For the Earth

Cheryl Erb, Greg Donohue, Bill Becker, Jennifer Baker, and Susan Vitale started tilling the ground and planting seeds on Saturday at the Montauk Community Garden on the grounds of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church. Janis Hewitt

    On Sunday Montauk will rock Earth Day with a full schedule of activities for all ages. The hamlet will get a spring cleaning sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Montauk. Participants can pick up bags in front of the Montauk Movie Theater from 9 a.m. to noon. Mickey’s Carting has donated a huge Dumpster that will be stationed there until 2 p.m. Residents can choose to spiff up any area they wish.
    For the little ones, Sima Freierman will be posted at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to tell tales and oversee a craft session in which children have been invited to supply their families’ own reusable grocery bags for decorating and to help eliminate plastic waste. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    At 1:30 p.m., people can meet in the Camp Hero parking lot with Gene Genova and Ron Russ, president and vice president of the Long Island Mineral and Geology Society, to walk along the ocean path to the Montauk Lighthouse and learn about rocks that have been left behind from the ice age. Hikers will be able to view a large geographical map that includes an overview of Long Island. All events are free.