ARKANSAS EARTH DAY10 a.m., North Shore Riverwalk, North Little Rock. Free.
Time to gather together, fans of green-swathed edu-tainment. Arkansas Earth Day
returns for the seventh year with the theme “Gateway to Green,” which represents, according to co-director Katherine Quinn, “an open invitation for people to come and learn about what's going on in the environmental scene in Central Arkansas and learn how each one of us can green-up our consumer choices.” To that end, there'll be around 80 booths, manned by green-geared non-profits and retailers; a spot, near the gate, for you to drop off old computers and cell phones to be recycled, and a large kids area, with arts and crafts and science areas, Heifer farm animals and the Arkansas Game and Fish tank. Then there's the ice cream to make that green pill go down: Music all day by the Sarah Hughes Band, the Amy Garland Band, Gib Ponder and the Questions, Josh Green, Shamrock Strings
and The Mockingbird Hillbilly Band
; a climbing wall and lots of give-aways.