Beat the winter doldrums!

After last week’s cold I can’t be the only one who is starting to get a little sick of winter.  Lucky for you there are plenty of ways to beat the winter doldrums at the BTC and get excited about the beginning of February!  If anything, we can all be a little relieved that this week we are supposed to see 40 degree weather on Wednesday- let’s pretend it’s Spring!

Monday: Photography with NED!  If you haven’t been here on a Monday yet to meet Ned, today is the perfect day to learn some new photo skills!

Tuesday:  Smoothie Tuesday!  Celebrate Tuesday with our new blender, make your very own concoction!  

Wednesday: As many of you know the Basement Teen Center has been a part of a very cool intergenerational project with the senior center and today we will be helping to set up the exhibit featuring many BTC teens at the senior center!  Come on over to the senior center to help or swing by the BTC for some music mentor time from 5-6 pm.

Thursday:  Ticket to Ride Thursday!  If you haven’t checked out our new European version of Ticket to Ride, today is the day.  It is a little more challenging and a lot of fun!

Friday: Open 3-10!  For any teens who were a part of the Voices of Montpelier project or who are interested in some intergenerational sharing, this Friday from 4-8pm is the opening reception of the Voices of Montpelier project at the Senior Center so we will all be going over to check that out!  Following the reception we will have an awesome Friday Night dinner at the BTC!

ImagePhoto: Kyle doing an interview for the Voices of Montpelier project- Check it out this Friday at the Senior Center!




Happy Open Mic Week!

Hey everyone!  Hope all of your exams went well and that you were able to have a relaxing long weekend.  We are back open today (Tuesday) and will be celebrating with a Slow Mo Tuesday!  For everyone that was here last week on Tuesday, you know this means filming a really cool video- for instance making smoothies, and then slowing it down using Final Cut Pro to make an awesome slow motion version!  We will start posting our finished versions here!

So what is going on this week at the BTC?!

Tuesday: Slow Mo Tuesday!  What should we make a video of?

Wednesday: Jam out with some Music Mentor time

Thursday: BTC CLOSED 😦

Friday: Open Mic Night!  Open 3-10, free pizza from the Blue Stone in Waterbury ( Thanks pizza fairy Heidi!!!) at 6 and Open Mic Night from 8-10pm!  What could be better?!

Check it out!

As it is a new year at the BTC we will be trying out some new things on the blog, including adding some teen voice!  There are two new pages on the blog- Maya’s Corner and Mas Music!  Maya’s corner will be a space in which Maya, a teen at the BTC will post her thoughts on a variety of topics, so stay tuned for her unique take on life.  Mas Music will be a page run by Tomas, teen coordinator of the BTC, displaying his weekly music pick.  In addition to these two teen run pages, we will be adding a photo reflection of each week displaying teen photography at the BTC.ImagePhoto of Maya making last week’s Friday Night dinner, Ravioli from scratch!

Photo by Tomas


Happy New Year from the BTC!

Happy New Year everyone! We are excited to be back at the teen center and hope you are all happy to be back too!  Our New Years Resolution is to make sure lots of awesome things happen at the BTC this year and we are off to a running start this week!  

Monday: Photo mentor Ned will be at the BTC to discuss doing a photo project, if you love taking photos or are interested in getting started, this is a great opportunity!  Also, there will be a Voices of Montpelier interview at 4:30 if you would like to be involved in this awesome project and interview/be interviewed by a senior in Montpelier.

Tuesday: Blender day! Come in and blend up your favorite snack, smoothies, hummus AND pita chips sound good to me!

Wednesday: Get your jam on with music mentor Nick! Also, we will be having TEEN COUNCIL at 4:30, we know you have missed teen councils so make sure you show up for some FREE PIZZA and make your voice heard at the BTC 

Thursday: Photo challenge! Come down to the Basement to grab a camera and accept your challenge..

Friday: Open 3-10! Bring your friends, have a delicious dinner, hang out, play some pool- the choices are endless!