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What to Do: Arts & Leisure & Music
- Visit a famous museum from the comfort of your own home. Here's a list of famous museums offering a virtual museum tour. This is especially cool for students who are looking for ways to stay on top of their studies while schools are closed.
- Here’s a link to a really cool NPR article with tons of things to do online from Broadway, Music, Education, Sports & Fitness.
- Maybe you can finally convince your husband to enjoy the opera. The Metropolitan Opera is offering nightly free streaming of its performances. This could be that fancy night in with no dressing up required.
- With all of our live music festivals and concerts canceled now, orchestras like the Seattle Symphony are offering free musical broadcasts via YouTube and Facebook.
- Spontaneous live shows are springing up everywhere as musicians, bands and DJs get creative. Check out some of these music steams and virtual concerts to watch as you shelter-in-place
- Always wanted to be a playwright? Check out Lauren Gunderson as she helps aspiring artists in quarantine live out their dreams by offering a writing tutorial while quarantined in her home in San Francisco. An added treat is the children screaming in the background.
- Looking to spice up your at-home beverages? Here's an online guide to 10 easy cocktails to make at home.
- Color Our Collections is a collection of free coloring sheets from around the world. Download, print, and share your favorites with the hashtag #ColorOurCollections!
- Although the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center may be closed, the show must go on. Check out their ever-growing list of organizations that are offering free online visual and performing arts experiences
- Do you have a child who loves the stage? StarStruck Academy and Theatre is for them! They are hosting summer camps as well as putting on the musical production "RENT" this summer! Starstruck's summer camps include various themed weeks such as "Camp Disney" and "Frozen in July".
Getting Artsy and Crafty
- At-Home Wood Crafting made easy. Check out these fun and easy DIY-To-Go Craft Kits from AR Workshop Port St. Lucie – a local boutique DIY woodcraft studio. You just order online, pick up your materials, and take them home. (Thanks to Patty Brookshire for the suggestion!)
- (LOCAL) Kids driving you crazy already? Check out new craft project ideas offered on Crafted by Tara Beik Creative’s Facebook Page.
- (LOCAL) Stuart Ceramics - our favorite place to make your own ceramics - is offering plenty of great ideas for crafts.
- (LOCAL) Pinder's Nursery is offering curbside pickup for gardening kits such as an herb kit, patio color kit, indoor plants kit, butterfly kit. Orders can be placed online through their website.
- (LOCAL) Owner of O's Cafe at the Elliot Museum, Chef Olivia Binn Ostrow will be streaming live from her backyard three times a week with fun and interactive cooking classes.
- For live broadcasts of At-Home Crafting ideas, check out Craft Box Girls by Lynn Lilly’s Facebook
High School and College Students
- Always wished you could go to an Ivy League School? Now's your chance. Kind of. Check out these 450 free online courses now being offered by Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.
- Adobe Cloud For School who were based only on lab access: Adobe cloud is now available and free to all students working from home.
- Zoom video conferencing tools free of charge: Any student or teacher who fills out an online form can be given free unlimited access to Zoom
- Graduating HS seniors and college students, wondering what your college is planning for the fall semester? Chronicle.com has constant updates regarding your college's tentative plan for the fall.
- Take the kids for a fun day at the bowling alley! Both Jensen Beach Bowl and Stuart Lanes are open and ready to get back to business. Feel free to check out Stuart Lanes and Jensen Beach Bowl's websites!
- Use your free time to improve your well-being. Yoga is a great outlet to improve mental and physical health with access to limited resources. Check out this beginner's guide online.
- Enjoy Slow Yoga with local YogaLoft instructor Laura Wenger. Click here for a free demo and consider signing up for online classes.
- Avoid Being a Couch Potato. Stay fit and keep your body moving with these free online classes offered by places like Golds Gym and Planet Fitness.
- The World Health Organization has released a simple guide to staying healthy during the quarantine.
- Looking for a change of scenery? Take a stroll on one of our bridges or beaches during sunrise or sunset. Sunrise is at 6:27 am and sunset is around 8:10 pm, getting some exercise with a view while also social distancing has never been easier.
- Orange Theory Fitness has supplied the public with free daily 30-70 minute at-home workout videos as well as recovery videos for that post-workout soreness.
- The Kane Center will resume its fitness classes starting, June 15th. These classes range from "Chair Yoga" to "Zumba Gold" and have limited availability! Be sure to book your next class, today!
Watching Sports Online
Environment and Nature
- Fun in the sun is back! Sailfish Splash Water Park is reopened to the public. The park does have safety precautions to take note of before planning your next trip to the waterslides. Click here for more information.
- Good news Martin County...Our beaches are open to the public! Social distancing and avoiding large groups are encouraged.
- Private surf lessons are the perfect way to start off summer in Martin County! Ohana Surf Shop is a family run surf shop located on Hutchinson Island that is offering private surf lessons to help you kick your summer off on a tropical note! If you've always wanted to learn how to surf, now is as good of a time as any!
- The Oceanographic Center is open Wednesday through Sunday if you are looking for some educational family fun! Along with the sessions they hold during the day, the center is offering nighttime sea turtle walks!
Learning and Literacy and Languages
- The Elliott Museum has reopened as of July 6th! As one of Martin County's most beloved museums, they offer various exhibits such as a vast collection of vintage cars, baseball artifacts, artwork, etc.
- Too lazy to read more books while you're stuck at home? Audible is offering free online audio books.
- Finding yourself at home with kids aged 3-6? Duolingo ABC is a new English literacy app that has been launched early due to the COVID-19 pandemic aimed to aid in teaching children with fun and engaging material.