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FOR NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAMILIES: NPAC Live for Kids – Merin and Her Very Bright Star

May 4, 2023 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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Calling all kids in 1st to 5th grades and their families! Please join NPAC for a very special NPAC Live featuring Lori Mier, author of Merin and Her Very Bright Star: A Story of Resiliency. Lori will read her book, spend a little time discussing her own adoption story, share some resources for processing grief, and complete a coloring activity with the kids that will echo the themes in the book. Kids should have some sketch paper and some crayons, markers, or colored pencils at hand.

Due to the nature of this event, it will not be recorded nor available afterward on the closed Facebook group for Northern Virginia families.  Certificates will not be provided for this event.

We are so excited to spend an evening with Lori – please plan to join us!

Lori Mier is the creator and owner of her story. She loves chai tea and sunrise hikes. Lori owns Blue Mountain Path Coaching LLC where she offers healing experiences as a children’s book author, Ecotherapist guide, and photographer. Merin and Her Very Bright Star: A Story of Resiliency is her first children’s book, which was deeply inspired by her own story of loss and healing. Lori is on a mission to help normalize grief, healing and having difficult conversations. Lori has a degree in social work and created a not-for-profit hiking program–Through Hiking– along with her husband to offer guided hikes to agencies and youth in foster care. She works as a Teacher Assistant and serves on the Equity Committee for Rockingham County Public Schools. She also sits on the Board of Directors for RISE Foundation in Waynesboro, VA, where she is committed to education, political action, and racial justice work. Although she is not originally from Virginia, Lori feels the most at home where she lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband and son.

Contact: Rachel Wegner,


May 4, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Lori Mier