UPDATED: March 2017 Important Local Events and Opportunities to Learn and Lead

updated 3/14/2017

If you care about our water – please read and attend:
The Barnstable County Commissioners are trying to desolve our county-wide water protection collaborative: Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative
** Timely** The Barnstable Assembly of Delegates, the legislative wing of county government, will take up the fate of the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative budget at a hearing at 4 on Wednesday, March 15th, First District Courthouse Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630. The Barnstable County Commission, the executive wing of county government, generally meets earlier on Wednesdays. To easily find minutes, agendas and links to the county YouTube channel for both the commission and assembly meetings, go here: http://www.barnstablecounty.org/calendar-2/ You can listen online live or later from the archives and find verbatim minutes, also referred to as journals, through that link.
Thanks to one of our newer members for making us aware of this meeting! Visit her webpage for more information about environmental issues that we should all care about here.

Beginning this Friday, March 17, from 8 – 10AM
at the Optimist Café
The Cape Women’s Coalition will hold breakfasts for women who are interested in becoming involved in local  leadership.
Are you are interested or considering running for local office, supporting women running for local office, or joining a town government board committee or commission? Join us for round-table discussions with women who have experience in local leadership.
You may bring up to two guests. Please RSVP here or contact CapeWomensCoalition@gmail.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Brunch
State Sen. Julian Cyr (D-Barnstable) and State Rep. Juana Matias (D-Lawrence) will talk about the Safe Communities Act Legislation, Immigrant rights and protections.
Host: Barnstable Dem Town Cmtee
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00am 12:00pm
Hilton Doubletree Hotel
RSVP, on Facebook or email: marymohan103@yahoo.com

The Age-Friendly Yarmouth Housing Forum
Will inform local residents of all ages, housing service providers, policy leaders and those with an interest in buying, selling, building, remodeling or financing about how to make the best use of what housing options are currently available in Yarmouth.
Thursday, March 30, 1:00-5:00 PM
Yarmouth Senior Center, 528 Forest Road, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
More info, contact information and RSVP

The ACLU Freedom Agenda Protecting and Expanding Civil Rights in the Age of Trump
Co-sponsored by the Yarmouth Democratic Town Committee & the ACLU
Join Massachusetts ACLU Political Director Whitney Taylor for a presentation of the ACLU’s Freedom Agenda. Topics include: Defense of Immigrants, Sanctuary Cities, Reproductive Freedom, Racial Injustice, LGBT Equality
A question and answer period will follow Ms. Taylor’s presentation
Friday, March 31, 2017, 6:30 PM
Unitarian Church of Barnstable
3330 Main St., Barnstable, MA
Contact Bob Isadore, 508-362-1696,  velore20@gmail.com