Wednesday, August 12, 2015

EXCITING NEWS EVERYONE! 

Well.... Dweezil didn't win $10,000.00 BUT, we appreciated all he did for Guitars Not Guns!



~TV SHOW CHOPPED!  ON THE FOOD NETWORK~
 
AUGUST 18, 2015 - GUITARS NOT GUNS IS THE CHOSEN CHARITY FOR ONE OF THE CONTESTANTS! 



Premiering Tuesday, August 18th at 10pm  “Rock Stars” 
Four rock stars with a passion for cooking (Lita Ford, Kelly Hansen, Eddie Ojeda and Dweezil Zappa) take over the Chopped kitchen in hopes of winning $10,000 for their favorite cause. In the first round, the cooks attempt to make harmonious appetizers with a bubbly drink. In the entree round, lamb is the jam. The final rock 'n' roll-themed round has the competitors cooking with rock candy and lemon rolls.

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015:  A message from your President of the Contra Costa County Chapter of Guitars Not Guns, Barbara Gorin:



Hello everyone!  We have had a very busy year so far!  We have completed five separate 8 week sessions in San Pablo, Antioch, Concord and Martinez, and are currently holding sessions in Martinez and Concord.  We will begin new sessions in Antioch and San Pablo in September.


We are in GREAT need of volunteer instructors!  This program runs on 100% volunteers and we have a great group of committed volunteers, but we all lead busy lives and have work, and family commitments.  We have many locations that are willing to host our program, and have a lot of kids, just waiting for our services!  However, we cannot commit, until we have more volunteers. 


If you know anyone who plays guitar, or you play yourself, or you need school credit for volunteer work, please send me an email, and we will send you the application and information.


I can be reached at guitarsnotgunsbarbara@gmail.com.


We also have some VERY exciting news to share soon!  Please stay tuned!  And, please check out our National website:  guitarsnotguns.org


Thank you!
Barbara Gorin
President, Contra Costa County Chapter
Overseer of Fundraising and PR
Guitars Not Guns
Cell: 925-785-8342
Email; 
guitarsnotgunsbarbara@gmail.com
California Blog Site:  http://guitarsnotguns.blogspot.com/
National site:  www.guitarsnotguns.org
 
Guitars Not Guns is a federally exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Providing guitars and lessons to deserving kids since 2000



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 Guitars Not Guns Graduation We need Your Help!

A message from Barbara Gorin, President, Contra Costa County Chapter:


Tonight, we graduated another successful class of future "rock stars."  In addition to our graduation tonight, we have a new session that began in Antioch last week. 


We will begin a session in San Pablo, at the Community Center on April 7, 2015 at well. 


We have lots of locations that want us, but we don't have enough instructors.  Please consider donating your time, only one hour a week for 8 weeks!  We are all volunteers, and I can promise you will LOVE helping our program!


 The Martinez Library and Boys and Girls club both want us as well. 


Please considering becoming a volunteer instructor!  www.guitarsnotguns.org for more information on volunteering.


Thank you,
Sincerely,
Barbara Gorin
President, Contra Costa County Chapter
Overseer of Fundraising and PR
Guitars Not Guns
Cell: 925-785-8342
Email;  guitarsnotgunsbarbara@gmail.com
California Blog Site:  http://guitarsnotguns.blogspot.com/
National site:  www.guitarsnotguns.org
 
Guitars Not Guns is a federally exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Providing guitars and lessons to deserving kids since 2000