Workshops prep kids for parade

Published Mar 29, 2013 at 05:00AM

Children who want to prepare for Bend’s Earth Day Parade on April 20 can participate in one of several costume, mask and drumming workshops at The Environmental Center in Bend.

The nonmotorized parade encourages people to dress up as all manner of species. Homemade costumes are popular.

Workshops include:

• Drumming with Brennan Morrow: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Free.

• Recycled fabric with Amy Krog: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Bring old fabrics, blankets and sheets to make a costume. Cost $5 per person.

• Mask making with Debra Fisher: 9-11 a.m. April 6 for ages 4-8 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6 for ages 9 and older. Kids will create masks to wear during the parade. Donations for materials are accepted.

• Magnet making with Dana Bartus: Noon to 2 p.m. April 7. Create a clay magnet with a design to inspire change at the Cindercone Clay Center. Cost is $15 and includes materials. Registration required: cinderconeclaycenter@gmail.com.

Contact: www.envirocenter.org or 541-385-6908, ext. 15.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and wind through downtown Bend.