Here are some calendar items for June (plus a few earlier and/or later and a few later in the summer). 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.
May 27: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” film shown, 7 PM, Public Library, Blue Hill. Peninsula Peace and Justice, 326-4405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28 (rain: May 29): Field of Flags (Iraq War Dead Memorial) planting of 6,000 flags for US troops and noting about 1.3 million Iraqis also, 10 AM-noon, Main St. near Library and Congregational Church, Blue Hill. Peninsula Peace and Justice, 326-4405.
June 2-5: “It Gets Better: First LGBT Film Festival, Ellsworth. Web: www.grandonline.org/lgbt-film-festival-2.
June 5 (+ other programs almost monthly thru December): 11/11 forums on poverty with topics such as food issues, literacy, jail, transportation, mental health, classism, 11 AM, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 37 Miller St., Belfast. Call Jennifer Hill, 722-3383 or email@example.com.
June 7: Tour and workshop for Maine master gardeners, Newforest Institute, Brooks. Call 722-3625.
June 12-19: 25th annual Southern Maine Pride events, including biking to Portland, Dyke March on June 17 (7:30 PM, Monument Square) and a parade on June 18 (about 1 PM, from Monument Square to Deering Oaks Park). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.southernmainepride.org.
June 15: “Taking Root” film shown (Nobel Prize winner Wangari Matthei of Kenya and her tree planting projects) with potluck preceding the film, 5:30 PM, Abbott Room, Free Library, Belfast. Meredith, Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, 338-5089.
June 17-19: “Raytheon, Missile Offense, and Endless War: Working Together to Demilitarize and Create a Sustainable Future” conference, vigil, and concert, N. Andover, MA. Bruce Gagnon, 443-9502 or email@example.com or www.space4peace.org.
June 18: “Summer Solstice Celebration: A Growing Time” w/peace and justice music from several groups and choirs, 6 PM, U-U Church, 120 Park St., Bangor. Call 947-7009 or 942-9343.
June 18: “Maine Workers Forum on Jobs: Time to Fight Back,” effects of attacks on Maine workers testimony, 9 AM-2 PM, Brewer Auditorium. Eastern Maine Labor Council/Workers Center of Eastern Maine, 989-4141.
June 24-26: Harry’s Hoe Down festival (music, speakers, dance, camping) with opportunities for peace and justice groups to have information tables, Starks. Web: www.FriendsofTheHill.com.
June 25: Pride Festival, noon-5 PM for organizational fair, 6-9 PM for dance, Bangor. More details TBA. Web search: Pride Festival Bangor.
June 26 (+ other programs almost monthly thru December): 11/11 forums on poverty with topics such as food issues, literacy, jail, transportation, mental health, classism, 11 AM, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 37 Miller St., Belfast. Call Jennifer Hill, 722-3383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.