Events

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Saturday, February 4, 2006
Start: 9:00 am
End: 3:00 pm

Event Description:

Bicycle Safety Class
Learn How to Cycle in Traffic
Weds, February 1st & Saturday Feb 4th

- Does the thought of bicycling on the street make you nervous?
- Would you like to learn techniques to teach your child to ride a bicycle safely?
- Are you interested in learning to change a tire and other basics of bicycle maintenance?

The Effective Cycling? program is designed to develop the craft and science of bicycling - the basic ability to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and/or sport under various highway, climate, terrain and traffic conditions.  This introductory course combines classroom discussion/activities and on-road practice of the principles of vehicular-style bicycling. Instructors are certified by the League of American Bicyclists and as such have undergone extensive and on-going training.

This basic 9 hour course is perfect as a primer for those cyclists who wish to gain a full understanding of how to safely operate a bicycle in a variety of situations. The 9 hour class includes learning how to perform a bicycle safety check, fixing a flat, interactive discussion, on-bike skills practice and student manual. Students will gain confidence knowing that they are riding legally and safely. Crash avoidance techniques and crash types will be discussed. Recommended for adults and children above 14.

WHEN:
Wed., Feb. 1, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm   Classroom (no bike needed)
Sat., Feb. 4, 9:00 am -  3:00 pm   On-bike Skills (need bike & approved helmet)

WHERE:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, at the northwest corner of Southmore and Fannin, in the Museum District, Central Houston.

SPONSORS:  BikeHouston.org and First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston  www.firstuu.org

COST: Cost is $40.00, please mail a check as soon as possible payable to "BikeHouston" to P. Wang, 7711 Silent Star Ct, Houston TX 77095, or use PayPal to this email address. Please provide your e-mail address and phone number along with your check or PayPal payment. Fee can be reduced or waived if student has financial constraints.

INSTRUCTORS:   David Dick, Peter Wang, and Steve Colvin, League Certified Instructors.

CONTACT: For further information call Peter Wang at 713-513-2168.

Event Sponsor:
Bike Houston & First Unitarian Universalist Church-Social Ministries

Event Contact Name:
Peter Wang at 713-513-2168

Event Email Address:
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Event Fee:
$40 - includes book. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Start: 1:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

Building a majority, issue by issue", The Billie Carr Institute

Featured presentations and discussions

  • Voter surveys: Drs. Bob Stein, Stephen Klineberg, Richard Murray
  • Discussion panels about environmental and education issues
  • Candidates Bob Gammage (Gov.) and Nick Lampson (US House) & more

 
Targeted to activists, political club members and those newly involved in the political process, this workshop focuses on quality of life issues such as environment and education which are important to Democratic and independent voters in suburban and urban area campaigns.
 
To win elections in our region, Democrats need to communicate about issues important to Democrats as well as a segment of "independent" voters. We can't just shout at George W. Bush and complain about Tom DeLay, we need to speak intelligently about issues that a majority of voters care about.  That is what this conference is all about.
 
This event features briefings from the top survey research experts in the Houston region, discussions about key quality of life issues, and a special time for activists and volunteers to meet candidates.
 
To pre-register, email to

and pay only $5 at the door or $10 at door without pre-registration. No charge to students!
 
Register now - Tell fellow activists and friends!

Event Sponsor:
Harris County Democrats (HCD)

Event Email Address:
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Event Fee:
pay only $5 at the door or $10 at door without pre-registration


Monday, February 6, 2006
Start: 8:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

From the Secretary of State

Last day for a person who is not a registered voter to submit a federal postcard application (FPCA) to receive a full ballot. Postmark with this date on the FPCA is proof that the applicant submitted the FPCA by this deadline. (Sec. 101.004). (See entry below for FPCA without postmark at the 22nd day before primary election day, February 13, 2006.)*


Thursday, February 9, 2006
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Come to the regular monthly meeting of the Progressive Action Alliance at Leisure Learning Unlimited, 6th floor, Room 6.

Come early to visit & gab ~
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: social/meet & greet
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: meeting

Agenda items include:

* Houston Social Forum update & Potluck Dinner & Movie, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Artery

* Code Pink/Cindy Sheehan Protest on President's Day, Feb. 20

* Planning for 2006 elections & party conventions

* PAA web site

We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss recent and upcoming activities. Join us!

