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central Arizona ........................................................ 12-15 cochise county..............................................................10 colorado river region ................................................ 24-25 events, Featured ...................................................... 16-17 April events ...............................................................4-5 May events ................................................................5-7 June events ...............................................................7-8 July events .....................................................................8 Globe Miami Area ...........................................................12 Grand canyon ...............................................................21 lodging.......................................................................... 29 Mesa .............................................................................. 15 Native American culture ................................................. 28 New Mexico .................................................................... 27 Northern AZ............................................................... 18-23 Page/lake Powell .........................................................21 Parker ............................................................................25 Pet Friendly Arizona ........................................................29 Phoenix Metro ........................................................... 14-15 Prescott Area ..................................................................20 rim country ...................................................................13 rV resorts & campgrounds......................................... 30-31 scottsdale ......................................................................14 southern Arizona ......................................................... 9-11 sW region ................................................................. 26-27 statewide Map .......................................................... 16-17 Tucson............................................................................11 White Mountains ....................................................... 22-23
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Springtime in Arizona, wildflowers are blooming, county fairs abound, while Spring Training and its flock of Snowbird fans are leaving. So let’s get back to our roots - after all, the roads can now be traveled more often, by fewer folks, since our visitors are from the Greater Southwest for the most part. In fact, 70% of Arizona’s population resides in Greater Phoenix Valley and Tucson, and they will soon be looking to “get out of the heat.” Some of the most treasured natural experiences and destinations in locations other than Metro Arizona are valued minimally by our tourism officials. As we experience perhaps the finest two months of weather one could wish for, and Summer warms us up as it sends us indoors, we depend on the Treasures of Northern Arizona, the White Mountains, and the Colorado River region to bring us comfort unlike any other. Metro areas like Phoenix/Tucson, etc., do make for what people see as Arizona, generally speaking. (I’m going to take heat for this.) Arizona is so much more than Golf Courses, Spa Resorts,

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Specialty Shopping. We have dedicated ourselves to informing you on just the kinds of things that you simply DO NOT find elsewhere. Now, as the economy propels us and compels us to re-invent ourselves, two items take hold as we speak. First, regional destinations: New Mexico, Utah and California... We have discovered our readers and regional advertisers agree, that Arizona and our neighboring states are a “no brainer” in terms of mutual travel. Check out our Southwest pages for some great ideas for summer fun. Secondly, Az Tourist News and The Radio Travel Network programming will be bringing all the latest in Arizona travel information to Southern California listeners. Pima County Fair and Az Tourist News tout Tucson as their hometown, and WE ARE BOTH proud. Every year we feature the fair and you would think that it would be a struggle to find something different to say. But no! Each year the Pima County Fair brings exciting new acts, new thrills, new discounts, and other surprises. In fact, we have FIVE full pages of events for you to enjoy... pick out your favorites and hit the road with Az Tourist News at your side. Wishing you safe driving and happy journeys! Ciao,

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30 million records sold, Nugent’s raucous, intense live music still captivates audiences today. Some of his best known songs include “Free For All,” “Dog Eat Dog,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Motor City Madhouse,” and “Great White Buffalo.” Following on April 18 are The Commodores, one of the most successful groups on the Motown label with numerous hits including “Brick House”, “Three Times A Lady” and “Nightshift”, which won them their first Grammy. The composition of the group has changed over the years, but the hits have continued. Fans won’t want to miss this performance! Atreyu starts the second weekend with their hard-hitting concert on April 23. These dynamic songwriters’ fourth album “Lead Sails Paper Anchor” reached #1 on three of The Billboard’s album charts: Top Rock, Top Hard Rock, and Top Alternative Albums. Their fifth and latest album “Congregation of the Damned” is as subversive, heavy and unrelenting as ever. For a change of pace on April 24, country music artist Jake Owen takes to the stage. This Grammy-Award nominee has celebrated five consecutive hit singles including the Top 10 “Startin’ With Me” and the #2 “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You.” His current single “Eight Second Ride” is inside the top 15 on the Country radio charts. The final concert on April 25 features La Banda el Recodo with its classic lineup of clarinets, trumpets, trombones, bass drum, and snare drum. Over the past four decades, the group has performed a mixture of Latin dance tunes, jazz swing, and classical music and recorded more than 178 records. Did you see the blockbuster film “Evan Almighty”? Come see the baboons that have starred in numerous motion pictures in “Wild about Monkeys,” the only traveling animal exhibition that features trained baboons. Learn, laugh - and love this show! For some wonderful fun, check out Nancy Kobert’s Amazing World Of Birds Show. Colorful parrots talk, sing and fly free to land on eager volunteers, Australia’s laughing kookaburra rocks the house with its cry, while a rare Egyptian sacred ibis swoops and dives through the crowd.

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mmm, just reading the word indulge makes me think “chocolate” - what do you think of? Dinner at your favorite restaurant, fun nights out, buying something you want even though you don’t need it? It’s getting harder to indulge ourselves in this economy ... but once a year the Pima County Fair rolls round, offering hours of pleasure you CAN afford! Come to the fair with family and friends for hours of non-stop shows, concerts, and activities all included in the price of admission, unchanged at $7.00, $2.00 for kids. Admission is even less on special discount days (see box below).

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has the audience coming back for more and Tyzen Master of Laughter, whose high energy show combining comedy, magic and hypnosis will have you rolling in the aisle.

More NEW for You! Another innovation to make your fair experience the best it can be: Moms with babies will be delighted to learn that there is a Mother’s Convenience Area and baby changing station. All you “texters” out there, try the Text Messaging contests to win unlimited ride wristbands! Bloggers, we need your input! Head to pimacountyfair.blogspot.com and share your opinions and ideas. Don’t Forget the Tried and True The backbone of every county fair are family and friends, the gardening, livestock and homemaking exhibits and contests, 4-H, the carnival rides and midway games, and all the many vendors that bring back countless memories every year. Back by popular demand are more old favorites: the elephant rides, pony rides, the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Adoption, the Sea Lion Splash, Demolition Derby, Freak Show and more. Take a break from the workaday world and indulge yourself... with all the pleasures at the Pima County Fair!

Indulge your love of thrills! Rides and games are discounted too. NEW this year is a 3rd wristband night and $1.00 games on select days. Give into your desires for all that great fair food! NEW this year is discounted food on April 20th during happy hour from 4-6 pm. Sample one-dollar menu items - how about a funnel cake for only $1.00 - YUM! $40 Concert Tickets? Not at the Fair! Indulge your passion for music! A choice of SIX concerts will rock your world but not your wallet. FREE with admission, there are performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings both weekends. Kicking off on April 16 is singer, songwriter, dancer and actor Jason Derulo. His smash debut single “Whatcha Say” went double platinum and hit No. 1 on three of The Billboard’s charts: Hot 100, Rhythmic and Pop. His style blends pop, rock, electronic and R&B elements - check it out! Hard rock and heavy metal fans won’t want to miss Ted Nugent on April 17. With more than 34 albums released and

Sharks, Baboons and Birds, Oh My! There’s much more ... it’s awesome! Dazzled by Fire, Illusion Indulge your fancy for things wild and strange with the many NEW animal acts Indulge your fascination with fire as coming to the fair this year. All are FREE you watch the Elemental Artistry Fire with admission. Performance Troupe. Since 2004 they have For starters, the Live Shark Show is the carefully blended dance, theater and fire maONLY traveling shark show in the US! nipulation to produce shows with top quality Watch a diver enter a 7000-gallon saltwaeducation and cutting edge fire- and bellyter tank and interact with various species dance performance. You’ll have a chance to including a nurse shark, lemon shark, brown enjoy these spectacular and exciting shows 3 shark, and sand-tiger shark. Each season the times each day. sharks are released back into the ocean, their Looking for laughter? Try Hypno Joe’s permanent home. amazing and hilarious hypnosis show that

PIMA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Houghton Rd. South of I/10 Exit #275 (one mile) Gate Hours Weekdays: Noon Weekends: 10 am Tucson Weekly Carnival Hours Mon. - Fri.: Sat. & Sun.: Admission Adults: Children 6 - 10: 5 & under: Parking:

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April 15 – FREE ADMISSION TODAY from 12 - 3 pm with two cans of food. Citadel Broadcasting presents Dr. Pepper Wristband Day! April 19 – DISCOUNT DAY! Good News Communications and KLOVE present Family Discount Day! $2.00 parking, $2.00 admission! It’s also the KCEE Senior Celebration with fun activities at the Stella Artois Cantina from 12-2 pm. April 23 – KFMA presents Atreyu in concert at 8 pm on the Budweiser Main Stage. Military Appreciation Day - $2.00 admission with ID. April 24 – KIIM FM presents Jake Owen in concert at 8 pm on the Budweiser Main Stage! Demolition Derby at 4 pm. Large stock auction. April 25 – 102.1 La Caliente presents Banda el Recodo de Don Cruz Lizarraga at 7:30 pm on the Budweiser Main Stage! Final tractor pulls. Small stock auction.

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April 16 – KRQ and KOHT present Jason Derulo in concert at 8 pm on the Budweiser Main Stage. April 20 – DISCOUNT DAY! Journal Broadcast Group presents $1.00 rides on the Tucson Weekly Carnival starting at 3 pm! April 17 – 96.1 KLPX presents Ted Nugent in concert at Discounted fair food 4-6 pm. 8 pm on the Budweiser Main Stage. Model A/Model T Car Show 10 am - 3 pm, tractor pulls, NEW Figure 8 Racing event April 21 – NEW! FREE ADMISSION TODAY FROM 12-3 at 4 pm. PM WITH ANY WENDY’S RESTAURANT RECEIPT. Arizona Lotus presents Dr. Pepper Wristband Day! April 18 – MEGA 106.3 presents the Legends of Motown the Commodores in concert at 7:30 pm on the Budweiser Main April 22 – Clear Channel Communications presents Dr. Pepper Stage. Low Rider Car Show 10 am - 3 pm, more tractor pulls. Wristband Day!

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APR 8-11 CAVE CREEK Fiesta Days Weekend Cave Creek Memorial Arena - Golf Tournament & Miss Rodeo Arizona Pageant on 8th, WPRA Rodeo & Mutton Bustin’ on 9th, dance on 9-10th, parade on 10th, PRCA Rodeo performances on 10-11th. For times, locations, prices: www.fiestadaysrodeo.com 480-488-4043 APR 9-10 LAKE HAVASU CITY XDL Sportbike Freestyle Championship SARA Park, Havasu 95 Speedway - Tickets: $10 on 4/9, $20 on 4/10, kids 12 & under are free. www. xdlshow.com 310-450-5156 APR 9-10 SURPRISE Beatles Weekend Celebration Kokopelli Winery & Bistro, 14719 W Grand Ave - Beatles tribute bands, trivia contests, fun food offerings, great wine & beer and prizes for the best costumes. 623-556-4810 APR 9-11 CAVE CREEK Art, Craft & More Frontier Town (Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery), 6245 E Cave Creek Rd - Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, free adm & parking. 602-789-7222 APR 10 PAYSON Payson Civil War Reenactment - The Battle of Payson Experience history and drama as 150+ actors from We Make History with full artillery and costumes will bring this fun and educational experience to life. www.paysonrimcountry.com or 928-474-5242 x7 APR 10 MORRISTOWN 3rd Annual Grand Desert Days Festival Hwy 60 & Castle Hot Springs Rd - Classic car displays, parade, arts & crafts, fire dept. Chili Cookoff, live entertainment, old fashioned games for all ages, ice cream eating contest, stick horse gymkhana, Arizona authors book signings, free, 9a-4p. 623-3415977 APR 10-11 TUBAC Hidden Treasures of Santa Cruz Valley, Open Studio Tour Tubac Center of the Arts - Rare chance to meet artists at work as well as visit some beautiful scenic S. AZ. Self-guided, FREE. Tour Sampler Exhibition on display concurrently at the Tubac Center of the Arts. 520-398-2371 APR 10-11 DOUGLAS Cochise County Fair Assoc. Horse Races Fairgrounds - Quarterhorse & Thoroughbred live racing, pari-mutuel wagering under direction of AZ Dept of Racing. Gates open at noon. Adm: $3, parking free. 520-364-3819 APR 10-11 LAKE HAVASU CITY Triple Crown Sports Baseball by the Bridge Various ball fields - Kids’ baseball tournament, ages 8-14. www.triplecrownsports.com 480-563-7500 APR 15-18 YUMA Yuma Birding & Nature Festival Field trips, seminars, Colorado River canoe & jetboat trips, SegwaYuma Historic Heritage Tours, Castle Dome Mines Ghost Town Tours, Horse Tanks Evening Hike with cookout, lots more. 928-376-0100 APR 15-25 TUCSON Pima County Fair Pima County Fairgrounds - Don’t miss this combination of carnival, livestock, displays, great attractions, demolition derby, vendors & fabulous concerts, $7/$2. www.Pimacountyfair.com, 520-762-FAIR APR 16-17 EAGAR Chrome in the Dome Classic Car Show Round Valley HS Dome - Indoor “Show and Shine” - Fr regis. Sa: show, awards, vendors; join us for food, fun and fantastic cars! $2 adm, Fr starts 5p, Sa 8a-4p. 866-733-2123 APR 16-17 CHANDLER Beatles Weekend Celebration Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - Beatles tribute bands, trivia contests, fun food offerings, great wine & beer and prizes for the best costumes. 480-792-6927 APR 16-18 SALOME Arizona Outback Spring Fiddlefest Lion’s Club - Fiddler’s jam sessions, lunch & dinner and more, 10a-close, free adm. 928-859-4621 APR 16-18 MIAMI Miami BoomTown Spree Sullivan Street - Arizona State Mining Championship, Copper Crawl 5K & 13K hill runs, parade, street fair, live entertainment, stair climb, bed races, Fr 5-9p, Sa 9a-9p, Su 10a-5p, free adm. 928-473-4185, www. miamiboomtownspree.org APR 17 YUMA 3rd Annual ARTbeat Historic Downtown Yuma, Yuma Art Center, 254 S Main Street - Juried, outdoor fine art exhibit, 50+ local, regional & international artists. Music, performing artists, refreshments, 9a-3p, free adm. 928-373-5202 APR 17 WICKENBURG NatureFest Hassayampa River Preserve, N. US Hwy 60 - A day of outdoor fun for the entire family, see live birds, animals and snakes, 8a-3p, $5 adults, kids free. 928-684-2772 APR 17 PAYSON No Quarter, Tribute to Led Zeppelin Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center - No Quarter, the ultimate tribute to Led Zeppelin, doors open 6:30p, concert 7-9:30p. Tickets $10. 800-777-7529, ext. 5404 APR 17-18 ORACLE 18th Annual Oracle Artist Studio Tour Hwy 77 NE of Tucson - 60+ artists will present their classic, contemporary and collectible works at home studios, galleries and historic-site venues, 10a-4p. free. Self-guiding map at tour welcome center, 1880 American Ave. 520-896-2234 APR 17-18 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 APR 17-18 PARKER BlueWater Resort & Casino Spring Powerboat Classic Championship Circle Boat Races on the Colorado River, an American Power Boat Assoc. sanctioned event. Some of the fastest boats in the nation. Adm free, racing starts 9a. For info, Ross: 310-318-4012 APR 17-18 SEDONA Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Tequa Shopping Center, 7000 Hwy 179 (Hilton Hotel) - Featuring unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4, free admission & free parking. 602-789-7222 APR 18 TUCSON Greater Arizona Bicycle Swap Meet Fourth Ave - Everything about or for bikes; clothing, gear, bicycles of every description, parts, great prices & selection, free adm, 6a-1p. www.fourthavenue.org 520-624-5004 APR 20-24 TUCSON Tucson International Mariachi Conference TCC - Workshops; Thurs: Participant Showcase & Guinness World Record Attempt; Fri: Espectacular Concert; Sat: Reid Park - outdoor fiesta w/ food, arts & crafts, Mariachis & Folklorico dancers, 10a-10p. Call for ticket info. 520-838-3908 APR 22-24 LAKE HAVASU CITY 12th Annual Desert Storm Poker Run & Shootout Thurs: Main Street Boat Show & Street Party, 5-10p. Fri: Poker Run 8a-10p. Sat Shoot-out 8a-10p. www.lakeracerllc.com 602-578-5975 APR 22-24 KINGMAN Kingman Hog Days & Poker Rally Poker run highlighting the scenic rides around Kingman, including into the cool pines of the Hualapai Mountains and down historic Rt 66. 866-427-7866 APR 22-25 COTTONWOOD Annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival Dead Horse Ranch State Park - Field trips, guided walks, workshops, exhibits, vendors. NEW trips every year. Register starting Feb. 1: www.birdyverde.org; Info: 928-282-2202 APR 22-25 WINSLOW Winslow Railroad Days Downtown - Model trains from all over the region, several layouts, railroad history, vendors and more. Come visit this genuine railroad town! 928-289-2434, www.winslowarizona.org
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open at noon. For the admission of only $3.00 you’ll have all the fun of on track pari-mutuel wagering, food and drink booths, and live entertainment daily. There will be special races every day, with the El Moro de Cumpas Stakes Trials and the Santa Cruz Derby Trials. Turn losing tickets into winners in the daily drawing for $50.00! Racing Programs are available in advance and on race days for $2.00. Location: 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Rd. Don’t miss the action! 520-364-3819

And... they’re off! Live Quarterhorse and Thoroughbred racing takes place at the Cochise County Fairgrounds in Douglas, Arizona on April 10 & 11. Gates

The Yuma Art Center will host the 3rd Annual ARTbeat. This award-winning, juried, outdoor fine art exhibit on Main Street in Historic Downtown features 50-plus local, regional, and international artists, several whose art is well known statewide and also nationally. ARTbeat-3 is FREE to the public and draws attention to the large number and variety of artists who actively practice their craft in the Yuma area. ARTbeat artists exhibit works in painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, drawing, jewelry, and glass, among others. Enjoy the opportunity to talk to the artists about their work and purchase directly. Inside the Yuma Art Center Galleries you’ll find entertainment by several performing art groups and additional fine art exhibits. Refreshment will be sold both inside and outside at the event. Hours are 9 am to 3 pm. 928-373-5202

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On Saturday, April 24 from 10am-4pm, Sonoita Vineyards presents its annual Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards ceremony and festival (Blessing ceremony at 12 noon). Admission is $15 at the door - no reservations are required. Admission includes wine tasting and souvenir glass, 4 tickets for special food and wine pairing, winery tours, live music and dancing. Lunch may be purchased on-site from 2 local restaurants as well as wine-bythe-glass. Arizona Horseback Experience (520-4555696) will be offering on-site horseback and horse drawn wagon rides as well as a 2-hour trail ride package to the winery. Sonoita Vineyards’ other annual festivals are HarvestFest (July31 & August 1, 2010) and St. Martin’s New Release Festival (November 13, 2010). Located 3 miles south of Elgin at 290 Elgin-Canelo Road, Elgin, AZ 85611. 520-455-5893 www.sonoitavineyards.com

