Atherton has planned two events this weekend to celebrate Earth Day: a screening of an environmental documentary at the M-A Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 20, and an Earth Action Fair in Holbrook-Palmer Park on Sunday, May 22.
The screening of "Pandora's Promise," an environmental documentary by Robert Stone, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday. That will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Mr. Stone moderated moderated by Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Lance Powell.
The Performing Arts Center is at 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton. Admission is free, but reservations should be made by emailing Pandora@atherton2020.org.
From 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, the Earth Action Fair will take place in the new Event Garden at Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave. in Atherton.
The event features 30 exhibitors, including local students who have participated in the Atherton 2020 Student Challenge and who will give presentations on environmental issues.
Nonprofits, government agencies and businesses will have exhibits on electric vehicles, solar installations and the future of clean nuclear energy in California.
Small hazardous waste items, including batteries and fluorescent bulbs, can be dropped off at the event, and crayons and bicycles can be recycled. Free garden mulch will be available to take home.
The Menlo-Atherton Jazz Band will play and refreshments will be available. Entertainment for children includes a bounce house and crafts.