April 21, 1995 in Seven

Weekend Events Celebrate 25th Birthday Of Earth Day

Joe Ehrbar Correspondent

On Saturday, Earth Day turns 25. All week long, in Spokane and across the country, there have been Earth-smart activities honoring the environment appreciation day.

If you’re looking for something to do on Saturday, there are plenty of Spokane Earth Day activities to participate in.

Following is a selected list of events:

Riverfront Park will commemorate Earth Day with a daylong celebration. The event begins with a Sierra Club-sponsored fun run at 8 a.m. At 11 a.m., there will be a tree-planting ceremony on Canada Island. Also at 11, the Solar Sprint model car races begin on the Howard Street bridge. At 2 p.m. at the YMCA, a live stage show, “Eco Adventure,” will be performed. Various entertainment and environmental exhibits will be in the park throughout the day.

The dwontown Spokane Public Library will show the film, “Ecological Design: Inventing the Future,” in Room 1-A. Showtimes are 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 and 3:30 p.m.

Volunteers can help clean up trash along the Spokane River. Meet at the north end of the T.J. Meenach Bridge at 10 a.m. Bring bags and gloves.

Spokane Art School, 920 N. Howard, will hold its fourth-annual Birdhouse and Tea Garden Auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Homestead Birkenstock of Spokane is celebrating the green day by providing free Birkenstock (the unofficial-official footwear of Earth Day) tuneups from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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