(Editor's Note: The following rundown of events is provided by various Bay Area venues, with information reprinted here for your weekend enjoyment. More information can be found by following the links provided in the headlines.)
Saturday @ 6 p.m. in Half Moon Bay
Celebrates the music and gaiety of the Rio Carnival. Partygoers can bid silently on auction items donated from local businesses early in the evening.
Items will include restaurant meals, spa treatments, and other pleasurable indulgences. After dinner, a short “live” auction will offer special donated items such as golf outings. All profits from the event will go to Coastside charities and scholarships for local high school students.
Later, as Latin rhythms play throughout the night, there will be an opportunity to dance to the energetic beat of the salsa, cha-cha, or rumba. Those who prefer to take it easy can box step to the slower, romantic bosa nova.
The Coastside Women’s Club organized the event.
Saturday @ 9:00 a.m. in Pacifica
Legislators, scientists and volunteers will fight for sea turtles at Pacifica's Earth Day event this year at Linda Mar State Beach.
The Pacifica Beach Coalition is hosting a morning of cleanups and habitat restoration projects from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. at various local sites followed by an afternoon of talks by sea turtle experts.
Expected Earth Day guests include Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, state Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Pacifica Mayor Pete DeJarnatt.
Saturday @ 11 a.m. in Redwood City
La Honda Winery has 14 barrels of 2009 Bordeaux Blend ‘Monte Cruz’ to share. $5 per bottle (your glass) or $6 per bottle (their glass).
Tasting and entry is free. Maximum 3 cases per person.
The winery says they have a tank of Bordeaux-style red blend to share, made exactly like the classic Clarets that Bordeaux is known for.
Saturday @ 8 a.m. in South San Francisco
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School holds this run, followed by a health fair from 9 a.m. until noon in the multi-purpose room. Water stations will be available during the run to combat the heat.
Day of race registration will begin at 8 a.m. $5 for kids 18 and under. $10 for adults. Free t-shirts for all run finishers.
Saturday and Sunday in Many Areas
Find an Earth Day activity near you and do your part to save our planet.