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Editor�s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT's calendar of events to editor@azbw.com. To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the 10th of the month prior to publication. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions. We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and a contact number and/or e-mail address.

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DOWNSTREAM
Events Calendar, Beginning Mid-September 2011

BEYOND ARIZONA

SEAWORLD FUN CARD: until the end of 2011 � When guests purchase a full-priced single day admission ticket ($69.99 adults/$61.99 for children 3-9), they�ll get to return with their Fun Card until the end of 2011 again and again! All seasonal events are included with park admission. For more information visit www.seaworldsandiego.com or call (800) 25-SHAMU.

SOUTHWESTERN YACHT CLUB, SAN DIEGO: Current � Guests are invited to visit their new facility; (619) 222-0438, www.southwesternyc.org.

BOATING

7TH ANNUAL BLUE WATER RESORT & CASINO 300 ENDURO: Oct.29 � Parker; BlueWater Resort, (11222 Resort Rd. 85344), speed boat race, fifty six-mile laps will test the mettle and will power of the racers and their equipment, modeled after the original 1964 Parker Enduro, 10 a.m., 928-669-6511 or 310-318-4012 or http://www.bluewaterfun.com or http://www.enduro300.com.

7f.jpg: Click Here DESTINATION - Any time of the year, the aqua lodges at Bartlett Lake Marina offer a getaway like no other. The little cabins on the water are fully equipped with all the amenities that guests may need and/or want. Indian summer is an especially beautiful time at Bartlett Lake, and an aqua lodge is an ideal place to spend a few of these into-autumn days.

ASF SAILING CLASSES FOR KIDS: Begin early October � arizonayachtclub.org.

10th ANNUAL HOT HEAD REGATTA: Oct. 8 � Tempe Town Lake Marina, (1 E. Gilbert Dr., 85281), watch rowing teams from all over the Southwest compete, food and fierce competition, free, http://www.temperowersassociation.org/.

3OTH ANNUAL JET SKI WORLD FINALS: Oct. 1-9 � Lake Havasu City; Crazy Horse Resort Aqua Stadium, competitors from more than 40 U.S. states and nearly 35 nations churn the waters to win a share of more than $25,000 in prizes at the world's largest and most prestigious personal watercraft race, 8 a.m. � 5 p.m., 928-453-3444 or 714-751-8695 or http://www.ijsba.com or http://www.golakehavasu.com.

39TH ANNUAL CAMPBELL BOATS REGATTA: Sept. 16-18 � Lake Havasu City; north end of channel, 714-779-9115 or http://www.campbellboatowners.org.

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7 p.m. � Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., Tempe; www.arizonayachtclub.org.

US SAILING/ RED CROSS ONLINE TRAINING: Ongoing � To make it easier for prospective US SAILING-certified instructors to fulfill course requirements for CPR and First Aid certification, US SAILING teams up with the American Red Cross to provide an online training program. Participants can sign up by visiting www.ussailing.org/training and clicking on the Red Cross Online Training button (towards the bottom of the page).

CAMPING/RVING/AZ OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

For more information on camping, RVing, outdoor activities, see �Land Cruising� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

23RD ANNUAL VERDE RIVER DAY: Sept. 24 � Cottonwood, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, develop awareness of the importance of the Verde River, 40+ environmental exhibits, hands-on activities, live entertainment, sand castle building, animals, canoe rides, nature hikes, American Civil War encampments, vintage trailer show, fish the lagoon no license needed and poles, bait and tackle provided, nature walks, $6 per vehicle/4 adults, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 928-634-7593 or http://www.azstateparks.com.

GEOCACHE CAMPING WEEKEND/DUTCH OVEN COOK-OFF: Sept. 16-17 � Show Low City Park, 928-532-4140

PROTECT-A-PARK: Ongoing � Boaters, anglers, divers needed to adopt Lake Pleasant�s shoreline areas and coves for regular litter removal in 2009; (602) 372-7460, ext. 200.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

AZGFD, CG AUXILIARY, PHOENIX POWER SQUADRON BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing (See page 3 of this issue.) USCG-APPROVED CAPTAIN�S COURSE: Oct. 17-28 � The Maritime Institute of San Diego and the Lake Havasu Marine Association; at Lake Havasu City; for more information or to sign up to attend the course, call the Maritime Institute at 1-888-262-8020.

COMMUNITY

127TH ANNUAL ARIZONA STATE FAIR: Oct. 14-Nov. 6 � Phoenix; family entertainment, animals, food, rides, top-notch concerts, exhibits, motorized events, rodeo & more, Tues-Sun, new attractions, new rides, $5-10, http://www.azstatefair.com.

REDEDICATION OF THE LONDON BRIDGE � 40TH ANNIVERSARY: Oct. 14 � Lake Havasu City; under the London Bridge, please join the community in celebrating the historic re-dedication of the London Bridge, free, 5 pm, 928-453-3444 or http://www.golakehavasu.com.

TEMPE TOWN LAKE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OPENS: Sept. TBA � Information about this process is being updated at www.tempe.gov/lake; visit millavenue.com for details on the upcoming bridge opening.

HOMELESS PROGRAM NEEDS: Ongoing � new underwear, socks, sun screen, razors, feminine hygiene products, hats and backpacks; e-mail I-Help for more details: ihelp@tempeaction.org.

NO-KILL SHELTER NEEDS HELP: http://animalsbenefitclub.com/index2.html.

RAISING MONEY FOR ANIMALS: Ongoing � Heather L. James-Davis; www.azanimalassistance.com.

FISHING

For more information on fishing, please see �Tight Lines� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

CATFISH STOCKINGS/URBAN WATERS: Sept. 19-24 � At all urban fishing waters.

BILL LUKE BIG BASS DAYS: March 16-18, 2012 � Lake Pleasant; Don McDowell: don@shakerattleandtroll.com LAKE HAVASU CLASSIC NATIONAL BASS WEST CHAMPIONSHIP: Oct. 14 � Lake Havasu City; Windsor Beach, tournament hours are safe light to 3 p.m., complimentary BBQ during Saturday weigh-in, http://www.nationalbasswest.com.

ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. � Sunnyslope Community Center; http://www.azflycasters.org.

SRT BASS PHOENIX CHAPTER MEETINGS: Ongoing � Shake, Rattle & Troll BASS Club; volunteers needed; new members (boaters and non-boaters), families, children, friends are welcome; (623) 221-7655.

HUNTING

For more information on hunting, please see �Game Bag: Write On Target� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

YOUNG HUNTERS WORKSHOP: Sept. 30-Oct. 2 � AZGFD, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Arizona Elk Society; (928) 367-4281.

APPLY EARLY FOR HUNTS DURING �CORRECTION� PERIOD: Sept. 23 and Oct. 11 � www.azgfd.gov/draw.

BASIC HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS: Through Oct. 1� Poston Jr. High auditorium, Mesa; This class is required for all persons 10 - 13 years old to hunt big game in Arizona. Students must be at least 9 years old by graduation to be certified. It also qualifies the graduate for a permanent bonus point. For further information contact Chief Instructor Mike Zaccardi, Mesa Hunter Education Instructor Association, at (480) 834-1791. Please do not call Poston Jr. High for details. See the statewide Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Education class schedule at: http://www.azgfd.com.

SHOWS/EXPOS

LAKE HAVASU BOAT SHOW: April 20-22 � Lake Havasu City; www.lakehavasuboatshow.com

WATERSPORTS Diving:

SAGUARO DIVING & SPORTS: Ongoing � Learn to Scuba Dive, Open Water Certification Dives, Private Class & Pool, Private Lake Open Water Certification Dives, San Carlos, Mexico; Lake Pleasant, and more; Saguaro can plan your diving vacation for small groups or just one person. How about Grand Cayman, Curarco, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos Contact Saguaro Diving & Sports, 908 E. Impala Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204; (480) 507-3988 or sales@saguarosports.com.

Frozen:

COYOTES CURLING LEAGUE: Sept. 16-17: League registration is open for both the Friday and Saturday leagues that start 9/16 and 9/17! There is still room in both leagues but they are filling up fast. If you have your form ready to go but haven't sent it in, don't delay and send it to carlnelson@coyotescurling.com today!

Swimming:

5TH ANNUAL POWELL3 TRIATHLON: Oct. 22 � Lake Powell Wahweap Marina, (86040), swim 1500 meters, bike 24 miles, run 6.2 miles or swim 750 meters, bike 12 miles, run 3.1 miles, USAT sanctioned, course covers a beautiful sand stone course with a great view of Lake Powell, $90 early registration, 8 am, 801-355-4940 or http://www.powell3.com.

ARIZONA OPEN WATER SWIM SERIES #4: Oct. 15 � Lake Pleasant Harbor Marina, events are officially sanctioned by USAS and USMS and are open to both registered age group and masters swimmers, with choice of 2K and 4K distances (1.2 or 2.4 miles), $45-50, http://www.dcbadventures.com.

6TH ANNUAL NATHAN�S TRIATHLON (DUATHLON): Sept. 25 � Tempe Town Lake, compete in either the Olympic, Sprint or Relay (Olympic AND Sprint) race, the fourth event in the Red Rock Co Arizona Triathlon Series, swim in the calm waters of Tempe Town Lake, followed by the best Olympic bike course in Tempe, and a run along the multi-use path around the lake, http://redrockco.com.

WILDLIFE-RELATED

WITNESS RELEASE OF CALIFORNIA CONDORS: Sept. 24 � Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona; see story on page 14 of this issue.

COUNT BLACK-FOOTED FERRETS: Oct. 6-10 � A chance to be a part of wildlife conservation; e-mail azferret@azgfd.gov.

6TH ANNUAL WOODLAND WILDLIFE FESTIVAL: Oct. 1 � Pinetop-Lakeside:the White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center, (425 S. Woodland Rd.), fly fishing, star gazing, live wildlife, birding, hiking, nature tours, wildlife art & photography, free, 9 am � 4 pm, 928-358-3069 or http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com or http://www.wmnature.org.

BUTTERFLY MAGIC: Oct. 10- April 29, 2012 � Tucson Botanical Garden; be transported on a global quest for the most beautiful, exotic and rare butterflies of the world, hundreds of live, tropical butterflies in this intimate exhibit, $6.50-12, 9:30 am � 3 pm, http://www.tucsonbotanical.org.

FALL OPEN HOUSE AT THE ARBORETUM: Oct. 1 � Flagstaff; (4001 S. Woody Mountain Rd. 86001), as part of the Festival of Science, focuses on the scientific research taking place at The Arboretum, tour the gardens, Live Birds of Prey, hands-on activities for the whole family, free, 9 am � 5 pm, 928-774-1442 or http://www.thearb.org.

ANNUAL MARIPOSA MONARCA: Sept. 24- Nov. 3 � Desert Botanical Garden, Marshall Butterfly Pavilion, stroll through the butterfly habitat and be immersed among hundreds of colorful, fluttering monarchs, $3.50 with paid Garden admission, 9:30 am � 5 pm, 480-941-1225 or http://www.dbg.org.

Editor�s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT's calendar of events �-"Downstream" � to editor@azbw.com. To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the 10 th of the month prior to publication. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions. We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and contact information.




DOWNSTREAM
Events Calendar, Beginning Late August 2011

BEYOND ARIZONA

SEAWORLD FUN CARD: until the end of 2011 � When guests purchase a full-priced single day admission ticket ($69.99 adults/$61.99 for children 3-9), they�ll get to return with their Fun Card until the end of 2011 again and again! All seasonal events are included with park admission. For more information visit www.seaworldsandiego.com or call (800) 25-SHAMU.

SOUTHWESTERN YACHT CLUB, SAN DIEGO: Current � Guests are invited to visit their new facility; (619) 222-0438, www.southwesternyc.org.

HOUSEBOAT MAGAZINE�S NATIONAL HOUSEBOAT EXPO: Aug. 26-28 �The National Houseboat Expo offers two of the LARGEST HOUSEBOAT SHOWS in the world. We have a spectacular on-water expo at State Dock in Lake Cumberland Kentucky and an indoor exposition in Louisville, Kentucky each year. So mark your calendars, pack your bags, and enjoy two of the greatest houseboating parties on the planet! If you are looking to buy a houseboat, new or used, this is the place to be. Take your time, enjoy a drink and something to eat while shopping through hundreds of companies who sell houseboat specific products and accessories. It's all here twice a year.

BOATING

10th ANNUAL HOT HEAD REGATTA: Oct. 8 � Tempe Town Lake Marina, (1 E. Gilbert Dr., 85281), watch rowing teams from all over the Southwest compete, food and fierce competition, free, http://www.temperowersassociation.org.

3OTH ANNUAL JET SKI WORLD FINALS: Oct. 1-9 � Lake Havasu City; Crazy Horse Resort Aqua Stadium, competitors from more than 40 U.S. states and nearly 35 nations churn the waters to win a share of more than $25,000 in prizes at the world's largest and most prestigious personal watercraft race, 8 a.m. � 5 p.m., 928-453-3444 or 714-751-8695 or ijsba.com or golakehavasu.com.

39TH ANNUAL CAMPBELL BOATS REGATTA: Sept. 16-18 � Lake Havasu City; north end of channel, 714-779-9115 or campbellboatowners.org.

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7 p.m. � Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., Tempe; arizonayachtclub.org.

US SAILING/ RED CROSS ONLINE TRAINING: Ongoing � To make it easier for prospective US SAILING-certified instructors to fulfill course requirements for CPR and First Aid certification, US SAILING teams up with the American Red Cross to provide an online training program. Participants can sign up by visiting ussailing.org/training and clicking on the Red Cross Online Training button (towards the bottom of the page).

CAMPING/RVING/AZ OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

For more information on camping, RVing, outdoor activities, see �Land Cruising� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

VOTE NOW FOR DEAD HORSE RANCH STATE PARK: before Sept. 6 � Go to livepositively.com/#/Americasparks/vote and vote for Dead Horse Ranch State Park (see story on page 1).

BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN: Aug. 26-28 � Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott (see story on page 1) 23RD ANNUAL VERDE RIVER DAY: Sept. 24 � Cottonwood, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, develop awareness of the importance of the Verde River, 40+ environmental exhibits, hands-on activities, live entertainment, sand castle building, animals, canoe rides, nature hikes, American Civil War encampments, vintage trailer show, fish the lagoon no license needed and poles, bait and tackle provided, nature walks, $6 per vehicle/4 adults, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 928-634-7593 or azstateparks.com.

GEOCACHE CAMPING WEEKEND/DUTCH OVEN COOK-OFF: Sept. 16-17 � Show Low City Park, 928-532-4140

PROTECT-A-PARK: Ongoing � Boaters, anglers, divers needed to adopt Lake Pleasant�s shoreline areas and coves for regular litter removal in 2009; (602) 372-7460, ext. 200.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

AZGFD, CG AUXILIARY, PHOENIX POWER SQUADRON BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing (See page 3 of this issue.) USCG-APPROVED CAPTAIN�S COURSE: Oct. 17-28 � The Maritime Institute of San Diego and the Lake Havasu Marine Association; at Lake Havasu City; for more information or to sign up to attend the course, call the Maritime Institute at 1-888-262-8020.

HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH SAILING CLASSES: Sept. 13 Start � Any level of past experience is welcome, and those interested can sign up at http://arizonayachtclub.org/?page_id=829. And, planning ahead, the Arizona High School Sailing Championship is already on the calendar for Saturday, April 21, 2012. For more information, contact george@tingom.com.

COMMUNITY

127TH ANNUAL ARIZONA STATE FAIR: Oct. 14-Nov. 6 � Phoenix; family entertainment, animals, food, rides, top-notch concerts, exhibits, motorized events, rodeo & more, Tues-Sun, new attractions, new rides, $5-10, azstatefair.com.

REDEDICATION OF THE LONDON BRIDGE � 40TH ANNIVERSARY: Oct. 14 � Lake Havasu City; under the London Bridge, please join the community in celebrating the historic re-dedication of the London Bridge, free, 5 pm, 928-453-3444 or golakehavasu.com.

TEMPE TOWN LAKE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OPENS: Sept. TBA � Information about this process is being updated at tempe.gov/lake; visit millavenue.com for details on the upcoming bridge opening.

HOMELESS PROGRAM NEEDS: Ongoing � new underwear, socks, sun screen, razors, feminine hygiene products, hats and backpacks; e-mail I-Help for more details: ihelp@tempeaction.org.

NO-KILL SHELTER NEEDS HELP: animalsbenefitclub.com/index2.html.

RAISING MONEY FOR ANIMALS: Ongoing � Heather L. James-Davis; azanimalassistance.com.

FISHING

For more information on fishing, please see �Tight Lines� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

BILL LUKE BIG BASS DAYS: March 1116-18, 2012 � Lake Pleasant; Don McDowell: don@shakerattleandtroll.com LAKE HAVASU CLASSIC NATIONAL BASS WEST CHAMPIONSHIP: Oct. 14 � Lake Havasu City; Windsor Beach, tournament hours are safe light to 3 p.m., complimentary BBQ during Saturday weigh-in, nationalbasswest.com.

LABOR DAY ROPING WEEKEND: Sept. 3 � Mormon Lake Lodge, (1991 Main St., 86038), Jack & Stacey Fuller host the last competitive team roping event of the year, also fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain bike and OHV riding, scavenger hunt for families at 1 pm, 928-354-2227 or mormonlakelodge.com.

ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. � Sunnyslope Community Center; azflycasters.org.

SRT BASS PHOENIX CHAPTER MEETINGS: Ongoing � Shake, Rattle & Troll BASS Club; volunteers needed; new members (boaters and non-boaters), families, children, friends are welcome; (623) 221-7655.

HUNTING

For more information on hunting, please see �Game Bag: Write On Target� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

BASIC HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS: Sept. 6-Oct. 1� Poston Jr. High auditorium, Mesa; This class is required for all persons 10 - 13 years old to hunt big game in Arizona. Students must be at least 9 years old by graduation to be certified. It also qualifies the graduate for a permanent bonus point. For further information contact Chief Instructor Mike Zaccardi, Mesa Hunter Education Instructor Association, at (480) 834-1791. Please do not call Poston Jr. High for details. See the statewide Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Education class schedule at: azgfd.com.

WATERSPORTS

Diving:

SAGUARO DIVING & SPORTS: Ongoing � Learn to Scuba Dive, Open Water Certification Dives, Private Class & Pool, Private Lake Open Water Certification Dives, San Carlos, Mexico; Lake Pleasant, and more; Saguaro can plan your diving vacation for small groups or just one person. How about Grand Cayman, Curarco, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos Contact Saguaro Diving & Sports, 908 E. Impala Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204; (480) 507-3988 or sales@saguarosports.com.

Frozen:

LEARN-TO-CURL: Sept. 10 �The Coyotes Curling Club is pleased to announce one remaining Learn to Curl class this summer: Sept. 10 from 8:15 p.m.-11 p.m. Off-ice instruction will be from roughly 8:15-8:20 to 9 p.m., and then on the ice for two hours of exciting curling instruction from 9-11 p.m.! To register for the class, please go to our Learn to Curl section on our site www.coyotescurling.com. Also as a reminder, our 12-week Friday morning and Saturday evening co-ed fall leagues have a tentative start date of Sept. 16 and 17 respectively.

Swimming:

ARIZONA OPEN WATER SWIM SERIES #4: Oct. 15 � Lake Pleasant Harbor Marina, events are officially sanctioned by USAS and USMS and are open to both registered age group and masters swimmers, with choice of 2K and 4K distances (1.2 or 2.4 miles), $45-50, dcbadventures.com.

6TH ANNUAL NATHAN�S TRIATHLON (DUATHLON): Sept. 25 � Tempe Town Lake, compete in either the Olympic, Sprint or Relay (Olympic AND Sprint) race, the fourth event in the Red Rock Co Arizona Triathlon Series, swim in the calm waters of Tempe Town Lake, followed by the best Olympic bike course in Tempe, and a run along the multi-use path around the lake, redrockco.com.

ANTHEM SPRINT TRIATHLON: Sept. 3 � Anthem Community Center, (41130 N. Freedom Way, 85086), reverse order sprint triathlon, , hosted in conjunction with Team Anthem Multisport Club, a 5km run, a fast 20km bike course and a 400m swim to the finish, 7 am, 623-330-0913 or 4peaksracing.com.

WILDLIFE-RELATED

6TH ANNUAL WOODLAND WILDLIFE FESTIVAL: Oct. 1 � Pinetop-Lakeside:the White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center, (425 S. Woodland Rd.), fly fishing, star gazing, live wildlife, birding, hiking, nature tours, wildlife art & photography, free, 9 am � 4 pm, 928-358-3069 or pinetoplakesidechamber.com or wmnature.org.

BUTTERFLY MAGIC: Oct. 10- April 29, 2012 � Tucson Botanical Garden; be transported on a global quest for the most beautiful, exotic and rare butterflies of the world, hundreds of live, tropical butterflies in this intimate exhibit, $6.50-12, 9:30 am � 3 pm, tucsonbotanical.org.

FALL OPEN HOUSE AT THE ARBORETUM: Oct. 1 � Flagstaff; (4001 S. Woody Mountain Rd. 86001), as part of the Festival of Science, focuses on the scientific research taking place at The Arboretum, tour the gardens, Live Birds of Prey, hands-on activities for the whole family, free, 9 am � 5 pm, 928-774-1442 or thearb.org.

ANNUAL MARIPOSA MONARCA: Sept. 24- Nov. 3 � Desert Botanical Garden, Marshall Butterfly Pavilion, stroll through the butterfly habitat and be immersed among hundreds of colorful, fluttering monarchs, $3.50 with paid Garden admission, 9:30 am � 5 pm, 480-941-1225 or dbg.org.

SAVE THE OSPREY : Sept.10 � Mormon Lake Lodge, (1991 Main St., 86038), an annual tradition that welcomes the public to roll up their sleeves and do their part in preserving the natural home of the magnificent Osprey, clean up litter, after a BBQ lunch Joe Yarchin, AZGFD Watchable Wildlife Project Coordinator will present how, where, and when to view wildlife responsibly and efficiently, free, 928-354-2227 or mormonlakelodge.com.

SUMMER FLASHLIGHT TOURS: Through Aug.31 � Phoenix; Desert Botanical Garden, (1201 N. Galvin Parkway, 85008), see, hear and feel the desert night including nighthawks, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers; bring your flashlight, free with admission, $5-15, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 pm, 480-941-1225 or dbg.org.

Editor�s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT's calendar of events �-"Downstream" � to editor@azbw.com. To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the 10th of the month prior to publication. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions. We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and contact information.




DOWNSTREAM
Events Calendar, Beginning Mid-July 2011

BEYOND ARIZONA

BOATING

SEAWORLD FUN CARD: until the end of 2011 � When guests purchase a full-priced single day admission ticket ($69.99 adults/$61.99 for children 3-9), they�ll get to return with their Fun Card until the end of 2011 again and again! All seasonal events are included with park admission. For more information visit www.seaworldsandiego.com or call (800) 25-SHAMU.

4TH ANNUAL BULLHEAD CITY RIVER REGATTA: Aug. 12-13 � Bullhead City; Pirates of the Colorado � kayak races, tube floaters and theme floats on the Colorado River, Friday evening the �Ye Gotta Regatta� pre-party, with live music, carnival games and food and then Saturday grab an inner tube and enjoy a lazy 8-mile float or build a creative, non-motorized float and parade down the Colorado River, post-party �Ye Hafta Afta� at Rotary Park, 928-542-8885 or www.bullheadregatta.com .

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7 p.m. � 19th Tee, Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., Tempe; Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times www.arizonayachtclub.org.

US SAILING/ RED CROSS ONLINE TRAINING: Ongoing � To make it easier for prospective US SAILING-certified instructors to fulfill course requirements for CPR and First Aid certification, US SAILING teams up with the American Red Cross to provide an online training program. Participants can sign up by visiting Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times www.ussailing.org/training and clicking on the Red Cross Online Training button (towards the bottom of the page).

CAMPING/RVING/AZ OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

For more information on camping, RVing, outdoor activities, see �Land Cruising� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN: Aug. 12-14 � Prescott; Camp Friendly Pines, offers adventure and life skills, for women age 18 and older to learn to camp, fish, rappel, hike, cook with Dutch ovens, photograph wildlife & a range of outdoor recreation skills, "hawk talks" and nature hikes, $270, includes meals, lodging and classes, 480-644-0077 or www.azwildlife.org.

PROTECT-A-PARK: Ongoing � Boaters, anglers, divers needed to adopt Lake Pleasant�s shoreline areas and coves for regular litter removal in 2009; (602) 372-7460, ext. 200.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

AZGFD, CG AUXILIARY, PHOENIX POWER SQUADRON BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing (See page 3 of this issue.)

COMMUNITY

HOMELESS PROGRAM NEEDS: Ongoing � new underwear, socks, sun screen, razors, feminine hygiene products, hats and backpacks; e-mail I-Help for more details: ihelp@tempeaction.org.

NO-KILL SHELTER NEEDS HELP: http://animalsbenefitclub.com/index2.html.

RAISING MONEY FOR ANIMALS: Ongoing � Heather L. James-Davis; www.azanimalassistance.com.

FISHING

For more information on fishing, please see �Tight Lines� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. � Sunnyslope Community Center; http://www.azflycasters.org.

SRT BASS PHOENIX CHAPTER MEETINGS: Ongoing � Shake, Rattle & Troll BASS Club; volunteers needed; new members (boaters and non-boaters), families, children, friends are welcome; (623) 221-7655.

HUNTING

For more information on hunting, please see �Game Bag: Write On Target� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

SHOWS/EXPOS

ICAST 2011: July 13-15 � Las Vegas, Nev.; www.ICASTfishing.org.

