March 2007


Events Calendar, Beginning March 2007

 Beyond Arizona

PASSPORTS REQUIRED: Citizens of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda need to present their passports to enter the U.S. when arriving by air from any part of the Western Hemisphere; or or


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

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

SCSC SPRING POWER BOAT CLASSIC RACE: April 20-22 — Parker; (928) 669-6511

4TH ANNUAL ARIZONA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: March 24, 25 — Tempe Town Lake, 40-foot-long rowing canoes, 20 paddlers, one steersperson and a drummer in a 500-meter race, fundraiser,

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, or (800) 231-7238


AZGFD BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing — See page 3.

USCG CAPTAIN’S LICENSE COURSES: March 19-30 — Page, Ariz. and April 2-April 13 — Lake Mead; The Maritime Institute, Inc., of San Diego; (888) 262-8020.


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

PHOENIX SISTER CITIES WORLDFEST: March 23, 24 — Margaret T. Hance Park at 3rd Street and Moreland; (480) 834-3407

ARIZONA ARCHAEOLOGY & HERITAGE AWARENESS MONTH: March — (602) 542-4174 or (800) 285-3703

LAKE HAVASU CITY LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL: March tba — Lake Havasu City, Lake Havasu State Park, organized tours of local lighthouses and public agency booths at Windsor; (928) 855-2784 or or

PHOENIX WORLDFEST: March 23, 24 — Margaret T. Hance Park, learn about and experience the cultures of Phoenix's 10 Sister Cities, taste a variety of ethnic foods and sample beers of the world, music and dance performances, international arts and crafts, educational exhibits, hands-on activities for the kids, produced by Phoenix Sister Cities, free, Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; (602)534-7358 or

TRES RIOS NATURE FESTIVAL: March 17, 18 — AvondaleB&M Wildlife Area; celebrate the natural history and heritage of the southwest valley, discover watchable wildlife opportunities, canoe trips looking for wildlife and birds, tours of historic areas, children's area with hands-on crafts, live animals, storytelling, free, Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; (623) 204-2130 or

FOUR DIRECTIONS GOURD DANCE & POW WOW: March 23, 24 @ 10 a.m. — Presented by Native Scenes; Cook School Campus, 708 S. Lindon Lane, Tempe, Ariz.; free to the public; men’s and women’s fancy dance, drum contest on Saturday, arts and crafts vendors; (602) 448-0260 or visit

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

BILL LUKE BIG BASS DAYS (AND IN-WATER BOAT SHOW): March 23-25 — Lake Pleasant; or (480) 962-0272

ARIZONA FLYCASTERS CLUB MEETINGS: Second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. — Sunnyslope Community Center;

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

ANGLER’S CHOICE TOURNEY March tba – Lake Havasu State Park, 60 boats, weigh-in 3 p.m., (928) 855-2784 or

Shows, Expos

INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMEN’S EXPO: March 9-11– University of Phoenix Stadium; (800) 545-6100;

BIG BOYS TOY SHOW: March 17-18 —West World, Scottsdale; June 16-17 —Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix;, (480) 225-9888, or Michaeleen, (602) 331-4744 or Erv, (602) 678-1825

16TH ANNUAL LAKE HAVASU BOAT SHOW: March 17, 18, 9 a.m.-dusk — Windsor State Park; Don Little @ Havasu Motorsports, (928) 855-1333
AZGFD OUTDOOR EXPO: March 31, April 1 — Lake Pleasant, Ben Avery Shooting Range; (602) 789-3241


PARKER MARATHON IWSRA SKI RACES: March 10-12 — 100 mph ski racing on the enduro course; Parker, Blue Water Casino, (928) 669-2174 or (928) 669-6511 or

IMAZ SWIM: March tba — Tempe Town Lake, warm-up 2.4 mile swim for the Arizona Ironman Triathlon, (480) 460-5052 or

Editor’s Note: Please submit announcements for AZBW's calendar of events —-"Downstream" — to To guarantee placement, as room allows, items must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, but we assume no responsibility for print errors or omissions. We also reserve the right to edit each item. Please include the name of the event, the date and time, the location, the organization, and a contact number and/or e-mail address.