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Whether you enjoy softball with sand in your toes, running through the mud, or bursts of color, the end of March is going out with a boost of energy in Puerto Peñasco! After a certain increase in numbers from Spring Break, reported to be about 5% over last year…which was already 4 points over 2012…we’re off to a great start for the active Spring season! So, let’s get in and rundown the weekend (obstacle courses and all)!
Expo Event 2014: Today from 4 – 9 p.m., and again on Friday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., stop by Quinta Ventura to gather information from local event planners, spas, caterers, musicians, fashionistas, and more! Free entry.
Wine Tasting 3/28 – 3/29 – Alximia wines from the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California will be holding two tastings at El Tapeo Wine Bar. Request that reservations be made – call Laura 638 380 5017 Seatings: Friday, March 28 6:30 p.m. (plans to do presentation in English) Saturday, March 29 7:30 p.m. Salud!
March 29 – Dirty Beach Mud Run at Rocky Point Speedway – 5K course challenge with 15+ obstacles Pre-registration on Friday, March 28th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Playa Bonita Hotel (cantina side) or Saturday, 29th at Rocky Point Speedway starting at 10 a.m. First wave out at 11 a.m. – last wave starts at 1 p.m. Ask about group pricing with Darren!
March 29 – OTL Softball Starting at 9 a.m. on the traditional OTL sands near the Reef –watch for slightly different entry given work on the home port. $5 US per car for getting on the beach, though you can park before the guard gate and walk over for day of hard-hitting fun in the sun. Information: Please contact John Fowler of the Santa Claus Club 602-840-1528) Upcoming dates: June 7, October 25
March 29 – 50s/60s party at Caribbean Parrot 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. $10 US Donation at door goes to the Church of Good Samaritan San Rafael section
March 29 – Photo Exhibition “Al borde del Mar” (At the edge of the sea) – Photography of Hiram Peña – Inauguration 7 p.m. on the Terrace at Sushi Sun restaurant on Calle 13
March 30 – Toma Color 5 K of colorful fun run *Early registrations closed March 15th Racers start at 8:30 a.m. from Plaza la Madre (we hear this is a new starting spot) and wind their colorful way down Blvd. Juarez to the Malecon. Everyone is invited out to the Finish Line fiesta and awards ….aim for maybe 11 or noon? Fiesta music by Party District and Agua de Coco!
March 31 – CEDO NaturArte offers Discover Tide Pools at night. Reserve a spot with CEDO at: email@example.com call them 382-0113, or 0115, or swing by the whale skeleton in Las Conchas. CEDO also holds free Nature Talks every Saturday (4 p.m. in English / 2 p.m. in Spanish) and Tuesdays (2 p.m. in English / 4 p.m. in Spanish) April 2nd they’ve got another night time tide pool discovery tour planned, and then there’s 1st Thursdays Environmental film night on April 3rd.
Speaking of film… Puerto Peñasco has been selected for a second time as a sub-site for the “Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces” Hispanic American Film and Independent Documentary Video festival. On Tuesday, April 1st, the Cinemartes event at Puerto Viejo Tostadores will include 14 shorts from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, and Colombia. Screening of 60 documentaries to be held from March 31 – April 5. More information: Cine Club Primera Toma, A.C.
March 29 – 30: 8th Caminos de Kino Hike @ the Pinacate (camping is optional) Sign up prior at City Hall in the Office on Citizens’ Affairs (Oficina de Atención Ciudadana) or at: 108 2200 ext. 1105 with Director Jesús Alvárez Barnett
Or…explore the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and Grand Desert of Altar on your own! Remember just north of town we have a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sprawling across lava flows and possessing tremendous sand dunes and maar craters. Schuk Toak Visitors Center open daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April (hmmm, looks like pirate month): Nuestra Belleza Miss Peñasco 2014 (April 2nd), 7th Annual Horseshoe Tournament (April 5th) – Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club, the April 5th Mermaid’s Market is promising to have a Pirate and Mermaid Extravaganza (arrrr-righty!), Tiburones baseball starts around April 9th (Watch for game schedule!), 59th Annual Fishing Derby Phase II – Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club (April 11 – 13), Semana Santa / Holy Week Celebrations 13 – 20, International Day of Dance gala April 12th, Easter Bocce in Las Conchas (Community Relations Committee), Funkalicious Volleyball (April 12 @ Sonoran Sun), ATMC Skate event (April 26th), Rocky Point Triathlon at Las Palomas (April 26) JJ’s Bathtub Races (April 26)
May: 59th Annual Fishing Derby Phase II (May 2 – 4) Phase III May 22 – 24 + Fish Fry May 25th), JJ’s Chili Cook-off (May 3), 6th Biker Fiesta by the Rocky Point Riders (May 2 – 5) @ Concha del Mar RV Park, SADR Tequila 150 car races (May 16-17), Uniting Nation’s Cup at Peninsula golf course of Mayan Palace (May 15 – 18), JJ’s One Club Open (May 17 [also Oct. 25]), Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort 8th Anniversary golf tournament at The Links (May 23 – 25), …
June: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus 2014 June 5 – 8!
Save the date: 14th Rocky Point Rally November 6 – 9, 2014! Find them on Facebook: Rocky Point Rally.com
Looking for upcoming events in Rocky Point? Check out our Event Calendar! If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226 For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us one week in advance (preferably)…though the earlier the better! Don’t forget to subscribe to RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360. Like us? Love us! Help become a sponsor of Rocky Point 360!
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