What do you have planned for the weekend?

There are a lot of things for progressive thinkers to do this weekend. I’ll start by saying that Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth” will be playing at the small Edwards right across from UCI. Read my post about the movie here.

Here are some other things that you can do this weekend:


9:00 a.m. Get in at the ground-level! The Progressive Christians Uniting is starting an Orange County Chapter, and they will have their launch meeting and rally featuring renowned activist clergy leader and co-founder of The Progressive Christians Uniting, Dr. George Regas on hand. The meeting starts at 9 a.m., and should conclude before noon. They will meet at Santa Ana’s Church of the Foothills (corner of Newport & Dodge). For more information, visit the group’s website: http://www.progressivechristiansuniting.org or call 714.544.1319 or 714.921.8665 or email pcuoc@aol.com

10:00 a.m. Come out to help keep our local eco-system clean. The One Earth Beach Clean-up will meet at the picnic tables at 9th Street in Huntington Beach. For more info contact Lukai1293@yahoo.com

10:00 a.m. Support our troops by helping to get them home! The Military Families Speak Out Orange County meeting is the first Saturday of each month. They meet at Carrow’s Restaurant in Huntington Beach (16931 Magnolia, HB. 92647) . For more info, contact the group through their website: www.mfsooc.org or call 562.833.8035

11:00 – 4:00 p.m. Help Joe Dunn. Cameron Clinton will be hosting a cellphone party at his home (32012 Avenida Evita, San Juan Capistrano, 92675). Show up with your cell phone, and they’ll give you a script (and some grub). RSVP by calling Tim Steed: 714.621.0829

12:30 p.m. The Sierra Club California Air Quality Committee is hosting Steve Westly, Democratic…you know who he is, right? They’ll be meeting at the Acapulco Restaurant in San Pedro (750 Sampson Way). RSVP by contacting James Johnson at jamesallenjohnson@gmail.com or 562.427.3247. James asks that you leave your name, email and phone number when leaving an email or voicemail.

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. There will be a huge books sale at The Unitarian Universalist Chuch in Anaheim. The event is a fundraiser to help pay the bills. The church is located at 511 South Harbor Blvd. In Anaheim. For more info call 714.758.1050 or go to their website: www.uuchurchoc.org

7:00 p.m. How do we get peace in Iraq? What’s really going on? What can we do? Journalist Dahr Jamail, filmmaker Mark Manning, author Aaron Glantz, and activist Muna Coobtee will lead an in-depth discussion about the current situation in Iraq and what we can do to help end this humanitarian disaster. There will also be a Q&A with the audience.

This event is hosted and co-sponsored by AWARE in Long Beach, and it is at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach (5450 Atherton Street, LB, 90815). For more information contact Jeanne at 714.357.5424 or email info@awarelbc.com

6:15 – 9:30 p.m. Are you concerned about excessive corporate influence on politics, education, and society? If yes, come to Irvine to see the movie (for free!) The Big Guy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress. The movie documents the efforts of Tom DeLay and others to steal Congress and the efforts of one man who tried to stop them. Rumor has it, there will be food. The screening will take place at the Irvine Ranch Water District in the multipurpose room (15600 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine). To RSVP contact Steve Spanier: 949.654.7500 or email fwysngrns@cox.net


9:00 a.m. In Irvine, we’ll be walking at AIDS Walk Orange County. For more info on the event, visit: www.aidswalk.org/oc

If you can’t come out to support this very worthy cause, you can contribute to my effort to raise funds by donating here: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/StartUp.aspx?SID=914346

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Join the Huntington Beach conference call with Phil Angelides. The call will actually start at 3:00. RSVP for this event by going to: www.dfalink.com/event.php?id=8663