Woodbury's Earth Day This Saturday: April 21

Woodbury-Middlebury Patch will be there in all its green glory. Live music from Not Quite Bluegrass the band and more, plus terrarium making demonstrations, are just some of the offerings.


Woodbury's Earth Day is this weekend, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at .

The Woodbury Business and Economic Development Committee are the main organizers of Earth Day. New Morning Market is a major sponsor of the event.

Woodbury-Middlebury Patch will be there with cool swag to give away. Live music, green demonstrations, vendors and more will be there.

Charitable Organizations

Community Services Council of Woodbury will be accepting donations of any non-perishable foods at this year’s celebration.

Children To Children, a non-profit organization, collects unwanted, gently used children’s clothing and shoes and distributes them to underprivileged children. They will be accepting all sizes for all ages.

Activities for Children

There will be various children’s activities, sponsored by Bantam Fuel.

  • All Day – Scavenger Hunt

Stop by the New Morning Information Booth and pick up your Scavenger Hunt form, sponsored by New Morning Market.

  • 11:00 a.m. – Animal Homes Walk with Audubon at Bent of the River. Departs from basketball court.
  • Noon & 2 p.m. – Weed Walk with Herbalist Lisl Meredith Heubner. Departs from basketball court.
  • 12:15 p.m. – Tree Talk by Woodbury Shade Tree and Sidewalk Committee at the bleachers.
  • 1 p.m. – River Walk with Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition. Departs from basketball court.

Authors' Booth

Three Connecticut Authors will be on site to talk and sign books, sponsored by Boxed Goodes.

  • 11 a.m. – Terry Walters
  • 1:30 p.m. – Maureen Whitehouse

Live Music on the Main Stage

  • 11 a.m. – Not Quite Bluegrass

Not Quite Bluegrass is a five piece band featuring Scott Camera on dobro, John Pierce on guitar and vocals, Rick Prince banjo, Dave Aston stand up bass, and Pat MacDonald on mandolin. They play traditional music, bluegrass, old time and folk rock. Some call it Billy Bob music, Billy Monroe mixed with Bob Dylan.

  • 11:30 a.m. – Krizta Moon

Krizta Moon is a lunar sprite that emerges with spirit and sassafrass. She has been writing and performing for 15  years throughout New England.  Her voice can be described as sultry sweet with a dreamy grit.  Her songs are witty, soulful and deeply revealing. She is a board certified music therapist and has taught voice for several years for the Warner Theater of Torrington and Downright Music and Art in Collinsville.  She currently works for CT Music Therapy Services.

  • Noon – Mark Louis Miller

Mark Louis Miller has been playing the guitar professionally for over 30 years. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston where his studies concentrated on arranging and composition. His latest CD of original compositions, “One Land Bridge” showcases Mark’s wide range of musical influences and features guest performances by Grammy winners David Darling and Ken Emerson.

  • 12:30 P.M. – Doug Mahard

After leaving UConn in 1981 Doug lit out on the road and landed in Louisiana for six years. There he reveled in the cajunfunkhillbillyrockjazzgrass music that permeated the cities and backwater bayous.  His experiences fired his imagination and he began writing songs such as “The Sun Always Shines in Louisiana” which some have said is Louisiana’s equivalent to Ray Charles’ “Georgia on My Mind”.

  • 1 p.m. – Don Lowe

Don Lowe explores life as he sees it with songs that are at turns witty, arcane, profane, sad and sometimes downright silly.  He’s opened for Kenny White, Toby Walker, Danielle Miraglia, David Jacobs-Strain, Johnny A, Laura Vecchione & Maria Sebastion and has been featured in venues throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota and North Dakota.

  • 1:30 p.m. – HannaH’s Field

HannaH's Field brings love, spirit & organic fresh flavor to their fans through their gypsy reggae music. Uplifting acoustic roots and African Earth beats blend together, growing a magical experience for all. Nominated best female vocalist in the Hartford Advocate for many years, HannaH's Field has shared the stage with The Average White Band, the Brothers Johnson, Gov’t Mule, Derek Trucks, the Samples, Percy Hill and Sound Tribe Sector Nine.

  • 2 p.m. – Mark Elkins

Mark Elkins born in NYC now from Windsor Locks.  Have been songwriting and playing guitar for over 40 years.  Have a CD out since 2010 called ‘Noisy Appetites’ on ITunes, CDBaby or Amazon.  He routinely plays open mikes throughout the state of CT.

  • 2:40 P.M. – Michelle Wenis

Since 2004, Michelle Wenis has been known by many as their ‘prenatal/childbirth and baby and me’ teacher. She now adds singer/songwriter/recording artist and founder of the LITTLEseed ™ Program to that list.  She shares with us sweet lullabies, songs and movements she can only describe as being ‘sent from above’.

  • 3:15 p.m. – Gardens of Beats

Garden of Beats drum circles are not about one person, a few people or even a lot of people. It’s all about people, of all walks of life, communicating universally through rhythm. Every person has a heart, every heart has a beat.


All Day – Visit Oberhauslie goats, Babydoll sheep, a new ram lamb, and a mini horse. See unprocessed fleece on display. All at Goode Fields Farm booth.

All Day – Spinning Wool at the Dream Come True Farm booth.

All Day – Terrarium Making at the Sweet William Terrariums booth.

11:20 a.m. – Hula Hooping by Mad About Hoops on Main Stage

1 & 3 p.m. – Kayak Demonstration by CT Outdoors at Hollow Pond

2:20 p.m. – Martial Arts by USA Martial Arts

3 p.m. – Didgeridoo Demonstration on Main Stage


Editor's Note: The initial article listed New Morning Market as the main organizers. The main organizer is the Woodbury Business and Economic Development Committee. Patch regrets the error.

Jaimie Cura April 18, 2012 at 12:53 PM
I'm looking forward to it too!
Kimberley Shelton April 18, 2012 at 05:18 PM
I look forward to it every year!
Jaimie Cura April 19, 2012 at 05:59 AM
I'm psyched - I hear more and more people talking about it around town!
John -J Pittari, Jr. April 20, 2012 at 02:32 AM
The Woodbury Earth Day Committee is still getting inquiries from people that want to exhibit.at the celebration! The Hollow Park is such an appropriate and beautiful setting for an Earth Day Celebration.
Jaimie Cura April 20, 2012 at 03:14 AM
John, that's awesome! And I agree - Hollow Park is a great location - see you there!


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