Weekend To-Do: Heifer Village Grand Opening | Rock Candy

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Weekend To-Do: Heifer Village Grand Opening

Posted By on Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 1:26 PM

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Dan Zanes.

HEIFER VILLAGE GRAND OPENING
10 a.m., Heifer International. Free.

Friday, beginning at 10 a.m., is the official dedication ceremony for Heifer's new global education center. In between speeches by Heifer bigwigs, the mayor, the governor and international non-profit hero Paul Farmer, there's African drumming and Mexican folk ballet. Otherwise, entertainment and children's activities are bunched into Saturday and Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, there are dozens of book readings, hands-on-activities (brick-making and rope-making stand out as particularly awesome and utilitarian) and performances. The highlight among the performers should be Dan Zanes, the former frontman of '80s college favorite the Del Fuegos. For the last decade plus, he's worked as Dan Zanes and His Friends, putting out the best kid's music you'll find anywhere. Look out for Little Rock's Colin Brooks (Substance, Red Forty, the Big Cats) on drums in Zanes' band. They take the stage at 11 a.m. on Saturday. A complete schedule of events is available at heifer.org.

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