Nov. 28-30—Desert Peaks section of Si-erra club to climb Picacho peak inSouthern California and CastleDome in Arizona. Niles Werner,leader.
Indian Celebration,show and all-Indian rodeo, Mesa,Arizona.
—National Congress of Ameri-can Indians, fourth annual conven-tion, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
6—Imperial Highway associationmonthly meeting in El Centro, Cali-fornia. Dinner at Barbara Worthhotel at 7 p. m.
6-7—Sierra club hike, HiddenSprings from Box canyon, beyondMecca, California. Desert SteveRagsdale, leader.
7—Lecture and color pictures:"Cliff-dwellers of the Mesa Verde,Colorado," by Paul Coze, SouthwestMuseum, Los Angeles, California,3 p. m.
15—Approximate date annualSnow Cup race (Giant Slalom)sponsored by Salt Lake Jr. Chamberof Commerce, Utah.
21—Golf tournament open to allBoy Scouts, Imperial-Yuma council.Country club, Brawley, California.
24—La Posada, Christmas EveMexican ceremonies, Tucson, Ari-zona.
24—Midnight Mass, missionchurches at San Felipe, Laguna, Is-leta and other pueblos, New Mex-
25—Christmas day dances and cele-brations, Jemez, Santo Domingo,Tesuque, Santa Clara and otherpueblos, New Mexico.
28—Annual rendition of "The Mes-siah," with full symphony orchestra,oratorio chorus of 400 voices andguest soloists. Tabernacle, Salt LakeCity, Utah.Dec.—Exhibition, Paintings of theSouthwest by the late Edgar AlwinPayne. Southwest Museum, Los An-geles, California.Dec.—Shalako, house dedication andvisit of the Gods. Date indefinite,usually early December. Ceremoniesat night, photography prohibited.Zuni pueblo, New Mexico.Dec.—Papago Christmas ceremonial (ex-act date not available), Tucson, Ari-
stars!Once more cling fast
hope!For nothing marsThe inner Light that shines
dispense with hate
SUNSET. Photo taken
Yorkmountains near Needles, California,
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Yoakum, Parker, Arizona.December events
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