WORTH NOTING This weekend, it’s easy being green

The recent heat wave may have turned the grass brown as a doormat, but things will get seriously greener when the East End GreenFest returns to Strawberry Fields Fairground in Mattituck July 24 and 25.

The two-day open air event celebrates all things local and environmentally friendly. It highlights green businesses, technologies, products and lifestyles through exhibits and demonstrations on renewable energy, waste reduction, green building and transportation, earth-friendly fashion, organic food and natural health and beauty. Old cell phones, PDAs and batteries will be collected for recycling.

What about entertainment? No worries! GreenFest 2010 will showcase 10 local acts, including Caroline Doctorow, Big River Ransom, RBC and Black Suit Youth — all performing from a solar-powered stage. There will be fire dancers (and eaters!), hula hoopers, Poi instruction, book signings, crafts, a farmers market, local wines and yummy organic food samplings.

GreenFest 2010 runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults; kids under 12 are free. As always, each person is also asked to bring along a nonperishable food to donate to the food bank run by Community Action of Southold Town.

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