Hey friends of the Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade and Little Artshram….we need volunteers to help with several workshops and events next week leading up to the grand and amazin’ Earth Day Parade…..

Contact penny@littleartshram.org, or 231-510-3491 for details and Special Frog-Assignments OR show up on Sunday, for a hoppin’ good get together:

Workshop prep @ O’k Art Studio, 510 Second Street, on Earth Day, April 22nd, from 3-7 pm, with a friendly potluck and backyard fire-pit gathering afterwards….

What to bring/donate to the cause:

Single ply cardboard in BIG sheets or sizes
Old bed sheets
Masking tape
Duct tape
Hot glue sticks
yer Lake Michigan: Our Living Waters imagination
table-ware and dish to share for the potluck


Calling all Earth Day Parade Frog-peeper-people (aka helpers & volunteers)…LittleArtshram.org

On Monday, April 23, from 3-6 pm, the Great Lakes Children’s Museum will host a special mask-making workshop to help children prepare for the Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade, held on the following Saturday.

This year’s parade theme is: The Great Lakes: Our Living Water and will focus on the fish of the Great Lakes, with ideas presented by the parade artists for children and their families to consider.

This workshop is offered for children and families to build a mask or headgear for the Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade, which will take place in downtown Traverse City on April 28th. This is not a drop-off workshop and children under the age of 14 will need an adult to stay throughout. Children under the age of 9 bring will require an adult to help them with their project.

The Earth Day Parade is Saturday, April 28 at 1 pm. To be in the parade, meet at Central Grade School, corner of 7th & Pine at 12 noon. The parade will run from 1-3 pm, with a community picnic & special family music concert in Hannah Park afterwards.

The parade route is: Corner of 7th and Pine St. to 8th to Union to State to Park to Front to Union, ending at Hannah Park for a Community Picnic and Family Music Concert.

This mask-making workshop is sponsored by the Little Artshram. The Museum will be closed and no admission will be charged. However, Little Artshram  suggests a donation of $10 per mask/costume for the workshop and to help support the Earth Day Parade.

For more detailed information or to RSVP your space;

(231) 510-3491


MONDAY 4/23: Earth Day Parade workshop @ Great Lakes Children’s Museum…LittleArtshram.org

Be a part of the parade-week preparations. Join us, for any of these special gatherings and workshops:

MONDAY:  April 23rd, Fish Mask & Headgear Workshop, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, 3-6 pm 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr.

TUESDAY:  April 24th, Earth Day FUNraiser @ Old Town Coffee and Eatery! Special music, 5-8 pm, 517 S. Union St.,  by Earth Day Parade Bands & Seed-Ball making projects

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY:  April 25th & 26th BIG Puppet Repair & Parade Building Workshops @ The Good Works Collective, 3-6 pm, 417 S. Union St.
FRIDAY:  April 27th, NMEAC Environmentalist of the Year Award @ the Park Place, 6-8 pm, 300 E. Park St.

SATURDAY:  April 28th, EARTH DAY PARADE DAY! Meet @ Central Grade School, corner of 7th & Pine Sts. @ 12 noon, parade 1-3 pm, Community Picnic & Special Family Music Concert @ Hannah Park afterwards.

PARADE ROUTE:  Corner of 7th and Pine St. to 8th to Union to State to Park to Front to Union,, ending at Hannah Park for a Community Picnic and Family Music Concert


2012 Grand Traverse Earth Day Parade news…LittleArtshram.org