Variety of community activities planned to mark Earth Month

April 16, 1991

Earth Month 1991 continues this week with tree plantings, festivals and community cleanups.

TONIGHT

Tree maintenance class, by forester Stark McLaughlin. Oxford Community Center. 6:30 p.m. Free. Call 226-5904 or 822-3352.

FRIDAY

Tree tour through Oxford. Begins at Oxford ferry landing at 6:30 p.m. Call 226-5904 or 822-3352.

SATURDAY

Carroll County Earth Day Festival, Piney Run Park, off Liberty Road in Sykesville. Music, crafts for children, 4-H farm animals, nature hikes, games, boat rides, with demonstrations and talks on tree planting, composting, birds and bay conservation. Free seedlings to all participants. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (301) 795-3274.

Earth Day Eco Tour-a-Thon, Rally and Environmental Expo, Anacostia River Park, Washington. Eco-stops along a four-mile run/walk/bike/skate route, with contests, flotillas, booths and other activities. Registration 7:30 a.m. to noon; activities go until 6 p.m. Call (202) 678-6363.

Gunpowder Valley Earth Day Events. Activities include tree plantings, stream and trail cleanups. Meet at 10 a.m. at Kingsville Elementary School or Hereford High School. Call 661-1233 or 592-5345.

Stream cleanup in Belmar Park, off Kenwood Avenue in Overlea. Festivities include a trash cleanup and shrub planting along the banks of Red House Run. Kickoff at Elmwood Elementary School, 531 Dale Ave., at 10 a.m. Work goes until 3 p.m. Call 887-5305.

Down to Earth Fest. Dance with four live bands, sponsored by the high school/college committee of Earth Day 1991. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. $2 donation. The Champagne Room, 2701 W. Patapsco Ave., Catonsville. Call 889-4673 or 646-0177.

A Venture Through Maryland: An Active Outdoor Expo, Seneca Creek Park in Gaithersburg. Includes tree-planting demonstration and free tree seedlings. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (301) 924-2127.

Parade and tree exhibit. Easton High School band will head parade at 9:30 a.m. to champion tree of 1991 in Oxford, then to Oxford Community Center for tree-planting and exhibits, to 1 p.m. Call 226-5904 or 822-3352.

SUNDAY

Earth Day Observance, Druid Hill Park, behind the conservatory. Tree planting activities, environmental speakers and booths, vegetarian food, children's activities. Live music includes Richie Havens and Dave Sharp (from the Alarm) and Dawada. Day concludes with Earth Healing Ceremony with Native American drumming, and invocations and prayers from several cultures. 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call 337-5525 or 235-1927.

"Give a Day for the Bay," at Provident State Bank in Federalsburg. 5-K run or walk begins at 9 a.m., rain or shine. $10 fee. Recycling drop-off, free tree seedlings and environmental information. Call 301 479-3721.

Earth Day '91, Rocks State Park in Harford County. Recycling, hikes, tree plantings, live animals, demonstrations, book fair. Noon to 5 p.m. $4 per car fee -- waived with bag of recyclable items. Call (301) 557-7994.

Cut-A-Thon, Carnelle Salon, Chadwick Manor Shopping Center, Rolling Road and Security Boulevard. Get a haircut to raise money for Global ReLeaf, a tree-planting and forest preservation organization. Noon to 4 p.m. Adult cuts $10, children $5. To schedule an appointment, call 944-9070.

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