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Earth Day events planned throughout area

Here are some of the Earth Day observances happening in our area
An "Every Day is Earth Day" sign is in front of 22 Front St., Schenectady on Nov. 25, 2015.
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An "Every Day is Earth Day" sign is in front of 22 Front St., Schenectady on Nov. 25, 2015.

Earth Day commemorates a major demonstration on April 22, 1970, that called attention to the damage industrial practices were having on the environment. The demonstration helped launch the effort to form the Environmental Protection Agency, in July of the same year, according to earthday.org.

Here are some of the Earth Day observances happening in our area:

SCHENECTADY – Viaport Rotterdam will host an Earth Day Celebration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Viaport Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road. Kids will be given a pot, soil and seeds to plant flowers. Registration is not required, but spots are limited.

SCHENECTADY – Northside of Schenectady will host a Cleanup Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, beginning at the Marty’s True Value, 1751 Van Vranken Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, email Marty, at [email protected].

SCHENECTADY – The Electric City Food Co-op will host an Earth Day Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Proctors, 432 State Street. The event is free and open to the public.

SCHENECTADY – Create Community Studios will host an Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Create Community Studios, 137 State St. Participants will make art from recycled materials, paint pots and flowers, begin a bottle cap mural and create a collaborative sculpture. All ages are welcome. The event costs $10 per person. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit createcommunitystudios.org.

GLENVILLE – A. Rose Yoga will host an Earth Day Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Lilananda Yoga, 585 Saratoga Road. Attendees can plant seeds or a rooted clipping. There will also be a book swap, and four yoga instructors will conduct 30-minute classes related to earth, wind, fire and air. To register for the event, visit lilanandayoga.com/events.

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Skidmore College will host an Earth Day Festival from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the college’s Library Green, 815 North Broadway. The event will feature musical performances, a clothing and book swap and a petting zoo. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.

SARATOGA COUNTY – The Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park will celebrate Earth Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday at Camp Saratoga, 80 Scout Road. The event is free and open to the public.

SARATOGA COUNTY – Saratoga PLAN will offer various Earth Day events from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 22. events include: a nature walk and bird watching at Bog Meadow Brook Trail from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; A trail cleanup at Orra Phelps Nature Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon; and Hemlock Scouting at LeVine Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon. Space is limited for each event. To register email, [email protected].

CLIFTON PARK – An Earth Day potluck and cleanup will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Road. The event will include a vegetarian potluck, a performance from the Thunder Goddess at 1:30 p.m. and a cleanup around the pond at 1:45p.m. It will end with a photograph outside the studio at 3:15 p.m. Volunteers are asked to bring their own utensils, plates, gloves and trash bags.

CLIFTON PARK – The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library will host an Earth Day story time starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the library, 475 Moe Road. The event is free and open to the public. Children 3 and older are welcome to attend. For more information, call 518-371-8622.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The Montgomery County Water Quality Committee will host a Chuctanunda Creek Trail stream cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. For more information, call Joseph Slezak at 518-853-7010.

JOHNSTOWN – Fulton County will host an Earth Day Renewal Resources Fair from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday on Main St. in Johnstown. The event is free and open to the public.

MILFORD – Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties will offer Spring Garden Day in conjunction with the Otsego County Conservation Association Earth Day Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Milford Central School, 42 West Main St. Spring Garden Day workshops will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Festival will run until 3 p.m. The event costs $10 per person.

SCHOHARIE – The Apple Barrel Country Store and Café will host an Earth Day Supernatural Weekend starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the cafe, 115 State Route 30A. The event will include psychic medium readings for $45 for a 20 minute session and tarot card readings for $25 for a 15 minute session. All sessions are pre-paid, with no refunds. Attendees must be 18 or older to participate. To book a session call, 518-295-7179.

JOHNSONVILLE – The Saratoga Mountain Bike Association will host an Earth Day event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Pittstown State Forest. Volunteers will clean up the trails, trailheads and camping grounds. Tools, gloves and supplies will be available for volunteers. Food and drinks before and after the cleanup will also be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

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