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EnvironmentEarth Day Fair
Cool Planet, a group at First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, will hold an Earth Day Fair. It will offer info on topics like composting, low water usage, home energy audits and fossil fuels divestment -- and a raffle. April 27, 11:30-1 p.m. Free. First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto.
EnvironmentBirding at Hidden Villa
Garth Harwood, director of Hidden Villa's Environmental Education Program, will give a slow tour of the farm, gardens and wildland edges in search of the more than 100 bird species he has recorded at Hidden Villa. May 4, 8-11 a.m. Free; $5 parking fee. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.
The Citizens Climate Lobby will give a presentation, "Climate Hope," on the carbon tax. The talk will discuss the environmental changes and disasters which have occurred in recent years, as well as suggest a plan for federal legislation that would alleviate the worst effects. The event is hosted by San Mateo County Democracy for America. May 7, 7-9 p.m. Free. Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City.
EnvironmentWingding Family Fest
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society will host an event celebrating spring. Activities include birding, hiking and exploring nature. Some activities have limited space and are first-come-first-served; sign up at arrival. May 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, one mile south of the intersection of Page Mill Road, Alpine Road and Skyline Blvd., .
EnvironmentSummer Nature Days
Bugs, Birds, Plants, Creeks, and more! SCVAS, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) and Shoreline at Mountain View will hold outdoor day camp adventures for children grades two to six. Children will explore the world around them - bugs, birds, plants, creeks and more - and get dirty. July 21-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $295 per child (multi-child discounts; scholarships for families in need). Locations vary: Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve, Shoreline Lake, and more. , , .
EnvironmentImprovements to Household Hazardous Waste Station
There have been new upgrades made to the Household Hazardous Waste Station. Safely dispose of unwanted or unused toxic household items. New hours: every Saturday 9-11 a.m. and first Friday of the month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Limitations: must be Palo Alto resident (license or registration). Please visit the website for more information. Sept. 20-21, Free. Regional Water Quality Control Plant, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto.