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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 SEVEN DIGEST

Block Break 7 Digest 

For Wednesday, April 21 – Sunday, April 25

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, do not travel, 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!). 

Monday, April 19 

All times are Mountain.  

  • +Joy is Resistance To-Go Kits, 12 – 2 pm (while supplies last), Worner 

    The past few weeks/months/year(s) have been especially trying. But you know what? Let’s (try) not (to) lose sight of our JOY(!), the small (and big) wins, and moments of celebration. As Audre Lorde put it, joy can be considered resistance because it’s a form of “energy for change.” These kits are intended to help you spread joy and practice gratitude as well as self and community care.  

  • ^Break the Block, 1 pm, Zoom  

    Join the Butler Center for Break the Block, co-facilitators include Mar Wilson '23 and Shiyanke Goonetilleke. Come and decompress from your busy block!  

  • *Hike and Hammock at Stratton Open Space, 2 – 6 pm, Register on Summit 

    Come celebrate the end of the Block with us on a hiking trip to Stratton Open Space. We will take a leisurely stroll along some trails until we find trees then we will set up our hammocks and RELAX! This trip is open to all abilities and we will provide the hammocks. We will be taking our e-bikes to get to the Open Space, so you must be able to ride a bike. We will have one spot in a van that is available for a student who needs assistance getting to the Open Space. This trip requires a $10 deposit to hold your spot. When you come on the trip you will have your deposit returned as Summit Credit which can be used on future trips. If you cancel or do not show up, you will lose your deposit. 

  • *Night at the Movies: Game Night, 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. Game Night is a 2018 American action dark comedy and follows a group of friends whose game night turns into a real-life mystery after one of them is kidnapped by apparent burglars

Thursday, April 22

All times are Mountain.
  • *Earth Day Composting Celebration at the CC Farm!, Thurs & Fri, 9 am – 12 pm, Sign-up on Summit  

    Join BreakOut for this two-day project in collaboration with Food to Power! It will take place on 4/22 and 4/23 from 9 am - 12 pm. On Thursday we will be celebrating Earth Day at the CC Farm working with the compost piles and on Friday we will be doing some light construction to fix the compost bins on the property. Yay for the Earth + being outside + community engagement! 🌿🌼☀️🥬🥕🔨🌎🌍🌏 Register here or on the CCE Summit Page. 

  • +Asian Owned Business Gift Cards, 12 – 1 pm (while supplies last), Worner 

    In advance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, we are supporting locally, Asian-owned business in the Springs. Come through to claim a gift card. Quantities limited: one gift card per person; first come first served. Sponsored by CCSGA, the Asian Student Union, and Campus Activities.   

  • *Black Climbers of CC, April 22 – 25, Register on Summit 

    This trip will provide a progressive introduction to rock climbing through four consecutive day trips to both indoor climbing gyms and outdoor rocks! This event will be hosted through the Pikes Peak Alpine School and led by Devon Derby, a rock-climbing instructor and a Marketing Manager for Adidas Outdoors, who identifies as a Black male. This experience will include 4 partial or full-day activities over 7th Block Break. All four experiences are required as they will build off of each other to teach you the skills you need to climb. More info on Summit! 

  • *Latinx Climbers of CC, April 22 – 25, Trip Full, Register on Summit for Waitlist 

    This trip will provide a progressive introduction to rock climbing through four consecutive day trips to both indoor climbing gyms and outdoor rocks! This event will be hosted through the Pikes Peak Alpine School and led by a Latinx-identifying rock climbing instructor. This experience will include 4 partial or full-day activities over 7th Block Break. All four experiences are required as they will build off of each other to teach you the skills you need to climb. More info on Summit! 

  • *#Afternoon Hike: Blazing Your Path Through CC & Beyond, 12:30 – 4:30 pm, Register on Summit 

    Join Outdoor Education and the Career Center for a fun afternoon hike and an (optional) rappel! As we take in the sunshine and beauty of Red Rocks Open Space, we’ll reflect on ways to navigate your personal path to a fulfilling life and career. While this is a great event for new students, ALL STUDENTS looking to build community and reflect on their CC path (+beyond) are welcome to join. 

