Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hootenanny brings an entire day of family fun and kindness [Family & Parenting]

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Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hootenanny brings an entire day of family fun and kind

 

The Mighty Kindness crew returns for their annual Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hootenanny on Sunday April 22 near the Louisville Zoo at the Louisville Nature Center  (3745 Illinois Ave) with a variety of performances, arts and crafts exhibits and more for the family. The event runs from noon until 6 p.m. and will be broadcast by Crescent Hill Radio.
 
Mighty Kindness is a non-profit (outreach of Clifton UU Church) focused on creating a wave of kindness centered in Louisville. The goal is to see the kindness ripple out across the country. The bi-annual festival features music, dance, local farmers, local business, spiritual organizations and activism booths. One of the most notable things about the event is the free booth space for non-profits and artists. Just as notable is the huge circle and group hug that ends the festival. Have you ever been part of a group hug including hundreds of people? This is your chance.  This year marks the fifth year of kindness and is expected to be their largest as the attendance continues to grow. 
 
Musical duo The Troubadours of Divine Bliss are the champions behind organizing the event, but the festival is an effort of many dedicated individuals like Jonathan Paul Cowherd, Kim Summers, Angela Impellizari, Trevor Decuir, and the music duo Kri n' Hettie in addition to many others. Perhaps the huge success of the event hinges on the immensely collaborative nature involved.The festival focuses on bringing attention to nature and the environment, as well as local businesses, artists and farmers. It also encourages an open minded spirituality in people, asking them to embrace each other. 
 
The festival is family and pet friendly, and will have local healthy food vendors. This year's entertainment includes music on the main stage by groups like Appalatan, Stonewheel, Yours Truly, CPHR DVN, and Big Poppa Stampley, but it also includes the return of the popular Mighty Kidness tent -an area just for kids- that will also feature Turner's Circus. There will also be an open jam tent hosted by Dan Bowlds and Tom Boone that will welcome any musicians who want to come and jam. Activism, healing, and arts booths will keep people on the move as they wander through the beautiful landscape. You can see a full list of participating artists on the Facebook event page. 
 
Another side to the festival offers free workshops throughout the day.
Free Workshops:
 
Get Your Chi On!
12:30-1:15 
Tai Chi Society of Louisville will be offering an intro to Tai Chi.
 
BodyTalk Personified
1:30-2:30
 Mollie Yunker, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and Transformational CoachBodyTalk Personified, is a powerful interactive healing experience addressing yours, mine & our physical symptoms, relationship issues, limiting beliefs, emotional conflicts, and more.
 
Louisville Biodiesel Coop
2:45-3:15
Learn how you can be a part of the new wave of alternative, self-sufficient, clean energy!
 
Journey of Dreams
3:30
Terwanda McMoore with The School of Metaphysics will be helping others understand what dream interpretation is and how it benefits you in your day to day life. Afterwards, there would be some dream interpretations for those who would like to understand their dream's purpose.
 
Some of the sponsors this year include Cultivating Connections, Heine Bros Coffee, Rainbow Blossom, Greenlist Louisville, Edible Louisville, Kentucky Resources Counsel, Woman2Woman Kentuckiana, TimeBank Louisville Bradley-Jones Candle Co, Tader Head Crochet, Shine, Louisville Premier Tattoo, Green Earth Outdoors, and Magnificent Mushroom.
About Jessica Lynn
Jessica Lynn has been writing for Louisville.com since fall of 2010 and has also been published in LEO, Velocity, Voice-Tribune and others after serving as Editor in Chief of The JCC student newspaper, The Quadrangle. She has also served as columnist or contributing writer to an array of online publications.
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