Upcoming Events: 8-21-2013

Labor Day Reggae Festival at Cliff Castle Casino

Aug. 30-Sept. 2

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel presents the "Jamaica Me Crazy" Labor Day weekend party featuring a day of world class Reggae on Sunday with Steel Pulse, The Wailers and Tribal Seeds live in the Stargazer Pavilion. Gates open at 2 p.m., and the show starts at 3. Tickets prices are $35 for bleacher seating and $45 for lawn seating in front of the stage. Low-back lawn chairs and blankets are allowed on the lawn. No umbrellas or high back chairs please. The island-themed celebration starts Friday and runs through Monday and features casino promotions with cash, prizes and live reggae all weekend.

For more information about Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, visit www.cliffcastlecasinohotel.com.

Be part of Creator Faire at Fort Verde Days

Oct. 12-13

Camp Verde Community Library (CVCL), Camp Verde Library Endowment (CVLE) and Camp Verde Promotions (CVP) are teaming up to host a Creator Faire at Fort Verde Days in October 2013. The Creator Faire was inspired by Maker Faire, an organization that promotes living examples of the creative process in action hosting events across the globe. You can catch a glimpse of these amazing producers at work at http://makerfaire.com.

A creator is someone who brings something into existence. That something can be a work of art whether it be visual, audible or a performance; ideas, such as those our community benefits from at the library, mostly in the form of books; a new invention; or simply something to be enjoyed, used or consumed. Fort Verde Days Creator Fair will showcase the agricultural, artistic, industrious and inventive natures of Camp Verde's own - like a community show and tell - and showing and telling others who are interested.

So far participants are planning a wide variety of interactive exhibitions from beer brewers to crafters and quilters, from model car painters to high-tech performers.

If you see yourself sharing your own unique talent or technique with an appreciative audience, spaces are still available in the town gym and on the grounds around the Gazebo. There is no charge to participate so don't delay.

For more information about Camp Verde's first Creator Faire and how to showcase the creator in you, contact the Camp Verde Community Library at (928) 554-8380 or email Kathy.Hellman@campverde.az.gov.

Fort Verde Days Art Show in October

Oct. 12-13

Camp Verde Arts Council is pleased to announce this year's Fort Verde Days Art Show for Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, during the annual Fort Verde Days. The Art show will be held in classrooms 204, 206 and 207 in the Camp Verde Town Complex. The annual Fort Verde Days Art show brings together the artistic talents of the Verde Valley with categories of painting, sculpture, jewelry, apparel, and more. The arts council invites all artists working in two and three-dimensional fine art, photography, and crafts to enter this year's show.  Original artwork in the adult and student divisions will be judged for ribbons, cash prizes and more. In addition, show attendees will have the opportunity to cast ballots for a People's choice award for the adult and student show.

Artists can find this year's entry form on the website: www.campverdeartscouncil.com or request by email: Campverdeartscouncil@gmail.com.  All art must be delivered with entry form to the Camp Verde Town Complex behind the Historical Society on Monday, Oct. 7, between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entry fees are $5 per entry for adults and $2 per entry for students (first grade through high school).

The Fort Verde Days Art Show opens after the parade on Saturday, Oct. 13 and goes until 5 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 14, the art show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be an artists reception on Thursday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. 

Shri Blues in Clarkdale Concert

Aug. 24

On Saturday, Clarkdale Community Services - Parks & Recreation is proud to present the Shri Blues Band. They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo located at 1001 Main Street, Clarkdale. This concert is free to the public.

The park is located in the center of the town's historic district on Main Street, between 10th and 11th Streets. There is a playground for the kids to enjoy while the adults listen and dance to the music. Vendors will be on site. There is a 50/50 raffle which all proceeds benefit the Concerts in the Park. For more information please visit: http://www.clarkdale.az.gov/concerts_in_the_park.htm or contact Clarkdale Parks and Recreation at (928) 639-2490 or email: dawn.norman@clarkdale.az.gov.

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