All about Earth Day

Third annual Earth Day event at Habersham
Please join us on Friday, April 20,   from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Habersham Market Place to celebrate Earth Day. This family friendly event is designed to educate the community on options for a greener way of living. The Habersham Green Committee is proud to host the second annual art show “Up-Cycled Art in Downtown Habersham” which will feature art exhibits by both youths and adults. The winners will be recognized and awarded during the festival.  There will be fun and educational children’s activities throughout the marketplace.  Meet local farmers and sample their goods while listening to live music by Billy Drysdale. Various “green” groups, organizations and exhibitors will showcase their products and services.

Earth Day Celebration at the ReStore
LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, with a variety of earth-friendly activities for the whole family.  The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ReStore, located at 612 Parris Island Gateway in Beaufort.
Great bargains can be found at the Plant Sale featuring beautiful new annuals and perennials and at the Book Sale with lots of wonderful used books.   A Kids Craft Corner will help children learn that it is never too soon to develop a “green” attitude.
The highlight of the day will be a silent auction of Recycled Art created by prominent local artists.  The artists have borrowed ordinary items from the ReStore and re-purposed them into fabulous new creations that will amaze you.  These unique items are currently on display at the ReStore and you are invited to stop by and vote for your favorite piece!  At the same time you may also place a silent auction bid on any of the items.  The winner of the contest will be announced at 1:30 p.m. and silent auction bidding will also close then.
Adding to the fun on Earth Day, live music will be provided by Peter Zamuka.  The Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling Agency will also be on hand to provide helpful information to all.
All proceeds from Earth Day will help provide materials to build another LowCountry Habitat for Humanity home with a local family. Contact the ReStore at 843-525-0055 for further information.

Earth Day, every day at farmers market
Celebrate Earth Day 2012 on Saturday, April 14 at the Port Royal Farmers Market at Heritage Naval Park from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Many environmental agencies and groups will be on hand so you can learn about what’s going on in Beaufort County while enjoying local foods at the Farmers Market.
Call Beaufort Conservation District for Details at 522-8100 or email shelby.berry@sc.nacdnet.net.

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