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September
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1994
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Thecommunity-owned and collectively-run Wildflour Bakery nearty closed for good this summer due to depleted staff and declining funds. As noted elsewhere n this issue (see lead story), the bakery is now in recoven. After a hiatus in August, Wildflour reopened its doors and a renewed staff collective has begun a revised baking schedule. Having always relied in part on volunteer support and direct community participation, such support is needed more than ever if the bakery'srecoveryistocontinue.Wildflourseeks additional long-term, committed volunteers willing to work a regularly-scheduled (weekly? monthly?) shift of up to four hours. Volunteers assist the bakery in day-to-day work; previous baking experience is not necessary and training will be provided as needed. Those interested in helping should cali 994-0601 or 9953671. Wildflour is also working to regain financial stability. A volunteer f undraising collective has been active since July and has had some cess n raising new operating capital. But more is needed to help cover overhead and wages in the short term while the new baking schedule begins. To offer a donation or help with fundraising, callthebakery at 994-0601 orHarvey at 668-4044. And keep an eye out for a Borders Book Days f undraiser for Wildf lour that may be scheduled in September or October. Curbside Recycling Expands! Recycle Ann Arbor will now accept office paper and used oil filters in its residential curbside collection program. Ann Arbor residents may put white and colored office paper, mail and envelopes in a brown paper bag marked "Office Paper." Fold the bag over, seal it shut with sturdy tape, and place it in your newspaper recycling bin. LJned notebook paper and com puter paper are acceptable as "office paper." However, crayon-marked paper, rice paper, treated fax paper, construction papers, paper plates and tissues are not recyclable. Much of the junk mail you receive can be recycled as "office paper." Just remove glossy paper and all non-paper inserís (i. e. plastic cards and shampoo samples). Windows and labels on envelopes are okay. Remember - magazines and glossy paper can be recycled separately from other paper. Place them in their own, taped-shut and labeled brown paper bag. You don't have to separate glossy inserís that come in newspapers, though. The rule of thumb is: Whatever comes with the newspaper should be recycled with the newspaper. To recycle used oil filters, put the filter in a clear, sealed plastic bag (.e. a "ziplock"-style bag). Place this bag next to your curbside bins ortake t to the Drop-Off Station. There isa limit of three filters to be collected at a time. For more information contact Recycle Ann Arbor at 971 -7400. City Job Opportunities The City of Ann Arbor Human Resources Department has introduced a new telephone service to help prospective job applicants find out about employment opportunities with the city. The Job Opportunity Line can be reached by calling 994-8106. Information available on the new 24-hour line includeslistings of permanent and temporary open positions and job application procedures. Jobs are also posted at the Human Resources Department office, 220 E. Huron, Suite 340 (open Mon.-Fri., 8 am-5 pm). Listings can be viewed on Cable Televisión Channel 1 0 on an ongoing basis. A2 Cable TV Wins Award Ann Arbor Community Access Televisión (AACAT) is the winner of the 1 994 Community Communications Award for Public Access, the highest national award bestowed by the Alliance for Community Media. AACAT, which operates cable channels 8, 9, 10, and 11 on Columbia Cable, is a free community media service of the City of Ann Arbor for its citizens and non-profit organizations. As a recipiënt of this year's award, AACAT is being recognized for consistently demonstrating outstanding achievements in overall performance, creative use of community resources, impact on the local community, ability to genérate diverse programming and public partid pation, and nnovations in televisión production. Housed in the Ann Arbor Central Fire Station Building at 107 N. Fifth Ave., AACAT provides video production training to city residents and non-profit groups. The facility includes a televisión studio, editing suites, and remote equipment. City residents can particípate in workshops to become certified as producers and production crew members, and then may produce theirown programs or help on other productions. To leam more about AACAT cali 769-7422. Domestic Violence Project Needs Help The Domestic Violence ProjectSAFE House, which provides services to survivors of domestic violence, needs your help! Volunteers are needed in all program areas including answering the crisis line, providing child care, counseling, facilitating support groups, and public speaking. Volunteers are also needed forthe On-Call Team, which provides immediate assistance to survivors of domestic violence after an arrest has been made. Training is provided free and begins September 23. Cali 995-5444 to schedule an interview. Bluegrass Benefit for Avalon Housing On Friday, September9you can enjoy great % bluegrass music while contributing to the efforts of Avalon Housing. The hoe-down will be held at The Homebuilder's Association, 1 79 Little Lake Rd. (off Jackson Rd., 14 mile west of Wagner Rd.) from 4:30-7:30 pm. Included in your tax-deductible ticket price of $25 (kids under 12 free) will be refreshments from Katherine's Catering and the Merchant of Vino. Avalon Housing currently owns and manages 48 units of permanent affordable housing. Avalon is dedicated to meeting the housing needs of the county's lowest-income residents. To reserve tickets, send a check for $25 to: Avalon Housing, Inc., 404 W. Washington, Ann Arbor, Ml 48103. Cali 663-5858 for more nformation. "Out Is In" with Kate Clinton The Office of Major Events and the U-M Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs Office will present Kate Clinton in her one-person show on Friday, Sept. 30 at 8 pm at the Power Center. Clinton, aself-described Recovering Catholic, is a political humorist, sexual satirist, and taboo-smasher- all without even talking dirty. This "feminist humorist" belies all skeptics who thought the phrase to be an oxymoron. Tickets for Kate Clinton are $1 7.50 ($1 3.50 for U-M students at the Michigan Union Ticket Office). For more information, cali 763-TKTS. If your group would like to work as ushers, cali 763-4186. Fight Hunger! Bread for the World is again coordinating the yearly Offering of Letters, a campaign in which groups write to members of Congress in support of a specific hunger-fighting issue. This year's topic is increased funding forchildhood food programs. To receive your free hunger-fighting kit, cali Bread forthe World at 4879058. AGENDA is interested in receiving items from you for etcétera. Press clippings, press releases, summaries of local events and any other ideas or suggestions are welcome. Just mail them to: Etcétera Editor, AGENDA, 220 S. Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

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