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Online events to enjoy at home - Week of 4/6/2020

During this time I know a lot of us are spending more time at home in an effort to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. Many businesses, brands, and entrepreneurs are offering events that you can enjoy at home! Each week I'll round up online events that you can attend to help you "live & love" better from the comfort of your couch! If you would like your online event featured in this list contact me at liveandlovellc@gmail.com. Let's try to make the best of this situation and continue to "live & love!"


Monday - Friday

Home with Isha Sesay

Join anchor Isha Sesay daily as she brings you the latest news and conversations from across the African continent and diaspora. The show airs on Instagram Live, Twitter, and Youtube at 11am PST, 2 pm EST, and 6 pm GMT.


Monday - Saturday

Get your sweat on with Effect Fitness bootcamp workouts! The music and energy during the class will keep you moving and having fun! All workouts are streamed on Instagram. Check out the flyer below for the schedule.


Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Rise, Rhyme & Read Online with Culture Queen

This is a fun event for the kids, and those young at heart!

Join Busboys and Poets’ Children’s Cultural Literacy Ambassador-In-Residence Culture Queen for an engaging and interactive program that will feature music, movement and storytelling activities from many royal lands.

This program will bring joy, fun, and inspiration to children and their families during this challenging time when they need it the most. Streaming on Facebook Live every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 PM EST!


Tuesday, April 7th

Idea to Execution: A Mastermind Designed to Launch Your Vision

We often question if its "our time" to pursue a dream. Well, there is no time like the present to discover your IDEA TO EXECUTE!! Join this collection of experts with diverse backgrounds as we bring you the "Idea to Execution" Mastermind. Whether you are on the fence or need to rethink how you do business, we have the tools and resources you need to make it happen! This event is scheduled for April 7th at 7pm ET. Sign up for free here.


Boss Chick Livestream Twerkout

Are you ready to get your twerk on? Well the Boss Chicks are hosting a free twerkout session just for you. Email a "yas!" to bosschickworkout@gmail.com and they will send you the sign up instructions. Get ready to get your twerk on!


Tuesday and Thursday

(RE)Sources :: Our guide to financial assistance during the pandemic crisis

During this unprecedented time, there are many individuals who have lost their jobs and means of income. However, there are various programs available to aid those in need of financial support. OMF's attorney, Mark Issa and his colleagues will lead a discussion twice a week on the various policies, funds, grants and new Labor Acts that were put in place to help those experiencing hardship. These interactive conversations will be hosted on ONE Musicfest's IG Live.

This Tuesday, the special guest will be Dr. Ken Harris, President & CEO of the National Business League. If you have any specific questions, please register at www.omfresources.eventbrite.com and submit your questions. Tune in and share the knowledge!!


Wednesday, April 8th

Wednesday Wise Webinars

Let's face it, everyone is stressed dealing with COVID-19 - that includes students, parents and all adults. Schools have suddenly closed, we are teleworking, events have been postponed or canceled, and we can't find toilet paper. Join us for an informative webinar and learn how to cope with stress and anxiety. Hosted by PGCAC-DST Scholarship and Physical & Mental Health Committees.

Registration required to join online at 7:15pm ET with this link or dial in using: 605-313-4166 access code 173020.


Thursday, April 9th

Online Cooking Demo: Orzo Salad with Asparagus

Join nutritionist and cooking instructor Danielle Cook, MS, for an online cooking demonstration featuring another family favorite springtime recipe, Orzo with feta, spinach, and lemon. This quick and easy dish is full of great nutrition and popping with flavor. You won’t want to miss learning about the excellent ingredients in this versatile ‘sure-to-please’ side dish that will become a staple in your culinary repertoire.

TIME: 12 noon

LINK: This Facebook event or at www.USBG.gov/Cooking

FREE: No pre-registration required


Free Online Virtual Home State Mixer hosted by Things To Do DC

Stuck at home – yet still anxious to socialize with new people? Tonight, we have created a unique virtual ice breaker to connect with people who also grew up in your home state.

Note: We expect the great majority of attendees to be currently living in the DC/MD/VA area. But, when we say “home state”, we mean the state you primarily grew up in (not where you currently live).

This is a great event to connect with people from your home state AND an alternative Ice Breaker to connect with people from different parts of the country or even the world!

You can sign up here.

PART 1 - YOUR HOME STATE: Using the ZOOM Platform, upon arrival, you will be placed in a specific breakout room to socialize with people from your home state or region. So, for example, if you are from New York, you will be placed in a “New York” breakout room where you can reminisce with others about neighborhoods you all know or popular spots in nearby cities, or friends/teachers/ acquaintances you may realize you have in common.

If you are from a state that there are few or no participants, we will place you in a regional breakout room. (For example, if you are the only one from New Hampshire, we might place you in the “Massachusetts” room, or create a general “New England Room”)

If you grew up in another country, we may place you in an “International” room or a room of people from your country or continent.

PART 2 - MEET PEOPLE FROM OTHER STATES: In the second part of the evening, we will combine different rooms so participants can meet people from a specific different part of the country/world. So, we may combine people from the North East, or the South, or the West Coast.

PART THREE - RANDOM: In the final part of the evening, we will mix everyone around randomly so you can meet people from all over the country/world. Upon request, we can move you to a different virtual room.

All chatroom links and invitations will be sent out a few minutes before the event (to ensure only registrants attend). They will be sent to the email address you use to register for the event.

Any unauthorized person, or any person acting inappropriately during the chat room, or anyone using this as a forum to sell their own services or products will be immediately removed and blocked.


Friday, April 10th

Young Professionals Virtual Coffee Chat

A virtual opportunity to take a break and check in with young professionals of color learning to adjust to life during a pandemic! Every Friday in April 2020 from 3:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST hosted by @MrDavidJohns.

And on Friday, April 24, 2020, watch @idontdoclubs founder @GeneseJamilah discuss dating during the pandemic with TV host & matchmaker @PaulCBrunson!

Important Notes:

1. All confirmed RSVPs will receive a Zoom link for the session.

2. “Seating” is limited so please RSVP ASAP!

Grab a coffee and RSVP at this link!


Saturday, April 11th

Holistic Wellness and Health: DIY Gardening

Lead by certified Master Gardener and certified Permaculture Designer, Crystal Forman, MPH, MHA. Learn the basics of starting a container gardener using small, medium and large containers. Perfect for patios, porches, balconies and indoor spaces. It's National Garden Month and National Stress Awareness Month!! Gardening is great for your mental and physical health. Let's get gardening!!

Subject to Change:

April 11th and 18th will focus on Straw Bale Gardening.

April 8th will be an update on the small container garden.

April 12th will focus on container gardening.

Join the live event on her YouTube Channel at 9:30am ET.


Connecting Creatives in a Virtual Space

Find out how to unlock your creative potential on online platforms. Join Joy Sallis and her panel of experts this Saturday at 12pm ET on Facebook Live.


Sunday, April 12th

Online Easter Sunrise Service

Join the Chief of Army Chaplains on Easter Sunday for a sunrise service of hope. Click this link to join the service at 6:30am ET.


Anytime

Alvin Ailey All Access

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is bringing performances to the online audience at home. Watch Ailey All Access Monday, March 30th at 7pm EDT for the first screening. Check out their page for more info.


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