WATERSPORTS

Diving:

SAGUARO DIVING & SPORTS: Ongoing � Learn to Scuba Dive, Open Water Certification Dives, Private Class & Pool, Private Lake Open Water Certification Dives, San Carlos, Mexico; Lake Pleasant, and more; Saguaro can plan your diving vacation for small groups or just one person. How about Grand Cayman, Curarco, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos Contact Saguaro Diving & Sports, 908 E. Impala Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204; (480) 507-3988 or sales@saguarosports.com.

Swimming:

27TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN MAN TRIATHLON: Aug. 14 � Flagstaff; Lake Mary, Sprint: swim 700 meters, bike 10.6 miles, run 3.1 miles; Olympic: swim 1500 meters, bike 24.9 miles, run 6.2 miles, spectators free, 6:30 am, 928-526-8761 or www.trifind.net or www.mountainmanevents.com.

16TH ANNUAL TRI IN THE PINES TRIATHLON: Aug. 13 � Show Low; 825-yard swim at the Family Aquatic Center, 12.3 mile bike on city streets, 3.5 mile run on paved multi-use trail in the City Park, USA Triathlon sanctioned event, www.trifind.net/nf/az.html or http://ci.show-low.az.us/departments/parks/runs&races.htm.

ANNUAL PIONEER DAY CELEBRATION : July 22-23 � Snowflake; arts & crafts fair, parade, BBQ, rodeo, dances, kid�s entertainment, theatrical performance, pioneer day run, softball league tournament, free swimming, fireworks display, Sweet Wheels Car Show & Swap meet on the 24th from 8 am � 2 pm, 928-536-4331 or Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times or www.cruiseinarizona.com/carshows.hmtl.

27TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN MAN TRIATHLON: July 17 � Flagstaff; Lake Mary, Sprint: swim 700 meters, bike 10.6 miles, run 3.1 miles; Olympic: swim 1500 meters, bike 24.9 miles, run 6.2 miles, spectators free, 6:30 am, 928-526-8761 or www.trifind.net or www.mountainmanevents.com.

WILDLIFE-RELATED

SUMMER TWILIGHT TOURS: Aug. 20 � Phoenix Deer Valley Rock Art Center, a guided tour of spectacular rock art, educators tell all about petroglyphs, archaeology, desert plants and animals and Native American cultures, reservations, $2.50-6.50, 6:30 pm, 623-582-8007 or http://dvrac.asu.edu/.

TUCSON BIRD AND WILDLIFE FESTIVAL: Aug. 17-21 � Tucson; Riverpark Inn, with a combination of free and paid field trips, workshops, exhibits and talks by renowned naturalists, Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Timeshttp://tucsonaudubon.org/festival.

LEARN YOUR LIZARDS: Aug. 13 � Superior; Boyce Thompson Arboretum, educates participants how to identify common species such as Western whiptails, Tree Lizards, Side-blotched and Greater Earless, family friendly walk, meet at the visitor center, $3-7.50, 8:30 am, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu.

SUMMER FLASHLIGHT TOURS: Aug. 1-31 � Phoenix; Desert Botanical Garden, (1201 N. Galvin Parkway, 85008), see, hear and feel the desert night including nighthawks, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers; bring your flashlight, free with admission, $5-15, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 pm, 480-941-1225 or www.dbg.org .

20TH ANNUAL SOUTHWEST WINGS BIRDING & NATURE FESTIVAL: Aug. 3-7 � Sierra Vista, Cochise College, self-guided and guided tours, field trips, seminars, vendors, silent auction, displays, lectures, bat stalks, owl prowls, displays, arts & crafts, Pete Dunn is featured speaker, $15 for adults, free for children with parents or grandparents, 520-678-8237 or http://www.swwings.org.

SUMMER TWILIGHT TOURS: Aug. 6 � Phoenix, Deer Valley Rock Art Center, a guided tour of spectacular rock art, educators tell all about petroglyphs, archaeology, desert plants and animals and Native American cultures, reservations, $2.50-6.50, 6:30 pm, 623-582-8007 or http://dvrac.asu.edu/.

Editor�s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT's calendar of events �-"Downstream" � to editor@azbw.com. To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions. We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and a contact number and/or e-mail address.




Events Calendar, Beginning Mid-August 2010

Beyond Arizona

SUMMER NIGHTS AT SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO: through Aug. 29, Sept. 4-6 � SeaWorld�s summertime extravaganza features an ocean full of good times, extended hours and seasonal nighttime-only animal shows weekends.(619) 226-3620

LONG BEACH TO CABO SAN LUCAS INTERNATIONAL YACHT RACE: Oct. 23-24 � Following the Campbell Cup, LBYC will start its race to Cabo on Nov. 5.

INTERNATIONAL YELLOWTAIL DERBY 2010: Sept. 4-26 � San Diego; johncinsd@cox.net

WEEKEND ON THE BIG BAY, SAN DIEGO FLEET WEEK: Sept. 18-19 � cody@fleetweeksandiego.org or 619-858-1545.

Boating

6TH ANNUAL BLUE WATER RESORT & CASINO 300 ENDURO: Oct. 23 � Parker; speed boat race, 50 six-mile laps will test the mettle and will power of the racers and their equipment, modeled after the original 1964 Parker Enduro, (310) 318-4012 or www.bluewaterfun.com

9TH ANNUAL HOT HEAD REGATTA: Oct. 9 � Location to be announced; watch rowing teams from all over the Southwest compete, food and fierce competition, free, www.temperowersassociation.org/

2ND ANNUAL PADDLE TO THE CHANNEL STAND UP PADDLEBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Oct. 9 � Lake Havasu City; The Nautical Beachfront Resort, (1000 McCulloch Blvd), stand up paddle races for all ages, expo, demos, prizes, food, family fun, music, benefits Paddle for the Cure, (928) 208-0786 or www.wsupa.us

29TH ANNUAL JET SKI WORLD FINALS: Oct. 3-10 � Lake Havasu City; Crazy Horse Resort Aqua Stadium, competitors from more than 40 U.S. states and nearly 35 nations churn the waters to win a share of more than $25,000 in prizes at the world's largest and most prestigious personal watercraft race, 8 am � 5 pm, 928-453-3444 or 714-751-8695 or http://www.ijsba.com
or www.golakehavasu.com

5TH ANNUAL ABSOLUTE SPEED & MARINE POKER RUN: Oct. 1-2 � Lake Havasu City; The Nautical, (10000 McCulloch Blvd), 928-855-2252 or www.absolutespeedandmarine.com

CAMPBELL BOATS REGATTA: Sept. 24-26 � Lake Havasu City; north end of Channel,(714) 779-9115 or www.campbellboatowners.org

NAPA WORLD FINALS DRAG BOAT EVENT: Nov. 5-7 � Firebird Raceway; (505) 869-0005

BOATING ACCESS AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE: Oct. 1 � www/BoatUS.com/gov/Access/Award U.S.C.G. AUXILIARY 2010 NATIONAL CONFERENCE (NACON): Aug. 26-29 � Marriott Camelback Inn, Scottsdale;
Tom Nunes: (602) 617-1979, tomnunes1@gmail.com, http://www.news.auxpa.org/

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7 p.m. � 19th Tee, Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., Tempe; www.arizonayachtclub.org

US SAILING/ RED CROSS ONLINE TRAINING: Ongoing � To make it easier for prospective US SAILING-certified instructors to fulfill course requirements for CPR and First Aid certification, US SAILING teams up with the American Red Cross to provide an online training program. Participants can sign up by visiting www.ussailing.org/training and clicking on the Red Cross Online Training button (towards the bottom of the page).

HTM BOATS REGATTA, DCB BOATS REGATTA: Sept. 17-18 � (928) 855-8155 or www.htmperformanceboats.com or www.dcbracing.com

Camping/Rving/AZ Outdoor Activities

For more information on camping, RVing, outdoor activities, see �Land Cruising� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

PROTECT-A-PARK: Ongoing � Boaters, anglers, divers needed to adopt Lake Pleasant�s shoreline areas and coves for regular litter removal in 2009; (602) 372-7460, ext. 200

CHECK FIRE RESTRICTIONS BEFORE YOU GO: Summer � www.publiclands.org/firenews/AZ.php

Classes/Seminars

AZGFD, CG AUXILIARY, PHOENIX POWER SQUADRON BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing

Community

MICHIGAN PROFESSOR ON SABBATICAL: Jan.-Aug. 2011 � Needs a room to rent while she does research at either ASU or U. of A. Contact editor@azbw.com or call (480) 947-6219.

54TH ANNUAL FORT VERDE DAYS: Oct.9-10 � Camp Verde; Fort Verde State Historic Park, celebration of Camp Verde's historic military heritage, living history presentations with the Buffalo soldiers and re-enactors, special presentations, a fashion show, cavalry drills and vintage baseball game, free on Saturday, $2 on Sunday, (928) 567-3275 or www.azstateparks.com or www.visitcampverde.com

HOPI WATER IS LIFE RUN: Sept. 9 � Open to anyone interested in running for the cause of water and life, includes Ultra Run and Ultra Run 3-person and 6-person relays, covers the various types of high desert terrain, from open sand, hard rock surfaces to high mesa tops and riparian habitat, www.waterisliferun.org/theRun/default.aspx

COCONINO COUNTY FAIR: Sept. 3-6 � Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Ariz.

