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“It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff & State Salsa Championship Feb. 27, 2010 SHOWS
FESTIVALS Jan-April Pages 4 —7
STATE WIDE MAP Page 16-17
REGIONAL TRAVEL Page 27
NATIVE AMERICAN Page 28
LODGING & PET FRIENDLY Page 29
RV RESORTS & CAMPGROUNDS Pages 30-31
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f you are looking for a unique southwest experience, look no further than Quartzsite, Arizona. Every winter this tiny town of 3,500 residents transforms into the vendor capital of the world. Over a million visitors congregate here to browse the swap meets, gem shows, and art & crafts shows as well as the scores of other booths offering antiques, souvenirs, and “stuff” of all kinds.
ing, 4-wheeler excursions, jam sessions, dancing, bingo, a visit to Celia’s Rainbow Garden and the Hi Jolly Monument…the list could go on and on. The two dozen seasonal swap meets and nearly as many shows cover acres upon acres of land, include hundreds and hundreds of vendors, and present an amazing selection of items. This year, according to one local resident, the quality of goods on offer is exceptionally high and the prices are great. It’s the year to come experience Quartzsite! First Stop: Tyson Wells with Three Major Shows
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tors, bring your taste buds primed and ready! You will determine who wins the People’s Choice $1000 first prize, $500 second prize and $250 third. There will also be several winners in the State Salsa Championship. Live bands add to the fun throughout the afternoon, and a big raffle is always a popular part of the event, which is sponsored by the Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce. Unique Quartzsite does it again: the “Naked Man’s Bookstore”
even more gems and rocks, great food and much more. Following is the Tyson Wells Art & Craft Fair from Jan. 29-Feb.7 offering an amazing selection of creative, custom and handcrafted works by around 200 national artisans. Admission to all these events is FREE. To find out more about the vendors at the shows, check out the website at www. tysonwells.com. A Great Deal: $1000 for the BEST Chili in Quartzsite!
Many visitors from the north, affectionately called “snowbirds”, spend the winter in Quartzsite’s 70+ RV parks or “boondock” in the Sonoran Desert on BLM land, where camping is free or nearly so. Others arrive for shorter stays, rockhounds and treasure hunters from around the world who come to check out the special shows. Beautiful weather, sunshine and great deals - what more can you ask? Adding to the fun are numerous special events throughout the season including the Hi Jolly Daze parade on Jan. 9, the Sports, Vacation & RV Show Jan. 16-24, the QIA Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show on Jan. 20-24, and the annual ATV Parade on Feb.13. The icing on the cake is the warm welcome Quartzsite offers and the wonderful activities to fill your time when you need a break from shopping: golf, hiking, fish-
Located on the southwest corner of I-10 and Hwy 95, the Tyson Wells Showgrounds is one of Quartzsite’s biggest draws. Over 25 acres are covered with hundreds of vendors and 2.2 miles of aisle frontage give visitors easy access. The fun begins right on New Year’s Day with the Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show. Rock enthusiasts from around the world head to this huge show where almost 300 dealers offer quality minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, lapidary tools and more. Show dates are Jan. 1-10. Next is the Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama on Jan. 15-24 where some 500 dealers showcase an unbelievable variety of items: antiques, coins, crafts, hobbies, jewelry,
All you chili and salsa lovers, mark your calendar for Feb. 27th. That’s the day to polish off your best recipes for the 7th Annual “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff & State Salsa Championship. Held at Tyson Wells Showgrounds, this CASI sanctioned event attracts entrants from all over the US. The cookoff actually consists of three different contests: the CASI event, a showmanship contest, and the People’s Choice Award competition. CASI entrants earn A must see attraction in this funky desawards and points towards their interert town is Reader’s Oasis Books. Owner national finals in Texas. Winners of the People’s Choice receive trophies and great Paul Winer offers an eclectic mix of paperback, hard cover and audio books for cash prizes. every taste and interest, over 180,000 titles in all - dressed in a thong with a smile for all and the motto “If books were clothes, I’d be considered well dressed.” Known as legendary performer Sweet Pie back on the East Coast and Canada in the 1970s & 80s, Paul plays a mean Boogie and Blues piano. Check out his CD “Please Remember Your Love For Me”. The store carries all types of music including an expanded section of blues, early jazz and swing, and classic country and western Cooking starts at 10 am and the $4.00 CDs, cassettes and vinyl. tasting cup goes on sale at 12 Noon. VisiDaily throughout January and February, there will be an authors’ fair with a variety of authors present for book signings. Reader’s Oasis is located at 690 E. Main Street. It’s open 7 days a week, 10 am- 6 pm. Be sure to stop by! Paul and his wife Joanne thank all the winter visitors for their support.
Rock & Gem Show - Jan. 1-10 Sell-A-Rama - Jan. 15-24 Art & Craft Fair - Jan. 29 - Feb 7
S.W. Corner of 1-10 Freeway & Hwy 95 Free Admission • Free PArking
Everyone should experience Quartzsite at least once in their life! With all the great deals on offer, this is the year to come and see for yourself. For more information about Quartzsite and a complete list of shows, see page 24. Tyson Wells Shows: 928-927-6364 Quartzsite Business C of C (Chili Cookoff): 928-927-9321 Reader’s Oasis Books: 928-927-6551
QuaRtzsite, az ReadeR’s Oasis BOOks 690 e. Main st.
open 7 days/10-6 • a ‘must see’ attraction! a unique bookstore experience!
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Destination January / February Events
JAN 1-10 QUARTZSITE Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show SW corner of I-10 and Hwy 95 - Largest show of its kind, vendors with gems, rocks, minerals, jewelry, silver & goldsmithing, lapidary tools, equipment & supplies, free adm. 928-927-6364 JAN 9-10 YUMA 12th Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park - A two day skit competition with 16+ different old west reenactment groups. Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-3p, $5 for adults, 13 & under free. 928-783-4771 JAN 13-17 WILLCOX Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival Thousands of Sandhill Cranes! Raptors, sparrows & more. Geology, SW history & archaeology, mining & ranching, photography, astronomy, etc; tours, seminars, trade show, banquet. Reserve early! 800-200-2272, www.wingsoverwillcox.com JAN 15-17 CAREFREE 17th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Downtown - World-class festival with 165 strictly juried fine artists, wine tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine glass), live entertainment, 10a-5p, adm $3. 480-837-5637 JAN 15-17 LAKE HAVASU CITY Buses by the Bridge XIV Windsor Beach 4, LH State Pk, London Bridge Rd - Vintage Volkswagon Bus Show and Camp-Out. 928-680-7664 or 928-855-7735 JAN 15-17 GLENDALE 39th Annual Kruse Collector Car Auction Renaissance Glendale Spa & Hotel - 300+ muscle cars, sports cars, classics & special interest vehicles. Check in 9-5 Fri, auction begins 10a Sat & Sun. 800-968-4444 JAN 15-24 QUARTZSITE Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama SW corner of I-10 & Hwy 95 - 25-Acre outdoor spectacular with unbelievable variety of gems, rocks, arts, crafts, hobbies, jewelry, antiques, coins, lapidary tools, great food! Free! 928-927-6364 JAN 16 CHANDLER 15th Annual Multicultural Festival Chandler Public Library, 22 S Delaware St - Highlighting the community’s cultural diversity through music, dance, art, storytelling, children’s area & more, 11a-5p, free adm. 480-782-2665 JAN 16 TUBAC Tubac Home Tour Tubac Center of the Arts - Benefit/ pick up map here: view fascinating art collections & noted architecture as you tour six of Tubac’s loveliest homes, 10a-4p, $25. Buy tickets in adv or same day. 520-398-2371 JAN 16 LAKE HAVASU CITY Mini Moto Madness Crazy Horse Campgrounds, 1534 Beachcomber Blvd - Youth and Pit Bike Motorcycle Racing, adm $5, participation: $25 racing, $20/$15 practice. Practice 7a-1p, race 3:30p, regis. 7a-1p. www.928minis.com 928-855-6650 JAN 16-17 CASA GRANDE 10th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair & Car Show Florence St & Florence Blvd - Upscale arts & crafts, live music, food, car show (Sa 10-3). Free adm, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. 520-836-8744, www.cgmainstreet.org JAN 16-24 QUARTZSITE 27th Annual Sports, Vacation and RV Show Big Top, half mile S of I-10 on Hwy 95 - The nation’s largest consumer-attended RV Show, new & used RVs, new products, demos, live entertainment, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. RV service avail. 714-377-7940 JAN 20-24 QUARTZSITE 44th Annual Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show Pow Wow Building - The largest operating display of lapidary equipment in the country, 400+ booths displaying, buying & selling, 9a-6p, free adm & parking. 928-927-6325 JAN 22-24 CAVE CREEK Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival Frontier Town (Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery), 6245 E Cave Creek Rd - Paintings, metal art & tables, copper wall hangings, photography, unusual clothing, jewelry & more. Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, free adm & parking. 602-789-7222 JAN 23 THATCHER 3rd Annual Gila River Heritage Roundup Graham Co. Museum - Cowboy music, storytelling & poetry, BBQ ($7), 10-4, free adm. Eastern AZ College - eve concert, $10 adv, $12 door. 928-428-0470 JAN 27-29 HOLBROOK-SCOTTSDALE 52nd Annual Hashknife Pony Express Ride Hashknife Sheriff ’s Posse rides out Wed. 8a on 200-mile reenactment relay ride delivering mail to Scottsdale Waterfront Property at Hashknife statue, noon on Fri. Come watch, send mail! 602-616-6901 JAN 27-31 QUARTZSITE 13th Annual Hobby, Craft & Gem Show Big Top, half mile S of I-10 on Hwy 95 - 100s of vendors, crafts, Native American art, custom clothing, jewelry, home products, gems, demos, food, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. 714-377-7940 JAN 29-31 CASA GRANDE Pinal County’s Agri-Country 24th Bluegrass Jamboree, Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Car Show & Tractor Pull Pinal County Fairgrounds - Includes wide variety of entertainment, 9a-6p, $5, under 12 free. 520-509-3555, Vendors: 520-866-7650 JAN 29-31 TUCSON Mineral Madness Showcase & Sale Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Find treasures for your collection (prices start under $1!), activities for families (starting 11a), Miner’s Story Project, 9a-4p, adm $13, $4.25 ages 6-12. 520-883-2702, www. desertmuseum.org JAN 29-FEB 7 QUARTZSITE Tyson Wells Art & Craft Fair SW corner of I-10 and Hwy 95 - Artisans sell unbelievable variety of their own handcrafted works, food vendors, free adm. 928-927-6364 JAN 30-31 QUARTZSITE 12th Annual Quartzsite Rock & Roll Classic Car Show Big Top, half mile S of I-10 on Hwy 95 - Hundreds of vehicles, hot rods, street rods, customs and classic cars, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. 714-377-7940 JAN 30-31 MESA 20th Annual High Noon’s Western Americana Show & Auction Mesa Convention Center - Show: 150+ dealers, spurs, chaps, saddles, textiles, photos, western art, Sat 9-4:30, Sun 10-4, $10 day, $15 wkend. Auction: Sat 5p. 310-202-9010, www.highnoon.com JAN 30-31 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 JAN 30-31 GREER/PINETOP Winter Games 2010 Sunrise Park Resort, 20 mi E. of McNary on Hwy 273 off Hwy 260 - Dog sled races. Hon-Dah Resort’s Winter Festival - Dog weight pull, ice sculpting, chili/ salsa cookoff, food, entertainment & much more. 1-800-WAY-UP-HI, www.hon-dah.com JAN 30-31 SUPERIOR 2nd Annual Home Tour, Art & Antique Show Superior Chamber, 230 Main St - Restored and remodeled homes, buildings & movie sets, ticket $8 advance, $10 day of, 10a-4p. Free Art & Antique Show. Watch world famous Mata Ortiz potters at work. 520-689-0200 JAN 30-31 LAKE HAVASU CITY National Senior Pro Rodeo SARA Park - 1p, adm. $10 single day, $15 two-day pass, children 17 & under free. www.seniorrodeo.com JAN 31-FEB 14 TUCSON American Indian Exposition Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, Stone & Drachman The finest collection of American Indian art, crafts & food directly from the Native American artist, Su-Th 10-5, Fr-Sa 10-6. Free adm. 520-622-4900 FEB 1-28 GLOBE Pieces of Friendship XX - Quilt Show Cobre Valley Center for the Arts - Quilts from all of southern Gila County and surrounding communities! Mon-Fri 10a-5p, Sat 10-4, Sun noon-4p. 800-804-5623 FEB 4-6 PARKER BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 “The Legend Lives On” An array of cars and trucks will race off road, finishing at Bluewater Resort & Casino. 702-457-5775 FEB 4-7 PARKER 38th Spring GFWC-AZ Parker Woman’s Civic Club, Inc. --- Potpourri Western Park on Riverside Dr - Thursday thru Sunday, large craft show & swap meet, food vendors, round-the-clock security, 8a-5p, free adm. (Set up Wed 2/3.) 928-667-2109 FEB 5-7 CASA GRANDE 7th Annual Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival Pinal Co Fair Grounds - AzGS judged gourd show, 100+ gourd artists & vendors, Kindergourden, mini gourdster race, sailing “Regourda”, food, live music, Fr-Sa 9-5, Su 10-3. Adm: $6, 12 & under free. 520-723-4432, www.wuertzfarm.com
The High Noon Western Americana Weekend Celebration is the nation’s largest Cowboy, Indian and Western Art Antique SHOW & AUCTION. It will appeal to all collectors interested in fine western art, bits, boots, spurs, advertising, saloon, Indian rugs & beadwork, charro, vaquero, historical firearms, historic & silver saddles, Hollywood cowboy, western books & photography. The SHOW will be held at Mesa Community Center with 150 national exhibitors of western & Indian artifacts and fine western art. Hours are Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9:30-4, $10/ day, $15 weekend. The AUCTION will be held at the adjoining Phoenix Marriott Mesa on Sat. at 5 pm with 300+ lots of historic and important western & Indian artifacts and fine western art. Illustrated auction catalog available January, 2010 ($30 US). 310-202-9010 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.highnoon.com
Chandler Multicultural Festival JAN 16 CHANDLER
Chandler’s 15th Annual Multicultural Festival highlights the cultural diversity of our community through music, dance, art, storytelling children’s area and more. It takes place at Chandler Public Library Courtyard, 22 S. Delaware St. from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is FREE to all of the Multicultural Festival events. Also, for the fourth straight year Childsplay will present a special production by creator David Saar. This year’s production is titled: Androcles and the Lion. For more information, visit our website at: www.chandleraz.gov/unity
