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SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR Notices of future events must reach the Observer at least three weeks before the event. KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL The eleventh annual Kerrville Folk Festival will be Labor Day Weekend, August 30 -September 2, at Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 miles south of Kerrville on Highway 16. Bluegrass music, gospel singing, banjo competitions, and interna tional bands from Scotland and Mexico will comprise the music offerings; craft booths, free primitive camping, and catered food and drink will also be able. Write for ticket, motel, and ca g information: Bluegrass, Box 14 AditUee tickets < are $25 for 4 days, $19 for 3 days; all tickets $1 per day higher at the gate. Children under 12, free. WOMEN'S WORK "HandWork: Women's Folk Textiles," an acclaimed needlework show sponsored by Austin Women and Their Work, will open a statewide tour, September 1, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, with examples of quilting, tatting, crochet, lacemaking and embroidery from the ethnic traditions of Texas. A reception at Richland College will be September 13, 7-9 p.m.; a discussion of the needleworkers and needlework traditions will be at noon the same day. "Artistas Indigenas," a national exhibi tion of contemporary work by Native American and Chicana artists, will open September 7, Dougherty Art Center, Austin; reception, 6-10 p.m. that evening. The exhibit will appear in conjunction with Artistas Indigenas, a three-day symposium featuring lectures, workshops, demonstra tions, and performances in locations details. LABOR DAY '84 The Texas AFL-CIO is sponsoring several events to commemorate Labor Day, September 3. Texas AFL-CIO President Harry Hubbard will speak September 3 in the following cities: El Paso, Airport Hilton, 9 a.m., call Juan land-Odessa, noon, call Daily Willis Fairgrounds, 3 p.m., call O.D. Kenemore Antonio, plans not yet final, call Joan The Austin AFL-CIO will host a public bar-b-que, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., September 3, Auditorium Shores, Austin; $4 per plate, $2.50 for children. Call information. Also on September 3, the Houston Toxic Substances Task Force will host its Annual Waterfront Festival, Sam Houston Park, with canoe races, food, skits, music, and information booths peopled by Houston environmental and ecology groups. Admission is free. Contact Rory Miggins TEXAS ONLY The Texas Fine Arts Association will present a juried exhibition of works in all media by twenty-four contemporary Texas artists, September 8 -October 7, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin. A public reception and awards ceremony for "Texas Only" will be September 9, 2-4 p.m., in the museum galleries. Call artists and the works being exhibited. OBSERVANCES September, 1838 The first known workers' strike in Texas began when the Texas Typographical Association struck Houston publishers for a 25% wage increase. September 1 -4,-1972 La Raza Unida was founded as an independent political party in El Paso. September 3, 1984 Labor Day. The date was changed from May 1, the international worker's holiday calling attention to the common interests of all workers, to the first Monday in September, a day not observed in Socialist countries. September 5, 1917 IWW headquarters in twenty-four cities were raided by Federal agents. September 8, 1965 The United Farm Workers' grape strike began in Delano, California. September 22, 1919 365,000 national steelworkers unsuccessfully struck for union recognition. EDOM ARTS FAIR The thirteenth annual Arts Fair will be September 8 -9 in the studios and greenspace of the arty east Texas town of Edom, population 250. The fair features an invited and juried selection of high quality work from artists in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and other Southern states. Food, music, and homespun pageantry will abound; entrance is free. Edom is on Highway 279 between Canton and Tyler, about 1 112 hours east of Dallas. Fair hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, and noon-6 p.m., Sunday. For more information call Potter Brown, Community, Box 487, Brownsboro, 75756. MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHS The San Antonio Museum of Art will focus on Mexican history this fall with an exhibition of photographs dating from 1909-1920, the height of the Mexican Revolution, featuring two of Mexico's most important photographers, Augustin Casasola and Hugo Brehme. The exhibit opens September 9 with a lecture on Mexican history, "Mexico: The Revolutionary Era," by Texas historian T. R. Fehrenbach, September 16, 2 p.m.. Museum of Art. Photographs include those of Zapatistas, Federales'. Constitucionalistas, Pancho Villa, the families of soldiers, and the soldaderas, those women who nursed, cooked, and fought for the Revolution. HOME PEST CONTROL WORKSHOP The Citizens' Environmental Coalition, Houston, will have a pest control workshop, "Getting the Bugs Out," September 11, Youngman Library, 5830 Westheimer. 7-9 p.m. Speakers will talk about the hazards involved in home pesticide use, how risks can be minimized, and effective alternatives to chemical pesticide use $2 for registration fee and materials. Call SANCTUARY CONFERENCE More than 50 religious organizations and individuals including the Catholic Diocese of Dallas-Ft. Worth, the Dallas Interreligious Task Force, Central America support groups, and peace and justice activists will have a conference, "On Sanctuary," September 14 -15, Southern Methodist University, Fondren Science Building, Room 119. The topic of discussion will be the legal and moral implications involved in a church's decision on declaring itself a Sanctuary. Sanctuary activist Jim Corbett will speak. Registrainformation or to register. PEACE . . . PAX . .. SHALOM .. . Pax: Our Choice, the United Methodist Church Council on Peace, will present a conference, "Sharing Shalom: The Good News of Peace," September 17 -20, Mo Ranch, Hunt. Speakers include: Dr. Justo Gonzalez, Sister Mary Like Tobin, Jim Lawson, and John Westerhoff, who will discuss the general topic of peace from several perspectives, for example, the methods and approaches to peace education, the spiritual foundations of peace education, theological and biblical reflections on peace, and church history regarding violence, repression and peace activism. Peace activists, lay people, clergy members, and the public is invited to attend. $95 registration fee. Write Pax: Our Choice, Box 28098, San Antonio. Osenbach, for more information. FREEZE CORPS NEEDS SUPPLIES Volunteer college students who are working for the Nuclear Freeze Corps in Houston need office supplies and household amenities to help furnish the house THE TEXAS OBSERVER 21