indicates kid-friendly events
Thursday, April 18
Blue Planet Young People's Theatre presents Andri Snaer Magnason's play about a planet run by children and how they learn to be responsible. Runs to May 2, see website for schedule. $10-$20. 165 Front E. 416-862-2222, youngpeoplestheatre.ca.
The Carbon Rush Cinema Politica U of T presents a screening of the Amy Miller documentary, followed by discussion. 8 pm. Free. OISE, 252 Bloor W, rm 5150. cinemapolitica.org/uoft.
MY Nuclear Neighbour The CBC documentary about nuclear power facilities creeping into small towns screens today and tomorrow, continuous screenings from 9 am to 5 pm. Free. Graham Spry Theatre, CBC Museum, 250 Front W. 416-205-5574, cbc.ca/museum.
Ontario Science Centre Omnimax Theatre Films on monarch butterfly migration, the Arctic and the sea screen daily. $13, stu/srs w/ ID $16, child $9. 770 Don Mills. 416-696-1000, ontariosciencecentre.ca.
Turtles & Frogs: Citizen Science With Adopt-A-Pond Learn about wetland conservation for adults and kids 10 and up. 7 pm. Pwyc. High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside. highparknaturecentre.com.
Urban Forests & Political Ecologies Three-day conference on issues related to urban forests, trees and greenspaces. To Apr 20. Hart House Great Hall, 7 Hart House Circle. Pre-register ufpe.ca.
Friday, April 19
Earth 2100: The Final Century of Civilization? Downtown West Green Neighbours and the Quaker Peace & Social Action Committee present the ABC News documentary, followed by discussion. 6:45 pm. Pwyc. Friends House, 60 Lowther. 416-731-6605.
Saturday, April 20
Alexandra Park Community Tree-Planting Festival Native tree planting, games, refreshments and more. 10 am-4 pm. Free. Alexandra Park, SE corner Bathurst and Dundas. friendsofalexandrapark.ca.
Clothing Repairathon Bring clothing for repair and donations of sewing supplies. 10 am-2 pm. Free. Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. facebook.com/events/326783024091177.
Earth Day Celebrations Keeper talks at the polar bears, a tundra trek and more. Today and tomorrow 10 am-4 pm. Free w/ admission. Toronto Zoo, Meadowvale N of 401. 416-392-5929.
Earth Mudder Celebration Celebrate Earth Day with hiking, planting, hands-on cooking, gardening and biking workshops. Today 9 am-4 pm; tomorrow 10 am-4 pm. Free w/ admission. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. ebw.evergreen.ca.
I Heart Arctic Flash Mob Human Banner Join Greenpeace in a global event to form a massive heart to help save the Arctic. Noon. Free. Trinity Bellwoods Park (behind the tennis courts), Queen W and Gore Vale. greenpeace.org/canada/iheartarctic.
Massassauga Rattlesnake Workshop Discussions on the natural history of rattlesnakes and Q&As. 10 am-2:30 pm. Toronto Zoo, Meadowvale N of 401. Pre-register email@example.com.
Spring Into The Arb Join master gardeners for a stroll in the gardens and woods. 10 am. Free. Humber Arboretum, 205 Humber College. Pre-register 416-675-5009.
Sunday, April 21
Backyard Biodiversity Workshop: Bat Houses Learn to build and erect a bat house in your yard. 1-3 pm. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. Pre-register 416-596-1495 ext 292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike Blessing Ministers bless bikes and riders for safety. 12:15-1:30 pm. Free. Trinity-St. Paul's Church, 427 Bloor W. trinitystpauls.ca.
Climate Change Reality Green Team presentation and discussion with David Faltenhine. 12:15 pm. Free. First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St Clair W. 416-924-9654.
Earth Day Woodland walk and bird walk, garden tour and native plant sale. Noon-4 pm. Free. Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence E. 416-397-1351.
Earth Day In The Valley Create environmentally friendly artwork, learn about owls and tour a wildflower preserve at an Earth Day celebration. Noon-4 pm. Fre. Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery. 416-396-2819.
