[HCCN] Calendar for August +

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Mon Jul 15 21:44:47 EDT 2013


Newsletter editors and emailers (I hope you will send this to others  
in your group or area if you don't already),

Here are some calendar items for August (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
(207) 525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net

July 26: "War on Whistleblowers" film about recent releasers of  
information and government response to them shown, 7 PM, Library, Blue  
Hill. Peninsula Peace and Justice, Judy or Peter, 326-4405.

July 26-28: Low Impact Forestry workshop on draft animals, Bethel.  
MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org.

July 27: Organic Orcharding Workshop, Thorndike. MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga at mofga.org 
.

July 27: International Day to Support Bradley Manning (whistleblower  
who released info thru WikiLeaks), events TBA. karalee.oster at gmail.com.

July 29: "Early Writings of Scott Nearing on the Modern Homestead" w/ 
Jennifer Adams, 7 PM, Good Life Center, 372 Harborside Rd.,  
Harborside. GLC, 374-5386 or www.goodlife.org.

July 29-August 5: Maine Climate Summer Riders bicyclers in Belfast.  
FMI, email MaineTeam at betterfutureproject.org.

July 30: "Who Were Helen and Scott Nearing?" w.Greg Joly, 7 PM, Camden  
Library, Camden. Good Life Center, 374-5386 or www.goodlife.org.

July 29-August 2: "Sustainable Communication: Theory and Practice"  
class w/Peggy Smith, Hutchinson Center, Belfast. Peggy Smith, 789-5299.

July 30-August 6: Annual Burdock Gathering in new location in Pittston  
w/skillshares, workshops, music, food, barter fair on August 3,  
cabaret. Burdock, burdock at riseup.net or google.com/site/ 
burdockgatheringmaine.

August 3: Annual Peace Fair on the Green, all day, downtown Brunswick.  
Christine DeTroy, 729-0023 or frieden at gwi.net.

August 5: Maine Climate Summer Riders bicyclers in Damariscotta. FMI,  
email MaineTeam at betterfutureproject.org.

August 6: Hiroshima commemoration with symbolic "die-in," noon, Peirce  
Park (next to Library), Harlow St., Bangor. Peace and Justice Center  
of Eastern Maine, 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org.

August 6-7: Maine Climate Summer Riders bicyclers in Freeport. FMI,  
email MaineTeam at betterfutureproject.org.

August 7-8: Annual Maine AFL-CIO and Bureau of Labor Education Summer  
Institute, all day, U/Maine, Orono. Maine AFL-CIO, 622-9675 or www.maineaflcio.org 
.

August 8-11: Maine Climate Summer Riders bicyclers in York. FMI email MaineTeam at betterfutureproject.org 
.

August 12: Monday Night summer program at the Good Life Center with  
"The Notebooks of Richard Gregg: Nonviolence and Simple Living" w/John  
Saltmarsh, 7 PM, Good Life Center, 372 Harborside Rd., Harborside.  
GLC, 374-5386 or www.goodlife.org.

August 15: Evening with Florence Williams, author of "Breasts: A  
Natural and Unnatural History, time TBA, Strand Theater, Main St.,  
Rockland. Maine Women's Policy Center, 622-0851 x25 or kkilraindelrio at mainewomen.org 
.

August 16-18: Green Love Festival to support marijuana liberation with  
social action tables, Harry Brown's Farm, Bijah Hill, Starks. FMI: www.HarrysHill.net 
.

August 18: Monday Night summer program at the Good Life Center with  
"Awanadjo Almanac" w/Rob McCall, 3 PM, Good Life Center, 372  
Harborside Rd., Harborside. GLC, 374-5386 or www.goodlife.org.

August 30: "Long Distance Revolutionary" film about Mumia Abu Jamal  
shown, 7 PM, Library, Blue Hill. Peninsula Peace and Justice, Judy or  
Peter, 326-4405.

Notices:

Your town could be next. Otisfield became the latest (July 1) town to  
say "no" to tar sands oil that could run thru the pipeline that is  
under parts of the town. The town passed a resolution "overwhelmingly"  
to say to the Portland-Montreal Pipeline that they did not want the  
line to carry any tar sands oil. The line runs from Montreal to South  
Portland, including under the town and close to Sebago Lake, which  
includes the water supplies for a number of towns in southern Maine.  
The resolution included statements about changes in the product  
currently running thru the line and the direction of the flow and  
called on various legislative bodies and officials to protect the  
health and safety of the people of Otisfield and the public at large.  
For a copy of the resolution: Todd Martin, Natural Resources Council, tmartin at nrcm.org 
  or 1-800-287-2345.

The Backbone Zone and Backbone Project urges young people to stop  
using sexist and homophobic words in their schools and among their  
peers and the public. Unfortunately, sexist and homophobic language  
can transition into sexual violence, which is what the Maine Coalition  
against Sexual Assault (MeCASA) opposes. The campaign asks young  
people to speak out, to call people out, to challenge the words, to  
demand respect, and to demonstrate that they have a backbone. Talking  
and doing are the best ways to stop verbal assaults that sometimes  
lead to physical ones. For more about the campaign: MeCASA, 626-0034  
or www.backbonezone.com.

Boycott Irving. JD Irving is the company that was to receive the ill- 
fated Montreal, Maine, and Atlantic railroad shipment of petroleum  
that destroyed part of the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec. Some Maine  
activists opposed to over-dependence on fossil fuels and their effects  
on the climate are suggesting this as a way to point up this problem.  
Of course, there are other oil companies that also have been accused  
or convicted of climate catastrophe, terrible pollution, and other  
destruction, so boycotting one company may not make a big dent in the  
problem, if the use isn't reduced. For more about this possible  
boycott, contact mvcrowe at myfairpoint.net.

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