betterArts Teams Up with Hearts For Youth at 'Time Out' for Teens

betterArts last week teamed up with Hearts for Youth to put on the first monthly "Time Out" event in Redwood for Alexandria-area teenagers and students.

Artist-in-residence Eric Drasin led some of the night's participants in a jam session, taught a guitarist some chord progressions, and guided a burgeoning drummer through different tempos in an impromptu music workshop at the event. Students were also able to enjoy food and refreshments, and play pool, foosball, listen to music, and socialize.

The event, organized by Kim Duellman of Hearts for Youth, is designed to offer local teens an outlet away from school or home. Each "Time Out" will feature a number of activities, from music lessons to arts and crafts. Better Farm, in conjunction with betterArts, will send representatives to "Time Out" events to teach and help out with these activities.

"Time Out" is held from 7-10 the second Friday of every month in Redwood. To find out more, e-mail us at Thanks to May Daniels and Eric Drasin from Better Farm for helping out!