All University Apartment residents are invited to participate in programs at Orchard Downs. See below for more information.
The Great Egg Hunt
Come to the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) on Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m. for an egg hunt! Fun for the whole family, with lots of Easter eggs and prizes! Contact Ga Young at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please join us on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) for an expressive arts night. There will be an opportunity for residents to engage with each other and explore your cultural identities through arts. This will be a fun and interactive event for residents of all ages. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please contact Ga Young at email@example.com with questions.
April Birthday Bingo: April 9
Were you born in April? Do you love Bingo? Then we have a party for you! Join us in the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 for a party to celebrate all of the April birthdays! We will have music, bingo, and birthday cake. Come on by and celebrate! If you have any questions please email Paige Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com).
Parent-Child Playgroup will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 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.
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.
Parent’s Night Out
Bring your children to the Family Resource Center (Orchard Downs apartment 1834-A) on Friday, April 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. for a fun craft project, snacks, games, and a movie. This will be a great activity night for your kids (ages 0-14), while you have the chance to relax at home or have a night out on your own. You must REGISTER your children for this event at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8108509
Registration is limited to the first sixteen children who register. Please contact Ga Young at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Uncorked at Krannert: April 16
Join Family and Graduate Housing at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 16 for Uncorked! Uncorked is a free event with snacks, wine samples, and great conversation. We will meet in front of Krannert on Gregory at 4:50 p.m.to enjoy the event together. If you have any questions please email Paige Jackson at email@example.com or check out their website at
Middle School/Teen Night (6th to 12th grade)
Join us on Friday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) for learning about fruit arrangements like a pro with guest instructor, Dorothy. Dinner & snacks will be provided. Contact Ga Young at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Multicultural Event for Children
Join us on Saturday, April 18 at 3 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) for a fun multicultural event. There will be storytelling performances, multicultural craft activities, international games, and a variety of photo booth props and signs. This will be a fun and engaging event for children of all ages and their families. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please contact Ga Young at email@example.com with questions.
Outside Play Date: April 20
Come enjoy the beautiful weather and mingle with your fellow residents! Join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive) at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20 for a play date to celebrate spring! We will have sidewalk chalk, snacks, and play on the playground. Come on by and join the fun! If you have any questions please email Paige Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 health awareness and wellness for themselves and their fellow neighbors. Residents will participate in special programs designed to improve health and physical activity. If you are interested please email MCHC GA Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com.
Dental Screenings Sign-Ups
The MCHC will be hosting its second dental screening for residents who need to see a dentist. We will be distributing applications throughout the month. Please pick up the applications at the MCHC or at the FGH office front desk.
MCHC Dental Screening Fair
The MultiCultural Health Center will be conducting its second dental fair in the Orchard Downs community for the residents of Family & Graduate Housing. The event is geared towards raising awareness by providing dental services such as dental screenings, dental care referrals, and dental education resources for hygiene and disease prevention. Dental specialist and examiners from SmileHealthy mobile dental clinic will be coming to provide free dental screenings for residents and their children. To participate, please pick up an application from the main office or the MultiCultural Health Center. The fair will be held on Saturday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (500 West George Huff Drive). To receive more information, contact the MultiCultural Health GA Kelechi Lamberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Families have the option of walking or doing a slight run with their children and friends around the Orchard Down neighborhood complex. Everyone is invited. Running is NOT mandatory. We will meet at the MCHC and then go for our walk/run. For further information or questions, contact Kelechi Lamberts at email@example.com.
MCHC Health Club: Yoga Classes
MCHC will be hosting our weekly yoga classes on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. 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 to 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 (500 West George Huff Drive) on Friday, April 24 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.