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December
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1997
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Please send items for F.Y.I. to: AGENDA, 220 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Ml 48104. If you are looking for a way to reach out, SOS Community Services in Ypsilanti can help you connect with others in your community. You can help a homeless family find shelter, gather food for a hungry child, or be a listening ear for someone who needs to talk. Traing wil! be provided. Contact Volunteer Services at 485-8730 for more information. "Food for Thought" Z.O.R.A.S. (Zealous Obligation Regarding Achieving Success), an American professional development group, invites you to attend a pre-holiday presentation entitled: "FoodforThought - NutritionforMind,Body and Spirit." The event will include tips on hcalthy cating for the holidays and everyday living, information on African-American heritage cooking, and samples of various dishes. This free workshop takes place on Sat., Dec. 6 from 10 am-noon at the Ann Arbor Community Center, 625 N. Main St. For more information cali 662-3 1 28 or 665-2 1 54. "Rockin' Harmomzin' for the Hungry " Volunteers and deejays will be collecting donated food 24 hours a day from Dec. 1 -6 at Busch's Valu-Land grocery store as part of a giant community food drive sponsored by WIQB, Busch's Valu-Land, and Food Gatherers. WIQB will be broadcasting live from the site and local celebrities and musicians will be making appearances throughout the week (including the local rock band The Incurables, and singersongwriter Kan Newhouse - see Calendar for details). As part of the week's festivities, on Friday, Dec. 6 a diverse array of chórale groups will perform in a holiday program entitled, "Harmonizin' for the Hungry." Performers include the County Connection Chorus, Son of Gemini, The Gentlemen, The A-Cafellas, Out Loud Chorus, Our Own Thing Chórale, and others. Tickets are $12, children are admitted free withdonation of non-perishable food items. Proceeds will benefit Food Gatherers, the food rescuefood bank program serving Washtenaw County. For more information about the food drive or chórale concert tickets, cali 76 1 -2796. Ozone House Restarts LGBT Teen Support Group Ozone House, a center for youth and families in crisis, has re-started its long-standing lesbian, gay and bisexual youth group. The group meets every Monday (cali for time) at the Ozone House, 1705 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor. Studies show that of the estimated 1.3 million runaway and homeless youth in the country - about 20-40% - are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered teens. The youth group is intended to break their isolation by helping lesbian and gay teens accept who they are and provide them with a safe space to share common experiences. For more information, cali 662-2265. Ypsilanti Campaign for Equality Fundraiser on Tap The Ypsilanti Campaign for Equality on Wed.,Dec. 6, from6-10pm, will host a fundraising event at ArborBrewingCompany, 1 16 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. There will be a cash bar, Hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. The suggested donation is $ 1 5. The YCE was formed to support the Ypsilanti City Council's intent to pass an clusive nondiscrimination ordinance for the city which would include language prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. The ordinance was passed by Council in Nov. on first reading and is scheduled for its second - and final reading - on Tues., Dec. 16. For more information about the fundraiser or YCE' s activities, cali 480-7698. Michigan Theater Seeks Game Volunteers The Michigan Theater of Ann Arbor needs volunteers for the 1998 Las Vegas Night fundraiser, February 26-28, at the Sheraton Inn. Duties range from registration and ticket selling to running gaming tables. For more information, cali Jill at the theater at 668-8397 ext.5.

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