2012-04-19 / About Town

Arts center plans host of events for Earth Day

The Jamestown Arts Center has events planned this weekend in honor of Earth Day, which falls on Sunday, April 22.

On Friday, April 20, a screening of the film “Queen of the Sun” will take place at the center at 7 p.m. The 83-minute movie is an alternative look at the global bee crisis, and the struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers dealing with the problem. Cost is $5. There will also be a Q-and-A and a book signing with Susan Kurz following the film. Kurz’s book, “Beecoming Sophie,” was inspired by the film.

On Saturday, April 21, there will be a tour of the new solar panels at the Jamestown Community Farm at 11 a.m. Farm Manager Bob Sutton and a representative from SPG Renewables will be on hand to answer questions. At 1 p.m. there will be a tour of the EPI Green Building with architect Shahin Barzin. Both tours are free.

That night will be two films. “Gimme Green,” a 27-minute documentary on America’s obsession with lawns, will be followed by “Himalayan Meltdown,” a 47-minute film looking at the domino effects of global warming. Screening starts at 7 p.m. and cost is $5.

Then on Earth Day, there will be a green market at the center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be live music and locally grown and produced products for sale.

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