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Lawrence wilkerson keynote speaker at conference at psu today


PLYMOUTH — Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell will be the keynote speaker at the NH Peace Action Conference: Overcoming Money in Politics which will be held today from 9:30 am to 3 pm at Plymouth State University's Boyd Science Center.

Wilkerson offers honest criticism of America's policies on war and militarism. Defense industries spent more than $126 million on lobbying last year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics; plus an additional $25 million in campaign contributions. Defense spending accounts for about $615 billion of the federal budget this fiscal year.

Conference workshops will include: Money in Politics, Direct Action, Militarism, Incarceration and For-Profit Prisons, Global Warming, and GMOs.

The conference is sponsored by: NH Peace Action, Plymouth State University Peace & Social Justice Studies Council, PSU Office of Environment Sustainability, American Friends Service Committee-NH Program, Climate Action New Hampshire, Coalition for Open Democracy, People for the American Way, and Stamp Stampede.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 06:25

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Heifer Parade at Canterbury Shaker Village on May 2

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will host the 3rd Annual Heifer Parade with Food & Fiddle on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cows from Brookford Farm will parade to the historic pastures at the Village at approximately 11 a.m. Admission is free.

Maypole dancing, food, outdoor barn dancing, and make-your-own head wreaths, tutus and May baskets will be available throughout the day. Come early and decorate yourself for the parade or wear your best spring bonnet! Prizes will be awarded for the best hat. Self-guided exhibits at the Village will be open to attendees and guided tours will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a special fee of $10 per person. More information, please visit www.shakers.org.

Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include the Canterbury Shaker Village XC5K on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. Shaker Roots Dinner and Auction, the annual gathering benefiting Canterbury Shaker Village on Wednesday, June 24. Upcoming Shaker-inspired workshops include Hands on Grafting and Competent Pruning on Saturday, April 11 Building Great No-Till, No-Dig Garden Beds on Saturday, April 18 and Home Orchard Care on Saturday, May 16.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:48

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Environmental Fair at PSU on Wed.

 PLYMOUTH  —  Common Ground, Plymouth State University's environmental and social justice student organization, has announced that it will again be sponsoring its annual Environmental Fair which is set for Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Hartman Union Building on the PSU campus.

A number of off-campus and on-campus NH environmental and related organizations have been invited to come and set up tables and displays about their work. Information on PSU's environmental initiatives will also be available. Vehicles powered by used veggie-oil will be on display.

The following organizations are among those expected to participate: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center; New Hampshire Electric Cooperative; Newfound Lake Region Association; Squam Lakes Association; Plymouth Conservation Commission; Quincy Bog Natural Area; D Acres Permaculture Farm & Educational Homestead; NH League of Conservation Voters; KTM Auto (veggie-oil powered vehicles); PSU Science Society; PSU American Chemical Society Club; PSU Center for the Environment; PSU Office of Environmental Sustainability; PSU Center for Rural Partnerships; PSU Physical Plant (energy conservation, recycling); PSU Sustainability Council; Sodexo (PSU Dining Services); Common Ground.

In case of inclement weather, the fair will be held in the Fireplace Lounge and Pawsway within the Hartman Union Building.

The Environmental Fair is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:44

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Tickets on sale for Mayhem Festival at Meadowbrook

GILFORD — The hard rock/heavy metal 2015 Mayhem Festival will come to Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on July 22.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale starting Friday, April 17, at noon. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Meadowbrook box office at 603-293-4700 or logging on to www.BankNHpavilion.com.

This summer's Mayhem Festival will feature a main stage with headliners Slayer, King Diamond, Hell Yeah and The Devil Wears Prada. The Victory Records stage, open earlier in the day, will feature White Chapel, Thy Art is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her to the Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.


Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:37

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