LAKEVIEW — The neighborhood is kicking off spring and honoring Earth Day with deals, charity work and cleaning up around the 'hood.
Celebrate by hitting up one of these special events Saturday to Monday.
Elementary School's Recycle-A-Thon
Agassiz Elementary School has amped up green efforts, and on Monday the school will host a Recycle-A-Thon from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a clothing drop-off, shredding of sensitive documents and recycling of used technology such as plugs or batteries. 2851 N. Seminary Ave., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Salon "Cut-a-thon" for Clean Water
Two Lakeview salons will be competing in a global "cut-a-thon" in which Aveda stylists volunteer their time cutting hair to raise money for clean water efforts. With stylists from around the world, ultimately Aveda hopes to cut hair for 24 hours and break world records for the amount of money raised for charity with haircuts. Michael Anthony Aveda, 1637 W. Belmont Ave., appointments: 773-935-0707; Indira Salon, 3435 N. Southport Ave., appointments: 773-348-3838.
Local Street and Park Clean Up
South Lakeview Neighbors is spearheading a project to clean up the block on Saturday as part of the city-wide effort to clean public areas. People willing to volunteer can contact the neighborhood group here.
Triangle Neighbors is also leading an effort to spruce up Space Park at 815 W. Roscoe St. starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Neighbors will be cleaning, prepping flower beds and mulching trees as part of the Earth Day event.
Speakers, Bread Making and Gardening Tips
Local restaurant Sandwich Me In is hosting events all day Sunday, from breadmaking and gardening lessons for kids to conversations with sustainable farmers and composting experts. Live music will accompany all the activities, which are listed here. 3037 N. Clark St., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Art for Babies and for Self
Local BYOB art lesson shop Bottle & Bottega will host an event where guests paint onesies that will be donated to Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Of course, people can take self-made art, too — attendees can take home paintings on canvas made of recycled materials. 2900 N. Lincoln Ave., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $40.