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Block Break Programming

Campus Activities, in conjunction with many partners, offers programming over all block breaks and many extended breaks*, such as Fall, Winter, and Spring Breaks - *for students with extended break stay approval. The Block Break digests are released third week of each block and will let you know what is being offered for the upcoming break both online and on-campus.

Have an idea for a new Block Break Offering? Want to advertise an opportunity in the Block Break Digest? Email us at campusactivities@coloradocollege.edu

The Campus Block Break Planning Committee is made up of representatives from: Campus Activities, the Butler Center, the Wellness Resource Center, the Chaplains' Office, Outdoor Ed, the Advising Hub, the Residential Experience, the Career Center, Bemis School of Art, the Collaborative for Community Engagement, and Campus Recreation. If you have suggestions or ideas for events you would like to see over block break, reach out and let us know!

BLOCK BREAK SIX DIGEST

Block Break 6 Digest 

For March 24 - 28 

Block Break is just around the corner! As always, the Office of Campus Activities, along with our campus partners, has put together the following FREE (or low cost) opportunities, in a variety of formats, to keep you active, engaged, and away from the screen as much as possible; we hope that this block break allows you to rest, relax, and rejuvenate as well as safely connect with yourselves and others.  

Here is a quick run down of the types and coding for Block Break events:
 
^Virtual: open to all CC students regardless of location/enrollment/test result status as they take place online.  

*Small Scale/In-Person: only for students who live on-campus, or have full on-campus privileges. During the duration of in-person events, students must maintain appropriate social distancing, wear a mask, and practice appropriate hand and respiratory hygiene at all times. Participation in in-person programming and is completely voluntary; by electing to participate in an in-person event, you understand that you are at increased risk for exposure to COVID, even with all campus risk mitigation protocols in place, and may be subject to contact tracing, quarantine, and/or isolation should you or another attendee of the event test positive for COVID-19. 

+To-Go: open to all students, including those under enhanced social distancing; these to-go activities are designed to offer you activities you can take back to your room, complete on your own, and give you a break from the screen.   

#New Student Events: This spring semester, we will be offering events specifically for first-year and new transfer students so that you have the opportunity to meet each other and build community. These events will have a special emphasis on getting to know each other, campus resources, and the local area. Students who participated in 2020 WSO, 2020 NSO, and 2021 WSO are all invited to sign-up.
Should event details change (due to COVID protocols or for other reasons), or new events be added, we will update the descriptions below with (NEW), (UPDATED!), or (CANCELLED!) as well as post in the student Today @ CC digest next week! 

Regardless of your plans for this block break, please take care of yourself, as well as those around you, maintain healthy habits: get plenty of sleep, stay active, don’t smoke, stay hydrated and eat nutritious foods, and follow campus risk mitigation protocols and CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID–19.  Also, a friendly reminder to clean reusable/replace single-use masks regularly (daily!). 

Wednesday, March 24  

All times are Mountain.

  • +Grab and Grow Kits, 12 – 2 pm (while supplies last!), Worner Center 

    These Grab and Grow bags including a self-contained grow your own room plant, Empower Con info and other swag! Sponsored by Campus Safety. 
  • ^Break the Block, 1 pm, Zoom  

    Join the Butler Center for Break the Block, co-facilitators include Erin Huggins '23 and Amairani Alamillo '16.  We will give DoorDash gift cards for students to enjoy a meal during this session. These gift cards are limited and will be provided on a on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance at Break the Block is required to receive a gift card. Fill out the form to receive a gift card here.

  • ^The Fight, Streaming March 22- 25, Register to Watch 

    The ACLU has never granted access to its offices, even as its battles—on the fronts of abortion rights, immigration rights, LGBT rights and voting rights—have become more timely and momentous than ever. With THE FIGHT, access has finally been granted to the filmmaking team of Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, makers of 2016’s award-winning Weiner. Rousing, inspiring and slyly humorous, their latest documentary follows four seismically important cases and a handful of magnetic attorneys. These lawyers may not know how to charge a cell phone, but they have persuaded Supreme Court Justices, beating back serious encroachments upon our freedoms. THE FIGHT inspires with the story of front-line warriors in the battle for the American soul. 
  • *Night at the Movies: Knives Out, 7 – 10 pm, RSVP in Advance 

    Join Campus Activities for a FREE night out at the movies; 20 students will be able to enjoy a private screening of Knives Out. Knives Out is a 2019 American mystery film. It follows a master detective investigating the death of the patriarch of a wealthy, dysfunctional family. Register in advance to claim your space and learn about the COVID protocols for this event. 