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Event Contact Name:
C. Lee Taylor

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-524-1944

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.paa-tx.org

Event Fee:
Free! (Donations, however, always cheerfully accepted.)


Sunday, February 12, 2006
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Come to the Houston Social Forum Potluck Dinner and Movie 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Artery, 5401 Jackson at Prospect (entrance on Prospect). Visit with Heather Smith and Jennifer Rooks, two young activists who recently returned from Caracas, Venezuela, where they attended the World Social Forum.  Let their enthusiasm activate the latent activism in you.

Event Sponsor:
Houston Social Forum and The Artery

Event Contact Name:
C. Lee Taylor

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-524-1944

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.houstonsocialforum.org

Event Fee:
Free! (Donations for HSF welcomed)


Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

The SE Texas Progressive Populist Caucus will join Democracy For Houston and the Progressive Action Alliance by hosting a workshop training session focused on the Precinct Convention(s) that are held immediately following the closing of the polls on Primary Election Day on March 7th.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Populist Caucus, Democracy for Houston and the Progressive Action Alliance


Saturday, February 18, 2006
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Noted author Paul Loeb is coming to Houston, and we've arranged for him to give a special presentation for us. This is something you should not miss!

Some excerpts from his web site:

Paul Loeb is a noted speaker and author of books on citizen activism, including "Soul of a Citizen" and "The Impossible Will Take a Little While". Both of these are underground bestsellers with a combined 160,000 copies in print. He has also written and published several other books.

Event Sponsor:
Progressive Action Alliance

Event Contact Name:
Bill Crosier

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-641-4941

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
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Event Fee:
$5 suggested donation, no one turned away


Sunday, February 19, 2006
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Map to Montgomery Community College

Join us for an evening PEACE RALLY in The Woodlands with Cindy Sheehan and The Gold Star Families For Peace.

Additional speakers may include Mimi Kennedy and Ann Wright.  We're waiting on confirmation on them. 
Sorry, but NO SIGNS inside:
We won't be allowed to bring signs inside the building/auditorium 
We will be selling copies of Cindy's book at the event. 
Limited space will be available for tables.  Groups wanting to set up a table should contact Stephen Harr, stephenharr[at]yahoo[dot]com, 713.301.1012, and be at the site by 5:45 PM Sunday.

 Campus police will be on site to handle security for the event.

Directions to Montgomery College:

To Montgomery College from NORTH:
- Take I-45 south to exit #79 (Needham Rd./Hwy. 242/College Park Dr.).
- Turn right (away from interstate) and head approximately 1/4 mile.
- Main college entrance is on the right.

To Montgomery College from SOUTH:
-
Take I-45 north to exit #79 (Needham Rd./Hwy. 242/College Park Dr.).
- Turn left under interstate and head approximately 1/4 mile.
- Main college entrance is on the right.

Event Sponsor:
North Houston Peace Group, Gold Star Families for Peace, Potlucks for Peace and Concerned Citizens of Montgomery County

Event Contact Name:
Steve Harr

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-301-1012

Event Email Address:
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Monday, February 20, 2006
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

This event will go on, rain or shine.  Thousands of US troops and Iraqis are dying in Iraq -- The least we can do is to show our support for this event even if the weather is not spring-like and sunny.  Bring rain gear, your long underwear, and a hat.  Let's show Houston that we won't let a little weather interfere with our stand for peace, and that we want our troops home now.

Event Sponsor:
Gold Star Families for Peace, Veterans for Peace, Code Pink

Event Contact Name:
Amy Branham

Event Phone Contact Information:
281-251-3307

Event Email Address:
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Friday, February 24, 2006
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm

Event Description:

Why did great civilizations collapse, and how likely is it ours will, too? How do we maximize our prosperity while avoiding ecological ruin? Jared Diamond will discuss these themes from his bestseller, Collapse. Jared Diamond won the Pulitzer Prize for his companion book, Guns, Germs, and Steel. He is professor of geography at UCLA and author of two other bestsellers, The Third Chimpanzee and Why is Sex Fun? He’s the recipient of America’s highest civilian award in science, the National Medal of Science, for his landmark research in evolutionary biology.

Event Sponsor:
The Progressive Forum

Event Contact Name:
Randall Morton

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-664-0020

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.progressiveforumhouston.org

Event Fee:
$34 and $54 - student, senior and group discounts


Sunday, February 26, 2006
Start: 7:00 am
End: 7:00 pm

Event Description:

From the Secretary of State:

Early voting by personal appearance begins on this day. (Secs. 85.001, 85.006).

Deadline to notify election judges of duty to hold election (Writ of Election). (Sec. 4.007). Written notice must be given to the presiding judge of the duty to hold the election, purpose of election, the election date, location of the polling place, hours the polls are open, and the number of clerks to be appointed.


Start: 4:30 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Event Description:

U. S. Tour of Duty's Real Intelligence Project presents

Former UN Weapons Inspector

Scott Ritter

and

U. S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee 

at an emergency public discussion about Iraq, Iran, and America's constitutional crisis

"We Won't Get Neo-CONNED! Again"

A citizen response to lying, spying, and dying for the "war on terror" 

 

Event Sponsor:
US Tour of Duty, KPFT http://kpft.org, Light in the Darkness Publications http://www.ihspress.com/

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-655-0050

Event Website:
www.ustourofduty.org

Event Fee:
$10 suggested donation (nobody turned away)


Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Event Description:

From the Secretary of State:

Last day to receive applications for ballots by mail. Early voter’s application (including FPCA) must be received by early voting clerk before close of regular business or 12 noon, whichever is later, on this date. If the FPCA applicant is not registered to vote, applicant will be sent a ballot for the federal offices only. (Secs. 84.007, 101.002, and 101.004(f)(1)).


Thursday, March 2, 2006
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:15 pm

Event Description:
Next Department of Peace Meeting will be a conference call on Thursday, March 2, 7- 8:15 p.m. Call in number is (319) 632-1100 code:664458.  There is no charge other than your typical long distance charges. We will discuss National and International updates and our May 12 Action: Peace Wants A Piece of the Pie..  This conference call meeting will be in lieu of our regular general meeting, which takes place the first Thursday of every month. Contact Kathy Kidd at escramble('kathykidd','earthlink.net'); for more information or 713.443.9938 or visit the national website at www.dopcampaign.org

Event Sponsor:
Department of Peace

Event Contact Name:
Kathy Kidd

Event Phone Contact Information:
713.443.9938

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
www.dopcampaign.org

Event Fee:
Free (other than regular long distance charges)


Start: 8:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Event Description:

 Hello friends,   This is for a good cause and should be fun.  Melinda & I are going and hope you will join us---

    The Peace Camp Scholarship is having a fund raiser at Theatre Suburbia , oldest community theatre in Houston.
The name of the play is "Senior Follies".  The play is about the crew at Pleasant Valley Retirement Home who believe in living life to the fullest with a "little who done it" along the way.

Performance 8pm, Thursday March 2. tickets are $10.
Theatre Suburbia, 1410 W. 43rd at Oak Forest.--take Ella north from 610 to 43rd left on 43rd.

    The peace camp is an alternative day camp which fosters an understanding of peace, justice and environmental awareness appropriate to the age of the child.  This is done through activities such as art, crafts,problem solving, cooperative games, special guests. puppets, stories, drama. yoga ect. We have fun.
This is 7th year--July 17-21--the children are Kdg. - 5th.

Call  713-688-1060 Awanda Whitworth  for reservations.

Event Sponsor:
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Event Contact Name:
Lynn Furay

Event Fee:
$10. for the play


Saturday, March 4, 2006
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Event Description:

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Feb. 19, 2006 – A group of local clergy and other Woodlands residents have formed a new advocacy group that will address a range of issues affecting our community, our country, and our world.  The public is invited to learn more about the Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County at an Open House on Saturday, March 4, from 4 to 6 pm at Montgomery College (Room B102).

            Leaders of the recently incorporated non-profit organization include Rev. Don Gebert, the first Director of Interfaith of The Woodlands; Rev. David Cobb, pastor of The Woodlands Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); and Rev. Danita Noland, pastor of Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church. 

            The Peace and Justice Network of Montgomery County will address such issues as poverty, access to healthcare, youth and senior concerns, equal justice for all and peace.  For more information, contact Steve Harr, (713) 301-1012.


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