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Fitness events happening in Houston: CASA Superhero Run and Fusion Belly Dance

Tai Chi

An internal Chinese martial art that focuses on slow, graceful movements and relaxed, meditative breathing. Open to all ages and levels. Participants must follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on face coverings and maintain proper social distance at all times. 9 a.m. Sept. 24; Levy Park, 3801 Eastside; levyparkhouston.org. This program will also debut on Levy Park’s Facebook page and will be available for 24 hours.

Mommy & Me Fitness in the Plaza

Join Inspired Fitness with your children for a free 60 minutes of strength training and conditioning using medicine balls, weights, resistance tubes and bands in the Plaza. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25; Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land; sugarlandtownsquare.com.

Virtual CASA Superhero Run

Costumed crusaders will use their superpowers and feet in support of children in the foster care system in Montgomery County. This year’s race features an eight-week virtual event

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Facebook Targets Apple for Paid Events Fee on Its Platform

Facebook FB recently launched a feature called paid online events that enables businesses, creators, educators and media publishers to set up paid events or classes online and keep 100% revenues — except on Apple’s AAPL iOS, where event hosts must give up the 30% App-Store tax.

Paid online events are currently free of charge from Facebook and have already been organized during tests with early users that included talks, trivia events, podcast recordings, boxing matches, cooking classes, meet-and-greets and fitness classes.

The goal is to help small businesses and those in the entertainment and live event space to start earning money again, following the economic effects of coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent closure of music venues, event spaces, and other venues for public gatherings.

A few months ago, the company announced $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for small and medium businesses. It later introduced Facebook Shops to

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Facebook Debuts Paid Online Events, Swipes at Apple for Fees

Facebook will now let individuals, businesses and other organizations make money from events held on the platform, the company announced Friday.

True to its name, Paid Online Events allows accountholders to charge for event tickets or registrations for online events held on Facebook. According to vice president Fidji Simo, head of the Facebook app, the feature was developed as a way of helping small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged sectors like retail, restaurants and in-person events.

“We’ve been testing this product for a while and now it is available to Pages in the U.S. and in 19 other countries,” she said in a press conference call held Friday. “So starting today, businesses creators, educators, media publishers can all start earning money from online events to help grow their business, connect with our community and reach new audiences all over the world.”

Using Facebook Pages, where accountholders can

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Virtual community, entertainment events

While everyone is staying close to home, here is a list of reader-submitted opportunities to learn, take classes, contribute, stroll through galleries, or have front-row seats to hear and see some great musicians — from the convenience and comfort of your own home. All programs are subject to change.

‘Symphonic Dances’ at The Kravis Center @ Home: Available for viewing until Aug. 10 — on Facebook or YouTube. It’s still intermission IRL – but the show goes on at the digital stage that features a lineup of curated concerts, talks, performances and arts education events to entertain and inspire. Next up, join the Aug. 19 watch party at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live with Eduardo Vilaro and Batucada Fantástica or catch the moves of Ballet Hispanico today at #BUnidos. Enjoy all this and more at kravis.org/athome.

Current Events at ILIR on Zoom: 10-11:15 a.m. Aug. 10. Institute For Learning In

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Here’s The Latest Update From 16 Key Events

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the film calendar with Sundance, Toronto and London the latest festivals to announce hybrid events featuring physical and online activity.

Below we rundown the current status of some of the key upcoming festivals and markets in the next six months; this list will be updated as developments happen.

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Free events and services to watch online while self-quarantining

As novel coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, millions of Americans are spending more time at home.

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But whether you’re doing so because of a job loss, working from home situation or otherwise taking part in the mass effort to stay safe, chances are you’ve been bored once or twice while living under quarantine.

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Thankfully, some very talented people have been creating extra-special performances and experiences that you can enjoy to help you cope with the new normal and that don’t break any social distancing rules. Additionally, some services are extending their free trial periods or dropping their paywalls in order for you to access their content.

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