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Arizona centennial countdown .....................................6-7 central Arizona ........................................................ 14-17 events, Featured ...................................................... 12-13 October events ..........................................................4-5 November events................................................... 5, 7-8 December events ..........................................................8 January events .............................................................8 Grand canyon .................................................................19 lodging............................................................................ 2 Mesa .............................................................................. 17 Native American culture............................................20-21

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Northern AZ............................................................... 18-19 Page-lake Powell .........................................................19 Pet Friendly Arizona ..........................................................2 Phoenix Metro ......................................................... 16-17 rim country ...................................................................14 rV resorts & campgrounds......................................... 22-23 southern Arizona ......................................................... 9-11 statewide Map .......................................................... 12-13 Tucson....................................................................... 10-11 White Mountains ............................................................18 Wickenburg ....................................................................15

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Making Memories in Tucson
The lure of the Southwest is strong and draws in people from around the world. They come for many reasons – the weather, the Wild West, the beautiful Sonoran Desert, the rich history and culture - and you can find each of those reasons brought to life in one of Arizona’s most memorable cities: Tucson. With 350 days of sunshine visitors have ample opportunity to explore Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, Catalina State Park and other areas of natural beauty and outdoor recreation. Old Tucson Studios, Tucson’s Fiesta de los Vaqueros and Rodeo Parade, and local dude ranches offer a chance to indulge your inner cowboy. Attractions in the area are diverse and unique: The era of Spanish conquest can be seen through the San Xavier del Bac Mission, founded by Father Kino in 1692. The University of Arizona - Biosphere 2 is listed as one of the “50 Must-See Wonders of the World!” by Life Books. Kitt Peak National Observatory, the Tucson Museum of Art and the Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, one of Tucson’s newest attractions, are all well worth a visit. In addition, Tucson is known for its variety of exciting events – everything from the world famous Tucson Gem & Mineral Show in February to Thunder in the Desert, the “First Peoples World Fair” that was featured by ABC’s Peter Jennings in the year 2000 - and which takes place for the 4th and final time Dec. 30 – Jan. 8. to the capture of John Dillinger – public enemy #1 of his day. If you visit in January, you may catch the annual celebration and reenactment during “Dillinger Days.”

Revelry at the Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games

Live it up in Tucson’s Historic East End

Combining historic ambiance, fine dining, and an exciting music scene, Downtown Tucson’s east end should be on your “to do” list. Its premier destination is the iconic Hotel Congress. A community gathering place, this family owned hotel with its award-winning Cup Café, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located across the street from Tucson’s historic train depot, the hotel’s 40 beautiful rooms have been welcoming visitors since 1919. Well-appointed banquet facilities support both large and small parties. Once a three-story structure, the hotel lost its third floor in the 1934 fire that led

Hotel Congress today is more known for its contributions to Tucson’s music culture. Club Congress opened in 1985 as the city’s first alternative rock club. Over the years their stages have welcomed greats such as Nirvana, Calexico, Neko Case and Christina Perri, as well as supporting great local artists. Rolling Stone Magazine has praised Club Congress as one of the 10 best nightclubs in the United States. The growing popularity of Hotel Congress inspired owners Richard and Shana Oseran to reach across to the renovated train depot for a new venture. In 2008 they opened Maynards Kitchen, an upscale, French-inspired bistro serving home-style haute cuisine. Adjacent to the restaurant is Maynards Market, a gourmet food, wine and beer shop. Tying together the spirit of the two businesses is the weekly Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday from 9am1pm. Visitors can shop, eat and drink as the trains roll by. Also located at the Depot is the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, a huge Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive, and statues of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, commemorating a shoot-out on the tracks in 1882. The internationally famous Western artist Maynard Dixon painted murals for the depot in 1907; his contribution to the artistic world and to the depot itself is honored in the name of the restaurant. Hotel Congress 520-622-8848, hotelcongress.com Maynards Market and Kitchen 520-545-0577, maynardsmarket.com

The Tucson Celtic Festival is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year! You won’t want to miss all the fun, so mark your calendar for November 5 & 6. Held at Rillito Park Raceway, First Ave. & River Road, the festival kicks off on Friday the 4th with the Feast of Tara Dinner, Torchlight Clan Ceremony and a Ceilidh – that means party! (Dinner reservations required by Oct. 28.) The main festivities take place on Saturday and Sunday. Bagpipe bands, Irish & Scottish dancing, great food and Celtic gifts, great music all day, Highland Games of “tossing the caber” and other athletic competitions, clans & heritage, and lots of fun for the kiddies at Urchins Alley will keep the whole family busy and happy. Stay late on Saturday night for Celtic Fire with Seven Nations in concert. The Village Pub will be open plus the shoppes and food. Sign up for a Whisky Tour of Scotland’s famed Single Malt Whiskies. Hours are Sat. 9am - 10pm, Sun. 9am - 5pm. Admission is $12 adults ($10 with Food Bank donation), $5 youth, with under 6 FREE. Slainte! Tucson Celtic Festival 520-807-9509, tucsoncelticfestival.org

Daily programs and highly knowledgeable docents help to make your visit more rewarding. Live animal presentations include the popular Raptor Free Flight Demonstration, which starts up on October 14th and runs until mid-April. Watch birds of prey soar through the skies!

Coming up on Oct. 14-16 is the ArizonaSonora Desert Museum’s Festival of Flight to celebrate “The Year of the Bat” as well as all desert animals with wings. Come enjoy live bat encounters, tequila tasting, hummingbirds, live bugs, hands-on science exploration, arts & crafts programs, live music and more. The museum is located at 2021 N. Kinney Rd. Several delightful dining venues and a beautiful gift shop – even free sunscreen if you need it! – all help to make for a memorable day out. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 520-883-2702, www.desertmuseum.org

Rillito Raceway Park (1st Ave & River Rd) • Kids 5 and under Free • Seniors(65+) & Military(w/ID) $9 • Adults $12 • Youth 6-15, $5

Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games
Sat. Nov 5, 9am-10pm Sun. Nov 6, 9am-5pm

25th Annual

Wonders at the Desert Museum

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is one of the nation’s leading outdoor living museums, with 300+ species of native wildlife and some 1,300 varieties of desert plants. From mountain lion to the tiniest of hummingbirds, from towering agaves to the butterfly garden, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Friday Eve: Feast of Tara Saturday Eve: A Celtic Celebration
SEVEN NATIONS CONCERT! FIRE DANCERS Dinner reservations required

• Food & Celtic Merchants • Traditional Bagpipe Bands • Music, Singers & Dancers • Scottish Highland Athletics • Urchins Korner & Games www.TucsonCelticFestival.org 520-807-9509

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden all in one place. Within the Museum grounds you will see more than 300 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants, in addition to our world-class mineral collection and other amazing wonders!
2021 N. Kinney Rd. • Tucson, AZ (520) 883-2702 • www.desertmuseum.org

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A vibrant destination for award-winning dining, live music, vintage hotel rooms and timeless charm!
(520) 622-8848 www.hotelcongress.com

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Destination October Events
OCT 9 QUEEN CREEK Art in the Olive Grove Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd - Artists of the Superstitions present A Day of Art, Wine Tasting and Music with over 20 artists, free to the public, Sunday 10a-4p. 480-982-5370, artistsofthesupersitions.com OCT 14-16 GLENDALE 6th Wild Western Festival & Old Time Country Fair Sahuaro Ranch Historic Park - The biggest & only True West event In AZ! Wild West Acts, Stunt Shows, live music, Hollywood stars, Kids Korral, 100’s of artisans, Chuck Wagons & more! 10a-5p, $10 adult, $5 kid, under 4 Free. See website for Specials. www.wildwesternfestival.com OCT 14-16 TUCSON Festival of Flight Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Celebrate all desert animals with wings - from birds to butterflies. Family fun includes raptor programs, live bat encounters, tequila tasting, hummingbirds, live bugs, hands-on science exploration, arts & crafts programs, live music & more. www.desertmuseum.org, 520-883-2702 OCT 14-NOV 6 PHOENIX Arizona State Fair Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd - Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Concerts, grandstand events, unique attractions, special events, exhibits, livestock competitions, rides, games, fair food, shopping. Buy tickets online. Daily Discounts: azstatefair.com/discounts OCT 15 GLOBE Apache “Jii” (Day) Celebration Downtown Globe - Celebrate with Native American food, crafts such as paintings, baskets, quilts, dolls & clothing, entertainment by various tribes, 9a-4:30p, free adm. 800-804-5623 OCT 15 SUPERIOR 10th Annual Dia de Colores Art Festival Downtown Main Street - Free art exhibit, also art bazaar, 10a-5p. Car show. Artist studio/gallery tour around town, $5. Dinner & entertainment, 6p, $20. 520-689-0200 OCT 15 APACHE JUNCTION Artists on the Patio Superstition Mountain Museum - Local artists will be showing a variety of handcrafted items, paintings and photography. 9a-4p, free adm. 480-983-4888, www.superstitionmountainmuseum.org OCT 15 QUARTZSITE Quartzsite Country Bash Rodeo, horseshoe tournaments, vendors, food, beer garden, kid’s bounce house, karaoke contest, beard/ mustache growing contest begins. Opens 2pm. Concert with Harry Luge, 8pm. Pre-party event on Fri. Oct. 14 for ticketholders. Weekend: $20/adv, $25/ door. www.quartzsitecountrybash.com OCT 15 CROWN KING 6th Annual Crown King Apple Festival Old-fashioned country fair/kids festival, fun for the whole family. Crafts for kids, games, pumpkin patch, hay ride, vendors, local businesses offer weekend specials. 9a-5p, $5 per child, adults welcome, donations accepted. mripley@cox.net OCT 15 BUCKEYE Octoberfest Historic Downtown, new 6th St plaza - BEER, BRATS and BBQ, German music, kids zone, car show, carnival. 602-881-9111 OCT 15-16 KINGMAN Kingman Fall Festival & Family Fun Day Locomotive Park, Beale & 1st - Kingman’s Wild West Society and the Downtown Merchants Assoc. present 2 days of Wild West Shoot-outs, music, food, vendors, art displays and more. Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4, shoot-outs at 11a, 12:30p, 2p and 3p. 951-203-1479 OCT 20-22 CASA GRANDE COPPERSTATE Aviation Expo & Fly-In Casa Grande Airport - 400+ aircraft: WWII, classic, custom, experimental; educational forums, helicopter, biplane & warbird rides, flight demonstrations, vendors, food court, 8a-5p, adm. $15, free 12 & under, free parking. www.copperstate.org
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Casa Grande Municipal Airport: I-10 to Exit 185; south 3 miles on SR 387. The COPPERSTATE Aviation Expo and FlyIn attracts more than 400 custom built aircraft, restored military aircraft and antique aircraft. 100 exhibitors display the newest sport and business aircraft, the latest technologies, aviation career info and sportswear. Visitors enjoy flight demonstrations, educational forums, youth activities, hands-on workshops and a food court. Expect to see WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam aircraft up close and in the air along with prize winning custom-built aircraft. A great family outing with lots of surprises! Cameras and camcorders encouraged - share your footage on the web. Helicopter and aircraft rides available every day. Free parking. Camping available. Admission: $15 with children 12 & under free. Gates are open 8-5 daily. Bring this announcement and receive 2 admissions for the price of one. www.copperstate.org campverdecornfest.com
OCT 1-NOV 20 GLENDALE Pumpkin Days and Fall Maze Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N 75th Ave - The great pumpkin patch, 6 acre family corn maze (new theme), haunted corn maze (Fri - Sat only), train ride, petting zoo, play areas, food vendor, open daily, adm. ($). wwww.tolmachoff-farms.com, 623-386-1301 OCT 7-9 BENSON Butterfield Overland Stage Days Parade. Lions Park - Pony Express Run, Get Your Hand-Cancelled Event Cover. Fireworks, entertainment, vendors, classic car show, kid’s korner, quilt show. Rodeo - Benson Arena. 520-586-2842, Info@ ButterfieldStageDays.com, ButterfieldStageDays.com OCT 7-9 CAMP VERDE 55th Annual Fort Verde Days Downtown - Arts & crafts, carnival, great food & entertainment, beer garden. On Sat: pancake b’fast 7a, Parade 10a. Ft. Verde State Park features re-enactors and vintage baseball game. candrous@aol.com 928-300-7077 OCT 7-9 CHANDLER Indian Art Market Dr. A. J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave - Traditional and contemporary works of art, distinctive jewelry, ceramics, hand-woven blankets, clothing, sculptures, Katsina carvings, photography, paintings, native food, entertainment, tribal arts & crafts, free adm & parking. 480-782-2214 OCT 8 KYKOTSMOVI 11th Hopi Tuhisma Arts and Crafts Market Hopi Veterans Memorial Center, Hwy 264 - Best Hopi artists, authentic art, cultural entertainment, food & more, 9a-5p MST. 928-734-2050 OCT 8 APACHE JUNCTION Muleskinners Return Superstition Mountain Museum - Lots of fun with the Mojave Muleskinners! Enjoy reenactments in period costumes, historical cooking demos with Dutch Oven over an open fire, plenty of shoot outs, 10a-3p, free shows throughout the day. 480-983-4888, superstitionmountainmuseum.org OCT 8-9 SCOTTSDALE Railfair 2011 McCormick Stillman Railroad Park - Model train displays & exhibits, new 10,000 sq ft Model Railroad Bldg displaying O, N & HO scale trains, free tours of former presidential Pullman car, entertainment, 10a5p. Free adm, train/ carousel rides $2, (under 3 ride free w/ paying adult). 480-312-2312 OCT 8-9 DEWEY-HUMBOLDT Agua Fria Festival Mortimer Family Farms, corner of Hwy 69 & Hwy 169 - Mountain Man Rendezvous, gun show, arts & crafts vendors, food court, children’s midway, pumpkin festival, parade, costume contest, live entertainment on 2 stages, offroad poker run on Sun. Free adm. 928-632-0802

