Downstream Events Calendar September 2022


September 3: Youth Dove Hunt

Robbins Butte Wildlife Area Annual Youth Mentored Dove Hunt. 4:30 a.m. Sept. 3. This event is free to all youth (ages 10 to 17) who can safely handle a shotgun, accompanied by an adult and a certified mentor on site to provide the best experience. This event is sponsored by Youth Outdoors Unlimited. Register:

September 4: Area Dove Hunt

Arizona Wheelin’ Sportsmen Annual Robbins Butte Wildlife Area Dove Hunt. 4 a.m. Sept. 4. This event is free to all with disabilities. Register:

September 5: Labor Day

Downstream Events Calendar September 2022
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Red FlagLabor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. The three-day weekend it falls on is called Labor Day Weekend.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to Red Herringcelebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states in the U.S. officially celebrated Labor Day.

September 11: Grandparents Day

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Grandparent By Catherine Scott

In 1973, the first Grandparents Day in West Virginia was proclaimed by Governor Arch Moore. Their work culminated in 1978 when the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day.

September 11: Patriot Day

Downstream Events Calendar September 2022
Memorial Rose

In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the September 11 attacks of the year 2001.

September 18: Air Force Birthday

September 18, 1947: Until the Space Force, the Air Force was known as the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, the Air Force is also the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947.

September 24: Condor Celebration

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Photo Courtesy Phil Armitage

The Peregrine Fund and Bureau of Land Management at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument are hosting a celebration on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 24 by releasing captive-bred California Condors at 1 p.m. MDT (noon MST, northern-Arizona Condor Time) to take their first flights in the wild. The event will be held in-person at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument for anyone interested in traveling to the area, and it will be live streamed via The Peregrine Fund’s YouTube Channel.

October 1-November 10: BOGO Camping

Buy One, Get One Camping Promotion Returns to Maricopa County Parks: To book a camping reservation and receive a free night, contact the parks at (602) 506-2930 or book your reservation online at The promotion is valid for stays booked between October 1 and November 10, 2022.

October 8: Peoria Country Fest

Downstream Events Calendar September 2022• What: Peoria Country Fest
• When: Saturday, October 8, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Downstream Events Calendar September 2022
Lake Pleasant Country Fest Josh Roy

• Where: Pleasant Harbor at Lake Pleasant
8708 West Harbor Boulevard
Peoria, AZ 85383
• Why: 1-day Country Festival, w/optional Weekend Camping Experience

October 31 (and March 31): Scholarship Deadlines

Downstream Events Calendar September 2022
Photo Courtesy Transport Pixels

The Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests are due first – October 31st to the local Post (VFW Post 3513 c/o Carol Allen: Address: 7220 E Wilshire Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 Questions? The Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest is due to your Auxiliary by March 31, 2023.

Coming In November

Marine Corps Birthday Ball
THURSDAY, November 10, 2022 – 6:00 PM (1800)
Info call: DOROTHY CALLAWAY (602)359-0642
Annual address from the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps.
Cake-cutting ceremony
Music by The Bagpiper and DAVE.
Proper attire is requested – PLEASE – No tank tops, shorts, or flip-flops.
Additional Parking available at Masonic Lodge on the corner of Scottsdale Rd and Wilshire Dr.

Stanley A. Crews
VFW Post 3513
7220 E Wilshire Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257


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