Datebook: March 29 - International Earth Hour Celebrations Turn Five

Mar 29, 2013

Did you turn off your lights at 8:30 last Saturday night for Earth Hour? Over 35 countries participated in the first international Earth Hour on this day five years ago. City skylines and landmarks shut of nonessential power, cutting hundreds of tonnes of carbon dioxide and thousands of megawatts. Next Earth Hour: March 29, 2014.

It’s Friday, March 29

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes features an 1850s Country Wedding tomorrow afternoon from 1 to 3.  Watch interpreters in period costumes participate in the wedding ceremony, then enjoy traditional refreshments, music, and wedding games.  Admission is $5 for adults or $3 for children.  See details at

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park in Dawson Springs hosts “Easter Eggcitement” on Sunday.  Take pictures with the Easter Bunny at 1:30, then at 2:30 kids 12 and under can participate in a free Easter egg hunt.  The event takes place rain or shine.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency invites youth leaders dedicated to public service to apply for FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council.  Participants between the ages of 12 and 17 represent the youth perspective and share information with their communities.  Find more information at; click on Get Involved, then Citizen Corps.  The application deadline is April 19.

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