April is Earth Month


Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2016
When Wed, March 30, 7pm – 9pm
Where Court Square Theater, 41-F Court Square, Harrisonburg, (map)

Starry Nights
When  Wed, March 30 – Sat, April 2
Where Various
Starry Nights is a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness about light pollution and the steps we can take to end it in our community. See all events and more here.

Starry Nights @ JMU Arboretum
When Fri, April 1, 7pm – 9pm
Where Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, University Boulevard, Harrisonburg (map)
The John C. Wells Planetarium, the Headwaters Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, and the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum offer a free dark sky program as part of Starry Nights. Come to enjoy a walk in the woods to explore nature at night.

Birds of the ‘Burg Guided Bird Walk
When Sat, April 2, 8:30am
Where Shelter #12, Hillandale Park, Harrisonburg
Walk the park trails and learn about the amazing variety of birds found right here in our city parks! School-aged children and families are welcome. Hosted by the Rockingham Bird Club and Shenandoah Group of the Sierra Club.

Wildflower Walk @ JMU Arboretum
When Wed, April 6 and 13, 10am – 11am
Where Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, University Boulevard, Harrisonburg (map)

Creating Opportunities: Growing the Local Food Movement
When Thurs, April 7, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where Rose Library, Carrier Dr., Harrisonburg
JMuse Cafe brings together four local food activists for a panel discussion.

Faith, Purpose and Commerce: Inspiring Change in the New Millenium with Brian Welsh
When Thurs, April 7, 7pm – 8pm
Where Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg (map)

19th Annual Blacks Run CleanUp Day
When Sat, April 9, 9am – 12pm
Where Ice House roundabout, 217 S. Liberty St., Harrisonburg (map)

Wildflower Walk with The Virginia Native Plant Society @ JMU Arboretum
When Sat, April 9, 10am – 11am
Where Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, Pavilion, University Blvd., Harrisonburg (map)

SVBA Home & Garden Show/ Homesteading Festival
When Sat, April 9, 10am – 5pm, Sun, April 10, 11am – 4pm
Where Rockingham County Fairgrounds, S. Valley Pike, Harrisonburg (map)

Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2016 @ Staunton
When Sun, April 10, 7pm – 9pm
Where Visulite Cinema, N. Augusta St., Staunton (map)

Home Weatherization through CHP
When Mon, April 11, 7:30pm
Where Simm’s Center, 620 Simm’s Ave., Harrisonburg
Meghan McMillen of Community Housing Partners will present information on her organization’s free weatherization program. More about the program here.

Climate Conversations: Talking With Your Neighbors About Climate Change
When Tue, April 12, 7pm – 8pm
Where Rockingham County Administration Center, 20 E. Gay St., Harrisonburg (map)
Hosted by the Harrisonburg Democratic Committee, Les Grady and Bishop Dansby of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley and Valerie Serrels of the iMatter Campaign will be presenting on various ways to engage your community in Climate Action.

The Effects of Climate Change in Virginia presented by Stephen Nash @ Bridgewater
When Tue, April 12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where Cole Hall, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater (map)

Earth Day Staunton
When Sat, April 16, 9am – 12pm
Where Sunspots Parking Lot, Staunton (map)

CAAV at MRLibrary on Earth Day
When Friday, April 22, 12pm -4pm
Where Massanutten Regional Library, 174 S. Main St., Harrisonburg
Stop by our table to see all the wonderful books the library has on climate change and renewable energy for children, teens, and adults. It’s our earth and it’s in our care. Learn more. Pick up a family-friendly booklist. More climate-related books recommended by former CAAV chair Les Grady here.

An Earth Day Conversation with Barbara Kingsolver @ C’ville
When Fri, April 22, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville (map)
Critically acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver will host an Earth Day conversation at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville with all proceeds to benefit the grassroots community organizing work of Virginia Organizing. One of Virginia’s best loved writers talks about art and the land that inspires her.

Guided Bird Walk @ JMU Arboretum
When Sat, April 23, 8am – 10am
Where Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, Pavilion, University Blvd., Harrisonburg (map)

Wildflower Walks on Shenandoah Mountain
When Sat, April 30, 9:30 am and 1:00 pm
Where Shenandoah Mountain, The George Washington National Forest
Check out the amazing biodiversity on our backyard mountain with the Headwaters Master Naturalists

Riverfest @ Waynesboro
When Sat, April 30, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Where Constitution Park, Mc Elroy St., Waynesboro (map)
Description Activities include Reptile World shows, Stream Safari, presentations by the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Fish and Fun Rodeo, Farmer’s Market, canoe rides, kids arts & crafts, Stream electro-fishing with DGIF and is capped off by the … Great South River Duck Race!

Find more events on our Google calendar here.

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