Last night at the dinner table I asked my five year old son Ben if he believed he could tie his shoes. He said no he can't. I asked him if he could figure out how to tie his shoe by Friday (five
Weekender August 8 2016
The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming! Friday marks the official beginning of the 26th Summer Olympic Games from Rio, with the opening ceremonies from Maracana Stadium in Rio. The games will run Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 21st. I love cheering for the athletes; whether it be Gabrielle Douglas going for the gold again in gymnastics, or Michael Phelps trying to add to his 18 gold medals as he at-tempts to set a record as the oldest swimmer to earn a gold record—but I also find myself caught up in the story of the Jamaican woman discus thrower,
Tarasue Barnett, who attends Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and proudly represents her home country of Jamaica. So whether it is cheering proudly for your country, or an individual athlete’s accomplishments that bring you to your feet—enjoy the Olympics; they’re only here for two weeks! To find out more—go to Olympic.org or nbcolympics.com.
8/5—Sedona’s 1st Friday at the Galleries; 5-8pm—sedonagalleryassociation.com.
8/5—Summer Archaeology Film Fest continues with “Secrets of the Pyramid of Djoser”; 6pm at Sedona Public Library— vvarchcenter.org.
8/5—Prescott’s Summer Concert Series continues with “5 in the Wheel”; 6:30pm at Courthouse Square— prescottdowntown.com.
8/5—Movies Under the Stars featuring “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”; 7:30pm at Prescott Valley Civic Center—pvaz.net.
8/5 thru 8/7—13th Annual Gem & Mineral Show with over 50 vendors, geode cutting, gold panning & much more; Fri/Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm at Prescott Valley Event Center—prescottgemmineral.org.8/6 and every Saturday thru
10/1—Verde Valley Farmers Market; 8am-12pm at Community Center Park in Camp Verde— campverde.az.gov.
8/6—13th Annual Western Symposium; 9:30am-8pm at Prescott Centennial Center—sharlot.org.
8/6—Snakes in the Theater! With Russell L. Dunn; 2pm at Red Rock State Park. Learn about snakes, lizards and more that are native to the Sedona area, live demonstrations, and more—azstateparks.com
8/6—Sedona’s National Night Out Celebration; 5-7:30pm—enjoy a community picnic, music & more at Posse Grounds Park—sedonaeye.com.
8/6—Jerome Art Walk; 5-8pm with 25 galleries & studios participating—jeromeartwalk.com.
8/6—Northern Arizona’s Whiskey Row-llers host the Desert Doll’s Derby All Stars from Phoenix; 6pm at Pioneer Park Rink—northernarizonarollderderby.com.
8/6—Born to Run in the USA—a Tribute to Bruce Springsteen; 7pm at Elks Theater. Rockin’ Deal: buy 2 tickets, get 1 free! - prescottelkstheater.com.
8/6—Prescott Jazz Summit featuring Guest Vocalist Susannah Martin; 7pm at Highlands Center - prescottjazz.com.
8/6—Concert in the Park featuring “Come Back Buddy”; 7-9pm at Clarkdale Town Park—clarkdale.az.gov.
8/6—The Color Dash 5k UV Splash; 8-10pm in downtown Prescott to benefit The Launch Pad—cd5k.com.
8/6 & 8/7—42nd Annual Watson Lake Car Show, Parts Exchange and Old Engine Fire Up; 8am-3pm at Watson Lake— paacaz.com.
8/7—Big screen premiere of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s production of “Romeo and Juliet”; 3pm at Mary D. Fisher Theater—sedonafilmfestival.org.
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