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More Opportunities to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Philadelphia Music Community for Hurricane Relief, Tuesday, September 20, World Cafe Live, doors open 6 p.m., showtime 7:30 p.m., dinner is available.

A coalition of Philadelphia’s music community has come together for the benefit of those whose lives were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Businesses and organizations including promoters, venues, publicists, media personalities and especially musicians will donate from performances on September 20. 100% of your ticket price goes towards Habitat for Humanity, MusiCares and Noah’s Wish.

Musicians scheduled to appear Upstairs Live, hosted by Leigh Goldstein, include: Josh Komorowski, Adam Monaco, Amy Jarone, Susan Cowsill, Trisha O’Keefe, and Leigh Goldstein. Musicians scheduled to appear Downstairs Live include: Ben Arnold, Joseph Parsons, Lili Añel, John Francis, Birdie, Lelia Broussard, Patrick’s Head, Susan Cowsill, Lauren Hart, and The Brakes. Only one ticket is needed for both upstairs and downstairs shows! General admission: $15. Reserved seats for downstairs Lounge and Bar: $25. Premium Seats in the Mezzanine: $40 (processing fees are waived for this show).  For tickets: (215) 222-1400, or visit the Box Office. Ticket holders: this show is being sold as general admission standing room and limited general admission seating. Some tables and chairs will be available, but ticket purchase is not a guarantee of seating.

Hurricane Katrina–Helping those who cannot help themselves. The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge presently appears to be the most involved and is in critical need of clinicians and veterinary technicians to help with the many animals being rescued to their campus. Penn’s Veterinary School has developed a series of steps for individuals who wish to volunteer, which are available at www.vet.upenn.edu/alumni/katrinaresources_dean.htm. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Dr. Gail Smith at (215) 898-6678 if you are a veterinarian, and Barry Stupine at (215) 898-4161 if you are a technician. As announced by President Gutmann, Penn faculty and staff interested in volunteering for organizations involved in hurricane relief efforts may be granted up to 3 consecutive weeks of paid administrative leave.

Skating for the Troops, featuring Dorothy Hamill, World, Olympic and National Skaters and Grammy-Award winning artist Lee Greenwood.Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m. (doors 7 p.m.) at Penn’s Class of 1923 Ice Arena. America’s Heroes of Freedom  honors and supports our military heroes and their families. Due to the recent Hurricane Katrina disaster, 50% of the money raised from Skating for the Troops will be set aside for victims of the hurricane. Donations will be accepted of baby clothes, formula, food, or small toys which will be given to the smallest survivors of the storm. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.skatingforthetroops.com (link no longer available). General admission is $30. Premiere seating is $80.

American Red Cross Blood Drives:

September 28: Stemmler Hall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

October 6: Levy Conference Room, Law School, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

October 12: Upper East Lounge, Hill House, 1-7 p.m.

October 13: Lounge, King’s Court English House, 1-7 p.m.

November 7: Harnwell House, 1-7 p.m.

 To sign-up visit: www.penn.givesblood.org.



  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 4, September 20, 2005


September 20, 2005
Volume 52 Number 4


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