Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Earth Day Celebration This Sunday 4/21/13

Celebrate Earth Day on the Square 
in historic downtown Leonardtown, 
on Sunday, April 21, from 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM.   
Free admission  

Highlights dancing by the Daughters of Veda Mid-East Dance Troupe, a live birds of prey show by Clearwater Nature Center, demos by Chesapeake Spinners and Weavers, arts and crafts, face painting, seated massages, classic cars, live music and more.  At 2:45 p.m. kids can enjoy Lights out on the Bunny Brothers, a puppet show with an environmental theme presented by Blue Sky Puppets. 

Several environmental organizations will be on site to provide information on energy and water conservation, recycling, composting and organic gardening.  See various exhibits including Biodiesel Enthusiast, Southern Maryland Audubon Society, St. Mary’s Master Gardeners, St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL), Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue, Association of Southern Maryland Bee Keepers, and St. Mary’s River Watershed Association.  Herbs, flowers, native plants, jewelry, natural cosmetics and crafts will also be available for purchase. 

Visit the galleries in Town for recycled artwork displays, and visit the many local restaurants and merchants offering “Earth Day” menu and merchandise specials all weekend long – find details at\steppinout!   

Take a walk to Leonardtown Wharf Park where you will find a moonbounce, music and free kayak and canoe rides on Breton Bay provided by Dave Lane of the Patuxent Adventure Center and Kurt Reitz and Elms Environmental Education Center.  Nature walks will be guided by Bobby Wentworth at 1:00, 1:45 and 2:30, and Evolve Yoga and Wellness will offer a sample class from 2 - 3:00 - please bring your own mat if you have one and a canned good to support local area charities.

Traffic into the historic downtown area will be detoured to free parking areas around the Town.  Earth Day on the Square in Leonardtown is sponsored by the Leonardtown Business Association and the Commissioners of Leonardtown, and is funded in part by a grant from the St. Mary’s County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grant Program and the Maryland State Arts Council.  For more information or performance schedule, contact the Commissioners of Leonardtown at 301-475-9791.