It’s been almost a month since the official stay-at-home order was given, and it looks like it will be a bit longer that we have to practice social distancing. It has been so impressive to see people step up and help people in their community, show kindness to others, and spread some joy or a few laughs. 

In CU, many places are hosting live events online so we can still feel like we are participating in fun community events. This week, there is yoga, trivia, and a couple workshops to inform people about the facts of coronavirus and how to manage stress. Sounds very helpful to me!

Tuesday, April 14th

Know the Facts about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Busting the Myths with Dr. Terrilyne Cole

The Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is hosting a Facebook Live event on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to share some facts about this pandemic. Their goal is to bust the myths about COVID-19 and inform viewers about what is really happening. Dr. Terrilyne Cole, “an experienced physician with expertise in many areas including infectious diseases,” will lead the discussion, disproving the lies about the illness and sharing her knowledge about it. Get informed and learn how to discern what is true and what is false when you read it online. Click here to learn more about the event and see where to go when they go live on Tuesday. 

Wednesday, April 15th

Need something fun to do to break up the monotony of your week? Join Sensory Sanctuary's Virtual Disney Pixar Trivia Night happening Wednesday at 6 p.m.! By joining this fun game of trivia, you are also supporting Sensory Sanctuary, which is a local non-profit that makes sure people who need them get sensory materials to help them in their daily life. The trivia will be played on Google Hangouts, and there will be small prizes for winners and runner ups. They suggest $5 to join, and you can register online before 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Click here for all the details! 

Thursday, April 16th

All of this uncertainty and financial strain can most assuredly lead to stress. That’s why it’s so important to take time to learn how to manage it. It’s helpful to know how to manage the stress that occurs on a normal schedule, but it’s so important now to take the time to manage this new type of stress. Profile by Sanford  is hosting a free virtual workshop this Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be a discussion about ways to manage stress and a chance to ask questions and talk with others in the workshop. Please register so you can join! Click here to learn more and to get the registration link.

Friday, April 17th

Once again, you can join the Krannert Art Museum for their virtual yoga class! The class is free and is perfect for all levels. The class begins at noon on Friday and will last about one hour. Click here to learn more about the class! 

Enjoy your week! Stay safe and healthy. Thank you for your part in stopping the spread.