Earth Day Grove Groove (Grove Community School fundraiser) Earth Day kids' celebration with music by the Monkey Bunch and a family DJ dance party. 3 pm. $10, babies free. Great Hall, 1087 Queen W. email@example.com.
Jane's Journey Screening of Lorenz Knauer's documentary about Jane Goodall's work to save chimpanzees and their habitat. 4 pm. $11, kids under 14/srs $8. Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles. revuecinema.ca.
Litter And Glitter Cleanup And Gala Join Harbord Village Residents' Assoc and help clean up the neighbourhood. 10 am-1 pm (rain date Apr 27). Free. Splendido Restaurant, 88 Harbord. harbordvillage.com.
Mother Earth Day &Ndash; Protecting Mother Earth And 7 Generations Against Line 9 Rally to highlight environmental concerns over Line 9 and the Tar Sands, with music, speakers and drumming. 3 pm. Free (donations appreciated). Hydro corridor at Finch and Dufferin. stopline9-toronto.ca.
Swap Don't Shop Clothing Swap Party (Girls Rock Camp Toronto) Bring unwanted and out-of-season clothes to swap and listen to bands including the Bicycles and Blonde Elvis. 12:30-6 pm. $8 (with at least 5 swap items). Garrison, 1197 Dundas W. swapdontshop.blogspot.ca.
Monday, April 22
Chasing Ice (Citizens Climate Lobby fundraiser) Screening to support local volunteers in their journey to Washington to lobby for carbon pricing. 6:45 pm. $12. North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge. citizensclimatelobby.ca.
Earth Day Celebration Community cleanup and planting plus performances by Miss Earth Ontario 2013, displays, arts and crafts, and more. 10 am-noon. Free. Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough. 416-296-0296.
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For A Living Planet Mark Kitchell's documentary about the modern environmental movement screens today at 6 pm and tomorrow at 9 pm. $11. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor W. bloorcinema.com.
Tuesday, April 23
Witches Creek Lost rivers walk. 6:45 pm. Free. Kingston and Victoria Park. 416-593-2656.
Wednesday, April 24
After The CJC: Palestine, Canadian Jewish Celebrating Nature Month: Trees For Toronto Lecture. 11 am (coffee from 10 am). Free w/ admission. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park. 416-586-5797.
Celebrating 23 Years Of Earth Day In Canada Green Drinks Toronto get-together. 7 pm. Free. CN Tower, 301 Front W. greendrinks.org/on/toronto.
Jane Goodall The primatologist lectures on her work. 7:30 pm. $40-$90. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. 416-872-4255, roythomson.com.
Thursday, April 25
Lush Lawns The Organic Way Experts explain how to choose the right grass varieties, and how to mow, water and fertilize. 1 pm. Free. Weston Library, 2 King. 416-661-6600 ext 5786.
Saturday, April 27
Earth Month Youth Forum Youth environmental leaders connect for interactive workshops with leading NGOs in the field. 3-9 pm. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park. Pre-register earthday.ca.
Rearing Insects And Spiders Info sessions and insect displays. 1 pm. Free. Toronto Zoo Atrium, 361A Old Finch. ontarioinsects.org.
Spring Creek Family nature walk. 1 pm. $2 or pwyc. High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside. highparknaturecentre.com.
Sunday, April 28
Forty-Minute Forum: The Weird World Of Weather-Broadcasting Talk by CBC meteorologist Claire Martin. 10:10 am. Free. St Clement's Church Parish Hall, 70 St Clement's, at Duplex. 416-483-6664.
Hike To The Bruce Trail In Dundas Valley Bus trip for a hike. 9:30 am. $23. Clarence Square, 49 Spadina. torontobrucetrailclub.org.
Tuesday, April 30
Riverside Heritage Conservation District Illustrated report on the proposal by Ryerson U urban and regional planning students. 6 pm. $5. Riverdale Library, 370 Broadview. riverdalehistoricalsociety.com.