BELFAST — Waterfall Arts presents Fireside Chats, an enthusiastic experiment meant to ignite conversations, boost empathy, and offer a platform for shared stories to help all of us set new intentions for our collective future. The free event takes place monthly on the front lawn at 256 High St. for anyone to gather around warm fire pits for a night of storytelling — this month’s chat is Wednesday, April 20, from 7 to 8 p.m.

April’s Fireside Chat will be hosted by the All Belfast Climate Change Dialogues organization whose goal is to collect, document, share and save Belfast area residents’ observations, perspectives, concerns and hopes about climate change impacts in our region at this critical time. This collection will increase awareness among residents of each others’ experiences, and serve as a benchmark for future reference – and perhaps as a catalyst for taking action now.

Just show up to help celebrate Earth Day, and come share a tale of your adventures on Earth. Last month, participants shared sea stories with Come Boating; this month, ABCD asks for “earth stories.” Come share your tale of adventures or misadventures on land: encounters with wildlife or wild weather, camping or gardening gone well or awry, etc. How have you been transformed by your adventures on Earth?

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