Celebrate being local and ‘green’ at W. Kendall Earth Day Festival

Celebrate Earth Day in West Kendall — “Be Local & Live Green” — on Sunday, Apr. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152 St., adjacent to Zoo Miami. Earth Day serves to educate and inspire the local community to grow more conscious of daily habits for a better common future.

This free family-friendly event will feature live entertainment; free bike valet service; children’s bounce house and activities; food, products and services, and local organizations that educate on how to reduce, reuse and recycle. Tour the museum and enjoy train rides.

Activities include:

• Free Entertainment

• Opening ceremony and award to Ron Magil as 2013 Environmental Hero;

• Live music by Week’s End, a local alternative punk-rock high school band, and Danilo Parra, Spanish singer-song writer with a unique Latin-pop style, and

• Live performances by Alouettes Dance Academy and Belly 2 Abs Performance Group.

• Free Children’s Zone that includes activities such as a Bounce House, Mini- Golf & Sandbox; Arts N’Craft: Build A Homemade Bird Feeder, coloring and painting; Game: Sorting Out Recyclables with Fairies; Storytime; model trains and Thomas The Tank Engine Play Area; take photos with Tinkerbell, Pocahontas, Peter Pan and more.

Main event sponsors are Jackson South Community Hospital, Miami Children’s Hospital West Kendall, Peacock Embroidery, Chick and a Mouse, and Plan Ahead Events Greater Miami. Additional sponsors include Catholic Health Services, CBT College, Prestige Insurance Group, Sergio’s Printing, MM Premium Events, SnapHappy Photos, Believe Community, Inc, Bike Masters, Sprinkles Magazine and Natural Awakenings Magazine.Learn more about this event at www.relylocal.com/west-kendall/earthday. Want to be an exhibitor or volunteer? Call 786-759- 1249 or send email westkendall@relylocal.com.

RelyLocal West Kendall is a buy local campaign that offers people who live, work or visit West Kendall, an online directory of local businesses, local coupons, local jobs, and local events within the community. RelyLocal strengthens the local economy by educating and creating awareness in the West Kendall community about buy local campaign, “Locals Love You More!,” while increasing traffic and sales in local participating businesses.

Learn more at www.relylocal.com/westkendall. For more information, contact Claudia Lascano at 786-759-1249 or send email to claudialascano@relylocal.com

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