Kicking off Newtown Arts Fest!

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Bring your smiles, join our circles, make some friends and have some fun! No experience necessary – Use our drums & hoops or bring your own.

Children’s Art Party
Sunday, September 15, 2013
1:00 – 4:00 PM
The Courtyard at the Newtown Youth Academy – Fairfield Hills,
4 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT

My Circle of Love’s Hand Drums & Hula Hoops will be running an hour – long workshop between 2:00 and 3:00

Admission is Free 
Event Registration is Greatly Appreciated – Register Here

Drumming_circle_15Kick Off This Year’s Art’s Celebration
Help us kick-off the 8-day roster of events offered by the Newtown Arts Festival at a special party for the kids featuring

  • My Circles of Love’s Hand Drums & Hula Hoops
  • Magic Al Garber
  • Hearts for Hope
  • Music
  • Art
  • Crafts
  • Pumpkin Painting….  &  more!

Hand Drums & Hula Hoops – create fun, build community

Drums & Hoops For Peace

DV016_Jpg_Large_442468Honoring heroes, celebrating the power of peace and bringing awareness to Healing Newtown’s Cultural Arts Center My Circles of Love will be at this Sunday’s Power of Peace Family Festival with drums and hoops in hand!

Join us in Hartford’s Bushnell Park at 12 noon for an afternoon of great musical entertainment and fun activities for the whole family.

One of the day’s many highlights will be the unveiling of “ROCK OF ANGELS” a memorial/monument from Maine and gifted to the town of Newtown.

Another highlight will be the release of butterflys, raising awareness and funding for Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation. A great opportunity for photos and positive lessons for children of all ages.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN PEACE …THIS is the day for YOU.  ALL WELCOME! FREE event!

hula_hoopsWear your best hippie clothes or BRING YOUR NON-Political CAUSE! This is a day of peace and love.

Voices for Heroes would like to spread awareness of as many causes as possible and show the children how great it can be to work with others to achieve one goal of change and the joy of giving!

ALL CAUSES UNITE to say, “We still believe. We will not give up!”

People who represent a multitude of social causes will be attending and vending. Many Voices for Heroes album artists …(from both CD’s), will perform positive and inspirational music, with a few special guests!

Food, shopping and farout tunes… come on out and enjoy a fun family festival, predicted to be a bright sunny summer day. See you there!

The Hoopers & Drummers of Sandy Hook ~ May 18th, 2013

Another fun filled day of drumming at hooping for the good people of Newtown CT. Special thanks to all of my volunteers including hoop facilitators Nicole and Jackie from  BringtheHoopla LLC and Lydia Smith, drum circle facilitator.  Good vibes and love to all.

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Nature-Inspired Day of Healing

RemoMy Circles Of Love – with drums and hoops in hand – will be heading over to Sticks & Stones Nature Center and Two Coyotes Wilderness School in Newtown CT this Sunday to help out with their Family Fun Day for about 400 Newtown residents!

Two Coyotes’ family day will center on healing nature activities that will help families rebuild morale and find strength in community while having fun! Justin Pegnataro, the Executive Director of the school, will be giving an informative talk about “The Powerful Healing Effects of Nature on Children” followed by a discussion and Q&A session.

Enjoy fun nature activities for the whole family such as:
making fire without matches
a wild edible plant hike
wildlife tracking
storytelling
nature games
natural art
drumming
music

We’re proud to be a part of this wonderful fun and healing event and help spread the joy of life through hand drums and hula hoops that many of you helped make possible : )

J. Maurice

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Drum Circle Facilitators To Volunteer at HealingNewtown

HAND DRUMS & HULA-HOOPS FOR SANDY HOOK
DRUM FACILITATORS ANNOUNCED

IMG_8745-227x300My Circles Of Love is both proud and pleased to announce that Katy Gaughan of Music Heals Us and Lydia Smith of Drumming With Lydia have both volunteered their time and talents to upcoming  HealingNewtown.org workshops.

On April 6th, 2013 Katy Gaughan will lead the afternoon drumming session of Hand Drums & Hula-Hoops for Sandy Hook while Lydia Smith facilitates the May 18th session.

In addition to a fun afternoon of drumming and rhythm exploration, participants will make, embellish, and bring home their own rain sticks.

These FREE drumming workshops are being offered to Sandy Hook & Newtown residents in conjunction with morning Hula-Hoop workshops by bringtheHoopla LLC

DONATING THE GIFT OF MUSIC & RHYTHMIC FUN

Through the support of donated funds from friends and family, My Circles of Love is donating 26 new Kid REMO djembes the the HealingNewtown Center For The Arts. These drums will be used during these, and future drum circle workshops.

In addition to this drum donation, 60 rainsticks will be crafted, embellished and taken home by the April 6th and May 18th workshop participants, as well as 100 professional-grade hoops hand crafted by bringtheHoopla.

PLEASE CONSIDER A TAX DEDUCTIBLE
OR IN-KIND DONATION

Remo Drums & our hoop manufacturer have offered us rock bottom pricing for this special program, and while 26 drums have been purchased to date in honor of those lost in the senseless & tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, we’d like to do more with the help of people like you.

If you would like to help this worthy cause and keep the healing music flowing in Newtown, please contact me for a TAX ID NUMBER.

Have a drum or other gently used rhythm instruments you’d like to donate, please consider contacting me with details.

Small or large, your donation will be put to great use for years to come.

mycirclesoflove@gmail.com

Peace & Thanks
Janet Maurice