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A variety of local events starting Thursday to honor the annual holiday in the area

CCC EARTH DAY: Clackamas Community College will bring turtles, birds of prey, music and the community together in a series of Earth Day events, April 20 and 22, on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. Events kick off from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday with an open mic in the Environmental Learning Center. At 7:30 p.m., there will be an Earth Day-themed music performance technology concert in the Niemeyer Center.

Saturday, April 22

CCC EARTH DAY: The celebration continues from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Environmental Learning Center; choral music will be performed by CCC students led by Dr. Kathleen Hollingsworth and participants can make a special art project with painting instructor David Andersen and his students.

EARTH DAY EVENT: Help restore Johnson Creek at this event from 9 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Southeast 45th Avenue trail entrance, just south of Tenino Drive. Park on Southeast 45th; the closest address is 8440 S.E. 45th Ave., in Portland. Do not block neighbors' driveways. RSVP to JCWC by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-652-7477, extension 101. More info at jcwc.org.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY: The sixth annual Milwaukie Watershed Event presents "Films, Fish, Fishermen and the Stories They Tell" at 7 p.m. at the J. C. Lillie Center for the Arts, at Milwaukie High School, 11300 S.E. 23rd Ave. Tickets are $8 online at brownpapertickets.com and $10 at the door. Children and teens 17 and attend for free with a paying adult. For more information, visit milwaukiefilmseries.com.

SOLVE EVENT: Volunteers are needed to celebrate Earth Day at High Rocks, 10 82nd Drive, in Gladstone. This SOLVE event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. From I-205 South take exit 11 toward Gladstone/DMV. Turn right onto 82nd Drive and look for the Gladstone DMV and SOLVE signs next to the pedestrian bridge. Visit solveoregon.org/volunteer-solve-it-earth-day for more information.

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