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 Tyra Brown (email email@example.com).
Jump into Spring Semester
Come and join us for some pizza to celebrate the start of a new semester! We will meet on Wednesday, January 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana). We especially welcome our new residents come and get to know the GAs.
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 Brittney Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Family & Graduate Housing office at (217) 333-5656.
Come play and learn with us! Parent-Child Playgroup will now meet on Mondays and Tuesdays 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. There will be no Playgroup on January 18. For more information, contact Brittney at email@example.com.
Pajama & Movie Night
Stay warm in the cold and come out to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Thursday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. dressed in your favorite comfortable pajamas! Pizza will be served along with the showing of a movie perfect for the whole family. Please contact Joy Sugihara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
January Birthday Bingo
Were you born in January? Then we have a birthday party for you! Join us on Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) to celebrate all January birthdays. We’ll start off by recognizing January birthdays and eating birthday cake followed by playing Bingo! Please contact Joy Sugihara with any questions at email@example.com.
Polish Baltic Philharmonic Classical Music Concert
As part of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ commitment to explorations of classical music and as a celebration of the enthusiasm of students of all ages for classical music, this outstanding performance will be presented FREE OF CHARGE for all students (any age) and their accompanying parents. The Polish Baltic Philharmonic performance will be on Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m. Seating for this special free event will be assigned and tickets are required. To register for tickets, please visit http://goo.gl/forms/Ztggzgi14Q. Registration will close on Saturday, January 16. An email will be sent out to residents who registered regarding pick-up of tickets at the FGH office. Please email Joy Sugihara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
MCHC Health Center Call for Volunteers
The MultiCultural Health Center is looking for members in the community who are willing to serve as volunteers for the health center. We are looking for people who are doctors, nurses, dentists, or any form of health professional from their native homeland or the U.S. who would be interested in participating in our health clinics. Please contact the MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com if you are interested or have any questions.
MCHC Health Club Registration
Registration for the MultiCultural Health Club is still going on! The Health Club consists of a group of residents who are interested in improving health and wellness awareness for themselves and their fellow neighbors. Residents will participate in special programs constructed to improve their health and physical activity. If you are interested, contact the MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MCHC will be hosting a Zumba aerobics class on Monday, January 11 and 25 in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana). This will be a chance to work towards keeping your body in shape while dancing to good music. Please wear exercise-appropriate attire. 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 email@example.com.
There will be a stress-relief social in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Friday, January 29 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
NEW: Health Insurance Services Office Hours
Planned Parenthood of Illinois in Champaign will be partnering with the MultiCultural Health Center (MCHC) to help individuals sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace and Medicaid. We will be located in the MCHC (2040-A Orchard Street) bi-weekly starting January 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. We will be having a brief informational session at the next upcoming FHC Meeting in January. Come and see us if you need help with your Marketplace/Medicaid application!