[HCCN] December Calendar of events with additional items
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Mon Nov 16 08:36:27 EST 2009
On Nov 15, 2009, at 8:29 PM, Larry Dansinger wrote:
> 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 4: "Food: Art : Community" program and art show with
local food as part of the art, to benefit Local Sprouts Cafe, 5-8 PM,
Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland. Local Sprouts
Cooperative, 615-9970 or food at localsproutscooperative.com.
> 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 6: Hadas Ziv of Israel's Physicians for Human Rights
speaks on "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Can the Right to Health
Serve as a bridge for Peace?", 2 PM, Dyke Center for Family
Business, Husson College, Bangor. Todd Miller, Brit Tzedek v' Shalom,
992-9114 or ToddFMiller 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.
> "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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