April 17, 2008

Centennial Park welcomes Earth Day

Earth Day takes center stage at Centennial Park festival
The Tennessean, April 16, 2008
The seventh annual Nashville Earth Day Festival will be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Centennial Park.
This year's festival, themed "Local Living for Global Change — It All Starts with Me," will feature numerous informational exhibits and activities aimed at educating participants about protecting our environment.
The booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, will offer hands-on activities for all ages.
"The Earth Day committee is proud to have the opportunity to present an entertaining and informative celebration," said Jennifer Hagan-Dier, Nashville Earth Day Festival committee chairwoman. "We are looking forward to another successful event and are excited to help inform the community of ways to protect our environment through a variety of activities."
The festival will feature workshops about organic farming and recycling as well as offer interactive activities, games, workshops and performances. The youth area will feature international dances and a music booth where children can create instruments from recycled materials.
Live entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. and continue throughout the day with performances by Five Star Iris, Sam & Ruby, Jen Foster and Jypsi. Raul Malo will take the stage at 5:50 p.m. for the main performance of the evening.

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