Second Saturday Nov. 9!

All women, children and families have the right to live a life free of violence or the threat of violence.  CARDV actively works to provide leadership and education in order to bring about the changes necessary to reduce violence in our society.

Second Saturdays Benefit Concert Series – for a better world

… Presents …
Saturday, November 9th; from 6 to 8 PM
Sunnyside Up Cafe, 116 NW 3rd St., Corvallis
suggested donation: $5 – $15 at the door
(food, beer and wine available for purchase)
All proceeds will go to
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence

 CARDV’s mission is two-fold:

  • To provide services and support to those affected by sexual and domestic violence, and
  • To provide education and leadership within the community to change the societal conditions that cultivate these forms of violence.

For more information, including a fascinating history, visit CARDV’s excellent website:

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Fred Towne returns to the Second Saturdays’ stage, marking his third performance for our benefit concert series. It was Fred’s idea to do this concert for CARDV and we thank him wholeheartedly for the excellent suggestion and for donating his time and talent to the cause.

Fred started playing guitar in Sacramento in 1961 when his sister gave him a $25 Stella guitar for Christmas.  This was during the folk revival that included such groups as Peter, Paul, and Mary, the Kingston Trio, and the Limelighters.  But his influences also included Ray Charles and many old bluesmen such as Big Joe Williams and Leadbelly.  It wasn’t long before Dylan, the Beatles, the Stones, and the bands of San Francisco pushed into his consciousness and repertoire.  Towne wrote his first song in 1970 and has been writing ever since.  Songs range through blues, ballads, and broadsides, from lustful humor to heartfelt depth and draw from experiences of a life lived fully. Add to these, covers from the masters of folk and rock (even some you may never have heard before) and there you’ll have an evening with Fred Towne.  In 2009, Fred retired from his job as Corvallis City Planner. He’s devoting more time to writing, singing, and playing those lusty, heartfelt songs that we love to hear.

Second Saturdays Benefit Concert Series is sponsored by
 Veterans for Peace, Linus Pauling chapter 132  ( and
Corvallis Alternatives to War  (

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