CD 1 GREEN PARTY CHAPTER MEETING . . . Tuesday, August 26, 2008, CD 1 Greens will meet at the home of US Senate candidate Steve Larrick, 920 South 8th Street, Lincoln, 8:00pm. Greens will debrief Saturday's US Senate debate at the State Fair, and discuss bringing presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney to Nebraska. Stop by to pick up campaign materials and help spread the word about Larrick for Senate in 2008.
NEBRASKA WOMEN WORK! . . . "Nebraska Women: How's your work life?" is the premiere informational presentation of statewide survey results questioning over 1000 working women in Nebraska. The Women Work! event is Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 10:45 to 11:30am, at the Downtown ActivAge Senior Center, 1005 "O" Street, Lincoln. For more information, contact Lisa Good by phone at 402.489.0869.
GRAND ISLAND GATHERING FOR PEACE . . . Central Nebraska Peaceworkers and CD 3 Greens meet on the first Wednesday after the fourth Sunday of each month to Vigil for Peace. Join them from 5:30 to 6:30pm, Wednesday August 27, 2008, at the corner of State Street and Webb Road in Grand Island. Parking is located in the lot one block west and across State Street.
LINCOLN PEACE VIGILS . . . Join weekly peace vigils at the Federal Building, 15th and O streets in Lincoln, every Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00pm. Contact Mark at 402-499-6672 or mark at weddleton dot com for more information.
NEW FARMERS MARKET OPENS . . . Lincoln's Community CROPS has started a new farmers market open 4:30pm to 7:30pm on Thursdays at Pentzer Park, 27th and Potter Streets. Vine-ripened tomatoes, squash, peppers, eggplant, herbs and flowers are grown seven miles from the market and picked fresh each week for sale by local vendors. Community CROPS works with farmers to develop small businesses that sell produce and eggs direct to consumers in the Lincoln area.
GROW AND SHARE FRESH PRODUCE . . . Area gardeners are invited to take excess fruits and vegetables to Campbell's Nurseries, 2342 South 40th Street and 7000 South 56th Street, Lincoln, where it will be collected by the Food Bank and distributed to 100 agencies in Southeast Nebraska that serve low-income individuals and families. Produce may also be dropped off at the Food Bank, 4840 Doris Bair Circle (three blocks north of 48th & Superior Streets), 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Do not pre-wash or refrigerate produce, and transport it in paper sacks rather than plastic bags to avoid spoilage.
LINCOLN GREEN DRINKS . . . Every fourth Wednesday on even months, the international environmental networking event Green Drinks meets in Lincoln at Lazlo's Brewery and Grill in the Haymarket at 210 North 7th Street. On odd months Green Drinks meets in Omaha. There are now 402 cities participating in these monthly informal sessions worldwide. Lincoln Green Drinks will meet Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 5:30pm to close at Lazlo's. For more information, e-mail Rick Yoder, bounce dash envneb dash 26471 at p2ric dot org.
HIROSHIMA ATOMIC BOMB SURVIVOR IN LINCOLN AND OMAHA . . . Kaz Suyeishi, president of the American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A- bomb Survivors, will speak in Lincoln on Thursday, August 28, 2008, 7:00pm at First United Methodist Church, 2723 North 50th Street, in the Black Fellowship Hall, lower level of the church (enter east doors off 50th Street). In Omaha, she will speak on Friday, August 29, at First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass Street, in Mead Hall, 6:30 to 8:30pm. (Enter west doors.) In Lincoln, Ms. Suyeishi will also meet UN-L students at the Nebraska Union Georgian Suite on Thursday, 3:30 to 5:00pm. For further information, phone Paul Olson, President of Nebraskans for Peace, at 402.475.1318.
HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI EXHIBIT . . . During the month of August, a 30 piece Hiroshima-Nagasaki Exhibit is on display at First United Methodist Church, 2723 North 50th Street, Lincoln. Monday through Friday, enter through the north side door. The exhibit is in the basement.
DAVID ROVICS AND PEGGY LANG IN CONCERT . . . Friday, August 29, 2008, 7:30pm, David Rovics and Peggy Lang will perform a free original music concert at Hastings College, the French Memorial Chapel, 710 North Turner Street in Hastings. Amy Goodman called Rovics "the musical version of Democracy Now!" and Lang is a local Nebraska singer/songwriter from Dannebrog. For more information phone Mena at 308.754.4901.
NEBRASKA GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES . . . Green Party candidates for 2008 in Partisan elections are Steven R. Larrick, U.S. Senate; and for Douglas County Board, District 1: Scott Hoffman. LaVerne Thraen has filed for the Non-Partisan OPPD Board of Directors Metro District, and Doug Paterson is a candidate for Public Service Commission District 2 in Omaha.