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Everybody's boarding the Earth Day train! Why not hop on? You can plant a tree, learn to fly fish, help clean up the Huron River, or tour Recycle Ann Arbor. There are over20events to choose f rom. Events begin on Sat. April 10 and continue through Sun. April 25 (Earth Day itselfis April 22). The U-M Michigan Student Assembly is coordinating the efforts of various student organizations sponsoring even ts during U-M's"Earth Week" (held the week before Earth Day to avoid conflict with exams). The "Earth Week" kick off s 10 Sat, when Eclipse Jazz will sponsor illuminations 93." The day-long event features music and information tables on Palmer Field (behind the "hiirdormsonObservatory). For more information cali 763-0046. The next Earth Week event, 13 Tue, is a panel discussion with four U-M professors - John (Holland (Psychology), Bruce Chin (Public Health), Robert Abrams (LawNatural Resources) & Maria Comninou (Engineering). It's happening in the Michigan Union Pendleton Room. For more information cali Meg at 7647069. On 1 4 Wed, the Hindu Students Council is sponsoring a talk entitled "Nonviolence, Vegetarianism, and the Environment." This will be held n room B1 35 of the Modern Languages Bldg. (the contact number is 763-3241). The Earth Week Information Fair, sponsored by the Environmental Action Coalition, is taking place 15 Thu on the U-M Diag. It features a rally, music and information tables. For details cali Payal at 747-3295. U-M's "Earth Week" concludes with three events on 17 Sat. You can start the day by participating in The Green Corps' "Spring Clean" of the Huron River." This event is also a fundraiser for Green Corps, PIRGIM and Earth Day Resources. Meet at the Michigan Union at 1 1 :30 am. Pre-registration is required, so cali Jacqui at 994-6389. Then, if you're still in the mood to celébrate Earth Week, join the Environmental Law Society in planting a ginko tree on the South face of the Law Quad at 1 pm. Cali Chris at 764-8978 for more information. Finally, catch the "Beyond Beef" action, at any of the five area McDonald's. The Students Conce med About An mal Rights will be out the re from 1 1 :30 am to 7 pm, demanding that McDonald's add a vege tarian burgerto ts menu. Monali can fill in the details at 668-0132. "Arbor Week," sponsored by Friends of Nichols Arboretum, runsfrom Mon. April 19to Sun. April 25. It includes a tour of the arboretum each day (Mon.-Fri.) beginning at noon, at the Washington Hts. entrance to the arb. On 20 Tue, Charles Cares, Director Emeritus of the arboretum, will give a talk entitled "Using Native Plants n Your Landscaping." It begins at 7:30 pm in room 1520 of the School of Natural Resources (Dana Bldg.). On 22 Thu at 4 pm Friends of Nichols Arboretum member Betty Graham presents "Nature and Poetry." Her talk will take place in room 1520, Dana Bldg; Be su re to attend the Planting and Transplanting Demonstration at noon on 24 Sat in the arb's rtiododendron glen. For more information on any of the above events cali üz at 763-5832. Also on 24 Sat is a "Fly Fishing Workshop on The River that Runs Through It." School of Natural Resources Prof. John Bassett leads the workshop at 2 pm on the banks of the Huron River. Cali Gwen at 763-6632 for reservations. Arbor Week concludes with a Volunteer Recognition Celebration 1 pm, on 25 Sun. There will be a meeting, talk on "90 Years of Birds in Nichols Arboretum," and reception in room 1040 Dana Bldg. The Ecology Center, on 21 Wed, is celebrating Earth Day (on the eve of the holiday) with the indigenous democratie tradition known as a Consul Circle. Gather in the Mich. Union Pond Room at 7 pm to voice your opinión on the condition of the earth. Cali 76 1-3 186 for details. On 24 Sat you can tour the Recycle Ann Arbor facility during their Earth Day Open House. It takes place from 9:30 am-noon at 2950 E. Ellsworth. RAA's number is 994-7400. Ecology Center, Project Grow, and Ann Arbor Parks& Ree. join torces on 25 Sun for a final Earth Day Celebration. The time is 1 pm and the place is Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Road. There will be entertainment, demonstrations, storytelling, outdoor games, and more-all for $1 . For more information cali 662-7802.


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