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.)

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Eugene Spring Calendar of Events

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WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

The Lab
Mondays, April 8th-May 6th
4-5 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
Girls ages 10-18
This year, Women in Graduate Science from the University of Oregon will be joining us again! If you love all things S.T.E.M., then grab your lab coats and join us as we experiment with lasers, microbiology, transgenic animals, and even a sheep brain! No previous lab experience necessary.
Registration required by April 5th.

Fanime Club Plus
Tuesdays, May 7th-June 11th
4:30-5:50 p.m.
$10-$20 sliding scale
Girls ages 12-18
Fanime Club is the perfect place to catch up on the latest fandom news, watch episodes of your favorite shows, and generally geek out with a crew of people who know what’s up. But there’s more! This term, any girl who attends Fanime Club will be guaranteed a spot to sell her art in the Artist Alley at this year’s summer parent-daughter event, GirlCon 2019! During the course of famine club, we will also be learning how to make different types of merch, like stickers, buttons, key chains, and more! So grab your OC’s, your fan-art, and your favorite nerd gear and join us!
Registration required by May 2nd.

Mermaids, Queens, and Warriors Continued
Tuesdays, April 9th-April 30th
4:30-5:45 p.m.
$10-$20 sliding scale
Girls ages 10-18
Award-winning author Rachael Pruitt will be spending time with us this Spring to help put the stories we have in our minds onto paper. This weekly workshop will involve world building, character creation, and all the storytelling advice you might need! The main focus will be on the fantasy/sci-fi genre, but all stories are welcome!
Registration required by April 5th.
 
D&D: The Sunken Secrets of Stilben Swamp
Mondays, April 8th-June 3rd
3:50-5:50 p.m.
$10-$20 sliding scale
Girls ages 10-18
Our adventurers have been called to the swamp town of Stilben to assist a local shopkeeper, Zed, in his alchemical research. He has called on you to investigate the wilderness of the swamp and retrieve valuable resources from it. However, the depths of the Stilben swamp hold more than the alchemical materials that Zed requested. The swamp holds secrets and mysteries that have long been undiscovered, that is, until now!
Registration required by April 5th.

Women’s Advisory Council for Youth (WACY)
Wednesdays, April 3rd-June 12th
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.

Grrrlz Rock Electric Jam!
Wednesdays, April 3rd-June 12th
4-5:30 p.m.
FREE – No registration required.
Girls ages 10-18
Electric GRRRL JAM with guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and singing your favorite rock band style songs! 
 
Grrrlz Rock Acoustic/Ukulele Song Writing
Thursdays, April 4th-June 13th
4-5:30 p.m.
FREE – No registration required.
Girls ages 10-18
Acoustic GRRRL JAM with us in our acoustic/ukulele song writing workshop! Plus, every third Thursday, beginning April 18th, we will be doing performance coaching and practice for those girls wanting to prepare for the stage! Feel free to bring your own instrument, or borrow one of ours and join us!  

ONE-TIME EVENTS

Women Who Hike
Saturday, May 11th
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
Girls ages 10-18
Join Ophelia’s Place, Northwest Youth Corps, and Women Who Hike and go on an outdoor adventure! We will be hiking up Mt. Pisgah to check out “the swing”, hang out, and eat lunch, followed by a guided tour through the arboretum. So get your boots and don’t forget the sunscreen!
Advanced registration is required by May 8th. Space is limited. Please bring a rain-jacket, sturdy shoes, and a lunch. Snack will be provided, as well as extra gear for the outdoors.
 
Mason Jar Magic
Thursday, April 25th
4:30-5:30 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
Girls ages 10-18
Cooking can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Join OP staff and discover just how easy cooking can be. We will be experimenting with a number of recipes that can be made in, believe it or not, a mason jar! Plus we get to eat our tasty creations afterwards, so it’s a win/win situation, don’t you think? And the best part is, no previous cooking experience is required.
Registration required by April 23rd.
 
Ophelia’s Place Natural Haircare Day!
Thursday, May 23rd
3:45-5:45 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
Girls ages 10-18
This event is a space for self-identified girls of color to come together to share and learn fun ways to care for their natural hair! Join us as we make our own haircare products, engage in discussion about representation in the beauty industry and share tips and tricks on how we care for our hair. Girls will get the opportunity to practice their new skills and go home with a haircare kit. Food and beverages will be provided!
Registration required by May 21st.
 
SPRING PARENT-DAUGHTER EVENT

Afternoon Tea and Cake Decorating
Saturday, May 18th
Noon-2:30 p.m.
$10-$20 sliding scale
Girls ages 10-18 plus one adult of their choice.
Come and get fancy with us as we prepare for afternoon tea! Fun Fact: there are three types of afternoon tea: cream tea, with scones and cream, light tea, which is a cream tea with a few extra sweets, and last but not least, full tea, which we will be hosting here at OP! A full tea includes all of the above plus delicious and adorable finger sandwiches! Also, you will get the chance to pair up with your partner and decorate your own cake for the event. So get your apron on, and get ready! Sponsored by SELCO.
Registration required by May 13th.

THERAPY GROUPS

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.