—Fiesta Days in BrawleyCalifornia.29-30 Barry Goldwater to give illus-trated talk on his recent tripdown the Colorado river, atHeard Museum, Phoenix, Ariz.DEC. 2 Argentinita's field company ofSpanish dancers, on artist seriesof University of Arizona, Tucson.2-3 Papago Fiesta celebrating feastof San Xavier, patron saint ofthe Old Mission, San XavierMission, Tucson, Arizona. Eve-ning events begin 7:30; solemnservices 9:30 a.m., Dec. 3- JuanDavis, chairman.5 Imperial Valley Associated cham-bers of commerce convention, Cal-exico, California.Imperial Highway association tomeet in El Centro, California.8 Third annual amateur rodeo,sponsored by Imperia
Peace Officers, at Imperial countyfair grounds, Imperial, California.10-JAN. 2 Christmas festival in Ma-drid, New Mexico.12 Fiesta of Nuestra Senora de Gua-dalupe, Santa Fe, New Mexico.14-15 Southern California Sierra clubmembers will explore Menagerieand Pastel canyons in the Mo-jave desert. For map and furtherinformation see Desert Magazine,December 1939. Leaders: Russelland Peggy Hubbard, 2071 Balm-er Dr., NOrmandie 5682, LosAngeles, California.15 Sixth annual dog show, PalmSprings, California. Open airshowing, all breeds.24 Night procession with cedartorches, Taos Pueblo, New Mex-
24 Christmas Eve Nativity scenes,Santa Fe, New Mexico.24 Dances after midnight mass, In-dian Pueblos of New Mexico.24 Jaycee Christmas Tree at Phoenix,Arizona High school stadium.Mat Meyers, chairman.25 Indian Deer Dance, Taos Pueb-
New Mexico.28-29 Pushawalla Canyon and WillisPalms, north of Edom, to be vis-ited by Sierra club. See map andstory in Desert Magazine, De-cember 1937. Leader: Tom No-
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Los Angeles, California.28-JAN. 1 Southwestern Sun Carnivaland Sun Bowl football game, ElPaso, Texas.29 Annual rendition of "The Mes-siah" by Salt Lake Oratorio so-ciety, with Salt Lake TabernacleChoir and assisting artists. W.Jack Thomas, chairman, UnionPacific Bldg., Salt Lake City,Utah.
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