Downstream Events Calendar September 2023





Downstream Events Calendar September 2023 The Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) has announced new hours of operation, which became effective Aug. 29, for its rifle and pistol ranges, archery ranges, and Clay Target Center.

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Note: Archery ranges will close at sunset Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The rifle and pistol ranges will accept walk-in shooters only on weekdays; reservations are required on weekends. Visit for more information, or call 623-582-8313.

Friday, Sept. 1

Dove hunting season begins; see story on page 1 of this issue.

Friday, Sept.1

Lake Havasu City Educators, bring your school ID for a free local brew at Yard City, plus a raffle just for you. Stop by KAWS for another sweet Educator raffle, live music and kid’s crafts!

Saturday, Sept. 2, at Petrified Forest National Park 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Downstream Events Calendar September 2023Poetry of Place: This workshop will focus on the significance of place in poetry. Place may be defined as a geographical location, an internal state, or perhaps a poetic meeting of the two. Using our beautiful surroundings of Petrified Forest National Park as inspiration, this workshop will lead students through a series of writing prompts to ultimately create an original draft of a poem. In addition, the class will briefly touch on line breaks and the use of sound. All experience levels welcome.

Sunday, Sept. 3, at Petrified Forest National Park 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Nature Writing: Drawing inspiration from the remarkable beauty of Petrified Forest National Park, this workshop offers participants of all experience levels an opportunity to take in the extraordinary beauty around them, then turn their observations into powerful and vivid poems. Using celebrated examples of both traditional and contemporary poetry, we’ll discuss techniques such as metaphor, imagery, sound and allusion as well as introducing basic techniques for creating musicality within a poem. All experience levels welcome.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Downstream Events Calendar September 2023Arizona’s Wildcats (Virtual Speaker Series) Learn about our state’s stealthy hyper carnivores — 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 (AZGFD). Description: Arizona is home to four different species of wildcats, including the third-largest field in the world. Feared, vilified, and worshiped, wildcats have had a varied relationship with humans from the beginning of time. From jaguars to bobcats, learn about these misunderstood predators, as well as their current ecology and biology.

Sept. 7-23

Register now for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) workshops; The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) encourages all deer and elk hunters to attend an upcoming workshop about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal wildlife disease that affects the nervous system of cervid animals.All of the workshops will be conducted at department regional offices and include a short lecture (20 to 30 minutes), followed by an outdoor demonstration (20 to 30 minutes) on how to collect and submit the required lymph node tissue sampling for testing. There also will be opportunities to speak with wildlife health personnel, including technicians, as well as wildlife managers. Hunters can register by sending an email to

The workshops:

  • 7 p.m. Sept. 7: 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.
  • 10 a.m. Sept. 9: 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix.
  • 7 p.m. Sept. 13: 555 N. Greasewood Road, Tucson.
  • 10 a.m. Sept. 16: 9140 E. 28th St., Yuma.
  • 10 a.m. Sept. 23: 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman.

Saturday, Sept. 23

National Public Lands Day; see story on page 10 of this issue.

National Hunting and Fishing Day; see story on page 10 of this issue.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Downstream Events Calendar September 2023
Micky Rooney

2023 USO Show: American Legion, Post 2: 2125 S. Industrial Park, Tempe, Ariz.; lunch at 1 p.m.; show starts at 2:15; $10 includes lunch and show; raffle prizes and 50/50 drawing; all proceeds and donations stay in Arizona and support the USO Military Hospitality Room at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport; for more information, contact Stolie at (480) 326-8671. VFW Post 3632, American Legion Post 138 and their auxiliaries hope you will attend.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Shoot N Scoot: State 48 Veteran’s Association and American Knucklheads: shooting, axe throwing, riding, and more; check in at 0700; 6 locations, 5 competitive events; top 3 scorecards win cash; online registration only; raffles include shadow system MR920 tactical knives, booze cruises, 18 holes of golf, gift cards and more;

Saturday, Oct. 14

Downstream Events Calendar September 2023
Photo Courtesy Richie Diesterheft

Pleasant Harbor Country Fest; see story on page 1 of this issue. (623) 203-5173




Tuesday, Oct. 31

Veterans Of Foreign Wars Offers Two Scholarships
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Veterans Of Foreign Wars Offers Two Scholarships
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Veterans Of Foreign Wars Offers Two Scholarships
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VFW Scholarship  entries due; see story on page 16 of this issue.

Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024

Downstream Events Calendar September 2023
Hakala and D Huntsman

International Safety At Sea Course; see story on page 5 of this issue.


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