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FEB 6-7 LAKE HAVASU CITY 25th Annual Winterfest McCulloch Blvd (between Acoma & Smoketree) Outdoor festival w/250+ vendors featuring arts & crafts, business services, live entertainment, children’s activities, great food, Sa 10-5, Su 10-4, free adm. 928855-4115 FEB 6-MAR 28 APACHE JUNCTION AZ Renaissance Festival US Hwy 60 - Sat’s, Sun’s & Presidents’ Day Mon. 10a-6p: A medieval amusement park, 12-stage theater, 30-acre circus, arts & crafts fair, jousting tournament & feast - all rolled into one non-stop family adventure! Gate: Adults $20, 5-12 $10, under 5 free. 520-463-2700; www.renfestinfo.com FEB 9-10 MESA Canadian Snowbird Celebration Mesa Convention Center, 201 N. Center St. - Valuable information geared toward snowbird lifestyle, 10a-4p, free adm. 800-265-3200 FEB 10-14 TUBAC 51st Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts Longest running art festival in AZ, art & craft booths w/ 100s of visiting artists, horse-drawn trolleys, entertainers, food court, 10a-5p, free adm. 520-398-2704 FEB 10-14 LAKE HAVASU CITY Winter Blast - Western Pyrotechnics Convention SARA Park - Fireworks displays and competition, open to public for free viewing. www.westernpyro.org 800-242-8278 FEB 10-15 PHOENIX Western National Shoot Ben Avery Shooting Range - Traders Row, competitive shooting, knife & tomahawk throwing, demonstrations, 8a-5p. Free to spectators. 800-745-1493 FEB 11-14 WICKENBURG 62nd Annual Gold Rush Days & Rodeo Celebrate the town’s ranching & mining heritage w/ activities each day. Sat/Sun Rodeo - 2p, Sat. Rodeo Dance. Lots more! www.wickenburgchamber.com 800-942-5242 FEB 11-14 TUCSON Tucson Gem & Mineral Show™ The Main Show Tucson Convention Ctr - Exhibiting some of the finest “Gems & Gem Minerals” from museums & private collections. Also 300+ dealers of jewelry, minerals, etc. Th-Sa 10-6; Su 10-5. $9.25 cash at door, cc online, 14 & under free w/adult. www.tgms.org FEB 11-21 SCOTTSDALE Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo Westworld - Most prestigious Arabian horse show in the world. 2400 horses, 300+ vendors, 30 eateries, starts daily 8a, see website for specific show times, $10 gen, $7 Srs, under 12 free. 480-515-1500, www. scottsdaleshow.com FEB 12 INDIO, CA Canadian Snowbird Assoc Winter Info. Meeting Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway - Entertainment, valuable information geared toward snowbird lifestyle, 1p-4p, free adm. 800-265-3200 FEB 12-14 SIERRA VISTA 18th Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering Buena Performing Arts Center - “Cowboys and Sweethearts”: Headliner shows Fri & Sat evenings & Sun matinee. Free sessions Sat 10a-5p, incl youth contest winners. Info: 520-249-2511; Artists, stage shows, tickets: www.cowboypoets.com FEB 12-14 TUCSON 10th Desert Diamond Casino Arts & Crafts Festival I-19 & Pima Mine Rd - Finest artists & craftspeople from the SW, jewelry, clothes, wood, metal, pottery, furniture, etc. Live entertainment including Native American performers, food, Fr & Sa 10-5, Su 10-4. 520-294-7777 FEB 12-14 CAVE CREEK Stagecoach Fine Art & Wine Affaire 7100 E. Cave Creek Road - Juried show of 125+ world class artists, wine-tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine goblet), live entertainment, local food, 10a-5p, $3. Free Parking. 480-837-5637 FEB 12-14 LAKE HAVASU CITY Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion LH State Park, Windsor 4 - Pre ‘68 car show, bike show, carnival, vendors, pin-up girl contest, live music & entertainment. www.eventsallaround.net 928-230-6719 FEB 12-15 CASA GRANDE 3rd Annual O’Odham Tash Indian Days Features a parade and rodeo w/ approx 600 Native American contestants from as far away as Canada, traditional ceremonial dances and beautiful Native American crafts & art works for sale. 520-836-4723 FEB 13 FLORENCE Tour of Historic Florence Visit homes on the Nat’l Historic Register, also farmers market, antique & collectible sale. Free shuttle, 9a-4p, $10 advance, $12 day of, 18 & under free. Tickets at Visitor Center. florencemainstreet.com 866-977-4496 FEB 13 BISBEE 19th Annual Chocolate Tasting Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St - Delectable desserts and live entertainment, a must for lovers of fine things, 6-9p, tickets $10 adv, $12 door. 520-432-4232 FEB 13-14 PHOENIX 54th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale State Fairgrounds Exhibit Building - 600,000+ books. Proceeds benefit local charities. Sa 8a-6p, Su 8a-4p, free adm. Fairgrounds charge parking fee. 602-2656805, www.vnsabooksale.org FEB 16 YUMA Canadian Snowbird Assoc Winter Info. Meeting Yuma Civic & Convention Center, 1440 Desert Hills Dr - Entertainment, valuable information geared toward snowbird lifestyle, 1p-4p, free adm. 800-265-3200 FEB 17-20 LAKE HAVASU CITY FLW Stren Series Tournament & College Fishing Tournament. www.flwoutdoors.com 270-205-6918 FEB 19-21 GOODYEAR Goodyear Rodeo Days Estrella Mountain Regional Park - Senior pro rodeo. Fr 9a: Slack Day, free adm. Sa & Su, gate opens 11a, performance 2p, $8 adults, $7 seniors, $4 ages 5-12. Event pending, call to confirm: 623-327-3798 FEB 19-21 CAVE CREEK Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival Frontier Town (Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery), 6245 E Cave Creek Rd - Paintings, metal art & tables, copper wall hangings, photography, unusual clothing, jewelry & more. Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, free adm & parking. 602-789-7222 FEB 20 SALOME 17th Great AZ Outback Chili Cook-Off Centennial Community Ctr - Chili & salsa competition, poker runs, aircraft contests, classic car show, art show, auction, quilt show, 9a-4p. 928-859-3846 FEB 20 SCOTTSDALE 57th Annual Parada del Sol Parade Scottsdale Rd, Oak St to Indian School - World’s largest horse drawn parade, western pageantry, dancing troupes, bands, 10a. Trail’s End Celebration w/live music, food, Kids Zone till 5p, free. 480-990-3179 FEB 20 LAKE HAVASU CITY Geo Cache Bash Cattail Cove State Park - Search for hidden treasure! Be sure to bring your handheld GPS unit. Raffle prizes and fun for the whole family! 10a-2p. 928-855-1223 FEB 20 TUCSON 9th Annual Arizona Animal Fair Reid Park - Demonstrations, entertainment, food court & beer garden, 100+ exhibitors and over 30 animal rescue agencies.10a-4p, free. 520-275-0445 FEB 20-21 GLOBE 26th Historic Home & Building Tour, Antique & Quilt Show Downtown - From 9a, last tour 3p. $15 adults/$10 seniors & youth. Antique Show & Quilt Show free w/ tour. 800-804-5623 FEB 20-21 MESA 21st Annual Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale Mesa Centennial Hall, Bldg C, 201 N Center - Judged woodcarving competition, fine woodworking show, wood sculpture, supplies, demos, prizes, raffles, Satsoapcarving for kids. Sa 9-5 & Su 10-4, donation $5, under 14 free. 480-951-6175
Pieces of Friendship is a community quilt show sponsored by the Copper Country Quilters Chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild. The show, now in its 20th year, is held at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at 101 N. Broad Street in Globe. Area quilters display and some sell quilts and wall hangings during the show. A Viewer’s Choice Award is given and chances sold on an annual opportunity quilt. Proceeds from ticket sales go to fund community charity projects. An award from the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame is also given. The show is open to the public by donation. No admission fee is charged. Center/ Show hours: Monday through Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday noon-4. For further information contact the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at 928-4250884 or the Greater Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce. 800-804-5623
FEB 5-7, 2010 Pinal County Fairgrounds Casa Grande, AZ
Wuertz Farm’s 7th Annual Gourd Festival is a nationally acclaimed event featuring over 100 artists/vendors, AzGS judged show, reserved classes, Kindergourden, gourdster races, a sailing regourda, gourd games, non-stop live music, great food and thousands of gourds for sale! FRI-SAT: 9-5 SUN: 10-3 ADM: $6 Kids free. RV Parking. Rain or Shine. Many activities indoors. 520-723-4432 or www.wuertzfarm.com
The 55th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will take place at WestWorld in north Scottsdale, Feb. 11-21, 2010. It’s the largest event of its kind in the world and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. Along with exciting competitions, educational seminars, and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 trade booths offering everything from lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art to boots, saddles and gifts. Each year the Show raises thousands of dollars for local charities. The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona will continue to support such endeavors this year. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling TicketMaster or at the ticket booth on site. For a schedule of events and more information on the show visit the website. TicketMaster: 480-784-4444 www.scottsdaleshow.com
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo FEB 11-21 SCOTTSDALE
In the Historic Artist Colony of Tubac
Tubac Festival of the Arts
Saturday, February 20, 2010 10am—4pm
Reid Park (22nd / Country Club) 9th Annual
ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATIONAL DEMOS FOOD BEER GARDEN VENDORS RESCUE GROUPS LOW-COST VACCINATIONS FREE MICROCHIPPING
170 Visiting Artist Booths 100 Year-Round Galleries & Shops
South of Tucson w I-19 to Exit 34 www.TubacAZ.com w 520-398-2704
This unique event at Mesa Centennial Hall, 201 N. Center St., includes a woodcarving competition presented by the Grand Canyon State Woodcarvers and the Arizona State Woodcarvers - watch power carving, hand carving, tool sharpening techniques, wood burning & texturing demonstrations, soap carving for children, and adult whittling contests both days. Wood sculpture art, supplies, tools, books, and sculptures of all kinds - realistic, birds, figures, animals, etc. - are for sale. The Fine Woodworkers of Arizona show runs in conjunction, too. Clubs nationwide are invited to compete for the best-carved Dr. Seuss Scene. Contact us for details. Competitive entries: Novices, Intermediate, Advanced and Junior Carvers, and new Open Division. We anticipate 250 to 400 carvings. Vendor and Exhibitor tables available. Free parking. $5 donation, 14 and under free. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4. Dave Friesth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale FEB 20-21 MESA
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Destination February / March Events
FEB 20-21 MESA 44th Annual Jewelry, Gem, Rock & Mineral Show Skyline HS, 845 S. Crismon Rd (exit 192 Rt. 60) Dealers sell jewelry, gems, rocks, fossils, lapidary supplies & equipment. Also door prizes, silent auction, food. Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p, adults $3, students $1, under 12 free. www.apachejunctionrockclub.org 480-982-7760 FEB 20-28 TUCSON 85th La Fiesta de los Vaqueros® -- The Tucson Rodeo Tucson Rodeo Grounds - PRCA Rodeo, largest outdoor winter rodeo in US. Six performances: Feb. 20 & 21 and 25-28. Tickets $16 - $26, all seats are reserved, starts 12:30p. www.tucsonrodeo.com 800-964-5662 FEB 21 TUCSON Fords on Fourth Classic All Fords Auto Show Fourth Ave - Fords of all types, Tucson’s trolley, lots of great restaurants and shops. Presented by Southern AZ Mustang Club, oldest Mustang Club in world. 8a3p, free adm. 520-624-5004, www.fourthavenue.org FEB 21-28 SEDONA 16th Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop One Full Week of “Reel” Magic - Documentaries, shorts, features, and animations from around the world; fabulous parties. Ticket info: 888-399-FILM FEB 25 TUCSON Tucson Rodeo Parade Irvington Rd & S. Sixth Ave - The largest non-motorized parade in the world, 150 western-themed floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and musicians, prompt start 9a. Grandstand seating $6/$4, for tickets: 520-294-1280, www.TucsonRodeoParade.org FEB 26-27 LAKE HAVASU CITY Hava BBQ London Bridge Style Windsor Beach State Park #4 grass area - Fri. Noon9p, Sat. 10a-7p, adm: $2 for parking. 928-680-3815, www.havabbq.com FEB 26-28 APACHE JUNCTION Lost Dutchman Days Community celebrates Lost Dutchman legend - Professional rodeo & rodeo dance, carnival, two stages w/ free entertainment, 100+ vendors of arts, crafts & food, wild horse & burro adoption, themed parade on 27th. 800-252-3141 or 1-888-75 RODEO FEB 26-28 SCOTTSDALE Parada Del Sol PRCA Rodeo WestWorld of Scottsdale - Bull riding, saddle bronc, team roping, barrel racing, and all the usual rodeo events; live music after each perf. Call for times & ticket prices. 480-990-3179, www.paradadelsol.org FEB 26-28 CAVE CREEK Out West Art Fest Stagecoach Village, 7100 E Cave Creek Rd - Juried show w/85 local & nationally-acclaimed artists, contemporary and Western art, live music, food, artist demos,10a-5p, free adm. & parking. 480-575-6624 FEB 27 ARIZONA CITY Arizona City Daze Fire Dept. complex, Sunland Gin Rd - Parade 9a, festival after w/arts & crafts, free live entertainment, carnival, games, food, free adm. 520-466-5141 FEB 27 QUARTZSITE 7th “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff & State Salsa Championship Tyson Wells Showgrounds - CASI sanctioned, entrants from all over US, also People’s Choice w/ cash prizes (1st is $1000). Public free adm, $4 tasting fee (starts noon), big raffle, entertainment, 10a-4p. 928-927-9321 MAR 5-6 CASA GRANDE 52nd Annual Cactus Antique Aircraft Fly-In Municipal Airport - Antique, classic, warbird, replica and homebuilt aircraft will be on display, Fri & Sat, 8a-5p. Sponsored by the Arizona Antique Aircraft Association. Terry: 520-836-7447 MAR 5-7 COOLIDGE Cotton Days San Carlos Park, 320 W Central - Parade, “Ride to the Ruins” biker rally & bike show (Sat), arts & crafts, live entertainment, food, beer garden, carnival, cotton bale rolling contest, Fri 12-10p, Sat 10a-10p, Sun noon-5p. 520-723-3009 MAR 5-7 LAKE HAVASU CITY Bluegrass on the Beach Lake Havasu State Park - Some of the country’s best talent incl the 7 time IBMA winner for Fiddle Player of the Year: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. Workshops, art & craft / food vendors, raffles, jamming, 10a-6p. www.landspromotions.com, 209785-4693 MAR 5-7 CAREFREE Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Downtown - World-class festival with 165 strictly juried fine artists, wine tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine glass), live entertainment, 10a-5p, adm $3. 480-837-5637 MAR 6 CASA GRANDE 32nd Annual AZ State Open Chili Championship Ed Hooper Park, 2525 N Pinal Ave - Cookoff, tasting cups on sale, plus arts & crafts vendors, food, live entertainment, 10a-6p, free adm. 520-560-2256 MAR 6-7 AVONDALE Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival B & M Wildlife Area, Avondale Blvd, 5 miles S of I-10 - Free fishing clinic, canoe floats, wildlife watching, live music, recycling exhibits. Free adm & parking. www.tresriosnaturefestival.com 623-932-2260, MAR 6-7 PAYSON Western Collectibles & Firearms Show Mazatzal Hotel & Casino -Antique, black powder and modern firearms, gun parts, Indian artifacts, knives, Old West memorabilia, cleaning supplies, much more! 9a-5p. Reserve table: Bill Johnson, 928-772-4247; email@example.com. More info: 800-777-7529 MAR 6-7 FLAGSTAFF Holistic Wellness Faire High Country Conference Center, 201 W Butler - 48 exhibitors offer alternative therapies, body & energy work, intuitive readings, wellness products & toys, plus speakers! 10a-6p, $3. www.AZHolisticEvents. com 928-204-5912, MAR 12-13 SUN LAKES Fine Art & Fine Craft Show ACE Plaza (Dobson & Riggs) - Limited and special collection of fine art & craft, Fri-Sat 9-5. Free adm. & parking. 602-789-7222 MAR 12-14 LAKE HAVASU CITY Havasu Art Guild’s 30th Annual Juried Spring Show Community Aquatic Center, 100 Park Ave - Show & sale of fine arts & crafts from all over the West, artists welcome, Fr 10-2, Sa 10-4, Su 10-3. Free adm. 928-854-6191 MAR 12-14 SCOTTSDALE Goodguys 1st Spring Nationals WestWorld - 1972 and older rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and tricked out trucks; vendor exhibits, swap meet, cars for sale corral, model car show. Fri & Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3. 925-838-9876, www.good-guys.com MAR 13 CHLORIDE Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration Parade (12p), gunfighter reenactments, corned beef and cabbage, vendors, live music. 928-565-4888 MAR 13 AJO 10th Annual Sonoran Shindig Bud Walker Park - Sonoran desert celebration, activities for the whole family, live music, displays, info booths, coyote howling contest, raffles, food, and fun just for kids, 10a-3p, free adm. 520-387-7742 MAR 13-14 TUCSON 28th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow San Xavier Del Bac Mission - Native American inter-tribal dancing, contests, Native American food/ arts & crafts, Sa 10:30a-11p, Su 10a-7p. Adults $9, children $7, 6 & under free, parking $3. 520-573-4051 MAR 13-14 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 MAR 13-14 PARKER Annual Parker Marathon Water Ski Races BlueWater Resort & Casino - High speed water ski marathon, racecourse extends from BlueWater to La Paz County Park and return, races start daily at 9a. 928-669-7035 MAR 13-14 LITCHFIELD PARK 12th Annual Litchfield Park Art & Culinary Festival Historic downtown by legendary Wigwam Resort One of the Southwest’s premier outdoor art festivals, 200+ fine artists & craftsmen, live music, wine tastings & culinary demos, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. 623-935-9040
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February 13 & 14, 2010
Saturday 8-6 • Sunday 8-4
Arizona State Fairgrounds Almost All Books 1/2 Price Sunday
Used Book Sale
Information, Call :
Book Sale Proceeds Benefit Valley-wide Charities!
