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Ashton Woods Access: July 2016
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Community Calendar

See what's going on in your community with the July events calendar.

Children’s Parade

Please join us to celebrate Independence Day at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) with a children’s parade on July 2. We will decorate children’s bikes and strollers. The decorating will start at 10:00 a.m. and the parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

Movie & Pizza Night

Come join us at the Orchard Down Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Monday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. for a movie and pizza night open to all residents. In partnership with graduate assistants from McKinley Health Center, this movie night will be focused on the general theme of wellness. Enjoy pizza, snacks and come and socialize with other residents! Please contact Joy Sugihara at with any questions.

Summer Birthday Bingo

Were you born in June, July or August? Then we have a birthday party for you! Join us on Friday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) to celebrate all summer birthdays. We’ll start off by recognizing summer birthdays and eating birthday cake followed by playing Bingo! All residents are welcome. Please contact Joy Sugihara with any questions at

Campfire Storytime

Please join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) on Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. for a Campfire themed Storytime. In partnership with The Center for Children’s Books, this is a fun event for young children and their families. Weather permitting, we will be reading stories outside and snacks will be provided. Please contact Joy Sugihara at with any questions.

Farewell Graduate Assistants

The 2015-2016 Graduate Assistants will be finishing their work at the end of the July and would like to show their appreciation and say farewell to all residents. Please join us at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W George Huff Dr., Urbana) Friday, July 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to say goodbye to the graduate assistants and enjoy socializing with one another. Food will be served! Please contact Joy Sugihara at with any questions.

Programs at Orchard Downs

All University Apartment residents are invited to participate in programs at Orchard Downs. See below for more information.  

Sewing Room 

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 

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 If you have any questions, email Ruth at

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 or the Family & Graduate Housing office at (217) 333-5656.

Parent-Child Playgroup

Come play and learn with us! Parent-Child Playgroup will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center( 510 W. George Huff Drive). 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 play group on July 4th, July 11th and July 12th. For more information Contact Brittney at

Summer Snacks Workshop

Need new recipes for the summer? Come join us for a summer nutrition workshop on Thursday, July 28 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Orchard Downs Community Center (510 W. George Huff Drive). Learn how to prepare healthy summer snacks and meals for you and your family. For more information contact  Brittney at

Walk/Jog/Run Group

Attention all families and residents of ALL ages. The MultiCultural Health Center will be having another Walk/Jog/Run group for people of ALL ages on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. 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 and then go for our walk/run. For any more information or question contact Kelechi Lamberts at

Run The Hill Challenge

How many times can you run the large hill in 3 minutes?  Come out Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at Orchard Downs Hill, and join us for a fun and exciting experience of challenging the large hill that is in Orchard Downs. This is open to everyone, including children, interested. Prizes and refreshments will be provided.

MultiCultural Health Center

The MultiCultural Health Center (2040-A Orchard Street) hosts a free medical clinic every Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is a walk-in clinic staffed by volunteer medical students and supervised by a licensed medical professional. For several years, HeRMES has operated in partnership with area health clinics that serve the uninsured and underserved of Illinois.

Clinic Hours

Clinic hours are posted on the monthly calendar, and are also updated on a weekly basis on the MCHC voicemail. Please call (217) 265-6267 to make an appointment (walk-ins also welcome).

HeRMES: Every Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. 

WIC Hours: Friday, July 8 and 22, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Clients who are receiving coupons can only pick up their coupons from the MCHC office on the 6th and 12th months. The coupons sent during the first 3 months and the 9th month must be picked up at the C-UHD office. Clients must also make sure to register on the WIC website in order to make themselves eligible to pick up WIC coupons at the MCHC. This will allow each resident's coupons to be delivered to the MCHC for pick up. 

CCCHC Services: Champaign County Christian Health Center is a non-profit clinic in our community located at Presence Community Resources Center on Wright St. on the Presence Hospital Campus, with a satellite office at the MultiCultural Health Center by appointment only. Please contact CCCHC through the appointment line, (217) 402- LOVE (5683), if you need assistance with primary care. For more information, visit

Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Services: WIC services are provided for women, infants and children and are offered by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Services for WIC participants include supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling, screenings and referrals to other health services, welfare and social services, and immunizations for children. (Note: Clients who are receiving coupons can only pick up their coupons from the MCHC office on the 6th and 12th months. The coupons sent on the first 3 months and the 9th month must be picked up at the C-UPHD office. Clients must also make sure to register on the WIC website in order to make themselves eligible to pick up WIC coupons when available at the MCHC prior to pick up so it can be delivered to the MCHC for pick up.)

Office Hours: Office hours at the MCHC will be on Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Feel free to stop by for baby weigh-ins or come and pick up some beneficial health information handouts on winter safety, pre-natal health, or common health questions For more information, contact Kelechi Ibe-Lamberts at

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Maintenance Requests

Pest Control

Ashton Woods buildings 2215, 2217, & 2219 will be inspected during July. Treatment will be provided only as needed; twenty-four-hour advanced notice will be given prior to treatment. To request treatment, visit

Pet Owners: please put your dogs in the small bedroom between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. after we post a dated notice on your door. We need to enter your apartment to inspect for pests and change your monitors. We will be at pet apartments Monday and Tuesday during your posted time to prevent your dogs from being locked up all week. Thank you for your cooperation!

Important Contacts

Ashton Woods Office phone: (217) 244-7551

Complex Director

CJ Holterman
Phone: (217) 333-5656

Community Aides

Rachel Pharris

Dario Acosta & Alejandra Jimenez Alcala &

Other Contacts

Family & Graduate Housing Office: 333-5656
Emergency: 9-911
U of I Police (non-emergency): 333-1216
McKinley Health Center Dial-A-Nurse: 333-2700
Student Insurance: 333-0165