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It’s the first three-day weekend of the year! Mid January in Puerto Peñasco calls for cups of chili, whale watching excursions, rummage sales, Eddie award season, and full prep for RCPM’s annual January Jam! Temperatures are reaching up into the 70s during the day and somewhere around 50°F at night. It may seem quiet out there, but let’s run down the weekend!
Travel notes: When coming into town, roadwork continues on the stretch of Blvd. Juarez from the first stoplight to near Sam’s. If heading to Sandy Beach, Cholla Bay, or spots west we recommended turning at the sign toward Laguna del Mar and then join up with the coastal road just past the train tracks. If heading to Las Conchas or points east, turn left at the first stoplight onto Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez – you can double back to Blvd. Juarez just after Sam’s or continue on Blvd. Ortiz all the way to Blvd. Fremont. Watch for detours around town (particularly at the Circle K on Blvd. Juarez near the docks), and remain alert for STOP signs when you least expect them.
As each year, the two chili cook-off events will be spicing things up in the Mirador over MLK weekend. Tasting cups generally available around 11 a.m. with proceeds going to local charities.
Registration starts 9:00 Friday and Saturday. Saturday CCO Playa de Oro Cooks Meeting 10:00 a.m. $20.00 registration. For more info on CHOPPS (Chili Heads of Puerto Peñasco), contact David “Mad Jack” Garner email@example.com and for Saturday’s competition of the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) contact Tech Fichtl firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Santa Claus Club Garage Sale held along with the chili competitions will be on Saturday, Jan. 17th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mermaids Arts Market 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Plaza del Camarón
Brews & Brushes @ Colin’s Cantina (Correction: Cancelled until further notice)
OBSC Octoberfest 6 p.m. Open to All! Winter theme attire including comfy sweaters, ugly sweaters, wool scarves…you get the picture. $10 US for OBSC members / $15 US all others
Be sure to check with local boat excursions for Weekend Whale Watching Adventures!
NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) start up this weekend, Jan. 17th, with Hiking the Sand Dunes. Pinacate Adventures scheduled for Feb. 10th and Feb. 14th See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!
Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English) 4 p.m. (español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)
31st Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado (FAOT) – Weekend adventure from Puerto Peñasco to the magical pueblo of Alamos for world renowned music festival! Two buses from Puerto Peñasco will be departing Saturday Jan. 24th @ 6 a.m. – returning Monday, Jan. 26th for a fascinating weekend of music, culture, and the arts. Cost 2700 pesos per person (approx. $190 US – includes food, lodging, and transportation) More information at: 108 2200 Ext. 1199 or cel: 638 105 3263 and 638 116 1289
Jan. 23rd – 24th is all about the music, plus the 3rd Mexican Moonshine Tequila golf classic!
Friday – 8 p.m. @ Banditos first up Tramps & Thieves (Tempe, AZ) followed by RCPM @ 9:30 p.m. for a set of covers
Saturday – 10 a.m. 3rd Mexican Moonshine Tequila Golf Classic @ The Links of Las Palomas Golf & Beach Resort
Saturday night – 5 p.m. @ JJ’s Cantina Things get started with Jason Boots and then RCPM takes the stage at sunset. Serious Moonlight with PH Naffah and crew will round out the night beginning about 9:30 p.m. Blankets and warm attire encouraged!
Sunday – Hangover Set @ Banditos starting at 1 p.m. (“the hora depends on the night before-a”) with Jim Dalton! Totally worth staying on Sunday for some Jimmy!
Info and tickets for Jan Jam VIII: www.circusmexicus.net
Jan. 23rd – 25th Major League Coaches Clinic (Youth Sports Foundation) offers chance for folk to meet Major League coaches while presenting full-day baseball clinic with local youth leagues. Schedule:
January 23rd – Friday night 6:00 pm Meet and Greet the coaches at Chango’s
January 24th – Saturday Youth Clinics – 9:00-11:00- morning session Coaching Clinic ages 8-12 Saturday 1-3:30-afternoon session ages 13-17 All sessions will be at the baseball stadium.
January 25th – Sunday- Golf with the coaches at Laguna del Mar, tee time 9:00 am.
If you would like to golf with the coaches, please contact Rick Busa either at 638.105.5250 or email rbusa1972@gmail .com. We still have a lot of donations in Phoenix. If anyone is heading this way, please contact Pete Hartman at 602.705.5698 to help bring down the donations.
Jan. 24th The Black Moods at Beach Bum – Before you head to an evening by the bay, get your fiesta on in the Old Port with Josh, Ryan, and Chico who will be at Beach Bum from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Jan. 25th The Black Moods at Boo Bar – If you’re here for January Jam and can hang out an extra day, this rocking threesome will once again be hitting the Old Port from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Jan. 30th – 31st Bridal and “Sweet 16” Quinceañera Expo at the Puerto Peñasco Convention Center – Planning that special day? Meet with local wedding planners, caterers, florists, photographers, etc. at the Puerto Peñasco EXPO Center
Mermaids Arts Markets – 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month through April 18th! Plus, don’t miss the 2nd Mermaid & Pirate Fest on the season’s final gathering – April 18th!
CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Nights – 8/8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo
February 14th – CBSC 7th Annual Golf Tournament this year @ Mayan Palace Contact Tony Romero for more info: email@example.com
February 20th – Mark Mulligan @ Caribbean Parrot
February 20th – Mauricio Díaz “Hueso” en concierto – ITSPP Auditorium 8 p.m. 100 pesos – cupo limitado
Feb. 27th – 28th Sandstorm 300 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing – upcoming 2015 dates May 15 – 16 Tequila 150; Sept. 25 – 26 Point to Point; Dec. 4 – 5 Cholla 250
CBSC 60th Annual Fishing Derby – April 9th – 12th; May 7th – 10th; May 21st – 23rd; Fish Fry and Awards May 24th More info at: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 18th CBSC Horseshoe Tournament More info at: email@example.com
April 25th – Rocky Point Triathlon www.rockypointtri.com
May 1st – 3rd Rocky Point Times’ El Golfo Run (Reservations firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 2nd – 3rd Cinco de Mayo Regatta (Fleet 66)
June 11th – 14th RCPM Circus Mexicus! www.circusmexicus.net
Oct. 10th – 11th Hobie Cat Piñata Regatta (Fleet 66 & Fleet 514)
November 11th – 15th 15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally www.rockypointrally.com
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