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Mark Earth Day with hands clean or dirty

By: Loryll Nicolaisen, Journal staff writer
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Wondering how you can pitch in around town and celebrate Earth Day? Several events are planned within the next couple days in which protecting our planet is a priority. • Lend a hand by volunteering to clean up Auburn with the Sierra Club Placer Group. Volunteers should report to Auburn City Hall at 10 a.m. Saturday for a 2010 Earth Day of Service two-hour clean-up, part of a national network of Earth Day events. They’ll provide trash bags and trash sticks, but you’ll want to bring gloves. Participants should RSVP by calling Heidi Van Zant or Joe Marman at (530) 889-9392 or e-mailing sierra2@jps.net. • Looking for a tasty way to celebrate Earth Day? Le Bilig Kitchen hosts an Earth Day Eat In, a farmers’ potluck from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant, located at 11750 Atwood Road in Auburn. Attendees are asked to bring a home-cooked dish, enough to share with four to six people, featuring items from the farmers market. For complete details, and to RSVP, call (530) 888-1491. • Sierra College celebrates Earth Day with free festivities, music, more than 40 environmentally themed exhibits, an environmental pledge booth, documentaries and more. Everything takes place today at the Rocklin campus, 5000 Rocklin Road. Call (916) 660-7918 for more information. • See “Conversation with a Tramp,” Lee Stetson’s one-man performance as John Muir, at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Dietrich Theatre on the Sierra College Rocklin campus, 5000 Rocklin Road. Tickets for this show are $10 general and $5 for students, seniors and Sierra College Natural History Museum members. Parking is $2. Call (916) 660-7945. • Loomis celebrates Earth Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Loomis Train Depot. Visitors will find informational exhibits, free old-fashioned horse-and-wagon rides, a “Real Food Placer County” book signing with Joanne Neft, live music, films and more. Reach Loryll Nicolaisen at lorylln@goldcountrymedia.com.