[HCCN] Calendar of events for October +
rosc at psouth.net
Wed Sep 15 21:00:37 EDT 2010
Here are some calendar items for October (plus a few earlier and/or
later). FEEL FREE TO PICK AND CHOOSE AND NOT USE EVERY ITEM.
September 24-26: Common Ground Country Fair, Crosby Brook Rd., Unity.
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assn., 568-4142 or
mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.
September 26: "Rethink Afghanistan" film shown (analyzing US
involvement there), 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center, 170 Park St.,
Bangor. Call 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.
September 30: Peace organizer Jim Douglass speaks on "JFK, Obama, and
the Unspeakable," 7 PM, Sacred Heart/St. Dom's church, Mellen and
Sherman Sts., Portland. Pax Christi Maine, 773-6562.
October (entire month): Various activities, special sales,
promotions, open houses, films, etc. as part of Co-op Month in Maine.
Davis Taylor, Cooperative Maine, 288-5015 or
info at cooperativemaine.org or www.cooperativemaine.org.
October 1: Local action in support of national "One Nation: Working
to Fund Jobs, Not War" event the following day, noon, Bangor. Details
to be announced. Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 942-9343
or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.
October 2: "One Nation: Working to Fund Jobs, Not War" rally in
Washington, DC. Buses and carpools from Maine are being planned.
Contact Portland NAACP, 253-5074 or www.naacpportland.org or Lisa
Savage, 643-2356 or lsavage3 at gmail.com or Peace and Justice Center of
Eastern Maine, 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org.
October 2: Green Sneakers campaigns in various towns and cities
(Bangor, Orono, and Bar Harbor are three) in Maine to promote energy
conservation. Maine Partners for Cool Communities, 761-5616 or
October 2 and 3: One day free seminar on Restorative Circles (2) and
Empathic Relating (3), part of nonviolent communication programs,
location TBA. Peggy Smith, 789-5299.
October 2-9: Keep Space for Peace Week (international week of protest
to stop the militarization of space) in Maine and around the country.
Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power n Space, 443-9502 or
globalnet at mindspring.com or www.space4peace.org.
October 4: "The Take" (worker takeover in Argentina) shown as part of
Co-op Month, 7 PM, Gates Auditorium, College of the Atlantic, Bar
Harbor. Davis Taylor, 288-5015.
October 6: "Maine Women's Gala and Auction: Bidding to Break the
Glass Ceiling" w/dinner, music, auction, evening, Holiday Inn by the
Bay, 87 Spring St., Portland. Maine Women's Policy Center, 622-0851
or info at mainewomen.org or www.mainewomenspolicycenter.org.
October 6: "Fresh" film (local foods, sustainable communities) shown,
7 PM, Dover Friends Meeting, 141 Central Ave., Dover, NH. Call
Phyllis Killam-Abell, 603-580-1934.
October 9: Vigil to protest continuing US military buildup,
11:30-12:30, Bath Iron Works Administration building, Washington
Street, Bath. Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farm, 763-4062.
October 9: Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine's 21st annual
Harvest Supper (potluck, awards, speaker), 6-8 PM, U-U church, 120
Park St., Bangor. This is preceded by the Center's ACT (Active
Community Teach-in), featuring Jo Comerford of National Priorities
Project. Call 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org for details on both events.
October 10: Various local actions, events, cleanups in conjunction
with national 10/10/10 campaign. Check out www.350.org for national
and local activities.
October 16-17: "Eastern Mysticism, Permaculture, and Spirituality"
retreat w/Kyriacos and Emily Markides, Living Water Retreat Center,
Winslow. Pax Christi, Mary Ellen Quinn, 223-4992.
October 20: "Out of Balance in Palestine/Israel" film by Tom Jackson
shown, 7 PM, Dover Friends Meeting, 141 Central Ave., Dover, NH. Call
Phyllis Killam-Abell, 603-580-1934.
October 20: "Democracy in the Workplace" film shown, part of Co-op
Month, 6 PM, Free Library, Belfast. Paul Sheridan, Cooperative Maine,
338-0350 or Belfast Cooperative, 338-2532 (Fran).
October 23: Action to protest excessive military recruiting at new
recruitment center, Kittery. Peace Action Maine, 772-0680 or
info at peaceactionme.org.
October 24: "The Yes Men" film shown (anti-corporate strategies), 7
PM, Peace and Justice Center, 170 Park St., Bangor. Call 942-9343 or
info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.
October 28: "Evening for the Environment," to recognize pro-
environment legislation, 5-7:30 PM, Abromson Center, USM, Portland.
Maine League of Conservation Voters, 620-8811 or rani at mlcv.org.
October 30: "Poverty Free Maine" convention to promote economic human
rights and ratify a bill of economic human rights, plus panel,
workshops, 8:30 AM-4 PM, Jewett Hall, UM/Augusta. Maine PPEHRC,
453-2353 or mlightfootlane at gmail.com.
November 2-11: Maine Walk for Peace, Human Needs, and Veterans Care
from Farmington to Portland via various towns/cities in Maine.
Veterans for Peace, 865-0655 or 443-9502 or http://vfpmaine.org.
November 5-7: Building an Organized War (Tax) Resistance Movement,"
annual gathering of war tax resisters and supporters in New England,
Boston/Cambridge MA. For carpooling from Maine and more info: Larry
Dansinger, Maine WTR Resource Center, 525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net or
November 10: Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence annual awards
dinner, 6-9 PM, Italian Heritage Center, Portland. MCAHV, 780-0501,
info at mcahv.org or www.mcahv.org.
"The True Cost of Coal: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Our
Future" is a new mega-poster and multi-media presentation by the
Beehive Design Collective of Machias to show how coal is hurting not
only the environment but the people and communities everywhere coal
is found and used. They are looking for places in Maine and beyond to
come, show and discuss the poster, and talk about the impact of coal.
To arrange a presentation: Beehive Design Collective, 669-4117 or
pollinators at beehivecollective.org or www.beehivecollective.org.
Carolyn Coe has just returned from another trip to Palestine/Israel
and wants to speak to groups about the situation there. She has
slides and did extensive interviews with people in the region.
Bookings of all kinds are encouraged; she can travel some as well.
Contact her thru Peninsula Peace and Justice,
judy at robbinsandrobbins.com or 326-4405.
Pete Sirois films and makes DVD's of many progressive social action
and social change events in Maine. He is giving away free copies
(provide postage if requesting them by mail) of programs on
restorative justice, the war on drugs, "Peace Fleece," School of the
Americas action in Georgia, solar hot water, conversion at Bath Iron
Works, military recruiters in Maine schools, and more. Pete also is
promoting a book by Devra Davis, "Disconnect," about the dangers or
cell phones. For more info: Pete Sirois, psmadme at beeline-online.net.
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