Eight Days

As the (now very, very old, like me) Dramaramasong goes, every day (this week) is EarthDay!Baby, put your hiking boots on.

We start you off easy, with OfftheBeatenTrack:ExploringtheWildsoftheClevelandNationalForest.JerrySchadpresents a slide show (and who doesn't love a slide show?) and shares the best backcountry hikes in the nearby Santa Ana Mountains (and others). I bet there will be pictures of wildflowers! 7:30 p.m. SanJuanCapistranoCommunityCenter,25925CaminodelAvion,SanJuanCapistrano,(213)387-6528,ext.203.

Do you sometimes find yourself in line at the grocery store while getting a salty snack and forget how you got there? Do people laugh at you and mime bong tokes when you stumble into a room? Do you smell? Yes, Earth Day hippies, it's time for MarijuanaAnonymous,7:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. MariposaWomen'sFamilyCounselingCenter,812Town&CountryRd.,Orange,(714)547-6494.

Hello, Earth Citizen! There's so many ways you could choose to spend this special, crunchy day! You could join in the restoration of UpperNewportBay(training, tools, refreshments, camaraderie and a beautiful setting included), build fences (I hear they make good neighbors) and sow seeds on the bluffs at CrystalCoveStatePark,plant large native trees at DohenyStateBeach,clean the shore at HuntingtonStateBeach,and install foot trails and plant native flora at SanClementeStateBeach. . . or you could shop.

Both TheLaband its sister mall TheCamphave special shoppy Earth Day fun lined up. At the Lab, it's SurfDay,where the BuffaloExchange(2930BristolSt.,CostaMesa,714-825-0619.Sat.,10a.m.-9p.m.)gives some money to SurfriderFoundationwhen you buy yourself some hip used togs, and right across the street at the Camp (2937BristolSt.,CostaMesa,949-842-5780;www.thecampsite.com),it's a whole day of music, vegetarian cuisine, an art exhibit, free bicycle safety checks, Pilates demonstrations, free SCUBA instruction, a recycling center, children's crafts and more. 1-5 p.m.


Are you tough, hippie? Get whack on the SecondAnnualRideItLikeYouStoleItBikeRace.Plus, there's more than $3,000 in cash and prizes. $3,000 can buy a whole lot of bongos! Registration begins 6:30 a.m. $18-$27; after April 22, add $7. DominguezHillDr.&Cashdan,RanchoDominguez,(714)356-1214;www.californiabicycleracing.org.

Hey! Go to the beach,fuckers!

TheBodyGloveSurfboutandSGLower'sProis “an AssociationofSurfingProfessionalsWorldQualifyingSeriesand officially launches the West Coast leg of the SurfingAmericaProTour.The SG Lower's Pro is the first women's contest of the year for the Surfing America Pro Tour and the only professional women's contest held at Lower Trestles. This year, the event has risen to a four-star rating, meaning more points and prize money awarded to winners”—the better for “the star-packed field of competitors” to afford a doctor's care for their new and shiny staph infections. Christianitosexit&5fwy.,SanClemente,bodyglovesb.asglive.com.

Hop aboard a 26-passenger high-tech catamaran equipped with an underwater video camera and special transducers for CaptainDave'sDolphinSafari.It's hosted by an experienced marine biologist! Yay! Call for more information and reservations, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. N 2:15 p.m. $45; children, $35. 34675GoldenLanternSt.,DanaPoint,(949)488-2828;www.dolphinsafari.com.

Eat your greens! The FullertonFarmersMarketis back with music (this week, it's the croonings and swingings of BigSandy&HisFly-RiteBoys),Italian sausages, honey, fruits and vegetables, and some damntasty beer in the museum courtyard. Sadly, when I went this week, there were neither flowers nor tomatoes. What the fuck, Fullerton Farmers Market? Shows: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. All ages. FullertonPlaza,WilshireAve.betweenHarborBlvd.&PomonaAve.,Fullerton,(714)738-6545.

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