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APR 23-24 PIMA Annual Heritage Days BBQ Fri 5-7p, Cowboy Breakfast Sat 7-9a, Farm Museum & Main Museum displays, entertainment & Pima All School Reunion (every 5th year-this is the year!). Commemorative coins avail. 928-485-3032 APR 23-25 WILLCOX 27th Annual Ann Boyd Wade Foundation Fine Art and Photography Show Willcox Community Center (312 W. Stewart St) Judged show, largest in southern Az; drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography by all ages, amateurs and professionals; Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3. Artists reception Sat 2-5p. Free adm. 520-384-5510 APR 23-25 TUCSON BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Pima County Fair at Fairgrounds - Bureau of Land Management will offer wild horses & burros for adoption, 9a-5p. Fri. preview day, Sat. silent auction, Sun. adopt remaining animals. Dates and locations subject to change. 1-866-4MUSTANGS (468-7826) APR 23-25 BENSON Bluegrass in the Park Lions Park - Workshops, jam sessions, great lineup of bands including Gold Wing Express, Cedar Hill, Lonesome Traveler and more, call for ticket information. RV Camping free with 3-day pass. 520-586-2842 APR 23-25 NOGALES, AZ & NOGALES, SON Charles Mingus Hometown Jazz Festival Memorial Park - Free concert on Fri. night & Sat. daytime, food booths and displays. Big Band Gala Concert Sat. eve - guests Pierre Poree & Rodney Glassman, Sun. Margarita Jazz Brunch with Crotty & O’Neill Quintet. 520-287-3685 or ktittelbaugh@ hotmail.com APR 23-25 SEDONA Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627 APR 23-25 TUCSON 13th Annual Last Chance Cat Show The Hotel Arizona, 181 W Broadway Blvd - Different breeds of cats compete: Persian, Ragdoll, Maine Coon, Bengal, Savannah & many more! Fri. 4-9p, Sat-Sun. 10a-4p. Come & watch! www.coatimondi.com APR 23-25 PHOENIX Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Westcor Biltmore Shopping Center, 24 St. & Camelback - Featuring unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 9a-4p, free admission & free parking. 602-789-7222 APR 24 ORACLE 25th Annual Oracle Oaks Festival Oracle Community Center - Carnival, parade, car show, art & craft vendors, book sale, live music, raffles, food vendors & BBQ, 9a-late afternoon & beyond. 520-896-9326 APR 24 TEMPE My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge Tempe Beach Park, Mill Ave & Rio Salado Pkwy - 75+ professional & amateur chefs, salsa & margarita judging, salsa sampling, live music, 11a-6p. Adults-$8 in adv, $10 at gate, ages 12 & under free. 602-955-3947 APR 24 BISBEE Earth Day Festival Vista Park in the Warren district - Educational & environmental booths, arts & crafts, live entertainment, mini massages, traditional May pole & children’s activities, Farmer’s Market, 8a-2p. 520-432-7692 APR 24 ELGIN Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards Festival Sonoita Vineyards - Blessing at noon, $15 admission incl’s souvenir glass, wine tasting (4 new releases), food/wine pairings, winery tours, live music. Lunch, horseback rides & wagon rides for additional cost. 10a-4p. 520-455-5893 APR 24 PAYSON 18th Annual Beeline Cruise-In Green Valley Park - Car Show presented by Rim Country Classic Auto Club. Raffles, a 50-50 drawing, oldies music, vehicle judging/ awards, vendors, 8a-5p. 928-472-3236 or 928-595-1980 APR 24 TUCSON 29th Annual Solar Expo & Potluck Catalina State Park - Exhibits & demos of solar cooking, water heaters, photovoltaics and more, kids’ activities, feast at 5p. Expo 10a-6p, set up by 9a if cooking. Park fee waived for event. 520-749-3538 APR 24 SUPERIOR Artisans at the Arboretum Boyce Thompson Arboretum - 40 art, craft & food booths offer unique paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry and more courtesy of the Gold Canyon Soroptimists, 11a-3p. Adm: $7.50 adults, $3 kids 5-12, open 8a-4p. 520-689-2811 APR 24 MARICOPA 6th Annual Salsa Festival Pacana Park, 1900 N. Porter Rd - Salsa competition, live music, beer and margarita garden, kids zone, junior salsa bar, salsa lessons, $1,000 for best overall salsa, also artist’s alley, free, 5-9p. 520-568-9098 APR 24-25 SONOITA 95th Annual Sonoita Horse Races Santa Cruz Fairgrounds - Simulcast wagering from Turf Paradise. Concessions on ground. Post time 1p, $4/adults, ages 12 & under free. 520-455-5553 APR 24-25 GLOBE Gila County Spring Rodeo & Parade Gila County Fair Grounds - Grand Canyon Assoc. rodeo w/local & professional cowboys, Sat 5p, Sun 1p, $10 per carload. Parade Sat 11a downtown & rodeo dance Sat 8p after rodeo. 928-425-0066 APR 24-25 LAKE HAVASU CITY Lake Havasu Grand Prix The Nautical Beachfront Resort, 1000 McCulloch Blvd - Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Assoc. (POPRA) boat race on a closed course, 8a-6p. 530-525-1638 APR 30-MAY 1 GLOBE Cinco de Mayo Tex-Mex-Fest Globe Community Center - Concerts by bands Tierra and Little Joe y La Familia. Daytime activities: games, live entertainment, 50+ vendors, Battle of the Mariachi Bands & more. Fri noon-late, Sat 10a-late. $30 1-day, $50 2-day pass. Tickets online: www.ticketleap.com APR 30-MAY 2 SIERRA VISTA Festival of the Southwest On Fort Huachuca, open to the public - Carnival, live music, entertainment, food & craft vendors. Fri. 4p-11p, Sat. Noon-11p, Sun. Noon-5p. Free adm. 5K Mutt March Sat. 7:30a, $10. Regis: 520-538-0836; carnival tickets: 520-533-2404 APR 30-MAY 2 SELIGMAN-KINGMAN-TOPOCK 23rd Annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run Open to all street legal vehicles. 125-mile pleasure cruise includes Show-N-Shine, live entertainment, dinner/dance, vendors. 928-753-5001 APR 30-MAY 2 SEDONA Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627 APR 30-MAY 2 SCOTTSDALE Fine Art & Fine Craft Show The Borgata, 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd. - Featuring unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat. & Sun. 9a-5p, free admission & free parking. 602-789-7222 MAY 1 CHLORIDE All Town Yard Sale Citizens of Chloride & surrounding communities, lots of bargains on antiques & general treasures, gunfight re-enactments, bake sale. Pick up a map of sale locations at the Visitor Center. 928-565-4888 MAY 1 YARNELL Yarnell Daze Classic Car Show, arts & crafts vendors, live music, 9a-4p. Visit the world famous Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountains, area restaurants, art galleries & antique stores. 928-427-6262 MAY 1 TUCSON Tucson Street Rod Association’s Rodders Days Fourth Ave - See 250+ hot rods on display. Paint jobs that cost more than a new Yugo, chrome that has never seen a bug! Free adm, 8a-3p. 520-624-5004, www.fourthavenue.org MAY 1 GRAND CANYON 3rd Annual Celebrate Wildlife Day Shrine of the Ages - Learn about regional wildlife and the work of wildlife biologists, indoor and outdoor programs w/ exhibits, touch tables, informal activities, 10a-5p with special evening programs also. 928-6387958 MAY 1 GOLDEN VALLEY Earth Day Festival Chamber of Commerce, 3395 N Verde Rd - Informational seminars, earth recycled friendly crafts, products/rebates/hybrids, vendors, food, music, children’s art contest, 9a-9p, free adm. 928-565-3311 MAY 1 WINDOW ROCK ZooFest Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park - Only tribal zoo in the US; learn about animals and plants native to the Navajo Nation, tour a Hogan. Handmade arts & crafts; face-painting, zoo games, inflatable games; door prize, free, 9a-6p. 928-871-6574 MAY 1-2 SONOITA 95th Annual Sonoita Horse Races Santa Cruz Fairgrounds - Simulcast wagering from Kentucky Derby (on the 1st) and Turf Paradise. Traditional mint juleps! Concessions on ground. Post time 1p, $4/adults,12 & under free. 520-455-5553 MAY 7-9 PAYSON Payson Art League ‘Neath the Rim’ Open Studio Tour 21 juried artists exhibiting in 16 studio locations, fine art and fine craft. Demonstrations, refreshments, 10a-5p daily, map at chamber and library, free adm. 928-474-6071 MAY 7-9 PAGE Page/Lake Powell Cruisin’ Page City Park - All Makes, Models, Years of Trucks, Cars & Motorcycles welcome. www.pagechamber. com, chamber@pagechamber.com, 928-645-2741 MAY 8 GANADO Native American Art Auction Hubbell Trading Post - 400+ items incl weavings, Pueblo Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, baskets. Preview 9-11a, auction noon - Daylight Saving Time. Also outdoor market. Free adm. 928-755-3475 MAY 8 PAYSON 15th Annual Wildlife Fair Green Valley Park - Learn more about Arizona’s natural environment. Hands-on activities, free fishing, games, get a close up look at wildlife, free adm, 9a-6p. 928-474-5242, ext 7 MAY 8 KINGMAN 10k/5k Race & 3 Mile Walk for Hospice Powerhouse Visitor Center on Route 66 - Run through historic downtown Kingman, $25 adult & $15 child before May 1st, $30 thereafter for adults. Benefits KRMC Hospice. www.azkrmc.com 928-757-0664 MAY 8 PRESCOTT Highland Games Watson Lake, 3010 N Hwy 89 - Scottish & Highland dancers, pipe bands, Celtic music & entertainment, food & drink, merchandise vendors, clans, sheep dog demos, kids activities, Jacobite re-enactors, genealogy, 9a-7p, adults $12; seniors/ students $10. 928-443-1422

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MAY 8-9 ST. DAVID Fiesta de la Primavera Holy Trinity Monastery - 140 arts & crafts vendors, variety of meals avail, entertainment, mass on Sat & Sun, raffles, gift shop, Monastery bakery, thrift store, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, $3 parking. 520-720-4642 MAY 8-9 KINGMAN Annual Festival of the Arts Kingman Campus of Mohave Community College - Artists, jewelers, craftsmen of all kinds, food, entertainment, kids activities, Sa 10a-5p, Su 10a-4p. Free adm. 1-866-339-7294 MAY 8-9 PRESCOTT 24th Spring Festival of Fine Art & Crafts Courthouse Plaza - Juried show with over 150 artists, art demonstrations daily, “Pandemonium” steel drum band plays on Sat. Hours: Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 9-4, free admission. 928-445-2510 MAY 8-9 CHINO VALLEY 6th Annual Mother’s Day Art & Wine Fair Granite Creek Vineyards & Winery - Treat your Mom and family! View local artists’ displays, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food & wine served at the scenic, historic farm and vineyards, 11a-5p. 928-636-2003 MAY 8-9 ZUNI, NM Mothers’ Day & Graduation Arts Market Zuni Visitor & Arts Center, 1239 Hwy 53 - Good variety of authentic Zuni arts, buy directly from the artists, 10a-5p, free adm. 505-782-7238 MAY 8-9 WILLIAMS Grand Canyon Railway Presents: National Train Day Train activities include special locomotive & caboose tours and model train layouts; live entertainment; a special running of the Cataract Creek Rambler Steam Engine. 800-863-0546 MAY 13-15 PAYSON Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo Payson Multi Event Ctr, Hwy 87 - Thurs: women’s events, entry a can of food. Fri & Sat: PRCA rodeo, adm. $14 /$12 Srs 65+/$10 kids, 7 & under free; “tough enough to wear pink” performance for breast cancer on Fri. Gates open 5p, show 7p. 928-468-6684 MAY 13-15 KINGMAN KABAM Book Festival & Spring Street Fair Historic downtown - Thurs poetry slam 6-9p, Fri author’s reception 6-8p, Sat book festival, entertainment, vendors, Chillin’ on Beale Street w/ classic cars, 10a-9p. Free adm. www.kingmantourism.org 866-427-7866 MAY 14 PINETOP Outdoor Expo and Fashion Show Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Find a White Mountain adventure that fits into your vacation plans. Info about hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, and much more! 800-929-8744 MAY 14-16 SAFFORD BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Graham County Fairgrounds - Bureau of Land Management will offer wild horses & burros for adoption, 9a-5p. Fri. preview day, Sat. silent auction, Sun. adopt remaining animals. Dates and locations subject to change. 1-866-4MUSTANGS (468-7826) MAY 15 PAYSON Aero Fair Payson Municipal Airport - Classic & light sport aircraft. Vintage & classic cars. Airplane rides, crafts, food vendors, pancake breakfast (till 10:30a), FREE adm, 7:30a-2p. www.paysonairport.com 928-472-4748 MAY 15 FORT APACHE 11th Annual Fort Apache Heritage Reunion Fort Apache - Apache performances, incl Apache Crown Dancers. Procession, speakers, arts & craft/ food vendors, guided tours of historic bldg’s, free adm, 9a-4p. 928-338-4625 MAY 15 SUPERIOR Cruisin Main Main St. - Classic Car cruise night. Call for more info. 520-689-0200 MAY 15 PAYSON Evil Waze - Tribute to Carlos Santana Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center - Evil Waze, the ultimate tribute to the music and likeness of Carlos Santana, doors open 6:30p, concert 7-9p. Tickets $10. 800-777-7529, ext. 5404 MAY 15-16 JEROME 45th Annual Historic Home & Building Tour Arizona’s longest running home tour. Wear walking shoes. Not handicap accessible. 9a-3p, $12 adults, $6 children 3-12, ages 2 & under free. For info call Coleen: 928-649-3847 MAY 15-16 SEDONA Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Tequa Shopping Center, 7000 Hwy 179 (Hilton Hotel) - Featuring unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4, free admission & free parking. 602-789-7222
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MAY 16-22 KANAB, UT 4th Annual Amazing Earthfest! Celebrate land and life on the Colorado Plateau with over 30 adventure and experiential learning events in Botany, Wildlife, Native Culture, Pioneer History, Entertainment, Hiking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Dinosaurs, Rock Art, Science, Ethics, Astronomy, and Documentary Films. Most events are free. www. amazingearthfest.com, 435-644-5033 MAY 22-23 PHOENIX Arizona Highways Travel Show Phoenix Convention Center, Hall F - Plan your vacation! Get ideas, learn about the events, attractions & amenities offered around the great state of Arizona, 10a-5p, adm. $5, children 10 & under free w/ adult. www.arizonahighwaystravelshow.com MAY 28-30 SILVER CITY, NM 15th Silver City Blues Festival Gough Park - FREE concerts with renowned blues musicians including Guitar Shorty, Tony Furtado & Mollie O’Brien as well as regional and local performers and hundreds of vendors. 888-758-7289 or www. mimbresarts.org MAY 28-31 SPRINGERVILLE / EAGAR Round Valley Roundup Museum, historical park and archaeological tours. Pancake b’fast, junior rodeo, sidewalk sales, art walk, free movie, fishing derby, BBQ and dance. Most activities take place Sat. Call for details. 866-733-2123 MAY 29 PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO Pagosa Fiber Arts Festival Navajo Rug Auction Pagosa Community Center - Contemporary and antique Navajo Rugs of all sizes & prices. Preview 10a, auction at 5p, free adm. www.pagosafiberfestival.com MAY 29 CHINO VALLEY Special Memorial Day Weekend Celebration! Granite Creek Vineyards & Winery - Live music featuring Trees Leave straight from Nashville, with guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo playing alternative folk/rock. Food available for purchase. 928-636-2003 MAY 29-30 WILLIAMS Rendezvous in Williams Buckskinners Black Powder Shoot Sat noon-4, Traders Row w/tepees, tomahawk throw, vendors all weekend. Also on Sat: Memorial Day Parade 11a, Spring Craft Show 9a-5p, bounce houses, and 4-H BBQ 11a-1p. 800-863-0546

MAY 29-30 BISBEE Bisbee Mineral Show Queen Mine - View and purchase extraordinary minerals from renowned collections, tour Bisbee’s famous underground mine, 9a-5p. 520-432-2071 MAY 29-30 PINE 30th Annual Pine-Strawberry Arts & Crafts Festival Community Center, Hwy 87 - 75 booths of handmade arts & crafts, pancake b’fast, food vendors, quilters raffle, kids’ activities, town full of antique shops. Sat 8-5, Sun 8-4, free. 928-476-6537 or 928-978-0469 MAY 29-30 PRESCOTT 6th Annual Southwest Indian Art Festival Smoki Museum - Celebrates Native arts & culture. Dancers, flute players, artists display & sell works, food booths, Children’s Craft Center. Sa 10-5, Su 10-4, Adults $5, seniors $4, 12 & under free. 928-445-1230 MAY 29-30 FLAGSTAFF 20th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts & Culture Museum of Northern Arizona - The A:shiwi people will share Zuni language, lifeways and traditional music & dances. Be inspired by weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers, potters & painters. 9a-5p, $7-$4, age 6 & under free. 928-774-5213 MAY 29-30 GRANTS -ZUNI -GALLUP, NM Ancient Way Arts Festival Market Regional Arts Trail Festival from Grants to Zuni to Gallup. Arts festivals, markets, open studios & more along Hwy’s 53 & 602. Zuni event features arts market, traditional dances, demos, 10a-5p. www.ancientwayartstrail.com MAY 29-31 TAOS, NM Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Festival Kit Carson Park - Selected work by artists from Taos, the region, and several states in a fun park setting with food and entertainment, Sat. & Sun. 10a-5p, Mon. 10a-4p. 575-758-1264 MAY 29-31 TOMBSTONE Wyatt Earp Days Allen St. - In honor of the West’s famous lawman. Gunfighting Skit Competition w/ reenactors from 3 states, street entertainment 10a-4p daily, Chili Cookoff on Sun., Historic Costume Competition (Tentative) and more! 520-457-3511 or 520-457-3451 MAY 29-31 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627

In the Village of Oak Creek on Hwy 179, Gateway to Sedona On your way to Sedona stop by and view the works of 45-60 artists. Works for sale include paintings, jewelry, leather, sculpture, pottery, and much more. Bell Rock Plaza 10am - 5pm Factory Outlet 9am - 6pm April 9-11 April 30- May 2 June 4-6 April 17-18 May 29-31 April 23-25 May 21-23 July 2-4 May 15-16 June 12-13 For more information call Donna • 928-284-9627

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Taylor Trapper Days
May 29, 2010
Taylor Rodeo Park

In beautiful Taylor, Arizona

10am-5pm 21 juried artists exhibit in 16 studio locations. Demonstrations • Refreshments Free Admission, maps at Rim Country Chamber of Commerce (Hwy. 87 & Main) The Payson Library, 328 N. McLane Rd. 928-474-6071

