Ruthless! The Benefit
Here's warm news to melt the chill of this icy week: Our pals at the
Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) are happy to announce that there will be
plenty of Food for All Seasons. CAFB, which is actually a network of
many food banks, invites you and yours to the groundbreaking ceremony
celebrating the opening of their new distribution center at 8201 S. Congress
(apx. 3/4 mile north of Slaughter), Sat, Jan 18, 1-4pm. They promise an
afternoon full of live music, games, prizes, free food, and four seasons of
family fun. If summer is included in the deal, count us in! 448-2111.
Season With Love
UT's African-American Cultural Committee is bringing keynote speaker
Dr. Sterling Lands to the LBJ Auditorium, Mon, Jan 20, 7pm as a part of
Dream 2000, A New Harvest, the community festivities which also feature
an essay contest, gospel music, a march, and a rally in honor of Martin Luther
King, Jr. Day. 475-6666.
This Sun, Jan 19, Overeaters Anonymous celebrates its 37th birthday. No
parade, no balloons, no fanfare... just a quiet passing of time, commemorating
37 years of service and fellowship for overeaters around the U.S. Locally, the
group has a chapter, plus a central Texas regional coordination effort exists,
called the Heart of Texas OA Intergroup. The intergroup provides
resources to OA groups in central Texas which assist folks in recovering from
compulsive eating. The principles of OA seem to be based on the AA 12-Step
paradigm. Each month Heart of Texas OA publishes a newsletter listing not only
a full page of Austin-OA activities, but also all of the meetings of the
outlying groups, as well as other recovery resources. 327-2802.
Don't forget: Artists' Legal & Accounting Assistance of Austin
(ALAA) is hosting a free seminar, Art in Cyberspace, this Sat, Jan
18, 1-4pm at the UT Law School Auditorium. The afternoon program will explore
the ramifications of all sides of the intellectual property debate; the
Internet as a source of income; technical aspects of doing business on the Net;
and the pitfalls of cyberspace as art forum. The half-day seminar will feature
artists, legal eagles, and Internet pros dealing with these and other issues.
Cost in Space
Quick!! There are only a few hours left to take advantage of 5% Day
at both Whole Foods Markets (Sixth & Lamar and Gateway). Until 11pm
(tonight), Thu, Jan 16, for every dollar spent, 5cents goes to the Save
Barton Creek Association to help create the Barton Springs Education
Center at Zilker Park. 328-2481.
Up the Creek
Take charge of your life. Maintain health. Live through this! If you are or
know someone who is HIV positive, call AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) and
find out all you need to know about Taking Charge: Strategies for Healthy
Living, the three-part support series, Tuesdays, Jan 21, 28, and Feb 4,
6:30-9pm at ASA's office. 406-6162.
Live Through This
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