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Teens Can Serve at The Bridge Thrift Store

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Time to Spring Clean and donate to The Bridge Thrift Store

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Origami Art

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The tradition of folding paper into different shapes dates back centuries. In fact, when it first began, it was considered a luxury because paper was so expensive. Embrace this ancient Japanese art form by folding and shaping paper into colorful 3D sculptures. Will you create a classic swan or a…

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Criminal Justice Mystery Games w/ Moraine Valley Community College

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Calling all super-sleuths! It’s time to put on your thinking cap and pull out your magnifying glass in this program full of questions. Team-up (socially distanced, of course) with your Bridge friends and play games to solve different mysteries. Show off your amazing detective skills while making your favorite TV…

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3D Sketches

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Draw creative sketches and include everyday items to make them 3D. Not sure what we mean? Try drawing a woman with a dress made out of pencil sharpener shavings. Design a bunch of unique faces with bottle cap eyes. Conjure up a Star Wars-esque sword fighting scene with wooden sticks.…

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Soul Cafe: How To Forgive When You Can't Forget

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Everyone has a story. Joy and hope, as well as hurt and betrayal, are a part of all of our stories. It can be especially difficult when our loved ones cause us emotional pain. It may be unintentional, but it can still hurt. When this happens, we have the powerful…

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Garage Hangout

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Come spend time with Bridge friends and play some of your favorite games in the Garage! Challenge someone to a match of foosball, pick out a board game, or play a few rounds of pool. Our video game area will also be open for you to kick back on our…

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Spring Nail Designs

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Do your nails need a makeover? Try fresh designs like ombre, a marbled and swirling look with three colors, and newspaper art. Try this out on popsicle sticks and artificial nails. Be ready to do your nails at home!  Thank you to Trinity Christian College for sponsoring programs in the Art…

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Cardio Fitness w/ Avolve Fitness

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Go for it! Try this energizing circuit training workout that will help build muscle and increase flexibility. Our friends at Avolve Fitness will bring energy and fun and will take your through a variety of exercises. Choose whether or not to use weights. There are lots of benefits to continuing these…

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How to Take Tests Without the Stress

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Test anxiety is a real thing. It may cause physical symptoms, emotional moodiness, and mental stress. We have good news for you though! You can overcome all this anxiety with surprisingly-simple strategies. Learn about quick calming techniques and how to study smarter, not harder. Take tests with the confidence knowing…

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Creative Mirror Photography w/ Four 12 Photography

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Sharpen your photography skills by using mirrors with various backgrounds, angles, and positions. Decide what will be in focus in your photograph - will it be you or an accessory? You’ll be surprised at how much you can do with a simple mirror. Try out hidden features on your phone…

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Culinary: Gourmet Popcorn Recipes w/ Mandi, Bridge Staffer

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There’s nothing like a good bowl of popcorn during a movie, a game night, or just because. We’re not talking about microwave popcorn or even movie-theater popcorn. It’s time to say goodbye to the mediocre version of this favorite treat. Discover how to pop popcorn on the stove like your…

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ZOOM LIVE: Gourmet Popcorn Recipes w/ Mandi, Bridge Staffer

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Join us from home on Zoom! If you have the ingredients, feel free to make these popcorn recipes right along with us or just watch. There’s nothing like a good bowl of popcorn during a movie, a game night, or just because. We’re not talking about microwave popcorn or even…

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Project Give: Affirmation Cards w/ Margaux Mays

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Do you have friends or family members who need to be reminded that they are awesome? Decorate cards with colorful paper and positive phrases. Try to incorporate their favorite colors, designs, or inspirational quotes too. These details may really help your loved ones know that you value them! Give the…

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Ukulele w/ Down Home Guitars

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This Hawaiian instrument is perfect to pick up, even if you don’t consider yourself the “musical” type. It’s easier than a guitar and if you really like it, ukuleles are not too expensive to buy. Spend this program getting a feel for the basic chords, how to strum, and even…

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Culinary: Three-Meat Sliders & Corn Pudding w/ City Barbeque

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Construct mini burgers with brisket, chicken, or pork from the chefs at City Barbeque, a restaurant in Orland Park that’s become a Bridge favorite! Feel free to pile it on there - don’t forget cheese, lettuce, and one of their amazing homemade sauces. Mix flavorful ingredients to make corn pudding,…

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ZOOM LIVE: Three-Meat Sliders & Corn Pudding w/ City Barbeque

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Join us from home on Zoom! If you have the ingredients, feel free to make these savory recipes along with us or just watch. Learn from the friendly chefs with City Barbeque, a restaurant in Orland Park that’s become a Bridge favorite! They bring barbecue to a whole new level…

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Leather Stamping

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Leather stamping is all about communicating messages of hope through art. Enhance a leather bracelet or keychain with your favorite inspirational phrase. If this project is a gift for yourself, really think about what you want to say and see on a daily basis. If it's a gift for someone…

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Chess Tournament w/ Ian, Bridge Ambassador

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Challenge a fellow Bridge student to an intense game of Chess. All skills levels welcome. Checkmate! Thank you to Inspire Dental Wellness for sponsoring Educational Support programs this semester. …

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Coloring to Reduce Anxiety

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Coloring is not just for little kids anymore. It’s known to be great for teenangers, too! It has proven to reduce stress and help with sleep and focus. Get your creativity flowing as you discover how to let go of worries, add color to intricate designs, and set a plan for…

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