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Hop, Drink, Zoom

Apr 09, 2020 01:52PM ● By Tara Spencer
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 Daily: Inspiration can be elusive, especially during trying times. Thankfully, Opera Omaha is here to help. Every day, they are posting a new activity to their blog for you to try, which you can find here. The folks at Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) have created #HCOFCreativityPrompts to help you get creative. They have also partnered with The Bookworm for Virtual Opera Book Club, which you can attend using Zoom. The current book is Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Learn more here.

Thursday, April 9: We all know Good Friday is tomorrow, but did you know today is Maundy Thursday? Maundy Thursday is believed to be the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with his disciples. Several area churches are offering services online. Check with your place of worship for details.

 Thursday, April 9: What does sound mean to you? Is music just background noise, or do you allow yourself to become fully immersed in the sound experience? Resonance |  A distance dialogue without words encourages you to do so through an audiovisual improvisational concert live on Facebook or Instagram. This event is possible thanks to a partnership between the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and OutrSpaces. Tune in from 8-9:30 p.m. on Bemis Center’s Facebook account here or Instagram account here.

Friday, April 10: We realize some of you have likely been drinking a little more than usual while stuck at home. If you’d like to get back to a more structured, civilized happy hour, you can attend the Spirit World Virtual Happy Hour! here.You can also extend that happy hour by checking in here with Connected by Spirits - Nebraska, offering virtual happy hours into the foreseeable future.

 Saturday, April 11: It can be difficult for some to get enough exercise right now, especially if you’re used to sweating it out in a group setting. For people who need that sense of community to get motivated, there is a free, recurring Zumba on Zoom is Zoomba class you can attend here on Saturday mornings through First United Methodist Church. Find the link to join the meeting here, or reach out to the church for more information here.

 Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12: Just because we’re quarantined doesn’t mean the Easter Bunny can’t pay you a visit. The Easter Bunny Neighborhood Walk is happening this weekend for select neighborhoods. If you would like to participate, have your child/children hang their artwork in the windows and set an Easter basket out by the porch, driveway, or sidewalk of your home. And if it doesn’t look like the bunny is going to be able to make it to your neighborhood, maybe you can become the bunny and organize your own Easter egg dropoff? Get the dogs to help (if you trust them). Find out more here

Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.