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March. In like a lion and out like a lamb, as the saying goes. With the weather warming up this weekend, we are ready to roar through a month of activities in Puerto Peñasco. As I was going through preparations to jot down activities for the weekend rundown, I was dismayed to find my desk calendar jumped from February to April (thanks, Office Max). I’ll stick to my Rocky Point Calendar and launch into March anyway. This weekend we are supposed to reach up toward the 80s, which is fine by many Peñasquenses who have made it through a couple chilly months. Area schools have gone back to their “regular schedules” meaning the morning rush now takes place about half an hour earlier, and sunsets are extending beyond happy hour. Spring Break is around the corner, and people are already anticipating a packed Semana Santa (Holy Week) …so, here’s the weekend rundown.
March 1st & 2nd: Children’s theater at the Municipal Civic Auditorium “In search of Luek’s treasure” (Spanish) Friday, March 1 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 5 p.m. Tickets: $30 pesos
March 2nd: The Mermaid’s Arts Market is back at Plaza del Camarón, with great finds including fudge, freshly roasted coffee, candles, fine ironwork, photography, paintings, jewelry, art and items from repurposed and recycled treasures, and did I mention fudge? The Mermaid’s Market is held the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more info and spaces, contact Russ Black at: 388 5004 or cell 638 113 4591
March 3rd: 4th Grand Car Show @ Paraiso del Desierto Hotel – This was kind of a last minute surprise for us this week as we listened to the radio. With a couple phone calls for confirmation, indeed the Desert Dreams Car Club of Puerto Peñasco is holding a Car Show on Sunday, March 3rd in the parking lot of Paraiso del Desierto (plus, we hear the Aladino’s restaurant there is a favorite to many). So, how about making it a day by running by for a bite at Aladino’s and then step out to the parking lot to check out the cars.
March 1st – Discover the Tide Pools with the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans [CEDO] 8:30 a.m.
March 3rd – EcoFun is organizing a voyage to San Jorge (Bird Island) and last we heard spots were still available. The weather should be outstanding! For reservations and info, drop them a line at: email@example.com
Movies! www.citicinemas.com Select your city, and then once in Puerto Peñasco select “cartelera” (movie times) *subject to change*. Sub = subtitled (generally with Spanish subtitles) Dob = Dubbed in Spanish.
Pinacate! Winter hours for the Visitors Center and Pinacate entrance are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and recommendations are for morning visitors to stop by the Visitors Center first (with its newly installed museum pieces) and take in their interpretative trails and spectacular views over ancient lava flows. Then, continue along with a visit to the Pinacate craters (entry pass is valid for both spots). Cost $50 pesos visitors, $25 pesos Peñasco residents.
March 4 12:30 p.m. Superior Technological Institute of Puerto Peñasco (ITSPP) Painting Expo Opening of painter Ricardo Guillermo Arenas “Untitled/Unsigned” Open to the public, March 4 – 22 Additional information: 638 388 8576
If you’ve missed out on the Trash Mob experience, there’s a chance to join in with upcoming “mobs” on March 7th (meet at 3 p.m.) and March 9th (meet at noon). Trash Mob meeting spot: 281 Blvd. Fremont – offices of Club Playa Gym and Realty Network de Mexico
March 8th International Women’s Day!
March 8 – Grand Ball to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Technical School #20 Gran Baile to be held at Quinta Ventura salon hall
March 9 – Spring Break Parties begin across town – check your favorite watering hole or dance club!
March 9 – 3rd Women’s Horseback Riding Event to gather at the baseball stadium and ride out to Rancho Los Pinos…as the poster says “All you need is a horse”
March 12 Uncommon Women on Common Ground 5 pm – 7 pm @ Acqua Medical Center with dinner from Chef Mickey info: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 14 – 19 Get ready for a challenge with the InSANDity Mexican Ninja beach obstacle course Info: InSANDity beach obstacle course
March 15 – 17 (Race on Saturday, March 16th) It’s the SandStorm 300 of Southern Arizona Desert Racing (Additional races scheduled: May 18th Tequila 125 and the Cholla 250 on Nov. 22nd)
March 15 – 17 58th Annual CBSC Fish Derby (Additional dates in April and May)
March 16 Mermaid’s Market
March 16 – Wanna get dirty? How about a Mud Run over at Thunder on the Beach’s course by the Reef Registration Open now: Dirty Beach Mud Run
March 23 Over the Line Softball will be at it again, coming to the plate for the Santa Claus Club (other OTL dates in 2013 early June and mid-October)
March 30 Bocce Ball Tournament in Las Conchas
Semana Santa weeks: March 24 – April 6
April 6 JJ’s Bathtub Races
April 6 Mermaid’s Market
April 6 Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Horseshoe Tournament – If the shoe fits, throw it!
April 6 Uncle Skate has its 4th Annual Atomic Crew Skate Event for the 2nd weekend of Semana Santa Additional info: Contact Dean Wegner from Uncle Skate DEAN43AZ@aol.com 602-774-1111 Plus, check out Uncle Skate’s page: www.uncleskate.org
April 6 & 7 OuttaTownProductions Retro Volleyball
April 11 Buena Vibra Ska Jazz Tour – Buena Vibra Social Sound
April 11 – 14 58th Annual CBSC Fish Derby (Additional dates in May)
April 20 Funkalicious Volleyball in front of Las Palomas
April 20 Mermaid’s Market
April 27 Las Palomas Triathlon ~ Swim. Bike. Run!
April 27 JJ’s One club Open
April 27 – 28 Arizona MultiHull Fleet 42 Sailing “Cinco de Mayo” – Playa Bonita R.V. Park, Rocky Point, Mexico.
May 3 – 5 El Golfo Run (Rocky Point Times)
May 4 Mariachi and Tequila Fest
May 4 Chili Cook-off at JJ’s Cantina
May 15 – 19 Uniting Nations Cup
May 23 – 25 58th Annual CBSC Fish Derby with Fish Fry on May 26th!
May 25 Sonoran Resorts 2nd Las Vegas Charity Night!
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus XXII June 6 – 9, 2013
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