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Earth Day Events 2015
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Friday, April 3rd through Saturday April 25th, open during business hours all month.
Art Exhibit: Ludington Area Center for the Arts
  The Earth Day Visual Art Exhibit can be seen in the LACA Gallery.  It features the RETREAD ART of Jane Reiter.  She is an Artist & Teacher MFA, BFA, CZT from Lansing, Michigan.
  The exhibition will explore the beauty of the natural world, share an environmental message, and propose new ways to co-exist with the environment.  A variety of works of art from more than 20 Michigan artists will be on display.
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Friday, April 10th, 7:00 pm, People's Church
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.
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Friday, April 17th, 1:00 - 3:30 pm, Ludington Area Center for the Arts
Make a Basket with Recycled Cards with artist Jane Reiter
  Adult Class for 15+ years
  Fee: $30.00
  Do you have numerous greeting cards left over from holidays and celebrations?  Repurpose these colorful images into a special wonderful handmade basket. Use a threaded needle and a hole punch to construct your basket—no previous sewing experience necessary. I will also demonstrate how to use crochet to make the basket---basic crochet familiarity is beneficial but NOT required.  All supplies provided but please bring along favorite leftover cards if desired.  Tweens welcome if enrolled with an adult partner.
  To sign up, call LACA at 231-845-2787 or to pay for your registration on-line -- click here -- .
   
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Friday, April 17th, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, Ludington Area Center for the Arts
Make Jewelry with Recycled Materials with artist Jane Reiter
  Adult Class for 15+ years
  Fee: $35.00
  Embellish yourself, friends, and family with unique and special jewelry!  Upcycle a variety of materials such as, buttons, sari silk, fabric scraps, beads, and keys into fun fashion accessories.  We will make a necklace, key chain, bracelet and more.  All supplies provided but bring favorite buttons or beads if you wish.  Tweens welcome if enrolled with an adult partner.  No previous experience necessary.
  To sign up, call LACA at 231-845-2787 or to pay for your registration on-line -- click here -- .
   
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Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S Harrison St
Presentations:
  Nature Meditation
  Qigong Session
  Indigenous Pipe Ceremony
  Reader's Theater
  Green Burials
  Grow A Bird Feeder
   
Work Shops:
  Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose
  DIY Rain Barrel Building
  Portfolio Construction: Active, Diversified, & Socially Responsible
  Wind and Solar Energy for Homes
  Hot Rot: The In's & Out's of Composting & Soil Health
  Natural Cleaning Supplies
 
Kids Activities:  also see Sand Castles events below
  Art like Andy Goldsworthy, Courtyard   [11:15 - 12:15 pm]
  Bird Houses, Al Haslam, Room 201, Upstairs   [12:30 - 1:30 pm]
  The Lorax, Reader's Theater, Performance Hall  [7:00 pm]
   
   
Booths:   Running continuously
  Petunia Parade
  Battery Recycling
  Smokey-The-Bear
  Lamprey
  Disposal of Prescription Medications
  Windowsill
  Perma-Culture
  Arbonne Skincare Products
Pentwater Fair Trade
  Home Depot
  Chiropractic
   
Silent Auction:
   
Live Music: 
Chad Rushing and Eric Engblade
  12:00 till 12:30 Eric Engblade
  1:30 till 2:00  Chad Rushing
  3:00 till 3:30  Chad Rushing & Eric Engblade
 
Healthy Snacks and Drinks:
Cookies & Granola Bars
  Coffee and Tea
Apple Sauce and Juice
   
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Saturday, April 18th, 10:00 am till 2:00 pm
  Sand Castles Activities
  Children will be able to make a mini greenhouse, plant seeds, and then take it home to watch them grow.  Sand Castles will also have a craft that uses marbles to spread green and blue paint on a circle of paper which will create an earth painting.  Additionally they will do a group painting of the earth using their handprints to form continents and water.
 
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 4:00 till 5:30 pm
  Mason County Library Earth Day Events
  Celebrate that humans are learning how to preserve the environment and resources!  Children of all ages are invited to attend an Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 22, 4:00 pm, at the Ludington Library in the West Shore Bank Room.  Stories, crafts, fun & games, and snacks!
   
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Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00 pm, People's Church
  Presentation by Dr Allan Steinman
  Title: Climate Change and the Great Lakes
This presentation will not be on Saturday, but rather on Thursday evening, April 23rd.
  This presentation will be at the Peoples Church, not at the LACA.
   
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Friday, April 24 - 25th
  Conservation District Tree Day
  Tree sale pick-up is:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 24 and
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25
at the Mason County Fairgrounds.
   
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Saturday, April 25th, 9:30 am till 2:30 pm
  Mason County Library Earth Day Events
  Children can make freestyle "Recycled Art and Inventions."
   
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Saturday, April 25th, 10:00 am till 12:00 n
  Sand Castles Activities Earth Day Event for children
  Alan Wernette from the State park will come for a special Earth Day presentation.
He will be bringing in animal furs and talking about native Michigan animals.
   

   
 
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