Here is a round-up of June 2012 events for your green and healthy family. Leave a comment for others I should add! I hope that in May you submitted your school’s information to the International School Grounds Alliance so they can document what is happening in schoolyards around the world. See http://greenschoolyards.org/ for more info!
June 1: Smith Meadows Farm Day, Berryville, VA, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Register at http://smithmeadows.com/farm-day-2013/
June 1: Mind the Mat Summer Fiesta Fundraiser, 5:00-9:00 p.m., $25 (for Global Seva Challenge to support healthcare projects in Ecuador)
June 1-2: Washington Folk Festival, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo Maryland, 12:00-7:00 pm both days June 2: Arlington Green Home and Garden Tour, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Booklet and tour map available at http://www.arlingtonenvironment.org/events/gardentour/
June 2: DC Gluten-Free Expo, 12:00-4:00 pm, Doubletree Bethesda Hotel, Bethesda, MD
June 8: Gulf Branch Nature Center Birthday Party, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Arlington, VA Information at http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/ParksRecreation/scripts/nature/TheSnag.aspx or call 703-228-3403
June 10-16: Virginia Yoga Week, various locations
June 20: Holistic Moms Arlington/Alexandria Chapter Solstice Celebration and Potluck, 5:00-8:00 p.m., 2800 S. Fort Scott Dr. Arlington, VA 22202
June 20: Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment Summer Solstice Volunteer Cleanup Event, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bluemont Park, Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
June 20: Screening of Unacceptable Levels documentary on chemicals in consumer products. Tickets $10 at the door or at http://unacceptablelevelsdc.bpt.me/ E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, Washington, DC. Showings at 7:00 and 10:00 with a panel of speakers joining the filmmaker to discuss the film after the 7:00 showing only.
June 26: Author talk with Forrest Pritchard author of Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmer’s Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm, Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street Arlington,VA 22201, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
June 26: Concert in the Garden at Green Springs Garden Park, 7:00 p.m. Free. 4603 Green Spring Road Alexandria, Virginia 22312
June 30: Firefly Festival, Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 N. 24th St., Arlington, VA, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $7 per person (can register at event – Program #642953-A). Information at http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/ParksRecreation/scripts/nature/TheSnag.aspx
Future events While I cross-check my calendar, I’m posting future events here as I learn about them!
Wednesday, July 17: Author talk with Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St Arlington Va, 22201, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 18: Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter monthly meeting on the topic “What’s in Your Cup? How caffeine, alcohol and carbonated beverages affect our health” presentation by Christi Flynn. 7:00-9:00, AUMC 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22204.
Saturday, August 3: Learn About Homemade Probiotics and Traditionally Fermented Foods in Arlington organized by the Northern Virginia Paleo Parents and Friends Meetup group 11:00-12:30. Organized and hosted by Gina Rieg of Simplistic Wholistic. $55
Saturday, September 14: Magic of Motherhood™’s BOOK and BABY fair, Olney, MD. 10:00-3:00. Email baby_counselor (at) yahoo (dot) com for information.
Saturday-Sunday, September 28-29: I Can Do It! Hay House conference, National Harbor, MD
Sunday, October 6:Pathways Magazine Natural Living Expo, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA