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Happening this great, green weekend: Earth Day at the Zoo! Tree planting! The Monkey Bunch!  

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

“Party for the Planet” at the Toronto Zoo this weekend where guests like The Backyard Naturalists will be schooling on what you can do to save the planet, while zookeepers will give extra talks by the polar bear exhibit. Party on.

(Sat, April 20- Sun, April 21 Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Ave. 416.392.5929. $11-$20)

Earth Mudder Celebration – Celebrate Earth Day with the some of the greenest folks in the city.  Hiking, planting, hands-on cooking, gardening, tree planting and DYI bike fixing workshops – all weekend at the Brickworks. Full list of events here.

(Sat, April 20- Sun, April 21, 10 am-4 p.mEvergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. 416.596.7670. FREE)

SATURDAY

Plant a native tree in the heart of downtown at the Alexandra Park Community Tree-Planting Festival, which will have games, food (of course!) and more. Bring a spade and gloves if you have them.

(Saturday, April 20, 10-4 p.m. Alexandra Park, SE corner of Bathurst and Dundas)

SUNDAY

The best kid-friendly rockers ever – The Monkey Bunch –  host a fundraiser for the The Grove Community School. Kids: be sure to bring your grown ups.

(Sun, April 21 at 2:30 p.mGreat Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. 416.908.2630. $10–$30)

MONDAY (EARTH DAY)

Got to the movies and take a hikeThe Kortright Centre for Conservation is showing nature-themed, kid-friendly flicks this Earth Day: Earth Day Movie Night.

(Mon, April 22, 7 p.m. 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, 416.667.6295 – advance tickets required) 

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