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January-March 2010

Amazing Quartzsite
SWAP MEET TO THE WORLD

“It’s Chili in Quartzsite”


Chili Cookoff & State Salsa Championship
Feb. 27, 2010

SHOWS

FESTIVALS STATE WIDE REGIONAL NATIVE LODGING & RV RESORTS &


Jan-April MAP TRAVEL AMERICAN PET FRIENDLY CAMPGROUNDS
Pages 4 —7 Page 16-17 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Pages 30-31
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Contents
Apache Junction..............................................................8 Parker.............................................................................23
Central Arizona...........................................................8-15 Pet Friendly Arizona.........................................................29
Colorado River Region................................................. 22-24 Phoenix Metro............................................................ 12-15
Events, Featured....................................................... 16-17 Pinal County......................................................................9 Main Office -Tucson
January Events..............................................................4 Quartzsite................................................................... 3, 24 Publisher/Editor. . . . . . . Anthony Venuti
February Events..........................................................4-6 RV Resorts & Campgrounds......................................... 30-31 Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charlis McVey
March Events..............................................................6-7 Scottsdale.................................................................. 14-15
April Events.....................................................................7 Southern Arizona........................................................ 18-21 Art Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Stacey
Globe Miami Area............................................................10 SW Region.......................................................................27 Associate Editor. . . . . . . . Pam Marlowe
Lodging........................................................................... 29 Statewide Map........................................................... 16-17 Regional Account
Mesa............................................................................... 13 Tucson........................................................................ 19-21 Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . Byron Marlowe
Native American Culture.................................................. 28 White Mountains.............................................................26
Northern AZ............................................................... 25-26 Account
Executive. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gregg Ziekert

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Quartzsite
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Amazing SWAP MEET


TO THE WORLD
I f you are looking for a unique south-
west experience, look no further than
ing, 4-wheeler excursions, jam sessions,
dancing, bingo, a visit to Celia’s Rainbow
even more gems and rocks, great food and
much more.
tors, bring your taste buds primed and
ready! You will determine who wins the
Quartzsite, Arizona. Every winter this Garden and the Hi Jolly Monument…the Following is the Tyson Wells Art & Craft People’s Choice $1000 first prize, $500
tiny town of 3,500 residents transforms list could go on and on. Fair from Jan. 29-Feb.7 offering an amazing second prize and $250 third. There will
into the vendor capital of the world. Over The two dozen seasonal swap meets and selection of creative, custom and handcraft- also be several winners in the State Salsa
a million visitors congregate here to nearly as many shows cover acres upon ed works by around 200 national artisans. Championship.
browse the swap meets, gem shows, and acres of land, include hundreds and hun- Admission to all these events is FREE. Live bands add to the fun throughout
art & crafts shows as well as the scores of dreds of vendors, and present an amazing To find out more about the vendors at the afternoon, and a big raffle is always a
other booths offering antiques, souve- selection of items. This year, according to the shows, check out the website at www. popular part of the event, which is spon-
nirs, and “stuff” of all kinds. one local resident, the quality of goods on tysonwells.com. sored by the Quartzsite Business Chamber
offer is exceptionally high and the prices of Commerce.
are great. It’s the year to come experience A Great Deal: $1000 for the BEST
Quartzsite! Chili in Quartzsite! Unique Quartzsite does it again: the
All you chili and salsa lovers, mark your “Naked Man’s Bookstore”
First Stop: Tyson Wells with Three calendar for Feb. 27th. That’s the day to
Major Shows polish off your best recipes for the 7th
Annual “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili
Cookoff & State Salsa Championship. Held
at Tyson Wells Showgrounds, this CASI
sanctioned event attracts entrants from all
over the US.
Many visitors from the north, af-
The cookoff actually consists of three
fectionately called “snowbirds”, spend
different contests: the CASI event, a show-
the winter in Quartzsite’s 70+ RV parks
manship contest, and the People’s Choice
or “boondock” in the Sonoran Desert
Award competition. CASI entrants earn
on BLM land, where camping is free or A must see attraction in this funky des-
awards and points towards their inter-
nearly so. Others arrive for shorter stays, ert town is Reader’s Oasis Books. Owner
national finals in Texas. Winners of the
rockhounds and treasure hunters from Located on the southwest corner of Paul Winer offers an eclectic mix of
People’s Choice receive trophies and great
around the world who come to check out I-10 and Hwy 95, the Tyson Wells Show- paperback, hard cover and audio books for
cash prizes.
the special shows. grounds is one of Quartzsite’s biggest every taste and interest, over 180,000 titles
draws. Over 25 acres are covered with in all - dressed in a thong with a smile for
Beautiful weather, sunshine and hundreds of vendors and 2.2 miles of aisle all and the motto “If books were clothes,
great deals - what more can you ask? frontage give visitors easy access. I’d be considered well dressed.”
Adding to the fun are numerous special The fun begins right on New Year’s Day Known as legendary performer Sweet
events throughout the season including with the Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show. Pie back on the East Coast and Canada in
the Hi Jolly Daze parade on Jan. 9, the Rock enthusiasts from around the world the 1970s & 80s, Paul plays a mean Boogie
Sports, Vacation & RV Show Jan. 16-24, head to this huge show where almost and Blues piano. Check out his CD “Please
the QIA Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show 300 dealers offer quality minerals, gems, Remember Your Love For Me”. The store
on Jan. 20-24, and the annual ATV Pa- fossils, jewelry, lapidary tools and more. carries all types of music including an
rade on Feb.13. Show dates are Jan. 1-10. expanded section of blues, early jazz and
The icing on the cake is the warm wel- Next is the Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama swing, and classic country and western
Cooking starts at 10 am and the $4.00
come Quartzsite offers and the wonderful on Jan. 15-24 where some 500 dealers CDs, cassettes and vinyl.
tasting cup goes on sale at 12 Noon. Visi-
activities to fill your time when you need showcase an unbelievable variety of items: Daily throughout January and February,
a break from shopping: golf, hiking, fish- antiques, coins, crafts, hobbies, jewelry, there will be an authors’ fair with a variety
of authors present for book signings.
Reader’s Oasis is located at 690 E. Main
Street. It’s open 7 days a week, 10 am- 6
pm. Be sure to stop by! Paul and his wife
Joanne thank all the winter visitors for
their support.

Rock & Gem Show - Jan. 1-10 Everyone should experience Quartzsite
at least once in their life! With all the great
Sell-A-Rama - Jan. 15-24 deals on offer, this is the year to come and
Art & Craft Fair - Jan. 29 - Feb 7 see for yourself. For more information
about Quartzsite and a complete list of
S.W. Corner of 1-10 Freeway & Hwy 95 shows, see page 24.
Free Admission • Free PArking
Tyson Wells Shows: 928-927-6364
Quartzsite, AZ Quartzsite Business C of C
(Chili Cookoff): 928-927-9321
www.tysonwells.com Reader’s Oasis Books: 928-927-6551

ReadeR’s Oasis BOOks 690 e. Main st.


QuaRtzsite, az
open 7 days/10-6 • a ‘must see’ attraction!
a unique bookstore experience!
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20th Annual High Noon


Western Americana
Antique SHOW & AUCTION
Destination January / February Events
JAN 30-31 MESA JAN 1-10 QUARTZSITE JAN 16 LAKE HAVASU CITY JAN 30-31 GREER/PINETOP
The High Noon Western Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show Mini Moto Madness Winter Games 2010
Americana Weekend Celebra- SW corner of I-10 and Hwy 95 - Largest show of its Crazy Horse Campgrounds, 1534 Beachcomber Blvd Sunrise Park Resort, 20 mi E. of McNary on Hwy
tion is the nation’s largest kind, vendors with gems, rocks, minerals, jewelry, - Youth and Pit Bike Motorcycle Racing, adm $5, 273 off Hwy 260 - Dog sled races. Hon-Dah Resort’s
Cowboy, Indian and West- silver & goldsmithing, lapidary tools, equipment & participation: $25 racing, $20/$15 practice. Practice Winter Festival - Dog weight pull, ice sculpting, chili/
supplies, free adm. 928-927-6364 7a-1p, race 3:30p, regis. 7a-1p. www.928minis.com salsa cookoff, food, entertainment & much more.
ern Art Antique SHOW & 928-855-6650 1-800-WAY-UP-HI, www.hon-dah.com
AUCTION. It will appeal to JAN 9-10 YUMA
all collectors interested in fine western art, 12th Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters JAN 16-17 CASA GRANDE JAN 30-31 SUPERIOR
bits, boots, spurs, advertising, saloon, Indian Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park - A two 10th Annual Historic Downtown 2nd Annual Home Tour, Art & Antique Show
rugs & beadwork, charro, vaquero, historical day skit competition with 16+ different old west reen- Street Fair & Car Show Superior Chamber, 230 Main St - Restored and
firearms, historic & silver saddles, Hollywood actment groups. Sa 9a-5p, Su 10a-3p, $5 for adults, 13 Florence St & Florence Blvd - Upscale arts & crafts, remodeled homes, buildings & movie sets, ticket
& under free. 928-783-4771 live music, food, car show (Sa 10-3). Free adm, Sat $8 advance, $10 day of, 10a-4p. Free Art & Antique
cowboy, western books & photography. 10-5, Sun 10-4. 520-836-8744, www.cgmainstreet.org Show. Watch world famous Mata Ortiz potters at
The SHOW will be held at Mesa Commu- JAN 13-17 WILLCOX work. 520-689-0200
nity Center with 150 national exhibitors of Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival JAN 16-24 QUARTZSITE
western & Indian artifacts and fine western Thousands of Sandhill Cranes! Raptors, sparrows & 27th Annual Sports, Vacation and RV Show JAN 30-31 LAKE HAVASU CITY
art. Hours are Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9:30-4, $10/ more. Geology, SW history & archaeology, mining & Big Top, half mile S of I-10 on Hwy 95 - The nation’s National Senior Pro Rodeo
ranching, photography, astronomy, etc; tours, semi- largest consumer-attended RV Show, new & used SARA Park - 1p, adm. $10 single day, $15 two-day
day, $15 weekend. nars, trade show, banquet. Reserve early! RVs, new products, demos, live entertainment, 9a-5p, pass, children 17 & under free. www.seniorrodeo.com
The AUCTION will be held at the adjoining 800-200-2272, www.wingsoverwillcox.com free adm & parking. RV service avail. 714-377-7940
Phoenix Marriott Mesa on Sat. at 5 pm with JAN 31-FEB 14 TUCSON
300+ lots of historic and important western & JAN 15-17 CAREFREE JAN 20-24 QUARTZSITE American Indian Exposition
Indian artifacts and fine western art. 17th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival 44th Annual Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, Stone & Drachman -
Illustrated auction catalog available January, Downtown - World-class festival with 165 strictly jur- Pow Wow Building - The largest operating display The finest collection of American Indian art, crafts &
ied fine artists, wine tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine of lapidary equipment in the country, 400+ booths food directly from the Native American artist, Su-Th
2010 ($30 US). glass), live entertainment, 10a-5p, adm $3. displaying, buying & selling, 9a-6p, free adm & park- 10-5, Fr-Sa 10-6. Free adm. 520-622-4900
310-202-9010 480-837-5637 ing. 928-927-6325
info@highnoon.com • www.highnoon.com FEB 1-28 GLOBE
JAN 15-17 LAKE HAVASU CITY JAN 22-24 CAVE CREEK Pieces of Friendship XX - Quilt Show
Buses by the Bridge XIV Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival Cobre Valley Center for the Arts - Quilts from all of
Windsor Beach 4, LH State Pk, London Bridge Rd Frontier Town (Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery), 6245 southern Gila County and surrounding communities!
Chandler Multicultural Festival - Vintage Volkswagon Bus Show and Camp-Out. E Cave Creek Rd - Paintings, metal art & tables, Mon-Fri 10a-5p, Sat 10-4, Sun noon-4p. 800-804-5623
JAN 16 CHANDLER 928-680-7664 or 928-855-7735 copper wall hangings, photography, unusual clothing,
Chandler’s 15th An- jewelry & more. Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, free adm & FEB 4-6 PARKER
nual Multicultural JAN 15-17 GLENDALE parking. 602-789-7222 BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425
Festival highlights 39th Annual Kruse Collector Car Auction “The Legend Lives On”
Renaissance Glendale Spa & Hotel - 300+ muscle JAN 23 THATCHER An array of cars and trucks will race off road, finish-
the cultural diver- cars, sports cars, classics & special interest vehicles. 3rd Annual Gila River Heritage Roundup ing at Bluewater Resort & Casino. 702-457-5775
sity of our commu- Check in 9-5 Fri, auction begins 10a Sat & Sun. Graham Co. Museum - Cowboy music, storytelling &
nity through music, dance, art, storytelling 800-968-4444 poetry, BBQ ($7), 10-4, free adm. Eastern AZ College FEB 4-7 PARKER
children’s area and more. - eve concert, $10 adv, $12 door. 928-428-0470 38th Spring GFWC-AZ Parker Woman’s Civic Club,
It takes place at Chandler Public Library JAN 15-24 QUARTZSITE Inc. --- Potpourri
Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama JAN 27-29 HOLBROOK-SCOTTSDALE Western Park on Riverside Dr - Thursday thru
Courtyard, 22 S. Delaware St. from 11 am to 5 SW corner of I-10 & Hwy 95 - 25-Acre outdoor 52nd Annual Hashknife Pony Express Ride Sunday, large craft show & swap meet, food vendors,
pm. Admission is FREE to all of the Multicul- spectacular with unbelievable variety of gems, rocks, Hashknife Sheriff ’s Posse rides out Wed. 8a on round-the-clock security, 8a-5p, free adm. (Set up
tural Festival events. arts, crafts, hobbies, jewelry, antiques, coins, lapidary 200-mile reenactment relay ride delivering mail to Wed 2/3.) 928-667-2109
Also, for the fourth straight year Childsplay tools, great food! Free! 928-927-6364 Scottsdale Waterfront Property at Hashknife statue,
will present a special production by creator noon on Fri. Come watch, send mail! 602-616-6901 FEB 5-7 CASA GRANDE
David Saar. This year’s production is titled: JAN 16 CHANDLER 7th Annual Wuertz Farm Gourd Festival
15th Annual Multicultural Festival JAN 27-31 QUARTZSITE Pinal Co Fair Grounds - AzGS judged gourd show,
Androcles and the Lion. Chandler Public Library, 22 S Delaware St - High- 13th Annual Hobby, Craft & Gem Show 100+ gourd artists & vendors, Kindergourden, mini
For more information, visit our website at: lighting the community’s cultural diversity through Big Top, half mile S of I-10 on Hwy 95 - 100s of ven- gourdster race, sailing “Regourda”, food, live music,
www.chandleraz.gov/unity music, dance, art, storytelling, children’s area & more, dors, crafts, Native American art, custom clothing, Fr-Sa 9-5, Su 10-3. Adm: $6, 12 & under free.
11a-5p, free adm. 480-782-2665 jewelry, home products, gems, demos, food, 9a-5p, 520-723-4432, www.wuertzfarm.com
free adm & parking. 714-377-7940
DISCLAIMER: AZ Tourist News makes every JAN 16 TUBAC Indicates Native American
effort to verify that the information on events we Tubac Home Tour JAN 29-31 CASA GRANDE
print is accurate. However, details can change up Tubac Center of the Arts - Benefit/ pick up map here: Pinal County’s Agri-Country 24th Bluegrass Jamboree, Related Events
to the last minute. We advise that you call and view fascinating art collections & noted architecture Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Car Show & Tractor Pull

Wings Over Willcox


confirm that ALL information is correct. as you tour six of Tubac’s loveliest homes, 10a-4p, Pinal County Fairgrounds - Includes wide variety of
$25. Buy tickets in adv or same day. 520-398-2371 entertainment, 9a-6p, $5, under 12 free. 520-509-3555,
Vendors: 520-866-7650
17th Annual Birding & Nature Festival
JAN 29-31 TUCSON
Mineral Madness Showcase & Sale January
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Find treasures for
your collection (prices start under $1!), activities for 13-17, 2010
families (starting 11a), Miner’s Story Project, 9a-4p, 1-800-200-2272
adm $13, $4.25 ages 6-12. 520-883-2702, www.
desertmuseum.org www.wingsoverwillcox.com
questions@wingsoverwillcox.com
JAN 29-FEB 7 QUARTZSITE
Tyson Wells Art & Craft Fair
SW corner of I-10 and Hwy 95 - Artisans sell unbe-
lievable variety of their own handcrafted works, food
vendors, free adm. 928-927-6364

