Health and Healing Through the Arts

(PRWEB) August 27, 2014 is a proud media sponsor, joining Artists for Trauma (AFT) and the Rhythm and Joy Festival (RAJ14) as they present a full day, soulful celebration of healing music, art and dance, featuring dynamic singers, musicians and performance artists. Created by Music & Arts director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, Rickie Byars Beckwith, RAJ14 will take place on August 30th, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills, CA.

In addition to the music and art, the event features an array innovative, sustainable, eco- friendly, socially conscious vendors and exhibitors offering a variety of products and services to work green, play green and live green. Festival goers will have the opportunity to try delicious, raw, vegan, vegetarian and organic foods from a wide selection of local vendors. Attendees are also invited to participate in yoga classes and alternative healing modalities at the Wellness Healing Oasis.

There will also be recovery and rehab resources for spinal cord injury support from the Triumph Foundation, Pushrim, Mobility Works, as well as a range of adaptive clothing. AFT will also be laying down 1500 linear feet of wheelchair pathway to assure access to all. AFT is also hosting a fashion show for trauma survivors with clothing and accessories provided by MACY’S department store.

“The services provided by Artists for Trauma are vital to those who are recovering from a major traumatic event, including those who have served in our nation’s military,” said Debbie Gregory, CEO of “Their collaboration with the Rhythm and Joy Festival can truly make a difference, and I hope that everyone will come out and support them on August 30th.”

Event entrance is complimentary, with lawn seating available on a first come, first served basis. For those who prefer reserved seating and parking, tickets are available for purchase as a “Very Inspiring Person.” VIP ticket sales also support the ongoing work of both Artists for Trauma and the Rhythm & Joy Festival.

About the Rhythm and Joy Festival

The Rhythm and Joy Festival is a soulful celebration of the impact of music as a catalyst for change. Now in its second year, the festival features the healing music of dynamic singers, musicians and performing artists. Last year’s inaugural 3-day music festival was held in Simi Valley at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, and hosted 3,000 attendees and performances by Chaka Khan, Common, Me’Shell Ndege’Ocello, the Agape International Choir, and many others.

About Artists for Trauma

Artists for Trauma a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various disciplines. The organization aims to expedite recovery through artistic expression and human connection, providing a creative portal to help patients process complex emotions, regain confidence and build self-acceptance after suffering a traumatic experience.

About offers one of the most comprehensive directories of military and Veteran resources on the web, focusing on employment, education and more. Military Connection has been named a Top 100 Employment Web Site by the International Association of Employment Web Sites for five years in a row. features thousands of pages of resources and information. There is something for everyone including, but not limited to a Job Board and Virtual Job Fair, comprehensive Post 9/11 GI Bill education information with a directory of thousands of scholarships and a Veteran school directory, news, press releases, special events, pay charts, benefits, service directories, commissaries & exchanges, golf courses and more.

EasyTurf hits Del Mar Beach for Surf City Surf-a-Thon

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) August 23, 2014

Del Mar is scheduled to host the Surf City Surf-A-Thon Sept. 7.

Surf City Surf Dog draws thousands from Southern California for food, music, fun and of course, dog surfing.

“Nothing says SoCal quite like the Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon, and a great example of why we love to call this home,” said Dave Hartman, EasyTurf President. “This event gives us an opportunity to educate families and community leaders specifically about EasyTurf’s benefits to pets, and many of those going are dog lovers.”

EasyTurf staff will set up an interactive display, giving the public an opportunity to see and feel the industry leading synthetic turf. A drainage tank will also demonstrate the ingenious engineering of EasyTurf’s proprietary MaxxFlo backing, an especially important point for pet owners.

“EasyTurf has been an innovator of synthetic grass landscaping and has taken a leading role in educating consumers of our many benefits,” said Jackie Luper, EasyTurf Vice President, Marketing. “We’re excited to join Surf Dog in part because we’ll have a great opportunity to talk about our resource-saving turf, but also because this fair is a really great time!”

World renowned dog whisperer, Cesar Millan recently introduced EasyTurf artificial grass as his turf-of-choice for pet owners. Millan says drainage was critical in his decision to partner with EasyTurf on the 10,000 sq. ft. installation of artificial grass at his Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, Calif.

“We have a lot of land to cover, so it’s important to me that our landscaping is easy to care for, safe for our pack and has proper drainage,” said Millan. “Not only does Easy Turf look just like natural grass, it helps to eliminate common lawn problems associated with pets like brown spots from urine, tracked in mud, grass clippings and it can even deter your dog from digging holes.”

