Hold onto your hats! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

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Juan-Francisco-Gallo-EstradaHumidity and wind do not make good bed fellows, and this weekend we should get our fill of both. Norbert, a category 1 hurricane is making a stir in the southern part of the state and a “blue” alert has been issued for our area. On further examination, “blue” is the lowest category on the Early Storm detection meter indicating the presence of a cyclone of hurricane more than 72 hours away from reaching speeds of 63 km/h. Regardless, it’s a good weekend to hold onto our sombreros and keep our eye on Norbert. Locally, where we all plan to be blown away is by watching hometown boxer and Double Flyweight World Champion  “El Gallito” Estrada work to defend his titles once again on Saturday, Sept. 6th.  Be sure to check your favorite drinking hole for fight times!  In the meantime, let’s rundown the weekend – though also of note is that October’s BoomerFest has been officially cancelled (For more information or questions, please contact organizers at www.boomerfestdays.com)

This weekend

canaco-logoSept. 5– Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) Grand Business EXPO 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. in front of the CANACO offices on East side of Shrimp park. More than 60 businesses who participated in the Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 “If we buy in Peñasco, we all Win” campaign will be on hand to help promote shopping locally.

Sept. 5 – Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet – In reclaiming early seaside traditions, there will be a mass held near the docks starting at 7 p.m. This helps mark the beginning of the shrimp season, which officially begins nearer Sept. 15th.

Sept. 5– La Tomasa Ska Band 9 p.m. @ Pikaros Bar (on the way to the Mirador) 30 pesos La Tomasa Ska Band hailing from Mexicali, Baja California, most recently visited Puerto Peñasco over the 4th of July weekend for a Summer Beach Party and will be rocking with reggae and ska well into the night.

Sept. 6–  Mago de Oz – The Wizard of Oz Musical in Puerto Peñasco (in Spanish)   The musical, which has been touring the country, makes its way to Puerto Peñasco’s new EXPO Convention Center for two presentations, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the Convention Center: General tickets 60 pesos, Plata/silver 90 pesos, VIP 120 pesos

Coming Up

Sept. 11 – Fundraiser breakfast Professional Businesswomen’s Club of Puerto Peñasco – Restaurante de Ramón (Sonoran Sea) 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.   120 pesos (about $10 US)   All activities of the Professional Businesswomen’s Club are aimed at raising scholarship funds for young women and girls across Puerto Peñasco.

Sept. 14   Conferencia impartida por la organización “El Despertar de una Reyna” 5:30 p.m. Instalaciones de CANACO Preventa de boletos 80 pesos (favor de comunicarse con Miroslava Mendoza 638 104 1518), 100 pesos el día del evento

el grito de independencia 1Sept. 15 – EL GRITO and Independence Day festivities (In front of City Hall)

Sept. 15 – Gran Noche Mexicana at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort Adults $20 US / Children $8 US (drinks not included)

Sept. 26 – Brews & Brushes art class with artist Jennifer Kirgis Colin’s Cantina (Princesa de Peñasco) 6 p.m. Please contact Jennifer to reserve a spot (480) 250-1364, or pre-register at Colin’s. $40 limited to 20 people

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Sept. 27   Cuban humorist Alejandro Garcia Virulo @ Las Palomas Convention Center 8:30 p.m. 200 pesos

rotarios-sonora-dinamita-sept27Sept. 27 Gran Baile with Sonora Dinamita – 8 p.m. – The Puerto Peñasco Mar de Cortez Rotary Club presents an amazing night of music and dance scheduled to take place at the EXPO Convention Center. Proceeds to help with purchase of ambulance for the general hospital, contribution to city dialysis unit, and area school buses. Tickets available at EXPO Convention Center and with local Rotary members   Pressale: 200 pesos   At the door: 250 pesos

Other ideas to keep cool

Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve –The self-sustaining Visitors Center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pinacate Biosphere Reserve offers ample parking, AC, informative museum, and terrific AV hall showing videos about this expansive, magical, wondrous area filled with moving dunes, ancient lava flows, and maar craters.   Km. 52 Carretera Federal Sonoyta – Puerto Peñasco

Biology Station Tel: (638) 383-1433 y 105 80 16

Schuk Toak Visitors Center Tel: (638) 108-0011

E-mail: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx; fgodinez@conanp.gob.mx

Catch a movie at CitiCinemas – CitiCinemas  (Sub = subtitles in Spanish / Dob = dubbed)  By the way, Wednesdays are 2 x 1 if you’re here during the week!

CEDO Natural History Talks

– Every Tuesday, Natural History Talk: 2 pm in English/ 4 pm in Spanish, FREE
– Every Saturday, Natural History Talk: 4 pm in English/ 2 pm in Spanish, FREE

OCTOBER!

4th OTL Softball (New Date!)

10th – 12th Angler of the Year Phase III – Information at JJ’s Cantina (Yes, it’s open!)

11th Mark Mulligan with David Sheehy at Caribbean Parrot starting at 5 p.m.

11th – 12th Rocky Point Challenge – Piñata Regatta

24th – 26th 37th El Golfo Run by the Rocky Point Times   info: rockypointtimes@yahoo.com

25th   9th Annual San Peregrino Cancer Walk

25th Legends of Volleyball tournaments by Outtatown Productions

25th Dirty Beach Mud Run

NOVEMBER

Nov. 3rd  Fall Fashion Show with Naomi Creations – Caribbean Parrot @ 1 p.m.

Nov. 6th – 9th   14th Rocky Point Rally™

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DECEMBER

Dec. 9th   Dr. César Lozano “Mujeres difíciles, hombres complicados” at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort

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 info@rockypoint360.com Office: 383 1804, 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.

Our offices are located in Plaza Pelicanos (east side of Plaza del Camarón), next to the Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) and just down the walkway from the Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). We are upstairs in Suites 4 – 5A.

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