Here and Now
Earth Day film benefit at Seattle Center to help build wells for African children
The producers of the film "Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk" will donate $1 for every ticket sold on Earth Day toward building wells...
The producers of the film "Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk" will donate $1 for every ticket sold on Earth Day toward building wells to benefit thousands of African children. The film warns of the world's growing shortage of freshwater and a megadrought threatening the American Southwest. Showtimes today: 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.; 1, 2:15 and 3:30 p.m. Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX Theater, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle.
More information is available at 206-443-IMAX or www.pacsci.org.
Celebrate Earth Day at McChord Air Force Base
Today: Local businesses and organizations will join McChord in celebrating Earth Day with environmentally minded displays, tours and educational materials. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the McChord Air Force Base Exchange, 100 Col. Joe Jackson Blvd., Pierce County. 253-982-5637.
Normandy Park Emergency Preparedness Fair
Wednesday: Information, displays and demonstrations from local cities and organizations. 2 to 8 p.m., Normandy Park Community Club, 1500 S.W. Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park; free. 206-248-7603.
"In the Company of Crows and Ravens"
Thursday: Presenter John Marzluff discusses crows and ravens as urbanized creatures. He is professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington and recently wrote the book "In the Company of Crows and Ravens." 7 to 8:30 p.m., Northwest Stream Center, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett; tickets must be purchased in advance, $5-7. 425-316-8592 or www.streamkeeper.org.
Here & Now is compiled by Seattle Times lead news assistant Jordan Dawson. To submit an item, e-mail email@example.com or call 206-464-2226.
April 22, 1970: The first Earth Day was observed in Seattle with teach-ins at the University of Washington and Seattle Center.
U.S. Sen. Henry M. Jackson addressed around 500 students from the University of Washington and Garfield High School, but he was heckled by anti-Vietnam war demonstrators.
A noon rally at Westlake Mall drew about 50 participants, but later that evening about 3,000 people went to Seattle Center to look at exhibits, view films and listen to speeches and panel discussions.
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