Earth Day Events

Master Gardener volunteers will be at the Cold Spring Farmers’ Market on Saturday, April 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a seed-starting activity and a demonstration of vermicomposting.

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall will host its annual Hike-A-Thon at the Outdoor Discovery Center at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. At 11 a.m., museum educators will lead family activities on reducing plastic pollution. And at 11:30 a.m. there will be crafts, live music and a screening of The Lorax. See hhnm.org.

The Cold Spring/South Highland United Methodist Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m. at 215 Main St. See facebook.com/csshumc.

The Trailside Zoo at Bear Mountain Park will host environmental activities and crafts from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. to make treats for the bears, who will eat the snacks at 11 a.m. Parking is $10 and the suggested donation is $1 per person. See trailsidezoo.org.

The Beacon Recreation Department and the Green Beacon Coalition have organized volunteer cleanups at nine locations, most of which begin at 8:30 or 9 a.m. Sign-up at greenbeaconcoalition.org. Afterward, all participants are invited to the Rec Center from noon to 2 p.m. for a barbecue, music, a Repair Cafe, and a performance by Arm of the Sea Theater.

Common Ground Farm and the Stony Kill Foundation will host activities and visits with farm animals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See facebook.com/commongroundfarm.

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