Virtual Recreation Centers

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Virtual Recreation Resources

This site is created to help us through these challenging times. We hope to provide resources that will keep you happy, healthy and engaged. The city has created a page full of information on food distribution locations to keep all of you healthy.
We are committed to ensuring that our community has 24/7 access to our recreation services at this time of social distancing.

Week of July 20-26

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Heath & Fitness

Monday (7-20): 16 Strength-Training Exercises for Kids
Tuesday (7-21)Deck of Cards Workout
Wednesday (7-22)Spell Your Name Fitness Activity
Thursday (7-23): Creating a Quarantine Routine
Friday (7-24): Grow a Ready Mind – For Kids
Saturday (7-25): Coloriing Relaxation
Sunday (7-26): Hip Hop Tabata

Additional Resources

More Health and Fitness resources can be found in our Health & Fitness page.

Create With Us: Quick Field Sketching Techniques

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will host an online event, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 1 PM – 2 PM.

Can’t get enough of nature? Neither can we! Tune in as Becca Hoskins teaches us 3 quick field drawing techniques that you can use as you hike through nature with your sketchbook. All you’ll need is paper and a pencil for this kid-friendly tutorial.

Becca Hoskins graduated from the Science Illustration Graduate Certification program at CSU Monterey Bay in June 2020. She is currently completing a science illustration internship with the Mahoosuc Land Trust in Bethel, Maine, where she will use her illustration skills to highlight local conservation efforts. Check out her art on her website

Join us at the link below:

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Nature & Virtual Travel

Monday (7-20): Final Day to Submit Whalefest Entry! 
Tuesday (7-21)Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
Wednesday (7-22)Hawaii Volcanoes
Thursday (7-23): Alaska Kenai Fjords
Friday (7-24): Department of Natural Resources Eagle Cam
Saturday (7-25): Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
Sunday (7-26): Utah Bryce Canyon

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Ventana Wilderness Society 2020 Outside In

Summer Camps Ventana Wilderness Society has brought the outside in with a host of Virtual Summer Camps. Programs vary from Young Campers to Parents. On Tuesdays and Thursdays join instructors to learn how you can share nature with your children. For a complete slate of offerings, please visit their website.

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Monday (7-20): 334 free K-12 resources during coronavirus pandemic
Tuesday (7-21): PBS Parent Resources: hands-on-activities, apps, and videos
Wednesday (7-22): Emerson Collective: Supporting Students During Covid-19
Thursday (7-23): Homeschool routine during quarantine | stay at home mom schedule
Friday (7-24): How to organize your homeschool curriculum: 5 Simple Systems!
Saturday (7-25): Andrew Jackson and the “Children of the Forest”; Zinn Education Project
Sunday (7-26): Evaluating Evidence: Crash Course Navigating Digital information

More Resources

For more information please see our Education and Art Resources page.

* More Anti-Racism Resources

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Monday (7-20): How eggs are eaten around the world
Tuesday (7-21): Top 10+ FREE Best Online Baking Courses, Certifications & Classes!
Wednesday (7-22): Recipes for Kids
Thursday (7-23): Binge-worthy Popcorn
Friday (7-24): PB&J Sushi Rolls
Saturday (7-25): Cool Summer Recipes that Boost Your Energy
Sunday (7-26): Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Food Distribution Resources

The city has created a page full of information on food distribution locations to keep all of you healthy.

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Arts & Crafts

Monday (7-20): How To Make 6 Common Macrame Knots and Patterns
Tuesday (7-21): A Complete Roundup of Every Sondheim Musical
Wednesday (7-22)Kate’s Day Crafts
Thursday (7-23): Paramount Recreation Department on Making Face Masks
Friday (7-24)Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft
Saturday (7-25): 40 Creative Summer Crafts for Kids That Are Really Fun
Sunday (7-26)25 Creative Summer Crafts to Keep Kids Entertained All Season Long

More Resources

The Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC) has a long list of special activities. Check it out. Also, please see our Education and Arts resources page.

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Activities & Fun

Monday (7-20)40+ Best Indoor Activities from Busy Toddler
Tuesday (7-21): 13 Educational Netflix Shows That Will Keep Kids Entertained
Wednesday (7-22): Children’s Museum of Sonoma County Playology Playbook
Thursday (7-23)WOW! Children’s Museum Activities at Home
Friday (7-24)Kindergarten Sight Words Bingo
Saturday (7-25): 100 Boredom Busters
Sunday (7-26)Counting at the Beach Song

Marina Senior Center Yoga Tuesdays

Join us for gentle chair stretching exercises and yoga 



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Health & Fitness

You’ll find resources for children, teens, adults and kids of all ages on our health and fitness page.

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Monday (7-20): The AARP 15-Minute Workout
Tuesday (7-21): What Seniors need to know about Coronavirus: Older Americans Urged to Continue ‘Distancing
Wednesday (7-22)Free resources for Mindful Meditation
Thursday (7-23): AARP Fraud Watch Network - Free Alerts, Scam in your Area
Friday (7-24): Free Online Games
Saturday (7-25)Brain Health and Wellness
Sunday (7-26): Staying fit doesn’t stop with aging

More Resources

For information on COVID-19 special resources for seniors, please check out the Marina Senior Association website.

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Great Plates Delivered

If you’re a resident of Monterey County and interested in the Great Plates Program, use this link to get information.



The AARP is holding a free webinar to help seniors avoid scams on Aug. 6 2020 4pm.

>Register today

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More Information

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The City of Marina Recreation Department has teamed up with the National Academy of Athletics to offer 5-day virtual sports camps in football, soccer, basketball, baseball, marshal arts, and volleyball. See Details.

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Please get the latest on Covid-19 from the City’s Covid-19 Update Page.