The Leopard Girls will perform their eclectic blend of jazz, rock, blues and pop music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the benefit concert for the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.

The band is a five-piece act from Maine. Chris Simpson, Scott Woodruff and Gary Lawless — formerly of Jimmy Midnight and The Yurtbirds — make up the band’s front half on guitars, bass and vocals. Songwriter and recording artist Ben Hunsberger will bring his melodies to the keyboard, and drummer Hal Ahlers of Blues Buzzards rounds out the band’s rhythm section.

Refreshments will be available.

The HHRC and the Michael Klahr Center are located on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta. In addition to permanent exhibits on Holocaust survivors and liberators in Maine, the HHRC and Klahr Center host rotating historical and art exhibits, events, meetings for Maine social and school groups, and workshops for students and teachers that raise awareness of civil rights and human rights issues in Maine and beyond.

The center brings educational programs like “Decision-Making in Times of Injustice,” “Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine,” “Civil Rights in America,” and others, to Maine high school students all across the state with materials from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Facing History and Ourselves, and other organizations.

A suggested donation of $10 is requested.

For more information about Leopard Girls, visit their Facebook page.

For more information about the center, call 621-3530 or visit hhrcmaine.org.


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