[HCCN] December Calendar of events

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Sun Nov 15 20:29:24 EST 2009


Dear Newsletter editors,

Here are some calendar items for December and later.  Not a lot  
happening (that I know of) in December. FEEL FREE TO PICK AND CHOOSE  
AND NOT USE EVERY ITEM.

Larry Dansinger


November 30: Global Day of Action for Climate Justice (to stop  
corporate trashing of our planet). For details on actions in Maine:  
Hillary Lister, 649-5980 or hillary at maineindymedia.org.

December 4: Author Greg Mortenson talks about his writings on school  
building in Asia, 7:30 PM, The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St.,  
Portsmouth, NH. Call 603-436-2400 for tickets and details.

December 5: Maine Fair Trade Campaign annual meeting to recognize  
gains and victories, plus celebration of tenth anniversary of World  
Trade Organization protest in Seattle in 1999. Sarah or Daphne/MFTC,  
777-6387 or sarah at mainefairtrade.org.

December 5: "Eyes wide open: State, politics and the Alternatives,  
(Call for a joint reflection on politics, the state and the  
alternatives. A free, egalitarian and horizontal gathering of  
independently minded activists), Boston area. Pasquaino Colombaro,  
pcolombaro at gmail.com.

December 10: International Human Rights Day celebrated in Maine.  
Amnesty International, thesil at midcoast.com or 832-6863. Also try Jan  
LightfootLane, 453-2353 or janshouse at yahoo.com.

December 12: Sergio Espinoza in the Huanuco Trio perform South  
American music to benefit Friends of Nuestras Raices, 7 PM, Hope  
Gateway, 185 High St., Portland. Maria, 272-2071.

December 13: The U.S. Versus John Lennon film shown, 7 PM, Peace and  
Justice Center, 170 Park St., Bangor. Peace and Justice Center,  
942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

December 16: "Playing for Change" film shown (peace thru music) w/ 
potluck preceding the film,  6 PM, Free Library, Belfast. Call  
338-4920 or 338-5639.


Notices:

"Make Noise, Not War" is a response to any proposal by the Obama  
administration or congress to send more troops to Afghanistan. If  
there is an escalation, people are urged to go to the Federal  
building in Bangor or Monument Square in Portland and bang pots and  
pans or other noisemaking to express displeasure with the move.  
Besides letting off steam, the strategy is to get media and public  
attention around the move to increase public opposition. For more on  
the plan: Mark Roman, 643-2356 or honedsharp47 at yahoo.com.

"Mabel's Book" is a directory of almost 100 "farms and farm markets  
in Franklin, Oxford, and Somerset Counties" found in 2009. Names  
after local food advocate and activist Mabel Dennison, it describes  
each farm, what foods it sells, where they sell, hours available, and  
how to reach them. It also includes maps, ads for supportive groups  
and the farms themselves, and other agricultural resources. For a  
copy (free, I think): Western Mountain Alliance, 778-3885 or  
info at westernmountainsalliance.org.

Starting soon: herbal products and classes offered by Crow Medicine  
and the Kellogg Street Girls' Medicinal Herb Class to help people  
learn about and find herbal medicines right in Portland. Health care  
doesn't have to be expensive medicines and doctors; you can do it  
yourself too. Sliding scale payment, trades, and Portland hour  
exchange time-dollars are accepted. For more about herbal products  
and classes: Crow Medicine, 899-9607 or crow.bones at hotmail.com.

One million dollars may not make huge waves in replacing crumbling  
housing with new and affordable homes, but it's a start. The Genesis  
Fund in Damariscotta was awarded that amount from the CDFI (Community  
Development Financial Institutions) program of the US treasury  
recently. The money will go to help finance and leverage more money  
for projects in Bangor, Damariscotta, and on Maine islands, as well  
as other possible projects. FMI: Genesis Fund, 563-6073 or  
info at genesisfund.org or www.genesisfund.org.






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