Well, that didn't last long

Well, that didn’t last long.

Just a couple of days ago, we announced that our Lavaca and Friends events newsletter would restart today (Wednesday, June 24). After months of lockdown, places were opening up and venues were cautiously scheduling outdoor movies, art exhibits, and live music.

Then yesterday, with coronavirus cases suddenly surging, Governor Greg Abbott went on television and asked people to stay home.

Some events are already canceling, and we assume others will follow. Under the circumstances, we don’t plan to promote any live events.

The newsletter, however, will stay alive, at least for the foreseeable future, because there are some good online events being scheduled by neighborhood venues, and we want to make sure you hear about them.

In our recent announcement, we mentioned one of them — an online dinner put together by the San Antonio Museum of Art — that we thought was pretty clever.

And there are others. For example:

  • The San Antonio Riverwalk Association is offering guided tours of the river, led by association staff members. Each one-hour tour is limited to ten people and is conducted via Zoom.

  • The Chamber of Commerce has moved its Congressional Series out of hotel ballrooms and onto the web. They’re featuring U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro on Monday. Register and get a link to the Webex session.

  • And for kids, The Public Theater of San Antonio is offering a virtual summer camp. The camp has programs for four different age groups and runs for three or four weeks, depending on the age group.

There’s still stuff to cover, so the newsletter is going out today, and we hope it gives you some entertaining ideas.

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