Your kids have been home for awhile and you've probably already started hearing that familiar refrain, What can I do? If you haven't already, check out our calendar of virtual events for kids. It includes story times, music and movement, puppet … [Read more...] about 105 activities for kids and families stuck at home (that don’t involve screen time!)
Grilling this weekend? If you'd rather not deal with the grocery stores, you can get your supplies delivered -- including meat, sausage, fish, and seafood. Just order from Norcross-based Farmers & Fishermen Purveyors -- the story of how … [Read more...] about Grilling this weekend? Get home delivery of meat & seafood from a local restaurant supplier
The Class of 2020 can take heart! Graduation ceremonies will happen virtually and in a big way. Currently, two large-scale virtual commencements are planned nationwide. The first takes place in May and the second in June. The details for each … [Read more...] about President and Michelle Obama will honor the Class of 2020 virtually
It’s not always easy to resolve a consumer issue or find a reliable source of advice. A new publication can help you make informed decisions on many topics, including banking, buying big ticket items or cars, credit terms, education loans, … [Read more...] about FREE Consumer Action Handbook offers advice on many issues
Two new special deals for challenging times, courtesy of Krispy Kreme! At Atlanta's favorite doughnut chain, healthcare workers can receive a $1 Original Glazed Dozen with purchase of any full priced dozen. The deal is good every Monday until … [Read more...] about Krispy Kreme: BOGO dozen deal on Saturdays, plus $1 dozens for health workers on Mondays
Many companies are showing their gratititude to the doctors, nurses, and other frontline health workers who are risking their lives right now, just by showing up to work. We're starting a list of freebies and discounts for health workers and first … [Read more...] about Even more freebies and special offers for healthcare workers & first responders!
There are more FREE streaming services out there than you would imagine! Here's a primer on where you can stream movies and TV shows for free. These are all legal sites, with no bootleg content or copyright violations. Yes, they come with a catch … [Read more...] about 12+ FREE streaming services for movies, TV shows, sports, and audio books
HBO is unlocking a portion of its streaming library for stuck-at-home families in search of quarantainment. The FREE streaming content is available without a subscription, starting Friday, April 3, 2020. No end date has been set for the … [Read more...] about HBO offers FREE streaming without a subscription, for select programming
The opening of baseball season will be delayed this year -- but here's a little something to satisfy those spring dreams. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns announced on Twitter that he has arranged for PBS to make his documentary … [Read more...] about Ken Burns makes his “Baseball” documentary mini-series available to stream for FREE
During these days of sticking closer to home, we'll be covering virtual events -- entertainment and leisure options that you can pursue for free or cheap over the internet. If content about virtual events is helpful to you, please leave a comment … [Read more...] about Metropolitan Opera streams an encore performance for FREE, nightly this week
Ready for a movie night? You can sit back on the couch and enjoy “Lionsgate LIVE: A Night At The Movies!” every Friday night at 9 p.m. EST. Join host Jamie Lee Curtis for four nights of FREE movies and celebrate everything we love about … [Read more...] about Stream the action film “John Wick” for FREE on YouTube this Friday!
UPDATE: To watch Garth Brooks live-stream an acoustic concert, go to his Facebook page. The free virtual event happens on Monday, March 23rd at 7 p.m. This is a calendar of virtual events, which are starting to spring up as a community … [Read more...] about The best virtual events happening this week
Like it or not, we are living through history right now. It has been over a hundred years since the world experienced a pandemic of this magnitude. Both the Dekalb History Center and Atlanta History Center are putting together archives from this … [Read more...] about Local history centers are collecting stories and items from the pandemic — how to contribute
Pike Nurseries will re-open its stores on Friday, May 1, 2020. The nurseries have been using a pickup/delivery only model for the past several weeks. It's not clear yet whether curbside pickup will remain an option. We'll update when we know for … [Read more...] about Pike Nurseries are set to re-open this Friday — plus, there are job openings at some locations
UPDATED on 4/30/2020 to add Pike Nurseries. You may have lost a job in recent weeks, either permanently or temporarily. If you’re worried about how to make ends meet, you should know there are companies hiring. Demand for workers at grocery … [Read more...] about 38 companies that are hiring now around metro Atlanta
Many of us are staying in more and limiting trips to the grocery store. If you don't feel safe going out in public, there are several ways to have groceries delivered to you at home. In some cases you can even request a no-contact delivery, where … [Read more...] about Ordering groceries online: a comparison of the delivery services
UPDATED on 4/24/2020 to include the just-issued guidelines for restaurants that re-open. By now you've heard that Georgia's restaurants will be allowed to re-open on Monday, April 27th. You may also know that this decision has proved to be … [Read more...] about Here are the guidelines Atlanta restaurants will have to follow upon re-opening
Here's a fun way to get some exercise while you're staying home. Tai Chi Mike is hosting FREE Tai Chi and Qigong classes via Zoom. In addition to twice weekly classes, there's also a special event for National Tai Chi Day. Although the classes … [Read more...] about FREE virtual Tai Chi and Qigong classes with Tai Chi Mike, every Monday & Thursday
The arts are so important during stressful times. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is the latest arts organization to offer free streaming content. The dance company is launching Ailey All Access as a new platform for sharing past … [Read more...] about Alvin Ailey Dance Theater streams FREE performances and dance classes
The latest cure for the stay-at-home blues comes from major league sports. Since there are no stadium events, several of the major leagues are offering FREE access to their streaming content. Currently this includes football, basketball, and … [Read more...] about Get your sports fix: NFL, NBA, and NHL are streaming past games and original content for FREE
He's the star of Star Trek: Picard, but did you also know Sir Patrick Stewart is also a classically trained actor who has performed Shakespeare on Broadway and London's West End? Now, for a few soothing moments each day, you can tune in to social … [Read more...] about Patrick Stewart reads a daily Shakespeare sonnet on Instagram, plus stream “Picard” for FREE
How will you keep active and fit with the gyms closed? Maybe you're fortunate enough to have a treadmill, or even a set of handweights, at home. And you can still run, walk, and cycle outdoors -- the trails are open, although you may want to avoid … [Read more...] about Fitness for the housebound: many apps and subscription services are offering FREE resources
Lend a little comic relief to your next virtual meeting! As the world moves online for business and social get-togethers, people are finding their next first-world problem is hiding the messy room behind them. Baskin-Robbins has a cute solution -- … [Read more...] about Baskin Robbins offers funny downloadable Zoom backgrounds for your next meeting
For $65, you can have a goat or llama drop by your next scheduled Zoom or Skype meeting -- whether it's a business discussion or a fun happy hour with friends. Think what a great surprise this would be for a virtual birthday party! Goat 2 … [Read more...] about Have a live goat or llama appear at your virtual meeting or happy hour!
UPDATED on 4/17/20 to add Amica Insurance. With so many people staying home and off the roads, car insurance companies are offering partial refunds to consumers. Some are even extending a grace period for cancellations, if you're having a hard … [Read more...] about UPDATED: You are likely getting a refund on your auto insurance — find out how much!