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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
There are three opportunities for residents to mark the day.
The Peters Townshp Public Library is planning to mark Earth Day. The library's GO Green Club will celebrate Earth Day by hosting a free film screening of DIRT! The Movie at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 in the library’s reading room. DIRT! The Movie is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. One teaspoon of dirt contains a billion organisms working in remarkable balance to maintain and sustain a series of complex, thriving communities that impact our daily lives. The film takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Register to attending the screening by emailing programs…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sunday's Earth Day celebration at Peters Township Public Library was full of reading, music and hands-on crafts—who knew you could grow sprouts in a necklace?
This story was updated at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday. Peters Township kids and parents gathered at Peters Township Public Library on Sunday for its annual Earth Day celebration. Tables—dressed in green tablecloths—were neatly organized with match games, mazes, coloring pages and crafts from The Lorax Project, a multifaceted initiative that helps generate funding, raise awareness and inspire earth-friendly action by generations of passionate individuals worldwide, according to its website. The Clarks' lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Scott Blasey, a Peters resident, read "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss—one of his favorite books—to the children, including his three young daughters Sofia, Ava and Gracelyn. Following his intriguing rendition, he …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The annual event starts at 9 a.m. at the Community Recreation Center. Can you lend a hand?
Sunday is Earth Day, which means Saturday is the annual day designated for cleaning up Peters Township. You want to keep Peters a beautiful place to live, right? Help out at this year's Cleanup & Environmental Quality Board Recycling Day tomorrow. The event, set up to collect trash and debris, will start at 9 a.m. at the Community Recreation Center. The township will provide volunteers with garbage bags, gloves, a vest and a shirt. The EQB Recycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Batteries, scrap metal, tires and electronics will be accepted. This event will be held at the Department of Public Works facility (across from the CRC). For further details, click here. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Here are some ideas for fun happening in Peters Township Saturday and Sunday. What are you doing?
1. School Yard Sale Where/When: Venetia Community Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Why Go?: As part of its fundraising efforts, the Venetia Heritage Society is sponsoring a School Yard Sale at the center. The School Yard Sale will feature a flea market, food and beverages. 2. Backyard Gardening Lecture Series Where?/When?: Trax Farms Market, 9 p.m. on Saturday Why Go?: The Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County present a Backyard Gardening Lecture Series to help gardeners learn about some interesting uses for their vegetable and flower gardens. The lectures will be held at Trax Farms Market. Topics will include Best Plants for a Carefree Garden, Edible Landscaping, Organic Pest Control and Pond Basics. Pre-registration is …
The library is hosting an event on Sunday—complete with Scott Blasey reading 'The Lorax,' a movie, activities, 'green' giveaways and more.
Make a seed necklace, listen to a celebrity storytime, join in a family sing-a-long and learn how to live a "greener" life at Celebrate Earth Day 2012 at the Peters Township Public Library on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The afternoon of family-friendly activities are being hosted by the library’s GO Green Club. Kicking off the day’s events at 1 p.m. will be a celebrity storytime with Scott Blasey, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the Pittsburgh-based rock band, "The Clarks." Blasey will read "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss, followed by a family sing-a-long. Immediately following, those attending can spend their afternoon learning how to live a "greener," more sustainable life through hands-on activities, games, displays and library materials…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center of The Washington Hospital is offering free yoga—are you in?
Peters Township community members are invited to explore their inner yogi during a week of special yoga activities April 21-27 at the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center of The Washington Hospital—240 Wellness Way in Washington. The center is offering a free one-week trial membership to first-time guests so they can experience the full range of Live Well yoga classes, in addition to all other classes and activities offered. A special Earth Day event on Saturday, April 21, kicks of the week of yoga. Try a yoga class, enjoy a free chair massage and stop by the opening of the labyrinth, featuring meditation and a book signing with Dorit Brauer, author of "Girls Don’t Ride Motorcycles: A Spiritual Adventure into Life’s Labyrinth." Brauer …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The club is scheduled to meet Monday.
Planning for upcoming activities is the first thing on GO Green Club's agenda Monday. The club is scheduled to meet at Peters Township Public Library at 7 p.m. on the second floor in the Conference Room. Library Director Pier Lee said she is thrilled for the club's plans in 2012. Two major activities are under way—Earth Day and a "Green Camp for Kids." The club is seeking volunteers. On Earth Day—Sunday, April 22—the club will be offering an afternoon of "green" activities for children and adults. During the week of June 11-16, the club plans to hold a "Green Camp for Kids" with speakers and activities. If you cannot make the meeting, but are interested in helping out, the club asks you please email email@example.com.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Planning and patience are key, we learned.
With all of this rain it might be tough to think about digging into cold, wet soil, but many local farms are already tending to their spring crops. If you’re in the mood to celebrate Earth Day or Easter with some flowers and vegetables, Simmons Farm has you covered. Tulips, lilies and daffodils still reign supreme among popular Easter flowers. They also plant well. But family farmer Jan Simmons cautions that “bulbs do much better than live plants.” Live plants don’t always come back as nicely the next year, she said. If you’re looking for something that will bloom all summer, she recommends geraniums, marigolds and wave petunias. And wave petunias can withstand 27-degree weather, so those can handle the cooler temperatures we’ve been …
Friday, April 22, 2011
In honor of Earth Day 2011, this week's Great Escape is dedicated to giving Mother Earth a much-needed break.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Great Escape to bring you a special announcement. There is a mother who desperately needs our help. She’s running low on resources and having trouble staying clean. Her name is Mother Earth and she deserves a break. It’s our job to give her one. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year. The Earth Day Network refers to it as a day for “individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.” Earth Day isn’t breaking news. It’s been around for over 40 years. The first national Earth Day was in 1970, fathered by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson after he witnessed the devastation caused by a 1969 oil spill in California. Tapping into the …