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Saturday, April 22, 2023

Earth Day Celebration

11:00 AM - 03:00 PM


Maine Park Leisure Center
2701 W. Sibley St.
Park Ridge, IL , 60068


Enjoy fun earth-inspired activities, create recycled crafts, discover live birds of prey and creatures big and small in the animal show, shop from eco-friendly vendors, learn from “green” organizations, give Smokey Bear and the Lorax a high five, and rope climb up a tree. In case of inclement weather, the event will be indoors at Maine Park Leisure Center.

Schedule of Events
11:00am-3:00pm: Games, Recycled Crafts, Raffles and Prizes, Repurpose Project fair, Eco-Friendly Products/Services, Smokey Bear, Tree Rope Climb, Food and Drinks for sale
11:00am-1:00pm: Illinois Bird of Prey from the Northern Illinois Raptor Center
1:00pm-2:00pm: Scales and Tales Animal Show
2:30pm: Reading of Dr. Suess’ The Lorax and special appearance by The Lorax
Bring gently used items to recycle at the event!
• Clothes and shoes (Us Again collection bin)
• Old towels, sheets, blankets, and pillow cases (for wildlife rehabs)
• Park Ridge Public Library: gently used books
• Dishware, pots, and pans (Goodwill)
• Digs with Dignity, collecting: Gently used books, extension cords, gently used home decor (knick knacks, decorative pillows, throw blankets), modern art, gently used games and children's puzzles
• Lost Woods Animal Sanctuary, collecting: Animal cage/tank accessories (platforms, food/water bowls), storage tubs and Tupperware, food prep supplies (cutting boards, knives, graters, veggie peelers)
• The Harbour, collecting: gently used women’s interview clothing, kitchen items

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