Celebrating Earth Day



The annual KelpFest celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Main Beach cobblestones. There will be a reconstructed kelp forest for visitors to walk through, stand-up paddle board rides, tidepool tours, arts and crafts, musical performances and even a mermaid. For more information, visit http://www.kelpfest.org.

Earth Day Challenge

BlueWater-Greenearth is challenging residents to clean every beach and street in during the seventh annual Earth Day Challenge. The cleanup will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be assigned a specific area to clean and are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags. Call Rick Conkey at (949) 573-8624 to sign up.

World's Largest Hug

Directly after the Earth Day Challenge is over, participate in The World's Largest Hug on Earth Day at Main Beach. Participants hope to send the planet a powerful message about love and a willingness to change.


Tibetan Flute Player

Nawang Khechog, a world famous Tibetan flute player, will perform in celebratino of Earth Day at 10 a.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Chuch, 340 St. Ann's Drive.

'The Lorax'

Earth Day will be celebrated with a multi-generational worship service based on the Dr. Seuss story "The Lorax" at 10:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress. This engaging service is designed to be meaningful for the whole family.

Earth Day Resource Fair

Neighborhood Congregational Church is hosting an Earth Day Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bridge Hall, 340 St. Ann's Drive. Participate in the fair's free book exhchange, drop off old cell phones and recycle bottles and cans.

Blue Water Music Festival

Volunteers who participate in Saturday's Earth Day Challenge for an hour or more will receive half off the admission price for the seventh annual Earth Day Blue Water Music Festival, from 3 to 10 p.m. at Laguna Village, 577 S. Coast Hwy. The festival lineup includes the Pawnshop Kings, Nick I (of Common Sense), the Salty Suites (with Chelsea Williams), Kevin Miso, and Justin James and the World Anthem Band. Regular-priced tickets are $20 pre-sale or $30 at the door. For more information or purchase tickets, call Rick Conckey at (949) 573-8624 or email rickconkey@gmail.com.


Environmental Film Presentation

My Hero Project, in sponsorship with Laguna Beach Seniors, will screen short films and host a discussion featuring environmental activists from around the world from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. "The Birdmaker" by Cheikh Darou Seck, "Eco Warrior" by Charlie McMahon, "Nobelity: Wangari Maathai" by Turk Pipkin and "One World One Ocean" by MacGillivray Freeman Films will be featured at this free event.

April 28

Town Hall Meeting

Environmentalist Margaret Henke will speak at a town hall meeting called "The Greening of Our Society" at 9 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress.

April 29

Sustainability Talk

Guest speaker Chris Prelitz, chair of the Environmental Committee, will talk about sustainability and energy at 10:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress.

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