If you're looking for a fun night out that will also help a great cause, head to The College of Saint Rose on Thursday, April 17.

Performer Matthew Maguire, contemporary classical pianist, will provide a great evening of entertainment to benefit the American Heart Association. Playing For The Heart will be held at The College of Saint Rose Massry Center at 7:30 on Thursday, April 17.

$20 donations in advance/$25 at the door or $10 for students and children.

Please call 518-786-1181 for more details or click here.

More details from the official fundraiser page:

Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

By 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent.  In 1999 the American Heart Association set a bold 10-year goal: To reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010. We achieved the reduction in deaths ahead of schedule and made substantial progress against three of the six risk factors. Because of this success, the Board of Directors approved a 2020 Impact Goal. This new goal looks beyond helping people reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke by focusing on helping them build stronger health and a better quality of life.

Matthew Maguire a 21 year old songwriter and musician, is a senior at the College of St Rose and will graduate in 2014 with a degree in Music Education.  The music on this CD is his original work; Matthew composed and is performing the music.  The title of the CD, Playing Through Darkness, has a lot of meaning to Matthew.  Matthew was diagnosed as a toddler with a visual impairment called Retinitis Pigmentosa, which is a degenerative eye disease, and has relied on his music as an outlet.  He is a very talented young man with a lot of passion for music.