Celebrate Earth Day — make that, Earth Month — at Rock Spa & Salon at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, which is presently offering specials on two signature services Synchronicity and Smooth Operator and a unique Everything’s Gone Green Facial.

Rock Spa’s immersive, music-centric services Synchronicity and Smooth Operator feature EmerginC Skin Care products. In support of “EmerginC Partners with 20,000 Straws Giveaway,” guests who receive a Synchronicity music massage or the Smooth Operator two-part body treatment will receive a reusable stainless-steel straw.

If your skin needs a springtime pick-me-up, try the Everything’s Gone Green Facial, only offered this month. It revitalizes your skin with Eight Greens plant-based products by the Eminence Organic Skin Care line. Your skin will appear firmer and more hydrated. In fact, you will actually feel your skin getting firmer with each layer of product. Eminence is affiliated with Forest for the Future, which plants a tree for every product sold — they’ve already planted over 12 million trees to date. That said, during April guests receiving this facial will receive a packet of seeds.

“We’re so excited to participate in this effort that truly is impactful and can help give back to our planet one service at a time, which also happens to align effortlessly with our motto ‘Save the Planet,’” says Nikki Balles, director of public relations and community affairs at Hard Rock.

Hard Rock is so into saving the planet that you might even call them “tree huggers.” Well, now you can be one, too!

Standing outside of Rock Spa is the “Save the Planet Tree.” Hug it, snap a photo and post and share it to Facebook or Instagram with #RockSpaAC #SaveThePlanet and you’ll be entered to win a spa package with a $265 value.

Earth Month Rock Spa specials are as follows: Synchronicity, $115 for 50 minutes (regularly $155), $160 for 80 minutes (regularly $215); Smooth Operator, $115 for 50 minutes (regularly $155); Everything’s Gone Green Facial, $90 for 50 minutes; $130 for 80 minutes.

Located at 1000 Boardwalk in A.C. Call 609-449-5380 or go to HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com

— Pamela Dollak

Tri-State Basset Hound Olympics in Ocean City

Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue hosted their annual Basset Hound Olympics on Friday, April 12, in Ocean City. A barrage of short-legged, long-eared, droop-faced hounds all competed in the games which included sprints, hurdles, high jumps and an obstacle course. The games serves as a warm up event for the Doo Dah parade which takes place Saturday and will feature over 500 hounds waddling their way down the streets of Ocean City.

Sign up to receive the area's top entertainment headlines delivered to your inbox every Thursday.