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Concert, auction to benefit Bike Recycle Vermont scheduled for Nov. 10

SHELBURNE Jody Albright will join Pine Street Jazz in a benefit concert for Bike Recycle Vermont at the Shelburne Town Hall on November 10. Come for an evening of great music for a great cause. The benefit begins with a silent auction and bake sale running from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a concert at 7:30 p.m. Both events take place at the Shelburne Town Hall. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in Burlington at Local Motion (1 Steele St # 103, on the Bike Path) or Bike Recycle Vermont (664 Riverside Avenue) or in Shelburne at Village Wine and Coffee (5288 Shelburne Road). For tickets over the phone or more information, call 652-BIKE (2453). Along with great music, the event will feature a bake sale and silent auction of over 35 items, inc luding gift certificates at local restaurants, handcrafted wood and leather items, artwork, and a two-day captained sailboat cruise! All proceeds will help Bike Recycle Vermont continue its non-profit work. Bike Recycle Vermont (BRV) is a community bike shop in Burlingtons Old North End which aims to provide sustainable and healthy transportation to low-income individuals. BRV refurbishes donated bicycles and distributes them to resettled refugees, low-income teens, those recently released from prison, and the areas homeless population. BRV also works with at-risk youth, along with students from numerous Chittenden county schools, teaching bike repair and life skills. With a small staff, BRV manages to work with numerous young people and has distributed over three hundred bikes in 2007. With only two employees, volunteers play a vital role in the organization. BRVs co-founder and volunteer Ron Manganiello, was recently awarded the United Ways prestigious Hometown Hero award for his dedicated work on behalf of the organization. For more information about Bike Recycle Vermont or Local Motion, please call 802-652-2453 or email info@localmotion.org . More information about Pine Street Jazz and Jody Albright is available at www.pinestreetjazz.com .

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