Friday, September 18, 2009

Help Kids in the 'Boro Do the Rock Right: Donate Items to New All-Ages Space

Posted By on Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 12:11 PM

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Last year, I wrote about Y.E.A.H., a nonprofit group in Murfreesboro (Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities) started up by Kelley Anderson, the same kick-ass lady who started the Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp and also plays in Those Darlins.

Anderson started the all-ages art space/community center as a sort of follow-through on the camp. They were teaching girls to rock out, but then realized the girls were finding they had few places to play shows when camp was over. Red Rose is long-gone, and Grand Palace stopped hosting shows. Y.E.A.H. became a way to fulfill that absence on the club circuit for under-agers, but also created an all-ages space for kids--boys and girls--to make art and learn about cool shit. There's a library, a computer lab, a lounge and, of course, art and music classes and tutoring. Think of it like a mini-RIM program for teens. Or a Rocketown-lite without the Christianity. Or The Muse without the grody (and theft).

Y.E.A.H. has now moved into a new building in downtown Murfreesboro, and they're having a "reverse yard sale" to collect items from the community to help furnish the place. If you've got posters, a couch, some rugs or a host of other knickknacks they're looking for, swing by 114 S. Maple St. tomorrow from 1 to 5 p.m.

Items they need after the jump.

6 small bathroom size wastebaskets,

6 paper towel holders,

10 large rugs,

2 coffee tables,

2 end tables,

magazine rack,

plants,

1 big cool couch,

loveseat,

lots of floor pillows,

4 tall 2 seater tables with 8 bar stools,

lots of knick-knacks and antiques for decoration,

music posters,

tapestries,

unique fabric,

movie theater style "featuring" board with lights and pop in letters,

cork bulletin boards,

filing cabinet with locking drawers (and the key),

Books (fiction, art, etc.; teen appropriate),

Records

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