There are some people who are touting that social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation, and that’s true. While it’s easy to hunker down and shut off, creating virtual opportunities to interact with others and still see the world is important. We’ve put together a list of resources to virtually get out, as well as Eugene Weekly’s list of still-open restaurants and other businesses.
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Resources for you and yours
Need some help? Check out this list of community resources from the City of Eugene.
We can’t go physically go to the coast, but OPB has provided a way to do it virtually.
Get your workout on
The Eugene Family YMCA is putting together a collection of workout videos so that you can still be active even without access to a gym. Check out their YouTube channel for yoga, HIIT, or chair workouts.
Feel the Music
Visit the museum and support local art
The Maude Kerns Art Center is offering a virtual exhibit, with opportunities to support local artists who currently have work on display.
Who’s still open?
The Eugene Chamber of Commerce has also put together a spreadsheet of open restaurants with a breakdown of how you can enjoy. Check it out here.
Activities for the Kids
Participate in the Discover Willamalane Scavenger Hunt! Every Friday morning, Willamalane is posting three new scavenger hunt clues to lead you to an interesting destination around town. You and your team have until the following Thursday night to find the destination and submit photos as proof to earn points.
The Eugene Science Center has collected resources to make scientific discoveries every day, even in your own backyard!
Each week, ArtSpark is releasing a new art tutorial to keep you creating. So far, they’ve done tutorials on scientific observational drawing, natural dyes, and theatre exploration. To come: puppet making, song writing, dance, and more!
Every Monday and Thursday, Nearby Nature is posting activity pages to their website. Check out their Alphabet Scavenger Hunt, how to make a garden sprite, or how to let the rain help you paint.
Oregon in the movies
Travel Oregon has put together the ultimate list of movies and shows that include glimpses and full scenes of our beautiful state. The list provides great new ideas of what to stream now that everything else has been exhausted.