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Friday, October 11, 6:00 pm at the Noor Mosque, 941 River Road, Schenectady. The Ahmadiyya Muslim women and ‘Seeds for Peace’ are hosting potluck dinner.   Join us as we process, sort and pack dried seeds for the next planting season, and sow seeds of new friendships that transcend race, culture, and faith. The seeds will be sent to less fortunate people in many nations around the world. “Seeds for Peace” has provided vegetable and flower seeds, for communities in Bosnia, Ukraine, Guatemala, Haiti, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania, Lesotho, South Africa and Cuba. The program is not limited to nations oversees; in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the group sent over 50,000 seeds to residents in Waveland, Mississippi. Other seed recipients include the soup kitchen garden in Saratoga Springs and communities in California, Virginia and Texas. The service project provides a great opportunity to break bread with friends and neighbors, making new friends. The event is free and open to women of all faith or no faith.. To register for ‘Seeds for Peace Potluck Dinner’ or to register, email eventsalbanyami@gmail.com or RSVP Samin Khan @ 518-432-3626/ Linda LeTendre (518) 330-7683 letendre.linda@gmail.com

Sunday, October 13, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Waryas Park on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY. Earth To Cuomo: The Rally for New York’s Climate, Stop Pipelines and Power plants, eliminate fracked gas infrastructure in NY State.  Speakers, Calls to Action, Food Trucks, Music, Camaraderie. For updates and to RSVP: NY.MOTHERSOUTFRONT.ORG/EARTH2CUOMO

Monday, October 14, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Wolf Road and Central Avenue, sidewalks outside Colonie Shopping Center. Grannies for Peace Vigil, Rain or shine Event. Theme:  Listen to Indigenous People: Save Mother Earth.  Monday, Oct. 14 is Indigenous People’s Day.  Listen to our children. Save our Planet. Wear something red if you can. We will have some red berets and visors to share. Information: mesola@earthlink.net

Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 pm, Delmar Reformed Church,  386 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.  Film:  Nalia and the Uprising:  A story of love, family and freedom.  Nalia and the Uprising  (2017) is the story of a courageous, non-violent women’s movement that formed the heart of the Palestinian Struggle for freedom during the 1987 uprising, know as the first intifada.   One woman must make a choice between love, family and freedom.  Undaunted, she embraces all three.  This film was featured on PBS “Women, War & Peace.  Sponsored by the Palestinian Rights Committee-Upper Hudson Peace Action.  Information:  tomellis107@gmail.com

Sunday, October 20, 7:00 pm, 8th Step at Proctors (The Addy), Schenectady, Tommy Sands Brings Song, Irish Wit and a Template for Peace, Celtic Music Legend Tours the World, Spreading Understanding and Hope. Ireland’s legendary Country Down singer, songwriter, guitarist, storyteller, radio host and peace activist, Tommy Sands will appear in a program focusing on the strife in Northern Ireland and hopes for a peaceful future. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door. Information: 518-527-3730

Friday, October 25, 7:00- 8:45 pm, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY, “Extinction Rebellion and Climate Change”. Jesse Marshall will give an overview of the Extinction Rebellion, an organization trying to address Global Warming. Pippa Bartolotti, will give us a first hand account of the Extinction Rebellion developments in Europe. Jesse Marshall, from Extinction Rebellion in Troy, will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer some possible actions to address this situation. Pippa Bartolotti, former leader of the Green Party in Wales, and a long time activist, will give a summary of the Extinction Rebellion movement in Europe, where it started. All are welcome.Information: Tam Kistler at 518-331-6611

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For a comprehensive listing of events, go to the Capital Region Progressive Calendar.