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).
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 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). There will be no play group on Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22. 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 email@example.com with any questions.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party
Come out to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday! There will be Dr. Seuss themed food, crafts, and games. Please contact Joy Sugihara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
February & March Birthday Bingo
Were you born in February or March? Due to the blizzard in February, which cancelled our event, we will be having a big party to celbrate all February and March birthdays! Join us on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) to enjoy some birthday cake, play bingo and win prizes. All residents are welcome. Please contact Joy Sugihara with any questions at email@example.com.
Spring Story Time
Join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. for a spring story time and craft night. This event for young children and their families is in partnership with The Center for Children's Books, and will be a fun night for all who attend! Please contact Joy Sugihara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Great Egg Hunt
Come out to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Satuday, March 26 at 1:00 p.m. to join us in our annual Great Egg Hunt. Make sure to bring a bag, basket, or bucket to collect your eggs and candy! The egg hunt will be for children 13 years and under, but everyone is welcome to come. Please contact Joy Sugihara at email@example.com with any questions.
Middle School and Teen Night
Middle school and high school students are invited to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Friday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. Community Aide Dorothea Sudibyo will be in attendance to teach students about fruit arrangements. Students will then have the opportunity to make their own delicious fruit arrangement, and enjoy the dinner provided! This event is only for middle school and high school students. Please contact Joy Sugihara with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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 email@example.com 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 March, we will be available on Friday, March 11 and Friday, March 25. Come and see us if you need help with your Marketplace/Medicaid application! For more information, contact Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.