JAN 30-31 QUARTZSITE


12th Annual Quartzsite Rock
& Roll Classic Car Show
Big Top, half mile S of I-10 on Hwy 95 - Hundreds
of vehicles, hot rods, street rods, customs and classic
cars, 9a-5p, free adm & parking. 714-377-7940

JAN 30-31 MESA


20th Annual High Noon’s Western
Americana Show & Auction
Mesa Convention Center - Show: 150+ dealers,
spurs, chaps, saddles, textiles, photos, western art, Sat
9-4:30, Sun 10-4, $10 day, $15 wkend. Auction: Sat
5p. 310-202-9010, www.highnoon.com

JAN 30-31 SEDONA


Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show
Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from
about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photogra-
phy, jewelry, pottery, more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627
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Destination February Events Pieces of Friendship XX Quilt Show


FEB 1-28 GLOBE
Pieces of Friendship is a
community quilt show
FEB 6-7 LAKE HAVASU CITY FEB 11-14 TUCSON FEB 13-14 PHOENIX
25th Annual Winterfest Tucson Gem & Mineral Show™ The Main Show 54th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale
sponsored by the Copper
McCulloch Blvd (between Acoma & Smoketree) - Tucson Convention Ctr - Exhibiting some of the fin- State Fairgrounds Exhibit Building - 600,000+ books. Country Quilters Chapter of
Outdoor festival w/250+ vendors featuring arts & est “Gems & Gem Minerals” from museums & private Proceeds benefit local charities. Sa 8a-6p, Su 8a-4p, the Arizona Quilters Guild.
crafts, business services, live entertainment, children’s collections. Also 300+ dealers of jewelry, minerals, free adm. Fairgrounds charge parking fee. 602-265- The show, now in its 20th
activities, great food, Sa 10-5, Su 10-4, free adm. 928- etc. Th-Sa 10-6; Su 10-5. $9.25 cash at door, cc online, 6805, www.vnsabooksale.org year, is held at the Cobre
855-4115 14 & under free w/adult. www.tgms.org Valley Center for the Arts at
FEB 16 YUMA
FEB 6-MAR 28 APACHE JUNCTION FEB 11-21 SCOTTSDALE Canadian Snowbird Assoc Winter Info. Meeting 101 N. Broad Street in Globe.
AZ Renaissance Festival Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo Yuma Civic & Convention Center, 1440 Desert Hills Area quilters display and some sell quilts
US Hwy 60 - Sat’s, Sun’s & Presidents’ Day Mon. Westworld - Most prestigious Arabian horse show Dr - Entertainment, valuable information geared toward and wall hangings during the show. A
10a-6p: A medieval amusement park, 12-stage theater, in the world. 2400 horses, 300+ vendors, 30 eateries, snowbird lifestyle, 1p-4p, free adm. 800-265-3200 Viewer’s Choice Award is given and chances
30-acre circus, arts & crafts fair, jousting tournament starts daily 8a, see website for specific show times, sold on an annual opportunity quilt.
& feast - all rolled into one non-stop family adventure! $10 gen, $7 Srs, under 12 free. 480-515-1500, www. FEB 17-20 LAKE HAVASU CITY
Gate: Adults $20, 5-12 $10, under 5 free. 520-463-2700; scottsdaleshow.com
Proceeds from ticket sales go to fund com-
FLW Stren Series Tournament & College Fishing
www.renfestinfo.com Tournament. www.flwoutdoors.com 270-205-6918 munity charity projects. An award from the
FEB 12 INDIO, CA Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame is also given.
FEB 9-10 MESA Canadian Snowbird Assoc Winter Info. Meeting FEB 19-21 GOODYEAR The show is open to the public by dona-
Canadian Snowbird Celebration Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Goodyear Rodeo Days tion. No admission fee is charged. Center/
Mesa Convention Center, 201 N. Center St. - Valuable Parkway - Entertainment, valuable information Estrella Mountain Regional Park - Senior pro rodeo. Show hours: Monday through Friday 10-5,
information geared toward snowbird lifestyle, 10a-4p, geared toward snowbird lifestyle, 1p-4p, free adm. Fr 9a: Slack Day, free adm. Sa & Su, gate opens 11a,
free adm. 800-265-3200 800-265-3200 performance 2p, $8 adults, $7 seniors, $4 ages 5-12.
Saturday 10-4 and Sunday noon-4.
Event pending, call to confirm: 623-327-3798 For further information contact the Co-
FEB 10-14 TUBAC FEB 12-14 SIERRA VISTA bre Valley Center for the Arts at 928-425-
51st Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts 18th Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering FEB 19-21 CAVE CREEK 0884 or the Greater Globe-Miami Chamber
Longest running art festival in AZ, art & craft booths Buena Performing Arts Center - “Cowboys and Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival of Commerce.
w/ 100s of visiting artists, horse-drawn trolleys, enter- Sweethearts”: Headliner shows Fri & Sat evenings & Frontier Town (Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery), 6245 E
tainers, food court, 10a-5p, free adm. 520-398-2704 Sun matinee. Free sessions Sat 10a-5p, incl youth con- Cave Creek Rd - Paintings, metal art & tables, copper 800-804-5623
test winners. Info: 520-249-2511; Artists, stage shows, wall hangings, photography, unusual clothing, jewelry
FEB 10-14 LAKE HAVASU CITY tickets: www.cowboypoets.com & more. Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, free adm & park-
Winter Blast - Western Pyrotechnics Convention ing. 602-789-7222 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show &
SARA Park - Fireworks displays and competition, FEB 12-14 TUCSON
open to public for free viewing. www.westernpyro.org 10th Desert Diamond Casino Arts & Crafts Festival FEB 20 SALOME Shopping Expo
800-242-8278 I-19 & Pima Mine Rd - Finest artists & craftspeople 17th Great AZ Outback Chili Cook-Off FEB 11-21 SCOTTSDALE
from the SW, jewelry, clothes, wood, metal, pottery, Centennial Community Ctr - Chili & salsa competi- The 55th Annual Scott-
FEB 10-15 PHOENIX furniture, etc. Live entertainment including Native tion, poker runs, aircraft contests, classic car show, art sdale Arabian Horse
Western National Shoot American performers, food, Fr & Sa 10-5, Su 10-4. show, auction, quilt show, 9a-4p. 928-859-3846
Ben Avery Shooting Range - Traders Row, competitive 520-294-7777 Show will take place
shooting, knife & tomahawk throwing, demonstra- FEB 20 SCOTTSDALE at WestWorld in north
tions, 8a-5p. Free to spectators. 800-745-1493 FEB 12-14 CAVE CREEK 57th Annual Parada del Sol Parade Scottsdale, Feb. 11-21,
Stagecoach Fine Art & Wine Affaire Scottsdale Rd, Oak St to Indian School - World’s larg- 2010. It’s the largest
FEB 11-14 WICKENBURG 7100 E. Cave Creek Road - Juried show of 125+ world est horse drawn parade, western pageantry, dancing event of its kind in the world and attracts
62nd Annual Gold Rush Days & Rodeo class artists, wine-tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine troupes, bands, 10a. Trail’s End Celebration w/live
Celebrate the town’s ranching & mining heritage w/ goblet), live entertainment, local food, 10a-5p, $3. hundreds of thousands of spectators.
music, food, Kids Zone till 5p, free. 480-990-3179
activities each day. Sat/Sun Rodeo - 2p, Sat. Rodeo Free Parking. 480-837-5637 Along with exciting competitions,
Dance. Lots more! www.wickenburgchamber.com FEB 20 LAKE HAVASU CITY educational seminars, and an international
800-942-5242 FEB 12-14 LAKE HAVASU CITY Geo Cache Bash cuisine court, the event features more than
Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion Cattail Cove State Park - Search for hidden treasure! Be 300 trade booths offering everything from
LH State Park, Windsor 4 - Pre ‘68 car show, bike sure to bring your handheld GPS unit. Raffle prizes and lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art to
show, carnival, vendors, pin-up girl contest, live music fun for the whole family! 10a-2p. 928-855-1223
& entertainment. www.eventsallaround.net boots, saddles and gifts.
928-230-6719 FEB 20 TUCSON Each year the Show raises thousands
FEB 5-7, 2010 9th Annual Arizona Animal Fair of dollars for local charities. The Arabian
Pinal County Fairgrounds FEB 12-15 CASA GRANDE Reid Park - Demonstrations, entertainment, food Horse Association of Arizona will continue
3rd Annual O’Odham Tash Indian Days court & beer garden, 100+ exhibitors and over 30 to support such endeavors this year. Tickets
Casa Grande, AZ Features a parade and rodeo w/ approx 600 Native animal rescue agencies.10a-4p, free. 520-275-0445 are $10 and can be purchased by calling
American contestants from as far away as Canada,
traditional ceremonial dances and beautiful Native FEB 20-21 GLOBE TicketMaster or at the ticket booth on site.
American crafts & art works for sale. 520-836-4723 26th Historic Home & Building Tour, For a schedule of events and more infor-
Antique & Quilt Show mation on the show visit the website.
FEB 13 FLORENCE Downtown - From 9a, last tour 3p. $15 adults/$10 TicketMaster: 480-784-4444
Wuertz Farm’s 7th Annual Gourd Festival is a Tour of Historic Florence seniors & youth. Antique Show & Quilt Show free w/ www.scottsdaleshow.com
nationally acclaimed event featuring over 100 Visit homes on the Nat’l Historic Register, also farm- tour. 800-804-5623
artists/vendors, AzGS judged show, reserved ers market, antique & collectible sale. Free shuttle,
9a-4p, $10 advance, $12 day of, 18 & under free. FEB 20-21 MESA
classes, Kindergourden, gourdster races, a sailing
regourda, gourd games, non-stop live music, great
Tickets at Visitor Center. florencemainstreet.com 21st Annual Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale
food and thousands of gourds for sale!
866-977-4496 Mesa Centennial Hall, Bldg C, 201 N Center - Judged FEB 20-21 MESA
woodcarving competition, fine woodworking show, This unique event at Mesa
FRI-SAT: 9-5 SUN: 10-3 FEB 13 BISBEE wood sculpture, supplies, demos, prizes, raffles, Sat-
19th Annual Chocolate Tasting Centennial Hall, 201 N.
soapcarving for kids. Sa 9-5 & Su 10-4, donation $5,
ADM: $6 Kids free. RV Parking. Rain or Shine.
Many activities indoors. Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St - Delectable des- under 14 free. 480-951-6175 Center St., includes a
serts and live entertainment, a must for lovers of fine woodcarving competition
520-723-4432 or www.wuertzfarm.com things, 6-9p, tickets $10 adv, $12 door. 520-432-4232 presented by the Grand
Canyon State Woodcarv-
In the Historic Artist Colony of Tubac
Saturday, February 20, 2010 10am—4pm ers and the Arizona State
Woodcarvers - watch power carving, hand
Tubac Festival of the Arts Reid Park (22nd / Country Club) carving, tool sharpening techniques, wood
burning & texturing demonstrations, soap
February 10-14 ENTERTAINMENT carving for children, and adult whittling
9th Annual  EDUCATIONAL
DEMOS  FOOD
contests both days.
Wood sculpture art, supplies, tools,
books, and sculptures of all kinds - realistic,
BEER GARDEN  birds, figures, animals, etc. - are for sale.
VENDORS  The Fine Woodworkers of Arizona show
RESCUE GROUPS runs in conjunction, too.
 LOW-COST Clubs nationwide are invited to compete
for the best-carved Dr. Seuss Scene. Contact
VACCINATIONS 
us for details. Competitive entries: Novices,
FREE Intermediate, Advanced and Junior Carv-
170 Visiting Artist Booths MICROCHIPPING ers, and new Open Division. We anticipate
100 Year-Round Galleries & Shops 250 to 400 carvings. Vendor and Exhibitor
tables available. Free parking. $5 donation,
South of Tucson w I-19 to Exit 34 14 and under free. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4.
www.azanimalfair.com 888-809-8883
www.TubacAZ.com w 520-398-2704 Dave Friesth: dgfriesth@cox.net
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Destination February / March Events


FEB 20-21 MESA FEB 25 TUCSON MAR 5-7 COOLIDGE MAR 12-14 LAKE HAVASU CITY
44th Annual Jewelry, Gem, Rock & Mineral Show Tucson Rodeo Parade Cotton Days Havasu Art Guild’s 30th Annual Juried Spring Show
Skyline HS, 845 S. Crismon Rd (exit 192 Rt. 60) - Irvington Rd & S. Sixth Ave - The largest non-motor- San Carlos Park, 320 W Central - Parade, “Ride to Community Aquatic Center, 100 Park Ave - Show
Dealers sell jewelry, gems, rocks, fossils, lapidary sup- ized parade in the world, 150 western-themed floats the Ruins” biker rally & bike show (Sat), arts & crafts, & sale of fine arts & crafts from all over the West,
plies & equipment. Also door prizes, silent auction, and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and musicians, live entertainment, food, beer garden, carnival, cot- artists welcome, Fr 10-2, Sa 10-4, Su 10-3. Free adm.
food. Sat 9a-5p, Sun 10a-4p, adults $3, students $1, prompt start 9a. Grandstand seating $6/$4, for tickets: ton bale rolling contest, Fri 12-10p, Sat 10a-10p, Sun 928-854-6191
under 12 free. www.apachejunctionrockclub.org 520-294-1280, www.TucsonRodeoParade.org noon-5p. 520-723-3009
480-982-7760 MAR 12-14 SCOTTSDALE
FEB 26-27 LAKE HAVASU CITY MAR 5-7 LAKE HAVASU CITY Goodguys 1st Spring Nationals
FEB 20-28 TUCSON Hava BBQ London Bridge Style Bluegrass on the Beach WestWorld - 1972 and older rods, customs, classics,
85th La Fiesta de los Vaqueros® -- The Tucson Rodeo Windsor Beach State Park #4 grass area - Fri. Noon- Lake Havasu State Park - Some of the country’s best muscle cars and tricked out trucks; vendor exhibits,
Tucson Rodeo Grounds - PRCA Rodeo, largest out- 9p, Sat. 10a-7p, adm: $2 for parking. 928-680-3815, talent incl the 7 time IBMA winner for Fiddle Player swap meet, cars for sale corral, model car show. Fri &
door winter rodeo in US. Six performances: Feb. 20 & www.havabbq.com of the Year: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3. 925-838-9876, www.good-guys.com
21 and 25-28. Tickets $16 - $26, all seats are reserved, Workshops, art & craft / food vendors, raffles,
starts 12:30p. www.tucsonrodeo.com 800-964-5662 FEB 26-28 APACHE JUNCTION jamming, 10a-6p. www.landspromotions.com, 209- MAR 13 CHLORIDE
Lost Dutchman Days 785-4693 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration
FEB 21 TUCSON Community celebrates Lost Dutchman legend - Pro- Parade (12p), gunfighter reenactments, corned beef
Fords on Fourth Classic All Fords Auto Show fessional rodeo & rodeo dance, carnival, two stages MAR 5-7 CAREFREE and cabbage, vendors, live music. 928-565-4888
Fourth Ave - Fords of all types, Tucson’s trolley, lots w/ free entertainment, 100+ vendors of arts, crafts & Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
of great restaurants and shops. Presented by Southern food, wild horse & burro adoption, themed parade on Downtown - World-class festival with 165 strictly MAR 13 AJO
AZ Mustang Club, oldest Mustang Club in world. 8a- 27th. 800-252-3141 or 1-888-75 RODEO juried fine artists, wine tasting ($10 incl’s engraved 10th Annual Sonoran Shindig
3p, free adm. 520-624-5004, www.fourthavenue.org wine glass), live entertainment, 10a-5p, adm $3. Bud Walker Park - Sonoran desert celebration, activi-
FEB 26-28 SCOTTSDALE 480-837-5637 ties for the whole family, live music, displays, info
FEB 21-28 SEDONA Parada Del Sol PRCA Rodeo booths, coyote howling contest, raffles, food, and fun
16th Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop WestWorld of Scottsdale - Bull riding, saddle bronc, MAR 6 CASA GRANDE just for kids, 10a-3p, free adm. 520-387-7742
One Full Week of “Reel” Magic - Documentaries, team roping, barrel racing, and all the usual rodeo 32nd Annual AZ State Open Chili Championship
shorts, features, and animations from around the events; live music after each perf. Call for times & Ed Hooper Park, 2525 N Pinal Ave - Cookoff, tasting MAR 13-14 TUCSON
world; fabulous parties. Ticket info: 888-399-FILM ticket prices. 480-990-3179, www.paradadelsol.org cups on sale, plus arts & crafts vendors, food, live 28th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow
entertainment, 10a-6p, free adm. 520-560-2256 San Xavier Del Bac Mission - Native American
FEB 26-28 CAVE CREEK inter-tribal dancing, contests, Native American food/

