Go green this weekend: Earth Day events in and around Dayton


This Saturday is Earth Day, and festive events are popping up all over Dayton. Here’s your guide to Earth Day event sin Dayton.

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LOCAL EVENTS

Earth Day Trashenger Hunt - This year marks the 3rd anniversary of the event. Residents will help clean up Historic South Park at Blommel Park. Gloves, bags, t-shirts and scavenger hunt lists will be provided. Children will win a prize if they find all the trash items listed, and for making South Park the cleanest. There will be prizes for adults, too. Afterwards, the group will head to South Park Tavern for free pizza and pop.

Want to go?

WHAT: Earth Day Trashenger Hunt hosted by Historic South Park

WHERE: 104 Bonner St., Dayton

WHEN: Saturday, April 21 from 3 to 4 p.m.

INFO: Facebook

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KidX Earth Day Celebration - Hosted by The Mall at Fairfield Commons, this free events offers kiddos crafts, story time, games, refreshments and the opportunity to plant flowers outside of the main mall entrance. 

Want to go?

WHAT: KidX Earth Day Celebration!

WHERE: 2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek

WHEN: Saturday, April 21 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

INFO: Facebook

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Pies & Pints Earth Day Celebration - Beaver Creek Wetlands Association has joined forces with Pies & Pints at The Greene for this Earth Day celebration. 20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverages will be donated to Beaver Creek Wetlands Association. Offer is good for dine-in and carry-out orders. MadTree Brewing will have tree saplings available (while supplies last). Be sure to show this flyer when you get there.

Want to go?

WHAT: Pies & Pints Earth Day Celebration

WHERE: 52 Plum St., Beavercreek

WHEN: Monday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

INFO: Facebook

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Earth Day Weekend Bird Hike - Walk through Glen Helen and search for migrants along the Little Miami River. Please note, registration is required to participate.

Want to go?

WHAT: Earth Day Weekend Bird Hike

WHERE: 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs

WHEN: Saturday, April 21 from 8 to 10 a.m.

COST: $5 for non-members, free for members

INFO:FacebookEventbrite

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Bike’s Out on Earth Day - K&G Bikes and Freq Fit have teamed up for this event. There will be a guided 20- and 40-mile ride. Early birds will receive a free t-shirt (when you RSVP mention your size!). BMX riders will also be present sharing their ‘tricks.’ There will also be giveaways from local Kettering businesses.

Want to go? 

WHAT: Bike’s Out on Earth Day

WHERE: 12228 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering

WHEN: Sunday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

INFO: Facebook

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Earth Day Spring Hike - This family-friendly hike will take you through Koogler Wetland and Prairie Reserve to learn about the history of Earth Day, explore local nature and discuss go-green actions. 

Want to go?

WHAT: Earth Day Spring Hike

WHERE: 2735-2779 Beaver Valley Rd., Dayton

WHEN: Sunday, April 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.

INFO: FacebookCall 937-320-9042

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Raptor Center Earth Day Baby Shower - Help the Raptor Center in Yellow Springs prepare for their influx of baby birds. Avian ambassadors will share information about the soon to be birdies. You can foster a baby bird, and also donate a gift form the wishlist. Registration is required.

Want to go?

WHAT: Raptor Center Earth Day Baby Shower

WHERE: 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs

WHEN: Sunday, April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.

INFO: FacebookWebsite

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Earth Day Trash Clean Up - Come together to clean up Highland Park. Bring your own gloves and trash bags. 

Want to go?

WHAT: Earth Day Trash Clean Up

WHERE: 1701 Wyoming St., Dayton

WHEN: Sunday, April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.

INFO: Facebook

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Earth Day Extravaganza - Zane Shawnee Caverns and South Wind Park will host this celebration of earth day full of fun and learning for all ages. There will be kids activities, workshops, eco-expo demos, music and entertainment, eco-friendly vendors, food, raffles and prizes. 

Want to go?

WHAT: Earth Day Extravaganza

WHERE: 7092 State Rt. 540, Bellefontaine

WHEN: Saturday, April 21 from 8 to 10 a.m.

COST: $5 per car

INFO: Facebook

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Make Every Day Earth Day - Join Mindful Magic Studio to celebrate ‘Mama Earth.’ There is a scheduled trash pick up, flower planting, tea time, butterfly discussion and free seed samples. 

Want to go?

WHAT: Make Every Day Earth Day 

WHERE: 901 N. Keowee St., Dayton

WHEN: Sunday, April 22 from 2 to 6 p.m.

COST: $10 donation suggested, but not required.

INFO: Facebook

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Kids Seed Craft + Earth Day Giveaway - This kid-friendly event hosted by Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets in Centerville invites you and your little ones to play in the dirt. Kiddos will plant fast-growing seeds (to be taken home). There will also be a giveaway table with a chance to win a basket of earth-friendly products including cleaning products. 

Want to go?

WHAT: Kids Seed Craft + Earth Day Giveaway

WHERE: 4317 Feedwire Rd., Bellbrook

WHEN: Sunday, April 22 from 12 to 3 p.m.

INFO:Facebook

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WORTH THE DRIVE

6th Annual Earth Day Electronics Recycling Drive - We all have spare electronics sitting around we don’t use or need, right? Rather than sending them into a landfill, bring them to this recycling event! Pull up to the curb and drop off your working and non-working computers, laptops, servers, desk and cell phones, and much more to be recycled. There will also be free paper shredding (up to 5 boxes). Please note, some items may require a fee; others may not be recyclable (i.e., items containing freon). See their Facebook event page for details. Taquito’s Truck will be serving tacos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Want to go?

WHAT: Earth Day Electronics Recycling Drive

WHERE: 950 Michigan Ave., Columbus

WHEN: Friday April 20 form 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

INFO: FacebookWebsite

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Earth Day OTR - This family-friendly day features eco-friendly recreation and vendors with live international music, food and drinks, eco-friendly products and goods for purchase, as well as a range of activities for all ages. The Chicken Mac Truck and Kona Ice West Cincinnati will be serving food throughout the event. For a full list of vendors, live music and participating non-profits, visit their Facebook event page for details

Want to go?

WHAT: Earth Day OTR

WHERE: 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati 

WHEN: Sunday, April 22 from 12 to 5 p.m.

INFO: Facebook

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Did we miss your Earth Day event? Shoot us a message and we’ll add it to the list: alex.perry@coxinc.com.


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