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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 8, 2015 5B Remember the !rth with a lineup of local events "Is there just one Earth Day?" my son asked me when he was 5 years old. I scratched my head in my mind's eye before I answered him. Of course children ask the most simple and wonderful questions; and the answers are sometimes much more complicated. So, I answered, "There is one Earth Day we celebrate as a community; although really, every day is Earth Day, because we need to remember that we live on this planet, and we need to care for her." "Who's 'her'?" he asked. "We call earth Mother Earth because she takes care of us, and we need to do the same for her," I replied. "You mean like you take care of us?" he asked. "Yes, we need to care for her with the same tenderness that I care for you." With this, he bounced off into his day, now satisfied that he knew what Earth Day was. They had discussed it in his kindergarten class, and his assignment was to draw a picture to represent what it meant to him. That night he was busy with his colored pencils. When I went to say good night, he was already asleep, his drawing on the floor by the side of the bed. I picked it up to see a drawing of him in a rocking chair, cradling a small earth in his arms. He got it! I stood there looking down at him, tears welling in my eyes, as I thought about how he was expressing that tender feeling in his drawing. I could only hope that the rest of the world would show the same tenderness and care in their actions toward the earth, so that he icould have the enjoying!It Qf. 'the gifts of nature that I have enjoyed. It is now 20 years since that Earth Day conversation I had with my son. And he has carried that same tenderness and sensitivity to our environment into his working life as a permaculturist. As we approach the 46th celebration of Earth Days, COMMUNITY GREEN PAMELA NOEL originally founded by Sen. Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970, we each reflect in our own way the "state of the Earth" today. To assist in our celebration, earth-loving citizens of Plumas County have assembled an array of earth-friendly activities from April 18 to 25, in order to highlight our relationship to our planet. The Plumas County Board of Supervisors will be proclaiming their support of local Earth Days activities, encouraging our citizens to participate. Starting Saturday, April 18, California Native Plant Society's David Popp will lead a native plant walk on the Heart K Ranch in Genesee Valley. Sponsored by the Feather River Land Trust, walkers can join David from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. as he helps participants to identify local plants. For more information and directions call Vanessa at 283-5758. For the kids, Tuesday, April 21, brings a "Bike to Beaver Tour." Starting at 4 p.m. meet at Feather River College's Bike Barn for a silkscreen demonstration and receive a free shirt. Then, at 5 p.m. kids can check out a bike from the bike barn or bring their own. Riding to the Leonhardt Learning Landscape, the Kids Tour begins at 5:30, where they will journey into the World of Beavers. For more information about this adverifure, led by Nils Lunder, call the Feather River Land Trust at 283-5758. A month-long photography contest honoring Feather River College's first Earth Day in 1970 celebrates the day Ansel Adams spoke in Quincy. Enter your photos on Facebook at "FRC Ansel Adams Photo Contest." April 22 brings the celebration to the FRC campus. Get your hands dirty and keep FRC "A Beautiful Place To Learn" by helping with the Campus Cleanup Contest: Which team can pick up the most, heaviest or most dnusual trash? Team prizes will be awarded. Bring gloves and don't miss the plastic water bottle display. On April 23, a special showing of "OR7 -- The Journey" will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Theatre. Beer, wine and treats will be available. The movie is $15 at the door with $10 presale tickets, available through Plumas Arts, Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books and Quincy. Natural Foods. A conversation with the director/producer will follow the film. Also, presentation of the Community Sustainability Awards will round out the evening. On April 24, a free bird walk at the Roberti Ranch in Sierra Valley, led by David Arsenault, will begin at 8:45 a.m. Contact David at 592-0672 for information. Finally, a Backyard Gardening Workshop will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quincy Natural Foods Co-op Learning Center on April 25. The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will present information on composting, garden planning, native plants, fruit trees and water-efficient irrigation. Call Cody for information at 283-6572. With these local activities in mind, we can make this the start of our own year-long celebration, : appreciation and " .... stewardship for our piece of the planet. We need to make sure that the next 5-year-old child we encounter can look forward to being lovingly cared for by this earth. Anderlini & McSweeney LLP Terry Anderlini is a Northern California Super Lawyer, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and Past President of the State Bar of California. We specialize in litigation including wild fire litigation and serious personal injury cases. Local References Call 650-212-0001 and ask for Terry Anderlini or Chris Andersen 5hine on Graeagle honors individuals with autism by shining bright blue lights as part of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Horses Unlimited's Kimberly Walker is spearheading local participation in the Light It Up Blue campaign and has recruited more than 20 area merchants to shine on for autism awareness throughout April. The Cromberg-based nonprofit's annual barbecue fundraiser is set for April 18, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Indian Peak Vineyards in Graeagle. Proceeds benefit the group's equine therapy program for autistic children and others with special needs. For more information, contact Walker at 927-8361. Photos by Ann Powers Training welo00mes new, returning docents The Plumas-Eureka State Park ,Association is offering its 2015 docent/volunteer training Saturday, April 25, in the park museum's basement. New docents are asked to arrive at 10 a.m., returning. docents at noon. The training will go to 3 p.m. Park rangers will explain state requirements to the new volunteers in the morning. After lunch organizers report that a new 'venue -- a Eureka Mills town site stroll -- will be introduced by Denise JatIke, California State Parks district archeologist. 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