Saturday, July 14, 2018

King Farm Village Green & local shops
800 Pleasant Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

(activity tents, games, moon bounce,
entertainment, and more — street area)

(food & beverage — Botanero,
Fontina Grille, & Coffee Republic)

Peace activity tents & entertainment
 1-4 pm… (FREE)
Cake cutting & Peace Day proclamation
begins 2 pm… (FREE)
“Guest Bartending” and restaurant peace chats
continues til 7 pm…
with a classical guitar performance
in Botanero (around 5 pm) 

Join us for music & dancing, games & activities,
moon bounce & face painting, crafts & tie dye,
food & fun & and a festive celebration as we
Make Peace the News!

Facebook Event Info Link –> click here…  


Entertainment Featuring:

Mix 107.3’s Jimmy Alexander
Jack Diamond, Producer Blair & crew…

Listen and laugh as these local DJs from the
Jack Diamond Morning Show keep the
party moving with music & conversation

The Black & Tan Band

Enjoy Irish/Celtic music performed by
local judges and courthouse officials,
including King Farm neighbor — Michael Algeo
(the band will also be among our “Guest Bartenders”)


Be inspired by Jackie Zamora and dance along
with members of her dance group —
which celebrates youth and adults with
physical and developmental disabilities


Jump In & Dance

Get in the groove with John Chu and his dance group
as they lead folks of all ages in a dance celebration
to the tune of “Up Town Funk”


Kick’s Karate Rockville Demo Team

Watch local youth and adults share their talent,
respect, and self-control through martial arts

Artivate — Community Mosaic Creation

“We have, we are, a mosaic of gifts…”
Participate in a community creation hosted by
the Artivate organization with
Corien Quiroga, Jim Modrick, & Cliff Moy,
and be a part of a mosaic that will be displayed
around the world in coming years!

Tie Dye Peace Shirt Creations

How do you visualize peace?
What colors and swirls bring together
diverse elements in a collaborative way?
Join Carol Scott and her family and
create your own keepsake shirt!
(Small donation requested for shirts)

Community Conversations & Cake

Spend a few minutes with cake and conversation
in our Community Conversation tents!
Representatives from local police & fire departments,
education systems and non-profits,
elected and campaigning leaders and more,
will all be on hand to talk with children & adults
about everything from kindness and respect
to how to BEGIN peace in our
homes, schools, and communities
to tending to basic human needs and
making a positive difference in our world.

Guest Bartending — with local leaders!

Get to know your local leaders (elected and campaigning)
as the pour one of the Peace Day signature drinks
(Sunrise Sangria & Sunset Cerveza
— Mattie’s fav time & color!)…
There will also be Tie Dye Peace Punch for the kids!
(Be sure to enjoy some great food and/or other beverages
at Botanero, Fontina Grille, or Coffee Republic)

Peace Station Tents…
Information & Inspiration through
crafts and games and festive fun…  

Begin in our Peace Garden Tent
where you can learn more about
Mattie, his Three Choices for Peace message,
and the National Peace Day Campaign…
then create a “Name Tag with Purpose” 
and move through the other Peace Tents…
where Peace Guides will help children & adults
explore different elements of Mattie’s peace message
through crafts and conversations and fun…

The 2018 Peace Station Tents include
Seek, Make, Bring, Choose, & Celebrate Peace… 
each filled with activities and keepsakes…
Also on hand… face painting, moon bounce,
a fire truck, police car, and the
Mix 107.3 Van & Crew — with music & fun!




2018 Peace Day Event Map (not drawn to scale; some tent locations may change)

2018 Peace Day Guides, Crew, Sponsors, Supporters, & Talent






Media Coverage

Mix 107.3 Jack Diamond Morning Show
Rockville 11 TV
ABC National Online
King Farm Chronicle
Rockville Reports 

Community Leaders & Special Guests


Representatives from the White House
Representatives from the Senate & Congress

Representatives from
state, county, & local government
Other leaders and special guests including
representatives police, fire, and education services 

in our “Community Conversations”
and/or “Guest Bartending” activities:


 Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton

 Members of the Rockville City Council
Virginia Onley, Mark Pierzchala 

 State Senator Cheryl C. Kagan

 Maryland Delegate Marc Korman

 Montgomery Council Rep. Sidney Katz

 King Farm Citizens Assembly Reps
Martin Green (Pres), Barry Jackson, Nancy Paul

 Maryland Circuit Court
Judge (retired) Michael Algeo

 Members of the local judicial system

 MoCo Police Dept Autism Ambassador
Jake Edwards

 Montgomery County Police Dept
Dan Helton, Doug Tressler, Casandra Tressler

 City of Rockville Police Dept
Corporal Rick Halverson & Corporal Ken Matney 

 City of Gaithersburg Police Dept
Officer Dan Lane 

 International Association of Fire Firefighters
Fire truck & reps from Rockville, MoCo & PG Fire
Gene Malone & Jimmy Danyko (Greenburgh/Yonkers)
JJ Jackson & Robin Gray (Mississauga)
Teresa Crisman (PGFD), Shelley Rusk (IAFF Bubbette) 

 Local educators and community leaders
Maria Blaeuer (Education Rep Canditate)
Christine McComas (Grace’s Law)
Cheri Dowling (PPMD)
Christina Preston (Educator)  
Mary Spencer (Education & Peace Corps) 
Jenn Lynn (UpCounty Resrouces)
Jackie Zamora (ZamDance) 

 VIP Guests from the We Are Family Foundation
Mark & Rose Barondess
3DD  Global Teen Leader – Hector (Brazil)

 Playwright, Activist & Improv Artist
Robert Galinsky 

 Children’s Author & Educator
Timothy Bellavia & WAATSI Dolls


2018 Peace Day Celebration
is a FREE event for all people

(sponsorships available)

Donations are encouraged
to support the peace mission of the
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation

Our Peace Shop (1-4 pm)
will have wristbands, books, t-shirts,
personalized gifts bricks for
Mattie’s Park & more available

Peace Stations & Entertainment (1-4 pm)
will have hands-on activities, crafts, games,
& converstation tips for children and adults
to engage in understanding peace as a choice

Local Restaurants (1-7 pm)
to donate 15% proceeds
to Mattie’s Foundation from 1-7 pm
Please eat & drink generously!
And enjoy a chat with the “Guest Bartenders”
— local leaders (elected & campaigning & VIPs)

Botanero  Small Plates/Tapas & Signature Drinks
(Sunrise Sangria, Sunset Cerveza, Tie Dye Peace Punch)
Fontina Grille  Pasta, Pizza, Salads… & Signature Drinks
(Sunrise Sangria, Sunset Cerveza, Tie Dye Peace Punch)

Coffee Republic —  Muffins, cookies…  & Signature Drinks
several Peace Tea beverage options)



(CLICK HERE to learn more
about the benefits

of becoming a
2018 Peace Day
sponsor  or supporter)














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2018 Peace Day Planning Team

2018 Peace Crew

2018 Peace Guides

2018 Peace Day Sponsors

2018 Peace Day Supporters

2018 Community Leaders

2018 Peace Day Entertainment

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Pleasant Drive and the access road in front of
Botanero and Fontina restaurants
will be closed to accommodate
moon bounce and peace activity tents.

Please park in surrounding lots & streets.



E-mail HeartsongBooks@gmail.com
if you would like to be an event
Peace Guide Volunteer, Supporter, or Sponsor

The Peace Day event in King Farm celebrates
the City of Rockville, Maryland’s commitment
to an annual day dedicated to peace.
This activity is part of a larger effort to secure both
Peace Day proclamations at state and national levels. 

Learn more about the 
National Peace Day Campaign here…


About Mattie and this event…

Mattie J.T. Stepanek created seven NY Times Bestselling books of Heartsongs poetry and Just Peace essays before dying due to neuromuscular disease just before his 14th birthday. He was an award-winning peace advocate and a frequent guest on shows like Oprah, Larry King Live, and Good Morning America.

Since his death in 2004, the City of Rockville, Maryland (where Mattie lived during his final years) has proclaimed his birthday as a “Peace Day,” encouraging local citizens to embrace peace through education and celebration, and rooted in information and inspiration provided in Mattie’s messages and materials.

His namesake Foundation has been campaigng for a National Peace Day since 2014, with the support of thousands of citizens, celebrities, and politicians — including a former president, senators, congressmen, mayors and other representatives.

In 2017, the City of Rockville voted to make Peace Day in honor Mattie’s birthday an annual event “in perpetua” — and serve as role models for making a day to “begin peace” a priority. In 2018, the leaders in Montgomery County and the Governor of Maryland also chose to proclaim Peace Day.

The annual celebration of Peace Day  and the mission to bring a day for peace to this country has been featured in both television and print media at local and national levels.

One person can make a difference… together, we can create change. Join us now, and help “Make Peace the News!”

Learn more about Mattie here…

Learn more about the 
National Peace Day Campaign here…

Honor Mattie’s birthday with a gift
to his peace mission here…  



Peace Day Event

Sponsorships Available

Let us celebrate YOU on our website,
in our print materials,
and in our media opportunities…
support peace with your sponsorship

Click here
to learn more…  



Let us celebrate YOU on our website,
in our print materials,
and in our media opportunities…
support peace with your sponsorship

Mattie’s Peace Day 2018 Sponsor
— 1 available —

Learn more…

Program Tent & Stages
– 3 available —
Heartsongs (entertainment)
Dance for Peace (dancing!)
Garden (cake & conversation)

Learn more… 

Peace Activity Tents
– 7 available —
Seek Peace, Make Peace, Bring Peace,
Mosaic, Play for Peace, Kids & Kindness, &
Community Conversation Tents

Learn more… 


— unlimited number —

Learn more…