VNSA
Indicates Native Out West Art Fest MAR 6-7 AVONDALE arts & crafts, Sa 10:30a-11p, Su 10a-7p. Adults $9, chil-
American Related Events Stagecoach Village, 7100 E Cave Creek Rd - Juried Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival dren $7, 6 & under free, parking $3. 520-573-4051
show w/85 local & nationally-acclaimed artists, B & M Wildlife Area, Avondale Blvd, 5 miles S of I-10
contemporary and Western art, live music, food, artist - Free fishing clinic, canoe floats, wildlife watching, MAR 13-14 SEDONA
February 13 & 14, 2010 demos,10a-5p, free adm. & parking. 480-575-6624 live music, recycling exhibits. Free adm & parking. Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show
Saturday 8-6 • Sunday 8-4 www.tresriosnaturefestival.com 623-932-2260, Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from
54th Annual FEB 27 ARIZONA CITY about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photogra-
Arizona City Daze MAR 6-7 PAYSON phy, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627
Used Book Sale Fire Dept. complex, Sunland Gin Rd - Parade 9a, Western Collectibles & Firearms Show
Arizona State Fairgrounds festival after w/arts & crafts, free live entertainment, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino -Antique, black powder MAR 13-14 PARKER
Almost All Books 1/2 Price Sunday carnival, games, food, free adm. 520-466-5141 and modern firearms, gun parts, Indian artifacts, Annual Parker Marathon Water Ski Races
Information, Call : knives, Old West memorabilia, cleaning supplies, BlueWater Resort & Casino - High speed water ski
602-265-6805 FEB 27 QUARTZSITE much more! 9a-5p. Reserve table: Bill Johnson, marathon, racecourse extends from BlueWater to La
www.vnsabooksale.org 7th “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff 928-772-4247; azterritorial@hotmail.com. More info: Paz County Park and return, races start daily at 9a.
Book Sale Proceeds & State Salsa Championship 800-777-7529 928-669-7035
Benefit Valley-wide Charities! Tyson Wells Showgrounds - CASI sanctioned,
entrants from all over US, also People’s Choice w/ MAR 6-7 FLAGSTAFF MAR 13-14 LITCHFIELD PARK
cash prizes (1st is $1000). Public free adm, $4 tasting Holistic Wellness Faire 12th Annual Litchfield Park Art & Culinary Festival
fee (starts noon), big raffle, entertainment, 10a-4p. High Country Conference Center, 201 W Butler - 48 Historic downtown by legendary Wigwam Resort -
928-927-9321 exhibitors offer alternative therapies, body & energy One of the Southwest’s premier outdoor art festivals,
work, intuitive readings, wellness products & toys, 200+ fine artists & craftsmen, live music, wine tast-
MAR 5-6 CASA GRANDE plus speakers! 10a-6p, $3. www.AZHolisticEvents. ings & culinary demos, 9a-5p, free adm & parking.
52nd Annual Cactus Antique Aircraft Fly-In com 928-204-5912, 623-935-9040
Municipal Airport - Antique, classic, warbird, replica
and homebuilt aircraft will be on display, Fri & Sat, MAR 12-13 SUN LAKES DISCLAIMER: AZ Tourist News makes every
8a-5p. Sponsored by the Arizona Antique Aircraft Fine Art & Fine Craft Show effort to verify that the information on events we
Association. Terry: 520-836-7447 ACE Plaza (Dobson & Riggs) - Limited and special print is accurate. However, details can change up
collection of fine art & craft, Fri-Sat 9-5. Free adm. & to the last minute. We advise that you call and

Bell Rock Plaza Arts & Crafts Shows


parking. 602-789-7222 confirm that ALL information is correct.

50th Annual
Kearny Pioneer Days
March 25-28, 2010 Kearny, Az
In the Village of Oak Creek on Hwy 179, Gateway to Sedona
• Carnival • Vendors •
On your way to Sedona stop by and view the works of 45-60 artists from 10am - 5pm. • Horseshoe & Softball Tournaments •
Works for sale include paintings, jewelry, leather, sculpture, pottery, and much more. • Entertainment •

Jan 30-31 • Feb 20 -21 • Mar 6-7 • Mar 13-14 • Apr 3-4 (Easter) 520-363-7607
For more Information call Donna • 928-284-9627
7th Annual

March 6-7 2010

FEBRUARY 12-14, 2010


SIERRA VISTA, AZ
For More Information
www.cowboypoets.com
www.tresriosnaturefestival.com
Phone: 520-249-2511 623•932•2260
Jan-Mar 2010 www.aztourist.com www.facebook.com/aztouristnews Statewide AZ • Page 7

“Bluegrass On The Beach”


MAR 5-7 LAKE HAVASU CITY
Formerly in Parker with
Destination March / April Events
a successful year at our
MAR 13-14 PICACHO MAR 19-21 CAVE CREEK APR 8-11 CAVE CREEK
new location at the Lake Civil War in the Southwest Fine Art & Craft Festival Fiesta Days Weekend
Havasu State Park (Hwy Picacho Peak State Park - Re-enactments of Civil War Frontier Town (Silver Spur Saloon & Eatery), 6245 E Cave Creek Memorial Arena - Golf Tournament &
95 & Industrial Blvd), battle for Pichaco Pass & two other SW battles. Period Cave Creek Rd - Paintings, metal art & tables, copper Miss Rodeo Arizona Pageant on 8th, WPRA Rodeo
L&S Promotions is costumes, encampments, Civil War memorabilia & wall hangings, photography, unusual clothing, jewelry & Mutton Bustin’ on 9th, dance on 9-10th, parade
returning March 5-7 with another incred- food booths. $8/car up to 4 people, $2 each add’l, 10a- & more. Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4, free adm & parking. on 10th, PRCA Rodeo performances on 10-11th.
ible line-up: 4p. 520-466-3183 602-789-7222 For times, locations, prices: 480-488-4043, www.
fiestadaysrodeo.com
7 time IBMA winner for Fiddle Player of MAR 14 FOUNTAIN HILLS MAR 20 MESA
the Year Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Fine Art & Fine Craft Show A Night in the 40’s APR 9-11 TOMBSTONE
with the 2009 IBMA Mandolin Player of the Plaza Fountainside, 12645 N Saguaro Blvd (located Falcon Field Airport - AZ Wing CAF: Live Big Band, Old West Founders Days
Year Jesse Brock and Bass Player of the Year near the big fountain) - Fountain water dyed green in WWII Musical Show, jitterbug & costume contests. Honoring Ed Scheffelin who founded Tombstone;
Marshall Wilburn; hard driving Bluegrass celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Show hours 9-5. Free Dance in the shadow of a vintage B-17 WWII bomber, street entertainment, craft show, farmers market, the
admission & parking. 602-789-7222 fundraiser for museum, $35/adv, $40/door. Meal Rose Tree Parade, mining competitions, look alike
Brothers; Wayne Taylor (retired master extra. 480-924-1940, www.bigbanddance.com contests, over 20 events on Fri, 28 on Sat and 24 on
chief of the U.S. Navy Bluegrass band) & MAR 18-21 SCOTTSDALE Sun. 1-888-457-3929
Appaloosa; Nothin’ Fancy; and many more. National Festival of the West 20th Celebration MAR 20 PATAGONIA
Music daily 10 am - dusk. WestWorld - Huge Western shopping expo, Western Annual Mariachi Festival APR 9-11 SEDONA
Arts & crafts, a variety of food & bever- music jamboree, cowboy poetry gathering, Western Patagonia Lake State Park - A number of Mariachi Sedona Factory Outlet Fine Art & Craft Show
age vendors, band workshops, raffles, event TV & film celebrities, Chuck Wagon Cook Offs, lots bands perform, food vendors, 12-5p. 520-287-6965 Factory Outlets, Hwy 179, Village of Oakcreek - 35 to
more; from 10a. 602-996-4387, festivalofthewest.com 40+ artists showing fine art paintings, sculpture, jew-
t-shirts, and unlimited jamming. MAR 25-28 KEARNY elry, hats, leather, wood furniture, clothing, pottery,
Adult tickets: Fri or Sat $20 ea, Sun $15; MAR 19-20 LAKE HAVASU CITY Pioneer Days 50th Annual Celebration much more, 9a-6p. 928-284-9627
3-day ticket package with camping $75 ea 3rd Western Winter Nationals Havasu 95 Speedway Race Pioneer Park - Parade Sat 10a, carnival & food
(before Feb 1, 2010). SARA Park, Hwy 95 South - Gates open 4p, racing 6p. vendors Thurs on, Copper Thimbles Quilt Show Fri APR 15-18 YUMA
928-716-6300, www.havasu95speedway.com & Sat, live entertainment all weekend. Thurs & Fri Yuma Birding & Nature Festival
209-480-4693 5-10p, Sat 12p-12a, Sun 12-4p, free adm. 520-363-7607 Field trips, seminars, Colorado River canoe & jetboat
www.landspromotions.com MAR 19-21 SACATON trips, SegwaYuma Historic Heritage Tours, Castle
Mul-Chu-Tha Fair & Rodeo MAR 26-27 CHANDLER Dome Mines Ghost Town Tours, Horse Tanks Eve-
Gila River Indian Community, I-10 exit 175 (fr Chandler Jazz Festival ning Hike with cookout, lots more. 928-376-0100
Phx) All Indian Rodeo, Pow Wow, parade, carnival, Downtown, A J Chandler Park - An exciting jazz fest
Sonoran Shindig arts/crafts, games & sports, battle of the bands, 13-54 featuring various bands, several venues. Free adm. Fr
4:45-9:30p, Sa 1-9:30p. 480-782-2665
APR 22-25 COTTONWOOD
yrs $6, 55+ & ages 6-12 $4. 520-562-6087 Annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival
“Celebration of the Desert” Dead Horse Ranch State Park - Field trips, guided
MAR 13 AJO MAR 19-21 SUPERIOR MAR 26-28 TUCSON walks, workshops, exhibits, vendors. NEW trips every
Superior Apache Leap Mining Festival Spring Artisans Market
It’s the 10th year for the Parade, entertainment, mining competitions, carnival. Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N Main Ave in Historic
year. Register starting Feb. 1: www.birdyverde.org;
Info: 928-282-2202
Sonoran Shindig “Celebra- Fr 5-10p, Sa 9a-11p, Su 10a-6p. Free. 520-689-0200 Downtown - 100+ of the finest artisans in the South-
tion of the Desert,” held at west offering a wide variety of exquisite, handmade
Bud Walker Park in Ajo, MAR 19-21 TUCSON works, 10a-5p, free adm. 520-624-2333 o
Arizona. Free to the public 40th Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair
are music, arts and crafts, 4th Ave - One of top 100 festivals in the US, 400+ MAR 26-28 CAREFREE American Indians’ World Fair
“Thunder in the Desert”
booths of arts & crafts, food vendors, 2 big music 9th Sonoran Festival of Fine Art
wildlife exhibits, Indian fry stages, street performers, kids “Van Grow” hands-on Town Center - Juried show w/100 local & nationally-
bread, games. Don’t miss the art pavilion, 10a-dusk, free adm. 520-624-5004, acclaimed artists, food booths, farmer’s market, enter-
Coyote Howling contest- it is open to ev- www.fourthavenue.org tainment, exhibits about wildlife & desert preserva- www.usaindianinfo.org
eryone! Judging is by audience applause, so tion, 10a-5p, free adm. 480-575-6624
come with your best coyote yelp and howl MAR 19-21 BUCKEYE
Helzapoppin’ PRCA Rodeo MAR 26-28 LAKE HAVASU CITY
with the best. Helzapoppin’ Rodeo Grounds - Rodeo performance World Off-Road Championship Series Motorcycle
The Festival promotes public awareness Fri & Sat 7p, Sun 1p, dance Sat eve at 9p. Tickets: $10 Crazy Horse Campgrounds - 7:30a-5:30p. 435-635-
of the desert ecosystem, the wildlife and adults (includes dance), $5 ages 4-12, dance alone $5. 1597, www.worcsracing.com
plants of the area, and the lifestyles and 623-386-2727
economy that depend upon the desert and MAR 27-28 GLOBE
its balance of nature. Enjoy the Sonoran MAR 19-21 LAKE HAVASU CITY Celebrate AZ Archaeology Month
28th Annual Home Show Besh-Ba-Gowah - 2 tours Sat, 1 tour Sun, pottery
Desert Photo Contest and Piñata Contest High School, 2675 S. Palo Verde - Find everything for and basket weaving demonstrations, Apache Crown
with its mythical creature of the desert by your home, enhance your lifestyle! Focus is on “All Dancers, 9a-5p. Sa-Free, Su-$4 ages 12-64, $3 for 65+,
local artist. Ajo is the place! Working Together.” Colorado River Building Industry under 12 free. 928-425-0320
Assoc. Free adm! Fr 3:30-7p, Sa 9a-5p, Su 9a-3p.
Ajo District Chamber of Commerce: 928-453-7755 MAR 27-28 PHOENIX
520-387-7742 Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Outdoor Expo
MAR 19-21 LAKE HAVASU CITY Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Carefree Hwy, 1 mile
World Off-Road Championship Series ATV west of I-17 - Live wildlife, shooting of all kinds,
Crazy Horse Campgrounds - 7:30a-5:30p. fishing, archery, OHV & boating recreation, hands-on
Goodguys 1st Spring Nationals 435-635-1597, www.worcsracing.com activities & workshops, exhibitors, food booths, 9a-5p,
free parking & adm. www.azgfd.gov/expo
MAR 12-14 SCOTTSDALE MAR 19-21 FOUNTAIN HILLS
Head to WestWorld 6th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire APR 3-4 SEDONA
of Scottsdale for Ave of the Fountains - Juried show of 125+ world class Bell Rock Plaza Art & Craft Show
the inaugural artists, wine-tasting ($10 incl’s engraved wine goblet), Bell Rock Plaza - Wonderful, exciting new art from
Goodguys 1st live entertainment, local food, 10a-5p, $3. Free Park- about 35 artists and craftsmen - paintings, photogra-
ing. 480-837-5637 phy, jewelry, pottery and more, 10a-5p. 928-284-9627
Spring Nationals: three big days of hot rods,
customs, classics, Muscle cars, tricked out
trucks and more through 1972, plus com-
11th Annual Payson Art League
mercial and vendor exhibits, used auto parts Chandler Jazz Festival ‘Neath the Rim Studio Tour
swap meet, cars for sale corral, model car Friday, March 26 • 4:30pm - 9:30pm
show, and fun for the whole family. Saturday, March 27 • 1pm – 9:30pm
Special vehicle parking areas will be held Dr. A.J. Chandler Park in
on Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm and will in- Historic Downtown Chandler
clude the Trick Truck corral, Ya Gotta Drive March 26-27, 2010
‘Em, Goodguys Builder’s Choice, Mighty - Arts & Craft Fair – Food & Beverages
Muscle, and Homebuilt Heaven. Historic Downtown Chandler - Beer & Wine Garden sponsored by the
Participant registration will be held at www.chandleraz.gov/jazz Downtown Chandler Community Partnership
- Jazz in AZ hosts “How Cool is Jazz”
WestWorld of Scottsdale Thursday 9 am to - Musical performances held inside/outside restaurants,
5 pm, Friday 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 7 am to businesses and art galleries in the downtown area.
3 pm and Sunday 8 am to noon. Spectator - Visit www.chandleraz.gov/jazz for a list of the
April 30-May 2,2010
gates will be open on Friday and Saturday 8 weekend’s activities.
10am-5pm
am to 5 pm and Sunday 8 am to 3 pm. The The Chandler Jazz Festival is brought to you by your friends at: Juried artists exhibit in
event will feature an awards ceremony at their studio locations.
2:22 pm on Sunday. Demonstrations • Refreshments
925-838-9876 Free Admission, maps at
www.good-guys.com Rim Country Chamber of Commerce (Hwy. 87 & Main)
The Payson Library, 328 N. McLane Rd.
928-474-6071
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22nd Arizona Renaissance Festival Arizona’s World Class Cruise