May 7-9,2010

Saturday Events Include: Veterans Memorial Program Trail Ride • Pit Bull Weight Pull Vintage Tractor Display • BBQ Mutt Show • Barrel Racing Taylor Country Show and Dance
Also, Monday May 31st, 5pm Tours of Historic sites and homes in Taylor Food • Music • Wagon Rides

928-536-7366 • trapperdays.com

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MAY 29-31 PRESCOTT 36th Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale Courthouse Plaza - Int’l juried show, 120 of America’s greatest Western artists; Quick-draw Competition Sat & Sun 2p; Miniatures Show at museum. Sat & Sun 9-5, Mon 9-3. Free adm. 928-778-1385 MAY 29-31 TAYLOR Taylor Trapper Days Taylor Veteran’s Memorial & Rodeo Park - Pancake b’fast, trail ride, memorial service, vintage tractor show, Pit Bull Terrier Weight Pull, BBQ, barrel racing, Taylor Country Show & Dance. No events on 30th. Mon, 31st - wagon rides and tours of historic sites & homes in Taylor. www.trapperdays.com 928-536-7366 MAY 29-31 FLAGSTAFF Memorial Weekend Fine Art & Craft Show Wheeler Park, Aspen & Hwy. 180 (Humphrey) downtown - Sat-Mon, unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft. Sat & Sun 9a-5p, Mon 9a-4p, free admission & free parking. 602-789-7222 JUN 4-5 CAMP VERDE Verde Valley Crawdad/Shrimp Fest Community Center - Shrimp, crawdads, hamburgers, hot dogs, beer; Cajun Costume Party Sat. night- cash prizes; raffle- $2000 in cash prizes daily; food 5-9p, fest till 10:30p. Adm: $5/ under 12 free. www.verdevalleyrangers.org JUN 4-6 GREER Greer Days 2010 Old fashioned Main St. Parade, horse-drawn wagon rides, horseshoe contest, talent show, hot dog eating contest, craft booths, raffles, kids activities & entertainment. 928-735-7664 JUN 4-6 SHOW LOW Show Low Days 2010 Show Low City Park - The famous “Still Cruisin” Classic Car Show, arts & cafts festival, food booths, and new - a business expo with entertainment. Also on Sat: the Airport “Fly-in” Breakfast and the charity golf tourney. Free adm. 928-537-2326 JUN 4-6 SEDONA Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627 JUN 5 PARKER 33rd Annual Great Western Tube Float Patria Flats Park to BlueWater Resort & Casino - Theme is Rockin’ the River. Float about 8 miles down the Colorado River. Prizes for many different categories of “floaters”. Big beach party. Call for times/ costs. 928-669-2174 JUN 5 FLAGSTAFF 27th Annual Sacred Mountain Prayer Run Thorpe Park - 10K/5K Run & 2K Fun Run/Walk through the Coconino Nat’l Forest. Races begin 7:30a. Adv: $30/$15, on-site: $35/$20. Fun run: $15. Benefits Native Americans for Community Action. www. nacainc.org, 928-526-2968, ext 26 JUN 5 GLENDALE 10th Annual Family Farm Day Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave - Farm fun w/Upick garden, watermelon eating contest, train rides, picture on a pony, tomato cannon, petting zoo, crafts, food, more; NEW this year: cow milking contest. 8a2p, $4 adm for 2yr & up. www.tolmachoff-farms.com 623-386-1301 JUN 5-6 FLAGSTAFF 21st Annual Flagstaff Wool Festival Pioneer Museum Arizona Historical Society - Demos of sheep & goat shearing, felt making, spinning, weaving, dyeing, tools, wool & fiber for sale, camp cooking demo, 10a-4p. 928-774-6272 JUN 5-6 PRESCOTT Folk Arts Fair Sharlot Hall Museum - Demonstrations & handson opportunities to make and try frontier crafts. Entertainment by fiddle bands, folksingers, dancers & more,10a-5p, adm $5, children free. 928-445-3122 JUN 5-6 PINETOP 13th Annual Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Tribal dancers compete in fancy dance, grass dance, drums & more; prize money over $30,000. Native American art, craft & food vendors. Open to the public. Free adm. Camping available. 800-929-8744 JUN 5-6 PAYSON Payson Arizona Loggers Sawdust Festival Celebrating Payson’s logging heritage, a variety of events will test competitors to find the “Logger of the Year”. www.paysonrimcountry.com/sawdustfestival or 928-474-5242 x7 JUN 5-6 SEDONA SRMG Native American Film Festival Sedona Creative Life Center - Works by Native American filmmakers. www.NAFestival.org JUN 5-6 VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK-SEDONA Native American Invitational Art Show & Entertainment Tequa Plaza - High quality art works from Native American artists with SW tribal affiliations. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4. www.NAFestival.org JUN 10 CLARKDALE Rare National Monument Lighting Event Tuzigoot National Monument - Rare National Monument lighting and evening prehistoric astronomy program, 7:30p, free. 928-634-5564 JUN 10-12 WILLIAMS 2010 Arizona State H.O.G. Rally Live entertainment, bike games, poker walk and vendors are all part of this bike weekend in the cool pines of Northern Arizona. 928-635-1418 JUN 11-12 CHANDLER BBQ & Blues Picnic Bistro at Kokopelli Winery, 35 W Boston St - True American picnic w/ BBQ, ribs, burgers, apple pie & more, plus wine & live blues. BBQ recipe contest, call to enter. Wine tasting $10 w/ 6 flight tasting & glass. 480-792-6927 JUN 11-13 PINE 14th Annual Strawberry Patchers Quilt Show Community Center Cultural Hall - 100+ quilts and wearables to be shown, vote for your favorite on Fr/ Sa., visit our Berry Patch Boutique and vendor mall, quilt appraiser on site, Fr & Sa 9-4, Su 9-3, adm $2. 928-468-1866 JUN 12 ASH FORK Annual Pioneer Day & Parade ADOT historic bldg, West end next to Ashfork Inn - Parade 9:30a, Dutch oven cooking, crafts, food, entertainment, chili cookoff, All School Reunion, Historical Museum is open, 9a-3p, free adm. 928637-2413 JUN 12 PARKER BlueWater Resort & Casino 11th Birthday Celebration Concert - The Busboys and Otis Day & The Knights, fireworks will follow the concert. 888-243-3360 JUN 12 FLAGSTAFF Museum of N. Arizona/ Flag Cultural Partners Navajo Rug Auction Museum of N. Arizona - 300+ contemporary and antique Navajo Rugs of all sizes and prices. Preview 9a1p, auction at 2p, free adm. Consignments welcome. www.culturalpartners.org JUN 12 ELEPHANT BUTTE, NM 20th Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cook Off Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Desert Cove Campground - Enter the competition or come vote in the People’s Choice award, ice cream & hamburgers also available, starts 11a. 575-894-3264 JUN 12-13 PINE 20th Annual Strawberry Festival Community Center & Ramada (Hwy. 87 across from Post Office) - Food vendors, lots of strawberry favorites, craft booths, entertainment & kids activities. Featuring Arizona Ghostriders. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3, free adm. 928-476-3655 JUN 12-13 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 JUN 12-13 BISBEE Bisbee Lodging Tour Tour Bisbee’s unique and charming lodging facilities, 11a-4p. Call for ticket information. 520-432-5421 JUN 13 PAYSON 39th Annual Arizona State Chili Cookoff Mazatzal Hotel & Casino - Taste and vote for People’s Choice with a $5 Tasting kit, includes Indian Frybread. Outdoor arts & crafts booths. Free adm, 11a-4p. Benefit for Time Out Shelter. www.lmathiesen@777play.com JUN 14-19 TSAILE 14th Annual Sheep is Life Celebration Dine College - Workshops Mon-Fri ($). Fri & Sat 9-5: vendors, food, hands-on activities, sheep and wool shows. Fri. Fiber Arts Sale 3-8, Sat. Navajo Rug Show & Sale 3-8. Free adm. www.navajolifeway.org JUN 17-19 KANAB, UT Jacob Hamblin Days Kanab Kaneplex Arena - Ranch Rodeo events and celebration of pioneer heritage & history geared towards family participation, includes Trail Ride and Bar-B-Q. Thurs 7p symposium, Fri 8a-9:30p, Sat 7a10p. 435-689-0986 JUN 17-20 PRESCOTT VALLEY Prescott Valley Days Town Center - Carnival, parade, vendors, arts & crafts, food, youth activities, entertainment & concerts. Call for times & prices: 928-772-8857 JUN 18 SAN CARLOS Apache Independence Day Celebration Downtown - Apache artisans, entertainment incl Apache Crown Dancers, food vendors incl BBQ & traditional foods, camp dress contest, 1p - 8p. 928-475-2331 JUN 18-19 WILLIAMS 2010 Multi-Cultural Arts, Crafts & Antiques Expo Downtown - This juried show will highlight the cultural diversity of area artists and crafters. Interactive art booths, crafts, antiques and live entertainment. 928-814-9899

Enjoy “A Little Slice Of Heaven” at Greer Days 2010 in Arizona’s scenic and “cool” White Mountains. Festivities kick-off at 4pm on Friday, June 4, at Molly Butler Lodge celebrating 100 years with a Wild West Shootout, then dine and dance at Molly’s. Saturday, there’s something for everyone: Main Street Parade, Hay and Trail Rides, Face Painting, Balloon Art and other children’s activities, “Flying Horseshoes” Tournament and Talent Show at Molly’s, Lucky Duck Race, Hot Dog Eating Contest, and vendors galore - food and arts/crafts. Dance at night at Neon Moon or Molly Butler. Sunday, participate in Greer’s first family/ team Amazing Race followed by a breakfast burrito at Rendezvous or a pancake breakfast at Greer Mountain Resort. Greer Civic Association: 928-735-7664 bnssutter@gmail.com

Verde Valley Crawdad & Shrimp Fest JUN 4-5 CAMP VERDE

The Crawdad and Shrimp Fest is back June 4-5 with delicious food and a chance at over $5000 in cash prizes - wow! The event takes place at the Community Center and starts at 5 pm with food till 9 pm and festival fun till 10:30 pm. In addition to shrimp and crawdads, enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, and beer. Buy raffle tickets for the opportunity to win $200 - 10 prizes per day! That’s $4000 in raffle prizes. Plus- there’s a Cajun Costume Party on Saturday night, free to enter and with another $1000 in prizes spread to 10 places. Admission is $5 with half price tickets available from local merchants for Friday night. Children under 12 are free. www.verdevalleyrangers.org Coming events: Cornfest - July 17 Ft. Verde Days - October 8-10 928-300-7077

High Country Warbirds Fly-In JUN 26 VALLE-WILLIAMS

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in the cool pines of Prescott Arizona celebrating years of the

Start Your Summer Off
Prescott Bluegrass Festival
June 26 & 27, 2010

Sat. 11 am - 6pm

and Saturday night street dance.

Sun. 10:30 am - 3pm

in downtown Prescott’s beautiful tree-lined courthouse plaza. It’s fun, fantastic and best of all...

FREE (928) 445-2000,
Dry camping is available, too.

ext.120
prescottbluegrass@yahoo.com
Enjoy a weekend of family fun and entertainment!

www.prescottbluegrassfestival.com

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The High Country Warbirds Fly-in at Planes of Fame Air Museum, Valle Airport (25 miles south of the Grand Canyon, intersection of Hwy 180 Hwy 64) is on June 26th. View aerial displays of vintage and modern military aircraft and over 30 aircraft on display. If interested in taking a flight, join the museum membership program. The International P-38 Association will also hold their annual membership meeting at this time. Several World War II US Army Air Force personnel who flew the P-38 Lightning fighter plane will attend. At the museum, you can view the German Messerschmitt 109 G, the Douglas AD1 Skyraider, the Grumman F3F fighter plane and General Douglas MacArthur’s personal transport plane. Hours are 8am-5pm. Admission is $8 and children $2. Food and craft vendors on site. Free parking. 928 635-1000 ww.planesoffame.org

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Taste beer from breweries all over the Southwest on Saturday, June 26th from 1 - 5 pm at the Coconino County Fairgrounds, south of Flagstaff off I- 17 at the Flagstaff Airport Exit. Last pour is at 5 pm. Purchase tickets at www.azbeer.com soon at $40/$50 the day of the event for a souvenir mug, 24 tickets to exchange for beer samples, and music by the Mike Reeves Band and Gypsy Wind. Food is available for purchase. VIP: $80/$90 at the door includes the above plus private VIP area with seating, snacks, VIP line to restrooms, early entrance at noon. See www.azbeer.com. Designated Driver tickets are $20 at the event. No pets. No children. Must be 21. Must have ID. Free parking. The proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, providing audio access to information normally published in print to persons who cannot read due to a disability. 928-779-1775 www.azbeer.com
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“Made in the Shade” 18th Annual Beer Tasting Festival JUN 26 FLAGSTAFF

JUN 18-20 TUCSON Annual Juneteenth Festival Kennedy Park - America’s second day of independence; performances, sports, awareness, music; multicultural attendance encouraged, free adm, Fri. 6-11p, Sat. 2-11p, Sun. 4-8p. 520-908-4544 (message) JUN 19 PAYSON Guy Pennacchio - Frank Sinatra Tribute with Quartet Mazatzal Hotel & Casino - Concert 7-8:50p with a 20 minute intermission. Tickets $10. 800-777-7529, ext. 5404 JUN 19 FLAGSTAFF The Northern Arizona Wine Festival The Pine Mountain Amphitheater, Fort Tuthill County Park - Call for more information. 928-600-3145 JUN 19-20 FLAGSTAFF Flagstaff Music Festival Heritage Square - Local music, vendors and artisans. Food, snacks and beer will be available. Come enjoy this fun family event! Free. Sat noon - 10p, Sun noon9p. 928-699-0119 JUN 19-20 PINETOP-LAKESIDE Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Blue Ridge School, 1200 W White Mountain Blvd Featuring unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 9a-4p, free admission & free parking. 602-789-7222 JUN 20 TUCSON SUN-day on the Solstice Visit beautiful Kitt Peak National Observatory - Learn more about our most important star, THE SUN - what it is & how it works. Tour the world’s largest solar telescope, observe the Sun directly. Hands-on activities. 11a-3p. Reservations req’d. 520-318-8726 JUN 24 TUCSON Annual Dia de San Juan Fiesta W Congress St at Santa Cruz River - Celebrate the beginning of the “season of monsoon rains” with a procession, dance, refreshments and cultural entertainment, Thursday, 5p-10p, free. 520-791-4040 JUN 26 CHLORIDE Old Miner’s Day Parade & Festivities Parade High Noon, bake sale, live music, vendors, raffle, performances by gunfighter groups & more. Jim Fritz Museum will be open. Free adm. 928-565-9777 JUN 26 FLAGSTAFF Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival Coconino Co. Fairgrounds, I-17 at Flagstaff Airport Exit - Taste 100+ micro-brewed beers. Food (extra $) & live entertainment, 1-5pm. Tickets $40/adv, $50/ gate; VIP ticket $80/$90. www.azbeer.com 928-779-1775

JUN 26-27 PRESCOTT 29th Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival Courthouse Plaza - Weekend of family fun with camping and a variety of live bluegrass bands. Sa 11a-6p, street dance 7-10p, Su 10:30a-3p, free. www. prescottbluegrassfestival.com; 928-445-2000, ext 120 JUN 28-JUL 4 PRESCOTT Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. World’s Oldest Rodeo® 8 thrilling rodeo performances, Az’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie parade, fine arts & crafts show, rodeo & street dances, Fourth of July celebration & more. Info: 800-358-1888, Tickets: worldsoldestrodeo.com 866-407-6336 JUL 1-4 WILLIAMS Small Town 4th of July One of the biggest parades in Northern Az at 6p on the 4th; the AZ Cowboy Shooters Assoc Railhead Shooting Competition all weekend; also the Northern AZ BBQ Festival. 800-863-0546 JUL 2-4 FLAGSTAFF Grand Canyon Renaissance Faire & Mountain Music Festival El Nathan Campground -Great music, summer marketplace, food, stage acts, entertainment and more! 928-635-2394 JUL 2-4 OVERGAARD Fourth of July Festival in the Pines Tall Timbers Navajo County Park off Hwy 260 - Arts & crafts, food booths, live music, kids play area, games. Sat only: fun run, parade 11a, fireworks show 6p Mogollon HS. Fri 10-6, Sat 12-6, Sun 10-3. 928-535-5777 JUL 2-4 SEDONA Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627 JUL 2-4 PINETOP-LAKESIDE Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Blue Ridge School, 1200 W White Mountain Blvd Featuring unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft, Sat 9a-5p, Sun 9a-4p, free admission & free parking. 602-789-7222 JUL 2-5 FLAGSTAFF 55th Coconino County Horse Races Fort Tuthill, exit 337 off I-17 - Exciting Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse racing! Live pari-mutuel wagering, open 11a, post time 1p. Adults $3, ages 6-12 $2, $5 parking. Call to confirm. 928-679-8000 JUL 3 SPRINGERVILLE-EAGAR 98th Annual Rodeo and 4th of July Celebration Parade 10a, Eagar to Springerville. Rodeo 1:30p at Rodeo Grounds, adm $10, ages 5-12 $5. Also pancake breakfast, sidewalk sales, art walk, BBQ, rodeo dance and fireworks. 1-866-733-2123 JUL 3 TAYLOR Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo Taylor Rodeo Complex - Firing of the anvil 5a, patriotic program 10a, rodeo 7p. Also Taylor 10K & 2 mile run, softball tournaments, BBQ, dance, fireworks. 928-536-7366 or 928-536-4331

JUL 3 BENSON July 4th Celebration Downtown - Parade at 9a. Benson is celebrating 130 years! Then Lions Park - Water fight 10:30a, entertainment all day, fireworks show 8:30p. 520-586-4293 JUL 3-4 FLAGSTAFF Independence Day Festival Pioneer Museum - Living history groups: Civil War Artillery Unit, Mountain Men, craft demos including spinning, weaving, woodworking & camp cooking. Adm $1 per person, 10a-4p. 928-774-6272 JUL 3-4 FLAGSTAFF 77th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture Museum of Northern Arizona - Oldest Hopi show in the world! 55+ carvers, painters, jewelers, potters, quilters, basket weavers & more; cultural presentations, storytelling, music and dances; 9a-5p, $7-$4, age 6 & under free. 928-774-5213 JUL 3-5 PINETOP 35th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show Orchard behind Charlie Clark’s Restaurant - Northeastern AZ Fine Arts Assoc. hosts vendors from all over SW for show & sale of original works, Sat & Sun 9-5, Mon 9-4, free adm. 928-369-2939 JUL 4 WINSLOW Independence Day Celebration Join Winslow to celebrate the 4th of July. Largest fireworks display in Northern Arizona begins shortly after dusk at Emil Nasser Stadium accompanied by patriotic music. Refreshments. Free adm/donations accepted at gate. 928-289-2434 JUL 9-10 GALLUP, NM 17th Annual Wild Thing Red Rock State Park - Thrilling action with non-stop bull riding contests, $24,000 in prize money, prizes for spectators also, spectacular fireworks display. Starts 8p each night. 505-863-5402 JUL 10 PARKER KLPZ 1380 AM FLOG™ Tournament Emerald Canyon Golf Course - FLOG is golf spelled backwards...have fun paying golf with a baseball bat! This 9-hole best-ball affair is a fundraiser that benefits a community organization. 928-669-9274 JUL 15-19 FLAGSTAFF BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Flagstaff Hay and Grain - Bureau of Land Management will offer wild horses & burros for adoption, 9a-5p. Th/Fr preview days, Sat. silent auction, Sun. & Mon. adopt remaining animals. Dates and locations subject to change. 1-866-4MUSTANGS (468-7826) JUL 17 CAMP VERDE 18th Annual Cornfest Community Center, 395 S. Main - Corn-related contests for all ages, corn on the cob, live music, food & fun. Admission free, 5-11p. 928-567-2282 or 300-7077 JUL 17-18 PINETOP 23rd Annual Native American Art Festival Blue Ridge High School, White Mt Blvd - Native American arts & crafts, demos, music, Native American food, 9a-4p, $5 at the gate, under 12 free. 800-573-4031