On your way to Sedona stop by and view the works of 45-60 artists from 10am - 5pm. Works for sale include paintings, jewelry, leather, sculpture, pottery, and much more.
Bell Rock Plaza Arts & Crafts Shows
In the Village of Oak Creek on Hwy 179, Gateway to Sedona For more Information call Donna • 928-284-9627
Jan 30-31 • Feb 20 -21 • Mar 6-7 • Mar 13-14 • Apr 3-4 (Easter)
March 25-28, 2010 Kearny, Az • Carnival • Vendors • • Horseshoe & Softball Tournaments • • Entertainment •
Kearny Pioneer Days
7th Annual March 6-7 2010
FEBRUARY 12-14, 2010 SIERRA VISTA, AZ
For More Information www.cowboypoets.com Phone: 520-249-2511
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Formerly in Parker with a successful year at our new location at the Lake Havasu State Park (Hwy 95 & Industrial Blvd), L&S Promotions is returning March 5-7 with another incredible line-up: 7 time IBMA winner for Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper with the 2009 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Jesse Brock and Bass Player of the Year Marshall Wilburn; hard driving Bluegrass Brothers; Wayne Taylor (retired master chief of the U.S. Navy Bluegrass band) & Appaloosa; Nothin’ Fancy; and many more. Music daily 10 am - dusk. Arts & crafts, a variety of food & beverage vendors, band workshops, raffles, event t-shirts, and unlimited jamming. Adult tickets: Fri or Sat $20 ea, Sun $15; 3-day ticket package with camping $75 ea (before Feb 1, 2010). 209-480-4693 www.landspromotions.com
“Bluegrass On The Beach” MAR 5-7 LAKE HAVASU CITY
Destination March / April Events
MAR 13-14 PICACHO Civil War in the Southwest Picacho Peak State Park - Re-enactments of Civil War battle for Pichaco Pass & two other SW battles. Period costumes, encampments, Civil War memorabilia & food booths. $8/car up to 4 people, $2 each add’l, 10a4p. 520-466-3183 MAR 14 FOUNTAIN HILLS Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Plaza Fountainside, 12645 N Saguaro Blvd (located near the big fountain) - Fountain water dyed green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Show hours 9-5. Free admission & parking. 602-789-7222 MAR 18-21 SCOTTSDALE National Festival of the West 20th Celebration WestWorld - Huge Western shopping expo, Western music jamboree, cowboy poetry gathering, Western TV & film celebrities, Chuck Wagon Cook Offs, lots more; from 10a. 602-996-4387, festivalofthewest.com MAR 19-20 LAKE HAVASU CITY 3rd Western Winter Nationals Havasu 95 Speedway Race SARA Park, Hwy 95 South - Gates open 4p, racing 6p. 928-716-6300, www.havasu95speedway.com MAR 19-21 SACATON Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo Gila River Indian Community, I-10 exit 175 (fr Phx) All Indian Rodeo, Pow Wow, parade, carnival, arts/crafts, games & sports, battle of the bands, 13-54 yrs $6, 55+ & ages 6-12 $4. 520-562-6087 MAR 19-21 SUPERIOR Superior Apache Leap Mining Festival Parade, entertainment, mining competitions, carnival. Fr 5-10p, Sa 9a-11p, Su 10a-6p. Free. 520-689-0200 MAR 19-21 TUCSON 40th Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair 4th Ave - One of top 100 festivals in the US, 400+ booths of arts & crafts, food vendors, 2 big music stages, street performers, kids “Van Grow” hands-on art pavilion, 10a-dusk, free adm. 520-624-5004, www.fourthavenue.org MAR 19-21 BUCKEYE Helzapoppin’ PRCA Rodeo Helzapoppin’ Rodeo Grounds - Rodeo performance Fri & Sat 7p, Sun 1p, dance Sat eve at 9p. Tickets: $10 adults (includes dance), $5 ages 4-12, dance alone $5. 623-386-2727 MAR 19-21 LAKE HAVASU CITY 28th Annual Home Show High School, 2675 S. Palo Verde - Find everything for your home, enhance your lifestyle! Focus is on “All Working Together.” Colorado River Building Industry Assoc. Free adm! Fr 3:30-7p, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-3p. 928-453-7755 MAR 19-21 LAKE HAVASU CITY World Off-Road Championship Series ATV Crazy Horse Campgrounds - 7:30a-5:30p. 435-635-1597, www.worcsracing.com MAR 19-21 FOUNTAIN HILLS 6th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire Ave of the Fountains - Juried show of 125+ world class artists, wine-tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine goblet), live entertainment, local food, 10a-5p, $3. Free Parking. 480-837-5637 MAR 19-21 CAVE CREEK Fine Art & Craft Festival Frontier Town (Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery), 6245 E Cave Creek Rd - Paintings, metal art & tables, copper wall hangings, photography, unusual clothing, jewelry & more. Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, free adm & parking. 602-789-7222 MAR 20 MESA A Night in the 40’s Falcon Field Airport - AZ Wing CAF: Live Big Band, WWII Musical Show, jitterbug & costume contests. Dance in the shadow of a vintage B-17 WWII bomber, fundraiser for museum, $35/adv, $40/door. Meal extra. 480-924-1940, www.bigbanddance.com MAR 20 PATAGONIA Annual Mariachi Festival Patagonia Lake State Park - A number of Mariachi bands perform, food vendors, 12-5p. 520-287-6965 MAR 25-28 KEARNY Pioneer Days 50th Annual Celebration Pioneer Park - Parade Sat 10a, carnival & food vendors Thurs on, Copper Thimbles Quilt Show Fri & Sat, live entertainment all weekend. Thurs & Fri 5-10p, Sat 12p-12a, Sun 12-4p, free adm. 520-363-7607 MAR 26-27 CHANDLER Chandler Jazz Festival Downtown, A J Chandler Park - An exciting jazz fest featuring various bands, several venues. Free adm. Fr 4:45-9:30p, Sa 1-9:30p. 480-782-2665 MAR 26-28 TUCSON Spring Artisans Market Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N Main Ave in Historic Downtown - 100+ of the finest artisans in the Southwest offering a wide variety of exquisite, handmade works, 10a-5p, free adm. 520-624-2333 o MAR 26-28 CAREFREE 9th Sonoran Festival of Fine Art Town Center - Juried show w/100 local & nationallyacclaimed artists, food booths, farmer’s market, entertainment, exhibits about wildlife & desert preservation, 10a-5p, free adm. 480-575-6624 MAR 26-28 LAKE HAVASU CITY World Off-Road Championship Series Motorcycle Crazy Horse Campgrounds - 7:30a-5:30p. 435-6351597, www.worcsracing.com MAR 27-28 GLOBE Celebrate AZ Archaeology Month Besh-Ba-Gowah - 2 tours Sat, 1 tour Sun, pottery and basket weaving demonstrations, Apache Crown Dancers, 9a-5p. Sa-Free, Su-$4 ages 12-64, $3 for 65+, under 12 free. 928-425-0320 MAR 27-28 PHOENIX Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Outdoor Expo Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Carefree Hwy, 1 mile west of I-17 - Live wildlife, shooting of all kinds, fishing, archery, OHV & boating recreation, hands-on activities & workshops, exhibitors, food booths, 9a-5p, free parking & adm. www.azgfd.gov/expo APR 3-4 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 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: 480-488-4043, www. fiestadaysrodeo.com APR 9-11 TOMBSTONE Old West Founders Days Honoring Ed Scheffelin who founded Tombstone; street entertainment, craft show, farmers market, the Rose Tree Parade, mining competitions, look alike contests, over 20 events on Fri, 28 on Sat and 24 on Sun. 1-888-457-3929 APR 9-11 SEDONA Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 35 to 40+ artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627 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 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
Sonoran Shindig “Celebration of the Desert” MAR 13 AJO
It’s the 10th year for the Sonoran Shindig “Celebration of the Desert,” held at Bud Walker Park in Ajo, Arizona. Free to the public are music, arts and crafts, wildlife exhibits, Indian fry bread, games. Don’t miss the Coyote Howling contest- it is open to everyone! Judging is by audience applause, so come with your best coyote yelp and howl with the best. The Festival promotes public awareness of the desert ecosystem, the wildlife and plants of the area, and the lifestyles and economy that depend upon the desert and its balance of nature. Enjoy the Sonoran Desert Photo Contest and Piñata Contest with its mythical creature of the desert by local artist. Ajo is the place! Ajo District Chamber of Commerce: 520-387-7742
“Thunder in the Desert”
American Indians’ World Fair
Goodguys 1st Spring Nationals MAR 12-14 SCOTTSDALE
Head to WestWorld of Scottsdale for the inaugural Goodguys 1st Spring Nationals: three big days of hot rods, customs, classics, Muscle cars, tricked out trucks and more through 1972, plus commercial and vendor exhibits, used auto parts swap meet, cars for sale corral, model car show, and fun for the whole family. Special vehicle parking areas will be held on Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm and will include the Trick Truck corral, Ya Gotta Drive ‘Em, Goodguys Builder’s Choice, Mighty Muscle, and Homebuilt Heaven. Participant registration will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale Thursday 9 am to 5 pm, Friday 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 7 am to 3 pm and Sunday 8 am to noon. Spectator gates will be open on Friday and Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday 8 am to 3 pm. The event will feature an awards ceremony at 2:22 pm on Sunday. 925-838-9876 www.good-guys.com
11th Annual Chandler Jazz Festival
Friday, March 26 • 4:30pm - 9:30pm Saturday, March 27 • 1pm – 9:30pm Dr. A.J. Chandler Park in Historic Downtown Chandler
- Arts & Craft Fair – Food & Beverages - Beer & Wine Garden sponsored by the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership - Jazz in AZ hosts “How Cool is Jazz” - Musical performances held inside/outside restaurants, businesses and art galleries in the downtown area. - Visit www.chandleraz.gov/jazz for a list of the weekend’s activities.
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‘Neath the Rim Studio Tour
Payson Art League
March 26-27, 2010 Historic Downtown Chandler www.chandleraz.gov/jazz
10am-5pm Juried artists exhibit in their 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
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22nd Arizona Renaissance Festival
Two Months of Excitement and Adventure - Huzzah !
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Arizona’s World Class Cruise
One of the “Best Things to Do in Arizona”
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Arizona’s biggest kingdom of outdoor entertainment, the Arizona Renaissance Festival has planned two months of non-stop entertainment, feasting and games beginning February 6 - performing, shopping and feasting on weekends, including President’s Day Monday, through the end of March. In the festival’s vast 16th century European village, an expected 260,000 revelers will find dozens of shows on 12 stages of continuous entertainment each event day, including: · Special guests from England for one weekend concert appearances, the Mediaeval Baebes. Six talented singers breathe renewed life into hauntingly beautiful early music that captures the imagination and devotion of modern audiences. Four sets daily on February 13-14-15 only. · New this season, Bearly Balanced! At the Arizona Renaissance Festival, a 30-acre village forms the set for comic adventures, in which you can be both audience and part of the fun. With a cast of nearly 1000 costumed characters, the festival is a Monty Python movie come to life. Festival fans can leave their cares behind and enjoy the pleasures of a simpler time in a storybook town where you enjoy continuous music, dance and comedy shows, shop
The Dolly Steamboat is an 1890s steamboat replica that sails on beautiful Canyon Lake. We offer daily nature cruises, for wonderful arts and crafts, plus games, twilight dinner cruises, and astronomy rides and a feast of exotic food and drink. cruises year round. Be sure to call for our Have more fun than you thought poscurrent schedule. Keep in mind Valentine’s sible in a single day! Times: The fun starts on February 6 and Day is just around the corner for a romantic Dinner Cruise! continues on Saturdays and Sundays (and Just a short distance from Mesa, Presidents Day Monday) through March 28. Gates open with a cannon shot at 10 am Scottsdale, and Phoenix, explore secluded waterways as you relax and enjoy the and close at 6 pm, rain or shine. Directions: From Phoenix-take Hwy 60 breathtaking flora and fauna of the lower Sonoran desert. Along the way, the captain East past Gold Canyon Golf Resort to the will recount the legends and lore of the SuFestival. From Tucson: The Pinal Pioneer perstition Mountains. This “Junior Grand Parkway (Hwy 79) to Florence Junction; Canyon” tour is consistently rated one of West 7 miles on US Hwy 60 to the Festival the “Best Things to Do in Arizona.” Village. Bring your camera and binoculars as Tickets: Advance discount tickets at Fry’s Food and Drug Stores and Fry’s Mar- bighorn sheep, coyote, deer, bobcats and ketplace. Or go on-line to RenFestInfo.com mountain lions may all be seen, along with bald eagles, hawks, vultures and other to buy advance print-at-home tickets, find avian species. detailed directions and festival informaThe Twilight Dinner Cruise is an excittion, and/or to make reservations for The Pleasure Feast. Tickets are always available ing alternative to dining in the city. Entrees at the gate on festival days. As always, event are served buffet style and vary by night parking is free.
to include tender Filet Mignon, succulent Prime Rib, tangy Barbecued Ribs, and charbroiled Rib Eye along with a grilled chicken breast, various sides, dessert and beverages. Bask in the beauty of Canyon Lake as the lowering sun sets the canyon walls aglow. It’s relaxing and romantic! A special treat is the new monthly Twilight Astronomy Dinner Cruise, hosted by Dr. Sky, astronomy expert and radio personality. Dr. Sky gives a presentation on the solar system as you view the night sky through on-board telescopes and enjoy a filet mignon dinner. The Dolly Steamboat is also a unique setting for weddings, special parties, and corporate events. Consider a private charter as you plan your next occasion. For a great getaway, take the Dolly Steamboat’s unforgettable “mini Arizona vacation”! View the website for prices and other information. Please call to reserve your reservations.
