[HCCN] November calendar of events

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Mon Oct 15 22:28:32 EDT 2012


Newsletter editors,

Here are some calendar items for November (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. 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


October 25: Creating Worker Co-ops in Our Community" presentation and  
discussion, 1-7 PM, Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. Jonah  
Fertig, jonah at localsprouts.coop.

October 25: Election Commission hearings on voting issues, 5:30 PM,  
York County Comm. College, Wells. ACLU of Maine, 774-5444.

October 25-26: Talks by veteran Paul Chappell on "The End of War" and  
war/peace topics, U/Maine, Orono (25th, 4 PM), U/Maine Farmington  
(11:45 AM, 26th), and Waterfall Arts, Belfast (7 PM, 26th). Tammy  
Sculley, tlsculley at myfairpoint.net.

October 26: "For the Bible Tells Me So" film on faith and acceptance,  
7 PM, Public Library, Blue Hill. Peninsula Peace and Justice, 326-4405.

October 26-27: "Natural Causes Killed Victor" opera performed in Bar  
Harbor. Ron Greenberg, ron at me.acadia.net.

October 26-27: "A Model for Sustainability and Healthy Living"  
conference on Slow Food, Wells Conference Center, U/Maine, Orono  
(late registrations after 10/15 may be accepted). Emily Markides,  
Emily_Markides at umit.maine.edu.

October 26-28: Annual Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters,  
Friends Meetinghouse, Cambridge, MA. Larry Dansinger, Maine WTR  
Resource Center, 525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net.

October 27-28: "Connecting Across Differences: the NVC Journey" w/ 
Peggy Smith in Norway. Peggy Smith, 789-5299 or  
peggy at opencommunication.org.

October 28: Statewide meeting for 350.org in Maine, 10 AM-4 PM, Unity  
College Activities Building, Unity. Bob Klotz, 350.org, 317-1692 or  
knowpower at hotmail.com.

October 30: 27th annual Maryann Hartman awards to "Maine women of  
achievement," 5 PM, Buchanan Alumni House, U/Maine, Orono. Call Women  
in Curriculum, 581-1228.

November 1: Seventh annual Maine Advocacy Conference (focus on anti- 
poverty/basic needs issues), 8 AM-4 PM, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport.  
MEJP, cbond at mejp.org or 626-7058 x205.

November 1: "Building a Stable Economy Right in Your Own Community"  
presentation/discussion, 6:30 PM, Public Library, Bangor. Cooperative  
Maine, deborahhawkins!@gmail.com.

November 3: PICA (Power in Community Alliances) annual auction to  
benefit it's work locally and with connections to Central America,  
3-6 PM, Brick Church, 126 Union St., Bangor. Ellen Gray, 947-4203 or  
elleng at pica.ws.

November 3: "Restorative Circles: Re-Discovering the Healing Power of  
Community," Belfast. Peggy Smith, 789-5299 or  
peggy at opencommunication.org.

November 3: PICA (Power in Community Alliances) annual auction to  
benefit PICA and Central American efforts, 3-6 PM, Brick Church, 126  
Union St., Bangor. PICA, 947-4203 or elleng at pica.ws.

November 3: "Restorative Circles: Re-discovering the Healing Power of  
Community" workshop, all day, Belfast. Peggy Smith, 789-5299.

November 3: Celebrate Occupy Bath/Brunswick region's first birthday,  
11 AM, Bank of America, Maine Street, Brunswick. Call 725-7675.

November 4: "Degrees of Incarceration" film shown, part of  
Palestinian Film Festival, 1 PM, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Temple Street,  
Portland. Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights, 239-8060 or  
mvprights at gmail.com.

November 5: "Building a Stable Economy Right in Your Own Community"  
presentation/discussion, 6:30 PM, Public Library, Belfast.  
Cooperative Maine, sheridanpa at earthlink.net.

November 8: Tony Brown and Voices for Peace perform "Peace It  
Together: Voice by Voice" in honor of Paul Robeson, 7 PM, Hauck  
Auditorium, U/Maine, Orono. Call 581-3860 or dallen at maine.edu.

