Stay Connected through these Fun Events for All on Zoom in April, May, and June!

UPDATE: In the months of April, May, and June, 2020, Hume hosted weekly events to help the community feel less isolated and more connected to humanity. Human connection is one of the most powerful forces in the universe and we wanted everyone to have events to look forward to. We have a tremendous amount of gratitude for all of the amazing singers, improvisers, comedians, and dancers who performed on Zoom for community wellness!



Are you like most people in the world, getting a little exhausted of all the changes and distancing and new technological challenges and lack of interpersonal contact? Does at least another month of the stay-at-home order sound like it will feel like a year? Are you finding it challenging to be away from the supportive communities that support you through tough times? Well, you're not alone, and we want you to know it.

4/9/2020 @ 12:30 - 1:00pm: Lunchtime Concert with Natalie Amaya and Alicia Glenn

4/9/2020 @ 1:00 - 2:30pm: Ways to Cope with Strong Feelings Related to COVID-19

4/16/2020 @ 12:30 - 1:00pm: Lunchtime Karate with Sensei Geoff Mires

4/23/2020 @ 12:30 - 1:00pm: Lunchtime Concert with Clarisse Saam

4/30/2020 @ 12:30 - 1:00pm: Lunctime Improv with "Objects of Desire" from Leela Improv

5/5/2020 @ 12:30 - 1:00pm: Lunchtime Concert with Roberto Roman

5/7/2020 @ 12:30 - 1:00pm: Lunchtime Concert with KC Dela Cruz

5/14/2020 @ 12:30 - 1:00pm Lunctime Concert with Lacey Rae

5/21/2020 @ 12:30 -1:00pm Lunchtime Concert with Bryan Munar

5/28/2020 @ 12:30 to 1:00pm: Lunchtime Comedy with Lenny Schmidt

5/29/2020 @ 5:30 to 7:30pm: Summer Breeze Concert

6/4/2020 @ 12:30 to 1:00pm: Lunchtime Dance with Shahrzad Dance Company

April 9, 2020, 12:30pm to 2:30pm: Ways to Cope with Strong Feelings Related to COVID-19, by Chris Celio, PsyD

Distress, Anxiety, Fear, and Strong Emotion are normal in times of distress or crisis--but how do you cope? This question was asked and answered at our interactive community workshop over Zoom on April 9, 2020! This workshiop was hosted by the Putnam Clubhouse and facilitated by Hume's Director of Clinical Programs Chris Celio.


We were especially luck that two professional singers, Natalie Amaya ( and Alicia Glenn (, kicked off the event with a community concert! After the concert, Chris walked us through the reasons why the current situation has been so hard and specific tips to help cope through it. The event demonstrated the healing power of music and community, as everyone was left smiling, singing, and with helpful tips to cope after the workshop. You can download the powerpoint at the bottom of this article: Ways to Cope with Strong Feelings Related to COVID-19. Natalie Amaya also performed in the Summer Breeze Concert for Community Wellness!



April 16, 2020, 12:30 to 1:00 pm: Lunchtime Karate!

To keep the fun rolling along and blood bumping, we invited Sensei Geoff Mires, a 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Shorin Ryu Karate from Mires Martial Arts in Concord (, to facilitate a lighthearted beginners karate workshop* to get everyone moving and laughing while we cope through this Stay Home order together. This public event focused on getting everyone moving the best they can, laughing, and having fun with light karate warm-ups and beginners karate and kick boxing moves! Everyone who participated had a great time and learned some fun karate moves! We especially apprecaited Sensei's preparation with the COVID-19-themed karate moves to lighten the mood!



April 23, 2020, 12:30 to 1:00pm: Lunchtime Concert!

We enjoyed the beautiful singing of Clarisse Saam, a local legend in theatre and song. She brought to life songs from the theatre and radio! Thank you Clarisse for helping us all join together at lunchtime and feel a little lighter through the power of music and community! Keep up with her performances at and follow her on Instagram at @ClarisseSings4u! Clarisse also performed in the Summer Breeze Concert!



April 30, 2020, 12:30 to 1:00pm: Lunchtime Improv!

The talented improvisers of Objects of Desire of San Francisco's Leela Improv will be performed hilarious long-form improv for the community! We'd like to thank Jill Eickmann, Diana Brown, Andel Sudik, and Sidonie Starr for givng their time to bring laughter to our community!



May 5, 2020, 12:30 to 1:00pm: Lunchtime Concert!

We are so grateful to Roberto Roman, one of the mental health community's own legends, for inspiring us on May 5, 2020 with his wonderful singing. You've heard him perform at Contra Costa's Annual Hope and Empowerment Softball Tournament, at SPIRIT graduation, and other events and now he participated in our Lunchtime Concert series to lift up the mood of the mental health community and public during this Stay Home Order over Zoom. Roberto also performed in the Summer Breeze Concert!


