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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 Winter Calendar of Events

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EXPRESSIVE ARTS
Power Animals
Tuesdays Feb 4-25
4-5:50 pm
$10-$25 sliding scale (scholarships available)
Girls ages 10-18
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! We all love animals, but sometimes there is just one animal in particular that really “gets” us. This workshop, facilitated by Sara Spahn, focuses on discovering and celebrating the energy that your Power Animal brings to you through painting, sculpture and more! So whether they’re scaly, furry, feathery, or even spikey, all animal friends are welcome! Registration required.

Book Binding Bonanza
Tuesday March 3
4-6:00 pm
Suggested donation $10
Girls ages 10-18
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own journal, then you should definitely check out this workshop! During this class, facilitated by Oliver Redig, you get to learn the basics of book binding, so that you can make, decorate, and take home your very own book. No previous book making experience necessary! Registration required.

GTEC
Flip Book Animation
Tuesday Jan 28
4:30-5:50 pm
$10-$25 sliding scale (scholarships available)
Girls ages 10-18
If you like art and technology, this workshop might be just right for you! We will be learning how to make animated sequences using lightboxes to help us create the illusion of movement on paper. So if you’re interested in learning the basics of animation and using some neat tech to get it done, come and check it out! Facilitated by staff from Girls Voices Matter. Registration required.

Scratch Game Programming
Thursday Feb 20
4:30-5:50 pm
$10-$25 sliding scale (scholarships available)
Girls ages 10-18
Have you ever dreamed about creating your own video game? If so, come join us at OP as we tap into MIT’s easy -to-use Scratch Programming! We will be taking the next steps towards looking at the relationship between art and tech. by learning how to animate through pro­gramming! Facilitated by staff from Girls Voices Matter. Registration required.

WHOLE GIRL HEALTH
What You Wished You Learned in Health Class
Mondays Jan 20-March 16
4:15-5:30 pm
$10-$25 sliding scale (scholarships available)
For girls ages 14-18 (13 with parental permission)
Does the majestic wonderland of hormones that is your body confuse the crap out of you? If yes, this may be the group for you’ve been waiting for! During this workshop we will be touching on a lot of important topics, like healthy relationships, sexuality, anatomy, and more! It’s a safe, comfortable place to find answers to all those awkward questions hanging out in your brain. Not to mention, we’ve got chocolate! So get over here, hang out with us, and learn about you. No previous health classes required! Facilitated by OP staff. Registration required.

Snow Shoeing at Salt Creek Falls
Friday Jan 31
10 am-4 pm
Suggested donation $10
Girls ages 10-18
Grab your boots and your jacket, were going snow­hunting! After all, you need snow for snowshoeing, which is what we are doing on this trip with Northwest Youth Corps! Please be sure you bring a warm coat, gloves, good shoes for being in the snow, a water bottle, and a lunch! Registration required. Extra jackets/gloves provided by NYC.

Love Yourself! Valentine’s Day Party
Thursday Feb 13
3-6 pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Come join us during drop-in at OP as we get cozy and crafty! With a hot cocoa bar and cookies to keep us company, we will spend some time tackling our inner-critics and learning how to bring all the things we love about ourselves to the surface. Because you’re worth it! No registration required.

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT
Women’s Advisory Council for Youth (WACY)
Wednesdays Jan 8-March 18
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.

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT
Study Club
Wednesdays Jan 8-March 18
5-6 pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Sometimes it can be really hard to sit down and get work done! There’s always something going on that’s just a little more appealing. But it’s easier if you have people there to help you stay focused, like our Study Club at OP! Every week we set aside time to help you get your work done, so you can enjoy the rest of your evening. So come check it out! We have snacks! No registration required.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Parent-Daughter Tea Party: Down the Rabbit Hole
Saturday Feb 29
3-5 pm
$10-$25 sliding scale (scholarships available)
For Girls ages 10-18 + 1 guardian/parent of their choice
We all go a little stir crazy in the winter! Join us at OP as we fall down the rabbit role, get a little crafty, play some games, and of course have some tea and goodies! But you better watch your step if you want to keep your head! The Queen of Hearts doesn’t take kindly to those who don’t follow the rules. And don’t be afraid to dress up; after all, we’re all a little mad down here! Registration required.

Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest
Monday March 2
4:30-5 pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Come celebrate Women’s History Month with us and learn a little bit about women filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest! We’ll watch a short video, eat some popcorn, and celebrate how awesome women can be! Facilitated by Executive Director of Girls Voices Matter, Erica Goss. No registration required.

Tuula the Ambassadog
Tuesday March 10
4:30-5:30 pm
FREE
Girls ages 10-18
Tuula the Greenhill Humane Society Ambassadog will be visiting us with her human, Megan Brezovar, to talk about how to treat animals with kindness and to collect LOTS of snuggles! So come hang out with us, and one really, really, cute dog. No registration required.

THERAPY GROUPS

Parent-Daughter Circle
Mondays Jan 13-March 16
5:30-7 pm
$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 parent/guardian 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. Pairs must commit to regular group attendance. Advance registration is required. Parents/guardians and daughters must attend an intake prior to beginning the group.


OP Drop-In Support Group
Mondays ongoing
4-5 pm
FREE
Middle and High School-aged Girls and Non-Binary Youth
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 middle school youth must sign a parent consent form prior to youth’s first attendance. Topics:

  • Jan 13 – How to Navigate Problems with Others
  • Jan 20 – Family
  • Jan. 27 – Romantic Relationships and Sex
  • Feb 3 – Relationships with Peers
  • Feb 10 – How I Feel About Myself
  • Feb 17 – How I Feel About My Body
  • Feb 24 – Things That Worry Me
  • March 2 – Gender and Sexual Identity
  • March 9 – What it Means to Be a Girl/Woman in This World
  • March 16 – Depression