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Fall 2020 Online Activities & Workshops

Ophelia’s Place is excited to share that our activities and workshops for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 are accessible online!

All OP activities are run on Zoom, and facilitated by OP staff and volunteers. When you register, you will receive the meeting link and information you need to join. All events are free of charge, but donations are welcome.

Orientations are required for all girls participating in Ophelia’s Place activities. Orientations are with both a girl and her guardian, and must be completed prior to service. To register for an activity or book an orientation, call at 541-284-4333 or email info@opheliasplace.net.

OP Monthly Craft Kits – NEW!
Sliding scale donation (Suggested $10-$20/month)
Full scholarship available
Recommended ages: 10-14
Bring OP home with you by subscribing to our monthly craft kits! Each monthly box has themed crafts, activities, and games – with all the materials you need! You can also tune into the OP Craft Challenge of the Month video on YouTube for instructions and demos of the craft! Or, if you want to get together with other girls and OP staff to do your activities, sign up for a Craft Kit workshop (see activities below for dates).

To register for just one month or for the full Fall term, call at 541-284-4333 or email info@opheliasplace.net.

November Craft Kit Instructions (Downloadable PDF)

Boxes are distributed by curbside pickup at our Eugene or Junction City locations, or by mail for those outside those service areas. Please wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines for in-person pickup.

Events, Groups & Activities

OP Community Groups
Girls 10-18
Socially distanced doesn’t mean socially disconnected! Meeting new people and build friendships can be a challenge right now, which is why we created our OP Community Groups!  They’re a fantastic place to help girls and young women find connection and support this school year. Girls meet once a week with a consistent group of similarly-aged girls for eight weeks through the fall term. No matter what kind of day you’ve had, or what you’re going through, we have a space for you to take a break from life, re-charge, and have some fun along the way!

Mondays, 4-5 p.m. or 5-6 p.m.
Session 1: Oct 5 – Nov 16
Session 2: Oct 19 – Nov 30

Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.
Session 1: Oct 7 – Nov 18
Session 2: Oct 21 – Dec 2

Women’s Advisory Council for Youth (WACY)
Girls 14-18
Wednesdays, Sept. 30, 2020-June 30, 2021
4-5 p.m.
WACY is a volunteer group committed to leadership, empowerment, and equality for all people. We support the mission of OP through awareness raising, advocacy, and fundraising activities! It’s also a great chance to practice leadership, learn new skills, and get experience working on projects as part of an organization. Youth-led and directed, join us to make a difference, make friends, and get great volunteer experience! Facilitated by OP staff and interns.

WACY is recruiting for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact info@opheliasplace.net for details on how to join.

OP Fun Days
Girls 10-18
Fridays, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, and Thursday Oct. 29
2-3:30 p.m. (no-school days)
Connecting to your community can be hard these days, so we’re hosting online no-school day activities where we can do just that! Come meet new girls and make new friends, hang out and relax, and play some games! Grab you phone, laptop, tablet, or whatever device you use, and join us for an awesome time!



Creative Writing for Girls
Girls 10-18
Thursdays, Oct. 29-Nov. 19
5-6 p.m.
This awesome course, facilitated by Claire Graman with Girls Voices Matter, is designed to teach you the basics of creative writing, and help get you prepared to dive into NaNoWriMo! Each week we’ll discuss a new concept or writing technique (character development, plot, point-of-view, etc.), and practice those skills as we work on our own short stories, poetry, and more! It’s going to be a ton of fun, so grab your creativity and come write your story with us! This workshop is entry level and recommended for girls with little or no experience with this topic. 

Spooky Décor Party (Craft Kit workshop)
Girls 10-18
Friday, Oct. 30
2-3:30 p.m. (no-school day)
If you love Halloween, this party is for you! We will be making our own Halloween decorations, and celebrating all the things we love about the spookiest time of the year. If you’ve got a costume to show off, definitely wear it! Registration includes our free take-home Craft Kit, available by curbside pickup in Eugene and Junction City, or by mail for those outside the service areas.

OP Open House Nights
Friday, Oct. 30 5-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 11 5-7 p.m.
Girls 10-18 and a parent/guardian of their choice
Wondering what Ophelia’s Place does, or how to get involved? Do you have questions about programs and activities, or want to see how online services work? Our open house nights are a great way to virtually drop in and learn more! Girls get to come hang out, meet new people, and play some games! Parents get to come and speak to staff and interns, and ask any questions they have. It’s a ton of fun for both girls and guardians, so join us! Orientation not required. Give us a call at 541-284-4333 or email us at info@opheliasplace.net for the Zoom link information.

