Newtown Arts Fest Fun

Drumming and hooping fun on the lovely property at Fairfield Hills in Newtown CT. The 2013 Newtown Arts Festival was a great time of sharing and caring for all who attended.

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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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26 Drums Delivered To Healing Newtown

REMO_drums_delivered_to_Newtown_CTOn March 20th, 2013 – just in time for spring – My Circles of Love received a very special delivery in preparation for their upcoming “Hand Drums & Hula-Hoops for Sandy Hook” workshops.

Using funds from the generous contributions of kind friends and family from around the country, Janet Maurice of Trumbull purchased and donated these 26 brand new djembe Remo drums to the HealingNewtown Art Space located at 5 Queen Street, Newtown CT.

Working with John Fitzgerald, Manager, Recreational Music Activities, Janet Maurice of Trumbull was able to secure a generous 70% discount from Remo drums of California, making the donation possible.

The first of two drumming workshops will take place on Saturday April 6th. This workshop, filled to capacity, will be facilitated by professional drummer and drum circle facilitator Katy Gaughan from Music Heals Us of Tacoma MD. ,  Djesben, The Akoma Drummers and the John K. Band.

DV016_Jpg_Large_442468In addition to participation in the drum circle using the newly donated djembe drums, participants will be making, decorating and taking home their own rhythmic rain sticks.

A second workshop is planned for May 18th, 2013 and a limited number of spaces are still available.  More information and registration for Sandy Hook and Newtown residents at www.healingnewtown.org

Free Hand Drums & Hula Hoops “Playshops” Offered at Healing Newtown Art Space

Media Inquiries:  Janet Maurice               203-470-1809        mycirclesoflove@gmail.com
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Free Hand Drums & Hula Hoops “Playshops” Offered at Healing Newtown Art Space

Newtown, CT, March 17, 2013 – My Circles Of Love presents the first of two Hand Drums & Hula-Hoops For Sandy Hook “playshops” on Saturday, April 6th. These free events will be held at the HealingNewtown Art Space, located at 5 Queen Street in Newtown CT.  The morning hooping & crafting session will take place from 10:00am-12:00pm and the afternoon drumming, rhythm & crafting session will take place from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Facilitated by bringtheHOOPLA LLC of CT, this morning hooping playshop will be a fun and creative morning of hula hooping, HOOPLA style. Participants will decorate their own ‘professional-grade’ hoop to take home and learn the art of hooping through musical hoopla, demonstrations, instruction & a free-style hoop session. No experience necessary, fun for all ages! This morning hooping and crafting session will take place from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  

 If you’ve never experienced the exhilaration and joy of a drum circle, now’s your chance! No experience necessary. Facilitated by professional drummer and drum circle facilitator Katy Gaughan of Tacoma Park’s Music Heals Us, this free afternoon of drum circle and rhythm fun will help you tap into your own rhythm and connect with the rhythms of those around you through the interactive experience of group drumming! This session includes professional drumming demonstrations, basic hand drum instruction, a drum circle jam session for all & free-style rhythmic movement.  Participants will also create, decorate and take home their own musical “RAIN STICK”!  No experience necessary, fun for all ages. This afternoon drumming, rhythm & crafting session will take place from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Registration is limited. Attendance is free for ages six and above. No prior experience is necessary. Register online at www.healingnewtown.org for one or both of these Saturday, April 6th 2013 “playshops” or in person at Healing Newtown Art Space.

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Brought to you by Janet Maurice of My Circles of Love, The Hand Drums and Hula-Hoops for Sandy Hook Project is been made possible by generous monetary donations from friends & family, time and talent donations by bringtheHOOPLA LLC and Katy Gaughan of Music Heals Us, and through the deep discounts offered by REMO Drums of CA and Lowes of Danbury.  Learn more about this project at www.mycirclesoflove.wordpress.com

April 6th – FREE Drumming & Rhythm “Playshop” For the Whole Family

IMG_8745-227x300My Circles Of Love Presents:  FREE Drum Circle & Rhythmic Fun for the Whole Family!

April 6th  1:00am-3:00pm

If you’ve never experienced the exhilaration and joy of a drum circle, now’s your chance! No experience necessary. This free afternoon of drum circle and rhythm fun, facilitated by Katy Gaughan of Tacoma Park’s Music Heals Us, will help you tap into your own rhythm and connect with the rhythms of those around you through the interactive experience of group drumming!

This session includes professional drumming demonstrations, basic hand drum instruction, a drum circle jam session & free-style rhythmic movement.  You’ll also make, decorate and take home your own musical “RAIN STICK”!

Newtown Residents - Register Today - It's Free

Newtown Residents – Register Today – It’s Free

Brought to you by Janet Maurice of My Circles Of Love, this “playshop” is a part of the Hand Drums and Hula-Hoops for Sandy Hook Project.   Learn more at www.mycirclesoflove.wordpress.com

Ages – 6 and up.
Number of participants: 30

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