OCT 21-22 DOLAN SPRINGS Dolan Daze Fri. the 21st at School - 4p ChiliCookOff, see free CARS Movie and softball: firefighters-vs-educators. Sat. the 22nd - Parade 11a with prizes, climb’n rock, gunfight, vendors, square dancers, games. Info: Lee 702-371-2229 OCT 21-23 PAYSON Payson Art League ARToberFEST Mazatzal Casino Event Center, Hwy 87 next to Casino - Mixed media juried show, fine art and fine crafts, Fri premiere 5-8p. Sat & Sun 10a-4p, free adm. 928-474-6071 OCT 21-23 CAVE CREEK Fine Art & Craft Festival Frontier Town (Cave Creek Smokehouse), 6245 E. Cave Creek Rd. - Paintings, photography, metal art & tables, Indian artifacts, clothing, jewelry & more. Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4. Free admission & parking. 602-789-7222 OCT 21-23 MARICOPA Stagecoach Days Friday: Carnival & street dance. Saturday: book sale, carnival, mini-miss pageant, vendors village, stagecoach rides, petting zoo, beer garden, gunfights, entertainment. Sunday: 5K fun run, golf tournament, carnival. www.maricopa-az.gov, 520-316-6963 OCT 21-23 SCOTTSDALE ArtFest™ of 5th Avenue 5th Ave - Scottsdale Rd to Goldwater Blvd - Over 100 select artists, 10a-5p each day. Located in the Old Town District, featuring galleries, fountains, shops and local entertainment. Parking & admission FREE. 888-278-3378 OCT 21-23 KINGMAN 4th Annual Brew and Brats Oktoberfest Locomotive Park - Beer, grilled brats and chicken, live music and dancing under the big tent, other vendors. Fri 2-10, Sat 10-10, Sun 10-4. Info: welcomehomedesignmkc@yahoo.com OCT 22 TUBAC Anza Day Tubac Presidio State Historic Park & Tubac Plaza Commemorating De Anza’s expedition to settle San Francisco; living history demos, music, folklorico dancers, kids’ activities, food & more! 9:30a-4p, FREE adm this day only. 520-398-2252 OCT 22 SAFFORD 12th Annual Harvest Festival Safford City Hall Lawn - Live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, Kids Court, fashion show, pumpkin carving contest & more. Booth spaces avail. 10a-5p, free adm. 928-432-4143 OCT 22 PARKER 4th Annual Parker Chamber Chili Cook-off & Classic Car Show La Paz County Park - Chili cookoff, salsa contest, classic cars, horseshoe tournament, live music, vendors, kids activities, wakeboard demo and more. Gates open 11a. Free adm, sampling fee. 928-669-2174 OCT 22 PEORIA Arizona on the Move Centennial Celebration Peoria Sports Complex - Displays and activities portray events in Arizona history, dedicated to the celebration of AZ transportation past and present. Charity Motorcycle Run, Family Bike Ride, 5k race, live performances, kids’ activities, 9a-2p. www.peoriaaz.gov/azcentennial OCT 22 WICKENBURG Vulture Mine Living History Day The event celebrates Henry Wickenburg’s 1863 discovery of the fabled Vulture Gold Mine. Historic re-enactors, gold panning, drilling demos, arts & crafts vendors, food, 1800s’ games, live entertainment. Free adm, 9a-4p. 928-232-9125

OCT 22 CLIFTON 1st Annual Music Festival Clifton Town Park - Nine great bands play everything from Classic Rock to Blues, Country/Rock to Spanish. Food vendors, local artisans & crafters, children’s play area, 11a-8p. Bring your chairs. 928-965-8124 OCT 28 TUCSON 16th Annual Tucson Fire Fighters Chili Cook-Off El Presidio Park, SW corner Church & Alameda - 30+ booths serving chili, samples $2 per cup, live entertainment, kids’ play area, 10a-10p. Proceeds benefit Adopt-a-Family Program. 520-444-8961 OCT 28-29 GOLD CANYON 5th Annual National Day of the Cowboy Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Fri: “Cowboy Up Casino Night” 6-10 pm. Sat: Golf Tournament 8am, 4pm on enjoy the Mojave Muleskinners western fun, vendors/ crafters, BBQ for purchase, live country music, FIREWORKS spectacular, free adm. 480-671-5589, www. dayofthecowboy.co (not .com) OCT 28-30 TUCSON 12th Annual Desert Bluegrass Festival Sol Casino AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd - Fri: band contest, 7p, free adm. Sat & Sun: Blue Highway and many other great bands, workshops, music, food & craft vendors, camping & jamming. Sat. $20; Sun. $15; Weekend $30; Under 16 free w/ paying adult. www.desertbluegrass.org, 520-760-0745, OCT 28-31 GLOBE Historic Globe Fall Festival Games, food, vendor booths, hay rides, Haunted 1910 Historic Jail -$5. Fri: Pumpkin Carving Contest. Sat: Ghosts of Globe Walking Tours -$5. Sun: All Hallows Eve Feast & Chili & Dutch Oven Cookoff. Mon: Downtown Trick-or-Treat w/ music, dancing, costume contest. Call for times. 928-425-0884 OCT 29 PINETOP Hon-Dah’s Haunted Halloween Hon-Dah Resort Casino - Featuring Club lighting, DJ from San Diego, $3,000 in prize money for the costume contest, and video projection - see yourself on the big screen! Doors open at 8p. $15 per ticket, on sale in Gift Shop Oct 3rd. 928-369-7577 OCT 29 PARKER 7th Annual “300” Enduro Boat Race Bluewater Resort & Casino - Speedboat competition, 60 laps will test the mettle of racers and their boats (16’-22’ max) all searching for share of the prize money. 562-633-6200 OCT 29 QUARTZSITE Pioneer Spirit Walk Hi Jolly Cemetery - Fun historical walk into Quartzsite’s past with members (“Spirits”) of the community hamming it up at selected gravesites! Let the “Spirits” lead you back to a time when water was scarce and the heat deadly! 3-6 pm. 928-927-6593 OCT 29-30 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 OCT 29-30 TUCSON Treasure House Estate Sale Plaza Palomino, Swan & Ft. Lowell, Ste. 120-124 - Annual sale of upscale antiques, furniture, silver, china, collectibles & other decorative household treasures hosted by the Tucson Museum of Art League. Sat 103, Sun 12-4. Free adm. 520-990-6908 OCT 29-30 MESA 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration Mesa Arts Center - A celebration honoring the memory of departed loved ones w/ community altar, live music & performances, food, Mercado w/ jewelry, arts & crafts, children’s activities & more. Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5, FREE adm & parking. 480-644-6627

In the Village of Oak Creek on Hwy 179, Gateway to Sedona On your way to Sedona stop by and view the works of 45-60 artists. Works for sale include paintings, jewelry, leather, sculpture, pottery, and much more. Bell Rock Plaza Oct 29-30 Nov 19-20 Factory Outlet Oct 7-9 Oct 14-16 10am - 5pm Nov 29-30 Dec 17-18 9am - 6pm Nov 4-6 Dec 31-Jan 1 2012 For more information call Donna • 928-284-9627 • www.bellrockartshows.com

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Destination October / November Events
OCT 31 PAYSON Halloween Party and Costume Contest Mazatzal Casino - RockLobster and Metalhead will perform. $2,500 in prizes will be given out for the annual costume contest. 800-777-7529 ext 5404 OCT 31 PAYSON 3rd Annual Halloween Festival & Haunted House Historic Oxbow Saloon - They say the Ox Bow is actually haunted by a bar maid. Come and enjoy a night of spooks and maybe even a real ghost adventure. Theme is Zombie Land. Adm: $3 or $2 with a can of food for food bank. 6-9p. 928-474-5242 NOV 4-5 PHOENIX 6th Pueblo Grande Museum Rug Auction 4619 E. Washington - Fri: Indian Art Auction, preview 5p, auction 7p. Sat: Navajo Rug Auction, Preview 10a, auction at noon. www.pueblogrande.org NOV 4-6 CAREFREE 18th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Downtown, 101 Easy Street - 175+ juried fine artists, wine tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine glass), live musical entertainment, 10a-5p, adm $3, parking is free. 480-837-5637 NOV 4-6 TOMBSTONE 10th Annual Tombstone Western Music Festival Free music on downtown stages all day Sat & Sun. Evening concert 7p at Schieffelin Hall ($20pp) Fri & Sat featuring headliner Don Edwards, also Rusty Richards, Call of the West, Jon Messenger, Way Out West & many more. 520-457-2295 NOV 4-6 SEDONA Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627 NOV 5 YUMA Children’s Festival of the Arts Downtown Yuma, Main Street - FREE festival featuring inter-active arts activities, live entertainment and family fun; food & beverages available for purchase, 10a-3p, FREE adm. 928-373-5202 NOV 5 SONOITA 11th Roundup & Open House at Historic Empire Ranch An authentic Western experience for the whole family. Arena demonstrations, mounted shooters, handson exhibits, wagon rides, live Western music, Kid’s Corral, auctions & raffles, BBQ. 10a-4p, Admission free - $10 donation requested per vehicle. 888-364-2829, www.empireranchfoundation.org NOV 5 YARNELL-PEEPLES VALLEY 5th Annual Scenic Highway 89 Yard Sale Community wide yard sale in Yarnell & Peeples Valley along Hwy 89 halfway between Wickenburg & Prescott. Visit the Shrine of St. Joseph, antique stores, local restaurants. 7a-3p. 928-427-6262 NOV 5 MESA International Plastic Modelers Society Falcon Field Airport CAF Museum - Plastic models of aircraft, ships, missiles, spacecraft, figures, automobiles, etc. as well as a model contest, vendors with kits, supplies. Warbirds on display, rides avail, 10a-4p, adm $10, $9, $3. 480-924-1940, www.azcaf.org NOV 5 QUARTZSITE 3rd Annual Rockin’ in Quartzsite Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite reveals the Rock Art local artists have been painting before the works “hit the streets” around town. Artist Reception 6p w/ cheese, crackers and a “bit of the bubbly”. Linda Ward: 803-984-4230 NOV 5 APACHE JUNCTION Blue Star Memorial Dedication Superstition Mountain Museum - Special Dedication Ceremony honoring all military, active or retired. Music and food, free adm. 480-983-4888, www.superstitionmountainmuseum.org NOV 5 TUBAC Southwest Fiber Arts Festival Tubac Presidio State Historic Park - Featuring premier fiber artists and purveyors, “Make & Take” mini-classes, fiber demonstrations; meet sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas; 10a-3:30p. Park adm. $4 adult, $2 youth (7-13). 520-625-8788 NOV 5-6 TUCSON Tucson Celtic Festival & Highland Games 25th Anniversary! Rillito Raceway - Fri: dinner, torchlight ceremony, ceilidh 6p, call for tickets; Sat/Sun: Celtic music, dance, athletics, trad. culture, dress, food & vendors; Sat 9a-10p, Sun 9a-5p, $12, $5 ages 6-15. 520-807-9509, tucsoncelticfestival.org NOV 5-6 LITCHFIELD PARK 41st Annual Festival of the Arts Downtown historic district, next to the legendary Wigwam Resort - 300+ fine artists & craftsmen, live musical performances, wine tasting, int’l food court, 9a -5p, FREE adm & parking. 623-734-6526 NOV 5-6 GILA BEND 9th Annual Gila Bend Desert Shrimp Festival Lots of family fun for young & old! Various food, merchandise and craft vendors. Free Shrimp Eating Contest. Kids contests/activities and carnival. Live music on Saturday. $3 - 12 & over. Sat 10-10, Sun 106. Email questions: ceisenberger@gilabendaz.org NOV 5-6 APACHE JUNCTION Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour Visit over 25 artist studios hosting 50+ artists in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon. Experience the art process and purchase directly from the artists. Paintings, wood, ceramic, fabric, jewelry, photography & more. Free, 9a-4p. 480-678-7084, www.artistsofthesupersitions.com NOV 5-6 WICKENBURG Hassayampa Heritage Days Hassayampa River Preserve, US Hwy 60, milepost 114 - Celebrating the preserve’s 147 years of history from its beginning as the Frederic Brill Ranch, showcasing the history of people and commerce along the Hassayampa River. 928-684-2772 NOV 6 TUCSON All Souls Procession/Parade Fourth Ave - Inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead, two-mile long human-powered procession in celebration and mourning for loved ones who have passed; floats, costumes, huge puppets & more. FREE, 6p. 520-624-5004, www.allsoulsprocession.org NOV 10-12 BENSON Valley Crafters Show & Sale Fellowship Hall, 590 S. Huachuca St - Quality crafts and delicious baked goods, Thurs 5-8p, Fri 9a-7p, Sat 9a-4p. I-10 exit 303 to Huachuca St. Turn right to church. 520-586-1908 NOV 11-12 MESA Mesa Old West Days North of Main on Macdonald - Old West gunfight re-enactments, 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, quick draw contest, food & old west vendors, kiddie rides, western music featuring the Crosstown Cowboys. Sat Noon-10, Sun 10-4, free adm. 480-898-3878 NOV 11-13 WICKENBURG 32nd Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds - Noted bands, contests, reserved RV camping, arts/crafts, kids zone, no dogs, suggest bring own chair. 800-942-5242, www.wickenburgchamber.com NOV 11-13 PAYSON 7th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup Mazatzal Casino Exhibition Hall - Regional quilt show, classes Nov. 10-12, vendor mall, special AZ Centennial exhibit. Fri 10-7:30, Sat 10-5:30, Sun 10-3. Adm: $3 or $2 & can of food, 12 & under free. 928472-4410 /978-3464, quiltroundup.com NOV 11-JAN 7 WILLIAMS Mountain Village Holiday Polar Express starts Nov 11, Parade of Lights & official town tree lighting ceremony 11/26, 7p. Cruise the Loop Route 66®, Main Street Tour of Lights on Rte. 66, skiing, snow play areas. 800-863-0546, www. experiencewilliams.com NOV 12 TUCSON 22nd Waila Festival Old Tucson Studios - Family evening of music, dance, bands & traditional Tohono O’odham feast food, 5-10p. Admission fee $7.50 per person. wailafestival@mindspring.com NOV 12 AJO A Fair in the Plaza Historic Downtown - Fun for the entire family, street fair with arts & crafts, live music, food & info booths, 10a-3p, free adm. 520-387-7742 NOV 12 ELGIN St. Martin’s New Release Festival Sonoita Vineyards, 3 miles S of Elgin on Elgin Canelo Rd - $15 admission includes wine tasting with new releases, souvenir glass, food & wine pairings, barrel tasting with winemaker and horse drawn wagon rides. Lunch for add’l cost. 10a-4p. 520-455-5893, www.sonoitavineyards.com NOV 12 FLAGSTAFF Museum of N. Arizona/ Flag Cultural Partners Navajo Rug Auction Coconino Center for the Arts - Contemporary and antique Navajo Rugs of all sizes and prices. Preview 9a-3:30p, auction at 4p, free adm. www.culturalpartners.org NOV 12 MESA ‘Gathering of Legends’ Veterans Day Celebration Falcon Field Airport CAF Museum - Military aviation veterans relate experiences from WWII on. Warbirds incl B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 & more, flyovers, rides, food, gift shop, 10a-3p, adm 13-Adult $10, 5-12 $3, Veterans free. 480-924-1940, www.azcaf.org NOV 12 TUCSON Greater Arizona Bicycle Swap Meet Fourth Ave - Everything about or for bikes; clothing, gear, bicycles of every description, parts, great prices & selection, free adm, 8a-2p. 520-624-5004 www.fourthavenue.org

Head to WestWorld of Scottsdale, November 18-20, 2011 for the Goodguys 14th Southwest Nationals: three big days of 2,000 hot rods, customs, classic, street rods, muscle machines and tricked out trucks 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 on Saturday will be held from 8 am to 2 pm, such as Homebuilt Heaven, Trick Truck Corral, Mighty Muscle, Ya Gotta Drive’ Em, and the Goodguys Builder’s Choice. Participant registration will be held at WestWorld. General admission is $18, kids (7-12) $6, 6 & under free. $5 parking fee is charged by WestWorld. Show hours are Fri & Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3. 925-838-9876 • www.good-guys.com

