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This weekend rundown sponsored by The Club @ Laguna del Mar
While our Winter whales have been spotted by a few folk as we near the end of January, they seem to be a ways out and so we’re still waiting for word from local “whale whisperer” Oscar Preciado [of Del Mar Charters] as to when we may catch some tail … whale tail. Still, evening cruises so far in 2016 have featured some spectacular sunsets over the Sea of Cortez! Following sunny and pleasant this weekend, we’re heading into a “cold spell” next week so be sure to bundle up (highs in the low 60s and lows may reach almost freezing – good time to donate a blanket or two to the Red Cross, DIF, or Fire Department by the way). By the first weekend of February, however, we should be back to our usual 70s as we warm up for Valentine’s Day.
Let’s run down what’s up in town!
Jan. 30th – Annual Major League Coaches’ Baseball Clinic – Youth Sports Foundation For information on donating sports equipment or helping out, please contact Rick Busa at 480-463-3412, 638-105-5250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in the Phoenix area, or anywhere else, and would like to help sponsor the baseball clinic, please contact Pete Hartmann at 602-705-5698.
Jan. 30th – The Annual Eddie Awards 6 p.m. @ Peñasco EXPO Convention Center – recognizing local and visiting artists and talent. Nominations and voting open through Jan. 29th at Global Artefacts by Eddie Wharez – Puerto Peñasco – Rocky Point, Son., Mex.
The Club specials – Wednesdays 18 holes $36 plus 2×1 on food and drinks / Thursdays 4Some Special $170 and 1st drink on The Club
Tuesdays – Natural History Talk [English 2 pm] / Plática de Historia Natural [español 4 pm] @ CEDO
Saturdays – Plática de Historia Natural [español 2 pm] / Natural History Talk [English 4 pm] / @ CEDO
Fridays Noon – 5 p.m. with Naomi Black @ the Off the Beach Studio Info: email@example.com
2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month – Mary Lou Wilhelm conducting water color classes at Plaza Fabiola on “Rodeo Drive” Info: MAREASDELMAR@aol.com
COMING UP! ***PLEASE NOTE – ¡VIVA PEÑASCO FESTIVAL! DATES***
Feb 1 [Bank Holiday] in honor of Mexican Constitution Day (Feb 5)
February 6th & 20th Mermaids Arts Market 10 am – 3 pm @ Shrimp Plaza
February 8th – 2nd Annual BooBar 4 x 4 Poker Run Check with José @ Boo for more info and to sign up! Starting and ending point is at the Boo Feb 8th at 9am. T-shirts with route map!
February 12th – 14th – Angler of the Year Phase I out at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay [Phase II in October]
February 12th – Pashley & Amigos @ Banditos
February 13th & 14th – Steps of Love Charity Golf Tournament – A benefit weekend for Steps of Love supporting children’s shelters in Puerto Peñasco and Sonoyta. Charity Golf Tournament at The Links at Las Palomas Feb. 13th 9 a.m. shotgun start Info at: www.stepsoflove.org (480) 420-8141
February 13th – Valentine’s Day Breakfast fundraiser for the local Music Academy of Puerto Peñasco 120 pesos 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. @ Los Juanes in the Mirador (above the American Legion)
February 13th – Rio Roma en concierto @ Peñasco Expo Convention Center Tickets available at Convention Center Info: 638 382 8121
February 13th – Pashley & Amigos @ Tekila Bar
February 20th – 8th Annual Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Golf Tournament 8:30 a.m. $85 US Info @ JJ’s Cantina
February 20th – 21st – 207 mile bike ride supporting 1Mission – watch for bikes on the highway!
February 26th – 27th Tequila 150 by Southern Arizona Desert Racing racesadr.com
February 26TH – 28TH ¡FIESTA VIVA PEÑASCO, CELEBRAR EL PUERTO! NOTE: Though Carnaval is traditionally celebrated just days before “Ash Wednesday” – or rather getting it all out before heading into Lent – this year’s festivities are making a move to be more accesible to visitors …. So rather than Carnaval (so as not to get mixed up with the religous calendar), let’s just call it a grand fiesta set in a carnavalesque atmosphere. We’ll keep you updated as we’re able.
February 27th – SOCK HOP @ Latitude 31 – fun and fundraising event for Ley 186, Civil Association (local non-profit organization with the goal of assisting individuals with disabilities across Puerto Peñasco)
Eco Fun Rentals: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunset cruises. Trips to Bird Island. City Tours. Pinacate tours. Contact them via email or visit offices inside Baja Cantina hotel in the Mirador
Del Mar Charters with Captain Oscar – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054 www.delmarcharters.com email@example.com Check with Captain Oscar for other adventures including parasailing, fishing trips, etc. he’s got you covered on the water!
Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! Contact Russ Black to plan your next round of exploration – from the Tequila Factory to oyster farms, taco stand favorites, and back again! firstname.lastname@example.org www.penascorecreation.com
NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – See CEDO NaturArte Programs for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot!
Pinacate Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve –The self-sustaining Visitors Center of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pinacate Biosphere Reserve offers ample parking, AC, informative museum, and terrific AV hall showing videos about this expansive, magical, wondrous area filled with moving dunes, ancient lava flows, and maar craters. Km. 52 Carretera Federal Sonoyta – Puerto Peñasco
Biology Station Tel: (638) 383-1433 y 105 80 16 Schuk Toak Visitors Center Tel: (638) 108-0011 E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night
8 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair
CBSC Game Night @ Cholla Bay
SPRING BREAK SEASON March 6th-12th (ASU) March 13th – 19th (UA / NAU)
SEMANA SANTA holiday break March 20th – April 2nd [Easter – April 27th]
2nd – Mermaid & Pirate Extravaganza at the Mermaids Arts Market!
2nd – Over the Line Softball (info @ JJ’s Cantina) upcoming dates June 11 and Oct. 22
9th – CBSC Horseshoe Tournament @ Cholla Bay
23rd – Jazz Festival
30th – May 1st – Hobie Cat Cinco de Mayo Regatta
7th – JJ’s Chili Cookoff event + Garage Sale
CIRCUS MEXICUS – June 9th – 12th
Rocky Point Times 40th El Golfo Run June 3rd – 5th
Hobie Cat Rocky Point Challenge – Oct 8th & 9th
2016 Hobie 16/18 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP – Oct. 10th – 14th
16th Annual Rocky Point Rally! Nov. 10th – 13th
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