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Sierra College Celebrates Earth Day April 23-26

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The 2013 Earth Day Celebration on the Rocklin Campus begins Tuesday April 23 through Friday, April 26. Events are scheduled throughout the day Tuesday-Thursday. Friday will culminate with two back to back performances that each feature California’s famous John Muir—a lecture by Muir’s great-great-grandson followed by a one-man stage performance by renowned actor Lee Stetson as John Muir. 

Sierra College has celebrated Earth Day each year since its official world-wide inauguration in April of 1970; 43 years of celebrating our Mother Earth! Earth Day events are free of charge, (excluding the John Muir events) and open to the public, and we welcome and encourage the community to come celebrate with us. This year’s theme is: Biodiversity: There’s No Place Like Home.

Schedule of Events

Earth Day events at Sierra College will offer live music, great healthy food for purchase, educational, environmental and humanitarian exhibits, Film presentations, climbing wall, nature walks and speakers to provide entertainment and information.

Documentary films

  • No Impact Man –Tue. 4/23 4:30 pm in Sewell Hall, room S-110
  • End of the Line – Wed. 4/24 7:30 pm in the Math and Science Building: V-305

Special Presentations

Ongoing - Dozens of organizations will present information on wildlife rehabilitation, home gardening information, water and energy conservation, transportation solutions, environmentally friendly products, and more. Nature Preserve Guided Walks: Wed. and Thur., 2pm. Meet at Amphitheatre.

Food Vendors Wednesday and Thursday

  • FMLA: Nutty Tacos
  • FYE: Lemonade/Naturally Flavored Fruit Water
  • Volks Waffle
  • Bangkok City Thai Cuisine

Amphitheatre Performances:

The sounds of numerous bands will fill the air, emanating from our Amphitheater. Hip-hop artist and poet, RASAR will perform on both Wed. and Thur. Professional juggler, Izzi Tooinsky will entertain the crowd with his amazing juggling talents intertwined with amusing and inspiring story telling.

Wednesday, April 24
TimePerformerNotes
10:00 Paul Crawford: Guitar and Standup Bass Original Acoustic
11:00 Jason Roberts: Secret Life of Squirrels Acoustic
12:00 RASAR: Hip Hop/Poetry Spoken Word Poetry
1:00 Jared Paul World Music
2:00 Eli Schweyer Contemporary Electric Rock
Thursday, April 25
TimePerformerNotes
9:45 Greg McLaughlin: Sierra College Wind Ensemble Symphonic band music
11:00 Matt Fremont Acoustic Rock, Blues and Folk
12:00 RASAR: Hip Hop/Poetry Spoken Word Poetry
1:00 Izzy Toonsky Juggler and Story Teller
2:00 KOT: "Keep On Truckin" 60s and 70s Cover Band

Muir Events

Friday, April 26, beginning at 5 PM, Robert Hanna, great-great-grandson of Muir will present an illustrated lecture entitled “Growing Up Muir.” Join Robert Hanna for an intimate 90-minute, richly illustrated presentation about his experiences growing up as a Muir.

“Growing Up Muir” by Robert Hanna
5PM, Sewell Hall Room S-111 at the Sierra College Rocklin Campus
5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin.
Admission donation is $15 – includes light picnic dinner before Muir Play
Seating is limited. We suggest purchasing tickets in advance for this presentation
Contact Joe Medeiros: jmedeiros@sierracollege.edu

Following the Hanna presentation, at 7:30PM, will be the annual Earth Day Muir play by renowned John Muir impersonator Lee Stetson. Performing for his 21st year at Sierra College, award-winning actor Lee Stetson will perform “John Muir Among the Animals.” Stetson’s one-man play is guaranteed to spellbind everyone in the audience. Stetson has performed various works that he has written on the life of John Muir throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.

“John Muir Among the Animals” by Lee Stetson
7:30 PM, Dietrich Theatre on the Rocklin Campus
Admission Advance tickets: $10 general, $5 students/seniors/Museum members
Contact Jennifer Skillen: jskillen@sierracollege.edu. At the door tickets: $12 general, $7 students/seniors/museum members

Sierra College campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, in Rocklin. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits can be purchased at dispensers located though out the parking lots.

For more information call Shawna Martinez at 916-660-7918, or visit: http://www.sierracollege.edu/events/index.php.

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