NOV 12 SAHUARITA Sahuarita Pecan Festival Green Valley Pecan Co., 1625 E. Sahuarita Rd - Showcasing local foods, products & crafts from the Santa Cruz River Valley, history of agriculture, antique tractor show, Pecan Classic Run, local bands, kids activities. 10a-8p, free adm., free shuttle. 520-820-3299 NOV 12 COTTONWOOD Walkin’ on Main Street Old Town - A combination of the history, art, wine, music and culture of the Verde Valley. Also celebrating Arizona’s 100th Year of Statehood and the historical significance of State Route 89A. 11a-5p. 928-639-3200, hallen@cottonwoodaz.gov NOV 12 TUCSON Vail Country Fair 2011 Pima County Fairgrounds, Houghton Rd. one mile South of 1-10, Exit 275 - 150+ local vendors, food, music, raffle prizes, contests, cow-pie bingo, oreo stacking, dunk tank, lots of fun! Free adm, 9a-5p. Tony: 520 907-5186 NOV 12-13 ST. DAVID Festival of the Arts Holy Trinity Monastery - Over 150 artists & craftsmen, variety of entertainers, numerous food venues, monastery bakery, $3 donation for parking, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Masses: Sat 5p, Sun 10:30a & Noon. 520-720-4642 NOV 12-13 LAKE HAVASU CITY 42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show Community Center, 100 Park Ave - Exhibits, dealers, jewelry, fossils, tools & more; raffle & door prizes, prizes & games for kids, free admission & parking, Sat 9-6, Sun 9-4. 928-855-9225 NOV 12-13 PHOENIX 10th Annual Spanish Market Heard Museum - 75+ fine Hispanic artists sell santos, pottery, embroidery, furniture, painting, silver & tinwork. Mariachis, folklorico dancers, festive & traditional foods, 10a-5p, free w/ museum adm: $20, $10, age 16 & under free. 602-252-8848 NOV 12-13 KINGMAN Kingman Cancer Care Arts & Crafts Festival Mohave County Fairgrounds - Approx. 125 vendors get a start on your holiday shopping! Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3. Free adm. 928-757-3760 NOV 12-13 TUCSON Tucson Pima Arts Council Free Open Studio Tour 220 city & county artists welcome you, Saturday Nov. 12 and Sunday Nov. 13 from 11 am to 5 pm. Artist directory and location maps for studios at: www.TucsonPimaArtsCouncil.org NOV 13 MESA Annual RAF Cadet Memorial Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St - Memorial to remember the 23 RAF cadets killed in training during World War II at No. 4 British Flying Training Field (today’s Falcon Field). British dignitaries will attend. Fly-overs include missing man formation. 10:30a. www.azcaf.org

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The Crown King Historical Building Registry and Walking Tour 2011-2012 The Crown King Historical Society is A Living Ghost Town pleased to announce with a Heart of Gold that the “Crown King www.crownkingfun.com Historical Building Registry” has been designated an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project. The Historical Society will continue researching and compiling information throughout 2011 and 2012. Please feel free to contact us with any information regarding Crown King History at crownkinghistoricalsociety@yahoo.com.

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On February 14, 1912, President William Howard Taft signed the proclamation admitting Arizona into the Union as its 48th state. Fast forward to 2011 and get ready to party! From now through 2012, Arizona cities and towns are celebrating the history of their communities and our great state with events large and small, officially designated “Centennial” or unofficial but heartfelt just the same. CASA GRANDE Please join the Casa Grande Community as we celebrate the Arizona Centennial with the following events. Unless otherwise noted, find more information at www. casagrandeaz.gov. ART in the ALLEY - Music, food and fun in downtown Casa Grande - first Tuesday of each month. www.cgmainstreet.org Monthly Centennial Speaker Series begins provided by Casa Grande Historical Society, 2nd Monday of each month at the Dorothy Powell Senior Center. info@cgvhs.org Party in the Park - FREE CONCERT U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble Performance - FREE Concert

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As Arizona celebrates its Centennial, Cave Creek Museum is restoring a rare Stamp Mill dating back to 1880. Large, heavy stamp mills were used from the late 1800s-1920s to crush hard rock ore so gold could be extracted. The Museum’s Golden Reef Mine Stamp Mill was declared to be an AZ State Historic Property by AZ State Parks in 1986. The public can view the mill during the restoration process. NOV 15 CAVE CREEK “A Miner’s Dinner” Cave Creek Museum, 6140 Skyline Dr - Guests will dine on traditional miner’s fare outside by the Museum’s historic Stamp Mill with a chance to see its primary crusher in action and see firsthand the restoration progress. Bid on silent and live auction items, listen to cowboy balladeer Mike Ewing. Seatings: 5 pm & 6:30 pm. Call for tickets. 480-488-2764 NOV 19 SEDONA Lecture series: Presidential Election of 1912 & Arizona Statehood Sedona Public Library 2pm, sponsored by the Sedona Historic Preservation Commission. 928-203-5035 DEC 30-FEB 14 SEDONA Sedona Centennial Quilt Sedona Public Library - Sedona Centennial Quilt on display, depicting important periods of local history over the last 100 years. The 50” x 70” wall hanging will feature hand-stitching, hand-applique and be hand quilted. Sponsored by the Sedona Historic Preservation Commission. 928-203-5035 FEB 14 SEDONA AZ Centennial Moment of Statehood Community Bell Ringing Dignitaries, professional bell-ringers music, refreshments, 2:14pm simultaneous communitywide ringing of bells including “Sedona’s bell” which hangs in the steeple at Wayside Chapel. A public birthday party follows at Jordan Historical Park. 928-282-7038 Call 928-203-5922 to make your reservation at Poco Diablo Resort. DEC 3-4 TUMACACORI La Fiesta de Tumacácori Tumacácori Nat’l Historical Park - Celebrate Santa Cruz Valley history & culture, 50 food /craft & info booths, stage entertainment, kids’activities, 10a-5p, free adm. Mariachi Procession & Mass 10a on Sunday. No pets allowed. 520-398-2341x 0 DEC 10 YUMA Centennial Electric Light Parade The parade, themed “Yuma...100 Years in the Making”, winds through the city streets ending in the Historic Downtown District. 928-783-0071 DEC 16-23 YUMA Christmas Village at the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park A magical village with thousands of lights decorating the park and walk-in sized playhouses sponsored by local businesses: stores, gingerbread cottage, Santa’s Workshop. Polar Pass $5 for unlimited admission all week. 928-783-0071

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Union Pacific steam engine event info@cgvhs.org Dec. 3 Electric Light Parade - Kick off the Centennial with fun, food and music, view over 65 floats for the parade of lights. Jan. 21-22 Casa Grande 12th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair/ Car & Bike Show, Main Street District - Arts & crafts, Classic Car Show (Sat. only), Show and Shine cars (Sun. only), entertainment & food booths. Sat. 10-5pm & Sun. 10-4pm. www.cgmainstreet.org Jan. 13 City of Casa Grande Parks and Recreation Unity March - partnered with Casa Grande Elementary School District Jan 21 Senior Ice Cream Social - Free ice cream sundae and music Oct. 29

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OCT 21-23 MARICOPA Stagecoach Days Friday: Carnival & street dance. Saturday: book sale, carnival, mini-miss pageant, vendors village, stagecoach rides, petting zoo, beer garden, gunfights, entertainment. Sunday: 5K fun run, golf tournament, carnival. 520-316-6963 or www.maricopa-az.gov OCT 22 PEORIA Arizona on the Move Centennial Celebration Peoria Sports Complex - Displays and activities portray events in Arizona history, dedicated to the celebration of AZ transportation past and present. Charity Motorcycle Run, Family Bike Ride, 5k race, live performances, kids’ activities, 9a-2p. www.peoriaaz.gov/azcentennial FEB 3-4 PEORIA Arizona Centennial Celebration in Peoria Peoria Sports Complex - Fri. eve Celebrity softball game, kids activities, fireworks display. Sat AM dedication of Centennial Plaza and Decade walk, art gallery exhibits. www.peoriaaz.gov/ azcentennial OCT 22-23 PHOENIX Celebrate the Arizona Experience Weekend Arizona State Fairgrounds - Arizona’s Fairtime Birthday Bash with VIP appearances, historical and educational exhibits, activities and exciting entertainment, all part of the Fair Centennial Celebration, Passport to Culture and Wine Competition & Tasting events in the Arizona Lottery Backyard. www. azstatefair.com NOV 5 SONOITA 11th Roundup & Open House at Historic Empire Ranch An authentic Western experience for the whole family. Arena demonstrations, mounted shooters, hands-on exhibits, wagon rides, live Western music, Kid’s Corral, auctions & raffles, BBQ. 10a-4p, Adm. free - $10 donation requested per vehicle. 888-364-2829, empireranchfoundation.org NOV 12 COTTONWOOD Walkin’ on Main Street Old Town - A combination of the history, art, wine, music and culture of the Verde Valley. Also celebrating Arizona’s 100th Year of Statehood and the historical significance of State Route 89A. 11a-5p. 928-639-3200, hallen@cottonwoodaz.gov

The small town of Quartzsite has a big dose of Centennial spirit! The town is bringing folks together all year long to take pride in their community and their state. In addition, the Quartzsite Art Guild is producing some amazing pieces of art on wood, sized about 3’x4’. They will be displayed throughout town along B-10 and Hwy. 95. Beginning in the fall, the Guild will host a contest with questions about the local areas depicted in the art. It should be fun! Oct. 15

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Pioneer Spirit Walk at Hi Jolly Cemetery - Fun historical walk into Quartzsite’s past with members (“Spirits”) of the community hamming it up at selected gravesites! 3-6 pm. 928-927-6593 Nov. 5 3rd Annual Rockin’ in Quartzsite Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite reveals the Rock Art local artists have been painting before the works “hit the streets” around town. Artist Reception 6p. 803-984-4230 Nov. 12-13 Quartzsite GFWC Women’s Club & Town-wide Yard Sale Quartzsite Country Bash - Rodeo, Nov. 14 Pie Auction & Apron Show, Senior Ctr horseshoe tournaments, vendors, food, beer garden, kid’s bounce house, kara- Nov. 19 Morning Turkey Hunt Poker Run by Rotary, Cowboy Poetry in the Evening oke contest, beard/mustache growing Dec. 3 Quartzsite GFWC Women’s Club contest begins. Opens 2pm. Concert Fashion Show, also Christmas Light with Harry Luge, 8pm. Pre-party Parade, 6pm. 928-927-9321 event on Fri. Oct. 14 for ticketholders. Dec. 10 Silent Auction Operation Hero ComWeekend: $20/adv, $25/door. www. fort Fundraiser 1-3pm, Town Hall QuartzsiteCountryBash.com Christmas Open House for Gila County Historical Museum and Bullion Plaza Museum. 928-425-7385 Dec. 3 Christmas and Dessert Concert”, Cobre Valley Community Players. 928-425-0884 Dec. 10 Miami “Small Town Christmas”, 10 am. Dec. 10 Community Centennial Band first concert, 5-6 pm, Historic Globe Depot building, 230 S. Broad St. Dec. 10 Light Parade, “Centennial Tribute to Arizona”, 6 pm on Broad Street, Globe. Dec. 16, 17 “First Christmas in Globe, Arizona 1876” reenactment of actual event held in Globe’s first year. Free. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Cedar and Hill Street, 7 pm. Dec. 18 “Festival of Lights” at Besh-ba-Gowah Archaeological Park, Jess Hayes Road, Globe. Luminarias, music, program. Free. 6 pm. Unless otherwise indicated, call the Chamber of Commerce for more information: 800-804-5623 Dec. 2

October-March: Special Display, Governors of Globe, George W. P. Hunt and Rose Mofford, at Gila County Historical Museum, 1330 N. Broad Street, Globe. 928-425-7385 October-June: Historical presentations at Miami Memorial Library, 1052 Adonis Ave. include “Paranormal Studies in the Area”, “Arizona Eastern Railway History” and “Chinese Families in Early Globe-Miami. Free. 928-425-7385 Oct. 15 28th Annual Apache Day, Downtown Globe - Native American Festival. Oct. 28-31 Historic Globe Fall Festival: Games, food, vendor booths. Haunted 1910 Historic Jail. Fri.: Pumpkin Carving Contest. Sat.: Ghosts of Globe Walking Tours. Sun: All Hallows Eve Fest. Mon: Downtown Trick-or-Treat. 928-425-0884 Nov. 5 “Mining Rocks” looks back at a century of mining in the Globe-Miami area.

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FEB 11 YUMA Yuma Celebrates the Arizona Centennial Arizona Western College & KAWC present Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain; Jaycees Centennial Rodeo Parade 8:30-10:30am, Celebrating the Centennial with the Historical Society: Redondo Days & Crossing Days on Madison Avenue 10:30am-3pm, Jose Maria Redondo Centennial Dinner 6-10pm. 928-373-5194 FEB 12 YUMA Opening of the Siphon Exhibit Quarter Master Depot, 10-11:30am. 928-783-0071 FEB 14 YUMA Fandango on Main Street Food, beverages, dancing and fireworks, 5-11pm. 928-373-5194 DEC 29-31 PHOENIX Arizona National Livestock Show AZ State Fairgrounds - Livestock, ranch rodeo, ranch horse competition, Li’l Buckaroo rodeo, tractor pull, Farm Experience-an interactive area for kids, Western Art & Gear Show, $10/car = adm & parking. 602-258-8568, www.anls.org JAN 2012 MESA Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Falcon Field Airport, AZ Wing CAF Museum - The museum is dedicating pedestals to past and present Arizona influencers in the field of military aviation. They will be hosting a walk of honor - exact date to be determined. www.azcaf.org JAN 11-15 WILLCOX Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival Thousands of Sandhill Cranes! Raptors, sparrows & more. Geology, SW history & archeology, farming & ranching, photography, vineyard, flora, ghost towns, etc; tours, seminars, Nature Expo, banquet. Reserve early! 800-200-2272, www.wingsoverwillcox.com JAN 12-29 SCOTTSDALE In The Devil’s Frying Pan Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St, N. Scottsdale Desert Foothills Theater’s officially sanctioned Centennial event and legacy project takes place Thurs., Jan. 12 - Sun., Jan. 29, 2012. The original play is a new form of community theater featuring 100 cast members who tell the stories of life in the Territory prior to 1912. 480-488-1981, desertfoothillstheater.com FEB 4 AVONDALE Tale of Two Cities Avondale & Goodyear Celebrate the Centennial!

