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A Wild Earth Day

More than 15,000 people are expected Sunday, April
14, at the Louisville Zoo to celebrate Earth Day 2002. Called "Celebrate
the Earth," the outing will feature exhibits about endangered species, puppet
shows, and free copies of the 2002 environmental poster showing the Dragonflies
of Kentucky.

Admission is free, courtesy of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives and
Toyota, who are sponsoring the event.

Along with the many regular animals and exhibits at
the zoo, Celebrate the Earth will showcase reptiles and amphibians native to Kentucky.
Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives supply energy and distribution services
to more than 450,000 meters serving Kentucky homes, farms, businesses, and industries
across 89 counties.

Cherokee Pow Wow

The 2nd annual Pow Wow by the Southern Band of
Cherokee takes place in Birdsville April 26-28, with storytelling, singing,
dancers, flute playing, and food demonstrations. The gathering of Native Americans
to celebrate their heritage runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Pow Wow takes place at Birdsville
Campground on Highway 137, three miles north of Smithland. For more information
phone Barbara Gillihan at (270) 545-9090, or e-mail

Open horse

From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20,
several horse farms and stables in Kentucky will participate in Open Stable
Day 2002, the second such event sponsored by the Kentucky Horse Council.

Open Stable Day is free of charge to visitors. This
is a self-guided tour where visitors travel in their own vehicles. The day is
devoted to helping people see horses up close and learning about the different
breeds of horses, different disciplines of riding and driving, horse care, horse
training, horse ownership and leasing options, horse clubs, and horse rescue

Many stables will be putting on special demonstrations
of riding lessons, training techniques, stallions available for breeding, and
horses for sale. Some stables will have vendors set up for those who wish to
shop and some will offer refreshments.

To have your stable participate, find out which stables
in your area are participating, or to get travel directions and assistance,
call the Kentucky Horse Council at 1-800-459-4677, (859) 260-8999, e-mail,
or visit their Web site at

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