It’s A Date!

The Language and Art of Earthcare.
Please help me spread the word so as to have an actual audience on April 21 at the Blacksburg Library. I’m expecting a good crowd, actually, and looking forward to the opportunity to share the multimedia program with a new group of reader-viewers. Please pass along this link with any in the Blacksburg-Christiansburg area, won’t you?

An Evening of Cabaret

The National Music Festival will present “An Evening of Cabaret” ~ Classical and Comical Songs from the Golden Age of Cinema, Broadway and Television. Location: Natasha’s Market Café. Ann and I gave each other tickets for our birthdays–which we will otherwise deny having. If you haven’t heard about this musical organization’s new relationship with Floyd, you WILL!

Benefit for Local Youth Music Program
What: Traditional Music Concert with Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle, plus Mac and Jenny Traynham
When: Saturday, March 26, 2011 – Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Who: Public welcome. Tickets: $10 general and $5 students
Where: Floyd Country Store

Movie: Bag It! Is Your Life Too Plastic?
Floyd Country Store at 7:00

According to SustainFloyd Director Mike Burton, “This is part of our initiative to bring films on important issues to Floyd. Without this initiative, people would have little or no opportunity to see these documentaries.”

“Floyd is scenically beautiful and its environment is fragile,” Burton continued. “We hope the film and discussion will bring a greater understanding of our own waste disposal picture here and what we can do to reduce our use of plastic bags. It doesn’t seem many of us have a real sense of it.”

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. From what I’ve read, local governments that have set a 5 cent a bag charge on plastic bags have seen a 90% drop in usage. Living in the city, I use my plastic bags to pick up my dog’s poop, and any extras I put in recycling bins at the grocery.

  2. just so you know Fred – it is extremely easy to read from a smart phone and i’ve done it on many an occasion! Thanks!