Wildflowers-A Local Tribute and Benefit for Mended Little Hearts

Wildflowers-A Local Tribute and Benefit for Mended Little Hearts

Thu, April 19, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

Free

This event is 21 and over

Wildflowers - A musical tribute to the Tom Petty album produced by local musicians.  The monies raised will go to Mended Little Hearts, a support program for parents of children with heart defects and heart disease.  Please visit their Facebook page or website for moe info. 

This show will be Free.  Donations will be accepted.

Mended Little Hearts
Mended Little Hearts
A heartbeat. For many parents, hearing the heartbeat of their unborn child becomes their first, loving bond to that child. It's no wonder, then, that discovering that their child has a heart defect, whether diagnosed in the womb, shortly after birth or during childhood, can be devastating.

Mended Little Hearts, a support program for parents of children with heart defects and heart disease, is de
dicated to inspiring hope in those who care for the littlest heart patients of all. Mended Little Hearts offers resources and a caring support network as families find answers and move forward to find healing and hope.

Partnering with hospitals to provide several programs, Mended Little Hearts connects families in crisis with other parents who have survived the shock of learning a child has a heart problem, navigated the maze of medical decisions and procedures, and mapped out a plan for the future:

Hospital Visiting: Accredited volunteers make on-site visits to parents whose children have been diagnosed with heart defects or are undergoing treatment. Outreach packets contain health information and brochures as well as entertaining items for the child.

Internet and Telephone Visiting: Parents receive support by communicating with trained volunteers over the Internet or telephone.

Group Meetings: Support groups help parents understand that they are not alone and that there is hope. Members listen, share their experiences, and discuss issues that impact the family.

Social Events: Mended Little Hearts programs are encouraged to conduct social events to bring members together to celebrate a theme and offer camaraderie among members and supporters.

To learn if there is a Mended Little Hearts group in your area, to request information on forming a group, or to discover other ways you can help, contact Mended Hearts, Inc. at 1-888-HEART99 or email us at mlh@mendedhearts.org.

Mended Little Hearts. Little hearts hold big hopes.
Roger Perry
Roger Perry
Nate Butler
Nate Butler
I was cast in my first play when I was in the fifth grade (as Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit", Fresno Children's Playhouse, 1975), and I've been performing ever since; sometimes as an actor, sometimes as a singer (The Double Doors), sometimes as a bass player AND singer (The Beetles, The Suicide Lounge), and sometimes as a pianist. I currently play piano most Saturday & Sunday mornings at The Fresno Breakfast House, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

I play piano twice a month for Silent Movies, at two different venues (The Full Circle Brewing Co., and Mia Cuppa Caffe, formerly The Revue Cafe). I'm hoping to use my own curiousity about this important era of the movies to educate and entertain new generations of film fans.

I am also something of a cartoonist, and had once considered a career in that field; but these days I draw only as a hobby. Since The Fresno Metropolitan Museum discontinued the annual Christmas At The Met play that I performed and directed for nearly a decade, I don't do much *acting* anymore either, unless you count my continuing role as Jim Morrison in The Double Doors or my two turns as Captain Hook in "Peter Pan". I did my first Shakespeare in April 2012, in the New Ensemble's production of "Hamlet" (you can read the "Hamlet" review here).

I was never good at sports as a child, and instead spent most of my time drawing, listening to records over and over, making up plays and puppet shows, putting together model kits, and most of all playing with my tape recorder. I'm still not much good at sports, and I still play a lot with tape recorders and other audio/visual toys.

One of my most interesting life experiences occurred in the summer of 2014, when I was cast in the fourth season of the Swedish Reality TV show "Allt for Sverige". You can watch all eight episodes on YouTube; I have a page with links to all the episodes and my cast-mates' Facebook pages here.

When I first created this website years ago, I decided that I was not well suited to writing much more of my own biography than what's above, so I asked my sister to write her recollections of what I was like to live with while she was growing up. My sister is many things, but among them she is a lawyer and so has to write all the time, so I hoped she wouldn't mind. She didn't mind, and she wrote what is printed below; I found it truly touching, I hope you all don't mind me sharing it with you. (Thanks, Sis! I love you.)

Yours truly, Nate Butler
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/