Franklin Park expo honors Earth Day
Learn how to live a greener life during Franklin Park’s Earth Day celebration Saturday at North Park.
Updated: April 26, 2012 8:42PM
Families will learn how to live greener lives during the Park District of Franklin Park’s free Earth Day celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at North Park, 10040 Addison St.
“The Earth Day exhibitors showcase sustainable products, services and ideas that people can implement at home,” said Phyllis Schmidt, program director.
Activities include a tree planting ceremony and interactive booths featuring educational displays by students from District 84 and District 212.
“We’re going to have a planting station and Earth-friendly crafts,” Schmidt said. “Other booths will feature energy-saving ideas, recycling ideas and community information.”
Trailside Museum will bring live animals and you also can explore North Park’s nature garden.
At the same time there will be a kite event, with each child receiving a free kite while supplies last. It’s part of the statewide Flying 4 Kids program, which raises awareness of parks and recreation. Food will be sold.
For details, call (847) 445-2852 or visit fpparks.org.
And they’re off
Bring your speediest crawler to the Baby Derby, 11 a.m. to noon Friday, May 4, in the storytime room at Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. Prizes will be awarded for winners of a Race for the Roses. Older siblings will race stick horses for prizes. Registration is required.
For details, call (708) 452-3420 or visit oppl.org.
Bible brought to life
The Gospel of St. Matthew is the inspiration for the Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak musical “Godspell” being staged by the Artists of Concordia Theatre. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 5 at Bergmann Theatre, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Tickets are $12, $10 for students and seniors.
For details, call (708) 209-3469 or visit cuchicago.edu.
Better place to play
A children’s discovery playground is one of the highlights of the recently upgraded Taylor Park, 400 W. Division, Oak Park. See what else is new, including a wetland area, walking paths, picnic shelter and tennis courts at the grand reopening at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28. Light refreshments will be served.
For details, call (708) 383-0002 or visit oakparkparks.com.
Register your 2- to 6-year-old for Workout with Mickey and Niki at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Public Library, 255 Augusta St. Ms. Niki will lead a music and movement storytime with the focus on Mickey Mouse-related activities.
For details, call (708) 386-9032 or visit oppl.org.