Welcome to The Best Things We’ve Seen This Week – Vol. 9! We’ve just entered into Phase 1 of Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s plan for reopening, and we’re excited to move forward with a gradual return to programming.
We’re thrilled to announce Eugene Rec will have childcare and summer camps coming soon (camps registration scheduled to begin June 8, with camps beginning June 22). Amazon Pool will remain closed during Phase 1, but we’re looking at ways to safely open for swimming lessons and lap swim during Phase 2. Our community centers and pools are working hard to enhance safety protocols in preparation for Phase 2 reopening including physical distancing, mask wearing and diligent sanitizing.
Keep a close eye on GetRec.org and our Facebook for more information, and we can’t wait to welcome you back!
While all of that unfolds, though, we’re actually here for another purpose – to share things we think people will like, provide tips for getting through your days at home or just put a smile on your face. But, even as we reopen, it remains important to not forget why we are all home in the first place, so our first link every week is to a resources page on the City of Eugene website where you can find the latest information on what the City is doing, key resources and related information.
We want you to go through this blog with a sense of wonder and curiosity, so enjoy this trio of penguins from the Kansas City Zoo visiting the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
(Courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo: Gabe Hopkins.)
Find some inspiration and a reminder of the power of art with this incredible Zoom-created performance from the Julliard School featuring both students and some famous alum. This week’s moment of Zen: Julliard’s Bolero.
Have a good weekend everyone.