CONTACT: LINDA KROON
Women's Resource and Action Center
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
Oct. 2 Women's Center spaghetti dinner to feature musicians
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The annual Women's Resource and Action Center spaghetti
dinner, a fund-raiser for the center, will feature local musicians Deb
Tiemens and Josh Metz. The dinner will be Friday, Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
in the social hall of the First Christian Church, 217 Iowa Avenue, Iowa
The menu will include spaghetti with vegetarian sauce, green salad with
choice of dressing, bread and homemade desserts, all prepared by members
of the center's advisory board. Door prizes donated by local merchants
will also be given away throughout the event. Suggested donations for tickets
are $7 to $15, with children under 12 admitted for $3. Advance tickets
are available at the Women's Center, 130 N Madison; or at Alternatives,
323 E. Market. Tickets will also be available at the door of the event.
Funds raised at the event will be used to support the Center's services
and programming which are offered both to university students, staff and
faculty, and to members of the community.
This annual event "provides a wonderful opportunity for the community
to come together in support of the Center, and to enjoy good food and great
music," says organizer Linda Kroon, a staff member at the Women's
Center. "We're particularly excited about the quality of the entertainment
being offered this year."
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Deb Tiemens will perform from 5 to 6
p.m. Tiemens grew up in northwest Iowa, where she performed throughout
her teenage years and twenties at Iowa clubs, coffeehouses and community
events. After moving to Washington, D.C. in 1989, she was a member of
the Oratorio Society of Washington, a nationally recognized choral group
that frequently performs with the National Symphony Orchestra.
As a solo performer, she appeared in Washington area clubs such as Hill
Haven, Food for Thought, and Friends Piano Bar. She also played regularly
at the Old Post Office Pavilion and was a featured artist in Lammas Bookstore's
women's music concert series. In September of 1991, Deb was one of 50
performers chosen for the seventh annual Kennedy Center Open House. The
Open House is a day-long performing arts festival featuring the best of
Washington's local artists. Deb has lived in Iowa City since 1992. Her
performances feature a combination of original songs and covers in her
trademark acoustic ballad style.
Bassist Josh Metz will be featured from 6 to 7 p.m. Metz has been playing
bass for 13 years. He plays various styles, including funk, blues, jazz
and classical. He has played in bands that have opened for Joan Jett, Sonia
DaD, House of Large Sizes, Vim, New Duncan Imperials, and Dead Eye Dick.
"Of all the styles of music I play, classical music, although the
most difficult, is the most beautiful and most rewarding," he says.
The event is open to the public, and the site is fully wheelchair accessible.
Some volunteers are still needed to help with the event. Anyone interested
in helping out, or needing an accommodation in order to attend should call