1 Earth Day events in Ardmore, Saturday will include the Earth 1st Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BancFirst Plaza. Billed as a family friendly environment fair geared toward the conservation and stewardship of the world, the expo will feature wind energy, bees and pollinators, sustainable cars, and water conservation. Plus there will be all kinds of gardening ideas, an ABC/Master Gardeners Plant Swap, other kinds of plants for sale and wide variety of arts and crafts. In addition, there’s live music, hands-on kids’ crafts, prizes and concessions.
Across the street the Earth Day celebration continues with art sales, all kinds of demonstrations, sidewalk poetry and sidewalk chalk art, Plein Air painting and more live entertainment at The Goddard Center.
Ardmore Public Works Authority is also offering a Household Hazardous Waste Collection in the south parking lot of City Hall. This event gives local citizens a way to safely dispose of unwanted toxic household waste like paint, paint thinner and solvents, mercury, pool cleaners and pesticides/herbicides, bleach and household chemicals and cleaners. To ask questions about what the waste collection will and won’t accept call (580) 221-5440.

2 Kids Day in the Park is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Central Park. The annual “must attend” event will have more than 20 booths offering free carnival type games and prizes, free raffles and free rides on the Okie Dokie Express Train. There’s live entertainment, inflatables, chances to meet area emergency responders and learn about their vehicles, look over the dragsters on display and enjoy all kinds of on-stage entertainment.
Kids Day in the Park is part of the local Child Abuse Month awareness campaign. It also provides ways to learn about services and resources to help families in need as well as ways to assist in preventing child abuse.

3 An outdoor music fair Saturday will offer tunes for all tastes at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur.
Called the “Taloowa (Sing) Music Fair,” the event promises to be, “A day full of music performed by talented musicians.” Visitors can enjoy live music from a variety of genres in the Kochcha’ Aabiniili’ Amphitheater including:
n Overdrive – country and rock, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
n OK3 – pop, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
n Billy K Band – country, 2 – 3 p.m.
n Blu Fonk – blues rock, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
n Vastye – modern pop and soul, 5 – 6 p.m.
n Black Eyed Susan – rock, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The music fair is open to the public at no charge.

4 The Chickasaw Council House Museum in Tishomingo will sponsor a feather painting class from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The class is free and open to the public. Better yet — supplies will be provided.
The class teaches participants to use small paintbrushes to paint on real feathers. Seating is limited and registration is necessary. To register call (580) 371-3351.

5 For the first time, the Hartel Dance Group of Oklahoma City brings its interactive, multi-media dance experience to the Ataloa Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the ECU campus.  Touted for its “often playful and whimsical performances,” the show is described as  technically virtuosic in its physicality. Hartel’s movements both challenge and celebrate the laws of physics as dancers perform acrobatics that illuminate the beauty of balance, strength in constructing human sculptures, the danger of speed on stage, as well as the mechanisms of human nature that unite us as “human after all.”
“Human After All” is highlighted by live music composed by Aaron Robinson and Dillon Branscum and performed by their band Medicine Brother. Daring audience members are invited on stage to participate in the performance, while other audience members are invited to live-stream the experience by cell phone.
Using #hdglive, live streams will be projected above the performers, adding a layer of virtual dialogue between audience and performers, and also expanding the audience to anyone in the world with access to the live video stream.