FEB 9-12 TUCSON Tucson Gem & Mineral Show™ The Main Show Tucson Convention Ctr - Exhibiting “Minerals of Arizona” from museums & private collections. Also 250+ dealers of jewelry, minerals, etc. Thurs-Sat 10-6; Sun 10-5. Kids’ activities from Fri pm. $10 cash at door, cc online, 14 & under free w/ adult. www.tgms.org FEB 11-JAN 20 PHOENIX Beyond Geronimo: The Apache Experience

Destination November Events
NOV 15 MESA Aviation Fascination Falcon Field Airport CAF Museum - Presented with Mesa C of C: Flight is an integral part of Mesa’s heritage and economic base today; aviation companies at and around Falcon Field Airport, WWII Aircraft, artifacts on display, 4-7p, free adm. 480-924-1940 NOV 18-20 TUCSON Holiday Artisans’ Market Tucson Museum of Art - NEW expanded market with more of the finest SW artisans, food vendors, a kids’ play area, live music stage and more, 10a-6p, free admission to market & museum. On view- Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present. 520-624-2333 NOV 18-20 SCOTTSDALE Goodguys 14th Southwest Nationals Westworld - 2,000+ 1972 and older, rods, customs, muscle cars and trucks, vendor exhibits, swap meet & more. Fri 8-5, Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3. Adm: $18, kids (7-12) $6. 480-312-6802 or www.good-guys.com NOV 18-20 CAVE CREEK/ CAREFREE/ SCOTTSDALE 15th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour Sonoran Arts League - 150 artists at 45 locations open their private studios to the public, free, self-guided, 10a-5p. 480-575-6624 NOV 18-20 TUCSON Casino del Sol Arts & Crafts Festival 5655 W. Valencia Rd - Finest artists & craftspeople from the southwest. Jewelry, clothes, wood, metal, pottery, furniture, etc. Live entertainment, food, Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. www.arizonafestivalsandevents.com NOV 19 WINSLOW 65th Annual Christmas Parade Downtown - Food, arts & crafts and various vendors all day. The largest hometown Christmas parade in Northern AZ, this year’s theme is “A Season of Sharing”. Join us as we kick off the holidays with this amazing event! 928-289-2434 NOV 19 SURPRISE Fine Art & Craft Show Sun City Grand (Palm Court in Village Center), 19753 N. Remington Dr. - Hours: 9am-4pm. Free admission & parking. 602-789-7222 NOV 19-20 SCOTTSDALE 18th Annual ArtFest of Scottsdale Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, Old Town, 7380 E Second St - 200 juried artists, fine restaurants, continuous live music, sparkling fountains and blooming gardens, 10a-5p, free adm. 888-278-3378 NOV 25-26 PATAGONIA 12th Annual Holiday Art Walk Mainstreet - Open Studio Tour: Painters, potters, weavers, toy makers, gourd crafters, water colorists, quilters & other local artists, holiday refreshments served at participating locations, 11a-4p. 520-394-2356 NOV 25-27 TUCSON Native American Month Social & Indian Craft Market Sheraton Hotel, 5151 E. Grant (courtyard) - Exhibition dancers from Mexico - Aztecs, 30 authentic Indian craft booths, children’s activities, traditional foods, adm: donation $5, 10a-5p. 520-622-4900 NOV 25-27 TUCSON Thanksgiving Indian Arts & Crafts Market San Xavier Mission Plaza - 40 authentic Indian craft booths, traditional foods, entertainment on Sat & Sun, 9a-5p, free admission. 520-573-4007 NOV 25-27 CAVE CREEK Thanksgiving Weekend Fine Art & Craft Festival Frontier Town (Cave Creek Smokehouse), 6245 E. Cave Creek Rd. - Paintings, photography, metal art & tables, Indian artifacts, clothing, jewelry & more. Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4. Free admission & parking. 602-789-7222 NOV 25-27 CAVE CREEK/ CAREFREE/ SCOTTSDALE 15th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artists Studio Tour Sonoran Arts League - 150 artists at 45 locations open their private studios to the public, free, self-guided, 10a-5p. 480-575-6624 NOV 25-27 SCOTTSDALE 1st Annual Talking Stick Fine Art & Wine Festival Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd - 125+ juried fine artists, wine tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine glass), live musical entertainment, 10a5p, adm $5, parking is free. 480-837-5637 NOV 26 PARKER Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Lighted Boat Parade Parade begins at the Bluewater Resort & Casino’s Marina, 6p. Santa Claus will be on hand for pictures. Cash prizes, more fun! 928-669-2174 NOV 26-27 FLORENCE 79th Florence Junior Parada Rodeo Grounds - World’s oldest junior rodeo, competitors ages 5-18, calf roping, bull doggin’ & more. Parade (Main St) Sat 10a free, rodeo 1p both days, adm: $5 per carload. 866-977-4496

Heard Museum - Beyond Geronimo examines the celebrity attached to Geronimo, the legendary Apache leader, and the resulting misrepresentations of Apache culture and heritage that followed, as well as insight into leaders who were overshadowed by Geronimo’s persona. Works by contemporary Apache artists show how they interpret their shared history and the changing faces of Geronimo. 602-252-8848 FEB 14 WILLIAMS Arizona Centennial Train and Sweetheart Dinner Historic steam locomotive departs 9:30 am to the Grand Canyon, round-trip coach tickets at 1912 fare of $7.50. Enjoy anecdotes from the Winslow Harvey Girls and the Bill Williams Mountain Men. Commemorative Centennial Fireworks display and Sweetheart Dinner at the historic Sultana Theatre, built in 1912. Enjoy a delicious meal, a musical show about the last 100 years of Williams’ history & more. Dinner reservations accepted at the Williams C. of C. 800-863-0546, www.williamschamber.org FEB 23 TUCSON Tucson Rodeo Parade 87th Year! Irvington Rd & S. Sixth Ave - Arizona’s largest one-day spectator event: 150 westernthemed floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and musicians, horses & riders, starts 9a. Pre-parade entertainment 8a. Grandstand seating available: 520-294-1280, www.TucsonRodeoParade.org MAR 31-APR 1 PHOENIX AZ Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Carefree Hwy, 1 mile west of I-17. Live wildlife, fishing, camping, archery, hunting, shooting sports, OHV & boating displays, workshops, exhibitors, food booths, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4, free admission & parking. www.azgfd.gov/expo MAY 4-6 SELIGMAN-KINGMAN-TOPOCK 25th Annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run Approx. 900 vintage vehicles A NGM N ARIZO and thousands of spectators KI celebrate the history of Route 66. 125-mile pleasure cruise includes activities in every VI R SIT TE OR C E N community along the way: Show-N-Shine, BBQ, gunfights, live entertainment, vendors & more. 928-753-5001
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NOV 26-27 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show NOV 19-20 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniBell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art ture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furni- 928-284-9627 ture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 NOV 26-27 WICKENBURG 11th Annual Gem & Mineral Fair NOV 19-JAN 1 PRESCOTT Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine 19th Annual World’s Largest Gingerbread Village St - 40 + vendors of rocks, minerals, jewelry, gems Prescott Resort - 100+ houses, gingerbread men and beads. Food, raffle drawing & hourly door prizes. residents, train runs through the village, carolers on Activities for kids. Free adm. & parking, Sat 9-5, Sun opening day w/cookies, hot chocolate; in the lobby 9-4. 928-684-0380 24/7, free. 928-776-1666 NOV 24-DEC 30 PRESCOTT VALLEY Valley of Lights Fain Park - Animated lights on 1 mi. loop featuring large-scale holiday, patriotic and storybook displays, free, donations accepted. Every night 6 to 10 pm. 928-772-8857 NOV 25-26 LAKE HAVASU CITY Havasu Art Guild Holiday Shoppe Aquatic Community Center, 100 Park Ave - Members of the Havasu Art Guild create and sell arts & crafts of all types, raffle tickets, open to public, Fri 9-4 and Sat 8-4. No outside vendors. 928-453-3879 NOV 25-26 PEARCE Old Pearce Heritage Days Arts & crafts, antiques, music, food, E.A. Smith paintings, displays of quilts/minerals/antique engines, Old Store museum open, all local shops open. Free adm. 520-826-1961 NOV 25-26 PARKER 65th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta Boat Races BlueWater Resort & Casino - Powerboat/speedboat racing on the Parker Strip & Colorado River, 10a-4p. 310-318-4012, 928-669-7035

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Avondale & Goodyear’s Centennial parade will take place on Thomas Road, from Dysart to Litchfield Roads, beginning 9am and ending with an exciting, family-focused festival, titled: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles - 100 years of Transportation in the Southwest Valley” at Estrella Mountain Community College (300 N Dysart Rd. - Avondale). 623-333-2400

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DEC 3 SAFFORD Holiday Light Parade Main Street - Over 50 entries: Dressed up cars, trucks, 18-wheelers, boats, floats, bikes, 7p. Pre-parade entertainment and vendors 5p. 928-428-2511 DEC 3 PAYSON 11th Annual Town of Payson Electric Light Parade Historic West Main Street - Join us for our “Magic on the Mountain” celebration w/ an evening of floats, fun & music, parade starts 6p. Party follows, take your photo with Santa! 928-474-5242 x7, 928-978-2538 DEC 3 BUCKEYE 16th Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique & Winter Wonderland New 6th Street Plaza, 6th Street & Monroe Ave - Arts & crafts & food vendors, Santa Photos, holiday music, snow play area, Holiday Chihuahua Races, come get a jump on your holiday shopping, 9a-4p, free adm. Vendor applications still being accepted. 623-349-6604 DEC 3 QUARTZSITE 9th Annual Christmas Light Parade Corner of Hwy 95 & Main St, east on Main to Plymouth Rd, then north to Town Hall - 35+ floats, parade starts at 7p followed by refreshments & tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall. 928-927-9321 DEC 3-4 TUMACACORI La Fiesta de Tumacácori Tumacácori Nat’l Historical Park - Celebrate Santa Cruz Valley history & culture, 50 food /craft & info booths, stage entertainment, kids’activities, 10a-5p, free adm. Mariachi Procession & Mass 10a on Sunday. No pets allowed. 520-398-2341x 0 DEC 9 WICKENBURG 16th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights Historic Downtown Wickenburg - Enjoy the beautiful lights on wagons, horses, automobiles & more, 6:30p. Stores stay open late for Christmas shopping. 800-942-5242 DEC 9-11 TUCSON Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair Fourth Ave - One of the top 100 festivals in the US. 400+ arts & crafts artisans, 40 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 DEC 9-11 PHOENIX 26th Annual Poinsettia Festival Gardener’s World, 3401 E Baseline Rd - Magnificent displays of thousands of poinsettias, greenhouse tour, photo ops, wagon rides, craft & food vendors, kids’ area, 10a-5p, free adm. & parking. Sign up for free email garden tips: gardenpro.net; 602-437-0700 DEC 9-30 SCOTTSDALE Holiday Lights McCormick-Stillman RR Park - 100,000+ lights, a variety of holiday displays, Santa at park through the 23rd. Opening night tree lighting ceremony & entertainment. 6:30-9p nightly except Dec 24 & 25. Adm free, rides- $2 train, $2 carousel. 480-312-2312 DEC 10 YUMA Centennial Electric Light Parade The parade, themed “Yuma...100 Years in the Making”, winds through the city streets ending in the Historic Downtown District. 928-783-0071 DEC 10 FLAGSTAFF Christmas Party and Crafts Riordan Mansion State Historic Park - Visitor Center: Santa gives out candy, Mrs. Claus reads Christmas stories, crafts for children, Christmas music, hot cider & cake. Free, 9-11am. Stay for a holiday tour of the Mansion, which is festively decorated in turn-of-thecentury style. ($) 928-779-4395 DEC 10 GLOBE Main Street Christmas Light Parade Historic Downtown - Parade with theme of “Centennial Tribute to Arizona”, 6p. Shops remain open till 9p for Christmas shopping after the parade - lots of holiday specials. 800-804-5623 DEC 10 BUCKEYE Holiday Glow on Monroe Historic Downtown - Parade features illuminated floats, antique autos, colorful marching groups, bands & more, 6pm. Meet Santa and elves. Have a free picture with Santa after the parade. 602-881-9111 DEC 10 BENSON Christmas on Main Street Old-fashioned street celebration with Santa, craft & food vendors, choir groups & other entertainment. 520-586-2842 DEC 10 APACHE JUNCTION Christmas Boutique Superstition Mountain Museum - High quality handcrafted gifts and holiday items, food, music and entertainment. Santa avail for pics with kids. We are tax free. 9a-4p, free adm. 480-983-4888,0 www.superstitionmountainmuseum.org DEC 10 MESA Santa’s Visit to CAF Museum Falcon Field Airport - Santa arrives 11a to help E. Valley Firefighters collect toys for needy children. Special adm prices: free 12 & under, $10 13 & over or free w/ new unwrapped toy. 10a-4p. 480-924-1940, www.azcaf.org DEC 10-11 PHOENIX Cat Fanciers’ Assoc. Allbreed Cat Show & Feline Agility Trials Phx Convention Center, West Hall 2 - 300+ cats/ kittens, vendors, Agility & Best in Show competition, raffle, cats/kittens for sale, Sat 10-5, Sun 9-4, $7, $5 Srs, $3 under 12, $18 Family Four Pac. 480-893-7695, www.phxfeline.com DEC 10-11 MESA 6th Annual Mesa Arts Festival Mesa Arts Center - Original artworks for sale by some 100 local, regional & national artists, live entertainment on 3 stages, artist demos, kids’ activities, food, 10a-5p, free adm & parking. 480-644-6500 DEC 16-23 YUMA Christmas Village at the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park A magical village with thousands of lights decorating the park and walk-in sized playhouses sponsored by local businesses: stores, gingerbread cottage, Santa’s Workshop. Polar Pass $5 for unlimited admission all week. 928-783-0071 DEC 17-18 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 DEC 18 GLOBE Festival of Lights Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park - Celebrate the holidays with hundreds of glowing luminarias along walls & walkways, holiday music, free hot cider & cookies, free adm, 5:30-8:30p. 928-425-0320 DEC 26-JAN 2 PHOENIX Holidays at the Heard Heard Museum - All days except for Jan. 1st. Exciting performances and artist demos of traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art, 9:30a-5p, on Sun. 11a-5p, free w/ mus adm: $20, $10, age 16 & under free. 602-252-8848 DEC 29-31 PHOENIX Arizona National Livestock Show AZ State Fairgrounds - Livestock, ranch rodeo, ranch horse competition, Li’l Buckaroo rodeo, tractor pull, Farm Experience-an interactive area for kids, Western Art & Gear Show, $10/car = adm & parking. 602-2588568, www.anls.org DEC 29-31 QUARTZSITE Antique Engine & Tractor Show Plus Swap Meet and Yard Sale. To register or for more info., contact Quartzsite Charlie: 928-927-8334 DEC 30-JAN 8 TUCSON Thunder in the Desert 2012 10,000 years of culture, 187 tribal nations. Featuring pow-wows, concerts, birds of prey, special exhibition days for elders, veterans, children and the world’s indigenous peoples, Midnight Friendship Round Dance Dec. 31st to greet the New Year- free, come at 11:45p, lots more. Mon-Thurs Noon-dusk, Fri & Sat Noon-10p, Sun Noon-6p. Adm. $12. Bring your own chair. 520-622-4900 DEC 31 PINETOP New Year’s Eve at Hon-Dah Hon-Dah Resort Casino - In the Timbers Show, Jadi Norris appears with pile driving country rockabilly, 9pm to 1am. Free champagne at midnight, balloon drop, party favors. $15 pp, $25 per couple. In the Conference Center, the Sensations Show Band ranges from disco to rock, swing to pop, Motown & more. 9pm to 1am. Free champagne at midnight, club light package. $20 pp. Tickets on sale in gift shop Nov. 16. 928-369-7577 DEC 31-JAN 1 SEDONA Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show Bell Rock Plaza - 35 to 50 artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery, much more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627 JAN 6-8 TUCSON “Indian America” Competition Pow-wow & Craft Market Rillito Raceway Park, River Rd & 1st Ave - Dancers from 50+ tribes, authentic crafts, kids activities, traditional foods, singing & drum contest, adm $12, 8 & under free. Fri 4-10p, Sat 10a-10p, Sun Noon-6p. 520-622-4900 JAN 11-15 WILLCOX Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival Thousands of Sandhill Cranes! Raptors, sparrows & more. Geology, SW history & archeology, farming & ranching, photography, vineyard, flora, ghost towns, etc; tours, seminars, Nature Expo, banquet. Reserve early! 800-200-2272, www.wingsoverwillcox.com

