Earth Day celebrations to benefit Mendocino Art Center
Ukiah Daily Journal Staff
Article Last Updated: 04/12/2007 08:29:14 AM PDT
The Daily Journal
On Saturday, April 21, the Mendocino Art Center and Stanford Inn by the Sea are presenting an Earth Day festival full of exciting and educational activities to promote the arts and responsible living to celebrate Earth Day.
The Festival will kick off at the Stanford Inn from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., including mountain biking, hiking or canoeing, as well as lunch, food tastings and a garden tour. In the evening, kick up your heels at the Mendocino Art Center's rollicking party, "The Old Lady Needs a Face Lift Dance Bash," with dancing to live music, a Mexican buffet, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the Earth Day events will be used for improvements to the apartments on the campus of the Mendocino Art Center (AKA, "The Old Lady").
First ever Earth Day Festival
Festival participants can choose to pedal, paddle, or trek up Big River, leaving at 9:30 am from Catch-A Canoe (first come first serve). During the 1 1/2 hour adventures, participants will learn about local wildlife and the history of the Big River Estuary. Advanced reservation is strongly encouraged.
At 12:30 p.m., a lunch of pizzas and salad will be served, followed by a presentation about vegan foods led by hilarious Sid Hillman, the Stanford Inn's resident vegan and actor, who has appeared in "City of Angels," "Arlington Road," and "Men in Black II," among many other movies.