2006-04-20 / News

Vacation week tree program at library

The RI Tree Council will sponsor a program on Johnny Appleseed at the Jamestown library on Friday, April 21, at 2 p.m.

The program will last approximately 90 minutes, starting with a welcome by a member of RI Tree Council, and a brief talk on the history of Arbor Day, and what the RI Tree Council has been doing to "recanopy" Rhode Island.

The main feature of the program will be performed by storyteller Marc Levitt, playing Johnny Appleseed. "Gentle Hero" is a 45-minute, 12-character performance that details the life of this hero in American folklore. With humor, music, and costuming, Levitt brings alive the real John Chapman without losing his mythical elements. The program is recommended for anyone age 6 and up.

Registration is not required for this free program, which will take place in the meeting hall at 26 North Main Road. For more information about this program and others, call 423-7280.

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