Art Show Fundraiser
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
3801 South Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381
Tickets are $10 plus a bottle of wine to share*.
A benefit event for Fill the Gap, a program of the Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County, Inc., serving the homeless with rent and/or utility deposits that are often a barrier to permanent housing. Funds from Fill the Gap are used to fill that gap and end homelessness for many families in Montgomery County.
[ See our stories at Fill The Gap Stories ]
Artwork will be displayed and sold. Artists will receive 50% of the sale price for their pieces with the remainder going to Fill the Gap.
Michael Hall will clarify some facts about wines and when and how to use them. If each couple or participant will bring a bottle to share, all can try a variety of wines and expand their repertoire of beverages to serve and to enjoy.
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“Ken’s music brings an audience up…. Strong guitar playing and overflowing charisma allow Gaines to own the stage…,” was Kathleen Hudson’s assessment in the Kerrville Daily Times.
Ken Gaines will perform to raise money for Fill the Gap Project at Millbend Coffee House on Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20. Childcare available on request. Advance tickets can be purchased at Millbend Coffee House tickets
The Fill the Gap project helps end homelessness for some individuals and families by paying rent and/or utility deposits for people without a place to live or at risk of becoming homeless. A person with a job to pay rent may not have the additional money for deposits and thus be unable to move into a permanent residence. Often there is money to help with the first month’s rent and some other expenses, but few organizations pay deposits.
[ Download Concert Poster (PDF) ]
This impressive duo from Austin is known for their exceptional harmonies, solid musicianship, and first-class songwriting. Equipped with guitar, autoharp, glockenspiel, pianica, and a few percussion instruments, their talent has been recognized by the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Texas Music Awards. Their lyrics are poignant and heartfelt, and their music tends to be dynamic and up-beat.
Marci Rae, AKA Sweet Mama Cotton, will open the show.
When Marcy Rae went to a blues festival in Crosby, Texas, in 1992, she had no idea that she would return as Sweet Mama Cotton. But there was little doubt that she would be playing and singing the blues. Marcy, born and raised in the chilly outpost of Fargo, North Dakota, has spent her musical career preparing to play the blues. Her many years of piano training and performing in bands from California to Israel brought her to Texas, home of some of the hottest blues in the world.
For the fourth year, the Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County, Inc. is organizing a children’s art project for the International Day of Peace. Groups of children from various organizations and churches in the county are making art pieces with peace as the theme.
The art will be displayed in several community locations including the South County, Mitchell, and Conroe public libraries, the Conroe Chamber of Commerce office, the South County Community Center, and the South County and Conroe YMCAs. Additionally, art will be exhibited in the churches and other facilities where children created it including the Oscar Johnson Community Center, the Congregation Beth Shalom in the Woodlands, the Al-Ansaar Mosque, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Children’s Books on Wheels.
Every year since 1981 the United Nations General Assembly declares a day of peace for strengthening of the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. It was decided in 2001 that September 21 should be observed as a day of ceasefire and non-violence.
The theme for this year is “The Right to Peace.” This year is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Not only do we want peace between nations, we also want all the peoples within nations to experience respect, protection, and freedom from repressive and autocratic governments.
All nations are invited to honor a cease fire during the day and to focus on education and public awareness on matters related to peace.
Children’s art for Peace from the Women’s Shelter and Books on Wheels at the South Montgomery County Library. Presbyterian Church at the Conroe Library.
Children’s art from The Women’s Shelter and Books on Wheels at The South Montgomery County YMCA
Children’s art for Peace from Books on Wheels, The First United Methodist Church, and the Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church at the Conroe Library
The Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County, Inc. is organizing a children’s art project for the observance of the International Day of Peace. Groups of children from various organizations and churches in the county are making art pieces with peace as the theme.
The art will be displayed in several community locations including the South County and the Conroe public Libraries, the Conroe Chamber of Commerce office, The South County Community Center, and the South County and Conroe YMCAs. Additionally, art will be exhibited in the churches and other facilities where children created it including the Oscar Johnson Community Center and Children’s Books on Wheels.
Poster for UN International Day of Peace