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Pencil Illustration

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Do you find yourself immersed in drawing for hours on end? Whether you draw from your imagination or objects in front of you, this program is for you! Sketch a facial structure with correct proportions by using different blending and shading techniques: hatching, cross-hatching and stumping. Walk away with a…

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STEM: Solar-Powered Cars w/ ComEd

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Fun scientific activity, anyone? It’s about electricity, sunlight and mechanics. A few friendly engineers from ComEd will help you design your own remote-controlled car from a provided kit. Explore how solar power fuels electricity and why sustainable, renewable energy is in high demand. Take these cars home and test them…

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Summer Nail Designs

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Do your nails need a makeover? Practice new techniques and designs on popsicle sticks and artificial nails. Maybe go for a marbled look which is a streaked pattern, or a French manicure with white tips. You’ll be ready to do your own nails at home!  Programs in the Art Studio this…

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Friday Days: Garage Hangout: Free Time

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Come spend time with Bridge friends playing some of your favorites 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 new comfy…

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Friday Days: Open Art Studio

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Our Art Studio will be open for you to express your artsy side. Get ready to let your imagination run wild! Create a work of art with charcoal, graphite, oil pastels, and/or paints. Or you can make a rubber band bracelet, hone your crochet skills, or make something else completely…

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Friday Days: Summer Scattergories & Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Test your creative-thinking skills in this fun game of Summer Scattergories. You’ll be given a set of categories and a letter all words have to start with. We will have paper and a pen/pencil ready for you to play this game. After the rounds are complete, enjoy a refreshing ice…

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GARAGE HANGOUT: Pool & Foosball Tourney

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It’s time to put your skills to the test! Enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition in a pool and foosball tournament. Show off the skills you’ve been developing during your time at The Bridge. See once and for all who is the ultimate “pool shark” and “foosball master.” Prizes will…

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Friday Days: Art Studio: Keychains, Embroidery Hoops & Paint-Rock Frame

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In the Art Studio, you will have the opportunity to make a trio of creations! Beads, string, gems - the possibilities are endless. Get creative in the Art Studio and make your own keychain creation! Then make a rock photo holder to display a special summer memory with friends. Last…

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Tex-Mex Tacos w/ Chuy's

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Prepare your taste buds for their trip to flavor town! Chuy’s is back at The Bridge to teach you how to perfectly-blend Mexican and American cuisines. Watch the professionals build a perfectly-layered taco and then build your own. Choose from mouth-watering toppings like fajita chicken, seasoned ground beef, guacamole, lettuce,…

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Friday Days: Garage Hangout: Free Time & Connect 4 Tourney

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Have you ever seen a fierce Connect 4 Tournament? Well we’ve got one for you! Sign up for this event and show off your skills on this Bridge favorite. Not feeling competitive? That’s ok- there’s still plenty for you to do! Come spend time with Bridge friends and play some of…

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ZOOM LIVE: Tex-Mex Tacos w/ Chuy's

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Join us from home on Zoom! Chuy’s is back at The Bridge to teach you how to perfectly blend Mexican and American cuisines. Watch and gain valuable taco-building knowledge. Check out the mouth-watering toppings like fajita chicken, seasoned ground beef, guacamole, lettuce, cheese, and more. How would you build your…

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Friday Days: Lemonade & Summer Trivia + Garage Hangout: Free Time

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Did you know that the first beach ball was invented in 1938? We didn’t either! So come spend some time reconnecting with Bridge friends, testing your knowledge of summer trivia, and enjoying some lemonade in this time full of summer fun.   Afterward, the Garage will be open for you to spend…

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Handyman: Build Your Own Toolbox w/ Gary Bruss Builders

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Take on this woodworking project with professionals. Our friends at Gary Bruss Builders will teach you how to create a wooden toolbox from start to finish. Watch them measure, cut, sand, and assemble the wood. Then make your own by constructing, tightening and hammering screws into pre-cut wood. Once completed,…

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Soul Cafe: Calming Anxious Thoughts w/ Associates in Professional Counseling

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What does your internal voice sound like? If it’s negative, anxious, or overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Did you know that there are certain things that might act as triggers to your worries? Hear from a friendly professional about what you can do to reduce anxiety and how you can incorporate…

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DIY: Terrarium Gardens w/ Joy & Mandi, Bridge Staffers

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See where your imagination takes you and design your own portable terrarium garden! A terrarium is like an aquarium for plants (not fish) in a glass container. Create your own with live plants, miniature sculptures and colorful stones. Gain the skill and art of proper planting. Learn about the layers…

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ZOOM LIVE: DIY Terrarium Gardens

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Join us from home on Zoom! Find out how to design your own portable terrarium garden! A terrarium is like an aquarium for plants (not fish) in a glass container. Typically, it is created with live plants, miniature props and colorful stones. Gain the skill and art of proper planting.…

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Crochet: Scarves

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A scarf is the perfect accessory and easy way to make your outfit stylish and cozy. If you’ve wanted to make one yourself but don’t know how to crochet, listen up! Crocheting is possible without hooks - all you need is your arms. Choose from a variety of colors and…

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ZOOM PROGRAM: Trophies Card Game

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See how fast you can blurt out random words in this addictive game! You’ll be given a category and a letter. All you have to do is come up with a suitable word that starts with that letter within the given category. You’ll be competing against other Bridge students, so…

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