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April is Earth Month, and while some large community events are still on hold, there are a variety of activities 

The City of Calabasas’ Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo is back, and will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Las Virgenes Creek site, south of Agoura Rd. in Calabasas. More than fifty exhibitors from all over Los Angeles County and Ventura County will be participating in the event to help participants take actions that will save them money through efficiency while protecting our planet. The festival is free of charge and the Calabasas Earth Day event will have something of interest for everyone. The festival will also feature numerous children’s activities to teach kids about the environment while they have fun. https://www.cityofcalabasas.com

April 22-30 is International Dark Sky Week. The International Dark-Sky Association offers solutions that allow people to appreciate dark, star-filled skies while enjoying the benefits of responsible outdoor lighting on their website at https://IDSW.darksky.org.

Volunteers who would like to spend a day at the beach are encouraged to participate in the Malibu Living Shoreline Community Volunteer Restoration Event, on Saturday, April 30, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 .a.m., at Point Dume State Beach. Learn more about the project on the website: https://www.santamonicabay.org/what-we-do/projects/malibu-living-shoreline-project/.

For another family friendly beach event, check out the Earth Month MPA Watch Bioblitz at Leo Carrillo State Park, hosted by Heal the Bay, on Saturday, April 16, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. This “Tidepool Tour” will offer a hands-on introduction to local ocean flora and fauna. https://healthebay.org

The Los Angeles County Sanitation District is holding a virtual Earth Day on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. via Zoom Meeting ID: 828 7776 7143. With a focus on recycling and reducing waste. For more information, contact Maria Rosales-Ramirez at (562) 908-4288 x 2311 or [email protected].

Corazon Performing Arts in Topanga is celebrating Earth Day with a dance concert called Heart of The Earth World Music Earth Day Edition on April 23. It’s “an evening of live world music + ecstatic dance journey.” The doors open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30, for a “companion dancing pass” for 2 people, or $25 for one. http://corazontopanga.com

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