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 SEVEN Digest

For April 20-24

 

It is the end week 3 of the seventh block which means Block Break is just around the corner - yea! The Office of Campus Activities, in conjunction with many campus partners, has put together some fun, FREE (or inexpensive) activities for your to take advantage of should you be staying on campus and around town this break. Get excited to rest, relax, and rejuvenate as well as (re)connect with yourselves and others.  

 

Wednesday, April 20 

 

Break the Block: Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Month, 12 – 1:30 pm, Multicultural Student Lounge, Register in Advance 

Join us for the Butler Center's Break the Block 7 on fourth Wednesday, April 20, from 12:00-1:30 PM at The Butler Center Lounge. Since this will be our last Break the Block of the year, we will use it to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which falls in May. We will have an array of Japanese, Nepalese, and Middle Eastern foods. We hope to see you there! 

 

Don't forget to check Summit regularly to see wat Outdoor trips are happening throughout the block; 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. 

 

Thursday, April 21  

 

Block Break BreakOut Service Trip, April 21-24, Sign-Up Link  

Join the first traveling BreakOut Service Trip of the year for a fun and easy way to get away while making a difference! Come with us to Alamosa, Colorado to serve the homeless community and community members in crisis through the La Puente Home. La Puente works to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently and with dignity. This trip comes at no cost to students and lodging and meals are provided. Sign up on Summit through the Collaborative for Community Engagement or email Kylie Orf (K_orf@coloradocollege.edu) https://apps.ideal-logic.com/cce?key=29L66-D685_K9KH-5PTF_d39fa6d7fac7 

 

CC Students for Christ Retreat, Cornerstone Screening Room, 9:30 am – 4 pm, Register in Advance 

CC Students for Christ will be hosting a retreat! The theme of the retreat is Freely By His Grace (from Romans 3:24). There will be praise and worship, several student speakers, and amazing fellowship! The retreat is free of cost. Please register here Contact Brandon (b_chan@coloradocollege.edu) or Carmen (c_villalba@coloradocollege.edu) with questions. 

 

Food pantry, Worner basement, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Register in Advance 

This Thursday, the CC Pantry will be open in the morning, 9:30-11:30 AM in the Worner basement (the old mailroom). Students are invited to come get some dried goods, fresh       produce, and snacks for the week. Brought to you by Campus Activities with support      from CCSGA. Students must sign up using SignUpGenius. 

 

Make Your Own 80’s Scarf, FAC’s Bemis School, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Inspired by the bright, puffy colors and forms of that decade, these cotton scarves will be a retro hit!  No experience needed, all skill levels welcome.  Ten (10) spaces available on a first come, first serve basis.  To register, please email Jeremiah at jhouck@coloradocollege.edu.  Sponsored by the Fine Arts Center and CCSGA.  818 N. Pelham Place, 80903. 

   

CC Mobile Arts on the Road: Pueblo’s Desert Art Lab, 12:30 – 5 pm*, Register in Advance 

Come along with CC Mobile Arts for a trip to Pueblo’s Desert Art Lab where you will have the opportunity to work alongside Amy Barjoquez and Matt Garcia, who have been artists in residence at the FAC, to cultivate native plants and develop environmental art interventions. Their work promotes Indigenous/Chicanx perspectives on ecological practice, food sovereignty, self-determination, and climate change. DesertArtLAB’s projects activate public space through participatory artworks and support the restoration of desert environments and their foodways through zero irrigation regrowth projects. Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed toes shoes. Brought to you by CC Mobile Arts and Campus Activities. *There is the possibility that the date and time for this trip may change so thanks for your flexibility and keep an eye on your email for more information if you register.  

 

Wheel Throwing Mini-Workshop, FAC’s Bemis School, Thursday and Friday, 1 - 3pm. Learn the skills needed to throw vessels on a pottery wheel.  All levels welcome, no experience required.  Six (6) spaces available on a first come, first serve basis.  To register, please email Jeremiah at jhouck@coloradocollege.edu.  Sponsored by the Fine Arts Center and CCSGA.  818 N. Pelham Place, 80903. 

