August Calendar additions

A few late additions to the August (and slightly before) calendar:

Jul 28: Program with MOFGA delegation to El Salvador (sustainable agriculture in that Central American country), 7 PM, Unitarian- Universalist Church, 121 Bucksport Rd., Ellsworth. Martha Dickinson,

August 9: Showing of “The Coca-Cola Case: The Truth that Refreshes” film about Coke and its labor, human rights, and environmental abuses and discussion with Ray Rogers, director of the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, 5:30 PM, Abbott Room, Free Library, Belfast. Bethany Louisos,

August 14: The New School’s tenth anniversary celebration (they are also looking for new students). The New School, 38 York St., Kennebunk, ME 04043, 985-3745 or

August 17: Product Stewardship Forum (turning trash into products and income), 2:15-5:15 PM, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. Natural Resources Council of Maine, 1-800-287-2345 or

August 21: 5th Annual Blackfly Ball w/music, dancing, more, evening, Machias Valley Grange, 3 Elm St., Machias. Beehive Design Collective, 255-6737 or for carpooling or more info.


“The True Cost of Coal” is a new mega-graphic by the Beehive Design Collective of Machias. Released in late July, it is available in poster form from Beehive, 255-6737 or or The poster is multi-colored and an excellent tool for learning about all the costs of coal mining, including mountain top removal. The Bees are also available to bring their posters and discuss coal issues in detail at your group meeting, grange hall or town library, or wherever you can set up a showing.

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