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Earth Day events in Riverside County

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Although Earth Day is technically this coming Tuesday, on April 22nd, that probably won’t be the day that most people actually do anything about it. Events celebrating Earth Day have traditionally taken place either the weekend before, or the weekend after the actual date it falls on. This year’s events seem to be following that trend, as some Riverside County activities will take place on Saturday, the 19th, while others will be held to the next weekend. Whenever it is that you choose to participate, it’s the actual doing that matters. Here are a couple of ideas on how to join in the movement.

Organic Roots Market will be hosting an Earth Day event from 10am to 3pm, at their Temecula store. There will be product demos, food samples, giveaways, and more.

Several of our Riverside County movie Theaters will be showing this year’s Disney Nature film, “Bears” which is about a family of, well you guessed it, bears. Disney Nature will once again be donating a portion of all ticket sales on Earth Day to the National Parks Foundation.

Armstrong Garden Center in Temecula will be offering two eco-friendly classes next weekend. On Saturday, April 26th, you can learn how to use lady bugs in your garden. Then on Sunday you can take their class on organic gardening. Check their website for class times. All classes are free.

For those of you looking for something to do on Earth Day itself (aka Tuesday, April 22nd), well there are a few things: All National Parks are offering free admission on that day, and there is also the first annual Earth Night in the Garden, for those who are interested.

So, pick one, join in, and then remember: Earth Day should be every day, but that is especially true at least one week or so every year in April. Happy Earth Day everyone. :)

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