Boredom sometimes makes us feel like we're losing our mind. Angela Faidley, with Out of Our Minds Art Studio in Macungie, hopes families embrace the madness.

"It's better for me than it is for them because it gives me a purpose to get up every day and think of what to do and not just to sit around and worry about what's going on in the world," said Faidley.

Since her studio closed, she's been hosting virtual art classes.

"I thought, 'Well I used to teach at school. Why don't I do just a simple art lesson that you do for a five-minute lesson every day?" Real simple," said Faidley.

Keeping creativity fun and simple is what's also led Michaela Murphy to give families access to stories every Sunday night live online.

"It's just like you're talking to me. It's exactly like this," said Murphy during a Skype call with WFMZ's Holly Harrar.

The virtual series, "Eavesdropping" invites you to do just that. This Sunday's session at 7 p.m. revolves around freedom in a time where we're told to stay home.

"It's a great way to learn about each other and to learn about the past and learn more about what's going on with us right now and to share our stories," said Murphy.

First Friday in Bethlehem is still happening with a virtual twist through ArtsQuest. Check out local musicians hosting a live concert called "Come Together," geared toward anti-bullying initiatives. The event starts at 7 p.m. and requires a donation to their GoFundMe page for the livestream information.

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