May 7, 2020, 12:30 to 1pm: Lunchtime Concert!

Thank you KC Dela Cruz, an amazingly talented professional theatre performer and former Hume Center employee, for your concert on May 7th singing some beautiful pop, power ballads, and Disney/theatre songs! She uplifted everyone's lunchtime and helped the community feel a little lighter through the power of music! Keep up with her on Instagram at @kcdelacruzzClick here to read more about her career. KC also performed in the Summer Breeze Concert!



May 14, 2020, 12:30 to 1pm: Lunchtime Concert!

Thank you Lacey Rae for performing for the community live from Hollywood! You've seen her in Sorority Boys, Bad Santa, Sideways, and other films, and now we got to hear her great singing on Zoom! Keep up with her by clicking here! Followers of hers on Facdebook and YouTube are getting treated to a daily performance from Lacey! Lacey also performed in the Summer Breeze Concert!


May 21, 2020, 12:30 to 1pm: Lunchtime Concert!

Professional theatre performer Bryan Munar, who has performed in world premier and regional premier theatrical productions and been nominated for a SFBATCC Best Featured Actor in a Musical, showed off his amazing voice and guitar skills as he performed live on Zoom to help keep our spirits up! Follow him on Instagram. Bryan also performed in the Summer Breeze Concert!



May 28, 2020, 12:30 to 1pm: Lunchtime Comedy!

Lenny Schmidt made us laugh for forty minutes straight during the stand-up comedy he did over Zoom for the community. We were quite fortunate to be entertained by this world-renowned stand-up comedian (if he looks familiar, you've seen him in“Joe Dirt” and “The Ugly Truth”, and TV shows; “Castle”, “True Blood”, “Big Love”, “ER”, "The Inbetweeners," and “Desperate Housewives”). Follow him on Facebook and enjoy the daily comedy he's producing during the Stay at Home Order!




May 29, 2020, 5:30 to 7:30pm: Summer Breeze Concert

On May 29, 2020, ten performers performed for over 200 people on the Zoom stage in the Summer Breeze Concert for Community Wellness! Please help us thank David SerotkinClarisse SaamPatrick Duffy, Roberto Roman, Bryan Munar, John Hazen and Daniel Harris of Across Party LinesLacey Rae, KC Dela Cruz, and Natalie Amaya for the tremendous concert they put on that got summer kicked off right and helped everyone feel a little lighter.

You can watch the concert as it was streamed to Facebook Live by clicking here.







June 4, 2020, 12:30 to 1pm: Lunchtime Dance!

The 2020 Lunchtime Self-Care Event Series ended on 6/4/2020 with a beautiful dance performance by Shahrzad Dance Company (SDC). Shahrzad Dance Company is a dance ensemble based in Berkeley, and hosts a group of dancers and choreographers dedicated to exploring the depth of classical and contemporary Persian dance. The company has the mission of promoting the art of Persian dance, while bridging cultural gaps, helping Iranian-Americans establish their culture within the greater community. The company did four solo dances and the presented a video montage showing the four of them dancing together while being apart in different locations. It was a masterful and inspiring dance performance!

Directed by Shahrzad Khorsandi, author of The Art of Persian Dance, SDC performs at various events locally and nationwide. The company can be found on Facebook at and information about classes and performances is on their website at:



Many Thanks to These Performers for the Private Events they did for Hume Center Staff in April!

Hume Center would like to thank Piano Bar Performer Patrick Duffy, who entertained Hume Center staff in a private show on April 14, 2020. We were all thrilled that he provided uplifting support and entertainment to our wonderful staff so that they can be at their best in supporting the community during these tough times. Find him online at and Facebook. Patrick also performed in the Summer Breeze Concert!



We would also like to thank musician John Hazen of Across Party Lines and singer and local legend Roberto Roman who utilized their unqiue talents in a private concert for Hume Center staff on April 21, 2020. John and his APL Bandmate Daneil Harris and Roberto Roman also performed in the Summer Breeze Concert!



Many thanks for the wonderful priivate lunchtime concert bo professional singer/songwriter David Serotkin for The Hume Center's staff on April 28, 2020!  Thank you all for sharing your tremendous gifts with our staff, it couldn't come at a better time. David Serotkin's music is available on Apple Music and iTunes. David also performed in the Summer Breeze Concert!


*Participate in Lunchtime Karate at your own risk. Karate is a physical activity that includes natural physical risks to those participating. Mires Martial Arts, Hume Center, and Sensei Geoff take no liability for everyone’s health, injuries, or ability to complete the light warm ups and karate drills without injury. Participating the karate does not constitute being a member of Mires Martial Arts and, due to the large audience and virtual nature of the class, Geoff Mires will not be able to monitor everyone's participation to make sure they are performing the moves correctly and in a safe manner in the same manner he is able to do with enrolled students at his dojo.

**The Zoom events described on this page are public events. No protection of privacy should be assumed.