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Attend a Gathering

Peaceful Responses to the Terrorist Attacks Sharon Delgado, founder of Earth Justice, Celia Scott, former mayor of Santa Cruz, and Stephen Zunes from the University of San Francisco participate in a community forum sponsored by the Doug Rand Action Fund, the Santa Cruz Green Party, WILPF, Resource Center For Nonviolence and the United Nations Association. 7:30pm, Wednesday (Sept. 19), Pacific Cultural Center, 1313 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz. 831.425.1890.

Who Is in Charge? We the People or the Corporations? WILPF and the Art and Revolution group hold a public meeting to discuss peaceful solutions to world problems. 7pm, Friday (Sept. 21), Louden Nelson, 301 Center St,, Santa Cruz.

Healing Voices of Our Community Noted local poets and novelists read from their works and from public book of condolences to help form a collaborative healing voice. 7:30pm, Monday (Sept. 24), Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz.

Ways to Talk to Children About World Events Counselors hold a public forum for parents wondering about age-appropriate ways to respond to children's questions about the tragedy. 6:30-8:30pm, Friday (Sept. 21), Rm 1522, Building 1500 (behind Sesnon House), Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos. Free. 831.479.6354.

Give Blood

The next blood drive scheduled for Santa Cruz will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 350 Mission St., Santa Cruz, on Sept. 27, 12:30-5:30pm. No appointment is necessary.

Make Donations

The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County has established a fund to provide relief for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Donors may specify the community where they would like their contributions sent. Donations may be sent to the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, September 11th Fund, 2425 Porter St., Suite 16, Soquel 95073. Credit card contributions can be made by calling 831.477.0800.

Santa Cruz County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 2960 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz 95062. Specify "disaster relief fund" on check. Call 831.462.2881 or visit www.sccredcross.org.

September 11 Fund Send contributions in care of the United Way, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016.

Online Relief Fund for Firefighters and Rescue Workers. Donations to www.firedonations.com, a nonprofit service, can be made by credit card, online check or debit cards. For more information call Joe Gagnon at 877.863.4783.

The Central Fire Protection District has established a fund to assist FDNY. All money will go to firefighters and their families on the East Coast. Send checks (no cash) made out to "Firefighter Assistance Fund" to Central Fire District, 930 17th Ave., Santa Cruz 95062. 831.479.6842.

Offer Condolences

Members of the community may sign books of condolence in the lobby of the Santa Cruz City Council between 8am and 5pm. The books will be sent to Mayor Giuliani and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld with a letter from Santa Cruz Mayor Tim Fitzmaurice. Bookshop Santa Cruz also has a condolence book available to the public.

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From the September 19-26, 2001 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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