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Celebrate Earth Day with Lake Metroparks

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Lake Metroparks is hosting an Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 27 from Noon to 4 p.m. at Penitentiary Glen Reservation.

Pack a lunch and bring it with you to enjoy a picnic in the park. After lunch, take some time to enjoy the hands-on activities, games and demonstrations, all which will focus on ways to protect the Earth.

  • Interact with representatives from a variety of local agencies, organizations, and groups focused on conservation and the environment at the ECOFAIR.
  • Shop at the Earth Day Marketplace which features earth-friendly products.
  • Complete an Earth Day coloring page and enjoy various activities
  • Be creative and make a “What does Earth Day mean to Me?” craft. Artwork collected will be pieced together as a collage and displayed in the Nature Center.
  • Explore the park on a Trail Cart ride
  • Win a Rain Barrel. Guests help paint a rain barrel using the pointillism technique. The winner of a free drawing gets to take the rain barrel home.
  • Learn about native wildlife during programs and in the Wildlife Yard
  • Get an up-close look at farming with live animals and displays from Farmpark.
  • Enjoy live, family-friendly musical entertainment.
  • Haircut-a-thon – Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa will be on site to give $10 haircuts, first-come, first-served. The money raised will benefit Penitentiary Glen Nature Center.
  • The new WINT 1330 AM will be on site for your entertainment.
  • Train rides –Ride the miniature trains between 1 and 3 pm, weather permitting, provided by the Lake Shore Live Steamers.

Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located at 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road in Kirtland. For more info, call 440.256.1404 or visit



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