Thursday, March 25 

All times are Mountain.
  • *Bike to Concrete Couch with BreakOut! 🚲🎨🖍, 3/25 & 3/26, 9 am – 12 pm, Register on Summit 

    Join BreakOut on Thursday and Friday of Block Break 6 for a fun and creative experience with Concrete Couch. We will be partnering with Outdoor Ed to use the e-bikes to travel to the service site. Students will have the option to work on one of two teams for trail maintenance or an artistic project. Must be available for both days to participate. Register here or on the CCE Summit page. More about Concrete Couch: Concrete Couch is a local nonprofit that works with kids and community groups to create public art, to build community, and to create environments and experiences that humanize our world. 
  • *Snowshoe Trip to Catamount Falls, 10 am – 4 pm, Register on Summit 

    Join us for a snowshoe trip to Catamount Falls. This is a 6 mile roundtrip hike of intermediate difficulty. We will be passing a waterfall and heading up to Catamount Reservoir, which will give us a good view of Ute Canyon and the backside of Pikes Peak. All levels of prior snowshoe experience are welcome! If you would like to participate in this trip but also do not want to miss the food pantry, please contact Antonio Soto to arrange a bag to be set aside for you. 
  • *Upcycle to Unwind, 11 am – 1 pm, Register on Summit 

    Interested in something different, fun and new to do over Block Break?  Looking to refresh your wardrobe ?  Join Arts & Crafts Instructors Miles Marshall, Ana Kilgore and Lucy Meigs to upcycle your clothes using techniques including sewing, block printing and embroidery!  Register on Summit now.   Please email ldiraddo@coloradocollege.edu with any questions.  
  • *Ceramic Glazing Two-Day Mini-Workshop (Thurs & Fri), 12 noon – 2 pm, Bemis School of Art

    This two (2) day workshop explores some of the different techniques used to finish ceramic pieces; students are expected to attend both days.  Five (5) spaces are available to anyone who has unfinished ceramic pieces created through the Take-and-Make clay kits or previous clay sessions at the Bemis School of Art (Block Class, Block Break Class, Team-Building Event, etc.) You must have your own ceramic pieces - or be able to find them in the Bemis Studio. Free of charge, sponsored by CCSGA.  To register, please call 719-475-2444 between 9am and 5pm M-F.
  • +Block Break To-Go Kits + Waffle Day Celebration!, 12 pm, Worner Center  

    Filled with supplies to help enjoy this block break to the fullest and celebrate the arrival of Spring! Kits include sunscreen, vegan spring treats, bubbles, information on Jam Jamboree, sidewalk chalk, and a hacky sack. 
  • +Food Pantry, 1 – 4 pm, Sign-up 

    Students with campus access are invited to come get some dried goods, limited fresh produce, and snacks. This will be a weekly initiative moving forward, unless announced otherwise. We ask that students utilizing the food pantry, sign-up no more than twice a month max so that as many people as possible can have access. Brought to you by Campus Activities and CCSGA.
  • *Grocery Store Shuttles, 1 – 5 pm, Call (719) 389 6707 

    Need a ride to the grocery store? Give Campus Safety a Call. A shuttle to the Asian Pacific Market is available during these times upon request. 
  • *Students of Color Cave of the Winds Trip, 2:15 – 5 pm, Trip Full, Register for Waitlist on Summit 

    Join Outdoor Ed on a caving expedition at Colorado Springs' premier adventure park, Cave of the Winds! We will be taking the 90-minute Lantern tour, which includes one mile of walking through candlelit cave passageways. This tour also includes dark narrow tunnels, low passageways, uneven stairs, mud, and spooky ghost stories. 
  • *Two-Day Wheel Throwing Mini-Workshop (Thurs & Fri), 3:30 –5:30 pm, Bemis School of Art 

    This two (2) day workshop explores beginning and intermediate techniques in creating items on a pottery wheel.  Room for five (5) students max, registrants expected to attend both days.  All materials included.  Free of charge, sponsored by CCSGA.  To register, please call 719-475-2444 between 9 am and 5 pm M-F. 
  • ^Live Q&A with Deborah Richardson, 7 pm, Register 

    Join a Q&A with Debora Richardson, the newly appointed executive director of the ACLU of Colorado. Ms. Richardson has more than three decades of experience in transformative non-profit executive leadership in global, national, and local organizations working to advance civil and human rights for non-dominant identity groups. Richardson is a nationally recognized expert and advocate in advancing justice for women and their families, convening diverse, cross-cultural, community-based coalitions committed to equitable societies. Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute and Pikes Peak Community College 

Friday, March 26

All times are Mountain.

