Join CCUSD, Desert Foothills Library for Fun & Art in the Garden

CAVE CREEK – Enjoy a day of family fun while making your summer planning a breeze at Fun & Art in the Garden on April 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Desert Foothills Library.

Photos by Vickilyn Hussey
Photos by Vickilyn Hussey

The event Fun & Art offers children-friendly activities, art, entertainment and local summer activity sign-up options and is sponsored by Education & Community Services (ECS),  the Cave Creek Unified School District (CUUSD), and Desert Foothills Library.

“This is all about kids and summer,” explained ECS special event organizer Elaine Adrian.

There won’t be a dull moment. While parents and grandparents check out summer options for their families, the children will be engaged in fun activities.

“Education & Community Services and Desert Foothills Library are partners in this year’s Fun & Art in the Garden, and we’ve brought together as many local organizations as possible to help parents and grandparents plan summer activities for their children,” Adrian said.

Each of the 15 participating non-profit organizations will host a staffed informational table with material about their summer programs, along with a special fun activity for the children.

“All of the six ECS / CCUSD Child’s Play Preschools and all five ECS Kid’s Clubs are hosting an exhibit of really fantastic art,” said Adrian. “And the students love showing their artwork to friends and family.”

Grown-ups peruse the summer camps, classes, and programs, meanwhile the kids can be involved in an art activity, investigate a science project, go for a hike, read a book, cuddle an adoptable puppy. and enjoy the kid-centric art exhibition.  

Cactus Shadows High School Jazz Band will perform from 10 to 11 a.m., and Kevin Glenn’s voice students from noon to 1 p.m.  

Photos by Vickilyn Hussey
Photos by Vickilyn Hussey

“We’ll also have spontaneous moments of reading,” Adrian added enthusiastically, “I invited all my readers to join us on Saturday, select a book from the library’s children’s section, find a favorite spot and read to the children – and adults – who show up. The scheduled activities will be flexible and so much fun!”

Fun & Art in the Garden participants include Kiwanis, Desert Foothills Theater, Cave Creek Museum, Desert Foothills Library, Scully Learning Center, Sonoran Arts League, ECS (CCUSD), Child’s Play Preschool, First Things First, Desert Awareness, YMCA, Jubilate, Puppy Luv and Girl Scouts,

Reservations are not required, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd, Cave Creek. For more information and calendar of events, go to

ECS, a department of CCUSD and  provides quality, affordable courses, workshops and camps that meet student needs and interests. Classes are taught by CCUSD teachers, members of local nonprofit arts organizations, and outside vendors selected for their rigorous and creative instruction. Visit for the current ECS catalogue.