Your Weekly Virtual Calendar

“Space Cowgirl” by Pat Morrison, on display during calvART Gallery’s Things With Wings online exhibit.

Here we are, in week 357 of the pandemic… you may need to check my math? Stir-crazy yet? Here’s a roundup of things you can do, see, watch and join online. 

Wildlife on Camera 

Here’s one for you animal lovers. Visit the PG Parks Nature Facebook page for Park Ranger Kelly’s animal encounters at Old Maryland Farm. Her latest video explores why peacocks think spring is the best time of year for showing off. 

Get the Blood Pumping 

Is the couch starting to mold to your rear end? Having neck muscle spasms for scrolling your phone all day long? It’s time to stretch it out and get moving. Pop over to Chesapeake Health & Fitness’ Facebook page and find daily workout videos by all their trainers. All the workouts require minimal equipment and space and they are free to all. 

Be My Neighbor 

The Four Rivers Heritage: Story Project tells the stories of volunteers who work at heritage sites and why they do what they do, knowing that our history is critical to understanding our future. Watch videos about the volunteer team of interpreters at Historic Annapolis’s Hogshead; Jim Cheevers, former curator of the US Naval Academy Museum; Gertrude Makell, director of Galesville Community Center, and one of the first students to voluntarily integrate Southern High School; Dottie Byerly, a volunteer at the Hammond-Harwood House, a historic site in downtown Annapolis where her mom happened to be raised as a baby; and Bob Stevenson, volunteer at the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, a National Historic Landmark. 

Lessons on the Bay 

Need more environmental education about the world you inhabit? You could spend hours on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s website and still just scratch the surface of the amazing information and exploration available. Head to the Resources page to find videos, lessons, activities, photos and more to round out your Bay education. 

Things With Wings 
The calvART Gallery has created an online showcase on its Facebook page. This month, the exhibit Things With Wings is being posted, two works at a time until May 5. Not just things with feathers, this virtual art gallery features artwork in paint, glass, ceramic, wood and more. Be sure to scroll back in the photos to see the entire exhibit. 

What’s keeping you sane and active? Share your favorite online events and discoveries: [email protected]