HOMELESS PROGRAM NEEDS: Ongoing � new underwear, socks, sun screen, razors, feminine hygiene products, hats and backpacks; e-mail I-Help for more details: ihelp@tempeaction.org.

NO-KILL SHELTER NEEDS HELP: http://animalsbenefitclub.com/index2.html

RAISING MONEY FOR ANIMALS: Ongoing � Heather L. James-Davis; www.azanimalassistance.com

FORT TUTHILL CELEBRATIONS: Sept. 18, 19 � Fort Tuthill City Park; contact Jim: (602) 944-0359 or Lon: (928) 284-1535

VERDE RIVER DAY: Sept. 25-26 � Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, to develop the awareness of the importance of the Verde River, informative exhibits, 40+ environmental exhibits, hands-on activities, and live entertainment, sand castle building, live animals, canoe rides, nature hikes, American Civil War encampments, vintage trailer show, food, fish the lagoon no license needed and poles, bait and tackle provided, exhibits, nature walks, exhibitors, $6 per vehicle up to 4 adults, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., (928) 634-7593 or www.azstateparks.com

SEDONA EVENTS: Aug. 20-21 � Celebrate the Red Rock Road- Road completion ceremony + Sept. 4 � Moonlight Madness + Sept. 11 � Fiesta del Tlaquepaque; hhermen@sedonachamber.com

Fishing

For more information on fishing, please see �Tight Lines� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. � Sunnyslope Community Center; http://www.azflycasters.org

SRT BASS PHOENIX CHAPTER MEETINGS: Ongoing � Shake, Rattle & Troll BASS Club; volunteers needed; new members (boaters and non-boaters), families, children, friends are welcome; (623) 221-7655

NATIONAL BASS WEST FISHING TOURNAMENT: Sept. 24-25 � Lake Havasu City; (760) 497-8238 or www.nationalbasswest.com

Hunting

For more information on hunting, please see �Game Bag: Write On Target� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY: Sept. 25 � Wonders of Wildlife, Springfield, Mo.; www.nhfday.org

Watersports

Diving
SAGUARO DIVING & SPORTS: Ongoing � Learn to Scuba Dive, Open Water Certification Dives, Private Class & Pool, Private Lake Open Water Certification Dives, San Carlos, Mexico; Lake Pleasant, and more: Saguaro Diving & Sports, 908 E. Impala Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204; (480) 507-3988 or sales@saguarosports.com

Frozen
CURLING STARTS: Mid-Sept. + 12 weeks � Fall League shawntait@oyotescurling.com; two August Learn-To-Curl classes; theskip@coyotescurling.com

Swimming
8TH ANNUAL SOMA HALF IRON MAN ARIZONA: Oct. 24, 6:30 a.m.� Location to be announced; includes swim 1.2 miles; (480) 226-4729 or http://redrockco.com/soma-triathlon

4TH ANNUAL POWELL3 TRIATHLON: Oct. 23, 8 a.m. � Page; Lake Powell Wahweep Marina, (86040); includes swim 1500 meters, swim 750 meters, USAT sanctioned, course covers a beautiful sand stone course with a great view of Lake Powell, $90 early registration; (801) 355-4940 or http://www.trifind.com or www.powell3.com

ARIZONA OPEN WATER SWIM SERIES #4: Oct. 16 � Lake Pleasant Harbor Marina, events are officially sanctioned by USAS and USMS and are open to both registered age group and masters swimmers, with choice of 2K and 4K distances (1.2 or 2.4 miles), www.dcbadventures.com

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FALL GAMES: Oct. 15-16 � Surprise Stadium, with aquatics, bocce, golf and softball, 602-230-1200 or www.soaz.org

HOLUALOA TINFOILMAN TRIATHLON: Oct. 10, 6:30 a.m. � Tucson; final race of the series; includes 825 yd. pool swim; a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, $60, (520) 670-0223 or www.tritucson.com

ANNUAL TRI IN THE PINES TRIATHLON: Aug. 21 � Includes 825 yd. swim at the Family Aquatic Center, USA Triathlon sanctioned event, www.trifind.net/nf/az.html or http://ci.show-low.az.us/departments/parks/runs&races.htm

ANNUAL TRI COMMUNITY TRI 2010: Aug. 28, 7a.m. � Pima Pool, (125 East 300 South), includes Spring Triathlon and Super Sprint, begins at the Pima Pool; includes Sprint: swim 625 yards, Super Spring: swim 225 yards, (520) 678-1196 or www.trifind.com

WORLD JUNIOR DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS: Sept. 1-6 � Tucson, University of Arizona, Hillenbrand Aquatic Center (1827 Enke Dr, 85721), 200 of the world�s top junior divers from more than 30 countries, http://www.2010juniorworlddiving.com/

ANTHEM SPRINT TRIATHLON: Sept. 4, 7 a.m. � Anthem Community Center, (41130 N. Freedom Way, 85086), sanctioned; includes adult swim 400m, kids 150m pool swim; (623) 330-0913 or www.4peaksracing.com

ARIZONA OPEN WATER SWIM SERIES #3: Sept. 18 � Saguaro Lake, events are officially sanctioned by USAS and USMS and are open to both registered age group and masters swimmers, with choice of 2K and 4K distances (1.2 or 2.4 miles), www.dcbadventures.com

GCC f-1 TRIATHLON & RELAY & YOUTH TRIATHLON: Sept. 19, 6:30 a.m. � Glendale Community College, swim 150 yards, youth triathlon is swim 100 yards, www.trifamilyracing.com

Wildlife-Related

2010 OUTDOOR HALL OF FAME BANQUET: Aug. 28, 6 p.m. � Honors 2010 wildlife conservationists/inductees; Chaparral Suites, Scottsdale.

ELK WORKSHOP: Aug. 21 � Mormon Lake Lodge, (Main Street, 86038), learn about the behavior and habitat of elk, a PowerPoint presentation and then go out with spotting scopes and binoculars to observe and discuss elk in the field, free but pre-register, (928) 774-5045 or www.MormonLakeLodge.com.

SAVE THE OSPREY: Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. � Mormon Lake Lodge, (Main Street, 86038), join Arizona Game & Fish and Northern Arizona Audubon to clean up the forest area from litter that can injure nesting Osprey and other wildlife, BBQ lunch, then Joe Yarchin, AZGFD Watchable Wildlife Project Coordinator, will present how, where and when to view wildlife responsibly and efficiently, free, (928) 354-2227 or www.MormonLakeLodge.com

EXPLORING NATURE: Sept. 18. 9:30-11:30 a.m. � Mormon Lake Lodge, (Main Street, 86038), go on a free Nature Quest and learn about the birds, wildlife and trees in the forest and lake basins, on the lake basin�s Island Trail from the lodge to the island where eagles nest, free, (928) 354-2227 or www.MormonLakeLodge.com

Editor�s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT's calendar of events �-"Downstream" � to editor@azbw.com. To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions. We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and a contact number and/or e-mail address.

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Events Calendar, Beginning Mid-March 2010

BEYOND ARIZONA

DAY AT THE DOCKS: April 18 � Sportfishing landings, Point Loma, San Diego; (619) 234-8791

WHITE SEABASS & HALIBUT TOURNAMENT: May 21-22 � Santa Catalina; United Anglers/Western Outdoor News

CABO MARINE SHOW: April 16-17 � Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; http://cabomarineshow.com/

BOATING

TEMPE TOWN LAKE OUTRIGGER CANOE ASSOCIATION REGATTA: April 10 , 8 a.m.-5 p.m. � www.tempeoutrigger.net/

TALL CACTUS RACE: April 24 � Humbug Cove, Lake Pleasant; Arizona Yacht Club

DESERT STORM: April 21-25 � Annual poker run at Lake Havasu; www.lakeracer.com

SCSC SPRING POWERBOAT CLASSIC: April 17-18 � BlueWater Resort & Casino; Parker, Ariz.; (928) 669-6511; www.parkerareatourism.com

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: March 27-28 � Tempe Town Lake; www.azdba.com U.S.C.G. AUXILIARY 2010 NATIONAL CONFERENCE (NACON): Aug. 24 � Marriott Camelback Inn, Scottsdale; Tom Nunes: (602) 617-1979, tomnunes1@gmail.com , http://www.news.auxpa.org/

HIGH SCHOOL SAILING: School year � Tuesday afternoons; (480) 948 3814; http://www.arizonayachtclub.org/Education/hsclass.shtml

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7 p.m. � 19th Tee, Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., Tempe; www.arizonayachtclub.org

PORTSMOUTH (SMALL BOATS) SAILING: Nearly every Saturday, 2 p.m. � Tempe Town Lake; check the AYC Web site calendar

US SAILING/ RED CROSS ONLINE TRAINING: Ongoing � To make it easier for prospective US SAILING-certified instructors to fulfill course requirements for CPR and First Aid certification, US SAILING teams up with the American Red Cross to provide an online training program. Participants can sign up by visiting www.ussailing.org/training and clicking on the Red Cross Online Training button (towards the bottom of the page).

