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Sisters of the Road Cafe holding a training this saturday morning

Sisters of the Road Cafe will be holding a training this coming Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, called "Introduction to Community Organizing. There will also be a benefit September 12-14th for this awesome group that deserves all our support. Below is an email that has been circulated to folks who supported their last benefit. With funding being cut for all social services, the groups who support the homeless and other marginalized groups need help more than ever. Show up, donate online, come up with stuff for their silent auction on Friday.... help 'em out!
Greetings friends,

Thank you to all of you who participated in the World's Largest Guitar Jam Band on
June 29th! We set the world record, had a great time and raised much needed public
awareness and funds for Sisters. Let's do it again next year!

I wanted to invite you to a free training taking place Saturday, July 26th from 9:00
am to 12:00 noon at the Cafe titled "Introduction to Community Organizing." The
training will be facilitated by our Co-Founder Genny Nelson who is also our Program
Director for Community Organizing and Systemic Change at Sisters. Please return
e-mail me to sign up - and come a little early as we will have bagels and juice
available. This is a great opportunity - I hope you will join us!

As part of our Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival & Benefit that will take place
September 12th - 14th (check out our website for more info!) we are having a silent
auction at the Friday Night Hoedown. We would like to ask you, our community, to
consider donating (a service, an item, something fun, creative, whatever) for that
auction. Many of our members who are cooks donate a cooked meal or a cooking
lesson in someone's home, others donate a house concert or lessons of some sort -
how about you? Return e-mail to me if you are interested and I will send you the
form to get you started. If you have already donated to the auction - thank you!

Thank you to all of you for your support of Sisters and for being a vital part of
our community!

You can now donate on-line at anytime through our website -

If you would like to be taken off of this e-mail list - please let me know.

Best regards,

Monica Beemer, Co-Director
Sisters Of The Road Cafe, Inc. (503) 222-5694, ext. 19
latest update 23.Jul.2003 06:40


> Tickets for the Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival Saturday Night concert
> with Mike Seeger, Sam Hill and the Foghorn String Band, Saturday,
> September 13th at the Crystal Ballroom - are now on sale!
> Tickets are $15 now & $18 the day of the show - but are limited- so don't
> wait!
> To purchase tickets - go to any Ticket Master outlet, or the Crystal
> Ballroom Box Office.
> The Crystal Box Office is open 11:30 am to 11:00 pm daily. If the box
> office is not open you can purchase tickets at Ringlers pub downstairs.
> There is a $1 service charge. The address is 1332 W. Burnside.
> You can also purchase tickets on-line at the Ticket Master website
> (www.ticketmaster.com) or through Ticket Master - charge by phone -
> 503-224-4400. There is a service charge.
> The Festival will be an entire weekend of music and fun! Please go to our
> website (www.sistersoftheroadcafe.org) to learn more about the Festival.
> AND buy your tickets today for the Saturday night bash at the Crystal!