Alpharetta’s Halcyon is hosting a virtual kids club every week

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Parents with youngsters at home can tune in for crafts, stories and more every Wednesday

With school out of session for the rest of the year, parents and guardians are being tasked with finding new ways to keep kids occupied.

One option is a "virtual kids club."

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Alpharetta’s mixed-used development, Halcyon, is hosting a weekly kids club online until it’s safe to gather together in person.

Families can tune in at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays on Halcyon’s Facebook page to “gather” with other attendees, hear a story and make a craft at home.

On Mondays, there will be details posted about that week’s craft and materials that may be needed.

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If you missed this week's kids club, you can find it on Facebook.

It's one way that Halcyon has adapted to a world of social distancing. Elsewhere in the development, It's a Sweet Life Bakery is now selling DIY cookie making kits for those looking for an activity while sheltering in place.

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David Silver, Halcyon’s general manager, said in a statement that many of the businesses “are quickly adapting” to continue serving their customers.

“As is the case with restaurants and retailers across the country, the local businesses at Halcyon are quickly adapting to continue serving the Forsyth County community, while keeping everyone’s health top of mind. We are in close contact with our tenants who remain open and working together to support them at this time,” Silver said in the statement.