COUNTYWIDE : Earth Day Activities : Here is a list of activities for today and Sunday, which is Earth Day: : TODAY

Compiled by DALLAS M. JACKSON

Anaheim Parks & Recreation

Department

6700 Walnut Canyon Road, Anaheim

10 a.m.

"Celebrate Earth Day" program at Oak Canyon Nature Center will highlight the day's activities which will include information on recycling and other conservation/preservation topics. For more information call (714) 998-8380.

UC Irvine

Campus and University drives

11 a.m.

Celebrate UCI Day presents an Earth Day Expo with displays, information, book fair, tables where people can sign an Earth Day, 1990, pledge to support environmental action. Campus-wide until 4 p.m. Contact Linda Halopoff (714) 856-5158.

11:30

Lecture and slide presentation, "All About Orange County Insects and Bats," by Mike Buratovich, doctoral student, developmental and cell biology. Emerald Bay conference room, UCI Student Center. (Free)

2:30 p.m.

Lecture and slide presentation, "UCI & Saving Bio-Diversity," by Dr. Harold Koopowitz, director, UCI Arboretum/Plant Gene Bank. Emerald Bay conference room, UCI Student Center. (Free)

SUNDAY EARTH DAY

COSTA MESA

South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa

Earth Day Mall Display ends its tour at South Coast Plaza.

2 p.m.

"Clean Up Your Act," a children's play by Diane Doyle of South Coast Repertory Theater. Also at 4 p.m.

FULLERTON

Muckenthaler Cultural Center

1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton

2 p.m.

Tree planting sponsored by Fullerton Beautiful, California Oak Foundation and the Tree Society. Volunteers are asked to bring shovels. For information call (714) 449-7170. HUNTINGTON BEACH

City of Huntington Beach

Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach

11 a.m.

An Educational Fair south of the Municipal Pier will feature environment-oriented speeches, live music, and a children's penny carnival.

Seacliff Village Shopping Center

2134 Main St., Huntington Beach

Noon

Environmental Expo Fair will feature the grand opening of the Huntington Beach Recycling Center. Contact Linda Beck (714) 841-0762. Church of Religious Science

2205 Main St.

3 p.m.

"Dolphins Don't Drive," a musical comedy providing a satirical look at what we are doing to the planet, will make its premiere performance. Admission: $10. Information: (714) 969-1331.

IRVINE

City of Irvine

Alton Parkway and Harvard Avenue, Irvine

Noon

Mayor Larry Agran kicks off Earth Day, 1990, off with a ceremonial planting of an oak tree. Featured throughout the day until 5 p.m. will be an educational booth display and an open air market with organic produce from local farmers. Irvine Civic Center Plaza.

12:30 p.m.

Alternative Transportation Display for public viewing. Irvine Civic Center parking lot.

1 p.m.

Earth and nature game participation involving an "earthball," parachute activities, tag games, circle play and quiet/low-intensity activities. Front Lawn, Civic Center.

1 p.m.

Educational lectures and videos are scheduled throughout the day beginning on the hour for lectures and intermittently for videos. Lectures: City Council Chambers or Conference Room 1; videos: Conference and Training Center.

2:30 p.m.

Recyclable Art Workshop encourages participants to bring their own recycled goods from home (newspapers, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, etc.) to help create a sculpture. Irvine Civic Center Plaza. Contact Maggie Baumann (714) 424-6616.

UC Irvine

Campus and University drives, Irvine

Noon

"How to Have Fun Without an Extension Cord," an ecological picnic host. Campus Village. Contact Jennifer Swift (714) 841-0762.

LAGUNA HILLS

Concerned Citizens for Peace

Leisure World, Laguna Hills

2 p.m.

An Earth Day Anniversary celebration with music, dancing and a tree-planting ceremony. For residents only.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

City of Laguna Niguel

29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel

9 a.m.

Earth Day displays will feature exhibits until 3 p.m. from Crown Valley and Moulton elementary schools and Capistrano Valley and Dana Hills high schools, also environment-related art and demonstrations. Crown Valley Community Park.

9 a.m.

Laguna Niguel Botanical Preserve will sell drought-tolerant plants from Mediterranean climates and native to California.

9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Nature walks with children led by Jean Schesinger.

10 a.m.

Kite making from recycled materials for children.

10:30 a.m.

Niguel Botanical Preserve Tour, a one-hour walk through the preserve.

11:30 a.m.

Steve Briggs concert.

12:15 p.m.

Waldorf School puppet show and display.

12:30 p.m.

Speakers will provide statistics on recycling and conservation. Also at 2 p.m.

1 p.m.

Capistrano Valley High School concert.

MISSION VIEJO

Saddleback College

2800 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo

10 a.m.

Student radio station KSBR (88.5 FM) will air stories, vignettes and informational pieces about environmental issues. For information call (714) 582-KSBR.

Pavion Park

Jeronimo Road

1:30 p.m.

Community picnic and planting of 35 coastal live Oaks, the new city tree of Mission Viejo, along the Oso greenbelt near the park at 2:30 p.m. For information call Jim Ball (714) 582-2489.

NEWPORT BEACH

Ecological Reserve

Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach

9 a.m.

Sponsored by the Department of Fish & Game, Family Discovery Day will be filled with Back Bay nature walks, information tables and marine biology demonstrations at the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve. Contact John Scholl (714) 640-6746.

The Environmental Nature Center

1601 16th St., Newport Beach

10 a.m.

Open house and guided tours of the grounds, tree planting; free seedlings will be given away. Contact Debbie Clark (714) 645-8489.

ORANGE

Rangers of Santiago Oaks

Regional Park

Santiago Canyon Boulevard and Windes Drive, Orange

10 a.m.

Habitat Hike is a walk geared toward children age 5 to 11 and focuses on the importance of animal habitat. Limit, 20 children; parents asked to help chaperon.

1 p.m.

"Earth Day, Every Day," presented by a ranger, will explore major environmental issues and present a slide program from the National Wildlife Federation.

3 p.m.

A hike to the park's historic dam to learn more about the area's need for water. RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Community Activities Service Assn.

Santa Margarita and Antonio Parkways, Rancho Santa Margarita

Noon

Earth Day Celebration featuring displays, music by the Trabuco Mesa Elementary School Chorus and guest speakers including Tom Larson, president of the Orange County Tree Society. Mercado Del Lago at the Plaza on the Lake. Contact Jack Wynns (714) 858-1842.

SANTA ANA

Centennial Park

Edinger Avenue and Fairview Road, Santa Ana

8 a.m.

Earthfestival will gather 50 environmental exhibitors, local dignitaries and costumed characters. There will be chances to win a ride in a Goodyear Blimp, a bicycle or other prizes. (Admission, large bag of newspapers, aluminum cans, scrap metal, glass jars, plastic soft drink bottles or $1 donation.)

Santa Ana Zoo

1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana

11 a.m.

Under the theme of "Recycle a Can and Save a Rain Forest," the zoo will have 10 stations focusing on recycling, illegal animal sales, alternative energy sources, marine mammals, oil spills, population trends and endangered species. (Earth Day activities free with regular zoo admission: adults, $2; children 3-12, 75 cents; children under 3 free). For information call (714) 836-4000.

COUNTYWIDE

Aveda Corp.

National Earth Day Cut-A-Thon to raise over $500,000 for Global ReLeaf, the American Forestry Assn.'s national tree-planting campaign. About 60 Orange County hair salons are participating using Aveda's natural, plant-derived compounds. For the nearest participating salon, call (800) 328-0849.

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