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June 28 - July 4, 2010
Join us and celebrate the 123rd Annual World’s Oldest Rodeo, as Prescott Frontier Days, Inc. presents 8 electrifying performances of world class rodeo to entertain the entire family! Prescott, Arizona explodes with old western hospitality and charm during Frontier Days week— Prescott’s most anticipated event of the year!
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JUN 26 VALLE-WILLIAMS High Country Warbirds Fly-In Valle-Grand Canyon Airport - Antique & warbird fly-bys, P-38 Int’l Assoc. meets, Air Museum Planes of Fame, membership rides, gates open at 8a, $8, under 12- $2, free parking. www.planesoffame.org 928-635-1000

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Taylor 4th of July Celebration

Saturday, July 3rd
Taylor, Arizona Home to Arizona’s Largest 1 Night Rodeo

Heber/Overgaard Chamber of Commerce Presents:

Fri. 10am - 6pm Sat. 12pm - 6pm Sun. 10am - 3pm

JULY 2-4

Rodeo Festivities Include:
Arizona’s 2nd Largest Rodeo Parade, Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Rodeo Dance and a spectacular 4th of July Celebration

Tickets & Information: www.worldsoldestrodeo.com Or By Phone: 866.407.6336

4th o f July Winslow, AZ Join us for the largest fireworks display in Northern Arizona accompanied by patriotic music. Emil Nasser Stadium shortly after dusk.
928-289-2434 www.winslowarizona.org

Start the day off with the firing of the Anvil at 5:00 am Serenaded by the Jennings Band Patriotic Program at 10:00 am • Rodeo at 7:00 pm Other events include Softball Tournaments • 2 mile/10K Run BBQ • Fireworks Town of Taylor 928-536-7366 Snowflake/Taylor Chamber of Commerce 928-536-4331 www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

Fourth oF July
Specialty Handmade Arts & Crafts Food • Live Music • Kids Play Area • Games Sat: Fun Run, Parade 11am Fireworks Show 6pm, Mogollon High School At Tall Timbers Navajo County Park Off Highway 260 in Heber/Overgaard Bring a Lawn Chair • $5 Parking Donation For more Information Call: (928) 535-5777

23rd Annual

Festival In The Pines

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Amado High Tea anyone? Visit the Amado Territory Inn, located off I-19 at exit 48. In addition to tea parties, visitors can also find three art galleries and the Amado Steakhouse. 888-398-8684 Nogales Historic Nogales Main Street: Stroll down Morley Avenue to experience stores established in the early 1900s and still run by descendants of pioneer merchants, or take in the fascinating display at the Pimeria Alta Historical Society Museum inside Old City Hall. 520-287-3685 Patagonia Patagonia Lake State Park: Hiking trails, boat rental, campgrounds, day use area, picnic ramadas; also beach access and regularly scheduled pontoon boat birding tours. 520-287-6965 Sonoita & Elgin A Day at the Races: Head to the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds in Sonoita on April 24-25 and May 1-2. Simulcast wagering from Turf Paradise. Concessions on ground. Post time 1p, $4/ adults, under 12 free. 520-455-5553 Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards Festival: Head to Elgin April 24 for the traditional ceremony followed by wine tasting, food/wine pairings, winery tours, live music, cost is $15, 10a-4p. 520-455-5893 Tumacacori Tumacacori National Historical Park: This abandoned Spanish colonial mission was established in 1691. Tour the church and mission grounds. Located 45 miles south of Tucson, take exit 29 off of I-19. 520- 398-2341
• Tasting Room • Gift Shop • Tours &Festivals Open daily 10am -4pm

Things to Do in Santa Cruz County

At the Sonoita Horse Races
The 95th running of the Sonoita Horse Races will take place at the Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo Association Grounds, located at 3142 South Highway 83 (1/4 mile south of the intersection of Highways 82 & 83) in Sonoita, Arizona. The races will be held on April 24-25 and May 1-2, 2010. Post time for live quarter horse and thoroughbred races is 1:00 pm with the gates opening at 10:30 am. Come along for the El Moro De Cumpas, Brophy Memorial, and Frankie Figueroa Memorial, plus the Santa Cruz County Derby and the Secretariat Derby.
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520-455-5553 APR 10-11 TUBAC Hidden Treasures of Santa Cruz Valley, Open Studio Tour Tubac Center of the Arts - Rare chance to meet artists at work as well as visit scenic S. AZ. Self-guided, FREE. Tour Sampler Exhibition on display concurrently at the Tubac Center of the Arts. 520-398-2371 APR 10-11 DOUGLAS Cochise County Fair Assoc. Horse Races Fairgrounds - Quarterhorse & Thoroughbred live racing, pari-mutuel wagering under direction of AZ Dept of Racing. Gates open at noon. Adm: $3, parking free. 520-364-3819 APR 23-25 BENSON Bluegrass in the Park Lions Park - Workshops, jam sessions, great lineup of bands including Gold Wing Express, Cedar Hill, Lonesome Traveler and more, call for ticket information. RV Camping free with 3-day pass. 520-586-2842 APR 30-MAY 2 SIERRA VISTA Festival of the Southwest On Fort Huachuca, open to the public Carnival, live music, entertainment, food & craft vendors. Fri. 4p-11p, Sat. Noon-11p, Sun. Noon-5p. Free adm. 5K Mutt March Sat. 7:30a, $10. Regis: 520-538-0836; carnival tickets: 520-533-2404 MAY 8-9 ST. DAVID Fiesta de la Primavera Holy Trinity Monastery - 140 arts & crafts vendors, variety of meals avail, entertainment, mass on Sat & Sun, raffles, gift shop, Monastery bakery, thrift store, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, $3 parking. 520-720-4642 MAY 29-30 BISBEE Bisbee Mineral Show Queen Mine - View and purchase extraordinary minerals from renowned collections, tour Bisbee’s famous underground mine, 9a-5p. 520-432-2071

As usual there will be simulcast wagering from Turf Paradise all four days with the Kentucky Derby featured on May 1. There are daily cash drawings. Traditional Mint Juleps, great food and other concessions add to the fun of racing excitement. Admission is $4.00 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Parking is also free. Military Appreciation Day is Saturday, April 24th. ID is required. Sponsored in part by Budweiser, Earhart Equipment, and L & L Transport.

“Best Little Town in Arizona”
Check Out Ajo and See For Yourself
Ajo C of C: 520-387-7742 ajocofc@tabletoptelephone.com

The small town of Ajo, located 43 miles from the Mexican border, is a charming community that’s proud of its past and enthusiastic about its future. Come along and see why! Hispanic influence is reflected in the town’s name, which is Spanish for “garlic.” The beautiful old Spanish style plaza is the heart of Ajo; its traditional architecture dates from 1917. The town’s Native American neighbors live nearby on the Tohono O’odham Reservation. The extraordinarily beautiful Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is 34 miles to the south. For many years Ajo’s economy was based upon copper mining. A lookout offers a panoramic view of the 1 1/2 mile open pit mine that was open from 1926 to 1985. Today Ajo is a popular retirement
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community with year round blue skies, low humidity - and pure air that the urban centers cannot offer. Visitors enjoy recreation such as tennis, golf, hiking, birding and rock hunting. Ajo celebrates the richness of its desert location with the Annual Sonoran Shindig Celebration of the Desert, held in March. Other annual events include the Great Western Street Fair and the Unique Home Tour, both in November. Located on Hwy 85 about two hours by car from Phoenix or Tucson, Ajo is one of Arizona’s great finds.

www.sonoitavineyards.com

520-455-5893

95th Annual
Sonoita Horse Races

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“El Moro De Cumpas” Saturday April 24
• Daily Cash Drawings • Food • Beverages • • Merchandise Concessions • Admission $4, Children 12 & under Free
Sponsored in part by Budweiser, Earhart Equiptment and the Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo For more info please call 520-455-5553

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Land of Legends
Explore Cochise County
Cochise County and its communities have a rich past that helped shape the American West. Visitors have a new way to learn about this diverse heritage. Cochise Origins, a 22-minute video, is playing at visitor centers and various attractions within Cochise County. You can also find the video and a wealth of information on the Cochise County Tourism Council’s website. Pick your interest and explore to your heart’s content! Here are just a few ideas to tickle your fancy. • The Spanish first crossed into the U.S. with Coronado’s famous expedition to find the mythical Seven Cities of Cibola. Learn about how western culture was shaped by the Spanish and Mexican explorers at Coronado National Memorial. In addition, Douglas celebrates its Hispanic heritage with its close ties to neighboring Agua Prieta in Mexico. • Cochise County is where the famous Apache Indians Cochise and Geronimo roamed. The Amerind Foundation Museum details the history of the Apaches and explores the American Indian experience. • Mining prospects led settlers across the Western landscape. Gold? There was some,
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The Amerind Foundation
A Southern Arizona Treasure
www.amerind.org

What’s the best-kept secret in Arizona museums? The Amerind Foundation museum in Texas Canyon. The Amerind museum but copper built much of Arizona’s wealth. displays stunning Native American art Learn about the impact of the mining from throughout the Western Hemisphere. industry at the Bisbee Mining & Historical Archaeology exhibits teach visitors about Museum. Explore the geologic forces that the Native people of southern Arizona. The made the region what it is by visiting the art gallery displays works by some of the Chiricahua National Monument and the finest painters of the American West. living caves in Kartchner Caverns State Founded over 70 years ago, the Amerind Park. is located a one-hour drive east of Tucson, • Iconic stories of the Old West are alive just 1 mile from Interstate 10 exit 318. The in Tombstone and at the John Slaughter Amerind’s graceful Mission style buildings Ranch. Visit the site of the infamous Old were built in the 1930s. The buildings are West gunfight and the Tombstone Courtset in a wonderland of rock formations. At house State Historic Park. A visit to Slaugh- nearly 5,000 feet of elevation, organized ter Ranch near Douglas will bring to life tours of the surrounding grasslands highthe days of the famous rancher and former light local wildlife. sheriff of Cochise County, John Slaughter. In the museum, elegant exhibits • The famous Buffalo Soldiers made their chronicle Native American cultures from base in Sierra Vista’s Fort Huachuca, and the Arctic to Peru. Visitors also learn about the Army’s B Troop helped settle the West. Amerind archaeological expeditions that The Army post was established as a result of explored the American Southwest. the Indian Wars of the late 1800s and many Contemporary Native American artists artifacts of those times are represented in often demonstrate their skills to visitors. the Fort Huachuca Museums. These artists also teach workshops in

Cochise County Tourism Council: 800-862-5273 www.explorecochise.com

painting, weaving, pottery making, and traditional cooking. Educational tours visit Native American communities and archaeological sites in the US and Mexico. Leading scholars provide public talks about cutting edge cultural and historical research. Visitors often remark at the beauty and the quality of the Amerind museum. It’s a destination that will delight you. The Amerind museum is open 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 to 4. For a list of exhibit openings, educational programs, and other special events, visit the Amerind on-line at www.amerind.org.

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Benson’s 5th Bluegrass in the Park, April 23-25

Holy Trinity Monastery
Hwy 80 - St. David, Arizona

Fiesta de la Primavera
Sat. May 8 - 10-5 Sun. May 9 - 10-4
Over 150 artists and craftsmen Variety of entertainers Food for all tastes Raffle - $2000 in cash prizes Masses: Saturday - 5:00 pm Sunday - 10:30 am & Noon
Directions - I-10 to Benson Hwy 80 to Milepost 202.5

This is going to be a great event with top bluegrass bands such as the Goldwing Express, Cedar Hill, Lonesome Traveler, Bost Family Traditions and Jam PAC - plus workshops, jam sessions, children’s activities, and a wide variety of vendors. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs!

You can buy your tickets on-line at www. bensonchamberaz.com; please print your receipt and bring to the event. Ticket receipt is required to enter. Tickets will also be sold at the event. 520-586-2842

A world-class museum of Native American Archaeology, Culture, History, and Art

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Located off I-10 in the spectacular rock formations of Texas Canyon. Take Dragoon Road exit (# 318) between Benson and Willcox. Follow the signs! Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

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520.586.3666

Ramsey Canyon Inn
Bed & Breakfast

520-720-4642

For over 20 years, this world renowned Inn has been delighting birders, hikers, and naturalists. We are centrally located to all of the wonderful attractions that Southeastern Arizona offers.

Hummingbird Capital of the USA!

www.ramseycanyoninn.com 520-378-3010

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Tucson Tidbits
The Interstellar Light Collector, located a few miles from Kitt Peak on the desert floor, attracts curious people and ardent health-seekers who bask in beams of moonlight reflected by panels of 84 mirrors mounted on a 50-foot-tall, 25-ton hydraulic support. More information is available at www.starlightuses.com. The new “A Tucson Walking Tour in Women’s History” - the first leg of the planned Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail - takes visitors through 12 fascinating heritage sites, with two additional points of interest, in downtown Tucson. The tour highlights the contributions of women from varied ethnic groups and occupations who lived in Tucson between roughly 1850 and 1940. Among them is nurse and herbalist Theresa Marx Ferrin, who spearheaded fundraising for the first synagogue in Arizona (now the Jewish History Museum). Brochures are available at the Tucson Visitor Center, La Placita Village, and from the website at www.womensheritagetrail.org.
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Italian Food as It Was Meant to Be!
By Courtney Latham If you are looking for a home away from home, and a true Italian meal, look no further than Mama Louisa’s. An anchor amongst other area restaurants, Mama Louisa’s has been serving fine Italian Food since 1956. Located at 2041 S. Craycroft Rd., Mama Louisa’s is a Tucson gem, full of charm, excellent food, and a courteous attentive staff. How is all this excellence achieved? Starting at 7 am, the staff begins preparing the day’s meals. They use only the best ingredients to slow simmer their aged tomato sauces, which are then used to adorn their homemade pastas. By selecting their meats, cheeses, fruit, and vegetables from the best purveyors, the staff at Mama Louisa’s cut no corners in providing the best for their guests. Their extensive menu offers chicken, shrimp, veal, pork, pizza and traditional homemade dishes like Manicotti, Cannelloni, Lasagna and Eggplant. Ask about their famous Joe’s Special, homemade linguini topped with garlic, hot peppers, cheese and sauce.
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APR 18 TUCSON Greater Arizona Bicycle Swap Meet Fourth Ave - Everything about or for bikes; clothing, gear, bicycles of every description, parts, great prices & selection, free adm, 6a-1p. www.fourthavenue.org 520-624-5004 APR 20-24 TUCSON Tucson International Mariachi Conference TCC - Workshops; Thurs: Participant Showcase & Guinness World Record Attempt; Fri: Espectacular Concert; Sat: Reid Park - outdoor fiesta w/ food, arts & crafts, Mariachis & Folklorico dancers, 10a-10p. Call for ticket info. 520-838-3908 APR 23-25 TUCSON BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Pima County Fair at Fairgrounds - 9a-5p. Fri. preview day, Sat. silent auction, Sun. adopt remaining animals. Dates and locations subject to change. 1-866-4MUSTANGS (468-7826) MAY 1 TUCSON Tucson Street Rod Association’s Rodders Days Fourth Ave - See 250+ hot rods on display. Paint jobs that cost more than a new Yugo, chrome that has never seen a bug! Free adm, 8a-3p. www.fourthavenue.org 520-624-5004 JUN 18-20 TUCSON Annual Juneteenth Festival Kennedy Park - America’s second day of independence; performances, sports, awareness, music; multicultural attendance encouraged, free adm, Fri. 6-11p, Sat. 2-11p, Sun. 4-8p. 520-908-4544 (message) JUN 24 TUCSON Annual Dia de San Juan Fiesta W Congress St at Santa Cruz River - Celebrate the beginning of the “season of monsoon rains” with a procession, dance, refreshments and cultural entertainment, Thursday, 5p-10p, free. 520-791-4040

2041 S. Craycroft Rd., 85711 520-790-4702

From personal experience, walking in feels as though you have just entered a friend’s home. As we were being seated, we passed a sumptuous soup and salad bar and a number of families laughing and enjoying each other’s company. From the soft drinks, wine, and full bar list, I opted for a vanilla Italian soda as my beverage. Shortly after, our appetizer arrived. We sat enjoying the fresh baked breadsticks, fried raviolis, Italian wedding soup, and the jovial atmosphere. When the entree came - a baked pasta dish - the aroma had hardly done it justice. The sauce was hot and flavorful and the pasta cooked to perfection. You can top off your meal with desserts that range from delicate cannoli to spumoni, tiramisu, or a delicious piece of cake. When you are done, you will know why Mama Louisa’s has been around for over 50 years and why they say “HOME COOKING THE ITALIAN WAY.”

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Head to Miami (Arizona!) for Great Family Fun
The Miami, Arizona Boomtown Spree, first held in 1939, was a rough and rowdy celebration for the proud, hardworking miners of the area. The Spree of today is a weekend filled with activities for the whole family. Come enjoy the fun April 16-18. The event kicks off Friday evening with a Parade followed by music and the opening of the Street Festival with live entertainment throughout the weekend. Highlight of the Boomtown Spree is the Annual Arizona State Mining Championship on Saturday. Men and women compete for prize money, belt buckles and bragging rights, showing off skills of the miner’s trade. Not to be missed!
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Apache Gold Casino Resort
A True Desert Oasis for Fun and Relaxation
The Apache Gold Casino Resort in San Carlos, Arizona is the ideal destination for any tourist or Arizonian in search of fun and relaxation. Located in pristine Eastern Arizona, this one of a kind casino lies on the Apache Reservation just East of Globe on Highway 70. Apache Gold is home to the most penny games in the state of Arizona, including the four level mystery progressive, “Apache Legends” exclusively at Apache Gold. You can also play nickel, quarter, dollar and five dollar slots, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For live game enthusiasts, Apache Gold also offers two dollar minimum Blackjack, and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker. If Bingo is your game, there is 200-seat live Bingo offered seven days a week. You will always feel like a winner as a member of the Apache Gold Players Club.
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Also featured on Saturday are the Car Show & Shine, the Copper Crawl - a demanding run through the local hills along 5-K and 13-K courses - and the Keystone Stair Climb, a race up 155 steps trod daily by miners of the past. Sunday features the Copper Cities Rotary Bed Race. Beds on wheels are pushed by a team of runners while the crowd cheers their favorites on. Youth Mining Events and more entertainment keep things hopping right up to the end of festivities. Hours are Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 9 am-9 pm, and Sunday 10 am-5 pm. Admission and parking are free. Now on Facebook!

Use your Players Card to redeem for meals at the Apache Grill or Wickiup Buffet, hotel rooms, souvenirs and other valuable prizes. At the Apache Gold Best Western enjoy spacious hotel rooms connected to the casino. Apache Gold offers a state-of-the-art convention center, a 60-space RV park with all the amenities, an event pavilion, and the award winning “Apache Stronghold” golf course, all nestled in the beautiful desert mountains. The Apache Gold Fun Bus and Charter Tours offer a great way to get away and enjoy a scenic ride on your way to the exciting Apache Gold Casino Resort. There’s plenty to do to help you unwind, yet never a dull moment at Apache Gold Casino Resort.

Cinco De Mayo Tex-Mex-Fest
Don’t Miss this Exciting NEW Event in Globe
For some brand new fun, don’t miss Globe’s Cinco De Mayo Tex-Mex-Fest being held on April 30 and May 1st, headlined by the Bands “TIERRA” and “Little Joe y La Familia”. There will be entertainment and games, including those run by the Arizona Diamondbacks, and over 40 vendors selling everything from traditional Mexican food and drinks to jewelry and art. Tickets are now on sale online and at City Hall in Globe, AZ on 150 N. Pine St. Prices are $30.00 for a 1-day pass and $50.00 for a 2-day pass. This fun-filled family event will begin at noon on Friday with a battle of the Mariachi Bands competition. Afterwards, the salsa and R&B infused all-stars of TIERRA
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Apache Stronghold Golf Course -The #1 public golf course in Arizona as rated by Golfweek America. Just East of Globe on Hwy 70. 800-APACHE-8, www.apachegoldcasinoresort.com The Arts and Antiques District - Home to over 20 antique dealers and artists’ studios in Globe Miami. Get a map at the chamber, located at 1360 N. Broad St., and start your treasure hunt. 800-804-5623 Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park, Globe - A glimpse into the long vanished Salado culture. Visitors are encouraged to walk within restored rooms in this 700-year old pueblo and also to visit the museum. Open 9-5, adm: $4, 65 and over $3, under 12 free. 928-425-0320 Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Its 323 acres include a wide range of habitats, a 1.5 main loop mile walking trail and several demonstration gardens. Hwy 60, 3 miles west of Superior. Open daily 8-5. Adm: $7.50 adults, $3 kids 5-12. 520-689-2811 Round Mountain Park - This city park is one of the most beautiful hiking spots in the Globe area. Located at the end of N. South Street, the trails are 1.5-3 miles in length offering various levels of difficulty. Maps are available at the chamber. 800-804-5623 The Superstition Mountain Museum Exhibits cover geology, natural history, Native American culture, the story of Jacob Waltz, the “Lost Dutchman”- and more. Daily 9-4. 4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction. 480-983-4888

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will take the stage for a 2-hour performance beginning at 7:30. Saturday’s events begin at 10 am and will include La Reina De Las Flores Competition, Ballet Folklorico, a jalapeno eating contest, and nonstop live music all day. That evening the wildly acclaimed Little Joe y La Familia will perform a 2-hour show. This is the biggest event ever to come to Globe! Get your tickets now and make sure you will be there to enjoy it with us. Event updates can be found by visiting the city website at www.globeaz.gov.

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APR 10 PAYSON Payson Civil War Reenactment - The Battle of Payson 150+ actors from We Make History with full artillery and costumes will bring this fun and educational experience to life. www. paysonrimcountry.com or 928-474-5242 x7 APR 17 PAYSON No Quarter, Tribute to Led Zeppelin Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center Tickets $10. 800-777-7529, ext. 5404 MAY 7-9 PAYSON Payson Art League ‘Neath the Rim’ Open Studio Tour 21 juried artists exhibiting in 16 studio locations, fine art and fine craft. Demos, refreshments, 10a-5p daily, map at chamber and library, free adm. 928-474-6071 MAY 13-15 PAYSON Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo Payson Multi Event Ctr, Hwy 87 - See ad for details. 928-468-6684 MAY 15 PAYSON Aero Fair Payson Municipal Airport - Classic & light sport aircraft. Vintage & classic cars. Airplane rides, crafts, food vendors, pancake breakfast (till 10:30a), FREE adm, 7:30a-2p. 928-472-4748, www.paysonairport.com MAY 15 PAYSON Evil Waze - Tribute to Carlos Santana Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center Tickets $10. 800-777-7529, ext. 5404 JUN 5-6 PAYSON Payson Arizona Loggers Sawdust Festival - 20th Anniversary See story for details. 928-474-5242 x7 JUN 12-13 PINE 20th Annual Strawberry Festival Community Center & Ramada - Food vendors, lots of strawberry favorites, craft booths, entertainment & kids activities. Featuring Arizona Ghostriders. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3, free adm. 928-476-3655 JUN 13 PAYSON 39th Annual Arizona State Chili Cookoff Mazatzal Hotel & Casino - Taste and vote for People’s Choice with a $5 tasting kit. Outdoor arts & crafts booths. Free adm, 11a-4p. lmathiesen@777play.com

20th Anniversary Competition in Payson, June 5-6
Payson, Arizona’s Cool Mountain Town, is proud to announce the celebration of the 20th Annual Payson Loggers Sawdust Festival on June 5-6, 2010. This event celebrates the tough men and women that made a living from the logging industry in the surrounding National Forests. The laid back atmosphere of family fun draws thousands of enthusiastic onlookers and expert competitors from all over the Southwest. From the very young to the very old, there’s something for everyone! Professional loggers and amateurs alike will descend upon Payson to compete in traditional logger style games for over $12,000 in cash and prizes. The grand prize, the coveted “Logger of the Year,” will go to the logger with the most points at the end of the two-day event. In order to achieve the “Logger of the Year” status, each participant will need to execute traditional logging skills as well as exhibit great stamina, accuracy and teamwork. All events are open to the public and you are encouraged to sign up and participate with your family. Several events are aimed
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Things to Do in Rim Country
• East Verde Recreation Area Streamside and scattered campsites, trout fishing, hiking, birding, fall colors, photography, Payson Ranger Station. 928-474-7900 • Strawberry School (c.1885) Treasured landmark and registered historical site. Authentic demonstrations of pioneer life. 1-800-6PAYSON • Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery Fish-feeding, self-guided tour, photography, birding. Forest Road 289, Arizona Game & Fish, Tonto Creek. 928-478-4200 • Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (open till Sept. 27) World’s largest natural travertine bridge, 183 feet high, 400 foot long tunnel. Hiking trails, ADA view points. 928-476-4202 • Zane Grey Cabin Replica Zane Grey’s famous cabin, destroyed in the Dude Fire, has been reconstructed in meticulous detail, located in Green Valley Park. 928-474-3483

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at the audience such as the Cigar Smoking Fire Fighting - where a group of 10 people don forest service bladder packs and try to put out their competitors’ smoking cigar and be the last one standing - and the greased pole climb. Tree Pro Inc. is this year’s title sponsor. STIHL Inc., one of our corporate sponsors, will be providing many products and prizes including a brand new Chain Saw that will be raffled off at the festival. There will be great prizes for the kids’ competitions, too. Other sponsors include Home Depot, Coca Cola, The Town of Payson, Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, Payson Round Up, Boy Scouts of America, Bob Lee & Sons Tree Service, Payson Regional Medical Center and APS. If you or your kids would like to compete, please visit the website, where you’ll find a complete list of events, prize money information, and directions on how you can register. Hurry before the events fill up! Admission prices are $10 for adults; children 12 and under are FREE.

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Phoenix “Points of Pride”
A Selection of Phoenix Attractions
By poll, residents of Phoenix have chosen 32 attractions that they are especially proud of. Located within the city limits and marked with special points of pride signs, these include cultural facilities, historic residences, mountain peaks and charming parks. Have a look at our partial list below and if you haven’t yet enjoyed a visit to these special places, plan a night out, weekend outing or even a city vacation to experience the Points of Pride of Phoenix. Camelback Mountain E. McDonald Dr. at Tatum Blvd., 602256-3220 Hiking and climbing are popular at this 75.8-acre park, the city’s most prominent landmark. Camelback Mountain and the Echo Canyon Recreation Area feature sheer red cliffs. Deer Valley Rock Art Center 3711 W. Deer Valley Rd., 623-582-8007 The Deer Valley Rock Art Center is a 47acre nature preserve that contains more than 1,500 petroglyphs on more than 500 boulders throughout the Hedgpeth Hills, a sacred Indian site. There’s a visitor center
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with interpretive displays, the Glyph Shop with books, clothing and jewelry. Historic Heritage Square 115 N. Sixth St., 602-262-5071 Historic Heritage Square recalls the city’s settlement in the 1800s. The city block of museums, gift shops and restaurants are housed in the only remaining group of residential structures from the original town site of Phoenix. Featured is the Rosson House. Mystery Castle 800 E. Mineral Road, 602-268-1581 Adjacent to South Mountain, Mystery Castle is a native stone castle that features 18 rooms, 13 fireplaces, parapets, many charming nooks and crannies and historical treasures and antiques from all over Arizona. St. Mary’s Basilica Third and Monroe Streets, 602-354-2100 Founded in 1881, St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic church in Phoenix. Tours are available on each Wednesday at 12:30 pm. Experience Arizona’s largest collection of historic stained glass windows.

It’s Shriners Circus Time again with all the thrills, chills, fun and excitement of the big top coming to WestWorld in Scottsdale, September 17th - 19th, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The circus helps supports the activities of the El Zaribah Shriners. The Jordon World Circus has scheduled performances Friday: 6:30 pm, Saturday: 11 am, 3 pm & 6:30 pm, and Sunday: 11 am, 3 pm & 6:30 pm. WestWorld is located at 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale. Tickets are $15.00 and children under 12 are free with a paying adult. Tickets may be purchased one hour prior to each show. Visa and MasterCard accepted. No reserve seating. Coming direct from Las Vegas, Nevada, the recognized ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’, the Jordon World Circus has been bringing entertainment to children of all ages in every corner of North America. Come out and see why this superb spectacle is America’s most loved family touring attraction. One boy’s and one girl’s bicycle will be given away at each performance.
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Elephant and pony rides are available at each performance for the children. This circus is a virtual festival that features a celebration of man’s triumph over his own physical limitations. The seemingly impossible is easily performed. Amazing and amusing wild and domestic animals will perform, entertain and enlighten. High above the circus rings, daring aerialists will astound you with daring feats. This year’s two-hour show is a package that is a kaleidoscope of color, sight and sound wrapped up with the crazy antics of the circus clowns putting on the finishing touches. Tickets are selling fast, so you had better make plans to attend soon, if you don’t want to be left out. The circus just won’t be the same if you are not there. Call Jack at 480-946-3696 today for more information. See you at the big show! Net Proceeds from this activity are for the benefit of El Zaribah Shriners. Payments are not deductible as charitable contributions.

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What’s On in Mesa
Catch the Latest Happenings
Mesa has much to offer: the Mesa Arts Center, largest in the state of Arizona; numerous world class museums; proximity to nature in all its glory; and a variety of lodging and dining to suit all tastes. Check out these latest happenings:
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Historic Apache Trail
Explore the Old West
A drive along the worldfamous Apache Trail features an authentic old west stagecoach stop, a ghost town and a scenic steamboat ride across a mountain lake, all nestled in the beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape that captures the true essence of Arizona. One of the most popular day trips from Mesa is up the historic Apache Trail through the mysterious Superstition Mountains and Tonto Natural Forest to Canyon Lake. You will see breathtaking canyons and mountain vistas, towering Saguaro cacti and, in the spring, colorful desert wildflowers. You can visit prehistoric Indian ruins and museums, pan for gold in the ghost town of Goldfield, tour of one of 50 old
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Play Ball! The Cactus League Experience Ty Cobb once soothed his old spring training aches and pains at the Buckhorn Baths mineral spas in Mesa. Willie Mays was the first to hit a homer at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. And Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio played one season of spring training baseball together in Arizona. These are just some of the moments that make up the rich history of Cactus League baseball and a few of the tales being told in Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience at the Arizona Museum for Youth, 35 N. Robson, Downtown Mesa. Baseball fans and history buffs alike will have the opportunity to set their sights on never-before-seen items gathered from private collections of Arizonans who knew the likes of Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax and Willie McCovey. Interactive elements including Wii stations, push-button film montages honoring the past and present, baseball art, and activities are all part of the experience. PlayBallExperience.com Star-studded Events Arizona boasts numerous observatories, and the desert skies continue to be some of the finest in the world for

astronomical observations. Here in Mesa, the setting sun offers visitors a whole new spectacular view. Don’t go to bed early because you won’t want to miss the exciting star-studded events that Mesa has to offer under Arizona’s bright night sky. Grab your flashlight and head out to Usery Mountain Pass, located at the western end of the Goldfield Mountains, to experience the sights of the desert at night while learning about our solar system. As part of their “Stargazing for Everyone” series, experts will tell stories and teach park visitors about the moon, stars, planets and galaxies while viewing the sky through a telescope. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and snacks for their own comfort throughout the 2-hour program. Upcoming dates are Saturdays, April 10 and May 15 at 7:30 pm. 480-984-0032 Catch the last of MACFEST MacFest! is a free arts and cultural festival held in downtown Mesa every Saturday October through April from 10 am to 4 pm. Visitors can purchase handmade creations from artists, food from local restaurants and enjoy live music and performing artists both along Main Street and on the Mesa Arts Center campus. MacFest! has also started a farmers market on McDonald as part of the free festival. For exhibition listings and special event information at each location, visit MesaArtsCenter.com.

Mesa CVB: 800-283-6372

American Icon Arrives in Mesa
25-Foot Tall ‘American Gothic’ Sculpture
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mines, explore the back roads by Jeep tour, and visit Tortilla Flat, an old stage coach stop with a population of six. Complete your tour at Canyon Lake with a “Mark Twain” voyage aboard the Dolly Steamboat, a replica of a sternwheeler paddleboat. Cruise the lake’s secluded inner waterways and photograph desert bighorn sheep if you are fortunate to see them. The 90-minute nature cruise or twilight dinner cruise will complete your step-back-in-time experience. Directions: From Mesa take U.S. 60 east, exit at Idaho Road and travel north to connect with Highway 88.

On March 1st, a towering farming couple in the form of the “God Bless America” sculpture by renowned American artist J. Seward Johnson was installed at the corner of Main and Macdonald Streets in downtown Mesa. The sculpture is visually stunning. Inspired by painter Grant Wood’s American Gothic, sculptor Seward Johnson has transformed the figures into a three-dimensional scene that towers over treetops and looms above pedestrians. The sculpture is part of a series by Johnson using artistic icons - images that have had

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a significant impact on our culture - and transforming them. Tom Verploegen, President of Downtown Mesa Association/ Ultimate Imaginations, Inc., has invited the temporary loan of the sculpture from The Sculpture Foundation, a not for profit entity that encourages the placement and sharing of public art. For additional information about the artist or the sculpture contact The Sculpture Foundation, 310-264-2400.

THE REAL ARIZONA — CANYON LAKE
This “Junior Grand Canyon” tour is consistently rated one of the “Best Things to Do in Arizona” and is a premier Arizona attraction for locals and tourists alike. Just minutes away from Mesa, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, Arizona — Daily Nature Cruises and Twilight Dinner Cruises.

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Named by early Spanish explorers, the Verde (Green) Valley has long been a magnet for both wildlife and people. The valley is one of Arizona’s richest agricultural regions, including area vineyards which are rising in popularity. Cottonwood and Clarkdale are old copper-smelting towns, while Camp Verde was an army post back in the days of the Indian Wars - visit Fort Verde State Historic Park for an insight into that time period. Here are some other events and attractions for you to enjoy: Camp Verde: Montezuma Castle National Monument Numerous Sinagua cliff dwellings and irrigation works built during the 12th century. Open daily from 8-5. 928-5673322 Clarkdale, June 10: Rare National Monument Lighting Event Tuzigoot National Monument - Rare National Monument lighting and evening prehistoric astronomy program, 7:30p, free. 928-634-5564

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Historic Home & Building Tour
Jerome Boasts Longest Running Tour in AZ
928-649-3847 Plans are under way for the 45th Annual Jerome Historic Home and Building ers but offices and clinics in 1918 and was Tour on May 15-16th. This longest once the nicest building in town, will be on running tour in the state of Arizona the tour with a look inside renovated spaces promises a look at both the historic gems now featuring a vacation rental, charming of this charming town and a few new Vicapartments and shops. The Cheifetz House torian and contemporary was once home to politidelights. cian Alfredo Gutierrez This is a guided and now boasts one of the tour with transportation town’s loveliest gardens. provided from home to The Audrey Head home. The all-volunteer Frame has recently docents will explain the opened as Jerome’s newhistory and the fascinatest attraction for the first ing stories behind each time since its closure in venue. There are plenty of 1938. This is the largest Photo by Donna Chesler steps and winding paths and oldest mining strucso the tour will not be handicapped accesture in Arizona and, during its productive sible. life, raised over $125 million worth of ore. This year promises to be an exciting End the tour with refreshments at Jerome’s and interesting tour of 8 Jerome Originals. famous ‘Spook Hall’. As an added bonus, There will be four residential homes on a ticket to the Home Tour will entitle the the vertical back streets of Jerome, lovholder to free admission to the Jerome ingly restored and lived in - much as the Mine Museum. original residents did 100 years ago. The The proceeds from this event will Historic Connor Hotel, built in 1898, will benefit The Jerome Chamber of Commerce be opened to the public. The United Verde projects for the coming year. Tours begin at Apartments, which housed not only min9 am with the last one each day starting at 3 pm. Tickets for adults are $12 and children 3-12 are $6 with 2 & under free. For more information, contact Coleen: 928-649-3847.
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MAY 7-9 PAGE Page/Lake Powell Cruisin’ Page City Park - All Makes, Models, Years of Trucks, Cars & Motorcycles welcome. www.pagechamber.com, 928-645-2741 chamber@pagechamber.com MAY 8-9 WILLIAMS Grand Canyon Railway Presents: National Train Day Special locomotive & caboose tours and model train layouts; live entertainment; a special running of the Cataract Creek Rambler Steam Engine. 800-863-0546 MAY 29-31 FLAGSTAFF Memorial Weekend Fine Art & Craft Show Wheeler Park, Aspen & Hwy. 180 (Humphrey) downtown - Sat-Mon, unusual & decorative handcrafted art & craft. Sat & Sun 9a-5p, Mon 9a-4p, free adm & parking. 602-789-7222 JUN 4-5 CAMP VERDE Verde Valley Crawdad/Shrimp Fest Community Center - Shrimp, crawdads, hamburgers, hot dogs, beer; Cajun Costume Party Sat. night- cash prizes; raffle- $2000 in cash prizes daily; food 5-9p, fest till 10:30p. Adm: $5/ under 12 free. www.verdevalleyrangers.org JUN 26 VALLE-WILLIAMS High Country Warbirds Fly-In Valle-Grand Canyon Airport - Antique & warbird fly-bys, P-38 Int’l Assoc. meets, Air Museum Planes of Fame, membership rides, gates open at 8a, $8, under 12- $2, free parking. 928-635-1000 JUN 28-JUL 4 PRESCOTT 123rd Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. World’s Oldest Rodeo® 8 thrilling rodeo performances, Az’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie parade, fine arts & crafts show, rodeo & street dances, Fourth of July celebration & more. Info: 800-358-1888, Tickets: 866-407-6336

"Stay and play... you can do it all from here!"

