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Great Decisions 2009 - 10:30am
Photographic Exhibit: Friends & Neighbors - Images from Mexico (all month)
2 3 4F.U.S.E. Meeting
7-9pm
5Great Decisions 2009- 7pm 6 7Personal Safety Workshop "Using Your Own Mind and Body to Stay Safe" - 10 am to noon
8Great Decisions 2009 - 10:30am 9 10El Dorado Peace and Justice Community Meeting
6 - 8 pm
11FUSE Film and Social Forum Series
7 - 9 pm
12Great Decisions 2009- 7pm 13 14Nonviolence Communication Workshop - noon to 4pm
15Great Decisions 2009 - 10:30am 16 17 18“Friends of the Coz” Community Meeting
7 - 8:30pm
19Great Decisions 2009- 7pm 20 21Art Walk Reception - 6 to 8pm
22Great Decisions 2009 - 10:30am 23 24 25FUSE Film and Social Forum Series
7 - 9 pm
26Great Decisions 2009- 7pm 27 28Second Annual Sing Peace with New Freedom and Storytellers - 2pm
29Great Decisions 2009 - 10:30am 30 31        

El Dorado Peace and Justice Community Meeting

When: Tuesday March 10th from 6 - 8 pm

Where: Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way, Placerville - Fireside Room

Description: Monthly meeting - El Dorado Peace and Justice Community promotes lasting world peace through nonviolent actions to create and sustain social, economic and environmental justice.

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Great Decisions 2009

When: Sundays at 10am and Thursdays at 7pm

Where: Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way, Placerville - Fireside Room

Sponor: Federated Church

Description: The Great Decisions series is published by the Foreign Policy Association, a non-partisan group prompting Americans to discuss U.S. role in world affairs. Colleges, churches, libraries, high schools and other organizations utilize the materials.

Bob Olmstead will again coordinate the eight week Great Decisions series, offering each topic twice.  Each session includes a 30 minute video, plus factual presentation and lots of time for discussion.  Sunday sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. and last 90 minutes.  Thursday evening sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. and last 120 minutes.  All sessions are in the Fireside Room.

March Topics:

For more info go to http://www.fpa.org/

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Photographic Exhibit: Friends & Neighbors - Images from Mexico

When: All of March

Where: The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St, Placerville

Sponor: Season for Nonviolence

Description: Irene Lipshin & Janis Arnell

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Personal Safety Workshop "Using Your Own Mind and Body to Stay Safe"

When: Saturday, March 7 -- 10am - noon

Where: The Center for Violence-free Relationships, 344 Placerville Drive, Suite 11,
Placerville, CA.

Sponor: Season for Nonviolence

Description: Women of all ages and abilities can learn how to use their own mind and body to protect themselves in an uncomfortable situation to an attack. Learn the three parts to a complete self-defense program.

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Nonviolence Communication Workshop

When: Saturday, March 14 -- noon – 4pm

Where: 297 Placervill Drive, Suite J, Placerville

Sponor: Season for Nonviolence

Description: Mountain Spiritual Center

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Art Walk Reception

When: Saturday, March 21 -- 6 - 8pm

Where: The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St, Placerville

Sponor: Season for Nonviolence

Description: Meet photographers - Irene Lipshin & Janis Arnell

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Second Annual Peace Show

When: Saturday, March 28 -- 2 - 4pm

Where: Federated Church, 1031 Thompson Way, Placerville

Description: LOCAL FOLK STAR IN 2ND ANNUAL “PEACE SHOW”

Music, music, and more than music – drummers, dancers, poets, and storytellers! All fill
the stage in an afternoon of local talent from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.

Hosted by Placerville’s New Freedom Choir and held at the Federated Church, “Peace
Show” promises a variety of performers and numbers that will lift our hearts, from “Down
Yonder” to Mozart, from Japanese folkdance to a story we might remember from childhood.

Musicians include the New Freedom Choir, the Sacramento Women’s Chorus, and a
number of soloists. Betsy Moore, a Somerset resident, performs weekly at Zachary Jacques in
Diamond Springs; her partner Ripley Howe, describes himself not only as a bass player but as a
fellow who takes care of “my wife, a couple goats, sheep, chickens, a bunch of cats and dogs,
and – especially – my dear mom-in-law Rosalie.” Joe Velez, is an East Coast native, but for the
past several years has been performing and directing in Sacramento. (He’s the Mozart!)
Melinda Velasco, who spent her teen years in Placerville, is back again after ten years
performing Latin music in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area.

“Two Lotus/Coloma guys,” Mike Burgess and Dave Martinez, do “acoustic/folk/rock.”
Joan Stouffer and Mel Chapman are borrowed from the country band, the Buckboard Bunch, and
their fiddler friend Tom Gunterman plays with the groups “In Full Swing” and “Walking
Spanish.” Both Mel and Tom attribute some of their music to their experience teaching
languages at El Dorado High School.

If you need a story to bring you back to your essential self, you’ll hear the vivacious
Martha de Aquino; if you need a poem to help you through these times, there’s Red Fox
Underground Poetry Collective; if you’re longing for a dance, Tance El Dorado – a teen and
young adult troupe which also originated at El Dorado High – will supply it; if you just like a
beat, the Bearfoot Singers and their Native-American song will drum you in.

Join us as we help close out El Dorado County’s Season for Non-Violence on Saturday,
March 28, 2-4 p.m., at the Federated Church (1031 Thompson Way & Cedar Ravine in
Placerville) for “Peace Show.” The event is free.

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For further information:

Mary Bergquist, Director, New Freedom
(530) 620-2052

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F.U.S.E. Meeting

When: Wed, March 4, 7pm – 9pm

Where: The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St, Placerville (map)

Description: F.U.S.E. (Foothills United for a Sustainable Environment/Economy) is a grassroots organization, working toward creating a local and area-wide sustainable community. This group meets the 1st Wednesday of each month. Contact: Dan @ 530-575-6032

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FUSE Film and Social Forum Series

When: Wed, March 11 and 25, 7pm – 9pm

Where: The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St, Placerville

Description: F.U.S.E (Foothills United for Sustainable Environment/Economy), a local grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the sustainability of our community, shows documentary educational films about the environmental/social condition of our country/world along with ideas for solutions to problems (Formerly, Consciousness Cinema). Hosted by Dan Daniel, discussion follows. Join like minds in brainstorming about how we can affect the world in a positive, effective way. This series is ongoing, held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Cozmic Cafe. Be inspired! Contact: Dan @ 530-575-6032

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“Friends of the Coz” Community Meeting

When: Wed, March 18, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Where: Cozmic Café, 594 Main St, Placerville

Description: Beginning its second year, Friends of the Coz is a grass roots community effort to create a local sustainable community. Guest speakers and community members make this a lively educational forum and social network. Please come out and support this effort. Our community is as we make it. Contact: Chris 530-642-8481 or events@thecozmiccafe.com

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El Dorado Peace and Justice Community • P.O. Box 543 • Diamond Springs, Ca 95619 • Email–peaceinfo@edpjc.org