BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES NORTHWEST REAL ESTATE WEEKEND PLANNER JUNE 4-7, 2020

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POPULAR BOOKS/AUDIOBOOKS

THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES
This prequel for The Hunger Games Trilogy follows Coriolanus Snow as they become the mentor for a tribute from District 12.

A PLACE FOR US
This deeply moving story of love, identity, and belonging follows a family through a wedding and their traditions.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE
Read this book before its on TV with Eva Longoria. Follow a therapist as she enters therapy herself, is blindsided in love, and how she copes with change.

THE THINGS WE CANNOT SAY
Europe is on the grip of war in 1942, this powerful story follows war and its impact on one memorable family.

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POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU

 THE WILLOUGHBYS
Neglected by their parents, this feel-good family movie follows four kids as they venture out into the world for the first time, with their nanny.

TEACH US ALL
On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis, educational inequity remains among the most urgent civil rights issues of our time. This story covers inequities in Little Rock, New York City, and Los Angeles.

FREEDOM RIDERS
This historical documentary chronicles the inspirational story of American civil rights activists’ peaceful fight against racial segregation on buses and trains in the 1960s.

THE IMM0RTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
Oprah Winfrey stars in this adaptation about the breakthrough that changed the face of medicine.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Head to Hulu to binge all seven seasons of the classic action/teen drama Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

GAMES/ACTIVITIES

STATE PARKS
As the state slowly opens, keep track of local state parks opening back up in Oregon and Washington. Home is still the safest place to be, make sure to bring your mask and hand sanitizer with you. The Oregon Coast is in phase one of reopening, restaurants will have limited seating and lodgings (although it varies) will be opening up the last week of May to the first week of June.

CAMPING
Schedule your summer campout ahead of time, select campsites are expected to open back up June 9th for Oregonians, stay tuned for Governor Inslee’s word on when Washington State camping will open up during phase 2.

TRAILS
Mt. Hood National Park is looking to open up most trailheads on May 29th for day use only. The Olympic National Park has reopened Lake Crescent for day-use only, including Barnes Point, Marymere Falls, and the Storm King boat launch. Know before you go: most restrooms will remain closed and park hours will vary.

BOARD GAMES
Check out popular board games online, or try your hand at making your own game!

HOMECOURT
Miss playing basketball? HomeCourt AI is a virtual basketball app that has workouts and counts your shooting record.

NIKE RUNNING CLUB
The ultimate running app offers training for those looking to become better runners.

CHILDREN’S PLAYTIME

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
Science Fun has fun experiments for at-home project ideas, create a lava lamp, a storm in a glass, snow fluff, milk art, and more!

LIVESTREAM ZOO
The Cincinnati Zoo offers a live stream video series featuring Fiona the hippo. Explore.org offers livestreaming on their website featuring elephants, bald eagles, lions, monkeys, and more! The Smithsonian Zoo, Houston Zoo, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium also offer live streaming as well.

A DISNEYLAND ADVENTURE
You can watch footage of Disneyland rides online, spreading joy and making your home the happiest place on earth.. Or close to it. Use an empty laundry basket in front of the TV, for your little one to climb aboard and enjoy a ride on their favorite Disney adventure without lines.

DIY HAND SANITIZER
You may have noticed hand sanitizer is hard to find on the shelves. Make your own at home as a fun family activity! You’ll need 99% isopropyl alcohol, 3% hydrogen peroxide, and 98% glycerin along with distilled water. Follow the steps here.

THINGS TO DO:

  • Explore bucket-list attractions like Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal without leaving home.
  • Billboard offers live a live stream of virtual concerts.
  • Calling all seamstresses! Contact your local Jo-Ann fabric store for a mask-making kit! They’ll give you pieces of fabric and you can create masks, drop them back off at Jo-Ann’s and they’ll take them to the local hospital for our heroic medical teams.  
  • Connect on Nextdoor to see what’s going on in your community and check-in with your neighbors. Make sure to practice safe social distancing with neighbors but be sure to check-in with your elderly neighbors. A quick phone call to boost their morale or an offer to walk their dog will go a long way.

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