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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com or the Family & Graduate Housing office at (217) 333-5656.
Come play and learn with us! Parent-Child Playgroup will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays 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 will participate in fun and educational activities such as crafts, music, story time, and snacks. Contact Brittney at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
“Leap” Into the New Year
In celebration of the Leap Year and starting the new year of 2016, come out to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Monday, February 29 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about and create your own 2016 “vision board.” Creating your own personal vision board allows you to reflect upon your past year and make new goals for 2016. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Please contact Joy Sugihara with any questions at email@example.com.
Valentine’s Day Party
Come out to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day. There will be crafts and activities, snacks, and a fondue station. All residents are welcome! Please contact Joy Sugihara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
February Birthday Bingo
Were you born in February? Then we have a birthday party for you! Join us on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate all February birthdays at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana). We’ll start off by recognizing February birthdays and eating cake, and then we will be playing Bingo! All residents are welcome. Please contact Joy Sugihara with any questions at email@example.com.
Valentine’s Day Card Making
Join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. to make your own Valentine’s Day card for family members and friends living in the neighborhood. This is a great way to show your love and appreciation for family and friends! Cards and decorating materials will be supplied. All cards made at the event can be sent to others living in the apartment community and will be dropped of in mailboxes by graduate assistants. Please contact Joy Sugihara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Come and celebrate the Chinese New Year together at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) starting at 12 noon on Saturday, February 13. There will be food and entertainment! Contact Brandi Binder at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have 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 email@example.com.
The MCHC will be hosting another Zumba/yoga fitness class on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana). This will be a chance to exercise and work towards 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 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 (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Friday, February 26 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.
Free Nutrition Workshops
Learn how to plans meals on a budget and prepare healthy meals for you and your family. Come out to our nutrition workshops for free food, incentives, recipes, and to earn a certificate from the U of I Extension Office. This 9-week course will start Thursday, February 4 and run through March 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 2044-A). Registration is required. Contact Brittney G. Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. During the month of February, we will be available on Friday, February 12 and Friday, February, 26. Come and see us if you need help with your Marketplace/Medicaid application! For more information, contact Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com.