Join us for an evening out, while at home, presented by HOPE!

This will be a 5-part music series, paired with themed foods,
and professionally live-streamed for your pleasure!

5 Thursdays
5 Unique Bands
5 Food Pairings
5 Compelling reflections on the challenges of these times for us as local community
(AFTER the music)

Making up ONE FANTASTIC EVENING together at home
a fun event for you that also supports HOPE!

A fun event for you that also supports HOPE

Sponsored by


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Suggested donation: 20.00 (you can register for free or amount of your choice)
Dates: July 2 and 16, August 6 and 20, Sept 3
Time: Time: 7-8pm music. 8-8:30pm short reflection
Livestream: Unity Church of Boulder
Questions: kimberly@hopeforlongmont.org

Music genres:
Irish/Swedish journey
Colorado Bluegrass
Longmont Symphony Brass Quintet
Brazilian Choro, Samba, Forro
Indie Rock and Blues

How do you participate?
1. Click the Register button and choose which night you wish to attend
2. Receive the link to attend in your email inbox
3. Purchase the fun foods for your night from Cheese Importers
4. Register HERE to receive your livestream link


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To sign up for free email Kimberly at kimberly@hopeforlongmont.org

Sandra Wong

July 2

Sandra Wonga and Jon Sousa Irish, Swedish and Celtic Delight!

Melding the musical traditions of Sweden and Ireland, Sandra and Jon take you on a journey through traditional music and more. Joy radiates in the music they make, featuring violin, guitar, nyckelharpa, and tenor banjo.

Check out Sandra and Jon here:
https://sandrawongmusic.com/
https://jonsousamusic.com

Register TODAY for your livestream link:


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To sign up for free email Kimberly at kimberly@hopeforlongmont.org

If you missed the evening here you go: https://youtu.be/l9bw0c4JiEs
Naomi Curland. ED of Longmont Food Rescue was our speaker on the topic:
Social Distancing and Equality for ALL

Jon Sousa

July 16

Orchard Creek Band, Colorado Bluegrass

Orchard Creek Band is a group of committed Colorado musicians -Dave Richardson (banjo), Keith Murdock (dobro), Jan Springer (guitar), Kevin Slick (mandolin), and Roz Weller (bass).

Our confluence came quite naturally. We were enjoying local bluegrass jams in the Boulder, Colorado area where we met and were impressed by each other’s talent. Even though our musical backgrounds are wide and varied, the combination of styles has become a vibrant and diverse bluegrass blend of traditional forms, contemporary and original concepts, gospel touches and a lot of fun. It’s fresh picked bluegrass that will sure to please!

Check out Orchard Creek Band by clicking here:
Our website is www.orchardcreekband.com

Register TODAY for your livestream link:


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8-8:30pm
Social Challenge Topic:
Restoring Justice
With Kathleen McGoey, ED of the Longmont Community Justice Partnership

To sign up for free email Kimberly at kimberly@hopeforlongmont.org

August 6

Longmont Symphony Brass Quintet

The Brass Quintet features principal and section players from the Longmont Symphony Orchestra. The group performs regularly for the orchestra’s outreach programs in the schools giving many students their first experience hearing live chamber music. The group can also be heard performing at various functions in our community. The Longmont Symphony’s mission is to enrich, inspire and serve our extended community as a symphony orchestra recognized for its artistic excellence.

Check out the symphony website for more information:
Our website is www.longmontsymphony.org

Register TODAY for your livestream link:


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8-8:30
Social Challenge topic:
Mental Health, Social Stigma and Discrimination
With Tim Arnold of the Bridge House

To sign up for free email Kimberly at kimberly@hopeforlongmont.org

August 20

Jambu, Brazilian Choro, Farro, Samba and Bossa Nova

The members of Jambu spread broadly through the diverse Brazilian music scene in Boulder County. In addition to the bands they play regularly with, they have come together to bring us JAMBU.

Jambu’s focus is upon the ancestral roots of the Brazilian music well loved today.
This evening will reveal the charm and sophistication of their genre, a woven tapestry of Choro, Samba, Bossa Nova and Forro

Check out more about Jambu here:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/jambu.choro/about/

Register TODAY for your livestream link:


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Social Challenge Topic:
The Challenge of Re-entering Society and the Preservation of Dignity
with Emily Kleeman, ED of the Re-entry Initiative

To sign up for free email Kimberly at kimberly@hopeforlongmont.org

September 3

Jessica Carson. Clandestine Amigo and friends

Jessica Carson creates a mix of darkly poetic, R&B inspired rock. Backed by variations of Mr. Fancy Pants, with Michael Wooten on drums, Kyle Donovan’s effortless guitar skills, Chris Brunhaver’s steady bass lines, and Giselle Collazo’s dynamic vocals, Clandestine Amigo brings a smooth and seductive sound to the stage.

