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Friday, April 13, 2012

GreenFest highlights a busy weekend

 This weekend seems to be one of those busy weekends with many events being held.

Howard County Government is sponsoring the 5th Annual Greenfest
April 14th, 2012 from 10am - 4pm
Howard Community College

Burrill Galleria and Quad
  GreenFest will include:
- Bikes for the World (used bike and sewing machine collection for developing countries)
- Nike ReUse-A-Shoe (worn out shoe collection for recycling)
- Aveda Salon Marielle Cut-A-Thon for a Cause  (get your hair cut and proceeds will be donated to a watershed organization)
- Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Collection Truck for donation of new and reusable household items
- Goodwill Industries donation collection truck
- Children's nature play space
- Children's craft and nature activity
- Tree planting on-site
- Live reptiles and birds
- Mini farmers' market
- Solar telescopes for viewing on the Quad
- Rain barrel workshops (free barrel registration is now full, however the workshops are open to the public)
- Compost and gardening/landscaping workshops and speakers
- Free document shredding (up to 3 bags or boxes) and electronics recycling event from 10am until 2pm
- Free compost bin giveaway
- Local green businesses and information on sustainable products, including nearly two dozen new vendors in 2012!

Another activity for this weekend is:
It's Opening Day this Sat, April 14, from 1-4 pm! Visit the beautiful historic sites of Ellicott City this weekend! Stroll down Main Street and ascend the ruins of Patapsco Female Institute for a fun-filled and free afternoon featuring tours, a one-room school house, fire fighters, and yarn spinning at a log cabin. Contact Jacquelyn Galke at jgalke@howardcountymd.gov for additional information.
   

Finally over at the East Columbia Library:




CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY FAIR: EXPLORING NATURE
 A celebration for young children and their families with free hands-on activities that teach developmentally appropriate educational concepts, including interactive games, crafts, and stories. Ages 3-5 with adult; drop-in activity.
HCLS EAST COLUMBIA BRANCH (410.313.7730)
Saturday, April 14
10 am - 1 pm

P.S.
Information from the Columbia Archives on their walking tours on May 12th

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