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AR/MS/LA- Juke Joint Festival

April 12 - April 15

Quapaw Canoe Company Activities During
2018 Juke Joint Festival April 12th-14th
Thursday-Saturday:
Sunflower River Camping
Canoe-Carving Demonstration & Workshop 
LMRF — Paddling on the Sunflower River
1Mississippi — Can the River Count on You?
Saturday:
Coahoma County High School:
Student Art Sale & Fundraiser for Art Dept. 
All events will meet & take place street level 3rd & Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale all day 9 – 4pm every day Thursday April 12 – Saturday April 14, 2018.
For more information contact Quapaw Canoe Company or info@island63.com 662-627-4070, 662-902-7841, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885, Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220,  Shannon McMulkin 870-753-8954, or Jennifer Ruskey (208) 521-0476.
Sunflower River Camping
Wednesday – Sunday, April 12-15th, 2018
In partnership with the Clarksdale Police Dept
Quapaw Canoe Company is offering bathroom and shower access to persons camping along banks of Sunflower River in the City Park around our facility and in other places downtown.  Bathroom and shower access is $25/tent/night for 2 people, $10 each additional person/night.  Proceeds generated will be donated to our partners the Clarksdale Police Dept.  Bring your own tent and sleeping bags.  Don’t park on asphalt drive which the police use for access.  Camping is in grassy areas of City Park to north of ramp, and any flat grassy  places down along the river.  Please don’t block gravel road access to Canoe Company.  No open fires, but camp stoves, hibachis or small personal-sized BBQ okay.  No smoking (city ordinance in public places).  For more information contact: Lena Von Machui 662-313-6220, Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885.  Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 or john@island63.com.
Canoe-Carving Demonstration & Workshop
Quapaw Canoe Company
9 am to 4 pm Wednesday – Saturday
Partner: Mississippi Arts Commission, Spring Initiative and GRIOT Arts
Location: Quapaw Canoe Company, 289 Sunflower (Third Street & Sunflower, opposite GRIOT Arts). Contact: 662-627-4070 or 902-7841.  Catfish Dugout Canoe carving from 3-ton cottonwood log.  Partnership with Spring Initiative and GRIOT ARTS youth programs.  This project supported by the Mississippi Arts Commission.  All ages welcome.  We provide instruction, tools and safety equipment.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by parents or guardian.  Contact: Quapaw Canoe Company 662-627-4070 or john@island63.com.
Paddling on the Sunflower River
Quapaw Canoe Company
Fundraiser for the Lower Mississippi River Foundation
9 am to 4 pm Thursday – Saturday (Pick your time and stay out as long as you want)
Canoe or kayak or SUP.  Paddle the beautiful (and muddy!) Sunflower River through downtown Clarksdale with the “back-door view” of Red’s Lounge, The Riverside Hotel.  Possible run through a Delta Wilderness with a take-out at Hopson Plantation.  Meet Location: Quapaw Canoe Company, 289 Sunflower Third Street & Sunflower, opposite GRIOT Arts). Contact: Shannon McMulkin 870-753-8954 or 662-627-4070.  $25/person includes paddles, life jackets and all necessary gear.  Fundraiser for the Lower Mississippi River Foundation.
1Mississippi — Can the River Count on You?
Quapaw Canoe Company
9 am to 4 pm Thursday – Saturday
In partnership with 1Mississippi – MRN – Mississippi River Network
Ongoing Exhibit and Southern campaign headquarters for the 1Mississippi River Citizen Program.  Come on over and learn about how you can help protect and better the waters of America, our drinking water, swimming water & lifeblood of the nation.  Become a River Citizen and join us in making the Mississippi River sparkle like the beautiful “Queen of Rivers” that she is. Contact: Mark “River” Peoples 662-902-1885 or email markriver@island63.com.
Saturday:
Coahoma County High School:
Student Art Sale & Fundraiser for Art Dept.
Quapaw Canoe Company
9 am to 4 pm Saturday
In partnership with Coahoma County High School
Students from Coahoma County Junior and Senior High School will have original paintings for sale that have local scenes and blues related images and artists.  The art pieces are really quite good quality with matting on the watercolors and decorated canvas frames for the acrylic paintings.  The students will receive 50% of the sales and the rest will go to purchase art supplies for all of the classes.  Students will be on hand for questioning about color choices, image selection and their use of the art principles in creating beautiful art.   Thank-you for supporting our youth and the arts!!!
Contact: John Ruskey, Quapaw Canoe Company, 291 Sunflower Avenue
Clarksdale, MS  38614, 662-902-7841, john@island63.com

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Start:
April 12
End:
April 15
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Venue

Quapaw Canoe Company
291 Sunflower Ave.
Clarksdale, MS 38614 United States
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Phone:
662-902-7841
Website:
www.island63.com