Feb Roundup: Arts Events from home, Scavenger Hunt in Seattle, and a great way to lower worry & stress

It’s time for another Seattle Pockets Roundup!

Calm Your Mind & Your Body

Don’t miss your chance to enter to win The Worry Less & Manage Stress Program (plus be notified when the early-bird rate is available). If you would like to decrease your stress, worry, or anxiety levels, check this out. (Tell a friend too – it’s likely you know a few friends who could benefit from this.) This project is super special to me and I am so excited to be able to share it with you.

MOHAI Scavenger Hunt in South Lake Union

Our pals at MOHAI (Museum of History & Industry) have created a South Lake Union Scavenger Hunt! Mask up, bundle up, and add some much needed variety to your day. In their own words: “Start your journey in front of MOHAI and follow our digital scavenger hunt to explore the neighborhood and see the tangible impacts of the civic actions that shape our community. Unlock access and complete the hunt at the time of your choosing. Finish by July 4, 2021 for an opportunity to win a MOHAI membership!” Such a rad idea for an outdoor experience right now.

Children’s Film Festival Seattle (Streaming)

Presented by Northwest Film Forum, The Children’s Film Festival Seattle has been delighting audiences since 2005. It returns this month, streaming films Feb 18 – 28. My parents and my youngest niece have made the film fest a tradition for many years. The film festival chooses a level of films that delight teens and adults as well as younger kids. If you are in different pods than the kids in your life this year, you can all pick a night to watch the same movie in each of your homes, then hop on a zoom call afterwards to chat about it.

My mom, Jeanne, shared the films she’s most looking forward to seeing this year include

Youth Shine (Ages 9+) which is a collection of shorts featuring “young people whose creativity cannot be dimmed by a global pandemic, and learn how their resilience — and yours — can overcome any foe.”

Louisa: An Amazing Adventure (Ages 9+) which features 3D animation and

Journeys, Genders, and Identities (ages 11+) which “celebrates complex stories of identity and diversity — the characters in these films are one-of-a-kind, living bravely in their authentic selves, rejecting bullying, stereotypes and reaching out to others who respect their journeys

“Children’s Film Festival Seattle celebrates the best and brightest in international film programs for children, including animation, feature-length films, short films and workshops.” Even in the pandemic, they are offering online workshops such as “stop motion animation: playing with food” for ages 8-12, “storytelling for filmmakers” for ages 10-14, and more. The festival runs Feb 18 -28, 2021.

Recent Book I Loved (Book & Audiobook versions)

I really enjoyed “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. The description of nature is enchanting and the story really pulled me in. Note: it took me a few pages to get into it, so give it 10 pages or so – I’m glad I had my book club set for this or else I might have moved on and I’m so glad I haven’t. Check out all my recent reads on my Goodreads Page. Photo by @robertson.reads on IG. Shout out to my neighbor who gifted this to me via my Buy Nothing Group. I passed it on to someone else in the group when I was done!

Multi-Chapter Audio Play “Mañanaland”

I adore how Book-It Repertory Theatre has pivoted during the pandemic. “Mañanaland” is the third audio-play of their season and this one has a unique style: multiple chapters! I love the idea of short installments of a longer show and look forward to cuddling up with some tea and some “Feetie Heaties” and enjoying the chapters. This show is appropriate for ages 8 and up. In their own words:

Here’s to all the arts organizations who are finding ways to bring art to us this year as we stay home and stay safe.

Sending you love,

Keridwyn

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