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Drum n Fun Receives Award!


Drum n Fun founder Sheila McEntee (center) and music facilitator Al Peery (left) were delighted and honored to attend Goodwill of Kanawha Valley’s annual dinner March 29, where Drum n Fun received Goodwill’s 2016 Valued Partner Award! Goodwill’s Cathy Haupt (right) presented the award. Since February 2016, Drum n Fun has presented a free monthly drumming program at the Goodwill Prosperity Center in Charleston. Our partnership is a win-win, and we are very pleased to support Goodwill’s important work in the community!

June 22, 12:30 to 1:30 PM
Relaxation Drumming and Rhythm Fun
Goodwill Industries Prosperity Center, 209 Virginia Street W., Charleston
Free! This will be a lively session with a bit of meditative drumming, as well as rhythm games and a fun percussion jam. You’ll leave relaxed and energized! Please call ahead to reserve a place: 304-346-0811, ext. 1030, or text 304-610-9405.

Rhythm Fun for Kids!
Monday evenings May 8, 15, and 22, and June 5, 12, and 19
5:45 to 6:15 PM
For ages 6 and up. Cost: $6 per class, pay as you go. Instruments provided. (One parent volunteer for each class is requested.) 

The Joy of Rhythm!
A 6-Week Series in Two Locations!
Peacetree Center for Wellness, Barboursville
Monday evenings May 8, 15, and 22, and June 5, 12, and 19
6:30 TO 7:45 PM

Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, Charleston
Wednesday evenings, May 24 and 31, June 14, 21, and 28, and July 5
6:00 to 7:15 PM

Your inner musician awaits! Come join in! Drumming is fun, easy, and relaxing. No experience is necessary. We’ll warm up with some gentle relaxation drumming, then move into playing some fun rhythms and rhythm games. Each class also features dynamic, free-form percussion time. Ages 12 (with adult) and up. Instruments provided, or bring your own hand drum, if you have one. Wear comfortable clothes.

Sign up for four, five, or six weeks. Cost: 4 weeks: $48.15 (Early Bird $42.80), 5 weeks: $60.20 (Early Bird $53.50), or 6 weeks: $72.22 (Early Bird $64.20) *For Early Bird discount, register and send payment by May 22 (Charleston).

For more information and to reserve a place, please call or text Sheila McEntee at 304-610-9405.

Coming Up Soon!
Drumming Up Family Fun at Kanawha County Public Libraries!
These interactive programs are fun for kids and families. Everybody drums! All instruments provided. For more information and to register, call 304-3463-4646, ext. 1279.
Wednesday, July 5, Riverside Branch, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Sissonville Branch, 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Thursday, July 6, Elk Valley Branch, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM; Dunbar Branch, 2:00 to 3:00 PM; and Cross Lanes Branch, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Friday, July 7, St. Albans Branch, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and Downtown Charleston Branch, 2:00 to 3:00 PM


Locations Visited by Drum n Fun :
Edgewood Summit Retirement Community, Charleston
Arthur B. Hodges Center at Edgewood Summit, Charleston
Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley, Charleston
Covenant House, Charleston
Unitarian Universalist Congregation Holistic Health Fair
FestivALL Charleston
Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority (kids and adult groups)
Eastbrook Center Assisted Living Community, Charleston
Charleston Area Alliance: Leadership Kanawha Valley
Kanawha County Public Library
Kanawha County Schools Elementary School Music Teachers Workshop
Baha’i Women’s Retreat, Spencer
Peacetree Center for Wellness, Barboursville

 

 

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