[HCCN] January Calendar items

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Mon Dec 15 13:20:05 EST 2008


Dear Newsletter editors,

IF THERE ARE ITEMS YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT ARE NOT ON THIS LIST, SEND THEM TO
ME, AND ADD ME TO ANY EMAIL LISTS THAT INCLUDE EVENTS IN UPCOMING MONTHS.
I'LL BE GLAD TO INCLUDE THOSE ON FUTURE CALENDAR OF EVENTS LISTS.

Here are some calendar items for January and later.  FEEL FREE TO PICK AND
CHOOSE AND NOT USE EVERY ITEM.

Larry Dansinger

January 1: CONA's annual "Peaceful Beginnings" new year's program with art,
music, poetry, etc., noon-3 PM, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Call
563-5842 or www.conamaine.com.

January 9: Dud Hendrick speaks about the "Sorrows of Empire" (harmful US
influence on other countries), 7 PM, Curtis Library, Brunswick. Peaceworks,
725-7675.

January 13: Dud Hendrick speaks about the "Sorrows of Empire" (harmful US
influence on other countries), 7 PM, 170 Park St., Bangor. Peace and Justice
Center, 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

January 13: MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assn.) annual meeting
and first day of annual Agricultural Trades Show, Civic Center, Augusta.
MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.

January 18: Martin Luther King holiday celebration w/discussion, food, more,
3-8 PM, Anderson Community Center, Orono. Peace and Justice Center, 942-9343
or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

January 18-19: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events in many cities and
towns in Maine. Look for an event near you or contact NAACP in Portland,
253-5074 or Bangor, 548-2081.

January 21: "HR 676" film on single payer health care shown along with talk
by Jerry Call of Midcoast Health Care Reform on single payer benefits, 6 PM,
Free Library, Belfast. Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, 525-7776.

January 30: Celebration honoring Peter Wilk for 26 years with Maine
Physicians for Social Responsibility, 5:30 PM, Mariners Church, 368 Fore
St., Portland. PSR, 772-6714.

February 1: Amnesty International Maine winter meeting w/talk by Gilbert
Martin on human rights in Africa, 10 AM-3 PM, Waldoboro (location TBA). Call
832-6863 or thesil at midcoast.com.

February 7 (snow: February 8): Annual workshop for war tax resisters in
Maine, w/planning for spring actions, 10 AM (talk/workshop), followed by
lunch and planning in afternoon) to 3 PM, Unitarian-Universalist Church,
Belfast. Maine WTR Resource Center, 525-7776, rosc at psouth.net.

February 8: Community Supported Agriculture Fair around Maine (farmers and
eaters make connections), 1 PM, various locations. For a list and other
details: MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.

Notices:

The dead of winter is a good time to think about permaculture, a system for
sustainable design for the land and nature. Groups in several parts of Maine
have information on how to create permaculture designs for individual and
community plots of land. Those include: Portland Permaculture
(www.portlandmainepermaculture.com), the Newforest Institute in Brooks
(www.newforestinstitute.org), Humastacia Permaculture in Whitefield
(549-5978), Moose Pond Arts and Ecology in Otisfield
(www.moosepondarts.com/permaculture), and the Long Green House in Orono
(longgreenhouse.wordpress.com/).

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) is back to work on legislation to
solidify the public financing system for elections in Maine and to remind
people to add money to the Clean Elections Fund when filing state income
taxes. The Clean Elections Fund was raided by "borrowing" some of its fund
for other state programs. The MCCE is demanding the return of that money so
candidates in 2010 will have money to run their campaigns. For more on its
work: www.mainecleanelections.org.

The Flannel Shirt Fund, named for Joel Cartwright, a young man who died a
few months ago, is helping to connect youth to farms. The fund, nearing
$10,000 already, is seeking more donations. It will make grants to groups
connecting young people with land-based projects. For more on the fund, call
832-5584 or joyfulbodies at gmail.com.

Maine Latino is a periodic newspaper featuring news of Portland's
Spanish-speaking communities. Written primarily in Spanish, the paper offers
a wide variety of news, from politics to marches for justice to boxing
matches to music events to ads for local businesses. For more information,
try www.melatino.com. Copies of the paper are likely available at La Bodega
Latina (The People's Market), 863 Congress St., Portland or call 761-6661.

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