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Earth Day celebration scheduled for April 21

Sunday, March 18, 2012

WEST TERRE HAUTE -- West Central Indiana's largest and longest running Earth Day celebration will continue Saturday, April 21, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

The 14th celebration will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and is hosted by the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence.

The theme of this year's event will follow the 2012 United Nation's Declaration as "The Year of Renewable Energy for All."

For those who enjoy critters, there will be plenty to see. Return appearances are planned for Silly Safaris, an up-close educational opportunity with animals; Take Flight with Mark Booth, featuring conversation about raptors such as hawks, owls and falcons; a butterfly program by Carissa Lovett, naturalist at Dobbs Park Nature Center in Terre Haute; and demonstrations of shearing some of the alpacas of White Violet Farm Alpacas.

Dozens of educational exhibits will be on display, along with Celtic music by Women of Erin, and food offered by local vendors.

Admission is free. There will be freewill offering opportunities at entrance gates to help with the cost of the event.

For more information, call Robyn Morton at 812-535-2932 or e-mail rmorton@spsmw.org.

The schedule and more information may be accessed at www.WhiteViolet.org.

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