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Earth Day Festival & Craft Fair

April 27 at 10:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Various locations at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

No cost, donations accepted

No registration required.

Join us for our 21st annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 27!

The Wabash Valley’s largest and longest running Earth Day celebration featuring food, fun, crafts, activities and education for the entire family, all focused on care for creation, especially our Earth.  Oh, and of course alpacas! Admission is free.  Donations are appreciated.  Make sure to bring money for food and shopping.

Earth Day Festival & Craft Fair schedule
updated April 25, 2019

Entertainment:
11:30 a.m. – Alpaca Shearing
Noon – Tai Chi
Noon – Take Flight! Wildlife Education with Mark Booth
2:30 p.m. – Take Flight! Wildlife Education with Mark Booth
2:00-3:00 p.m. – Ask the Gardener! Q&A session with Candace Minster
All Day – Pony Rides, open alpaca barns, fiber demonstration (weaving, spinning, felting)

Tours:
11:00 a.m. – Invasive Species Walkabout
11:00 a.m. – Horse Barn Tour
11:30 a.m. – Nature Trail Walk with Stu Haney
Noon – Horse Barn Tour
12:30 p.m. – Invasive Species Walkabout
1:00-3:00 p.m. – Roethele Art Studio Open House
1:30 p.m.  – Guided Shrine Tour
1:30 p.m. – Horse Barn Tour
2:00 p.m.  – Nature Trail Walk with Stu Haney
2:30 p.m. – Horse Barn Tour
All Day – Bus Tours with Sister Jenny!

Workshops presented by The Maple Center (30 minutes)
11:30am – Chocolate Smoothie
Noon – Chili
1:30pm – Vanilla Berry Smoothie
2:00pm – Salad Dressing

SMWC Equine Assisted Learning: (30 minutes)
*Due to limited space you must pre-register at equine table near info booth
11:00 a.m. – Learning with Horses Activity 1
Noon  – Learning with Horses Activity 2
1:30 p.m. – Learning with Horses Activity 3
2:30 p.m. – Learning with Horses Activity 4

Exhibitions, Craft Fair, Food Vendors, Linden Leaf Gifts, Farm Store at White Violet will also be open for the duration of the event.

Check back here for more updates!



Spend the day west of the Wabash River.  Check out these other events happening on April 27 in West Terre Haute at Dewey Point!

Emily’s Walk – The walk celebrates the life of Emily Lou Herrington, who died Oct. 6, 2015, and her service to her community, friends and family. To register or for more information go to emilyswalkwth.com 

•Registration/sign in – 9:30 AM @Dewey Point
• Community celebration, recognition – 10:00 am
• 10:30 AM Walk start from Dewey Point (course is flat, approximately 2.75 miles) west along National Avenue to Sugar Creek bridge, then left following the levee returning to Dewey Point.

Wabashiki Art Fest – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. See the work of artists from around the Wabash Valley at the Wabashiki Art Fest in West Terre Haute, in a white tent just behind famed Terre Haute artist Bill Wolfe’s studio, Artists work will include paintings, carvings and works across a myriad of media.

For more information

Contact White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at 812-535-2932 or wvc@spsmw.org.

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Sisters of Providence

A community of vowed Catholic women religious, we joyfully live out the radical Gospel message of love, mercy and justice in today’s world. Inspired by our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, we are passionate about our lives of prayer, education, service and advocacy. We dedicate ourselves to helping those who might otherwise be forgotten.

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