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The Bridge Teen Center events

• Around the World: Italy – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today, a program to explore Italian culture.

• Summer Kick-Off – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 5, a Summer Kick-Off event with live music from singer/songwriter Kiernan McCullan and Ryan Langlois. Free food samples will be provided by White Castle.

• Project Serve: Thrift Store – 1 to 3 p.m. June 9, The Bridge Teen Center will host a program for students to give back to the community by volunteering at a local thrift store.

• Juicing with Fruits and Veggies (Middle School only) 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 9, a program with The Vitamin Shoppe to teach students how to create their own healthy smoothies. It will be repeated at 3:30 p.m.

• Around the World: Fair Trade – 4 to 5 p.m. June 9, students will learn how fair trade works.

• Thanks Dad – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 10, students will create a gift for Father’s Day.

• Horseback Riding – 3:30 to 6 p.m. June 10, students will learn how to skillfully ride a horse.

• DIY Earring Holder – 3:30 to 6 p.m. June 10, students will earn how to create a holder to display and organize their earrings.

• Reading at the Park – 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. June 11, students enjoy a beautiful forest preserve while reading a book or magazine.

• Boxing – 4 to 5 p.m. June 11, 18 and 25, a boxing program with UFC Gym to teach students the basics of boxing.

• Make Your Own Short Film – 5 to 6 p.m. June 11 and 18, program will show students how to create a successful short film.

These free events are for teens in 7th through 12th grade. For more information call 532-0500.

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