[HCCN] December Calendar of events with additional items

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
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  
> 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.
> 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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