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Library Helps Children Make Earth Day Costumes

For Earth Day parade

Several activities are being offered throughout the Gorge for Earth Day 2011, on Saturday, April 23.

One of those events includes The Earth Center, Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute and the White Salmon Valley Library organizing the Procession of the Species.

This fun event encourages kids, parents, and all community members to appreciate and celebrate the natural world. Dress up as your favorite species and march through downtown Hood River.

The Mudeye Puppet Company will be joining parade-goers this year to perform a play about protecting watersheds and march along the parade with huge, creative puppets.

'Meet and Greet' the MudEye puppets at noon. Try on costumes, dance to some music and get ready for the Procession.

The Procession of Species begins at 1 p.m. and the MudEye Puppet will present a 25-minute puppet show at 1:45 p.m..

In preparation for the Procession of the Species the White Salmon Library is offering two costume making events for kids prior to Earth Day.

On Wednesday, April 20, at 3 p.m., 3-5 year olds are invited to an Earth Day Kids' Club. The library will be celebrating the planet with stories, songs, games and crafting a mask of your favorite critter.

On Friday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. kids ages 5-12 are encouraged to bring their imaginations to a unique recycled materials costume making event.

Call or stop by the library to sign up early.

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