Parents and children will gather with noted New Orleans musicians to make drumsticks as art during Music & Arts Days at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans.

The Music & Arts Days will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 24.

Sticking Up for Children will sell the decorated drumsticks to raise money for its youth-oriented partners in New Orleans and Haiti, including the Foyer Espir Pour les Enfants orphanage in Port-au-Prince and the New Orleans Youth Sound Experience.

For information, call Maryse Dejean or Don Paul, of Sticking Up for Children, at (504) 861-5017 or (504) 407-3283, or email