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Local Katrina fundraising efforts

For the next few weeks, it looks like many Baristaville-area business and organizations are doing all they can to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Here's a listing of all the entertainment-related events that will work towards raising funds and providing help.

  • Wednesdays, starting September 7 - Rock Bottom Bar, W. Orange - the Comedy Quarry at Rock Bottom bar is donating 50-50's. 437 Main Street, West Orange, 973.731.5000
  • Friday, September 9 - Pegi Adam is looking to organize a New Orleans bluegrass / jazz group for a fundraiser after that evening's vigil for peace in Iraq. If anyone is interested, short notice or not, please contact her at pegi (at) mountsnow.org.
  • Sunday, September 11, 5-9pm - 358 Grove St., Montclair - Musical benefit show including Priscilla Lopez, Margaret Wright, Arthur Woodley, Reathel Bean, Renay Morway-Baker, Daniel Marcus, John Bicknell, and more. Tickets are through a $25 donation, and refreshments will be available. Contact Katie Zehnder 973.744.5468.
  • Sunday, September 18, Table 8 in Montclair is having three dinner seatings for a prix fixe menu at $45, with the evening's profits going to the Red Cross. More info here, along with how local musician Rebecca Frezza is donating her CD proceeds and Whole Foods' donation options in-store.
  • Friday, September 23, 7:30pm - Church Street, Montclair - Church Street Café owners Cheryl and Greg Spinelli are organizing local artists and musicians to perform and have their works shown for all who attend. Already expected to appear is Montclair groove artist Caté, and artists Eric Levin, Glynn Young, Bob Tee & Andy Cohen. Interested individuals or businesses looking to get involved should contact Cheryl or Greg at 973-233-0216.
  • Friday, Sep 23 - Terry’s Serendipity Café. Montclair Student Café Project. Benefit for Katrina victims, through the Red Cross. Dogwater Calamity, Jenny Owen Youngs, The Scarecrow Collection. Soft drinks and snacks - 7-10pm - MHS Ampitheater ◦ Montclair.

Anyone with additional listings for fundraising events can send them to thrills (at) baristanet.com. Thanks!

September 6, 2005