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Ronnie’s Awesome List: 5 AWESOME Things to do (Online) in the Bay Area This Week

Looking for great “stay at home” ideas this week? Check out the latest with Ronnie’s Awesome List!

Note from Ronnie:

What a post-pandemic world will look like and when remains unclear. What is clear is that across the country some Americans feel the urgent desire for a return to “normalcy”. If history is any indicator of what to expect, in 1918 the world hit with the Spanish Flu pandemic with the Bay Area one of the earliest hit. Schools closed, people wore handmade face masks, medical shortfalls, quarantines…. all sound eerily familiar. The Spanish Flu hit in multiple waves, killed an estimated 50 million people and infected 500 million because of a hasty desire to get back to business as usual. The first was was milder than the ensuing ones with the second being the worst. We can look back at that catastrophe, learn from mistakes made and how we might recover from this. For now, continue to stay safe, healthy, practice hand-washing, social distancing, volunteer to help where possible and keep up-to-date on the coronavirus alerts in your county. It’s a stressful and uncertain time but it truly takes a village to make tomorrow better.

My top ONLINE picks for this week:

Bay Area Dance Week is grooving online April 24-May 3. So whether you prefer to do the Boogie-Woogie, Ballet, Bhangra, Belly or Barn Dance there is a dance class for all ages and abilities from professional dancers and studios all across the Bay Area! And most are FREE!!! 

Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival migrates online with a FREE series of online webinars for this years Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival from April 24th through May 1st focusing on bird conservation, spring migration, wildflowers, bobcats, Cooper’s Hawks, Spotted Owls and some special family programming for the little ones in your lives. 
City Nature Challenge is Calling all Citizen Scientists to the Annual #CityNatureChallenge is a worldwide event organized by the amazing folks at the California Academy of Sciences & Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. What a great way for all to get engaged in science. Download the iNaturalist.org app and get going April 24-27! 
Hip-Hop To Hamilton: Making Art Work is on Saturday, April 25, 2020 4pm via Zoom. Join Khafre Jay, executive director of Hip Hop for Change, and Lily Ling, music director and conductor for the And Peggy North American Tour of “Hamilton”, for a discussion on art in the post-COVID-19 world.   
Sunday Streets Shelter-In-Place Edition on Sunday, April 26, 2020, From live movement classes to cooking demos and resource shares, to virtual dance parties and pet parades, Sunday Streets Shelter-In-Place Edition 4.26 will have something for everyone!
Online Filmmaker Q&A: “The Willoughbys” Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4-5pm, Instead of running away from home, frustrated siblings Tim (Will Forte), Jane (Alessia Cara) and the Barnabys (Seán Cullen) use their ingenuity to achieve independence in ​The Willoughbys.​ The source of their troubles is parents (Martin Short and Jane Krakowski) who twirl each other around in evening gloves and three-piece suits, too love-struck and self-centered to give their kids proper attention.  

For more great ideas visit Ronnie’s Awesome List.

Joey Fortman

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