Eugene Workshops & Events

Calendar of Events at Ophelia's PlaceGreat 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.)

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Spring 2018 Eugene Calendar of Events

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Grrrl Jamz with Grrrlz Rock!
Wednesdays, April 4th-June 13th
3:30-5 p.m.
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Electric GRRRL JAM with guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and singing your favorite rock band style songs!
 
Thursdays, April 5th-June 14th
4-5:30 p.m.
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Acoustic GRRRL JAM with ukuleles, acoustic guitars, violins, hand drums, songwriting and more!  Feel free to bring your own if you have specialty instruments. Beginners are welcome, no experience necessary. All instruments and instruction provided by Grrrlz Rock! Please schedule an OP orientation within 2 weeks of attending.
 
Study Club
Mondays, April 30th-June 11th
3:30-4:30 p.m.
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
If school and homework are weighing you down, come check out Study Club! Each Monday, a representative from Oregon Tutor will be giving advice on homework, study skills, time management, and more! Don’t miss the opportunity to get on top of school, before it gets on top of you. No registration required.
 
Dungeons & Dragons : The Lost Artifacts of Cerridwen
Mondays, May 7th-June 11th
4:00-5:30 p.m.
$10 one-time suggested donation
Girls ages 10-18
Have you ever wanted to travel, capture goblins, and defeat a secret society, all without leaving the comfort of OP? Come adventure with OP staff and interns as we learn how to play D&D and work together to defeat big bad bugbears and more! No previous experience required! Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline is May 6th.
Super Science Society
Thursdays, April 12th – May 17th
4-5:30 p.m.
$25 – $50 sliding scale for the term
Girls ages 10-15
Join scientists from the UO Women in Graduate Sciences in this hands-on workshop! Girls will explore and create through a variety of interactive science themes, geology, paleontology, chemistry, physics, and biology. No science knowledge or experience required! Advance registration is required. Registration deadline is April 11th.

 

Women’s Advisory Council for Youth (WACY)
Wednesdays, April 4th-June 13th
4-5 p.m.
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. Please schedule an OP orientation within 2 weeks of attending.
 
Girl Time Group
Tuesdays, April 17th-June 5th
4:30-5:30 p.m.
FREE
Girls ages 10-12
Here at OP we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That’s why we’re having our first ever Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP interns and other girls as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. Then we’ll wrap it all up with a Girl Time party! Advance registration is required. Registration deadline is April 14th. Guardians must sign a waiver prior to youth’s first attendance.
 

ONE TIME EVENTS

Artsy Adventures with Chamber Music Amici
Tuesday, April 10th
4-5 p.m.
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Join Chamber Music Amici for a workshop that combines art and music making! Girls are invited to make art that reflects how they feel while listening to classical and popular music. Girls can also draw the musicians as they play for a chance to see their art used by Amici! Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline is April 9th.
 
Herbal Medicine Making
Monday, April 23rd
3:30-5 p.m.
Girls ages 10-18
$10-$20 sliding scale
Have you ever wondered how you can use the plants around you as medicine? Led by the Whole Earth Nature School, this new workshop will give you hands-on experience working with plants to create an herbal salve, as well as taste test different infusions! Facilitated by OP volunteers and staff. Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline is April 22nd.
 
Monday with Monet
Monday, May 14th
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Girls ages 10-18
$10 Suggested Donation
Come and spend an afternoon of color and creativity with us at OP! Lead by OP staff and volunteers, we’ll study Monet as we dive into all the different colors that spring brings, from pale pinks and yellows to bright reds and greens. Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline is May 13th.

 

THERAPY GROUPS

YAWOC (Young Amazing Women of Color) Group
Tuesdays, April 17-June 5
4-5 p.m.
Free
This 8-week group is open specifically to girls that self-identify as biracial, multiracial, multicultural, and/or girls of color. During the course of this group, girls are able to give insight and voice to their unique experiences of being both young women and women of color through discussion of multicultural self-identity, personal power, self-care and connecting with community. The group is facilitated by OP therapists and will incorporate mindfulness skills as a way to enhance awareness of inner thoughts, emotions, and needs. Advance registration required; spots are limited. Registration deadline is Monday, April 10th. Participants must schedule and OP orientation within the first two weeks of the group.
 
OP Drop-In Support Group
Mondays, Ongoing
4-5 p.m.
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.