Historic Apache Trail
Drive along the world-famous Apache Trail and you can visit prehistoric Indian ruins and museums, pan for gold in the ghost town of Goldfield, tour of one of 50 old mines, ride a Narrow Gauge Railroad, explore the back roads by Jeep tour, explore the natural beauty of Lost Dutchman State Park, 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 Apache Junction C of C: 800-252-3141
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Superior Apache Leap Mining Festival
March 19-21 FREE Fri. 5-10pm • Sat. 9am - 11pm Sun. 10am - 6pm
Parade • Entertainment • Mining Competitions • Carnival
Tour several homes and buildings. Shop a quality Antique Show. Browse Art in the Park, featuring local artists and the MATA ORTIZ potters from Mexico. Historian lectures throughout the day.
Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday Parade • Large Carnival BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption 2 FREE Entertainment Stages 100+ Vendors
Tour: $10 – All other events FREE $2.00 Off
TOUR ADMISSION with Coupon
Superior Chamber of Commerce
200 W Main St., 520-689-0200 www.superiorarizonachamber.org
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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Civil War Re-enactments at Picacho Peak State Park
The western-most battle of the American Civil War was just a skirmish fought near a rocky spire called Picacho Peak located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Each year hundreds of spectators descend on Picacho Peak State Park to watch re-enactments of this Arizona Civil War skirmish and the New Mexico battles of Glorieta and Val Verde. This year the re-enactments take place on March 13-14. In 1860 the New Mexico Territory (the present day states of AZ and NM) was sparsely populated. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, the U.S. Government recalled the majority of its troops from the West to build the Union army for the fighting in the east. Henry Hopkins Sibley joined the Confederacy and convinced Jefferson Davis that he would raise an army in Texas and invade New Mexico territories for mineral resources to fund the Confederacy war effort.
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Explore Casa Grande
There’s Nothing Like It!
Casa Grande is a forwardlooking city of 47,000 residents, yet one that has retained its renowned small-town charm. The location, midway between Phoenix and Tucson, at the hub of I-8 and I-10, make it an excellent spot for residents, travelers and the 20,000 winter visitors who call Casa Grande “home” for several months each year. Our sunny, “community first” hometown offers a winter season chock-full of festivals and activities which are enjoyed by “kids of all ages.” in addition, the city presents residents and visitors with a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, historic sites, attractions, golf, movies, museums, community theatre, as well as many unique events. While you’re in the area, take a day
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Picacho Peak State Park: 520-466-3183
Visitors travel from around the country to experience the three fascinating historic re-enactments complete with lifestyles of the soldiers in the southwest during the 1860s. More than 200 re-enactors will camp at the park with their authentic Civil War camping gear. Food and beverage concessions will be available. Please bring along plenty of water, hat, lawn chair and sunscreen. This is a two-day event with the second day’s activities being a repeat of the first day. A full schedule will be available soon at www.azstateparks.com. The park is located off I-10 on exit 219, 60 miles south of Phoenix and 40 miles north of Tucson. Special Event Vehicle Entrance Fee is $8 per vehicle for up to 4 persons; each additional person is charged $2 each and there is no charge for ages 13 & under.
trip and explore the historical and natural wonders of Pinal County, hike one of the trails in the area, skydive indoors and outdoors or watch a sunset. No matter what you choose to discover or explore in the Casa Grande area, you can be sure that the pace will be relaxed and easygoing. To learn more, visit our website or call the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce, 800-916-1515. The staff at the Chamber office/Visitor Information Center, 575 N. Marshall St., Casa Grande, AZ 85122, will be more than happy to give you the scoop on why Casa Grande is a wonderful haven for residents, whether they stay for days or decades. Once you visit, you will see why.
Tour of Historic Florence
in Downtown Florence, AZ
Saturday, February 13, 2010
March 5 - 7, 2010
• Parade • Arts & Crafts • Food • Live Entertainment • Beer Garden • Carnival • Cotton Bale Rolling Contest • Horseshoe Tournament “Ride to the Ruins”
Saturday, March 6 • Motorcycle Ride/Rally • Bike Show • Bike Games
Coolidge Chamber of Commerce
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Discover the charm of one of Arizona’s most historic towns
Self-guided Tour - Antique & Collectibles Sale - Book Sale
$12 Adult Children under 18—Free Advance Tickets $10 Group Rates Available
Toll free 866-977-4496
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Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park
Celebrating Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month
An Authentic Arizona Experience
Looking for a few good reasons to saddle up ole Betsy and head out for a fun adventure? How about a train ride on a restored 1930s trolley car? Or, a delightful tour of historic buildings constructed a century ago? Perhaps a day (or two) of exploring antique shops and art galleries in old AZ copper country? Or, maybe you are craving Mexican food that is ‘muy delicioso’! If so, we invite you to discover the copper hills of Globe-Miami! The boom and bust years of these classic western mining towns are reflected in the many wonderfully restored historic storefronts, which now house a unique variety of antique shops and art galleries. Check out the wide variety of collectibles: mining, advertising, furniture, glassware, primitives, etc. - as well as western and Native American arts and crafts. With over 20 shops, Globe-Miami is perhaps now Arizona’s best-kept secret shopping destination, but the word is spreading! For an experience you won’t want to miss, how about a ride on “Spike”, a restored vintage train! Globe’s historic freight office built around 1916 has been
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In celebration of Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month, Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park invites the public to a special presentation on Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28. There will be Guided Tours on Saturday at 10 am and 2 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm. Demonstrations of pine needle basket weaving and pottery making by local artist, Julie Hazen, will be ongoing both days. A Crown Dance performance by GHS Apache Club will be at 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Robert Wilson will be performing his original compositions on cedar flute at 3 pm both days. A hands-on activity for children and adults alike - rubbings of rock art reproductions donated by Archaeologist Charmion McKusick - will be available. You can also visit the Ethno-Botanical Garden and try your hand at grinding corn on a metate excavated at the site. Refreshments will be provided free of charge. What makes Besh-Ba-Gowah so interesting? The name comes from the Apache language and translates as “place of metal,” but these ruins are not from the Apache
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culture. They are the remains of a settlement built by the Salado Indians around the 1200s. Shortly after 1400 the pueblos were abandoned and the civilization of the Salado people mysteriously disappeared. Learn more as you walk the pathways and tour the reconstructed rooms. There is also an excellent museum at the park where you can watch a video explaining the life of this past civilization plus explore exhibits of pottery, clothing, jewelry, tools and other artifacts found there. The museum’s display of Salado pottery is the world’s largest! Directions: To find Besh-Ba-Gowah from Phoenix follow U.S. Hwy 60 to Globe, turn left onto Broad Street (Historic District). Make a right turn onto Jess Hayes Road and the Park is on the right. From Tucson turn left off Hwy 60 onto Hill St., then right onto Broad St. and immediate left off Broad to Jess Hayes Rd. Admission will be free on Saturday with the following regular admission charges in place on Sunday: general $4, 65 and over $3, under 12 free. Park hours are 9 am to 5 pm.
RUINS, MUSEUM, AND ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN
14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped Accessible • Group Tours by Arrangement • Located just outside of Globe
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renovated and recently reopened as the Copper Spike Station. Board the ‘55 Domeliner, ‘47 Calumet Club Car and 1930s coach for an excursion run between Globe and Apache Gold Casino on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Presently, the train is powered by a diesel engine, but it’s soon to be steam. For great hiking and scenery, head to the east end of Globe to Round Mountain Park and choose from four trails, ranging from one and a half mile treks to just over three miles. Ever wonder what those old buildings and homes are like inside? The annual Globe Historic Home and Building Tour on February 20-21 is your opportunity to find out. Our annual Quilt Show and Antique Show with over 40 vendors will take place that weekend as well. Whether on the way to Roosevelt Lake or the White Mountains or simply in search of an authentic Arizona experience, you will find Globe-Miami a delightful place to visit. Complimentary shopping guide maps are available at most any shop. Come for a day and you will want to stay!
Apache Gold Casino Resort - Home of the most real penny machines in Arizona! Monthly floor promotions give you more ways to win! Apache Gold offers luxurious accommodations at the Best Western Hotel and great food and prices at the Apache Grill and Wickiup Buffet. Located 5 miles East of Globe on Hwy 70. 800-272-2438 Outdoor Recreation - The Globe-Miami area offers many opportunities for hiking into the Pinals, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, four wheel adventures, and rafting trips.
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San Carlos Apache Cultural Center - The cultural center provides an opportunity for the tribe to tell its history from the perspective of the San Carlos Apache people. Open Mon-Fri, 9-5. Located in Peridot, AZ on Hwy 70. 928-475-2894 Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Its 323 acres include a wide range of habitats, a 1.5 main loop mile walking trail and several demonstration gardens. Also hosts many special events. Hwy 60, 3 miles west of Superior. Open daily 8-5. Adm: $7.50 adults, $3 kids 5-12. 520-689-2723
Call today and book your trip!
1-800-2PADDLE Or Book Online
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Historic Globe Miami
A Destination you will remember
Historic Home & Building Tour & Antique Show
February 20-21, 2010 9 am - 3pm
20 Shops specializing in Quality Antiques & Collectibles, Advertising, Western, Jewelry, Furniture, Mining, Linens and much more!
Tickets: $15 each, $10 for seniors and children under 12 20th annual Pieces of Friendship Quilt Show on exhibit through February at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
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Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce
Gold Rush Days & Rodeo
The 62nd Annual
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• Huge Parade on Saturday at 10 am - Theme: “Steers & Stripes” • Concert “Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives” at the Webb Center, Thurs. & Fri. 7:30 pm • Senior Pro & GVPRA Rodeo, Sun. 2 pm • Rodeo Dance Saturday night featuring “Arizona Outlaws” 200 Arts and Crafts Exhibitors, Free Stage Entertainment, Gold Panning, Family Carnival and Much More!
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Feb 11-14, 2010
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62nd Annual Gold Rush Days
Western Fun “Out Wickenburg Way!”
Founded by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, this event celebrates the town’s origins as a ranching and gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix. This year Gold Rush Days will be celebrated from Feb. 11-14, 2010. Festivities begin on Thurs., Feb. 11, with a Western Hat Rendezvous lunch Noon - 2 pm with the gals from Buckshot Babes. The Family Fun Carnival opens at 4 pm. Nashville artist “Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives” will appear in concert at 7:30 pm Thursday and Friday nights at the Del E. Webb Center for Performing Arts. The official event kick-off is Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 am on historic Frontier Street. The main festival area in historic downtown - with over 200 arts/crafts exhibitors, a family fun carnival, free stage entertainment, art show, photo exhibit and gold panning - runs daily from 9-5, with the carnival running throughout the evening. The Classy Classics car show is held on Friday ONLY from 9-3. The Wickenburg Desert Stagers produce an old fashioned melodrama held in the historic Saguaro Theatre at 7 pm nightly.
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A Short Drive to Pleasure
Head North to Carefree and Cave Creek
Carefree/Cave Creek C of C: 480-488-3381
Just north of the Phoenix/ Scottsdale area are two communities that make for a great day The parade on Saturday at 10 am is trip or weekend getaway: Carefree one of the largest in Arizona, with over and Cave Creek. Just get on the I-17 and 1,000 horses, classic autos, floats, marchhead north for 12 miles. ing bands, and youth groups. The parade Settled in the late 1870s to serve the US theme this year is “Steers & Stripes.” Cavalry and the area’s gold mines, the town Special Saturday activities include a of Cave Creek has many original buildings Western Barbecue and the first perforthat offer a glimpse into the past. Visitors mance of the Senior Professional Rodeo come to experience the authentic saloons held at 2 pm at the Everett Bowman Arena and browse the western shops for unusual off Constellation Road, just one mile east of finds. downtown. Admission ranges from $10-$3. Unlike Cave Creek, neighboring The Saturday night Rodeo Dance features Carefree dates back only a few decades. the popular band “Arizona Outlaws.” Founded in the 1950s, the town is one of The daily activities along with the rodeo the earliest planned communities in Aricontinue on Sunday. Special day events in- zona. Open space has been conserved; lot clude a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30-11 am sizes are large and feature “desert friendly” and traditional mining events - the Muck- landscaping. Custom homes blend into the ing & Drilling Contest at 10 am and the rocks and surrounding mountain. Arizona Gold Panning Championship at Both Carefree and Cave Creek are noted 1 pm ... contestants in both events compete for a vibrant art scene with numerous art for money and prizes. galleries and studios. Art festivals and fine This annual celebration was recently art & craft shows take place almost weekly. named as Arizona’s Best Special Rural Event by the AZ Office of Tourism. You won’t want to miss it!
Some of Arizona’s top restaurants are also located here. The majority are unique, “one of a kind” establishments - no franchises or national chains. Throughout the area, golf courses are situated among some of the most beautiful desert landscapes you will ever see. Don’t forget to have a look at the Carefree Sundial, a Carefree Landmark since 1959. The third largest working sundial in the Western hemisphere, it measures 90 feet in diameter and stands 35 feet above the plaza! Carefree also presents a monthly “Music in the Gardens” series as well as a farmers market every Friday. Come along for the certified organic produce, specialty foods, local cheeses and cage free eggs, beef raised on sweet grasses, and more. What a great excuse for a drive ... glorious desert scenery, unique shopping, fine restaurants, beautiful art, a game of golf, and a friendly small town ambiance.
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Big Band Hangar Dance & WWII Musical Show, Mar. 20
The Commemorative Air Force Aircraft Museum (CAF) and presenting sponsor Hensley and Company invite you to take a Sentimental Journey back to 1943 with “A Night in the 40s” Big Band Dance. This glamorous event features a WW II 1940s Musical Show followed by a Big Band Orchestra playing sounds of the era to dancing men and women dressed in period styles - all in the shadow of the vintage B-17 WW II Flying Fortress bomber “Sentimental Journey”! “A Night in the 40’s” benefits a worthwhile cause - a fund raiser for the nonprofit volunteer CAF Aircraft Museum, 2017 N. Greenfield Rd. at Mesa’s Falcon Field, a organization dedicated to keeping aviation history alive for current and future generations. “A Night in the 40s” will be held Saturday, March 20, 2010 with doors opening at 4:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in the style of the 40s. Entertainment begins at 5:30 pm with The Kathy
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Don’t Miss this Special Snowbird Event!
Medipac Travel Insurance is proud to present the Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza Celebration in Mesa on Feb. 9-10. Come join the fun as we help the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) fulfill its mission to inform, educate and entertain! Taking place at the Mesa Convention Center, the event showcases the products and services that are designed to suit the unique snowbird lifestyle. This is an invaluable opportunity for you to get informed about a variety of interests, such as travel, health care and recreational activities. Our sponsors and exhibitors are excited to speak with you and fill your show bag with informative tidbits and goodies! This year’s line-up of talented enterCanadian Snowbird Association: 800-265-3200
Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum: www.azcaf.org
Donald Jazz Ensemble, a 1940s Musical Show with singers and trio of piano, bass, and drums, featuring Kathy Donald. At 7:30 pm, the Sun Lakes Big Band Orchestra plays favorite Big Band Music from the war years. There will also be a costume contest for the best dressed 1940s outfit and a swing dance contest. Tickets for “A Night in the 40s” are $35 per person purchased in advance and $40 per person the day of the dance. Tickets can be purchased at the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aircraft Museum, 2017 N. Greenfield Rd. or online at www. bigbanddance.com. For further information call 480-9241940 or visit the Night in the 40s website at www.bigbanddance.com. All admission fees and donations are fully tax deductible as the Commemorative Air Force Aircraft Museum is approved under IRS code 501(C)3.
tainment includes Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Prophet, Canada’s Polka King Walter Ostanek, and side-splitting comedy duo Bowser and Blue. And be sure to catch the keynote speakers, Medipac’s Dr. “Bob” Macmillan and CSA president Don Gardiner, as they discuss recent health issues and CSA initiatives, respectively. The Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza Celebration runs 10 am-4 pm. Lunch is available for purchase in the courtyard at noon. Parking and admission are FREE. Snowbirds are encouraged to bring their friends out to join the Canadian Snowbird Assoc. and to take part in an enjoyable day.