SAFETY TIPS FOR BOATERS: Ongoing � Visit http://www.BoatUS.com/news/releases.asp before you go.

HIGH SCHOOL SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP: April 17 � Tempe Town Lake; Arizona Yacht Club

CAMPING/RVING/AZ OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

For more information on camping, RVing, outdoor activities, see �Land Cruising� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

PROTECT-A-PARK: Ongoing � Boaters, anglers, divers needed to adopt Lake Pleasant�s shoreline areas and coves for regular litter removal in 2009; (602) 372-7460, ext. 200

BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN: April 9-11 � Camp Friendly Pines, Prescott; (480) 644-0077 or www.azwildlife.org

CLASSES/SEMINARS

AZGFD, CG AUXILIARY, PHOENIX POWER SQUADRON BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing

COAST GUARD AUXILIARY NASBLA COURSE: March 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. � AZGFD headquarters building; Ed Huntsman (602) 363-9395; a second class will be held on March 27 at Cabella�s in Glendale.

COMMUNITY

BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE DAY ON THE LAKE: May 30-31; Bartlett Lake Marina; seeking participants

RAINBOW BRIDGE NATIONAL MONUMENT 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: Through May 30 � Events throughout the spring until May 30; visit their Web site for schedule and details.

PHOENIX SISTER CITIES WORLD FEST: March 26-28 � For more informatoin, please call 602-534-3751

CHANNEL 8 BE MORE AWARDS: May � azpbs.org/bemore

HOMELESS PROGRAM NEEDS: Ongoing � new underwear, socks, sun screen, razors, feminine hygiene products, hats and backpacks; e-mail I-Help for more details: ihelp@tempeaction.org.

NO-KILL SHELTER NEEDS HELP: http://animalsbenefitclub.com/index2.html.

RAISING MONEY FOR ANIMALS: Ongoing � Heather L. James-Davis; www.azanimalassistance.com

ARIZONA GAME & FISH WEBCAST RE: HERITAGE FUND: On-demand viewing � Considers impacts to the state if it were to be lost; available at www.azgfd.gov/heritagefund.

FISHING

For more information on fishing, please see �Tight Lines� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

DAY AT THE DOCKS: April 18 � Sportfishing landings, Point Loma, San Diego; (619) 234-8791

ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. � Sunnyslope Community Center; http://www.azflycasters.org

SRT BASS PHOENIX CHAPTER MEETINGS: Ongoing � Shake, Rattle & Troll BASS Club; volunteers needed; new members (boaters and non-boaters), families, children, friends are welcome; (623) 221-7655

HUNTING

For more information on hunting, please see �Game Bag: Write On Target� in each issue of AZBW/WOT.

NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY: Sept. 25 � Wonders of Wildlife, Springfield, Mo.; www.nhfday.org

SHOWS/EXPOS

ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT EXPO: March 27-28 � Ben Avery Shooting Facility 602-942-3000 or www.azgfd.gov/expo

PHOENIX BOAT AND RV SHOW: March 26-27 � Arizona State Fairgrounds; www.greenband.com

ICAST 2010: July 14-16 � Las Vegas Convention Center; www.ICASTfishing.org

WATERSPORTS

Diving:

SAGUARO DIVING & SPORTS: Ongoing � Learn to Scuba Dive, Open Water Certification Dives, Private Class & Pool, Private Lake Open Water Certification Dives, San Carlos, Mexico; Lake Pleasant, and more: Saguaro Diving & Sports, 908 E. Impala Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204; (480) 507-3988 or sales@saguarosports.com

Frozen Watersports:

ARIZONA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: March 20-21 � Arizona Snowbowl; ski and snowboard races for all levels; (928) 773-9707 or www.flagstaffskiclub.org

MINI CURLING LEAGUE: March 20, 27, April 3, 9-10 p.m. � carlnelson@coyotescurling.com

ANNUAL DESERT ICE BONSPIEL: April 23-25 � Alltel Ice Den, Scottsdale; 24 curling teams from Canada and the U.S. will participate in the tournament; www.coyotescurling.com

Swimming:

HOLUALOA TUCSON TRIATHOLON: March 21, 6:30 a.m. � Includes 825-yard pool swim; www.tritucson.

USAT COLLEGIATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIATHLON/ANNUAL LAKE HAVASU TRIATHLON: March 20, 6:45 a.m. � Includes 1,500-meter swim; www.tucsonracing.com

WILDLIFE-RELATED

VERDE VALLEY BIRDING & NATURE FESTIVAL: April 22-25 � Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood; www.birdyverde.org.

Editor�s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT's calendar of events �-"Downstream" � to editor@azbw.com. To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions. We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and a contact number and/or e-mail address.




DOWNSTREAM
Events Calendar, Beginning September 2009

BEYOND ARIZONA

***FREE FISHING DAYS (CALIFORNIA): Sept. 7

INTERNATIONAL YELLOWTAIL DERBY 2009: Sept. 26-Oct. 4 � San Diego; John L. Campbell: (619) 991-5480 or johncinsd@cox.net

YACHTFEST: Sept. 17-20 � Island Palms Marina, Shelter Island, San Diego

***NEW SAN DIEGO SUNROAD BOAT SHOW: Jan.28-31, 2010
www.bigbayboatshow.com

BOATING

TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY: Sept. 17 � Arrgh!

HIGH SCHOOL SAILING: 2009/10 School year � Tuesday afternoons; (480) 948 3814
http://www.arizonayachtclub.org/Education/hsclass.shtml

KIDS� LIFE JACKET PHOTO CALENDAR CONTEST: By Sept. 30 � The Foundation is looking for photos of kids wearing Loaner Program life jackets. The best photos will be featured in a 2010 calendar. The Foundation will also use some of the images to promote the popular program. Photos can be emailed to Life Jacket Program Manager Alanna Keating at AKeating@BoatUS.com .

LEARN TO SAIL FASTER, BOAT HANDLING AND MORE: Seasonal � http://www.arizonayachtclub.org/Education/hsclass.shtml ; (480) 948-3814 ***AYC LEUKEMIA CUP/BIRTHDAY REGATTA: Jan. 15-17 � Gary Jobson will be joining the event.

LADIES� DAY AT THE LAKE: Oct. 10 � Lake Pleasant Sailing Club; Desert Outdoor Center, Lake Pleasant; Debbie Huntsman, (623) 780-8787 or (480) 893-2850

***CHAMPBOAT SERIES GRAND PRIX: Sept. 26-27 � Tempe Town Lake; NASCAR of the water; benefits Spark of Hope Foundation
www.champboat.com

ARIZONA YACHT CLUB OPENING DAY REGATTA: Sept. 26, 12:30 p.m. � Pleasant Harbor Marina; (602) 257-0141
www.arizonayachtclub.org

ADVANTAGE BOAT REGATTA: Sept. 25-27 � Nautical Inn, Lake Havasu City; (928) 680-0265
www.golakehavasu.com
www.jokerswildpromotions.com

PLAYCRAFT BOATS REGATTA: Sept. 11-12 � Lake Havasu City; (573) 765-3265 or
www.playcraftboats.com

AYC FALL RACE SERIES: � Lake Pleasant action begins Sept. 26; sign up at
www.arizonayachtclub.org

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7 p.m. � 19th Tee, Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
www.arizonayachtclub.org

***PORTSMOUTH (SMALL BOATS) SAILING: Nearly every Saturday, 2 p.m. � Tempe Town Lake; check the AYC Web site calendar

***US SAILING/ RED CROSS ONLINE TRAINING: Ongoing � To make it easier for prospective US SAILING-certified instructors to fulfill course requirements for CPR and First Aid certification, US SAILING teams up with the American Red Cross to provide an online training program. Participants can sign up by visiting
www.ussailing.org/training and clicking on the Red Cross Online Training button (towards the bottom of the page).

