Upcoming Workshops, Classes & 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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Winter 2018 Calendar of Events

Grrrl Jamz with Grrrlz Rock!
Wednesdays, January 3rd – March 21st
3:30pm – 5:00pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Electric GRRRL JAM with guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and singing your favorite rock band style songs!

Thursdays, January 4th – March 22nd
4:00pm – 5:30pm
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.

Women’s Advisory Council for Youth (WACY)
Wednesdays, January 3rd – March 21st
4:00pm – 5:00pm
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.

G-TEC: Computer Aided 3D Design
Tuesdays, January 9th-February 27th
4:00pm-5:30pm
$25 – $50 sliding scale (scholarships are available)
Girls ages 10-18
Taught by students from the South Eugene Robotics Team, this term’s G-TEC program will introduce girls to the world of 3D software and allow them to apply their newly learned skills to create a small 3D printed object of their own, to keep! Girls will learn how to use Autodesk Inventor, a popular CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to design their own small object, which South Eugene Robotics Team will 3D print for them. Advanced registration is required. Spots are limited. Registration deadline is January 2nd.

Your Body, Your Sexuality
Tuesdays, January 16th – March 20th
4:15pm – 5:30pm
FREE
Girls ages 14-18 (13 with parental permission)
This group is focused on empowering girls through understanding their bodies and sexualities. Gain the tools and resources necessary to establish positive relationships with yourself and others in a safe and fun space. Snacks provided! Girls who register will receive a follow-up call from the facilitators. Facilitated by Sarah Doty and OP interns/staff. Advance registration is required. Spots are limited. Registration deadline is January 9th.

Study Club
Mondays January 22nd – March 19th
4:00pm-5:00pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
If school and homework are weighing you down, come check out our first ever 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.

Unleashing Her: A Shakti Sadhana
Thursday February 1st – March 22nd
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Girls ages 14-18
$25-$50 sliding scale (scholarships are available)
Calm is a superpower! These trying modern times call for tools that can help us stay connected to our breath, and move forward in a beneficial way. Lead by Starla Diana and OP volunteers, we will practice a Sadhana, a practice that incorporates ancient tools like yoga, meditation, and breathe work! Together we will create a Sadhana that will serve as your foundation for a new mindful way of living. Advanced registration required, spots are limited. Registration deadline is January 24th.

ONE-TIME EVENTS

Feel Good Closet
MLK Day, Monday January 15th (no-school)
1:00pm – 4:00pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Come to OP to pick out some new clothes and shoes and get a little “boost” during the gloomy winter months! Many sizes available. Join us for a fun, positive, and supportive event!

The World at Your Fingertips: Massage and Mudras
Tuesday, January 23rd
3:00pm-5:00pm
$5 suggested donation.
Girls ages 14 – 18
There is so much power in your hands! Come join Lynnea from Thrive Family Massage for this one-time event. We’ll dive deep into reflexology points, hand massage, and mudras in order to enhance the wellness of our mind, body, and spirit. Advanced registration required, spots are limited. Registration deadline is January 16th.

OP Love Your Self! Valentine’s Day Party
Wednesday, February 14th
3:30pm – 6:00pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
This Valentine’s Day girls are invited to attend OP’s annual Love Your Self! party. This drop-in celebration will include a variety of fun and self-affirming activities, snacks, and crafts. Facilitated by OP staff and interns. This is a drop-in activity. No registration required.

Zany Zoology
Monday, February 19th
3:30pm-4:30pm
Girls ages 10-18
$5 suggested donation
Join us for an educational and adorable experience! With help from Zany Zoo, we’re on a mission to better understand the furry, scaly, and sometimes slimy creatures that we share the world with. Advanced registration is required and spots are limited. Registration deadline is February 13.

Getting to Know Nature
Friday, March 16th
10:00am-2:00pm
Girls ages 10-18
$10 suggested donation
Grab your boots and get ready for adventure! Travel with us to Dorris Ranch and explore the magic that lies just outside your door. Come along with OP and the North West Youth Corps as we dive back into the world around us and see what inspiration waits beyond the trees. Advanced registration is required and spots are limited. Please bring a rain-jacket, sturdy shoes, and a lunch. Snack will be provided, as well as extra gear for the outdoors. Registration deadline is March 7th.

THERAPY GROUPS

Parent-Daughter Circle
Tuesdays, January 16th-March 6th
6:00pm-7:30pm
$10 – $80 sliding scale (scholarships available)
Girls ages 11-15 and one parent/guardian of any gender.
This group will provide creative and expressive activities for girls and their parents/guardians with the opportunity to express needs and envision healthy and valued relationship experiences. The activities encourage, inspire, and reconnect parent-daughter pairs in practical, honest, and enjoyable ways. Advance registration is required. Parents/guardians and daughters must attend an intake prior to beginning the group. Pairs must commit to regular group attendance.

OP Drop-In Support Group
Mondays, Ongoing
4:00pm – 5:00pm
FREE
This 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. Participants must schedule an Ophelia’s Place orientation prior to attending. Guardians of youth under 14 years old must sign a waiver prior to youth’s first attendance.