JAN 30-31 MESA 20th Annual High Noon’s Western Americana Show & Auction Mesa Convention Center - Show: 150+ dealers, Sat 9-4:30, Sun 10-4, $10 day, $15 wkend. Auction: Sat 5p. 310-202-9010 FEB 20-21 MESA 21st Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale Mesa Centennial Hall, Bldg C, 201 N Center - Judged woodcarving competition, fine woodworking show, wood sculpture, supplies, demos, prizes, raffles, Sat- soapcarving for kids. Sa 9-5 & Su 10-4, donation $5, under 14 free. 480-951-6175 FEB 20-21 MESA 44th Jewelry, Gem, Rock & Mineral Show Skyline HS, 845 S. Crismon Rd (exit 192 Rt. 60) - Dealers sell jewelry, gems, rocks, fossils, lapidary supplies & equipment. Also door prizes, silent auction, food. Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p, adults $3, students $1, under 12 free. 480-982-7760
Museum Warbird Rides Gift Shop WWII Memorabilia Event Facility Guided Tours
Take a flight back in time at the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum aboard the B-17 Sentimental Journey or one of our other historic WWII aircraft. Combat aircraft, exhibits and artifacts from WWI through Vietnam are on display. Guided docent tours are available for groups. Become a member of the all-volunteer nonprofit Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing and help to keep alive our aviation history. Museum is available for your events. Motorcoach parking available.
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2017 N. Greenfield Rd, Mesa, Arizona 480-924-1940 www.azcaf.org
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Heard Museum North 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-488-9817 House of Broadcasting, Inc. (Radio & Television Memorabilia) 2nd floor of Santa Fe West, 7150 E. Fifth Ave., 602-944-1997 McCormick Stillman Railroad Park 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., 85250 480-312-2312 Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7374 E. Second St., 85251 480-994-2787 Taliesin West - Frank Lloyd Wright 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, 85259 480-860-2700 WestWorld of Scottsdale 16601 N. Pima Rd. 480-312-6802
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Cool Things to Do
Arizona Fine Art EXPO
Launching Their Sixth Season
Check out the Arizona Fine Art EXPO - art is happening everywhere among 40,000 square feet of festive white tents and outdoors in working cabanas. This unique event showcases award-winning artists from throughout the US and abroad applying their artistic talents in a working studio environment. Attendees have the pleasure of watching art in action, including painting, carving and turning fine woods, shaping rare stones, constructing original jewelry, designing and welding metal, fusing glass, sculpting clay and etching gourds. Attendees enjoy strolling throughout the two-acre (eco-friendly) Sonoran desert sculpture garden. Sponsor, Zuva Gallery, will be exhibiting 25 large African stone sculptures. Garden attractions, sponsored by Pathways Nursery, include an eyecatching Koi pond, boulder waterfalls, hummingbird and butterfly garden, cacti, trees, roses, putting green and more. In addition to the African works, participating artists have additional works
FEB 11-21 SCOTTSDALE 55th Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo Westworld - Most prestigious Arabian horse show in the world. 2400 horses, 300+ vendors, 30 eateries, starts daily 8a, $10 gen, $7 Srs, under 12 free. 480-515-1500 FEB 20 SCOTTSDALE 57th Annual Parada del Sol Parade Scottsdale Rd, Oak St to Indian School World’s largest horse drawn parade, 10a. Trail’s End Celebration after w/live music, food, Kids Zone till 5p, free. 480-990-3179 FEB 26-28 SCOTTSDALE Parada Del Sol PRCA Rodeo WestWorld - Bull riding and all the usual rodeo events; live music after each performance. Call for ticket prices. 480-990-3179 MAR 12-14 SCOTTSDALE Goodguys 1st Spring Nationals WestWorld - 1972 and older rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and tricked out trucks; vendors, swap meet, cars for sale, model car show. Fri & Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3. 925-838-9876 MAR 18-21 SCOTTSDALE 20th National Festival of the West WestWorld - Huge Western shopping expo, Western music jamboree, cowboy poetry gathering, Western TV & film celebrities, Chuck Wagon Cook Offs, lots more; from 10a. 602-996-4387
in bronze, glass, clay, and stone, copper, metal and mixed media sculptures placed throughout the desert setting. Come listen to the tranquil sounds of the many whispering water fountains while strolling through the sculpture garden. There is much to enjoy and take part in at the EXPO: art classes, workshops, book signing events, and weekend live musical entertainment, wine tasting, chef demonstrations and more. To see the line up of events, check out our website or call 480-837-7163. The show premieres January 14th and is open everyday through March 28th. The Arizona Fine Art EXPO is located on the SW corner of Scottsdale and Jomax Roads (26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255) just 5 miles south of Carefree and 5 miles north of Loop 101. A season pass is $8 and $7 for seniors and military. Children under 12 are free. Return as often as desired with the season pass. Parking is free and show hours are 10-6 everyday.
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Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festivals
Jan 15-17 & March 5-7 • 10am-5pm
101 Easy Street • Downtown Carefree
Stagecoach Fine Art & Wine Affaire
Feb 12-14 · 10am-5pm
7100 E Cave Creek Rd • Stagecoach Village • Cave Creek
Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire
March 19-21 • 10am-5pm
16810 E Ave of the Fountains • Fountain Hills
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Festivals $3 • Expo Season Pass $8; $7 for Military & Seniors
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A Journey Through Native American Culture
Take an unforgettable journey through the vivid First Nations of Arizona and North America with the eighth season of Native Trails, presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and produced by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The free festivals take place in the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall downtown most Thursdays and Saturdays from Jan. 21 - April 10, 2010. Participating tribes, including the Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Hopi, Yavapai, Apache and Diné (Navajo), inspire attendees with their memorable musical performances and traditional dances. Native Trails celebrates Native American society and focuses on the individual cultures of these Southwest tribes. Performers present their history, pottery, textiles and more to introduce atf or r e m e an ce s
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Desert Masterpiece
Ranked one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures, Taliesin West in Scottsdale was designed by visionary architect Frank Lloyd Wright and served as his personal winter home, studio and architectural campus for more than 20 years. As conceived by Wright, the complex of buildings was a bold new architectural concept for desert living, and whether you’re interested in Wright in particular or have a general interest in architecture sited in a dramatic setting, a guided tour of Taliesin West will be a worthwhile experience. Located at the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, the complex of buildings includes imaginative interior spaces linked by terraces, gardens and walkways overlooking the rugged desert and metropolitan Phoenix area. Taliesin West is open daily with tours
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tendees to the diverse lifestyles of the tribes. This year the performers will present all-new choreography and songs as well as favorite dances that are set to new music. Royalty from different Arizona Nations also will participate on weekends. In addition to the performances, the festival grounds also play host to Native artisans who showcase their fine artwork and skills. Each performance ends in an audience-participation round dance. Performances take place from noon to 1:30 pm. For more information on Native Trails (including black-out dates), visit www. ScottsdaleNativeTrails.com or contact the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at 480-421-1004 or toll-free at 800-782-1117.
ranging from one to three hours long, offered from 9am to 4pm. Offered daily are the one-hour “Panorama” tours, the popular 90-minute “Insights” tours and guided 90-minute “Desert Walks”. An in-depth, three-hour “Behind the Scenes” tour is offered Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Saturdays only there is a two-hour “Desert Shelter” tour to visit the architectural students’ imaginative self-designed and built desert dwellings. You can also view this desert masterpiece on a special “Night Lights on the Desert” tour offered Feb., March and April on Friday evenings. Enter Taliesin West at the intersection of Cactus Road & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd in northeast Scottsdale.
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Train & Carousel Rides • Picnic Ramadas Food & Drinks • Two Playgrounds • And More
World’s Largest Horse Drawn Parade Sat Feb 20, 10am Scottsdale Rd. Oak St. north to Indian School PRCA Rodeo at WestWorld of Scottsdale Feb 26, 7pm • Feb 27, 1 & 7pm • Feb 28, 2pm www.ticketforce.com Pull your boots on, grab your hat and come on out to Scottsdale to enjoy good ol’ fashioned family entertainment, support the community, and participate in a big Arizona Tradition! www.paradadelsol.org 480-990-3179
Auction Sun. Jan 10
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Over 130 dealers specializing in some of the finest Art, Antiques, Objects d’ Art, and Estate Jewelry.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
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2012 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ just north of McDowell
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Hunting Fishing Shooting sports Archery Off-highway vehicle recreation ◆ Watercraft recreation ◆ Wildlife conservation ◆ Other outdoor activities
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Oracle Oro Valley
Green Valley Tubac
Sonoita Patagonia Sierra Vista Nogales
Spa Pool Slots Keno Hotel Bingo Poker Arcade The Grille Gift Shop Blackjack Players Club Fitness Room Banquet Facilities Cedar Ridge Restaurant Apache Spirits Lounge
SA Snowbird ation
SCOTTSDALE 57th Annual Parada del Sol Parade
TUCSON 9th Annual Arizona Animal Fair
Photo: Lori Faith Merritt
AVONDALE Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival
PICACHO Civil War in the Southwest
TUCSON 28th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow
LAKE HAVASU CITY 28th Annual Home Show
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Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, Feb. 12-14
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“Cowboys and Sweethearts”
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A Charming and Gracious Retreat
If you are looking to get away from it all in a setting that abounds with wildlife and the beauty of nature, look no further than Ramsey Canyon Inn. Nestled in the Huachuca Mountains at an elevation of 5400 feet, the Inn has been proclaimed by the Arizona Republic as one of the “Top 10 Bed & Breakfasts in Arizona”. Guests are welcomed with fresh shade grown coffee, fragrant teas, and awardwinning HOMEMADE PIES baked daily. Beautifully decorated rooms, warm hospitality, and peaceful surroundings make this upscale but inviting inn a perfect retreat for every occasion. As the inn is located adjacent to the Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve, a world famous birding area, and bounded on two sides by the Coronado National Forest, it is not surprising that it has
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Center. Bring the whole family for some “Cowboys and Sweethearts” great wholesome entertainment! evoke many images associated with Headline performances on Friday and the Arizona Territory. The West held Saturday are at 7 pm with jam sessions great attraction for many who were lookfollowing at the Windemere. The Sunday ing for adventure or a new place to plant roots, raise families, and build communities. matinee is at 1 pm. Tickets are available at Spur Love in the West was a unique Western Wear, National Bank of enterprise that took on many Arizona, Ace Hardware, Safeway, forms and flavors. Women were Sierra Vista Convention and Visiscarce in the developing territotors Bureau, and at our website. ries during the 1870s to 1890s, Tickets are General Admission yet played a key role in running $18.00; seniors and active/retired a ranch or home and being the military - $16.00; and children helpmate, the lover and mother. Life was very difficult and lonely FEBRUARY 12-14, 2010 (grades 1-12) - $6.00. SIERRA AZ in the West, where a neighbor was a “fur VISTA, On Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm over For More Information piece” and it might be “many a mile” to the 50 poets, musicians and storytellers will www.cowboypoets.com Phone: 520-249-2511 entertain for free. We’ll have “Open Sesnearest spread. sions” (new people demonstrating their As we revisit “those early years” of love poetry or music skills) that are as much fun and romance and “getting to business” as the others. in our poetry and songs, we invite you to Don’t miss our Youth Poetry Contest join us in Sierra Vista for the 18th AnWinners, who will perform at 10 am. nual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Visit our website for the show schedGathering. ules and list of this year’s superb lineup of The Gathering will be held February performers! 12-14, 2010 at the Buena Performing Arts
Ramsey Canyon Inn
Bed & Breakfast
been discovered by birdwatchers and hikers. It is equally popular with those looking for a romantic weekend or an extra special girls’ night out. A full gourmet breakfast is served family style each morning - any special dietary needs will gladly be accommodated. Each afternoon the freshly baked blue ribbon pies cause ooh and aahs of appreciation. Try yours at the picnic table under the canopy of shady trees or on the comfortable front porch. In the words of a recent guest, “This has to be one of the most enchanting and peaceful places I have ever been. The inn is beautifully decorated, the breakfast is wonderful and the daily pies are to die for.” Another guest commented, “Shirlene is a wonderful hostess going out of her way to make her guests comfortable.” This nationally acclaimed inn and idyllic forest setting is just 80 miles southeast of Tucson. You can make your reservation online or please call at any time.
• Tasting Room • Gift Shop • Tours &Festivals Open daily 10am -4pm
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.
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Cool Things to Do in Southern Arizona
Benson Kartchner Caverns Unique “living” cave, part of the Arizona State Parks. Please call ahead for reservations. 520-586-CAVE (2283) Bisbee Queen Mine Tours Tours are narrated by ex-miners. Open 7 days a week. 520-432-2071 Sierra Vista Historic Fort Huachuca Founded in 1877. Fort Huachuca Museum features exhibits of the famous Buffalo Soldiers & more. Also an Army Intelligence Museum. Open Mon-Fri, 9-4; weekends, 1-4. Donation. 520-533-5736 Tombstone Boothill Graveyard Original town cemetery laid out in 1878. Includes graves of Billy Clanton and brothers Tom and Frank McLaury, killed in the gunfight at the OK Corral. Open daily, 8-dusk. Free, $2 donation. 520-457-3300 Tucson Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 2021 N. Kinney Rd. Open daily, year-round. 520-883-2702 Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N. Alvernon Way 520-326-9686 Biosphere 2 - The University of Arizona Where science lives. 20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at mile marker 96.5 Guided tours, including new Rain Forest Tour. Snacks, gift shop. 520-838-6200 Kitt Peak National Observatory 56 miles SW of Tucson via State Route 86, turn left at Junction 386. World’s largest collection of optical telescopes. Visitor Center, tours daily, Nightly Observing Program (reservations req’d.) 520-318-8726 Old Tucson Studios 201 S. Kinney Rd. Famous movie location and working studio open to the public. Wild West entertainment, restaurants, shopping, scenic trail rides. Open daily. 520-883-0100 Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block 140 N. Main Ave. Includes Tucson’s oldest structure, La Casa Cordova, built about 1850 and the Corbett House, a great example of Arts and Crafts style. Closed Mondays. 520-624-2333 Willcox Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum Memorabilia of Rex Allen, the famous cowboy, movie star and entertainer. $2/ single, $3/couple, $5 family, open daily 104, except holidays. 877-234-4111
New Eatery Offers Delicious Traditional Native Foods
A new Tohono O’odham community café is located in Sells, and it’s well worth the drive to experience its cuisine. Every dish at the Desert Rain Café is healthy and delicious and features at least one traditional Tohono O’odham food. Sugar-dusted popovers are NOT on the menu, but you will find tepary bean and short rib stew, fire-roasted ears of corn, sautéed squash enchiladas, grilled chicken glazed with prickly-pear sauce, salad featuring cholla cactus buds, jicama and citrus, agave lemonade, and other Sonoran Desert native foods priced from $1.95 to $7.95. Desert Rain Café is located off the beaten track in Sells, 60 miles south of downtown Tucson, and is open weekdays
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Desert Rain Café
Desert Rain Café: 520-383-4918
from 7 am to 6 pm. See the menu at www.desertraincafe. com. Nearby is the Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum, open 10 am to 4 pm every day except Sunday. For museum details, call 520-383-0211.
