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Newtown Earth Day Festival

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Newtown's 6th Annual Earth Day Festival is Saturday and you just gotta make plans to join us for an outstanding day celebrating the earth!

From a huge line-up of kids' activities (including The FunArt Bus), a Silent Auction and litter pick-up to live music/performances, Birds of Prey exhibit, T-Shirt Tie-Dying and tons of tasty food, the festival is the place to be for helping our community become a bit more aware of being "green."

With proceeds continuing to support our  “green” scholarship for Newtown High School  graduates, we hope everyone can stop by to lend their support. Please help pread the word by passing this e-mail to your friends!


"Get Your Kid On" in Our Kid Section!



  • Drum Circle with Cadence Carroll

  • Birds of Prey Exhibit from Sharon Audubon

  • Graceful Planet Flash Mob Dance Workshop & Family Yoga

  • Old-Fashioned Relay Races & Games

  • Predator-Prey and Food Web Tag

  • Puppet-Making with The SHACK

  • Recycling Toss

  • Make Your Own Birdfeeders with EverWonder Children’s Museum

  • Tie-Dying & Eco-Crafts with “The FunArt Bus”

  • Seed Balls and Pottings

  • Kids Crafts with Nancy Diperrio

  • Worm Composting with Transition Newtown

  • Bee-Keeping with Jeff Shwartz

  • Knitting with Nicole Christensen

  • Bike Safety Check with Sandy Hook Cycle



Groove On Live Music and Performances



  • Opening Welcome from Mitch Bolinsky

  • Brett Boles sings the National Anthem

  • Newtown Youth Voices with Jim Allyn

  • Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Musicians

  • SunDad – Father/son world fusion, new age jam band

  • Time and Again – NHS ska/rock band

  • Pat Llodra Talk

  • The Shout Backs -- Outlaw string band w/ a moonshine heart

  • Bedlam Brothers String Band – Local “pickers & grinners”


 
Enjoy Tasty Food & Drinks
Come hungry and make plans to either grab a great lunch, some tasty snacks, or great beverages while browsing our festival. Featuring local businesses like My Place, Aquarian Caterers, and Biscotti Etc. as well as Catering by Roxanne and ice cream from The Farmer’s Cow, our Food Court offers plenty of options for everyone!
 
Clean Town with The Lions Clubs “Lose the Litter”
Join your friends and neighbors to clean up Newtown’s streets. Special prizes are hidden around town and your team may be the lucky crew to win one as you “tackle the trash!”

Bid on Our Silent Auction Items
Our third annual Silent Auction has a huge variety of items this year, including dinners, composters, books, jewelry and art.  Bring your checkbook and be prepared to outbid your neighbors and friends!

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