A celebration of music, food, art and photography Sunday in St. Paul will help raise funds for victims of recent earthquakes in Nepal. The Association of Nepalis in Minnesota (ANMN) is planning "7.8 Rubbles," named after a 7.8-magnitude quake that struck the south Asian country April 25, leaving more than 8,000 dead and nearly 20,000 injured. The disaster flattened entire villages and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. It was followed by a 7.3-magnitude quake last week that killed or injured thousands more.
The fundraiser features live music and a silent auction and starts at noon at The Loch at Macalester College, 1600 Grand Av. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the door; kids 12 and under are free. Organizers warned that alternate routes might be warranted because of a planned closure of Interstate 94 through parts of St. Paul this weekend.
The ANMN recently donated $25,000 to Minnesota Red Cross for relief efforts.