All University Apartment residents are invited to participate in programs at Orchard Downs. See below for more information.
Eco Family Fest
In honor of the 5th Annual Campus Ecofeminism Summit on campus, Orchard Downs and the Women’s Resources Center invites you for an afternoon of activities for the whole family designed to celebrate our planet and connect students and their families to green living! It will be held at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) on Sunday, March 8 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. We’ll have food, games, crafts, and a resource fair, and it is all free and open to the public! If you have any question please email Paige Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can, please RSVP on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1FyABRp.
March Birthday Celebration
Were you born in March? Do you love games? Then we have a party for you! Join us in the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 for a party to celebrate all of the March birthdays! We will have music, games, and birthday cake. Come on by and celebrate! If you have any question please email 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).
St. Louis Bus Trip: April 18
Want to get away for the day? Join Family & Graduate Housing on Saturday, April 18 as we visit the “Gateway to the West, St. Louis! We will be going to The Gateway Arch and the Saint Louis Zoo. We will depart from the Family & Graduate Housing Office (1841 S. Orchard Place, Urbana) at 6:30 a.m. and arrive back at Orchard Downs at approximately 8:00 p.m. Registration for this event is required and will be at http://go.illinois.edu/StLouisBusTrip Monday, March 30 beginning at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions please email Paige Jackson at email@example.com or visit their websites http://www.gatewayarch.com/ and http://www.stlzoo.org/
Parent-Child Playgroup will meet on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 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 Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. There will be no playgroup until March 24 or March 27 due to Spring 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.
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party
Do you have a birthday in March? So does Dr. Seuss! Everyone is invited to the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate! We will have Dr. Seuss themed food, crafts, and games! Please contact Ga Young at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Bingo and Health Trivia
On Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m., come to the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) for a fun night of bingo and health trivia! There will be lots of prizes and snacks as well as the chance to learn more about healthy living. Come enjoy a fun night with your family! Contact Ga Young at email@example.com with questions.
Cultural Adjustment Workshop
Please join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss and share your experiences while adjusting time to the new environment and learn about different ways to manage stress and struggles in relation to the experiences that you are having. This program is for international students’ and scholar’s spouses to get to know each other. Childcare and snacks will be provided during the program, and a small gift will be given for attendance. Contact Ga Young at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Spring Story and Craft Night
Please join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a spring story, craft, and snack. This is a fun event for children of all ages and their families! Please contact Ga Young at email@example.com with questions.
Middle School/Teen Caricaturing Night (For 6th-12th graders)
Hey teens! Do you like drawing silly pictures and having fun? Here is a fun program for you! Join us on Friday, March 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) for a caricaturing workshop. Caricature artist, Dan Wild, will come over and teach the art of caricature and cartooning. We will also have a chance to caricature for each other and take the art back home! Family and Graduate Housing and Luso-Brazilian Association are co-sponsoring this event. Snacks and Brazilian refreshments will be served. Contact Ga Young at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
MultiCultural Health Center Call for Volunteers
The MultiCultural Health Center 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 email@example.com.
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 the MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCHC Health Resource Fair
For the third year, the MultiCultural Health Center will be sponsoring its annual Health Fair on Saturday, March 14 at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) beginning at 11:00 a.m. This fair is a way for our residents to discover the resources that are available for them in order to improve all phases of their health/wellness and also allows them the opportunity to match names with faces to the potential health-related programs that will be held at Orchard Downs in the near future. We will have a booth set up for participants to share information for students and their families alike. For more information, contact MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com.
MCHC Health Club: Yoga Classes
The MCHC will continue hosting yoga fitness classes every Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive). This will be a chance to exercise and work towards maintaining your health and keeping 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 to receive more information, contact the MultiCultural Health GA Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a new consultation “stress-relief clinic” program occurring at the MultiCultural Health Center (2040-A Orchard Street) on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It will be co-sponsored with Counseling Center. For more information, please see the back of your monthly calendar!