Downstream Events Calendar July 2021


Raffles And Rides, Skills And An Auction: All Ahead

Downstream Events Calendar July 2021July 9-21: Win The Hunt Of A Lifetime; enter the Arizona Big Game Super Raffle. If you win, you can hunt AZ big game species for 365 days (August 15, 2021-August 14, 2022). Get raffle tickets for elk, antelope, Coues, mule deer, black bear, desert bighorn sheep, buffalo, mountain lion, javelina, turkey. Mail order entries must be received by July 9. Online orders accepted through July 11. Main drawing date will be July 21, time and place TBA.

Downstream Events Calendar July 2021Go to the website to see details about the raffle and additional prizes and raffles. One winner for each of the listed Arizona species will be able to hunt for 365 days almost anywhere in the state of Arizona during the 2021-2022 season. For all details, go to



July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 4: Grape Train Escape Uncorked at Verde Canyon Railroad!

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This summer, on select Saturday night evening trips, once per month during the train’s Starlight schedule, Verde Canyon Railroad is pleased to feature a selection of sensational sips of various vintages from all over the world. Departing the depot at 5:30 p.m. and returning by 9:30.

The Saturday Starlight train rides serve up a spectacular blend of light and color in the canyon, ranging from bright daytime to rich sunset, from twinkly twilight to magnificent moon-glow. Paired with any award-winning wine in hand, any of the 2021 Grape Train Escape runs make for a sensory adventure suitable for every taste. Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, Ariz. 86324, (800) 293-7245

July 14: Family Life from the 11th to the 14th Centuries

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Ever wonder what Arizona was like one thousand years ago? Step back in time to the eleventh through fourteenth centuries and discover how ancient people in the Verde Valley of Central Arizona lived. Showcasing some of the 50,000 artifacts recovered from the Dyck Cliff Dwelling in Rimrock, Ariz., this program offers a snapshot of daily life including shelter, diet, tools, household goods, clothing, and leisure-time activities.

Unlike so many other cliff dwellings in the Verde Valley that were robbed of their archaeological materials by pot hunters seeking treasures, the collection of artifacts and ancient food remains from the Dyck Cliff Dwelling provides a rare window into the Verde Valley’s ancient past. The site, on private property, was professionally excavated from 1962 to 1972 by the Southwest Museum of Los Angeles.This program is part of “Arizona History On The Road” a partnership between the Arizona Historical Society and Certified Historical Institutions throughout the state. Contact: (480) 929-0292

July 16-20:Hunting Skills Workshops

 According to Douglas Burt, AZGFD, the hunting skills workshops continue; details are listed at July 16 (plus two additional days) is the “Bowhunter Happening 3D Shoot” at Mormon Lake Rodeo Grounds, Mormon Lake, Ariz. July 17 (plus one additional day)is the “Hike To Hunt 3D Archery Shoot” at Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff, Ariz. July 20 is the “Elk Hunting Seminar & Show – CHA” at Calvary Community Church Phoenix, Ariz.

July 17-18: Stunner Night Rides

Join Aravaipa Rides and experience the magic of night mountain bike riding in the Sonoran desert at the Stunner Night Trail Rides held on a rolling 10.5 mile loop at Usery Mountain Regional Park. With distance for all, come celebrate the first quarter moon with us! This race is part of the 2021 Insomniac Night Trail Ride Series with events across the greater Phoenix, Arizona area. Join us and “Carpe Noctem” to “seize the night”!

July 31: AZGFC Proposes A Paperless Permit-Tag System

Public comments will be accepted through July 31.The public comment period on the proposed rulemaking is now open. Comments are being accepted through Saturday, July 31, via one of the following:

  • Email: or
  • U.S. Mail: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Celeste Cook, Rules and Policy Manager, 5000 W. Carefree Hwy., Phoenix, Arizona 85086.
  • Telephone: Celeste Cook, Rules and Policy Manager, (623) 236-7390.

July 24, Aug.21, Sept. 18: Rhythm on the Rails

The pulsing tempo of steel wheels on an iron track make for the perfect percussion to accompany live music amidst wild Arizona scenery. Back by popular demand, Verde Canyon Railroad proudly presents “Rhythm on the Rails” on select evenings during the 2021 summer season. Several musical groups representing diverse melodic genres will rotate throughout the train, performing private concerts in each of the historic passenger cars after the train rolls out of the Clarkdale depot at 5:30 p.m.

The euphonic adventure through one of the West’s most scenic inner canyons is heightened by plush furnishings, fresh appetizers, and an extensive selection of wine, beer and chic cocktails served at one’s seat … savored to the sophisticated sounds of accomplished musicians.While melodies reverberate inside, the Canyon takes center stage outside the panoramic windows or from the vantage point of an outdoor-viewing car.

Throughout the journey, the soaring red rock walls are painted with a sunset radiance that gives way to a sky punctuated with vibrant stars and a romantic moonglow. It’s Arizona’s longest-running nature show, the perfect venue for live entertainment. Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, Ariz., 800-293-7245

Early September and Nov. 6: An American Legion “Gala Fund Raiser” (from Rodger Wells, Adjutant)

Downstream Events Calendar July 2021When it is much cooler, here’s a chance to support our veterans. They are planning to hold a gala fund-raising event on Saturday, Nov. 6 including great entertainment, food, drink, raffle prizes and a special “silent auction”. The raffle prizes will be smaller items (baskets of booze, electronic items, etc.) that we will be soliciting from local businesses or individuals.

For the auction, we already have a few high-end items worth considerable amounts. We are asking members and others to consider whether they might consider donating items to the auction. Please understand that we mean items of significant collector value. (Please do not send or bring these items to the Post.) If you do have something that you might consider donating (perhaps as a tax write-off), please take a picture or two of the item and send them to Mike Hatounian ( We hope to start bidding on these auction items in early September, so think about this request and contact Mike or Scottsdale American Legion Post 44 if you have questions or suggestions.


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