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Earth Day and Arbor Day Events 2014

EARTH DAY, SPRING CLEAN-UPS & more!

HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
Fri, April 11, 11AM-6PM
Sat, April 12, 8AM-2PM
State Fair Park, Gate 8 (off 76th St)
Easy drop off service for unwanted household hazardous waste items (but watch out for road construction). For what to bring/not bring, go to mmsd.com or call 414.225.2066.

MADE ON KING DRIVE
Sun, April 13, 2PM
Milwaukee Day Cleanup, Mural Installation & Cookout: bring gloves for the cleanup, followed by Jeff Redmon’s mural installation at AJ Liquor (2469 N MLK Dr), music, storytelling, and brat cookout. More info at the King Drive BID web kingdriveis.com or facebook.

SNAIL’S CROSSING PARK
Sat, April 19 & 26, 9AM-1PM
3050 N Bremen
Spring clean up on two Saturdays: pitch in and bring rakes, shovels, pitch forks, and wheelbarrows if you have them.

STAND FOR THE EARTH!
Tue, April 22, NOON-1PM
Water St & Kilbourn Av
Demonstrate your concern for Mother Earth! Signs and banners provided. Sponsored by 350.org, Sierra Club John Muir Chapter, WI League of Conservation Voters, and Greater Milw Green Party.

JAZZ GALLERY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Tue, April 22, 6-9PM
926 E Center
Earth Day art opening for Raise Your Voice: juried works on political and social justice issues. Come and raise your voice with the famous Solidarity Singers who sing daily at the capitol in Madison. Guest Speaker: John Nichols of The Nation. (See article Page 1) Show runs thru May 17, riverwestart.org.

OVERPASS LIGHT BRIGADE
Tue, April 22, 7:15-8:15PM
Ring St. pedestrian freeway overpass
Earth Day event; gather on the east end, on 7th St. and Ring. Sponsored by OLB, 350.org, Sierra Club John Muir Chapter, WI League of Conservation Voters, and Greater Milw Green Party.

EARTH DAY PARTY
Tue, April 22, 8PM
Linneman’s, 1001 E Locust
Featuring David H. B. Drake (with songs of Pete Seeger), Urban Empress, and The Remedies w/ Dena, Dave & Don.

ARBOR DAY OAK TREE PLANTING
Fri, April 25, 4PM-7PM River Revitalization Foundation 414 588 7281 Vince
Gateway Park, 2134 N Riverboat Rd
Plant small oak trees along the Milwaukee River with River Revitalization Foundation (see ad Page 2).

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Fri, April 25, 5-7PM
Gordon Park Pavilion, Humboldt & Locust
Healthy Food for All: Growing a Sustainable Community with Venice Williams of Alice’s Garden, Transition Milwaukee, Eco-puppet parade, gospel youth choir, poets, bees, re-cycled art, free Kids Guide to the Outdoors, organic local food & more, free. Sponsored by Great Waters Group of Sierra Club. More info: sc-gwg.org.

EARTH POETS & MUSICIANS
Fri. April 25, 8PM
Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E Park Pl
The Earth Poets & Musicians – Jahmes Finlayson, Holly Haebig Wake, Jeff Poniewaz, Suzanne Rosenblatt, and Harvey Taylor – join forces with 15 other local performers in the “Twenty Performers in Two Hours for the Earth” show. Donation: $5 to benefit UEC & other eco groups.

RIVERWEST EARTH DAY CLEAN UP
Sat, April 26, 8:30AM-1PM
Riverworks, 526 E Concordia
Trash bags available for all who want to clean up their block with the help of students from Marquette Hunger Clean-up Join in on projects throughout Riverwest at parks and community gardens. Contact Jan Christensen at for more info.(See story Page 1.)

EARTH DAY OF SERVICE
Sat, April 26, 9AM-1:30PM
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
Come celebrate the Earth by giving back with a morning of volunteer activities in the park, followed by a community lunch. More info at urbanecologycenter.org.

MILWAUKEE RIVER CLEAN UP
Sat, April 26, 9AM-NOON
North Avenue East Clean up; meet at North & Cambridge; bags, gloves & t-shirts provided. Register at milwaukeeriverkeeper.org or 414.287.0207.

WALNUT WAY SPRING CLEAN UP
Sat, April 26, 10AM-NOON
1836 W Fond du Lac Ave
Annual Neighborhood Lift Up and clean up in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. More info at walnutway.org

MEDICINE COLLECTION DAY
Sat, April 26, 10AM-2PM
Mitchell Park Domes (524 S Layton Blvd)
Safely dispose of unused medicine and keep meds out of our waterways (rear parking lot, behind the Domes). See mmsd.com for what to bring/not bring.

EARTH POETS & MUSICIANS
Sat. April 26, 8PM
Coffee House, 631 N. 19th St
Earth Poets & Musicians – Jahmes Finlayson, Holly Haebig Wake, Jeff Poniewaz, Suzanne Rosenblatt, and Harvey Taylor, with special guest Dasha Kelly. Donation: $5 to benefit eco-groups.