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Hi Friends,

I want to tell you a little bit about The Portland Blind Cafe™ where I periodically work as a blind host in the dark.

The Portland Blind Cafe is “An Award Winning Community Awareness Concert & Dinner In The Pitch Dark!” But it is much more. It is blind and sighted staff and volunteers getting together to make a community building dinner. I have worked as a server and host for the past two Portland Blind Cafe dinners.
This is the third Portland Blind Cafe, and I have to say is the best. The past two nights have been very fun. During the past two nights, I have danced with our cook,  a volunteer, another blind host Jim Jackson and the president of the OWCA. In between dances, I have enjoyed guiding people in the dark, teaching them how to eat and learning about my fellow servers’ blind experiences.
The creator of the event, Rosh, is a big supporter of this project and he himself even pledged in the name of the Blind Cafe. Also, The Portland Blind Cafe is letting us (the OWCA) collect donations for A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art.

The event travels from city to city. They will be back in October for the fourth Portland Blind Cafe!!!!!!!!

Please see info below,

Catherine

Last day!!! June 4th 2011
@ Tabor Space/Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church
5441 Belmont Ave.
In beautiful South East Portland, Oregon
6:30PM Check In / 7PM Seating

“What a wonderful event – we had a lovely evening last night at The Portland Blind Cafe. You and your team did an excellent job, food was delicious, music touched the heart, and the sense of community created in such a small space of time was remarkable. Thank you!”

– Moira | Portland Blind Cafe Guest (from last night June 2nd)

Come Dine & Experience A Concert In The Pitch Dark!

The Portland Blind Cafe is a mind bending/heart opening experience where the audience will dine, particpate in a Q & A with their blind wait staff and enjoy a concert of orginal music by Rosh & One Eye Glass Broken…all in the pitch dark!
A delicious vegatarian meal will be prepared with love to delight your senses by Portland’s own Chef Ivy Entrekin and our lovely volunteers.
Your heart and mind will be opened as you embrace the poetry of Rick Hammond, celebrate and explore spacial awareness & darkness with Gerry Leary, while indulging in ‘unencumbered music listening’ without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette & your cell phones!
This is NOT just a another dinner in the dark…it’s a community experience where people connect, learn and grow from working together to participate in something greater than themselves. The Portland Blind Cafe is designed to help you feel more alive, awake, present and connected to your world.”

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