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March 30, 2013

PSU Shenango to host Earth Fest

NEW CASTLE — Penn State Shenango will host Earth Fest 2013 April 13, in downtown Sharon.

The event, from noon until 5 p.m., is free and will include live music and entertainment, children’s activities, an artists market, green information from local organizations and businesses, a recycling event and eco-friendly cars.

Food will be sold, including Penn State creamery ice cream.

Educational presentations will include farm-to-table programs by Elliott Lengel, 1 to 1:45 p.m.; butterfly gardening by Master Gardener Donnajean Anyeart, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.; and tomato gardening by T.C. Conner, The Write Gardener; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Live music will include a drum circle (take your own drum), noon to 12:45 p.m.; acoustic rock by Mandolin Whiskey, 1 to 2 p.m.; environmental songs and puppetry by Chris Rowlands, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.; and jazz quartet Hot Club Allegheny, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Activities will include raku pottery glazing by Penn State ceramics instructor Christian Kuharik, an amphibian and reptile program by Pymatuning State Park, environmentally-themed crafts and activities by Hermitage School Green Team, face painting by First Presbyterian Church of Sharon and storytelling by the Penn State Shenango Drama Club.

New this year is the Farm Bureau Mobile Agriculture Science Lab, which will be stationed outside the science building on Penn Avenue.

There will be a recycling drive for computer equipment and cell phones, at least 10 years old.

A complete schedule of events and more information are available by callling the student affairs office at (724) 983-2836 or visiting www.face-book.com/pennstateshenangoearthfest.

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