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Global Youth Service Day 2017

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Chefs' Auction fundraiser

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The Village of Orland Park's annual Chefs' Auction event is one of the most highly anticipated fundraisers in the community, and for the third straight year, it will benefit The Bridge Teen Center. The event features some of the most prominent local restaurants whose chefs create some amazing dishes to share…

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Chefs' Auction fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, 2/23

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Bridge Ambassadors Hand Out Bombas Socks to the Homeless

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Community Service Opportunities for Students

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Now you can text us to confirm your spot in programs!

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2017 Goals

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Sky Zone Grand Opening benefits The Bridge

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Foam-Rolling Routine

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So often, people get bored or discouraged with their workout routines. They may quit and continue making poor choices regarding their health. Well, this foam-rolling routine is different, FUN, and effective! Adopt a fitness routine used by professional athletes to improve your flexibility and muscle strength. It’s great to do…

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Designing The Next iPhone

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Apple is one of the most innovative and creative brands in the world. From its start in 1976, this company has defined and redefined technology and extended communication to the ends of the earth, literally. Hear from a former Apple employee about the company’s inception, failures and successes, and cutting…

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DIY Glass Gem Magnets w/ Mandi

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Are you bored with your room or locker at school? Your everyday environments are important and they can affect your mood and productivity. So, let’s bring new life to your surroundings with DIY glass gem magnets for your magnetic board or locker. Personalize them with what inspires you or think of…

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Belgian Waffles & Bingo

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What’s better than the super fluffy goodness of Belgian waffles and a chill game of Bingo with your friends? Umm, pretty much NOTHING. These waffles are super crisp on the outside and light as a feather inside and so scrumptious! Sign up with a friend and join us!…

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Giant Jenga Competition

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Go big or go home! We’ve super-sized our Jenga stacking game. An intense game of Giant Jenga can get over 6 feet high! You in? Bring a friend!…

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Culinary: Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta w/ The Cheesecake Factory

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Have you seen The Cheesecake Factory menu? It’s about 20 pages long! It’s full of a mouthwatering variety of appetizers, meals, and LOTS of cheesecake. Hear about how the Chefs manage the lunch/dinner rush. Discover why they pair certain foods together. Most of all, challenge yourself to learn how to cook…

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Voice Lessons

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Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vocalist looking for guidance, taking voice lessons can help you get you acclimated to your voice, give you an extra boost of confidence, and improve your performance when you sing your heart out. Your voice is a muscle and it has to be exercised…

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Homemade Beeswax Candles

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Beeswax is the purest form of wax in the world. On top of that, beeswax candles are a natural air purifier and burn more slowly than other kinds of candles. Take some time to hand-craft a candle using this natural wax produced by honey bees. Enjoy the faint honey scent and…

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Project Serve: Thrift Store Cashier (HS ONLY)

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Do you want to be ahead of the game when it comes to self-confidence and experience at your first job? Learn how to operate the touch-screen cash register and develop your customer service skills at The Bridge Thrift Store. Prepare now and be ready for when that opportunity arises –…

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Monopoly Mania

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When you land on a railroad, would you rather buy it or receive a prize? What about when you land on an electric company? This is not the same Monopoly game you’re used to. Learn some new rules that will take your game to the next level. Prizes will be…

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Weaving w/ Gather Hand Woven

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Create unique and cozy wall décor that’ll warm your heart on chilly days! Learn how to warp a loom with thread and then interlace yarn and fabric using a weaving needle. Incorporate unique patterns with various colors and textures. Add fringe for some extra style. Kimmy Tolbert Compton is the artist behind…

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Ice Skating

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Kick off winter with a trip to Centennial Park Ice Rink for some outdoor ice skating! Bundle up…it’s cold outside! Make sure you wear a hat, scarf, and gloves, and some extra “padding” if you’re likely to hit the ice a few times. We’ll take things easy, so don’t worry…

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