Because in-person events across Santa Cruz County have been canceled or postponed following the shelter-in-place order, Good Times is compiling a weekly list of virtual events hosted by local artisans, artists, fitness instructors and businesses. To submit your virtual event, send an email to [email protected].
VIEWABLE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA: CABRILLO GALLERY EXHIBIT ‘SIX YEARS SMITTEN: OBJECTS OF ADORNMENT.’ We miss seeing you take your time so generously with the artwork in our gallery. But this too shall pass, and we will be able to gallivant around to different venues again someday and bump elbows. In the meantime, we hope you are making the most of hunkering down at home; tidying up, being creative, or continuing work remotely. Since there are more than 150 pieces in the show, we are posting regularly on Facebook and Instagram so you can get a daily inspirational dose of the artwork. You don’t even have to join Facebook to just tune in and see the images. They are available to everyone; you can sidestep the prompt that comes up to join or log in.
DNA’S COMEDY LAB VIRTUAL COMEDY Who says comedy has to be in-person to be funny? We can still laugh over the internet. DNA’s Comedy Lab is hosting live standup (sit down?) in online Zoom meetings, plus their open mic and Sloth Storytelling Show, all online. Visit dnascomedylab.com for more information.
PARADIGM SPORT LIVESTREAM CLASSES LIVE While we are sheltering in place, one of the best things we can do for the health of our minds is to move our bodies. When we move together as a community, connected by the desire to inspire and promote wellness, we encourage, motivate and lift each other beyond what we might think is possible. Every day at noon. 426-9500. paradigmsport.com.
TOADAL FITNESS ONLINE CLASSES Toadal Fitness is streaming live classes and workouts that don’t require much if any, workout equipment. You must be a member, so visit toadalfitness.com to sign up. Members can get access to classes at toadalfitness.com/online-classes to take a class.
KIDS EXERCISE CLASS Stuck at home? Don’t let that stop your kids from getting quality exercise. Tune in for a fun, creative way to exercise at home! This class meets state curriculum guidelines for children’s physical education. Classes taught by bilingual trainers (English and Spanish). Our collective health is critical now more than ever! We all need to be healthy to boost our immune systems and fight this virus. We may all have to socially distance in the physical sense of the word, but we do not have to be entirely separated and isolated. All you need is a streaming device, water, Wi-Fi, and a positive attitude. Tune in to our online fitness and education sessions. Pay what you can, and together we will make a stronger, healthier, more resilient community of wellness. We hope to partner with you on your journey to optimal health to keep this going as long as possible. Please RSVP, then use this link to join our sessions: zoom.us/j/344330220. Contributions are via: Paypal: [email protected] Venmo: @santacruzcore. Every day at 11am. 425-9500.
FIVE TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF SALES, MARKETING AND CUSTOMER SUCCESS: A LIVE WEBINAR Operational functions are changing and companies are becoming more aligned in the age of the customer. In this 60-minute live webinar, you’ll learn how companies are implementing revenue ops and hear insights from the 2019 Sirius Decisions Revenue Operations Study. Find out why roles including the word “revenue” are among the fastest growing job titles on LinkedIn. This free event offers a glimpse into UCSC Silicon Valley Extension’s 14-week, live, online Sales Operations Certificate Course, starting in the fall. Thursday, April 23, 10-11am. Register at: greenfig.com/sops-webinars/ucsc.
30TH ANNUAL DUCKY DERBY Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have shifted Ducky Derby to an online virtual event and there will be no carnival at Harvey West Park. But wait! You can still support Omega Nu’s Ducky Derby! Through your duck adoptions, Omega Nu will be able to continue support of the 49 college scholarships, provide teachers help with classroom educational materials, and support vitally needed community programs and charities. By adopting ducks, you have a chance to win one of 100 great prizes. Go to duckyderbysantacruz.org to adopt a duck and learn more about the virtual ducky derby. Thank you in advance for your continued support! Saturday, April 25.
WHAT’S ON YOUR FORK? FIVE WAYS IT IMPACTS THE EARTH AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP The power to care for the Earth is in our hands … and on the ends of our forks. This Earth Day, join Eat for the Earth for a free one hour webinar to learn about how your diet can make a difference for our planet. Register for video conference login information: whats-on-your-fork.eventbrite.com. Wednesday, April 22, 5-6pm.
GOOD FOR YOU AND GOOD FOR THE EARTH: HOW A SUSTAINABLE HEALTHY DIET CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Did you know that a healthy diet for you is also great for the earth? Join Rev. Beth Love of Eat for the Earth and Nutrition Consultant Sandi Rechenmacher to discover how what you put on your plate can make a world of a difference. Register now for this free online event: sustainable-healthy-diet.eventbrite.com. Saturday, April 25,11am-noon.
VIRTUAL GUIDED MEDITATION Reduce stress with meditation and maintain a healthy lifestyle during social distancing. Join us for a free virtual session. It’s been a tough week. In our lifetimes we have never faced a public health crisis like this one. As a locally owned small business, this situation is particularly overwhelming and stressful. Yet, we are also grateful. Grateful for our amazing cohort of practitioners that want to help as many people as they can. Grateful for our dependable back office and administrative support team. And, most of all, grateful to you, our community who has helped my dream of co-creating a community of wellness become a reality. Without you, there is no Santa Cruz CORE! Please RSVP, then use this link to join our sessions: zoom.us/j/344330220. Contributions are via: Paypal: [email protected] Venmo: @santacruzcore. Every day at noon. 425-9500.
ZOOM HAPPY HOUR – COMMUNITY NURTURANCE AND MEDITATION The Wisdom Center Santa Cruz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting in dealing with COVID-19. Topic: Happy Hour with Ven. Gyalten Chime (Lisa DuPont, MS). How are you doing? What’s helpful? Stories of kindness and connection. Short meditation on compassion for yourself and others. Wednesday, April 22, 6:30pm. Join Zoom Meeting: zoom.us/j/308257373?pwd=bHFCYXJUS2pPelA2QkJIMStUVG45QT09. Meeting ID: 308 257 373. Password: 143304.
VIRTUAL YOUNG ADULT (18-30) TRANSGENDER SUPPORT GROUP A weekly peer support group for young adults aged 18-25 who identify as transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, agender, or any other non-cisgender identity. This is a social group where we meet and chat among ourselves, sharing our experiences and thoughts in a warm, welcoming setting. Our meetings will be held on Discord during the Shelter in Place Order. For more info, contact Ezra Bowen at [email protected]
LGBTQNBI+ SUPPORT GROUP FOR CORONAVIRUS STRESS This LGBTQNBI+ support group is being offered to help us all deal with stress during the shelter-in-place situation that we are experiencing from the coronavirus. Feel free to bring your lunch and chat together to get support. This group is offered at no cost and will be facilitated by licensed therapists Shane Hill, Ph.D., and Melissa Bernstein, LMFT #52524. Learn how to join the Zoom support group at diversitycenter.org/community-calendar.
EARTH WEEK WITH THE SEYMOUR CENTER Learn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center’s 2020 Earth Week celebration! Special at-home activities and fun arts and crafts will be available for download during the week. Runs through Sunday, April 26. seymourcenter.ucsc.edu.
LIVE FEED FROM THE AQUARIUM It’s not recommended to go outside a lot at this time, but that doesn’t mean the outside can’t come to you. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has its live feeds up and running, from the jellies to the aviary. Log on to montereybayaquarium.org for more information.
NOON IN THE PARK Tune in to our livestream at noon! facebook.com/countyparkfriends. Walk a walk with us; we host virtual storytimes, special guests with yoga, music and more. Every day at noon.