With both Easter and Earth Day this weekend, there are a lot of opportunities to do good and have fun. Just make sure you find all of those eggs; there’s nothing fun about finding a little pastel-colored egg way up on a high shelf sometime in November.
This weekend you can celebrate Earth Day with a beach clean, save homeless pets and build an Easter basket for a child in need. You can also enjoy a fabulous brunch and see an uplifting film about one resilient girl.
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When/Where: Show times vary at
Why Go: “Soul Surfer” is the true story of surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm to a shark when she was 13 years old. This inspirational athlete, now 21, didn’t let that stop her one bit.
When/Where: Drop off times are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 and from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at
Why Go: Why not do a good deed this weekend and put together an Easter basket for a child in need? Suggested basket goodies include small toys, school supplies, hygiene products like toothbrushes and shampoo, essential clothing items like socks and underwear, and fun Easter candy too.
When/Where: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. this Saturday at Granada Beach, 5101 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach
Why Go: Join staff members from the El Dorado Nature Center at this fun beach clean up during Earth Day weekend. Bags and gloves will be provided, but you can bring your own bags or buckets to reduce waste as well. Please call for more information.
When/Where: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday at 2172 E Willow St, Signal Hill, CA
Why Go: During this Cut-a-Thon, haircuts are $20 and all proceeds will be donated to the Animal Match Rescue Team, a local small dog rescue organization who takes dogs that the shelter is about to euthanize and finds them loving homes.
Pricing: $20 per haircut for a great cause.
When/Where: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. this Sunday on the Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA
Why Go: The Queen Mary’s Sunday brunch sets the standard for perfect meals and Easter Sunday is no exception. Enjoy a seafood buffet on ice; Mexican, Asian, pasta and carving stations; custom omelets and more. For dessert, how about strawberry crepes or marshmallows dunked in chocolate fondue?
Pricing: $39 per adult and $12 per child (ages 5-11); plus tax, gratuity and parking
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