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Celebrating Mother Earth

Tuesday is Earth Day, a time to appreciate our planet. Here are some green activities in the Tampa Bay area this weekend.

Island EarthDays celebrates Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island state parks, with guided walks and nature exhibits, eco-friendly vendors, music, a young people's art show and kids activities. Festivities are from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. (at the west end of Dunedin Causeway), Dunedin. Admission is free, but there is a $5 per car entry fee at the park. (727) 738-2903; celebrate Shark Bite Challenge, competitive 8-mile and fun

4-mile races for kayaks, canoes and paddleboards, is Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., races start at 10. There is a $25 fee to participate. Register online through today at

Earth Day Tampa Bay will feature eco-friendly products, services and information, yoga and tai chi demonstrations and kids activities. Bleu Gravy, Happy and Patty & the Crabgrass Cowboys, Parson Brown and featured act Safira Tribal Fusion (3 p.m.) will provide music throughout the day. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lowry Park Bandshell, 7525 N Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 926-5659;

Earth Day Week Benefit Concert on Saturday includes TC Carr, Pete Merrigan, Julie Black, Tom Scudiero, Donny Simonds Band, Bleu Gravy, Chris Brudy, Local Yokuls, Keith Hope, Barney and the Tall Boys, Jayne Kelli, Humes and Peter Grace. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Anclote River legal funds. The concert is from 2 to 8 p.m. at Zone Art Lounge, 121 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. $10. (727) 367-3592.

Trashy Fashion Show features fashions made from 75 percent recyclable materials. Adults and students will compete Tuesday for a top prize of $300. A reception is at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7 at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets are $5 advance, $7 day of show. (727) 587-6793;

Celebrating Mother Earth 04/16/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:33am]
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