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Spring 2021 Online Activities & Workshops

To register for an activity or book an orientation,
call at 541-284-4333 or email info@opheliasplace.net.

Ophelia’s Place activities and workshops for girls ages 10-18 are now accessible online!

All OP workshops and 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. Book your orientation by calling (541) 284-4333 or by emailing info@opheliasplace.net.

Download the calendar here.
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Drop-in Game Nights (Open House) – No Orientation Required
Girls 10-18 and a parent/guardian of their choice
Thursdays, April 8 & 22, May 6 & 20, June 3
4-5 pm
Are you new to Ophelia’s Place? Wondering what we do, or how to get involved? This is a great way to learn more before you’ve had an orientation! Girls can hang out, meet new people, and play some games! Parents are welcome to speak with staff and interns, and ask questions. Join us every other Thursday on Zoom for a ton of fun!

OP Monthly Craft Kits! Order yours now.

OP Monthly Craft Kits
By donation (Suggested sliding scale: $10-$20/month)
Recommended ages: 10-14
Looking for new ideas to keep busy this spring? Subscribe to our monthly activity box and bring OP home with you! Each monthly kit has themed crafts, activities, and games – with all the materials you need! Tune into the Craft Challenge of the Month video on our YouTube channel 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 below for workshop dates). Kits 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. To register for just one month or for the full spring term, call at 541-284-4333 or email info@opheliasplace.net.

Craft Kit Workshops

Paint-With-Me Tea Party (Craft Kit Workshop)
Girls 10-18
Friday, April 30
4-5:30 pm
Register by April 27
How do you take your tea? We like to pair ours with painting! This craft kit is a great opportunity to relax, take a breath, and make some art! Join OP staff and interns as we make some delicious tea and try to paint our way to some crafty self-care.

Faerie Houses (Craft Kit Workshop)
Girls 10-18
Friday, May 28
4-5:30 pm
Register by May 25
Join OP staff and interns for some awesome-experimental creativity! This workshop is all about improvising with the materials we have and creating beautiful fantasy structures out of a big bag of surprise materials. If you are ready to be challenged, this workshop is for you!

Balloon Crafts (Craft Kit Workshop)
Girls 10-18
Friday, June 11
4-5:30 pm
Register by June 8
A silly attitude is definitely recommended for this one! Join OP staff and interns as we experiment with balloon art, and try our hand at shaping balloons into wild creations. Be prepared for giant hats, really long wiener dogs, and the occasional POP! Balloons for this kit will contain latex.

Social Activities & Groups

OP Queer Space

OP Queer Space
Ages 12-18
Mondays, April 5 – June 28
4-5 pm
Free (donations welcome)
Requires orientation and pre-screening for new members.
OP Queer Space is a drop-in support group for members of the LGBTQIA+/Queer community. This space is for all girls, including trans girls, plus non-binary, gender nonconforming, and gender fluid folks. This online group provides professional and peer support helpful in managing challenges faced by queer youth. The group is facilitated by OP therapists and focuses on empowerment and community building from a strengths-based, relational approach. Come build your queer community! Regular attendance is not required. Zoom, webcam, and headphones required. Informed consent (guardian, if under 14) required prior to first attendance. Space is limited.

Women’s Advisory Council for Youth (WACY)
Girls 14-18
Wednesdays, March 31-June 9
4-5 pm
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!

OP Community Groups
Girls 10-18
Beginning April 5
Register by March 31
Free – Donations welcome
Socially distanced doesn’t mean socially disconnected! Meeting new people and building 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 spring 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, recharge, and have some fun along the way! To register, call (541) 284-4333 or email info@opheliasplace.net.

Mondays, 4-5 pm or 5-6 pm
April 5-May 24

Wednesdays, 4-5 pm or 5-6 pm
April 7-May 26

Parent Daughter Circle
Mondays, April 5-May 24
5:30-7 pm
FREE – donation accepted
Register by March 26
Parent Daughter Circle is an 8-week group developed for girls, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and gender fluid folks and their parent/guardian to work together to strengthen their relationships. Staff therapists facilitating the group offer guided discussions, interactive skill-building activities, and creative expression. Youth and the adults in their lives often share that communication and connection can be challenging. This group works to change that, and participants regularly tell us that the group has helped them build stronger, more engaged relationships with one another. This year’s Parent Daughter Circle will meet weekly, during spring term, in a virtual format. Advance registration and a commitment to weekly attendance will be required. Parents/guardians and youth must attend an intake prior to beginning the group. Please contact co-facilitators Jordyn Hohstadt (jordyn@opheliasplace.net) and Melissa Kasik (melissa@opheliasplace.net) for more information.

Girl Time Group
Girls 10-12
Tuesdays, April 20-Jun 8
4-5 pm
Register by April 26
Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It’s a great place to just figure it all out! Facilitated by OP staff.

Workshops

This Is My Story
Girls ages 12-18
Thursdays, April 15-April 29
5-6 pm
Register by April 21
What is your story, and how can you share it? Find and tell your truth through self-expression–through poetry, short story, or self-portrait, whatever it is that best shares the experiences that have shaped who you are. It might be things that motivate us, challenge us, inspire us, entertain us…. There is no limit to your story, and there’s no limit here! At the end of this workshop, you will have the option to submit your story to a collection that Ophelia’s Place is putting together to honor the experiences of girls through the pandemic.

STEM-pardy
Girls 10-18
Friday, April 23
4-5 pm
Register by April 22
This Jeopardy-style game night is a fun-filled opportunity to test your knowledge and learn about women’s accomplishments and contributions to science, technology, mathematics, and engineering!  Historically, STEM fields have minimized the accomplishments of women, so it’s important that we recognize the countless female researchers who have pushed the boundaries of science and mathematics to where they are today. So let’s virtually get together and celebrate women, the sciences, and the start of the weekend!

Parent-Daughter Cooking Workshop – Family Foodies
Girls 10-18 and a parent of their choice
Saturdays, April 17-May 8
1-3 pm
Register by April 13
This workshop, facilitated by OP interns and staff, is an amazing opportunity to try four amazing foods from all over the world: Bubble Tea from Taiwan, Dodo and Eggs from Nigeria, Klepon from Indonesia, and Pão de Queijo from Brazil! If you want to try your hand at some new delicious recipes and learn about where they are from, this workshop is for you. Ingredients for recipes will be provided by Ophelia’s Place. Please be aware that these food items will contain gluten, coconut, and milk-based products. To fully participate in this workshop you will need basic cooking utensils and a working oven and stovetop. If you have questions concerning allergies or alternatives, please contact Abby at Abby@opheliasplace.net.

Girls Guide to Financial Independence
Girls 14-18
Saturday, April 17
3:30-5:30 pm
Register by April 13
Planning for the future can be stressful, especially if you are expecting a big change like graduation or looking ahead at colleges. If that sounds like you, get registered for our Financial Planning Workshop! Together we will cover setting financial goals, budgeting, and ways to use your money wisely to help you prep for the future. Facilitated by SELCO and OP’s Women’s Advisory Council for Youth.

Black Hair Matters
Girls 10-18
Thursdays, April 29-May 6
6-7:30 pm
Register by April 27
Your hair is your crown and should be celebrated! Join HAPI (Hair Artists in Pursuit of Inclusion) for an interactive workshop covering the ins & outs of Black haircare. We’ll explore the significance of Black hair history & culture and teach you how to care for your beautiful waves, curls, coils, and/or kinks.

To register for an activity or book an orientation,
call at 541-284-4333 or email info@opheliasplace.net.