Two Months of Excitement and Adventure - Huzzah ! One of the “Best Things to Do in Arizona”
Arizona’s biggest kingdom 520-463-2700 The Dolly Steamboat is www.dollysteamboat.com
of outdoor entertainment, the RenFestInfo.com an 1890s steamboat replica 480-827-9144
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entertainment, feasting and games rides and a feast of exotic food and drink. twilight dinner cruises, and astronomy Prime Rib, tangy Barbecued Ribs, and
beginning February 6 - performing, shop- Have more fun than you thought pos- cruises year round. Be sure to call for our charbroiled Rib Eye along with a grilled
ping and feasting on weekends, including sible in a single day! current schedule. Keep in mind Valentine’s chicken breast, various sides, dessert and
President’s Day Monday, through the end Times: The fun starts on February 6 and Day is just around the corner for a roman- beverages. Bask in the beauty of Canyon
of March. continues on Saturdays and Sundays (and tic Dinner Cruise! Lake as the lowering sun sets the canyon
In the festival’s vast 16th century Euro- Presidents Day Monday) through March Just a short distance from Mesa, walls aglow. It’s relaxing and romantic!
pean village, an expected 260,000 revelers 28. Gates open with a cannon shot at 10 am Scottsdale, and Phoenix, explore secluded A special treat is the new monthly Twi-
will find dozens of shows on 12 stages of and close at 6 pm, rain or shine. waterways as you relax and enjoy the light Astronomy Dinner Cruise, hosted
continuous entertainment each event day, Directions: From Phoenix-take Hwy 60 breathtaking flora and fauna of the lower by Dr. Sky, astronomy expert and radio
including: East past Gold Canyon Golf Resort to the Sonoran desert. Along the way, the captain personality. Dr. Sky gives a presentation on
· Special guests from England for one Festival. From Tucson: The Pinal Pioneer will recount the legends and lore of the Su- the solar system as you view the night sky
weekend concert appearances, the Medi- Parkway (Hwy 79) to Florence Junction; perstition Mountains. This “Junior Grand through on-board telescopes and enjoy a
aeval Baebes. Six talented singers breathe West 7 miles on US Hwy 60 to the Festival Canyon” tour is consistently rated one of filet mignon dinner.
renewed life into hauntingly beautiful early Village. the “Best Things to Do in Arizona.” The Dolly Steamboat is also a unique
music that captures the imagination and Tickets: Advance discount tickets at Bring your camera and binoculars as setting for weddings, special parties, and
devotion of modern audiences. Four sets Fry’s Food and Drug Stores and Fry’s Mar- bighorn sheep, coyote, deer, bobcats and corporate events. Consider a private charter
daily on February 13-14-15 only. ketplace. Or go on-line to RenFestInfo.com mountain lions may all be seen, along with as you plan your next occasion.
· New this season, Bearly Balanced! to buy advance print-at-home tickets, find bald eagles, hawks, vultures and other For a great getaway, take the Dolly
At the Arizona Renaissance Festival, detailed directions and festival informa- avian species. Steamboat’s unforgettable “mini Arizona
a 30-acre village forms the set for comic tion, and/or to make reservations for The The Twilight Dinner Cruise is an excit- vacation”! View the website for prices and
adventures, in which you can be both Pleasure Feast. Tickets are always available ing alternative to dining in the city. Entrees other information. Please call to reserve
audience and part of the fun. With a cast of at the gate on festival days. As always, event are served buffet style and vary by night your reservations.
nearly 1000 costumed characters, the fes- parking is free.
tival is a Monty Python movie come to life.
Festival fans can leave their cares behind

Superior
and enjoy the pleasures of a simpler time in

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a storybook town where you enjoy continu-

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Lost
Historic Apache Trail & Art in the Park
Arizona
Days
Drive along the world-famous Apache Trail ApAche Junction
and you can visit prehistoric Indian ruins and

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museums, pan for gold in the ghost town
of Goldfield, tour of one of 50 old mines,
Superior Apache
ride a Narrow Gauge Railroad, explore the Leap Mining Festival
back roads by Jeep tour, explore the natural January 30-31
beauty of Lost Dutchman State Park, and
visit Tortilla Flat, an old stage coach stop
with a population of six. Complete your tour
Annual Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm
Tour several homes and buildings. Shop a quality Antique Show. Browse March 19-21 FREE
Art in the Park, featuring local artists and the MATA ORTIZ potters from
at Canyon Lake with a “Mark Twain” voyage Mexico. Historian lectures throughout the day. Fri. 5-10pm • Sat. 9am - 11pm
aboard the Dolly Steamboat
Tour: $10 – All other events FREE Sun. 10am - 6pm
Apache Junction C of C:
800-252-3141 February $2.00 Off
TOUR ADMISSION
Parade • Entertainment • Mining Competitions • Carnival
Superior Chamber of Commerce
26-28, 2010 with Coupon
200 W Main St., 520-689-0200
www.superiorarizonachamber.org

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Be There at the Battles Explore Casa Grande


Civil War Re-enactments at Picacho Peak State Park There’s Nothing Like It!
The western-most battle Picacho Peak State Park: Casa Grande is a forward- 800-916-1515
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halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, to experience the three fascinating historic location, midway between Phoenix and wonders of Pinal County, hike one of the
Arizona. re-enactments complete with lifestyles of Tucson, at the hub of I-8 and I-10, make trails in the area, skydive indoors and
Each year hundreds the soldiers in the south- it an excellent spot for residents, travelers outdoors or watch a sunset.
of spectators descend on west during the 1860s. and the 20,000 winter visitors who call No matter what you choose to discover
Picacho Peak State Park More than 200 re-enac- Casa Grande “home” for several months or explore in the Casa Grande area, you
to watch re-enactments tors will camp at the park each year. can be sure that the pace will be relaxed
of this Arizona Civil War with their authentic Civil Our sunny, “community first” home- and easygoing. To learn more, visit our
skirmish and the New War camping gear. Food town offers a winter season chock-full of website or call the Greater Casa Grande
Mexico battles of Glorieta and beverage concessions festivals and activities which are enjoyed Chamber of Commerce, 800-916-1515.
and Val Verde. This year will be available. Please by “kids of all ages.” in addition, the city The staff at the Chamber office/Visitor
the re-enactments take bring along plenty of presents residents and visitors with a wide Information Center, 575 N. Marshall St.,
place on March 13-14. water, hat, lawn chair and variety of shopping and dining experienc- Casa Grande, AZ 85122, will be more than
In 1860 the New Mexico Territory (the sunscreen. es, historic sites, attractions, golf, movies, happy to give you the scoop on why Casa
present day states of AZ and NM) was This is a two-day event with the second museums, community theatre, as well as Grande is a wonderful haven for residents,
sparsely populated. When the Civil War day’s activities being a repeat of the first many unique events. whether they stay for days or decades.
broke out in 1861, the U.S. Government day. A full schedule will be available soon While you’re in the area, take a day Once you visit, you will see why.
recalled the majority of its troops from the at www.azstateparks.com.
West to build the Union army for the fight- The park is located off I-10 on exit 219,
ing in the east. 60 miles south of Phoenix and 40 miles
Henry Hopkins Sibley joined the Con- north of Tucson. Special Event Vehicle
25th Annual

Tour of Historic Florence


federacy and convinced Jefferson Davis that Entrance Fee is $8 per vehicle for up to 4
he would raise an army in Texas and invade persons; each additional person is charged
New Mexico territories for mineral resourc- $2 each and there is no charge for ages 13
es to fund the Confederacy war effort. & under. in Downtown Florence, AZ

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Coolidge Chamber of Commerce 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cotton Days
March 5 - 7, 2010
Discover the charm of one of Arizona’s most historic towns

Self-guided Tour - Antique & Collectibles Sale - Book Sale


• Parade $12 Adult Advance Tickets $10
Children under 18—Free Group Rates Available
• Arts & Crafts • Food
• Live Entertainment Toll free 866-977-4496 www.florencemainstreet.com
“Ride to the Ruins”
• Beer Garden Saturday, March 6
• Carnival • Motorcycle Ride/Rally
• Cotton Bale Rolling Contest • Bike Show
• Horseshoe Tournament • Bike Games

520-723-3009 • www.coolidgechamber.org
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Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park Discover Globe-Miami


Celebrating Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month An Authentic Arizona Experience
In celebration of Arizona 928-425-0320 Looking for a few good www.gmteconnect.com
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Park invites the public to a special ment built by the Salado Indians around How about a train ride on a restored Copper Spike Station. Board the ‘55 Dome-
presentation on Saturday and Sunday, the 1200s. Shortly after 1400 the pueblos 1930s trolley car? Or, a delightful tour of liner, ‘47 Calumet Club Car and 1930s
March 27-28. There will be Guided Tours were abandoned and the civilization of the historic buildings construct- coach for an excursion run
on Saturday at 10 am and 2 pm and on Salado people mysteriously disappeared. ed a century ago? Perhaps a between Globe and Apache
Sunday at 2 pm. Learn more as you walk the pathways and day (or two) of exploring an- Gold Casino on the San Car-
Demonstrations of pine needle basket tour the reconstructed rooms. tique shops and art galleries los Apache Reservation. Pres-
weaving and pottery making by local artist, There is also an excellent museum at the in old AZ copper country? ently, the train is powered by
Julie Hazen, will be ongoing both days. park where you can watch a video explain- Or, maybe you are craving a diesel engine, but it’s soon
A Crown Dance performance by GHS ing the life of this past civilization plus ex- Mexican food that is ‘muy to be steam.
Apache Club will be at 1 pm on Satur- plore exhibits of pottery, clothing, jewelry, delicioso’! For great hiking and
day and Sunday. Robert Wilson will be tools and other artifacts found there. The If so, we invite you to scenery, head to the east end
performing his original compositions on museum’s display of Salado pottery is the discover the copper hills of of Globe to Round Mountain
cedar flute at 3 pm both days. world’s largest! Globe-Miami! The boom and bust years Park and choose from four trails, ranging
A hands-on activity for children and Directions: To find Besh-Ba-Gowah of these classic western mining towns are from one and a half mile treks to just over
adults alike - rubbings of rock art re- from Phoenix follow U.S. Hwy 60 to Globe, reflected in the many wonderfully restored three miles.
productions donated by Archaeologist turn left onto Broad Street (Historic Dis- historic storefronts, which now house a Ever wonder what those old buildings
Charmion McKusick - will be available. trict). Make a right turn onto Jess Hayes unique variety of antique shops and art and homes are like inside? The annual
You can also visit the Ethno-Botanical Gar- Road and the Park is on the right. From galleries. Globe Historic Home and Building Tour
den and try your hand at grinding corn on Tucson turn left off Hwy 60 onto Hill St., Check out the wide variety of collect- on February 20-21 is your opportunity to
a metate excavated at the site. Refreshments then right onto Broad St. and immediate ibles: mining, advertising, furniture, glass- find out. Our annual Quilt Show and An-
will be provided free of charge. left off Broad to Jess Hayes Rd. ware, primitives, etc. - as well as western tique Show with over 40 vendors will take
What makes Besh-Ba-Gowah so inter- Admission will be free on Saturday and Native American arts and crafts. With place that weekend as well.
esting? The name comes from the Apache with the following regular admission over 20 shops, Globe-Miami is perhaps Whether on the way to Roosevelt Lake
language and translates as “place of metal,” charges in place on Sunday: general $4, 65 now Arizona’s best-kept secret shopping or the White Mountains or simply in search
but these ruins are not from the Apache and over $3, under 12 free. Park hours are 9 destination, but the word is spreading! of an authentic Arizona experience, you
am to 5 pm. For an experience you won’t want will find Globe-Miami a delightful place to
to miss, how about a ride on “Spike”, a visit. Complimentary shopping guide maps
BESH•BA•GOWAH Raft the
restored vintage train! Globe’s historic
freight office built around 1916 has been
are available at most any shop. Come for a
day and you will want to stay!
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
Salt
RUINS, MUSEUM, AND ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN
More Cool Things to Do
14th Century Salado Indian Ruins & Reconstructed
Rooms Depicting Ancient Lifestyles
River! Apache Gold Casino Resort - Home of San Carlos Apache Cultural Center - The
the most real penny machines in Arizona! cultural center provides an opportunity
Open: 9am-5pm - 7 days a week • Handicapped Class III-IV Whitewater Monthly floor promotions give you more for the tribe to tell its history from the per-
Accessible • Group Tours by Arrangement Family Fun—Ages 7 & Up
• Located just outside of Globe ways to win! Apache Gold offers luxurious spective of the San Carlos Apache people.
Limited Season March, April & May accommodations at the Best Western Hotel Open Mon-Fri, 9-5. Located in Peridot, AZ
928-425-0320 We have held over our 2009 prices
and great food and prices at the Apache
Grill and Wickiup Buffet. Located 5 miles
on Hwy 70. 928-475-2894
East of Globe on Hwy 70. 800-272-2438 Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Its 323
Group rates available acres include a wide range of habitats, a
Outdoor Recreation - The Globe-Miami 1.5 main loop mile walking trail and several
Arizona owned & operated - 20 years
area offers many opportunities for hiking demonstration gardens. Also hosts many
into the Pinals, hunting, fishing, horseback special events. Hwy 60, 3 miles west of
Call today and book your trip!
riding, rock climbing, four wheel adven- Superior. Open daily 8-5. Adm: $7.50 adults,
1-800-2PADDLE
tures, and rafting trips. $3 kids 5-12. 520-689-2723
Or Book Online
25% OFF with Coupon www.canyonrio.com Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce: 800-804-5623

26th Annual
Historic Globe Miami Historic Home & Building Tour
A Destination you will remember
& Antique Show
February 20-21, 2010
9 am - 3pm
20 Shops specializing in Quality Antiques & Collectibles, Globe, Arizona
Advertising, Western, Jewelry, Furniture, Mining, Linens and much more! Tickets: $15 each, $10 for seniors and children under 12
Pick up your
20th annual Pieces of Friendship Quilt Show on exhibit through
FREE Walking Map February at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts
at any participating shop
Sponsored by the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce
www.gmteconnect.com www.globemiamichamber.com 1-800-804-5623
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Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce


The 62nd Annual
Gold Rush Days
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Feb 11-14, 2010
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Ranching and Mining Heritage
• Huge Parade on Saturday at 10 am - Theme: “Steers & Stripes”
• Concert “Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives”
at the Webb Center, Thurs. & Fri. 7:30 pm
• Senior Pro & GVPRA Rodeo, Sun. 2 pm
• Rodeo Dance Saturday night featuring “Arizona Outlaws”
BoWseR and Blue 200 Arts and Crafts Exhibitors,
Ronnie & Glory-Anne Free Stage Entertainment, Gold Panning,
PRoPheT Family Carnival and Much More!