Arizona Cowboy Museum
& Cowboy Hall of Fame 10am - 4pm 150 N. Railroad Ave.
Quarterhorse & Thoroughbred Racing
Jan 16th thru Feb 21st, 2010
Except for Super Bowl Sunday
Free on Saturday Sunday $3.00 $ 5.00
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4502 N. First Ave at River Road • Tucson, Az 85718
Rillito Park Race Track
9 LiveRaces each saT & sun
Admission: Grandstand Club House
Clubhouse • Restaurant • Bar • Snack Bars
Free Parking • Valet Parking Available
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Discover the “Old West” in Tucson
Cowboy Action and History Abound
From La Fiesta de los year Jan. 4 - Apr. 17. This world-class muVaqueros, one of the top 25 seum was featured on Antiques Roadshow! professional rodeo events in North View more than 150 vehicles including America, to Old Tucson Studios, site their featured carriage, the recently restored of countless Hollywood movies, Tucson Maximilian & Carlotta Inauguration cartakes you back to the days of the Old West. riage made under Napoleon’s order in 1863. This is the 85th year of the Tucson RoOne of their exhibit buildings, the deo, which takes place on Feb. 20-28 at the hanger, will be in use after a 3 year restoraTucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. tion project, allowing them to 6th Ave. Six rodeo performances feature many all new displays of are scheduled Feb. 20 & 21 and historic southwest Arizona. The Feb. 25-28. The event begins at Museum is located in the Tucson 12:30 pm each day with Dodge Rodeo Grounds. See ad this page Mutton Bustin’ and Arizona for hours. 520-294-1280 Junior Rodeo. The PRCA rodeo Just fifteen minutes from competition begins at 2 pm each Tucson, Old Tucson Studios day. Reserved seating for rodeo transports visitors from around performances is $16-$26. 800the globe back to a time when Photo by: Dan Hubbell fearless men with six shooters 964-5662 Another Tucson tradition is the Rodeo ruled the Old West. Saunter down the streets Parade, Thursday, Feb. 25 at 9 am. Billed of Hollywood’s most famous movies; walk as the world’s longest non-motorized in the footsteps of movie legends like John parade, this 2-hour spectacle features Wayne, Clint Eastwood and hundreds more. western-themed floats and buggies, historic In addition, Old Tucson Studios is Southhorse-drawn coaches, festive Mexican folk ern Arizona’s premier outdoor entertaindancers, marching bands and outfitted rid- ment venue with a full array of live shows, ers. Tickets for grandstand seating are $6 for thrilling stunts, Old West dramas, saloon adults and $4 for children 12 & under. musicals, trail rides and fun for the whole If you miss the parade, the Tucson family. 520-883-0100 Rodeo Parade Museum opens for the 48th
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One of the World’s Largest
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
Mineral-rich Tucson hosts one of the largest and most important gem and mineral shows in the world. The annual Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase returns to Tucson January 30 through February 14, 2010 with dozens of shows at 40-plus locations citywide. An estimated 50,000 buyers and sellers from around the world will conduct business, shop for supplies, and browse the amazing array of gemstones and minerals, fossils and meteorites, beads and jewelry, artwork and clothing, lapidary supplies and museum exhibits and more. The showcase closes with the one show that started it all in 1953, the 57th Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, which continues to this day at Tucson Convention Center. It takes place Feb 11-14, exhibiting some of
the finest “Gems & Gem Minerals” from museums & private collections along with 300+ vendors. Find details about all the gem shows (opening dates, hours, contact information and transportation options) on the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau website.
TUCSON6th Ave. at Irvington Rd. in the Tucson Rodeo Grounds RODEO PARADE MUSEUM 4823 S.
Mon. -Sat. 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Reduced hours Feb. 20-Mar. 2.
Call for details. (closed Sunday).
Native American & Southwestern Fine Arts, Crafts, Music, Live Entertainment & Food
10th Anniversary Celebration
Feb 12-14 2010 Fri - Sat: 10-5pm Sun: 10-4pm I-19 & Pima Mine Rd, T ucson
Arts & Crafts Festival
Jan. 4-April 17, 2010
Over 85 Exceptional Arts & Crafts Booths
World Class Museum featured on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW a must see!
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Tucson Museum of Art
Icons, Raffles, and Shopping!
Take a journey through art, history, and culture in the heart of historic downtown Tucson. As the largest and oldest art museum in Southern Arizona, the Tucson Museum of Art has a permanent collection of more than 8,000 works and features exhibitions of modern and contemporary, western, and Latin American art. Continuing through February 14 is the popular Ansel Adams: A Legacy exhibition; a collection of more than 100 photographs by one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. Opening February 27 are three exhibitions of contemporary art - Viva David Tineo! is a retrospective of this well known Tucson artist and muralist; Ed Mell: Paintings of the New West, showcases the beautiful western landscapes painted by this well-regarded Phoenix artist; Andy Warhol Portfolios: Life & Legends brings the work of this pop culture icon to Tucson including some of his most popular images of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell Soup cans. This spring there are two great ways to
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support the arts and have some fun. The Estate of the Art House Raffle is now in its 18th year with the grand prize a choice of a brand new home in the Catalina Foothills or $400,000 in CASH. With only 8900 tickets sold and 89 total prizes available, your odds are 1 in 100 of at least doubling your money! An Early Bird drawing with four cash prizes will be held March 4 with the final drawing on April 22. For those who love to shop, March 26-28 is the Spring Artisans’ Market. More than 100 artisans and craftspeople from the Southwest will be selling their wares in the courtyards and lobby. Admission for both the Market and Museum is free all three days. Whether your interest is in art, history, culture, or just having some fun there is something for everyone at the Tucson Museum of Art. For hours, admission, and directions, please visit our website or give us a call.
It’s the 85th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Southern Arizona’s celebration of the cowboys. Join today’s best cowboys and cowgirls at one of North America’s top rodeos. Plus, see trick riders, precision riding teams, cowboy comedy acts and more. Activities begin at 12:30 p.m. each day; Rodeo begins at 2 p.m.
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Feb. 20 & 21
Don’t miss the world’s longest non-motorized parade, staged next to the Tucson Rodeo tHurSDAy, Feb 25 9 Am Grounds. Call (520) 294-1280 for information and advance grandstand tickets.
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Hit the Highway to Havasu
The Town Where Everyone Has Fun
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Canadian Snowbird Association
Presents Winter Information Meetings
The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is proud to Some desert dwellers need a present the Winter Information Barley Brothers Brewery and Restau“green fix” now and again, but others Meetings. Come out and join the fun long for some time near water … beauti- rant is an excellent choice for dinner. The as the CSA fulfills its mission to inform, menu is extensive and the “Six Brew Sampler educate and entertain! ful Lake Havasu is the perfect answer, and Lake Havasu City is the icing on the cake: a Wheel” is well worth trying. Especially The Canadian Snowbird Association town packed with enjoyable activities for all intriguing is the Kickstart Oatmeal Stout - a has been actively defending the rights and medium bodied, dark, roasted stout with ages and interests. privileges of Canadian winter travelers for espresso-like tones. This award-winning First stop: the world famous London more than 15 years. Continued advocacy in brewery has been medaled four times in the the halls of government in Canada and the Bridge. Here is where you board for the Great American Beer Festival. Bluewater Jet Boat Tour’s 2 1/2 hour narUnited States is of paramount importance to The winter months bring many excitrated trip up the Colorado River. The cruise ensure that we continue to enjoy the benefits ing events to Lake Havasu City. Mark your takes you through the magnificent scenery that we have worked so hard to achieve. of Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and the calendar for Feb. 6-7 and the 25th annual At every CSA Winter Information MeetWinterfest with 250 vendors, live entertain- ing (WIM), the tables turn and the microrugged cliffs of Topock Gorge. Highlights ment, and plenty of fun for kids. On Feb. include views of ancient petroglyphs and phones are handed to the audience for 10-14 is Winter Blast, an awesome display spotting the elusive desert bighorn sheep. the opportunity to pose their own queries, of the latest and greatest in fireworks by the comments and concerns to the association’s For a different kind of tour, take the Western Pyrotechnics Convention with free Directors. This is the most effective method Segway Tour of Lake Havasu City. After instruction in riding the Segway, owner Dan public viewing. Mar. 5-7 brings Bluegrass the association has ever utilized to gain an Glover leads you past scenic beaches, by the on the Beach with top-notch headliners, understanding of the membership’s dreams, while the annual Home Show takes place Aquatic Center (note indoor wave pool for desires and areas of interest that require later!), across the London Bridge, and much Mar. 19-21: it’s free and better than ever! attention. The WIMs include presentations All this barely scratches the surface of more. Often folks have so much fun riding from a member of the CSA Board of Direcwhat Lake Havasu City has to offer. Make the Segway, they don’t want to give it back tors and Medipac’s Travel Insurance Chief plans to visit soon and see for yourself! when the tour is done! Medical Director Dr. “Bob” MacMillan, followed by the entertainment of Canada’s
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Canadian Snowbird Association: 800-265-3200
Number One Musical Comedy Duo, Bowser and Blue. The CSA Winter Information Meetings will take place at the Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, CA on February 12 and at the Yuma Convention Center in Yuma, AZ on February 16. The shows are from 1 pm to 4 pm, with the doors opening at noon. Admission to all Canadian Snowbird Association special events is always free, and members are encouraged to bring their friends out to join the association and to take part in an enjoyable day.
Check Out These Colorado River Towns
Bullhead City Originally known as Hardyville, the town grew up to support the construction of Davis Dam. Colorado River Museum, water sports, Nevada casinos just across the river, scenic Black Mountains nearby. Bullhead Area Chamber: 800-987-7457 Chloride Oldest continuously inhabited mining town in AZ, antique and gift shops, see old miners’ cabins and original two-cell jail, gunfights every Saturday. ATV, mountain bike and hiking trails, rockhounding, famous Roy Purcell murals, “The Journey.” Milepost 53 on Hwy 93 north of Kingman. Chloride Chamber: 928-565-4888 Kingman Heart of Route 66 (longest original stretch of the Mother Road runs through downtown) with antique shops, the Route 66 Museum, Bonelli House, Mohave Museum of History & Art. Recreation at nearby Hualapai Mountain Park plus two 18-hole championship golf courses. Powerhouse Visitor Center: 866-427-7866 Oatman, Arizona Historic “almost” ghost town founded in 1906, gift and antique stores, saloons and restaurants, free-roaming burros, Ghostrider Gunfighters. Located just 25 miles SE of Bullhead City off Highway 95. Oatman Goldroad C of C: 928-768-6222 Yuma Sited at a historic crossing point of the Colorado River, Fort Yuma was founded in 1849. Explore the historic downtown’s Century House Museum and the Yuma Territorial Prison. Enjoy a date shake while touring a nearby medjool date plantation, rent a canoe or kayak and float down the river. Yuma Visitor’s Bureau: 800-293-0071 For area events see the calendar listings on pages 4-7.
March 19-21, 2010
Hosted by the:
Colorado River Building Industry Assoc.
Free Admission Raffle Prizes Giveaways Plenty of Parking
Friday 3:30—7:00 pm Saturday 9:00—5:00 pm Sunday 9:00—3:00 pm
FABULOUS MEDJOOL DATES
“All Working Together”
Lake Havasu High School 2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd.
Telephone: (928) 453-7755 Facsimile: (928) 453-3175
Best Date Shakes!
Gift Shop • Mail Order
Send for Free Brochure: P.O. Box 100, Bard, CA 92222 1517 York Rd City Rd S-24 Directions: Winterhaven Exit Off I-8 West. On S-24 North 10 minutes. From Interstate Hwy Just Across Colorado River Bridge.
760-572-0277 • Fax: 760-572-0404
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Take a Drive!
‘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
Ya Just Gotta Be Here!
Parker, Arizona is located on the Colorado River, just north of Interstate Highway 10 on Arizona Highway 95. This unique and affordable area offers a relaxing extended stay lifestyle and vacation atmosphere. Parker is the perfect year-round vacation spot for all types of activities. Whether it’s watersports that include boating, skiing, wakeboarding and personal watercraft or camping, off-roading, golfing, fishing and Rving, we have over 30 RV parks, campgrounds, hotels and
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Points of Interest Near Parker
motels to accommodate you along the 16-mile stretch of the Parker Strip. Many of our businesses are accessible by boat! We offer a variety of restaurants, shopping, museums, libraries, wildlife preserves, a four-star golf course and THX 4-plex movie theater, Parker Dam “The World’s Deepest Dam”, the Blue Water Resort & Casino and, of course, The Colorado River! Make Parker, Arizona your next destination, you’ll be glad you did!
January 9 Best in The Desert Epic Racing Products Parker “250” “A Duel in the Desert” Motorcycle, Quad & UTV Points Only & MiniMotorcycle Race January 15-16 Trent Carlini is the “Dream King” Elvis Tribute Show BlueWater Resort & Casino February 4 Meet & Greet Parker “425” Racers Huge Downtown Party-Joshua & Arizona Ave February 6 Bluewater Resort & Casino Parker “425” “The Legend Lives On” Car & Truck Points Only February 13 “Take a Kid Fishing” The Lagoon at La Paz County Park is stocked with lots of fish and netted off so almost every kid catches a fish. Lots of fun. February 13 Parker Rotary Desert Dash A 5-mile walk, run or mountain bike trip out to the famous Nellie E Saloon (AKA the Desert Bar). February 13 The Rat Pack is Back Tribute to “Sammy, Frank, Dean & Joey” BlueWater Resort & Casino February 14 “Viva Las Vegas Show” BlueWater Resort & Casino February 20 Big Bass Classic Tournament BlueWater Resort & Casino March 11-14 La Paz County Fair March 13 & 14 Parker Marathon IWSRA Ski Races BlueWater Resort & Casino March 27 & 28 Parker Water Ski Races (NWSRA) BlueWater Resort & Casino
Happy New Year from Parker, Az
To All Readers of AZ Tourist News
There’s nothing but action starting off the New Year here in the Parker Area! “A Duel in the Desert” Parker ‘250’ kicks off racing season on January 9th. This awesome motorcycle, quad & UTV race is a “must” in the desert-racing circuit. “Best in the Desert” and “Epic Racing Products” bring this 83-mile challenge to the Parker Area with a 30-year history of being a ROUGH and TOUGH long distance course. This year is no different! The race offers great spectator areas with “up-close and personal” views. How about a 5-mile-desert-walk out to the Nellie E. Saloon (aka The Desert Bar)? The Parker Rotary Desert Dash is a fun way to help support local youth activities. If you are a hiker, a mountain biker or a runner, this is a great opportunity to take in the beautiful desert in mid-February. You’ll end up at the famous “Desert Bar,” with food, spirits and live music awaiting. The
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solar-powered bar & grill is the site of an old mining camp rich in history. Fishing, shopping, shows, water ski races and the La Paz County Fair! Whether you participate in the “Big Bass Classic Tournament” or want to “Take a Kid Fishing”, you’ll find the Parker Strip is perfect for sport or leisure fishing. Would you like to see a stellar Las Vegas-style musical show without all the driving and in the comfort of the beautiful Parker Area? You’ll find some amazing entertainment at the BlueWater Resort & Casino all year long. Shop till you drop at the Parker Area Women’s Civic Club Potpourri. Held twice a year, it features local and regional crafters. Don’t forget the old fashioned County Fair at the new fairgrounds just south of Parker. If you like an active lifestyle, visit Parker!
