Winthrop to celebrate Earth Day all week

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WINTHROP — The Winthrop Green Committee has partnered with Winthrop High School, Winthrop Middle School and several local businesses to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a series of environmentally-related events . All events are free and free childcare will be provided at all events.

Events will include:

Green on the Screen: Winthrop’s Earth Week Film Festival from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Winthrop Performing Arts Center at Winthrop High School, Saturday, April 17, “The 11th Hour”; Monday, April 19, “Energy Crossroads”; Wednesday, April 21, “Message in the Waves”; Thursday, April 22, “Power of Community”; Friday, April 23, “Food, Inc.”

Winthrop Community Lawn Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, on Mechanic Street in the large parking lot behind the Winthrop Commerce Center and the old post office.

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All residents of Winthrop may have up to three free sales tables. All proceeds go to sellers. A Salvation Army will take away any unsold, unwanted items. It will be held rain or shine. Preregistration is necessary. To register, call Monika Riney at 624-2844.

There will also be a number of evening Do-It-Yourself workshops, a formal groundbreaking at the new, organic community garden, the Winthrop Community Garden at Annabessacook, and a local foods dinner. For more information or to volunteer, go to http://earthday.org/events/winthrop-maines-earth-day-birthday-celebration-week.

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