Earth Day activities abound in Alexandria area
Children make suncatchers at Douglas County Library.
ALEXANDRIA — Dozens of children used scissors, bright scraps of plastic and their imaginations to create Earth-shaped suncatchers at the Douglas County Library Saturday morning, April 9.
The activity was held as part of Earth Day, which will take place Friday, April 22.
Several other activities are planned in the Alexandria area this month in conjunction with Earth Day. Teens were invited to "upcycle" or creatively reuse items by turning them into terrariums at the library on Monday, April 11.
On Saturday, April 23, a "Love the Earth" event will take place at Big Ole Central Park that's open to everyone. There will be music, food, fun, speakers and the opportunity to learn how to help protect the Earth.
See today's Life section for more details about the "Love the Earth" event.