EasyTurf uses a proprietary 100 percent permeable artificial grass playground surface backing, MaxxFlow, for unmatched drainage capabilities. Unlike a grass lawn, rain will not turn your EasyTurf surface into a mud pit. Natural grass lawns require regular maintenance, tremendous amounts of water, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer and time. EasyTurf’s durability is also unmatched.

“EasyTurf’s superior synthetic grass products are matched by a dedication to exceptional craftsmanship and customer service,” Hartman said. “Our commitment to excellence continues to attract homeowners and commercial businesses searching for functional, aesthetic improvements.”

EasyTurf, the landscape division of FieldTurf, plays an important role in environmentally friendly lawns, recreational fields, playgrounds and energy conservation plans for communities throughout North America.

For more information about Surf Dog Surf City, please visit

About EasyTurf:

In May 2010 EasyTurf, Inc., a long-time distributor of FieldTurf line of landscaping products and a recognized leader in the artificial grass industry, became the national brand of FieldTurf landscape, pets, playground, and golf artificial grass products. The partnership allowed FieldTurf to rapidly expand its existing dealer network and accelerate sales and distribution of FieldTurf landscape products on a national level to homeowners, municipalities, schools, businesses and the military.

EasyTurf is North America’s preeminent source for landscaping, offering state-of-the-art synthetic lawns for realistic, beautiful, easy-care residential and commercial landscapes, providing specialty synthetic grasses engineered specifically for military surfaces, commercial and residential athletic and playground surfaces, putting greens, and for pet-friendly landscapes. EasyTurf product advancements in the synthetic grass industry have led to massive growth for the Vista, California-based leader in life-like artificial lawns that stay beautiful year round.

FieldTurf has long been the world leader in synthetic sports field cover; now EasyTurf joins them as the industry leader in residential and commercial synthetic turf markets.


Jackie Luper, VP of Marketing

Phone: (760) 745-7026

Fax: (760) 888-2011

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New Vail Mountain Golfing Getaway Package from Antlers at Vail Hotel Includes Golf with Altitude on Arnold Palmer Course

Vail, CO (PRWEB) August 20, 2014

Balls that fly 10 percent farther, an Arnold Palmer Signature Designed course that’s Audubon certified as wildlife-friendly – and a good night’s sleep: Antlers at Vail hotel’s 2014 Stay-and-Play package combines the best of Vail golfing with a relaxing guest experience. Grab a golfing partner and enjoy a round of golf at Eagle Ranch Golf Club and a night in one of the Antlers’ spacious suites on rushing Gore Creek (dubbed the “ultimate Vail hotel sleep machine” by America’s Best Summer Job-winner Benjamin Solomon), starting at $ 109.50 per person (double occupancy) through early November.

“With spectacular views, courses designed by golfing greats and those extra-long high-altitude drives, Vail knows how to make every golfer feel like a pro,” says Antlers at Vail GM Rob LeVine. “But we think the Antlers’ brand of personalized service and spacious comfortable suites with full kitchens elevate the experience, if you’ll forgive the pun.”

Situated in Brush Creek Valley, Eagle Ranch Golf Club’s course includes an interesting variety of mountain and links-style holes as well as open rolling fairways, undulating fast-playing greens, scenic – and treacherous – water, and strategically placed bunkers – all in an Arnold Palmer-designed layout at an elevation of 6,600 feet. Built on the site of a historic ranch, the club has incorporated antique ranching implements into the course, which also has maintained its environmentally-friendly designation as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for more than a decade.

The Antlers 2014 Stay and Play Package includes one night lodging Sunday through Thursday in a one-bedroom condo (with comfortable living room fold-out sofa second bed) and a round of golf at Eagle Ranch for two people starting at $ 219; Friday or Saturday rates start at $ 249. The package is available through the close of Eagle Ranch’s golf season, typically in early November, though check in advance regarding possible greens aeration for late September visits. Upgraded condos are available and the package is subject to availability.

About the Antlers at Vail hotel:

The Antlers at Vail hotel offers a relaxed Vail lodging experience in a fabulous mountain setting and was recently awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and GreenLeader status. With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four-bedroom penthouses, every unit at the Antlers enjoys a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, private balcony, daily maid service, and complimentary wi-fi and parking. The Antlers has an A+ location on the banks of Gore Creek, just steps from restaurants, galleries, shops, free Vail town shuttle and the Lionshead Gondola. And Antlers’ staff is always ready to help with – and offer an insider expert take on – dinner reservations, activities or any other guest request. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit


Rob LeVine, General Manager, The Antlers at Vail, RLeVine(at)antlersvail(dot)com, 970.476.2471; Anne Parsons, WordenGroup Public Relations, anne(at)wordenpr(dot)com, 303.777.7667


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