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Tri-State Earth Week activities

April 15, 2006

Here are some Earth Week and Earth Day activities in the Tri-State area:

Hagerstown Community College's Science Club is teaming up with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for a countywide recycling effort Monday, April 17, through Friday, April 21.

Items that will be accepted at HCC's Science Building include mixed paper (no glossy paper or magazines); plastic; aluminum and copper; cell phones; and computer central processing units (CPUs), monitors and peripheral devices. A $2 charge will apply to each CPU, monitor and peripheral device.

The public is invited to hear Clarissa Mathews, assistant professor of environmental studies at Shepherd University, speak at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the HCC Science Building about environmental careers. Free.

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The club invites the public to a showing of "March of the Penguins" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Kep-ler Theater at HCC. Admission is one recyclable item.

For more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 267.

Renfrew Institute at 1010 E. Main St. in Waynesboro, Pa., is having speakers, a yard sale and Earth Day Celebration this week.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, Robert Berghage from Penn State Center for Green Roof Research will speak on the topic "Greening the City from the Top Down."

A recycle/reuse yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Space for an 8-foot-long table costs $20; double space, $30; and triple space, $40. Bring your own tables. Proceeds from table space fees go to Renfrew Institute.

Renfrew's Earth Day Celebration will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Includes exhibitors of Earth-friendly products and information about Earth-friendly practices. Patric Schlee will lead a drum circle at 4 p.m.

The rain site for Sunday's Earth Day Celebration is Waynesboro Area Middle School.

For more information about Renfrew's activities, call 1-717-762-0373.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is having a Wildflower Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Yankauer Nature Preserve north of Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Includes refreshments, children's activities and storytelling, guided walks and music. Free admission.

The preserve is off Whiting's Neck Road, and the route will be marked with brown "Wildlife Viewing Area" signs starting at Shepherd Grade Road.

For directions or more information, go to www.potomacaudubon.org or call 1-304-676-3397.




Some Neighborhoods 1st groups will be holding Earth Day cleanup efforts Saturday, April 22. For more information about those activities and how to help clean up the local community see Sunday's Lifestyle section.

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