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Earth Day Celebration and Concert Set for Saturday

Apr 22, 2015 08:19PM ● By DigMB Staff

Food, fun and eco-friendly products are on tap for the City of Manhattan Beach's 23rd Annual Earth Day Celebration and Concert this Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Polliwog Park. The free public event will include music, games, and information on the city's efforts to make Manhattan Beach "a greater and greener place to live, play and work."

In conjunction with the event, free e-waste recycling and document shredding will be offered nearby at Manhattan Beach Middle School from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, attendees can bring gently used, clean, professional and casual clothes and used prescription glasses to the V.O.I.C.E. booth at the event. The city's Going Green booth will offer battery and printer toner cartridge recycling.

A Family Fun Ride will also take place in conjunction with the event. At 10:30 a.m., bike riders will have a police escort as they ride from Marine Avenue Park to Polliwog Park.

The 23rd Earth Day event will also include live music for kids at 12 noon, the Enviro Hero Awards at 1 p.m., and live music from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

The city staged its first Earth Day celebration in 1992 at Polliwog Park. The first "official" Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 when people across the U.S. got involved in efforts to help protect the environment. Earth Day is now celebrated around the world.

This year's Manhattan Beach event is staged by the city's Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with V.O.I.C.E (Volunteers and Organizations Improving the Community’s Environment)

For more information on any of the Earth Day activities, call the city at (310) 802-5448.

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