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Special Earth Day Events:

April 21

California State Parks Cleanup, volunteers will help with cleanup at state parks throughout California, locally at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve and Malibu Lagoon State Park, call 1.888.98.PARKS to volunteer.

Kidspace Butterfly Festival, an Earth Day event to welcome spring, 10am-2pm, featuring the 11th annual Grand Butterfly Release Ceremony at 2pm, $8, Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 626.449.9144 x5218.

REI and Heal The Bay Beach Cleanup, 10am-noon, Santa Monica Beach, north side of the Pier, first 100 volunteers receive free t-shirt; coffee and bagels provided for all, to sign up call 310.458.4370 x207.

Santa Monica Airport Protest Rally and March, demonstration and rally against jet and noise pollution from the airport, noon, free, in front of Santa Monica Airport Administration Building, 3223 Donald Douglas Loop South, 310.479.2529.

South LA Earth Day, guest speakers, raffle, exhibits, entertainment, 9:30am-6pm, free, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., LA, 213.305.0471.

April 21-22

Children’s Nature Institute presents a two-day training weekend for those interested in leading nature walks for children, no experience necessary, parents encouraged to train with their kids, call 310.860.9484.

Conscious Living Fair, with speaker R. Grant Ramey and exhibitors and interactive activities relating to the consciousness movement, 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday, $10, Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, 805.462.9700.

Earth Day Celebration, featuring Sequoia the Bald Eagle, children’s face painting, fishing for trash educational game and more, 9am-5pm, $11.95-$20.95, $10 discount if you bring e-waste (old appliances) to recycle, Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, 562.590.3100.

L.A. Zoo Earth Day, crafts, activities, K-EARTH radio personalities, 10am-4pm, $5-$10, 5333 Zoo Dr., LA, 323.644.4200.

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Earth Day Celebration, with ocean pollution workshops, beach cleanups, special arts and crafts projects, educational films and activities for the whole family, 12:30-6pm,suggested donation $5, free for those who help with beach cleanup, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, 310.393.6149.

Topanga Earth Day Celebration, with bands, belly dancing, yoga, qi gong, creek cleanup, drumming workshop and Bio-Beetle free shuttle, 10am-sunset, $10, Topanga Community House, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., topangaearthday.org.

April 22

Beach Cleanup with Surfrider and Patagonia, Luna bars and supplies for free, 9am, park in Ocean Park Beach Lot 5 and look for the Surfrider tent.

Canyon Charter School’s 113th Annual Fiesta and Silent Auction, featuring rides, games, refreshments, crafts, prizes and auction, 10am-4pm, free, Canyon Charter School, 421 Entrada Dr., 310.454.2566 or 310.454.7510.

Children’s Earth Day 2007, a tropical outdoor festival with family activities and guest appearances by TV and movie celebrities,10am-4pm, free, Star Eco Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., CC, 310.842.8060.

Earth Day at Inkwell Beach, Earth Day events with a surfing theme, 8am-noon, free, Barnard Way and Bay St., 310.703.8977.

Free Organic watermelon and tomato seed packets at Le Pain Quotidien, 316 Santa Monica Blvd., just off the Promenade.

Special Earth Day performance of The Boycott with guest hosts Ed Begley Jr., and Fran Pavley, reception with gourmet food and wine follows, 4pm, $100, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main St., 310.392.7327 x2.

Teach-In on the War, celebrate Earth Day by stopping the war, featured speaker Iraqi-American activist Dr. Dahlia S. Wasfi, 2-6pm, $5-$10 donation, Venice Methodist Church, 2210 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.399.2215.

April 24

SMC Eco-Fabulous Event, in celebration of Earth Week, an environmental fair with guest speakers including Mayor Richard Bloom and Councilmember Kevin McKeown, 10am-2pm, free, SMC, 1900 Pico Blvd., 310.458.8716.

April 28

Earth Day Jam, noon-midnight, artists to be announced, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3939 S. Figueroa St., LA, earthdayjam07.eventbrite.com.

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