Many Events Fill The Fall Into Winter Calendars
September 8: Commission Nominations
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2021 Commission Awards. The awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state’s wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.The nomination deadline is Sept. 8, 2021. To submit a nomination, download and complete a nomination form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Shay Bernal, Director’s Office, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85028.
September 10-12: An Outdoors Woman
At press time openings were still still available for the “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” (BOW) workshop Sept. 10-12 at Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott.The program is sponsored by the Arizona Wildlife Federation in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.For more information and to register, visit azwildlife.org/bow or contact Kim at 480-201-7456 or Linda at 623-979-4612.
September 12: Grandparents’ Sail Day
Californian tall ship adventure sail is a perfect Grandparents Day treat. Maritime Museum of San Diego is proud to announce our schooner Californian Captain and Sail Crew depart for this Tall Ship Adventure Sunday, Sept.12!
September 20, 7-8 p.m.; 21, noon-1 p.m., 22, 7-8 p.m.: Updating Conservation Plan
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is updating its 10-year conservation plan — the Arizona Wildlife Conservation Strategy (AWCS) — and is sharing the core elements of the new strategy based on public input to date. The department will host three virtual meetings in September to discuss enhancements to the AWCS and obtain feedback from the public. To attend a meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/938773205. Those who haven’t previously used the GoToMeeting app can download it from that link. Alternatively, people can dial in by phone at 1-669-224-3412, access code 938-773-205. For more information on the AWCS, including survey results, summaries of focus group discussions, and a link to the 2012-2022 Arizona State Wildlife Action Plan, visit https://www.azgfd.com/wildlife/actionplan/.
October 9: Peoria Country Fest
Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant and the City of Peoria will host the Peoria Country Fest on Saturday, October 9, 2021, featuring live country music from three popular country artists. The event also features food trucks, a beer garden and LIVE bull riding. The event runs from 2:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pleasantharbor.com.
October 12: Check Your Portal
Open an AZGFD portal account. Just visit accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register and fill in the required information. Applicants must possess a valid Arizona hunting license (or combination hunt and fish license) to apply online for a hunt permit-tag. That license must be valid on the last day of the online application period (Oct. 12). Licenses are available online, and at any AZGFD office or license dealers statewide. Note: When purchasing an Arizona hunting (or combination hunt and fish) license online, the license number will appear at the bottom of the customer’s receipt. Don’t throw it away! That license number will be required as part of the draw application process. Know your Department ID or Customer ID. This is a must to submit an application. There are three ways to locate a Department ID or Customer ID: Log into your AZGFD portal account, and click on “View Details” under “My AZGFD Dashboard;” check your hunting or combination hunt and fish license, if it was purchased online or at any AZGFD office; or call AZGFD at 602-942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
November 28, December 11:Charitable Raffle
The State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC) annually provides Arizona state employees with an opportunity to voluntarily contribute monetary donations that support hundreds of nonprofit charities. The public can show its support for three of those 501(c)(3) nonprofits by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win from a wide selection of brand-name outdoors equipment, which includes the grand-prize winner’s choice of a 2021 Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000 EPS or a 2021 Sea-Doo Fish Pro and trailer. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Wildlife for Tomorrow and the Arizona Elk Society, both of which work closely with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.The raffle ends Nov. 28, with a live drawing scheduled for Dec. 11 at RideNow Powersports in Phoenix at 17202 N. Cave Creek Road. For more information, and to participate, visit https://aesraffles.org/.
December 5: Sit, Stay Brunch
Unleash Your Sparkle as Lost Our Home celebrates 13 years of helping people and saving pets!
Our adoptable dogs will be breaking out the latest festive fashion and strutting their stuff on the catwalk! Enjoy a delicious brunch, sparkling champagne, and a huge silent auction with gifts for everyone’s holiday shopping list. The afternoon will be emceed by John Holmberg, host of KUPDs “Morning Sickness” show; he also hosts a weekly “Pick of the Litter” on his show promoting one of LOH’s adoptable dogs or cats each week! In addition, you will be treated to a rousing live auction with Auctiontainer Letitia Frye. You will witness inspiring stories, see adorable pets, enjoy our photo booth and doggy kissing booth, and so much more. Join us at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch for our 12th Annual Sit. Stay. Brunch. Early bird tickets are now on sale. https://www.lostourhome.org/events .