Free workshops for the 10th annual Bellingham Procession of the Species parade are scheduled this weekend.
All materials will be provided and volunteers will be on hand to assist people in making costumes for the event, which celebrates the Earth and all its creatures.
Workshops are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, at the Maritime Heritage Center in Maritime Heritage Park, on Holly Street west of downtown.
The parade is at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, starting on Lottie Street in back of the Bellingham Public Library. It continues south on North Commercial Street and then northwest onto West Holly Street, ending with music and celebration at Maritime Heritage Park. Participants should arrive at 3:30 p.m.
The parade has three rules: No written or spoken words, no live animals and no motorized vehicles.
For more information, go online to bpots.org.