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What Can Be Done About Bullying?

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Garage Games & Coffee Bar

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Calling all BTC Garage lovers! We are opening up the Garage for you to play air hockey, foosball, ping pong, and all of your other favorites. What could possibly make this better, you ask? A fully-stocked coffee bar in honor of International Coffee Day, of course! Add cream, sugar, and…

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ZOOM PROGRAM: Coffee Bean Crafts

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Let’s celebrate International Coffee Day! Enhance the look (and smell...LOL) of an old picture frame by gluing coffee beans onto the outer rim. Add coffee beans and a tealight candle to a glass jar and you’ve got yourself a room freshener.  Or just take some card stock paper, create your…

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Goat Yoga (HS ONLY) w/ Nature's Trail Yoga

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This isn’t your typical yoga program. Connect with the beautiful outdoors at Nature’s Trail Yoga, which is on a scenic 5-acre family owned mini farm in Orland Park. Enjoy the many health benefits of yoga, like decreased stress, increased energy and mind-body awareness. The bonus is that you’ll have affectionate baby…

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Apple Pie & Big Room Hangout

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Get in the spirit of the fall and have a slice of apple pie with us! Do you take yours with ice cream on top? Then, relax and read a good book in the Hideaway or play a fun board game in the Big Room booth with a friend. …

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ZOOM PROGRAM: Career Planning w/ Junior Achievement

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Do what you love and make money while you’re doing it – that’s the American Dream, right? You may have some grand ideas about what you want to do with your life, which is a great first step. Put some legs to your ideas and start moving forward to a…

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Beginning Acoustic Guitar w/ One Fine Tune

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Always wanted to learn guitar? Here’s your chance to give it a try! One Fine Tune will be teaching you about rhythms, chords, and proper techniques. Become comfortable holding a guitar with the correct form and posture. The end goal is that you’ll have fun strumming and chilling out with…

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Homework Support & Cafe Snacks

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Everyone has their own workload and set of responsibilities and sometimes it helps to ask questions and get clarification on school stuff. Take hold of this opportunity...literally! Pick out your favorite Cafe snack (our treat) and ask the Cafe Volunteer to retrieve it for you. You’ll be fueled up to…

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Culinary: Polish Pierogies

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Make an authentic Polish dish from scratch. Pierogies are dumplings that are filled with meat, cheese, or basically anything you want. Today, we’ll focus on the most popular filling - meat. Mix eggs, water, flour, and salt to create the dough. Put a little love into kneading the dough on…

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ZOOM LIVE: Polish Pierogies

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Join us from home on Zoom! If you have the ingredients, feel free to make pierogies from scratch right along with us or just watch. Just mix eggs, water, flour, and salt to create the dough. Put a little love into kneading the dough on a flat surface. Divide the…

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Project Serve: Thrift Store Bookworm

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Sort and organize the array of donated books and media at The Bridge Thrift Store. Whether you need community service hours or you just want to serve others, spend the afternoon at The Bridge Thrift Store next door. Earn valuable retail experience and be a part of positive change in…

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Project Give: Birthday & Encouragement Banners w/ Mandi, Bridge Staffer

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Know someone who needs encouragement or has a birthday coming up? Make a colorful pennant banner - a visible reminder of how much that person is loved. Pick out solid colors or designed scrapbook paper, cut out a pattern, and attach it to twine. This fun banner can be hung…

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Soul Cafe: How To Deal With Uncertainty

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Uncertainty can often lead to excessive worry and stress. Let’s squash that, shall we? Explore mindfulness techniques and creative activities that will help you navigate stuff that seems out of your control. Develop new routines and habits that will lessen the negative effects of uncertainty and instead, develop eyes to…

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Inspirational Canvas Paintings w/ UR the Artist

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Want to change up the look of your room or better yet, get inspired? Sketch and paint a canvas with complementary colors, but don’t be afraid to go outside the box with bold contrasts. Add purpose-filled words that are meaningful to you. With every glance at the finished product, you’ll…

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What Kind of Learner Are You?

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Make the most out of eLearning by gaining knowledge on what helps your brain learn and remember information. For example, did you know that your brain likes when you study in the same environment each time? When it’s time for a test, it will help your brain recall information if…

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Culinary: Baked Cheese Curds w/ Chef Karla Temple, RDN

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It’s National Cheese Curd Day! Celebrate by combining Gouda cheese, flour, egg whites and spices. First things first - build your assembly line of three bowls. Add flour to one, whisked egg whites to the second, and breadcrumbs and your choice of spices - garlic, paprika, oregano and/or salt -…

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ZOOM LIVE: Baked Cheese Curds w/ Chef Karla Temple, RDN

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Join us from home on Zoom and celebrate National Cheese Curd Day! Watch and learn how to make these tasty creations. First things first - build your assembly line of three bowls. Add flour to one, whisked egg whites to the second, and breadcrumbs and your choice of spices -…

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Creative Writing w/ Greg Weiss Storytelling

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Embrace your creativity through the power of imagination! Get your writing juices warmed up with fun activities like poem cycles and 3D stories. Brainstorm topic ideas and dare to start writing. Get used to “living in the draft” so you are not overly-focused on the finished product. This is a…

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DIY: Felt Leaf Earrings w/ Margaux Bijoux

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Experience the heart, creativity, and intricacy it takes to handcraft jewelry. Make a pair of felt leaf earrings – the perfect addition to wear with your favorite fall outfit. Even if you don’t finish the project, you’ll know how to work on it at home. Maybe you’ll discover that you…

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Culinary: Mason Jar Recipes w/ Kara Farmhouse

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Eat the rainbow in your food! Translation = eat fresh veggies. We can all agree that’s the ideal way, but it can be challenging to eat fresh all the time. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Build simple recipes like smoothies and salads that can fit right into a…

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