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April 13, 2013

15th Annual Earth Day events scheduled at The Woods

ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS — Where can you go for live musical entertainment, free activities for kids, educational exhibits and food from local vendors all while learning care and reverence for Earth?

Look no further than the 15th Annual Earth Day celebration at St. Mary-of-the-Woods from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20.

People of all ages are welcome to come to learn and play and shop locally on the grounds of the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, located 10 minutes northwest of downtown Terre Haute. The Earth Day Celebration is hosted by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence

Admission is free. There are free-will offering opportunities at entrance gates to help with the cost of the event. The Year of the River is this year’s theme and with it will be exhibits on keeping water sources healthy.

“We have a lot of really cool stuff this year. One of the big ones is we’re going to have a Native American drumming and flute circle performing throughout the day and doing the opening ceremony. So people will want to arrive right at 11 a.m. to not miss that performance. We will also have a live performance by nationally renowned bluegrass musician Solly Burton and Brent McPike,” said Robyn Morton, associate director of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.

Amy Harpold and her two children, all of Rockville, attended the 2012 Earth Day celebration at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

“Last year was our first Earth Day and we’ll definitely be back again. The kids loved the animals. They had a blast. It’s good to get there early in order to see and do everything. It’s every year; so there’s always going to be something new to learn and see,” Harpold said.

Harpold’s son, Kyle, was also chosen as an audience volunteer by the Silly Safari’s, who will be returning this year with their playful animal presentation. “That’s something he will never forget,” Harpold said.

Scheduled events on April 20 include:

• 11 a.m. — Opening and Blessing of the Drum by The Family (Native American musicians)

• 11:15 a.m. — Alpaca shearing demonstration by White Violet Farm Alpacas

• 11:30 a.m. — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Chorale & Madrigals performance

• Noon — Tai Chi presentation

• 12:15 p.m. — Mark Booth’s Take Flight! Wildlife Education program

• 12:30 p.m. — Solly Burton and Brent McPike musical perform

• 1 p.m. — Silly Safari animal presentation

• 1:30 p.m. — Garden tour/SMWC horse barn tour

• 2 p.m. — Drumming Circle by The Family (Native American musicians)

• 2:30 p.m. — Mark Booth’s Take Flight! Wildlife Education program

In addition to scheduled activities, exhibits, booths, food items for sale and children’s games will be available throughout the afternoon. A re-use it sale will also take place at the northern-most entrance to the grounds from Highway 150 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice exists to foster a way of living that recognizes the interdependence of all creation. Focused on hope and healing, the center offers leadership and education in the preservation, restoration and reverent use of all natural resources.

For more information about the Earth Day celebration, visit www.WhiteViolet.org or contact Robyn Morton at rmorton@spsmw.org or at 812-535-2932.

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