  • *Drop-in Glazing Mini-Workshop, Thurs. AND/OR Fri., 12 noon – 2pm, Bemis School of Art 

    This drop-in mini-workshop explores some of the different techniques used to finish ceramic pieces. Five (5) spaces are available each day 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. You may sign up for both days, or just one, and attend as much of the session as you require to glaze your pieces. 

  • *Affirmations-Themed Beginning Painting Workshop, Thurs. & Fri., 1– 3 pm, Bemis School of Art 

    In this safe art space, not-for-credit, 2-day workshop, gently and powerfully learn and/or practice the skills required to paint. Both days are recommended, but not required. All skill levels welcome. Five (5) spaces available, first come first serve.  Free class, sponsored by CCSGA. Please call 719-475-2444 to reserve your spot and register for the session. 

  • +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. 
  • *#Speed Friending: Trivia Edition, 4 – 5:30 pm, Worner South Patio, Sign-up Here 

    Pull up a chair, meet a new friend, and test your trivia knowledge while getting to know others. There will be individual and partner prizes and all attendees will walk away with a Night on the Town Pack. Sign-up in advance to claim your space as spots are limited and to get 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.

Friday, April 23

All times are Mountain.

  • *Earth Day Composting Celebration at the CC Farm!, Thurs & Fri, 9 am – 12 pm, Sign-up on Summit 

    Join BreakOut for this two-day project in collaboration with Food to Power! It will take place on 4/22 and 4/23 from 9 am - 12 pm. On Thursday we will be celebrating Earth Day at the CC Farm working with the compost piles and on Friday we will be doing some light construction to fix the compost bins on the property. Yay for the Earth + being outside + community engagement! 🌿🌼☀️🥬🥕🔨🌎🌍🌏 Register here or on the CCE Summit Page. 

  • +Free Stuff on Fridays, 12 – 2 pm (while supplies last), Worner 

    Who doesn’t love free stuff? Especially over block break when you should be trying to give yourself a break from the screen and explore other ways to engage, relax, and recuperate.  Today's kits will feature the usual puzzles, games, arts and crafts as well as a LIMITED SUPPLY OF KIT KAT TASTE OFF KITS. Because you deserve a BREAK!

  • *#Day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 12:15 – 5 pm, Register Here 

    Lions, tigers, & bears, oh my! And giraffes, penguins, and beautiful scenery. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is committed to the preservation of the Earth and its wildlife. Beyond living green ourselves, our ongoing wildlife conservation projects and our Quarters for Conservation initiative, we are committed to spreading the word about how each and every one of us can make a difference in the health and sustainability of wildlife and wild places. 

  • *Drop-in Glazing Mini-Workshop, Thurs. AND/OR Fri., 12 noon – 2pm, Bemis School of Art 

    This drop-in mini-workshop explores some of the different techniques used to finish ceramic pieces. Five (5) spaces are available each day 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. You may sign up for both days, or just one, and attend as much of the session as you require to glaze your pieces. 

  • *Affirmations-Themed Beginning Painting Workshop, Thurs. & Fri., 1 – 3 pm, Bemis School of Art 

    In this safe art space, not-for-credit, 2-day workshop, gently and powerfully learn and/or practice the skills required to paint. Both days are recommended, but not required.  All skill levels welcome. Five (5) spaces available, first come first serve.  Free class, sponsored by CCSGA. Please call 719-475-2444 to reserve your spot and register for the session. 

  • *Chalk Art to Celebrate the Week of Action! 4 – 5 pm, Worner 

Help BreakOut kick off the CCE's Week of Action! Join us outside of Worner at 4 pm on Friday, April 23 to decorate the sidewalk. The goal is to spread the word about the Week of Action on our campus and get students involved with community engagement. Register here or on the CCE Summit Page.

