Earth Day in Edina
It’s Earth Day weekend, and it’s time to roll up those sleeves and give planet Earth a helping hand. Throughout Edina and the surrounding county, you’ll find a range of clean-ups and activities in our many parks. To get in on the action, simply bring along some gloves and a bit of grit.
Swing by Centennial Lakes, check into one of more than thirty sites across Minneapolis Parks, or explore other, nearby options. The Saturday times vary, but you’ll be through by early afternoon (at the latest) and feel even better about your day via good work done for community (plus, the bit of added exercise and fresh air never hurts).
- Eden Prairie Park Clean-up Day – 8:30 -11:00 AM. Your standard fare clean-up.
- Minneapolis River Gorge Clean-Up – 9:30 AM. Includes an after party at Great Lakes Brewing Company.
- Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup – 9:00 AM-12:30 PM. A grab bag of everything to benefit the bees.
Alone, the small efforts on a singular day might not feel like they make much a difference, but the little things we do go a long way. What started as an American tradition forty-seven years ago has since grown to a worldwide movement that engages more than 1 billion civic-minded citizens today. Earth Day encircles and unites our planet; imagine what we might accomplish with more consistent collaboration?
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Area Events & Happenings
Feel the earth under your fingers at a one-day only pottery workshop taking place at the Edina Art Center this Saturday. It’s a daylong event, and you’ll want to register ahead (and maybe pack a lunch) for this artistic commemoration of Earth Day.
Speaking of artistic endeavors, Let’s Go Crazy with a four-day tribute to the life and work of Prince. Held at Paisley Park, there will be music, merchandise, celebrity guests, and a host of activities through Sunday evening. It’s the first year of what will become an annual tradition, and it’s the one-year anniversary since the passing of an icon.
- Celebration 2017 – Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23 at Paisley Park
- Pottery Workshop – 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Saturday, April 22 at the Edina Art Center
- Emergence Brass Band – 7:00 PM, Sunday, April 23 at Edinborough Park
While those calendars are open, take note that Taste of Edina is just around the next bend. You won’t want to miss out on the food, wine, and flavors from top Edina chefs. There will also be plenty of craft beer for those brew lovers out there, so grab some tickets before your dish has dashed!
As long as I do not take myself too seriously, I should not be too badly off.