June 11, 2010

Campus Community Lends a Hand for Parade the Circle

Parade the Circle
Photo courtesy of UCI

Parade the Circle and Circle Village brings thousands of people together for a day of activities and entertainment.

The parade, which begins at noon on Saturday, June 12, incorporates the drama and artistry of colorful floats, puppets, costumes, dancers and musicians. Circle Village invites visitors onto Wade Oval for an afternoon of activities, live music and food.

It takes hundreds of volunteers and help from University Circle institutions to make the annual event a day to remember, including the Case Western Reserve community.

Here are just a few of the campus members/departments lending a hand this year:

The Alumni House will be open during Parade the Circle and Circle Village from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The majority of people catch us when they’re heading toward the parade,” said Emily Cole, assistant director of affinity programs. Visitors are invited to stop by the table set up outside for popcorn, and children can decorate their own pinwheels. Information about The Alumni House will be available in the lobby. Call 368-6280 for details.

Center for Civic Engagement and Learning staff are recruiting volunteers to work at the Cleveland Public booth. Volunteers will set up the booth, create mask materials for a puppet theater show, work with children and families, and disassemble the booth. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 5 p.m. Contact Janice Eatman-Williams for more information.

According to the Cleveland Museum of Art, eight artists from La Troupe des Masques de Boni, based in West Africa, used rehearsal space at Mather Dance Center last night. They will be joined in the parade, and in a Circle Village performance from 2:30 to 4 p.m., by Cleveland-area musicians, dancers and students.

According to the Cleveland Museum of Art, students from JoAnn Giordano’s art class created banners last year that were displayed along the parade route. The banners will be on display again this year. In addition, Giordano, an adjunct faculty member in the Art Studio Program, is a parade outreach artist.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, June 11, 2010 10:09 AM | News Topics: Events

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