(The Triangle Trend) — If there’s one good thing about having a teenager during quarantine, it’s the fact that they’re pretty great at keeping themselves occupied. Some could even go the whole day without coming out of their room for anything but food. But outside of schooling, it’s totally understandable for parents to want their teens engaged in interactive, productive activities. Binge-watching Netflix isn’t exactly an “educational past-time.” Whether you have a 13-year-old in seventh grade or 17-year-old high school senior, here are virtual events they’re sure to enjoy this autumn.
Wed, October 21 from 3 – 4 PM
Whether your teen is serious about becoming an author or just curious about writing, join Ms. Sarah for a fast-paced session of writing games, designed to get your adolescent thinking outside the box. Let them know they’re able to write any genre they like, but they’ll only have a few minutes to finish each story! Each monthly session is a unique event, so if you miss the October session, there’s still something new coming up in November.
Mon, October 26 from 5 – 7 PM
Join Blackstone Library for a virtual movie showing of one of the cheesiest movies of all time (which won’t be revealed until the night of!), complete with commentary provided by teens like yours. Your teen is encouraged to provide some of the commentary.
They can post their thoughts, reviews, and live comments on Blackstone’s Discord text server as everyone watches the film. The library acknowledges beforehand that the movie will be hilariously bad. So, they’re counting on your teen and others to make it funny by relaying their thoughts on it.
Tues, October 27 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Join Richmond Hill Public Library for a night of games and fun. They will be exploring fun, online versions of party and deduction games. Note any participant under the age of 18 must have a parent register them and give consent. A parent must also be present at the start of the program. Zoom will be used for this event.
Every 3rd Fri at 6:30 PM
Nicole with Camrose Public Library is hosting a virtual meetup for teens to chat and hang out while making art. You can use your own supplies or pick up a free kit from the library. Registration is limited, so check out the link for details before you miss out!
Wed, October 28 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Join Bloomfield Township Public Library on Zoom for their virtual teen club Haunted Halloween Trivia & Costume contest. It is an hour of haunted trivia and other fun games, with prizes for winners! Your teen is not required to wear a costume, but they are still encouraged to!
Sun, October 18 from 1:30 – 4:00 PM
This class is aimed at girls aged 15 and over looking to learn how to recognize “red flags” that someone may mean harm, how to plan safe exits from iffy situations, practice physical moves (just in case), and learn to find supportive self-care. Your teen can learn some extremely important lessons on safety, all in age-appropriate language and concepts.
Every Monday – 4:00 PM
Teen Connection is a virtual Mind Wellness Community developed for teenagers between the ages of 12-18. This community is the perfect avenue for curious teens who want to learn about their emotional and mental health. Through interactive, educational, and engaging activities like mindfulness, deep breathing, discussions on important teenage topics, mentorship, volunteering, and more.
Every Day September 12 – October 31, 2020: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Help your teen develop creative writing and performance skills while discovering their inner comedic genius.
Drop-in classes include:
- Mondays 7 PM Stand-Up Open Mic with Walter
- Tuesdays 7 PM Music with Ryan
- Wednesdays 7 PM Improv Technique
October 7 – October 31
Two Left Feet Dance Studio is offering live virtual dance classes suitable for teens 13 and up. Classes are 30 minutes each, and there are multiple options for class times and dance styles. Students will learn how to solve problems while building social skills, interpersonal relationships, confidence, and having fun.