[HCCN] April Calendar of events

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Mon Mar 15 11:32:05 EDT 2010

Dear Newsletter editors,

Here are some calendar items for April (plus maybe a few earlier and/ 

Larry Dansinger

March 24-April 1: Walk for a Nuclear Free Future (going to the UN to  
ask for elimination of nuclear weapons and power) walks thru western  
and southern Maine, from Bethel (leaving from there on the 24th),  
Norway (25), Lewiston-Auburn (26), Bath (27), Brunswick (28),  
Freeport (29), Portland (31), Saco (April 1). For details on helping  
out, how to join the walk, overnight stays, evening programs, etc.,  
contact Bruce Gagnon, 443-9502 or globalnet at mindspring.com.

March 27 (+ April 3): Annual Lenten Vigil at Bath Iron Works, 11:30  
AM-12:30 PM, BIW entry gate, Washington St., Bath. jack Bussell,  
772-1442 or jafabussell at gwi.net.

March 27: 26th annual EqualityMaine awards dinner, 5:30-9:30, Holiday  
Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. Call 761-3732 or  

March 27: Annual Seed Swap and Scion Exchange, Common Ground  
Education Center, Unity. MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org or  

March 28: "Union Maids" film shown (union organizing from the '30's  
to the present), 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 170  
Park St., Bangor. P&J Center, 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or  

April 1: "Grow Your Own Organic Garden" evening courses in many parts  
of Maine. MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.

April 9-11: Girls Rock! Weekend to recognize and honor girls in Maine  
who are working for change with dinner/awards (9) and other events.  
Hardy Girls, Healthy Women, 861-8131 or info at hghw.org.

April 9-17: Cuba Week to celebrate Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City  
Association, w/Salsa dance (9th), kite flying/history (11), lecture  
on trip to Cuba (12), SALUD dinner/documentary showing (13), special  
lecture on health in Cuba (15), and Grupo Esperanza dance band  
performance (17), various Brunswick locations. Tina Phillips,  
729-4930 or tlphillips at suscom-maine.net.

April 10: Distribution of door hangers and other information on the  
theme of "Bring Our War $$ Home" around the state. BOWDH, 443-9502 or  
globalnet at groundspring.com.

April 10: "Green Beginnings" spring celebration on organic gardening,  
games, music and dance, more, 10 AM-1 PM, Round Top Farm,  
Damariscotta. CONA, www.conamaine.com.

April 10: Population Education Day (effects of US overpopulation  on  
our country and the world and what we can do about it), 9 AM-4 PM,  
Mediation and Facilitation Resources building, 11 King St. (off State  
St. south of Capitol), Augusta. Larry Dansinger, 525-7776 or  
rosc at psouth.net.

April 10-11: Fifth annual Local and Sustainable Food  
Conference--"Building Urban/Rural Alliances" w/workshops and skills  
shares, and then garden tour, Mud Season Dinner, and vaudeville show  
to follow, St. Mary's Nutrition Center, Lewiston. Roundtable  
discussion on food safety and policy from 10 AM-2 PM on Sunday. Food  
for Maine's Future, 244-0908 or bob at foodformainesfuture.org.

April 10-11: Build a Solar Hot Water Workshop, 9 AM-5 PM, Bonney  
Eagle HS, Standish. (Also workshop on Building Photovoltaic Panels,  
following day, same place). Maine Solar Energy Association, 929-9185.

April 13: Edgar Cahn, founder of time dollars movement, speaks on  
"Making Ends Meet: Is There a Way to Help Working Americans," 9 AM-2  
PM (tent.) at UM/Augusta. (He may be in other Maine locations also.)  
Stacey Jacobsohn, Mid-Maine Time Bank, sjacobsohn at midmetimebank.org.

April 15: Leafletting on budget priorities and redirecting federal  
income tax money to peaceful purposes and various locations around  
Maine. For flyers to pass out in your area or to join with others,  
contact Larry Dansinger, Maine War Tax Resistance Resource Center,  
525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net.

April 15: Tax Day leafletting and penny poll, Post Office, 80 Daniel  
St., Portsmouth, NH. Wes Flierl, 603-335-6240 or wesflierl1 at netzero.net.

April 15: HOME Inc.'s 40th anniversary dinner/celebration, 5:45 PM,  
Methodist Church, Bucksport. HOME, 469-7961 or www.homecoop.net.

April 16: "The Yes Men" film shown (challenging corporate power and  
influence), 7 PM, Public Library, Blue Hill. Judy/Peter Robbins,  
326-4405 or judy at robbinsandrobbins.com.

April 17: Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop, 9 AM-noon, Columbia. Maine  
Solar Energy Association, 733-1095.

April 17: David Bacon speaks on the global economy and effects on  
immigrants and workers, 4:30 PM (tent), Unitarian-Universalist  
Church, 120 Park St., Bangor. PICA, 947-4203 or info at pica.ws or  

April 17-19: Tenth annual Youth Activism Gathering for youth  
throughout Maine, Turner Grange, route 117, Turner Center. Email  
aharrisporada at gmail.com or call 525-7776.

April 18: Fundraiser for MADRE's work in Haiti w/film, speakers, 3-5  
PM, Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., Bath. Brenda  
Nelson, 386-5056 or brendahnelson at gmail.com.

April 24: 16th annual HOPE (Help Organize Peace Earthwide) Earth Day  
Festival, with organizational fair, speakers, entertainment,  
children's program, local foods, etc., 11 AM-4 PM, Student Recreation  
and Fitness Center, U/Maine, Orono. Peace and Justice Center of  
Eastern Maine, 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

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.

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.


This month on the Maine Video Activists Network: Stories include an  
interview with former prisoner Bobby Delello on solitary confinement  
and Maine's legislation to limit the practice, a press conference on  
"Bring Our War $$ Home," and World AIDS Day, December 1, 2009, in  
Maine. Check out the MVAN web page or email  
craig at roundpointmovies.org for how to access these and other video  
stories each month.

R Space is a new all-ages music venue for youth and others in  
Rockland, run by and for youth. Regular events are planned, and  
donations to help defray costs are also encouraged. The space is  
located in the Lincoln Street Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. For  
more on activities or projects there, contact Tim Sullivan, 542-6705  
or r_spaceatlsc at yahoo.com.

"Justice for All" is a recent report on access to legal help and  
justice resources in Maine. This is not a grassroots report but does  
offer some ideas of how every Maine person can have (better) access  
to legal assistance in and outside of Maine's court system. The  
report includes a series of recommendations on how to overcome some  
of these inequalities. For a copy, contact the Justice Action Group,  
799-5355 or jag at maine.rr.com or www.mbf.org/justice.htm.

"Your Tax Money: Schools or Tanks? Health Care or Bombs? You Have a  
Choice" is a small (1/3 page) flyer that will be passed out in many  
communities in Maine between now and Tax Day (April 15). It will  
highlight how much of every individual's income tax dollar is going  
for past, present, and future wars (just under 50%) and what we can  
do to pay much less for war and more for human needs. If you can pass  
out flyers in your own community (any public location or event is  
fine), contact Larry Dansinger, Maine War Tax Resistance Resource  
Center, 525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net. A similar campaign, "Bring Our  
War $$ Home" continues thru April 15 as well. It is urging people to  
push congress and Maine legislators to support actions to bring tax  
money back to Maine, since an estimated $320 million went from Maine  
to pay for US wars elsewhere. For more on that campaign:  

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