  • *Bike to Concrete Couch with BreakOut! 🚲🎨🖍, 3/25 & 3/26, 9 am – 12 pm, Register on Summit 

    Join BreakOut on Thursday and Friday of Block Break 6 for a fun and creative experience with Concrete Couch. We will be partnering with Outdoor Ed to use the e-bikes to travel to the service site. Students will have the option to work on one of two teams for trail maintenance or an artistic project. Must be available for both days to participate. Register here or on the CCE Summit page. More about Concrete Couch: Concrete Couch is a local nonprofit that works with kids and community groups to create public art, to build community, and to create environments and experiences that humanize our world. 
  • *Women’s Voices, Women’s Lives Walking Tour of Downtown, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm, Register Here 

    This tour highlights women’s stories of work, activism and philanthropy in the historic working-class neighborhood of Southwest Downtown. In partnership with Downtown Partnerships and the Office of Campus Activities. We will depart from the South Worner Patio and walk to meet our tour guide in downtown COS. Snacks will be provided upon return from the tour but you are encouraged to eat lunch before or after the tour.  
  • +Free Stuff on Friday’s featuring Trans Day of Visibility and Esports Kits, 12 – while supplies last, Worner
In advance of Trans Day of Visibility (on March 31), we have posters from Ladyfingers Letterpress and other treats that celebrate, honor, and acknowledge the contributions to society and raise awareness of the discrimination and violence faced by members of the Trans community. These kits are in partnership with the Butler Center. We will also have kits sponsored by CC Esports that will help you cheer on the team and enjoy their matches on Twitch as they head into the finals. As always, these kits are available while supplies last! 

  • *Ceramic Glazing Two-Day Mini-Workshop, (Thurs & Fri), 12 noon – 2 pm, Bemis School of Art  
This two (2) day workshop explores some of the different techniques used to finish ceramic pieces; students are expected to attend both days.  Five (5) spaces are available to anyone who has unfinished ceramic pieces created through the Take-and-Make clay kits or previous clay sessions at the Bemis School of Art (Block Class, Block Break Class, Team-Building Event, etc.) You must have your own ceramic pieces - or be able to find them in the Bemis Studio. Free of charge, sponsored by CCSGA.  To register, please call 719-475-2444 between 9 am and 5 pm M-F. 

  • *#Speed Friending: Hammock Hang Edition, 3 – 4:30 pm, Sign-up Here 
Looking to make more friends? Want to meet others who do not live in your residence hall in a socially distanced and in-person way? Excited to enjoy the sunshine? Then join Campus Activities for our next Speed Friending Event of the year. We will provide the hammocks, yard games, and conversation starters – you provide the company and new connections. Sign-up in advance to claim your space as spots are limited and to get all of the details. While this is a great event for new students (first-years and transfers), all students looking to build community are welcome to join.

  • *Two-Day Wheel Throwing Mini-Workshop (Thurs & Fri), 3:30 –5:30 pm, Bemis School of Art 
This two (2) day workshop explores beginning and intermediate techniques in creating items on a pottery wheel.  Room for five (5) students max, registrants expected to attend both days.  All materials included.  Free of charge, sponsored by CCSGA.  To register, please call 719-475-2444 between 9 am and 5 pm M-F. 
  • ^Hillel, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Zoom;
Join us Friday at 6:30 MT for Shabbat prayers and celebration to the end of the week. Hope to see you there! 

