OWU celebrates Green Week


Free concert set for Earth Day

By Brandon Klein - bklein@civitasmedia.com



Ohio Wesleyan University student Moira Meehan, right, pets a lama on the campus’ JAYwalk on April 18 with fellow freshmen Madison Haggerty, center, and Alex Helminski. The llama was part of a petting zoo organized by Environment and Wildlife Club student club and Tree House as part of Green Week. The activity is one of more than a dozen leading up to a free Earth Day concert on Saturday.


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Peyton Hardesty, left, Eva Blockstein and James Ormerod pose while Blockstein holds a goat. Blockstein is an organizer of OWU’s Green Week as a way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Ormerod is organizing a free concert that day. Hardesty is the vice president of Environment and Wildlife Club student club.


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Ohio Wesleyan University student Madeline Bonfield, left, pets a pig while Alix Templemen takes a photo of the animal, which was part of a petting zoo organized by Environment and Wildlife Club student club and Tree House as part of Green Week.


Brandon Klein | The Gazette

WEEKEND GUIDE April 21-23

• Delaware County District Library’s Bing watch and talk, Daily Growler, 258 W. Olentangy St., Powell, 6 p.m. Friday. The Powell Branch Library’s discussion group will talk about the TV show “Mr. Robot.”

• Sonia Manzano speaking, atrium of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware, 7 p.m. Friday. Manzano will share her life story, growing up in a poor Puerto Rican family and becoming one of the most influential Latinas in television through her role on PBS’s “Sesame Street.” After her presentation, she will sign copies of her autobiography, “Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx,” and her children’s books, which will be available for purchase at the event.

• Community Carnival, Second Ward Community Initiative and Ross Street Park, 50A Ross St., Delaware, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

• Angel Colon speaking, Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 1 p.m. Saturday. Colon, a member of both the Hispanic and LGBTQ communities, will share his life story, including the night he was shot six times in his leg, side, and hand during the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. The shooting – the deadliest in U.S. history – killed 49 people and left 53 wounded. Colon will discuss the importance of embracing diversity, respecting people’s differences, and rising above in times of trouble.

• The Friends of the Library Book Fair, Orange Branch Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Orange Township, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Gently used books, movies and other materials will be on sale. Friday is FOL members discount night. Suggested donation items range from $1 to $2 per book depending if its hardcover or not. Bag prices only apply to FOL bags. For more information go to www.delawarelibraryfriends.org.

Email your event to bklein@civitasmedia.com.

STRAND SHOW TIMES

Friday & Saturday

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13): [2 p.m.], (4 p.m. Friday only), [5 p.m.], 8 p.m.,

The Shack (PG-13): [2:15 p.m.], 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG): [2:30 p.m.], 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Purple Rain (R): (10 p.m. Friday only)

Note: Times in [brackets] are Saturday ONLY.

Sunday

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13): 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

The Shack (PG-13): 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG): 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

As Ohio Wesleyan University students and faculty walked upon the earth to their destination Tuesday morning, some of them might have come across a llama, a pig, goats and ducks on the campus’ JAYwalk between Beeghly Library and the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.

The sunshine and 70-degree weather was out when the OWU Environment and Wildlife Club/Tree House organized the petting zoo featuring animals from the Kentucky-based Honey Hill Farm. The event was one of more than a dozen “Green Week” activities, including a free concert, to celebrate Earth Day from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, said Eva Blockstein, an OWU sophomore and president of the student club.

Like other students who live at the Tree House small living unit, Blockstein was required to complete a house project. She decided to organize a Green Week at OWU to inform people about the environment and its impact on humans in light of the current “political climate,” she said.

“I hope people realize that environmentalism is important,” Blockstein said.

Other Tree House students are using the week as a way to complete their own house projects such as OWU senior James Ormerod with Saturday’s free concert. His event will feature local musicians. Ormerod himself will be performing both solo and as part of his band, the Spacemen Spiff. He said the concert will have a variety of music from acoustic performances to rock bands.

“It’s about the music, but it’s also about people appreciating the Earth,” he said.

Free vegan and vegetarian food and environment-friendly games will be available at the concert, which will take place at the university’s amphitheater.

Here is a complete list of Green Week activities:

Wednesday

• Don’t Frack Ohio Tabling, Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• A Talk With the Buckeye Environmental Network, The House of Peace and Justice, 94B Rowland Ave., 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday

• US Environmental Policy Tabling, Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• “Trees in Trouble” film screening and director’s talk, Schimmel Comrades Science Center, Room 163, 7 to 9 p.m.

