Portland's Parkrose Community United Church of Christ and Gresham's Zion United Church of Christ will sponsor a day-long event in east-county to promote peace.
JERRY LEGGETT'S PEACE BUBBLE CAFĂ‰ (www.peacebubblecafe.org) will be held Saturday, August 16th at the Parkrose Community Peace Labyrinth at Parkrose High School on the corner of NE Shaver and NE 115th Portland, OR. Singer, songwriter, and story-teller Rev. Leggett is a United Church of Christ minister traveling the country to promote peace through art and entertainment. This event is open to all people of all faiths and beliefs.
The Peace Bubble CafĂ© is a mobile, multimedia art and entertainment exhibit, featuring live music and a public kiosk for innovative resources that promote peace and nonviolence. The CafĂ© is designed to create a spontaneous space for the audiences to listen to peace tales, hear songs that inspire, and participate in a national video compilation of thoughts on peace."
The PEACE FAIR runs from 2:00 - 6:00 pm and admission is FREE. Come learn how local folks are striving for peace in our community and in our world by wandering through the booths sponsored by peace-loving organizations. Fun crafts and activities for the kids will be provided in most of these booths, while youth, young adults and older adults can take time to learn about the organization - and yes, it's okay for you to have fun too! Come have some family fun, meet your neighbors and other peace loving folk in your community.
The INTERACTIVE CONCERT with Jerry Leggett begins at 6:00 pm. The admission is $10.00 for adults and children of families attending get in free. Bring your blanket and picnic basket for a family picnic and concert! The concert on the lawn will be comprised of upbeat music performed by Jerry Leggett. He will do interviews with folks in the audience that will then be posted to youtube.com and viewed by thousands. He will ask the questions: "What does peace look like for you?" and "What peace message do you wish to offer to the next President of the United States?" Mixed in with the music we will enjoy some play time by way of cooperative games led by Patsy, the Peace Bubbles' Facilitator of Fun!
100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to help establish the Peace Bubble as a permanent traveling exhibit for the Dayton International Peace Museum (the only Peace Museum in the United States.) Go to www.daytonpeacemuseum.org for their amazing and hope-filled story.
For concert tickets, general information, or vendor applications for the Peace Fair, or to volunteer, please contact Camie Pugsley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-253-5457. You can learn about Zion UCC at www.uccwebsites.net/zionuccgreshamor.html and more about Parkrose Community United Church of Christ at www.parkroseucc.org.