Celebrate Earth Day Lead-up Events!

See an event you like? Mark your calendar for these awesome Earth Day lead-up events designed to help you “DIY: Make it, Grow it, Fix it, Share it!”

 

April 14 (Saturday): Plarn Making 101 & Reusable Tote Bag Crochet Workshop

12-4pm –  at Geek Crossing, #105 – 20285 Stewart Crescent, Maple Ridge (Maple Meadows Industrial Park)
FREE Workshops! Plarn is short for “plastic yarn.” Plarn is made by cutting plastic grocery bags into strips, which are then strung together into a single long strand. You can use plarn instead of regular yarn to crochet or knit sturdy, reusable tote bags, purses, doormats, and more! Bring your own plastic bags or take from our supplies for the first workshop. Make a tote bag in the second workshop, beginning crochet/knitting skills required.  Plarn Making 101 – 12pm to 2 pm Plarn Tote Bag – 2pm to 4pm https://www.facebook.com/events/548956902148378/ 

 

April 20 (Friday): Freecycle Donation Drop-off

4:00 – 7:00 pm: Tents in front of the ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Time to declutter! The Freecycle Team will have tents and boxes set up in front of the ACT for people to donate their gently used books, toys and clothes for the Earth Day Family Freecycle. All items will be available for free at the Greg Moore Youth Centre the next day at Celebrate Earth Day. Come find something NEW to YOU!

 
April 21 (Saturday): Earth Day Celebration 10 am – 2:00 pm: Memorial Peace Park This eco-inspired, all ages event includes the Family Freecycle, arts & entertainment, interactive booths, flash mobs, a special Haney Farmers Market, electric vehicles, a Food Truck Festival and more. For details, visit the “Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge” Facebook Page or www.mrearthday.ca
 

Past Lead-Up Events:

March 3 (Saturday): Birdhouse Building with Alouette River Management Society

11am – 1pm at Rivers Heritage Centre, 24959 Alouette Road, Allco Park, Maple Ridge
Join ARMS for a Habitat building workshop!  Drop in anytime between 11am and 1pm to learn about tools and building, and using the materials provided, build a birdhouse to take home and put in your own backyard! Before you go, take a walk around beautiful Allco Park and learn more about the native bird species who may call your new birdhouse “Home.”

Click for more information or contact Sophie Smith at 604-467-6401 or sophie@alouetteriver.org 

 

 

March 4 (Sunday): Canning 101 Workshop #1

2:00-4:00pm, Maple Ridge
Learn a new skill, have some fun and eat something tasty! Preserving food with home canning is a great way to enjoy the fresh flavours of local, seasonal food all year long. Are you interested in canning? This is a fun way to share family recipes, save money, and preserve garden produce and seasonal foods! In this hands-on workshop, we will talk about the financial and health benefits of canning. For only $5* (pay at the door), our experienced host will assist you in creating a delicious jar of salsa to take home. PLEASE NOTE: this workshop involves high temperatures and sharp knives. Adults only. *Fee covers costs of ingredients and jars. Limited # of participants. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-home-canning-tickets-43258685894

 

 

March 5 (Monday): Local Voices at Maple Ridge Library

7:00 pm: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Local Voices is an ongoing, “TED Talk”-like series that celebrates the City of Maple Ridge, past and present, through the voices of our citizens. Presentations combine talks, readings and performances with community dialogue. Presented by the Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission, the Maple Ridge Historical Society, the Maple Ridge Family History Group, Golden Ears Writers and the Maple Ridge Public Library.  http://mapleridgemuseum.org/local-voices/

 

March 10 (Saturday): Hammond Forever House Tours

10am, 12pm, & 2pm: Hammond Forever House, Historic Port Hammond, Maple Ridge
“The greenest home is the one already standing.” Most people agree that preserving heritage houses is a good thing. Most people also agree that most heritage homes are NOT energy efficient. Learn one family’s story as they DIY their way through massive house renos – the renovation and retrofit of a 1923 Craftsman-style heritage home as it gets upgraded with green, energy-saving innovations. Maximum 12 participants per tour. Click to register.
Hammond Forever House Blog: www.hammondfh.ca 

 

 

March 11 (Sunday): Thrift Store Fashion Challenge – Ridge Meadows Hospice Society

9:30-11:30am: Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store, #3 – 12011 224th Street, Maple Ridge
Unleash your creative side and join in this fun and free event! Using items gathered from the Thrift Store, you and your team must create an outfit within the time limit! Watch out for the mystery grab bag items and be sure to listen to your stylist’s advice!
Contact Lara Lee at thrift@ridgemeadowshospice.org for details or visit http://ridgemeadowshospicesociety.com/fashion-challenge/

 

 

March 13 (Tuesday): Build & Create – Make Something Great! At Maple Ridge Library

