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Earth Day 2024

Event date: 4/20/2024 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Export event

Earth Day 2024

Enjoy fun earth-inspired activities, create recycled crafts, discover live birds of prey and creatures big and small in the animal meet and greet, 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, 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
  • 11:30am-Noon Ascension Dance Company performance
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Scales and Tales Animal Meet and Greet
  • 2:30pm Reading of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and special appearance by The Lorax

Bring gently used items to recycle!

  • Us Again collection bin: clothes and shoes
  • Old towels, sheets, blankets, and pillow cases (for wildlife rehabs)
  • Park Ridge Public Library: gently used books
  • Goodwill: dishware, pots, and pans
  • Digs with Dignity: gently used home décor (knick knacks, decorative pillows, throw blankets, drapery, lamps), Kitchenware (pots & pans, toasters, crockpots, hand mixers, utensils, dishes), Modern Art, Gently used games or puzzle, Gently used books (all ages)
  • Lost Woods Animal Sanctuary: gently used fleece blankets, newspaper, shredded paper, "tunnel' boxes (soda, 6-pack boxes), bunny boxes (sturdy boxes that aren't held together by tape, like the grocery store bulk boxes)
  • The Harbour: gently used holiday decorations, birthday items, and business casual clothing for female youth ages 12-24
  • Share our Spare: gently used baby and children’s items, 0-5 years old
  • Solar Exclipse Glasses: collected at the Park District's Sustainability Committee booth

Thank you to our sponsor: 

Ages All Ages
Location Maine Park Leisure Center
R/NR Free
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