Late January calendar


Newsletter editors,

 

Here are some calendar items for January (plus a few earlier and/or later).  FEEL FREE TO PICK AND CHOOSE AND NOT USE EVERY ITEM. THIS ONE IS LATE AND ABBREVIATED BECAUSE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL ON DEC. 15 AND COULDN’T DO THIS UNTIL I GOT OUT. MY APOLOGIES.

Larry Dansinger

 

December 31: Polar Bear Plunge to help fight Global Warming (fundraising event), noon, East End Beach, Portland. Stacie, Natural Resources Council of Maine, 430-0127 or stacie@nrcm.org.

December 31: Peace Vigil in Market Square, 6 PM (tent.), downtown Portsmouth, NH. Wes Flierl, wesflierl1@netzero.net.
 
January 8: Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition strategy meeting to plan future actions re: support for prisoners and prison change, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, IBEW hall, 16 Old Winthrop St., Manchester. FMI: maineprisoneradvocacy@yahoo.com.
 
January 8-9: Introduction to Nonviolent Communication with Inner Relationship Focus w/Gina Cenciose, Camden. Contact Norman Pasewalk, normanpasewalk@gmail.com or 928-300-4707.
 
January 11: MOFGA annual meeting and day at annual Agricultural Trades Show, Civic Center, Augusta. MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga@mofga.org.
 
January 15: Draw-a-Thon III (artists on the theme of “Bring Our War Dollars Home), 10 AM-5 PM, Public Library, downtown Portland. Lisa Savage, 643-2356 or lsavage3@gmail.com.
January 16: Thirtieth (30th) annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration, “From Civil Rights to Human Rights, MLK and the Demand for Economic Justice,” 5 PM on, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., Portland. Call Portland NAACP, 253-5074 or guide.freedomtrail1850@yahoo.com or www.portlandmlk.net.
 
January 16: Regional meeting of justice and peace groups, open house, and Martin Luther King holiday celebration, 2-4 PM (regional meeting) and 5-7 PM (MLK potluck and sing-along), new Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine space, 96 Harlow St., Bangor. Call 942-9343 or info@peacectr.org or www.peacectr.org.
 
January 16: Great Northeast Radio Rally (workshops, how-to’s, evening slam), 9 AM-4 PM (rally) and 7-9 PM (slam), USM, Portland (day) and Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland (evening). Blunt Radio, 650-5835 or cholman@usm.maine.edu.
 
January 16-17: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events throughout the state of Maine. Look for an event near you.
 
January 17-20: Actor Vinie Burrows speaks in Maine about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cuban Five political prisoners in Lewiston (Bates College,17th day times, 18th, 12:30 PM and 20th, 7 PM), Brunswick (17th, 7 PM Frontier Café), Farmington (18th, 7 PM, UM/Farmington), and Portland (19th, 7 PM, Glickman Library, USM). FMI, Maine Peace Council, Tom Whitney, 743-2183.
 
January 26: “Green Drinks” (Social networking meeting of environmental activists and enthusiasts) w/talk by Michael Anderson, 7 PM, St. Savior’s Church, Bar Harbor. Ron Greenberg, ron@benbows.com.
 
January 28-29: Maine Farmers Market Convention w/workshops, panels, speakers, Hutchinson Center, Belfast. MOFGA, 568-4142 or mofga@mofga.org.
 
January 29: (snow date: January 30): “Beyond Capitalism: New Economies for Maine” annual Changing Maine gathering, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Pine Tree (Viles) Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta. Larry Dansinger/ROSC, 525-7776 or rosc@psouth.net.

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