BURRILLVILLE – The Burrillville Land Trust has announced a month-long series of events in April as celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

“50 years is a long time and a celebration is in order,” said Paul Roselli – president of the non-profit Burrillville Land Trust.

Activities and events include the following:

– April 9, Jesse Smith Memorial Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Solar Siting in Rhode Island – Scott Millar from GrowSmart Rhode Island will lead a lively discussion about clearcutting, solar energy and our sense of place. Free and open to everyone.

– April 11, Grace Note Farm, 9 a.m.: Boots and Bagels – A leisurely walk at Grace Note Farm. Walk back in time along an 18th century New England farmstead and then join BLT board members for a bagel, tea and coffee in the Great Room at Grace Note Farm. Sign up on Facebook or on the web site or send an email. Cost is a $5 per person.

– April 11, Grace Note Farm, 2 p.m.: Music at the Farm – Celebrate Earth Day with Patrick Hutchinson, an internationally recognized performer and teacher of the Irish Uilleann pipes, with nearly forty years of experience and an eclectic repertoire that encompasses both the traditional and the experimental. Hutchinson is joined with the Vox Hunters duo. Cost is $20 per person or $10 per student. Sign up using Eventbrite or show up.

– April 13, VFW Hall, 111 Chapel St., 6:30-8 p.m.: Monthly meeting of the Burrillville Land Trust for new members and aspiring board members.

– April 16, Grace Note Farm, 6:30 p.m.: A visual journey to Costa Rica – an Environmental Paradise. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds. Land Trust members Doris Alberg, Betty and Carlo Mencucci travelled to Costa Rica and will share their experiences, their photos and their thoughts on this exciting trip. Come for light bites with a Costa Rican flavor and socializing. RSVP at paul@paulroselli.com or call (401) 447-1560 for more information.

– April 22, Bravo Brewing, 5-8 p.m.: Green Drinks. A hip place to mingle with fellow environmental folks, conservation-minded people and tree huggers. All are welcome.

– April 25, Town Garage, 65 Union Ave., 8:30 a.m. (kick off) to 1 p.m. : Annual Burrillville Clean-up – The land trust is a sponsor to the event. This year celebrating 21 years the Burrillville Lions have hosted event, and this year is 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

– April 25, Edward D. Vock Conservation Area & Bravo Brewing, 2:30 p.m. hike & 4:30 p.m. drinks : Boots and Beer – We will try to find rock tripe lichen, frogs and salamanders, and the one million pound glacial erratic.

– April 30, Heritage Hall, 101 Greene St., North Smithfield, 6:30 – 8 p.m.: Estate Planning – What is your land worth? When it comes to estate planning, your land may be worth more than you think. Join us with experts in land use, estate planning and getting the most out of your land. Socialize with light bites starting at 6:30, and talk to a CPA, an attorney, land trust representatives from 7 to 8 p.m.  Sponsored by North Smithfield Heritage Association, Rhode Island Conservation Commissions Association, North Smithfield Land Trust, North Smithfield Conservation Commission, the Burrillville Land Trust and Engage North Smithfield.

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