FREE Mask Making Workshops April 11th and April 18th, 2015

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April 11th, 10 a.m. –  2:00 p.m.

Location:  Art World Learning Center  (434 1st Ave W)

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April 18th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Albany Downtown Library (302 Ferry St SW)

2015 Procession Parade and Environmental Celebration

Savannah and Rod at ParadeProcession of the Species logo

8th Annual

Procession of the Species Parade

In Historic Downtown Albany

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 A.M.

Assemble 9:45 A.M. on the Courthouse Steps

4th Ave. and Broadalbin St.

Calling all parade entrants! Celebrate Earth Day at the Procession of the Species Parade & Celebration! Think of your favorite animal, creepy crawly insect, wiggle-waggle fish, picturesque plant or most colorful bird. Create a costume and come join the celebration of each other and our natural world. Come enjoy the parade!

What is the Procession of the Species Celebration? A free community event that brings people together to honor and respect each other and the natural world through art, music, and dance. It’s for people of all ages and walks of life. For the young, the old, the tall, the short, the fast walkers, the slow crawlers, the furry, the feathered, and the fanciful! The parade starts at the Linn County Courthouse at 10 a.m. and weaves its way through downtown Albany winding back to the Courthouse where the celebration continues.

Celebration from 9 am – 1 pm – Farmers’ Market on 4th and City Hall parking lot. The Celebration will have environmental booths with information, activities and giveaways provided by our partners and sponsors in honor of Earth Day.  Celebration activities and information may include water education, photo booth, tree trivia, tree and water efficient plant giveaways, craft activities, downtown treats and prizes, free compost (bring your own container), worm composting, the “edible aquifer”, Petco giveaways, a bounce house and face painting.

Parade begins at 10:00 am – 4th and Broadalbin in Front of the Courthouse. Line up at 9:45 a.m. if participating. The parade route will start and end at the Courthouse.

What do I need to do? Think of your favorite animal, creepy crawly insect, wiggle-waggle fish, picturesque plant or most colorful bird. Create a costume and/or instrument and come join the celebration as we dance, flutter, and prance into spring fun. There is no fee or pre-registration required, but sign in at the registration table on Parade day so we can get a species head count!

Guidelines: No written words. No motorized vehicles. No live animals. (pets welcome to walk on sidewalk alongside the parade)

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!

  • City of Albany Parks & Recreation
  • City of Albany Public Library
  • City of Albany Public Works
  • Albany Downtown Association
  • Albany Visitors Association
  • Art World Learning Center
  • Calapooia Watershed Council
  • G2 Fun Zone
  • Gallery Calapooia
  • Ocean Blue Project
  • Master Gardeners
  • OSU Extension Service of Linn County
  • Petco
  • Republic Services

 

For more information contact:

Kristin Preston, City of Albany

Kristin.preston@cityofalbany.net or 541-917-7635

 

Mission Statement

 

The purpose of this event is to weave awareness and education of our natural world by bringing families, neighbors, businesses, schools, organizations and all interested people together in a colorful parade. Using art and music avenues, participants learn how to be good stewards towards each other and the environment.

Who Can Participate?

The Procession of the Species is for people of all ages and walks of life. For the young, the old, the tall, the short, the fast walkers, the slow crawlers, the furry, the feathered, and the fanciful!

Guidelines

No written words

No motorized vehicles

No live animals

How to Get Involved

Participate in the parade

Act as a parade volunteer/worker

Create ideas with the planning committee

Help organize/teach art and music workshops

Donate new and reusable art supplies

Share workshop space for Procession creatures

Advertise

Contribute financially

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