Today, Wednesday, April 26 is International Guide Dog Day. There are some Guide Dogs working around Tenby.
Remember, if they are in their harness, they are busy working and shouldn’t be patted, but if they are sat down somewhere with the harness off, it is okay to greet them and pat them. There is a free online awareness training that you can do with Guide Dogs UK – you can book it on their website
Richter Scale Day
Charles Francis Richter was born on April 26 on a farm in Ohio and went on to develop the Richter scale of measurement while at the California Institute of Technology. This scale quantified the energy released during an earthquake on a scale of 0 to 10.
Each number on the scale represents an earthquake 10 times stronger than the number before it. For example, an earthquake with a magnitude of five is 10 times stronger (and releases more energy) than one with a magnitude of four. The Richter scale became a universal standard for the measurement of earthquakes, and it is celebrated on this day each year.
Have you ever been in an earthquake? Whether you have or not, you could write about what you think it might be like.
Stop Food Waste Day
45 per cent of root crops, fruit, and vegetables produced globally are wasted per year as well as 33 per cent of all food produced globally. April 26 is Stop Food Waste Day.
Help to reduce food waste by coming along to the community fridge in the Old Chapel in Lower Frog Street to pick up some of the food that has been rescued from the local supermarkets each day.
The community fridge is open from 11 to 4 Tuesday to Saturday. This week the Old Chapel café is getting a new kitchen so it will be closed but you can still get to the Fridge down the side alley.
Zig Zag Working Day
On Thursday, April 27, if the weather is amenable, a group of Duke of Edinburgh candidates will be working on the space that used to be an arcade alongside the North Walk Zig Zag.
This time the plan is to start on the blackboard paint to make an area for graffiti at the far end, and to design the colour plan for the nearer part -with a coastal theme in mind. We are hoping for lots of contributions of coastal themed art to become part of the mural to go along the higher area of the back wall – anything is welcome from anyone, please send in digital entries to [email protected] or drop paper entries in to the Town Council office in the De Valence Pavilion any time in normal office hours. Come along on Thursday morning to see what is happening an offer ideas, suggestions, and help!
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. This documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Come along to Augustus Place Community Hall to watch this film on Friday, April 28 at 7pm.
Don’t just sit there, do something…
Sit down with a pen and paper and complete these sentences: When I was a child, I enjoyed… , I’m curious about… , Things I used to do with my free time but I don’t any more… , Things I always say I want to do or learn but think I don’t have time for are… , I feel alive when I… . Now pick one of these activities and do it. If it turns out that you don’t enjoy it after all, stop and try another one!
Screening of Bowie: Moonage Daydream
Films4Tenby is screening this film documentary of the public life of David Bowie. It uses previously unreleased footage from Bowie’s personal archives, including live concert footage. It is the first film to be officially authorized by Bowie’s estate and has had excellent reviews. It is being screened on Tuesday May 2nd at 7pm at the De Valence Pavilion and everyone is welcome.
International Harry Potter Day
May 2 is also Harry Potter Day, so if you haven’t read any of the books or watched the films, now is the time to do it! According to the timeline in the original Harry Potter books, The Battle of Hogwarts would have taken place on May 2, 1998, which is the date Voldemort was finally defeated so this is when fans (affectionately referred to as “Potterheads”) celebrate all things associated with the wizarding world.
The Coronation Big Lunch
This will be happening in the Edible Garden on Sunday, May 7. It is a Bring Your Own Picnic, and everyone is welcome to come along from noon. Bring some food to share or bring a picnic for yourself, whichever suits you better. Tea, coffee and squash will be available. If anyone would like to come along to entertain us with a bit of music or something, that would be most welcome. There will be a small marquee if the weather doesn’t co-operate, and there will be some activities to try.