From co-founding the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance to her civil disobedience arrest at a West Virginia mountaintop removal strip-mine, Daryl Hannah’s “off the grid” lifestyle and activism make her the perfect speaker & role model for OC residents wanting to “go green” at the Tree Hugger’s Ball on June 11th in Silverado Canyon.

The OC’s favorite family eco festival, the Tree Hugger’s Ball & Green Expo, features an environmental expo, local art show, silent auction, guest speakers, no host bar, along with 7 hours of live music and dancing under a canopy of Oaks & Sycamores in scenic Silverado Canyon. BBQ or Vegetarian dinner can be purchased at the event. This year’s guests will be entertained with music of Appalachia & Bluegrass by Lilies of the West and “DNA”, Grateful Dead cover tunes of “Skull & Roses” and an evening Environmental Blues concert with ‘Common Sense’ lead singer Nick Hernandez and his special BLUES team! Nick and the Wyland Blues Planet were also featured in this year’s Doheny Blues Fest! Guest speaking at the TreeHuggr’s this year will be Transition Laguna’s sustainability expert Chris Prelitz, and arriving in her ‘veggie powered’ El Camino, LA’s outstanding “off the grid” celebrity, DARYL HANNAH!

A tribute to the life and activism of West Virginia’s ‘Coal Country’ star, Judy Bonds, will take place onstage with lovely voices of Appalachia, followed by reflections of close friends, Dennis McHale and Daryl Hannah.

Along with other environmental festivities, manufacturers of green products and services will be exhibiting at our event. Last year our expo presented fuel efficient, biodiesel & veggie cars, alternative energy, nutrition & native plant companies, and local environmental groups. The TreeHuggr’s Ball has recently become an acclaimed “ZERO WASTE” event thanks to the leadership of Stephanie Barger and the Earth Resource Foundation! With onsite composting, reusable dinnerware and recycling efforts, the 2010 event generated only ONE bag of trash! Ball attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable dinnerware and wear an earthy costume for a chance at prizes.

Tickets for this event are available at the CLCF website: or by calling 714-649-2820.

Date: June 11th, 2011
Time: Environmental expo 4:00 pm to Dusk, Ball: 6 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Santiago Event Center, 27912 Baker Canyon Road, Silverado, CA. 92676
Cost: $25.00 General admission tickets (admission price does not include dinner)
Kids 6-16 yrs $10, Children 5 & under Free!