Sunday, September 11, 2011

Neighborhood Concert & Artwalk

Let the fundraising begin!!!
We've booked some really great musicians to come play for our fundraiser next Sunday, the 18th!

At 2:00 Mutt & Pug Dog will start things off with their mandolin/guitar duo.  

At 3:00 will are fortunate to welcome The Magpies Duo who bring the element of bluegrass, country and old-time Appalachian fiddle tunes.  

4:00 will begin with the local band Pot O' Gold featuring skilled guitar playing and tight harmonies in the folk and celtic genre.

5:00 will bring us the fabulous children's musicians and performers Jeff Kagan & Paige Doughty, who are entertaining for all ages and write really wonderful songs with an earth-friendly message.

And at 6:00 we will welcome K.C. Groves and her band The Jaspers.  K.C. has been part of the local music scene for many years, she puts on the Bluegrass Jam at Oskar Blues every Tuesday night and was a founding member of the internationally-known band Uncle Earl.  She has generously agreed to come play at our fundraiser and you will be blown away by how amazing these women sound when they sing and play together, like angels, truly.

Lauren Dartt

We also have some great artists coming to share their work at the event.  Lauren Dartt will have her paintings on display, Dorje Dolma will bring mixed media, pen and ink and also some jewelry that she makes and Laurie Dallenbach is going to share her sculptures.  Also part of the artwalk will be the eight mosaic murals that have been made entirely by the Elm Tree teachers.   Each piece represents something the children experience when they are in our playscape, and include the four elements: water, earth, air and fire.

Laurie Dallenbach

Dorje Dolma
Other fun things to do at the event include getting your face painted (thank you Samantha Cole-Johnson!!), making art in the Children's Nature Art Zone, participating in painting a mural for our playscape, snacking on some hors d'ourves or sipping a drink while listening to some great music, taking a tour of our playscape, enjoying the art on display, bidding in our silent auction or buying a CD or two to take home!

No need to RSVP, unless you want to volunteer for the event!  Just show up at 1330 Alpine Ave on Sunday anytime between 2 and 7pm, parking is extremely limited and alternative transportation highly encouraged!