They were the best of times; they were the worst of times. So it seems in the age of Coronavirus, which has affected every aspect of human life as we know it. On the one hand, life has forced us to slow down, spend time with our loved ones, and take walks once a day. On the other hand, some don’t know if they will have a job the next day, and still others can’t afford the groceries they need to stay inside. As Senator Holly J. Mitchell said on a town hall conference call earlier this week, “We’re only going to get through this if we stay at home, wash our hands and respect each other.”
If you’re able, have spare time, or are looking to feel connected in a time of isolation, consider volunteering to help someone in need. Those older than 65 or with pre-existing conditions may need help running errands or getting groceries. To become a volunteer, you can call the City’s hotline at (310) 253-6890 or send an email to [email protected] Make sure to include your name, phone number, email address, special skills, and preferred activity (running errands, making calls, etc).
2. Learn a new skill
The internet is a fantastic place. Think of anything – writing, coding, sewing – and there’s someone, somewhere showing you how to do it for free.
3. Order take-out
If you’ve ever been to Culver City, and especially if you live here, you know that we’re a dining destination. Restaurants everywhere are struggling, and while many have temporarily closed because they can’t afford the upkeep, some are still open. Consider taking a break from cooking and taking out instead.
4. Go to the (virtual) museum
Not only is Culver a restaurant destination, but we have some of the most interesting and important art around. But as our galleries are closed for the time being, you’ll have to settle for some of the world’s most famous museums instead. Museums across the world are offering online tours of their halls, from the Guggenheim in New York to the British Museum in London, all the way to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. You can view a list here at www.timeout.com/travel/virtual-museum-tours
5. Attend the Farmer’s Market – cautiously
The Farmer’s Market will reopen on Tuesday, March 31 from 2p.m. to 7p.m. Attendees will need to maintain social distancing practices, but this is a great time to buy local, organic produce. Be sure to brush up on the rules culvercitycrossroads.com/2020/03/27/culver-city-farmers-market-to-re-open-march-31/