What was to have been an open house celebrating Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe's 15th anniversary and the 254th birthday of its namesake on Saturday, Jan. 30, is undergoing a transformation.

What was to have been an open house celebrating Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe's 15th anniversary and the 254th birthday of its namesake on Saturday, Jan. 30, is undergoing a transformation.

"More than 1,500 people are expected to attend," according to owner Anand Saha. "What better opportunity to make that into a fundraiser/open house?"

Saha said that Powell resident Tom Fritz, a member of the board of Lifeline Christian Mission, will set up a station to collect funds for victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake that struck Haiti. The Westerville-based nondenominational relief organization is involved in projects in not only Haiti but also Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba and the United States, according to its Web site.

"Although it is my big 15th year anniversary, I feel that doing a fundraiser takes precedence over my event," Saha wrote in an e-mail.

The festival and fundraiser at the cafe, 2885 N. High St., will run from noon to 10 p.m. Those attending will be treated to European pastries and canaps, live classical music and coffee, wine and tea.

There will be a break in the music from 5:45 and 6 p.m. for the cutting of the cake to mark the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthday.