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Monthly Calendar 

General Announcements
Join League of Women Voters Lehigh County -
HERE!
Join League of Women Voters Northampton County - HERE!

Lehigh Valley Governmental Meeting Schedules - HERE
LEPOCO Peace and Justice Community Information
- HERE!

Nurture Nature Center in Easton Calendar - HERE!
Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center - HERE!
Rodale Institute Calendar - HERE!
Free Speech TV Online - HERE!
Keystone Progress Daily News - HERE!
Lehigh Valley Vanguard Magazine - HERE!
Bethlehem Food Co-Op News - HERE!
PA Budget and Policy Center Info - HERE!
Lehigh Valley Humanist Events - HERE!
Voters in Pennsylvania can now register online - HERE!
Fair Districts PA Calendar of Events - HERE!
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Info - HERE!
Building Channels for Change in Phila - HERE!
Bethlehem For Good Government group - HERE!

Thurs. April 20 to Mon. April 24 - AAUW-Bethlehem Annual Book Fair at Bethlehem Memorial Pool Building, 359 Illick's Mill Rd. Click HERE for info.

Sat. April 22, 1 to 3 PM - Science Rally in Bethlehem at City Hall.  Click HERE for info.


Sat. April 22, 11 AM to 4 PM - Bethlehem Food Co-op's Annual Craft Fair at St. Francis Renewal Center, Bridle Path Rd., Bethlehem. Craft Fair in conjunction with Earth Day Festival to celebrate and honor a clean Earth.

Sat. April 22, Noon to 2 - Horsham Drone War Command Center Protest Rally in Montgomery County at Easton and County Line Rd. A carpool from LV will leave at 10:45 AM from the Hellertown Park and Ride, near Rt. 412 and I-78 behind Turkey hill. Call LEPOCO at 610-691-8730 for info. (last Sat of month)

Sat. April 22, 3-5 PM - Community Dialogue on Race sponsored by Power Northeast in Allentown, 916 W. Turner Street at Resurrected Life Center. Program is about bringing people together for conversations that help us face our own fears about race and difference, unlearn internalized beliefs, and deepen skills of listening and communicating with one another with honesty and integrity. (4th Sat)

Sun. April 23, 4:30 PM - Our Revolution Healthcare Livestream National Watch party at Allentown Brew Works, 812 Hamilton. Click HERE for info.

Sun. April 23, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. April 23, 3:30 PM - Shut Down Berks Detention Center Vigil. Click HERE for info.


Sun. April 23, 7 PM - Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration, Jewish Community Center, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown.  Stories from Cologne, Germany, about rescue, resistance and escape in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Memorial reading of names at 6 PM.  Free.  Info at 619-435-3571.

Tues. April 25, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. April 25, 3:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Committee Against State Killing Meeting, at LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem.  Everyone interested in working to end the death penalty in Pennsylvania is invited to attend.  Call 610-691-8730 for more information. (last Tues)

Tues. April 25, 7 PM - Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association (MAREA) Meeting at TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville, PA 18031.  Info at 610-682-4300 or themarea@gmail.com, and click HERE! (last Tues of month)

Tues. April 25, 7-9 PM - LV Humanists Book Club at Pies On Pizzeria, 601 Front St., Catasauqua. Click HERE for info. (4th Tues)

Tues. April 25, 9 PM PDA Clean, Fair, Transparent Elections Conference Call! Click HERE for info. (4th Tues)

Wed. April 26, 1-3 PM - Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council Meeting,  Zentz Center, 3000 Fellowship Dr., Whitehall.  The program will feature a legislative panel on food and nutrition programs in the Farm Bill and the proposed budget cuts. Info fromandan at Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley.

Wed. April 26, 7:15 PM -  Screening of “Food Chains” at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.  A film about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers.  Follow-up discussion with director Sanjay Rawal.  Free, but tickets required. Call 610-3323378. Part of Environmental Film Series.

Thurs. April 27, 6:30 PM - Spring Meeting of The Weston A. Price Foundation - Lehigh Valley Chapter at the United Steelworkers Hall, Lehigh Street, Bethlehem. Free admission. Click HERE for info.  (4th Thurs. quarterly)

Fri. April 28, 7:15 PM - Fourth Friday Films presents "13th" - a powerful documentary on racial justice and mass incarceration' at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Jude-Laure Denis from POWER Northeast will join us to discuss this powerful and relevant film. Click HERE for info. Co-sponsored by POWER Northeast and Lehigh Valley ACLU.

Fri. April 28 and any other day - Ongoing program to Stand-Up and Eat-Out in support diverse communities until immigrants are protected and safe. A message from Erika Sutherland of Muhlenberg College. Call LEPOCO for list of restaurants. 


Sat. April 29, 1 PM - Environmental Rally in Bethlehem at City Hall. Info TBA.


Sat. April 29 - People's Climate March in Washington DC and around the country on the Saturday after Earth Day. Click HERE for bus from Reading.  Supported by Berks Gas Truth, Sierra Club, 350.org and others.


Sun. April 30, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. April 30, 1 PM - “Workers Memorial Service”  at the Bethlehem Rose Garden,  8th Ave. and Union Blvd.  This is in observance of Workers Memorial Day, in honor and remembrance of those who have been injured or died on the job.  Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Labor Council.  Info at 610-360-9491.

Sun. April 30, 6:30 PM - Potluck and Politics with Olga Negron speaking on “Bringing an Ethics Ordinance to Bethlehem”  at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., south Bethlehem.  Learn about Bethlehem for Good Government’s efforts to craft and pass an ethics ordinance in the City of Bethlehem to minimize money's role in politics.  Please bring some food to share for the potluck dinner at 6:30 pm.  The discussion at 7 pm

Mon. May 1 - May Day Rallies and Protests - Click HERE and HERE for info.

Mon. May 1, 10 AM to Noon - May Day Rally in Allentown, 7th and Hamilton, for worker and immigrant rights. Click HERE for info.


Mon. May 1 - May Day Rally in Harrisburg at State Capitol for worker and immigrant rights with bus from Allentown. Click HERE for info. Email ralmodovar@maketheroadaction.org for bus reservations.

Mon. May 1, 6:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Food and Water Watch Meeting at Bethlehem Wegman's, Rt. 512. (usually 1st Mon)

Tues. May 2 - Resist Tuesdays Actions -  HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. May 2, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. May 2, 6 PM - LEPOCO First Tuesday Book Club at the 
Bethlehem Public Library in the second floor meeting room. Click HERE for info or call Mimi Lang at 610-866-2407. (1st Tues)

Tues. May 2, 6:30 PM - Lehigh Valley For All Meeting in Bethlehem at United Steelworkers Hall, 53 E. Lehigh St., Bethlehem. Info at Lehigh Valley For All or tomtharring@aol.com. (1st Tues)

Tues. May 2, 6:30 to 9 PM - Power Northeast Potluck (6:30) and Meeting (7-9) at Resurrected Life Community Church, 144 9th St., Allentown. (1st and 3rd Tues)

Tues. May 2, 7 PM - First Tuesday "Move To Amend" Local Action Webinar Training. Click HERE for info and to sign up. (1st Tues)

Tues. May 2, 7 PM - Lehigh Valley Gay Men's Chorus Rehearsal at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 N. Center Street, Bethlehem. New people welcome. Click HERE for info. (every Tues)

Wed. May 3, 3:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Coalition Against State Killing (LV-CASK) Meeting at LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. Fourth St., Bethlehem.  Currently working on supporting the death penalty moratorium in PA.  Everyone welcome. Call 610-691-8730 for info. (1st Wed) 

Wed. May 3, 4:30 to 6 PM - Watershed Coalition of the LV Monthly Meeting at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (1st Wed)

Wed. May 3, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 1017 Hamilton St., 3rd Floor. Join us for our weekly meeting to discuss strategies to fight for $15, protect the environment, fight for immigrants and Latinos in PA. A meal is provided. Click HERE for website. (Wed weekly)

Wed. May 3, 7-9 PM - Allentown Weekly Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Meeting at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown. Click HERE for website. (every Wed)

Wed. May 3, 9 PM - Weekly National People's Agenda Conference Call!  Click HERE to register. (each Wed)

Wed. May 3, 9 PM - Know Drones Weekly Conference CallClick HERE for info. (Wed. weekly)

Wed. May 3, 9 PM - PDA Economic and Social Justice Conference Call. Click HERE for info. (1st Wed)

Thurs. May 4, 7-9 PM - Fair Districts PA Informational Event in Easton at Lafayette College, Colton Chapel.  Carol Kuniholm will discuss redistricting reform in Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Northampton County League of Women Voters and Easton NAACP.


Thurs. May 4, 7 PM - Fair Districts PA Update Conference Call. Call-in number is 641-715-3580 and the access code is 594190. (1st and 3rd Thurs)

Fri. May 5, 7 PM - LEPOCO Popcorn and Politics at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., south Bethlehem. Please bring a snack or beverage to share. Click HERE for info or call 610-691-8730. (1st Fri).

Sat. May 6, 10 to 3 PM - MAREA Solar Tour 2017. Click HERE for info.

Sat. May 6, Noon - First Saturday Drone Death March in Philadelphia at 
12th and Arch. Info from Marge Van Cleef at 203-804-3013. (1st Sat) 

Sat. May 6, 2 PM - Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Conference Call. Click HERE for info. (1st Sat)

Sun. May 7, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. May 7, 10:30 AM - LV Humanist Meeting at the Bradbury-Sullivan Community Center, 522 West Maple St., Allentown. Click HERE for info. (1st Sun)

Sun. May 7, 1 PM - Cooking-with-a-Hyphen Potluck for Diversity in Schnecksville. Click HERE for info and registration.

Sun. May 7, and Mon. May 8 - 2017 Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening at Harrisburg Hilton, 1 N. 2nd St. Sponsored by the PA Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. Click HERE for registration.
 

Mon. May 8, 6 PM - Lehigh Valley Caffeinated TV Show Streamed LivePlease join us for our weekly show for local progressive news of national significance. Click HERE! (every Monday)

Mon. May 8, 7 PM - LEPOCO Action Meeting at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem. All members and friends are welcome at this business meeting where the organization's activities are review and set.  Call LEPOCO at 610-691-8730 for info. (2nd Mon)

Mon. May 8, 7 PM - LV Humanist Book Club at Hello Burrito in Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (2nd Mon)

Mon. May 8, 9 PM - PDA National ERA 3-State Strategy Conference Call - Click HERE for info. (2nd Mon)

Tues. May 9, 11 AM - Fair Districts PA Lobby Day in Harrisburg on redistricting reform. Press conference in Capitol Rotunda, lunch, and lobbying with elected officials. Click HERE for info.


Tues. May 9, 6:30 to 8:45 PM - Alliance for Sustainable Communities Monthly Meeting at Moravian College, HUB, Air Products Room. Open to all interested in the Alliance. Click HERE for info. (usually 2nd Tues)

Tues. May 9, 9 PM - PDA End Wars and Occupations - Redirect Funding Conference Call. Click HERE for info. (2nd Tues)

Wed. May 10, 1 to 3 PM - Progressive Democrats of America Monthly Round TableClick HERE for info about the event. Click HERE for live streaming. (2nd Wed)

Thurs. May 11, 5-7 PM - State Environmental Justice Listening Tour in Allentown, Allentown Public Library, Community Room, 1210 Hamilton St. Click HERE for info.

Thurs. May 11, 6:30 - 8 PM - MAREA Environmental Book Discussion at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Click HERE for info on book of the month. Click HERE for the MAREA website. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. May 11, 7 PM - ACLU Lehigh Valley Chapter Meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Click HERE for information. All Welcome! (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. May 11, 7 PM - Dinner and Environmental Movie at the Ship Inn, Milford NJ. RSVP to Susan Schirmer at soupys@att.net. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. May 11, 4-5 PM - Monthly Peace VigilThird and Wyandotte Sts. Bethlehem(2nd Thurs)

Fri. May 12, 10-12 AM - Beyond Capitalism Working Group  at Moravian College Haupert Union Building. Stop at the HUP desk to inquire about the room location as it sometimes changes. (2nd Fri)

Sat. May 13 to Sun. May 21 - March From Liberty Bell to Harrisburg to Restore Democracy in Pennsylvania. Click HERE for info. Issues are redistricting reform to eliminate gerrymandering, pass a gift ban in PA, and pass automatic voter registration.

Sun. May 14, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. May 14, 3 PM - Focus on Education in PA TV program on PCN.  Click HERE for info and past programs. (2nd Sun)

Mon. May 15, 7 PM - Lehigh Valley Sierra Club Meeting at Northampton Community College Fowler Center,  Northampton Community College Fowler 511 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem Southside. Click HERE for more info. (3rd Mon)

Tues. May 16, 7 AM to 8 PM - PA Primary Election Day

Tues. May 16, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. May 16, 6 PM - Lehigh Valley Citizen's Climate Lobby Meeting at Northampton Community College Fowler Center, Rm 525, 11 E. 3rd St. Bethlehem. Potluck followed by meeting at 6:30. Info at 610-258-0528. (Tues. after 2nd Sat)

Wed. May 17, 8-9:30 PM (EST) - Move to Amend WebinarClick HERE for info. (3rd Wed)

Thurs. May 18, 7 PM - Fair Districts PA Update Conference Call. Call-in number is 641-715-3580 and the access code is 594190. (1st and 3rd Thurs)

Fri. May 19, 11 to 1 PM - Beyond Capitalism Working Group at Moravian College PPHAC Rm 301 Click HERE for info. (3rd Fri)

Sun. May 21, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. May 28, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Fri. June 2 to Sun. June 4 - 2017 Left Forum in NYC. Click HERE for info and registration.


Mon. June 5, 2017 - World Environment Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Fri. June 9 to Sun. June 11 - 2017 Peoples Summit: Beyond Resistance to A People's Movement for a Just World in Chicago. Click HERE for info.

Sat. July 1, 2017 - United Nations International Day of Cooperatives HERE! (1st Sat. in July)

Mon. July 17, 6:30 PM - Bethlehem Food Co-Op Meeting. Click HERE for info. (3nd Mon. quarterly)

Wed. Aug 2 to Sun. Aug. 6 - 2017 Democracy Convention in Minnesota, Twin Cities. Click HERE for registration and information.

Thurs. Aug. 10 to Sun Aug. 13 - Netroots Nation 2017 in Atlanta. Click HERE for info. 


Fri. Sept. 15, 2017 - United Nations International Day of Democracy - Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Thurs. Sept. 21, 2017 - International Peace Day!  Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Mon. Oct. 9, 2017 - Indigenous Peoples' Day - Click HERE! (2nd Mon in Oct)

Mon. Oct. 16, 2017 - World Food Day!  A day of action against hunger when people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger. Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Fri. Dec. 1, 2017 - World AIDS Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly)


Sun. Dec. 10, 2017 - International Human Rights Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly)

Fri. Dec. 15, 2017 - Bill of Rights Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly)

Tues. Feb. 20, 2018 - World Day of Social Justice - Click HERE for info. (yearly)


Thurs. March 8, 2018 - International Women's Day. Click HERE for info and 
HERE for inspirational video. (yearly)

Thurs. March 22, 2018 - World Water Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)