Celebrate Earth Day With 4 Big Events. Derby Garden Festival at Hobson Grove, Arbor Day Celebration at Kereiakis Park, The Great Cloth Diaper Change at Corvette Museum and Invasive Plant Pull at Lost River Cave!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, April 20th, 2012 11:00 AM CST

Tomorrow is an active day. On Earth Day there are 4 great events to either be outdoors or help the environment. Here is a look at the 4 (Thanks to Bowling Green Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for the heads up):

Riverview at Hobson Grove is pleased to present a Derby Garden Festival on Saturday, April 21st from 9am until 4pm on the grounds of the historic house museum.  The event will include vendors with unique accessories for home and garden, seasonal plants, woodworking, jewelry, and other items created by local craftspeople. 
The day will start as any spring day should with a good breakfast!  A delicious Derby Brunch featuring country ham quiche, a spring salad, and Derby pie along with fruit tea served in a souvenir Derby Festival glass.  The brunch will cost $20 each with two seatings available at 10:30am and 11:30am.  Reservations are required and are non-refundable.  Tickets can be obtained by calling 843-5565 or by coming to Riverview during regular hours of operation.  Other refreshments will be offered on a less formal basis. 

Programs by local speakers include “History of Hats” with Devona Dixon, Assistant Professor of Textiles & Apparel Merchandising at WKU, at 10:30am and “History and Making of Derby Hats” at 1:30pm with Christal Raley, English teacher at Warren East High School.  Artist, world-renowned equine photographer and author, John Steven Hockensmith will begin having presentations and signing books at 11:30am. 

Make a Derby winner!  In the Kid’s Kraft area at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm, local historian Nancy Baird will lead children’s activities in making stuffed stick horses with children from ages 5 to 10 years old.

Admission to the event on the grounds is free and open to the public. Tours of the house museum require the regular fees.  A free shuttle will be available along with free parking for the day of the event.  For further information, please call Riverview at 843-5565. 

Come to Arbor Day at Kereiakes Park on April 21, 2012. Festivities start at 9 am and include various activities, inflatables, free trees, tree planting items, storm water information, tree care and planting demos. For more information, call 393-3111 or visit http://www.bgky.org/tree/events.php.

On April 21st, parents around the world will be changing their childs cloth diaper at the same time to try to BREAK the Guiness World Records(TM) for most cloth diapers changed at one time. This event is happening to spread awareness of modern cloth diapers for TODAY’s parents!! Help us go down in history and spread cloth diaper awareness!

The current record is 5,026 and was set on April 23, 2011. The time of attempt to break this current record is set at 11:00 am Central Time.

In addition to the Great Cloth Diaper Change world-recording setting activity, there will also be various vendor booths, giveaways, a silent auction benefitting the RDA, a “stuff with fluff” donation box, and other family-friendly activities.

For more information about this event and how to register, visit http://www.gcdcbgky.eventbrite.com and look for them on Facebook at The Great Cloth Diaper Change BGKY, http://www.facebook.com/GCDCBGKY.

This event is free and open to the public.

It’s time to root out and destroy pesky plant invaders with at theAnnual Invasive Plant Pull!  In celebration of Earth Day, Lost River Cave and Valley invites you to spend an afternoon to help re-invigorate the valley floor, on Saturday, April, 21st from 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Bring your entire family and join other community members as they band together in an attempt to eradicate invasive plants from the Lost River Valley.

Volunteers will enjoy Free Boat Tours, Door Prizes, and Gift Shop Discounts!

The Invasive Plant Pull is an annual event at Lost River Cave & Valley offering individuals a chance to gain volunteer experience while teaching you to detect invasive plant species wherever you see them. With your help Lost River will one day be rid of the pesky sprouts that run rampantly over the 25-acre valley floor. Clearing plants like winter creeper and privet is easy work that provides much needed elbow room for our long suffering native plants. Your handiwork will be rewarded once you see that sunshine, rain and nutrients are helping to re-invigorate the forest floor with a carpet of ferns and native flowers that provide food and shelter for the valley’s native and migrating animals.

For more information call 270-393-0077 or visit http://www.lostrivercave.com.

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