Celebrate the 64th Annual Arizona National Livestock Show held December 29-31 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 19th Avenue & McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ. Enjoy Livestock Shows, Farm Experiencean interactive area for children to learn about agriculture, Ranch Rodeo, Working Ranch Horse Competition, Li’l Buckaroo Rodeo, Tractor Pull, Chuck Wagon Cook Off, Dutch Oven Cook Off, Junior Market Livestock Auction and much more. There is something fun for everyone! The 23rd Annual Cowboy Classics Western Art & Gear Show is also a featured event of the livestock show: a celebration of Western culture and lifestyle through poetry, music, paintings, sculpture, leatherwork, jewelry, furniture and gifts galore. For more information, visit our website or call the Arizona National office. 602-258-8568 • www.anls.org
NOV 27 GOLD CANYON Artists of the Superstitions Fall Members Show The Big White Tent at Gold Canyon Golf Resort, 6100 S. Kings Ranch Rd - 30 artists show/sell fine art: paintings, wood, ceramic, fabric, jewelry, photography. Free to the public, 9a-3p. 480-982-5730, artistsofthesupersitions.com DEC 2 FLORENCE Christmas on Main Street Light parade 6p followed by Main Street Festival at 7p with music, entertainment, food, crafts, fun and games for all ages. 520-868-7589, visitflorenceaz.com DEC 2-3 TUBAC Luminaria Nights - Fiesta de Navidad Streets are lined with thousands of luminarias and shops stay open until 9p. Join us at sunset for great homemade food, music and Santa Claus! Sunset-9p, free. 520-398-2704 DEC 2-3 WILLCOX Christmas Apple Festival Craft & Bake Sale Willcox Community Center - Country crafts fair, apple theme, arts & crafts vendors, door prizes, raffles, Fri 10a-7p, Sat 10a-4p, free adm. 800-200-2272 DEC 2-4 WICKENBURG 23rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Poetry Gathering SW cowboy poets, singers, musicians. Reception Fri 6p Desert Caballeros Western Museum $10. Community Center - Free day sessions Sat 9a-3:30p; featured poets Sat 7p, adm $15/adv, $20/door. Sun: Cowboy Church. www.wickenburgchamber.com, 800-942-5242 DEC 2-4 TUCSON Luminaria Nights Tucson Botanical Gardens - 2,000 luminarias, garden railway, food vendors, entertainment, 5:30-8p, adm $9, children 4-12 are $5. 520-326-9686 x10 DEC 2-4 PHOENIX 26th Annual Poinsettia Festival Gardener’s World, 3401 E Baseline Rd - Magnificent displays of thousands of poinsettias, greenhouse tour, photo ops, wagon rides, craft & food vendors, kids’ area, 10a-5p, free adm. & parking. Sign up for free email garden tips: gardenpro.net; 602-437-0700 DEC 3 CHANDLER Tumbleweed Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights Dr. A.J. Chandler Park - Other activities include two stages with live entertainment, food / arts & crafts booths, kids games, pony rides, free pictures w/Santa, 4:30-9p, Parade 7p, free adm. 480-782-2665

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Wings Birding & Nature Festival Over Willcox 19th Annual
January 11-15, 2012
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• Valley of Lights Nov. 24 - Dec. 30 A one mile drive through animated and lit displays. • Entertainment District Lighting Displays

Prescott Valley, Your Holiday Destination

Phoenix Feline Fanciers
19th All Breed Cat Show
Phoenix Convention Center West Hall 2 Dec. 10-11
Sat. 10-5, Sun. 9-4 $7.00 / $5.00 / $3.00 Family Pac Available Parking Discount online

Gardener’s World 26thPoinsettia Festival
Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11 10am - 5pm
d Crafts d Food Vendors d Santa, Kids Zone d Free Parking d Free Admission Located 2 miles west of AZ Mills Mall 602-437-0700 3401 E Baseline Rd www.gardenpro.net Phoenix AZ

• Holiday Festival of Lights Parade Friday, Dec. 2 - 5 pm • Gingerbread Village Nov. 19 - Jan. 1

• Manheim Steamroller Christmas Show Friday, Dec. 2 – 7 pm

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“Cavalcade of History”
Art Exhibit at the Tubac Presidio
A new exhibit of historically significant paintings was recently opened at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park in Tubac, Arizona. The Alan B. Davis Gallery on the Park grounds features a collection of 16 paintings by renowned Western artist William Ahrendt, covering three centuries of Arizona’s wildly glorious history. The paintings and their historical narratives were originally featured as a special 16-part “Cavalcade of History” series in Arizona Highways magazine from 1987 through 1990. The Tubac Presidio’s exhibit is the first to display all of the paintings and narratives together as a collection. Ahrendt’s paintings interpret the full range of southwestern sagas from Spanish exploration to American occupation, and include riverboat, stagecoach, saloon and ranching scenes, gunfights, missions, epic marches, humble settlements and portraits of historical figures.
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World-Class Museum Set in Spectacular Texas Canyon
Founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton, the Amerind Museum is a research institution devoted to the study, preservation and interpretation of prehistoric and historic Native American cultures. You can find this world-class museum in spectacular Texas Canyon, in the Little Dragoon Mountains one mile off I-10 between Benson and Willcox, Arizona. The Amerind Museum houses one of the finest privately maintained archaeological and ethnological collections in the United States numbering in the tens of thousands. The exhibits display items and artifacts of America’s first peoples, from Alaska to South America and from the last Ice Age to the present. The Amerind Fulton-Hayden Memorial Art Gallery features works with Western themes, but also houses a collection of objects, furniture and paintings collected by the Fulton family. This collection includes artists such as Carl Oscar Borg, Frederic Remington, and William Leigh. New displays and exhibits of contemporary Native American Art is offered. The Amerind museum store has
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Arizona Highways describes this series as “among the magazine’s most remembered illustrations.” The collection of giclées on canvas is on permanent display at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, which is now managed and operated by the Tubac Historical Society. Location: 1 Burruel Street in Tubac, Arizona (south of Tucson at Exit 34 on I-19). Hours: open daily from 9am - 5pm. Admission to the art exhibit is included in Park admission: $4 adult, $2 youth (7-13), children free.
NOV 12 ELGIN St. Martin’s New Release Festival Sonoita Vineyards, 3 miles S of Elgin on Elgin Canelo Rd - $15 admission includes wine tasting with new releases, souvenir glass, food & wine pairings, barrel tasting with winemaker and horse drawn wagon rides. Lunch for additional cost. 10a-4p. 520-455-5893 www.sonoitavineyards.com

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wonderful selections of Southwestern art, crafts, jewelry and adult as well as children’s books on prehistory and Native American cultures as well as offering music by Native Americans. While visiting the Amerind, you can experience the native plants, birds and solitude in the higher, cooler desert. We offer secluded quiet picnic areas amidst the spectacular massive granite boulders found on the property. Our grounds have ample parking for all sizes of tour buses and RV’s. We have limited handicapped accessibility. The Amerind has many opportunities for holding events for groups and organizations. We offer picturesque wedding facilities and rooms for business meetings, retreats, and planning sessions. Family reunions will love our picnic areas in the quiet and secluded settings. Please call us for your special experience. For more information visit our website. We also can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Delicious Meals Banquets Meetings Exhibits Conferences Holiday Parties Anniversary Parties Weddings Seminars Training Weddings Seminars

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St. Martin’s New Release Festival November 12, 2011 • 10am to 4pm
Annual Festivals feature wine tasting, food and wine pairings, winery & vineyard tours, and more!

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

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OPEN TUESDAY - SUNDAY, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. www.amerind.org 520.586.3666

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Natural Wonders in Southern Arizona
Catalina State Park Sitting at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains, the park is a haven for desert plants and wildlife and nearly 5,000 saguaros. The 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams invites camping, picnicking, bird watching and miles of equestrian, hiking, and biking trails. 520-628-5798 Chiricahua National Monument The monument contains large expanses of volcanic rocks eroded into dramatic pinnacles and spires. $5/person, 15 & under free, Visitor Center hours 8-4:30. 520-824-3560 Kartchner Caverns This is a unique “living” cave, part of the Arizona State Parks, located near Benson. To guarantee a tour, please call ahead for reservations or book online. Discovery Center, picnic armadas, additional fee to enter park. 520-586-CAVE (2283) Picacho Peak State Park Located between Casa Grande and Tucson near I-10, the park is celebrated for spring wildflowers (following good winter rain) and for an annual March reenactment of the Battle of Picacho Peak - the westernmost battle of the American Civil War. Visitor Center, hiking trails, campground. 520-466-3183
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The Kitt Peak Visitor Center
Kitt Peak National Observatory, located atop the Quinlan Mountains, fifty-six miles southwest of Tucson on the Tohono O’odham reservation, boasts the greatest number of telescopes on one mountain anywhere in the world. In addition to the twenty-five optical and two radio telescopes, Kitt Peak also offers a fine Visitor Center complete with exhibits, gift shop, and nightly public observing programs by reservation. Guests are greeted by one of the Visitor Center’s forty volunteers, who conduct three tours daily (small fee) to the research telescopes and treat visitors to simple hands-on demonstrations of concepts in astronomy. Telescope tours depart from the Visitor Center at 10am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm seven days a week. The Visitor Center contains displays and exhibits highlighting astronomy research. Interactive exhibits introduce users to the nature of light and demonstrate how astronomers study it to unravel

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OCT 28 TUCSON 16th Tucson Fire Fighters Chili Cook-Off El Presidio Park, SW corner Church & Alameda - 30+ booths serving chili, samples $2 per cup, live entertainment, kids’ play area, 10a-10p. Benefits Adopt-a-Family Program. 520-444-8961 OCT 28-30 TUCSON 12th Annual Desert Bluegrass Festival Sol Casino AVA Amphitheater - Fri: band contest, 7p, free adm. Sat & Sun: Blue Highway and many other great bands, workshops, vendors, camping & jamming. 520-760-0745 NOV 12 TUCSON Vail Country Fair 2011 Pima County Fairgrounds, Houghton Rd. 1-10 Exit 275 - 150+ local vendors, food, music, raffle prizes, contests, cow-pie bingo, lots of fun! Free adm, 9a-5p. 520 907-5186 NOV 12-13 TUCSON Tucson Pima Arts Council Free Open Studio Tour 220 city & county artists welcome you from 11 am- 5 pm. Artist directory & location maps for studios at: TucsonPimaArtsCouncil.org NOV 18-20 TUCSON Casino del Sol Arts & Crafts Festival 5655 W. Valencia Rd - Finest artists & craftspeople from the southwest, live entertainment, food, Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. arizonafestivalsandevents.com DEC 9-11 TUCSON Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair Fourth Ave - 400+ arts & crafts artisans, 40 food vendors, 2 big music stages, street performers, kids “Van Grow” hands-on art pavilion, 10a-dusk, free adm. 520-624-5004 DEC 30-JAN 8 TUCSON Thunder in the Desert 2012 For details see Native American page 20.

Explore Your Universe by Day or Night
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the mysteries of the universe. To experience astronomy first hand, visitors may reserve spots in two nighttime observing programs. The Nightly Observing Program introduces participants to the night sky through the use of star charts and binoculars. Afterward participants enter one of two public observatories to tour the universe with the Visitor Center telescopes. For a more in-depth experience, guests may choose the Advanced Observing Program. During the night they may conduct visual astronomy, astrophotography, or digital imaging on any of the Visitor Center’s three telescopes, complete with an operator to assist them. The Kitt Peak Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm. To make reservations for a public program, call 520-318-8726. Please go online for tour fees.

Kitt Peak Seeks Applicants For Docent Training
Course Starting in January 2012
Kitt Peak is seeking docents to lead public tours of telescopes, conduct programs, and interpret the science of astronomy for its visitors. Docents assist guests in the Visitor Center and provide hands-on demonstrations to illustrate concepts in astronomy. The 16-week training course begins in January 2012. For additional information and applications call 520-318-8440 or e-mail rfedele@noao.edu.

Holy Trinity Monastery
Hwy 80 - St. David, Arizona

Festival of the Arts
Sat. Nov. 12 - 10-5 Sun. Nov. 13 - 10-4

Over 150 artists and craftsmen Variety of entertainers Food for all tastes Raffle - $2000 in cash prizes Masses: Saturday - 5:00 pm Sunday - 10:30 am & Noon
Directions - I-10 to Benson Hwy 80 to Milepost 302.5

Arts & Crafts Festival Nov 18-20, 2011
Fri-Sat. 10am-5pm Sun. 10am-4pm Over 85 Exceptional Arts & Crafts Booths Jewelry • Pottery • Wood Crafts Stained Glass • Metal Works • Paintings • Baskets Furniture • Clothes • Speciality Foods and more Southwestern & Native American Fine Arts and Crafts

Annual Casino del Sol

520-720-4642

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Tucson celebrates rock-androll music and culture during Tucson Rocks, Sept. 8, 2011 through Jan. 14, 2012. Headlining the project is a traveling exhibition of photographs and video titled “Who Shot Rock & Roll, A Photographic History, 1955 to Present,” which opens at the Tucson Museum of Art on Oct. 22. Other events include a tribute to Tucson-based band Calexico; a production of “Graceland,” a play about two Elvis fans; a show of electric and acoustic guitars; concert films; and more. TucsonRocks.org Far from rock-and-roll culture is the half-acre fantasy fairyland park known as Valley of the Moon. Built by hand in Tucson between 1923 and 1932, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places this year. With its Enchanted Garden, Wishing Well, and Wizard Tower the park’s architecture evokes the “Storybook Style” popularized by Hollywood in 1910-1920. Explore the park during “The Haunted Ruins” Halloween show or at other magical events year-round. 320-2701041 Another unique Tucson attraction is the Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Don’t miss the special offer on the
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All Souls Procession
One of Tucson’s most spellbinding events is the All Souls Procession on November 6th. Inspired by Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday, this celebration and remembrance of the lives of deceased loved ones involves thousands of walkers, dancers, drummers, and stiltwalkers, who move through downtown as part of a human-powered parade. The two-mile long procession begins at 6 pm along Fourth Ave. and includes
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first Thursday of each month: adults for the kid’s admission price of $5. All ages will be delighted at this museum of amazing antique and contemporary miniatures, the only one of its kind in the Southwest with three entertaining and interactive areas: Enchanted Realm, History Gallery, and Exploring the World. 520-881-0606, theminitimemachine.org If you are heading downtown, take advantage of the NEW four-story, 378-car parking structure featuring public art by artist Daniel Martin Diaz of Tucson. The new Centro garage, 345 E. Congress St., is located on the eastern edge of downtown Tucson, near the Fourth Avenue Underpass and across from Hotel Congress and the Rialto Theatre. ParkWise: 520-7915071 Looking for something unusual to do for the holidays? Consider Christmas In The Barrio, a unique program on Dec. 6th co-sponsored by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Visit barrios, markets, historic sites and more for a glimpse of Tucson’s rich Mexican history and holiday traditions.. Visit www.bajasfrontiertours. com for more information.

