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By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero
This weekend marks the first full moon of 2014, and throws us right into the MLK, Jr. Holiday. Work on the Home Port is advancing with more than 100 meters of rock fill going out to sea, and there’s plenty of roadwork going on just about everywhere you look in town. This is important to keep in mind so as to look for detours or share your favorite short-cut (Blvd. Juarez is closed from just past Sam’s to the baseball field).
Sandy Beach Resort area and toward Cholla Bay: When driving from Sonoyta, take a right at the traffic circle (leading to new Coastal Highway) and then turn left onto the new road leading straight to the resorts. Continuing around the traffic circle leads to the road out to Mayan Palace.
Las Conchas area and town: At the first stoplight, turn left onto Blvd. Josefa Ortiz and continue South (watch for potholes). This will eventually link up with Blvd. Fremont, left turn toward Las Conchas or right turn back into town.
Now that everyone is here safely, let’s run down the weekend!
CHOPPS Chili Cook-off and Swap Meet 10 a.m. Playa de Oro RV Park. Swap Meet fundraiser to go to Santa Claus Club. Concurso de “chili” estilo Tex-Mex y gran venta de garage 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Playa de Oro RV Park.
Yard Sale – American Legion – gran venta de patio 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. en el Mirador
5th Annual Major League Coaches Clinic (press conference 6 p.m. at The Hut)
Mermaid’s Arts Market – Mercado de la Sirena (artesañías) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Plaza del Camarón (Mermaid’s Market scheduled every 1st and 3rd Saturday October through May, subject to changes when other events take over the Plaza) Se programa el Mercado de la Sirena cada 1er y 3er sábado del mes, de octubre a mayo (salvo cuando haya otros eventos programados en la Plaza)
CASI Chili Cook-off 10 a.m. Playa de Oro RV Park Fundraising proceeds go to Escuela La Montaña – Concurso de “chili” estilo Tex-Mex presentado por la Sociedad Internacional de Apreciación de Chili (CASI)
American Legion Yard Sale 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2nd Annual Eddie Awards – Anual Presentación POR EL RECONOCIMIENTO AL DESEMPEÑO ARTISTICO 2013 6 p.m. Terramar Restaurant
Cholla Bay Winterfest – 6 p.m. Bring out your ugly sweaters, gloves, hats, and appetite to the Old Boys Social Club OBSC members $10 Guests $15 Everyone invited!
Jan. 24th & 25th
January Jam VII y más! Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers annual January trip through Puerto Peñasco along with concerts on Friday, Jan. 24th at The Hut (formerly Chango’s), the 2nd Annual Mexican Moonshine Tequila golf Classic, Jan. 25th at The Links at Las Palomas, and January Jam VII at JJ’s Cantina on Jan. 25th! Tickets and info: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
2do paseo ciclista familiar – 2nd Family Bike Ride gathering at Plaza la Madre at 9 a.m.
For your calendar
February: Mermaid’s Market (Feb. 1), 50s Sock Hop by Cholla Bay Sportsmens Club (Feb. 1), Las Conchas Community Relations Committee grand Yard Sale (Feb. 15), Taste of Peñasco (Feb. 15th), Mark Mulligan @ Caribbean Parrot (Feb. 16)
March: Mermaid’s Market (1st and 15), Races on the beach – ATV / Bike / UTV (March 1st), 59th Annual Fishing Derby (13th – 16th), Dirty Beach Mud Run (March 29), AZ Spring Break! March Madness golf at Mayan Palace ….
April: 7th Annual Horseshoe Tournament – Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s, 13 – 20 Semana Santa / Holy Week Celebrations, Easter Bocce in Las Conchas (Community Relations Committee), ATMC Skate event (end of Semana Santa), Rocky Point Triathlon at Las Palomas!
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RPR Mexico: Home of the Sonoran Spa and Sonoran Sea Resorts on Sandy Beach. Now offering discount packages for January Jam weekend. Use discount code RCC0124 for Jan Jam weekend (Jan. 24 – 26)