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By Shandra Keesecker-Rivero
There are weekends in Rocky Point where there just doesn’t seem to be enough time to go around – this is such a weekend and there’s a bit of something for everyone. So, let’s get right to it and rundown the weekend:
4 p.m. Thunder on the Beach will hold a Poker run that is open to any 4 x 4 vehicle. Hit the sand over by Thunder on the Beach, car entry just $10 US
Day with a Director / Evening presentation of LA BESTIA (Pedro Ultreras, 2010) at CitiCinemas
6 p.m. Welcome on the terrace of CitiCinemas / Meet the Director
7 p.m. Film presentation (Space limited to 130 / Tickets: 50 pesos)
Rocky Point 360 and Primera Toma Film Club present our 2nd Day with a Director with the visit of Mexican filmmaker/photographer/journalist/documentarian Pedro Ultreras to our shores! Join us at CitiCinemas for an evening of powerful film documenting the harrowing trip that many Central Americans make through Mexico by train.
Super early in the morning (well, for a Saturday) Starting around 7 a.m., grab a Bloody Mary and pick up a club at JJ’s Cantina for the Spring round of the 1 Club Open. What’s a “1 Club Open” you ask? It’s a golf tournament at low-tide in Cholla Bay where you use the same club for each “hole” (or rather, hula hoop with a flag). Tip: Wear shoes with tread and don’t wear white!
Rocky Point Triathlon at Las Palomas! – Triathletes hit the water around 9:30 a.m. (subject to tides) Following the swim in the Sea of Cortez, the bike route will head out of Las Palomas and out the new road linking to the Coastal Highway (DRIVERS: WATCH FOR CYCLISTS!!!), the run part of the triathlon (along with the 5K and 10K events) will make its way through The Links course at Las Palomas
Desert Races at Thunder on the Beach with FREE entry to spectators! Sportsmen Classes start around 9 a.m. and Pro Classes at 1 p.m.
Sand Castles more your style? The Fiestas del Desierto organization, with support from the local Architectural Association, is hosting a 2nd Sand Castle competition in front of Playa Bonita from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. If you’d like to register a “crew” beforehand, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or just come by on Saturday in front of Playa Bonita.
Speaking of Playa Bonita, the MultiHull Fleeet 42 has planned for their Cinco de Mayo sail to take place April 27th & 28th so be on the look-out for beautiful sails out at sea.
If you’re off the beach, throw on some gloves and hook up with the Trash Mob which will hold a “mob” event on Saturday, April 27th, @ 9 AM- 11AM 281 Blvd. Fremont (Club Playa Gym y oficina de Realty Network de Mexico )
Did you know that April 23rd was International Book Day? Celebrate books and reading this Saturday with a Parade on Saturday 4/27 starting from Plaza del Camaron around 3 p.m. and making its way down Blvd. Juarez to Plaza la Madre (by the baseball stadium). Around 5 p.m. at Plaza la Madre the celebration will continue with artistic programs to help close out the week-long school Book Festival!
As long as we’re by the baseball stadium… the TIBURONES baseball season is back (really!) After beginning the season earlier in the week with games in Caborca, the Tiburones will host their first home game of the season against Caborca on Saturday, April 27th starting around 7:30 p.m. Another game is scheduled for Sunday, April 28th at 6 p.m. Tickets range from 40 – 50 pesos. (We’ll have schedule soon…we hope!)
In the mood for a late night fashion show? Swing by Baja Cantina on Sat., April 27th from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. for bikinis and beachwear by moonlight.
With Children’s Day (April 30th) just around the corner, be on the look-out this weekend as well for children’s fiestas in community centers, parks, plazas, and neighborhoods.
Family Bike Day in the Mirador! Enjoy a morning in the Mirador with the Peñasco Chamber of Commerce’s 1st Family Bike Day – registration starts at 10 a.m. and there’s also breakfast starting at 9 a.m. at the Pink Cadillac. Bike registration is free and Family Bike Day will also help folk be familiar with businesses in the Mirador! So, triathletes out there – before you pack up your bikes…come out on Sunday as well and join the Rocky Point community for Family Bike Day!
Whew! What a weekend!
May 1 Labor Day in Mexico (bank holiday)
May 3 – 5 El Golfo Run (Contact the Rocky Point Times for info and to sign up)
May 3 – 5 Rocky Point Riders Beach Biker Fest
May 4 Mariachi and Tequila Fest
May 10 Mother’s Day in Mexico
May 15 – 19 Uniting Nations Cup at Peninsula course of Mayan Palace
May 18 Tequila 125 Off Road racing (SADR)
May 25 Sonoran Resorts 2nd Las Vegas Charity Night! Tickets now available at Sonoran Resorts! Plus, be sure to ask about the charity poker game!!
June 1 Día de la Marina
June 2nd & 3rd – Rocky Point 360 is preparing a music surprise! Stay tuned!
June 6 – 9, 2013 Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Circus Mexicus XXII
Father’s Day weekend – Fishing Tournament!
Coming in July – Rubber Ducky Race fundraiser!
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