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MUSIC FOR MARIN NONPROFITS

The annual Whistlestock concert on Sept. 29 at Marin Center’s Fair Island in San Rafael featured the music of Elvin Bishop and Tommy Castro. The event was attended by approximately 400 people and raised $200,000 for Whistlestop, the Marin-based organization that serves older adults and people with disabilities. These partiers were the guests at the Alten Construction table. Pictured are (left to right) Jeanine Farrell, Shannon Alten, Laura Kelley, Maryanna Chmielewski and Jessica Lazor.   -Photo by Terry Peck

Whistlestock performers included Elvin Bishop (left) and Tommy Castro.  -Photo by Annie Pierson.  

Whistlestop CEO Joe O’Hehir and Development Director  Yvonne Roberts partied at Whistlestock with Pauline Angleman who celebrated her 110th birthday at the event.  Photo by Karen Schneider

Bread & Roses Presents had a successful fall benefit concert at the Sweetwater Music Hall on Mon. Oct. 1. Musical host Johnny Colla & Friends performed a few of his favorite songs along with Ziek and Ben (Ezekial McCarter and Benjamin Andrews) of Con Brio and the San Francisco rock band Dark & Stormy. Proceeds from the event will support Bread & Roses’ ongoing program of over 600 annual shows for isolated audiences throughout the Bay Area, with approximately 300 programs a year for youth, adults and seniors in Marin County who need music most. Pictured (left to right) are David Harris, Dr. Cheri Forrester and Bread & Roses Executive Director Dave Perron.

Musical host and performer Johnny Colla.

Development Director Elissa Burke (left) with Circle of Advisors Co-Chair Stacy Nelson.

Board Member Raj Gopal and Board Co-Chair Catherine Less.  -Photos by Bill Scott, courtesy of Bread & Roses

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