Bethlehem Children's School plans Greenfest

— The Bethlehem Children’s School is once again hosting its annual Greenfest Celebration, an Earth-friendly community event.

Greenfest, which takes place Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is a full day of family fun with an emphasis on the small things people can do to create a greener world. Festivities take place at The Bethlehem Children’s School at 12 Fisher Blvd. in Slingerlands.

The event will feature organic, recycled and fair trade vendors, demonstrations, not for profit information, bucket and silent auctions, speakers, including state Assemblywoman Pat Fahy and Sen.Neil Breslin, along with live entertainment. Local artists and crafters will be featured, and there will be many activities for the children including a bounce house, face painting and a magic show.

There is no cost to attend, but a suggested donation of a new or gently-used book for the Albany Book Project, and/or a non-perishable food item for the First Israel AME Church food pantry.

Vendors include Bees of the Wood Apiary, McLean’s Candle Shop, Anita Bernardi, REimagine Studio, Burning Obsession Flameworked Glass, Basketkase, Karen Casey’s Gourmet cupcakes, Stephanie McElhone’s Unique handmade baby and kid gifts, Silver Lining, Vibrant Scents, M’s Handmade decorative paper boxes, H Squared Designs, Garden of One, Black Cat Button Bracelets and More, Tastefully Simple, and Short and Stout Tea Company.

Food vendors will be La Empanada Llama Peruvian Cuisine and Hot Spot, which offers Jamaican-American Cuisine.

The Bethlehem Children’s School is a small, child-centered, multi-age school serving children from age 3 through eighth grade since 1995.

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