Unveiling Event: Rock, Paper, Scissors, June 17th

Join us at 1:15pm in downtown Turners Falls.
Join Turners Falls RiverCulture in celebrating the newest and most prominent public art in downtown Turners Falls, Saturday, June 17th.

Tim de Christopher is an internationally recognized artist and ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS is a much anticipated addition to downtown Turners Falls. The sculpture was selected last Spring from about 30 impressive proposals from throughout the country.

The sculpture is located at the seating area on the corners of Avenue A and Third Street. The afternoon’s activities will be set up on Third Street from the sculpture site to Canal Street. Throughout downtown shops and restaurants will be offering rock-paper-scissors specials!

10:30am
Geology Walking Tour with Steve Winters. Meet at the corner of Avenue A/ Third Street.
Amble your way back 200 million years when Turners Falls was nothing more than a huge muddy lake sitting on a cooled bed of lava! And then, there’s the story of the famous Armored Mudballs – claimed to be found nowhere else in the world but Turners Falls. Steve’s geo-tour of the village should take about 90 minutes.

1:00 pm
Free Hotdogs and Veggie Dogs!
Live Music by The Expandable Brass Band! Sidewalk Sales and downtown specials!
Geology Exhibitions by Ed Gregory and Jurassic Roadshow! Kids can make and decorate their own stone-carver hats!

2:00 pm
Formal ceremony and unveiling of ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

2:30 pm
Music by DJ Shannon
Rock Paper Scissors competition according to International Regulations.
$200 Cash Prize for the Winner and $50 for the Runner-up!
Participants must be age 8+.
$5 donation per person covers the prize money.
Dressing in costume is HIGHLY recommended. Prize for best TEAM COSTUME!
Participation is limited to 64. Please check in your team by 2:30 pm at the festival.

4:00pm
Tim de Christopher will speak about his work. Meet at the sculpture.

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