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Copper Valley Carnival and Car Show

Saturday, Aug. 14, noon to 6 p.m.

Globe Community Center, 1274 S. Hagen, Globe

The Copper Valley Carnival and Car Show is still accepting entries. It is not too late to participate in the car show or be part of the entertainment or have a vendor space or for a school group to run a carnival booth.

If you would like to participate in the car show it will be $25 for early sign-up, prior to Aug. 7, and $35 to register the day of the show. First- and second-place trophies will be given out for each category. A dash plaque, goodie bag, a raffle ticket and two carnival tickets will be given out to each paid car show entry. Please e-mail for an entry form.

If you would like to have a vendor/art/or information booth, there is a $50 charge for a 10x20-foot space. Please e-mail for a vendor form.

If you have a band or dance group and you would like to participate in the carnival, please call Sharon Listiak at (928) 402-8841 or e-mail

If you are a school group and would like to have a carnival booth, please contact, Sharon Listiak at (928) 402-8841 or e-mail .us.

The local band Jaded will be performing from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The BMX Bike Champions will perform at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. The Ronald McDonald’s Magic Show is at 2 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets will be $5 per person over the age of 3 and $7 for per person over the age of 3 at the gate. Pre-sales tickets will be available later this summer.

Wildflower walk

Aug. 21, 9:30 a.m.

The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 4001 S. Woody Mountain Road

The Arboretum at Flagstaff offers visitors a special Wildflower Walk through the meadow and around the nature trail at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 21.

Sheila Murray, research botanist at The Arboretum at Flagstaff, will focus on native flowers found in natural areas, including a natural pond, during the hour-long walk. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn botany insights on wildflowers of the region. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 20 participants. Please sign up on arrival.

This is the final Wildflower Walk in a series of three this summer. Wildflower Walks are included in the price of general admission, which is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for children 3-17. For more information, call (928) 774-1442 or visit

The Arboretum is a botanical garden, research center, and nature preserve dedicated to educating the public about the plants and plant communities of the Colorado Plateau. It is located four miles south of Route 66 on scenic Woody Mountain Road in West Flagstaff.


In The Mood

Through Aug. 15

Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix; (602) 257-1222

Strong-shouldered suits with hats and gloves, and slinky, draped gowns recall the glamour of 1940s fashion. Wartime rationing created restrictions on the amount of material that could be used in a garment and fostered an atmosphere of patriotic ingenuity and understatement. Women were encouraged to do their part to bolster morale by keeping up their appearances. Dynamic color combinations, thought to lift spirits, were an integral part of the designs and how they were accessorized. Undertaking new roles and new uniforms in the work force, American women played a significant part in the war winning “arsenal of democracy.” From victory suits to romantic styled dresses, tailored military uniforms affected fashion both in emulation of and in counterbalance to these new roles. Hollywood movies presented a glamorized version of the war and were influential in setting style and morale.

In the Mood features over 35 fully accessorized fashion ensembles from the 1940s including works by Adrian, Irene, Claire McCardell and Howard Greer along with original military uniforms including Mainboucher’s design for the WAVEs, “Rosie the Riveter” work wear and inventive dresses and negligees made from repurposed parachutes. This installation looks at design and life on the American home front and the important role women and fashion design played in the victories of World War II.

The exhibition is organized by Phoenix Art Museum.

Support provided by Novis M. Schmitz Foundation.


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