Christian Spirituality Examiner: Monday, April 22 through Sunday, April 28, 2013
As we move into the last full week in April, here are some of the events and monthly celebrations coming up in the Week Ahead:
April 1-30-- National Poetry Month
During this month discover ways to celebrate the beauty and power of poetry and learn more about the vibrant poetry scene in the Columbus metro area. Click here to learn about a special art project involving local poets to be completed during National Poetry Month.
April 1-30--Jazz Appreciation Month
April 1-30--National Volunteer Month
April 26 Arbor Day—the last Friday in April
Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is designated as a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Take a look at some of the Arbor Day activities that will be taking place in the Columbus Metro area. Readers can also look for a forthcoming article on some of the trees mentioned in the Bible and enjoy a slide show of some of those trees.
Arbor Day/Earth Day Tree Planting Celebration—April 23, 2013
Time:10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Location: Ohio Statehouse
Address: 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, 43215
Arbor Day on the Oval—OSU—April 26, 2013
The public is invited to join the Friends of Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens to celebrate Arbor Day on the Oval. Activities include dedicating several newly planted trees and announcing the recipients of our Lorax Award, the highest recognition given to those who speak for the trees.
In addition, the celebration includes the Tree Campus USA certification, as the organization enters its second year of this high achievement presented to The Ohio State University by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
Location: Chadwick Arboretum
Date: April 26, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Address: Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Court, Columbus, OH 43210
Arbor Day Festival--April 27, 2013
Arbor Day--a celebration of trees and nature—this annual outdoor event is sponsored in part by the Energy Cooperative. Families can expect a fun-filled day with lots of hands-on learning opportunities, crafts, displays, and tree climbing. The festival features Dr. Insecta and his Incredible Unforgettable Bug Lab Experience, a fusion of entomology and magic that will delight all ages. Arboretum staff will be on hand showcasing and selling nursery plants. Plus, the first 250 families have an opportunity to take home their own tree to plant in honor of Arbor Day.
Location: Dawes Arboretum
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: 7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE, Newark, OH 43056
Earth Day—Stand Together—April 27, 2013
On Saturday, April 27 participants will Stand Together to enjoy favorite local bands, food trucks, along with environmental groups, green businesses, and more at a Columbus Commons celebration commemorating Earth Day 2013 accomplishments.
Location: Columbus Commons
Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Address: 160 S. High St., Columbus, 43215
To learn more about the schedule of events and other details, click here.