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Virtual Adult Game Night Social Group Event: Grab yourself an adult beverage, a delicious meal from your fridge, and join us for another ZOOM night of fun. Inga and the St. Louis Life gang will be picking out our next board game. It’s sure to be fun!
DATE: Friday, May 29, 2020
Join Zoom Meeting: Click on this link
Meeting ID: 836 8314 2722
or attend by phone: 1 312 626 6799
Here’s the game we are playing:
Memorial Weekend Events:
“Salute the Troops” from the Grand Old Opry
The Opry’s patriotism will be on view Saturday, when its annual “Salute the Troops” Memorial Day special airs. This year the honoree list includes essential workers as well as members of the military. Morgan, an Army veteran and a country music long-timer who scored a minor hit last year with “The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost,” will perform, as will the “American Idol” alum Kellie Pickler and Steven Curtis Chapman, a contemporary Christian musician. The special will be broadcast on the Circle television network and WSM radio, and will stream on the Opry’s Facebook page and YouTube channel live at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
National Tap Dance Day
All weekend on Zoom, the organization Tap Family Reunion is streaming classes and footage of performances from previous years; on Sunday at 2 p.m. Eastern time, dancers will jam with one another virtually. Also on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., tap’s top entrepreneurial sisters, Chloe and Maud Arnold, are hosting a Tap-a-Thon on Instagram; leading hoofers from the around the world will perform, soliciting donations to help their out-of-work colleagues. But on Monday comes the really good stuff: For 24 hours starting at 5 p.m., the Joyce Theater is streaming on its YouTube channel most of last year’s thrilling production of “And Still You Must Swing.”
Stars and Stripes Ballet
This Memorial Day weekend may have less marching and baton twirling than usual, but it will still offer an opportunity to join in some jubilant steps. These come from “Stars and Stripes,” the patriotic romp that George Balanchine choreographed to John Philip Sousa’s music. On Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Zoom, New York City Ballet will present a half-hour program that immerses young people in this ebullient work. If that sounds like fun, you can also steer little balletomanes to ABTKids Daily, American Ballet Theater’s web page of children’s activities.
Improve your Virtual Communications Skills, Friday, May 29 from 10-11 am. The FREE webinar is open to everyone that registers. Register now for Zoom link
Facebook Live: Glass Blowing Demo, Friday, May 22 at 6pm
Varsity Tutors FREE Virtual Camp for Youth
Plus a COOKING CAMP for High School Age Chefs WITH DISABILITIES: Sign up Here ~ This cooking class is set up for high school age students with special needs who are interested in the art of cooking. Students will get longer explanations about the different types of ingredients used to make simple recipes. More time is taken to demonstrate exactly how to measure different ingredients such as liquids and powders.
Arc Virtual Connect – Here’s your opportunity to join a group to do Yoga, Dance, Cook, attend Book Club, create Art, go on a Virtual Vacation, and more. All events are free!
Join a Connect group here: www.meetup.com/CONNECT-at-St-Louis-Arc/events/calendar
Recreation Calendar: www.slarc.org/programs/calendar-of-program-events
Facebook Events: www.facebook.com/CONNECTStLouisArc
Babler State Park Online Programs: Join us to learn about bees, amphibians, crafty recyleables, geology, foil pack dinner cooking, and virtual storytelling. All our programs online via our Facebook page through the month of May. Facebook Page~ Event Listing
World Bird Sanctuary Virtual Safari, Enjoy the WBS Drive-through Safari Experience every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through May! Come visit us and you’ll be guaranteed to see six birds or animals from the safety of your car, play “I Spy” and to look for some special bluebird guests throughout the drive, and participate in our distance selfie stations! Naturalists will be able to teach you about these birds and you can also learn even more about these birds by reading along with the info in this link: https://www.worldbirdsanctuary.org/events/drivethru/
Virtual St. Louis: https://explorestlouis.com/virtual-st-louis/