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These events have been announced to assist in the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. If you have events to add, need volunteers, or have other announcements to post here, please send an e-mail to online editor Bob Collins.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7

Minnesota Coalition to Aid Hurricane Katrina Survivors And Mission From Minnesota Concert for Hope For Hurricane Katrina Survivors
Plaza Verde
1516 E Lake Street (Next to Heart of the Beast Theater), Minneapolis

Minimum Donation: $20 or $10 plus an item needed by hurricane survivors: sturdy shoes and clothes, new socks or underwear, diapers, formula, bedding, school supplies, hygiene supplies. Funds raised will be used for fuel and other expenses to bring desperately needed supplies to Louisiana evacuees. Donations are tax-deductible.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9

STORM-AID: Minnesota radio stations plan to team up to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina during a seven-hour radiothon. Most Twin Cities radio stations will gather for "Storm Aid: Minnesota's River of Relief," to be broadcast from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. Listeners will be asked to make donations to the American Red Cross by phone or Internet.

FARGO:The New Orleans jazz group "The Troy Davis Quartet featuring Mark Braud" will join Fargo bands "Mike and the Monsters" and "42nd Street Band" for a hurricane relief fundraiser. Festival Concert Hall in Fargo. Tickets at Ticketmaster. All proceeds to the Red Cross.


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10

MINNETONKA - Northern Oaks Community Church, 16625 Excelsior Blvd presents The Imperials, a Grammy-winning gospel music group. Admission is a case of drinking water, baby formula or cash. Contact: (952) 934-6422


SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11

MINNEAPOLIS -- Fine Line Music Cafe will pesent a concert featuring Leroy Smokes, The New Congress, Book B and others. 6 p.m. Proceeds go to the American Red Cross.


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ST. PAUL Over the Rainbow Bar in St. Paul. Drag Extraveganza benefit. There will be drag queens, drag kings and live performances, raffles and door prizes. Accepting non-perishable (water, food, diapers, animal supplies, etc.) donations at the door that will be contributed to the Red Cross, and any cash raised will be split between Rainbow World Fund and the North Shore Animal League. 21+ only., Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show will start at about 10p.m.


SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS Crescent City Shakedown: A Benefit for New Orleans Musicians, is happening at the Cabooze, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Musicians donating their performances include The Butanes, Dean McGraw w/Chris Castino and Andy Miller of the Big Wu, Paul Metsa, Spider John Koerner & Tony Glover, Butch Thompson, and Day Old Bread. $10 minimum donation. All proceeds will go to the Tiptina's Foundation Artists Relief Fund in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, contact Karl Bremer at 651-439-0221, 651-773-7493, or saintcroix@aol.com.

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