[HCCN] Calendar of events for May

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Tue Apr 15 19:53:48 EDT 2014


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

FOLKS, I PLAN TO STOP DOING THIS CALENDAR IN MAY OR JUNE OF NEXT YEAR,  
2015, AT THE LATEST. I'M SURE IT'S NOT THAT BIG A BENEFIT FOR ALL OF  
YOU, BUT IF ANYONE WANTS TO TAKE THIS LITTLE PROJECT ON, PLEASE LET ME  
KNOW.

Here are some calendar items for May (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



April 26: NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) annual  
conference on "Many Views: One Community," 8 AM-4:30 PM, Point Lookout  
Resort, Northport. NAMI Maine, 622-5767 or eecker at namimaine.org.

April 26: 20th annual HOPE (Help Organize Peace Earthwide) Festival w/ 
organizational fair, speakers, entertainment, 11 AM-4 PM, Student  
Recreation and Fitness Center, U/Maine, Orono. Peace and Justice  
Center of Eastern Maine, 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org 
.

April 26: Empty Bowl Supper to benefit El Salvador Sister City  
Committee, 6 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St.,  
Belfast. Contact MOFGA, 568-4142 or www.mofga.org.

April 28: Workers Memorial Day breakfast and observance to remember 22  
workers who died on the job in Maine in 2013, 8 AM, Plumbers and  
Pipefitters, 21 Gabriel Drive, Augusta. Maine Labor Group on Health,  
622-7823 or mlgh at gwi.net.

May 1: MayDay (International Workers Day) events throughout the world.  
Check for local activities or events. Celebration, 5-7 PM, Eastern  
Maine Labor Council, 20 Ivers St., Brewer. Call 989-5860.

May 1: Opening of new Meg Perry Center, time TBA, 36 Market St.,  
Portland. William, 766-6204 or william.hessian at gmail.com.

May 1: Louis Skolnik Award Dinner w/awards, 6 PM on, Harraseeket Inn,  
Freeport. ACLU of Maine, 774-5444 or ereilly at aclumaine.org.

May 1-2: "Grow It! The New Food Economy" Slow Money Maine conference  
to promote funding of food businesses in Maine, 5-7 PM (1st, Rosemont  
Market, Commercial Street) and 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Hannaford Hall, USM,  
Portland (2nd). Slow Money Maine, info at slowmoneymaine.org.

May 2: "The Next American Revolution" film shown (alternative economic  
strategies), 7 PM, Public Library, Blue Hill. Call 374-3636.

May 2 (+ May 4): "Against Equality" presentations on rights of LGBTQ  
people, Bates College, Lewiston (2nd) and Maine College of Art,  
Portland (4th). Ryan Conrad, rconrad at meca.edu.

May 3: 30th anniversary of founding of the Green Party in Maine  
(dinner, music, speeches), 4 PM, Senator Inn, Augusta. Betsy Garrold,  
568-3302 or Jacqui Deveneau, jacquio50 at yahoo.com.

May 3: Faith Linking in Action connecting faith congregations with  
workers/union movements, 8:30 AM-3 PM, First United Methodist Church,  
703 Essex St., Bangor. Food AND Medicine, 989-5860 or  
foodandmedicine.org.

May 3: Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance nonviolent action preparation  
session, 9 AM-1 PM, Durham Friends Meeting, Durham. Contact Lee, leechisholm at comcast.net 
.

May 4: Jubilee Center's annual Empty Bowls Supper benefit, 4:30-6:30  
PM, First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. Jubilee  
Center, trinitylewiston at gmail.com or www.trinityjubileecenter.org.

May 6: "Household: Four Stories of Kinship and Curiosity" film shown  
(diversity of family relationships in Lewiston), 7 PM, Frontier Cinema  
and Cafe, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Call Frontier, 725-5222.

May 9-10: Benefit concerts for Maine People's Alliance w/Pure Prairie  
League, other performers, Grand Theater, Ellsworth (9th) and State  
Theater, Portland (10th). MPA, 990-0672 or  
phil at mainepeoplesalliance.org.

May 10: "How Can Workers Own Homes in Portland?" presentation/ 
discussion, 5-8 PM, East End Community School, 195 North St.,  
Portland. Machigonne Community Land Trust, 370-2584 or www.machigonne.org 
.

May 10: Maine Rivers conference on the Kennebec, 8:30 AM-4 PM,  
Hathaway Creative Center, Waterville. Contact landis at mainerivers.org  
or 847-9277.

May 10: Adolph Reed speaks on "Developing a Successful Anti-Capitalist  
Movement," 6:30 PM, Curtis Library, Brunswick. Pat Taub, pparee2011 at gmail.com 
.

May 17: Clean Election Convention (speakers, workshops, more), 10 AM-4  
PM Thomas College, Waterville. Maine Citizens for Clean Elections,  
831-6223 or mainecleanelections.org.

May 18: "The Sacred Run" film shown (indigenous people promoting peace  
and respect for the earth), 6 PM, Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow  
St., Bangor. Call 942-9343 or peacectr.org.

May 18: Ebune/Tahntay--All Peoples, All Creatures Spring Parade and  
Celebration, 11 AM for food, 12:45 for parade, Cutter Street to  
Eastern Prom to Congress street and back. Amanda, 956-3019 or MUSICANDMAGICMAINE at GMAIL.COM 
.

May 18 +25: "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" and "Muslims in the Movement"  
films shown, part of Heritage Film and Discussion Series, 12:15 PM,  
Maine State Prison, Warren. Portland NAACP, 553-5851 or rtalbotross at gmail.com 
.

May 28: Green Cemeteries and Natural Burial presentation w/potluck,  
evening, Common Ground Education Center, Crosby Brook Rd., Unity.  
Alison Rector, 525-3201.


Notices:

The Greater Portland Sustainability Council has a very extensive  
newsletter with a LOT of listings for events in the Portland area and  
beyond. Listings vary from solar open houses to Eat Local Foods events  
to talks about the Portland waterfront to conferences in other parts  
of Maine. It's a great source of info on energy efficiency workshops  
and conferences, Green Drinks gatherings, and documentary film  
showings. The newsletter also includes announcements, job listings,  
and notices such as this one. The council also needs more board  
members. To get on the list, email Jeff Edelstein, edelstein at psouth.net.

The Portland Food Co-op is getting ready for a grand opening in  
September at their new location, 290 Congress St. However, the Co-op  
wants a lot of owner-members (they have 1360 so far) and is looking  
for a few (hundred) more beyond that. That means an equity payment  
(refundable) and a membership fee to get member discounts. The Co-op  
will be open to the public and plans to carry a lot of locally  
produced food. For more info, contact info at portlandfood.coop or www.portlandfood.coop 
.

"Household: Four Stories of Kinship and Curiosity" is a feature  
documentary from filmmaker Craig Saddlemire about diverse families in  
Lewiston. It was shown  in early April on public television and in  
Waterville and is scheduled also on May 6 in Brunswick. The film tells  
the story of four families--a refugee family from Somalia, an inter- 
racial same sex couple, a single mother in a housing cooperative, and  
a woman who has had almost 50 foster children as well as six by birth.  
For more about the film or to get a copy (cost is 15): craig at roundpointmovies.org 
  or http://householdmovie.org.

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