DOWNSTREAM Events Calendar, July 2019

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Kokopelli Trailers will be donating a custom built bass boat trailer to the upcoming Ivan Nelson Fishing Classic.

 

BEYOND ARIZONA

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 furandfeatheranimalassistance@gmail.com  .

BOATING

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.

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

20        FLAGSTAFF: 19th Annual Pepsi-Cola Taylor House Century Bicycle Ride – Flagstaff Medical Center. Select a 30, 45, 65 or 95-mile loop through the cool pines and red rock desert of Northern Arizona. The course heads northeast of Flagstaff, looping through Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments and finishes at Flagstaff Medical Center with lunch. Funds raised support The Taylor House, providing housing for friends and families of patients at Flagstaff Medical Center. $65-75. 7 am start. 928-773-2135.

27        WINSLOW: Star Party: Homolovi State Park – Come out to Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars! Free with cost of park entry. Dress warmly and bring your sense of wonder! Telescopes will be available. $7 day use fee per car with up to 4 adults. 30 minutes after sunset. 928-289-4106.

CALENDAR OF OUTDOOR EVENTS: Ongoing — www.azgfd.gov/OutdoorSkills Google calendar.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

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

COMMUNITY AND SEASONAL

6          PRESCOTT: Frontier Days Parade – Courthouse Plaza. Celebrate the history and heritage and the pageantry of this annual tradition. Followed by the annual tradition of the boot race. 9 am. 866-407-6336 or http://www.worldsoldestrodeo.com/rodeo-parade/

6          TAYLOR: 65th Annual Taylor Independence Day Celebration & Night Rodeo – Taylor Rodeo Complex. Firing of the Anvil kicks off the activities followed by a patriotic program, Fun Run 10K & 2 Mile races, live Western entertainment, food, Night Rodeo, fireworks, and dance. 928-536-7366.

13        PINETOP/LAKESIDE: 8th Annual Nature Film Festival – White Mountain Wildlife & Nature Center. The evening will include a buffet dinner with beer or wine. Several film programs provide entertainment as well as giving information about nature, wildlife, and conservation. The Film Festival raises funds for the educational programs that WMAS and the Nature Center sponsor each year. 928-358-3069.

19-20   SNOWFLAKE: Annual Pioneer Days Celebration – Snowflake’s Pioneer Days celebrates the town’s founding in July 1878 by Mormon pioneers. Events over the two-day celebration include a parade, rodeos, car show, arts & crafts fair, Pioneer Day Run, softball and golf tournaments, fireworks, theatrical performances, kid’s entertainment, barbecue, dancing, historic home tours and more. All Pioneer Days events are family friendly and offer a great way to experience Snowflake’s small-town charm. 928-536-4331.

19-21   GLENDALE: Summer Maricopa County Home & Garden Show – State Farm Stadium. “One-stop home improvement shopping,” shop, compare and save with more than 1000 exhibits of the Valley’s reputable companies all competing for your business and offering thousands of products and services for your home improvement needs. $8. Fri 10 am – 6 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm.

20-21   FLAGSTAFF: 22nd Annual Arizona Highland Celtic Festival – Fort Tuthill. Celebrating all things Celtic, music, piping, athletics, whiskey tasting, educational workshops, vendors, historical re-enactment, clans and societies and a kids area. $20 or $30/2-day. Sat 9 am – 6 pm, Sun 9 am – 4 pm. 928-606-6327.

27-28   PRESCOTT: 14th Annual Shootout on Whiskey Row – Mile High Middle School Athletic Field. The Prescott Regulators and Their Shady Ladies are a gathering of award-winning Western re-enactment groups from all over the West who compete in historic skits and gunfights, also a period costume contest with authentic 1800s clothing, vendors. Free. 9 am – 4 pm.

FISHING

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.  Kokopelli Trailers will be donating a custom built bass boat trailer to the upcoming Ivan Nelson Fishing Classic.

13-19 FLAGSTAFF: Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup; lock in the date for the Summer HAHWG meeting Hunting and Angling Heritage Workgroup; at the Arizona Nordic Village in Flagstaff. Register: https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/144434

SHOOTING SPORTS/ARCHERY

WATERSPORTS/WATER-RELATED

Diving

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

Frozen

Ongoing — Learn To Curl lessons: learntocurl@coyotescurling.com

Swimming

14        FLAGSTAFF: 35th Annual Mountain Man Triathlon – 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. 5:30 am. 928-526-8761 or https://mountainmanevents.com/

WILDLIFE/ ANIMAL-RELATED

1-7       PRESCOTT: 132nd Annual Prescott Frontier Days & World’s Oldest Rodeo – Prescott Rodeo Grounds. 8 rodeo performances, Arizona’s largest rodeo parade, kiddie parade, arts & crafts show, food, rodeo dances. 7:30 & 1:30 pm select days. 928-445-3103 or 866-407-6336.

4          SIERRA VISTA: 8th Annual Pets & People Promenade – Veterans Memorial Park Dress your pet in their best outfit and get ready to strut your stuff. Free. 7 am. 520-459-0433 or https://visit.sierravistaaz.gov/events/

4-7       WILLIAMS: World Series of Team Roping Qualifier – By Fuller Productions. 928-692-28465.

5          SHOW LOW: 14th Annual Deuces Wild Rodeo – Village Arena. Cowboys and cowgirls from Arizona and surrounding states compete in  events including bull riding, barrel racing, bareback riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, and tie-down roping. 7 pm. 928-537-3883.

6          PINETOP/LAKESIDE: Wonderful Wetlands – White Mountain Nature Center. Discover the importance of wetlands to wildlife (and people), the impact of invasive species, and enjoy our annual search for water critters at the Big Springs pond.  Be ready to get wet! Free. 10 am. 928-358-3069.

27        EAGAR: 16th Annual High Country Hummer’s Festival – Sipe Wildlife Area. Sheri Williamson, with Southeastern Bird Observatory, along with her banding crew will return to for an activity filled morning. The main event is watching the hundreds of hummingbirds that visit the area in summer and seeing Sheri and her volunteers collect, measure, weigh, assess and band the birds. Birding for kids – the kids may make their own hummingbird feeder. 8 am – noon. 928 367-4281

27        PINETOP/LAKESIDE: Jaguars! – White Mountain Nature Center. Occasionally seen in Southern Arizona today, the jaguar’s range once included the White Mountains! The Northern Jaguar Project’s presentation will detail this cat’s history and status.  Free. 10 am. 928-358-3069.

27        SPRINGERVILLE-EAGAR: 16th Annual High Country Hummingbird Festival – Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area south of Eagar. This free event features Hummingbird banding, plant displays for attracting hummingbirds, live wildlife from Arizona Game & Fish Wildlife Center, wildlife walk with a naturalist, children’s activities and education. Free. 8 am – noon. 928-367-4281.

31-8/3  SIERRA VISTA: 28th Annual Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival – Cochise College. Guided tours, field trips, seminars, vendors, displays, lectures, bat stalks, owl prowls, displays, arts & crafts, keynote speaker. 

EMPTY PET FOOD BANK IN TEMPE: Ongoing — A unique food bank that serves cats and dogs needs your help. Lost Our Home Pet Foundation has been providing food and pet supplies to the pets of families 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, Jodi@lostourhome.org .

Editor’s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW/WOT’s calendar of events.

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