OP Queer Space
Mondays
4-5 p.m.
Open to all middle­ and high-school aged youth
FREE (donations accepted)
Requires orientation and pre-screening
OP Queer Space is a drop-in support group for girl-identified LGBTQIA+, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming members of the queer community. This online group will provide professional and peer support helpful in managing challenges for queer youth. It’s also a space to talk about being queer and how that impacts their experience in the world. The group is facilitated by OP therapists and focuses on empowerment and skill-building from a strengths-based, relational approach. Regular attendance isn’t necessary. Zoom is required. Guardians of middle school youth must sign a parent consent form prior to youth’s first attendance.

OP Parent-Daughter Days
Mother-Daughter Day: Saturday, Nov. 7
Father-Daughter Day: Saturday, Nov. 21
1-3 p.m.
FREE – Donations welcome
Join other parents/guardians and girls/non-binary/gender nonconforming people for a one-day workshop designed to improve effective communication and strengthen your relationship. This workshop is facilitated by OP therapy interns and includes fun games, interactive activities, and inspiring conversations. For girls 10-18 and a supportive adult in their lives. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Registration deadlines are Oct. 23 for Mother-Daughter Day and Nov. 6 for Father-Daughter Day. 


The Real You: Finding Your Style and Feeling Your Best
Girls 14-18
Tuesdays, Nov. 10-Dec. 15
4-5 p.m.
This workshop, facilitated by Personal Image Stylist Patricia Gorham, is about finding the way you want to express who you are with your personal style. We will talk about different strategies for how to nail down your look, tips and tricks you can use to keep track of what you like, and approach it all with a body-positive lens of self-celebration and appreciation. So join us and figure out what makes you feel best! This workshop is entry level and recommended for girls with little or no experience with this topic.


Spa-Day (Craft Kit workshop)
Girls 10-18
Wednesday, Nov. 11
2-3:30 p.m. (no-school day)
Join us online and practice a little self-care with us during our annual Spa-day! Together we will make some personalized spa-day products that you can use anytime you need. If you could use a little pampering at home, this is the place to get it! Registration includes our free take-home Craft Kit, available by curbside pickup in Eugene and Junction City, or by mail for those outside the service areas.

Teen girl with a camera to her face, ready to shoot a photo.

Five Fun Photography Projects
Girls 12-18
Tuesdays, Nov 17-Dec 15
5-6 p.m.
This workshop, facilitated by Erica Goss of Girls’ Voices Matter, is a great way to get back into polishing your photography skills! Each class will have a different photography goals to meet, so come prepared to use your experience to tackle these challenges. We will also look into the work of prominent women photographers and video artists, as well as lots of time to talk about what drives us to find that perfect picture! If this sounds like the workshop for you, join us! Be prepared to come to every lesson if you can, as the themes and challenges are often connected and lead into each other interesting ways! All you need is a little determination, and whatever device you use to take pictures! This workshop is recommended for girls with some previous experience with photography.

Anchors On Your Path
Girls 10-18
Thursdays, Dec. 3-17
4:30-6 p.m.
This workshop is a great way to release your inner artist! Over the course of three weeks, we will explore different kinds of art through grounding, visualization, and a little bit of abstract thinking. This class is also a great way to relax, and support yourself with a little self-care as you deal with the stress of getting into the new school year. Art is such a great way to center yourself and express how you feel, so don’t hold back and join us! This workshop is recommended for girls with some artistic experience.

Celebrating Siblings!
Saturday, Dec. 5
1-3 p.m.
Free – Donations welcome 
Ages 10-18
Sisters and non-binary/gender nonconforming siblings, this is your opportunity to strengthen your relationship and connect with other groups of siblings in fun activities and thought-provoking conversations. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Winter Break Survival Guide (Craft Kit workshop)
Girls 10-18
Friday, Dec. 11
2-3:30 p.m. (no-school day)
This day is all about finding ways to practice a little self-care during winter break. It’s super important to show yourself some love, especially if the weather is getting you down! Make your very own self-care survival guide, and tailor it to fit what you want and need! Registration includes our free take-home Craft Kit, available by curbside pickup in Eugene and Junction City, or by mail for those outside the service areas.



OP Craft Challenge
Third Friday of the month at Noon on YouTube
FREE

Each month, we will make a cool craft using everyday materials you find around your house. Be on the lookout for links on social media when the video is released, and contact us to receive OP Craft Kits to have instructions and materials ready to either DIY or follow along!

We love to hear from you and see your crafts, so please share and show them off! You can send us a picture at info@opheliasplace.net, or tag us on Instagram, or Facebook.