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HERE COMES SUMMER!

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May Membership Month

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Friday Night Parking Lot Best Practices

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COVID-19 Safety Measures

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Soul Café: Turn Anxiety Into Peace

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Replace anxiety with deep and meaningful peace! Everyone experiences anxiety on some level, so you’re not alone if you face it too. But many times, we get used to having anxiety because we haven’t learned how to tap into our souls. The soul is the deeper part of each one…

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Lead U: True To You (HS ONLY) w/ Joy and Mandi, Bridge Staffers

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Knowing yourself from a holistic perspective will help you lead your life first. Join us for the first pod in our six-part leadership program, Lead U. This pod, called “True To You”, is all about getting to know yourself better. Explore your personality strengths through mental, emotional and spiritual lenses.…

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Zero-Waste Gardening w/ Catherine's Gardens

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Ever help out in the kitchen preparing a meal? If you’ve ever used fresh veggies, you know you always end up with broccoli stems, carrot peels, or potato skins. Instead of throwing them away, use them for a homemade broth for soup. (You can also bake those potato skins to…

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Open Art Studio

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Settle your mind after school at The Bridge. YOUR Art Studio will be open, so make something bright and happy! Paint, draw, make a duct-tape creation… or open up the cabinets and drawers and see what else is available. The possibilities are endless! Thank you to Trinity Christian College for sponsoring…

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Behind The Scenes: Thriftastic Program w/ Kelsey, Bridge Staffer

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Ever wonder what this program is all about, but don’t know how to ask? Get the inside scoop & hear about our fastest growing program at The Bridge. You’ll hear about the application and interview process, and how to present yourself well. Learn about all sorts of skills that these…

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Café Hangout

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Come to The Bridge and settle your mind after a long day at school! Buy yourself a root beer and snack, play Pac-Man with a friend or create something cool in the Art Studio. Or plop yourself on a couch and finish up some homework. Need other ideas? Let’s explore…

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Culinary: Strawberry Shortcake Trifles w/ Farmhouse Academy

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Did someone say trifle? We sure did! Make delicious snap biscuits with just a few ingredients - butter, flour, sugar, vanilla extract, and egg yolks. Whip confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract, and heavy cream until you get practically-perfect peaks of whipped cream. Cut strawberries into cubes and then layer all three…

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Garage Hangout

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Come hang out with us at The Bridge and destress! It’s a great afternoon to hang out with old friends and make new ones. There’s so much to do to help you unwind. Video games, pool, skee ball, ping pong and lots of others. Enjoy!…

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Project Serve: Clean The Bridge Garden w/ Priscilla, Bridge Founder

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Get the Bridge Garden ready for May, which is Gardening Month! Let’s make sure our space is neat, clean, and ready for all the GREEN. Pick up trash, pull weeds, and prep the soil. Community service hours given. When you are at The Bridge this summer and there’s some time…

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Spring Hike & Scavenger Hunt w/ Forest Preserves of Cook County

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Take a hike! No, literally, go on a hike with your fellow Bridge students and enjoy the great outdoors. Team up with a couple of people and see how well you can read an actual paper map (no GPS allowed!) to find specific landmarks in a forest preserve. See if…

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Soul Café: Creative Journaling w/ Mandi, Bridge Staffer

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For many people, it’s a really helpful habit to write down their thoughts and feelings. This action of “releasing” can help settle your mind, heart, your soul. The soul is the deeper part of each one of us. It’s where compassion, love, forgiveness, peace, and spiritual faith is practiced. Inspire…

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Beginning 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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Open Studio: Helicopters & Launchers

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Calling all analytical brainiacs and problem-solvers! Brainstorm, design, and engineer a rubber band helicopter AND a cork launcher with random materials. We’ll have these items available: sticks of all sizes, duct tape, clothespins, rubberbands, corks, and much more. Get a mini physics lesson about air resistance and trajectories, too. At…

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Garage Hangout

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Destress after school and come spend time with Bridge friends! 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…

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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 with your Bridge friends and make new ones in the process. Play games to solve different mysteries, and show off your amazing detective skills while making…

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Culinary: One-Dish Power Bowls w/ Chef Karla, RDN

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One-dish power bowls are just that… they’re satisfying in and of themselves and they can be eaten at any time of day. Also known as Buddha or Macro bowls, these wonders are full of color, taste, and nutrients. Simply customize your bowl with the following 5 components (examples listed to…

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