Tues. & Wed. FeBRuARY 9 & 10, 2010 • 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM For more information, call
MesA ConvenTion CenTeR, 263 n. CenTeR sTReeT, MesA, AZ 85211 inFo: 1-800-265-3200 800-942-5242
or find the full schedule online at:
Presented by Medipac International Communications, Inc. For sponsor and exhibitor information please call 1-800-326-9560
www.wickenburgchamber.com

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62nd Annual Gold Rush Days A Short Drive to Pleasure


Western Fun “Out Wickenburg Way!” Head North to Carefree and Cave Creek
Founded by the Wicken- 800-942-5242 Just north of the Phoenix/ Carefree/Cave Creek C of C:
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ing center in the days before there was a one of the largest in Arizona, with over and Cave Creek. Just get on the I-17 and also located here. The majority are unique,
Phoenix. This year Gold Rush Days will be 1,000 horses, classic autos, floats, march- head north for 12 miles. “one of a kind” establishments - no fran-
celebrated from Feb. 11-14, 2010. ing bands, and youth groups. The parade Settled in the late 1870s to serve the US chises or national chains. Throughout the
Festivities begin on Thurs., Feb. 11, with theme this year is “Steers & Stripes.” Cavalry and the area’s gold mines, the town area, golf courses are situated among some
a Western Hat Rendezvous lunch Noon - 2 Special Saturday activities include a of Cave Creek has many original buildings of the most beautiful desert landscapes you
pm with the gals from Buckshot Babes. The Western Barbecue and the first perfor- that offer a glimpse into the past. Visitors will ever see.
Family Fun Carnival opens at 4 pm. Nash- mance of the Senior Professional Rodeo come to experience the authentic saloons Don’t forget to have a look at the Care-
ville artist “Marty Stuart & his Fabulous held at 2 pm at the Everett Bowman Arena and browse the western shops for unusual free Sundial, a Carefree Landmark since
Superlatives” will appear in concert at 7:30 off Constellation Road, just one mile east of finds. 1959. The third largest working sundial in
pm Thursday and Friday nights at the Del downtown. Admission ranges from $10-$3. Unlike Cave Creek, neighboring the Western hemisphere, it measures 90
E. Webb Center for Performing Arts. The Saturday night Rodeo Dance features Carefree dates back only a few decades. feet in diameter and stands 35 feet above
The official event kick-off is Friday, Feb. the popular band “Arizona Outlaws.” Founded in the 1950s, the town is one of the plaza!
12 at 10 am on historic Frontier Street. The The daily activities along with the rodeo the earliest planned communities in Ari- Carefree also presents a monthly “Music
main festival area in historic downtown continue on Sunday. Special day events in- zona. Open space has been conserved; lot in the Gardens” series as well as a farmers
- with over 200 arts/crafts exhibitors, a clude a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30-11 am sizes are large and feature “desert friendly” market every Friday. Come along for the
family fun carnival, free stage entertain- and traditional mining events - the Muck- landscaping. Custom homes blend into the certified organic produce, specialty foods,
ment, art show, photo exhibit and gold ing & Drilling Contest at 10 am and the rocks and surrounding mountain. local cheeses and cage free eggs, beef raised
panning - runs daily from 9-5, with the Arizona Gold Panning Championship at Both Carefree and Cave Creek are noted on sweet grasses, and more.
carnival running throughout the evening. 1 pm ... contestants in both events compete for a vibrant art scene with numerous art What a great excuse for a drive ... glori-
The Classy Classics car show is held on for money and prizes. galleries and studios. Art festivals and fine ous desert scenery, unique shopping, fine
Friday ONLY from 9-3. The Wickenburg This annual celebration was recently art & craft shows take place almost weekly. restaurants, beautiful art, a game of golf,
Desert Stagers produce an old fashioned named as Arizona’s Best Special Rural and a friendly small town ambiance.
melodrama held in the historic Saguaro Event by the AZ Office of Tourism. You
Theatre at 7 pm nightly. won’t want to miss it!

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“A Night in the 40s” Canadian Snowbirds


Big Band Hangar Dance & WWII Musical Show, Mar. 20 Don’t Miss this Special Snowbird Event!
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Sentimental Journey back to 1943 with Show with singers and trio of piano, bass, Come join the fun as we help the Cana- Ronnie Prophet, Canada’s Polka King
“A Night in the 40s” Big Band Dance. This and drums, featuring Kathy Donald. At dian Snowbird Association (CSA) fulfill its Walter Ostanek, and side-splitting comedy
glamorous event features a WW II 1940s 7:30 pm, the Sun Lakes Big Band Orchestra mission to inform, educate and entertain! duo Bowser and Blue. And be sure to catch
Musical Show followed by a Big Band plays favorite Big Band Music from the war Taking place at the Mesa Convention the keynote speakers, Medipac’s Dr. “Bob”
Orchestra playing sounds of the era to years. There will also be a costume contest Center, the event showcases the products Macmillan and CSA president Don Gar-
dancing men and women dressed in period for the best dressed 1940s outfit and a and services that are designed to suit the diner, as they discuss recent health issues
styles - all in the shadow of the vintage swing dance contest. unique snowbird lifestyle. This is an invalu- and CSA initiatives, respectively.
B-17 WW II Flying Fortress bomber Tickets for “A Night in the 40s” are $35 able opportunity for you to get informed The Canadian Snowbird Extravaganza
“Sentimental Journey”! per person purchased in advance and $40 about a variety of interests, such as travel, Celebration runs 10 am-4 pm. Lunch is
“A Night in the 40’s” benefits a worth- per person the day of the dance. Tickets health care and recreational activities. Our available for purchase in the courtyard at
while cause - a fund raiser for the non- can be purchased at the Commemorative sponsors and exhibitors are excited to speak noon. Parking and admission are FREE.
profit volunteer CAF Aircraft Museum, Air Force Arizona Wing Aircraft Museum, with you and fill your show bag with infor- Snowbirds are encouraged to bring their
2017 N. Greenfield Rd. at Mesa’s Falcon 2017 N. Greenfield Rd. or online at www. mative tidbits and goodies! friends out to join the Canadian Snowbird
Field, a organization dedicated to keep- bigbanddance.com. This year’s line-up of talented enter- Assoc. and to take part in an enjoyable day.
ing aviation history alive for current and For further information call 480-924-
future generations. 1940 or visit the Night in the 40s website at
“A Night in the 40s” will be held Satur- www.bigbanddance.com. All admission
day, March 20, 2010 with doors opening at fees and donations are fully tax deductible
4:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come as the Commemorative Air Force Air-
dressed in the style of the 40s. Entertain- craft Museum is approved under IRS code
ment begins at 5:30 pm with The Kathy 501(C)3.

MORE EVENTS
JAN 30-31 MESA supplies, demos, prizes, raffles, Sat- soap- Sentimental Journey
20th Annual High Noon’s Western carving for kids. Sa 9-5 & Su 10-4, donation

Where history flies again


Americana Show & Auction $5, under 14 free. 480-951-6175
Mesa Convention Center - Show: 150+
dealers, Sat 9-4:30, Sun 10-4, $10 day, $15 FEB 20-21 MESA
wkend. Auction: Sat 5p. 310-202-9010 44th Jewelry, Gem, Rock & Mineral Show
Skyline HS, 845 S. Crismon Rd (exit 192
FEB 20-21 MESA Rt. 60) - Dealers sell jewelry, gems, rocks,
21st Desert Woodcarving Show & Sale fossils, lapidary supplies & equipment. Also
Mesa Centennial Hall, Bldg C, 201 N Center door prizes, silent auction, food. Sat 9a-5p, Museum Warbird Rides Gift Shop WWII Memorabilia Event Facility Guided Tours
- Judged woodcarving competition, fine Sun 10a-4p, adults $3, students $1, under Take a flight back in time at the
woodworking show, wood sculpture, 12 free. 480-982-7760 Commemorative Air Force Aviation
Museum aboard the B-17 Sentimental
Journey or one of our other historic WWII
aircraft. Combat aircraft, exhibits and arti-
facts from WWI through Vietnam are on display. Guided docent tours are
available for groups. Become a member of the
all-volunteer nonprofit Commemorative Air
Force Arizona Wing and help to keep alive
our aviation history. Museum is available for
your events. Motorcoach parking available.
Warbird Rides Join us for our upcoming event
Take a Flight Back in Time Night in the 40’s Big Band Dance
on one of our Warbirds Saturday, March 20, 2010

See for yourself* www.hiltonphoenixeast.com


Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum
2017 N. Greenfield Rd, Mesa, Arizona
480-924-1940 www.azcaf.org
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Cool Things to Do
Cosanti Foundation -
Arizona Fine Art EXPO CALENDAR
Paolo Soleri Windbells Launching Their Sixth Season FEB 11-21 SCOTTSDALE
55th Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show &
6433 Doubletree Ranch Road, 85253 Shopping Expo
480-948-6145 Check out the Arizona Fine www.ArizonaFineArtEXPO.com
Westworld - Most prestigious Arabian
Art EXPO - art is happening

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Heard Museum North everywhere among 40,000 square in bronze, glass, clay, and stone, copper,
34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-488-9817 Un vendors, 30 eateries, starts daily 8a, $10
feet of festive white tents and outdoors metal and mixed media sculptures placed gen, $7 Srs, under 12 free. 480-515-1500
in working cabanas. throughout the desert setting. Come listen to
House of Broadcasting, Inc. FEB 20 SCOTTSDALE
(Radio & Television Memorabilia) This unique event showcases award-win- the tranquil sounds of the many whispering
ning artists from throughout the US and water fountains while strolling through the 57th Annual Parada del Sol Parade
2nd floor of Santa Fe West, 7150 E. Fifth Scottsdale Rd, Oak St to Indian School
Ave., 602-944-1997 abroad applying their artistic sculpture garden. World’s largest horse drawn parade, 10a.
talents in a working studio en- There is much to enjoy Trail’s End Celebration after w/live music,
McCormick Stillman Railroad Park vironment. Attendees have the and take part in at the EXPO: food, Kids Zone till 5p, free. 480-990-3179
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., 85250 pleasure of watching art in ac- art classes, workshops, book
480-312-2312 FEB 26-28 SCOTTSDALE
tion, including painting, carv- signing events, and weekend
ing and turning fine woods, live musical entertainment, Parada Del Sol PRCA Rodeo
Scottsdale Museum of WestWorld - Bull riding and all the usual
Contemporary Art shaping rare stones, construct- wine tasting, chef demon- rodeo events; live music after each perfor-
7374 E. Second St., 85251 ing original jewelry, designing strations and more. To see mance. Call for ticket prices. 480-990-3179
480-994-2787 and welding metal, fusing glass, the line up of events, check
sculpting clay and etching gourds. out our website or call 480-837-7163. MAR 12-14 SCOTTSDALE
Taliesin West - Frank Lloyd Wright
12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, 85259 Attendees enjoy strolling throughout The show premieres January 14th and is Goodguys 1st Spring Nationals
the two-acre (eco-friendly) Sonoran desert open everyday through March 28th. WestWorld - 1972 and older rods, customs,
480-860-2700 classics, muscle cars and tricked out trucks;
sculpture garden. Sponsor, Zuva Gallery, The Arizona Fine Art EXPO is located
vendors, swap meet, cars for sale, model car
WestWorld of Scottsdale will be exhibiting 25 large African stone on the SW corner of Scottsdale and Jomax show. Fri & Sat 8-5, Sun 8-3. 925-838-9876
16601 N. Pima Rd. sculptures. Garden attractions, sponsored by Roads (26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,
480-312-6802 Pathways Nursery, include an eyecatching AZ 85255) just 5 miles south of Carefree and MAR 18-21 SCOTTSDALE
Koi pond, boulder waterfalls, hummingbird 5 miles north of Loop 101. A season pass is 20th National Festival of the West
and butterfly garden, cacti, trees, roses, put- $8 and $7 for seniors and military. Children WestWorld - Huge Western shopping expo,
ting green and more. under 12 are free. Return as often as desired Western music jamboree, cowboy poetry
gathering, Western TV & film celebrities,
In addition to the African works, with the season pass. Parking is free and Chuck Wagon Cook Offs, lots more; from
participating artists have additional works show hours are 10-6 everyday. 10a. 602-996-4387

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Jan 14 through Mar 28 • 10am-6pm
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Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festivals


Jan 15-17 & March 5-7 • 10am-5pm
101 Easy Street • Downtown Carefree

Stagecoach Fine Art & Wine Affaire


Feb 12-14 · 10am-5pm
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Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire


March 19-21 • 10am-5pm
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Guadalupe
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Native Trails Taliesin West


A Journey Through Native American Culture Frank Lloyd Wright’s Desert Masterpiece
Take an unforgettable www.ScottsdaleNativeTrails.com Ranked one of the world’s 480-860-2700 ext. 493 or 495
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Dowell Yavapai Nation and produced by the favorite dances that are set to new music. personal winter home, studio and architec- orama” tours, the popular 90-minute “In-
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Royalty from different Arizona Nations also tural campus for more than 20 years. sights” tours and guided 90-minute “Desert
The free festivals take place in the will participate on weekends. As conceived by Wright, the complex Walks”. An in-depth, three-hour “Behind
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall downtown In addition to the performances, the of buildings was a bold new architectural the Scenes” tour is offered Mondays, Thurs-
most Thursdays and Saturdays from Jan. festival grounds also play host to Native concept for desert living, and whether you’re days and Saturdays.
21 - April 10, 2010. artisans who showcase their fine artwork interested in Wright in particular or have On Saturdays only there is a two-hour
Participating tribes, including the Salt and skills. Each performance ends in an a general interest in architecture sited in a “Desert Shelter” tour to visit the architec-
River Pima-Maricopa, Hopi, Yavapai, audience-participation round dance. Per- dramatic setting, a guided tour of Taliesin tural students’ imaginative self-designed
Apache and Diné (Navajo), inspire attendees formances take place from noon to 1:30 pm. West will be a worthwhile experience. and built desert dwellings.
with their memorable musical performances For more information on Native Trails Located at the foothills of the McDowell You can also view this desert masterpiece
and traditional dances. Native Trails cel- (including black-out dates), visit www. Mountains, the complex of buildings in- on a special “Night Lights on the Desert”
ebrates Native American society and focuses ScottsdaleNativeTrails.com or contact the cludes imaginative interior spaces linked by tour offered Feb., March and April on
on the individual cultures of these South- Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at terraces, gardens and walkways overlooking Friday evenings.
west tribes. Performers present their history, 480-421-1004 or toll-free at 800-782-1117. the rugged desert and metropolitan Phoenix Enter Taliesin West at the intersection of
pottery, textiles and more to introduce at- area. Cactus Road & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd in
Taliesin West is open daily with tours northeast Scottsdale.

The
Antique Centre
World’s Largest Horse Drawn Parade Auction Sun. Jan 10
Sat Feb 20, 10am Over 130 dealers specializing in some of the finest
Scottsdale Rd. Oak St. north to Indian School
Art, Antiques, Objects d’ Art, and Estate Jewelry.
All-Aboard!
Train & Carousel Rides • Picnic Ramadas
PRCA Rodeo at WestWorld of Scottsdale
Feb 26, 7pm • Feb 27, 1 & 7pm • Feb 28, 2pm
www.ticketforce.com
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Food & Drinks • Two Playgrounds • And More
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rience firsthand Wright’s brilliant ability
to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces. www.franklloydwright.org
Photo by Kate Chesley
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“Cowboys and Sweethearts” Ramsey Canyon Inn


Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, Feb. 12-14 A Charming and Gracious Retreat
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the Arizona Territory. The West held Headline performances on Friday and than Ramsey Canyon Inn. Nestled in It is equally popular with those looking for a
great attraction for many who were look- Saturday are at 7 pm with jam sessions the Huachuca Mountains at an elevation of romantic weekend or an extra special girls’
ing for adventure or a new place to plant following at the Windemere. The Sunday 5400 feet, the Inn has been proclaimed by the night out.
roots, raise families, and build communities. matinee is at 1 pm. Arizona Republic as one of the “Top 10 Bed A full gourmet breakfast is served family
Love in the West was a unique Tickets are available at Spur & Breakfasts in Arizona”. style each morning - any special dietary
enterprise that took on many Western Wear, National Bank of Guests are welcomed with fresh shade needs will gladly be accommodated. Each
forms and flavors. Women were Arizona, Ace Hardware, Safeway, grown coffee, fragrant teas, and award- afternoon the freshly baked blue ribbon pies
scarce in the developing territo- Sierra Vista Convention and Visi- winning HOMEMADE PIES baked daily. cause ooh and aahs of appreciation. Try yours
ries during the 1870s to 1890s, tors Bureau, and at our website. Beautifully decorated rooms, warm hospital- at the picnic table under the canopy of shady
yet played a key role in running Tickets are General Admission - ity, and peaceful surroundings make this trees or on the comfortable front porch.
a ranch or home and being the $18.00; seniors and active/retired upscale but inviting inn a perfect retreat for In the words of a recent guest, “This has to
helpmate, the lover and mother. military - $16.00; and children every occasion. be one of the most enchanting and peaceful
Life was very difficult and lonely FEBRUARY 12-14, 2010 (grades 1-12) - $6.00. As the inn is located adjacent to the places I have ever been. The inn is beautifully
in the West, where a neighbor was a “fur SIERRA VISTA, On AZ Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm over Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon decorated, the breakfast is wonderful and
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piece” and it might be “many a mile” to the 50 poets, musicians and storytellers will
www.cowboypoets.com Preserve, a world famous birding area, and the daily pies are to die for.” Another guest
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Phone: 520-249-2511
bounded on two sides by the Coronado commented, “Shirlene is a wonderful host-
As we revisit “those early years” of love sions” (new people demonstrating their National Forest, it is not surprising that it has ess going out of her way to make her guests
and romance and “getting to business” poetry or music skills) that are as much fun comfortable.”
in our poetry and songs, we invite you to as the others. This nationally acclaimed inn and idyl-
join us in Sierra Vista for the 18th An-
nual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music
Don’t miss our Youth Poetry Contest
Winners, who will perform at 10 am.
Ramsey Canyon Inn lic forest setting is just 80 miles southeast
of Tucson. You can make your reservation
Gathering. Visit our website for the show sched- Bed & Breakfast online or please call at any time.
The Gathering will be held February ules and list of this year’s superb lineup of
12-14, 2010 at the Buena Performing Arts performers! • Tasting Room
• Gift Shop
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Cool Things to Do in Southern Arizona Desert Rain Café


