I am sure there are activities for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day planed for all over the country which are far too many for me to cover, so I will focus on those planed for the SF Bay Area in California. Earth Day is on Thursday, but events are planned locally throughout the week. More listings can be found at the SF Gate portal.
"Albany Shoreline Cleanup
Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Gloves recommended. 9 a.m.-noon, Sat. Free. Meet at the foot of Buchanan St. on the north side of Golden Gate Fields, Albany. (510) 524-5000 (510) 524-5000. www.eastshorepark.org.
Berkeley Earth Day
Live music and dance, food, activities and green-themed demonstrations. Performances by Earth Day Dance, Reggae Angels, Venezuelan Music Project. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Civic Center Park, Martin Luther King Dr. & Allston, Berkeley. www.bayareaearthday.org/berkeleyearthday.
Earth Day at Coyote Point Museum
Animal showings, science activities and education about sustainable farming and earth-friendly food choices. Noon-5 p.m. Today. Free with museum admission. Coyote Point Museum, 1651 Coyote Point Dr., San Mateo. (650) 342-7755 (650) 342-7755. www.coyoteptmuseum.org.
Earth Day Build-a-thon
Habitat for Humanity East Bay invites volunteers to help build new housing in Oakland's Tassafaronga Village. Through Tues. Free. 8th Ave. and E St., Oakland. (510) 251-6304 (510) 251-6304. www.habitateb.org. ...(Cont.)...