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2- AGENDA - October 1994

Book Sales to Benefit Wildflour

  On October 14, 15, and 16, Wildflour Community Bakery will receive a portion of the proceeds from your purchases at Borders Books and Music. To participate in the fundraiser, take a coupon (available at Wildflour and both People's Food Co-op locations) with you to Borders, or just mention Wildflour when making your purchases.

   This applies to any purchase, including gift certificates and phone orders. The gift certifícate option allows you to plan ahead for any future shopping you anticipate doing at Borders (such as holiday shopping)- and still contribute to Wildflour on these days.

   Wildflour Bakery will hold a Community Involvement Meeting on Oct 30. Anyone interested is welcome to attend the meeting and help assess Wildflour's progress since re-opening August 29. There will be a potluck at 11:30 am; the meeting begins at noon. For more information call 994-0601 .

"Freedom on My Mind"

  The Ann Arbor premiere of "Freedom on My Mind," winner of the 1994 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, will be on Tuesday Oct. 25 in Auditorium 4 of the U-M Modem Languages Building. This film, which documents the Mississippi Voter Registration Project (1961-1964), will be shown as a fundraiser for the Fair Housing Center of Washtenaw County.

   Participants in Mississippi Summer 1964 and 1994 will set the stage with a short talk beginning at 7:30 pm. The film will begin at 8:30 pm.

   The film is sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild as part of the Washtenaw County Bar Association Race and Gender Bias Awareness Week. Ticket pnce is a sliding scale, $5/$20. For more information call 994-3426.

Interfaith Holds Annual Hunger Walk

   On Sunday, October 16 you will have the opportunity to join hundreds of other Washtenaw County residents in raising money to feed hungry people locally and around the world.

   The 10-kilometer walk will begin and end at St.Thomas Catholic Church, at N. State and Kingsley. Registration is at 1:30 pm and the walk begins at 2 pm.

   During the past 19 years, over half-a-million dollars has been raised by the CROP Walk. Twenty-five percent of those funds, approximately $145,000, has helped fund local hunger relief organizations.

   This year's four local designations are: Ann Arbor Hunger Coalition, Peace Neighborhood Center, Hope Clinic, and Ypsilanti Salvation Army. The remainder of the proceeds will be distributed throughout the world by Church World Services and other international hunger relief agencies. This year's international focuses are: Vietnam, Cuba, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, and South África. Information about these tries will be displayed at stops along the walk. To sign up to walk, or to sponsor a walker, cali Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice at 663-1870.

Birth and Parenting Fair Comes to WCC

   The second annual Birth and Parenting Fair will be held Saturday, October 22 from 1 -5 pm in the Campus Events Building lobby of Washtenaw Community College. Over 50 exhibitors - from midwives and massage therapists to tutors and book and toy sellers - will display their goods and services. Parents and expectant parents will have the opportunity to learn about health care options and family services in the area.

   Special guest this year is Dr. John Gall, author of "Elegant Parenting." Dr. Gall will be available for informal discussion and book signing.

   There is no charge for admission or parking. Children are welcome! For more information call Merilynne at 998-1 294.

Ozone House News

   Ozone House, a crisis intervention center for runaway and homeless youth, needs volunteers to provide short term foster care to teenagers under the age of 18. Youth stay in Ozone House-sponsored foster care for up to two weeks while working closely with Ozone House counselors. Ozone House accepts foster parents from a wide range of living situations, as long as they provide a stable, healthy home environment. For more information about becoming a foster parent for Ozone House, contact Karyn Stone at 662-2222.

   Ozone House also needs individuals and organizations to particípate in theirfundraising bucket drive, November 4 and 5. To get involved, call Mark Bangela at 662-2222.

   Ozone is pleased to report that they will soon be re-opening Miller House, atransitional living program for homeless youth. A grant of $53,758 from the Michigan State Housing and Development Association is enabling Ozone House to resume this service.

   Miller House provides shelter and supervision for homeless youth 18 years of age or older. Up to six youth at a time will live at the house, learn life skills, save money, and attend counseling and support group sessions. Initially, the house will only be open in the evenings and at night. Ozone is seeking additional donations to keep the house open 24 hours a day. NAACP Sponsors Freedom Fund Dinner The Ypsilanti-Willow Run Branch of the NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund dinner on Friday, October 28 at the Radissonon-the-Lake Resort and Conference Center in Ypsilanti. The Freedom Fund Dinner is the NAACP's primary fundraiserforthe year. Tickets are $50 per person and entitle the holder to a year's membership in the NAACP. For more information orto purchase tickets cali 480-9654.

Russians Hail New Lennon & Marx

   Even as U.N. peacekeeping forces are attempting to broker a cease fire in the emerging Soviet Republic of Abkhazia, the tiny province has found a way to poke fun at their former Russian occupiers, and has created what many collectors consider to be the most clever commemorative postage stamps ever issued.

   As their first official stamp release, postal authorities in this breakaway province have just issued two legal tender postage stamps commemorating a Lenin and Marx not generally associated with Russian history, but rather with peace and laughter - John Lennon and Groucho Marx!

   "The Russians are obviously sending a message to the world to 'Give Peace a Chance,'" remarked John Van Emden, of The International Collectors Society. "Little did they know that they've created one of the hottest collectibles around."

   Each of the stamps is about four times the size of a regular U.S. postage stamp, and is set within a large and colorfuI souvenir sheet. Gotta have 'em? They are available for $8.72 for the set plus pocket guides containing little known facts about Lennon and Marx. Contact the International Collectors Society: 1005 Red Run Blvd., Suite 170PL, Owings Mills, MD 21117; 800-624-4427.

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