***SAFETY TIPS FOR BOATERS: Ongoing � Visit http://www.BoatUS.com/news/releases.asp before you go.

CAMPING/RVING/AZ OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

ARIZONA STATE PARKS ADVISORS NEEDED: By Sept. 25 � Historic preservation enthusiasts, scientists required; download an application at azstateparks.com and mail it, with required support documents, to: Advisory Committee Coordinator, Arizona State Parks, 1300 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

***VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT ARIZONA STATE PARKS: through September � Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, (928) 779-4395; Lyman Lake State Park, (928) 337-4441

PUBLIC LANDS DAY: Sept. 26

***PROTECT-A-PARK: ongoing � Boaters, anglers, divers needed to adopt Lake Pleasant�s shoreline areas and coves for regular litter removal in 2009; (602) 372-7460, ext. 200

CLASSES/SEMINARS

***AZGFD, CG AUXILIARY, PHOENIX POWER SQUADRON BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing � See page 3 of each issue of Arizona Boating & Watersports

ARIZONA SAILING FOUNDATION: two-day course � �Introduction to Sailboat Racing;�
http://www.arizonayachtclub.org/Education/Intro_to_Racing.shtml

***START SAILING RIGHT CLASSES: ongoing � ASF class information at www.arizonayachtclub.org; click on �education�

COMMUNITY

***PHOENIX SISTER CITIES NEEDS HOMESTAY HOSTS: 2009-10 school year � Two exchange students from Mexico; if you are interested in hosting, contact pj.conover@phoenix.gov

HOMELESS PROGRAM NEEDS: Ongoing � new underwear, socks, sun screen, razors, feminine hygiene products, hats and backpacks; e-mail I-Help for more details: ihelp@tempeaction.org.

VERDE CANYON RAILROAD: Current and autumn � �Grape Train Escapes�(wine tasting trains) + Sept. 12, �Saturday Night Starlight Train� + Sept. 13 �Grandparents Day�; + Oct. 3-31 �Ales on Rails,�Clarkdale; (928) 639-0010 or (800) 293-7245 or
www.verdecanyonrr.com

VERDE RIVER DAYS: Sept.26-27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. � Includes canoe rides, free fishing; Cottonwood, Dead Horse Ranch State Park; (928) 634-7593 or 928-634-5283 or
www.azstateparks.com

***WALK �N ROLL DOG WALK, SILENT AUCTION: Jan. 30, 2010 � Tempe Town Lake; benefits Power Paws Assistance Dogs, Inc.
servicedoginfo@azpowerpaws.org or (480) 945-0754

***DONATE TO FAMILIES OF CHILDREN LOST IN HERMOSILLO DAY-CARE FIRE TRAGEDY: At any Wells Fargo Bank, to the Phoenix Sister Cities Hermosillo Fire Relief Fund: Account # 2832588335

***60TH COCONINO COUNTY FAIR: Sept. 4-7 � The Vendor Application is available on Coconino County Parks & Recreation�s Web site www.coconino.az.gov/parks.aspx or call (928) 679-8000 to request a packet. For more information, please contact Regina Salas Szal at (928) 679-8027, (928) 607-0219
rszal@coconino.az.gov

***NO-KILL SHELTER NEEDS HELP:
http://animalsbenefitclub.com/index2.html

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***RAISING MONEY FOR ANIMALS: Ongoing � Heather L. James-Davis;
www.azanimalassistance.com

RAINBOW BRIDGE CENTENNIAL PHOTO CONTEST: through Sept. 30 � To commemorate 100th anniversary of national monument;
www.nps.gov/rabr.

FISHING

For information on fishing, please see �Tight Lines� in each issue of AZBW.

4TH ANNUAL LONDON BRIDGE LION�S CLUB STRIPER DERBY: Oct. 9-10 � Windsor Beach, Lake Havasu; (928) 505-5240 or
www.golakehavasu.com

PINETOP-LAKESIDE 4TH ANNUAL WOODLAND WILD COUNTRY EXPO - WILDLIFE & NATURE FESTIVAL: Oct. 3-4 � Woodland Lake Park, fly fishing and more; (928) 367-4290 or
www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com

***ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. � Sunnyslope Community Center;
http://www.azflycasters.org

***SRT BASS PHOENIX CHAPTER MEETINGS: Ongoing � Shake, Rattle & Troll BASS Club; volunteers needed; new members (boaters and non-boaters), families, children, friends are welcome; (623) 221-7655

HUNTING

For information on hunting, please see �Game Bag: Write On Target� in each issue of AZBW.

NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY: Sept. 26 �
http://www.nhfday.org

***SHOWS/EXPOS

WATERSPORTS (INCLUDING FROZEN WATERSPORTS)

Curling

COYOTES CURLING CLUB: Sept. 12 � Fall League begins; for more information and registration forms, please visit
www.coyotescurling.com, or email Darryl Horsman at theskip@coyotescurling.com.

Diving

SAGUARO DIVING & SPORTS: Ongoing � Learn to Scuba Dive, Open Water Certification Dives, Private Class & Pool, Private Lake Open Water Certification Dives, San Carlos, Mexico; Lake Pleasant, and more: Saguaro Diving & Sports, 908 E. Impala Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204; (480) 507-3988 or
sales@saguarosports.com

Swimming

NATHAN�S TRIATHLON: Sept. 27, 6:30 a.m. � Includes 750 meters swim; Tempe Town Lake; (480) 226-4729 or
www.trifind.net

ANTHEM SPRINT TRIATHLON: Sept. 5, 7:30 a.m. � Includes 400m swim and 150m pool swim; (623) 330-0913 or www.dcbadventures.com or
www.getsetaz.com

GCC F-1 TRIATHLON & RELAY & YOUTH TRIATHLON: Sept. 12 � includes swimming; Glendale Community College;
www.trifamilyracing.com

ARIZONA OPEN WATER SWIM SERIES #3: Sept. 19 � Phoenix; sanctioned by USAS and USMS and are open to both registered age group and masters swimmers, with choice of 2K and 4K distances (1.2 or 2.4 miles),
www.dcbadventures.com

**Wakeboarding

(Contact for all events: theawa@gmail.com)

**Water Skiing

WILDLIFE-RELATED

**WOODS CANYON LAKE�S ROCKY POINT PICNIC AREA: through September � Visitors are asked not to disturb the eagles during nesting and fledging times throughout the summer; boaters, not to enter the buoy closure or stop near nesting area on the southwest shore of the lake.

ADOBE MOUNTAIN WILDLIFE CENTER: Nov. 21-22 � Open House; (480) 816-3501 or sce@gofools.com

Editor�s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW's calendar of events �-"Downstream" � to editor@azbw.com. To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions. We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and a contact number and/or e-mail address.




Events Calendar

Beyond Arizona

San Diego Sunroad Boat Show: January 28 - 31, 2010

ICAST/MAATS 2009: July 15-17 � Orange County Convention Center; Orlando, Fla.; American Sportfishing Association

FREE FISHING DAYS (CALIFORNIA): July 4, Sept. 7

INTERNATIONAL YELLOWTAIL DERBY 2009: Sept. 26-Oct. 4 � San Diego; John L. Campbell: (619) 991-5480 or johncinsd@cox.net

12TH ANNUAL GOLD STAR DIVE: July 18 � Skin and scuba divers search for gold starts in Casino Point Underwater Park; fundraiser for Sheriff�s Department�s S.T.A.R. and the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber; (310) 510-0174.

Boating

CHECK NEW REGS, INSPECTIONS IN COLORADO: 2009 Season � Boaters should anticipate being inspected this year as new regulations designed to prevent the spread of zebra and quagga mussels take effect. All out-of-state boats and resident boats that go out-of-state and return to Colorado must pass a state-certified inspection for ANS prior to launching in any Colorado lake, reservoir or waterway. In addition, boats that have launched on any of the Colorado lakes or reservoirs where mussels have been detected are required to pass an inspection before launching at a new location. Boaters who have successfully passed a state-certified inspection will receive a green seal and receipt. Boaters must have both the seal and receipt in their possession before they may launch at a new location.

START SAILING RIGHT CLASSES: ongoing � ASF class information at www.arizonayachtclub.org; click on �education�

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7 p.m. � 19th Tee, Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., Tempe; www.arizonayachtclub.org

PORTSMOUTH (SMALL BOATS) SAILING: Nearly every Saturday, 2 p.m. � Tempe Town Lake; check the AYC Web site calendar

US SAILING/ RED CROSS ONLINE TRAINING: Ongoing � To make it easier for prospective US SAILING-certified instructors to fulfill course requirements for CPR and First Aid certification, US SAILING teams up with the American Red Cross to provide an online training program. Participants can sign up by visiting www.ussailing.org/training and clicking on the Red Cross Online Training button (towards the bottom of the page).

SAFETY TIPS FOR BOATERS: Ongoing � Visit http://www.BoatUS.com/news/releases.asp before you go.

