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5 Events to Help You Love the Earth This Weekend

There's a Picnic for the Planet and a big Recycl-a-Thon on the schedule.

In honor of Earth Day, which is Sunday, we compiled a list of local Earthy weekend events.

If you don't see your event listed, please tell everyone about it in the comments area and add it to our Events Calendar.

  1. The Village of Rochester Hills is joining in a Guinness Book of Records attempt by planning a from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Festival Park. After, there will be music and other family-friendly entertainment.
  2. : This annual expo is being held at the new Orion Center (1335 Joslyn Rd.) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Dozens of vendors will be onsite showcasing green products, sharing energy conservation tips, green products will be available, environmental programs and much more. Parking and entrance to the event is free. 
  3. : Join the Mill Race Clean Up from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Volunteers can meet up at in Oakland Township and pitch in to clean out the mill race. Participants should bring rakes, buckets and other tools if possible. 
  4. : From 11 a.m.-noon on Sunday, kids ages 2-6  are invited to celebrate Earth Day at the . Kids can make a craft out of recycled materials, plus watch a recycling lesson from a furry puppet. Cost to participate is $5 per child.
  5. From 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday community members can drop off a variety of recyclables at Battery Giant located at 1178 Walton Blvd. in Rochester Hills. Everything from keyboards to bikes to telephones, cell phones and more will be collected at this event. The recycling event is raising money for treatment scholarships for families in Beaumont's Center for Speech and Language Disorders. For more information on what items are being accepted, click .

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