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More Events Sprout at Green Week 2009

 For 2009, Green Week activities and celebrations are aimed at “reducing the carbon footprint.” There will be opportunities to attend educational forums, workshops and events aimed to educate and spur action for improving the environment from Saturday, April 18th through Saturday, April 25th, the week that includes both Earth Day and Arbor Day. The entire, updated roster of events unfurls below:

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

  • How, Where, When, What to Compost with Master Gardener Jennifer Jensen in partnership with the Village of Mamaroneck Committee for the Environment at the Farmers’ Market in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, West Post Road, Mamaroneck, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Visit the Farmers’ Market for healthy local and organic food selections, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Nature Poster-Making Workshop (for children 9-12) with local artist Hilda Green Demsky as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary dedication of Larchmont Reservoir as a Conservancy. Sheldrake Environmental Center, Weaver Street, Larchmont, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Books on Nature. Explore and purchase books on nature and the environment featured at Anderson’s Book Shop, 96 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont.
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 40th Anniversary Celebration: for children ages 6 and up, Mamaroneck Public Library, 11:00 a.m. (Registration required. Please call 914-698-1250, ext. 24.)
  • Sustainable Wine Tasting at Post Wine and Spirits, Boston Post Road and Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • In Spring: A Tribute to Rebirth. A collaborative performance of Music, Dance, Photography and Spoken Word. A spirited tribute to Spring by a group of known, talented artists. St. John’s Parish, Fountain Square, Larchmont, 7:00 p.m. curtain; 8:00 p.m. reception. Limited seating. Reservations required by e-mail: kaitlin@bradleyevents.com or phone (914-834-2868). $25.00 donation per person at the door.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

  • Sustainable Plants, Strategic Planting and Water-wise Landscaping. David Capparelli of Greener Gardeners, leads a tour of Tony’s Nurseries followed by a presentation on strategies for eco-friendly gardening. Meet in the parking lot of Tony’s Nurseries, 2285 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, 11:00 a.m.
  • “Fine Cuisine For Less Green” at Plates Restaurant, Myrtle Avenue, Larchmont. Dine on a special 3 course GREEN WEEK menu featuring farm fresh ingredients at a $30.00 reduced rate. Please call Plates for reservations (914-834-1244) and mention the GREEN WEEK Special. In effect Sunday April 19; Tuesday, April 21 through Thursday, April 23. (www.platesonthepark.com/events.html.)

MONDAY, APRIL 20

  • Rye-Neck Walk to School Week.
  • Turn-Off-the-TV Week Poster Contest. Read and Write a Review, then Make a Poster: For Elementary, Middle and High School Students, Mamaroneck Public Library, 3:00 p.m. until closing. Prizes awarded according to grade. (For details call 914-698-1250, ext. 24.)
  • Great Paper Airplane Contest: All ages. Children and children at heart are invited to make a paper airplane from recycled loose leaf and printer paper and let it soar from the library launch-pad. Larchmont Public Library, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Prizes will be given in several different age groups.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

  • Rye-Neck Walk to School Week.
  • Turn-Off-the-TV Week Poster Contest. Read and Write a Review, then Make a Poster: For Elementary, Middle and High School Students, Mamaroneck Public Library, 3:00 p.m. until closing. Prized awarded according to grade. (For details call 914-698-1250, ext. 24.)
  • Carbon, Big Foot & You. League of Women Voters Annual Environmental Forum with Mamaroneck High School Environmental Club co-presidents and Rye Neck High School students on steps taken at each school to reduce waste; Cool Cities Representative, Catherine Hiller on the organization’s worldwide mission to reduce the carbon footprint, the effort to “green” businesses in Mamaroneck Village and the international youth organization 350.org devoted to addressing the climate crisis; Tappening Co-Founder, Eric Yaverbaum discussing the costs of bottled water and the financial, health and environmental benefits of using tap water; and The American Chestnut Foundation’s President Emeritus and Trust for Wildlife President, Marshal Case, linking together the benefits of shade grown coffee in Columbia and environs, and reforestation of U.S. strip-mined coal land to provide healthy, year-round habitats for wildlife and neo-tropical migrating birds. Take home a sapling. Hommocks Middle School Auditorium, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. For program go to: (www.watpa.org/lwv/im/).

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 EARTH DAY

  • Rye-Neck Walk to School Week.
  • Turn-Off-the-TV Week Poster Contest. Read and Write a Review, then Make a Poster: For Elementary, Middle and High School Students, Mamaroneck Public Library, 3:00 p.m. until closing. Prizes awarded according to grade. (For details call 914-698-1250, ext. 24.)
  • Mamaroneck High School Celebrates Earth Day. For MHS Students. Sponsored by the MHS Environmental Club in collaboration with the MHS Student Council. Barbeque lunch, high school dance troupe & more. Check with MHS Environmental Club/Student Council for other GREEN WEEK events.
  • Earth Day Trash People Project: Ages 5 and up join with neighbors and friends for stories and to create a trash person with personality out of milk cartons and other common garbage items. Wear clothes appropriate for a mess. No need to bring supplies. Larchmont Public Library, 3:30 p.m. (Registration required; please call 914-834-2281.)