Camping/RVing/AZ Outdoor Activities

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT ARIZONA STATE PARKS: through September � Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, (928) 779-4395; Lyman Lake State Park, (928) 337-4441

PROTECT-A-PARK: ongoing � Boaters, anglers, divers needed to adopt Lake Pleasant�s shoreline areas and coves for regular litter removal in 2009; (602) 372-7460, ext. 200

Classes/Seminars

AZGFD, CG AUXILIARY, PHOENIX POWER SQUADRON BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing � See page 3 of each issue of Arizona Boating & Watersports

Community

DONATE TO FAMILIES OF CHILDREN LOST IN HERMOSILLO DAY-CARE FIRE TRAGEDY: At any Wells Fargo Bank, to the Phoenix Sister Cities Hermosillo Fire Relief Fund: Account # 2832588335

60TH COCONINO COUNTY FAIR: Sept. 4-7 � The Vendor Application is available on Coconino County Parks & Recreation�s Web site www.coconino.az.gov/parks.aspx or call (928) 679-8000 to request a packet. For more information, please contact Regina Salas Szal at (928) 679-8027, (928) 607-0219 rszal@coconino.az.gov

COCONINO COUNTY HORSE RACES: July 2-5 � Fort Tuthill County Park Grandstands, Flagstaff

NO-KILL SHELTER NEEDS HELP: http://animalsbenefitclub.com/index2.html .

RAISING MONEY FOR ANIMALS: Ongoing � Heather L. James-Davis; www.azanimalassistance.com

Fishing

103TH ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS: July 24 � Dutch oven cooking lessons, basketball & golf tournaments, storytelling, dances, fishing derby, parade, campfire circle, rodeos, ice cream social, BBQ; (928) 337-2000 or www.stjohnschamber.com

ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. � Sunnyslope Community Center; http://www.azflycasters.org

SRT BASS PHOENIX CHAPTER MEETINGS: Ongoing � Shake, Rattle & Troll BASS Club; volunteers needed; new members (boaters and non-boaters), families, children, friends are welcome; (623) 221-7655

Hunting

For information on hunting, please see �Game Bag: Write On Target� in each issue of AZBW.

POMA NEWS RE: PROPOSED MEDIA RESTRICTIONS:

AZGFD DATES TO NOTE: July 12 � Super Raffle Deadline: www.arizonabiggamesuperraffle.com; see page 10 this issue of AZBW re: huntin season and permit information

Shows/Expos

Watersports (including Frozen Watersports)

Curling
LEARN TO CURL: July 12 � Alltell Ice Den, Scottsdale; (602) 300-4808

MINI-LEAGUE: July 19- Aug. 9 � Alltell Ice Den, Scottsdale, (602) 300-4808

Diving:

SAGUARO DIVING & SPORTS: Ongoing � Learn to Scuba Dive, Open Water Certification Dives, Private Class & Pool, Private Lake Open Water Certification Dives, San Carlos, Mexico; Lake Pleasant, and more: Saguaro Diving & Sports, 908 E. Impala Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204; (480) 507-3988 or sales@saguarosports.com

Swimming

34TH ANNUAL MIGHTY MUD MANIA: July 17, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. � Scottsdale�s Chaparral Park, includes mud obstacle courses for 1-6 year-olds and 7-17 year-olds, and a mud puddle pool for tiny tots, also sandcastle building, giant waterslides, giant water cannons and a swim, 8:30 am � 2 pm, 480-312-2771 or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Parks/mmm

LIFE TIME FITNESS INDOOR TRIATHLON: July 26 � Goodyear: This triathlon is based on time unlike an outdoor triathlon based on distance, the more distance you cover the higher your score, 10-minute swim in lap pool, 30-minute bike in cycle fitness studio, 20-minute treadmill run, www.TriFind.com

25TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN MAN TRIATHLON: July 19, 6:30 a.m. � Flagstaff, Lake Mary: Sprint: swim 700 meters, bike 10.6 miles, run 3.1 miles; Olympic: swim 1500 meters, bike 24.9 miles, run 6.2 miles, spectators free; (928) 526-8761 or www.trifind.net or www.mountainmanevents.com

ANNUAL PIONEER DAY CELEBRATION: July 17-18 � Snowflake, arts and crafts fair, parade, BBQ, rodeo, dances, kid�s entertainment, theatrical performance, pioneer day run, softball league tournament, free swimming, fireworks display, 928-536-4331 or www.azwhitemountains.net or www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

ANNUAL HOLUALOA FIRECRACKER TRIATHLON: July 5, starting 5:45 a.m. � Tucson; 750 meter pool swim, 12 mile bike ride around the UA area, 3 mile run through UA campus, includes a Youth Triathlon with a 250 meter swim, a 4 mile bike and a 1 mile run, 5:45 am, www.tritucson.com

Wakeboarding

(Contact for all events: theawa@gmail.com) SUMMER WAKEBOARDING EVENT: July 18 � Two Cow Cove, Lake Pleasant; Competitive

Water Skiing

INTERNATIONAL WATER SKI TOURNAMENTS, FIREWORKS, RUBBER DUCK RACE: July 4 � St. Johns � Lyman Lake State Park, water ski tournaments, rubber duck race at 5 p.m., fireworks at 8:45 pm, 928-337-4441 or www.azstateparks.com

Wildlife-Related

WOODS CANYON LAKE�S ROCKY POINT PICNIC AREA: through September � Visitors are asked not to disturb the eagles during nesting and fledging times throughout the summer; boaters, not to enter the buoy closure or stop near nesting area on the southwest shore of the lake.

Editor�s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW's calendar of events �-"Downstream" � to editor@azbw.com. To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions. We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and a contact number and/or e-m

Payson Wildlife Fair set for Saturday, May 9
May 9, 2009

PHOENIX -- Green Valley Park in Payson, Ariz., will undergo an amazing transformation on Saturday, May 9, when its sprawling grassy expanses turn into a carnival full of wildlife and fun outdoor activities. The 15th annual Payson Wildlife Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, and organizers have been working hard to make it the best yet. Admission to the public is free. For the complete story go to www.azbw.com/Payson_AZ_Wildlife_Fair_2009.php

Arizona Yacht Club Updates &mdash Phoenix, AZ
Commodore Celebration
May 16th
www.azbw.com/Arizona_Yacht_Club_Updates.php

Monterey Bass Company Tournaments &mdash Arizona
Check out their schedule at
azbasszone.com/mbc2006/mbchome.php

Tri State Boating Safety Fair &mdash Lake Havasu, AZ
May 16, 2009
www.Tri_State_Safety_Fair_2009.php www.Tri_State_Safety_Fair_2009.php

Arizona Safe Boating Celebration Lake Pleasant Regional Park, AZ
May 16, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
602.372.7460, ext. 200 or visit www.maricopa.gov/lake_pleasant.

Make sure your family is safe on your watercraft this season. Receive a discount on your next park entry with your FREE vessel safety check. No citations will be issued during inspections. You may receive many of the items you need to for compliance absolutely free.

You can also receive information about Arizona boating laws, find out how to protect your boat and the environment from Quagga mussels, learn about the hidden dangers of Carbon Monoxide and more at the Arizona Safe Boating Celebration.

Western Outdoor News Lake Havasu Striper Derby &mdash Lake Havasu, AZ May 16 and 17, 2009
The Striper Derby is a family oriented contest that is open to all. This year�s two-day derby will be based out of the Nautical Inn & Resort.
For More Information www.azbw.com/Lake_Havasu_Striper_Derby_2009.php

9th Annual San Carlos Yacht Club Fishing Tournament &mdash San Carlos, Mexico
May 29, 30 and 31, 2009
www.sancarlosmexico.com/tournaments.html

Hubbs Seaworld White Seabass Tournament &mdash San Diego, CA
May 23 24, 2009 &mdash San Diego

Press Release, Contact: Jack Innis 619.276.1299

A white seabass fishing tournament will be held Saturday May 23 to benefit Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI).

The event is designed to kick off the angling season with a friendly tournament that features a broad array of trophy categories including biggest white seabass, biggest yellowtail, biggest halibut, most releases, and special prizes for any white seabass captured alive and placed into HSWRI�s brood stock program.

For the story go to www.azbw.com/Hubbs_SeaWorld_Research_Institute.php

Dana Point Harbor Boat Show &mdash Dana Point Harbor, CA
May 28 through the 31st.
For more information call 323.655.2010 or visit www.danaboatshow.com.

Monterey Bass Company &mdash Arizona
For More Information www.montereybass.com

Big Boys & Their Toys &mdash Scottsdale, AZ
June 19, 20 & 21, 2009

Protect-A-Park &mdash Lake Pleasant Arizona — It's time to get involved and give your land a hand — Lake Pleasant Regional Park 602.372.7460, ext. 200 or visit www.maricopa.gov/lake_pleasant. Boaters, anglers, and divers needed to adopt shoreline areas and coves for regular litter removal in 2009.

Check out Arizona Boating & Watersports Downstream section for a more complete list of shows and events.
www.azbw.com/pdfs/downstream/DSMarch2009.pdf



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