The Weekender Guide Mar. 27-29
Operation Family Meal supports laid-off service industry workers affected by COVID-19 restaurant closures. Monetary donations support free meals and therapy sessions. Donations of supplies and food are also appreciated.
The Denver Metro Emergency Food Network has pledged to cook and deliver meals to low income families and the elderly in need. Your support means additional meals for those whose food security has been threatened by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Help Colorado Now supports those who are at high risk for COVID-19 across the state. In addition to support through donations of money and supplies, they seek volunteers for a variety of roles, some of which can be done remotely, through the internet.
The Critical Needs Fund grants COVID-19 emergency money to high-impact Denver nonprofits. They partner with organizations focused on homelessness, home insecurity, healthcare, food insecurity and basic family needs.
Volunteer with citizen science based projects, many of which can be done entirely online. With a wide range of topics, you can work on a project that matters to you.
Food & drink
Virtual Burrata & Mozzarella Cheese Making Class. Truffle Cheese Shop, join virtually. Friday, 5 p.m. $30, includes ingredients and virtual class. Kits available for pickup or delivery, call ahead to make arrangements.
Virtual Happy Hour Reading: TaraShea Nesbit and José Olivarez. Lighthouse Writers Workshop, join with Zoom. Friday, 5-6 p.m. Free.
Just Dance Wii Party! (Facebook LIVE Edition). AM.SWO Productions, join with Facebook Live. Saturday, 2-3 p.m. Free.
Volume: A Local Music Project. Denver Public Library. Anytime. Free.
Art, Culture and Comedy
At the Movies. Denver Film, stream new releases at home. Anytime. $12 rental.
Kanopy. Denver Public Library. Anytime. Free with a library card.
Audio Books. Denver Public Library. Anytime. Free with a library card.
360 Degree Tour. Kirkland Museum. Anytime. Free.
Science and Nature
Creative Corner: Victorian Paper Bead Making. History Colorado, join with Zoom. Friday, 10 a.m. Free, use your own craft supplies.
The Story Behind Evil for Teens. Lighthouse Writers Workshop, join with Zoom. Friday, 2-2:50 p.m. $18.
Words With Pictures for grades 3-5. Lighthouse Writers Workshop, join with Zoom. Friday, 2-2:50 p.m. $18.
Whismsy to Gogh, At-Home Art Kits. Whimsy Studios, 8246 E. Northfield Blvd. Stream videos anytime, pick up art kits every day between noon and 5 p.m. $20 and upwards.
Canvas and Cocktails — Free Online Classes. Canvas and Cocktails, join with Facebook. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Free to join, $10 optional material kits available for pickup.
The Art of the Brick: Building Contest. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Submit before April 24. Free. Build with your own LEGOs at home, submit online.
Sports & Exercise
Virtual Groovin’ Foot Workshop. Zenergy Dancesport, join virtually. Sunday, 2-4 p.m. $20-30.
Virtual Yin Yoga with Liz Layne. RiNo Yoga Social, join virtually. Sunday, 8-9 p.m. Donation based.