MFANConnects Events, April 13-17

April 10, 2020

Another week of quarantine seems surreal, doesn’t it? Even for those who haven’t been personally touched by COVID-19, it’s strange to see neighbors walking around in face masks. The days seem to blend into each other and, after weeks at home, we’re even hearing children say they wish they were back in school. These are difficult and unusual days to be sure, but our country and our military community have endured worse.

We are strong, we are resilient, and we are in this together.

Speaking of face masks, last week thousands of you watched our #MFANConnects sewing tutorial with R. Riveter’s Cameron Cruse! The tutorial could not have come at a better time and Cameron’s calm teaching style made the project easy.

Then, on Friday, hair stylist Josh Gray-Heim joined MFAN’s Executive Director Shannon Razsadin on Facebook Live to teach her how to cut her husband’s hair. Desperate times call for desperate measures. You can watch that video here.

We want to keep bringing you entertaining and informative events like these, so please let us know if there’s something you’d like to see. Here’s what we’ve got planned for this week:


Monday, April 13th

1 p.m. ET –Virtual Dance Class with a Rockette

Looking for a fun way to “kick” off your week? Join #MFANConnects on Facebook Live for a virtual cardio-dance class hosted by Radio City Rockette, Sophia Anthony. Sophia, also a choreographer, will lead participants in an upbeat, all-age, all-level session right from the comfort of your living room. No equipment required. Just clear some space, bring a positive attitude, and be ready to have fun! Sophia will hang around to answer your questions after the class.

8 p.m. ET Guilty Pleasures for Quarantimes

Have you already binged through your entire Netflix queue? Discover what you should watch next by watching as MFAN Advisory Board Members Amanosi Adeniyi and Hana Romer talk about their favorite television guilty pleasures on IGTV. Follow us on Instagram @mil_fanet to see what they recommend!

Tuesday, April 14th

9 p.m. ET – Tuesday Night Trivia with Tessa, presented by USAA —‘80s Themed!

Join the fun and quick-witted Tessa Robinson from We Are the Mighty for interactive trivia on Zoom. This week the questions will be totally tubular as we test your random knowledge about the awesome-est decade ever! You’ll be able to answer the questions as she asks them and maybe you’ll be one of the lucky players to win a prize! Make sure you log in a few minutes early as participation is limited! [ZOOM LINK]


Thursday, April 16th

11 a.m. ET – Kids Sewing Class with R. Riveter

Riveter co-founder Cameron Cruse is joining #MFANConnects again this week with a special sewing class and craft project for our military kids! We’ll broadcast the event on Facebook Live so feel free to follow along with Cameron or watch and ask questions before trying it yourself later. We’ll share the video on our social media channels so you can come back and watch whenever it works for you.

7 p.m. ET – Good Books for Hard Times with Emily Gerson

MFAN Advisory Board Member Emily Gerson wants to help you curl up with a good book. Every Thursday evening she’s sharing her reading recommendations with us on Facebook. Join us and find your next favorite read.

Be sure to follow MFAN’s Facebook page for more information and so you don’t miss any events—and let us know what you think!