Earth and wellness event scheduled for April 15

Western Carolina University will host the annual Earth and Wellness Celebration on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center on Tuesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Co-hosted by the WCU Energy Management Office and Campus Recreation and Wellness, the event combines the Earth Day celebration with health and wellness activities.

The celebration will include a special exhibit by the Mountain Heritage Center in honor of WCU’s 125th anniversary titled “BYOB (Bring Your Own Bulb): An Electrifying History of WCU’s Self-Produced Electricity.”

In addition, Courtyard Dining Hall will offer a $5 Farm-to-Fork lunch special featuring locally grown foods. A representative from Fresh Point will be available to talk about the farms that serve the WCU campus dining community.

Participants also will enjoy games, hula-hooping, a noon drum circle and giveaways related to supporting health and the local community, and have a chance to visit more than 30 booths sponsored by community vendors and nonprofit and student organizations.

In the event of rain, the celebration will be held in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom.