Many thanks to Colin Moore (shameless co-worker promotion: Colin’s excellent Tumblr photo/miscellany blog can be found at http://drifter.tumblr.com/) for sending me this press release for the upcoming Earth Day @ The Greenway Jamboree:
Earth Day @ The Greenway Community Event
Milledgeville, GA – Apr. 14, 2011 – The Oconee River Greenway Foundation (ORGF), Georgia College Environmental Science Club and Z-97 invite the community to the First Earth Day @ The Greenway Community Event Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.
The event begins at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 22 with an Earth Day Jamboree. Tori Lee and Ed Averett (of Mayview Road) will kick things off with Americana, jazz, folk and roots music at 4:30 p.m. Lee and Averett will be followed by the Visualizers’ mix of funk, blues, jazz, rock and country at 6:15 p.m. Headlining the evening will be the Redline Express bluegrass band at 8:00 p.m.
The suggested donation for the Earth Day Jamboree is $10.00, which includes a one-year membership to ORGF and a Greenway bumper sticker (admission is free for current ORGF members). Chairs, blankets, picnics and coolers are welcome. T-Shirts, drinks and snacks will be available for sale with proceeds benefiting the Oconee River Greenway.
Saturday’s fun is totally free and begins at 10 a.m. with activities for children of all ages. The Easter Bunny, Smokey Bear and the Chik-fil-A Cows will be on hand and there will be kayak demonstrations. Face painting will be available, as well as inflatable Bounce Houses and lots of games for kids. Additionally, there will be education booths from the Master Gardeners, Animal Rescue Foundation and the National Children’s Study.
The Goodie Gallery will have their classic boxed lunches on site for $5.00 at 11:30 a.m., and all T-Shirt, drink and snack purchases on Saturday will help support the Greenway.
The event culminates with the annual Z-97 Easter Egg Hunt at 1:00 p.m. Word on the Greenway is there will be plenty of special prizes!
With large crowds expected, parking will be available at 500 E. Hancock St. in the field behind Washington EMC with a golf cart shuttle for those requiring assistance getting to the Greenway.
Contact: Heather Langston firstname.lastname@example.org 478.387.4916
Colin Moore email@example.com 478.787.4523
Now on to a bit of Friday Fun, CreateLocal style. Joseph Ducreux, an eighteenth century French artist, painted some rather unusual and often hilarious self-portraits (see his Wikipedia entry here for a few samples). Once the interwebs rediscovered Mr. Ducreux’s timeless pieces, rap lyrics were repurposed and added to the paintings and the rest is meme history.