Get your green on by attending a local Earth Day happening
Earth Day? More like a week. Or a month.
Officially, Earth Day is April 22, Earth Week is April 16-22 and April is Earth Month—complete with World Heritage Day on the 18th, John Muir Day on the 21st and Arbor Day on the 29th. Too many dates to remember? Just be green all year and you won’t have to worry about missing any of them. If you still want to celebrate the Earth, or just want to get together with a group of like-minded greenies, you can always participate in one or more of the following events or activities.
Sacramento Earth Day: Sponsored by the Environmental Council of Sacramento, the event features food, entertainment, and activity and business booths. The free event attracts thousands every year. It happens Saturday, April 23, 12:30-5:30 p.m., at Southside Park, 2115 6th Street. For more information, visit www.sacramentoearthday.net.
Swap-a-Palooza: If you like reducing waste, reusing items can be the best conduit. Grab all your old stuff that you don’t use anymore—clothes, accessories, home and garden items, tools, digital and print media, etc.—and bring it to Denio’s Farmers Market and Swap Meet. Swap-a-Palooza happens Friday, April 22, with drop-off from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the swap from noon to 2 p.m. at Denio’s, 1551 Vineyard Road in Roseville. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, visit http://earthdayswapapalooza.eventbrite.com.
City of Sacramento Earth Day celebration: This free community event features live entertainment by Radio Disney; Dr. Solar’s Solar Powered Children & Family Entertainment Show; and composting, recycling and clean-air demonstrations. Free light-rail and bus passes will be available. The celebration happens Thursday, April 21, at City Hall, 915 I Street; and Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I Street; from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (916) 808-6525 or visit www.cityofsacramento.org/ns.
John Muir in the New World: Local PBS affiliate KVIE will air the new documentary John Muir in the New World in honor of John Muir Day and Earth Day. The film touches on Muir’s influences, work and legacy, while reminding the viewer of the United States’ threatened ecosystems. Set your DVR for Channel 6: The program will air Monday, April 25, at 4 a.m.
Kids’ class at the Crocker: The Crocker Art Museum will be holding an art class for children ages 3 to 5. Brenda Brinkhous-Hatch will teach children to paint green landscapes, build pottery with clay, paint with dirt and use recycled plastic in their art. An adult must attend to supervise the child. The fee for the class is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. It happens Wednesday, April 27, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street. For more information, visit http://crockerartmuseum.org.