BlueWater Resort & Casino, February 4-6, 2010
“The Legend Lives On” with Best in the Desert Racing! This is the premier off-road racing event of the year and it happens right here in Parker. The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” will be a high caliber gathering of off-road racing’s best. Make no mistake about it; the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” is not your typical garden-variety weekend race! It begins on Thursday, February 4, with an exciting “Time Trial” event. After the Time Trials there will be a SHOW & SHINE party
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on the streets of Downtown Parker. This will be an opportunity to meet drivers and have a look at their awesome race vehicles. On Friday, February 5, the BlueWater Resort & Casino will host Contingency Row. Then, very early Saturday morning the cars and trucks start lining up in front of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, Seasoned racers and spectators alike call this their “favorite desert race.”
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A Winter Home Away from Home
Join in the Fun at the QIA
Quartzsite’s winter escapees from chilly northern climes founded the Quartzsite Improvement Association in 1965 when they outgrew their regular meeting place - the living room. Early fund-raising efforts to build a community center included pot luck parties, swap-and-shop rummage sales, bingo, “Halves for the Hall” where pinochle games cost 50 cents, movies and slide shows, Tuesday Travelogues, and a rockhound show and sale which grew into today’s world-famous QIA Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show. The helpful tradition continues today. More than 300 members volunteer to make
Some of the popular items offered by this chamber include the Souvenir Business Locator Map that shows every business in Quartzsite - costs a mere $1; and Snowbird pins - issued every year with a different color and date, these pins showing a snowbird on wheels are popular collectibles. You can also pick up schedules of all local events- music jams, bingos, dances - as well as information
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SPECIAL EVENTS 20th Annual Hi Jolly Daze Parade Jan 9 The New Christy Minstrels, 60s folk band Jan 10 GFWC Annual Fashion Show Jan 17 Rock Auction Jan 22 The Main Event Steam Engine Show Jan 22 - 24 Rock & Roll Classic Car Show - Big Tent Jan 30 - 31 Quartzsite Quilters Quilt Show Feb 12-13 Quartzsite Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast Feb 13 4th Willpower/Pawpower ATV Parade Feb 13 Quartzsite Masters Tuff Golf Feb 20 Bluegrass Festival of Quartzsite TBA 7th “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili CookOff & State Salsa Championship Feb 27 Quartzsite Business C of C 110 W. Main St., 928-927-9321
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Prospector’s Panorama through Feb 28 Rice Ranch Roundup “Yawl Come Show” through Feb 28 Market Place Showgrounds through Feb 28 Hi Ali Swap Meet through Mar 28 Main Street Traders through Feb 28 Tyson Wells Market Square through Mar 30 Greasewood Swap Meet through Apr 1 Author’s Fair (daily) Reader’s Oasis Bookstore, Jan & Feb Desert Gardens Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Jan 1 - Feb 28 Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show Jan 1 - 10 The Main Event Jan 9 - 24 Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama Jan 15 - 24 Sports, Vacation & RV Show - Big Tent Jan 16 - 24 44th QIA Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show Jan 20 - 24 Hobby, Craft & Gem Show - Big Tent Jan 27 - 31 Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Fair Jan 29- Feb 7
the annual Pow Wow a great success. The QIA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization with a 10,000 square foot building; perfect for dinners, dances, live music, square dance and line dance lessons, and classes in everything from crafts to computers including exercise classes every morning. New to Quartzsite? Come to a pancake supper any Wednesday night and meet your new friends. Come early! The QIA is one block south of Main Street at 235 E. Ironwood, between Palo Verde and Mesquite. Look for updated event schedules posted around Quartzsite.
Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce Welcomes You!
about the region and state. Come by, too, for raffle tickets for fantastic prizes offered as part of the upcoming “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff & State Salsa Championship on Feb. 27 - you don’t have to be present to win. Location: 110 W. Main Street 928-927-9321 www.qzchamber.com
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WORLD FAMOUS GEM & MINERAL SHOW
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27th Annual Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show January 16th - 24th 13th Annual Quartzsite Hobby, Craft & Gem Show January 27th - 31st 12th Annual Quartzsite Rock & Roll Classic Car Show January 30th - 31st
Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Jewelry & Related Hobbies More than 400 dealers of quality gems, minerals and jewelry from around the world •Lapidary Equipment & Supplies • Demonstrations • Gold Panning • Spheres • Silver • Gold • Turquoise • Opals • Findings • Metal Detecting • Obsidian Knapping • Cabochons • Rough Rock • Slabs • Wire Wrap • Supplies • Beads • and much more! Rockhound field trips daily with Quartzsite Roadrunners Gem & Mineral Club
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The Grand Canyon
Arizona’s Pride and Joy
Your first glimpse of the Grand Canyon is unforgettable. The immense scale is breathtaking. You may have seen photographs or paintings of the canyon, but nothing can prepare you for the real thing. Most visitors see the Grand Canyon from their cars or free shuttle bus at overlooks along the South Rim. The South Rim has the most famous and beautiful views of Grand Canyon, it’s open year round - and the overlooks are less crowded in winter! For those with only a few hours to spend, enjoying the extraordinary vistas provides unforgettable memories. However, if you have a day or more, you can explore the canyon in so many ways. Start your visit at the National Geoov er vi ew Pr o fi le
Out Of Africa Wildlife Park
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What sets Out of Africa apart is our carefully nurtured human/animal relationship obtained from the animal’s point graphic Visitor Center, one mile south of to view. All shows and habitats are the Park Entrance on Hwy 64. The visitor designed to stimulate natural behavior. center offers services such as FREE maps, This respectful approach provides a unique National Park Passes, tour reservations visitor experience. desk, National Geographic Store, Grand You will notice our natural and spacious Canyon Exhibits, food and beverages. You won’t want to miss the 7-story giant habitats. Throw in guided safaris, shows, hands-on interaction, feedings, a gift shop, screen theater featuring the World’s most food, and so on, and you will quickly see watched IMAX® movie “Grand Canyon The Hidden Secrets.” Then expand your ex- that Out of Africa Wildlife Park is so much perience: backpack, river raft, fish, stargaze, more than a zoo. For example, at Tiger Splash you’ll observe wildlife and take a mule ride to the watch in amazement as majestic tigers bottom of the canyon. Hiking is popular interact in a predator / prey relationship as are tours by aircraft or helicopter, jeep, of romping and splashing in water and on ATV and horseback. land with staff and colorful toys. Enjoy an African photo safari with expert park guides. Expect encounters with giraffe, zebra, antelope and more. It’s just like being in Africa in the heart of Arizona.
National Geographic Visitor Center: www.explorethecanyon.com Tours, meals and overnight stays available at this sustainable community. Bronze and Ceramic windbells made and sold on site.
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Take pictures from unobstructed photo platforms of lions, tigers, wolves, jaguars and panthers in their natural environment. You’ll thrill to the antics of grizzly bears or laughing hyenas in the Wonders of Wildlife show. Guests often pet or hold giant anacondas and enormous pythons at the Giant Snake Show. Follow staff as they throw 800 pounds of raw food to eagerly waiting carnivores during the Predator Feed. Feed a Tiger, or take an exclusive, three-hour, behind-the-scenes, in-depth tour. Out of Africa is your best all day wild animal adventure, open 7 days a week. Call 928-567-2842 or go to www.outofafricapark.com for more information. If you’re looking for things to do in Arizona, look no further. Located three miles west of I-17 on SR260 (Exit 287) in Camp Verde, AZ. Call for pricing and current specials. Formally located in Fountain Hills. 90 minutes north of Phoenix, 30 south of Sedona and 50 south of Flagstaff. See ad below for discount.
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Fun Things to Do
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 Tues-Sat or by appt., donations accepted. 928-536-4881 Hon-Dah Resort Casino, Pinetop-Lakeside 128 well appointed king and queen rooms, an all-season pool, spa and sauna, and the Indian Pine Restaurant. Also Las Vegasstyle entertainment in The Timbers Lounge and exciting gaming with 500 slots and unlimited progressive jackpots, live Poker and live Blackjack. 800-929-8744 Sunrise Park Ski Resort Great skiing and snowboarding, a variety of runs suits all levels of ability. Summer activities include scenic chair lift, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking. 20 miles E. of McNary on Hwy 273 off Hwy 260. 800-772-7669
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Hon-Dah’s Winter Games, Parties and Concerts
Hon-Dah Resort Casino is bringing in the New Year with lots of good cheer and some of the best fun of the winter season. Winter Games is the name of our January promotion and it will test your skills at fishing, curling and bobsled racing - all at a smaller scale, but with chances to win big. January 30th and 31st the Winter Games will move outdoors with the 8th annual sled dog races held at Sunrise Park Resort on Saturday & Sunday, starting at 9am each day. There will be 3-, 4-, and 6-dog teams competing for cash prizes. On Sunday around noon, the Mountain Mushers will sponsor a kids’ race - bring the kids and let them experience running the dogs. The fun continues at Hon-Dah Saturday afternoon, when the Winter Festival any of the Winter Games events, please call 928-369-7574 in advance. kicks off at 2pm at the Hon-Dah Festival The following weekend is a football Grounds with the Dog weight pull, North- fan’s dream come true: big screen TVs ern Bred dog show & Mountain Mutt’s dog and the biggest Super Bowl Party on the show, Ice Sculpting competition and the Mountain! Don’t miss it February 7th. As always, Hon-Dah hosts some of the best parties and events in the White Mountains including live entertainment six nights a week in the Timbers Showroom. If you like to laugh, our most popular weekly entertainment is Munday Funday, live headliner comedians, every Monday Night at 7pm. And ... don’t miss Country singer Tony Marques on January 12th through the 16th, one of HonChili, Salsa, Fry Bread Cook-off. Register Dah’s biggest draws. early, because space is limited. For information about Hon-Dah’s speThis is not your ordinary family excial events or other entertainment, call 800 perience, it will be a memory you’ll carry WAY-UP-HI (929-8744)... and welcome to with you for years to come. To register for the New Year ... by the way, it’s snowing.
The Best in Winter Fun
The “Trail of Many Tracks”
Road Trip with a Twist
The “Trail of Many Tracks” is a self-guided auto adventure using an interpretive CD and map. It starts on I-40; you can travel the loop in either direction. It covers Sanders and Zuni, St. Johns and the Round Valley, Hon-dah and Fort Apache, Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low, Shumway, Taylor, Snowflake, Holbrook and Winslow. A fascinating history unfolds as you travel through high plains grasslands, between extinct volcanoes, and over forested
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store; a beautiful old Lutheran Church in Whiteriver and a historic cemetery at Fort alpine mountains. The area is rich in fossils Apache; the Little House Museum on the and the tracks of dinosaurs. Numerous grounds of X Diamond Ranch; the murals pre-historic ruins are situated along the on the Mission walls in Zuni Pueblo; and waterways. You will hear tales of Spanish so much more! sheepmen, Mormon colonists, Texas cowThe route can be done in segments or in boys, and Apache and Navajo Indians. its entirety. Your user-friendly CD package The Trail not only guides you to the arcan be obtained at visitor centers or downea’s major attractions, it takes you to hidden loaded from the website to burn your own treasures off the beaten track: historic pho- CD or send the files to your iPod. tos in the Hon-Dah Casino’s convenience
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Looking for something new and exciting? Snowflake/Taylor may have what you are looking for. Festivals, performing arts, horseback riding, historic home tours, museums and more! What are you waiting for? Come to Snowflake/Taylor and find out what you are missing! www.visitsnowflaketaylor.com
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Show Low, Arizona 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
Over 167 ponderosa pine covered acres at a 6,500foot elevation close to shopping, restaurants and medical facilities.
• RV Sites • Recreational Facilities • Festival Area • Scenic Ponds • Pavilion and picnic area • Clubhouse with Wireless Internet Service
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Lodging, Dining & Attraction Guide
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Silver City, New Mexico
Small Town, Big Pleasures!
If you believe that numbers talk, Silver City should top your vacation or relocation list. There are 3 million acres of forest and wilderness covering the city’s back yard, crisscrossed by 1500 miles of trails. 310 species of birds have been identified in the region. 30 art galleries are bursting with friendly, small town atmosphere and you won’t find better year-round temperature figures…anywhere. Looking back, the Mogollon culture was enjoying this climate some 800 years ago and the Mimbres people were developing creative images. Today, you can drive to the protected remains of their civilization at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument or simply visit area museums to learn about this ingenious people. In Silver City, bicycles rule with cyclists enjoying designated rights of way in certain areas. Mountain bikers can traverse miles of forest trails and road bikers can participate in the annual sanctioned Tour of the Gila 5-day stage race through Silver City and surrounding mountains roadways. For the photographer in us all, it gets no better than the Trail of the Mountain
JAN 22-24 SILVER CITY, NM 7th Annual Red Paint Powwow & Indian Market Grant County Business & Conference Center, Hwy 180 - Fri: Indian market, performances. Sat & Sun: Contest powwow, social dances, Market continues-food & art vendors. Bring own chair, open 9a daily. Adm $8/ $5. 575-534-1379 JAN 29-30 RIO RANCHO, NM New Mexico Stampede PRCA Rodeo Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle NE - Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, and more! 300 cowboys & cowgirls compete for over $60,000, 7:30p. jbowman@santaanastarcenter. com FEB 13 SILVER CITY, NM Chocolate Fantasia Sample fantastic chocolate candies at various downtown stores and galleries. 575-538-2505 MAR 6 KANAB, UT North Rim Regulators Shoot Kane County Shooting Range, Hwy 89 three mi. N of Kanab - Cowboy competitive action shooting. Participants dress in costumes of the old west. The starting time varies with the seasons, call: 435-644-5053 MAR 11-21 SAN DIEGO, CA San Diego Latino Film Festival UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas, 7510 Hazard Center Dr - 175+ feature films from Latin America, US, Spain and Mexico. Close to 100 special guest celebrities/ filmmakers, Gala Celebrations, filmmaker workshops & more! 619-230-1938 APR 17 SILVER CITY, NM Festival of Spring Big Ditch Park - An all day arts & crafts fair with music performers. Lots of fun for everyone. 575-534-1700 APR 24 SAN DIEGO, CA 25th Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade 6900 block of Linda Vista Rd - Cultural exhibits, film festival, varied ethnic food offerings and delightful artistic performances to promote cultural awareness and understanding. Free. www.sandiego.org
Frontier Movie Town 297 W. Center St. Kanab, UT 435-644-5337 Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Approx. 2 hours north of Silver City, NM 505-536-9461, www.nps.gov/gicl Legoland California One Legoland Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008 760-918-5346 www.legoland.com Mesa Verde National Park No.1 Navajo Hill Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330 888-896-3831 www.visitmesaverde.com
Bear Creek Motel & Cabins 88 Main St. Pinos Altos, NM, 88053 1-888-388-4515 www.bearcreekcabins.com Cabrillo Inn & Suites Airport 1150 Rosecrans St. San Diego, CA 619-223-5544 www.cabrilloinnsd.com Casitas de Gila (Guest Houses) 50 Casita Flats Rd. Gila, NM 88038 575-535-4455, 877-923-4827 Four Corners Inn 131 E. Center Blanding, UT 84511 435-678-3257 www.fourcornersinn.com Georgetown Cabins Silver City, NM Next to Mimbres Valley in the Gila Forest 575-534-4529 www.georgetowncabins.com
Discover Nature’s Works of Art
Hidden Treasures of Southern Utah
Some of nature’s true gems are located in southern Utah and Kane County. Zion National Park is full of splendor and jagged cliffs full of white and red colored rocks. A variety of hiking trails are perfect for hikers of all levels of ability. The emerald pools will amaze you along with wild turkeys and herds of deer wandering carefree. Bryce Canyon has inspired visitors for years. Red hoodoos spring up from the ground and form amazing spheres and arches. Experience the wily old Bristle Cone
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Spirits National Scenic Byway. Lakes and streams, an 1800s gold mining camp, prehistoric dwellings, a mission church, a serene farming valley, major historic and current mining operations, a fort that utilized the famed Buffalo Soldiers, and endless scenic vistas provide the subject matter for a whole series of albums. There are over 20 designated birding areas surrounding Silver City that include a very diverse range of habitat conditions. The Lake Roberts area hosts an annual hummingbird festival; 10 species have been identified during the warmer months. Silver City itself consists of an intriguing collection of Victorian homes and a historic business district that includes restaurants and coffee shops, galleries, day spas, specialty shops and two highly informative museums. Western New Mexico University adds an important cultural dimension to the community as does an energetic arts council. Other major events include the renowned Silver City Blues Festival, the Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo, Weekend at the Galleries and the Red Paint PowWow.
