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.
October 28: “Inside Job” documentary on financial collapse and bailouts, probably 7 PM (check time) at Blue Hill Library. Judy Robbins, 326-4405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 30: “Living in Jail,” part of monthly series on “Deconstructing Poverty,” 11:30 AM-1 PM, U-U Church, 37 Miller St., Belfast. Jennifer Hill, 722-3383 or email@example.com.
October 30: “Budrus” film shown (Israel/Palestine conflict and nonviolent alternatives), 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Peace and Justice Center, 942-9343 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.peacectr.org.
November 3: Meeting with members of PICO (national organization uniting religious and other communities thru community organizing) to discuss a PICO organization in Maine, noon-2 PM, El Centro Latino office, 68 Washington Ave., Portland. Charlie Bernstein, Maine Initiatives, 622-6294 or www.maineinitiatives.org
November 4-6: Farmer to Farmer conference to promote farming skills and knowledge, Point Lookout, Northport. MOFGA, 568-4142 or email@example.com or www.mofga.org.
November 4-6: “Paul Goodman changed My Life” film by Maine’s Jonathan Lee premieres in Maine, 6:30 PM (4th) and 2 PM (5-6), Portland Museum of Art. Jonathan Lee, 917-407-2884 or www.paulgoodmanfilm.com.
November 4-6: “On Being a War Tax Resister: Public or Private?” gathering of New England war tax resisters and supporters, Amherst, Mass. For carpooling from Maine and other details: Larry Dansinger, Maine WTR Resource Center, 525-7776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 5-6: “Home Grown Maine” trade show on use of cannabis for medical and other purposes + vendors and music, Civic Center, Augusta. See www.mmcmonline.org
November 10: “I Go on Singing: A Tribute to Paul Robeson” program of his life by Anthony Brown, 7 PM, Hauck Auditorium, U/Maine, Orono. Call 581-3860 or email@example.com
November 11: Partners for World Health presentation on health programs in Libya and need for more workers there, evening, Scarborough. FMI: Partners, 885-1011.
November 10-13: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” play about GLBTQ soldiers in the military, time TBA, Black Box Theater, 25 Forest Ave., Portland. Sarah Holmes, USM, 780-5767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 12: Emma’s Revolution folk duo in concert to benefit Dragon Farm, 7:30 PM, Blue Goose, 1184 Atlantic Highway, Northport. Maura Mellay, email@example.com
November 13: PICA (Power in Community Alliances) 25th annual auction to benefit PICA and its sister city in El Salvador, 3-6 PM, Brick Church, Bangor. PICA, 947-4203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 16: “Eyewitness Gaza” film shown (affects of Palestine/Israel policies on people of Gaza), 6 PM, Free Library, Belfast, with discussion following w/filmmaker Tom Jackson. Call Cathy, 338-4920.
November 17: Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence annual Fitzgerald Award Dinner, 6-9 PM, Italian Heritage Center, Portland. Call 780-0501 or email@example.com
November 17-20: Low Impact Forestry workshop, MOFGA Common Ground Education Center, Unity. MOFGA, 568-4142 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 20: “Inside Job” documentary on financial collapse and bailouts, probably 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Peace and Justice Center, 942-9343 or email@example.com
November 27: “Public School,” part of monthly series on “Deconstructing Poverty,” 11:30 AM-1 PM, U-U Church, 37 Miller St., Belfast. Jennifer Hill, 722-3383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 2: Dinner honoring Kit St. John w/speaker Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 5:30-7:30 PM, Gulf of Maine Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland.Judy Ward, Maine Center for Economic Policy, 622-7381 or email@example.com
The Occupation movement that has swept the country is alive and well in Maine, with ongoing occupations in Portland, Augusta, and Bangor and support groups and actions in South Portland, Blue Hill, and Ellsworth. More are popping up as you are reading this. Portland people are at Monument Square each day and camping in Lincoln Park (corner, Franklin and Congress), Augusta has started an encampment in Capitol Park, across from the state capitol, and Bangor is working out details for a plan for Eastern Maine. Contacts: Rose, 242-5815 or the media team, 200-1791 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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or Hillary at 649-5980. For Bangor: Peace and Justice Center, 942-9343 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MAIN and Maine Equal Justice Partners has info sheets on various legislative results and budget cuts which affect, mostly negatively, low income people in Maine. Fact sheets include Maine Medical Assistance Programs: Who’s Covered and Who’s Not,” “Alternative Aid,” “Help with Winter Utility and Fuel Bills,” and “Cuts to Public Assistance for Legal Immigrants.” For these sheets and more about these changes, contact MEJP, 1-866-626-7059 or email@example.com
Jail library volunteers are needed. Volunteers for Hancock Jail Residents needs people to offer two hours on a Saturday to help distribute books to those incarcerated in the county jail in Ellsworth. “It’s an easy but essential service,” according to Judy Garvey from VHJR. Contact her at 374-3608 or www.jailvolunteers.org