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Earthfest 2019 Celebration April 20 in Chandler Park

April 18, 2019

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University's Horn Environmental Learning Project (HELP) will present its annual Earthfest celebration from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in Macomb's Chandler Park.

The free event will feature live bands, environmental speakers, arts, crafts and earth-friendly activities for all ages.

There will also be guest speakers throughout the afternoon, including WIU Associate Professor of Agriculture Joel Gruver talking about worms, nematodes and sustainable farming; WIU English Professor Bill Knox delivering "Looking Through the Other End of the Telescope: Another Approach to Sustainability"; John Curtis talking about the benefits of small scale, sustainable farming; and Tim Howe talking about trees.

This year's schedule includes:

• 9 a.m. – 5K run

• 11 a.m. – Guest speaker

• Noon – "TV Cinema"

• 1 p.m. – Guest speaker

• 2 p.m. – "Father Talljasper"

• 3 p.m. – Guest speaker

• 4 p.m. – "Amadeus Groove"

For more information about the HELP organization, visit

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