Fun and good causes ~ Weekend Rundown 10/19 – 10/21

Following last week’s music and sails, this weekend in Rocky Point is all about having fun and supporting good causes.  Plus, the Primera Toma and ITSPP Film Clubs are completing the Doctubre cycle of international documentaries that have been at ITSPP at 11 a.m. all week. Doctubre runs through Oct. 19th. Before we launch into the weekend, be sure to check out CEDO’s NaturArte Ecotours as on Thurs. night there is a nighttime Tide Pool adventure starting at 8 p.m. Remember that October is perfect month to visit the Pinacate BiosphereReserve and enjoy the amazing views!

Of course there is also great local music around town, including RoJo doing acoustic Spanish rock songs at Elixir on Thursday, the Sound Sets and Riband at The Lighthouse, and Agua de Coco at Caribbean bay. For movies: www.citicinemas.com  Elige una ciudad – Puerto Penasco   Todos los complejos – Puerto Penasco

Here are some events planned for Saturday, Oct. 20th – Enjoy!

Beach Softball!Over the Line Softball tournament (OTL) on Sandy Beach (near Wrecked), sponsored by Baja Hotel in support of The Santa Claus Club.  (Please see info below)

Photo by Karen Aldridge

Golf! Octoberfest golf outing at Laguna del Mar, sponsored by the Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club with proceeds going toward local children with medical needs. The CBSC plays an important part in acquiring medical attention in the US for local children with special needs. If you would like to participate in the CBSC golf tournament, please contact Mike Dugan locally by phone at 382-5237 or email: mirhe1@aol.com.

weather is perfect to enjoy a  golf round at one of the 3 local golf courses, hit them straight and have fun !

Fiesta! On Saturday, October 20, the OBSC (Old Boys Social Club in Cholla Bay) will sponsor the annual Oktoberfiesta. The fiesta will start at 6:00 PM and the cost will be $10 for members and $15 for their guests. The dinner will be German style, of course. The official beverage of the OBSC, Tecate, will be on tap all evening plus there will be red and white wine available. The dinner includes two drink tickets for the bar. For those members & guests who plan to use their two drink tickets by 6:15PM; they may buy an unlimited drink wrist band for an additional $5!! Rick & Helen Dahlstrom have graciously agreed to host this annual event. CBSC Octoberfest Golf tournament participants are also invited to the OBSC Oktoberfiesta at the $10 members’ price. See you there!!!

Looking at the OTL event, what exactly is the Santa Claus Club and what does St. Nick have to do with softball?  Maru, from EcoFun Rentals and Baja Hotel fills us in:

The SANTA CLAUS CLUB has been providing food, clothes, bycicles, toys, school supplies and household  items to the needy families of Puerto Penasco for the past 30 years. For the first 24 years we had a Christmas party in Cholla Bay on Christmas Day. In 2008, we changed our format to a year round program. We now provide our services door to door on a weekly basis. This gives us a better understanding of the needs of the families we are trying to help.

From 2008 to 2012, the Santa Claus Club passed out 3879 food bags with 155,160 pounds of food, 2057 bicycles, gave 21,657 children toys and gifts and passes out 37,675 pounds of clothes. In 2012, through September 15, we have passed out 630 food bags with 20,300 pounds of food, 324 bicycles, gave 4275 children toys and gifts and passed out 21,370 pounds of clothes. Besides our figures on which we keep totals, we have passed out thousands of pairs of shoes, blankets, towels and sheets. We have also made donations to the Casa Hogar, Bomberos of Rocky Point, Red Cross, Santa Fe Clinic, Santa Maria Clinic, Clinic San Jose, Sandy Beach Clinic and the Kiko Munro Foundations of disposable rubber gloves, bed liners, Depends, walkers, wheel chairs, canes, medical supplies and handicap items.

We are working year round collecting items for delivery into the Barrios. If you have anything to donate, it can be dropped of at the Baja Hotel/Eco Fun Rentals  in Puerto Penasco or at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. We have fundraisers several times a year: Chili Cook Offs at Playa Bonita and JJ’s  Cantina, Garage sales at Playa Bonita and JJ’s Cantina, Over the line SoftBall Tournament on Sandy Beach sponsored by Baja Cantina, One Club Golf Tournament  sponsored by JJ’s Cantina and an auction at JJ’s Cantina on Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.

Photo by Karen Aldridge

WE HAVE A DONOR/ANGEL THAT HAS PLEDGE TO MATCH ANY DONATION RECEIVED IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER UP TO A MAXIMUM OF $5000.00 TOTAL. SO THIS IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED AND HELP THE PEOPLE THAT NEED IT THE MOST. Thanksgiving weekend we are having a garage sale starting at 8am Thursday and Friday and an auction on Saturday starting at 1pm at JJ’s Cantina. Drop off items for either event at JJ’s Cantina anytime.

The Santa Clause Club has a web site www.santaclausclub.org with pictures and totals of goods delivered into the barrios. Totals on the web site are updated on a quarterly basis. You can e-mail them at santaclausclub@hotmail.com . There is also information and pictures on Facebook under John C Fowler III. Questions or for more information, call  602-840-1528.

Coming up this Fall!

Oct. 26th – 28th: Mayan Palace Octoberfest golf Challenge

Oct. 27th: Dirty Beach Mud Run (Sneak peek), CEDO Beach Clean-up day in Las Conchas, San Peregrino Walk for Cancer

 Oct. 27th & 28th: 34th Bi-Annual 4×4 El Golfo Run (Rocky Point Times) Email Alicia at rockypointtimes@yahoo.com or phone (011-52-638) 383-6325 or VOIP (480) 463-6255 to get your name on the list.

 Nov. 2 – 4: Rocky Point Open at The Links golf course at Las Palomas

Nov. 5th: Peñasco Fall Fashion Fiesta 1 p.m. @ Wrecked (FREE) featuring Sweet Naomi Recreations, and Casa Turquesa

Nov. 10th: CEDO Beach Clean-up day in town

Nov. 8th – 11th: 12th Rocky Point Rally!!  Event calendar is here!

Nov. 15th – 18th Mystic Arts of Tibet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 22nd & 23rd – Santa Claus Club fundraiser Garage Sale @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay

Nov 24th – Patti Springer Art in the Park in Las Conchas, Santa Claus Club Auction at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay

Nov. 24th – DIF Fundraiser  Traditional Black & White Ball

Upcoming events? Check out our Event Calendar! If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at info@rockypoint360.com cell: 638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226  For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us at least by Monday-ish of that week…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.

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