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Slime Creations (MS ONLY) w/ Mandi, Bridge Staffer

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We’re setting you up for a slime-tastic DIY experience. We’ll provide you with non-toxic slime glue, baking soda, water, and whatever colors you want. Mix in saline solution and knead the slime until it reaches your desired consistency. Don’t forget the glitter!…

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Beginning Acoustic Guitar w/ Kit Tupas, Bridge Alum

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It’s never too late to learn the guitar. Go for it, learn the essentials, and be on your way to becoming a musician. Students will play basic chords, try strumming patterns, and begin to put the two together by playing simple songs. Whether you’ve dreamed of being a rock star…

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Culinary: Deluxe Tomatillo Enchiladas w/ Chuy's

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Mix and blend mild tomatillo salsa from green tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno peppers. Make it hotter by adding more jalapenos if you want. Roast chicken in the oven and hand roll tortillas into enchiladas.  Add the chicken and salsa, roll it into the enchilada, and find…

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Rock Your Research Paper w/ Tinley Park Public Library

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Writing papers is a part of high school and even more so in college. The friendly librarians will set you up for success by showing you how to use various web and print sources. Find out what makes a source valid and reliable and learn helpful tips about EBSCOhost and…

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DIY: Wire Bonsai Trees w/ Emilija, Bridge Student

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Cut, sculpt and twist wire into Japanese bonsai trees for a unique creation in your room or on your desk. They can be as tiny as the palm of your hand or taller than a water bottle. Make sure you warm up your fingers first – they’re about to get…

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Speed Stacking w/ Emily, Bridge Staffer

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You’ve probably seen amateurs stack plastic cups as fast as they can, but did you know it’s a professional sport? It involves specially-designed cups that allow for faster stacking times. Players must accurately stack cups in pre-determined sequences as quickly as possible. Our very own Bridge Staffer, Emily, is crazy…

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Around the World: Polish Pierogies w/ Becca, Bridge Staffer

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Make an authentic Polish dish from scratch. Pierogis are dumplings that are filled with meat or cheese. Mix eggs, water, flour, and salt to create the dough. Put a little love into kneading the dough on a flat surface. Divide the portions, add the filling and place the pierogis in…

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Animal Dissection: Squid w/ University of Illinois Extension

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Check out the elongated bodies of a squid. They have large eyes, two tentacles, and eight appendages with disc-like suckers that tightly grip their prey. The average length of squid are just 2 feet long, but giant squid can exceed 33 feet long! Now that we’ve convinced you to sign up,…

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What It's Like To Be: Lawyer w/ D & O Law Group

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Meet a friendly lawyer and founding partner of D & O Law Group, right here in Orland Park. Attorney Oceguera was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County. FYI – that’s a really big job! He prosecuted all types of felony and misdemeanor criminal matters from murder to financial crimes.…

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New Year's Fitness Boot Camp w/ Avolve Fitness

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Jump into 2020 with circuit training that will get your heart rate up and help build muscle! Our friends at Avolve Fitness will bring energy and fun, and will take your through a variety of exercises. There are lots of benefits if you keep them up, such as a strengthened…

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Custom Poster Art w/ Trader Joe's

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Have you seen the super cool signs at Trader Joe’s? They usually advertise a product and its sale price. They are specially-handlettered by TJs employees and not mass-produced.  Discover fun tips and tricks from our friends at one of our favorite neighborhood grocery stores – this talent may come in handy…

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MLK Family Project Day

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Honor Dr. King's legacy of service by rounding up your family and serving with us on Monday, January 20th. Bring your kids, spouse, extended family, or friends and grow closer through a day of service and intentional conversation. The Bridge Thrift Store benefits the free programs at The Bridge Teen…

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Basket Weaving w/ Land of Lincoln Basket Weavers

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That’s right! You actually get to make your own basket. Who would have thought that’s even possible? Artistically weave a basket with wooden reeds and a hoop frame. Walk away with wall décor for your family’s living room or kitchen.…

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DIY: 2020 Dream Boards

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Put your #2020 dreams into action by creating a colorful and unique-to-you board to hang on your bedroom wall. Allow this visual to inspire you toward your unique-to-you future dreams! …

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STEM: Intro to Programming w/ Moraine Valley Community College

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The world of computer programming is vast, deep, and complex. Anyone can understand how it all works – it starts with warming up your brain with a few step-by-step projects.  Learn the foundations of coding through an introduction to programming logic and problem solving. Put your knowledge into practice by creating…

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Trail Mix Bar & Card Games

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Unwind with your Bridge friends over a game of Uno, War or Spoons. Bring your energy and friendly competitiveness.  Munch on sweet or salty trail mix, too. Add M&Ms, marshmallows, pretzels, or chocolate chips. Or mix it all together – your choice!  …

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Create A Kitchen Herb Garden w/ Oak Leaf Garden Design

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Its cold outside, but you can still garden. Practice the basics of maintaining an indoor garden through the winter, so when spring arrives, you’ll be ready to start one outside. Plant seeds and grow culinary herbs in your kitchen and use them in your cooking.  …

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Create Your Own App w/ Apple, Inc.

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Do you have a cool app idea? Explore how to develop an app by moving through an app design cycle. The Apple Creatives will show you how to build a basic prototype of your app idea in Keynote on iPad. Bring your iPad or they’ll provide one. If you want…

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Charcoal Drawings w/ Doria, Bridge Ambassador

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Capture highlights and shadows, learn to blend and shade, and develop your eye for composition with charcoal as a medium. Use black and white charcoal, a kneaded eraser to lift markings, and a blending stick to create shading. Doria, an artistic Bridge student, will help you begin your artwork with…

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Soul Cafe: How to Deal with Grief & Loss w/ Elyssa's Mission

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We all have a story and every bit of joy and struggle matters. Maybe you’ve experienced loss recently. Loss can have a lot of different faces and it can be big or small, such as a friend moving away, not making a sports team, or losing a loved one. You’re…

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