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Renfrew's Earth Celebration Day to feature talking robot

April 15, 2010

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A talking robot named Cycler will join the festivities during Renfrew Institute's Earth Celebration Day and Festival of Art 2010, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro.

The event, celebrating its 20th year, also includes live music, hands-on kid's activities, a clothesline art exhibit, and dozens of fun and informative displays to keep everyone entertained. Admission is free.

The Festival of Art returns this year with more than a dozen area artists who will display, demonstrate and sell their works during the event. These include a variety of fine art, jewelry, photography, basketry, garden art, pottery, wind chimes and more. Earth themes will be in the spotlight.

A Creek Clean-Up is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., hosted by Franklin County Conservation District. Anyone interested is encouraged to help, and should bring gloves.

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Cycler, the recycling robot, is making his first appearance at Earth Celebration Day. Cycler, who travels with Earth Day exhibitor Waste Management, is made from recycled items.

Cycler will make appearances at 11:30 a.m., and 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

As a new twist on the drum circle that often caps the day, local artist and musician Patric Schlee will lead an "improv music session" beginning at 3 p.m. Bring drums, flutes, guitars or a didgeridoo.

Free personal document shredding is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington Township Office Parking Lot (beside the Welty Road entrance to Renfrew Park). Shredded documents will be collected and recycled.

There is a limit of 10 bags or boxes per person, and the following items cannot be processed: newspapers, 3-ring binders, carbon paper, film, metal, cardboard, trash or heavy plastics.

For more information, call the institute at 717-762-0373.

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