CoastNet Announcements for February 1, 2012
We the People, not We the Corporations
On Monday Feb.6 at 6 p.m., Occupy Newport and other concerned citizens will be requesting that the Newport City Council consider passing a resolution to the US Congress for a Constitutional amendment to reverse the effects of the US Supreme Court Citizens United decision. See http://movetoamend.org./
A sizable attendance is needed to convince the Council that this is an important issue to the citizens of Newport and Lincoln County. Not everyone will have a chance to speak but your presence will be noted.
PLEASE COME SUPPORT US!! Newport City Hall, 169 SW Coast Hwy.
--Stephen Farish email@example.com
Immigration Information Team to meet this Sunday
The Immigration Information Team of Lincoln County will meet again this Sunday, 3 p.m., at the Centro de Ayuda office, 9th and Hurbert in Newport. The agenda will include the review and summary of goals left over from the Strategy meeting, continuation of our Welcoming Communities resolution presentations to municipal and county governments, and consideration of the recommendation of the Centro de Ayuda board that we form our own nonprofit.
If you are interested in protecting the human and civil rights of everyone in Lincoln County, please join us.
--Joanne Cvar firstname.lastname@example.org
Dances of Universal Peace Join in the Dance on the second Friday of each month, 7 p.m., South Beach Community Center, 3024 Ferry Slip Road, South Beach. The next Dance will be on Friday, Feb. 10.
Dances of Universal Peace are easy-to-learn movements and songs, honoring spiritual traditions from around the world.
Dances use music, movements, and words from traditions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Native American, and others.
Songs and dances are taught by a leader and accompanied by musicians.
Dances are prayerful, joyful and inspiring.
No prior dance experience is necessary. A donation of $5-$10 suggested.
Reading Circle will discuss Silas Marner
The Newport Library Reading Circle will discuss George Eliot’s novel, Silas Marner, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at noon. Silas Marner is the story of a reclusive weaver in the village of Raveloe in the early nineteenth century. His lonely life is transformed when a young girl wanders into his home, and wins his heart.
The Reading Circle is free and open to the public. For more information, call 265-2153 or visit www.newportlibrary.org.
Love is Love Valentine Party
Be our guest on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2-4 p.m. at the Oregon Coast Community College Commons, 400 SE College Way in South Beach. Celebrate love: young and old, gay and straight, parents, family and friends of lesbians and gays.
Local musicians and poets
Sweetheart photos available.
Delightful decadent desserts.
Hosted by PFLAG.
Don't miss the Second Annual Love is Love Valentine Party. We're hoping for another great turnout for a fun, family event. Come and enjoy the entertainment, delicious desserts, and visiting with all your friends. You can even make your own Valentine or get a sweetheart photo. Donations appreciated and tax-deductible
--Jeanne St.John email@example.com
Newport Senior Activities Center Lunch and Learn
Newport Senior Activities Center offers Lunch and Learn on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of February, March, and April, 2012, from12:45-1:45 p.m. Bring your lunch and join others as you listen to informed speakers sharing stories, information, and dramatic presentations.
On Feb. 13, Kaety Hildabrand from Oregon Sea Grant Extension will talk on Wave Energy in Oregon. On February 27, Willie Worman of Georgia Pacific will give a talk on Georgia Pacific’s paper-making process and the company’s contributions to the community.
Please call NSAC at 541-265-9617 and/or check out our website at www.newportoregon.gov/sc for additional information.
Yaquina Birders and Naturalists February events
On Thursday, Feb. 16, Cynthia Trowbridge presents "Lough Hyne in Southwest Ireland: Imminent Change in a European Marine Reserve." Lough Hyne is a marine lake and was established as the first marine reserve in Europe in 1981. Dr. Trowbridge has conducted field research there and leads the International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program from the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology there. Cynthia has conducted ecological research in nine countries, including her current work in the United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, and Japan.
This Yaquina Birders and Naturalists meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Education Wing Room 30/32 in the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center. Please use the Staff Entrance (NOT the entrance to the Visitor's Center), follow the signs, and park near the Library.
Cost: free. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call 541-265-2965.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, Dick Demarest will lead the Yaquina Birders and Naturalists "Birding Field Trip to Fogarty Beach State Park, Boiler Bay, and Depoe Bay Seawall."
Please meet by 9 a.m. at the north end of Fogarty Beach State Park, which is about two miles north of Depoe Bay. The north end of this park is along HWY 101 north of Fogarty Creek. There is no fee to use this park. Please wear or bring clothes for variable weather.
Duration: morning. This event is free and open to the public. Beginning birders are welcome. For more information, call 541-265-2965.
--Range Bayer firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Flowers to visit Corvallis
Do you remember when the members of President Obama's Health Care Reform Committee were being impaneled, and a woman in the audience stood up and demanded to know why there was no one representing single-payer at the table? When she insisted that someone representing single-payer be made a member of the panel, she was arrested and escorted from the room. That was Dr. Margaret Flowers, a Maryland pediatrician. That was Dr. Margaret Flowers. She's going to be speaking in Corvallis this month. Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53RbYauyv_8.
Dr. Margaret Flowers will speak in Corvallis on February 17, 12-1 p.m., at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Av. The library is across the street (Monroe Ave.) from Central City Park. The cross street is 6th.
Here is a four-minute, 32-second video that says it all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-tDaaqNwXM
--Contributed by Robert Fischer from Bandon email@example.com
Scene of the Crime
A cool, truth-telling, light-show statement on the Supreme Court building to mark the second anniversary of Citizens United from The Other 98%. Funny and fabulous soundtrack. http://www.commondreams.org/further/2012/01/30-2
--Contributed by Samuel Metz. M.D. SamuelMetz@SamuelMetz.com
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