Downstream – Events Calendar June 2019



San Diego’s International Yellowtail DerbySan Diego’s International Yellowtail DerbyApril 27 Through June 9th, 2019

Will you be fishing the San Diego waters during the months of April & June, 2018? Specifically, from April 27th through June 9th?

San Diego’s International Yellowtail Derby is a World Class fishing tournament reminiscent of San Diego’s famous Yellowtail Derby of the 50s and 60s.

The Derby is for 44 days, but anglers can fish for only one day or for all 44 days. And all participants have an chance to win the big prizes because the biggest fish wins!

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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.

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8          PARKER: 42nd Annual Parker Tube Float – 40 Floatin’ Years – Launch from Buckskin Mountain State Park and finish at La Paz County Park. Take in the stunning scenery along the route. While floating, you will see the serene shoreline of both the Arizona and California coasts along the mighty Colorado on the Parker Strip. 8:30 am. 928-669-6511.

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, Ariz.

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.


6          SIERRA VISTA: Patterson Observatory Public Night – weather permitting, the public is invited to observe the night skies through the 20-inch Patterson telescope and with other instruments, you might see craters of the crescent moon, gas giant planets, Uranus, Neptune, double stars, star clusters, nebula, planetary nebula and distant galaxies. Free. 7:30 pm. 520-417-6960.

8          FLAGSTAFF: 5th Annual Flagstaff Extreme Big Pine Trail Runs – Fort Tuthill. Trail ranges from narrow single track to wide well-maintained forest paths. Well graded for beginners while allowing the more experienced runner to stretch their legs and gun for a fast time while still maintaining the challenge of being at a higher elevation, designed as a multi-loop race with the 54 km doing 4 full circuits (27 Km = 2 loops / 13 Km = 1 loop) & 6K.

22        PINETOP/LAKESIDE: Our Solar System – White Mountain Nature Center. We will have the Star Lab available for a visit to the outer reaches of our solar system. Here about the system and our neighboring planets. 10 am. 928-358-3069.

22-29   GRAND CANYON: 29th Annual Grand Canyon Star Party –South Rim. Sponsored by National Park Service and the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, amateur astronomers from across the country will be volunteering their expertise, numerous telescopes set up to view, on the South Rim the event includes a slide show at 8 pm. 928-638-7967.

28-30   PINETOP: White Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival – Mountain Meadow Recreation Complex. The beautiful mountain community of Pinetop-Lakeside will host the 2nd Annual White Mountains Balloon Festival, featuring free tethered balloon rides, a hot-air balloon glow, live entertainment, food/retail vendors and a family fun zone.  A kickoff concert featuring the renowned Doo Op band The Alley Cats will take place Friday at 6 p.m. A free balloon mass ascension (weather permitting) will take place just after sunrise each day, with the festival open from 2-9 p.m. on Saturday. Free. 928-368-8696, Ext. 240.




15        TUCSON: 7th Annual Dash for Dad 5K – Awards given to first 100 finishers, first man/woman and special award to fastest dad. Grab the kids and come out for a run/walk along the Rillito River Path. If you don’t live close to your Dad or he is no longer with us come out and run in his honor. Moms, we would like to see you out as well because without you there are no kids! 6:30am. Registration 5:30 am. $15-25. 520-820-6447.

28-29   TOMBSTONE: 3rd Annual Tombstone Freedom Days – On Historic Allen Street. A Celebration of the American Experience in America’s 2nd Amendment City. Guest speakers to include baseball legend Curt Shilling, actress Morgan Brittany and actress Katie Gill and others. Sponsored by the Tombstone Lions Club.



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.




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


Ongoing — Learn To Curl lessons: 

Tell them Carol Allen sent you.


8-9       SHOW LOW: 16th Annual Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival – Fool Hollow Lake. Olympic Course is swim 1500 meters, bike 24.9 miles and run 6.2 miles, Deuce Man Long course is swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, run 13.1 miles, Xterra Deuces Wild Off-Road Triathlon – a Nissan Xterra Points Series Race, swim 800 meters, mountain bike 14.9 miles, Trail run 5 miles, USAT sanctioned.


22        MESA: Suds and Slides – Mesa Riverview Park. Ice cold beer, spirits, water slides, summer bites and a dozen summer camp themed games. Grownups only activities including giant inflatable water slides, tug of war, a dunk tank, three-legged race, giant pillow toss, mini golf, beer pong, life sized Foosball, and a live action hungry hippos game. Suds & Slides is a 21+ over event only, ticketing options include a single admission for $15 online, $20 day of.



5-8       PAYSON: Arizona High School Rodeo Finals – Payson Event Center. Exciting action with tie down roping, goat tying, breakaway, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding, saddle bronc, steer wrestling and pole bending.

7-9       SHOW LOW: 16th Annual Show Low Days 2019 – City Park Frontier Fields. Featuring Derby Down the Deuce (soap box derby style race); Wiener Dog Races; Business Expo, Fun Zone, arts & crafts show, beer garden and live entertainment. Free. 928-537-2326.

14-15   TSAILE: 23rd Annual Sheep is Life Celebration – Diné College. A gathering for those who love sheep, wool, fiber arts and the diverse cultures that have maintained these lifeways for thousands of years. Register for 1- to 5-day fiber arts and culture workshops, Mon – Fri(Jun10-13), taught by Diné (Navajo) master artists in the beautiful Chuska Mountains of the Navajo Nation. Free public events on Fri-Sat include hands-on activities, youth programs, sheep camp, fireside discussions, exhibits, demonstrations, and juried sheep and wool shows. 505-406-7428.

21-22   SHOW LOW: Annual Show Low 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.

21-23   WILLIAMS: 22nd Annual Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo – Williams Rodeo Grounds. The real working cowboys get together and put on a big rodeo for themselves. Rodeo performances start daily at 1pm, dance Friday and Saturday. $5, kids 10 & under free. 928-853-6495.

27-29   FLAGSTAFF: 6th Annual Flagstaff Pro Rodeo – Ft. Tuthill. A PRCA sanctioned rodeo with bull riding, barrel racing, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie down roping and steer wrestling, also a mutton busting before the performance each night for kids under 8 years old and/or under 50 pounds. Gates open at 5 pm and performance at 7 pm.

29        PINETOP/LAKESIDE: Feathers and Nests – White Mountain Nature Center. Get your flock to the Nature Center to look at how birds fly and engineer their nests. Join in on an easy walk to check out our new Nest Box Trail. 10 am. 928-358-3069.

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, .

Call Jim if you would like to have your event listed here. 480/947-6219




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