[HCCN] Calendar of events for June and beyond

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Wed May 16 07:15:19 EDT 2012

Newsletter editors,

Here are some calendar items for June (plus a few earlier and/or  
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. I  
don't have time to search for things, so your assistance is really a  
big help in getting notice of more upcoming events.

Larry Dansinger

May 31: Rally to oppose East-West Highway, 5:30 PM, Foxcroft Academy,  
Dover-Foxcroft. Chris, 357-1443 or Sid/Pete, 564-8687 or  
stopthecorridor at gmail.com.

June 2: "Soil Seminar" presentation w/Mark Fulford, 9 AM-5 PM,  
Newforest Institute, 66 Monroe Hway, Brooks. Call 722-3625 or  
info at newforestinstitute.org.

June 2-3: "Deepening Open Communication" workshops on transforming  
power dynamics and the "Art of Nonviolent Communication" w/Peggy  
Smith, 9:30 AM-4 PM both days, Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow  
St., Bangor. Peggy Smith, 789-5299 or peggy at opencommunication.org.

June 5: Climate Change Summit observed in Maine. Bob Klotz, 350.org  
Maine, 317-1692 or knowpower at hotmail.com.

June 9: Maine People's Alliance annual Rising Tide dinner w/speaker  
Barney Frank and awards, Woodfords Congreagational Church, 202  
Woodford St., Portland. MPA, 797-0967 or jesse at mainepeoplesalliance.org.

June 9: Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition statewide meeting to work  
on prisoner support and prison change issues, time TBA, Manchester.  
Email maineprisoneradvocacy at yahoo.com or www.maineprisoneradvocacy.org.

June 13: Open House for LGBT Collection, 5 PM, Glickman Library, USM,  
Portland. Susie Bock, bocks at usm.maine.edu or 780-4269.

June 13: "You Wanted to Be a Farmer" film shown with potluck  
preceding the film, 5:30 PM, Free Library, Belfast. Peace and Justice  
Group of Waldo County, 525-7776.

June 14: Maine Initiatives 2012 Watering Can awards celebration to  
honor local/regional activists, 5-8 PM, Morgan Hill events center,  
Hermon (near Bangor). Maine Initiatives, 622-6294 or  
info at maineinitiatives.org.

June 15-16: Annual Dyke March (15th) and Southern Maine Pride  
Festival for LGBTQI rights and respect (16th, parade 12:30 PM at  
Monument Square, festival from 1-5 PM, Deering Oaks Park), Portland.  
FMI: www.mainedykemarch.com and southernmainepride.org.

June 16: Walk to Stop the War on the Poor, noon-2 PM, Peirce Park,  
(next to Library) around downtown, Bangor. Peace and Justice Center,  
942-9343 or info at peacectr.org.

June 20: Genesis Community Loan Fund 20th anniversary celebration,  
5-7 PM, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Genesis, 563-67073  
or www.genesisfund.org.

June 23-July 1: Permaculture Design Certification Course, Newforest  
Institute, Brooks. Call 722-3625 or www.newforestinstitute.org.

June 30: Bangor Pride Parade for LGBTQI rights, 11 AM parade begins  
(location TBA) ending at West Market Square w/party to follow. Email:  
queencitypride at hotmail.com.


Four Directions Development Corporation is sponsoring a  
"voluntourism" event for those who want to help maintain native  
culture while having a vacation at the same time. The event will  
include soils screening from archeological sites of significance to  
the Penobscot Nation, and a trip to Pleasant Point for a  
Passamaquoddy celebration day. Activities will also include tours of  
tribal lands, traditional meals, learning about Native history, and  
getting a good dose of Wabanaki culture. The Voluntourism event will  
be from August 15-19 beginning at Indian Island near Old Town. For  
more about this unique event, contact Helen Scalia at 828-0932 or  
hscalia63 @yahoo.com, preferably by the end of May or ASAP.

If you know any transgender youth (ages 9-18), the Trans Youth  
Equality Foundation has openings for their TYEF summer and fall  
retreats in Maine. In addition to fun stuff like hiking and kayaking,  
there will be support groups and "know your rights" workshops.  
Scholarships are available, and sponsorships are also encouraged. The  
summer retreat is the weekend of July 13. Location is outside the  
Portland area. For more information, try contact at transyouthequality.org.

How's the economy for working people? Not so hot, according to the  
University of Maine's Bureau of Labor Education and its various  
reports on how workers are doing these days. The Bureau still has  
lots of copies of its most recent "A Maine Guide to Employment Law."  
It also has articles on "right to work" laws and how they harm  
unions, the minimum wage, workers compensation, and occupational  
health and safety. To get these and copies of other publications,  
call 581-4124 or labored at maine.edu.
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