Downstream – Events Calendar, January 2019


FUR AND FEATHER ANIMAL ASSISTANCE, INC.: Ongoing — A permanent residential facility for dogs and cats designed for comfort, well being, and CARE for LIFE. Where Every “One” Deserves a Chance, PO Box 555 Pie Town, NM 87827, e-mail to  .


LEARN TO SAIL: Current — If you know someone who would like to learn to sail, turn them on to the Arizona Sailing Foundation’s Adult Beginning Sailing class.

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7 p.m. — in the Caddy Shack at Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave., Tempe.

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.


17        SUPERIOR: Edible-Medicinal Desert Plants Walk with Dave Morris – Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Choctaw Nation member and ethno-botanist Dave Morris guides this walk to see prickly pear cacti, the towering stalks of our native Agave chrysantha, and mesquite trees — with a chance to taste a few ‘desert edible’ samples ranging from prickly pear jelly to nopalitos, mesquite flour, and agave nectar.$5-15. 1:30 pm. 602-827-3000.

25-27   GOODYEAR: 8th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic – Goodyear Ballpark. Arizona’s premier hot air balloon race and festival, morning liftoffs, evening glows, live entertainment onstage, fireworks, family fun area with kid’s activities, lots of food and other attractions. $15.




1          GLENDALE: 48th Annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Football Classic – State Farm Stadium. Top teams play, the champion of the Big 12 Conference and another one of the nation’s top college football teams. Tickets start at $95. 2 pm. 480-350-0911.

12        SUPERIOR: Edible-Medicinal Desert Plants Walk with Jim Shepherd – Boyce Thompson Arboretum. A one-hour walk to see prickly pear cacti, towering stalks of our native Agave chrysantha, and mesquite trees – with a chance to taste a few “desert edible” samples ranging from prickly pear jelly to nopalitos, mesquite flour, and agave nectar. $5-15 8:30 am. 602-827-3000.

16-20   SCOTTSDALE: 19th Annual Russo and Steele “Sports and Muscle” Car Auction – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Features 800 sports cars, muscle cars and hot rods, presenting the finest in European Sports, American Muscle, Customs and Hot Rods, memorabilia auction, supports local charities. $20-30.

25        YUMA: Scottish Burns Supper – 2019 – Yuma Civic Center. A customary four course Scottish feast, a ‘Toast to the Lassies’ with ‘the water of life’ Scotch Whiskey, excerpt readings of Burns poetry, special presentations from our very own United Yuma Firefighters Pipes & Drums and a Scottish Highland Dancer will fill the evening’s festivities. $35. RSVP Required at

28-2/3  SCOTTSDALE: 83rd Annual Waste Management Phoenix Open – Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale. One of the PGA Tour’s top events, with the largest crowds on the tour, attracts the finest golfers in the world. $20/day or ticket packages. 8 am – 6 pm. 602-870-0163.


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


BEN AVERY CLAY TARGET CENTER: Ongoing — Open seven days a week; (623) 434-8119




5 YUMA: Everything Men’s Expo – Yuma Civic Center. Shop dozens of local vendors. Electronics, automotive, travel, video games, fitness, health, grooming, sports, hunting, giveaways, raffles, clothes, food, employment, skills tools, hobbies, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, RV’s, financial, insurance, college, entertainment, music, sports leagues, men’s groups, jewelry, skilled trades, batting cage competition and a barber competition. Free. 9 am – 4 pm. 928-373-5043 or 928-373-5046


19-27   QUARTZSITE: 36th Annual Sports, Vacation & RV Show – 10’x10′, trade show booths offering information, parts, service and just about anything you would want to see and hear regarding the RV and travel industry, with representatives from Canada, Mexico and Europe. There are more than a dozen service bays in operation during the show offering service and installation of products offered during the show. Free. 9 am – 5 pm. 714-377-7940.





Ongoing — SAGUARO DIVING & SPORTS: Ongoing — Learn to Scuba Dive, Open Water Certification Dives, Private Class & Pool, Private Lake.


Ongoing — Learn To Curl lessons:


1 TUCSON: Hair of the Dog – Udall Park. An 8k (5-mile) with cool temps and mostly flat course! Opportunity to challenge yourself in a beautiful setting with a supportive community! Also live music, exercise endorphins, cool swag, a fur-baby race, and Hair of the Dog — because the party’s not over yet!  And for those that enjoy spending time with their canine companions: Party with your Pooch and do the One-mile Doggie Dash! 11 am. 520-222-9840.

10-13   LAKE HAVASU CITY: 9th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair – Lake Havasu State Park. Hot air balloon ‘Mass Ascension’, balloon night glow, sky divers, arts and crafts, antique and classic cars, carnival rides, dog shows, kids’ events, kite displays, balloon rides (tethered and untethered), live musical entertainment, food vendors, beer garden, and more. $15 for 3-day pass, kids 14 and under free. 6 am – 9 pm nightly. 928-486-7979.

17-20   WILLCOX: 26th Annual Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival – Willcox Community Center. A celebration of birds, nature and culture, includes guided tours and field trips for bird watching, photography, geology, ranching, agriculture, history and more, free seminars, a crafts and trade show, live animal educational booths, workshops, banquet, silent auction and keynote speaker. $6-100. 800-200-2272.

22        WICKENBURG: National Geographic Live: Bertie Gregory – Del. E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts. Photographer Bertie Gregory specializes in intimate shots of animals in their natural environment, whether on a frigid Vancouver beach or the streets of London. $35+. 7:30 pm. 928-684-6624.

26        BENSON: Cave Fest – Kartchner Caverns State Park. We will be hosting the National Speleological Society for their Winter Technical Speaker Series, and they will be presenting cave research. There will also be live animals, interactive activities, science experiments, games, crafts, and more.  10 am – 4 pm.

26        PHOENIX: 4th Annual Doggie Street Festival – Steele Indian School Park. Come celebrate and pamper your pet as you sample the latest in pet foods, services, fashion, accessories, health supplements, training, travel, lodging, and veterinary care. “Peeps” can enjoy music, yummy eats, and extraordinary auction prizes. Free. 10 am -4 pm. 323-445-5087.

26        PHOENIX: Dogs’ Day in the Garden – Desert Botanical Garden. For the whole family, dogs included. Go for a walk on Garden trails, meet other dog lovers and heel for photo opportunities. Learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup, and experience hands-on, canine-themed activities. $22 people, $4 dogs. 8 am – 2 pm. 480-941-1225.

26-27   LAKE HAVASU CITY: Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association & Little Delbert Days- SARA Park Rodeo Grounds. Good old-fashioned old-time country fair and rodeo with activities including gold panning, roping arena, bounce houses, fishing holes, cupcake walk, super slide, petting zoo, mechanical bull, and more, cutest Cowboy and Cowgirl contest, barrel races, 4H events, $15, 15 and under free. 10 am – 4 pm.

EMPTY PET FOOD BANK IN TEMPE: Ongoing — A unique food bank which serves cats and dogs needs your help. Lost Our Home Pet Foundation has been providing food and pet supplies to the pets of family in need since 2009, all through community donations. Donations can be made at the shelter location at 2323 S. Hardy Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282; Jodi Polanski,

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