Historic Temple Of Music And Art
Free Tours Offered!
520-884-8210

floats, huge puppets and many ordinary Tucson citizens: some carry photographs, and many wear giant masks, skeleton make-up and costumes or clothing belonging to loved ones. The grand finale is an aerial circus and pyrotechnics performance by Tucson’s Flam Chen. Along with art exhibits and altars around town, these events reflect Tucson’s colorful arts and heritage scene.

Arizona Theatre Company is pleased to offer tours of the historic Temple of Music and Art. This season, tours will be conducted at 11:30 am on the following dates: October 8, October 29, November 12, December 3, December 17, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 3, March 17, April 14. Tours begin in the courtyard of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Avenue, and are guided by ATC docents.
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Tours are typically one-hour in length. Docents will discuss the history of the building, its restoration and renovation, and take visitors on a backstage tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the theatre. All tours are free of charge, though space is limited. Following the tour, patrons will receive a voucher good for discounted tickets to the current Arizona Theatre Company production.

Authentic Native American Traditional Cuisine 1959 W. San Xavier Rd. 520-807-8639

Thanksgiving Indian Arts & Crafts Market Nov.25-27 San Xavier Mission Plaza 520-573-4007

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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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PAYSON 7th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup

ST. DAVID Festival of the Arts

SCOTTSDALE Goodguys 14th Southwest Nationals

PRESCOTT VALLEY Valley of Lights

PHOENIX Arizona National Livestock Show

TUCSON Thunder in the Desert 2012

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Where will you go to see your luminarias this holiday season? The Southwest Christmas treat of softly glowing candles made golden by the paper bags in which they are set can be found adorning missions, botanical gardens and private homes, among others. For a special experience why not come to Besh-Ba-Gowah’s 24th Annual Festival of Lights on Dec 18th? Located in Globe, AZ, Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park celebrates with some 1600 beautiful luminarias perched along the walls and walkways of this 13th century Salado Indian village. What a picturesque setting for an evening of enchanting lights, music, storytelling and refreshments. Starting at dusk, approximately 5 pm, the luminarias will be lit and at about 5:30 the entertainment will begin. The Globe High JROTC Color Guard will perform opening ceremonies. There will be holiday music by local performers and entertainment by Native American performers, including flute player Robert Wilson. The Diamonds will sing traditional Spanish Christmas music accompanied by guitar and keyboards in the auditorium. Weather permitting, all performances

At Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park
928-425-0320

Luminarias Glow

Fishing, Hiking, Fall Color…
In the geographic center of Arizona lies the “Rim Country”, so named by the overwhelming presence of the Mogollon Rim. The Rim is an escarpment 7,000 feet plus that is covered in forest and grassland, a home to Native Americans, cowboys, ranchers, and outdoorsmen for centuries. It is a land of extreme beauty, natural endowments, and historical significance. Other towns may have woods, lakes, and mountains, but nobody else has the Mogollon Rim! Because the Rim has been largely preserved as national forest, it contains a large and diverse group of animals as well as over 239 species of birds, including eagles, hawks, and ravens. Elk, deer, turkey, javelina, antelope, bear, and mountain lion hunting is permitted. The beautiful pine country around Payson, Pine, Strawberry, Star Valley, and Christopher Creek offers many recreational opportunities and facilities. Forest Service’s campgrounds on and around the Rim are plentiful. Fishermen enjoy the abundant trout streams. Rim Country is also lined with great hiking and mountain biking trails. The Payson Area Trails System is an internal linking set of trails surrounding Payson, and there are also more challenging
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will be in the central plaza lit by a large bonfire. Free hot cider, coffee, tea and cookies will keep you warmed as you wander the paths and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. Santa will make an appearance, and children may have their picture taken with him for a $2 donation. If you have never visited this well preserved and restored site and museum, why not come for a day or two? You’ll enjoy not only the Park but also the Apache Gold Casino and the Apache Stronghold Golf Course just 5 minutes east of Globe, as well as shopping for unique holiday gifts in Globe and nearby Miami. Regular admission will be suspended for the entire day of the Festival at Besh-BaGowah. Directions: To find the park from Phoenix follow U.S. Hwy 60 to Globe, turn left onto Broad Street. 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.

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hikes surrounding Rim Country. Local attractions include the Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (the largest travertine bridge in the world), Shoofly Indian Archaeological Site, Tonto Fish Hatchery, Fossil Creek Llama Ranch, the Rim Country Museum, Pine-Strawberry Museum, Fossil Creek Trail Head, the Strawberry Schoolhouse (oldest schoolhouse in Arizona), and the 45-acre Green Valley Park. Scenic drives throughout Arizona Rim Country abound, including the Mogollon Rim Road (part of the historic General Crook Military Road), which follows the edge of the breathtaking Mogollon Rim. For fall colors, you will be directed to areas showcasing crimson oaks, yellow aspens, dusty white sycamores, and riotous grape vines. From hikers to families with picnics, bird watchers to campers, trout-fishing experts to kids with bobbers, and hearty backpackers to nature photographers… Arizona Rim Country has what you are looking for. Come and be a guest in our backyard - and partake of what we enjoy each day! Welcome to Rim Country!

Oct. 21,22 & 23 Area Artists Multi Media
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Payson Inn
801 N. Beeline Hwy. Payson, AZ 85541

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www.bestwesternpaysoninn.com Free Continental Breakfast • Fitness Room Spacious Rooms Overlooking Courtyard Seasonal Outdoor Pool Ask for the special Aztourist Rate!

Apache Jii (Day)
Saturday, Oct. 15 -- Globe, Arizona
The Apache Jii Native American festival is just a taste of Globe-Miami. Enjoy territorial-era architecture, eclectic shopping choices, parks, museums and more. History lives here.

28th Annual

BESH•BA•GOWAH
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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

928-425-0320

(800) 804-5623 www.globemiamichamber.com

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Toe-Tappin’ Music in Wickenburg
The 32nd Annual Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival on November 11-13, 2011 is sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce - and it’s one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest. Featured bands entertaining all three days include: Sonoran Dogs, Thomas Porter & Copper Creek, and The Brombies. Additionally, contestants will compete in thirteen categories for prizes and cash awards throughout the weekend. Some of the categories bring Championship designation, such as Open Fiddle, Mandolin, Flat Pick Guitar, and Banjo. The festival is held outdoors at the Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, 935 Constellation Road, just 1/2 mile east of Highway 60/93 in Wickenburg. Limited reserved self-contained RV camping is arranged through the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. The festival opens on Friday to the public at 11 am, with entertainment from

32nd Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship

Experience the Old West...
Wickenburg has plenty of old west ambiance, but don’t expect a theme-park version of the Wild West. Our town has character and authentic charm. The historic district offers you a glimpse of Wickenburg as it was at the beginning of the 1900s while presenting many unique shopping and dining experiences. Many of the local businesses have specialty gifts and services, including western wear apparel and tack, art galleries, antique stores, Mexican furniture and gifts, jewelry designs and Southwestern items, Native American jewelry and handcrafts, women’s apparel and designers who can create your own sense of style right in their store. Walk around the historic district, feel the experience of true western hospitality as you stop for refreshments or a bite to eat at one of our local eating establishments. Leaving the historic district will take you out west along Wickenburg Way, for more shopping and dining pleasures. Take an adventure back in time, while exploring the area’s attractions. Visit the Desert Caballeros Western Museum,
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1 pm- 5:30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 7 am for a pancake breakfast, and entertainment follows from 9 am - 5:30 pm. Tickets for the Bluegrass Festival are: $18 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 children; 3 Day Passes are $45, $40 and $25. The festival includes food & drink concessions, arts/crafts, and a designated Kids Zone. Organizers prohibit bringing in alcoholic beverages, dogs, food and coolers. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. General bleacher seating is available on grounds.
NOV 26-27 WICKENBURG 11th Annual Gem & Mineral Fair Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine St - 40 + vendors of rocks, minerals, jewelry, gems and beads. Food, raffle drawing & hourly door prizes. Activities for kids. Free adm. & parking, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4. 928-684-0380

More Fun in Wickenburg!

featuring 19th & 20th century Western American paintings and sculptures, including many Remington and Russell. Period rooms give you a glimpse into the early 1900s in Wickenburg, and new exhibits are programmed throughout the year. Outdoor adventures include jeep tours, hiking, horseback riding, ATV tours, and scheduling tee times to hit golf balls at Los Caballeros Golf Club and Wickenburg Country Club. To get your bearings in Wickenburg, it’s helpful to make a stop at the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, housed in the restored 116-year old Santa Fe Depot, located on Frontier Street. You’ll find pleasant and helpful employees who will answer your questions, assist with dining reservations, and provide local information on the area attractions and business services. The Chamber also keeps an updated Calendar of Events list, along with other seasonal activity information and contacts.

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Cool Things to Do
Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum Home of “Sentimental Journey,” the most authentically restored WWII B-17 flying today. Other authentic warplanes of the era are also on display along with exhibit memorabilia. 2017 N. Greenfield Rd., Falcon Field Airport, Mesa. 480-924-1940, azcaf.org Heard Museum One of the finest museums for learning about American Indian arts and cultures. 10 exhibition galleries - including a renowned collection Kachina Dolls, free guided tours, outdoor sculpture gardens, café, art gallery and trading-post style shopping, and more. 2301 N. Central Ave. 602-252-8840, heard.org McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park This family-oriented railroad themed park is located at the corner of Scottsdale Rd. & Indian Bend Rd. and features a 5/12ths scale train ride, 1950s carousel ride, historical railroad museum, food concessions and souvenir shop. Free admission. 480-3122312, therailroadpark.com Taliesin West 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. Guided public tours range from 1-3 hours long. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. & Cactus Rd. 480-627-5340, franklloydwright.org

Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit Opens
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, studio and architectural campus in Scottsdale, Ariz., Phoenix Art Museum presents a major exhibition that offers a fresh perspective on the celebrated architect’s seven-decade career. Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century is the first exhibition to explore Wright and his relevance today through a survey of more than 40 projects, including his vision for the decentralized city, presented through rarely seen drawings, scale models, furniture, films and photographs. The exhibition will be on view December 18, 2011 through April 29, 2012. Regarded by many as the greatest American architect of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright was a champion of organic architecture. His visionary designs emphasized use of natural materials, harmonious integration of building and landscape and high functionality. Many concepts developed in Wright’s revolutionary work are central to today’s sustainable, green architecture movement. The design of Arizona’s own Taliesin West exemplifies Wright’s architectural
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Poinsettia Festival
The Gardener’s World 26th Annual Poinsettia Festival celebrates the beauty and tradition of the poinsettia on the weekends of Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11. The Pettersons open their farm to the public for greenhouse tours, wagon rides, craft/ gift and food vendors, and lots of family fun. The size of the greenhouse, nearly two football fields, with its tens of thousands of poinsettias is amazing. Walk down the rows and let the color of Christmas envelope you. Then enter the big top holiday tent through a forest of Christmas trees thickly fragrant with evergreen and pine. You’ll find Santa on weekends. Every corner is decorated for Christmas and full of family photo opportunities with your own camera or an on-site professional photographer. Gardener’s World is located 2 miles west of AZ Mills Mall at 3401 E. Baseline Rd., Phoenix. Hours are 10-5. Admission and parking are free. 602-437-0700 www.gardenpro.net

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philosophy. The dramatic rugged landscape of the Sonoran Desert provided the inspiration for buildings that evolve and blend with the environment. Over the years Wright designed dozens of Arizona residential and commercial structures, some of which were never built, eight of which are still in use today. To celebrate the state’s upcoming Centennial, a special focus of the exhibition will be a large model and drawings of a new Arizona State Capitol building proposed by Wright in 1957. The Museum is privileged to have the opportunity to partner with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Milwaukee Art Museum to bring this exhibition to the people of Arizona. Admission: $12 adults; $10 senior citizens (65+) and full-time students with ID; $5 children ages 6 to 17; free for those under 6. Hours: Wed 10-9, Thurs - Sat, 10-5, Sunday Noon-5. The Museum is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and major holidays.

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Train & Carousel Rides • Picnic Ramadas Food & Drinks • Two Playgrounds • And More

All-Aboard!

• 150 state-of-the-art sites to accommodate the largest of RV’s; storage sites also available • 20/30/50 amps, water and waste disposal • Free high speed wired and wireless internet access • Free continental breakfast daily • Free shuttle service to Ft. McDowell Casino & We-Ko-Pa Golf Club • Heated Pool and Spa, Pickle-ball, Volleyball, Badminton and Basketball • Fitness Center & Dog Park • Major Services within minutes

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Arizona State Fairgrounds Almost All Books 1/2 Price Sunday

Used Book Sale
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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’s

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Road (480) 312-2312 www.therailroadpark.com

Eagle View Rv Resort
9605 N. Fort McDowell Rd. Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

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Tolmachoff Farms
Pumpkin Days & Fall Maze
Oct.1st - Nov. 20th 623-386-1301
Pumpkin Patch • Corn Maze • Petting Zoo
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What’s New in Mesa
Mesa Celebrates Arizona’s Centennial On Feb. 14, 2012 Arizona will be celebrating 100 years of statehood. Mesa will be joining in the year-long birthday celebration hosting a series of events leading up to Valentine’s Day 2012 as part of “Mesa Takes Flight”. From the breathtaking beauty of flying animals to the ingenuity and progress of aircraft, flight has played an integral part of Mesa’s heritage and its economy today. To view the entire list of events tied to the centennial efforts, visit: www.mesaaz.gov/ mesatakesflight Mesa Museum Hosts New Hubble Telescope Exhibit The Arizona Museum of Natural History just opened the new exhibition Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe. The exhibit takes guests to space and back through incredible images and photography. A model Hubble Space Telescope will be on view along with hands-on activities about how the telescope works to capture the images of the universe that
OCT 21-22 MESA Mesa Ghost Tour & Historical Walk Tour features accounts of paranormal happenings in some of Mesa’s oldest buildings and shares the incredible history of the past. 6-8p, tickets $12. Call Thurs, Fri or Sat 10-4: 480-835-7358 OCT 29-30 MESA 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration Mesa Arts Center - Honoring the memory of departed loved ones w/ community altar, live music & performances, food, Mercado w/ jewelry, arts & crafts, kids’ activities. Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5, FREE adm & parking. 480-644-6627

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transcend time. www.azmnh.org NEW ATTRACTION! Mesa Grande Cultural Park Mesa’s newest attraction for visitors is actually the city’s oldest - 700 years old as a matter of fact! Opening to the public regularly for the first time is Mesa Grande Ruins Cultural Park. The Hohokam built a civilization that lasted 1,500 years in the Salt River Valley. Mesa Grande is one of only two remaining Hohokam mounds in the metro Phoenix area and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The grand opening is slated for Feb. 11, 2012. Visitors will now be able to walk the interpretive trail on Fridays & Saturdays (Feb. 11 - May 15, 2012 and beginning again in October) from 10-3. The archaeological staff of the Arizona Museum of Natural History has helped preserve and develop the site, which is estimated to date to A.D 1100-1450.
NOV 11-12 MESA Mesa Old West Days North of Main on Macdonald - Old West gunfight re-enactments, 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, quick draw contest, food & old west vendors, kiddie rides, western music featuring the Crosstown Cowboys. Sat Noon-10, Sun 10-4, free adm. 480-898-3878 NOV 24-JAN 1 MESA Christmas Lights LDS Temple, 525 E Main St - Hundreds of thousands of lights in Temple gardens, nativity scenes in VC, special music performances, 5:30-10p, music at 7p, free adm. 480-964-7164 For more Mesa events see our regular event pages.

