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A Newsletter for the Quarantined: April 14, 2020

Apr 14, 2020 02:39PM ● By Tara Spencer
Fontenelle Forest can help with those stuck-inside blues. While parks are closed, the folks at Fontenelle are keeping their trails open to members (or with daily admission). They have installed a new check-in system in order to remotely speak with and check in guests. They are asking guests to stay 6 feet apart, and groups larger than 10 are not allowed. Respect boundaries! With miles of trails to choose from, social distancing should be easy to maintain. Become a member or get a day pass here.

The Corner Kick Street Tacos is helping satisfy movie nerds missing out on all the new releases with a drive-in movie night every Wednesday (throughout the closure of their dining room). No new releases here, but they are showing some classics, such as this week’s Smokey and the Bandit. Order takeout, and you can kick back with some tacos and watch the big screen from the comfort of your own car. Stay posted here.

Omaha Lit Fest is offering a livestream reading series featuring some of their favorite authors reading pieces from their books. Not only are the readings entertaining, you feel like you’re getting to meet the authors and get to know them a little. Tune in on their Facebook page here.

Omaha Symphony has launched Omaha Symphony|Anywhere (#symphonyanywhere) to serve as a way to listen to archived recordings and education videos for students, teachers, and families. You can also follow them on social media for engaging content from musicians. New material will be released weekly, and you can listen on KVNO every morning. To find out more, dance your fingers over here, and be sure to follow their social media. 

Special Notice: Methodist Health System has launched a free, confidential Emotional Support Hotline for those having trouble coping with the added stress and emotional toll this pandemic and subsequent quarantine have had on us. Licensed counselors are taking calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Call 402-815-8255 (TALK) if you need help.