April 14: Peace & Love Fest at the Land Trust

From the Land Trust, an invitation!

It’s Spring – Time for Peace, Love & Music at the Land Trust!

Sound the trumpets – Spring has sprung! And we all know that means flowers, greenery, and fun at the Land Trust with all your neighbors and friends. Join us on Saturday, April 14, from 1:00 to 11:00 pm, for food, music and family fun at yet another Peace & Love Fest.

Our onstage lineup weaves through various sounds and styles. The first half of the day will be filled with neighborhood kids’ bands. We are lucky enough to have gotten our local favorites to play: My Homework Ate My Dog. If you haven’t yet seen these amazingly talented young men perform, be warned – they will rock your world (and they’re still only in 8th grade!) Plus their up-and-coming sister act, 5th-graders Spaghetti Junction, who will share our stage in a unique ensemble with some of their parents in My Imaginary Band. Other kids’ bands on the program are Shades of Gray and Rocket 88.

Easing us into a lovely evening will be the sweet horns of more local faves, The Owls, followed by bluegrass with the Deja Bluegrass Band, Cajun zydeco with Hair of the Dog, and capping the evening, the dancing grooves of Deep Blue Sun.

The Gorilla Grill will be serving burgers (meat and veggie), dogs, and other picnic fare throughout the entire festival, so spend the day with us! We will also have our usual Bake Sale and super Raffle prizes to further our fundraising efforts for the Land Trust. To help make the event more Earth-friendly, you are encouraged to bring your own washable cups, dishes and silverware, and get a free raffle ticket for each person in your family.

Our suggested donation for attending is only $10.00. You will also have an opportunity to sign up as a Land Trust “caretaker” for 2012 (ranging from $25 for students or seniors to $75 for families) in lieu of donating at the gate. Besides the usual taxes, insurance, and maintenance needs, this year’s fundraising goals are electricity throughout the Land Trust (cost: approximately $5,000) and installation of our new greenhouse down by the pond ($1,000).

As always, festival-goers are encouraged to park at Clifton Sanctuary (369 Connecticut Ave.) or on surrounding streets to spare our immediate neighbors the impact of so many visitors.

In other words, friends – seriously great music, in a superb locale, with all your friends and neighbors, all while helping to support our precious and unique Lake Claire Community Land Trust. It’s a Do Not Miss. We hope to see you there to enjoy our beautiful city in the Spring!

The mission of the Lake Claire Community Land Trust is to acquire, maintain, and protect green space for neighborhood enhancement and education; and to provide a place for neighbors and friends to celebrate nature, community, and the arts.”

Visit us at www.LCCLT.org!