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23 ways to celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, 2012. Here is a list of Earth Day celebrations around the Puget Sound region the weekend of April 20-22, 2012.
Earth Day Celebration, Redmond: Farm Tots, 10:30-11:30 a.m., plant sale, mazes, Bubble Friday, hayrides, animals, classes, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Dr. Maze's Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St., Redmond; $2-$8 (425-869-9777 or www.DrMazesFarm.com).
Carkeek Park Earth Day: Projects including litter pickup, distribution of Earth Day letter to local residents, storm drain stenciling, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle (206-684-5999).
Earth Day Shredding Electronics Recycling: Free document shredding, no limit, electronics recycling, see website for list of items accepted, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Windermere Real Estate, 7300 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Windermere Wedgwood, 8401 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (www.facebook.com/events/322006227861259/).
B'Earthday Party: Celebrating our fourth birthday and Earth Day, arts and crafts, bird house building and other activities for all ages, free cupcakes, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free, fees for some activities (206-652-2444 or sewardpark.audubon.org).
Duwamish Alive! Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and other local groups host work parties at several South and West Seattle locations, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Seattle; preregistration required, preferably online (206-923-0853 or www.duwamishalive.org).
Earth Day, Duwamish Longhouse: Exhibits, activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday including Earthquake & Volcano Walk with U.S. Geological Survey guide, 1 p.m.; Earth Day Reception with the Duwamish River Clean-Up Coalition, 2 p.m. Saturday; Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-431-1582 or www.duwamishtribe.org).
Earth Day Beach Clean Up: Help clean trash from two miles of beach, all supplies and instructions provided, children accompanied by adults welcome, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks/).
Healthy Earth, Healthy You 5K Run/Walk: Fun run and walk along the Duwamish River Trail, plant trees/shrubs after the event, 8 a.m. Saturday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; $20, registration deadline Thursday April 19 (206-768-2822 or www.tukwilawa.gov).
Family Day Earth Day Celebration: Nature-themed art projects for ages 4-12, artist demonstrations, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; free admission (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org).
Earth Day, Bridle Trails State Park: Help remove invasive ivy and blackberry and plant native species, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free (425-827-6595 or www.bridletrails.org).
Earth Day, Newcastle: Eco-friendly mini-seminars, kids' activities, displays including Pacific Science Center's "Science in the Environment," geocaching, music, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle; free (www.newcastleweedwarriors.org/).
Celebrate Earth Day and the Community Garden at Beaver Lake: Earth-friendly activities and information for all ages, vendors and local nonprofits, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Beaver Lake Park, 25201 S.E. 24th St., Sammamish; free (425-295-0556 or www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/events/Default.aspx?ID=2356).
"A Night of Green Tales": Tales with Seattle Storyteller's Guild tellers, singers and writers, 7 p.m. Saturday, Haller Lake Community Club, 12579 Densmore Ave. N., Seattle; $10-$12 at the door (206-473-9522 or www.seattlestorytellers.org).
Fremont Earth Day Festival: 20 bands, acoustic performers and DJs; Kids Dance Parties with the Bubble Man, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, The Not-Its! 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; speakers and information on bicycle commuting and sustainability, projects for kids, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle; $5-$35 (www.facebook.com/pages/Fremont-Earth-Day-Festival/244577612294114).
Earth Day Computer & Recycling Event: SBK Recycle event, all computer and electronic items accepted for free, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, SuperMall, behind Red Robin, Auburn; free (253-539-9095 or sbkrecycle.com/events.html).
Seattle Center Earth Day Celebration: Earth Day and start of Sustainable Futures month event, 11 a.m.-noon Sunday; Habitat for Humanity building project, Our Sustainable Future Experience, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Nature Conservancy Picnic for the Planet music, food vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., all at Next 50 Plaza; Sustainable Futures program highlights, noon-4 p.m., Activity Tent; Arts and Sustainability panel discussion, 2 p.m., Center House; Future Forward City showcase, 5-7 p.m., Playhouse/Intiman, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Children's Museum Earth Day Celebration: Underside of the Monorail tour and energy-preservation playtime, 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, reservations suggested, space limited; Earth Day activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, The Children's Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $6-$7.50 (thechildrensmuseum.org).
Earth Day, Edmonds: People for Puget Sound video and discussion "Sound and Vision," reuse/reduce/recycle expo, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds (425-778-9501).
Earth Day, Issaquah Alps Trails Club: Tiger Mountain Trail Work removing invasives from the Highpoint Trailhead, gloves and tools provided or bring your own, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Issaquah Alps Trail Club, Issaquah (425-652-2753 or www.issaquahalps.org).
Celebrate the Earth, Future of Flight Foundation: Celebrating the grand opening of the Wind & Solar Power Exhibits with guided tours, information on renewable energy from local businesses and groups, noon-5 p.m., keynote speaker Dr. Thomas Edwards, Director of Aeronautics at NASA, 1 p.m. Sunday, Future of Flight Museum, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo; free (www.futureofflightfoundation.org).
Earth Day Book and Clothing Swap: Bring clean clothing and books in good condition to swap; leftovers donated to charity, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; free (425-776-8722).
Earth Day Celebration, Whidbey Island: Dance of Universal Peace, speaker, performances, workshops, resources with information on green living and environmental sustainability, children's activities, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Bayview Corner, 5603 S. Bayview Road, Langley; free (360-321-4145 or www.goosefoot.org).
Compiled by Madeline McKenzie