November 8-10: Barbara Lubin speaks on impact of Israeli occupation  
on Gaza with film "Roadmap to Apartheid," time TBA, Space Gallery,  
538 Congress St., Portland (8th), 7 PM, Public Library, Blue Hill  
(9th) and 6:30 PM, United Church of Christ, 150 Congress St., Bath,   
on November 10. Danny Muller, 809-0953 or danny at mecaforpeace.org.

November 9-11: Farmer to Farmer conference to bring together farmers  
for new ideas and practices, Point Lookout, Northport. MOFGA,  
568-4142 or www.mofga.org.

November 10: Home Grown Maine 2012 trade show/symposium on medical  
marijuana, Holiday Inn, Portland. FMI: www.mmcmonline.org.

November 12: Draw-a-thon on the theme of "Bring Our War Dollars Home"  
with drawings inspired by artists and/or participants, 10 AM-4 PM,  
Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. Martha Piscuskas,  
martha at waterfallarts.org or 338-2222.

November 13: "Do the Math Tour" re: global climate disruption w/ N.  
Klein, B. McKibben, others, 7 PM, State Theater, Portland. Bob Klotz,  
350.org, 317-1692 or knowpower at hotmail.com.

November 14: "The End of Poverty" film shown (poverty worldwide), 6  
PM, Free Library, Belfast. Phyllis Coelho, 338-0254.

November 15: Annual Slow Money gathering to plan funding options for  
local food producers, 8:30 AM-4 PM, Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Slow  
Money Maine, www.eventbrite.com/event/4325363278#.

November 15: 13th annual Fitzgerald Award Dinner  for Maine Citizens  
Against Handgun Violence honoring J. Thomas Franklin, 6-9 PM, Italian  
Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland. MCAHV, 780-0501 or  
info at mcahv.org.

November 18: "Waltz with Bashir" film shown (Middle East war in  
1980's), 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Call  
942-9343 or info at peacectr.org.

December 1 (+ next three Saturdays): Advent Vigil for Disarmament,  
11:30 AM-12:30 PM, BIW administration building, Washington Street,  
Bath. Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farm, 763-4062.

Notices:

Help make the Solidarity Harvest a success by contributing local food  
during the holiday season to families facing layoffs or other  
hardships. That's the "hook" Food AND Medicine and the Eastern Maine  
Labor Council are using to get attention for the annual food drive  
that also helps to unite union locals, farmers, workers, people of  
faith, and people from all walks of life. Food donations for 1,000  
families is the goal; food donations and money will both help.  
Volunteers are also needed to put food donations together and get  
them to people who can use them. Over 100 people helped last year.  
For more on how to help: Food AND Medicine, 989-5860 or  
erin at foodandmedicine.org.

A new credit union serving Maine is in the proposal pipeline. Better  
Harvest Federal Credit Union would serve members of  groups such as  
MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assn.), NOFA (Natural  
Organic Farmers Assn.) chapters in other New England states, and  
other sustainable agriculture groups. The credit union is now in the  
survey stage; it needs hundreds of people to say that they would  
deposit money in the credit union and utilize specific services. The  
goal of the CU is to support local agriculture by providing loans and  
financial services to farmers and other food producers. To fill out a  
survey for the CU or FMI: Scott Budde, 646-942-8961 or  
Scott.J.Budde at gmail.com.

The Consumer Council System of Maine (CCSM) is a voice for those who  
have used or are using mental health services. It sponsors local  
councils, from Biddeford to Bangor and soon Caribou, that meet  
regularly to offer support to those who have used those services and  
to provide feedback on how those services have been or should be  
provided, to private and government agencies and to policy makers. It  
looks for strategies to advance recovery-oriented and consumer-driven  
health care systems and focuses on creating more peer-run  
opportunities, since those who have been in the system know best its  
workings and how to make it work better. For more info: CCSM,  
1-877-207-5073 or www.maineccsm.org.


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