[HCCN] May calendar of events

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Thu Apr 15 21:57:22 EDT 2010


Dear Newsletter editors,
Here are some calendar items for April (plus maybe a few earlier and/ 
or later).  FEEL FREE TO PICK AND CHOOSE AND NOT USE EVERY ITEM.

Larry Dansinger




April 24: Peace Action Maine's annual Peace Supper w/Noam Chomsky as  
speaker, 5 PM, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St.,  
Portland. PAM, 772-0680 or peaceactionme at peaceactionme.org.

April 25: Solarfest to celebrate Earth Day with displays and  
entertainment, UNH, Durham. Seacoast Peace Response, amyla at juno.com.

April 25: "Winter's Doorstep" film shown (oil price spike and choices  
between heat and food in Maine), 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center of  
Eastern Maine, 170 Park St., Bangor. P&J Center, 942-9343 or  
info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

April 26: Maya Angelou speaks, 7 PM, Civic Center, Augusta. For  
tickets and more info, call UMA, 1-877-862-1234.


April 28: "How can Conservation Succeed with 9 Billion People?" with  
Joel Cohen and Mike Tetreault, sponsored by The Nature Conservancy,  
Portland Museum of Art, 6 PM (informal gathering) and 7 PM  
(presentation). For more information, contact Penney Ward, The Nature  
Conservancy, pward at tnc.org or call 729-5181.

May 1: March for Immigration Reform, 2:30 PM thru downtown Portland,  
followed by 3:30 PM concert and rally, exact location TBA. Central  
Latino, centrolatinomaine at gmail.com.

May 1: MayDay Celebration and Gubernatorial Forum with lunch  
(12-1:30) and forum with seven candidates expected (1:30-3:30 PM),  
Eastern Maine Labor Council Solidarity Center, 20 Ivers St., Brewer.  
Call Food AND Medicine, 989-5860 or steve at foodandmedicine.org.

May 1: Maine Green Independent Party convention, 9 AM-6 PM,  
Androscoggin Grange Hall, Greene. Call jacqui, 934-1911 for details.

May 1: York Energy, Climate, and Sustainability Fair (how we can  
reduce our impact on the planet), 9 AM-2 PM, York Middle School.  
Vicki Simon, 363-6140 or simon at maine.rr.com.

May 1: Pax Christi Maine spring assembly w/focus on immigrants and  
poverty, 11 AM-3 PM, HOME Inc., Route One, Orland. Charlotte Herbold,  
338-5019.

May 4: Sweatshop Workers Speak Out w/Kalpona Akter of Bangladesh  
Center for Worker Solidarity, 5:30-7:30 PM (dinner, then talk),  
Eastern Maine Labor Council Solidarity Center, 20 Ivers St., Brewer.  
Call Food AND Medicine, 989-5860 or steve at foodandmedicine.org.

May 5-6: David Ray Griffin speaks on "Is the War in Afghanistan  
Justified by 9/11?", 7 PM, Reach Center, Elementary School, Deer Isle  
(5) and 7 PM, Talbot Auditorium of Luther Bonney Hall, USM, Portland  
(6). Email ddiam42 at earthlink.net or www.maine911truth.org.

May 6: Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission public hearing on  
purchasing policies in Maine, 6 PM, Oxford Hills High School, South  
Paris. Maine Fair Trade Campaign, 777-6387 or daphne at mainefairtrade.org.

May 6: Justice Louis Skolnik Award Dinner honoring Nan Heald and w/ 
speaker Mary Beth Tinker, 6 PM, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. Maine  
Civil Liberties Union, 774-5444 or info at mclu.org.

May 8: Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine annual meeting and  
potluck, 6-8 PM, 170 Park St., Bangor. Call 942-9343 or  
info at peacectr.org.

May 9: Mother's Day Peace Vigil and reading of original Mother's Day  
documents, noon-1 PM, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH. Nancy Brown,  
603-436-7861 or nrgbrown at aol.com.

May 13: Photographer Olive Pierce speaks on her work (photo- 
politics), 7 PM, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. Sponsored by CONA,  
www.conamaine.com.

May 19: "The Environmental Footprint of War" film shown (how war  
kills the environment), 6 PM, Free Library, Belfast. Diane Messer,  
Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, enviroadvocate at aol.com.

May 22: Small Farm Field Day workshop on hands-on agricultural  
skills, 9 AM-4 PM, MOFGA Education Center, Unity. MOFGA, 568-4142 or  
mofga at mofga.org.

May 22: One Day Introduction to Nonviolent Communication workshop to  
benefit WERU Radio (by donation), 9 AM-5 PM, Waterfall Arts, High  
St., Belfast. Peggy Smith, 789-5299 or peggy at opencommunication.org.

May 23: "Health, Money, and Fear" film shown (sickness in the US  
healthcare system), 7 PM, 170 Park St., Bangor. Peace and Justice  
Center of Eastern Maine, 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org.

May 23: "Sustainable Gardening and Living Through Permaculture"  
workshop (presentation, discussion, tour), 2-5 PM, Barrington, NH.  
Amy Antonucci, 603-664-2796 or amyla44 at juno.com.

June 5: "From Greenhouse to Garden" workshop on how to use a  
greenhouse effectively, 10 AM-mid-afternoon, home of Joan McMurray,  
33 Webb District Rd., Columbia. Maine Solar Energy Association,  
733-1095 (eves).

NOTICES:


The Green Sneakers Project is a project of Maine Partners for Cool  
Communities, a collaboration of five organizations. Green Sneakers is  
a door-to-door campaign in eight locations to bring ideas about  
weatherization and reduced energy use to residences. It is starting  
in Camden/Rockland and two Portland neighborhoods and will add five  
more communities soon. Volunteers are needed to get trained and then  
walk neighborhoods to hand out information and talk with those  
interested. The Camden/Rockland canvass is scheduled for May 8. For  
more on this project, contact Beedy Parker, beedyparker at gwi.net or  
236-8732.

Maine Food Trader, www.Mefoodtrader.org, is a free, online resource  
and directory for food producers, restaurants, bakeries, and other  
businesses selling local food. The goal is to grow the local food  
economy by connecting producers, value added businesses, and  
consumers (individuals, schools, etc.) who want to get more local  
food. You can set up an account and then communicate with others in  
the network about your own or your group's food needs. For more info:  
Call 228-8594 or neefc at usm.maine.edu.

No date yet, but the Plum Creek Six will be coming to trial in the  
near future, probably May. The six were arrested for opposing Plum  
Creek's proposal to develop large tracts of land in the Moosehead  
area. The PCS is looking for several kinds of support: (1) Write  
letters to the editor in support of their opposition and against the  
Plum Creek proposal; (2) The Legal Defense Fund has raised about  
$1,000, but another $1,000 is needed. More benefit events--dinners,  
concerts, etc.--are needed. (3) Help organize or attend a rally in  
their support at the Bangor Superior Court House when the trial  
begins. To send a donation or for more information: Ryan Clarke, PO  
Box 622, Corinth 04427 or call 285-0961 or nfnmaine at gmail.com.

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