Honor Mother Earth on May 11.

Honor Mother Earth


Here in New Albany, the Honor Mother Earth Festival looks to be the first Riverfront Amphitheater event of the summer. It’s a family friendly event with activities for all ages, and perhaps a refreshing pause by the river before trundling off to complete the day. Roger will be accompanied by a (forced) company volunteer to be named, and they’ll be pouring session-strength beers at the gig, so mark the calendars and stop by on May 11.

Honor Mother Earth Celebration

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The event, which will be held Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., demonstrates support for environmental awareness and is open to the public at no cost.

The event will feature a live jazz music performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. as well as a performance by funologist Amazon Jungle John and his Silly Safaris Show. The show features a variety of animals – mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and bugs – and is geared to teaching children simple wonders about nature and the world around us.

In addition to the scheduled performances, organizers have also arrange for an array of vendors and other exhibitors, including child fingerprinting by the New Albany Police Department, tours of the QRS Recycling Center at 10th & Water Streets, a water safety display by the U.S. Coast Guard, a fire safety display by the City of New Albany Fire Department, and craft beer from the New Albanian Brewing Company. Other participants include Magician Delbert the Wizard, the Floyd Co. Solid Waste District, the New Albany Tree Board, St. Paul episcopal Church, the Dandy Lion and New Life International with water purifiers. Carriage rides, face painting, food and other informational booths will also be on site.

New exhibitors are welcome, especially those in the area of ecology/environment. There is no charge for participants or attendees. Contact Mary Ann Sodrel, trashforce@insightbb.com or 812-945-0825


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