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Cedar Rapids rock art event unites veterans and families

Kindness Rocks have positive messages for anyone who finds them. (Submitted photo)
Kindness Rocks have positive messages for anyone who finds them. (Submitted photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Community of Artists and Veterans is hosting a rock-coloring event for Earth Day.

The event — held in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, New Pioneer Co-op and the Kindness Rocks Project — will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the art studio of the Veterans Memorial Building, 50 Second Ave. Bridge.

The rocks will be placed in a community garden on Earth Day, April 22.

“The purpose is to bring artists, community members, local organizations, veterans and families together — to promote art as a tool for resiliency, a vehicle for positive messages, and community connection while celebrating Earth Day,” according to a news release.

Refreshments and art supplies will be provided. The museum also will be open for visitors.

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