EARTH DAYS activities calendar

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Joni Grady

Apr 16, 2018, 9:08:31 AM4/16/18
These are some of the fun activities CAAV is sponsoring or supporting next weekend's EARTH DAYS.  There is something for everyone!

7:00 – 9:00 PM Energia Solar por Puerto Rico, at Community Mennonite Fellowship Hall, 70 S High St, Harrisonburg (map). CAAV and many other groups invite you to a music-, dance- (with salsa instruction!), food- and fun-filled evening, a benefit concert featuring local artists: Doug Hendren, environmental songwriter,  Bobby Driver and Trudy Cole, blues duo, and Trio ENKA, a salsa band. All proceeds go to Resilient Power Puerto Rico to provide solar power systems for areas still without power after Hurricane Maria. Please pay what you can. No reservation required, cookies and snacks served.

SATURDAY, April 21st

10 AM—4 PM: Earth Day on the Greenway, on Ruffner Plaza, downtown Luray. CAAV will be there with a solar energy display and electric cars.

11 AM – 3 PM Cyclovia: On Earth Day weekend, come on over to Park View to celebrate biking, walking, skating, and healthy, outdoor recreation with family and friends! Inspired by the weekly Ciclovia in Bogota, Colombia, Renew Rocktown is putting on a family-friendly event for all. There will be music, games, bike races, refreshments, Zumba, yoga, and more! Decorate your bike, bring your family, and experience Harrisonburg’s 1st Annual Cyclovia!

7:30 PM : Lungs, a play about how climate change affects one couple, by Duncan MacMillan, starring Emma Leweke, Bridgewater College senior, and directed by James Custer from Unreal City Theater. Hosted by the Harrisonburg UU’s in the old Dale Enterprise Schoolhouse (see link for directions) and CAAV. Special price tickets for this event $ 5.

SUNDAY, April 22nd

Noon – 2 PM:  CAAV’s 10th anniversary Picnic in Purcell Park.  Bring your picnic basket and come to the lakeside shelter to eat and visit with friends, stay to hear the comments by Mayor Deanna Reed and plant two new trees (holes already dug!), then take a hike, play Frisbee or check out the playground with your kids. End the day with a movie at

7 PM: Wasted-a story of food waste , Court Square Theater. Free admission. Sponsored by Sierra Club, CAAV, and Friendly City Food Co-op. Wasted aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food.  Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. 

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