Calendar of events for June and beyond

Hope you can do this. I can’t. Not sure if it’s just the calendar or all emails. Maybe you need to find out.


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From: Marjorie Dole <>
Date: May 16, 2012 4:29:40 PM EDT
To: Larry Dansinger <>
Subject: Re: [HCCN] Calendar of events for June and beyond
Please unsubscribe me.  Marj Dole

On May 16, 2012, at 7:15 AM, Larry Dansinger wrote:

Newsletter editors,

Here are some calendar items for June (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

May 31: Rally to oppose East-West Highway, 5:30 PM, Foxcroft Academy, Dover-Foxcroft. Chris, 357-1443 or Sid/Pete, 564-8687 or

June 2: “Soil Seminar” presentation w/Mark Fulford, 9 AM-5 PM, Newforest Institute, 66 Monroe Hway, Brooks. Call 722-3625 or
June 2-3: “Deepening Open Communication” workshops on transforming power dynamics and the “Art of Nonviolent Communication” w/Peggy Smith, 9:30 AM-4 PM both days, Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Peggy Smith, 789-5299 or

June 5: Climate Change Summit observed in Maine. Bob Klotz, Maine, 317-1692 or
June 9: Maine People’s Alliance annual Rising Tide dinner w/speaker Barney Frank and awards, Woodfords Congreagational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. MPA, 797-0967 or

June 9: Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition statewide meeting to work on prisoner support and prison change issues, time TBA, Manchester. Email or

June 13: Open House for LGBT Collection, 5 PM, Glickman Library, USM, Portland. Susie Bock, or 780-4269.

June 13: “You Wanted to Be a Farmer” film shown with potluck preceding the film, 5:30 PM, Free Library, Belfast. Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, 525-7776. 

June 14: Maine Initiatives 2012 Watering Can awards celebration to honor local/regional activists, 5-8 PM, Morgan Hill events center, Hermon (near Bangor). Maine Initiatives, 622-6294 or

June 15-16: Annual Dyke March (15th) and Southern Maine Pride Festival for LGBTQI rights and respect (16th, parade 12:30 PM at Monument Square, festival from 1-5 PM, Deering Oaks Park), Portland. FMI: and

June 16: Walk to Stop the War on the Poor, noon-2 PM, Peirce Park, (next to Library) around downtown, Bangor. Peace and Justice Center, 942-9343 or

June 20: Genesis Community Loan Fund 20th anniversary celebration, 5-7 PM, Moulton Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Genesis, 563-67073 or

June 23-July 1: Permaculture Design Certification Course, Newforest Institute, Brooks. Call 722-3625 or

June 30: Bangor Pride Parade for LGBTQI rights, 11 AM parade begins (location TBA) ending at West Market Square w/party to follow. Email:

Four Directions Development Corporation is sponsoring a “voluntourism” event for those who want to help maintain native culture while having a vacation at the same time. The event will include soils screening from archeological sites of significance to the Penobscot Nation, and a trip to Pleasant Point for a Passamaquoddy celebration day. Activities will also include tours of tribal lands, traditional meals, learning about Native history, and getting a good dose of Wabanaki culture. The Voluntourism event will be from August 15-19 beginning at Indian Island near Old Town. For more about this unique event, contact Helen Scalia at 828-0932 or hscalia63, preferably by the end of May or ASAP.

If you know any transgender youth (ages 9-18), the Trans Youth Equality Foundation has openings for their TYEF summer and fall retreats in Maine. In addition to fun stuff like hiking and kayaking, there will be support groups and “know your rights” workshops. Scholarships are available, and sponsorships are also encouraged. The summer retreat is the weekend of July 13. Location is outside the Portland area. For more information, try

How’s the economy for working people? Not so hot, according to the University of Maine’s Bureau of Labor Education and its various reports on how workers are doing these days. The Bureau still has lots of copies of its most recent “A Maine Guide to Employment Law.” It also has articles on “right to work” laws and how they harm unions, the minimum wage, workers compensation, and occupational health and safety. To get these and copies of other publications, call 581-4124 or

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