> This is a reminder about the fundraiser for RISSE – the support
> program for newly arrived refugees and immigrants sponsored by
> Emmaus United Methodist Church – on this coming Friday, April 13th
> as detailed below.
> Concert to benefit Refugee outreach at Emmaus United Methodist Church:
> "Rhythms for RISSE" is a benefit event taking place on Friday, April
> 13th, 2012 at the Massry Center for the Arts, a performance venue at
> the College of Saint Rose.
> The event will begin with a silent auction at 6:30 PM, during which
> bidders can walk around writing down their "bids". Items being
> auctioned include gift certificates from the Albany Massage Therapy
> Association, Chipotle, ISmile, Eastern Mountain Sports, Schauber
> Riding Stables, and more, as well as merchandise such as CDs from
> cellist Jami Sieber, items from the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of
> Fame, a backpack from Ten Thousand Villages, silk scarves from
> China, etc.
> At 7 PM a world music concert will begin in the recital hall,
> featuring performances representative of the countries of the
> refugees. Performers include former and current members of the Saint
> Rose music department, as well as community members including
> storytellers from the group "Children at the Well". The night will
> conclude with a reception in the lobby.
> Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
> , or at the door that night. Suggested donation is $10 for community
> members, $5 with a student ID.