May 2008

Events Calendar, Beginning May 2008

 Beyond Arizona

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S SAILING WEEK: June 14-21 — Gulf of Gokova/Bodrum

SEA WORLD SAN DIEGO: through May 18 — “Spring into Night,”; (800) 25-SHAMU; May 24 — Sesame Street Bay of Play at SeaWorld, the park’s whimsical new play area for kids, will be unveiled.  The two-acre area will feature three family friendly rides: Elmo’s Flying Fish, Abby’s Sea Star Spin and Oscar’s Rocking Eel; plus Sesame Street character meet-and-greets, photo opportunities and an aquatic-themed production. 

13TH TAHITI RACE: June 22 — Los Angeles to Papeete, 3,571 nautical miles; Transpacific Yacht Club

SHAKE-A-LEG NEWPORT’S “2008 WALL STREET CORPORATE CHALLENGE CUP”: July 11-12 — Newport Shipyard; (401) 849-8898; or

18TH ANNUAL OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP: June 7 — San Diego Port Tenants Association; (619) 226-6546

WHITE SEABASS/HALIBUT TOURNAMENT: May 16-18 — Two Harbors, Santa Catalina Island

FLYING FISH FESTIVAL: May 30-June 1 — Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce; (310) 510-1520

AZ YACHT CLUB MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of every month 7 p.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

SALT RIVER RAFTING: March throughout season —; (800) 425-5253.



24TH ANNUAL ELIMINATOR BOAT REGATTA: May 2-3 — Rotary Park Beach, (928) 680-0265 or or

LAKE POWELL YACHT CLUB REGATTA SCRAMBLE: May 24, 8 a.m. — Lake Powell National Golf course; (928) 645-2023 or

 17TH ANNUAL KIWANIS POKER RUN: May TBA, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Lake Havasu City Rotary Community Park;
CINCO DE MAYO SAILING REGATTA: May TBA — Lake Havasu City; Landon Bridge Yacht Club sailboat race;
NEWPORT BOATS REGATTA: May TBA — Lake Havasu City Nautical Inn Resort; (951) 371-8996 or



AZGFD, CG AUXILIARY, PHOENIX POWER SQUADRON BOATING CLASSES: Ongoing — See page 3 of each issue of Arizona Boating & Watersports



COOK SCHOOL FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP YARD SALE: May 17 through May 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. —, (480) 968-9354

NEEDED FOR RESCUED PETS: Ongoing — Food, toys, treats, beds; visit for more information.

HIGH COUNTRY EVENTS: Through September —Movies on the Square every Friday May 9+; Flagstaff Pine Country Pro-Rodeo, June 13-15; 12th Annual 4th of July Parade; Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture, July 5-6; Coconino County Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, and Annual Route 66 Days and Classic Car Show, Sept. 5-7; View the complete calendar at; for large quantities, call the Flagstaff CVB directly at (928) 779-7611.

GLOBAL LINKS BUSINESS OUTLOOK LUNCHEON: May 9, 11 a.m. — at Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Grand Ballroom; Phoenix Sister Cities: (602) 534-3751;

CORE FITNESS WORKOUT-A-THON: MAY 17 — group cycling, yoga and boot camp classes; all class fees will be going the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of Brian J. Swenson.

JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN OF PHOENIX: YUKATA: May 17, 6:30 p.m. — $8 pre-sale tickets include light meal; 1125 N. 3 Ave.;
(602) 956-3150 OR (602) 534-6197

2008 TAIPEI CHINESE CULTURE SUMMER CAMP OF ARIZONA: June 23-27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. — breakfast/lunch included; Phoenix Preparatory Academy, 735 E. Fillmore; $150 tuition; ages 6 to 18; registration to May 31; Lin Ling Lee (602) 548-8398.

(Also see the list of upcoming bass tournaments in “Tight Lines” section of 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

ICAST 2008: July 16-18 — Las Vegas;
U.S. ANGLER’S CHOICE FISHING TOURNAMENT:  May 9-11 — Lake Havasu City; 35 boats, 3 p.m. weigh-in, (928) 855-2784 or
25TH ANNUAL WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS LAKE HAVASU STRIPER DERBY: May 16-18 — Lake Havasu City, Nautical Inn Resort; 2/person teams; $50,000 in prizes; (714) 546-4370 or
U.S. ANGLER’S CHOICE FISHING TOURNAMENT: May 17 — 65 boats; 3 p.m. weigh-in; (800) 360-7112 or

Shows, Expos


10TH ANNUAL BIG BOYS & THEIR TOYS: June 13-15 — Phoenix Convention Center; (480) 225-9888

TRI-STATE BOATING SAFETY FAIR: May 5 — Lake Havasu State Park; details on page 1 of this issue
RV Events
RV SHOW AND SALE: Through May 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Tempe Diablo Stadium; Arizona RV Dealers; (480) 967-8714
BEAT THE HEAT SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING CAMP: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 23-July 23, 4-5:30 p.m. — Arizona Desert Dolphins host, providing participants an introduction to synchronized swimming: basic to advanced skills, techniques; Rhodes Pool, 1407 N. Alta Mesa Dr., Mesa, Ariz. 85205;
LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. — (480) 507-3988
(Contact for all events:

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.