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November is "Empowering Teens Month"

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Kitchen Hangout & Pumpkin Surprise

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Get your pumpkin-lovin’ taste buds ready! Relax and satisfy your cravings with a dessert you will love. You’re going to have to be patient because we’re not going to tell you what it is yet. :) Hang out around the kitchen table or counter with new friends and old -…

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No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Competition

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Paint and adorn pumpkins with spooky or harvest-filled designs. What criteria should be judged by Bridge volunteers? Perhaps a “Picasso” pumpkin (best use of paint as the primary material), scariest (Boo!), or good ol’ crowd favorite (That’s amazing!)? Winner gets a “Bridge-fied” pumpkin spice latte. No matter who wins, it’s…

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Big Room Hangout & Halloween Treats

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Who needs a break from school? Grab a game from our huge stash, do a TikTok dance, or just chat and laugh with friends. Maybe you’d like to relax and read a good book in The Hideaway instead - go for it. One person per pod. Have some spooky treats…

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Culinary: Smoked Turkey & Cornbread Dressing w/ City Barbeque

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Get ready for Thanksgiving with the friendly Chefs at City Barbeque! Hear about some unique ways you can cook a turkey - stuffed, barbecued, boiled or wrapped in bacon to name a few. Then, let the cooking begin! Whip up a sweet maple glaze to drizzle on a juicy turkey…

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Instagramable Photo Tips w/ Four 12 Photography

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Use everyday objects and hidden phone features to enhance your photographs. Four 12 Photography is back and you won’t want to miss these incredible phone photo hacks. Under the guidance of a professional photographer, embellish the backgrounds of your photos by adding twinkle lights, floral arrangements, or capturing motion. And…

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Big Room Hangout & Chess

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Enjoy the open space and chat with friends in a booth or at the kitchen table. A few Chess boards, including Giant Chess, will be set up for those who are up for a challenge! If you’d rather hang out on your own and unwind to your newest playlist, grab…

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Study Smarter, Not Harder w/ Chips and Dips

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Get better at studying with tried and true methods from a Bridge volunteer who is a retired school teacher. The key is being patient as you figure out how to study in a way that works for you. For example, color-code your notes into sections and highlight really important information.…

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Garage Hangout & Board Games

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Meet new Bridge friends over an energizing round of Spot It, Scrabble, Connect Four or Clue. Roll the dice and take a chance on playing with a volunteer or even get to know some new people. Break out a game of Life or even shoot some Pool. All vintage arcade…

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Knitting: Fingerless Mittens

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Making something for yourself brings a level of satisfaction that buying something just can’t. Practice foundational skills every knitter needs, like making a slip knot, casting on yarn, & weaving in the ends. Get ready for winter by knitting cozy and colorful fingerless mittens. If you don’t finish, simply take…

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Soul Café: Gratitude Journals w/ Ace Counseling

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Let’s face it. It’s easier to focus on the negatives, rather than the positives in our lives. Our feelings, attitudes, and eventually our behaviors always stem from our thoughts. We must retrain our minds to process thoughts differently. Choose to be thankful, rather than critical. So, what are you thankful…

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Thrift Store Holiday Shopping w/ Kelsey, Bridge Staffer

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Did you know that The Bridge Thrift Store is the main supporter of all the FREE programs you and your friends enjoy? Get out of the cold & enjoy some holiday shopping at The Bridge Thrift Store. Be thoughtful while spending less on gifts for family and friends. We’ve got…

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Galaxy Acrylic Paint Pouring

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Pour, drip, and swirl paint onto a blank canvas to create your own galaxy with stars, planets and more. Arrange a personal galaxy that’s not so far, far, away! Acquire new paint pouring techniques and drip methods on blank canvases. Mix an array of colors to create the illusion of…

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Project Give: Sock Bundles

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Assemble warm sock bundles for local firefighters and paramedics who risk their lives every day for others. Express your gratitude and give back to your community by preparing sock bundles provided by The Bridge. Attach warmhearted messages directed towards local men and women who protect the community. Spread kindness by…

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Kitchen Hangout, Apples to Apples, & Pie (MS ONLY)

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Gather around the farmhouse table, play Apples to Apples, and have some pie! Entertain one another as you explore the wacky, humorous game of Apples to Apples. Deal out the cards, grab a slice of Thanksgiving pie, and let the games begin! This lighthearted party game will definitely induce some…

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Hideaway & Big Room Hangout

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Embrace the comfort and cozy atmosphere that The Hideaway brings as winter approaches. Shake off the day by resting with a good book - one person per pod, please. If the Big Room is more your style, suggest a fun group board game at the kitchen table so no one’s…

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DIY: Whimsical Glass Lanterns

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It’s Walt Disney Day, so let’s make some magic! Create a whimsical glass lantern with stenciled fairies, tissue paper, faux flowers, and a tea light candle. Add it to your bedroom for a fun and starry ambiance. “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. Dreams are forever.” - Tinkerbell…

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Disney Trivia & Mickey-Shaped Snacks

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Calling all Disney-loving students, it is your time to shine! Battle your Bridge pals in magical Disney trivia and have snacks in the shape of our favorite mouse. Which Disney character likes giving warm hugs or what character thought they were a real space ranger? Whose sidekick was a guppy?…

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Wooden Holiday Ornaments (HS ONLY) w/ Rockler Woodworking

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Do you want to work with your hands to make furniture, sculptures, and DIY ideas come alive? Begin your training with the professionals at Rockler Woodworking, a national leading source on woodworking and hardware. Sand and shape a wooden tree ornament using industrial tools and techniques.Get ready to be showered…

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Café & Art Studio Hangout

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Relax after the school day! Play a non-competitive board game at the Cafe counter or color in the Art Studio. Feel free to catch up on homework, play our vintage Pac-Man game, or be inventive in the Art Studio. Remember to bring a few bucks so you can savor a…

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