Literature comes alive as Master Storyteller Jim Weiss entertains you and your family with some of the greatest myths and mysteries every told. Sit back (or on the edge of your seat!) as you’re introduced to Sherlock Holmes, Hercules, and other classic heroes.
This one-time ticketed performance benefits Journeys, a program serving grieving children and families in our community.
Journeys is the only year-round program of its kind in our nine-county service area which blends supportive counseling with artistic therapy for grieving children and teens (4 to 18 years old) and their families. Programs offered include support groups, workshops, one-on-one counseling, and day camps.
Any child or teenager – not just those served by hospice -- whose family member or friend has died can participate. There is no cost to access Journeys services. Hospice of the Piedmontrelies on gifts and grants—and special events, on occasion -- to sustain Journeys from year-to-year.
Jim Weiss has been a storyteller for more than 30 years and is the recipient of 100+ national awards. Jim’s company, Greathall Productions, has been around for 23 years and has thus far produced more than 45 storytelling recordings with popular titles from classical literature and history. Jim Weiss travels extensively internationally and throughout the U.S.presenting at home school conferences, schools, stores, libraries, community events and national organizations. Although he lives in Charlottesville, his local performances have been limited.
The event is sponsored by the U.Va. Children’s Hospital.
Event Highlights – Myths & Mysteries: Brought to Life
· Date: Saturday, April 20
· Time: 4:00 P.M.
· Tickets: $10/each – children 2 and younger (in laps) free
· Ticket Sales: (cash or check only) at Hospice of the Piedmont, Alakazam Toys & Gifts, Bounce-N-Play, or Over the Moon Bookstore (Crozet). Tickets will be sold at the door.
· Lead Sponsor: U.Va. Children’s Hospital
· Information online at www.hopva.org/myths
Day Camp Offered for Grieving Youth
Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m., Triple C Camp
(Charlottesville, VA- May 4, 2013) Hospice of the Piedmontannounces the 2013 Journeys Spring Bereavement Day Camp. This camp is being offered for children and teens (ages 5 to 18) who are trying to cope with the death of a loved one. There is no charge to attend; the program is provided as a public service and is funded by donations and grants.
Journeys camps provide a safe and supportive environment that gives grieving children the opportunity to discover that they are not alone and their feelings are normal. Through a mix of artistic, athletic, and therapeutic activities kids have fun and – by spending time with other bereaved children and working through their feelings – begin to heal.
The spring camp will be held on Saturday May 4th from 9:00amto 6:00pmat Triple C Camp in Charlottesville. The day’s activities includes art and music expression, high and low ropes adventures, outdoor games, grief education, lunch, snacks and a closing ceremony.
For an application or more information about camps or on-going bereavement groups for children, teens and parents, call the Journeys program at Hospice of the Piedmontat 434-817-6900or 1-800-975-5501or visit www.hopva.org. Transportation may be available for families in need.
Hospice of the Piedmontis the region’s only nonprofit, community-based hospice organization, founded in 1980. We serve the City of Charlottesvilleand the Counties of Albemarle, Greene, Madison, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Nelson and Augusta. Hospice of the Piedmontprovides professional, compassionate care to terminally ill patients and their families, plus bereavement support for community members coping with the death of a loved one. Hospice of the Piedmontis committed to providing care and support services to all members of our community regardless of their ability to pay.
Visit www.hopva.orgto learn more.