All University Apartment residents are invited to participate in programs at Orchard Downs. See below for more information.
Parent-Child Playgroup will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Come decorate cookies and make Valentine’s Day cards at Crafting Club on February 13th at 2 p.m. in the Family Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A). Children are welcome, but must be supervised. Contact Morgan at email@example.com 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 Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Family & Graduate Housing office at (217) 333-5656.
February Valentine's Birthday Bingo: February 12
Were you born in February? Do you love Bingo? Then we have a party for you! Join us in the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 12 for a party to celebrate Valentine’s Day and all of the February birthdays! We will have music, bingo, and birthday cake. Come on by and celebrate! If you have any questions please email Paige Jackson at email@example.com.
2nd Annual Children’s Play Date - First Christian Church
Be our guest for a Valentine’s Day Children’s Play Date for visiting scholars, spouses and child(ren) Saturday, February 14th from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at our indoor playground (intersection of Curtis and Staley Roads). While child(ren) enjoy the playground, parents can use the walking track, sitting area, free WiFi access and snacks for all…perfect for a winter Saturday afternoon. Transportation will be provided by First Christian Church from both the North and South Laundries in Orchard Downs at 1 p.m. Our buses will return you to Orchard Downs at 3:30 p.m. If you have questions, email our H.I.S. Team (Hosting International Students Team) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register on-line by 2/10/15 at: https://fcconline.wufoo.com/forms/play-date.
Middle School/Teen Night (6th-12th grade)
Join us on Friday, February 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Family Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A) for an individual pizza-making party. We will learn how to make our own pizzas with a variety of toppings and ingredients. Different kinds of board games will be available for the party too! Please contact Ga Young at email@example.com with any questions.
Lunar New Year Celebration: February 28
The New Year is here, and what better way to celebrate than with fellow residents? Join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) on Saturday, February 28 at 12 Noon for a Lunar New Year celebration. There will be food and refreshments, entertainment, and children’s activities. If you have any questions, please email Paige Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MultiCultural Health Center Call for Volunteers
The MultiCultural Health Center is looking for community members 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 the U.S. who would be interested in participating in the health clinics. If you are interested, please contact our MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com.
Men 2 Men Program Informational
The MCHC will be relaunching the Men 2 Men program for male residents of Family & Graduate Housing, beginning on Tuesday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive). This is a program that creates a space strictly for men to engage in activities beneficial for the health and wellness of this particular group. Please come to our informational to find out more! Snacks will be provided. Contact the MultiCultural Health GA Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dental Screenings Sign-Ups
The MCHC will be hosting its second dental screening for residents who need to see a dentist. We will be distributing applications throughout the month of February and March. Please pick up an application at the MCHC or at the Family & Graduate Housing office front desk.
MCHC Health Club Registration
Registration for the MCHC Health Club is still open! The Health Club is a group of residents who are interested in improving their health awareness and wellness for themselves and their fellow neighbors. Residents will participate in special programs constructed to improve the health and physical activity. If you are interested, email Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com.
The MCHC will be hosting yoga fitness classes every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive). 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 to receive more information, contact the MultiCultural Health GA Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a stress-relief social in the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) on Friday, February 27 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 contact Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com.