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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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

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