Austin Traveler Magazine Presents Global Groove and Give

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Local quarterly celebrates first anniversary with music/charity bash.

Austin Traveler Magazine: Tales from Here and There, a free Austin-based magazine of travel writing and the pulse point for the area’s blossoming international scene, will celebrate its one year anniversary on June 22 with a musical charity event at Copa Bar and Grill on Congress Avenue. Net proceeds will benefit the Adopt-a-Village program of M.E.D.I.C.O., a Georgetown-based nonprofit that provides healthcare and other services to impoverished people in Central America.

Who: Atash, Will Taylor and Strings Attached, Niki Duncan, Zee Grass

What: Global Give and Groove concert and silent auction benefiting

M.E.D.I.C.O.’s Adopt-a-Village program in Central America

Where: Copa Bar and Grill, 217 Congress Ave.

When: Saturday, July 22

Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; Music from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Silent auction from 8 to 10 p.m.

Tickets: $10 at the door (net proceeds from tickets and auction go to M.E.D.I.C.O.)

Global Groove and Give will feature free appetizers from local chefs, a silent auction with items donated by such local businesses as Plume/Moxie and the Compound, El Interior and Tesoros; art and travel photography; as well as services such as interior design from Laura Britt Design, massages, spa treatments and more. Austin favorites Atash, Will Taylor and Strings Attached, Zee Grass, and Niki Duncan and the Mink Lined Men will provide “music from here and there,” an eclectic mix of genres from Austin and the world.

Lisa Roe, publisher of the quarterly print and online magazine, says the event brings together several of Austin Traveler’s goals: “We want to provide a forum for travelers to connect, to encourage people to explore and to share their stories, and to highlight the interesting people and businesses from all over the world who are now part of Central Texas. We also want to show how you can have a more positive impact on the world, whether you’re traveling or working with a local nonprofit. And we like to dance and have fun, too, so the Global Groove and Give just ties all of that up for one great Saturday night.”

Austin Traveler learned about M.E.D.I.C.O. (the Medical, Eye and Dental International Care Organization) through a contributor’s article about his experience volunteering in Honduras. “We were impressed that M.E.D.I.C.O. focuses on directly helping individual people,” says Editor Laurie Winfield. “They take doctors, dentists and other volunteers to remote areas and set up clinics that are sometimes the only health services many of these people see. We’re especially interested in their Adopt-a-Village program because it makes a sustainable commitment to a community through longer-term projects such as safe water systems.”

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