The city and the school district will observe Earth Day with a series of activities and displays from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, at the Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive.

The city and the school district will observe Earth Day with a series of activities and displays from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, at the Hilliard Community Center, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Among the organizations participating will be the Hilliard Environmental Sustainability Commission and the superintendent's student advisory group.

A recycling station, sponsored by the student advisory group, will be set up from 8 a.m. to noon but all other activities and exhibits will be open from 10 a.m. to noon.

Paper and electronics are among the items accepted at the recycling station, but no televisions will be accepted. Papers dropped off for recycling will be shredded.

The Environmental Sustainability Commission will accept Styrofoam and similar packaging projects for recycling.

Buckeye Mobile Tour will provide games and inflatable rides, the Electrical Trades Association will display solar panels to power the rides and the Ohio State University Urban Arts Space will distribute seeds for children to plant at home.

The EcoCAR team from Ohio State also will display a Chevrolet Camaro that students are in the process of converting into a hybrid.

Community organizations and employees of local companies, led by Pack 148 of the Boy Scouts of America, will help clean up Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park.

"It is our hope that people who visit our Earth Day program will pick up at least one thing to implement in their daily life and become a little greener," said Kim Movshin, chairwoman for the celebration.

Movshin said she hopes the park cleanup illustrates how quickly trash accumulates and causes people "to think twice" about litter.

"The activities are meant to be fun but also send a message about protecting our environment," she said.