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We’re back! The holidays have come and gone with processions, pastorelas, posadas, presents, and postres (desserts). To all of those who came across a small plastic doll in the traditional Kings’ Day cake “Rosca de Reyes” on Jan. 6th, we’ll be looking for your best tamale recipes so you can entertain amigos on Feb. 2nd as Mexican tradition calls for.
As we get started with our Rundown season for 2013, please be sure to stay warm this weekend as the national weather service is forecasting bitter temperatures for Sonora and in our seaside spot through Jan. 14th. A press notice today notified everyone that local schools will be closed both tomorrow, Jan. 11th and Monday, the 14th due to the cold predictions. If you have extra blankets to share, find a bud to cuddle up with indeed!
Despite the chilly temperatures, activities are just starting to warm up around town and actually got started last weekend with the Mermaid’s Art Market in Shrimp Park. The Mermaid’s Market is scheduled for every first and third Saturday of the month from now through about May (or June). Organizers Russ and Naomi Black tell us there is some flexibility on the dates if/when additional activities are set to take place in the park at the same time (such as Taste of Peñasco in February).
On Saturday, Jan. 12th, the Rocky Point Medical Clinics will get their monthly clinics underway in the facilities of Church of God. The clinic, which is to run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. is always looking for volunteers to assist with translation so if your Español is up to par, and you’d like to help, please contact Susie Stavros at firstname.lastname@example.org Susie tells us the group now has their own website, with upcoming clinic dates, that can be found at www.rockypointmedicalclinics.com. Plus, look for them on Facebook.
Stay warm with the Fiesta Awards set to coincide with the 10th Anniversary of Eddie Wharez Diseños Casa y Jardin. The event will include naming the 2012 Outstanding Artists of the year in both the open and lifetime award categories. Festivities at Diseños Casa y Jardin start at 5 p.m. and will include music from a selection of local young musicians, and all around good spirits (and warmth)…remember it’s cold out there.
Those of you getting ready for January Jam VI at the end of the month with Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers will want to stay warm inside on Sunday evening, Jan. 13th, and tune into watch Cantina-cast on Livestream! RCPM will broadcast live from Roger Clyne’s patio, Sunday, Jan. 13th, at 6:30 AZ time!! We hear it’s also Señor Roger’s birthday – ¡feliz cumpleaños y que tengas muchos mas, amigo!
The cold should subside just in time to get chilly… er, I mean chili at the Chili Cook-Off and Swap Meet at Playa de Oro RV park Jan. 18th & 19th!
Golf is also on the docket in January, first on Jan. 19th with the Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club annual two man (woman) scramble out at The Links course of Las Palomas. Proceeds to enhance the CBSC search and rescue facilities in Cholla Bay, as well as for a donation to the local DIF.
Jan. 19th marks the second January date for the Mermaid’s Market so be sure to swing by the arts at Shrimp Park that Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (as always, weather permitting).
Jan. 25 – 27th: It’s the 4th Annual Major League baseball Coaches Clinic for local youth baseball teams. The weekend includes a golf tournament for organizers, sponsors, and coaches on Sunday, Jan. 27th to be held this year at the spectacular Laguna del Mar course. Contact Rick Busa of the YSF for more information: email@example.com
Jan. 25th: Roger Clyne solo in Mexico, music and stories at Wrecked – plus he won’t be so solo as his special guests will be the Hickman Dalton Gang including Jim Dalton (RCPM) and Johnny Hickman (Cracker) as the Three Amigos shake things up at Wrecked at the Reef. Info and tickets: www.peacetimegoods.com (Limited number of tickets still available at Wrecked)
Jan. 26th – 1st Mexican Moonshine Tequila Classic – 9 hole golf extravaganza at The Links course (Las Palomas) in the mid-morning hours leading up to January Jam VI. You may get a chance to share a cart with one of the Peacemakers, or at least a shot of Mexican Moonshine. Register at: Mexican Moonshine Tequila Classic
Jan. 26th – JANUARY JAM VI – grab a sombrero and a scarf and wrap up for Roger Clyne and the Peacemaker’s annual January trek to JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. Local mariachi singer Hernán will be getting things started around sunset! Info and tickets: www.peacetimegoods.com
Feb. 2 – CBSC Game Night
Feb. 4th – Bank Holiday (Constitution Day observed – the Día de la Constitución is Feb. 5th)
Feb 12th – Uncommon Women @ Don Julio’s
Feb. 15th – 17th Angler of the Year Phase I @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay
Feb. 16th Taste of Peñasco and Iron Chef Competition (Yummm!)
**Sorry, no Carnaval festivities have been announced for 2013 in Puerto Peñasco. (Usually one week prior to Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13)**
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Happy New Year! Stay warm this weekend!! Here’s to 2013!