Here are some ways you can entertain the whole family all while maintaining social distancing.

By now we have watched all the Netflix we can stand and maybe even done some Spring cleaning. What else is there to do? We’ve come up with a few ideas for you. Here are some ways you can entertain the whole family all while maintaining social distancing. As always be safe, follow the suggestions outlined by the Center for Disease Control, and make smart choices.  

Movies by appointment
Lake West Cinema in Laurie has found a creative way to keep you entertained. Book a private show online for your group of 10 people or less for $75. Watch what you want, on your own schedule. Since public showtime are not available at the moment, this is a great watch to catch a new release while avoiding crowds.
Schedule a private showing of any currently-playing movies between 12-5:30 p.m. daily by going to www.lakewestcinemas.com.

Order takeout
We’ve compiled a list of local restaurants that are offering curbside, and in some cases, delivery. Call ahead or order online and swing by to pick up. It’s an easy way to continue to support local businesses while social distancing. Dinner is served…

Go boating
Get those boats gassed up and hit the open air! The water is still too cold to jump in but when it’s sunny out, all you need is a warm pullover to enjoy the Lake by water. The ultimate way to social distance.
A lot of local restaurants and gas docks are asking you stay in the boat. Let them bring a take-out order to you or fill up your tank so you don’t have to lift a finger!

Read a book
Through April 13, Camden County Library District patrons can join in on the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. Big Library Read is available in over 22,000 libraries and schools around the world, including more than 90 percent of public libraries in North America.
Go to www.ccld.us/eBooks and then clicking on Missouri Libraries 2 Go) or downloading the Libby app, then discuss online at https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/.
The library has more than 33,000 titles of eBooks on any topic you might be interested in. You can also access thousands of movies, television shows and music via the Hoopla app.

Get moving
Miss the gym yet? It’s important to stay active and healthy, even though we are stuck indoors. There are a ton of online workout apps and streaming services that are offering classes for free. You can do just about anything — yoga, HITT, kickboxing, weights …. Just search online for free workouts. Many local gyms and trainers are offering classes on Facebook or through Zoom. At the very least, go outside for a walk.

Take a digital tour  
World-class museums, city zoos and aquariums all over the world offer free online tours and live video feeds so you can act like a tourist from the comfort of your own home. See historical exhibits or watch caretakers feed the penguins at The Maryland Zoo twice a day!

Make a pizza
Become a pizza pro by taking home a pizza kit from a local restaurant. PaPPo’s Pizzeria is offering four 8” pizza crusts with all the toppings and sauce you need so you can bake them at home. The kit costs $29 and is sure to be a hit with the kids.
JJ Twig’s is also offering these pizza party packs for $4.99 each. You’ll get a 9-inch pizza crust and all the ingredients to make a one-topping pizza.

Become an artist
There are tons of free online art classes available for you and the kids to get creative. Some websites offer free trials but you can find just about anything you could want on YouTube. From watercolor to sketching, do a Google search to find something that interests you.
You’ll be painting like Bob Ross in no time.

Go fish
Get out those fishing poles! The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Commission have temporarily waived permit requirements for sport fishing and daily trout tags for Missouri residents and nonresidents whose fishing privileges are not otherwise suspended.
The waiver of needing a permit or trout tag to fish will runs through April 15. MDC will reassess the situation at that point.
Missouri has more than a million acres of surface water with most of it providing great fishing. More than 200 different fish species are found in Missouri, with more than 20 of them being game fish for the state's more than 1.1 million anglers.
Get more info on Missouri fishing at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing