As residents in Greater Sudbury continue to practice social distancing — some self-isolating at home — the days can get monotonous.
So Sudbury.com is putting together a weekly list of local virtual events and projects to keep adults busy and offer some welcome distraction from the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you're planning an online performance, class, presentation or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can spread the word.
Drive and Find Scavenger Hunt
Practice social distancing and play for a chance to win a gift pack from Northwest Fudge Factory.
How it works:
Using photo clues, participants drive their vehicles to search for green letters hidden in Onaping Falls, Dowling and Levack.
Once all four clues in each town, email the secret word(s) to the Northwest Fudge Factory by May 5.
Click here to play along.
CION/MusicTogether full day living room concert series
Hosted by Music and Film in Motion, 10 musicians from across Northern Ontario will take part in an all-day live stream concert on April 30.
The line-up includes Matt Foy, KUTCH, Jean-Paul De Roover, Edouard Landry, Mclean and more.
Click here to tune in and support artists. The show runs until 9 p.m.
Science North Bluecoat Talks
Watch Science North Bluecoats interview specialists and learn all about the exciting world of STEM during the Facebook live show on April 30 at 12 p.m.
Click here to join in.
Caring for Ourselves in Unprecedented Times
Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics is inviting the public to learn some practical strategies for managing mental and emotional health during a pandemic.
Louise, Registered Social Worker, and Sarah, Registered Dietitian, will share insights from their work about caring for yourself and connecting to community in times of stress and uncertainty.
The free Zoom event takes place on April 30 at 1 p.m. Registration is not required.
Click here to take part online or join by phone, 1-647-558-0588, meeting ID: 978 2567 1710
Facebook Live Covid-19 … Student Edition
In the first of a series of Facebook live events, Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre will answer questions about government programs for students. From loan forgiveness to Canada Student Grants, from Canada Emergency Student Benefit to summer jobs, you can email your questions to Paul.Lefebvre@Parl.gc.ca. Click here to take part in the live discussion on April 30 from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Live set by G.R. Gritt #CanadaPerforms
Juno Award winning Anishinaabe/Metis artist, G.R. Gritt, will perform songs off their first single "Quiet Years".
"Tune in to find out why I feel like Quiet Years is pretty relevant to what we are all experiencing right now."
You can catch the show on April 30 at 8 p.m. on:
Calming Hatha Online
Calming Hatha is an-all level yoga class suitable for beginners and experienced students.
Online classes are held on Fridays at 7:15 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. until May 31.
Visit Metamorphosis on Facebook for more information.
Dungeons & Dragons
There is a DnD group in Sudbury that streams every Friday at 6 p.m.
Check it out at twitch.tv/LivelyDM
ARCtivate 2020 – A Virtual at Home Movement Challenge
ARC Climbing Yoga Fitness will host its first ever Virtual Challenge, ARCtivate 2020 – At home edition.
Experts say it takes 40 days to change or create a new habit.
ARCtivate does just that by asking everyone who participates to get moving for at least 20 minutes daily for 40 days.
Through ARC's social media and YouTube channels, staff will host daily home workouts, yoga classes, and online workshops, in the hopes to help our community members create a new healthy habit, or get people moving and maintain their healthy lifestyles from home.
The fun begins April 5 and runs until May 14.
ARCtivate is free for current members and "pay what you can" for all other participants. Click here to register.
Simple yoga and meditation
Your whole world has been turned upside down. Your mental health and self-care routines become more important now than ever before. Join Dawn Condon and Darlene Tindall live online from the Connected Living Studio Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Participants must register no later than a half hour before the class begins by emailing email@example.com.
Click here for more information.
Nickel City Trivia is hosting "The Quarantine Quiz" every Tuesday and Friday night at 8 p.m.
Watch for it on Facebook.
Walk, Strut, Dance and Feel Better
Sky Slywchuk @walkstrutdance is hosting video dance classes on Zoom.
"I know for some being stuck at home means less opportunities to Walk Strut Dance your way to endorphins," Slywchuk said.
Click here and groove Tuesdays to Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Virtual Craft Break
Join Sweet Yarns for a craft break in the middle of the day to make your Mondays a little brighter. Click here to take part every Monday at 12:30 p.m. on Instagram live.
Virtual Knit Nights
Sweet Yarns, located at 1465 Bancroft Dr., is livestreaming knitting circles on its Facebook page every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join in here.
Martial arts classes
KMAC is offering free online martial arts classes via Zoom in Greater Sudbury.
If you'd like to participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and age to receive the link.
Free fitness classes
Apex Warrior is offering online fitness classes.
Keep your routine going, and your fitness goals alive. Classes are designed to improve strength, cardio, tone up, and make you feel great. Sign up at www.apexwarrior.ca
Cheekily titled 'Drinking at the End of the World,' Dan Cronin can help you unlock your inner mixologist.
The Alibi Room bartender is teaching folks the fine art of mixology through his regular Facebook video series Drinking at the End of the World.
Watch for the videos everyday around 6 p.m. on Cronin's Facebook page.
Virtual Rosé for all days!
Hosted by Wander Food & Wine in Sudbury, the virtual wine tasting features five different wines and their food pairings.
The class is available on Facebook live on April 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Choose from one of the class formats available:
$10 + HST Includes online class, LCBO shopping list, tasting notes
$20 + HST Includes online class, LCBO shopping list, tasting notes, appetizer recipes & cooking demos
$45 + HST Includes 5 paired small plates (generally for one person but can be shared), online class, LCBO shopping list, tasting notes, tip sheets (TO BE PICKED UP AT WANDER ON CLASS DAY)
Click here for more information.
Rick Smith live performance
Rick Smith will perform live music and sing along on the Lockerby Legion's Facebook page on May 1. Show begins at 7 p.m.
Click here to watch.
Zigs Virtual Dance Party
Party at Zigs on Zoom on May 1.
"Zig’s is not only a bar. It is a space where we can come together as a community and let our Freak Flags fly. They have always been there for us, now it is our turn to give back."
DJs and Queens will keep your toes grooving all night long on May 1 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Zoom.
YES We Stay Home! A community telethon
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, YES Theatre is proud to present a beautiful evening of music, hope and community.
Join more than 50 artists, arts organizations and local business owners from Greater Sudbury for an evening celebrating our local community.
All donations collected throughout the evening will go directly to the Sudbury Food Bank.
Visit www.youtube.com/yestheatresudbury on May 1 at 6 p.m.
Together at Home with Rolly
Join Rolly, the Music Making Man for some singing and dancing on May 2 at 8 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Holy Redeemer Church is celebrating the mass online. Live streams are available on the Holy Redeemer Church Facebook page each Sunday at 11 a.m.