[HCCN] October Calendar events

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Thu Sep 15 14:56:59 EDT 2011


Newsletter editors,

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. If you  
know of things that should be publicized, please send them to me by  
the 15th of the month preceding the month when the event occurs.

Larry Dansinger


September 10-October 10: Bring Our War $$ Home Care-a-Van doing  
talks, events, actions around the state of Maine to highlight the  
need to cut military spending and give more for human needs. For a  
list of events and to sponsor an event in your area: Lisa Savage,  
643-2356 or lsavage at gmail.com or Bruce Gagnon, 443-9502 or  
globalnet at mindspring.com.

September 25: "Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental  
Footprint of War" film shown, 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center of  
Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Peace and Justice Center,  
942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

September 27: "The Palestinian Plight" w/Jim Matlack (recently  
returned from the region), noon, CIEE, 300 Fore St, Portland, part of  
World Affairs Council of Maine series of talks. Leslie Manning,  
592-2659.

September 27: Program with Voices for Peace and Robert Shetterly  
speaking and showing his art, 7 PM, Emlen Hall, Bay School, Blue  
Hill. Dud Hendrick, 348-2511 or dudhe at myfairpoint.net. Part of Care-a- 
Van programs throughout Maine.

September 30: Sixth annual Chefs Soirée to benefit St. Mary's Health  
System, 5:30 PM, location in Lewiston TBA. Call 755-3366 or  
mellingwood at stmarysmaine.com.

September 30: "Afghanistan Teach-in: What We Have Learned, What Can  
We Do?" 3-5 PM, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Call Peace  
Action Maine, 772-0680 or Selma Sternlieb, 725-7675.

September 30-October 1: "Not Here" conference on human trafficking,  
Lewiston-Auburn area. Patricia Pora, 615-2522 or www.auburnmaine.org.

October 1: Solidarity vigil with Keep Space for Peace Week and the  
Bring Our War $$ Home Care-a-Van, 11:30 ASM-12:30 PM, outside Bath  
Iron Works, Washington St., Bath. Smilin' Trees Disarmanent Farm,  
763-4062 or globalnet at mindspring.com.

October 1-9: Keep Space for Peace Week in Maine and throughout the  
world. Global Network against Nuclear Weapons and Power in Space,  
443-9502 or globalnet at mindspring.com.

October 2: "A Time for Reflection on 10 Years of War" program with  
religious clergy, 1 PM, Bath (location TBA). Karen Wainberg,  
karenwainberg at gmail.com.

October 2: Peace Action Maine annual meeting and rally for peace to  
follow, 1-4 PM, Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland. Call  
772-1051.

October 6: "Bring Our War $$ Home: The Lessons of 9/11, the  
Afghanistan War, and the Killing of Osama bin Laden" presentation w/ 
Doug Allen, 12:30 PM, Memorial Union, U/Maine, Orono w/leafletting on  
student/financial issues to follow). Doug Allen, 581-3860 or  
Douglas_Allen at umit.maine.edu.

October 6: New Hope for Women's 30th anniversary Open House, 4-8 PM,  
5 Beech St., Rockland (also observing Domestic Violence Awareness  
Month). Call 594-2128.

October 6: "Stop the Machine Rally" (against continued wars in  
Afghanistan and other parts of the world). For ridesharing, contact  
Peace Action Maine, 772-1051 or Dud Hendrick, Veterans for Peace,  
348-2511 or dudhe at myfairpoint.net.

October 8: Open Space Technology (meeting facilitation) workshop, 10  
AM-4 PM, Rockland area. Jenna Labbe, 593-9208 or  
midcoastpermaculture at gmail.com.

October 9: Bring Our War $$ Home Care-a-Van finale event w/Kirk  
Francis, chief of Penobscot Nation, and other activities in part of  
observe Indigenous People's Day, noon-3 PM, Holocaust and Human  
Rights Center of Maine, 46 University Drive, UM/Augusta. Lisa,  
399-7623, lsavage3 at gmail.com or Bruce, 443-9502 or  
globalnet at mindspring.net.

October 13: Third annual LGBTQA Resource Fair, time TBA, University  
of Southern Maine, Portland. Center for Sexualities and Gender  
Diversity, 780-5767.

October 13: "Tribalism, Globalism, and the Responsibility to Protect"  
talk by Don Kraus of Citizens for Global Solutions, 7:30 PM, Peace  
and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Peace and Justice Center,  
942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

October 14-16: Pax Christi retreat w/John Carroll on "Food  
Independence, Food Security, and Food Sovereignty," Living Water  
Spiritual Center, Winslow. Mary Ellen Quinn, 223-4992 or  
memquinn at peoplepc.com.

