Celebrate Aldo Leopold Weekend with Marathon Reading

Celebrate Aldo Leopold Weekend by attending a marathon reading of his classic essay collection, A Sand County Almanac. Taking place Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 in various locations throughout the county, the program is presented in collaboration with The Clearing Folk School, Crossroads at Big Creek, Door County Land Trust, Ridges Sanctuary, and Write On, Door County. The programs are presented free and are open to all ages. People may attend one or more of the readings. Light refreshments will be served at each event.

The program begins Saturday, March 4, 12:30 – 2 pm at The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay. Among the personalities scheduled to take part in that reading are local poets and artists Sharon Auberle and Ralph Murre and The Clearing’s Executive Director Mike Schneider. The reading continues from 3 – 4:30 pm at the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor. Artist and musician Jeanne Kuhns and poet Estella Lauter are included among the readers.

On Sunday, March 5, the program resumes from 12:30 – 2 pm with a reading at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Crossroads’ Executive Director Coggin Heeringa and artist Nancy Rafal are among the readers. The program concludes at the Door County Maritime Museum, 3 – 4:30 pm Sunday with readings by Door County Land Trust Executive Director Tom Clay, United Way Executive Director Amy Kohnle, and others.

First published in 1949, Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac is now an established environmental classic. Leopold takes readers on the road and through the seasons on a fantastic tour of our priceless natural resources, ever mindful of ecology and environmental preservation. The book is a stunning tribute to our land and a bold challenge to protect the world we love.

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