928-567-9294 • www.visitcampverde.com

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Tours, meals and overnight stays available at this sustainable community. Bronze and Ceramic windbells made and sold on site.

928 • 632 • 7135 www.arcosanti.org

Jerome Historic Building & Home Tour
Arizona’s longest running home tour
Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, 2010 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Adults . . . $12 Children 3 - 12 . . . $6 Under 2 . . . Free Sponsored by

45th Annual

AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS, CRAFTS & JEWELRY
Visit the most popular rest area/view point in the Coconino National Forest, the Oak Creek Vista Overlook. Enjoy scenic views of the Mogollon Rim, Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. Interact with Native American Vendors and take a piece of their culture and tradition home with you!

Oak Creek Vista OVerlOOk
on Hwy 89A (14 miles south of Flagstaff) CLEAN RESTROOMS • OPEN YEAR ROUND

Jerome Chamber of Commerce
(928) 634-2900 or (928) 649-3847

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Williams Bustles with Summer Fun Winslow: More Than a Day Trip
Lively Events with Tradition at their Heart
800-863-0546

See What It’s All About

The theme for the Williams’ Memorial Day parade this year is “Hometown History”. This will hold special meaning for the community in 2010 as Williams is set to reflect on its rich history during many great events happening this summer. The sounds of history will be heard May 8th & 9th as the inaugural National Train Day celebration takes place at the Grand Canyon Railway with a special running of the Cataract Creek Rambler steam engine along with lots of other train related activities. The Grand Canyon Railway first ran its steam engine to the Grand Canyon in 1901. Williams was founded by a trapper named William Sherley Williams. His legacy lives on with the Original Buckskinners of Williams, a group dedicated to preserving the traditions of the early trappers of the West. On Memorial Weekend, May 29th - 30th, this group will once again Rendezvous in Williams. Authentic black powder shoots and a Traders Row consisting of turn of the century crafts and games are all being planned for this kick off suml To oTs do

Pine Country Restaurant
107 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Williams, Az. 86046

Dee & Jim Seehorn Owners Since 1997

Restaurant Gift Shop Art Gallery

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Delicious Homemade Pies
Phn: (928)635-9718 Fax: (928)635-4568 (866)320-9718 pinecountry@qwestoffice.net

The Eagles immortalized Winslow with the lyrics “Standing on the corner in Winslow Arimer weekend. zona.” Thousands come to stand on The Planes of Fame Air Museum in the corner and have their photo taken... Valle, a short 30-minute drive north of but don’t rush off! Stay awhile and explore Williams, has on display the - you’ll be amazed at what there is to see aeronautical history of our and do! country. On June 26th this Did you know that Winslow’s Rememhistory is celebrated with a brance Garden holds the largest pieces of High Country War Birds Air Display, a fantastic air show that wreckage from the World Trade Center of any community in the U.S.? is fun for the whole family! Did you know that Winslow is home Celebrating 101 years to one of the few remaining Fred Harvey of parades in Williams, the Hotels built by the Santa Fe Railroad in July 4th parade will continue the 1930s? The elegant La Posada offers in its historical tradition at 6 pm through downtown Williams, Sunday July 4th. The self-guided tours through the delightful “Hometown” tradition lives on during this gardens and unique architecture. popular weekend with local BBQs, traditional ice cream socials, and a good old fashioned shooting competition brought to you by the Cowboys Shooters Association and the Railhead Shoot. RB Burnham & Co This cool mountain town in Northern trading post, located in SandArizona nestled at the base of Bill Williams ers AZ, has been in operation for Mountain will be bustling with activity all over 35 years. Rich in history and summer long! Look for updates at www. culture, this old post is not where one williamschamber.com or call for more would find souvenirs like polished rocks information. or beaded key chains. Take a step back in time to a place where the locals gather to do their business, shop, and visit with friends. Resident trader, Bruce Burnham, JUN 26 FLAGSTAFF fulfills his role in the community by being Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival the banker, the grocer, the buyer, and the Coconino Co. Fairgrounds, I-17 at one to turn to for help. Relationships are Flagstaff Airport Exit - Taste 100+ maintained and Navajo culture preserved micro-brewed beers. Food (extra $) & despite the world speeding by. live entertainment, 1-5pm. Tickets $40/ At the core, however, is the integral adv, $50/gate; VIP ticket $80/$90. process of creating and maintaining a www.azbeer.com 928-779-1775
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RB Burnham & Co Trading Post
Quality Native American Art for Five Generations
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History permeates Winslow... not the least being Route 66, the Mother Road of America, which passes right through the center of town. Classic diners, antique shops and memorabilia of the ‘50s entice many visitors. If you prefer outdoor recreation, the high desert hides an amazing secret: McHood Park Clear Creek Reservoir formed by a fresh cool stream that is perfect for floating, boating and canoeing. Train buffs will enjoy Winslow Railroad Days on April 22-25. Or come celebrate the 4th of July in Winslow with the largest fireworks display in Northern Arizona accompanied by patriotic music.

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market to support the commerce of Navajo weaving. RB Burnham & Co has a wide reputation for dealing in Native American art and jewelry of the utmost quality and selection. The rug gallery is just one of the many reasons to stop by the post. Or, if a trip to the reservation is not on the itinerary, look for a nearby RB Burnham & Co Native Auction venue. These monthly auctions directly benefit the artist while raising funds for non-profits supporting Native art and culture. For more information see our website.

Exciting Events at the Gateway to the Grand Canyon®:
Whether you want to hike or bike one of the many trails of the Kaibab National Forest, play a round or two of championship golf at Elephant Rocks, board the Grand Canyon Railway for a scenic trip, break in that new fishing rod, cruise historic Route 66 or simply stroll the charming historic Main Street shops and galleries...
May 8 - 9 Grand Canyon Railway Presents: National Train Day May 29-31 Rendezvous in Williams June 10-12 2010 Arizona State H.O.G. Rally June 18-19 2010 Multicultural Arts, Crafts and Antique Expo June 26 High Country War Birds Air Display July 1-4 Small Town 4th of July

Williams has it all!

For More Information or for a Complete Listing of 2010 Events Call 800-863-0546 www.williamschamber.com

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Phippen Museum Presents 36th Annual Show & Sale
Spend Memorial Day weekend with more than 120 of the best Western artists from across the nation at the Phippen Museum’s 36th Annual Western Art Show & Sale, May 29th - 31st. This highly anticipated and prestigious outdoor art show and sale is actually many separate events rolled into one: the Miniature Masterpieces Show and Sale, the children’s activity area, award presentations, a live art auction, Quick Draw events, and the spectacular Denim to Diamonds Gala. This annual show on the historic Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott, Arizona, features established and up-and-coming Western artists who work in the following media: oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, pastels, sculpture and drawing. Attendees will be able to meet participating artists in an informal setting and purchase artwork directly from the creator. The Quick Draw art demonstrations allow 15 to 20 artists an opportunity to create a piece of artwork in only 45 minutes.
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The Best in Western Art

Cool Mile-High Prescott Beckons
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If you’re looking for a cool summer getaway, then come to the highlands of Central Arizona Completed in front of a huge crowd of onand the Prescott area. Located just 90 lookers, these pieces are then auctioned off minutes north of Phoenix, this mile-high to the public. The Quick Draw retreat boasts average summer temperatures events take place on Saturday of 86 degrees. and Sunday at 2 pm. Prescott is known for its small-town The Phippen Museum is hospitality and authentic western feel. As also pleased to celebrate the 7th Arizona’s original territorial capital, anniversary of its very successPrescott holds a wealth of history and ful Miniature Masterpieces culture preserved from its earlier territorial Show & Sale. This special event days. There are over 500 buildings on the features more than 75 specNational Register of Historic Places includtacular pieces by some of the ing the Courthouse Square and Whiskey biggest names in the world of American Row, and three museums explore history Western Art. This artwork will be available and art. for viewing at the Phippen Museum and on Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy over 450 the museum’s website. To place an intentmiles of trails and hundreds of campsites in to-purchase, visit or contact the museum the Prescott National Forest along with five between Saturday, May 1st and the drawing lakes for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. date on Memorial Day, May 31st at 11 am. The Granite Basin Recreational Area offers The event hours for the Courthouse some of the most challenging rock climbing show and sale are 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday & in the country. Golfers can play at some of Sunday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Monday. Adthe state’s most beautiful, affordable, statemission to the event and the museum is free of-the-art public and private golf facilities. during the Memorial Day weekend. A full Families will enjoy friendly hotels, list of participating artists is also available on restaurants, attractions and a fun-filled the Phippen website.
928-778-1385 www.phippenartmuseum.org

800-266-7534 www.visit-prescott.com

calendar of events. Visitors will love browsing through boutiques, eating at fabulous restaurants and bistros and strolling through numerous galleries. In nearby Chino Valley, Granite Creek Vineyards offers certified organic wines, weekend catered picnic lunches with advance reservation, and live music on Saturdays. The tasting room is open to the public every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1- 5pm. A gift shop offers wines and a variety of wine accessories.

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MAY 8-9 CHINO VALLEY 6th Annual Mother’s Day Art & Wine Fair Granite Creek Vineyards & Winery - Treat your Mom and family! View local artists’ displays, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food & wine served at the scenic, historic farm and vineyards, 11a-5p. 928-636-2003 JUN 17-20 PRESCOTT VALLEY Prescott Valley Days Town Center - Carnival, parade, vendors, arts & crafts, food, youth activities, entertainment & concerts. Call for times & prices: 928-772-8857 JUN 26-27 PRESCOTT 29th Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival Courthouse Plaza - Weekend of family fun with camping and a variety of live bluegrass bands. Sa 11a-6p, street dance 7-10p, Su 10:30a-3p, free. www.prescottbluegrassfestival.com; 928-445-2000, ext 120

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Mountain Artists Guild 24th Annual
Walk to the Courthouse Square and Whiskey Row Studio Suites with Kitchenette, Free Breakfast, Free Internet
April 24th The Whiskey Off Road Mtn. Bike Event Downtown Prescott 8AM www.epicrides.com May 1st Prescott YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon Downtown Prescott 6AM-Noon www.prescottymca.org May 8th-9th Mtn.Artist Guild Spring Show Courthouse Plaza Prescott 9AM-5PM www.mountainartistsguild.org May 29-31st Offstreet Festival Prescott Chamber Lot 9AM-5PM www.prescott.org

Prescott’s

TOP SPRING EVENTS

Spring Fine Art and Crafts Festival
May 8 & 9, 2010
Sat. 9-5 • Sun. 9-4

JUN 28-JUL 4 PRESCOTT 123rd Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. World’s Oldest Rodeo® 8 thrilling rodeo performances, Az’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie parade, fine arts & crafts show, rodeo & street dances, Fourth of July celebration & more. Info: 800-358-1888, Tickets: www.worldsoldestrodeo.com 866-407-6336

May 29-31st Phippen Western Fine Art Show & Sale Courthouse Plaza Prescott 9AM-5PM www.phippenartmuseum.org June 6th Antiques On The Square Courthouse Plaza Prescott 9AM-5PM 928-445-5168 June12-13 Territorial Days Arts & Crafts Show Courthouse Plaza 9AM-5PM www.prescott.org June 28-July 4th World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Rodeo Grounds www.worldsoldestrodeo.com

at the Historic Courthouse Plaza in Prescott. The juried show features over 150 artists showing paintings sculpture, metal art, photography, weaving, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry and more. Art demonstrations daily. “Pandemonium” steel drum band plays on Saturday.

Wine, Music, and Picnic Series
Spend weekend afternoons at Granite Creek Vineyards relaxing with mouth-watering Certified Organic Wine. Saturday’s enjoy live music by talented musicians. Call ahead for delicious picnic lunches prepared especially for you. Every Fri, Sat, Sun: 1-5pm Special Events on Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Weekends!
For more Information:

Admission is FREE
Information contact M.A.G. at 928-445-2510 magart@cableone.net www.mountainartistsguild.org

Book online at www.marriott.com/prcsh or call 928-776-0998

2515 N. Road 1 East Chino Valley, AZ 86323

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Minutes from Paradise
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
An amazing experience awaits you at the Grand Canyon. To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay with Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, operated by Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the only accommodations in the park at the South Rim. With 907 rooms in six distinctly different lodges, rooms are available with some advance planning, or if you plan your visit at the last minute. Relax aboard a guided motorcoach tour through the beautiful expanse, or just watch the sunrise. Daily ranger programs help you discover 1.7 billion years of history embedded in the canyon walls. Experience a rare and beloved tradition as you amble your way to the bottom of the canyon on the back of a sure-footed mule. On the canyon floor, you can retire for the night at the legendary Phantom Ranch. Then head back to the rim and retreat to a rustic cabin at Bright Angel Lodge. Or choose the elegance of the historic El Tovar, where you’ll find our gracious staff very accommodating. And if all of these adventures have you working up an appetite, you’re in luck because this is the home of the celebrated and historic El Tovar Dining Room and a
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National Geographic Visitor Center
Kicks off the Grand Canyon Experience of a Lifetime
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The Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center allows visitors to get deeper into one of the world’s great natural wonders. Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets, the legacy of fine food. The dining room is open most watched IMAX movie of all time, is a 35-minute immersive film experience that for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations for dinner are strongly recommended; vividly shows the exploration and history of call 928-638-2631 up to 30 days in advance. the Grand Canyon. This popular film moves through time Order up a quick bite at Yavapai or Maswik cafeteria or an entire feast at the Arizo- from the mysterious Anasazi who inhabited na Room. Or have your favorite beverage at the Canyon 4,000-years ago to Major John the Maswik Sports Bar or El Tovar Lounge. Wesley Powell’s challenges in conquering the unexplored Canyon and raging ColoraAt the South Rim, the choices are endless do River in 1869. The larger-than-life Grand and they’re all just outside your door. Canyon IMAX Experience brings reality Call today for the best lodging selections and availability. Grand Canyon National Park to life on a screen over 6-stories high with 12,000-watts of digital surround sound. Lodges - we’re not just close, we’re there. Xanterra Parks & Resorts is an authorized Viewers will discover a Grand Canyon that would take a lifetime to experience. concessionaire of the National Park Service.
Reservations: 303-29- PARKS (297-2757) or 888-29-PARKS (297-2757) www.grandcanyonlodges.com
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Also located within the Visitors Center is National Geographic Expeditions. Naturalist guided excursions depart daily and you can choose from moderate hiking excursions to driving excursions that explore the Indian cultures, pioneer history, geological wonders and awe-inspiring views of the Grand Canyon. You can also purchase park passes, visit with a park ranger, get free maps, shop for unique gifts at the National Geographic Store, eat at the Explorer’s Café with Pizza Hut Express…all within the National Geographic Visitor Center. Located one mile from the South Rim Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. For more information visit our website.

MAY 1 GRAND CANYON 3rd Annual Celebrate Wildlife Day Shrine of the Ages - Learn about regional wildlife and the work of wildlife biologists, indoor and outdoor programs w/ exhibits, touch tables, informal activities, 10a-5p with special evening programs also. 928-638-7958

Nature’s Playground
Page-Lake Powell Has It All
1-888-261-PAGE (toll free) www.explorepageaz.com

BE HERE BY SUNSET. BE IN ANOTHER WORLD BY SUNRISE.

Page, located at the very top of Arizona, was established in 1957 as a work camp for the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. Lake Powell, the spectacular body of water created behind Glen Canyon Dam, has over 2,000 miles of shoreline to explore in 96 main canyons with multitudes of unnamed side-canyons, alcoves, and hideaways. All the great water sports are available: fishing, swimming, water-skiing, diving, kayaking, wakeboarding, tubing, boating and, of course, houseboating. There are tours of the lake and select side canyons as well as a trip to the amazing Rainbow Bridge National Monument. This “Rainbow Made into Stone” is awe inspiring in its size and grandeur. You can also see Lake Powell and the canyons of the Colorado River on a scenic flight. Or, make amazing memories on a smooth water float trip from the base of Glen Canyon Dam to Lee’s Ferry on the Colorado River.
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“Lookout Studio”

Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

Horseshoe Bend, over 1,200 feet above the Colorado River, is a stunning panorama after a short walk through the high desert. Antelope Canyon, that weird and winding narrow slot canyon with its ever-changing palette of colors, is amazing to experience and photograph. In addition to the natural wonders of the area, there are also the man-made gems! The Powell Museum commemorates and honors John Wesley Powell and the succession of explorers and adventurers of the Colorado River as well as rotating exhibits of dinosaurs, artists, native culture and Page history. The Navajo Heritage Village will immerse you into real Navajo culture. Don’t miss the Page/Lake Powell Cruisin’ 2010 at Page City Park on May 7-9. All makes, models, years of trucks, cars and motorcycles are welcome. For more information, call the chamber at 928-645-2741 or email chamber@pagechamber.com.

When you stay at one of our seven lodges on the South Rim, you’re just minutes away from everything that makes the canyon so extraordinary: mule rides, motorcoach tours, casual and fine dining, shopping and all the breathtaking views. The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is open year-round. For same-day reservations, call 1-928-638-2631. For advance room reservations or more information, visit our web site at grandcanyonlodges.com or call 1-303-29-PARKS (297-2757) or toll-free at 1-888-29-PARKS (297-2757).

