July 2007



Downstream

Events Calendar, Beginning July 2007

Beyond Arizona

 SEA WORLD SAN DIEGO : Open late during summer night through Sept. 3 (619) 225-3241

TUNA CHALLENGE: Sept. 29 Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego, Inc., (619) 203-6468

Boating

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7p.m. 19th Tee, Rolling Hills Golf Course, 1415 N. Mill Ave. , Tempe ; www.arizonayachtclub.org

PORTSMOUTH (SMALL BOATS) SAILING: Nearly every Saturday, 2 p.m. Tempe Town Lake ; check the AYC Web site calendar

WHITEWATER RAFTING TRIPS: Globe, Salt River Canyon; Arizona's premier outfitters offer 1,2,3 & 5-day world-class whitewater rafting trips in one of America's most pristine river canyons, www.azroa.org or (800) 231-7238

US SAILING GENERAL MEETING: Oct. 24-28 Embassy Suites, US SAILING, Arizona Yacht club Web sites

CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA: July 28, 9 a.m. Fundraiser for Community Helping Community (three local charities); Rotary Park , Havasu; (928) 208-8315

MARINE MAX AQUA PALOOZA: July 27-29 Nautical Inn Resort, 1000 McCulloch Blvd.
(928) 855-2141

SHOCKWAVE CUSTOM BOATS REGATTA: July 20-21 London Bridge Resort, (928) 230-1014 Jokers Wild Promotions

MALIBU BOATS REGATTA: July 13-15 Nautical Inn Resort, 1000 McCulloch Blvd. (928) 855-2141

Classes

AZGFD, CG AUXILIARY, PHOENIX POWER SQUADRON BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing See page 3.

AMERICAN RED CROSS/ WILDERNESS FIRST AID: Saturdays and Sundays: July 28-29, Aug. 18-19, Sept. 13-14, Nov. 10-11, Dec. 15-16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (602) 336-6490, www.arizonaredcross.org

Community

ARIZONA STATE PARKS 50 TH YEAR CELEBRATIONS: Through Dec. 2007 Ellen Bilbrey: (602) 542-1996 or (602) 228-5818; www.azstateparks.com , 1-800-285-3703

10 TH ANNUAL DELEGATION TRIP TO CALGARY , CANADA : July 3-12 Phoenix Sister Cities Commission, Calgary Committee

15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY DELEGATION TRIP TO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Aug. 31-Sept. 9 Phoenix Sister Cities , Eden Peterson, (602) 534-7357 or eden.peterson@phoenix.gov

FIREWORKS/DUCK RACE: July 4 Lyman Lake State Park ; www.azstateparks.com

THE NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY CENTENNIAL FOREST : all summer environmental education camps for the entire family, http://www.for.nau.edu/CentennialForest/content/view/549/759/ or Cheryl Miller (928) 523-6727  cheryl.miller@nau.edu

 Fishing
( Also see the list of upcoming bass tournaments in AZBW.)

MAKO MADNESS: July 21, 22 Dana Point Harbor, (949) 263-4118

ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Sunnyslope Community Center ; http://www.azflycasters.org

SRT BASS PHOENIX CHAPTER MEETINGS: Ongoing Shake, Rattle & Troll BASS Club; volunteers needed; new members (boaters and non-boaters), families, children, friends are welcome; Darla and Don McDowell (623) 516-7878

THE BIG BASS CIRCUIT/ BIG BASS CHALLENGE: Oct. 24-26 Lake Pleasant; Wild West Bass; (480) 962-0272

THE BIG BASS CIRCUIT/ THE FISH OFF: April 2008 TBA; Wild West Bass; (480)

962-0272

Shows, Expos

DAYS AT THE LAKE: Oct. 12- 14 Striper Derby , Fish Fry, Outdoors Adventure Expo; DD Media, (623) 516-7878

ICAST 2007: July 10-13 Las Vegas Convention Center ; www.asafishing.org or e-mail icast@asafishing.org

Watersports

WAKEBOARDING: (Contact for all events: theawa@gmail.com)

MASTERCRAFT OF AZ HYPERLITE: July 21 Two Cow Cove

COMPETITIVE WAKEBOARDING EVENT: Aug. 18 TBA

WATER SKIING:

STOPS 3&4: July 7 Slalom Event; TBA; (480) 503-4807

STOPS 5&6: July 21 San Tan Lakeside Estates, Gilbert , Ariz. ; Slalom Event; (480) 503-4807

STOPS 7&8: Aug. 11 Ski Ranch, Buckeye, Ariz. ; Slalom Event; (480) 503-4807

INT CHAMPIONSHIPS: Oct. 12-15 TBA; (480) 503-4807

DIVING:

LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (480) 507-3988

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Sprouts is also doing a month long food drive (June) at all of their stores.  Because of the food recall, many of the rescue groups needed to throw away their food, so now we are in a crunch as there is a shortage!  People can drop off NEW items:  FOOD, TOYS, TREATS, DOG/CAT BEDS, anything animal related at the nearest Sprouts store.

Pamela Heine Finding Fido, director Pet Rescue and Pet Adoptions website: Findingfido.org email: findingfido@msn.com