Earth Day celebration slated for April 21

IRON RIVER—The second annual Earth Day celebration, sponsored by the West Iron District Library in conjunction with the Iron County Rise-up Organization, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the library.
    Many events are planned for the celebration, among them hands-on activities and art projects for children, such as creating items from recycled materials, as well as other earth-friendly crafts for everyone.
    Those attending can meet a beekeeper, a representative from an organic farm, and members of the Watershed Council to name a few. The Northwoods Animal Shelter will also be present for those interested in learning about its practices and adoption policy.
    Several organic items will be available for purchase, such as Superior Maple Syrup, eggs, honey, essential oils, trail mix, and many repurposed products.
    Entertainment will be provided by various musicians during the four-hour event.
    At 11 a.m., high school students from West Iron County and Forest Park can enter the “Earth Day Poetry Slam” contest. The original poetry should be no longer than two minutes long and contain no profanity or personal attacks. It will be judged on its environmental message, cleverness and passion.  
    Finally, the Friends of the Library will sponsor a bake sale during the festivities. Bake goods can be donated at the library between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 or from 9-10 a.m. on the day of the event.
    For additional information, call the library at 265-2831.