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It’s April! However, it feels more like “Maprilay” as seen in a meme this week. We’ve decided to change it up this month as a calendar of things to do isn’t appropriate. Instead we’ve gathered resources, mostly local, that can help support our community and keep us mentally and physically healthy. 
 
Local partners are doing an amazing job of keeping us informed and keeping local resources up to date. Whether you are in town now or plan to visit when this is all over…we hope you stay awhile.

Food
Don’t  want  to cook or you just want to support Local Restaurants…Here is an up-to-date list created by Discover Newport that lists Restaurants Offering Take Out + Delivery During Coronavirus Closures.
Special Shout out to Winner Winner in Newport, which is doing the “Bucket of Love”  promotion. The restaurant is offering customers a “Bucket of Love” for $25. With each purchase, Winner Winner will provide a dinner for four to a family in need. To read more about the promotion, check out this great article by WhatsupNewp.
Want to decorate cookies or cupcakes and support a small business? Newport Sweet Shoppe is offering decorating kits at their curbside pick-up. Call 401.619.4600 to order. They also post their daily bakery menu on their Facebook page and are ready to fill orders for Easter.
Entertainment
Newport Film is offering some virtual screening experiences. They’ve also created a list of the past documentaries that are currently available to stream.
 
Virtual tours and digital exhibits of some of Newport’s world-class museums are also a great option to stay busy. Here is Discover Newport’s list of Virtual Exhibits + Experiences – these include some of the Newport Mansions, International Tennis Hall of Fame, The Museum of Newport History & the Audrain Automobile Museum.
 
If you have little ones or you just love nature check out the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Instagram/Facebook Liveto meet and learn about their animals.  Monday – Wednesday – Friday at 3:30 p.m.
 
Have littles to keep busy? Island Art Spot is Selling “Art & Crafternoon Kits” and run Facebook Live on Tuesdays and Thursday at 1 p.m. and they are also doing story time on Facebook Live.
 
Need a book or a game or puzzle? Island Books is taking phone orders at 401.849.2665 and email orders at books@islandbooksri.com and has touchless pick-up in their parking lot.
  
Wellness
Many local gyms are offering live virtual classes or pre-recorded classes to their members to keep physically and mentally strong. If you don’t have a membership or are looking to add more to your routine, here are a few free options, four of which are local small businesses that are offering services for free!
 
Wave Cycle studio runs live classes on Instagram and posts them on Facebook.

Mend is offering yoga and yoga flow classes on Vimeo. They’re accepting donations to keep the free feed going for as long as possible. 

Elevate Fitness has classes on YouTube and on their website.

Pulse Newport is offering free Virtual Recess – Parent/Child Workouts.

Lululemon has free pre-recorded classes.

Peloton is offering a free 90-day trial of their app which offers cycling, running, walking, bootcamp, dance, yoga, strength, meditation, cardio and meditation classes. 
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