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Outdoor Fun in the White Mountains
• Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, Show Low Campsites, electric and water hookups, fire pits, shower and bathroom facilities, picnic ramadas, and fishing boat docks. 928-537-3680 • Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area, Springerville This 1,262 acre area has a visitor center, interpretive trails, and includes meadows, wetlands and archaeological sites. Also home to 500 elk. 928-333-2123 • Sunrise Park Ski Resort, near Greer Great skiing and snowboarding. Summer activities include scenic chair lift and mountain biking. 20 miles E. of McNary on Hwy 273 off Hwy 260. 800-573-4031 • White Mountains Trail System A series of 25 to 30 interconnecting, multi-use trail loops including urban trails in Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low and the Wagon Wheel area. Loops vary in size allowing for day-hikes, a multiday horseback trail ride, or a scenic mountain bike tour. 928-368-5111
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Get a Head Start on Summer
Plan a Visit to Hon-Dah Resort Casino
The White Mountain Apache Tribe owns and operates one of Arizona’s most beautiful resort/entertainment complexes. The award winning Hon-Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center features a luxury hotel with 128 oversized rooms and the largest conference/convention facility in northeastern Arizona. Within its elegant log-sided walls there is a Gift Shop, the Spirits Pub and Cigar Lounge, and a relaxing conversation area with an oversized fireplace. The Casino offers over 800 of the newest slot machines, Blackjack tables, Poker room and multiple promotions through the “Players Club” to enhance gamers’ chances of winning big money. The Indian Pine Restaurant offers daily buffets and fine dining, and the Timbers Showroom brings in Vegasstyle entertainment six days a week with a Monday night comedy show. This summer is filling up with a variety of fun events. May 14th Hon-Dah will
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Museums in the White Mountains
• Casa Malpais Museum and Ruins, Springerville An ancient Native American ceremonial site with Great Kiva, astronomical observatory and natural staircase. Museum features archaeological treasures from the ruins and a historical pioneer section. Open 7 days a week, 8a-4p, tours of the ruins are daily at 9, 11 and 2. 928-333-5375 • Historic Fort Apache Established in 1870 and abandoned in 1922, the fort boasts the remains of General Crook’s headquarters, officers’ quarters, barns and a cemetery. Also located on the grounds are prehistoric ruins, petroglyphs and the Apache Cultural Center and Museum. 928-338-4625 • Historic Home Tour, Snowflake Walking Tour of homes on the National Historic Register. Visitors can tour the Stinson Pioneer Museum, Flake Memorial Home and the Smith Memorial Home. Tours available daily Mon.-Sat. or by appt., donations accepted. 928-536-4881

800 WAY-UP-HI (929-8744) www.hon-dah.com

be hosting an Outdoor Expo and Fashion Show. This will give visitors an opportunity to find a White Mountain adventure that fits into their vacation plans. There are so many activities available on the mountain, such as hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, and much more! Come collect information about your favorite adventure. There will be the first annual White Mountain Bike Rally on May 21st and 22nd and the 13th Annual Pow Wow in the Pines June 5th & 6th. Everyone is welcome! Hon-Dah’s arena will be filled with Native song and an incredible display of color. Come check out one of the largest displays of Native arts, craft and jewelry on the mountain. Leave scorching temperatures behind and come visit the cool White Mountains of Arizona. Hon-Dah Resort Casino is located 3 miles south of Pinetop.

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Recapture the American Dream
In the Towns of Snowflake and Taylor
928-536-4331 www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

CALENDAR
MAY 14 PINETOP Outdoor Expo and Fashion Show Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Find a White Mountain adventure that fits into your vacation plans. Info about hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, and much more! 800-929-8744 MAY 28-31 SPRINGERVILLE / EAGAR Round Valley Roundup Museum, historical park and archaeological tours. Pancake b’fast, junior rodeo, sidewalk sales, art walk, free movie, fishing derby, BBQ and dance. Most activities take place Sat. 866-733-2123 MAY 29-31 TAYLOR Taylor Trapper Days Taylor Veteran’s Memorial & Rodeo Park Pancake b’fast, trail ride, memorial service, vintage tractor show, Pit Bull Terrier Weight Pull, BBQ, barrel racing, Taylor Country Show & Dance. No events on 30th. Mon, 31st wagon rides and tours of historic sites & homes in Taylor. www.trapperdays.com 928-536-7366 JUN 4-6 GREER Greer Days 2010 Old fashioned Main St. Parade, horse-drawn wagon rides, horseshoe contest, talent show, hot dog eating contest, craft booths, raffles, kids activities & entertainment. 928-735-7664 JUN 4-6 SHOW LOW Show Low Days 2010 Show Low City Park - The famous “Still Cruisin” Classic Car Show, arts & cafts festival, food booths, and new - a business expo with entertainment. Also on Sat: the Airport “Fly-in” Breakfast and the charity golf tourney. Free adm. 928-537-2326 JUN 5-6 PINETOP 13th Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Tribal dancers compete in fancy dance, grass dance, drums & more; prize money over $30,000. Native American art, craft & food vendors. Open to the public. Free adm. Camping available. 800-929-8744 JUL 3 TAYLOR Taylor 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo Taylor Rodeo Complex - Firing of the anvil 5a, patriotic program 10a, rodeo 7p. Also Taylor 10K & 2 mile run, softball tournaments, BBQ, dance, fireworks. 928-536-7366 or 928-536-4331

The Towns of Snowflake and Taylor are the northernmost communities in the White Mountains. Known for our friendly neighbors, small town atmosphere, and a destination lying at the center of some of the most famous attractions in the Southwest, the two communities of Snowflake and Taylor welcome you and your family! Much of the rich pioneer tradition lives on in Snowflake and Taylor, and the communities host a walking tour featuring more than 45 National Register Historic Homes of the original 1880s settlers. True to the vision of the founders of
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White Mountain Vacation Village
A Family RV Resort
Office: 928-537-5050 WhiteMountainVacationVillage.com

Many are attracted to these remarkable sister-towns: strong family values, a tightly-knit community, rich cultural Snowflake and Taylor, the communihistory, mild climate, exceptional housties continue to offer entertainment to ing and recreational opportunities offer residents and visitors through music, song, a recaptured American Dream. It is no and the performing arts. Our region atwonder why Snowflake and Taylor are tracts talent from across the country, plus among the fastest growing communities the Silver Creek Little Theatre and the in northeastern Arizona. Silver Creek Community Choir perform Within a pleasant 3-hour drive from throughout the year. Phoenix or 2-hour drive from Flagstaff, Family friendly summer events include you’ll find the charm, friendliness, heritage Taylor Trapper Days in May, the 4th of July and affordable rural lifestyle of your dreams. Celebration and Rodeo, Pioneer Days in July and the Sweet Corn Festival in August.

Nestled quietly inside the towering ponderosa pines of Show Low, Arizona, White Mountain Vacation Village is a year-round family RV resort that makes the perfect place for your summer retreat, ski vacation or weekend getaway. With cool summer temperatures, White Mountain Vacation Village is complete with mountain fresh air and starry nights... the perfect atmosphere when you just need to unwind and relax. Spanning over 167 acres, White Mountain Vacation Village provides a deep forest feel, without sacrificing all the conveniences of nearby shops, restaurants and medical facilities. Fishing, skiing, golfing, and hiking are also nearby to help satisfy all of your individual recreational desires.
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Located in the heart of the community is our 6,000 square foot Clubhouse, complete with free Internet access, flat screen televisions, pool tables, showers, kitchen, laundry facilities, and plenty of space for gathering. The Clubhouse and outdoor Pavilion is the hub for the summer activities planned by our Activity Director. Line dancing, painting, crafts, outings, cards, horse shoe tournaments, happy hours and pot lucks are a few of our many activities that go on during the summer. Our spacious Festival Area includes a scenic designated hiking trail with 10 workout stations. Pack your lunch, take your dog
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for a walk and have a picnic in the gazebos with picnic tables scattered throughout the trail. At White Mountain Vacation Village, there is something for everyone. With the Grand Opening of Phase IV, there is a great selection of new properties available for you to purchase your own RV lot in the pines. Allowed RV units are Motorhomes, 5th Wheels, Travel Trailers and Park Models. Also available for sale are our modern deluxe Mountain Lodges, which include covered patios, Arizona Rooms, lofts, and matching carports with storage. Please be sure to stop by our onsite Sales Office to see a list of available properties and to learn more about the luxurious, yet affordable, White Mountain Vacation Village lifestyle.

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Show Low, Arizona

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The MLY Ranch offers true log cabins with beautiful views of the South Fork Canyon. • Horseback riding • hiking • fishing The Little Colorado River is just 200 yards from the cabins. Relax, watch deer and elk from your own deck. MLY Ranch near Greer Arizona www.mlyranch.com • (928) 333-2395

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New Memories on an Old Road
Visit Route 66 and Kingman, Arizona
Traveling Route 66 isn’t just about nostalgia and the natural scenery. It’s something of a Mecca for travelers looking for the uniqueness that is so hard to find in today’s big-box culture. You are invited to participate in activities and special places along the road around Kingman, the Heart of Old 66, and make some new memories on this old road. Some favorite stops in Kingman include the Powerhouse Route 66 Museum, a jewel in Kingman’s crown (Los Angeles Times). Or hit the curb three miles west of Kingman at Old 66 Classics & More for a remarkable stroll on this lot of vintage cars. Further west along the Route is Cool Springs, where the landscape is as inspiring as the story of the Route itself. East of town is the Hackberry General Store, a quirky shop that is a display all its own. Don’t miss Chill’in on Beale Street; this block party every 3rd Saturday from May to September in Downtown Kingman features classic cars on display accompanied by music & entertainment.
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Up and down the Colorado River, the beauty of nature combines with pioneer history to add a unique flavor to each city and town. Upcoming Route 66 Events: Bullhead City grew up to support the Kingman Hog Days - April 22-24: construction of Davis Dam. Enjoy water Saddle up and straddle your iron horse for this three day event for the biker who lives to sports, Nevada casinos just across the river, and the scenic Black Mountains nearby. ride and rides Route 66. Bullhead Area Chamber: 800-987-7457 Route 66 Fun Run - April Two “almost” ghost towns combine his30 - May 2: A three-day excursion tory and adventure. Chloride offers antique beside some of the most unique and gift shops, the original two-cell jail, and classic rides in the west. gunfights every Saturday, the famous Roy Saturday is the famed joy ride of Purcell murals, and lots ATV and hik800 plus classics to Downtown Kingman. The Beale Street Brews ing trails. Milepost 53 on Hwy 93 north of Kingman. Chloride Chamber: 928-565-4888 Art Gallery will feature the late Founded in 1906, Oatman too has gift Bob Waldmire’s Route 66 artwork and antique stores, saloons and restaurants, (unofficial influence of ‘Fillmore’, the hippy and the Ghostrider Gunfighters. Unique van in Cars). Route 66 Race for Hospice - May 8: Race twist: free-roaming burros! Located just 25 in a Route 66 marathon. Starting and ending miles SE of Bullhead City off Highway 95. at the Powerhouse Visitor Center, with 5K & Oatman Goldroad C of C: 928-768-6222 Kingman, the Heart of Route 66, fea10K Runs and a 3-mile walk. tures museums, antique shops, two 18-hole KABAM (Kingman Area Books Are championship golf courses, and recreation Magic) Book Festival & Spring Fair - May at nearby Hualapai Mountain Park. Power13-15: A poetry competition, author’s Q&A and activities for kids such as a puppet house Visitor Center: 866-427-7866 Relatively new, Lake Havasu City grew show, clowns and live music by local bands.
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after WWII and is home to the London Bridge, shipped here from England. Enjoy superb water recreation, fishing, boat tours through Topock Gorge, golf, and great dining and shopping. Lake Havasu City CVB: 800-242-8278 Parker is known for the myriad watersports available along the 16-mile section of the Colorado River called the “Parker Strip.” It is also home to numerous RV campsites, a 4-star golf course, and the BlueWater Resort and Casino. Parker Area Tourism: 928-669-6511 The tiny town of Quartzsite hosts over a million winter visitors who come for the world-famous gem and mineral shows, swap meets and other events. Visit the Hi Jolly Monument and the “naked man’s bookstore.” Quartzsite Business C of C: 928-927-9321 Sited at a historic crossing point of the Colorado River, (Fort) Yuma was founded in 1849. Explore the historic downtown, enjoy a date shake while touring a nearby medjool date plantation, or rent a canoe and float down the river. Yuma Visitor’s Bureau: 800-293-0071

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APR 30-MAY 2 SELIGMAN-KINGMAN-TOPOCK 23rd Annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run Open to all street legal vehicles. 125-mile cruise includes Show-N-Shine, live entertainment, dinner/dance, vendors. 928-753-5001 MAY 13-15 KINGMAN KABAM Book Festival & Spring Street Fair Historic downtown - Thurs poetry slam 6-9p, Fri author’s reception 6-8p, Sat book festival, entertainment, vendors, Chillin’ on Beale Street w/ classic cars, 10a-9p. Free adm. 866-427-7866, www.kingmantourism.org JUN 5 PARKER 33rd Annual Great Western Tube Float Patria Flats Park to BlueWater Resort & Casino Theme is Rockin’ the River. Lots of prizes, big beach party. Call for times/costs. 928-669-2174 JUN 26 CHLORIDE Old Miner’s Day Parade & Festivities Parade High Noon, bake sale, live music, vendors, raffle, gunfighter groups & more. Jim Fritz Museum will be open. Free adm. 928-565-9777

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‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve The ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve is a serene wetland and backwater area of the Colorado River. It consists of 1,253 acres of wilderness and a 3.5 acre park. The preserve offers a variety of activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing and bird-watching. There is a 4.6 mile fitness trail as well as playground and picnic facilities. Location: just south of Four Corners on the Colorado River Indian Reservation. Directions: Go approximately three miles south of Parker on Mohave Road, turn west on Rodeo Road at the PIRA Rodeo Grounds. 928-669-2664 Swansea Ghost Town Swansea has been proclaimed as one of Arizona’s best ghost towns by Arizona Highways Magazine. Take a day trip back in time and see the remains of what was once a bustling mining community, complete with a “moving picture house,” a post office and automobile dealership. Swansea is accessible by two-wheel drive automobiles. Travel east out of Parker on Shea Road. There is no charge to visit. Parker Dam Road Scenic By Way The Parker Dam Road between Earp CA and Parker Dam CA has officially been declared a National Back Country By Way by the US Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Several historical and nature inspired sites offer travelers a look into the area’s past as well as insight into the desert flora and wildlife. The BLM also operates several campsites, OHV areas and day use sites along the CA shore of the river. 928-505-1234

Points of Interest Near Parker

Parker, Arizona is located on the Colorado River, just north of Interstate 10 on Arizona Highway 95. This unique and affordable area offers a relaxing outdoor lifestyle and vacation atmosphere and includes many businesses accessible by land, boat or other watercraft. Parker is home to many sporting events such as The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425, The Parker 250, The Gran Prix and the new BlueWater Desert Challenge off-road races. Also, there are many water sport events such as marathon ski races, personal watercraft championships and powerboat races. Parker is the perfect year-round vacation spot for all types of activities, from
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watersports that include boating, fishing, skiing, wakeboarding and personal watercraft to camping, off-roading, golfing and RVing. We have over 30 RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, motels and resorts to accommodate you along the 16-mile stretch of the Parker Strip. We offer a variety of restaurants, shopping, museums, libraries, wildlife preserves, a four-star golf course, THX 4-plex movie theater, Parker Dam “The World’s Deepest Dam”, the BlueWater Resort & Casino and, of course, The Mighty Colorado River! Make Parker, Arizona your next destination, you’ll be glad you did!

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April 9 & 10 9th Annual Indian Golf Tournament At Emerald Canyon Golf Course, sponsored by BlueWater Resort & Casino. April 17 & 18 SCSC Spring Powerboat Classic BlueWater Resort & Casino April 23, 24, 25 14th Annual Open Golf Tournament At Emerald Canyon Golf Course, sponsored by BlueWater Resort & Casino. May 1& 2 APBA PWC Watercross National Tour BlueWater Resort & Casino May 8 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament Parker Police Department fundraiser supports Christmas for Children Program. May 15 BlueWater Resort & Casino Gran Prix “The Superstar of Gran Prix Races” Points for Motorcycles, Quads & UTV’s May 22 BlueWater Resort & Casino Concert Starship starring Mickey Thomas and Toto’s Bobby Kimball May 28-31 Memorial Day Weekend Kick Off Your Summer on the Parker Strip! June 5 33rd Annual Great Western Tube Float Float about 8 miles down the Colorado River to the BlueWater Resort & Casino! Prizes for many different categories of “floaters”. June 12 BlueWater Resort & Casino 11th Birthday Celebration Concert: The Busboys with Otis Day July 3 BlueWater Resort & Casino TNT Concert (A Tribute to AC/DC) July 10 KLPZ 1380 AM FLOG™ Tournament Have fun paying golf with a baseball bat! This 9-hole best-ball affair is a fundraiser for a community organization.

33rd Great Western Tube Float
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It’s the oldest organized float on the Colorado River! The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce presents “Rockin’ the River”, the 33rd Annual Great Western Tube Float. Come join us for a great day on the mighty Colorado, June 5. There will be cash prizes and trophies for many different categories in this year’s Rock and Roll themed event. Best float, biggest groups, first place, second place and more. A live DJ will be at the BlueWater Resort & Casino beach finish line. Refreshments and food will be available as well. The fun starts at Patria Flats on the Arizona side of the river and ends at the
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There’s really nothing like the first signs of spring in the Parker Area! With all the rain we’ve had we are already seeing the beautiful desert flowers coming to life. The water is warming up and the river activities have already begun. Spring breakers are out boating, swimming and skiing. Barbeques are fired up and folks are spending more time outside. It’s also time to say farewell to our winter visitors. Have a safe trip and we’ll see you in the fall. The BlueWater Resort & Casino will be host to many water sporting events and a spring concert series in the amphitheatre

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that’s sure to get you on your feet. You can look forward to powerboat races, the Watercross Tour and ski racing challenges. Don’t forget to get out to the Desert Bar (Nellie E Saloon) before the summer closure after Memorial Weekend. July brings not only Independence Day, but also the 10th Annual FLOG™ Tournament: A baseball golf tournament for charity. People from all over the country come to play this challenging sport in the heat of the summer with a baseball bat and a golf ball. Crazy? Yeah!

