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Thanks Earth, You’re the best!

ASPEN Happy Birthday, big guy! In your honor, a full schedule of Earth Day events appealing to all ages is slated for Sunday. “The intent of the day is to bring awareness and action opportunities to all sorts of people,” said Sarah Laverty, an Aspen environmental project coordinator. “The big goal is to reach more than the choir.”Among the events: • Tree huggers can either start out by helping clean up an area park or by competing in the second annual Earth Day 10k race. • Clean-up begins at 8:30 a.m., when volunteers can meet at the following parks: Glory Hole, Rio Grande, ARC, Triangle and Bugsy Barnard. Parks employees will provide garbage bags and a map of the area for clean-up. • The 10k race begins at 9 a.m. at Paepcke Park and is followed by a 2k “eco-edventure” walk and quiz at 10:30 a.m.• There will be an Earth Day fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, featuring lunch for volunteers and racers, info booths, film screenings and race awards. • An all-ages party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Belly Up Aspen rounds out the day with song and dance. Numerous students from area schools will perform in choirs and local bands. As well, Pastor Chuck Cram will present a slide show, “Answer the Call.”For more information on the clean-up, call the Parks Department at 920-5120. For more information on the fair, call ACES at 925-5756. Further questions can be directed to Dylan Hoffman at 429-2884 or

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