Mother’s Day 

Don’t let COVID19 stop you from showing mom how much you love her. It’s likely you won’t get to see her this Mother’s day. Be sure to spend some time on Sunday to call and chat, even better if you can Facetime or zoom so she can see your face. It’s also not too late to send the special lady in your life flowers. There are several floral shops offering delivery including Herb & Floral (who was a vendor this past winter at Visit Yuma’s Ag to Art Market: Feeding the Body and Soul). Call to place and order at 928-503-4891. Brocket Farms, Dandy Home & Ranch and the Dream Gift Shop have also got great treats for Mom. Check them out online, social media, or give them a call to pick the perfect present.  


Concert from your Couch

Grab a tasty spritzer, a salty snack and saunter over to your sofa Friday night at 7 p.m. for an evening full of the musical stylings of Kurtis Koogle.  He’s be performing LIVE from the Yuma Art Center.  Koogle posted this message on social media… “Last time I sang in this gallery it was full of so many wonderful works of art and their artists. Open hearted, hard working, caring and creative people. It was such a beautiful place to be. It still is.”  He’ll stream an hour long cover set from the Yuma Art Center Facebook with pop, blues, country, folk; and his takes through the decades.No tickets needed, but you can still send a tip via Venmo @Kurtis-Koogle or via PayPal @


Retail Therapy  

Non-essential retailers like Paul Bensel Jewelers will be allowed to sell items to customers in-store starting Friday. Your best bet is get an appointment because there are limitations on how many people can shop at a time. Our downtown retailers will continue to offer curbside pick-up for shoppers who are more comfortable staying in the car.  


Get Pretty 

Salons and barber shops will be open for business starting this Friday with certain restrictions. The new modifications include limited occupancy inside the businesses and additional safety protocols. Lotus Day Spa & Salon, Laser Gals, A Healing Touch Day Spa, Acacia Medical Laser Aesthetic Spa, Nohemi’s Threading Studio and Sonoran Sol massage are taking appointments now. Mom would probably really appreciate a beauty treatment. The listed locations all have gift cards available.  . 

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Make a Travel Bucket List 

Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry. This year will spotlight resilience and hope in the face of the coronavirus pandemic with this year’s theme: the Spirit of Travel.  NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to underscore the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 37th NTTW (May 3-9) arrives at an opportune moment to unite the industry, celebrate its indomitable spirit and elevate the role it will play in America’s economic recovery.  Since in-person rallies and events that have been hallmarks of NTTW in years past are not an option this year, we challenge you to make a simple list of where you want to travel in future! 


Take the Yuma 2X Challenge 

Have you been taking out twice a week?  The Yuma 2X Challenge is going strong to keep your favorite local restaurants thriving.  All you have to do is get food from local eateries twice a week (to-go or dine-in counts!). For more information on the challenge, check out their Facebook page.  Starting Monday, May 11 restaurants will be able to open their dining rooms while following social distancing guidelines; advance reservations will be required at most establishments. Check out Visit Yuma’s blog for an up-to-date list of “where to get to-go food.”