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Student organizes series of benefits.

Byline: The Register-Guard

It's been 21 years since Josh Goldfarb moved from New Orleans to Eugene, as a 3-year-old. But he still has many connections to the Crescent City.

His parents sold the family business - Ronnie's Stereo - and moved back to New Orleans two years ago. Now, the family home is under water and Goldfarb's parents find themselves among the Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

`(My dad) took my grandparents, jumped on a plane in Houston and went to live temporarily with his sister in New Jersey," Goldfarb said. "My dad really wants to move back to Eugene now.'

By the fifth day of the Ka- trina disaster, the younger Goldfarb, a junior psychology major at the University of Oregon, decided to do something.

He ended up doing many things.

Goldfarb has organized a series of fundraisers to benefit Mercy Corps, the Portland-based medical emergency team, and the American Red Cross.

Here's what he has planned so far:

Saturday: McShane's Bar & Grill, 86495 College View Road, will host live jazz fusion with Bro's Trio and musical guests at 9 p.m. A percentage of proceeds go to Mercy Corps.

Monday: Ring of Fire, 1099 Chambers St., will donate 10 percent of its dinner sales to Mercy Corps.

Tuesday: Lucky Noodle, 207 E. Fifth Ave., will donate 10 percent of dinner sales to Mercy Corps.

Tuesday: Blue Luna, 1280 Willamette St., will host a roots reggae event from 4:20 p.m. to 2 a.m., featuring DJ Pristine, MC Article Infinity and 3 Blind Mics. Half of all proceeds will be divided between Mercy Corps and American Red Cross.

Thursday: Diablo's/Downtown Lounge will turn its Ladies Night DJ dance party into a benefit, beginning at 10 p.m. A donation will be collected at the door to benefit Mercy Corps.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Sep 23, 2005
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