3:30pm – 5:00 pm: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Listen to the book, Rosie Revere, Engineer, then join Dan the Recycling Man to build amazing things using common recycled items, Makey Makeys, and KEVA Planks. The only limit is your imagination! For kids in grades 1-7. Registration required – phone 604-467-7417. https://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/local_start=2018-03-10%20TO%202018-03-13/event/5a31b6ed7dcc5a330005ff1e

 

March 17 (Saturday): Nature Day at Amsterdam Greenhouses

10 am – 4 pm: Amsterdam Garden Centre, 19100

 

Old Dewdney Trunk Road, Pitt Meadows
Fun for the whole family! 20th Annual Nature Day Event includes FREE seminars & presentations, interactive & informative displays, prize draws, and more! Come see “Raptor Force” Birds of Prey, learn about Bee Friendly Plants & Mason Bees, and kids can participate in a Nature Quiz & plant their own Strawberry Hanging Basket to take home! (please register for workshop in advance, cost is $10.50 per child). http://www.amsterdamgreenhouses.com/index.php/seminars

 

 

March 24 (Saturday): Launch of Maple Ridge Repair Cafes

10 am – 2:00 pm: Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 – 224th Street, Maple Ridge
Repair Cafes are pop-up events where residents can bring their broken items (appliances, jewelry, clothing, small toys or furniture, etc.) and there are tools, materials, and volunteer “fixers” available to help with repairing them. Kids can visit Tinkerbell Corner to learn how things work & create their own masterpieces from the different parts. For details, visit the “Maple Ridge Repair Cafe” Facebook Page or www.mrrepaircafe.ca

 

 

March 25 (Sunday): Canning 101 Workshop #2

Image result for canned tomato salsa recipe2:00 – 4:00pm, Maple Ridge
Learn a new skill, have some fun and eat something tasty! Preserving food with home canning is a great way to enjoy the fresh flavours of local, seasonal food all year long. Are you interested in canning? This is a fun way to share family recipes, save money, and preserve garden produce and seasonal foods! In this hands-on workshop, we will talk about the financial and health benefits of canning. For only $5* (pay at the door), our experienced host will assist you in creating a delicious jar of salsa to take home. PLEASE NOTE: this workshop involves high temperatures and sharp knives. Adults only. *Fee covers costs of ingredients and jars. Limited # of participants. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-home-canning-tickets-43258813275?aff=erelpanelorg

 

 

March 31 (Saturday): Plarn Making 101 & Reusable Tote Bag Crochet Workshop

12-4pm –  at Geek Crossing, #105 – 20285 Stewart Crescent, Maple Ridge (Maple Meadows Industrial Park)
FREE Workshops! Plarn is short for “plastic yarn.” Plarn is made by cutting plastic grocery bags into strips, which are then strung together into a single long strand. You can use plarn instead of regular yarn to crochet or knit sturdy, reusable tote bags, purses, doormats, and more! Bring your own plastic bags or take from our supplies for the first workshop. Make a tote bag in the second workshop, beginning crochet/knitting skills required.  Plarn Making 101 – 12pm to 2 pm Plarn Tote Bag – 2pm to 4pm https://www.facebook.com/events/548956902148378/ 

 

 

April 7 (Saturday): Seedy Saturday at the Intergenerational Garden

11am -2pm: Intergenerational Garden, 22517 – 121 Avenue, Maple Ridge
Second annual Seedy Saturday located at the Intergenerational Garden on the corner of Edge Street and 121st Ave. Our event will have a seed exchange table, a book exchange area and a by donation planting table. Rain or shine. Please contact Heather Jonatschick garden coordinator for more information at gardencoord@gmail.com Plus!! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

 

April 8 (Sunday): Sixth Annual Thornhill Plant Swap

10 am – 12:30 pm at Thornhill Hall Parking Lot – 26007 – 98th Avenue, Maple Ridge
Now that spring has finally arrived, gather up your extra perennials, bulbs, garden tools and garden books and join us for a plant swap!  If you don’t have any plants to exchange, bring some cookies or some other garden items. Remember to bring a mug and share a cup of coffee and some treats with your friends, neighbours, and fellow gardeners. Rain or shine, no sales, no early birds. For more information, call Joan at 604-462-8778.

 

 

April 9 (Monday): Local Voices at Maple Ridge Library

8:00 pm: Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Local Voices is an ongoing, “TED Talk”-like series that celebrates the City of Maple Ridge, past and present, through the voices of our citizens. Presentations combine talks, readings and performances with community dialogue. Presented by the Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission, the Maple Ridge Historical Society, the Maple Ridge Family History Group, Golden Ears Writers and the Maple Ridge Public Library.  http://mapleridgemuseum.org/local-voices/