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Salisbury Hosts Earth Night Out

As communities all over the world are preparing to celebrate the 38th anniversary of Earth Day, where on Earth will you be?
Downtown Salisbury Inc. invites you to the third annual Lord Salisbury Celebrates Spring ó Earth Day 2008, in Downtown Salisbury and other areas in and around the town.
Earth Night Out is 5-10 p.m. Friday in the heart of Historic Downtown Salisbury which will be teeming with entertainment.
The Brubakers, a local favorite, will be playing contemporary instrumental jazz beginning at 7 p.m. in front of Salisbury Square, 111 S. Main St. Other live entertainment will include Russ Wilson and the Mighty Mighty Men at The Blue Vine, Marte Maney and Friends at Okey Dokey & Co. General Store, The Polka Dots at the Rowan Arts Council Grand Opening, Nadira Dance Company at Spenzanelli’s.
Downtown shops will be open late and will offer special Earth-themed goodies, from Peace Punch and Groovy Grub to Green Snowballs and Mother Earth Milkshakes. Earth Night Out also offers a multitude of family and environmentally friendly activities to celebrate Earth Day while offering ideas to make every day Earth Day.
Butterfly Barbara will be wearing her gossamer wings and handing out milkweed seeds to cultivate habitat and food for the Monarch butterfly. A coalition of child abuse prevention advocates will present the premier of their locally-produced video, “Healthy Parenting: Healthy Families for a Healthy Earth.” Various environmental organizations will be set up around downtown to offer information on how you can easily care for the Earth.
Wacky Doo the Clown will be on hand to create his signature balloon hats, the ever-popular Classic Car Show will be in the Farmers Market lot, the Carolina Artists’ outdoor gallery will be open and ready for business, free trolley rides can take you from one activity to another, and kids will find things to do all over downtown.
Other upcoming Earth Day activities:n Creepy Crawly Walk at Catawba College Center for the Environment, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Discover creatures that wriggle, creep and crawl on the Ecological Preserve with Environmental Science senior Jill Vargas. Call 704-637-4295 for more information.
n Yadkin River Canoe Trip, Sunday, hosted by the LandTrust of Central NC. Spend the day enjoying the natural beauty and serenity of the Yadkin River. Call 704-647-0302 for more information.
n Special viewing of “Renewal” at Catawba College Center for the Environment, 6:30 p.m. April 22. Feature-length interactive documentary on the environmental work of groups of diverse faith traditions. Call 704-637-4295 for more information.

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