Run, jump, climb, dive! Weekend Rundown 10/4 – 10/7

You can sense it in the air. The humidity has dropped, and October is in full gear in Rocky Point. Yes, the Sonoyta BRIDGE is OPEN to traffic and it looks like there may be four lanes up there before we know it!

A quick glance at this month’s activities shows us there’s lots in store, so let’s get started with the Weekend Rundown:

This evening, Oct. 4, starting around 6 p.m. in the Kiosko of the Plaza la Madre (next to the baseball stadium when coming into town), we hear that Thursday music nights are starting up! Go ahead, and check it out – we hope to soon! Also, tonight, Oct. 4, CEDO will be holding its First Thursdays movie night. Offering environmental and fun kids films (often in Spanish and/or with English subtitles depending on the crowd), CEDO’s First Thursdays takes place the first Thursday of every month, at their Earth Ship next to the main offices in Las Conchas. Films at 7 p.m., entrance is free, refreshments and snacks available for purchase. While on the topic of CEDO – be sure to check out their NaturArte ecotours this weekend, already listed on our calendar.

Speaking of movies, Citicinemas continues to draw crowds (Plus, we hear there’s 2 x 1 for some Wed. showings). To check out what’s showing, visit and under Elige una Ciudad (Select a city), pick Puerto Peñasco, and again under Todos los complejos (All complexes) select Peñasco. Note: (Sub) represents subtitles – film usually in English with Spanish subtitles, and (Dob) means the film is dubbed into Spanish.

This weekend!

4th Jazz Fest @ Peñasco del Sol  Oct. 5 – 7   Inaugural and closing events to take place in the Hotel Lobby, along with an art expo throughout the weekend. Music on Friday begins at 8 p.m. in lobby, and on Saturday at 9 p.m. by the pool.

Angler of the Year Phase III fishing tourney @ JJ’s Cantina – this is the third and final phase of the 2012 Angler of the Year competition – For more info, drop in at JJ’s in Cholla Bay

InSANDity ultimate challenge – beach obstacle courses  Oct 6th & 7th by Sonoran Sea Resort – Open to everyone, 16 and up, closed-toe shoes required. You can sign up on the spot and hit the beach to go InSAND-ity!

Funkalicious Volleyball Tournament – Oct. 6th – Las Palomas Resort The teams are filled for this biannual Funky V-ball event, though it’s always fun to watch some diving and bumping around the beach – not to mention the costumes that often pop up!  For V-ball funksters out there, one of our favorite salsa bands Agua de Coco will be playing out your way on Saturday evening, and then they’ll head to Caribbean Bay to keep the tunes going to at least 1 a.m.

1st Pacific Light Four Man Scramble @ The Links Golf Club at Las Palomas.  Oct. 6th Proceeds to help the local Equine Therapy Center (which we hope to write about soon) No horsing around out there, just golf!

To wrap up the evening of the 6th in good fashion, before heading out to the evening presentations of the Jazz Fest at Peñasco del Sol Hotel, the Las Conchas Community Relations Committee will be holding their annual “Back to the Beach Bash” fundraiser – open to the entire community. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. at La Cocina de Ramón (in town), followed by dinner, a silent auction, and a live auction. Lori Ramirez, of the LC Community Relations Committee, tells us last year this fundraising effort raised about $2000 US for the Committee’s various charity projects that include weekly food boxes, work with the Casa Hogar home for the elderly, Escuela Montaña, and Esperanza Children’s Home.

Activities continue on Sunday, Oct. 7th with a second round of InSANDity over by Sonoran Sea (yes, you can sign up that day!), as well as the closing of the Jazz Fest in the lobby of the Peñasco del Sol Hotel.

Plus, you can be a part of something BIG (we hope) on Sunday, Oct. 7th at 4 p.m. by donning a white or black t-shirt, along with jeans or shorts and making your way to the Plaza de Gobernadores in the Malecón (by the flag pole). There, plans are to use eager individuals to spell out the words VISIT(A) PEÑASCO in ongoing efforts to bring everyone together to promote our great spot here by the sea.  We’ll see you there!  4 p.m. Malecon – Sunday – Oct 7th!!!

For golf enthusiasts, during the week don’t miss out on Wednesday Skins games at The Links course at Las Palomas (start time usually between 3- 4, confirm with Ubi at Plus, check our weekly events page for other activities around town (or tell us about your weekly event so we can add your info)

Looking at what’s coming up:

Oct. 9th: Uncommon Women on Common Ground  Puesta del Sol Restaurant (Playa Bonita) 5:30 p.m. – this local community group of women (US and Mexican) gets together the 2nd Tuesday of each month to share uncommon common experiences…shared up with a plate of fun, drinks, plus fundraising for local charitable organizations! Invited speaker Architect Fausto Cesar Soto Lizarraga who will discuss Puerto Penasco’s development – past, present and future.   More info with Judy Orlinsky (

Oct. 10th: Deadline for submissions to Sonoran Resorts Writing Contest for Best Job in the World!

Oct. 12th: Jason Boots & Black Carl at JJ’s Cantina, Mark Mulligan in the Old Port (at the new Mexico Beach Bum joint)

Oct. 13th:  Roger Clyne & PH Naffah – plus Black Carl – at Wrecked

Oct. 13th & 14th: The Arizona Multihull Fleet 24, along with the Tucson catamaran sailing fleet, will be holding their Rocky Point Challenge – Departure by Playa Bonita RV Park.

Oct. 15th – 19th: Doctubre – International documentary film showings daily 11 a.m. at Superior Technological University of Puerto Peñasco (ITSPP)

Oct. 20th: Over the Line Softball, Cholla Bay Sportsmens Club 1st Octoberfest golf Tourney (Anyone and everyone that wants to play let Mike Dugan know by e-mail to help make this first fall tournament a success. Mike Dugan /  CBSC (Cholla Bay Sportsmens Club) President

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

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

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

**12th Rocky Point Rally November 8th – 11th, 2012!!**

**Mystic Arts of Tibet Nov. 15th – 18th**

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

**Patty Springer Art in the Park – Las Conchas Nov. 24th**

**First Annual Boomer Fest May 1 – 5, 2013!!**

Upcoming events? Check out our Event Calendar! If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at 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 to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360.



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