Friday

• Environmentalism Around the World Tabling, Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Campuswide Trash Cleanup, meeting at the Fountain on the Jaywalk, 4 p.m.

Saturday

• Earth Day Concert, The Amphitheatre, 6 to 9 p.m.

Ohio Wesleyan University student Moira Meehan, right, pets a lama on the campus’ JAYwalk on April 18 with fellow freshmen Madison Haggerty, center, and Alex Helminski. The llama was part of a petting zoo organized by Environment and Wildlife Club student club and Tree House as part of Green Week. The activity is one of more than a dozen leading up to a free Earth Day concert on Saturday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/04/web1_DSC_0030.jpgOhio Wesleyan University student Moira Meehan, right, pets a lama on the campus’ JAYwalk on April 18 with fellow freshmen Madison Haggerty, center, and Alex Helminski. The llama was part of a petting zoo organized by Environment and Wildlife Club student club and Tree House as part of Green Week. The activity is one of more than a dozen leading up to a free Earth Day concert on Saturday. Brandon Klein | The Gazette

Peyton Hardesty, left, Eva Blockstein and James Ormerod pose while Blockstein holds a goat. Blockstein is an organizer of OWU’s Green Week as a way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Ormerod is organizing a free concert that day. Hardesty is the vice president of Environment and Wildlife Club student club.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/04/web1_DSC_0021.jpgPeyton Hardesty, left, Eva Blockstein and James Ormerod pose while Blockstein holds a goat. Blockstein is an organizer of OWU’s Green Week as a way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Ormerod is organizing a free concert that day. Hardesty is the vice president of Environment and Wildlife Club student club. Brandon Klein | The Gazette

Ohio Wesleyan University student Madeline Bonfield, left, pets a pig while Alix Templemen takes a photo of the animal, which was part of a petting zoo organized by Environment and Wildlife Club student club and Tree House as part of Green Week.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2017/04/web1_DSC_0088.jpgOhio Wesleyan University student Madeline Bonfield, left, pets a pig while Alix Templemen takes a photo of the animal, which was part of a petting zoo organized by Environment and Wildlife Club student club and Tree House as part of Green Week. Brandon Klein | The Gazette
Free concert set for Earth Day

By Brandon Klein

bklein@civitasmedia.com

WEEKEND GUIDE April 21-23

• Delaware County District Library’s Bing watch and talk, Daily Growler, 258 W. Olentangy St., Powell, 6 p.m. Friday. The Powell Branch Library’s discussion group will talk about the TV show “Mr. Robot.”

• Sonia Manzano speaking, atrium of Schimmel/Conrades Science Center, 90 S. Henry St., Delaware, 7 p.m. Friday. Manzano will share her life story, growing up in a poor Puerto Rican family and becoming one of the most influential Latinas in television through her role on PBS’s “Sesame Street.” After her presentation, she will sign copies of her autobiography, “Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx,” and her children’s books, which will be available for purchase at the event.

• Community Carnival, Second Ward Community Initiative and Ross Street Park, 50A Ross St., Delaware, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

• Angel Colon speaking, Room 301 of Merrick Hall, 65 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, 1 p.m. Saturday. Colon, a member of both the Hispanic and LGBTQ communities, will share his life story, including the night he was shot six times in his leg, side, and hand during the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. The shooting – the deadliest in U.S. history – killed 49 people and left 53 wounded. Colon will discuss the importance of embracing diversity, respecting people’s differences, and rising above in times of trouble.

• The Friends of the Library Book Fair, Orange Branch Library, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Orange Township, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Gently used books, movies and other materials will be on sale. Friday is FOL members discount night. Suggested donation items range from $1 to $2 per book depending if its hardcover or not. Bag prices only apply to FOL bags. For more information go to www.delawarelibraryfriends.org.

Email your event to bklein@civitasmedia.com.

STRAND SHOW TIMES

Friday & Saturday

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13): [2 p.m.], (4 p.m. Friday only), [5 p.m.], 8 p.m.,

The Shack (PG-13): [2:15 p.m.], 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG): [2:30 p.m.], 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Purple Rain (R): (10 p.m. Friday only)

Note: Times in [brackets] are Saturday ONLY.

Sunday

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13): 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

The Shack (PG-13): 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG): 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.