Please pass along to others in your group or in the area. The Good Life Center is in Harborside, a few miles from the Cape Rosier Grange. Thanks.
From: Good Life Center <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: July 11, 2012 11:27:01 AM EDTTo: Jocelyn Langer <email@example.com>Subject: Descriptions & updates – Monday Night Meetings start July 16th!
Here are the descriptions for our July Monday Night Meetings! (see below) I’ll send you the August descriptions as we get closer. I’m also attaching an updated version of the poster/schedule. Hope you can make it to one of our events this summer!
Monday, July 16th at 7pm
Earth Centered Spirituality with Rev. Charles StephensThe richness, beauty and complexity of the natural world draws many of us to and Earth Centered Spirituality. The natural world is the realm in which we live out our lives. Scott and Helen Nearing not only found physical sustenance from the earth, they also found a deep sense of well-being from living the Good Life. I have found that an Earth Centered Spirituality can help can help us feel a natural spiritual power pulling us like gravity itself toward the renewing powers of the earth.
Monday, July 23rd at 7pm
Keep Your Eye on the Prize: peace & nonviolence
with Elizabeth Adams, Arnold Greenberg & Timbered LakeTimbered Lake will be joined by Arnold Greenberg and Beth Adams for a program on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7 PM at The Good Life Center, 372 Harborside Road, Brooksville, ME 04617 entitled, “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: Artistic Expressions of Peace and Nonviolence. Audience participation is encouraged. All Welcome!
Timbered Lake, http://www.purevolume.com/timberedlake an acoustic duo from Mount Desert Island, offers original songs for Mother Earth, peace, social justice, and healing. Diana’s guitar joins with Crow’s indigenous percussion to underscore relevant, spiritually infused lyrics and soaring harmonies at numerous local venues and beyond!. Their music is aired on WERU’s “Earth Tones” Program. (www.weru.org.) “Our aim is to carry good medicine through our music and to help nurture a culture of peace.”
Arnold Greenberg has published three books of poetry and a collection of essays on education, Adventures on Arnold’s Island. He owned the Left Bank Café for ten years and then co-founded and was Director of Liberty School in Blue Hill. Both his trilogy, Children of the Dream, (based on the Atlantis legend) and his latest novel, Spam have been published. Two new books of poetry, Sisyphus and Morning Songs will be published soon. He lives in an off-the-grid cabin in East Blue Hill.
Beth Adams, formerly a professional musician/music educator, is a life-long peace, human rights, social and environmental justice activist. She serendipitously became a songwriter ten years after graduating from The New England Conservatory of Music, having written poetry most of her life. Ms. Adams is a published poet and will release an illustrated Children’s Book later this year based on one of her songs, Blue Planet, Blue.
Audience participation is encouraged! (Bring an original or favorite artistic expression of peace and nonviolence, whether visual or studio arts, literature or music.)
Monday, July 30th at 7pm
Gardens for All! with Nancy OdenMany people cannot afford to buy good food, including locally-grown food, which is often no cheaper than supermarket fare. Food pantries frequently run out of food in spite of all the food and money donations. Thus, food pantries cannot be considered the sole answer for hungry families. Also, many of the foods they hand out have genetically-engineered and other unhealthy ingredients. Here are some topics that we will address in this discussion:
- How can we help people have good, inexpensive food for their families?
- How can we get started on helping people to help themselves?
- What sorts of gardens are we talking about?
- What are potential funding sources? And more
Nancy Oden has been actively advocating for Earth since the first Earth Day in 1970; she began growing food organically at that time. She left her computer programmer/teaching job in Princeton 33 years ago and moved to Maine to become an organic farmer. Ms. Oden is now semi-retired, but still makes trouble for poison pesticide, chemical-dependent growers and others who harm our Earth. Nancy Oden Blogs at survivalinthesetimes.bangordailynews.com ; her website is cleanearth.net , email: firstname.lastname@example.org .