Earth Day in Ashland

Live entertainment, interactive exhibits and demonstration will shape Earth Day in Southern Oregon.

With this year's theme, "Make It a Way of Life," the community event is designed to help residents discover new ideas and adopt actions that will create healthy, sustainable lifestyles and build community.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, outdoors at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum, 1500 E. Main St., Ashland.

Information about ways to live earth-friendly lifestyles will be available at more than 70 exhibits, ranging from solar electricity to wildlife preservation.

Live entertainment will be presented throughout the day, including the Art Now Trashion Show. Attire created from recycled materials will be modeled on the Earth Day Runway.

The Rutendo Marimba Band will play Zimbabwe-inspired melodies and rhythms; members of the Rogue Valley Peace Choir and Children's Peace Choir will sing songs advocating social justice and community well-being; the Siskiyou Violins, an ensemble of young violinists, will perform; DanceWorks will present hip-hop and jazz dancing; Momo Smitt will present rhyme and verse; and The Mighty Lonesomes will blend vocal harmonies with bluegrass instrumentals. DJ Jahfirm will spin funky beats between each act.

Children's activities such as field games and crafts will be available, and local food vendors will serve Earth-friendly fare using biodegradable plates, cups, napkins and utensils.

Admission to Earth Day is free. ScienceWorks Museum will be open during the celebration. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5 for children 2 to 12 and seniors over 65. One dollar of each regular entry fee will be directed to support Earth Day.

See or call 488-6606.

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