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Healing Hearts Through Arts Set for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

9/7/2006 —

An art exhibit and The Steven Courtney Band are part of the two-day Healing Hearts Through Arts event Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Penn State York's Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. The event is in celebration of the third anniversary of Olivia's House, a grief-and-loss center for children in York, and is designed to heighten community awareness of the center's work. All activities are free and open to the public.

An art exhibit features the work of the area leading three-dimensional and craft artists, as well as projects from children and young adults in the community. In addition, there is a variety of other entertainment, highlighted by a concert by The Steven Courtney Band.

A poetry contest will represent the written arts. Family activities are scheduled throughout the weekend and include a craft and coloring corner, sand and sea art, face painting, balloonists, clowns and more.

Olivia's House is an organization of care-giving professionals and volunteers committed to supporting grieving children. Healing Hearts Through Arts is a free community event that brings together all facets of the arts community in support of this mission. The facility opened in September 2003 and is the first independent grief center of its kind in Pennsylvania. Olivia's House offers a variety of programs to assist children and teens through their grief journey. Hundreds of families have benefited from the free programs offered through Olivia's House. For more information on Healing Hearts Through Arts and Olivia's House, call Vicki Friedman at (717) 699-1133 or visit http://www.oliviashouse.org/.

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