TOWNSEND -- An Earth Day celebration will be held Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Townsend Common.

The theme this year is "Hoof and Woof," and visitors will be able to interact with animals, see some fancy chickens, play in the game area and try the climbing wall.

The event will feature many ways to recycle including free paper shredding (Saturday only), a bottle and can drive, textile/clothing donation, coffee/tea capsules, baggies, eyeglasses, used dog coats and more.

A plant swap will be held, along with a collection of used bicycles.

Also, you are invited to bring your dog for free microchipping by Animal Care and Education. Dogs must be on a leash.

More than 100 informational tables and vendors and crafters will help round out the day, along with food for sale and free entertainment.

Parking will be available around the Common, with a shuttle from the Townsend Library/Senior Center Complex parking lot.

Vendor spaces are still available. The cost is $30 per 12-foot-by-12-foot space. Contact, or Rain date is Sunday, April 22, from noon to 4 p.m.