Earth Day Celebrations and Events
Earth Day in Asheville stretches from Saturday, April 14, to the end of the month. Here are some of the many events on the agenda.
Opening Day of the North Asheville Tailgate Market, www.northashevilletailgatemarket.org. Veggies, baked items, plants and plant starts, and yummy food-based goodies. April 14 and every Saturday from then on until November, 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at UNCA.
Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Walking Tours, www.riverlink.org/walktour.asp, sponsored by RiverLink. Wonderful scenery, including wildflowers. April 14 at 10:00 a.m. and April 28 at 3:00 p.m. at Richmond Hill Park. FREE.
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, wnca.org/events/wild-scenic-film-festival, sponsored by Western North Carolina Alliance. Free raffle entry with door prizes and speakers. Food and drink available for purchase. April 19, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Fine Arts Theatre. $6 for students and $10 for the general public. Special one-year WNCA membership offer that includes film festival is $10 for students and $25 for the general public.
Asheville Earth Day, www.avlearthday.org. Fifth annual all-day family Earth Day celebration, with environmental/conservation booths, kids’ activities, art, music, food, and more. April 21, Noon-10:00 p.m. on Lexington Avenue. FREE.
Warren Wilson College presents Earth Day and Fiddles and Folklife, www.warren-wilson.edu/~elc/earthdayguide.pdf. Environmental activities (hands-on and presentations), fiddle contest, plein-air paintings for sale to benefit the Environmental Leadership Center of Warren Wilson College, horse-drawn cart rides, and much more. April 21, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on the
Warren Wilson College campus, Swannanoa. Some activities and workshops are FREE.
Hard to Recycle Event sponsored by Asheville GreenWorks, www.ashevillegreenworks.org.
Recycle hard plastic, DVDs, CDs, small appliances, and cell phones as well as TVs (for $5 donation).
April 28, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m at Asheville City Public Works Department, 161 South Charlotte Street. FREE.
Hike to Johnson Branch Farm sponsored by Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, www.carolinamountain.org/news_and_events/cmlc_public_hike_johnson_branch_farm_april_28thDifficult hike on private land featuring streams, waterfalls, views and wildflowers. April 28, 10:00 a.m.-?