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Earth Day Festival

Don’t miss Kalmia Gardens of Coker College Annual Earth Day Festival and Duck Cup Race in April. This year there will be many fun events that are adult and kid friendly. There will be games, and other children’s activities as well as reptile and amphibian displays, falconry demonstrations, bee keepers, guided geology, and birding walks. Also taking place are environmental information booths as well as music and arts and craft vendors. There will be Rain Barrel art contest sponsored by The Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium. The Annual Earth Day Festival will coincide the Duck Cup Race fundraiser, Ducks are only a five dollar donation and cash prizes are available. Kalmia Gardens of Coker College Annual Earth Day Festival will take place at Kalmia Gardens on April 22nd from 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM. Don’t forget to come and partake in all of the Earth Day and Duck Cup fun!

Plein Air Quick Draw Competition in the Gardens

The quick draw competition will be held during our Earth Day Festival and Duck Cup Race on April 22nd. You can preregister by contacting Mary Ridgeway mridgeway@coker.edu or by contacting Black Creek Arts blackcreekarts.org. You can also register the morning of the event, April 22nd, at 8 a.m. through 8:45 a.m. The cost is $30 per artist. Painting will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m. Participants’ artwork will be judged and the winners will be on display at the Taste of Hartsville on May 4th. The exhibit of all submissions will be on display at Black Creek Arts Council for the month of May. The Awards Ceremony will take place May 11.

Duck Cup Fundraiser
It’s almost time for our annual Duck Cup race. This year our goal is 1,000 rubber ducks, racing down black creek, leaving it all in the water. To reward those willing to take a chance on a duck we’re giving CASH prizes: 1st place $150, 2nd place $100, & 3rd $50.
One duck is just $5 (but you may buy as many as you’d like).
All proceeds benefit your public garden, Kalmia Gardens.  Attendance is not required on April 22 to win, but it will be more fun if you’re there. Don’t forget to visit the Earth Day festivities on that day, too! Call 843.383.8145 for tickets or contact Mary, Dan, or Chris. You can’t win if you don’t play!

EVENTS
Wednesday Warbler Birding 8-9 a.m. April 19 & 26 / May 3 &10
April 22, Saturday, Earth Day/Duck Cup/Plein Air Quick Draw
April 8, Saturday, Plant Sale
May 1, Monday, Open Registration Week In The Wild
Week In The Wild:
July 10-14 Rising 1st & 2nd Grade
July 17-21 Rising 3rd & 4th Grade
July 24-28 Rising 5th & 6th Grade