Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Earth Day Celebration in Montpelier


MONTPELIER – Union Institute & University (UI&U) will honor Earth Day, April 18, with a day of events, including workshops and film presentations, at the university’s Montpelier Center on College Hill.

Throughout the day, the B.A. graduating class of June 2009 will hold a raffle, with many prizes including gift certificates from local businesses, artwork, a baby quilt, and more. The raffle is the graduating class community service project and all proceeds will go to Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.

Events Schedule:

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: B.A. faculty member Susan Sawyer will offer a Montpelier spring tree walk close to campus. Participants should meet at Stone Science Hall, 62 Ridge St.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. B.A. faculty member Sharyn Layfield will conduct a Tai Chi/Yoga session in Noble Reading Room in Noble Hall, College Street. Wear loose clothing and bring a towel and/or mat.
2:50 – 3:50 p.m., B.A. faculty member Lucinda Bliss will offer a drawing workshop in Stone Science Hall, Room 202. Participants will experiment with charcoal, pencil, and watercolor. The subject will be a still life with some fun but challenging characteristics! Materials will be provided.
7 p.m. Viewing of the film, Everything’s Cool, a “toxic comedy” about global warming, will be shown in Noble Lounge in Noble Hall on College Street B.A. faculty will facilitate a discussion after the film.

All events are free and open to the public. Raffle tickets will be available for sale on Saturday, April 18 ($1 per ticket, or six for $5). For more information, contact Suzanne Desch, B.A. program, 802-828-8884.

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