On April 24th, the Sauk County Earth Day Celebration will be held in the Rock Springs Community Center. The day’s events include vendor displays, a Kid’s corner, music, food, presentations, guided hikes, and Sauk County Art Association’s Encore!! 8. Doors open at 10am. The event runs until 3pm.
The move back to Rock Springs honors the beginning of the Celebration in 1999. It also reflects a change in the event sponsor. As of December 2015, Sauk Prairie River Project Association, Ltd. (SP River PAL) replaces the Sauk County Conservation, Planning and Zoning department as the primary organizer. Sauk County Art Association (SCAA) continues as a Partner Organization. One benefit of this change is that, because SP River PAL is a non-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible to pretty much everyone who chooses to contribute.
People who come to the event can expect to hear two presentations, one from Todd Pershe, “Learn to Identify Birds and Plants in the Baraboo Hills” and one from Steve Myer, “Photographic Adventures in Hills and Valleys.” The guided hikes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, are lead by Ken Lange and will be from the Community Center into the Upper Narrows of the Baraboo River.
Both floors of the Community Center will be in use. Displays are on the upper floor with the Kid’s Corner. The lower floor is where the presentations will be made, where the hikes begin, and where the food, music and art is located. There will be pies! The Home & Community Education (HCE) chapter has been making pies for this event from the beginning. Don’t forget to stop in and visit with them. Eat pie!
Art lovers should enjoy Encore!!Art 8. This show is open to anyone who wishes to participate (there is an entry fee). Artwork should be made from primarily recycled, reused, or repurposed materials. Prizes are given to winners of the categories of originality, most whimsical, craftsmanship. If you are interested, check out the SCAA website – saukcountyartassociation.com.
2016 Earth Day Celebration
The 2016 Earth Day Celebration, with our theme "Wooden it be ..." will be Sunday, April 24th from 10:00am - 3:00pm at Rock Springs Community Center. We hope to see you there!!
We'll be taking over the building with vendors on the top floor, food, art and presentations on the bottom floor. Come check it out!