Last weekend was a very wet Earth Day celebration at the Talahi Lodge on The Nature Institute grounds. There is another Earth Day celebration coming up this weekend at the Alton Square Mall. Activities will be held on the lower level, and organizers can obviously guarantee a dry event.

Keeping with the green theme is the Godfrey Arbor Day festival at Glazebrook Park the following weekend, according to the Sierra Club's Christine Favilla.

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That event kicks off the day's activities at 8:30am. Other highlights includes rides on the zip line, cow train rides, crafts, climbing wall, and free food. The Junior League of Greater Alton will be hosting a Kids in the Kitchen fun run and walk during the celebration.

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