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The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) Arizona Wing Aviation Museum’s “Fourth Annual Gathering of Legends” will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011. Military aviation veterans including Tuskegee Airmen, Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS), Fighter and Bomber Crews, Aces and many others will gather in our museum to relate to the public their experiences from WWII through today. The public will be provided with the opportunity to meet and learn first-hand of the sacrifices these individuals made to ensure our freedom and way of life throughout the past nearly 70 years. Join us as we remember and say “Thank You”

Veterans Day Celebration at the CAF Aviation Museum
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Gathering of Legends

to our Veterans. The event is planned to be the largest Veterans Day gathering of military aviators in the state of Arizona. Take a flight in one of our warbirds or purchase a gift certificate for the holidays. The Arizona Wing offers a rare and exciting opportunity to Take a Flight Back in Time. You can fly in their B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Sentimental Journey’, B-25 ‘Maid in the Shade’, SNJ, L-16 or C-45. Flights can be reserved by calling 602-448-2350. The Arizona Wing is located at: 2017 N. Greenfield Rd. at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa.

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Museum Warbird Rides Gift Shop WWII Memorabilia Event Facility Guided Tours
Take a flight back in time at B-25 Maid in the Shade the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum aboard the B-17 Sentimental Journey, B-25 Maid in the Shade, SNJ trainer, C-45 or L-16. Combat aircraft, exhibits and artifacts from WWI - Vietnam are on display. Guided tours available for groups. Become a member of the Commemorative Air Force. Museum is available for your events. Motorcoach parking available.

Where history flies again

Join us for our upcoming events
Gathering of Legends - Military Aviators, Saturday, November 12, 2011 Santa Flying in on Saturday, December 10, 2011 Night in the 40’s Big Band Dance, Saturday, March 17, 2012

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Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum
2017 N. Greenfield Rd, Mesa, Arizona 480-924-1940 www.azcaf.org

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

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While you are in Northern Arizona, you surely will want to buy some authentic Native American Arts & Crafts. For one of the best - and most reasonable - places to shop, head to the Oak Creek Vista Overlook. It’s located 14 miles south of Flagstaff on Hwy. 89A, the scenic route from Flagstaff to Sedona and vice versa. This is one of the most beautiful drives in America, so even if the Overlook were not there, this would still be a trip to recommend. When you see the sign “Scenic Viewpoint,” just pull off there, because that’s the Overlook. There is plenty of free parking. Though the overlook is on Forest Service land, Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) has made an arrangement to lease a portion of the land, which it in turn allocates to Native American vendors. At the present time, there are spaces occupied by sellers of handmade jewelry, pottery, baskets, rugs, etc. Native Americans for Community Action is a non-profit organization devoted to funding needed programs for Native Americans. Mrs. Dorothy Gishie, Program Coordinator, said that all of the

Native American Art on Scenic Hwy 89A

Don’t Miss the Overlook!

For Holidays and Any Days
Plan a Visit to Hon-Dah Resort Casino
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The White Mountain Apache Tribe owns and operwares sold at the Overlook have to be ates one of Arizona’s most beautihandmade/handcrafted by Native Ameriful resort/entertainment complexes: cans. Best of all, the prices the award winning Hon-Dah Resort are more reasonable than Casino and Conference Center located 3 you will see elsewhere miles south of Pinetop, Arizona. because the middleman has Guests will enjoy the luxury hotel with been eliminated. You are 128 oversized rooms and the largest coneither buying from the artist ference/convention facility in NE Arizona. or someone very close to him The hotel embraces the feel of the great or her. north woods with wildlife mounts and Most of the Native Amer- waterfall. Enjoy the Gift Shop, Spirits Pub icans selling there are Navajos, but there and Cigar Lounge, and relaxing conversais also a scattering of other tribes showing tion area with oversized fireplace. their art. Mrs. Gishie said NACA would The Casino offers over 800 of the newlike to have all of the tribes of Northern est slot machines, Blackjack tables, Poker Arizona represented. room, and multiple promotions through the The Oak Creek Vista Overlook is open “Players Club” to enhance gamers’ chances year-round (hours for October are 8 am of winning big money. The Indian Pine - 4:30 pm; hours for November & Decem- Restaurant offers daily buffets and fine ber are 9 am - 4:30 pm). Be sure to stop dining, and the Timbers Showroom brings by - with these reasonable prices you won’t in Vegas-style entertainment six days a week need to go farther to find great gifts and with a Monday night comedy show. remembrances of your travels. Come on up any week or weekend for
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a great getaway. And don’t forget to plan ahead for Halloween and New Year’s Eve. On October 29th, Hon-Dah’s Haunted Halloween features Club lighting and DJ from San Diego, $3,000 in prize money for the costume contest and video projection see yourself on the big screen! Doors open at 8pm. $15.00 per ticket. For New Years Eve there are two shows at Hon-Dah! In the Timbers Show, Jadi Norris appears with pile driving country rockabilly, 9pm to 1am. Free champagne at midnight, balloon drop, party favors. $15 pp, $25 per couple. In the Conference Center, the San Diego/LA based Sensations Show Band offers an action packed performance ranging from disco to rock, swing to pop, Motown and more. 9pm to 1am. Free champagne at midnight, club light package. $20 pp. Call for the Fall Colors Manager’s Special at the hotel from Oct.1st - Nov. 18th.

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A wonderful example of Arts and Crafts style architecture • Guided tours

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Awaken Your Inner Pioneer! Historical Society Arizona

Pioneer Museum
Northern Arizona history Kids exhibit

2340 N Fort Valley Rd • Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Unique gift stores • www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org • See website for festivals

928-774-6272

The Wallow Fire devastated over 600,000 acres of wilderness this summer, but left popular recreation areas, cultural sites, and your friendly, affordable, and cool small towns of Springerville, Eagar, Nutrioso, Alpine, and Greer for your enjoyment. Get away from the heat, the hustle-bustle of daily life, and congested traffic and escape to the mountains for green adventures in Ponderosa Pines: ski, mountain bike, hike, camp, admire Mother Nature’s wildlife, hunt, fish, sled, and breathe clean, forest-scented air. Forty lakes, hundreds of miles of mountain streams, ancestral puebloan ruins, museums, antique stores, music, fantastic restaurants, and comfortable, affordable hotel and lodge rooms with

White Mountain Towns Survive Devastating Fire

Open for Business!

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staff excited to meet your needs describes Arizona’s White Mountains. Fall colors still paint the forests; summer rains turn the mountains and sweeping volcanic hills emerald green; wildflowers, butterflies, hummingbirds, and eagles love us; elk, deer, bobcat, bear, wolf, and small forest creatures wander our hills. You’ll find events - cultural, musical, historical, and action-packed adventures - almost every weekend. Contact the Springerville-Eagar Regional Chamber of Commerce at 1-866-733-2123 or visit our website to discover what goes on during the time you visit. Our residents and businesses await you with open arms (you know you want to be here).

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!

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

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Time to Visit the Grand Canyon!
To take advantage of all there is to see and do, stay in one of seven distinctly different lodges operated by Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C., the only accommodations inside the park at the South Rim. With 907 rooms, accommodations are available with some advance planning, or if you plan your visit at the last minute. It is all waiting for you at the South Rim and available year-round. Maswik Lodge, just a short walk from the rim, is the perfect choice for a family getaway. Or choose the elegance of the historic El Tovar, where you will find our gracious staff most accommodating. The cozy lobby is available for all guests to enjoy, and a meal in the famous El Tovar Dining Room is sure to be a highlight of any Grand Canyon visit. The Bright Angel Restaurant and two cafeterias offer additional dining options with menu choices to suit every taste and budget. Located in the Market Plaza, Yavapai West and East Lodge rooms received a major renovation in 2010 and 2011. These
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Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
This exhibit, which opened Sept. 17, provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see and purchase the works of some of the best artists in the nation as they capture the beauty of this timeless landscape on canvas. The 3rd Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art features 30 artists from around the country in a competition, exhibit and sale. Proceeds will be dedicated toward the goal of funding an art venue on the South Rim that will preserve and showcase the spectacular collection of historic and contemporary paintings owned by Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Association.

Exhibit Open Through Nov. 27

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Reservations: toll-free 888-297-2757 303-297-2757 grandcanyonlodges.com

Helen Ranney: 928-863-3877 hranney@grandcanyon.org

renovations make these popular lodges an even better value. Renovations include the addition of flat screen TVs, new carpet, paint and furniture. Ample parking and nearby shuttle stops make these lodges an attractive alternative to rim lodges. This winter, take advantage of low off season rates and packages and increased availability at all of our lodges. Effective November 11, 2011 through February 16, 2012 a one-night stay is only $85 to $110 at Maswik or Yavapai Lodge (blackout dates apply). Stay two nights at Maswik North or Yavapai East for only $190! Or indulge in a romantic getaway at the historic El Tovar Hotel with the Romance Package available November 27, 2011 through February 14, 2012 for only $380 (blackout dates apply). Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service.

That inspiring and beautiful collection of art, with many extraordinary pieces each depicting different interpretations and views of the canyon, is currently being stored inadequately throughout the park, and out of public view. Creating a permanent art venue at the South Rim will help ensure that future generations of park visitors will be able to experience Grand Canyon art at its finest. Location: Kolb Studio located at the head of the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Hours: Open daily from 8 am - 5 pm.

Page...Center of the Grand Circle!
The community of Page sits on Manson Mesa overlooking beautiful Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The city, established in 1957 as a construction camp for the builders of Glen Canyon Dam, is a vibrant community. Its central location in the Grand Circle region of the four-corner states makes Page the ideal spot to stay and venture from. What to do and see? Lake Powell is a great start. With 96 major canyons and limitless scenic views, there are numerous opportunities for water activities, fishing, hiking, biking, and ATV and jeep tours. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is home to many ancient dwellings, winding slot canyons, historical sites, and a plethora of wild and bird life. Those who prefer less strenuous activities may enjoy a visit to Powell Museum, Glen Canyon Dam, Blair’s Trading Post Museum, Page Library’s stained glass art collection, or a scenic flight over Lake Powell and Monument Valley. Below the Glen Canyon Dam is Marble Canyon, which offers wonderful trout fishoV e rV ie w

Explore, Experience, Enjoy

928-660-3405, www.pagelakepowelltourism.com

Where winter is done in grand fashion.

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

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.

ing, birding, and a unique look at history at the Lonely Dell Ranch and Lee’s Ferry. The Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center is a wonderful place to explore that history and possibly glimpse the newest attraction in the area: the huge California Condors. These endangered birds are being reintroduced into the wild near Marble Canyon in the Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. North and west of Page is the incredibly diverse area of the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument. This area contains rich cultural history and incredible scenery. The monument’s significance is just beginning to be realized as discoveries of dinosaurs and reptiles broaden scientists’ knowledge about the Colorado Plateau. All of this is waiting for you to enjoy as you visit Page, Arizona...the Center of the Grand Circle! For more information, call or stop by Page-Lake Powell Tourism Bureau, 647-A Elm Street in Page.

Winter Rates

Romance Package (El Tovar only)
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.

Maswik South & Yavapai West $85 Maswik North & Yavapai East $110
Effective dates valid 11/11 – 2/16/12.
Excluding dates 11/20 – 11/26/11 and 12/24 – 12/31/11.

• Clean Restrooms & Showers • Heated Indoor Pool & Spa • Laundry Facilities • WiFi Connectivity • Dump & LP Gas
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Standard $380 • Deluxe $455 Luxury Suites $535
Effective dates valid 11/27/11 – 2/14/12.
Excluding dates 12/10/11, 12/24/11 – 1/1/12 and 1/11/12.

