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Technology To The Rescue, 10 Local Events You Can Attend Virtually This April

By Caity Hockins
1st Apr 2020

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Due to the ban on gatherings, we sadly had to say goodbye to a lot of Sunshine Coast events this April. 

Thankfully, the wonderful world of technology is giving us access to a new range of workshops, classes and tours that you can do from the comfort of our own home. 

So, dust off your laptop, plug in the charge and get ready, because here are 10 of the best online events you can attend from the Sunshine Coast this April.

Get Crafty With Raffia Basket Weaving

Ready to get in touch with your creative side? Sign up for one of the many crafty e-courses at Petal Plum. Our pick? Learn to create your very own raffia woven pieces, alongside a how-to on dying fabrics with kitchen scraps. You’ll be self-sustainable in no time.
Where: Browse through courses at the Petal Plum website
When: All through April
Cost: $73

Work On Your Fitness With An Online Trainer

If you’ve been spending a little too much time binge-watching Netflix (Tiger King, anyone?), why not get that body moving again with Athena Fitness and Health. Located on the Sunshine Coast but offering several online fitness and nutrition programs, you’ll have one-on-one support and guidance from a qualified personal trainer and registered nurse. Who wouldn’t want to come out of isolation healthy, toned and buff?
Where: Sign up here
When: All through April
Cost: Contact for details

Educate Yourself With A Virtual Museum Tour

If you’re eager to use some time at home for educational purposes, take a virtual tour of Queensland Museum. With a click of a button, spend hours exploring the permanent fixtures of the museum—Dinosaur Garden, Sciencecentre, Discovery Centre, Big Creatures and much more. You’ll exit feeling like a modern-day Albert Einstein.
Where: Online via Google Arts and Culture
When: Anytime 
Cost: Free

Drinks Tonnes Of Quality Coffee

Self-isolating doesn’t mean you should miss out on some of the finer things in life, like sipping on a barista-made coffee. In fact, living in isolation can make good things even better, with a bunch of our favourite Sunshine Coast cafes now delivering hot coffee right to your door.
Where: From these cafes to your home
When: All through April

Be Inspired By The Wonder Women Online Series

Sit down with some wonderfully creative women in business for inspiration, connection and conversation. Join Fabienne Costa, the designer and creative director of YCL Jewels, for the last session in the online Wonder Women series and soak up insider tips on how to keep your business sustainable during unprecedented times. Another plus? You can join while in your pyjamas.
Where: Register here 
When: Thursday 2 April, 5pm 
Cost: Free

Broaden Your Horizons With Essential Oils

The Conscious Coven will teach you everything there is to know about essentials oils to support your health and wellness. Grab a drink of choice and make yourself at home, while at home. In this interactive class, you’ll learn much more than how to make your house smell really, really nice.
Where: Online event, get your tickets here
When: Thursday 2 April and Tuesday 14 April
Cost: $10

Have Some Fun With Sip And Paint

The folks at Sunshine Coast Art and Framing Gallery know what you need in isolation—wine and fun, obviously. Purchase your ticket and wait for your paint supplies to arrive at your door. All skill levels are welcome as the class is hosted by an experienced art teacher. These tickets go like hotcakes, so get in fast.
Where: Online via Zoom, register here 
When: Friday 3 April, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm 
Cost: $39.50, includes ticket + art supplies delivered

Improve Your Insta Feed With A Branding Workshop

With a lot more time indoors, it’s a sure thing that Instagram will be giving our thumbs a workout. There’s no better time to learn how to create eye-catching content with an Instagram brand marketing workshop. From building a strong social media business strategy to boosting your engagement, Noosa-based Hannah Appel offers three levels of virtual workshops to make your business stand out.
Where: Online, register here
When: Contact for April session times and availability 
Cost: Starting at $97

Treat Yourself With An Online Yoga Class

Has isolation left you feeling sluggish and unmotivated? Never fear, Jodi Barre Yoga. Take advantage of the unique combination of meditation, yoga, pilates and ballet barre and give your mind, body and soul a boost. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Where: Online via Zoom, register here
When: Now until Friday 17 April
Cost: $10 per class or $50 for 10 live-streaming classes

Shop Small At A Digital Market

2020 isn’t all bad—it’s brought us markets online, so you can browse and shop while lying on the couch. The Conscious Space sustainable market has gathered a number of Australian brands across tonnes of categories; fashion, homewares, beauty, food and more. Support small business that’s good for people and the planet. 
Where: Sign up here
When: Thursday 30 April
Cost: Free

Looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast this month? Get these awesome activities delivered to your door

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