Downstream Events Calendar February 2024


February Feature

Downstream Events Calendar February 2024
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During February, Fearless Kitties of  Fountain Hills, Ariz., is seeking $10,000 in donations to try to get matching funds. Any amount is welcome and can be a gift  in memory of either a loved one or even a beloved pet. At the rescue home, there is also a Giving Tree with ornaments for sale.  There will also be a raffle. Fearless Kitty Rescue is known for saving kitties in need, its Continuing Care Program and is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) cat/kitten rescue group.  More information is available at or by contacting


Beginning February 3

Downstream Events Calendar February 2024
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Escape to the 36th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival where pleasure and celebration are the only orders of the day as decreed by the Queen! February 3 – March 31st, 2024, open Saturdays and Sundays and Presidents’ Day Monday, 10am – 6pm.

February 6

Downstream Events Calendar February 2024
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reminds hunters that the deadline to apply for 2024 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for pronghorn and elk is right around the corner. To apply, visit The deadline for the department to receive all applications is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024. 


February 17 

Downstream Events Calendar February 2024RidersUSA presents Arizona’s annual “Celebrate & Protect The 2nd Amendment” on the Capitol lawn, 1700 W. Washington Street, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Features a great lineup of local and national speakers and sponsored by MMP GUNS. Also at the event: vendors, rifle raffle, food.


February 24

Downstream Events Calendar February 2024
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Kids, big and small, will have the opportunity to interact with large vehicles such as fire trucks, earth movers, dump trucks, backhoes, excavators, and bucket truck.  Touch-A-Truck is being held at Pleasant Harbor, located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant on February 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

March 22

Downstream Events Calendar February 2024
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input on a proposed amendment to its resource management plan to significantly reduce the amount of open area for recreational target-shooting within the Sonoran Desert National Monument, near Gila Bend.

Comments may be submitted to, or by mail to BLM Sonoran Desert National Monument, Attn.: RMPA EA, 2020 E. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022. All comments must be received by Friday, March 22.


March 31

Downstream Events Calendar February 2024
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Each year, more than 4,000 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. This contest comprises only two-dimensional entries. The 3-Dimensional Patriotic Art Contest is exclusively for three-dimensional art pieces. See story on page 16.


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