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8 things to do this week (that don’t require going out)

By ThisIsReno

In lieu of our regular weekly events column, we’re bringing you a “coronapocalypse survival guide” to fill your time while you practice the art of social distancing.

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  1. Catch up on This is Reno’s podcast for the latest on Reno’s sweep of homeless camps and Sheriff Balaam’s tips for handwashing. https://thisisreno.com/2020/03/coronavirus-reno-massive-sweep-of-homeless-camps/
  2. Hit your annual reading goal, learn a language, or start your studies to become the epidemiologist you pretend to be on Facebook. All you need is your Washoe County Library card to access e-books, audiobooks, magazines, Lynda courses and more in the all-online digital library. https://www.washoecountylibrary.us/downloads/
  3. Support local businesses. Coffee n’ Comics is offering curbside pickup and with their #LocalDollars campaign will give you a dollar back on each purchase you can use to support other local businesses that may be struggling as society slows to a crawl. https://thisisreno.com/2019/10/review-beans-bombs-and-broomsticks-at-coffee-n-comics/
  4. Connect with UNR’s Cooperative Extension online for a host of nutrition and physical fitness activities to keep your kids busy during their spring break. Scroll down to “Informational Publications” for tools at https://extension.unr.edu/publications.aspx
  5. Help Stuff a Bus for Seniors by buying a few extra supplies they may need but can’t access due to health concerns. Call Washoe County Senior Services for details: 775-328-2575.
  6. Cozy up to YouTube to learn a craft or skill, hone your cooking skills, or keep in shape with free yoga and fitness videos. Or keep watching cat videos; those never get old.
  7. Get your shopping delivered. Now’s a great time to check out home delivery for groceries. Or for cannabis, at https://shop.blackbirdgo.com/.
  8. CANCELED, moving to May: And if you get stir crazy and decide to venture into the world, check out A Night Out in Reno to support local nonprofits. https://thisisreno.com/2020/03/a-night-out-in-reno-benefits-nonprofits-sponsored/

Check with venues and event organizers before attending events. This Is Reno’s events calendar is populated by third-party services, and as such, we cannot verify details for each event.

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Elaine Hoem March 17, 2020 - 10:11 am

Your ideas for thriving during the ‘caronapocalypse are great. Keep the ideas and your humor going.

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