October 16: Annual Harvest Supper of the Peace and Justice Center of  
Eastern Maine honoring Lee and Ron Davis and Young Adults with  
Pizazz, 6-8 PM, Church of Universal Fellowship, Main St., Orono.  
Peace and Justice Center, 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or  
www.peacectr.org.

October 19: "Forks over Knives" film shown (impact of meat on our  
environment), 6 PM, Free Library, Belfast. Call Lynne, 930-3556.

October 19-20: Cheesemaking workshop (also butter and yogurt) w/ 
Jessie Dowling, Education Center, MOFGA, Unity. MOFGA, 568-4142 or  
mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.

October 20: "Economics of Happiness" shown and panel of Transition  
Town organizational representatives, time and location in Rockland  
TBA. Teisha, Good Tern Co-op, 594-8822 or teishagoodtern at hotmail.com.

October 20: Catalyst for Change Award Dinner honoring Howard Solomon,  
time TBA, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Susie Bock, Sampson  
Center for Diversity in Maine, 780-4269 or bocks at usm.maine.edu.

October 20: "Capitalism's Ongoing Crisis: Causes, Consequences,and  
Solutions" w/Richard Wolff, 7:30 PM, Neville Hall, U/Maine, Orono.  
Schonberger Memorial Lecture, Doug Allen, 581-3860.

October 23: Great Maine Apple Day, Education Center, MOFGA, Unity.  
MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.

October 27: "The Future of Marriage: An Interactive Dialogue"  
discussion on the role of marriage in people's lives esp. from a  
religious viewpoint, 7 PM, Abromson Center, USM, Portland. Marvin  
Ellison, Bangor Theological Seminary, 774-5212.

October 30: "Living in Jail," part of monthly series on  
"Deconstructing Poverty," 11:30 AM-1 PM, U-U Church, 37 Miller St.,  
Belfast. Jennifer Hill, 722-3383 or rooted at fairpoint.net.

October 30: "Budrus" film shown (Israel/Palestine conflict and  
nonviolent alternatives), 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern  
Maine, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Peace and Justice Center, 942-9343 or  
info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

November 4-6: Farmer to Farmer conference to promote farming skills  
and knowledge, Point Lookout, Northport. MOFGA, 568-4142 or  
mofga at mofga.org or www.mofga.org.

November 4-6: "On Being a War Tax Resister: Public or Private?"  
gathering of New England war tax resisters and supporters, Amherst,  
Mass. For carpooling from Maine and other details: Larry Dansinger,  
Maine WTR Resource Center, 525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net.

Notices:

HOME Inc. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) is collecting  
items--bikes, tools, shoes, men's and children's clothing, school  
supplies, and more to provide to its sister community of San Juan  
Comalapa, Guatemala. Because of recent mud slides caused by heavy  
rains, the area is devastated and in need of supplies. HOME also  
needs money to cover costs for the shipping container and related  
expenses. Items can be picked up as well if they are nearby. For more  
information, contact Jerry Botta t 469-7961 or, to donate, go to  
www.homecoop.net.

Mabel's Book is back. The annual 2011 edition again provides a guide  
and listing for farmers markets, CSA's, and other sources of local  
food and food self-reliance for Franklin, Oxford, Somerset, and  
Piscataquis counties. The 40+ page booklet is crammed full of useful  
resources. Named after Mabel Dennison, who first collected the  
information in 2000, it is a one-stop spot for local food sources.  
Copies are available from the Western Mountains Alliance,  
tswain at westernmountainsalliance.org or www.westernmountainsalliance.org.

Scorecards, scorecards. If you wondered how the Maine legislature did  
in its last session, three different groups can tell you how they  
thought it went. For example, Maine Conservation Voters has its list  
based on four important bills--Pesticide spraying, Bisphenol A, the  
continued existence of the Land Use Regulation Commission, and clean  
energy codes for builders. Check out www.maineconservation.org or  
620-8811. There's one from the Maine Women's Lobby on 13 separate  
bills, including right to an abortion, voter registration, collective  
bargaining, and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Go to  
www.mainewomen.org or 622-0851. And MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and  
Gardeners Assn.) has one too, including the pesticide bill, EBT cards  
at farmers markets, exempting small farmers from licensing  
requirements for certain sales, and more. MOFGA, www.mofga.org or  
568-4142.
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