Bring the whole family for an afternoon of storytelling at historic Valley of the Moon’s storytelling event on January 7th from 2PM till 7PM. Visitors will listen to some favorite childhood stories of Gabe Zimmerman and Christina Taylor-Green while taking a tour of Tucson’s only historic fairyland dedicated to spreading a message of Kindness. Admission is free.
This Event is part of the larger BEYOND:Commemorate*Celebrate*Commit Event designed to commemorate and celebrate loved ones injured and lost on January 8th. Our community will come together on January 7th to remember what happened, acknowledge how it changed us and commit to building a stronger community by engaging in activities that are good for the mind, body and spirit!
Bring a gently used book to donate to Make Way For Books, which promotes early literacy, especially in limited-resource areas in Tucson and southern Arizona providing children (birth through age 5) the opportunity to fall in love with books and reading. MWFB envisions a community in which all children enter kindergarten with the necessary early literacy skills to be successful in school and throughout life.
There will be a box on site for people to drop off stories for Stories That Soar offering children an open invitation to write about anything they choose. Transforming words and ideas into high quality artistic expression, Stories that Soar tap into the wellspring of children’s imagination, inspiring creativity, promoting active literacy, and building engaged communities through the empowerment of children from kindergarten through high school.
Ben’s Bells will have a booth with ‘be kind’ stickers, tattoos and kindness contracts to sign. When people sign a kindness contract they get to paint their name on a tile that will be part of our “Tucsonans Commit to Kindness” mural.
Valley of the Moon is a non-profit historic fantasy fairyland garden park dedicated to the idea that Kindness to All is the Golden Key to Happiness. Built by George Legler in the 1920′s for spiritual relaxation, it continues as an all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the historic sculptures, and a philosophy that Happiness is Given and Not Sold.