Thursday, June 5, 2008

Good news and fun things to do this weekend

(Today is World Environment Day, by the way ... but that should be every day)
The stamps I bought for the cards are all environmentally themed.
Work continues on the new lamp, but for now I want to share some good news about the environmental activism greeting cards (see the whole range here).

A kind sponsor (Lonsdale/Saatchi & Saatchi) has offered to print 100 postcards featuring all of the images in the series. Eight of some images and seven of others will be printed, with the Minister's address printed to the back. Thanks to Ian Royer of Lonsdale who, upon hearing of the concept from Magella (Red Earth Festival organiser), was excited about it, thought that more cards should be made available to the public and pitched the idea to his company.

As with the original handmade set, stamps will be adhered to these postcards, so that they are ready for posting to the Minister, along with people's messages.

These postcards will be sold at $10 each, with the total $1,000 from sales going to WORC (the Wildlife Orphanage and Rehabilitation Centre).
If you are looking for something different and enjoyable to do this weekend in a beautiful natural setting, check out the Red Earth Eco-Arts Festival. There will be security, in case you feel worried about that aspect. See info below for list of events ... and please spread the word.


Tickets for all events are available at:
*The Cotton Tree Foundation on Ariapita Road in St Ann’s,
*Paper Based bookstore in the Normandie Hotel in St Ann’s,
*Gayelle-the Channel in St James
*the Chaguaramas Development Authority in Chaguaramas.

Friday 6 June

* Schools hike to Edith Falls with CDA - from Golf Course car park, 8.30am (Schools contact 633-6992)

* Workshop for schools, Bellerand Park, Golf Course Rd - 10am to 2pm (Schools contact 633-6992)

* 6:30pm -Open-air cinema (Whale Rider) followed by Stargazing with the Caribbean Institute of Astronomy - Tracking Station - Cost $30.00
(N.B.: you can pay at the tracking station on Friday evening)

Saturday 7 June

* 7.30am-11.00am -Covigne River hike with CDA (must book! 634 4364)
Cost: $50 (children) $65 (Adults)

*10am - 5pm Exhibitions in - The Mystic Masseur Old Wooden House & St Chad's Church.

* 10am Childrens Zone -Art Workshops and story-telling for children, Bellerand Park, Golf Course Rd - (contact Shurland 7832046)

* 3pm First Citizens of the Red Earth - First Nation People of the Americas Cuesua River bed Ritual blessing of the Performance space
Incl: Smoke Ceremony

*3:30p “ W ” - Continuum Dance Project - Cuesua River bed (Choreography Sonja Dumas)

* 4-6pm Songshine Poetry event, Cuesua River bed - (contact Gillian Moor 7604655)

* 7pm - 10pm Rock the River Bed - live performances in the Cuesua River bed cost-$120

Sunday 8 June

* 8am- Beach Clean up-Chacachacare (free) - (Must book, tel: 625 0295)

*10am - 5pm Exhibitions in - The Mystic Masseur Old Wooden House & St Chad's Church, Maqueripe - all day from

*9Am - Nature Tours-Gasparee Caves-
Cost: $125 (Adults) $110 (Children)
(by bookings only – 634 4364CDA)
meeting at:Island Homes

*10Am - walking tour of medicinal plants, Mt St Catherine.

* 5:30pm - 8pm - Fundraising event for The Cotton Tree Foundation - Wine Under the Stars With Poetry and Pan - wine and cheese evening, Bamboo Cathedral cost: $250.00

1 comment:

GirlBlue said...

Great news Elspeth!