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Spotlight on San Diego
Boasting beautiful weather, sunshine and, of course, sea and surf, San Diego is home to world class attractions, such as the San Diego Zoo, Legoland, the Maritime Museum with one of the finest collections of historic ships in the world, and the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park dedicated to preserving ecology and sea life. And what visit to the City by the Sea would be complete without spending some time with the famous Shamu at Sea World? San Diego is rightfully proud of its many museums. Fifteen of them repose at Balboa Park alone (along with the Old Globe Theater) including museums of art, photography, and natural history. Historic shopping districts like the Gaslamp Quarter are popular gathering places. For all you diehard baseball fans, don’t forget the Padres-San Diego’s own baseball team. San Diego also offers a gateway into our neighbor to the south, Mexico. Enter through Tijuana and grab a taste of Latin flavor and culture. San Diego CVB: 619-232-3101, www.sandiego.org
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Have you ever hoped to find the perfect vacation destination, far from the crowds, and surrounded by amazing scenic splendor? Well, now you have! Kane County, in Southern Utah, offers easier access to more National Parks and Monuments than any other place on earth. With Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Lake Powell) all right in our backyard, Kane County is the obvious destination for a wide range of Southern Utah attractions. Near the National Parks you will also find many State Parks and National Monuments, such as Kodachrome Basin State Park, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Pipe Spring National Monument, Cedar Breaks National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. You’ll never run out of things to do, or places to go! Drive roads less traveled, and find a place to call your own. Southern Utah’s Kane County is also known as “Utah’s Little Hollywood.”
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APR 24-25 SAN DIEGO, CA Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival Vintage blues, folk, Appalachian, country, bluegrass and Celtic music performed on 7 outdoor stages. Held along Adams Park in Univ. Heights, incl’s beer garden, food, crafts & carnival rides. Free. www.adamsaveonline.com MAY 14-16 KANAB, UT Greyhound Gathering in Kanab Greyhounds everywhere you look! Shopping with the Artisans Fri. afternoon, Sat. 10a parade of costumed hounds and handlers, plus greyhound idol show and a Blur-of-Fur-Run. 435-644-2903 MAY 16-22 KANAB, UT 4th Annual Amazing Earthfest! Celebrate land and life on the Colorado Plateau with over 30 adventure and experiential learning events in Botany, Wildlife, Native Culture, Pioneer History, Entertainment, Hiking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Dinosaurs, Rock Art, Science, Ethics, Astronomy, and Documentary Films. Most events are free. www.amazingearthfest.com, 435-6445033 MAY 23 SAN DIEGO, CA 17th Annual Sicilian Festival Little Italy - Music, dance, art and cuisine of Sicily; beer and wine tent, Sicilian Cultural pavilion, free children’s rides & more! Free parking /shuttle available, 10a-6p, free adm. 619-469-2206 MAY 29 PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO Pagosa Fiber Arts Festival Navajo Rug Auction Pagosa Community Center, Preview 10am, Auction 5pm. pagosafiberfestival.com JUN 17-19 KANAB, UT Jacob Hamblin Days - Ranch Rodeo Kanab Kaneplex Arena - Ranch Rodeo events and celebration of pioneer heritage & history geared towards family participation with Bar-B-Q. 435-689-0986 or 435644-2555 ext. 7 JUN 26 SAN DIEGO, CA 31st Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cookoff 1868 Bacon St - Live music on 5 stages, art, food and fun for all ages, 10a-8p, free adm. 619-224-4906

MGM liked Kanab so much they built a makeshift studio outside of town in the 1940s, where more than 100 motion pictures were filmed. In fact, more Westerns were produced here than anywhere outside of California. John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Clint Eastwood and a host of stars made movies in the area. Johnson Canyon Movie Set was home to the “Gunsmoke” TV series for over 20 episodes shot between the ‘50s and ‘70s. The set is on private property but can still be viewed from the road or with a tour guide. Lake Powell was the location for many films such as “Maverick”, “The Hulk”, “Broken Arrow”, and both versions of “Planet of the Apes”. Disney’s film “John Carter of Mars”, set to be released in 2012, was filmed near Lake Powell and at various locations throughout Kane County. For detailed information or to request a copy of Kane County’s Official Visitor Guide, contact the Kane County Office of Tourism. We look forward to welcoming you to Southern Utah’s Kane County!

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MAY 3 TAOS, NM Santa Cruz Feast Day Dances Taos Pueblo - Blessing of the fields and corn dance. No cameras or cell phones. www.taospueblo.com MAY 8-9 ZUNI, NM Mothers’ Day & Graduation Arts Market Zuni Visitor & Arts Center, 1239 Hwy 53 Good variety of authentic Zuni arts, buy directly from the artists, 10a-5p, free adm. 505-782-7238 MAY 28-30 SILVER CITY, NM 15th Silver City Blues Festival Gough Park - FREE concerts with renowned blues musicians including Guitar Shorty, Tony Furtado & Mollie O’Brien as well as regional and local performers and hundreds of vendors. www.mimbresarts.org 888-758-7289 MAY 29-30 GRANTS -ZUNI -GALLUP, NM Ancient Way Arts Festival Market Regional Arts Trail Festival. Arts festivals, markets, open studios & more along Hwy’s 53 & 602. Zuni event features arts market, traditional dances, demos, 10a-5p. www.ancientwayartstrail.com MAY 29-31 TAOS, NM Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Festival Kit Carson Park - Selected work by artists from Taos, the region, and several states in a fun park setting with food and entertainment, Sat. & Sun. 10a-5p, Mon. 10a-4p. 575-758-1264 JUN 2-5 SILVER CITY, NM AmBank Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo Southwest Horseman’s Rodeo Grounds, just off US Hwy 180 East - Bullriding, lots of exciting rodeo events, 7:30p, tickets $10 adv, $15 at gate. 575-534-5030 JUN 3-17 TAOS, NM Taos Festival of Art & Architecture Honoring Taos’ sacred places with exhibits, tours and lectures in many Taos galleries and museums. There will also be the traditional and annual “mudding” of the famous Ranchos de Taos Church. www.taossacredplaces.com JUN 12 ELEPHANT BUTTE, NM 20th Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cook Off Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Desert Cove Campground - Enter the competition or come vote in the People’s Choice award, ice cream & hamburgers also available, 11a. 575-744-5292 JUL 9-10 GALLUP, NM 17th Annual Wild Thing Red Rock State Park - Thrilling action with non-stop bull riding contests, $24,000 in prize money, prizes for spectators also, spectacular fireworks display. Starts 8p each night. 505-863-5402

Taos, NM Invites You to Rediscover Yourself
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The Town of Taos, New Mexico, announces its 2010 tourism theme: “Escape the Modern Day. Rejuvenate in Taos. Return to Sacred Places,” which encourages people, longing to rejuvenate their lives, to escape the stresses of the modern day and make a journey of self-discovery. Travel industry research is showing that people want to de-stress, reconnect relationships, stay closer to home, spend less and have experiential vacations in 2010. Taos is naturally about these things, and the 2010 Return to Sacred Places campaign highlights how visitors may experience them while in Taos. Taos Public Relations Director Cathy Connelly notes, “Taos, NM provides something for everyone in a low-key, non-urban, relaxing and rejuvenating, awe-inspiring setting.” Taos is the result of centuries of history and a fusion of diverse cultures that

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Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO Living World Heritage Site Taos pueblo, home of the Taos-Tiwa Indians, is one of the oldest continually inhabited communities in the U.S. with its origins traced back over 1,000 years. The Pueblo has retained its old ways to remarkable degree. View the exquisite architecture and the annual seasonal dances. San Francisco De Asis Mission The mission was built approximately between 1710 and 1801 and is one of the most painted and photographed adobe churches in the southwest (think Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams). Several galleries surround the mission in the Ranchos Plaza. The mission has been listed #1 on Yahoo’s Top 10 Places to See Before You Die list!

create a unique town full of unforgettable places--its treasured stories, personal observations, and literal “places” to escape the modern day can be found at www.TaosSacredPlaces.com. In addition, the annual calendar of events features a broad offering of activities in 2010. Travelers can find the latest lodging deals and plan their vacation online at www. taosvacationguide.com. The town also invites travelers to stay connected to their journey on its Facebook page. The Town of Taos tourism campaign includes a travel sweepstakes. Travelers are invited to enter online for the trip, which includes roundtrip airfare/transportation for two, four nights’ accommodations, spa services, Taos Pueblo and museum admissions, and other wonderful Taos treats, including dinners at the area’s best restaurants.

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20th Annual Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cook Off JUN 12 ELEPHANT BUTTE, NM

Hike and camp without lugging your gear - what a great idea! Wild Earth Llama Adventures offers custom designed llama treks and gourmet lunch day hikes for all ages and fitness levels. They lead fun and educational excursions in the seldom visited wilderness areas of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Rio Grande Gorge, near Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Join them for a single day escape or a multi-day wilderness adventure. Friendly, knowledgeable guides and “llovable” llamas will help you create the wilderness experience of a lifetime. The gentle and sure-footed llamas will carry your gear, leaving your body, mind, and spirit unburdened to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the wilderness.

The experienced naturalist guides are professionally trained and certified. Their extensive knowledge of native plants and their uses, local wildlife, natural/regional history, forest ecology, and wilderness skills will add to the enjoyment of your wilderness adventure. “Backcountry Gourmet” meals are served on all of their trips. The llamas pack in a full backcountry kitchen, including plenty of fresh ingredients to prepare an exciting blend of traditional and innovative cuisine. Take the trail less traveled with Wild Earth Llama Adventures! Please call with any questions or to make reservations. Email to LlamaTrek@aol.com.
• Enjoy our scenic mountains. • Gateway to the 3.3 Million Acre Gila National Forest. • Visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings. • Just 3 hours away!

Come join the fun at Elephant Butte Lake State Park at the 20th Annual Chili Cook Off on June 12th. Cooks come from NM, TX and AZ. You will be treated to culinary delights from red chili posole to green chili concoctions. For the faint of palette, we have ice cream, soda, water and hamburgers. Adult beverages are also available. Bring home a souvenir t-shirt and see who wins the raffle prizes. Tasting cups are $2. Camping is available in the Park. Park fees apply for spectators. The event takes place at Desert Cove Campground starting at 11 am. Proceeds are donated to the Sierra Santas and the T or C Lions Club. Ad paid for by the City of Elephant Butte Lodger’s Tax Funds. 575-744-5292

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Navajo Nation Guide
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Canyon De Chelly National Monument PO Box 558 Indian Route 7 Chinle, AZ 86503 928-674-5500 Navajo Code Talkers Museum PO Box 247 Tuba City, AZ 86045 928-640-0684 Navajo Museum, Library, and Visitor’s Center Highway 264 and Loop Road P.O. Box 1840 Window Rock, AZ 86515 928-871-7941
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Quality Inn Navajo Nation Capital 48 West Highway 264 , Window Rock, AZ 86515 928-871-4108, 800-662-6189 Quality Inn Navajo Nation 10 North Main Street , Tuba City, AZ 86045 928-283-4545, 800-644-8383 Quality Inn at Lake Powell 287 N. Lake Powell Blvd., Page, AZ 86040 928-645-8851, 866-645-8851

The Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites, the first hotel to be built on Hopi tribal land in 50 years, will connect travelers with the traditions and culture of the Hopi people. The hotel was the inspiration of the Elders of the Upper Village of Moenkopi. It was their vision that their village should be a place of welcome and gathering for visitors to Hopi tribal land, and that vision will become reality in April with the opening of the Legacy Inn. Village spokesperson, Daniel Honahni, says that “Even the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites logo is representative of Hopi traditions. The logo is an original work of art and represents a testament to the Hopi Prophecy. Sustaining Faith is manifested

through prayer at dawn, which is depicted by the image of an Elder praying outside of a ceremonial Kiva. Prayer is consummated through sprinkling of Sacred Corn Meal toward four directions.” The village is the western gateway to Hopi tribal lands and is located adjacent to the Navajo community of Tuba City, a well traveled route between the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. Travelers can now become acquainted with the tourism opportunities in the Hopi villages on First, Second, and Third Mesas. The hotel, through their website www.ExperienceHopi.com, will connect visitors with authorized tour guides who provide pri-

vate guided tours to the villages of Oraibi, Sipaulovi, and Walpi as well as Dawa Park - a site with thousands of rock art petroglyphs. The Hopi Villages are among the longest continuously inhabited places in North America, dating back to 950 A.D. The Legacy Inn will feature 100 guestrooms including 16 uniquely designed suites, a salt water swimming pool and whirlpool, conference center, and an outdoor performance plaza. Guests will enjoy unique features in the hotel including authentic Hopi artwork and a three-story lobby with fireplace. The Kiva Garden and the third floor San Francisco Peaks Serenity Lounge will provide places to relax and connect with Hopi traditions.

MORE EVENTS
MAY 1 WINDOW ROCK ZooFest Navajo Nation Zoological & Botanical Park - Only tribal zoo in the US; learn about animals and plants native to the Navajo Nation, tour a Hogan. Handmade arts & crafts; zoo games, inflatable games; door prize, free, 9a-6p. 928-871-6574 MAY 8-9 ZUNI, NM Mothers’ Day & Graduation Arts Market Zuni Visitor & Arts Center, 1239 Hwy 53 Good variety of authentic Zuni arts, buy directly from the artists, 10a-5p, free adm. 505-782-7238 MAY 15 FORT APACHE 11th Fort Apache Heritage Reunion Fort Apache - Apache performances, incl Apache Crown Dancers. Procession, speakers, arts & craft/food vendors, guided tours of historic bldg’s, free adm, 9a-4p. 928-3384625 JUN 5-6 PINETOP 13th Hon-Dah Pow Wow in the Pines Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Tribal dancers compete in fancy dance, grass dance, drums & more; prize money over $30,000. Native American art, craft & food vendors. Open to the public. Free adm. Camping available. 800-929-8744 Find even more Native American events on our calendar pages 4-8.

Parks - www.navajonationparks.org
Monument Valley 435-727-5874 Antelope Canyon 928-698-2808 Little Colorado River Gorge 928-679-2303 Four Corners Monument 928-871-6647 Window Rock Veteran’s Memorial 928-871-6637 Bowl Canyon Recreation Area 928-871-6647

“Thunder in the Desert”
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American Indians’ World Fair

Shopping -

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RB Burnham & Co

Native Auctions
2010 SuMMeR SCHeDule

Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise Stores Cameron, AZ 86020 Highway 89 & 64 928-679-2244 Chinle, AZ 86503 Highway 191 & Route 7 928-674-5338 Kayenta, AZ 86033 Highway 160 & 163 928-328-8120 Tonalea, AZ 86044 Highway 160 ST RD 564 928-672-2600 Window Rock, AZ 86515 Highway 264 & Route 12 928-871-4090

JULY 10 INDIANAPOLIS, IN MAY 8 GANADO, AZ eiteljorg Museum Navajo Rug Auction 13th Bi-Annual Native American Art Auction Hubbell Trading Post, Preview 9-11am, Auction Times TBA at Noon DST www.friendsofhubbell.org JULY 23-24 PRESCOTT, AZ 12th Annual Indian Art & Navajo Rug Auctions MAY 29 PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO Pagosa Fiber Arts Festival Navajo Rug Auction Smoki Museum – Fri: Indian Art, Preview 1-4pm, Auction 5pm. Sat: Navajo Rugs, Preview Pagosa Community Center, Preview 10am, 9am-noon, Auction 1pm. www.smokimuseum.org Auction 5pm. www.pagosafiberfestival.com JUNE 12 FLAGSTAFF, AZ MNA/Flag Cultural Partners Navajo Rug Auction Museum of Northern Az., Preview 9am-1pm, Auction 2pm. www.culturalpartners.org JULY 24 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Navajo Rug and Fiber Arts Auction Convention Center - Hand Weavers Guild Convergence Special event. Preview 1-5pm, Auction 5pm. www.weavespindye.org

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Here are some tips to help your pets deal with the Arizona heat: • Non-metal water dishes: Metal dishes will allow the water to heat up, and discourage your pet from adequate water intake. This could lead to dehydration. Outside, use plastic dishes for water in a shaded area. • Shade: Always allow your dog access to some form of shade. Very few animals can survive direct Arizona sun exposure for hours at a time. Keep in mind that the available shade will change as the day progresses. • Critters: Always keep your dog leashed when on trails, and at home get in the habit of looking in their exercise area before releasing them. Rattlesnakes, scorpions, and cacti are just a few of the hazards that vigilance (and a leash) can minimize. • Swimming pools: If your dog is prone to swim, remember to introduce them to the pool while you are there. Show them where the steps are and how to get out of the pool. • The first rule in our Arizona sun is never leave any pets or people in a parked car!
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Heat Stroke Even the most dedicated owners will sometimes find their pets have over-exerted themselves. If you think your dog is suffering from heat stroke/exhaustion, it is important to remain calm, and transport the pet to a veterinary emergency facility. Use the air conditioner in the car, but do not necessarily blow it directly on the dog. A helper can pour cool (not iced) water on the paws, belly and head to provide evaporative cooling while you drive. Remember, the most important thing is to drive safely to the nearest emergency veterinarian for proper assessment and care. This is a serious condition that requires well-trained staff and well-equipped facilities, especially in severe cases.

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Eagle View RV Resort 9605 N Ft McDowell Rd 480-789-5310 | eagleviewrvresort.com Good Life RV Resort 3403 E Main St 800-999-4990 | www.goodliferv.com Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N 411th Ave 623-386-3892 | saddlemountainrvpark.com Tower Point Resort 4860 E Main | 480-832-4996 800-444-4996 | towerpointresort.com Ft. McDowell
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Lexington Pines Resort LLC 1535 Thatcher Blvd. 1-800-232-7570 North Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd. 928-865-9064 | www.townofclifton.com Picacho Peak RV 55+ Resort 17065 E Peak Lane 520-466-7841 | www.picachopeakrv.com Mountain View RV Park 99 West Vista Lane 520-456-2860 | mountainviewrvpark.com Safford

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Waltner’s Mountain Crest RV Resort
People ask what makes Waltner’s Mountain Crest RV Resort so special. The answer is three things: location, location, location. Those answers translate to 1) residents live among beautiful tall trees. 2) Waltner’s is just a skip away from life’s necessities 3) Waltner’s is close to things that make life worth living… golf, fishing, and the Hon-Dah Casino. Waltner’s is a forested, 16+ acre resort located near Show Low in the White Mountains. When Waltner’s was created, extreme care was taken to ensure that as many trees as possible remained standing. Because of this, many of the roads and spaces meander, resulting in a charming natural feel. When you are at Waltner’s, you know you are in the heart of the woods. Yet this deep-in-the-woods feel is partly an illusion. A short walk will bring you to the best parts of civilization. Shopping, a Wal-Mart supercenter is right down the street. Across from that is the Navapache Hospital that hopefully you won’t need, but knowing it’s close will help you sleep better at night. For entertainment, visit Hon-Dah Casino or one of the many restaurants in the area. A half mile away is Show Low Lake, one of several lakes in the area stocked with
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trout. Also close by is bowling, tennis, swimming, and golf. There are four golf courses within a short driving distance. Obviously there is a plethora of hiking opportunities, as the area is one of nature’s playgrounds. Being located amongst such activities, it’s no surprise that Waltner’s residents are very active. In addition to standard RV offerings (laundry facilities and showers), Waltner’s offers a large recreation hall, billiards room, huge community BBQ grill, and well-stocked library for some quiet time. Waltner’s organizes many activities such as pancake breakfasts, theme potlucks (Christmas in July, Mardi Gras, Western Night, etc.), arts and crafts, chorus, bridge, pinochle, cribbage and more. We have a bowling league, men and women’s golf programs, dancing, exercise classes, billiards, and bingo. Waltner’s is located 3 miles south of Show Low on Highway 260. Turn left at Navapache Hospital on Show Low Lake Road and continue 1 mile east to 28th Street. Turn left and continue mile north to the park entrance. For more information call or visit online.

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