Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day's 40th Birthday

Earth Day celebrates its 40th year of existence this year on April 22nd! There are many activities that a family with young children can do to celebrate, so we've rounded up a few fun children's selections from our catalog as well as Earth Day events happening in our fair city of Richmond this week.

Every Day is Earth Day
Jane O'Connor

Earth Day Birthday
Linda Schnetzler 

Earth Day - Hooray!
Stuart Murphy

Richmond Area events and celebrations:

Celebrate Earth Day Recycling Night at the Diamond with the Richmond Flying Squirrels
Tonight! - Wednesday, April 21st

The CVWMA is celebrating 20 years as central Virginia's recycling provider and is hosting this special event with the Flying Squirrels. There will be give-aways (free hats!), an autograph signing session with mascots Nutzy and R3, live music and recycling trivia. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7:05.

Sunday, April 25th from 12 p.m. to 5p.m.

This annual event will be held  at the Flood Wall & 4th Street downtown, just south of the 14th Street Bridge. The celebration includes live music, local food, and a recycled art exhibit. 

If you're a fishing enthusiast, this is a great year to attend - there will be a Family Fish Release, Fly-Casting workshops, and opportunities to fish throughout the day with gear and instruction available to you!

Children's Gardening Spring Fling - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 
Sunday, April 25th from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Kick off the gardening season and celebrate Earth Day with this weekend's Spring Fling! This event offers family fun with garden activities, music and food.

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