[HCCN] Calendar for March, 2014 (more complete version)

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Thu Feb 13 06:34:45 EST 2014


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 March (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


February 25: Citizen Action Day on environmental legislation (w/update  
and lobbying to follow), 9 AM-1 PM, State Capitol, Augusta. Natural  
Resources Council of Maine, 430-0115 (Todd) or tmartin at nrcm.org.

February 28-March 2: CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Fairs to  
connect farmers with eaters, Waterville, Skowhegan, Rockland,  
Portland, Norway, Hallowell, Belfast, Bangor, Augusta, Auburn. For  
times, days, locations, contacts: MOFGA, www.mofga.org.

March 1: "Queering the Media" conference on bring LGBTQ issues to the  
media and having a larger presence within it, time TBA, Colby College,  
Waterville. Contact The Bridge, colbycollegebridge at gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/colbycollege.bridge 
.

March 2: Keystone KL Pipeline direct action training, 9 AM-1 PM,  
Portsmouth, NH area. Lee Chisholm, leechisholm at comcast.net.

March 7: "Wise and Strong Women Speak" on eve of International Women's  
Day, 5 PM, Center for Wisdom's Women, 97 Blake St., Lewiston. Call  
Klara, 577-0607 or cww at oxfordnetworks.net.

March 8: Washington County Food Summit w/updates, counseling for  
(potential) farmers, 8 AM-4 PM, location TBA. Maine Farmland Trust,  
338-6575 or news at mainefarmlandtrust.org.

March 8: A Peaceful Vigil for Mothers and Families (who have lost  
children to DHS), 1 PM, Gazebo and Park, 3 Main St., Biddeford.  
Lindiwe, 391-0062 or lindiwe.krasin at goddard.edu.

March 12: Climate Solutions expo, plenary, and summit, 9 AM-5 PM,  
Civic Center, Augusta. Call 622-5330 or http://climatesolutionsme.org.

March 15: Maine Grain Conference (how to grow grains),  9 AM-5 PM,  
Spectacular Events Center, Bangor. MOFGA, 568-4142 or www.mofga.org.

March 15: We the People kickoff parties in various locations to  
promote "Corporations Are Not People and Money Is Not Speech"  
campaign. Steve Burke, 691-0322 or WeThePeopleMaine.org.

March 19: "Half the Sky" film shown (women creating social change), 6  
PM, Free Library, Belfast. Call Meredith, 338-5089.

March 22 (snow date: March 23): Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local  
Economies in Maine" gathering to promote local economies, 9 AM-4 PM,  
Randall Student Center, U/Maine, Augusta. Register at www.mainelocaleconomies.org 
  or (207) 525-7776.

March 22: Annual Awards Dinner, "Realizing Our Dreams," 5:30 PM on,  
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring St., Portland. EqualityMaine, 761-3732  
or info at equalitymaine.org or www.equalitymaine.org.

March 23: "The Next American Revolution" film shown (beyond capitalism  
and state socialism, 6 PM, Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St.  
#100, Bangor. Call 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.

March 28-30: Winter Gathering 2014 for all those HIV+ and partners,  
Bangor area. FMI: Kent, 400-7518.

March 30: Seed Swap and Scion Exchange (get new fruits and veggies),  
10 AM-4 PM, Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Maine Organic  
Farmers and Gardeners Association, 568-4142 or www.mofga.org.

Notices:

The new issue of Saving Seeds, the occasional newspaper from Food for  
Maine's Future, is out. Saving Seeds reviews FMF's 2013 activities,  
remembering elders in the organic and local foods movements,  
legislation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, strategies for local foods  
development, and much more. Former FMF director Bob St. Peter has  
moved on to new projects, and Betsy Garrold has taken over the reigns,  
at least temporarily. For a copy of the paper or more info about FMF's  
new initiatives and projects, call 244-0908 or foodformainesfuture207 at gmail.com 
.

"Facts about Wind Energy Development in Maine" is a fact sheet to  
demonstrate that industrial wind as an energy producer will not solve  
climate or energy supply and cost problems. These facts question  
whether wind can even be a significant part of a future energy mix for  
a number of reasons, including intermittancy, large upfront costs, the  
need for subsidies, and about 15 other reasons. According to ISO New  
England, the overall source of electricity in New England, wind only  
makes up 1% of electricity currently. For a copy of this fact sheet,  
contact Paula Moore, paula32713 at gmail.com.

A new monthly newspaper is making its debut in March in the Lewiston- 
Auburn area. "Bridges" is coming out of the Lewiston Unites effort  
that began after several fires roared thru the downtown area last  
spring. The paper wants to include local articles that especially  
concentrate on the downtown areas of both cities. It will be in  
English but at a reading level that should appeal to new English  
speakers. There will also be audio files in French, Somali, and  
English. To get a copy of the new paper or to contribute an article,  
photo, or anything relevant to the community, contact Shanna Rogers, srogers at community-concepts.org 
.



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