Earth Day Events Planned Along Gulf Coast

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Earth Day events are planned all along the Gulf Coast this weekend, and they will hold special significance this year on the one year anniversary of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

An Earth Day party will be held Friday from noon till 4 p.m. at The Hangout in Gulf Shores with live music by Gulf Shores High School band Katawompus. There will also be crafts, games and other “family-friendly” activities. The third annual Clean Coast Expo will also be held Friday at the Erie Meyer Civic Center from 1 to 7:30 p.m. A number of “green” companies are to set up. There will also be an electronics recycling event Friday at the Gulf Shores Museum from 3 to 7 p.m.

Foley’s first Earth Day Extravaganza is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Graham Creek Nature Preserve, with a 2-mile fun run at 9 a.m., hourly “eco-tours,” and a recycling station.

Then, the 22nd annual Earth Day celebration in Fairhope is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fairhope Municipal Pier Park. More than 40 exhibitors are scheduled to set up and there will be live music and plenty of food — and perhaps a little political protest theater.

© 2011, Glynn Wilson. All rights reserved.

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