Tuesday, September 8, 2009

VLH Events-Honoring and Proceeds for Children in Zambia

Just received this update and announcement from Malerie Pratt, founder of Vima Lupwa Homes. -hoc

Hello all Lupwanians!

Summer came and went more rapidly than many would have hoped. News from our/your children in Zambia is that as we start the school year, they are beginning their "summer break" for the next couple of months. All the children have completed the grades they were attending and continue to grow. Each week Mrs. Winnie comes to teach them new skills: reading, writing, sewing, woodwork, jewelry-making, gardening and cooking. While at first the children were shy with her, they now cannot wait for her weekly visits as they look forward to all the new things she is teaching them. As soon as we process the photos of this summer, we will prepare and send out an updated newsletter.

In the meantime, several exciting and important events have been organized that we hope you will be able to attend and support. Two of the major events are listed below, with more information available on our website. Attached is a more comprehensive CALENDAR OF EVENTS - we hope to see you at one, some or best of all ALL of the events!

Haute Trash Fashion Show
September 19th - doors open 7:30
Show begins 8:00 PM
Old Stone Church - Bend
Featuring McJason Graham
$15.00 - all proceeds go to Vima Lupwa Homes
for more info: http://www.hautetrash.org/
A Night to Remember - A Celebration of the Human Spirit
October 3rd - doors open 6:30 - no charge, tickets required
Show begins at 7:00 PM
Tower Theater - Bend

Produced and directed by Alistair Paterson the evening will be a blend of inspirational stories of local individuals and organizations, augmented with uplifting musical and choral presentations.

Featured individual "honorees" include Cole Ortega, Mimi Ausland, Rachael Scdoris, Bob Maxwell, Beth Basham, Bob and Cheryl Shaw, and Jim and Debbie Fields. Also being honored will be Malerie Pratt and Marlena Bellavia, the founders of Vima Lupwa in Zambia, CORIL - the Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living, and the Cascade Youth & Family Center.
The show officially starts at 7pm but attendees are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a special slide show prologue of "The People & Places of Bend" showcasing the unique photographic talents of Jill Rosell.
Starting on September 15th a limited number of tickets will be available from the Tower Theatre box office.

Please read entire evening's event information at www.lupwahomes.org

1550 NW Galveston
Bend OR 97701

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