Ask about Stay2 North/East 2-Night Package for $190 (Stay2 Package is extendable at $95/night)

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OCT 8 KYKOTSMOVI 11th Hopi Tuhisma Arts and Crafts Market Hopi Veterans Memorial Center, Hwy 264 - Best Hopi artists, authentic art, cultural entertainment, food & more, 9a-5p MST. 928-734-2050 OCT 15 GLOBE Apache “Jii” (Day) Celebration Celebrate with Native American food, crafts such as paintings, baskets, quilts, dolls & clothing, entertainment by various tribes, 9a-4:30p, free adm. 800-804-5623 NOV 11-12 PERIDOT 45th Annual San Carlos Apache Veteran’s Fair & Rodeo Peridot Rodeo Grounds - Veterans’ banquet, carnival, parade, rodeo, junior rodeo, bull bash, nightly dances, live music from various bands. 928-475-2361 NOV 12 TUCSON 22nd Waila Festival Old Tucson Studios - Family evening of music, dance, bands & traditional Tohono O’odham feast food, 5-10p. Admission $7.50 per person. wailafestival@mindspring.com NOV 18-20 FT. MCDOWELL Orme Dam Victory Days Celebration Come enjoy a Pow Wow, rodeo, parade, cultural performances, battle of bands, sports tournaments. Free adm, $20 parking per vehicle. 480-789-7162 NOV 19 PHOENIX American Indian Heritage Festival Deer Valley Rock Art Center - Music, art, culture & indigenous cuisine of Arizona’s American Indians. Meet artists, browse art sale, enjoy Tohono O’odham Waila music, hike the petroglyph trail, lots more, 10a-3p, free adm. 623-582-8007 NOV 25-27 TUCSON Thanksgiving Indian Arts & Crafts Market San Xavier Mission Plaza - 40 authentic Indian craft booths, traditional foods, entertainment on Sat & Sun, 9a-5p, free admission. 520-573-4007 NOV 25-27 TUCSON Native American Month Social & Indian Craft Market Sheraton Hotel, 5151 E. Grant (courtyard) - Exhibition dancers from Mexico - Aztecs, 30 authentic Indian craft booths, children’s activities, traditional foods, adm: donation $5, 10a-5p. 520-622-4900 DEC 30-JAN 8 TUCSON Thunder in the Desert 2012 Rillito Raceway Park, River Rd & 1st Ave 10,000 years of culture, 187 tribal nations. Pow-wows, concerts, birds of prey, special exhibition days for elders, veterans, children and the world’s indigenous peoples, Midnight Friendship Round Dance Dec. 31st to greet the New Year, lots more. MonThurs Noon-dusk, Fri & Sat Noon-10p, Sun Noon-6p. Adm. $12. Bring your own chair. 520-622-4900 JAN 6-8 TUCSON “Indian America” Competition Pow-wow & Craft Market Rillito Raceway Park, River Rd & 1st Ave Dancers from 50+ tribes, authentic crafts, kids activities, traditional foods, singing & drum contest, adm $12, 8 & under free. Fri 4-10p, Sat 10a-10p, Sun Noon-6p. 520-622-4900

An Indigenous Gathering of Epic Proportions
Where will you be when the sun rises in 2012? This question was first asked in the year 2000 as the “First Peoples World Fair and Exposition” welcomed the new millennium. The huge event was featured by ABC’s Peter Jennings as part of his live coverage of the rising of the sun in each time zone. To fulfill the sacredness of the number four, the event repeated in 2004, 2008 and will again take place in 2012. We welcome you to this final “Thunder in the Desert!” Taking place from Dec. 30 – Jan. 8, native peoples from around the world will gather to share their unique cultural backgrounds with each other and the public through song, dance, music, food, crafts, storytelling, kids’ activities and more. Groups are coming from such far-flung places as Ecuador, Australia and Alaska, and from as near as Arizona’s Navajo, Hopi and Apache reservations. Each day
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Pow Wows and the second weekend, Jan. 6-8, is a Competition Pow Wow. Pow Wows are not shows, as you may think, will bring new and exciting performances but rather they are “prayer made visible,” on three stages. states organizer Fred Synder. Another Don’t miss the Cellicion Buffalo & special feature is the Midnight Friendship Eagle Dancers from Zuni, NM; the White Round Dance on Dec. 31st to greet the Mountain Apache Crown Dancers; the New Year. Come at 11:45 pm – admission Tlingit Eagle/Raven Dancers from Alaska; is free. In addition, there are exhibition the Salinas Aztec Dancers from Mexico; dances daily. hoop dancers, Yaqui deer dancers and Volunteers are always welcome. There more. Musicians include the classically are opportunities both before and during trained guitarist Gabriel Ayala, the Navajo the gathering; what better way to apflute player Marvin Todacheenie and Hopi preciate this extraordinary event than by flute player Ernie Northrup. getting involved! In addition, there will be special exhiLocation: Rillito Raceway Park, River bition days dedicated to different groups: Rd. & 1st Ave., Tucson. Hours: Begins Jan. 2 - the World’s Indigenous Peoples; noon each day. Admission: $12, 8 & under Jan. 3 – Traditional Indian Medicine; Jan. free. Bring your own chair, shade as de4 - Seventh Generation Youth and Golden sired, and camera. Age Day; and Jan. 5 - Native American 10,000 years of culture, 187 tribal Veterans Day. nations. Don’t miss it! The first weekend focuses on Social Places to Visit in Navajoland
Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Chinle Home to several periods of Indian culture from 350 AD to 1300 AD, cliffs range from 30 to 1000-plus feet, making a spectacular backdrop for hundreds of Anasazi ruins and modern Navajo homes and farms. Worldfamous sites include Spider Rock and White House Ruins. 928-674-5500/5510 Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado Oldest continuously operated trading post in the US, established in 1876. Still sells groceries and dry goods but is also a National Historic Site, features bookstore, exhibits, rug weaving demonstrations; Ranger-guided tour of the original Hubbell home is $2, 16 & under free. 928-755-3475 Navajo Nation Zoo, Window Rock The zoo houses over 100 animals of 50 species native to the Navajo Nation and culturally important to the Navajo People. This is the only Native American owned-and-operated Zoo in the county. Located adjacent to the Navajo Nation Museum, free admission, donations welcome. Open 10 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday, including most holidays. navajozoo.org

Quality Native American Art for Five Generations
RB Burnham & Co trading post, located in Sanders AZ, is an oddity in terms of the typical I-40 misnomer. In operation for over 35 years, this trading post is rich in history and culture. For the Burnham family, Indian Trading is in the blood and is five generations strong. However quaint, this old post is not where one would find souvenirs like polished rocks or beaded key chains. Upon entering, you will instead take a step back in time to a slower paced life where the locals gather to do their business, shop, and visit with friends. Resident trader, Bruce Burnham, fulfills his role in the community by being the banker, the grocer, the buyer, and the one to turn to for help. Relationships are maintained and Navajo culture preserved
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despite the world speeding by. At the core, however, is the integral process of creating and maintaining a market to support the commerce of Navajo weaving. RB Burnham & Co has a wide reputation for dealing in Native American art and jewelry of the utmost quality and selection. The rug gallery is just one of the many reasons to stop by the post. Or, if a trip to the reservation is not on the itinerary, look for a nearby RB Burnham & Co. Native Auction venue. These monthly auctions directly benefit the artist while raising funds for non-profits supporting Native art and culture. For more information see our website.

American Indian Events RB Burnham & Co
Everyone Welcome!
Native American Month Social & Indian Market
Nov. 25-27, 2011 Jan. 6-8, 2012

Native Auctions
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Tucson, AZ

NOV 4-5 PHOENIX, AZ

6th Pueblo Grande Museum Rug Auction

“Indian America” Competition Pow-Wow American Indian Expo
Jan. 29-Feb. 14, 2012 Dec. 30, 2011 – Jan. 8, 2012 American Indian World’s Fair 10,000 Years of Culture 187 Tribal Nations, 10 Days

4619 E. Washington Ave Fri: Indian Art, Preview 5 pm, Auction at 7 pm. Sat: Navajo Rugs, Preview 10 am, Auction at noon. Accepting consignments at Drumbeat Indian Arts Nov. 3, 10-5 ; Nov. 4, 10-noon. www.pueblogrande.org

Museum of N. AZ / Flag cultural Partners Navajo Rug Auction
coconino center for the Arts Preview 9 am-3:30 pm, Auction at 4 pm. Accepting consignments on location Nov. 9 & 10, 10-4. www.culturalpartners.org

“Thunder in the Desert”

NOV 19 BERNALILLO, NM

5th Maxwell Museum Navajo Rug Auction
Prairie Star Restaurant Preview 11 am, Auction at 1 pm. www.unm.edu/~maxwell/

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The Gila River Indian Community
Pride in the Past, Faith in the Future
The Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) is a confederation of two tribes, the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and the Pee Posh (Maricopa). The reservation is the largest in the Phoenix metropolitan area, covering 582 square miles in Pinal and Maricopa Counties. These resilient peoples, once keepers of the “bread basket of the desert,” have survived loss of water rights, drought, famine and the resulting economic and social ills and are today moving towards a prosperous future. The Akimel O’odham (the River People) trace their descent from the Hohokam, or Huhugam, who farmed the Gila River Valley from around 300 B.C. to 1450 A.D. Like their predecessors, the Akimel O’odham irrigated thousands of acres of land. In the 1840’s the Akimel O’odham offered refuge to a tribe that called itself Pee Posh, The People. These were Yuman speaking Indians from the southern Colorado River area who were being continually attacked. Like their hosts, they became farmers in the Gila Basin. In the 1860’s whites settled in the Florence-Casa Grande Valley and began using water from the Gila River. By the late 1800s and early 1900s upstream settlers, in defiance of the Pima’s prior water rights, diverted enough water to their
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lands to dry up the Gila River. Drought and famine followed for the tribal members. In the 1940’s the Gila River Indians became hosts to Japanese evacuees from the Pacific coast. No one asked the tribe for their consent to placing an internment camp on their reservation, housing some 15,000 persons. The Gila River Indian Community is the fourth most populous tribe in the United States with over 20,000 enrolled members. They are moving towards a prosperous future having created three industrial parks and Gila River Farms, a completely modern operation growing cotton, grains, alfalfa hay, olives, citrus, pistachios and vegetables. Gaming is also a hugely important economic activity for the Community. Gila River Casinos consists of three facilities: Wild Horse Pass, located just south of Chandler, Lone Butte Casino located next to the 101 freeway, and Vee Quiva on the west side of Phoenix. Income generated from gaming is utilized to support the community programs, as well as an educational scholarship for members of the community.

�e Gila River Indian Community Celebrates 50 years of O’odham/Pee Posh Culture.

March 16 th-18 th, 2012 Sacaton, AZ-85147
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Gila River Indian Community Attractions
Firebird Water Sports Park, located just off I-10 south of Phoenix - The lake has a high concentration of salt making it perfect for boat racing. The complex is also home to Firebird International Raceway, a premier drag racing facility and a world-class high performance driving school. 602-268-0200 Huhugam Heritage Center, 4759 N. Maricopa Road, Chandler - Programs, classes, exhibitions and collections tell the story of the Gila River Indian Community while honoring ancient Huhugam though language, culture and history. Open 10 am-4 pm, Wednesday through Friday. Admission: adults $5, seniors or students $3, 12 & under free. 520-796-3500 The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa - This AAA Four Diamond resort includes Aji Spa, a 17,500 square foot spa with 17 treatment rooms; the award-winning Kai restaurant; Whirlwind Golf Club with two 18-hole, Troon-managed golf courses; the world-famous Rawhide, a replica of an 1880s Frontier town; Koli Equestrian Center for riding lessons and trail rides; four pools with cascading waterfalls and a 111-foot waterslide modeling the ancient Casa Grande Ruins; tennis courts and jogging trails; and two 17,376 square foot ballrooms. 1-866-837-4156, www. wildhorsepass.com Toka Sticks Golf Course - Located on the former Williams Air Force Base in the East Valley, this is also a Community-owned 18-hole golf course. The course plays 6700 yards. www.tokasticksgolf.com

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Rawhide Offers Thrills And Chills
Rawhide’s annual Doomtown event returns, adding extra goblins and goo to compliment the already haunting experience. The new season brings the spine chilling Train of the Lost Souls, The Digger Payne Saga: “The Return of the Prodigal”, Legend of the Zombie Hunter, Buried Alive, Zombie Paintball, The Kreepy Kidz Zone and more. Kids are invited to dress up and Trick-or Treat Oct. 29th - 31st.
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Dates remaining: October 1, 2, 5-9, 1216, 19-23 & 26-31 Hours: Wed. 5-10 pm; Thurs. - Sun. 5-11 pm; Halloween Night 5-11 pm. Prices: $5 Single Attraction / $15 Doomtown Pass Location: Rawhide’s Doomtown is located in Chandler, Arizona just off I-10 at the Wild Horse Pass exit.

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Colorado River Region
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Central Arizona
Eagle View RV Resort 9605 N Ft McDowell Rd 480-789-5310 | eagleviewrvresort.com Saddle Mountain RV Park 3607 N 411th Ave 623-386-3892 | saddlemountainrvpark.com Seyenna Vistas 625 W. McKellips 877-362-6736 480-898-8441 | seyennavistas.com Ft. McDowell Tonopah

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WESTWIND RV & GOLF RESORT
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Woodall’s Double 5W Rating • Entertainment • Dances • Wi-Fi

928-342-2992 • Toll Free: 1-866-440-2992 Par 3, 9-Hole Golf Course, Bar & Cafe

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RIO BEND RV & GOLF RESORT
760-352-7061 • Toll Free: 1-800-545-6481
Visit us at: www.riobendrvgolfresort.com
1589 Drew Rd., El Centro, CA 92243

Executive 9-Hole Golf Course, Bar & Cafe

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Southern Arizona
Butterfield RV Resort 251 S Ocotillo | 520-586-4400 800-863-8160| www.rv-resort.com City of Douglas Golf/RV Park 1372 E. Fairway Dr. 520-364-1588 Lexington Pines Resort LLC. 1535 Thatcher Blvd. 1-800-232-7570 North Clifton RV Park 210 N. Coronado Blvd. 928-865-9064 | www.townofclifton.com Picacho Peak RV 55+ Resort 17065 E Peak Lane 520-466-7841 | www.picachopeakrv.com

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Campgrounds Outside of Arizona
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 | riobendrvgolfresort.com River City RV Park Right across the river in Bullhead City 2225 Merrill Ave 928-754-2121 | www.rivercityrvpark.com Copperas Cove, TX Niland, CA El Centro, CA Laughlin, NV

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State-of the-Art Meets Ancient Land
Welcome to the Eagle View RV Resort and the home of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. We are located on the eastern edge of Scottsdale, where the Four Peaks rise from the desert floor and the Verde River supplies life to the thirsting ground. The Eagle View RV Resort thrives with the history and traditions of this ancient land and its culture. Immediately you will know that this is a special place, one like no other, as you gaze upon the majestic mountains that encircle the land and witness the beauty of the eagles flying above. Here, in the middle of the desert, a light is forever shining, a light illuminated by the beauty and mystique of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The Eagle View RV Resort is truly the ultimate destination and your stay will be memorable and enjoyable. The resort offers 150 state-of-the-art sites, which come with water, electricity, sewer, wireless internet and telephone & cable TV jacks. In addition, RV and boat storage is available.
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480-789-5310; 800-843-3678 www.eagleviewrvresort.com www.fortmcdowelladventures.com

McDowell Adventures, a Wild West outdoor adventure venue - don’t miss their special “Sign Up for Adventures” every Friday afternoon (reservations required) followed by Friday Night Franks from The clubhouse has a computer room, 5-10pm until Memorial Day weekend. Plasma TV, pool table, games, exchange At Eagle View you are also in close library and complimentary continental proximity to Fountain Hills, Phoenix and breakfast. Also available is a full laundry room, accessible and non-accessible show- Scottsdale where there are arts & crafts ers, restrooms, and a heated pool and spa. fairs, antique car shows, MLB spring The Eagle View RV Resort is located off training games, professional and collegiate sporting events, Fiesta Bowl/Parade Beeline Highway (SR87) across from Ariand Phoenix International Raceway. zona’s first gaming facility, Fort McDowAt this time, when everyone is espeell Casino, which offers live Blackjack, Poker, Bingo, Keno, 776 slot machines, five cially concerned with getting good value restaurants and free shuttle service to and for their dollars, Eagle View RV Resort has a great special offer: 3 nights for the from Eagle View. A special offer for casino play is available to RV guests. Ask at price of 2 (no other discounts apply). Good the front desk for your Crown Credit, and until Dec. 31st, 2011. they will issue a coupon to be redeemed at the Casino Fortune Club. New members NOV 18-20 FT. MCDOWELL Orme Dam Victory Days Celebration receive $15 in Crown Credits and current The Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation welcomes you. members receive $5 in Crown Credits. Come enjoy a Pow Wow, rodeo, parade, cultural In addition, with your stay you will be performances, battle of bands, sports tournaments. Free adm, $20 parking per vehicle. 480-789-7162 able to enjoy discounts at the award winning We Ko Pa Golf Club and the Fort

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