 

ACM and Chicago Council on Global Affairs Session: Democracy and Human Rights vs. Authoritarianism around the World, 4 – 5 pm., Register on Zoom

As part of their Foreign Policy and Practice Series, the ACM and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs is hosting a webinar session titled Democracy and Human Rights vs. Authoritarianism around the World. This session will discuss topics such as: How much should the US prioritize democracy and human rights promotion abroad? How can the US and its democratic allies help bolster democratic movements around the world without fostering instability? What foreign policy tools are available to help shore up democracy and human rights? And how does our foreign policy at times boost authoritarian regimes instead? All faculty, students, and staff are invited to join our panel of experts who have worked on the front lines of US foreign policy on these very issues to hear about practical solutions, real challenges in promoting these values in our engagements around the world, and why these issues matter to Americans. For additional information on the session and panelists and to register for the event, please see the event page on the ACM website.

 

Legend of Georgia McBride, 7:30 pm, FAC Mainstage  

He’s young, he’s late with the rent, and he just found out he’s going to be a dad. When his boss at a small-town Florida dive bar axes his Elvis act and replaces it with a flashy drag show, Casey decides to step out of the blue suede shoes of his comfort zone and into a pair of size 11 heels. From creating his persona to embracing his femininity, Casey has a lot to learn. But most of all, this sequin-filled story is a celebration of individuality and a reminder to all of us to live in our truths. Students can get FREE rush tickets an hour before the show by showing their CC ID, in-person at the Box Office.  

 

ELRM Ambient Music, 7 – 9 pm, Kinship Landing Greenhaus (415 S. Nevada) 

Join us at Kinship Landing for FREE sweet tunes by EJRM Ambient Music! . Remember to practice campus risk mitigation protocols when off-campus and consider wearing a mask when out in public while attending community events 
 

Friday, April 22 – Happy Earth Day! 

 

Free stuff on Friday: Join us for Games on the Quad, 12 – 2 pm, Worner Campus Center  

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.  This break’s “free stuff” includes fidget fun, lawn games to play, and ice cream! Also, a limited number of “Night on Town” packs and local restaurant gift cards (while supplies last) which can be used at some of the restaurant week locations. 

 

Trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 12:30 - 5pm, Meet at South Side of Worner for the bus, Register in Advance   

Join Campus Activities for an afternoon at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! Celebrate Earth Day by feeding giraffes lettuce and saying hello to hippos, penguins, elephants, and more! The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was voted as the 4th best zoo in North America by USA TODAY. We have a limit of 36 participants, registration closes at 5pm on Wednesday, April 20th. Sign up today using this form. Email awerkmeister@coloradocollege.edu with questions. 

 

Food to Power Senior Grocery Delivery, 3 pm, CCE Office  

Due to COVID, we discovered many seniors in our community are food insecure. Over the last two years with the help of dedicated volunteers, Food to Power has been delivering fresh groceries to homebound seniors in Colorado Springs. Every Friday at 3:00PM volunteers pick up 4-5 meals pre-made food boxes at our office and deliver them along a pre-coordinated route. If you would like to volunteer to care for our vulnerable neighbors, contact Rachel@foodtopowerco.org 

 

Legend of Georgia McBride, 7:30 pm, FAC Mainstage  

He’s young, he’s late with the rent, and he just found out he’s going to be a dad. When his boss at a small-town Florida dive bar axes his Elvis act and replaces it with a flashy drag show, Casey decides to step out of the blue suede shoes of his comfort zone and into a pair of size 11 heels. From creating his persona to embracing his femininity, Casey has a lot to learn. But most of all, this sequin-filled story is a celebration of individuality and a reminder to all of us to live in our truths. Students can get FREE rush tickets an hour before the show by showing their CC ID, in-person at the Box Office. 

