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Resilient Communities Restoring the Earth

Earth Day Norway 2019 is coming and we're celebrating!

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STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 15th

 

STORY WALK

The Oxford Hills Community Literacy Team will feature Dahlov Ipcar's Animal Hide & Seek in windows of businesses for all to read. @ Main Street, Norway

 

EARTH DAY ART

Guy E. Rowe School kids will have art displayed in windows. @ Main Street Norway Businesses

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 19th

2–6PM • CLIMATE & CREATIVITY

Help create banners and signs for Earth Day. Materials supplied. @ CEBE (447 Main St.)

 

5-7PM • EARTH WORX ART OPENING

Che Che Stoddard, Barbara F. Kelly, Terry Bastian & friends answer “If you were the earth what would you say?” Video & Photo @ AQUILARTadvisory (400 Main St. Opera House)

 

7–8PM • EARTH DAY POETRY

Mountain Poets’ Society will be performing during Friday evening’s dinner. @ Café Nomad

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th

 

7–8:30AM • ORDWAY BIRDS & TREES

Identify, whistle, and sing with birds with naturalist Oen Kennedy at Ordway Grove, starting @ Alan Day Community Garden (26 Whitman St.)

 

9-11Am • EARTH DAY TRASH BASH

Trash pick-up in Norway meets at the rest area by the Lake Pennesseewassee. FMI 739-2101

 

9:30–10:30AM • THE WATER TALKS

Eagle Spirit Health sponsors MIT grad’s talk on: How not to change your vehicle’s oil, pH waters for healthy agriculture, removing pesticides from produce. @ AQUILARTadvisory

 

10-11AM • FIRE, MUSIC & MOVEMENT

Yoga and dance for kids and adults around a bonfire in the Square with Community Sing. @ Longley Square (113 Main St.)

 

11–12PM • EARTH DAY RALLY

Celebrating our responsibility to the Earth with community members and guest speakers, including Maddy Sheppard, Justin Bondesen, and Doretta Colburn. Ocean fabric waves by Terry Bastian. Judith Randall’s “Blue is it True” Earth poetry. @ Longley Square (113 Main St.)

 

12-1PM • EARTH DAY PARADE

Everyone is welcome! Dress up as your favorite animal. The parade will end at the Alan Day Community Garden. Starts @ Longley Square

 

1–3PM • COMMUNITY GARDEN POTLUCK PARTY

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Garden with food, fire, fun and games for children, a photo booth, scavenger hunt, and music. @ Alan Day Community Garden (26 Whitman St., Norway)

 

3–4pm • AMAZING ANIMALS 3

Images and music from Oen Kennedy, Rusty Wiltjer, and Colin Tomkins bring unusual animals to life. For kids and adults! @ CEBE (447 Main St.)

 

MONDAY, April 22, EARTH DAY

 

6–8PM • Earth DAY PARTY WITH EARTH FUNK

Oen, Rusty and Collin will funk out at the Brewery. Time to shed the winter blues, celebrate the planet, and NBC’s 3rd birthday!@ Norway Brewing Co. (237 Main St.)

Doretta Colburn’s sense of social responsibility and passion for the environment grew out of the values fostered first in her childhood home. Influenced by her parents’ love for nature, Doretta became a science teacher with a strong focus on environmental education and today, as an organic farmer and member of MOFGA. There was also a great interest in, respect and compassion for others that became a driving force in Doretta’s decision to obtain a Divinity degree from Yale that led her to serve for twenty-five years as a pastor, currently serving the Waterford Congregational Church. Her inspirational leadership and care attributed to the growth of every church she served. Along with her husband, Ted, Doretta owns and operates an organic farm from which her beliefs become action in building a strong community through her participation on local boards, service organizations and committees, believing that together we can and will bring positive change.

 

Justin Bondesen is in his 2nd year as the Youth Leadership Program Coordinator at the Alan Day Community Garden. He has 5 years experience sharing the wonder of nature with Maine kids of all ages as an environmental educator, and is passionate about youth empowerment and getting folks in touch with local food and gardening. Justin has run leadership programming through 4H and in his youth as an Eagle Scout, and whether it's on a ropes course or afloat in a canoe, he's learned that youth are capable of rising to their full potential when supported by a community of caring adults.

 

Madison Sheppard, 18, lives in South Paris, attends Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, and loves Physics, her AP Lit class, and her studio Art History class. She plans to be an Environmental Scientist, Marine Biologist, and to own an art gallery. She will be going to Maine College of Art (MECA) in Portland, Maine and will be majoring in Painting and get her BFA.


"I use my artwork to get the messages across that I would have a hard time talking about. I hope my artwork can help spread awareness about many global and social issues, including climate change. I was a part of a club at school that helped educate people on climate change through art installations, and I believe it is important because we all live on one earth and it is the only earth we have, and we should take care of it for ourselves and all of the living organisms who inhabit it."

 

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