Benson Biosphere 2 - The University of Arizona New Eatery Offers Delicious Traditional Native Foods
Kartchner Caverns Where science lives.
Unique “living” cave, part of the Arizona 20 minutes north of Tucson on Hwy. 77 at A new Tohono O’odham Desert Rain Café:
State Parks. Please call ahead for reserva- mile marker 96.5 community café is located in 520-383-4918

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Tour. Snacks, gift shop. 520-838-6200 to experience its cuisine. Every dish from 7 am to 6 pm.
Bisbee
Queen Mine Tours Kitt Peak National Observatory
at the Desert Rain Café is healthy and See the menu at www.desertraincafe.
Tours are narrated by ex-miners. Open 7 56 miles SW of Tucson via State Route 86, delicious and features at least one tradi- com.
days a week. 520-432-2071 turn left at Junction 386. tional Tohono O’odham food. Nearby is the Tohono O’odham
World’s largest collection of optical tele- Sugar-dusted popovers are NOT on the Cultural Center and Museum, open 10
Sierra Vista scopes. Visitor Center, tours daily, Nightly menu, but you will find tepary bean and am to 4 pm every day except Sunday. For
Historic Fort Huachuca Observing Program (reservations req’d.) short rib stew, fire-roasted ears of corn, museum details, call 520-383-0211.
Founded in 1877. Fort Huachuca Museum 520-318-8726
features exhibits of the famous Buffalo
sautéed squash enchiladas, grilled chicken
Soldiers & more. Also an Army Intelligence Old Tucson Studios glazed with prickly-pear sauce, salad
Museum. Open Mon-Fri, 9-4; weekends, 201 S. Kinney Rd. featuring cholla cactus buds, jicama and
1-4. Donation. 520-533-5736 Famous movie location and working studio citrus, agave lemonade, and other Sonoran
open to the public. Wild West entertain- Desert native foods priced from $1.95 to
Tombstone ment, restaurants, shopping, scenic trail $7.95.
Boothill Graveyard rides. Open daily. 520-883-0100
Original town cemetery laid out in 1878. In-
Desert Rain Café is located off the
cludes graves of Billy Clanton and brothers Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block beaten track in Sells, 60 miles south of
Tom and Frank McLaury, killed in the gun- 140 N. Main Ave. downtown Tucson, and is open weekdays
fight at the OK Corral. Open daily, 8-dusk. Includes Tucson’s oldest structure, La Casa
Free, $2 donation. 520-457-3300 Cordova, built about 1850 and the Corbett
House, a great example of Arts and Crafts
Tucson style. Closed Mondays. 520-624-2333
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd. Willcox
Open daily, year-round. 520-883-2702 Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum
Memorabilia of Rex Allen, the famous
Tucson Botanical Gardens cowboy, movie star and entertainer. $2/
2150 N. Alvernon Way single, $3/couple, $5 family, open daily 10-
520-326-9686 4, except holidays. 877-234-4111

Rex Allen
Arizona Cowboy Museum
& Cowboy Hall of Fame
10am - 4pm
150 N. Railroad Ave.
Willcox, Az
877-234-4111
Adm: $2, $3 couples
www.rexallenmuseum.org

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4502 N. First Ave at River Road • Tucson, Az 85718

6 Weeks Only
Jan 16th thru Feb 21st, 2010
9 LiveRaces each saT & sun
Except for Super Bowl Sunday
Clubhouse • Restaurant • Bar • Snack Bars
Admission: Grandstand Free on Saturday
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Club House $ 5.00
Free Parking • Valet Parking Available

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Discover the “Old West” in Tucson One of the World’s Largest


Cowboy Action and History Abound Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
From La Fiesta de los year Jan. 4 - Apr. 17. This world-class mu- Mineral-rich Tucson hosts www.visittucson.org/gemshow
Vaqueros, one of the top 25 seum was featured on Antiques Roadshow! one of the largest and most im-
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America, to Old Tucson Studios, site their featured carriage, the recently restored the world. The annual Tucson Gem, museums & private collections along with
of countless Hollywood movies, Tucson Maximilian & Carlotta Inauguration car- Mineral and Fossil Showcase returns to 300+ vendors.
takes you back to the days of the Old West. riage made under Napoleon’s order in 1863. Tucson January 30 through February 14, Find details about all the gem shows
This is the 85th year of the Tucson Ro- One of their exhibit buildings, the 2010 with dozens of shows at 40-plus loca- (opening dates, hours, contact information
deo, which takes place on Feb. 20-28 at the hanger, will be in use after a 3 year restora- tions citywide. and transportation options) on the Met-
Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. tion project, allowing them to An estimated 50,000 buyers and sell- ropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors
6th Ave. Six rodeo performances feature many all new displays of ers from around the world will conduct Bureau website.
are scheduled Feb. 20 & 21 and historic southwest Arizona. The business, shop for supplies, and browse the
Feb. 25-28. The event begins at Museum is located in the Tucson amazing array of gemstones and minerals,
12:30 pm each day with Dodge Rodeo Grounds. See ad this page fossils and meteorites, beads and jewelry,
Mutton Bustin’ and Arizona for hours. 520-294-1280 artwork and clothing, lapidary supplies and
Junior Rodeo. The PRCA rodeo Just fifteen minutes from museum exhibits and more.
competition begins at 2 pm each Tucson, Old Tucson Studios The showcase closes with the one show
day. Reserved seating for rodeo transports visitors from around that started it all in 1953, the 57th Tucson
Arts & Crafts Festival
performances is $16-$26. 800- the globe back to a time when Gem and Mineral Show, which continues 10th Anniversary Celebration
964-5662 Photo by: Dan Hubbell fearless men with six shooters to this day at Tucson Convention Center. Native American & Southwestern Fine Arts,
Another Tucson tradition is the Rodeo ruled the Old West. Saunter down the streets It takes place Feb 11-14, exhibiting some of Crafts, Music, Live Entertainment & Food
Parade, Thursday, Feb. 25 at 9 am. Billed of Hollywood’s most famous movies; walk
as the world’s longest non-motorized in the footsteps of movie legends like John TUCSON RODEO PARADE MUSEUM Feb 12-14 2010
Fri - Sat: 10-5pm
parade, this 2-hour spectacle features Wayne, Clint Eastwood and hundreds more. 4823 S. 6th Ave. at Irvington Rd. in the Tucson Rodeo Grounds
western-themed floats and buggies, historic In addition, Old Tucson Studios is South- Jan. 4-April 17, 2010 Sun: 10-4pm
horse-drawn coaches, festive Mexican folk ern Arizona’s premier outdoor entertain- Mon. -Sat. 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
(closed Sunday). I-19 & Pima Mine Rd, Tucson
dancers, marching bands and outfitted rid- ment venue with a full array of live shows, Reduced hours
ers. Tickets for grandstand seating are $6 for thrilling stunts, Old West dramas, saloon Feb. 20-Mar. 2. Over 85 Exceptional Arts & Crafts Booths
adults and $4 for children 12 & under. musicals, trail rides and fun for the whole Call for details.
Jewelry F Pottery F Wood Crafts
If you miss the parade, the Tucson family. 520-883-0100 World Class Museum featured on
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Tucson Museum of Art
Icons, Raffles, and Shopping!
It’s the 85th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros,
Take a journey through 520-624-2333
Southern Arizona’s celebration of the cowboys.
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art museum in Southern Arizona, the Estate of the Art House Raffle is now in riders, precision riding teams, cowboy comedy
Tucson Museum of Art has a permanent its 18th year with the grand prize a choice acts and more. Activities begin at 12:30 p.m.
collection of more than 8,000 works and of a brand new home in the Catalina Foot-
each day; Rodeo begins at 2 p.m.
features exhibitions of modern hills or $400,000 in CASH. With
and contemporary, western, and only 8900 tickets sold and 89
Latin American art. total prizes available, your odds Six roDeo PerFormANceS
Continuing through Feb- are 1 in 100 of at least doubling SAturDAy & SuNDAy tHurSDAy - SuNDAy
ruary 14 is the popular Ansel your money! An Early Bird Feb. 20 & 21 Feb. 25-28
Adams: A Legacy exhibition; a drawing with four cash prizes
collection of more than 100 pho- will be held March 4 with the
final drawing on April 22. tucSoN roDeo Don’t miss the world’s longest
tographs by one of the 20th cen-
tury’s most influential artists.
Opening February 27 are three
For those who love to shop,
March 26-28 is the Spring Arti-
PArADe non-motorized parade, staged
next to the Tucson Rodeo
tHurSDAy, Feb 25
exhibitions of contemporary sans’ Market. More than 100 ar- 9 Am Grounds. Call (520) 294-1280
art - Viva David Tineo! is a retrospec- tisans and craftspeople from the Southwest for information and advance
tive of this well known Tucson artist and will be selling their wares in the courtyards grandstand tickets.
muralist; Ed Mell: Paintings of the New and lobby. Admission for both the Market
West, showcases the beautiful western and Museum is free all three days.
landscapes painted by this well-regarded Whether your interest is in art, history, ticKetS Get ‘em today!
Phoenix artist; Andy Warhol Portfolios: culture, or just having some fun there by PHoNe: (520) 741-2233
Life & Legends brings the work of this pop is something for everyone at the Tucson (800) 964-5662
culture icon to Tucson including some of Museum of Art. For hours, admission, and oNLiNe: www.tucsonrodeo.com
his most popular images of Marilyn Mon- directions, please visit our website or give iN PerSoN: Tucson Rodeo Grounds
roe and Campbell Soup cans. us a call. 4823 S. Sixth Ave.
This spring there are two great ways to
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Hit the Highway to Havasu Canadian Snowbird Association


The Town Where Everyone Has Fun Presents Winter Information Meetings
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Lake Havasu City is the icing on the cake: a Wheel” is well worth trying. Especially The Canadian Snowbird Association will take place at the Fantasy Springs Casino
town packed with enjoyable activities for all intriguing is the Kickstart Oatmeal Stout - a has been actively defending the rights and Resort in Indio, CA on February 12 and at
ages and interests. medium bodied, dark, roasted stout with privileges of Canadian winter travelers for the Yuma Convention Center in Yuma, AZ
First stop: the world famous London espresso-like tones. This award-winning more than 15 years. Continued advocacy in on February 16. The shows are from 1 pm
Bridge. Here is where you board for the brewery has been medaled four times in the the halls of government in Canada and the to 4 pm, with the doors opening at noon.
Bluewater Jet Boat Tour’s 2 1/2 hour nar- Great American Beer Festival. United States is of paramount importance to Admission to all Canadian Snowbird
rated trip up the Colorado River. The cruise The winter months bring many excit- ensure that we continue to enjoy the benefits Association special events is always free,
takes you through the magnificent scenery ing events to Lake Havasu City. Mark your that we have worked so hard to achieve. and members are encouraged to bring their
of Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and the calendar for Feb. 6-7 and the 25th annual At every CSA Winter Information Meet- friends out to join the association and to
rugged cliffs of Topock Gorge. Highlights Winterfest with 250 vendors, live entertain- ing (WIM), the tables turn and the micro- take part in an enjoyable day.
include views of ancient petroglyphs and ment, and plenty of fun for kids. On Feb. phones are handed to the audience for
spotting the elusive desert bighorn sheep. 10-14 is Winter Blast, an awesome display the opportunity to pose their own queries,
For a different kind of tour, take the of the latest and greatest in fireworks by the comments and concerns to the association’s facebook.com/
Segway Tour of Lake Havasu City. After Western Pyrotechnics Convention with free Directors. This is the most effective method
instruction in riding the Segway, owner Dan public viewing. Mar. 5-7 brings Bluegrass the association has ever utilized to gain an
aztouristnews
Glover leads you past scenic beaches, by the on the Beach with top-notch headliners, understanding of the membership’s dreams,
Aquatic Center (note indoor wave pool for while the annual Home Show takes place desires and areas of interest that require
later!), across the London Bridge, and much Mar. 19-21: it’s free and better than ever! attention. The WIMs include presentations Check Out These
more. Often folks have so much fun riding
the Segway, they don’t want to give it back
All this barely scratches the surface of
what Lake Havasu City has to offer. Make
from a member of the CSA Board of Direc-
tors and Medipac’s Travel Insurance Chief
Colorado River Towns
when the tour is done! plans to visit soon and see for yourself! Medical Director Dr. “Bob” MacMillan, Bullhead City
followed by the entertainment of Canada’s Originally known as Hardyville, the town
grew up to support the construction of
Davis Dam. Colorado River Museum, water
sports, Nevada casinos just across the
river, scenic Black Mountains nearby.
March 19-21, 2010 Bullhead Area Chamber: 800-987-7457

Chloride

28th Annual Oldest continuously inhabited mining


town in AZ, antique and gift shops, see old
miners’ cabins and original two-cell jail,
gunfights every Saturday. ATV, mountain

Home Show bike and hiking trails, rockhounding,


famous Roy Purcell murals, “The Journey.”
Milepost 53 on Hwy 93 north of Kingman.
Hosted by the: Chloride Chamber: 928-565-4888

Colorado River Building Industry Assoc. Kingman


Heart of Route 66 (longest original stretch
of the Mother Road runs through down-
town) with antique shops, the Route 66
Museum, Bonelli House, Mohave Museum
of History & Art. Recreation at nearby
Hualapai Mountain Park plus two 18-hole
Free Admission Friday 3:30—7:00 pm championship golf courses.
Raffle Prizes Powerhouse Visitor Center: 866-427-7866
Saturday 9:00—5:00 pm
Giveaways Oatman, Arizona
Plenty of Parking Sunday 9:00—3:00 pm
Historic “almost” ghost town founded
in 1906, gift and antique stores, saloons
and restaurants, free-roaming burros,
Ghostrider Gunfighters. Located just 25
FABULOUS MEDJOOL DATES miles SE of Bullhead City off Highway 95.
Oatman Goldroad C of C: 928-768-6222

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Yuma
Sited at a historic crossing point of the
Colorado River, Fort Yuma was founded

“All Working Together”


in 1849. Explore the historic downtown’s
Send for Free Brochure:
Century House Museum and the Yuma
P.O. Box 100, Bard, CA 92222 Territorial Prison. Enjoy a date shake while
1517 York Rd City Rd S-24 touring a nearby medjool date plantation,
rent a canoe or kayak and float down the
Directions: Winterhaven Exit Off I-8 West. river.
Location On S-24 North 10 minutes. Yuma Visitor’s Bureau: 800-293-0071
Event Information From Interstate Hwy
Lake Havasu High School Telephone: (928) 453-7755 Just Across Colorado River Bridge. For area events see the calendar listings
on pages 4-7.
2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd. Facsimile: (928) 453-3175
760-572-0277 • Fax: 760-572-0404
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Take a Drive! Ya Just Gotta Be Here!