Curious Kumquat 111 East College Ave. Silver City, NM 88061 575-534-0337 www.curiouskumquat.com
Pine that has survived as one of the oldest living plants in the nation despite freezing temperatures, drought, and bug infestations. The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park offers a multitude of activities in the red colored sands that drift among the ponderosa pines. Especially popular is the system of trails designed for ATV enthusiasts. The tiny town of Kanab is ATV friendly with laws that allow ATV’ers to use public roads to make their way to a host of ATV trails that roll on for miles.
• Enjoy our scenic mountains. • Gateway to the 3.3 Million Acre Gila National Forest. • Visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings. • Just 3 hours away!
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7 miles N of Silver City, NM
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• Deluxe Guestroom Suites • Free Continental Breakfast • Cable TV with Free HBO • Covered Parking • In Room Safes • Wireless Internet • Minutes from the Best San Diego Has to Offer!
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The Silver City area has it all! Travel the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway; over 100 years of Old West history. Victorian districts, museums, galleries and the Gila Wilderness make Silver City a unique place. Explore the Gila Cliff Dwellings, area hot springs, City of Rocks, Pinos Altos, historic downtown Silver City, Catwalk Recreation Area and Mogollon Ghost Town.
Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce 201 N. Hudson, Dept. AZ • Silver City, NM 88061
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Navajo Nation Guide
Attractions - www.discovernavajo.com
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
A New Option for the New Year
Tuba City and Monument Valley
Visitors wanting to make the drive, but not really drive the whole way to Monument Valley, can now call the Front Desk. Beginning in the new year, one can book an unforgettable Monument Valley tour and experience from the convenience of the Quality Inn Tuba City. Tuba City has become known as the “Hub” of Northern Arizona and is situated nicely in between magnificent Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and Monument Valley. Relax and arrive in Tuba City on Friday; check-in and enjoy a wonderful tour of the Explore Navajo Interactive Museum, a one-stop cultural experience. It is an extraordinary look at the Navajo people, society, accomplishments and historic contributions. The Museum was created with the help of leading Navajo scholars, museum personnel and the Navajo artistic community to provide a vibrant experience for people of all ages and all nations. The premiere of this cultural exhibit was at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The showcase marked the first time the Navajo Nation, in its own words, told its story to the world. Come and view this exquisite glimpse into a world and culture like no other! After a hearty dinner at the Hogan restaurant, slip into the Hogan Espresso and More coffee shop for a nice warm cup of coffee on the patio and enjoy one of the best Southwest sunsets. Slowly relax into a
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JAN 31-FEB 14 TUCSON American Indian Exposition Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, Stone & Drachman - The finest collection of American Indian art, crafts & food directly from the Native American artist, Su-Th 10-5, Fr-Sa 10-6. Free adm. 520-622-4900 MAR 13-14 TUCSON 28th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow San Xavier Del Bac Mission - Native American inter-tribal dancing, contests, Native American food/arts & crafts, Sa 10:30a-11p, Su 10a-7p. Adults $9, children $7, 6 & under free, parking $3. 520-573-4051 MAR 19-21 SACATON Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo Gila River Indian Community, I-10 exit 175 (fr Phx) - All Indian Rodeo, Pow Wow, parade, carnival, arts/crafts, games & sports, battle of the bands, 13-54 yrs $6, 55+ & ages 6-12 $4, 5 & under free. 520-562-6087/9853
Lodging - www.explorenavajo.com
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
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
meditation that gets you prepared for the journey tomorrow. The Quality Inn Navajo Nation in Tuba City, AZ has the pleasure of tucking you into a comfortable slumber. Arise the next morning and order up your choice of complimentary hot breakfast. From sausage biscuit to French toast, there is something to enjoy. Simpson’s Trailhandler Tours will meet you after breakfast for a quick run-down of the day’s itinerary. Then board your van and begin your dash to Monument Valley. Along the way you’ll see several historical sites and modern homes to contrast. Navajoland has so much to offer an inquiring guest. Stories and myths dated many years before bring clarity to this country within a country. Arrive in Monument Valley and explore for a couple of hours. Have local guides tell you the stories that were carried down to them from generations prior. Listen to songs and music as you come to the serene moment you have been searching for. After the final group shot photo has been taken, surrender your energy... and let Simpson Trailhandlers bring you back to Tuba City. Enjoy dinner, and kick off your shoes in your room. Review your digital photos, place stamps on your postcards and call it a day. You’ve enjoyed an amazing three-day weekend; now time to head home.
10 Miles Southwest of Tucson I-19 South Exit 92
WA:K POW WOW
March 13-14, 2010
San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation The area’s largest gathering No Video of American Indian food, Cameras Allowed crafts & dancing
Admission: $9 Adults; $7 Child; Free Under 7 Parking: $3 For more info: San Xavier District O ce
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
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!
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American Indian Events
American Indian Expo Jan. 31 – Feb. 14, 2010 Flamingo Hotel Ballroom 1300 N. Stone Daily 10am -5 pm “Thunder in the Desert” Dec. 30, 2011 – Jan. 9, 2012 Native American Directory “Red Page” phone book for Indian Country
A world-class museum of Native American Archaeology, Culture, History, and Art
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PET FRIENDLY LODGING
COLORADO RIVER REGION
LAKE HAVASU CITY The Nautical Beachfront Resort 1000 McCulloch Blvd. 928-855-2141, 800-892-2141 www.thenautical.net 2 pets per room, $20 fee per pet, per night plus $200 refundable damage deposit Proof that pet is current for all shots. Best Western Desert Inn 1391 W. Thatcher Blvd. 928-428-0521 www.bestwestern.com
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The Grand Hotel
149 St. Hwy 64 .,888-634-7263, www.grandcanyongrandhotel.com
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888-29-PARKS, www.grandcanyongrandhotel.com 106 N. Hwy 64, 800-538-2345, www.redfeatherlodge.com
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Hilton Phoenix East 1011 W. Holmes 480-833-5555
MESA $75fee 75lbs
SAFFORD $6.00 fee must be well trained
ramsey canyon inn Bed & Breakfast
29 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., 520-378-3010 www.ramseycanyoninn.com LAKE HAVASU CITY
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The Nautical Beachfront resort
1000 McCulloch Blvd. N., 800-892-2141, www.thenautical.net
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Hilton Phoenix east
1011 West Holmes Ave. 480-833-5555, www.hiltonphoenixeast.com
Mazatzal Hotel and casino
Hwy 87, Milepost 251, 800-777-7529, www.777play.com
residence inn by Marriott
3599 Lee Circle, 928-775-2232 www.marriott.com /prcri
springhill suites by Marriott
200 E. Sheldon St., 928-776-0998, www.springhillsuitesprescott.com
Best Western inn suites
6201 N. Oracle Rd. 520-297-8111 www.innsuites.com
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InnSuites AZ,CA,TX Reed’s Lodge SPRINGERVILLE AZ, CA, TX 514 E Main 1-888-INNSUITES 800-814-6451 www.k5reeds.com Bear Creek Motel & Cabins NM Silver Creek Inn-Rodeway Inn TAYLOR 88 Main St. Pino Altos, NM 88053, 825 N. Main St. 505-388-4501, 1-800-413-5024 928-536-2600 email@example.com www.choicehotels.com 2 pets per room, $15 fee per pet, per night plus $100 refundable damage deposit no size restrictions. Best Western Paint Pony Lodge SHOW LOW 581 W. Deuce of Clubs 928-537-5773 www.bestwestern.com/paintponylodge 2 pets per room, $10 fee per pet, per night plus $100 refundable damage deposit VCA Animal Referral & MESA no size restrictions, dog park nearby Emergency Center of AZ 1648 N Country Club Dr, 480-898-0001 Econo Lodge WINSLOW www.vcaareca.com 1706 N. Park Drive 928-289-4687 $5 fee total for all nights www.econolodge.com No deposit. No size restrictions. Clean • Friendly • Affordable Red Feather Lodge GRAND CANYON Springerville, Az 106 N. Hwy 64 Reg. $50 deposit refundable 800-814-6451 • www.k5reeds.com 800-538-2345 $10 per day fee www.redfeatherlodge.com No size restrictions
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Hotel Tucson city center
475 N. Granada 520-622-3000 www.hoteltucsoncitycenter.com
9th Annual Arizona Animal Fair
Huge Event, Feb. 20 in Tucson
los Abrigados resort & spa
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160 Portal Lane, 800-521-3131, www.ilxresorts.com SPRINGERVILLE 514 E. Main 928-333-4323, 800-814-6451, www.k5reeds.com
Homewood suites by Hilton Yuma
1955 East 16th St, 928-782-4109
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1726 S.Sunridge Dr., 928-783-6900, www.marriott.com/yumts
san Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina MeXicO
333 W. Harbor Dr,.619-230-8340, www.marriotthotel.com
Hosted by Saving Animals from Euthanasia (SAFE), the Arizona Animal Fair is one of the largest events of its kind in the Southwest. Featuring animal demonstrations, exhibitors, Super Adoptions with 30+ animal rescue agencies, entertainment, food court, plus live music in the beer garden, this festive event celebrating all animals is FREE for people and pets. Hours are 10am4pm at Reid Park (NE corner of 22nd St./ Country Club). New in 2010: Ultimate Canines “Muttalica: A Rock’n Rescued Dog Sport & Com-
edy Show,” plus police K-9s, Flyball, lure coursing, dog training demos and pet safety seminars for children will also be featured. Low-cost vaccinations and FREE microchipping available. Also Puppy Pawcasso, a pet psychic, Glamour Paws Pet Photography and other fun activities. All proceeds from this event benefit the animal rescue community. For more information, please call 888-809-8883 (recording), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website. Come party with your pet!
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Overnighters Welcome • 54 RV spots • Cable TV • WiFi & Internet • Showers and Laundry Facilities • Club House w/ Kitchen • Paved, lighted streets • Underground Utilities • 55+ Park • Single & Double wide spaces 1535 Thatcher Blvd. • Safford, Az 85546 lexingtonpinesmobileandrvpark.com
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Casa Malpais RV Park 272 W Main 928-333-4632 | firstname.lastname@example.org Fairgrounds RV 10443 Hwy 89A 928-227-3310 | fairgroundrvpark.com Meteor Crater RV Park I-40 Exit 233 928-289-5898 | www.meteorcrater.com Mountain Vu RV Park 11295 Cornville Rd 928-639-2984 | email@example.com Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort 11250 E Hwy 69 800-352-6305 | www.orchardrvresort.com Page-Lake Powell Campgrounds 849 S. Coppermine Rd. 928-645-3374 | www.pagecampground.com Rancho Sedona RV Park 135 Bear Wallow Lane 888-641-4261 | www.ranchosedona.com Waltner’s RV Resort 4800 S 28th St Springerville Prescott Valley Winslow
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Eagle View Rv Resort
9605 N. Ft. McDowell Rd. Fort McDowell, AZ 85264
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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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
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Cedar Grove RV Resort 100 Cedar Grove Drive 254-547-4293 | westwindenterprises.com Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort 1500 Spa Rd 888-8000-SPA | www.foyspa.com Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort 1589 Drew Rd 800-545-6481 | westwindrvgolfresort.com River City RV Park Right across the river in Bullhead City 2225 Merrill Ave 928-754-2121 | www.rivercityrvpark.com The Springs at Borrego RV Resort 2255 DiGiorgio Rd. 760-767-0004 | www.springsatborrego.com Copperas Cove, TX Niland, CA El Centro, CA Laughlin, NV Borrego Springs, CA
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Page-Lake Powell RV Park
We guarantee to fix it right, it’s that simple Comfortable, Affordable, Secure
Open year-round, PageLake Powell Campground & RV Park has everything you need for a fun family getaway and is your complete Page, Arizona camping solution. We offer 99 regular and 26 monthly campsites. Prices range from $16 to $30 per night with weekly rates also available. Don’t forget to ask about our discount prices! For your convenience, we offer full hook ups, tent sites, dump station and LP gas. Additional campground facilities include clean restrooms, showers, laundry room, pay phones, wireless Internet, and a heated pool. Dogs of all sizes are allowed with no additional fees. There is a designated dog walk at
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the campground and guests are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. An established park with mature trees, pristine maintenance, and quiet surroundings, you’ll find most campsites located next to a shady tree. Each site has its own picnic table and plenty of parking space for vehicles and boats. A campground store is located in the front office, selling cold beverages, ice, snacks, and fishing tackle. Several unique shops, restaurants, and Super Wal-Mart are within walking distance.
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3340 E Mossman Rd • Tucson AZ www.familyautobody.com
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• Clean Restrooms & Showers • Heated Indoor Pool & Spa • Laundry Facilities • WiFi Connectivity • Dump & LP Gas
Where winter is done in grand fashion.
Arizona State Parks
Upcoming 2010 Events
Conserving Arizona’s Treasures the Gunfighters
Yuma Territorial Prison SHP January 9 & 10
Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.
Geo Cache Bash Cattail Cove SP February 20 Civil War in the Southwest Picacho Peak SP March 13 & 14
Winter is always peaceful and picturesque at the Grand Canyon. Not only are there spectacular seasonal landscapes to enjoy, but the accommodations at popular places like El Tovar and other rim lodges are easier to come by as well. Book your winter retreat online or call toll-free 1-888-297-2757.
After the canyon takes your breath away, catch it again in a cozy room at the Maswik or Yavapai Lodges.
Maswik South & Yavapai West $82 Maswik North & Yavapai East $105
Effective dates 1/3/10 through 3/4/10, excluding 2/12/10 through 2/14/10.
Includes complimentary in-room sparkling Grand Canyon label wine and fruit basket, and dinner for two with a bottle of Grand Canyon label wine in the dining room.
Romance Package (El Tovar only)
call for a FREE Brochure
Standard $365 • Deluxe $440 Luxury Suites $520
Effective dates 1/2/10 through 2/14/10, excluding 1/6/10.
Downloadable Park Maps & Driving Mariachi Festival Directions & Photo Galleries
Patagonia Lake SP March 20
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Rates do not include tax. Prices, taxes and surcharges are subject to change. All room rates are subject to applicable taxes and/or surcharges.
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