The first Earth Day took place on April 22,1970 to bring attention to environmental issues. Maine will observe Earth Day 2019 today with beach clean-ups, environmentally themed film festivals and activities for the kids.

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  • Earth Day Beach Clean Up at York's Long Sands Beach, meeting in front of the bath house, today from 9a-noon. Clean up bins will be provided, but please bring your own gloves.
  • Earth Day at the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine in Portland, includes playing with mud, planting seeds, handling live animals, story times and special face painting from 10:30-4:30 today.
  • Earth Day at First Parish UU, 425 Congress St. in Portland, will be observed from 6-8p. with short films and discussions.
  • The Earth Day Celebration at First Parish Church UCC in Yarmouth will be held from 6-8p and is sponsored by the First Parish Church Earth Stewardship Team.
  • An Earth Day Film Festival is being held at Gilsland Farm at 7p, tonight at 20 Gilsland Farm Rd. in Falmouth. This is a 21+ event that features a curated selection of short independent films, beverages and an evening of Earth Day celebration.