.
MultiCultural Health Center Call for Volunteers
The MultiCultural Health Center (MCHC) is looking for members in the community who would be willing to serve as volunteers for the health center. We are looking for people who are doctors, nurses, dentists or any form of health professionals from their native homeland or here in the U.S. who would be interested in participating in the health clinics based on their availability. If you are please feel free to contact our MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCHC Health Club Registration
Registration for the MCHC Health Club is still ongoing! The Health Club is a group of residents who are interested in improving health and wellness for themselves and their fellow neighbors. Residents will participate in special programs designed to improve their health and physical activity. If you are interested, please come to our registration night or email the MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com.
MCHC Health Club: Yoga Classes
We will have our weekly yoga classes at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Mondays, beginning Monday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. This will be a chance to exercise and work towards keeping your health and your body in shape. If you have yoga mats and other equipment, please feel free to bring them. Members of the MCHC Health Club are encouraged to participate. To sign up or receive more information, feel free to contact the MultiCultural Health GA Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
T-25 Fitness Session
The MCHC will be hosting a fitness session at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Wednesday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m., for residents interested in exercising at a moderate level. This is an opportunity to see where your fitness level is and see what exercises you are comfortable doing. This is for adults only. For more information feel free to contact the MultiCultural Health GA Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com.
There will be a stress-relief social in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive, Urbana) on Friday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. Come and get some free snacks and interact with your fellow neighbors and their families. Games and karaoke will be available! Also get a chance to receive massage therapy and relieve some stress. All are welcome. For more information please contact Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.