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May 11

[ARCHIVED] Loudoun PRCS Helps You Cope with Cabin Fever

The original item was published from May 11, 2020 1:05 PM to May 11, 2020 1:09 PM

It’s no surprise that many of us are experiencing cabin fever as Loudoun County residents continue to practice social distancing and comply with the governor’s stay-at-home order. Some family members are feeling cooped up as we all stay home together. To help everyone cope, the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) has introduced an array of online resources to help us get through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

At, you’ll find activities for all ages with instructional videos and how-to-guides as well as virtual tours and other resources.

  • Get Crafty: Who knew there are so many things you can do with a coffee filter? Learn how to turn a coffee filter into a color wheel or butterfly. Find directions for making a “sparkly explosion” with baking soda, vinegar and glitter.

  • Get Fit: There’s no excuse for not staying in shape with videos featuring yoga, Pilates and full body workouts. 

  • Have Fun in the Kitchen: Find cooking videos, including how to make no-bake cookies and sour cream coffee cake.

  • Learn to Dance: View instructional ballet videos for all levels and ages.

  • Lunch with the Arts: Each day at noon, a short program or video by a Loudoun visual or performing artist is posted on the Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center’s Facebook page. The center is also hosting a virtual art show, “No Frame Required.”

  • Select a Storyteller: Need a break from reading “Llama, Llama Red Pajama” for the umpteenth time?  Let Ms. Nandita do it. She’s one of many PRCS storytellers to choose from on a video playlist. 

  • Stay in Touch with Social Media and More: Find links to PRCS Facebook and Twitter sites. Even though centers are closed, many are posting information on social media, while senior centers and adult day centers are posting newsletters. 

  • Take Virtual Tours: Ride to dizzying heights on a roller coaster at Hershey Park or take a trip back in time to Colonial Williamsburg.

Find all these and more at

As a reminder, Loudoun County parks remain open for self-directed trail and leisure use while practicing social distancing. 

Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.
  • Visit for more information about how to protect yourself and your family and to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19.
  • Text LCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive text alerts from Loudoun County about COVID-19.
  • Text LCCOVIDESP to 888777 to receive text messages in Spanish from Loudoun County about COVID-19. 
Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email.

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