4/22: Earth Day Fest 2023

Saturday, April 22, 2023
10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. on the Library Lawn

Join us for an afternoon of learning and fun on the library lawn in honor of our amazing planet! All are welcome at this free community event.

Learn, craft, and celebrate with our
community partners all afternoon!

 

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All Day activities:

Chalk where we walk: Help us beautify our sidewalks in homage of Mother Earth!

Raffle prizes: Enter your name to win special prizes drawn throughout the day!

Play all day: Challenge a friend to a giant lawn game and frolic about in bubbles!

Learn with the librarians: Grab some library swag, browse through Earth-themed books from our collection, and learn more about BHML services!

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Our Community Partners:

Bigelow Lab
Boothbay Region Clean Drinking Water Initiative
Boothbay Region Amateur Radio Station
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Boothbay Sea & Science Center
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Flavors Hook Kids Maine
Healthy Lincoln County
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District
Saffron & Honey Homestead
Veggies to Table

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Bigelow Laboratory
What sea creature stands on its head and eats with its feet? Come find out and visit scientists from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Bigelow Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit research institute located on the Damariscotta River estuary in East Boothbay. Our research ranges from the microscopic life at the bottom of marine food webs to large-scale ocean processes that affect the entire globe.

Boothbay Region Amateur Radio Station
Ham Radio operator and library friend Al Sirois, along with other Hams from the region, will set up a portable station on the lawn. Patrons of all ages will be able to initiate and receive calls to and from amateur radio operators all over the world.

Boothbay Sea & Science Center
When our hands touch the sea! BSSC invites one and all to join them in creating unique works of art using oyster shells and seaweed grown in the Damariscotta River. Take home lifelong treasures and a gentle reminder of why we need to take good care of our beautiful oceans!

Veggies To Table
At Veggies To Table, we grow a wide array of top-quality organic produce and flowers to donate to local folks experiencing hunger and needing joy, create lasting community connections through our volunteer program, and provide education around healthy food and sustainable living. We are excited to see you all at Earth Day!  We are busy starting our seeds inside as our 5th season has officially begun. Please stop by and learn about our non profit and how it directly impacts the Boothbay Peninsula.  We will have our usual market items, including aprons, hats, reusable shopping bags, soaps and note pads. We launched our dahlia sales this year and may bring a limited supply for sale (or feel free to check our website veggiestotable.org for dahlia availability). We will have sign ups for summer volunteering at the farm in Newcastle as well as information on our Corporate Sponsorship program. It is only through donors and sponsors that we can feed those that are food insecure in our region. Our farm has donated over 44,500 pounds (37,083 meals) of organic produce and over 43,400 flowers to over 35 local organizations and families with the help of over 350 volunteers and our crew. We welcome you to be a part of the solution to food insecurity.  We will be raffling off a bundle of seed packets so that you can start your own garden, as well as a V2T Baseball Hat & Apron.

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