May 2007


Events Calendar, Beginning May 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

WHITE SEABASS, HALIBUT TOURNAMENT: May 19-21 — Two Harbors, Santa Catalina Island; Western Outdoor News, United Anglers


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

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

AYC COMMODORE’S CELEBRATION: May 12 — The Farm at South Mountain;

TRI-STATE BOATING SAFETY FAIR: May 5 — Lake Havasu State Park



AZGFD BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing — See page 3.

AMERICAN RED CROSS/ WILDERNESS FIRST AID: Saturdays and Sundays: May 19-20, June 9-10, July 28-29, Aug. 18-19, Sept. 13-14, Nov. 10-11, Dec. 15-16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — (602) 336-6490,


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

TONTO NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK: May 12 — “A Bridge Through Time” (Tonto Natural Bridge Lodge 80th Birthday, History of the Rim Country);

SHARED STEWARDSHIP FAIR: June 16 — “Success through Partnerships” (USFS, AZGFD, Arizona State Parks); Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area;

SUMMER YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS — Flagstaff, Sedona, Williams; recruiting for the corps at (928) 522-7981

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

HAPPY DAYS! May 5 — Cinco De Mayo, May 13 — Mother’s Day, May 28 — Memorial Day
(Also see the list of upcoming bass tournaments in AZBW.)

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

THE BIG BASS CIRCUIT/BIG BASS QUEST: June 1-3 — Roosevelt Lake, Wild West Bass; (480) 962-0272

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

ICAST 2007: July 11-13 — Las Vegas Convention Center; or e-mail

LAUGHLIN BAY MARINA BOAT SHOW: May 4-6 — Laughlin, Nev.;, 1-(866) 552-4666



PRE-SEASON CLINIC: May 12 — Ski Ranch, Buckeye, Ariz.; Slalom Event; (480) 503-4807

STOPS 1&2: June 9 — San Tan Lakeside Estates, Gilbert, Ariz.; (480) 503-4807

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


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

DIVEMASTER SCHEDULE: May 9, 6:30 p.m. (The Physiology of Diving); May 16, 6:30 p.m. (Decompression Theory and the RDP); May 23, 6:30 p.m. (Equipment, The Business of Diving, Your Di@Arial Unicode MSve Career) — (480) 507-3988

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.