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Virtual Happy Hour Ideas in the Willmar Lakes Area
During this Stay-at-Home order we may not be able to visit with our friends after work like we use to. BUT that doesn’t mean we should stop being active and social. We just need to find new ways to do that. Below I’ve come up with a list of ways that you can “virtually visit” your friends and family safely during this pandemic.
Let’s Start With Some Virtual Exercise
Maybe you want to warm up with a virtual yoga event led by Candace Clemens from Yoga Flock. Watch as Candace teaches you a variety of yoga poses from the comfort of your home! All you need is a space that fits your yoga
What do you think…could you pull off this post? Photo from Goat Ridge Brewery’s Instagram.
mat, a beer or your favorite beverage (optional), and a device to watch the live stream from, set up in a place you can easily see while doing your practice.
Fitness Blender– Workout videos for every fitness level that can be done at home. All FREE!
Zumba– 30-minutes of high intense Zumba moves and music.
Next Let’s Add Some Music to this Virtual Happy Hour
What better time to be your own band than during quarantine? Ryan Van Slooten shows us how it’s done in his YouTube video. All takes were done live for his song “It Doesn’t Matter”, from the album “Victory March” (2013). More videos and new music to come from him, so subscribe to his YouTube channel to keep up on his new music.
Why not enjoy some live music while supporting a great cause? Join the New London Little Theatre for their weekly Facebook live juke box sessions on Thursday nights starting at 7:00pm. A list of songs will be available for you to choose from and once a financial donation is made in the online “tip jar” the band will play the requested song. The money raised is during the live streamed concerts will go towards the expenses of The Little Theatre.
Join the Little Theatre on Thursdays at 7pm on Facebook for live concerts!
Another option would be to check out the Summer Playlist from Bailey Hovland that includes great songs such as Every Morning by Sugar Ray, Saturday in the Park by Chicago, Centerfield by John Fogerty and of course Summer Nights by Grease.
Spring is the perfect time to see the wide variety of birds in the Willmar Lakes Area! Like many of you, the staff at Bird Watcher’s Digest has been spending a lot of time lately in their backyards and local patches keeping an eye on the birds. To keep things interesting, especially as avian activity continues to ramp up with spring migration, they are offering a fun twist on your socially distant birding—Bird Bingo! Click Here for your free Midwest Region Bird Bingo card.
Join BikeMN staff for a relaxed round of trivia! Folks can drop in and drop out as needed. We will have some form of a group game for the first portion of the hour let the later half be free-form. Play to win prizes from Indeed Brewing Company! Please, join us on Thursday, June 4th, at 4:30pm.
Blue Ice Studio is helping everyone stay creative during this pandemic with their weekly Take & Paint Art Kits. Each kit contains supplies for the week’s featured project, and a video “how to” guide will be sent to your email to help you create your own masterpiece at home! Check out the weekly project on her Facebook page Sunday/Monday and then pre-order the kit anytime through Thursday. Curbside pickup will take place on Friday evening or can be delivered on the weekend.
Are your kids looking for something else to keep them busy during the quarantine? The Willmar Stingers put together a few activities for kids to have some fun with! You can find their activities by clicking here.
We Can’t Forget About All of the Great Food in the Willmar Lakes Area
Even though you might not be able to meet your family or friends to go out to eat, you can still enjoy delicious local foods via takeout or delivery from many of our amazing local restaurants. To see an updated list of which restaurants are offering takeout or delivery click here.
Since you can’t go out for a date night, why not have a Date Night In? Foxhole Brewhouse has paired up with Redhead Creamery LLC and Cakes n Sweets by Sarah to create this fun pairing. You get 2 crowlers, 2 cheeses, and 2 cupcakes. The pairing is $40 and pre-orders need to be in by Wednesday night. Call 320-441-2071 or send Foxhole Brewhouse a Facebook message to pre-order (please include a phone number to reach you at)!
Call ahead and order your favorite crowler to go from Foxhole Brewhouse.
And the Delicious Local Wine and Beer
Goat Ridge Brewing Co.in New London is offering Drive-Thru & No-Contact Delivery Tuesday-Friday 3-7pm and Saturday 12-7pm. Just call 320-354-2383 to place your order by phone or order online byclicking here.
Foxhole Brewhouse in Willmar is offering their items To-Go Monday-Saturday 12-8pm and Delivery Monday-Friday 4-8pm and Saturday 12-8pm. Just call 320-441-2071 to order or order online by clicking here.
You can findGlacial Ridge Winerywines at these local liquor stores: Mill Pond Liquor, Cash Wise Liquor, Coborns Liquor, Westside Liquor, Hampton Inn, and Atwater Liquor.
If you have more fun ideas of how to engage in a Happy Hour of sorts, let us know. We’d love to hear them!