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Best of May 2018

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Best of April 2018

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Art Club w/ Anna

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Use the newly expanded Art Studio to develop your artistic skills, meet other artists, and work on a long-term project. Come discover the variety of art supplies and tools available in the Art Studio, and become a more creative thinker. This is an advanced art program.  Please ensure you are…

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Strobe Light Air Hockey Tourney & "5 Second Showdown" w/ School of Rock Show Band and TruGurt

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Quick! Name 3 different types of Girl Scout cookies. (Did you remember Thin Mints, Samoas, Toffee-tastics?...) If you were able to rattle those off within five seconds, you just may be perfect for our 5 Second Showdown. Show off your quick wit and memory in this game of naming as…

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Parking Lot Jam & Kanjam Frisbee Tourney w/ Live DJ and Dunkin Donuts

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Fresh air is on the agenda tonight as we zone off the back parking lot for a night of festival fun including carnival games with prizes, a live DJ to get down to with your friends, and a Kanjam tournament. Now for all of those that are definitely wondering what…

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Outdoor Movie Night: Jurassic World & The Wikisaurus Rex Rumble w/ City Barbeque

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Bring your lawn chair and take a big whiff of buttered popcorn because it’s outdoor movie night! Tonight on the big screen we’ll be playing Jurassic World in honor of the new release Jurassic World 2. Get here early to get a good spot. Inside, we’ll be testing your knowledge…

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Game Night: Connect 4 Chaos & Karaoke/Open Mic w/ Burger 21

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Chaos is the name of the game as we pit two teams against each other in the largest Connect 4 match we’ve ever seen. The Big Room will be filled with Connect 4 game spin-offs, from the “Shift Challenge” to “Staff vs Student Duels.” Let’s play! Of course, we’ll be…

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"Surf's Up" Beach Night & Art Studio: Frisbee Painting w/ One Shot Finch and TruGurt

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Hang loose and channel your inner surfer dude as we kick back and take in the chill summer vibes, but be on the lookout for sharks! Step into our photo booth and snap a picture while sporting your favorite Hawaiian shirt, shorts, and sandals. Stylish. Maybe you’ll even have a…

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"Ready Up!" Gamers' Challenge & Classic Pacman Tournament w/ MG Bailey and Texas Roadhouse

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Calling all gamers and enthusiasts, classic and cutting-edge! This is the night you have all been waiting for. Think you’ve got what it takes? Think you’re a Fortnite pro? Prove it by conquering our Fortnite High Score Challenge. Then grab your friends and go head-to-head in Super Smash Bros on…

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Food Battle: Smoothies & Food Relay w/ Nothin Left and Culver's

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Your parents always told you not to play with your food, but tonight is the exception. Face off in our “Chopped” style competition by preparing your best smoothie for a panel of judges that includes professional chefs. Sign up with a friend at the start of the night and pick…

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Girls' Night In w/ Smallcakes and Panera

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Go “back-to-back” in an interactive activity with other girls, make sweet summer beverages, design your own keychains, and more! Girls’ Night In is one of The Bridge Teen Center’s annual signature events. This year’s theme, “Journey Together,” will highlight the destination goal to discover how your words and actions impact…

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Guys' Night In w/ Chuy's

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My dudes! Make your way out to enjoy a night all for you. Your favorite videogames on all our screens, building challenges to test your creative abilities, a nacho bar from Chuy’s to load up on cheesy deliciousness, and all the time you need to bro out. There has even…

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"Dig the Wig" Night & Karaoke/ Open Mic w/ Ammunition and City Barbeque

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Get your “crazy” on and grab the wackiest wig you can find. It’s Dig the Wig night! The spinning wheel will be back on stage to add more crazy twists to our typical karaoke night including goofy costumes and even goofier wigs, of course. Before all of this, Ammunition will…

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Summer's End Fest & Color Battles w/ I Am Spartacus and Chili's

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Summer may be close to its end but that doesn’t mean the fun is stopping at The Bridge! Color Battles are coming at you with a number of competitions starting the moment you walk through the door. Grab your team color and work together with your team to participate in…

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Classic Game Show Night: Team Jeopardy w/ Makara and Bonefish Grill

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Ever watched one of those old game shows and wished that could be you on the screen contending for prizes and 15 minutes of fame? We thought so. Well, here is your chance! Compete in one of the most popular games shows of all time but this time with a…

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Campfire S'mores & Scary Stories on the Big Screen w/ Daniel Wade and Hershey's and Campfire

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Burnt, crispy golden or however you prefer, toast your marshmallow to perfection and carefully place it between two graham crackers with some Hershey’s chocolate in the middle to create your perfect s’more. Then find a seat to enjoy some of your favorite cringy, cheesy scary flicks of the late 90’s…

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Sign Painting (GIRLS ONLY)

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Create a rustic piece of wall décor! First step is to distress a pre-stained wooden sign with sand paper and woodworking tools to get the look you want for your background. Then, choose an inspirational phrase from a variety of vinyl stencils and go through the process of application, painting,…

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Recipe For Success: Lessons From A Doctor

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Meet Dr. Nick, and discover the nine things he learned in medical school (other than, you know, the medical stuff). Find out how much studying and homework a med student actually has to do and the real life experiences in the hospitals that he went through to learn how to…

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What It's Like To Be: Firefighter w/ Orland Park Fire Dept.

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Flashing lights, loud sirens, the adrenaline rush as you speed down the street… Similar to the TV show, Chicago Fire, this is what some days look like for our firefighters. They are the first to arrive at the scene of dangerous and sometimes explosive fires. Hear first-hand about the myths…

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Culinary: Cream Puffs & Eclairs (HS ONLY)

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Walk into any bakery and you’ll likely see these popular pastries on display. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and make cream puffs and eclairs yourself! Learn French culinary techniques from a trained pastry chef, such as how to make “pâte à choux” (a dough paste) which you’ll bake…

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