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Earth Day Events:

April 22

A special, Earth Day screening of Earth Spirit, a film about how indigenous peoples around the globe face losing their way of life due to oil drilling, mining and other detrimental modern practices.

18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., 310.453.3711. 7pm, a ceremonial opening;  the film starts at 7:30pm.

April 22 & 23

Earth Day At Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Workshops, arts and crafts, games, beach cleanups, lectures and more at this family-oriented Earth Day event.

1600 Ocean Front Walk, under the Carousel, 12:30-6pm both days. For more information, call 310.393.6149

 

April 23

Topanga Earth Day 2006, 10am-5pm. Topanga State Park, Nature Center, Trippet Ranch 20825 Entrada Rd., www.topangaearthday.org.

“Only Our Foot Prints Left Behind” is the theme.  Events include a 10am yoga class, music, alternative energy demonstrations, chanting, healing circle, drumming workshop, recycled materials sculpture exhibit, face and body painting, information booths, mask making workshop and more.

A short history of Topanga Earth Day:

In a magical land with ancient oak groves and each breeze whispers love delivered by the ocean, there lived a community of unique inhabitance. They reside between the “valley of rainbows,” an ocean of dolphins, and evening concerts from chanting coyotes. A local “tribesman” named Woody called upon a group of peaceful warriors to form a gathering that would bring upon honor and celebration of this land. He announced a “union of music, arts, science, healing, ceremony, tradition, and sustainability” for all feeling breathing creatures. Together, a committee organized and collected the special ingredients needed to fulfill all that had been envisioned. A festival was created.

He named it Topanga Earth Day. 

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