| I am responsible
. . . When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of
A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.
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Copyright © The A.A. Grapevine, Inc., June 1944
ON YOUR HANDS?
This column will deal specifically with one
or two "time fillers" in each issue, but we
want to cover the kind of thing you are most
interested in. We hope, therefore, that you
will send in requests for information and
that you will also send facts about your own
interesting hobbies and occupations, be they
intellectual, practical or just plain fun.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS in Manhattan, Long
Island, New Jersey, Westchester and Connec-
ticut have Adult Education courses, (for the
small sum of 1.00 in most cases) in prac-
tically everything, from Political Science to
Public Speaking. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY and
N.Y.U. have extension courses (catalogues on
request) in such diverse and ambition-pro-
voking things as Geology, Music Appreciation,
Short Story Writing, and many etcs. THE
LIGHTHOUSE, 111 East 59th Street and the
AMERICAN RED CROSS, 315 Lexington Avenue,
give courses in reading and typing Braille
and you will find an amazingly varied list of
other ways you can help your country by call-
ing your local RED CROSS or CIVILIAN DEFENSE
VOLUNTEER OFFICE (War Council). The NEW
YORK HOSPITAL FUND, 370 Lexington Avenue,
wants men and women for messengers, ele-
vator operators, ward, clinic and dietary aides.
THE WAR MANPOWER COMMISSION, 11 West
42nd Street, wants men and women volunteers
to join the U. S. CROP CORPS for summer and
fall harvesting and work in canneries. Appli-
cations should be made now at the U. S. EM-
PLOYMENT SERVICE, 124 East 28th Street. This
would seem an ideal way to rebuild one's
health and help Uncle Sam at no expense.
There is a fascinating place in the Village
called THE CLAY CLUB, 4 West 8th Street,
where long suppressed artistic ambitions can
materialize into Greek vases or undraped
nudes by playing around with hunks of wet
clay. THE HAYDEN PLANETARIUM, Central Park
West and 81st Street, gives courses in Celes-
tial Navigation and Star Identification, Tues-
day and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.
The cost is $5.00 for ten lessons. The METRO-
POLITAN MUSEUM OF ART offers concerts in the
Morgan Wing each Sunday at 3:45 P.M. and
in the Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, (Fifth Ave-
nue Bus No. 4 marked Cloisters takes you to
the door) religious and secular music of the
middle ages can be heard Sundays and Tues-
days at 3:30 P.M. A booklet of the museum's
lectures and special exhibitions will be sent
Keep an indexed notebook of member's
names with you: for phoning and writing
A.A.s. Call a member when you have jitters,
depression, discouragement, resentment . . .
When you can't sleep, write a letter to an A.A.
in Service or on the road and out of touch.
Put a habit-forming reminder in your shaving
or make-up kit. This starts the day with a
. . .
definite statement that you won't take a drink.
Make a hospital call. When you feel low, get
to the next meeting, anywhere in the area; or
go to one of the A.A. luncheons. Never let
yourself get hungry. For that five o'clock
time try a light snack, a frosted chocolate.
See our Time on Your Hands Column . . . and
send us your own Ounces of Prevention.
© The A.A. Grapevine, Inc., June 1944
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