It’s back to school time and the Funhouse Commons is offering GREAT activities for all ages! Please note that some classes, especially special workshops, require preregistration due to class size minimums. Occasionally, classes are cancelled due to low numbers of preregistered participants.
Upcoming Special Workshops:
Costume-Making Workshop with artist Brook Meinhardt: ONE DAY ONLY!! October 24th, 1:00-5:00 at Funhouse Commons. 8 yrs and up. Please Preregister! $25 (or $30 day of event) plus $5 materials fee.
Brook will be at the Funhouse to share her amazing costume-making talents! Prepare for Halloween early or make your costume for the upcoming Trashion Show!
Learn how to work with different materials to pull off a character of your wildest dreams! Brook will show you how! Improve your own fabulous costume-making skills! Brook will come with a pile of her own materials ($5 materials fee) plus you can bring your own!
Love and Rockets: Healthy Teen Relationships Workshop In October: Join Beth Jensen, LMHC, for a six-week workshop: Love and Rockets: Teen Relationships that Feel Good. This workshop is for High School Teens, Wednesdays 7-9 pm, starting October 28, at Camp Orkila Alumni House. This event is hosted by Beth Jensen and sponsored by Funhouse Commons. It is completely FREE! Preregistration required.
Are you in a relationship? Wish you were? Plan to be sometime in your life? Join the L&R discussion and activity group to learn about how to do relationships in a healthy way, get life tools to manage conflict and stress that will inevitably show up, separate out actual human sexuality from the stupidity mainstream media feeds us, and figure out what respect and boundaries can do in your life. From here to infinity.
Topics will include: healthy relationships, teen dating violence, human sexuality, conflict management, respect and boundaries, staying and playing safe.
PARENT EDITION! Join Beth Jensen for one night only, October 21st, 7-9pm at Camp Orkila Alumni House.
Children under 6 with an adult:
Playgroup: Ages birth to 5, Tuesdays, starting September 22, 11:00-1:00 p.m. FREE!
Music Together: Ages birth to 5, TIME CHANGE: Now Mondays, 12:40 p.m. Classes start Sept. 28. Register by Sept. 16th. Class space is limited. To register and for more info: www.missmarysisland.com
Family Drop-In at FHC: 3:00-5:30, $15/family suggested donation
After School Program: 1st grade and up, Monday through Friday 3-5:30, Noon on half days, and 2:00 on Wednesdays. Grab a snack, have fun with friends, participate in activities and more! Free with membership.
Mad Scientist with Lana– 1st grade & older. Mondays, Sept. 21- Dec. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register through Orcas Park and Rec. www.orcasparkandrec.org or call 376-PARK for details.
Knitting– 3rd grade & older, Tuesdays, Sept. 22- Nov. 10. 3:30-4:30 p.m. FREE to FHC members. $60 for non-members. Preregistration required.
Art with Lana– 1st & older, Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Dec. 16. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register through Orcas Park and Rec. www.orcasparkandrec.org or call 376-PARK for details.
Kids Yoga– 1st grade & older, Thursdays, Sept. 24- Nov. 12. 3:30-4:30 p.m. FREE to FHC members. $60 for non-members. Yoga mat donations welcome.
Bike Repair and Safety– 3rd grade and older, Fridays, Sept. 25- Nov. 13. 3:00-4:30 p.m. FREE to FHC members. $10 drop in fee applies for non-members (entitles student to be at the Funhouse 3-5:30.) Kid bikes, parts, helmet, and tool donations appreciated.
Sewing Club: 1st & older. Mondays, starting September 21. 3:30-4:30 p.m. FREE with membership. Must sign up on rotating schedule. Space is limited.
Homework Club: 1st grade & older. Monday through Thursday, 4:30-5:00. FREE with membership.
Pokemon Club: 1st grade & older. Fridays, September 18- Dec. 18. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Register through Orcas Park and Rec. www.orcasparkandrec.org or call 376-PARK for details.
School’s Out Day Camps: 1st-6th grade. Open on most no school days, including mid-winter break. Join our staff for games, arts & crafts, outdoor activities, and more. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $95/week. $25/day
Individual or Family Drop-In: 3:00-5:30, $10/student or $15/family suggested donation.
Programs for Older Students and Teens:
Junior Staff volunteering:
This program, for 6th graders and older, is a perfect first step in gaining job skills. We will set up a job interview and provide basic job training. This is a great resume and volunteer experience builder for students.
Student Advisory Board:
The Funhouse is looking for interested young adults who want to participate in our Student Advisory Board. This board is an opportunity for our high school students to be heard in the community. We will be deciding together what projects they want to work on and how the Funhouse can best serve them and their peers. We will be collaborating with community members to do projects such as art installations, senior mentoring, or host a documentary movie series. We’ll explore the idea of offering new teen classes and skill mentoring opportunities. All island high school students and homeschoolers are welcome!
The 12th annual College Counseling program for high school students and their parents is scheduled for the first week of October and will include college counselors, financial advisors, presentations and individual college counseling sessions for families.
In addition to the After School program, Teen programs, and Education programs, Funhouse Commons has a thriving Mentor program where you can become a mentor for an island youth, apply for a mentor for your child, or be matched with a Skills Mentor for yourself!
Contact the Funhouse at 376-7177 or email: email@example.com for more information.