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2015 has rolled into Puerto Peñasco under partly cloudy skies but with temperatures heading in the right direction. According to Weather Underground, this weekend calls for clear skies and temps up in the high 60°s F. So grab a light jacket and let’s run down the weekend.
Travel notes: 2015 will be yet another year full of road improvements, detours, and discovering new ways to get around town. 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.
Ok, now that you’ve somehow made your way into Rocky Point….what’s up this weekend? Oh yeah, and did you hear the whales are back?!?!
Jan. 9th – 6 p.m. at Banditos – Rising country star Matt Farris and good rally amigo will be back to help get things started early, and the Toy Run spirit flowing!
Jan. 10th – Kings Day Toy Run Fiesta 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Plaza del Camarón Food! Music! Artists! Everyone is invited to bring a toy (no toy weapons please, and unwrapped is ok) to Shrimp Park to help add to those collected at the Bike Parade in November. Many local artists will be there, including the spray paint creations of Victor Alemán, photography of Tony Ballesteros, Julie Spray, Cindy Hall, los Artesanos en Movimiento, fabulous jewelry of Judy Ridgway, CEDO calendars and treasures from their gift shop, and more!
At 1:30 p.m. gifts will be loaded up on bikes – plus in whatever other vehicles people may have – to form a short “parade” from Plaza del Camarón to the Puerto Peñasco Convention Center where the local DIF will be holding their grand Kings Day gift-giving event for kids from across the community! Folks are encouraged to dress up as Kings (yes, we’re talking at the 3 Wise Men), Santa Claus, or even angels for the Toy Run!
Jan. 10th – 6 p.m. at Dukes. Wrap up the Fiesta Weekend once again to the country strumming of Matt Farris – plus, Duke’s has parking inside for bikes if you’d like!
Head out to Sea
Eco Fun sunset trips scheduled Fri. & Sat. @ 4:30 p.m. from the docks. Get there early as departure is on the dot! Trip is about 2 hours. Whale Watching – After early reports of whales being spotted near the area of Las Conchas today, Eco Fun is ready for whale watching (seeking) trips. First trip scheduled for this Saturday @ noon (and possibly Sunday). For info and reservations contact them at email@example.com or stop by their offices @ Baja Cantina Hotel in the Mirador
Jan. 11th – 4th Anniversary 44 KM mountain-biking event of local club Roca JC Starting point 10 a.m. at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, registration 200 pesos Awards for first 30 men and women to arrive plus t-shirts for the first 100 to cross the finish line. More information with Luis León: cell 638 380 9567, 638 383 2378 or firstname.lastname@example.org Pre-registration at Taller Bicicletas Exodo Ave. Guillermo Prieto, between Sonora and Melchor Ocampo in the center of town.
Jan 16th & 17th 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. 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.
Jan. 17th – Mermaids Arts Market 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Plaza del Camarón
Jan. 17th – 3rd Annual Eddie Awards 5 p.m. at the blue building in front of Eddie Wharez Diseños y Casa Jardín (curios road to La Cholla)
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. with Jim Dalton! Totally worth staying on Sunday for some Jimmy! Info and tickets for Jan Jam VIII: www.circusmexicus.net
Jan. 23rd – 24th Major League Coaches Clinic offers chance for folk to meet the coaches on Friday. All day clinic with local youth baseball teams on Saturday. If anyone can help out to bring down equipment donations, or want to donate, please contact Pete Hartman @ 602-705-5698 or Rick Busa @ 480 463-3412 or email Rick at email@example.com.
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. 26th – Red Hat Ladies Luncheon Info with Brenda: 638 386 9197
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
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
February 14th – CBSC 7th Annual Golf Tournament this year @ Mayan Palace Contact Tony Romero for more info: email@example.com
April 18th CBSC Horseshoe Tournament
April 25th – Rocky Point Triathlon www.rockypointtri.com
May 1 – 3 Rocky Point Times’ El Golfo Run (Reservations firstname.lastname@example.org)
June 11 – 14 RCPM Circus Mexicus! www.circusmexicus.net
November 11 – 15 15th Anniversary Rocky Point Rally www.rockypointrally.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 email@example.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.