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 Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Orchard Community Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A). Caregivers and children age five and under participate in fun and educational activities, such as crafts, music, story time, and snacks. *There will be no Playgroup on June 1st. For more information contact Brittney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Tea Time Support Group
Come join us for tea and conversation. The Women’s Tea Time Support Group is a comfortable space for women to bond and learn new skills while supporting each other. There will be weekly workshops on a variety of topics such as art, cooking, stress-management, parenting, and many more. This group will meet every Thursday at 1:00pm to 2:30p.m. at the Family Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A). There will be no group held on June 2nd and 9th. For more information contact Brittney at email@example.com.
All preschoolers (age 3 to 5 years old and toilet-trained) are invited to attend our Preschool Playtime weekly program every Tuesday for the month of June, 10-11:30 am, at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana). This program will provide activities and snacks for preschool students and give the opportunity to interact with other preschoolers. Parents are encouraged to stay during the playtime as well. Please contact Joy Sugihara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Wednesday, June 8th, at 6:30 pm for a Storytelling Night. In partnership with The Center for Children’s Books, this is a fun event for young children and their families. Children will learn about the art of storytelling and we’ll have snacks for all! Please contact Joy Sugihara email@example.com with any questions.
Happy Father’s Day!
In celebration of Father’s Day weekend, come out to the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Saturday, June 18, 1 p.m. for a fun afternoon of activities, crafts, games and snacks! This will be a great opportunity to honor and recognize all the fathers in our community and all residents are welcome to attend. Contact Joy Sugihara at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Wednesday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. for a Summer Storytime. In partnership with The Center for Children’s Books, this a fun event for young children and their families. We’ll be reading stories, participate in a themed craft and enjoy snacks! Please contact Joy Sugihara at email@example.com with any questions.
Family Summer Kite Day
Join us at the Orchard Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for a summer story time and kite building workshop. This event is for all residents who enjoy reading and being outdoors. Children do not forget to bring your parents! Refreshments will be provided and you will add the fun. Please contact Adrian & Sedna firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Summer Wellness Challenge Information Session (MCHC HEALTH CLUB Registration)
Our MultiCultural Health Club will be having a wellness challenge throughout the summer in order to improve health awareness in Orchard Downs. Residents who are interested will be given the opportunity to sign up and participate in our wellness group challenge where residents will be asked to maintain certain habits to sustain their healthiness. If you are interested in registering for the MCHC HEALTH CLUB and also the Summer Wellness Challenge, please contact Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com.
Walk/Jog/Run Group (MCHC Health Club)
Attention ALL families and residents of ALL ages. The MultiCultural Health Center will be having another Walk/Jog/Run group for every one of ALL ages. Families have the option of walking with their children and friends or either a slight run around the Orchard Down neighborhood complex. Everyone is invited. Running is NOT mandatory. We will meet at the MCHC (2040-A Orchard Street) on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30pm and then go for our walk/run. For any more information or question contact Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Summer Fun Day Camp
Do you have children between the ages of 5-11 looking for fun summer plans? Register your child for the Children’s Summer Fun Day Camp from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15. The camp will be every morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana). Camp will have an Olympic theme with Bible stories, fun games, crafts, songs, snacks, and prizes. There will also be a free celebration lunch for all the campers’ families on Friday, July 15. To register online, go to now.tcbc.cc/daycamp. If you have any questions, email Ruth at email@example.com.