Bob Wren Will Add Music to Heifer Tails Stories

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Monday, September 07, 2015 0 comments

In this post, we want to tell you more about our line up of storytellers and announce that Bob Wren will add his musical talents to our stories!

Mary McGrath brings 30 years of storytelling performance to her audiences. She most recently performed with the Sacramento Symphony, at the Crocker Art Museum, and at festivals in Canada, Ireland, and Scandinavia. She has taught “The Art of Storytelling” at the Sacramento City College and produces programs with “Straight Talk Storytellers at Belle Coolidge library.

Ray Tatar has been the artistic director of the California Stage Theatre for 15 years. Prior to that he was the theatre and literature grants administrator for the California Arts Council. He has hosts Live Wire community programs on Access Sacramento for the past 8 years.

Diana Salgado Zuñiga developed her storytelling style during her 32 years working in the Heads Start School Program. She is currently a writer at the Hart Senior Center’s History Writing Group.

Nancy Griffith is a retired teacher that has always enjoyed the art of storytelling. 

Bob Wren has been playing the violin for 55 years, but he has also developed a large world music repertoire along the way. He led the Sacramento City College World Music Ensemble for 12 years and continues to teach music appreciation to students there. Bob's repertoire is as diverse as his range in playing musical instruments. Take a look at this video.

We are very excited to have Bob on board for this event. His musical talents will make the stories extra special. 

Big Thank Yous in advance to Mary, Ray, Diana, Nancy and Bob for generously donating their time and talent for this event in support of the work of Heifer International!!

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HeiferTails Line Up Update

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Tuesday, August 11, 2015 0 comments
Come to our HeiferTails storytelling event and hear some of the most talented story tellers in our area capture imaginations of young and old with folk tales from around the world.

Here's our line up of story tellers and their tales:

Mary McGrath telling ‘The Palace Monkey’, a story from India
Ray Tatar telling ‘Anansi Brings Stories to the World’, a story from Africa
Diana Zuniga telling ‘The Aztec Legend of the Birds’, a story from Mexico
Nancy Griffith telling ‘The Camel’, a story from Lebanon

Live, fun musical interludes will take place in-between stories.

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Sacramento HeiferTails Fundraiser Event – Get Your Tickets!!

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Saturday, August 01, 2015 0 comments
HeiferTails: Uplifting Stories from Around the World
Join the Heifer Sacramento Volunteers, talented local storytellers, and musicians for an afternoon of storytelling for kids, teens, parents, and grandparents.

Sunday, September 20, 2015  3:00 - 4:30 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street, Sacramento (free parking in rear lot)

Ticket prices: $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $20 maximum for families
Purchase tickets at HeiferTails Eventbrite page.

Proceeds from HeiferTails will go to assist Heifer International communities in Nepal affected by the 7-plus magnitude earthquakes on April 25 and May 12, 2015. Other generous donors have offered to match new donations for up to $10,000! Every dollar you give will be doubled!

Can't attend the event? You can still be part of this effort. 
Make a direct donation to Heifer Nepal’s Disaster Rehabilitation Fund  

This Fund helps our partner communities assist families with the immediate needs of people and livestock, long term recovery, and rebuilding livelihoods. This Fund goes far beyond basic relief.  It establishes a revolving fund that Heifer communities in Nepal can draw on to rebuild and continue their remarkable work.

Want to learn more about what is happening with Heifer Nepal?
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Help Heifer Project Families in Nepal

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Saturday, May 02, 2015 0 comments
As a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week, Heifer project families in Nepal have suffered significant loss of property, including their homes and livestock that donor generosity has provided them. The full extent of damage is still being tabulated — roads are clogged with debris and power and communication lines are still down.

Several days ago, Heifer staff in Nepal were able to reach some of the affected areas. At least 6,300 project participant homes across 12 districts had collapsed while another 1,900 families have sustained major damage. Heifer families also lost at least 1,500 animals. These numbers are expected rise.

For the most recent information regarding our Nepal projects, please visit the Heifer online blog here, which includes a map of the earthquake affected regions. It will be updated as more information is received from Heifer staff in Nepal.

Heifer International has identified an urgent funding opportunity to reach project families to meet their immediate needs, like food, tarps, mats and other shelter supplies.

Donate to the Nepal Disaster Rehabilitation Fund now.

Your response right now will determine how quickly our Heifer families in Nepal will be able to recover from this devastating earthquake.

Thank you for your support during this time of need. Please keep our Nepali project families in your thoughts.

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Sacramento/Chico/Redding Regions Earth Day events

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Thursday, April 09, 2015 0 comments
Looking for 2015 Earth Day celebrations in Sacramento/Chico/Redding areas? Here are some of Earth Day events that Heifer volunteers will be participating in.

Come by our table and say hello!!

April 19 Sacramento Earth Day (Southside Park, Sacramento)

April 21-22 Butte College Earth Day Celebration

May 2 Endangered Species Faire (Chico)

May 16 Walk on the Wildside (Beachlake Preserve)

May 17 Day on the Farm (Soil Born Farms)

Name That Goat - Help Heifer name some newborn baby goats at the Heifer farm!

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Heifer in Sacramento is a grassroots volunteer group in Northern California, with a common goal of fulfilling Heifer International's basic mission - "To end hunger and save the earth by passing on the gift to others." We are an extension of Heifer International and together we are improving our world and the lives of resource-poor families while building the foundation for a peaceful world in practical, down-to-earth ways.