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ALAN POGUE SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR CHRISTMAS MERCADO La Pefia, an Austin non-profit Latino art organization, will sponsor a Christmas mercado from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 8 at the Grassroots Peace building, 227 Congress Ave. The market will feature arts and crafts, prints, cassettes, tshirts, jewelry and pottery, and music will be in the air. La Pefia is also sponsoring an art exhibit, “Contemporary Visions of the Virgen de Guadalupe,” which will run through December 20 at Las Manitas Avenue Cafe, 211 Congress. For more REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS TEACH IN Austin NOW will sponsor a teach-in on reproductive freedom issues at the Unity Church of Austin, 2806 Del Curto Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 1991. PEACE RALLY AT THE CAPITOL . The Campaign for Peace in the Middle East will hold a rally against war in the Persian Gulf on December 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the state capitol. For more information, WORLD HOLIDAY CELEBRATION The Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio will hold a celebration called “Holiday Traditions from Around the World” on December 9 from 1-4 p.m. Visitors can donate socks to a “sock tree” and the socks will be distributed to needy children in the community by the Salvation Army. For HUNT FOR THE HUNGRY The Texas Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with other agencies and groups, is sponsoring “Hunters for the Hungry,” a program which permits hunters to donate venison to Texas food banks. For more information, call 1800-9929 S OS . REMINGTON BRONZES EXHIBITION Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum will hold a special exhibition of all 27 of the museum’s Frederic Remington sculptures December 6-April 14. There will also be a series of lectures on Remington and related subjects. For more information call OBSERVANCES December 8, 1886 American Federation of Labor founded. December 8, 1980 John Lennon killed in New York City. December 8, 1987 First arms-control treaty signed between the United States and the Soviet Union. December 9, 1869 Knights of Labor founded. December 10, 1948 United Nations General Assembly passes Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights Day. December 14, 1972 President Nixon authorizes Christmas bombing of Hanoi. December 15, 1791 U.S. Bill of Rights adopted. December 15, 1890 Sitting Bull killed by police at Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota. December 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party. December 18, 1865 Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery in the United States. December 24, 1865 Ku Klux Klan formed in Pulaski, Tennessee. VISIONS OF DALLAS The Dallas Institute will exhibit “Dallas Visions for Community: Toward a 21st Century Urban Design,” at the Dallas Mu seum of Art through January 20. A team of architects and planners has produced 30 drawings of design opportunities that provide a glimpse of what Dallas might look like 50 years from now. For more informaWORLDWIDE HEALING MEDITATION The fifth annual World Healing Medita tion will take place on December 31, at the state Capitol rotunda \(where some healing 9211. NATURE’S ART The Texas Museum of Natural History is displaying “The Art in Nature,” through December 22. The exhibit consists of 100 works in various media by Texas artists who won a statewide juried competition of submissions concerning nature as an art form. The exhibition will be on display at the Museum, 600 Congress Avenue, in 4037. ANTI-FUR RALLY The Animal Rights Kinship will sponsor an anti-fur, pro-animal rally on December 8 at Northcross Mall in Austin. For more SINGING OUT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT The Humanists of Austin will sponsor folk singer Bill Oliver singing and talking about environmental issues on December 12 at 8 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 4700 0977. PARTY FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE Austin Peace and Justice Coalition is having its holiday party on Sunday, December 9, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The party will be held at Red Bluff Studio, 4907 Red Bluff Road and will feature live music. Admission is a $3 donation. For more informaNAST & HOMER IN HOUSTON “The Pen and the Sword: Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast, and the American Civil War,” an exhibition of over 50 prints, will be on display through February 3 at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. For more infor16 DECEMBER 7, 1990