Apr 18, 2013

FVCC to Host Earth Week Events

The Flathead Valley Community College Renewable Resource Club will host a week of festivities in celebration of Earth Week April 22-26.    All events will take place on the FVCC campus and are free and open to the community.  Scheduled activities will include:

Monday, April 22:

  • An aluminum can drive will kick off in the Blake Hall foyer; a competition between FVCC students and employees will be held to raise money for the Glenn Ford Memorial Scholarship to benefit FVCC students; and
  • A clothing swap drop off will begin in Blake Hall, room 155, and will continue until the clothing swap event on April 25; clothes should be gently used without holes or stains.

Thursday, April 25:

  • A clothing swap event will take place in Blake Hall, room 140, from 1 to 4 p.m.; admission is $2 for the general public and $1 for students; the admission charge will be waived for anyone who bring in a bag of aluminum cans to recycle; proceeds from the event will benefit the Glenn Ford Memorial Scholarship;
  • An Earth Day art contest and awards presentation featuring recycled art by area grade school students will be on display from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the Arts and Technology Building; and
  • Movie Night sponsored by Citizens for a Better Flathead will feature short films about walking,  $10 bicycle helmets for sale for all ages to benefit the Glacier Pilot Club, informational tables and the opportunity to network with local organizations; the event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Arts and Technology Building.

Friday, April 26:

  • The film Green Fire by Aldo Leopold will be presented in Blake Hall, room 140, from 10 a.m. to noon;
  • TRIO brat barbeque will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Blake Hall main entrance featuring local bratwursts from Lower Valley Processing and buns from Wheat Montana; brats will sell for $2.50 each, and proceeds will benefit the TRIO program at FVCC;
  • Chemical-free household demonstrations and recycling display boards and information tables will be showcased from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Blake Hall foyer; and
  • FVCC campus clean-up will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; participants are asked to meet at the Blake Hall main entrance.

Saturday, April 27:

  • Global Youth Service Day and Global Love Day celebration will take place in the Arts and Technology Building, room 144, from 9 a.m. to noon; the event will feature a workshop for children ages eight to 12 and their parents or adult caregivers; various arts and crafts activity stations will be available, and participants will have the opportunity to create gifts and cards for members of the U.S. military; entertainment will include music, singing and dancing.

For more information, contact FVCC Renewable Resource Coordinator Andrea Bulik at 756-3372 or at