Monday, February 27, 2012

Earth Month events sponsored by OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology

When - Wednesday, April 11th, 7:00
Where - Global Campus (on the Fayetteville square, 2 E. Center St.)
What - Ozark Historic Trees Presentation / $5 suggested donation
The kickoff for the  Omni Center's month long 'Speak for the Trees' event, a presentation by two esteemed NWA naturalists.
1st, a PowerPoint by Burnetta Hinterthuer, Prof. of Biology/ NACC - will give a presentation on old growth and champion trees in Northwest Arkansas
2nd, a presentation by Hobbs State Park Interpreter, Steve Chyrchel on the importance of the Ozark Chinquapin, their demise, and ongoing efforts to bring this precious indigenous treasure back from the brink.
This is also the first day for viewing the 'Speak for the Trees' art exhibit in the same location. 
'Tree Shines' by local artists will be auctioned at the Tree Concert/Art Exhibit on April 21st. 

When - Sunday, April 15th, 1:00 - 5:00
Where - World Peace Wetland Prairie, 1121 South Duncan Ave. (just north of 12th Street)
What - Omni Center and Friends of the World Peace Wetland Prairie's heartwarming annual Earth Day event for families and friends. 
Come appreciate this Fayetteville jewel and enjoy great acoustic music, children's activities, nature walks with local experts, and maybe get your hands in the dirt and pull some weeds!  A perfect opportunity to celebrate our Earth's birthday.

When - Saturday, April 21st, 7:00
Where - Global Campus auditorium (on the Fayetteville square, 2 E. Center St.)
What - Omni and Omni UA present 'Speak for the Trees'- Concert for the Trees/ Tree Shrine Art Exhibit
50 local artists have created 'Tree Shrines' and the shrines will be sold by silent auction at the event.  Social hour at 7:00 to view and bid on the art work.
At 8:00, Still on the Hill will host a 'Concert for the Trees' featuring all new 'tree songs' by the ever prolific Donna Stjerna along with special guest poets and musicians.  A real 'gala event' on the eve of Earth Day!
The concert has a suggested donation of $10 ($5 for students/kids under 12 free) and all proceeds will go to fund efforts to rescue the Ozark Chinquapin Chestnut in Arkansas.

When - Saturday, April 22nd, 1:00 - 3:00
What - Wilson Park (Close to Woolsey and Prospect)
What - Picture Day in the Park
Omni Center hosts an outdoor family event to celebrate our Earth!
Free Portraits will be taken by photographer, Kirk Lanier in front of the famous 'picture tree' of Wilson Park.
Kids can have their picture taken with 'Mother Nature' (Donna Stjerna) and enjoy 'Tea with the Trees' and other kids activities. 
This old Bois d 'Arc tree is a real Fayetteville treasure and the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day with the whole family.
Call 582 2291 for more information

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