2012 - Monadnock Earth Day Festival Healthy Community ~ Healthy Planet Earth Week Tuesday, April 17th 2:30-7:30
Best Western Hotel
Keene, NH Walk with Wessels Reading of Dr. Seuss’ story The Lorax
Recycling Relay – Learn about recycling
Decorate a Tree – Take home craft activity
Join in the fun from 11am to 1pm In Celebration of Earth Day, Saturday April 21st the library with host children's Earth Day Activities: Join Antioch Professor Tom Wessels on a half day guided tour through the old growth forest of Pisgah State Park. Meeting at Horseshoe Rd trailhead Saturday April 21st, 9am and returning 12-12:30. Read-N-Walk Asheulote & Robin Hood Parks host a Earth Day Themed Story along the trail. Stories will be available for viewing thur May. Container Gardening Workshop Monday, April 16th &
Friday, April 20
AUNE -Campus Toadstool Bookstore Reading Circle 11am -12pm Stop by and share in a Earth Day themed story EMS - Bike Maintance Clinic
10am till 1pm Billion Acts of Green www.act.earthday.org Organizations and Businesses
who are participating as vendors in this years festival.
Stop by and chat with them. www.actionartsacademy-ne.blogspot.com www.actionarts-ne.com Bread With Depth-Young Bread Works Monday
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April 21, 2012 Workshops April15th -April 21st
2012 & E-cycling Ashuelot River Park Advisory Board Persian Dance for Women's Wellness taught by award winning performance artist Jackie Raiford of Ananke Dance Peter Harris Creative
Design & Illustrations www.pharris.com The Art of Communicating Nature Peter Harris graphic designer and illustrator will host a workshop to discuss visually conveying the environment or nature through art.
Time: 11am -12pm Professor Alesia Maltz Story-telling Sunday
April 15, 2012 Bird Watching Walk Join Will Broussard of Antioch University for a Sunday, April 15th stroll thru Asheulot Park, a premiere birding location, and enjoy the morning chirps while the park awakens. Will suggests bringing along your binoculars if you have them. Join by meeting at Asheulot Park -West St entrance at 8 am.
Antioch University's Sustainability and Social Justice Committee will host two workshops on herb/container gardening. Discover tips to growing a garden in a container. Veggies on your patio or berries on the counter you will surely enjoy the fruits of your labor. Materials provided. For more info, contact Rachel Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org Tapped: Viewing and Discussion
Keene Public Library 7-9pm
The documentary Tapped explores our use of water and encourages the consideration of water transportation. After viewing, Megan Straughen of Antioch University's Think Outside the Bottle Group will lead a short discussion of the documentary and how we can make a difference. Visit them @ www.toadbooks.com Blood Drive April 21st from 10AM-1PM they will collect in front of their store at 255 West Street unwanted computer and related equipment for proper recycling. Computers, keyboards, flat panel displays will be taken at no charge. Older, glass tube displays (CRT's) will incur a $5 per charge due to their higher recycling costs. SERD's Day of Service Photo taken by Will Broussard of Blackpoll Warbler 2008 Creative Composting Solutions
with Jess Skinner Earth Friendly Reading Circle
Keene Public Library 10am
(Ages 2 ½ -3 ½) and 1:30pm (Ages 3-5) Earth Friendly Reading Circle
Keene Public Library
10am (Ages 3-5) Earth Friendly Reading Circle
Keene Public Library
10am (Ages 1 ½ -3) Earth Friendly Reading Circle
Keene Public Library
10am (Ages 1 ½ -3)
11am (Ages 1 ½ -3) Earth Friendly Reading Circle
Keene Public Library
10am (All Ages) Seminars Presented by Kyle Lombard, Forest Health Specialist Presentation of Keene's Green Business Award
Presentation will be made by Mayor Lane at 2pm. Snack Shack Antioch students as participating members of SERD will facilitate the matching of volunteers to community service project from 9am to 4pm. Give an hour or an entire day assisting to develop a strong and healthy community. Volunteer with local organizations and projects like community gardening, American Red Cross, and the Keene Senior Center. For more info or to sign up, contact email@example.com SERD's Day of Service Antioch students as participating members of SERD will facilitate the matching of volunteers to community service project from 9am to 4pm. Give an hour or an entire day assisting to develop a strong and healthy community. Volunteer with local organizations and projects like community gardening, American Red Cross, and the Keene Senior Center. For more info or to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Antioch University - New England
SERD Events, Activities & Workshop around Monadnock Earth Friendly Reading Circle Special Supporters & Donors Chesterfield Public Library
Reading Circle for children ages 1 ½ to 4 years old
with additional activities for children ages 5-10 years old. Brian R. La Barr -Recycle & Found Materials Artist Antioch University New England
Student Alliance Author & Professor
Tom Wessels WORKSHOP: Creative Worm Composting Solutions
This event is hosted by Jessica Skinner who has a passion for educating people of all ages about local and sustainable food systems. Worm composting is a great way to recycle your organic food waste and an excellent way to connect to the food system. Dig into compost by participating in a compost relay, observing worm bins in action, and participating in a compost Q&A. Bring your questions and go home with your own worm composting bin! Chat with Jess more about composting at Twitter:GoEdibleYardins or her blog http://ladyjess82.wordpress.com/.
Location: Keene Recreation Center
Time: 12pm-1pm Antioch Professor Alesia Maltz is looking forward to sharing the traditional methods of history and culture preservation, story-telling. Story-telling is delightful way to unplug from the modern world and communicate topics with one another in an entertaining and participatory manner.