Points of Interest Parker, Arizona is located
on the Colorado River, just
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‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve
The ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve is a unique and affordable area offers of our businesses are accessible by boat!
serene wetland and backwater area of a relaxing extended stay lifestyle and We offer a variety of restaurants,
the Colorado River. It consists of 1,253 vacation atmosphere. shopping, museums, libraries, wildlife
acres of wilderness and a 3.5 acre park. Parker is the perfect year-round preserves, a four-star golf course and
The preserve offers a variety of activities vacation spot for all types of activities. THX 4-plex movie theater, Parker Dam
including hunting, fishing, hiking, ca- Whether it’s watersports that include “The World’s Deepest Dam”, the Blue
noeing and bird-watching. There is a 4.6 boating, skiing, wakeboarding and per- Water Resort & Casino and, of course, CALENDAR
mile fitness trail as well as playground sonal watercraft or camping, off-roading, The Colorado River! January 9
and picnic facilities. Location: just south golfing, fishing and Rving, we have over Make Parker, Arizona your next desti- Best in The Desert Epic Racing Products
of Four Corners on the Colorado River 30 RV parks, campgrounds, hotels and nation, you’ll be glad you did! Parker “250”
Indian Reservation. Directions: Go ap- “A Duel in the Desert”

Happy New Year from Parker, Az


Motorcycle, Quad & UTV Points Only & Mini-
proximately three miles south of Parker Motorcycle Race
on Mohave Road, turn west on Rodeo
Road at the PIRA Rodeo Grounds.
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of Arizona’s best ghost towns by Ari- in the Parker Area! “A Duel in the February 4
ts

Desert” Parker ‘250’ kicks off racing Meet & Greet Parker “425” Racers
Lo

zona Highways Magazine. Take a day solar-powered bar & grill is the site of an old
trip back in time and see the remains season on January 9th. This awesome mining camp rich in history. Huge Downtown Party-Joshua & Arizona Ave
of what was once a bustling mining motorcycle, quad & UTV race is a “must” in Fishing, shopping, shows, water ski February 6
community, complete with a “moving the desert-racing circuit. “Best in the Des- races and the La Paz County Fair! Whether Bluewater Resort & Casino Parker “425”
picture house,” a post office and auto- ert” and “Epic Racing Products” bring this you participate in the “Big Bass Classic “The Legend Lives On”
mobile dealership. Swansea is accessible 83-mile challenge to the Parker Area with Tournament” or want to “Take a Kid Fish- Car & Truck Points Only
by two-wheel drive automobiles. Travel a 30-year history of being a ROUGH and ing”, you’ll find the Parker Strip is perfect
east out of Parker on Shea Road. There TOUGH long distance course. This year is for sport or leisure fishing. Would you like February 13
no different! The race offers great spectator “Take a Kid Fishing”
is no charge to visit. to see a stellar Las Vegas-style musical show The Lagoon at La Paz County Park is stocked
areas with “up-close and personal” views. without all the driving and in the comfort of with lots of fish and netted off so almost
Parker Dam Road Scenic By Way How about a 5-mile-desert-walk out to the beautiful Parker Area? You’ll find some every kid catches a fish. Lots of fun.
The Parker Dam Road between Earp the Nellie E. Saloon (aka The Desert Bar)? amazing entertainment at the BlueWater
CA and Parker Dam CA has officially The Parker Rotary Desert Dash is a fun Resort & Casino all year long. Shop till you February 13
been declared a National Back Country way to help support local youth activities. drop at the Parker Area Women’s Civic Club Parker Rotary Desert Dash
If you are a hiker, a mountain biker or a Potpourri. Held twice a year, it features local A 5-mile walk, run or mountain bike trip
By Way by the US Dept. of Interior,
out to the famous Nellie E Saloon (AKA the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM). runner, this is a great opportunity to take in and regional crafters. Don’t forget the old Desert Bar).
Several historical and nature inspired the beautiful desert in mid-February. You’ll fashioned County Fair at the new fair-
sites offer travelers a look into the area’s end up at the famous “Desert Bar,” with grounds just south of Parker. February 13
past as well as insight into the desert food, spirits and live music awaiting. The If you like an active lifestyle, visit Parker! The Rat Pack is Back
flora and wildlife. The BLM also oper- Tribute to “Sammy, Frank, Dean & Joey”

The Parker ‘425’ Roars On!


BlueWater Resort & Casino
ates several campsites, OHV areas and
day use sites along the CA shore of the February 14
river. “Viva Las Vegas Show”
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ing event of the year and it happens on the streets of Downtown Parker. This will
right here in Parker. The BlueWater be an opportunity to meet drivers and have March 11-14
a look at their awesome race vehicles. La Paz County Fair
Resort & Casino Parker “425” will be a high
caliber gathering of off-road racing’s best. On Friday, February 5, the BlueWater March 13 & 14
Make no mistake about it; the BlueWater Resort & Casino will host Contingency Parker Marathon IWSRA Ski Races
Resort & Casino Parker “425” is not your Row. Then, very early Saturday morning BlueWater Resort & Casino
typical garden-variety weekend race! It the cars and trucks start lining up in front
begins on Thursday, February 4, with an of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, March 27 & 28
928-669-2174 Seasoned racers and spectators alike call this Parker Water Ski Races (NWSRA)
exciting “Time Trial” event. After the Time BlueWater Resort & Casino
www.parkeraz.org their “favorite desert race.”

PARKER
Trials there will be a SHOW & SHINE party

The Best of
Arizona 928-669-6511 • www.parkerareatourism.com
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A Winter Home Away from Home Shows


Quartzsite Show Schedule 2010
Special Events
Join in the Fun at the QIA Prospector’s Panorama through Feb 28 20th Annual Hi Jolly Daze Parade Jan 9
by Cate Mueller 928-927-6325
Rice Ranch Roundup “Yawl Come Show” The New Christy Minstrels, 60s folk band
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through Feb 28 Jan 10


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Quartzsite’s winter escapees the annual Pow Wow a great success.


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from chilly northern climes founded The QIA is an all-volunteer, non-profit Market Place Showgrounds through Feb 28 GFWC Annual Fashion Show Jan 17
the Quartzsite Improvement Asso- organization with a 10,000 square foot
Hi Ali Swap Meet through Mar 28 Rock Auction Jan 22
ciation in 1965 when they outgrew their building; perfect for dinners, dances, live
regular meeting place - the living room. music, square dance and line dance lessons, Main Street Traders through Feb 28 The Main Event Steam Engine Show
Early fund-raising efforts to build and classes in everything from crafts to Jan 22 - 24
a community center included pot luck computers including exercise classes every Tyson Wells Market Square through Mar 30
Rock & Roll Classic Car Show - Big Tent
parties, swap-and-shop rummage sales, morning. Greasewood Swap Meet through Apr 1 Jan 30 - 31
bingo, “Halves for the Hall” where pi- New to Quartzsite? Come to a pancake
nochle games cost 50 cents, movies and supper any Wednesday night and meet Author’s Fair (daily) Quartzsite Quilters Quilt Show Feb 12-13
Reader’s Oasis Bookstore, Jan & Feb
slide shows, Tuesday Travelogues, and a your new friends. Come early! Quartzsite Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast
rockhound show and sale which grew into The QIA is one block south of Main Desert Gardens Annual Gem, Feb 13
today’s world-famous QIA Pow Wow Gem Street at 235 E. Ironwood, between Palo Mineral & Jewelry Show Jan 1 - Feb 28
& Mineral Show. Verde and Mesquite. Look for updated 4th Willpower/Pawpower ATV Parade
Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show Jan 1 - 10 Feb 13
The helpful tradition continues today. event schedules posted around Quartzsite.
More than 300 members volunteer to make The Main Event Jan 9 - 24 Quartzsite Masters Tuff Golf Feb 20
Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama Jan 15 - 24 Bluegrass Festival of Quartzsite TBA
Quartzsite Business Chamber of Commerce Welcomes You!
Some of the popular items offered by about the region and state. Sports, Vacation & RV Show - Big Tent 7th “It’s Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cook-
this chamber include the Souvenir Business Come by, too, for raffle tickets for fantastic Jan 16 - 24 Off & State Salsa Championship
Locator Map that shows every business in prizes offered as part of the upcoming “It’s Feb 27
Quartzsite - costs a mere $1; and Snowbird Chili in Quartzsite” Chili Cookoff & State Salsa 44th QIA Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show
Jan 20 - 24
pins - issued every year with a different color Championship on Feb. 27 - you don’t have to
and date, these pins showing a snowbird on be present to win. Quartzsite Business C of C
Hobby, Craft & Gem Show - Big Tent 110 W. Main St., 928-927-9321
wheels are popular collectibles. You can also Location: 110 W. Main Street Jan 27 - 31
pick up schedules of all local events- music 928-927-9321
jams, bingos, dances - as well as information www.qzchamber.com Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Fair Jan 29- Feb 7

QIA POW WOW


44th Annual

WORLD FAMOUS GEM & MINERAL SHOW

3 BIG SHOWS January 20-24, 2010


in 2010
Rocks, Gems, Minerals,
d RV’s! Tow Vehicle Jewelry & Related Hobbies
New & Use Acces! 27th Annual Quartzsite New Produ
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Latest Part acation Sports, Vacation & RV Show Demonstra
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FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING
Travel V ns!
& RV Publica ns! 3 Home Cooked meals eaCH day
Destinatio January 16th - 24th tions!
More than 400 dealers of quality gems,
minerals and jewelry from around the world
fts!
Arts & Cra Art! 13th Annual Quartzsite Hobby, Custom C
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Native Am y!
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• Silver • Gold • Turquoise • Opals • Findings
12th Annual Quartzsite Rock & Roll • Metal Detecting • Obsidian Knapping
hicles! Southwest
100’s of ve rs! ’s Fin • Cabochons • Rough Rock • Slabs
Classic Car Show Muscle Cars est!
Custom a ds!
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Street Rod ! • Wire Wrap • Supplies
One-of-a-k !
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January 30th - 31st s! Classics!
• Beads • and much more!
Hot Rods
69,000 sq. ft. of comfortable, covered and carpeted Rockhound field trips daily with
exhibit area under our GIANT BIG TOP tent! Over 450 exhibits! Quartzsite Roadrunners Gem & Mineral Club
12 RV service bays for immediate installation/repairs/service!
Free Admission!!!!!! Over 15 acres of Free Parking!!!!!! QuARtzSItE IMPROvEMENt ASSOcIAtION
Great Food! – Daily Entertainment! – Great Location! 20 acre, level facility 235 E. Ironwood Street • P.O. Box 881 • Quartzsite, AZ 85346
covered with asphalt millings! Less dust! E-Z walk to MAJOR flea markets
and rock & mineral shows! Easy access from either Hwy 95 or Kuehn Rd.
(928) 927-6325
Open Daily: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM email: powwow@qiaaz.org
1/2 mile south of I-10 on Hwy.95 www.qiaaz.org
More info@www.quartzsitervshow.com
Jan-Mar 2010 www.aztourist.com www.facebook.com/aztouristnews Northern AZ • Page 25

The Grand Canyon Out Of Africa Wildlife Park


Arizona’s Pride and Joy Come See Why It’s Unique!
Your first glimpse of the National Geographic Visitor Center: What sets Out of Africa 928-567-2842
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or paintings of the canyon, but nothing the Park Entrance on Hwy 64. The visitor to view. All shows and habitats are platforms of lions, tigers, wolves, jaguars
can prepare you for the real thing. center offers services such as FREE maps, designed to stimulate natural behavior. and panthers in their natural environment.
Most visitors see the Grand Canyon National Park Passes, tour reservations This respectful approach provides a unique You’ll thrill to the antics of grizzly bears
from their cars or free shuttle bus at over- desk, National Geographic Store, Grand visitor experience. or laughing hyenas in the Wonders of Wild-
looks along the South Rim. The South Rim Canyon Exhibits, food and beverages. You will notice our natural and spacious life show. Guests often pet or hold giant
has the most famous and beautiful views of You won’t want to miss the 7-story giant habitats. Throw in guided safaris, shows, anacondas and enormous pythons at the Gi-
Grand Canyon, it’s open year round - and screen theater featuring the World’s most hands-on interaction, feedings, a gift shop, ant Snake Show. Follow staff as they throw
the overlooks are less crowded in winter! watched IMAX® movie “Grand Canyon - food, and so on, and you will quickly see 800 pounds of raw food to eagerly waiting
For those with only a few hours to The Hidden Secrets.” Then expand your ex- that Out of Africa Wildlife Park is so much carnivores during the Predator Feed. Feed
spend, enjoying the extraordinary vistas perience: backpack, river raft, fish, stargaze, more than a zoo. a Tiger, or take an exclusive, three-hour,
provides unforgettable memories. However, observe wildlife and take a mule ride to the For example, at Tiger Splash you’ll behind-the-scenes, in-depth tour.
if you have a day or more, you can explore bottom of the canyon. Hiking is popular watch in amazement as majestic tigers Out of Africa is your best all day wild
the canyon in so many ways. as are tours by aircraft or helicopter, jeep, interact in a predator / prey relationship animal adventure, open 7 days a week. Call
Start your visit at the National Geo- ATV and horseback. of romping and splashing in water and on 928-567-2842 or go to www.outofafrica-
land with staff and colorful toys. park.com for more information. If you’re
Pine Country Restaurant Dee & Jim Enjoy an African photo safari with looking for things to do in Arizona, look no
107 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.
Seehorn
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like being in Africa in the heart of Arizona. SR260 (Exit 287) in Camp Verde, AZ. Call
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Fun Things to Do The Best in Winter Fun


Casa Malpais Museum and Ruins,
Hon-Dah’s Winter Games, Parties and Concerts
Springerville Hon-Dah Resort Casino 800-929-8744 any of the Winter Games events, please
An ancient Native American ceremo- is bringing in the New Year call 928-369-7574 in advance.

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with lots of good cheer and some kicks off at 2pm at the Hon-Dah Festival The following weekend is a football
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observatory and natural staircase. Museum Ov
features archaeological treasures from the of the best fun of the winter season. Grounds with the Dog weight pull, North- fan’s dream come true: big screen TVs
ruins and a historical pioneer section. Open Winter Games is the name of our Janu- ern Bred dog show & Mountain Mutt’s dog and the biggest Super Bowl Party on the
7 days a week, 8a-4p, tours of the ruins are ary promotion and it will test your skills show, Ice Sculpting competition and the Mountain! Don’t miss it February 7th.
daily at 9, 11 and 2. 928-333-5375 at fishing, curling and bobsled racing - all As always, Hon-Dah hosts some of
at a smaller scale, but with chances to win the best parties and events in the White
Historic Fort Apache big. Mountains including live entertain-
Established in 1870 and abandoned in
1922, the fort boasts the remains of General January 30th and 31st the Winter ment six nights a week in the Timbers
Crook’s headquarters, officers’ quarters, Games will move outdoors with the 8th Showroom. If you like to laugh, our most
barns and a cemetery. Also located on the annual sled dog races held at Sunrise Park popular weekly entertainment is Munday
grounds are prehistoric ruins, petroglyphs Resort on Saturday & Sunday, starting at Funday, live headliner comedians, every
and the Apache Cultural Center and Mu- 9am each day. There will be 3-, 4-, and Monday Night at 7pm. And ... don’t miss
seum. 928-338-4625 6-dog teams competing for cash prizes. Country singer Tony Marques on Janu-
Historic Home Tour, Snowflake
On Sunday around noon, the Mountain ary 12th through the 16th, one of Hon-
Walking Tour of homes on the National Mushers will sponsor a kids’ race - bring Chili, Salsa, Fry Bread Cook-off. Register Dah’s biggest draws.
Historic Register. Visitors can tour the the kids and let them experience running early, because space is limited. For information about Hon-Dah’s spe-
Stinson Pioneer Museum, Flake Memo- the dogs. This is not your ordinary family ex- cial events or other entertainment, call 800
rial Home and the Smith Memorial Home. The fun continues at Hon-Dah Satur- perience, it will be a memory you’ll carry WAY-UP-HI (929-8744)... and welcome to
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donations accepted. 928-536-4881

Hon-Dah Resort Casino, Pinetop-Lakeside


128 well appointed king and queen rooms,
The “Trail of Many Tracks”
an all-season pool, spa and sauna, and the
Indian Pine Restaurant. Also Las Vegas-
Road Trip with a Twist
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and exciting gaming with 500 slots and
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Sunrise Park Ski Resort can travel the loop in either direction. It pre-historic ruins are situated along the on the Mission walls in Zuni Pueblo; and
Great skiing and snowboarding, a variety covers Sanders and Zuni, St. Johns and the waterways. You will hear tales of Spanish so much more!
of runs suits all levels of ability. Summer Round Valley, Hon-dah and Fort Apache, sheepmen, Mormon colonists, Texas cow- The route can be done in segments or in
activities include scenic chair lift, fishing, Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low, Shumway, boys, and Apache and Navajo Indians. its entirety. Your user-friendly CD package
horseback riding, mountain biking and
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off Hwy 260. 800-772-7669 A fascinating history unfolds as you ea’s major attractions, it takes you to hidden loaded from the website to burn your own
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Jan-Mar 2010 www.aztourist.com www.facebook.com/aztouristnews Regional • Page 27

Lodging, Dining & Silver City, New Mexico CALENDAR


Attraction Guide Small Town, Big Pleasures! JAN 22-24 SILVER CITY, NM
7th Annual Red Paint Powwow
Attractions If you believe that num- 800-548-9378 & Indian Market
bers talk, Silver City should Grant County Business & Conference