  • *+Week of Action Community Banner + BreakOut Info Table, 5 – 7 pm, Worner 

    Come say hello to BreakOut outside of Worner on Friday, April 23 from 5 - 7 pm. We will be making a collaborative community banner with paint handprints to celebrate the first day of the CCE's Week of Action! We will also have more information about BreakOut for those who are interested in getting involved with local service projects.  

  • ^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, April 24

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. 
  • *POD Racing Challenge, All Spring, Register on Summit  

    Orca pods cover 2021 miles in two months. Can your pod do it by May? More information and registration available on Summit. 

  • *Great American Cleanup: Monument Creek, 9:15 am – 11:30 am, Register on Summit 

    Join BreakOut and the Fountain Creek Watershed District for the Great American Cleanup! We will be walking on the Tiger Trail and picking up trash along Monument Creek. Come join us for a nice day outside during CC's Week of Action to clean up our own backyard! Register here or on the CCE Summit Page.  

  • +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. 
  • ^Apply to be a NSO Leader, More Information Here  

    Outdoor Education and The Office of New Student Orientation are looking for NSO Leaders for this Fall! This position is responsible for welcoming the incoming class to CC and ensuring they feel welcome, included, and that they belong here! We are looking for passionate and excited students who are willing to work hard, represent CC in a professional manner, and take on a lot of responsibility! More information here.  

  • ^ Consent @ CC Poster Making Contest, Deadline April 30, Email amthompson@coloradocollege.edu  

    Do your part thru art! How do you ask for your? Use any medium to showcase consent as an individual, group, or student org. Top 3 submissions will be printed for wide spread campus distribution and win prizes: $100, $50, $25 gift cards to Door Dash. Get creative! 

Sunday, April 25

All times are Mountain.
  •  *Historical Photo Project of the Old North End Neighborhood, 12:45 – 3 pm, Register on Summit 

    Join BreakOut on Sunday of Block Break to contribute to a historical photo project that has been underway since 1976! We will be walking through the Old North End Neighborhood to take photos of the homes. No photography expertise or equipment needed! It should be a beautiful, sunny day so join us to get outside and contribute to this unique community project directed by a retired CC political science professor! 📷☀️🏡🏠🏡☀️📷 Register here or on the CCE Summit Page.  

  • *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. 

  • *Macrame Workshop, 2- 4 PM, Gaylord Hall, Register on Summit 

    Have you ever seen wall hangings or plant holders and wanted to have your own? Well, this block break you can make some yourself! Macrame is a craft where you tie knots out of cord to make the design of your dreams. Join us on Sunday, April 25,  2-4 pm in Gaylord Hall to relax and learn a new craft with fun people! $10, charged to your student account.  Register here

  • ^Apply to be a NSO Leader, More Information Here  

    Outdoor Education and The Office of New Student Orientation are looking for NSO Leaders for this Fall! This position is responsible for welcoming the incoming class to CC and ensuring they feel welcome, included, and that they belong here! We are looking for passionate and excited students who are willing to work hard, represent CC in a professional manner, and take on a lot of responsibility! More information here

  • ^Consent @ CC Poster Making Contest, Deadline April 30, Email amthompson@coloradocollege.edu  

    Do your part thru art! How do you ask for your? Use any medium to showcase consent as an individual, group, or student org. Top 3 submissions will be printed for widespread campus distribution and win prizes: $100, $50, $25 gift cards to Door Dash. Get creative! 

  • Cinescape: Sorry to Bother You, 8 - 10 pm, Tava Quad
The Film and Media Studies Program and the Mobile Arts Project, sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund, is hosting the first of an outdoor screening series this year with “Sorry to Bother You” on Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., in Tava Quad. “Sorry to Bother You” is a 2018 American dark comedy film written and directed by Boots Riley, in his directorial debut. The film follows a young Black telemarketer, Cassius Green, who discovers a magical key to professional success that propels him into a universe of greed. Swept into a corporate conspiracy, he must choose between profit and joining his activist friends to organize labor. No preregistration or tickets required, just show up with a comfortable blanket and don’t forget to wear your mask!
  • Rest up! Block 8 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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