Location: Keene Recreation Center
Time: 10 - 11 AM Antioch University New England
Student Alliance Jennifer Haines Thank you for your interest and participation ! Workshop: Keene Public Library
Musical Story Time
Location: Keene Rec Center
Time: 3-4 PM Keene Covservation Commission Encourages and facilitates efforts by the KUUC community to put into practice our Seventh Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Keene UU Church
Green Sanctuary Robert Briedis Perennials Landscape plants are field propagated using organic practices. Hundreds of varieties of hybrids, natives, grasses and and woodland plants. You can find Robert's Perennials in Ashuelot, NH Libby McCann and her chickens Transition Keene Donna's at Antioch NE The Works Bakery Cafe offers an assortment of delicious bagels, sandwiches, smoothies, salads and more! As a locally owned business, we focus on sourcing sustainable and local products as much as possible and have integrated this in to our everyday menu. Sponsered by
Antioch University New England and City of Keene, NH Sue Legault - Basket Weaver Women of China: Arts The Inn of the Tarten Fox Peterborough Vernal Pool Project
Volunteer Training Peterborough Vernal Pool Project
Volunteer Training Part 1 Peterborough Vernal Pool Project
Volunteer Training - Part 1 The Sustainability Project
Emerson Brook Forest Center Hinsdale Conservation Committee
Town Clean-up In this classical folk art, you'll learn postures that emulate natural symbols (willow tree, nightingale, the moon, the sun, etc.) to tell a story through movement. Persian dance emphasizes a mind-body connection that promotes wellness, strength, and flexibility. Suitable for women of all ages, no dance experience necessary. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting or stretchy clothing and be prepared to dance in socks or bare feet. For more information please contact: email@example.com
Location: Keene Recreation Center @ 1:00pm 10 am - SEMINAR: Transition Keene – Mapping the Neighborhood
Among the thousands uses of map (aside from swatting flies or wrapping presents in them), mapping has been used by Transition Keene to encourage food production in our neighborhood. Are you wondering what we're finding in the gardens of Keene? Want to promote your business/organizations on Google Map? Want to learn treasure-hunting game ideas and mold your beloved place? Join Flora Caoqian and Peng Liu in Mapping the Neighborhood." Keene Recreational Center Bike/Bus Shelter Dedication
Join in at 2 for the ribbon cutting for the new bus/bike shelter at the Keene Rec Center, provided with funding through the City Express. Keene’s City Express bus will be available for viewing all day.
Join together in encouraging people to bike, walk, and use public transit. 1-2pm at the Keene Rec Center Join Tom Haynes, Director of Education-Historical Society of Cheshire County at 10:30 for a walk to Keene's Central Square on Washington Street. While walking you will learn some of the history in the development of this section of Keene.
Time 10:30 – 11:30am
Location: Meet at Keene Rec Center A fresh hot gourmet coffee
beverage for you....
a donation to AUNE's
Center for Tropical Ecology! Gourmet Giving
New Hampshire Refreshments will be available for purchase all day through a variety of fundraising organizations while lunch will be available from The Works. From 9-11am the Center for Tropical Ecology will be offering Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa, and other breakfast snacks; From 11-2: The Works Bakery Cafe offers an assortment of delicious bagels,sandwiches, smoothies, salads and more! As a locally owned business, we focus on sourcing sustainable and local products as much as possible and intergrate this in to our everyday menu.; From 2-4pm Antioch University's Student Alliance will be hosting their infamous Coffee House. Ride on over to Antioch's campus and meet the guys from Eastern Mountain Sports Bike. Part 1: Thursday, April 19 from 7 – 9 pm in the Keene State College Science Center (Room 102) and Part 2: Saturday, April 21 from 10 am – noon.
Vernal pools are small, temporary ponds that serve as critical breeding habitat for amphibians, insects, and even tiny clams and crustaceans. In efforts to protect this vital (yet often overlooked) wildlife habitat, Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory is again training volunteers to ground-truth and document potential vernal pools located on public and conserved lands throughout the City of Keene. We will cover the building blocks of vernal pool ecology in an indoor training session on Thursday, April 19 from 7 – 9 pm at KSC, then venture outside for hands-on instruction in vernal pool identification and documentation on Saturday, April 21 from 10 am – noon. *Volunteers must attend both the indoor and outdoor training sessions to participate in the Keene Vernal Pool Project. Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Keene State College School of Sciences. Part 1:Wednesday, April 18 from 7 – 9 pm and Part 2:Saturday, April 21 from 2:30 –4:30 pm.
Vernal pools are small, temporary ponds that serve as critical breeding habitat for amphibians, insects, and even tiny clams and crustaceans. In efforts to protect this vital (yet often overlooked) wildlife habitat, Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory and the Peterborough Conservation Commission are training volunteers to ground-truth and document potential vernal pools located on public lands throughout the Town of Peterborough. We will cover the building blocks of vernal pool ecology in an indoor training session on Wednesday, April 18 from 7 – 9 pm at the Peterborough Town House, then venture outside for hands-on instruction in vernal pool identification and documentation at a local vernal pool on Saturday, April 21 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Volunteers must attend both the indoor and outdoor training sessions to participate in the Peterborough Vernal Pool Project. Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education the Peterborough Conservation Commission.
Location: Peterborough Town House, Peterborough
Both trainings are free & open to the public, but registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Brett Amy Thelen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 358-2065. James Primrose-Graphic Artist
Jprimrose@yahoo.com Keene YMCA Yves Gakunde Bernadette Arakwiye Tuul Sukhbaatar Katy Wolfe
Emily Horton-Hall Starbucks
Pizza Pie Karen Gandy
K&R Crafty Gadgets
email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation Local organizations are looking forward to sharing the programs and missions with you. These 30 to 45 minute seminars are sure to engage, educate and delight.See the full transcript