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vi
Frontier Movie Town top your vacation or relocation Spirits National Scenic Byway. Lakes Center, Hwy 180 - Fri: Indian market, per-

er
formances. Sat & Sun: Contest powwow,
297 W. Center St. Ov list. There are 3 million acres of for- and streams, an 1800s gold mining camp, social dances, Market continues-food & art
Kanab, UT est and wilderness covering the city’s prehistoric dwellings, a mission church,
435-644-5337 vendors. Bring own chair, open 9a daily.
back yard, crisscrossed by 1500 miles of a serene farming valley, major historic Adm $8/ $5. 575-534-1379
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument trails. 310 species of birds have been identi- and current mining operations, a fort that
Approx. 2 hours north of Silver City, NM fied in the region. 30 art galleries are burst- utilized the famed Buffalo Soldiers, and JAN 29-30 RIO RANCHO, NM
505-536-9461, www.nps.gov/gicl New Mexico Stampede PRCA Rodeo
ing with friendly, small town atmosphere endless scenic vistas provide the subject
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and you won’t find better year-round matter for a whole series of albums. Circle NE - Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc Rid-
One Legoland Dr.
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760-918-5346 www.legoland.com Looking back, the Mogollon culture was areas surrounding Silver City that include boys & cowgirls compete for over $60,000,
Mesa Verde National Park
enjoying this climate some 800 years ago a very diverse range of habitat conditions. 7:30p. jbowman@santaanastarcenter.
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protected remains of their civilization at identified during the warmer months. Chocolate Fantasia
www.visitmesaverde.com the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monu- Silver City itself consists of an intrigu- Sample fantastic chocolate candies at
ment or simply visit area museums to learn ing collection of Victorian homes and a various downtown stores and galleries.
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88 Main St. enjoying designated rights of way in certain spas, specialty shops and two highly infor- MAR 6 KANAB, UT
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1-888-388-4515 areas. Mountain bikers can traverse miles mative museums. Western New Mexico Kane County Shooting Range, Hwy 89 three
www.bearcreekcabins.com of forest trails and road bikers can partici- University adds an important cultural mi. N of Kanab - Cowboy competitive action
Cabrillo Inn & Suites Airport
pate in the annual sanctioned Tour of the dimension to the community as does an shooting. Participants dress in costumes of
1150 Rosecrans St. Gila 5-day stage race through Silver City energetic arts council. the old west. The starting time varies with
San Diego, CA and surrounding mountains roadways. Other major events include the re- the seasons, call: 435-644-5053
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San Diego Latino Film Festival
Casitas de Gila (Guest Houses) leries and the Red Paint PowWow. UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas, 7510
50 Casita Flats Rd.

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trails are perfect for hikers of all levels of offers a multitude of activities in the red col- 25th Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural
ability. The emerald pools will amaze you ored sands that drift among the ponderosa
Restaurants along with wild turkeys and herds of deer
Fair and Parade
pines. Especially popular is the system of 6900 block of Linda Vista Rd - Cultural
Curious Kumquat wandering carefree. trails designed for ATV enthusiasts. The exhibits, film festival, varied ethnic food
111 East College Ave. offerings and delightful artistic perfor-
Silver City, NM 88061 Bryce Canyon has inspired visitors for tiny town of Kanab is ATV friendly with
years. Red hoodoos spring up from the laws that allow ATV’ers to use public roads mances to promote cultural awareness and
575-534-0337 understanding. Free. www.sandiego.org
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Navajo Nation Guide A New Option for the New Year CALENDAR
JAN 31-FEB 14 TUCSON
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the Navajo Nation, in its own words, told surrender your energy... and let Simpson Tohono O’odham Nation
Monument Valley
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exquisite glimpse into a world and culture Enjoy dinner, and kick off your shoes in Cameras of American Indian food,
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Little Colorado River Gorge
928-679-2303 After a hearty dinner at the Hogan place stamps on your postcards and call it Admission: $9 Adults; $7 Child; Free Under 7
Four Corners Monument restaurant, slip into the Hogan Espresso a day. Parking: $3
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PET FRIENDLY LODGING COLORADO RIVER REGION


Lake Havasu City

Size
The Nautical Beachfront Resort
= PET FRIENDLY LOCATION 1000 McCulloch Blvd.

Rest
928-855-2141, 800-892-2141
ARIZONA www.thenautical.net 2 pets per room,

rict
$20 fee per pet, per night plus

ions
GRAND CANYON $200 refundable damage deposit
Proof that pet is current for all shots.
The Grand Hotel
149 St. Hwy 64 .,888-634-7263,
www.grandcanyongrandhotel.com • RL • PS • • • CENTRAL SOUTHERN
Best Western Desert Inn SAFFORD
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges Hilton Phoenix East Mesa 1391 W. Thatcher Blvd.
888-29-PARKS, www.grandcanyongrandhotel.com • • • • • • • 1011 W. Holmes
480-833-5555 $75fee 75lbs
928-428-0521 $6.00 fee
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Red Feather Lodge
106 N. Hwy 64, 800-538-2345, www.redfeatherlodge.com • • • • • • WHITE MOUNTAINS REGIONAL
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Reed’s Lodge SPRINGERVILLE AZ, CA, TX
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514 E Main
800-814-6451
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Silver Creek Inn-Rodeway Inn TAYLOR
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928-536-2600 info@bearcreekcabins.com
The Nautical Beachfront Resort www.choicehotels.com
1000 McCulloch Blvd. N., 800-892-2141, www.thenautical.net • • • • • PS • • 2 pets per room, $15 fee per pet, per night plus
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$100 refundable damage deposit EMERGENCY PET CARE
no size restrictions.
Hilton Phoenix East Best Western Paint Pony Lodge SHOW LOW
1011 West Holmes Ave. 480-833-5555, www.hiltonphoenixeast.com

• • • • PS • • • 581 W. Deuce of Clubs •
PAYSON
928-537-5773
www.bestwestern.com/paintponylodge
Mazatzal Hotel and Casino 2 pets per room, $10 fee per pet, per night plus
Hwy 87, Milepost 251, 800-777-7529, www.777play.com • RL • PS • S W $100 refundable damage deposit VCA Animal Referral & MESA
PRESCOTT
no size restrictions, dog park nearby Emergency Center of AZ •

Residence Inn by Marriott


NORTH 1648 N Country Club Dr,
480-898-0001
3599 Lee Circle, 928-775-2232 www.marriott.com /prcri • • • • PS • C WI Econo Lodge
1706 N. Park Drive
WINSLOW www.vcaareca.com
928-289-4687 $5 fee total for all nights

Reed’s Lodge
Springhill Suites by Marriott www.econolodge.com No deposit.
200 E. Sheldon St., 928-776-0998, www.springhillsuitesprescott.com • RL • • P C W No size restrictions.
TUCSON Red Feather Lodge GRAND CANYON Clean • Friendly • Affordable
Best Western Inn Suites 106 N. Hwy 64 Reg. $50 deposit refundable Springerville, Az
6201 N. Oracle Rd. 520-297-8111 www.innsuites.com • • • • • • • • • • 800-538-2345
www.redfeatherlodge.com
$10 per day fee
No size restrictions
800-814-6451 • www.k5reeds.com

Hotel Tucson City Center


475 N. Granada 520-622-3000 www.hoteltucsoncitycenter.com
SEDONA
• • • • • • • • • • 9th Annual Arizona Animal Fair
Los Abrigados Resort & Spa Huge Event, Feb. 20 in Tucson
160 Portal Lane, 800-521-3131, www.ilxresorts.com • • • • • • • C •
SPRINGERVILLE Hosted by Saving Animals www.azanimalfair.com
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514 E. Main 928-333-4323, 800-814-6451, www.k5reeds.com • • S S WI Arizona Animal Fair is one of edy Show,” plus police K-9s, Flyball, lure
MA

YUMA the largest events of its kind in the coursing, dog training demos and pet safety
Homewood Suites by Hilton Southwest. Featuring animal demonstra- seminars for children will also be featured.
Yuma
1955 East 16th St, 928-782-4109 • • • • • • • • • tions, exhibitors, Super Adoptions with 30+ Low-cost vaccinations and FREE microchip-
animal rescue agencies, entertainment, food ping available. Also Puppy Pawcasso, a pet
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
1726 S.Sunridge Dr., 928-783-6900, www.marriott.com/yumts • • • • P • • • court, plus live music in the beer garden, psychic, Glamour Paws Pet Photography
this festive event celebrating all animals is and other fun activities.
CALIFORNIA FREE for people and pets. Hours are 10am- All proceeds from this event benefit the
SAN DIEGO
4pm at Reid Park (NE corner of 22nd St./ animal rescue community. For more infor-
San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina Country Club). mation, please call 888-809-8883 (record-
333 W. Harbor Dr,.619-230-8340, www.marriotthotel.com • RL • • P • • WI
New in 2010: Ultimate Canines “Mut- ing), email roxanne@azanimalfair.com or
MEXICO
talica: A Rock’n Rescued Dog Sport & Com- visit our website. Come party with your pet!
ROCKY POINT
Rocky Point Reservations Payson Inn
800-427-6259, www.rockypointres.com WIDE VARIETY OF PROPERTIES AVAILABLE 801 N. Beeline Hwy.
NEW MEXICO Payson, AZ 85541
(928)474-3241
PINO ALTOS

Bear Creek Motel & Cabins


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88 Main St., 505-388-4501• 800-413-5024, info@bearcreekcabins.com • • S • • Free Continental Breakfast • Fitness Room
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Colorado River Region Overnighters Welcome • 54 RV spots • Cable TV • WiFi &


Internet • Showers and Laundry Facilities • Club House w/
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Havasu Springs Resort • 55+ Park • Single & Double wide spaces

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Ramblin Roads RV Resort
Salome-
177

60655 E Hwy 60
Hope • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
928-859-3187 | www.ramblinroads.com
River City RV Park
132

2225 Merrill Ave Bullhead • • • • • • • • • • • • •


928-754-2121 | www.rivercityrvpark.com
Westwind RV and Golf Resort
1075

9797 E 32nd St | 866-440-2992 Yuma • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •


800-545-6481 | westwindrvgolfresort.com

Northern Arizona
Casa Malpais RV Park
272 W Main • • • • • • • •
58

Springerville
928-333-4632 | casamalpais@frontiernet.net
Fairgrounds RV
Prescott • 150 state-of-the-art sites to
153

10443 Hwy 89A


Valley • • • • • • • • • •
928-227-3310 | fairgroundrvpark.com accommodate the largest of RV’s
Meteor Crater RV Park • 20/30/50 amps, water and waste
I-40 Exit 233 • • • • • • • • • • •
71

Winslow
928-289-5898 | www.meteorcrater.com disposal
Mountain Vu RV Park
• Free high speed wired and wireless
11295 Cornville Rd • • • • • • • internet access
33

Cornville
928-639-2984 | mountainvurv@cableone.net • Free continental breakfast daily
Orchard Ranch Senior RV Resort • Free shuttle service to
402

11250 E Hwy 69 Dewey • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ft. McDowell Casino &


800-352-6305 | www.orchardrvresort.com
Page-Lake Powell Campgrounds
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
• Pool and Spa, Pickle-ball, Volley-
120

849 S. Coppermine Rd. Page • • • • • • • • • • • •


928-645-3374 | www.pagecampground.com ball, badminton and basketball
Rancho Sedona RV Park • Fitness Center & Dog Park
135 Bear Wallow Lane • • • • • • • •
84

Sedona
888-641-4261 | www.ranchosedona.com
Waltner’s RV Resort Eagle View Rv Resort
146

4800 S 28th St Show Low • • • • • • • • • • 9605 N. Ft. McDowell Rd.


928-537-4611 | www.apolloproperties.com/waltners.htm Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

Eagle View RV Resort


Ft.
Central Arizona
480-789-5310
150

9605 N Ft McDowell Rd
McDowell • • • • • • • • • • • • • • eagleview@fmyn.com
480-789-5310 | eagleviewrvresort.com
Good Life RV Resort www.eagleviewrvresort.com
1112

3403 E Main St Mesa • • • • • • • • • • • • •


800-999-4990 | www.goodliferv.com
Saddle Mountain RV Park
342

3607 N 411th Ave Tonopah • • • • • • • • • • •


623-386-3892 | saddlemountainrvpark.com
Tower Point Resort
1111

4860 E Main | 480-832-4996 Mesa • • • • • • • • • • • • • •


Make us your friend
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resort. Please contact the resort for specific details.

Southern Arizona
North Clifton RV Park
210 N. Coronado Blvd. Clifton • • • • •
928-865-9064 | www.townofclifton.com 55
Picacho Peak RV 55+ Resort
325

17065 E Peak Lane Picacho • • • • • • • • • • • • •


520-466-7841 | www.picachopeakrv.com
Mountain View RV Park
Huachuca
99 West Vista Lane • • • • • • • • • • •
97

520-456-2860 | mountainviewrvpark.com City

Campgrounds Outside of Arizona


Cedar Grove RV Resort Copperas
672

100 Cedar Grove Drive


254-547-4293 | westwindenterprises.com
Cove, • • • • • • • • • • • • •
TX

Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort


Niland,
850

1500 Spa Rd
CA • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
888-8000-SPA | www.foyspa.com
Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort
El Centro,
500

1589 Drew Rd
CA • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
800-545-6481 | westwindrvgolfresort.com
River City RV Park Right across the river in Bullhead City
Laughlin,
132

2225 Merrill Ave


NV • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
928-754-2121 | www.rivercityrvpark.com
The Springs at Borrego RV Resort
Borrego (480) 947-6219
2255 DiGiorgio Rd. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
760-767-0004 | www.springsatborrego.com Springs, CA www.azbw.com

Page-Lake Powell RV Park


Comfortable, Affordable, Secure
We guarantee Open year-round, Page- Reservations: 928-645-3374
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complete Page, Arizona camping solu- for cleaning up after their pets.
tion. We offer 99 regular and 26 monthly An established park with mature trees,
campsites. Prices range from $16 to $30 per pristine maintenance, and quiet surround-
night with weekly rates also available. Don’t ings, you’ll find most campsites located next
forget to ask about our discount prices! to a shady tree. Each site has its own picnic
For your convenience, we offer full hook table and plenty of parking space for vehicles
ups, tent sites, dump station and LP gas. and boats. A campground store is located in
Additional campground facilities include the front office, selling cold beverages, ice,
clean restrooms, showers, laundry room, pay snacks, and fishing tackle.
phones, wireless Internet, and a heated pool. Several unique shops, restaurants, and
Dogs of all sizes are allowed with no addi- Super Wal-Mart are within walking distance.
tional fees. There is a designated dog walk at
“You name it we do it”
Full Mechanical Service • Clean Restrooms & Showers
We pick it up and drop it off!
• Heated Indoor Pool & Spa

520-889-2777
(Seasonal)
• Laundry Facilities
3340 E Mossman Rd • Tucson AZ • WiFi Connectivity
www.familyautobody.com • Dump & LP Gas

Authorized Distributor
National GoodYear offers accepted
Where winter is done in grand fashion. Upcoming

Arizona State Parks 2010 Events

Gathering of
Conserving Arizona’s Treasures the Gunfighters
Yuma Territorial
Prison SHP
January 9 & 10

Geo Cache Bash


Cattail Cove SP
Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service. February 20
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. Civil War in
Book your winter retreat online or call toll-free 1-888-297-2757. the Southwest
Picacho Peak SP
Romance Package (El Tovar only)
Winter Rates Includes complimentary in-room sparkling March 13 & 14
After the canyon takes your breath away,
catch it again in a cozy room at the
Maswik or Yavapai Lodges.
Grand Canyon label wine and fruit basket,
and dinner for two with a bottle of Grand
Canyon label wine in the dining room.
AZStateParks.com
Downloadable Park Maps & Driving Mariachi Festival
Maswik South & Yavapai West $82 Standard $365 • Deluxe $440 Directions & Photo Galleries
Maswik North & Yavapai East $105 Luxury Suites $520 Patagonia Lake SP
Effective dates 1/3/10 through 3/4/10,
excluding 2/12/10 through 2/14/10.
Effective dates 1/2/10 through 2/14/10, 602-542-1993 March 20
excluding 1/6/10.
call for a FREE Brochure

Beautiful Places on earth®


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All room rates are subject to applicable taxes and/or surcharges.

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