Events held to celebrate Earth Day around Houston

April 22, 2010 10:47:40 AM PDT
Celebrate the planet with Earth Day events being held in our area today and this weekend EARTH DAY JAZZ IN THE PARK
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. This free event culminates in a performance by the University of Houston Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Noe Marmolejo, with special guest saxophonists David Caceres, Warren Sneed and Woody Witt. Because of the travel situation in Europe, previously announced saxophonist Bill Evans is unable to appear.

This concert is sponsored by Waste Management and Whole Foods Market, and made possible in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theater Advisory Board and by Texas Commission on the Arts. For more info, Miller Outdoor Theatre

THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Earth Day Celebration is being held at the Children's Museum of Houston, April 22-28. Spend a beautiful spring day or week learning about the flora and fauna around us! Some of our the special activities include...Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at EcoStation: Meet the people who rehabilitate wild animals for a living, and meet their animals, too! Spotlight Performance -- Linda Befeld: Listen to this storyteller's nature tales. Free Family nights are offered every Thursday! For more information, www.cmhouston.org

THE HEALTH MUSEUM
Join The Health Museum's Education Department and Professionals Circle for an evening of natural living as The Health Museum "goes green" for Earth Day. Enjoy healthy cuisine, the best of Houston's green resources for the mind, body and home, and an exclusive question and answer lecture session with Top Chef Masters contestant, Chef Monica Pope.

Healthy nibbles will be provided by My Fit Foods, Pat Greer's Vegan Kitchen, Radical Eats, Banquet Depot, Frandy Fruit, and Katz Coffee! And learn about eco-friendly products, services and activities from Lavande, Little Joy Recycling, Envicorp, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center and more! Let's go green together! Free to Members; $5 for non-members. Thursday, April 22, 6 - 8 p.m. For more info go to www.thehealthmuseum.org

WEATHER MUSEUM
The Weather Museum is located at 5104 Caroline Street in the Museum District and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors. Children to age 3 are free. Guided tours are available for a fee. Free admission on Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more info go to www.wxresearch.com/museum

EARTH DAY CONCERT
In celebration of Environmental Week, Sugar Land Town Square and the City of Sugar Land present an Earth Day concer featuring Vocal Trash, a Texas-based band that uses recycled material to create music that is equally brilliant and unique. All Ages. Free 7-9pm. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-313-SLTS or www.sugarlandtownsquare.com.

WASTE MANAGEMENT EARTH DAY AT THE HOUSTON ZOO
Celebrate the zoo's party for the planet with relay races, mazes and mural coloring. Don't forget to stop by the Houston Zoo's Naturally Wild Swap Shop. All Ages. $11, children $7, members free. 9am-3pm. Houston Zoo, 1513 N. MacGregor, Houston. 713-533-6500 or www.houstonzoo.org.

MINUTE MAID PARK
Tuesday's game marks the launch of the Astros Play Green campaign, which creates awareness of environmental initiatives in Houston. Astros players will wear green Astros baseball caps during the game against the San Diego Padres, and an Earth-friendly expo will take place before the 7:05 p.m. game. 5:30-9:30 p.m. April 22. Game tickets range from $7-$50. Information: 877-927-8767 or houston.astros.mlb.com.

The first 10,000 fans will receive a green cap with the Astros Play Green logo and a canvas eco-totebag.

MOODY GARDENS
Earth Day activities include arts and crafts, an environmental puppet show and other entertainment for the family. Area plant clubs, societies and vendors will set up plants for display and sale. 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, 10-4 p.m. April 26-27. All ages. Free event. For more Information: 800-582-4673 or www.moodygardens.com.


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