Saturday, March 27  

All times are Mountain. 
  • ^Zen Meditation, 6:30 – 8:30 am, Zoom 
Come start your day with Zen Meditation with Springs Mountain Sangha. No experience needed. Meditation sessions will be about 30 minutes long; so please plan to join on about 5 minutes before the half-hour; you can join during the 5 min. before any period, so 6:55, 7:25, 7:55. 
  • +Night on the Town Packs, 12 pm – while supplies last, Worner Desk  

    Campus Activities has a limited number of FREE Night on the Town Packs for those with approved break stay, which include vouchers for Kimball’s Peak Three (reopening March 31!), Jimmy Johns, & Josh & John’s (a $25 value). Come by the Worner Desk on Saturday, beginning at noon to pick up a packet. Quantities are limited and will be passed out on a first-come, first-served basis; limit one packet per person. Packets will not be available before 12 pm and only until supplies run out. All campus risk mitigation protocols must be utilized when redeeming these vouchers off-campus. Sponsored by Campus Activities. 
  • ^Jam Jamboree with Phony Ppl & Host Body, Streaming March 26 – 27, Vimeo 

    Tune in for an amazing exclusive virtual performance by Phony Ppl and Host Body (a CC student band!). The virtual performance will only be available to the public for 2 days and will premiere on the Colorado College Vimeo page starting March 27, 2021. After March 28, 2021, the performance will no longer be available. Be sure to check the digests and social media for the streaming access password! To conclude the Jam Jamboree, there will be a live Q&A with Phony Ppl Monday, March 29, 2021 at 3 PM MST via Zoom. Space for the Q&A is very limited, and 15 students will be randomly picked to attend. To enter your name to have a chance to attend the Q&A, click here. If your name is not picked to attend the Q&A, have no fear! The recorded Q&A will be available on CC’s Vimeo page until April 4, 2021. We hope you enjoy the performance! For questions/inquiries, please contact m_ellis@coloradocollege.edu.  
  • ^*Research/Fill Out Local Election Ballots, On your own time

    The Colorado Springs General Municipal Election will take place April 6, 2021. Be sure to check your mailbox, ballots should be arriving this week! Colorado Springs city elections have been conducted exclusively by mail since 2005. Check the Citizen's Project Voter Guide and KRCC Voter Guide for additional information. And check this map to determine your city council district. Stay tuned for information on a Bike to the Polls event to drop off your ballot! Remember to mail in your ballots by March 29 or drop them off at a drop box before 7 pm on election day! 

Sunday, March 28

All Times are Mountain.
  • *E-Bike Gold Camp Road, 10 am – 2 pm, Sign-up on Summit 

    An easy out and back ride on Gold Camp road! Good view and fun guaranteed. You just need to know how to ride a bike and you will enjoy this trip. ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED! 
  • ^Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Virtual Training 💛💛, Two sessions: 10 – 11:30 am & 3 – 4:30 pm, Zoom (Register in Advance) 

    Join BreakOut for QPR Suicide Prevention training facilitated by Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention to build skills that will give back to our community and save lives. Two sessions offered on Sunday, March 28 from 10-11:30 am and 3 - 4:30 pm MST on Zoom. Register using links above on the CCE Summit Page. About QPR Training: QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of people are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. About Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention: The mission of Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership is to unite the community in addressing and preventing suicide. 
  • ^Jam Jamboree with Phony Ppl & Host Body, Streaming March 26 – 27, Vimeo 

    Tune in for an amazing exclusive virtual performance by Phony Ppl and Host Body (a CC student band!). The virtual performance will only be available to the public for 2 days and will premiere on the Colorado College Vimeo page starting March 27, 2021. After March 28, 2021, the performance will no longer be available. Be sure to check the digests and social media for the password! To conclude the Jam Jamboree, there will be a live Q&A with Phony Ppl Monday, March 29, 2021 at 3 PM MST via zoom. Space for the Q&A is very limited, and 15 students will be randomly picked to attend. To enter your name to have a chance to attend the Q&A, click here. If your name is not picked to attend the Q&A, have no fear! The recorded Q&A will be available on CC’s Vimeo page until April 4, 2021. We hope you enjoy the performance! For questions/inquiries, please contact m_ellis@coloradocollege.edu. 

  • *Grocery Store Shuttles, 1 – 5 pm, Call (719) 389 6707 

    Need a ride to the grocery store? Give Campus Safety a Call. A shuttle to the Asian Pacific Market is available during these times upon request. 
  • Rest up! Block 7 begins on Monday!

Looking for something else to do?

Check out Eventbrite to see what cool free and virtual events are taking place soon. Or check out these community calendars.  

Also, don’t forget the AFP Fitness Center, Honnen Ice Arena, Tutt, Climbing Gym, Fine Arts Center, Gear House and the Bike & Ski Co-op are also OPEN over Block Break for students who have completed campus access protocols. View their schedules and make a reservation online; please note that reservations are required! 
Or host a virtual party of your own:     
And take some time to connect with yourself and utilize these online campus resources:    
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