Earth Day falls on Saturday and a number of towns are hosting events to celebrate the environment and everything green. Don’t have any plans yet this weekend? Check out this list of events taking place around the area.
- Gloucester Township is celebrating the grand opening of its Field of Dreams Saturday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. It is an organized baseball league for special needs children and adults which enables them to have fun at a field designed for them. Each game will last typically 60 minutes.
- The Winslow Township Green Fair is happening Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine at the Municipal Complex at 125. S. Route 73. There will be lots of activities for kids including free giveaways such as a bike helmet for Winslow Township youth. There will be a shredder truck, dropoff for unused household goods and waste, free tree seedlings, free blood pressure checks, and much much more.
Around South Jersey
- Sustainable Haddonfield is hosting its free Earth Day celebration on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kings Court. Community members can enjoy green festivities, as well as offerings from local merchants and vendors from the Haddonfield Farmer’s Market. There will also be live music, a landscaped parklet on the street, electric car and motorcycle displays, organic foods, eco-friendly demonstrations and other attractions. For more information, contact Lara Barrett of Sustainable Haddonfield at (609) 636–4898 or email@example.com.
- In Medford, the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts will be visiting the Friends Meeting House at 10 Union Street, for a special tea event on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. The Mad Hatter Tea event is a fundraiser to support the Pinelands Garden Club’s Butterfly Garden and Preserve. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, visit www.pinelandsgardenclub.org.
At the Jersey Shore
- The annual April Fools Half Marathon will take place along the Jersey Shore on Sunday. The race will begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at Resorts Hotel and Casino. The race heads south into Ventnor, Margate and Longport before looping back to Atlantic City for the finish. Runners can register for the race at multiple locations on Saturday. The cost to register race weekend is $110. A finish line party will follow the race. Visit http://www.acraceseries.com/April_Fools_Half_Marathon/Event_Information.htm for more information.
- On Sunday, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority will be hosting its annual Earth Day Festival at its complex, 6700 Delilah Road, in Egg Harbor Twp. The event includes a number of activities and exhibits, vendors, crafters, entertainment and more. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. There is no cost to attend. Visit www.acua.com/earthday for more information.
- The fourth annual Lung Love Run/Walk Philadelphia will take place on Saturday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Philadelphia Zoo. This family friendly 5k allows community members to show support and provide hope to the local lung cancer community. All proceeds benefit the Lung Cancer Alliance. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for kids. It includes an all-day pass to the zoo. To register, visit http://engage.lungcanceralliance.org/site/TR?fr_id=1210&pg=entry.
- This weekend is the final chance for guests to check out “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The special exhibit will close in Philadelphia on Sunday and includes a number of life-like dinosaurs, including a T-Rex, 24-foot tall Brachiosaurus, stegosaurus and more. The exhibition is included with admission to the museum. General admission prices until 5 p.m. are $34.95 for adults and $29.95 for children, with discounted prices in the evening. Visit https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/jurassic-world-exhibition?gclid=COn0nqOZs9MCFYNGXgodY40Afg for more information.
To see more events taking place in Philadelphia this weekend, visit www.philadelphiaweekly.com.