 

Pikes Peak Restaurant Week, April 22 – May 1, Around Town 

The dining scene in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region has really gone above and beyond over the past few years, serving up delicious food and warm hospitality during challenging times. This year, it's all about supporting local, so round up your close-knit crew and get ready for a week packed with flavor from April 22 to May 1, 2022. Remember to practice campus risk mitigation protocols when off-campus and consider wearing a mask when out in public while attending community events 

 

Saturday, April 23  

 

Zen Buddhist Meditation, 6:30  – 8 am, Online  

Visit the Chaplain’s Office website for details. 

 

18th Annual Pikes Peak Herb Fest, 10 am – 2 pm, Westside Community Center (1628 W Bijou) 

Join in celebrating the 18th Annual Pikes Peak Herb Fest in Colorado Springs at the Westside Community Center! We will have holistic professionals, presentations, kids area, live music, and a seed swap! Sponsored by: Essential Wellness Society. Remember to practice campus risk mitigation protocols, when off-campus and consider wearing a mask when out in public while attending community events 

 

Public Skate, 2 – 4 pm, Robson Arena

Free with your CC ID!

 

Stick & Puck, 4:30 – 6 pm, Robson Arena

Free with your CC ID!

 

Legend of Georgia McBride, 7:30 pm, FAC Mainstage  

He’s young, he’s late with the rent, and he just found out he’s going to be a dad. When his boss at a small-town Florida dive bar axes his Elvis act and replaces it with a flashy drag show, Casey decides to step out of the blue suede shoes of his comfort zone and into a pair of size 11 heels. From creating his persona to embracing his femininity, Casey has a lot to learn. But most of all, this sequin-filled story is a celebration of individuality and a reminder to all of us to live in our truths. Students can get FREE rush tickets an hour before the show by showing their CC ID, in-person at the Box Office. 

 

Pikes Peak Restaurant Week, April 22 – May 1, Around Town 

The dining scene in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region has really gone above and beyond over the past few years, serving up delicious food and warm hospitality during challenging times. This year, it's all about supporting local, so round up your close-knit crew and get ready for a week packed with flavor from April 22 to May 1, 2022. . Remember to practice campus risk mitigation protocols when off-campus and consider wearing a mask when out in public while attending community events 

 

Sunday, April 24  

 

Public Skate, 1 – 3 pm, Robson Arena

Free with your CC ID!

 

Legend of Georgia McBride, 2 pm, FAC Mainstage  

He’s young, he’s late with the rent, and he just found out he’s going to be a dad. When his boss at a small-town Florida dive bar axes his Elvis act and replaces it with a flashy drag show, Casey decides to step out of the blue suede shoes of his comfort zone and into a pair of size 11 heels. From creating his persona to embracing his femininity, Casey has a lot to learn. But most of all, this sequin-filled story is a celebration of individuality and a reminder to all of us to live in our truths. Students can get FREE rush tickets an hour before the show by showing their CC ID, in-person at the Box Office. 

 

Pikes Peak Restaurant Week, April 22 – May 1, Around Town 

The dining scene in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region has really gone above and beyond over the past few years, serving up delicious food and warm hospitality during challenging times. This year, it's all about supporting local, so round up your close-knit crew and get ready for a week packed with flavor from April 22 to May 1, 2022.Hosted by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association and Visit Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Restaurant Week's mission is to bring. Remember to practice campus risk mitigation protocols when off-campus and consider wearing a mask when out in public while attending community events 

 

Looking for additional information about spiritual and religious life, community and services this weekend? Contact the Chaplain’s Office at chaplainsoffice@coloradocollege.edu 

 

Rest up as Block EIGHT (can you believe it?!?) starts on Monday!

 

Looking for something else to do?

Don’t forget the AFP Fitness Center, Tutt, Climbing Gym, Fine Arts Center, and the Gear House are also OPEN, with some afternoon, evening, weekend, and Block Break hours. View their schedules online:

 

You can also find out more information about off-campus community events on Peak Radar. Remember to practice campus risk mitigation protocols when off-campus and consider wearing a mask when out in public while attending community events 

 

Stay safe and have fun this coming Block Break!

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