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4 Our Kids Recycling Services presents the 7th Annual Family Funergy Festival on Earth Day

4 Our Kids Recycling Services presents the 7th Annual Family Funergy Festival on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd from 10am-1pm at The North Conway Community Center in North Conway, NH. Come enjoy this hands-on investigation of energy and resource conservation!

Funergy is a rain or shine,  bottled water free event with a full slate of environmentally friendly vendors, activities, and live demonstrations that is sure to please kids and grandparents alike.

Schedule of Events

  • 10am-10:30am – Food preservation workshop by UNH Cooperative Extension
  • 10:30am-11:30am – Family Basketball
  • 11am – Visit from the Lorax and free gently used book giveaway
  • 11:30am-12:30pm – Family Floor Hockey
  • 12pm – Story of Stuff: Bottled Water movie
  • 12:30pm – Rally for Science and Climate Change at the Gazebo with speakers from Bowdoin College and The Union of Concerned Scientists
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A family enjoys learning the science of composting through the “Worm Buffet” activity at The Earth Day Funergy Festival at the North Conway Community Center.

Grab some lunch and check out the free activities such as Ray’s Solar S’mores, The Energy Scavenger Hunt (free LED bulbs while supplies last), The Scrapwood Catapult, The Pedal Powered Shower Bike, Recycled Hula Hoops or The Aluminum Can Crusher to name a few. Talk to a renewable energy company, a green builder, a recycling business and more. Shop for green goods, including gently used children’s clothing.

Don’t miss this “Something for Everyone” kind of day! The Funergy Festival is free of charge thanks to the generosity of major sponsors, Cormack Construction Management, of Madison and Frase Electric, of Sandwich. For more information, contact Colleen Cormack at 603-447-8361 or visit 4 Our Kids Recycling Services on the web at http://4ourkids.homestead.com/.

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BELIEVE IN BOOKS HOSTING SIXTH ANNUAL EARTH DAY EVENT

The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation will be hosting its 6th Annual Earth Day Event featuring Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at the 100 Acre Wood from April 15 – 18. Local elementary and preschool students will participate in the event during the week, and there will be a 10:00am Saturday Character Breakfast the public is encouraged to attend. The Lorax is the final character breakfast of the eight week series.

The event begins at 10am at the Theater in the Wood with an enactment of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.  After the story everyone will be able to visit with the Lorax himself!  There will be a recycling presentation followed by an opportunity for kids to make their own Lorax with recycled materials.  Then they can make a “pledge” of something they could do to help the environment and place their pledges on the Pledge Tree. They will also be decorating grocery bags that will be distributed to shoppers at The Local Grocer in North Conway.  Then everyone will head out on the Trails in the Wood to enjoy the Storybook Trail. The event also includes a book swap; each child is encouraged to bring a gently used book and swap it for another.

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation also encourages kids to enter their Earth Day Writing Contest.  Entrants are required to write about what Dr. Seuss’ story The Lorax means to them. Children may make up a story, relate a true experience, or write a poem.  Only single author stories qualify; please no co-authored stories or parents. Inventive spelling is encouraged and accepted in honor of Dr. Seuss. Each story must not exceed 500 words. Text must be printed or written legibly. Story must have at least one original, clear and colorful illustration to reflect part of the story. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, storytelling, imagination and integration of artwork.  More information is available at http://www.believeinbooks.org.

“This is a great example of our efforts to bring books to life and relate it to our everyday world” stated Executive Director, A.O. Lucy.

The Earth Day Celebration of The Lorax is one of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation’s programs created to match the goals of exercising the mind and body of youngsters with education and engagement of healthy habits. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

The Foundation office, the Theater in the Wood and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, just two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.

For more information on the Literacy Foundation call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.believeinbooks.org.

 

 

Spring Events at Remick Farm

Forgotten Arts: Fiber Arts Group. Tuesday, April 7 & 21, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Fiber artists and/or interested onlookers are welcome to join our Happy Weavers & Friends group to learn the historic art of weaving, spinning, sewing, quilting, and more. Bring your own project to work on, if desired. This group meets monthly on an every other Tuesday schedule at Remick Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. FREE. (Does not include access to the Museum.) 603-323-7591.

PLANTS OF FIELD & FOREST: Planning Your Medicine Garden. Saturday, April 11, 1–3 p.m. Get to know the planting needs and uses of 17 beautiful medicinal plants. Enjoy teas made from featured herbs; take home a booklet of planting and harvesting guidelines. $20/person, ages 16 & above. Please register by Wednesday, April 8. Remick Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. 603-323-7591.

Small Farmers Club: Get to Know Chickens. Friday, April 17, 10–11 a.m. A monthly, farm-fun hour for young children at Remick Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. Interaction with the featured animal and an activity to complement learning. $5/child, ages 2–6. Parents/guardians must accompany child/children for duration of activity. Dress to spend time outdoors. No pre-registration required. 603-323-7591.

Homeschool Class: Sheep & Wool. Monday, April 20, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village offers season-based classes for homeschool students (ages 6–12) the third Monday of each month during the school year. Discovery through the senses, combined with hands-on activities and discussion, encourages deeper understanding of each themed class. $5/participant. Students must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone, not left unattended. No charge for chaperones unless participating in the class project. Pre-register for April 20 class by Monday, April 13; no walk-ins. 603-323-7591.

School Vacation: Homestead Adventures. Tuesday, April 21– Friday, April 24, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Learn about a new farm animal each day through hands-on time with the animals, farm chores, stories, art & games. Explore the historic homestead of Remick Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village. Learn about the seasonal rhythms of rural life; ample outside time and barn time with the animals. Bring lunch, 2 snacks and water bottle. $120/participant for the 4-day week (10% off for Members). Pre-registration and payment due in full by Monday, April 6. For ages 7–12. (5-day summer sessions in July & August.) 603-323-7591.

Earth Day Activities at Remick Museum & Farm. Wednesday, April 22, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Join us at our Tamworth Village homestead to celebrate Earth Day and take part in special family-friendly activities. Included with $5 admission; 4 and under, FREE. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone, not left unattended. 603-323-7591.