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WEAR ABC Channel 3 - Perdido Landfill Dump Dash and Trash-A-Thon Saturday

Perdido Landfill Dump Dash and Trash-A-Thon Saturday
On Saturday, April 26, Celebrate Earth Day by participating in the 2014 Dump Dash 5k & Trash-A-Thon and help bring awareness to recycling and solid waste issues on a cross-country road with hills and trails.

Held at the Perdido Landfill located at 13009 Beulah Road, funds from this family friendly event will raise money for The United Way of Escambia County and The Environmental Education Fund.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and top female runners and walkers in various age categories, best race costume made from recyclables and a team competition will also take place.

A post-race cookout and an Earth Day Activities will take place immediately following the event.  Guided nature walks on the Perdido Riverwalk and tours of the Perdido Landfill will also be available.  All are welcome to celebrate Earth Day.

Individual Prices
    Pre-registration - $15
    Day of race - $20

Packet Pickup
Friday, April 25, 4 to 6 p.m. at the United Way of Escambia County, 1301 Government Street
Race day, Saturday, April 26, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Perdido Landfill

For more information please call (850) 937-2160 or email Dee Dee Green at ddgreen@myescambia.com To register, go to myescambia.com.


WEAR ABC Channel 3 - “Book it for Books” - Washington High School Charity 5k Run

“Book it for Books” - Washington High School Charity 5k Run
Booker T. Washington High School will be conducting its annual charity 5K run/walk fundraiser on Saturday, May 3, 2014. This event will raise money for the Pensacola Chapter of First Book.

The race will start and finish at Washington High School. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. The early registration fee is $10 for all participants before April 28th and increases to $15 April 29th until the day of the race.

Race shirts are guaranteed for the first 200 runners. All fitness levels welcome! This event is designed for the whole family to enjoy!

First Book of Pensacola is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide new books to local children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy access to books.


WEAR ABC Channel 3 - 40th Annual Fiesta 10K & 5K Run/Walk

40th Annual Fiesta 10K & 5K Run/Walk
The 40th Annual Fiesta 5K and 10K Run/Walk is sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association and will be held Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 a.m. The 10K participants will begin at Pensacola State College, while the 5K runners will start from Scott Street and 12th Avenue. Both races will finish at Seville Square. Those who run in the race will receive free admission to the Pensacola Crawfish Festival on Saturday, May 3. Come Eat, Run and Relax with some Cajun flair!

Since the first race in 1974, the Fiesta 10K and 5K has long been a Pensacola tradition and one of the leading running events on the Gulf Coast. The point-to-point race course carries participants through scenic residential and historical neighborhoods to Palafox Street (recently selected as one of the American Planning Association's Greatest Places in America) to the finish line at one of the oldest plazas in the nation.

This event is produced by the Pensacola Runners Association, a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide information, training, social and sporting events for competitive and noncompetitive runners and walkers of all ages, races, genders and abilities.

For more information, please visit www.pensacolarunners.com.


WEAR ABC Channel 3 -  IMAX AND WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR™

IMAX AND WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR™

IMAX andWarner Bros. Pictures Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is now showing at IMAX Theatreat the National Naval Aviation Museum.

The spectacular documentary journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar, which highlights the incredible true story of natures greatest explorers, lemurs, is narrated byAcademy Award winner Morgan Freeman. 

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar reteams Freeman, who has one of the most distinctive voices in the movie business, with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX documentary spectacle Born to Be Wild. David Douglas serves as director of the film, which features trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright, an expert on lemurs and the wildlife of Madagascar.

Island ofLemurs: Madagascar has been rated G. You can learn more about Island of Lemurs:Madagascar by visiting its official site at islandoflemurs.imax.com/

The IMAX Theatre at the National Naval AviationMuseum is located at 1750 Radford Blvd aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola,Florida. For information on tickets and show times, please call 850-453-2389 orvisit the website at www.navalaviationmuseum.org


WEAR ABC Channel 3 - 4TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY “ISLAND STYLE”

4TH ANNUAL EARTH DAY “ISLAND STYLE”

Pensacola Beach Advocates is hosting the Fourth Annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, May 3 at Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach.  Numerous contests, games and family fun activities are planned, including the Sea Turtle Homecoming,which celebrates the Sea Turtles who return to Pensacola Beach every year to nest. The event also includes a Junque in Your Trunque community yard sale and free document shredding. Goodwill Easter Seals will also be on site to accept donations.  Beautiful art from the Pensacola Beach Elementary School art contest will be displayed throughout the day.

The Audubon Florida Coastal Shorebird Stewardship will present information and fun activities in relation to Nesting Shore birds on Pensacola Beach, and ECUA will be on site with their new recycling truck and have giveaways to help promote free recycling on Pensacola Beach.  Information will be available to the public regarding the correct disposal of Fats, Oils and Greases, and ECUA is also providing Hazardous Household Waste Recycling.

Event Schedule:

8:00 a.m. to Noon
Junque in your Trunque Community Yard Sale
Free Document Shredding
Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
ECUA Eco Friendly Truck on-site
Goodwill Easter Seals Donation Drop Off
Coloring Contest and Giveaways

9:00 a.m. to Noon
Audubon Florida Coastal Shorebird Stewardship Beach Bird Bonanza

11:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.
Sea Turtle Homecoming

For additional information, visit www.pbadvocates.org or contact Lois Hausman at (850) 916-0276 or loishausman@mchsi.com.


 
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