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Parks and Recreation Department Pedestrian, Bicycle and Greenway Advisory Committee Meeting
         6:30 PM - 320 Hospital Drive, Basement Conference Room, Warrenton VA
Tours of the Caboose at the Warrenton Greenway
         9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. All Ages Welcome! Families can enjoy an imaginary trip back in time at the Old Warrenton Train Station. Tours and historical train information are presented by Friends of the Warrenton Caboose from 9:00am–11:00pm the first Saturday of every month from April through October. Registration is not required. Location: The Caboose at the Warrenton Greenway, 4th St South off Main in Old Town Warrenton. Call 540-347-6896 for more information. FREE
Bird House Building
         10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Grades 3-Adults (Ages 14 and under must have an adult chaperone. Registration and fees apply to chaperones if also building a kit.) Have you been watching the birds from inside all winter? Come out to Crockett Park and enjoy making a simple bird house so birds can visit your yard all year long. $. Location: C.M. Crockett Park, Friendship Picnic Shelter. Call 540-788-4867 for more information.
                7:00 PM - Vint Hill EDA, Conference Room
Frontier Day at Crockett Park
         1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. All Ages Welcome! (Ages 15 and under must have an adult chaperone.) Whoa! Crockett Park will be holding the Third Annual Frontier Day, a celebration of the pioneers who moved their way westward in the 19th century. Local pioneers will be present to show some of the skills they used like lashin’ hide tanning, rope making, candle dipping, soap making, early children’s games, wool spinning, and woodcarving. Adults and kids join the fun and come dressed like a pioneer! Costumes not required for admission. Location: C.M. Crockett Park Fee: $4 for county residents/$10 for non county residents per vehicle. Call 540-788-4867 for more information.
                9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Ages 10 yrs. and older (Anyone under 18 yrs. must have an adult remain on the premises.) For dogs of all ages! Work on introducing the dog and handler to the very basic skills necessary for a good companion dog. Sit, Down, Come, Wait, Off, Walking calmly on leash. Must have proof of license and rabies shot. Location: Vint Hill Village Green Community Center. Fee: $45/$67. Call (540)347-6894 for more information.
Recycling/Conservation Event
         10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Looking for a place to shred your documents, recycle your florescent (CFL) light bulbs, old computers, or learn how to make a rain barrel or good compost? Stop by the Warrenton Community Center for our action packed Earth Day celebration. Location: Warrenton Community Center. This is a free event. Call (540)347-6896 for more information.
Document Shredding Event
         10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. PNC Bank and Shred-It will be at the Warrenton Community Center for a Community Shredding Event. You may bring up to five boxes of personal papers for shredding (no CDs or credit cards). It’s the best way to protect your identity and it’s good for the environment because all the paper we shred gets recycled! To keep this event safe and secure for everyone, please DO NOT BRING these items: Batteries, Flammables, Combustibles, Media Materials (DVDs, CDs, Tapes), Binders, Hanging Files. Location: Warrenton Community Center. Call (540)347-6896 for more information.
E-Material Recycling Event
         10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Bring your old computer equipment , electronic items and CFL light bulbs to the Warrenton Community Center parking lot and we will collect and dispose of them in a proper manner. Computers and other electronic items present a disposal problem as they contain components that are toxic to the environment. Over 95% of these materials can be eliminated from our landfills by recycling old computers. When we discard old electronic equipment, we’re literally throwing away these resources. For more information about what items you can recycle at this event call the Central Region Office at 540-347-6896.
Create Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop
         11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Ages 16 to Adult. Making a rainwater barrel or catchment system is a great way to save money and conserve water. In this DIY workshop, you will make a rain barrel and learn how create a whole catchment system. Imagine having 500 gallons of water to use as you need whenever you needed to! Join us on Earth Day for this easy conservation workshop! Register for the number of rain barrels you would like to make and bring the whole family. Location: Warrenton Community Center. Fee: Residents - $25/Non-County Residents - $38. Fee includes rain barrel materials. Call the Central Region Office at 540-347-6896 for more information.
How to Make Good Compost
         11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The single most important thing to know about gardening is how to make good compost. LEARN — How to build compost piles, how to use compost to improve your garden, the difference between good and bad insects, how worms eat garbage, and much more. Reserve your spot at this workshop by calling the Central Region Office at 540-347-6896. Location: Warrenton Community Center. FREE.
Nature Walk along Cedar Run
         1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Take a walk on the wild side of Warrenton with these outings along the Cedar Run with County Forester Joseph Rossetti to guide the way. Learn to identify some of the trees and plants that grow there, and how and why they grow where they do. These walks take place along the scenic White’s Mill Trail, the newest addition to your county park system. Please call by the Wednesday before to reserve a spot on the walk. Location: Meet at the Warrenton Community Center parking lot. Call 540-347-6896 for more information. FREE
                4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Ages 5 and up. Candy dishes, coffee mugs and picture frames are just a few of the many items available to paint. Give your mother a personalized gift or keep it as your own. Projects will be ready for pickup one week after the workshop. Location: Marshall Community Center. Call 540-364-3886 for more information. $.

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