Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Community Announcements

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WPKN offers a weekly White Rose Political Calendar to give voice to the struggle for political, social, economic and environmental justice.

Here are this week's listings:

Wed., Oct. 7

At 6:30 p.m. come to a free forum entitled American Values and Health Reform: Are They Connectable? presented by the Reverend Donald McKinney, an authority on the ethics of health care decision making and right to die issues.
At the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike at Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton.
For more information call (631)537-0132

Sat. Oct 10

From 10:00am – 5:00pm, come to the Yale Peabody Museum for A Celebration of North American Native Cultures. The day will feature crafts, games and storytelling with an 11 a.m. performance by Grammy-nominated North American flute player Joseph Fire Crow in this year's focus on North American Native peoples. Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue in New Haven. For more information, call 203.432.3777.

From 10:30am to noon come to the community room of the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, across from the Green, for an Urban Garden Workshop. Rachel Ziesk, Certified Master Gardener, will discuss and give great tips for closing your garden and how to maximize your garden for the fall/winter and early spring. Q&A following discussion. Light refreshments served. The workshop is free, and pre-registration is suggested. Sponsored by the New Haven Land Trust. For more information, contact barbara@newhavenlandtrust.org, or call 203-562-6655.

From 7:00pm – 11:30pm it's the Solar Youth Benefit Party, Auction and Planetarium Show. It will include a open bar, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, music and dancing.
There will be a live and silent auctions featuring vacation trips and items from local merchants and a Planetarium Show.
It's at the Leitner Family Observatory & Planetarium, 355 Prospect Street, New Haven. For information and tickets, call 203.387.4189. Sponsored by Solar Youth, a youth development and environmental education organization..

Saturday, October 24

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine/Squeaky Wheel Productions will present a public forum and film screening: "Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What Can be Done About It" with University of Massachusetts economics professor emeritus Richard D. Wolff Hear analysis and solutions Michael Moore doesn't cover in his new film, “Capitalism: A Love Story”
It takes place at 2pm, with a reception to follow, at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT
For more information and to reserve tickets, call: (203) 268-8446

Also on Sat., Oct. 24, from 3-5 p.m., join a global movement to solve the climate crisis! Come to the New Haven Green to send a clear message to world leaders at the upcoming Climate Conference in Copenhagen that the planet needs to reduce carbon dioxide to 350 ppm to preserve life as we know it. Groups will be tabling on the Green, and at 3:50 p.m. we'll build the numerals 3-5-0 out of people and take an aerial photo! Visit 350.org/Newhaven for more information.

To include your group's upcoming events in the listings of the White Rose Political Calendar – send information about national, regional and local events (two weeks in advance when possible) to: whiterosewpkn@gmail.com.

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