Parks and Recreation Events
Sign up for a self-paced class to work on self-directed projects. An instructor is on-site for guidance. Clay firing fee included if enrolled in the session.READ MORE
Ahoy! Swim for fun and splash with Orchid the Mermaid, as she flips her tail and tells tales! You'll get hooked on seaworthy crafts in this SPring Break Swashbuckling Fun in the Sun Event!
Pirate and Mermaid costumes and fins* welcome!
Treats and Drinks will be served.READ MORE
"Architects of Denial"
United States / 2017/ English / Documentary
Synopsis Though both the historical and modern-day persecution of Armenians and other Christians is relatively uncovered in the mainstream media and not on the radar of many average Americans, it is a subject that has gotten far more attention in recent years. It was during and after World War I that the Ottoman Empire carried out the systematic mass murder of 1.5 million Christian Armenian citizens, but also 950,000 Greek and 750,000 Assyrian Christians. To this day, the Armenian people are persecuted in the Middle East for their beliefs - and many are kept from their true home. Turkey, which is the successor state to the Ottoman Empire, still denies the extent and the systematic nature of the atrocities and doesn't use the word genocide for these well-documented events. Other governments officially deny the Armenian Genocide as well because of political pressure by their ally Turkey. "Architects of Denial" not only digs into the persecution of Armenians and other Christians in the Middle East, both past and present, but it also sheds light on those politicians who refuse to acknowledge an event scholars accept as a sad reality and historical fact.READ MORE
United States / 2018 / English / 86 min / Comedy
Synopsis Single, New York City artist Ellie Shine is looking to gain inspiration and tranquility as she housesits for a friend in upstate New York. Accompanied by her lovable handicapped dog, Bing, Ellie comes of age, middle age, in her new surroundings. She turns the adjoining barn into her new workplace, staging elaborate recreations of classic movie scenes, ranging from SOME LIKE IT HOT to A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Business unexpectedly evolves into possible pleasure when Ellie invites three local men, two gardeners and a lawyer, to participate in her art. Soon all three men are becoming romantically interested in Ellie, but she remains determined to resist anything that could interrupt her work.READ MORE
This two-day festival features our Salsa Queen Competition & Kick-off Party with people's choice tastings, local chef’s competing for the title of Yuma’s Taco King, amazing live entertainment both nights and on on both fields, competitive eating contests, and our FREE KidsZones with unlimited games, inflatables, carnival rides and fun activities. Admission is $1.00 per person. Kids 3 and under are free.READ MORE
ARTbeat is an award winning juried fine arts festival that fills Historic Downtown Yuma with art. Celebrating its 11th year, this festival is named for our favorite news beat and is annually attended by thousands of visitors. Cash prizes and awards totaling over $1,500 are presented by the Yuma Art Center.READ MORE