October brings falling leaves, crisp fall days, pumpkins and Ecology Month. This year the Ecology Center s sponsoring a number of special events to mark Ecology Month. These events are a mix of activities for the young, the old and everyone in between! So join us for one program or join us for all. The activities are described below. "Living Environmentally" is aclassofferedthrough The Ann Arbor Public Schools' Community Education Program and taught by Ecology Center staff. There are four sessions (October 1, 8, 15, & 22), each one focusing on a different aspect of environmental living. The class will be held at Slauson School, 1019 W. Washington. To register, cali 994-2300. Come try out some fun new recycling and solid waste reduction games and activities at the Ecology Center-sponsoredseries "Recycling Fun and Games." For grades 1 -3, October 1,8,415, trom 4 to 5:30 pm at Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver. Snacks provided $3 per session or $8 for all three. To register, cali 9942780. Join us on the streets with bucket in hand for the October 4 & 5 "Ecology Center Bucket Drive" or seek us out and dónate funds n support of the Center's environmental education and advocacy programs. To volunteer, cali 761-3186. Get some hands-on experience in the Ecology Center-sponsored class, "Water and Wildlife" for grades 1 -4, Tuesday, October 22, at the Leslie Science Center. Snacks provided, $3. Cali 994-2780 to register. Shop for the environment dur ing "Eco Dollar Day s " ! Between October 25 to 27, use the coupons avaiiable at the Center or participating stores when making a purchase, and a percentage of the purchase price will be donated to the Ecology Center. "The Charlle KingCommon Ground Theater Ensemble Benefit Concert" on October 27 promises to fill the audience with hope and inspiration. Charlie King's greatest talent is nis ability to teil stories that touch not only the heart, but the conscience as well. Common Ground is a local cultural troupe, directed by Elise Bryant. The concert will be anempoweringevening of music, humor, drama and energy. "This is an expression of politics at its finest, reaching past the headlines, speeches and slogans and going straight to the heart.. .and the funny bone." Tickets $8 in advance (from the Ecology Center), $1 0 at the door. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert will start at 7:30 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1917 Washtenaw. Learn about local wildlife through some hands-on activities in the "It's A Wild World" workshop on October 29 for grades 1 -4 at the Leslie Science Center. Snacks provided, $3. Cali 994-2780 to register. The Ecology Center is a non-profit, community based, membership organiza tion committed to working on environmental issues that affect us all locally and globally. Stop by and visit our environmental library. The Ecology Center, 417 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor, Ml 48104; 761-3186.
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