Eugene Workshops & Events

Great things happen at Ophelia’s Place – from after-school programs and workshops, to support groups for girls and their parents. It’s all here. This calendar let’s us walk our talk – these programs provide tools to empower young women to make healthy, informed decisions about their many important life choices. (And some are way fun too.)

Bookmark this page, check back often, or follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop.

Check out our  Junction City calendar of events!

Ready to Register?
Call (541) 284-4333 or email info@opheliasplace.net.

Eugene Fall Calendar of Events

Need a printable of the calendar? Download now.
Descarga el calendario ahora.

EXPRESSIVE ARTS
O.C. Workshop: Original Comics and Characters
Thursdays, Oct. 10-Nov. 21 (weekly, skips Halloween)
4-5:30 pm
$10-$25 sliding scale (scholarships available)
Girls ages 10-18
Channel your creativity in this workshop as we flesh out all those unfinished characters and comic strips in your sketch book. Facilitated by one of our featured exhibitors from this year’s GirlCon, Sarah Majercin, this workshop will focus on the steps, tools, and skills that are helpful for any artist interested in taking those first steps towards making her own graphic novel or web comic. So grab your sketch book and your favorite pencil and come join us! No previous experience necessary. Registration required.

Dance Factory at OP!
Tuesdays, Oct. 8-Dec. 10 (weekly)
4:30-5:30 pm
$10-$25 sliding scale (scholarships available)
Girls ages 10-18
Come and dance away the back-to-school-blues! This fall, OP is hosting a high-energy workshop that features an exciting mix of age-appropriate street dance styles. This workshop will allow dancers to shake their groove thang while learning teamwork, balance, and coordination. And as an exciting end to the class, participants will have a chance to perform in the Dance Factory’s studio for their Winter Cabaret! Facilitated by Dance Factory instructors and OP interns. This workshop is for all levels of ability, body types, and no previous dance experience is needed! Registration required.

G-TEC
Cryptography 101
October 21 (One-day workshop)
4-5:30 pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Come and get in the code-cracking zone at OP for our cryptography workshop! Girls will get a chance to learn about how to make, break, and even create their own secret codes. Attendees will also get to learn a little bit about some of histories trickiest encryptions and the mysteries that surround them. So get cracking, and sign up today! Registration required.

Hike with Northwest Youth Corps
Friday, Nov. 8 (one-day event, NO SCHOOL DAY)
10 am-3 pm
$10-$25 sliding scale (scholarships available)
Girls Ages 10-18
Northwest Youth Corps is back with another fantastic hike for OP girls. Grab your boots and get ready to explore Sweet Creek Falls, a beautiful, low-key hike found towards the coast that features a beautiful series of waterfalls! Plus along the way will get the chance to practice our plant identification skills. Make sure you bring warm clothes, good walking shoes, a water bottle and some lunch! Registration required.

WHOLE GIRL HEALTH
Ins-pie-red Baking
Monday, Nov. 11th (one-day workshop)
1:30-3 pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Don’t hesitate to sign up for this delicious workshop! We will have a cozy afternoon of making, decorating, and baking our very own blueberry pies. So come kick it in the kitchen and take yourself “pie” surprise with your amazing baking skills! Registration required.

Self-Defense Workshop with Rachel Collins
Friday, Nov. 22 (one-day workshop)
4-5:30 pm
$10-$25 sliding scale (scholarships available)
Girls ages 10-18
This workshop is the perfect place to practice building up your confidence! Learning tips and tricks that can help you feel comfortable taking up space and standing your ground is a great way to feel more comfortable just being you! Join us and channel your inner Super Girl for this kick-butt workshop. Registration required.

Spa-ahhh Day
Monday, Dec. 2 (one-day workshop NO SCHOOL DAY)
Noon-3 pm
$10-$25 sliding scale (scholarships available)
Girls ages 10-18
Our annual spa day event is back, to help you practice some self-care before the winter break! Come to OP for a day of chill creativity. Along with making some tasty snacks, we will be creating our own self-care tool kits! Our self-care tool kits will be tailored to each girl’s individual calming requirements, So weather it’s a nice smell, a puzzle, or just something nice to hold, you will have the perfect go to for those days when you just need to do you! Feel free to bring an additional item from home to make your kit extra you-focused! Registration required.

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT
Women’s Advisory Council for Youth (WACY)
Wednesdays, Sept. 25-Dec. 18 (weekly)
4-5 pm
FREE
Girls ages 14-18
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…with fun, humor, and chocolate! Youth-led and directed, come join us to make a difference, make friends, and get great volunteer experience! Facilitated by OP staff. No registration required.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Parent-Daughter Game Night: The Price of Rice!
Presented by SELCO Community Credit Union
Saturday, Dec. 7 (one-day workshop)
3-4:30 pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18 and a parent/guardian of their choice!
Inspired by The Price Is Right, The Price of Rice offers girls a fun and safe way to hone their financial chops, encouraging responsible future decision-making. By game’s end, girls will have practiced spending, saving, and investing, and will walk away with a better understanding of the costs of goods they use on a daily basis. Come on down and be the next constant on The Price … of … Rice! Snacks will be provided during our commercial break! Facilitated by SELCO staff. Registration required.

OP’s Super Spoopy Masquerade Party
Thursday, Oct. 31
3-6 pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Come trick-or-treat with us at OP this year for our annual Halloween party! There will be games, music, and plenty of fright-tastic activities. Plus all ghosts, goblins, and other ghastly creatures are invited to make a mask, and strut their stuff in our Masquerade Parade! So get your costume and come creep around with us and enjoy the spoopiest night of the year at Ophelia’s Place! No registration required.

THERAPY GROUPS
OP Drop-In Support Group
Mondays, Ongoing
4-5 pm
FREE
Girls Ages 10-18
This free drop-in support group is open to all middle- and high-school aged girls and non-binary youth, who are seeking a safe place to talk about the issues in their lives. The group is facilitated by OP therapists and focuses on empowerment and skill-building from a strengths-based, relational approach. Guardians of youth under 14 years old must sign a parent consent form prior to youth’s first attendance.

OP Parent-Daughter Days
Mother-Daughter Day: Saturday, Nov. 2
Father-Daughter Day: Saturday, Nov. 16
10 am-2 pm
$10-$40 sliding scale (scholarships available)
Join other parents/guardians and girls 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. Lunch is provided. For girls 11-14 and a supportive adult in their lives. Pre-registration is required. Spots are limited. Registration deadline is Friday, 10/25 for Mother-Daughter Day and Friday, 11/8 for Father-Daughter Day.

Celebrating Sisters!
Saturday, Oct. 5
10 am-2 pm
$10-40 (pair) sliding scale (scholarships available)
Ages 10-18
Sisters, this is your opportunity to strengthen your relationship and connect with other groups of sisters in fun activities and thought-provoking conversations. Lunch is provided. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Friday, 9/27.