Adams State College EARTH Week begins April 12


David Montgomery explains features of the Alamosa Ranch to Angela Bedard, during 2009 EARTH Week.

Tune up your bike and your guitar and stretch out those hamstrings, it is spring time and Adams State College EARTH group is hosting a run for water, Coloradan Photographer John Fielder, the annual talent show and reduce reuse recycle garage sale.

Environmental Action for Resources, Transportation and Health (EARTH) celebrates EARTH Week April 12 through April 18 with the theme "Rio Runs Through It".

A variety/talent show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, in Carson Auditorium; Tuesday, April 13, is Bike to Work Day and a Bicycle Rodeo starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Japanese/American Memorial Garden; if you pay Adams State AS&F dues, you can swim at the Sand Dunes Swimming Pool for $6 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 14.

Thursday, April 15, is sure to be popular, at noon Coloradan photographer John Fielder will speak on the Main Stage of the Theatre Building and at 7 p.m. is the band, "Elephant Revival" in Leon Memorial Hall; both events are free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 17, is the annual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Garage sale from 8 a.m. until noon in the Student Union Building Mall Court, west entrance of the building. If you have items you would like to donate to the garage sale bring them by, pre-priced, at 7:30 a.m. Information booths by San Luis Valley Local Foods and the Community Green House are included in the morning activities. After, or before, you find treasures at the garage sale, help beautify the Rio Grande, on the north end of campus, at 10 a.m. Gloves and trash bags will be supplied.

Sunday, April 18, the 6K Run/Walk for water starts at 2 p.m. on the lawn east of the Rex Activity Center on the Adams State campus. Registration is $5 and starts at 1:30 p.m., the proceeds benefit the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust. Register ahead of time on line at Click on run for water link. When a map comes up, click on Alamosa bull's eye.

For more information, call 719-587-7827.