11.11.13 Community Gathering and Benefit

11.11.13 Community Gathering and Benefit

I was feeling the urge to throw a benefit for a friend or cause this Fall and chose my friend, Sabby Lou. She’s a fellow gardener at the Birthday Garden and also dances with me at the various ecstatic dances around town. She’s also a committed activist who has been dedicated to protecting our amazing Portland water for years. As a fellow activist, I know that it’s not always easy to do great work to protect the environment and make ends meet. Thus, the 11.11.13 benefit for Sabby Lou was born. Here’s Sabby’s main business, Yum Food Solutions, if you’d like to know a bit more about what she does in the world.

sabby fundraiser x 4

Please print, cut into four, and hand to friends!

I held my birthday party at William’s Hollywood Vintage store a few years back.  We had a blast. The setup and clean-up were simple and the time was wonderful. So, I figured, let’s do it again!

We’ll gather at the store @ 28th and Sandy at 7 pm – 11.11.13 – sans essential oils, sans lipstick and we’ll meet each other, mingle, sip some things, and enjoy the wonderful music of DJ Manoj and Kieran McManus‘s Cello!  The suggested donation is $11 and up.

We’ll raise some money for a friend and celebrate her. For more info, please click here!  I hope you can make it – I believe it will be a very memorable and fun night.


PS – for my thinking on how to make parties go well, read this 🙂





Community Benefit Concert – December 11th, 2010

Community Benefit Concert
December 11, 2010
First Unitarian Church of Portland – Main Street Sanctuary
1211 SW Main Street
Portland, Oregon


Our friend, Steve Bennett, has cancer. Steve has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the past month and has been weathering it well. As a result of having taken time off from work to deal with these health issues, and having taken a substantial hit during the recent financial crisis, Steve could really use our help right now.

For more background information on Steve and how to contribute please visit: https://tinyurl.com/stevebennett2

$11 suggested donation (additional donations welcome and no one turned away for lack of funds)

Volunteers welcome – contact albertkaufman@gmail.com to find out how

Performers include:

Jaya Lakshmi – kirtan – https://jayalakshmi.net/
Lewis Childs – singer-songwriter – https://lewischilds.com/
Jon Reinschreiber – sound healing: https://www.shamanicvibrations.com/
Scott Snyder acoustic trio: https://www.scottsnyderlaw.com/
Albert Kaufman – singalongs! in a big church with 200 people – Yes!
David Franklin – Classical Guitar https://davidfranklin.org/
DJ Raku: ambiance and tunes throughout the night


Photography by Mandy Curtis: https://www.inessencephotography.com/