How are YOU going to celebrate Earth Day?

There are oodles of Earth Day events happening in NEO…My heart is happy. Even if you aren’t so eco-chic, go support a local Earth Day event and your community – just for the good karma.

The “Who’s your Mama?” Environmental Film Screenings & Local Food Reception is happening in Kent..Below is the info from their Facebook page.

WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts with the cooperation of the Kent Free Library, The Kent Stage, and Totally Cooked Catering, and Lucky Penny Creamery presents…

WHAT: Annual “Who’s Your Mama?” Environmental Film Screenings & Feature Presentations & Local Food Reception
-Powered by a solar power station courtesy of Dovetail Solar and Wind to run the DVD Projector www.dovetailsolar.com
-Films pertinent to sustainability and the environment including the lush, moving, and amazing “Turtle, the Incredible Journey” and the big-screen animated hit and 3-time Oscar winner “Avatar”
-Children’s Hour

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20-Friday, April 22, 2011 (times below)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20th

-6:30pm: FREE FILM SCREENING of “Truck Farm,” The Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., Kent. http://truck-farm.com/ Directions: http://www.kentfree.lib.oh.us/page.cfm?id=5

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

-7pm: FREE FILM SCREENING of “The Vanishing of The Bees,” North Water Street Gallery, 257 N Water St, Kent. http://www.vanishingbees.com/ More info: www.standingrock.net

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

-5pm-Midnight: LOCAL FOOD RECEPTION & ENVIRONMENTAL CHILDREN’S HOUR & FEATURE FILM SCREENINGS, The Kent Stage, 175 E Main St, downtown Kent. http://www.kentstage.org/

-5-6pm: Local Food Reception featuring Locally Grown Foods catered by Totally Cooked Catering with the support of Lucky Penny Creamery. FREE!

-6-7pm: Short Eco Films for Children (Children’s Hour) including “The Man Who Planted Trees” by Frederic Back. $2 admission.

-7:30pm-8:45pm: “Turtle: The Incredible Journey” by Nick Stringer. See admission below. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970521/

A little loggerhead turtle follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. This film was a hit at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 2010!

-9:00pm–Midnight: “Avatar” by James Cameron. Won 3 Oscars in 2010! See admission below. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549.

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

-Film Fest Admissions: $2 Children’s Hour Only, $5 General – One Feature Film, or $10 General/$7 Students & Senior Citizens covers entire evening

WHERE: See locations for each event above

COST: See details for each event above

Other Eco-Chic Earth Day Events…

4/20 – Become a Backyard Steward – learn how to compost, grow native plants, attract wildlife and much more at the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm from 12 – 3 PM.

4/21 – Tour of the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm in Sand Run Metro Park @ 7 PM. Reservations required – Call 330-865-8065.

The Seiberling Nature Realm has so many great events that take place year round…Check it out!

4/22 – Earth Day Celebration by Summit County Metro Parks! Drop off recyclable paper products and e-waste (batteries, cell phones, VCRs, radios but no TVs and computer monitors). 5 – 7 PM – Cal 330-865-8065 for more info!

4/22 – Earth Day Hike @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park from 9 – 12 PM.

4/22 – Party for the Planet @ the Akron Zoo! 11 AM – 4 PM.

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