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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 ONE DIGEST

Block Break 1 Digest 

For Wednesday, Sept 22 - Sunday, Sept 26

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.  
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!). 

Wednesday, Sept 22

All times are Mountain.

Break the Block: Feria Latina, 12 –  3 pm. Worner Quad, RSVP In Advance to Get a Meal

We're excited to announce that our first Butler Center Break the Block of the year will feature delicious food from three different cultures, as well as games and LIVE MUSIC. Join us on Worner Quad on the fourth Wednesday of the block, beginning at 12:00 p.m., to celebrate the completion of your first class of the semester. We’re thrilled to have Manabí Latin Band perform for us, the first & only authentic Latin Band in Northern Colorado since 2011. While enjoying the band’s music, you can also choose your meal from three different food trucks, offering tasty Mexican, Colombian, and Puerto Rican food. Make sure to RSVP and get your food tickets through this link https://tinyurl.com/BreakTheBlock1  The Butler Center is excited to see you there! 

Outdoor Ed facilities open!

Ahlberg Gear House, open from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Bike & Ski Co-op, open from 2:00pm – 5:00pm 
Also don't forget to check Summit regularly to see wat Outdoor trips are happening throughout the block and block break; these trips usually fill before we send out this digest so we only include them when there is still space available or time to register. 

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Thursday, Sept 23

All times are Mountain.

In-Person Clay Wheel Throwing Workshop, Thursday and Friday 9/23 & 9/24, 10 am -12 noon, Bemis School of Art

In this not-for-credit 2-day workshop, learn and/or practice the skills required to throw pots on a wheel.  Both days will be needed.  Multiple construction techniques covered, all supplies included.  All skill levels welcome.  Seven (7) spaces available, first come first serve.  Free class, sponsored by CCSGA.  Please email Jeremiah at jhouck@coloradocollege.edu to reserve your spot and register for the session.

In-Person Raku Firing Workshop*, Thursday, 9/23, from 1pm – 3pm, Bemis School of Art

In this not-for-credit workshop, learn and/or practice the skills required to glaze, nest, load, fire, and post-fire reduce your bisque pieces.  Must have fired pieces (bisque fired) ceramic pieces to participate.  All supplies (except the clay pieces themselves) included.  All skill levels welcome.  Four (4) spaces available, first come first serve.  Free class, sponsored by CCSGA.  Please email Jeremiah at jhouck@coloradocollege.edu to reserve your spot and register for the session. * You Must provide your own bisque-ware.

Food Pantry, 2 – 4 pm, Worner 211, Register in Advance

On Thursdays, there is a weekly food pantry from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Worner 211 and 212. This will be a weekly initiative moving forward brought to you by Campus Activities and CCSGA.  PLEASE sign up through the link below in advance to confirm there is enough to go around: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050948acac2ca6f49-food; students who do not sign up in advance may be asked to come back later when there are open spots or may have different quantity restrictions.

Skate Night – Slow your roll with the Residential Experience, 6 pm – 8 pm, RVSP HERE

Join the Residential Experience at Skate City on Thursday September 23rd from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at for a private skating party at Skate City Roller rink! Food, music, and skates will be provided! RVSP HERE

Friday, Sept 24

All times are Mountain. 

In-Person Clay Wheel Throwing Workshop, Thursday and Friday 9/23 & 9/24, 10 am -12 noon, Bemis School of Art

In this not-for-credit 2-day workshop, learn and/or practice the skills required to throw pots on a wheel.  Both days will be needed.  Multiple construction techniques covered, all supplies included.  All skill levels welcome.  Seven (7) spaces available, first come first serve.  Free class, sponsored by CCSGA.  Please email Jeremiah at jhouck@coloradocollege.edu to reserve your spot and register for the session.

Volleyball SCAC Crossover Matches, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, & 5 pm, Reid Arena

Go Tigers!

Night on the town packs, 12 pm, Worner Center Desk 

Campus Activities has a limited number of FREE Night on the Town Packs,  which include vouchers for Kimball’s Peak Three, Jimmy Johns, & Josh & John’s (a $25 value). Come by the Worner Desk on Friday, 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 used when redeeming these vouchers off-campus. Sponsored by Campus Activities. 

Downtown Art on the Street walking tours12:45 pm – 2:15 pm & 2:45 pm – 4:15pm, Depart from the Worner Center South Patio, RSVP in Advance Here

Enjoy a walking tour of downtown and learn about this year’s Art on the Streets Exhibits; tour finishes up with a free treat at Josh & John’s. This is a great way to get to know more about Downtown Colorado Springs. RSVP Here.

All Pikes Peak Reads at the Fine Arts Center, 5:00pm

Stop by to learn more about All Pikes Peak Reads and the selected titles for 2021. Also listen to a reading by Nate Marshall, author of Finna, a 2021 All Pikes Peak Read selection, grab a poetry craft, and make your own graphic novel storyboard. Light refreshments will be served. 

Outdoor Ed facilities open!

Ahlberg Gear House, open from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Bike & Ski Co-op, open from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Also don't forget to check Summit regularly to see wat Outdoor trips are happening throughout the block and block break; these trips usually fill before we send out this digest so we only include them when there is still space available or time to register. 

Women’s Soccer vs Fresno State, 7 pm, Stewart Field

            Go Tigers!

Board Game Club, 7:45 – 11 pm, Upstairs Worner 

Board Game Club is back to in-person meetings! Scramble to unscramble words in Bananagrams, root for your robot in Robo Rally, try not to jump when someone loses at Jenga, or choose from our myriad of other games. No commitments, no expectations, come and go as you please. This is a great opportunity for D&D players to coordinate games, and for everyone to make new friends, relieve some stress, and eat candy! 

Sunday, Sept 25

All times are Mountain.

Volleyball SCAC Crossover Matches, 10 am, 12 pm, & 2 pm, Reid Arena

Go Tigers! 

27th Annual Pueblo Chili and Frijoles Festival11:30 - 5 pm, Depart from Worner Center, RSVP Here

The Chile and Frijole Festival was created to promote Pueblo’s rich agriculture and encourage our community, and region, to buy local fresh products at any of the numerous farm stands and specialty shops available during the festival and year-round. The event features live entertainment, street vendors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies! Held downtown along Union Avenue, the festival draws Pueblo residents as well as people from across the state and around the nation.

Saturday Grocery Shuttles to the Asian Pacific Market, 1 - 3 pm

The shuttle leaves the Campus Safety Office (located on East Campus) and is first-come, first-serve. Spaces are limited, so arrive early!

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, 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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