Let’s get dirty! Weekend Rundown 10/26 – 10/28

As we head into this final weekend of October, we celebrate the 1st anniversary of our site RockyPoint360! If you happen to spot any of us around town, donning RP360 t-shirts or carrying cameras of various sizes – we graciously welcome gifts in the form of cerveza, tequila, or rum.

Speaking of rum – let’s talk about pirates and getting down and dirty this Saturday, Oct. 27th, at Thunder on the Beach’s 1st Dirty Beach Mud Run. The dirty business starts on Friday evening, with pre-registration, packet pick-up, and a welcome fiesta at Playa Bonita from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. You can register at the track on the day of the event (cash only) at the Thunder on the Beach tent (near the Reef) beginning at 7 a.m.  According to the event’s participant guide info, registration closes at noon on the 27th.  After getting dirty, clean-up and head for the post-race party that night at Chango’s Bar.

If clean rather than mud is your preference, CEDO will be holding a beach clean-up on Saturday, Oct. 27th in the Morua Estuary area of Las Conchas. This is the first of two CEDO clean-up dates for the Fall, with the second falling on Nov. 24th (new date) when volunteers will do beach clean-up along Playa Bonita as well as the area of Mi Playa. Contact CEDO for more info.

Photo: Tony Ballesteros

Saturday evening also offers an opportunity to join in San Peregrino’s 7th Annual Luminaria Cancer Walk. The group, which offers emotional, spiritual, economic, and support services for individuals with cancer – as well as their families – will begin their walk with a 4 p.m. service at the Guadalupe church in town (Av. Simon Morua – the turn-off to Socoada), with the walk beginning from the church at 5 p.m. making its way to the malecon where luminarias will be lit in the memory of loved ones. Luminarias (paper bags filled with sand, containing a candle) are $5 US (50 pesos) each and you can bring a pen or picture to decorate a luminaria for someone you love who has confronted cancer. T-shirts will also be available for 100 pesos (about $10 US). The fundraising activities of San Peregrino, which also include various breakfasts throughout the year, go toward its larger objective of creating a hospice center here in Puerto Peñasco one day.

On the golf circuit, Mayan Palace is holding its annual Octoberfest Challenge this weekend from 10/26 – 10/28. Participants are requested to bring school supply items as donations. Speaking of Golf, the first Rocky Point Open will be held Nov. 2nd – 4th at The Links course at Las Palomas and registration is open now!

This weekend also marks the 34th Bi-Annual 4×4 El Golfo Run of the Rocky Point Times. For any last minute info on the Run, contact rockypointtimes@yahoo.com or phone (011-52-638) 383-6325 or VOIP (480) 463-6255

With costumes encouraged for the Dirty Beach Mud Run, and Halloween right around the corner, this weekend is all about dressing up! Saturday night promises to highlight numerous Halloween fiestas across the city from a “season kick-off” at Playa de Oro RV to La Cava (above the Lighthouse), Lucky Point (with music from RoJo), Wrecked at the Reef [arrr, speaking of pirates], among others.

Other notes from around town: Agua de Coco is now playing Jazz at Mare Blu on the Reef on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 pm – 10 pm; Agua de Coco’s salsa nights are still Saturdays at Caribbean Bay; there’s Jazz at the Lighthouse Thursdays and Fridays, and Riband is also at The Lighthouse on Saturdays; the group RoJo plays acoustic Spanish rock at Elixir on Thursdays and then can be caught this weekend at the Mud Run – plus Halloweening at Lucky Point. Plus, we hear there’s music on Sunday evenings at Shrimp Park (Riband started playing out there this summer, and we hope it’s still going on).

Road report:  Sonoyta bridge has 2 lanes OPEN with work progressing on the other two lanes – watch for bumpy parts across bridge. By the way, the previous “detour” route has been dry and does still prove to be a good short-cut through Sonoyta.  Here in Rocky Point, along Blvd. Fremont on the stretch between Las Conchas and Plaza Fremont (Av. Sinaloa), there are now 4 paved lanes (from about Oceano rentals and then into town) so be alert!

Looking ahead:

Oct. 30th – US Passport Fair (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) at Puesta del Sol restaurant at Playa Bonita, Town Hall meeting with US Consulate General from Nogales (4 p.m. – 5 p.m.) at Las Palomas Convention Center

Oct. 28th – Nov. 3rd: National Conservation Week activities at Pinacate and Shuck Toak Visitors Center

Nov. 2nd – Día de los Muertos (some banks may be closed) Processional, music, traditional altars and film in and around Casa Juarez (across from City Hall) starting at 5 p.m.

Nov. 2nd – 4th  Rocky Point Open at The Links course at Las Palomas

Nov. 3rd – Author William Gordon at La Cava starting at 9 p.m.

Nov. 5th – 1 p.m. (FREE!) Fall Fashion Show at Wrecked with works by Sweet Naomi Creations and Casa Turquesa

Nov. 8th – 11th   12th Annual Rocky Point Rally!

Nov. 10th – Harley Bike Raffle at Latitude 31  **Tickets $25 US available at Latitude 31 or at the Tourist and Visitors Assistance Office (ProAlliance Insurance office) above the Tequila Factory

Nov. 15th – 18th  The Mystical Arts of Tibet  (A Richard Gere and Drepung Loseling Production) at Peñasco del Sol Hotel

Nov. 19th – Parade through town honoring Mexico’s Revolution Day (Nov. 20th) 19th is a bank holiday

Thanksgiving weekend

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.

Oh yes, and HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO ROCKY POINT 360!

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