Provided by Coastal Progressives
Announcements for August 10, 2011
Lincoln County welcomes Cindy Sheehan and her own band of brothers.
Lincoln County will welcome Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan to Newport on Monday, August 22, accompanied by Oregon Veterans for Peace and Justice with their Peace and Justice bio-diesel bus. Their Newport visit is part of a “Revolutionary Communities Road Trip,” touring the west coast with stops through Oregon and California to showcase and film community activism at the grassroots community level.
Come for the “Welcoming Community” potluck dinner at 6 p.m., in the downstairs meeting room of Atonement Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Coast Highway in Newport (just north of the PUD building). Presentations by local community peace and justice groups will follow at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Immigration Information Response Team is hosting the Revolutionary Communities stop here, co-sponsored by Interfaith Community Peace and Justice, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and the Oceana Family Literacy Center. The presentations will also feature films of Peace Villages in Newport and Lincoln City and drumming by Oceana students.
Sheehan, the mother of Casey Sheehan, a Marine killed in the war on Iraq, is a dedicated anti-war advocate who camped out for months during two consecutive years in front of the vacation “ranch” of former President G.W. Bush in Texas, seeking his answer as to what her son had died for. The answer never came. In 2010 Sheehan ran for the US Congress against Nancy Pelosi. Her message for us about Recreating Revolutionary Communities will wrap up the presentations. For more information, visit www.revcoms.wordpress.com or call 541 563 3615.
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Jobs not Cuts
We need jobs, not cuts. The debt deal that passed Congress last week will not create jobs and forces deep cuts to important programs that protect the middle class while asking nothing of big corporations and millionaires. We at MoveOn.org ask all of the people here in Lincoln County to come out to the corner of Hwy 101 and Hwy 20 tonight, Wednesday Aug. 10, between 4-6 p.m. We are here to deliver the message to our representatives’ that we are not going to reward them for their bad behavior.
Please bring signs and/or materials; we will have pre-made “Jobs not Cuts” signs at 18” x 24” that we could attach to your existing signs. If you can’t attend, at the very least please forward this on to your friends and other networks.
If you have any questions, please call. Rio at 541.961.5606 or Rennie at 541.270.3786. Follow the MoveOn.org link to get more information.
PFLAG meets tonight
Don’t miss tonight’s PFLAG meeting with the Rev. David Weekley, a transgender man who served churches for over 25 years before coming out last year. Join us in welcoming him to Lincoln County. 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s, 9th and Hurbert, in Newport
The Annual PFLAG Family Picnic will be on Sunday, August 21 from 1-4 p.m. on the north side of the Yaquina Bay Bridge near the Fishermen’s Memorial. Watch for the pink table cloths and rainbow regalia! Bring a dish–and bring a friend!
PFLAG will be one of the presenters at the Welcoming Community Potluck Dinner with Cindy Sheehan on Monday, Aug. 22 at Atonement Lutheran Church. Cindy is touring rural communities to gather information about peace and justice movements. And PFLAG is one of the featured groups in the Newport Library’s August display of Welcoming Community–Lincoln County.
Hope to see you soon–and often in August.
–Jeanne St.John, Chair OCC PFLAG
County-wide Climate Change meeting
Please join members of the county-wide Lincoln County Climate Change pilot project when we meet together on Wednesday, August 17, at 7 p.m. in the OCCC conference room in Newport. Representatives from the communities of Neskowin and Port Orford will travel to Newport to talk with us about their respective experiences with recent community-based climate change-aware planning processes.
The Neskowin Coastal Hazards Committee recently created a county-wide planning document for Tillamook County. This effort came out of the recognition of a growing need to address severe beach erosion and related land use planning at the local level, prompting the creation of over-arching policy for the county that lays the groundwork and sets precedent for community-based planning and action. Pete Owston will discuss the effort and its outcomes.
The Port Orford Coastal Resource Team, in cooperation with scientists from Oregon State University and the Sea Grant program, led the Community Climate Change Project in Port Orford. The team, along with local citizens, discussed the potential impacts of climate change to the area and worked together to consider what the community might want to do to address these challenges. One result from the effort was a unanimous decision to consider climate change when city ordinances, the city Comprehensive Plan, and land development proposals are considered. Dave Holman will discuss the effort and its outcomes.
There are many parallels between our three projects, ranging from the use of tools like concept mapping for group decision making, to land use planning and the broader theme of climate change adaptation.
Links below are to documents about these projects for further background. Please come prepared with questions for our speakers. Let’s take advantage of this excellent opportunity to meet with neighbors who have participated in efforts similar in purpose and process to ours.
Electronic versions of the concept mapping we have done are now available on our blog: http://oregonshoresclimateaction.wordpress.com/
The Oregon Coast Community College is located at 400 SE College Way, Newport, and the Lecture Hall is Rm 62. A link to an interactive Google map: http://mapsgoogle.com/maps?q=400+SE+College+Way,+Newport,+OR+97366&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=42.089199,79.013672&z=16
–Paris Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator
Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition
541 4`4 9371
Rock for Food!
