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Event Reminder – 2004 Hall of Fame Inductee Jackson Browne Plays JAMMIN’ IN THE CANYON!!!!
Wednesday October 11, 3:26 pm ET
    What:       JAMMIN’ IN THE CANYON — an outdoor music festival fundraiser
                open to the public.

    When:       Sunday, October 15th, 2006, 11am – 4pm.  Tickets are $35 in
                advance and $40 at the door for adults, youth 12-17 are $10;
                children 5-11 are $5 and children 4 and under are free.

    Who:        We are excited to announce that JEFF YOUNG & THE YOUNGSTERS
                With JACKSON BROWNE have joined the line up. THE ENGLISH
                BEAT; ASI SON with GABRIEL GONZALEZ; THE BLANKS; BLACK THOUGHT
                of the ROOTS; and MATT ROBINSON round out the show.
                DON CHEADLE will host with special guests.

    Why:        Proceeds benefit music, art, and enrichment programs at Canyon
                Charter School, a small, yet dynamic LAUSD public school.  The
                idea of community joining together to celebrate a great cause,
                while enjoying wonderful music should be irresistible.  Canyon
                Booster Club is the parent fundraising organization that
                supports enrichment programs at Canyon School — music, art,
                science, computer lab, p.e. coach, math lab and more.

                Past musical guests have included David Crosby; Venice;
                Terence Blanchard; Paul Oscher; Lowen & Navarro; John Densmore
                and Randy Newman.  Past hosts/special guests include Don
                Cheadle, Tom Wright and Noah Wyle.

    Where:      Canyon Charter School Field, 421 Entrada Drive, Santa Monica
                90402

    Directions: Take 10 W. to PCH N., Right on W. Channel, School on Left 1/4
                mile up

    Parking:    Limited spaces at Marix Tex Mex Lot with Shuttle Service.
                Bicycle Valet Service also available. Check web for further
                parking info and updates.

    Prices:     $35 Adults in Adv/$40 at Door; $10 Youth 12-17yrs; $5 Children
                5-11yrs; Under 5 FREE

    Food:       Domino’s Pizza, Fruit Baskets, Piccomolo Italian Gelato,
                Lemonade/Iced Tea Available at event; Pre-Order City Bakery
                Lunches via website.

    Sponsors:   inthecanyon.com, Manulife, Guitar Salon International

For more information and to purchase tickets online please check the website at http://www.jammininthecanyon.org/ or call the 24 hour info line at (310) 285-8196.
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Nonprofit Horse-Riding Therapy In Danger

Horse-Riding Nonprofit In Danger Of Losing Land

A nonprofit center that helps disabled children through horse-riding therapy is trying to raise enough money to keep the operation alive.

Reins from Above Therapeutic Riding Center in Clayton provides therapy for handicapped children to help improve their physical and mental skills, according to its Web site. The program started just a year ago and has grown from three students to nearly 30.

But the center is in danger of losing the land where it currently sits after the landowner died and relatives want to sell the land. Reins Program Director Stacey Ryder said she does not know how long she has before the land might be sold.

“So, the best things for us to do is find our own property and build our own facility,” Ryder said. “So, it’s very uncertain.”

The organization is currently trying to raise about $150,000 to fund the 15 acres of land required to operate the facility.

“If this program should end, it would be a horrible thing for us,” said Marie Wedge, whose son Matthew participates in the program. “It’s made a huge difference in our lives.”

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