What better way to appreciate our beautiful planet than taking a drive on a beautiful day to a wonderful town that really knows how to celebrate Earth Day! Newton is holding its third annual Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 24th and if it is anything like last year's event, parents will not want to miss it!
Visit with over 50 vendors, have lunch at the delicious food court, learn how to build a rain barrel with Taunton Press, help the Lions Club litter pick-up, pledge to plant a tree with the "Men in Green", work-up a sweat in the Fitness Challenge, or simply chill out and listen to one of over 10 bands and performers, but . . .
No matter what, be sure to make time for the Environmental Maze!
Sponsored by Merrell, the maze will be a fun opportunity for kids of all ages to learn about the environment and our relationship with it.
Constructed of bamboo on the front lawn of the Middle School, this huge maze will have numbered junctions where you'll need to answer questions from a guide sheet to move forward. A correct choice will lead you in the right direction, while a wrong one will bring you to a dead end. To keep it fun for everyone, there will be several versions of the guide sheet for people of differing ages.
-- Contribute to a new parenting book and enter to win tickets to a taping of "Live With Regis and Kelly!"
-- Celebrate the day with a morning blessing by Father Bob of St. Rose
-- Get "Earth-Wise" with our various school clubs and town associations
-- Learn how to build a rain barrel with Taunton Press
-- Watch the lively dance performances of The Graceful Planet
-- Test your endurance at our 1st Annual Fitness Challenge
-- Check out the earth-friendly creativity of our Recycled Art Expo
-- Listen to jazz, blue-grass, folk, reggae, and blues at our main stage
-- Enjoy healthy food, local produce, and delicious snacks at our Food Court
-- Save money on your electric bill by signing up for clean energy
-- Pledge to plant a tree with the "Men in Green"
-- Jump, jive, and wail during the "Hootenanny" at My Place Restaurant
This event runs from 10-4, Saturday, April 24th at Newtown Middle School on Queen Street. For more info, visit: www.newtownearthday.org.