Hospice of the Piedmont invites you and your family to attend our annual storytelling event!
Jack & Manuel’s Magnificent Journeys: Brought to Life
Featuring Jim Weiss, a nationally renowned storyteller
Saturday, February 22, 2014, atÂ 4:00 p.m.
Monticello High School auditorium
Literature comes to life as Master Storyteller Jim Weiss entertains you and your family with some of the greatest stories ever told at Hospice of the Piedmontâ€™s annual storytelling event. Sit back (or on the edge of your seat!) as you are introduced to Manuel and his three friends from Spain, and enjoy the adventure of Jack as he braves the huge beanstalk and meets a giant and his wife.
Proceeds from the performance benefit Hospice of the Piedmont’s Center for Children, which combines Journeys â€“ a program serving the communityâ€™s grieving children and familiesÂ â€“ with the newly launched Piedmont Kids program. Piedmont Kids provides pediatric end-of-life care to children and is designed to ease the trauma of a childâ€™s life-limiting illness. The in-home care provided under Piedmont Kids is comprehensive, addressing the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual pain experienced by both the child and their family. These services are available without charge to families throughout the Hospice of the Piedmont service area (Charlottesville and nine surrounding counties).
Join us Saturday, February 22, 2014, atÂ 4:00 p.m.
At Monticello High School auditorium (Directions)
Tickets are $10/each. Children (under age 2) in laps will be admitted for free
Tickets are available now! You can purchase them at the following locations (cash or check only, please):
- Hospice of the Piedmont office (Directions)
- Alakazam Toys & GiftsÂ (Downtown Mall)
- Bounce-N-Play (Rt. 29)
- Shenanigans (West Main Street)
This event is made possible thanks to the support of our lead sponsor,
the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital. Thank you!
Thanks to the following 2014 Friends of Journeys sponsors for their support!
About Jim Weiss:
Jim Weiss has been a Master Storyteller for more than 30 years and is the recipient of 100+ national awards. His company, Greathall Productions, was founded 24 years ago and has produced more than 45 storytelling recordings, with popular titles from classical literature and history. Mr. Weiss travels extensively internationally and throughout the U.S. presenting at home school conferences, schools, stores, libraries, community events, and national organizations.
Jim says,”The storytelling…work(s) precisely because we value the original sources and have tried to convey our love of the stories to a new generation of listeners and readers. Storytelling today rejuvenates one of the first and most personal forms of entertainment. Telling stories is pure joy.”
Jim was born, raised, and educated in Highland Park, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He resides in Charlottesville with his wife, Randy.