Check out so much more about Jessica and each band member and events here:
https://www.clandestineamigo.com/

Register TODAY for your livestream link:


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Social Challenge Topic:
Social Friendship, The Opportunity to Meet People Where They Are
With Sean Anderson, head of the Veterans Community Project

To sign up for free email Kimberly at kimberly@hopeforlongmont.org

July 2nd
Social Distancing and Equality for All
With Naomi Curland, ED of the Longmont Food Rescue

Naomi Curland is the executive director for Longmont Food Rescue, the chair of the Zero Waste Committee for Sustainable Resilient Longmont, and secretary of Colorado EcoWomen. She is also a workshop facilitator for Pachamama Alliance and Project Drawdown, a precinct leader for the BoCoDems, and active in 350 Colorado. Naomi has spent the last decade in the environmental nonprofit sector, with a focus on food waste reduction and rescue, as well as community organizing with the Transition Town movement. Her other passions include hiking, art, and teaching, and she was previously an art instructor and animator in Los Angeles before moving to Longmont early last year. She loves her new Longmont community and looks forward to deepening her connections with friends and neighbors

July 16th
Restoring Justice
With Kathleen McGoey, Executive Director of Longmont Community Justice Partnership

LCJP is a non-profit agency that implements restorative justice programs and training for schools, law enforcement, and non-profit agencies. Kathleen has an M.A. in Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She began facilitating conversations about social justice issues in Tijuana, Mexico while serving as the Director of Los Embajadores. She recently published her second book, The Little Book of Restorative Teaching Tools (Skyhorse, 2020), based on her experiences as a trainer and facilitator at LCJP.

August 6th
Mental Health, Social Stigma and Discrimination
With Tim Arnold of the Bridge House

Tim graduated from Misericordia University with a degree in Social Work in 1995. Since then he has worked and served in many arenas assisting his fellow human beings. We was a New Jersey Mental Health Disaster Response Team Member in 2001. He has received the Eil Lilly award for Hiking Towards Healing in 2005, a sensory development hiking group for adults experiencing mental illness with New Bridge Services, Inc., he also received the Mid Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Association Program Excellence award for ENRICH in 2006, a horticultural therapy program for adults experiencing mental illness with New Bridge Services, Inc., AND the Colorado Best Practice Award for YEP!

In 2011 Tim stepped on board the Bridge House Ready To Work as Case Manager, which has begun his service as part of the Bridge House team in growing roles. Tim became the Employment Specialist for the Bridge House Ready To Work Program in 2014; the Bridge House Resource Center Employment Case Manager in 2015; the Bridge House Path To Home Case Manager in 2016 and the Bridge House Path To Home and Severe Weather Shelter Program Manager in 2017. Today Tim is the Bridge House Manager of Operations for Ready To Work Intern Sleeping Program and Program Manager for Community Table Dinner.

August 20th
The Challenge of Re-entering Society and the Preservation of Dignity
With Emily Kleeman, Ed of the Re-Entry Initiative

Emily has been fascinated with people and their relationships ever since she was a young child. In her own words, “I have always viewed my relationships as a dramatic play of characters, each specified with a role and purpose in my life. This has granted me the unique ability to understand things from different perspectives and interpret behaviors in a way that helps oneself move forward through challenges, generating lifelong relationships and supports in the process. Everyone experiences life differently and not one approach to therapy fits an individual. With this knowledge and natural talent to be empathetic, compassionate, and an active listener, I can connect with varieties of individuals and families and assist them in the process to make change.

Emily’s background is rich with over ten years in the mental helaht field, working with children and families struggling with challenges such as life transitions, domestic abuse, anxiety/depression, mood disorders, and developmental delay. Here approach is eclectic drawing from cognitive behavioral, psycho-dynamic, narrative, and structured family therapy. Emily graduated from Colorado State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Human Development & Families Studies and received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with a dual specialization in Clinical Social Work and Management & Community Organizations in 2011. This was the launch pad into her road to obtain her License in Clinical Social Worker, successfully completed in 2014. Now Emily places all her formation in the service of the Re-Entry Initiative.

Sept 2nd
Social Friendship and The Opportunity to Meet People Where They Are
With Sean Anderson, Head of the Veterans Community Project

Sean Anderson is a Colorado native who joined the Veterans Community Project team in October 2019, after a two-year stint working for the Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness. He graduated with degrees in Secondary Education and Social Sciences from Benedictine College in 2016.

Sean has followed his passion to serve those struggling with homelessness in work on the Ho-Chunk and Winnebago Indian Reservations, in teaching and tutoring students in low income neighborhoods in Omaha and in Kansas City, through volunteering with Project Uplift and the Sienna Francis House, and most recently in his work with the Kansas City Continuum of Care and Veterans Community Project.

Veterans Community Project serves all Veterans, regardless of discharge status or length of time served.