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

  • Rye-Neck Walk to School Week.
  • Turn-Off-the-TV Week Poster Contest. Read and Write a Review, then Make a Poster: For Elementary, Middle and High School Students, Mamaroneck Public Library, 3:00 p.m. until closing. Prizes awarded according to grade. (For details call 914-698-1250, ext. 24.)

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 ARBOR DAY

  • Rye-Neck Walk to School Week.
  • Arbor Day Tree Planting. Sponsored by the Town of Mamaroneck together with local scout troop. Check Town of Mamaroneck website or contact Town of Mamaroneck Conservation at 914-381-7845.
  • Larchmont’s Annual BARK For The PARK. Arbor Day Celebration highlighted with tree planting festivities where children will have the chance to shovel dirt, water newly planted trees and learn about nature and the trees that make Larchmont special! Mud boots and shovels suggested for all participating children. Flower and Tree Face Painting. Ice Cream compliments of Longford’s Ice Cream. Turtle Park, Larchmont, 3:15 p.m. (VillageClerk@VillageofLarchmont.org – attention: Jan Feinman.)
  • Turn-Off-the-TV Week Poster Contest. Read and Write a Review, then Make a Poster: For Elementary, Middle and High School Students, Mamaroneck Public Library, 3:00 p.m. until closing. Prizes awarded according to grade. (For details call 914-698-1250, ext. 24.)

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

  • Village of Mamaroneck Tree Planting Ceremony of a “Working Tree.” Columbus Park, Mamaroneck Avenue, 9:30 a.m.
  • Village of Mamaroneck River Clean up and Village of Mamaroneck Neighborhood Clean Up. Meet with neighbors and friends at Columbus Park for both clean up projects and receive bags provided for the clean-up by the Department of Public Works. Aqua Vision Scuba employees will be on hand to assist with the River clean up.
  • Village of Mamaroneck Environmental Recognition Awards for Village Employees or Volunteers, presented by Mayor Savolt at the Farmer’s Market, 11:00 a.m.;
  • Find out About MaGNet (Mamaroneck Green Network) also at the Farmers’ Market, aimed to promote sustainability in the Mamaroneck Village business district; sponsored by Cool Cities and presented by Catherine Hiller. Mamaroneck High School Environmental Club co-presidents Maddie Cook and Irene Dambriunas will speak. Helen Rafferty will also speak about the Mamaroneck Library renovations and LEED silver certification. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, West Post Road, Mamaroneck, 11:30 a.m. Visit the Farmers’ Market for healthy local and organic food selections, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Project Linus – Make a Blanket Afternoon. Bring unused fabrics, washable yarns and unfinished blanket projects and create new blankets for children in need of blankets. Knitters, sewers, quilters, beginners welcome (drop off items throughout April) Wear GREEN to help support the day. Refreshments served. The Quilt Cottage, 414 Mamaroneck Avenue, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Earth Day Celebration. Stories, crafts and snacks for young readers. 10% of week’s sales will be donated to benefit the environment, The Voracious Reader, 1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, 1:00 p.m.
  • Eco-Friendly Frames. Learn about the benefits of using wood and mat board from sustainable forests. Palmer Art, 1985 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
  • Bio-Dynamic Wine Tasting at La Cave Wines, 410 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

ALL WEEK LONG:

Vist the Larchmont and Mamaroneck Public Library during Green Week:  Look for book displays, takeout books and other media on the green technology, sustainable development and related environmental topics. At Mamaroneck Public Library, purchase a re-usable tote bag (donations to benefit the New Mamaroneck Library’s Green Building Fund.) FREE raffle drawing for Mamaroneck Public Library tote bag. (One ticket per person; raffle drawing at the end of GREEN WEEK.)

Improve the environment by supporting our local merchants. Leave the car at home and walk to the store. Brewer’s and Foley’s Hardware are offering a discount on collapsible shopping carts for use around town.

  • Participating coffee houses and Trader Joe’s will feature shade grown coffee to raise awareness about the importance of growing coffee in locations that preserve habitats for wildlife and birds. (Attend the April 21st League of Women Voter’s Forum on this important topic and learn how every cup of coffee you drink can make a difference in securing the future of our migrating birds!-see April 21.)
  • Check with participating merchants for their GREEN WEEK specials.

Participating Merchants/Sponsors.

  • Anderson’s Book Shop
  • Aqua Visions Scuba Ltd.
  • Ann Taylor*
  • Avenue Bagel Café
  • Bo Cafe
  • Bradley’s
  •  Brewer’s Hardware
  • Field
  • Café Mozart
  • Foley’s Hardware
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Kearns Deli
  • Green World Taxi
  • Larchmont LOOP
  • La Cave Wines
  • Longford’s Ice Cream
  • Mangone’s Garden Center
  • Palmer Art*
  • Miller Toys
  • Plates Restaurant
  • Quilt Cottage
  • Post Wine & Spirits
  • Ralph Electronics
  • Starbucks
  • Roberts
  • Tony’s Nurseries
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Voracious Reader  

*Eco-Friendly Bags sold at these locations with profits going to Sheldrake Environmental Center. Ann Taylor will also give a 15% merchandise discount to customers on the day of bag purchase.

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