Moby Dicks presents “Rock for Food” with a special performance by Hookahstew. All proceeds will benefit Food Share of Lincoln County.
Friday August 19–free entry with two non-perishable food items, or a cash donation – 21 and over. Moby Dicks is located at 448 SW Coast Hwy 101, in Newport 541-265-7847.
–Nancy Smith, Executive Director, Food Share of Lincoln County
Central Coast Land Conservancy Logo Design Contest
The Central Coast Land Conservancy is offering a cash prize of $100 for the design of a logo that captures the organization’s mission and the spirit of the Central Oregon Coast. The contest is open to everyone–professionals and amateurs. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2011. There is no entry fee.
The mission of the Central Coast Land Conservancy is to hold and manage for the benefit of the public, in perpetuity, lands that constitute the natural heritage of Tillamook, Lincoln, and western Lane counties. Its purpose is to maintain, restore, and enhance the land for the benefit of all residents and visitors to this area.
Logo designs can be submitted by email attachment to email@example.com, or sent to the Central Coast Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 1344, Depoe Bay, OR 97341. Electronic files should be jpegs with 300 dpi resolution. Hardcopy submissions should be mailed flat (no folds) in an appropriate-sized envelope. Submissions should include the artist’s name, address, telephone number, and email address. The design should be appropriate for use on letterhead, brochures, cards, website, T-shirts and other media.
By entering the Land Conservancy Logo Design Contest, the artist is certifying that his or her logo design is original and was created specifically for this contest. The winner must agree to exclusive use of the logo by the Central Coast Land Conservancy. CCLC reserves the right not to award prize money if no design is selected.
Please contact Carla Perry if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 541-574-7708. The Central Coast Land Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.
Nye Beach Writers’ Series proudly presents…an evening with Brian Doyle
Brian Doyle edits University of Portland’s Portland Magazine, “the best university magazine in America,” according to Newsweek, and “the best spiritual magazine in the country,” according to author Annie Dillard. Doyle has authored ten books: five collections of essays, two nonfiction books (The Grail, about a year in an Oregon vineyard, and The Wet Engine, about the “muddles and musics of the heart,” two collections of “proems” most recently Thirsty for the Joy: Australian and American Voices (published in Australia); and the novel Mink River, published by Oregon State University Press.
Doyle has four times been finalist for the Oregon Book Award, His essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion, The American Scholar, and in newspapers and magazines around the world. His essays have been reprinted in the annual Best American Essays, Best American Science, Nature Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. Honors for his work include two Pushcart Prizes, and, a 2008 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; previous recipients include Saul Bellow, Kurt Vonnegut, Flannery O’Connor, and Mary Oliver.
The Writers’ Series open mic will take place following intermission. Audience members are encouraged to read, sing, or recite original work for up to five minutes. Open mic slots are available to the first 10 writers who sign up. No pre-registration required.
The Series will take place this month on Saturday, August 20, 7 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center in Nye Beach, in the second floor meeting room. The Visual Arts Center is located at 777 NW Beach Drive (across from the Nye Beach Turnaround) in Newport. General admission is $6 at the door; students always admitted free. Light refreshments will be available.
Mid Valley Health Care Picnic
SUMMER has finally come! Just in time for the Mid-Valley health care advocates to gather for the annual potluck picnic and celebration, 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 16,Thompson Kitchen, Avery Park in Corvallis.
We’ll celebrate our victories and progress in advocating for quality, affordable health care for Oregonians! MUSIC…Mark Weiss is hopeful he will have a new recording….GOOD FRIENDS, GREAT FOOD…your favorite potluck recipe!
Mark your calendar, call a friend, join us on August 16th. BRING: your favorite salad, main dish or dessert to serve 8 hungry health care activists, as well as serving spoons, your own fork, and plate (we’re trying to be good stewards of the environment!) Beverages will be provided. If you have a picnic tablecloth…please bring it. Please RSVP: by Friday, Aug. 12 to email@example.com.
THOMPSON Kitchen is located west of the big long picnic table at Avery Park.
–Betty Johnson, MVHCA
–Mike Huntington, PNHP
Stop! In the Name of Health, Don’t Cut My Medicare:
In remembrance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 6 and 9, 1945:
A new documentary film that has met with sold-out shows across the continent, standing ovations in major centers from Boston to Toronto, and rave reviews in media outlets, is screening at the Yachats Commons, 4th St. and HWY 101 in Yachats, on Saturday, August 13, 6:30 p.m., a program of the Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The screening is hosted by the Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences supported by the Friends of the Yachats Commons Foundation. There is no admission charge, but a $5 donation would help defray publicity costs.
For more information on Living Downstream, visit: http://www.livingdownstream.com. For more information about the Yachats screening, please contact www.GoYachats.com or Donald Niskanen at 541-961-6695
Tomorrow will be a better day; we’ll make it so.
–Song by Billy Bragg, British Rocker