Welcome to February! Weekend Rundown!

Remember back on Jan. 6th, when we happily shared the Rosca de Reyes (Kings’ Day pastry) and some of us had the pleasure of finding the “baby doll” in our slice? Well, Feb. 2nd is the Día de la Candelaria and time for “doll holders” to bring tamales to the party. I admit, I found two plastic figures in my Rosca slices this year so I’ll be heading out for tamales mañana in front of the Señora de Guadalupe church – 7 a.m. see you there.

Let’s rundown the weekend:

Saturdays and Sundays, rev up your engine by hopping into a modified car out at the Thunder on the Beach race track for instruction and a chance to speed through a few laps. Darren Dodd of Thunder on the Beach tells us they plan to run the cars with eager racers as much as they can on weekends, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Thunder on the Beach by the Reef

Feb. 2nd – Now that it’s on a roll and gathering momentum, the Peñasco Trash Mob movement will be holding its 6th “mob” starting at the offices of Playa Club at 9 a.m. on Blvd. Fremont (about a block down from ReMax) and welcomes everyone to jump in to this effort to Adopt a Street. Check out this video from their 4th “mob”…and it’s just catching on!

Feb. 2nd – The Mermaid’s Arts Market is back at Shrimp Park and the weather should be perfect for a day of exploring the treasures of numerous community artists from across the city: jewelry, photography, ironworks, candles, fudge, pastries, art and home accessories made with recycled items, paintings, sewn and handcrafted items, and did I mention…fudge?  The Mermaid’s Market is held at Shrimp Park the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month *(subject to changes when other events coincide …see Feb. 16th). See you there!  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Feb. 2nd – Out in Cholla Bay the CBSC is ready for their annual game night and auction, this year with a Western Theme.  For more information, contact Kathy Hill Cholla # 382-5243  kathyh9547@yahoo.com

Feb. 3rd – Warm up for the Super Bowl with a Skins golf tourney at The Links course at Las Palomas starting at 10 a.m., $45 US (include 18 hole round + lunch)

Important! Monday, Feb. 4th is a bank holiday in commemoration of Mexican Constitution Day (which is Feb. 5th) so enjoy a day to walk on the beach and perhaps even spot one of the whales we keep hearing about that have recently been spotted near the area of Sandy Beach.

To do

Movies! CitiCinemas has recently revamped their website, which can be found at:  www.citicinemas.com  On the first page 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.  Movies and times on left-hand side of screen.  New films (Estrenos!) are usually up on Friday of each week and showtimes begin after 1 p.m. daily. Matinee pricing available on Sundays, plus look for special pricing every Wednesday.

Pinacate!  Things are just about warm enough to go traipsing around craters at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve north of town, though be sure to stop by the Shuck Toak Visitors Center first (approx. KM 15 when heading north). Winter hours for the 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.

CEDO!  Ecotours at the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans are back for 2013 with trips this weekend to the Pinacate plus a Sunday excursion to San Jorge (a.k.a. Bird Island). For more information see their monthly Ecotour schedule  http://www.cedointercultural.org/content/view/85/80/lang,en/

Coming up…

Feb. 8 & 9:  Shadow, puppet show at the Municipal Auditorium with two showings each day, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The Auditorium is located across from City Hall. Tickets 30 pesos.

Feb 12th – Uncommon Women @ Don Julio’s 5 p.m.

Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Dinner fundraiser for the Red Cross – Quinta Ventura event hall

Feb. 15th – 17th  Angler of the Year Phase I @ JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay

Feb. 15thRockyPoint 360 presents a Day with Movie Director Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer, 2008)! Screenings, conversation, and more! Tickets 30 pesos / reserve yours now: info@rockypoint360.com

Feb. 16th – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Taste of Peñasco and Iron Chef Competition (Yummm!)  Tucson folk: Check out this offer from Wake up Tucson! 1st Annual Wake Up Tucson listener trip

Feb. 16th – 4 p.m. Bratwurst Fest at Walter’s Brats off Blvd. Fremont    Authentic German Brats along with authentic German music.

Feb. 16th – Las Conchas Presidents Day Yard Sale

Feb. 16th– Noche Bohemia fundraiser organized by DIF and Los Rolling Rockies Wheelchair Basketball squad. Event will be held at INAPAM Senior Center and tickets are now available: 50 pesos each / Contact Mark Olszewski   markbarb@prodigy.net.mx

Feb. 23th – Wheelchair basketball exhibition presented by Los Rolling Rockies (waiting for additional information)

Mark your Calendar!

March

Spring Breaks – From about the 9th through the 23rd

Semana Santa – Easter Week + following: March 24 – April 6

InSANDity “Mexican Ninja” beach obstacle course ~  March 14 – 19

Over the Line Softball ~ March, June, & October

Thunder on the Beach Mud Run ~  March 16

April

JJ’s Bathtub Races ~  April 6

Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Horseshoe Tournament  ~  April 6

OuttaTownProductions Retro Volleyball ~ April 6 & 7

Funkalicious Volleyball ~ April 20

Las Palomas Triathlon ~ April 27   Yeah, it’s on!!

JJ’s One club Open ~ April 27

May

*From our understanding, Boomerfest has been moved from May to Sept. Stay up to date at: www.boomerfestdays.com

Tequila 125 Off Road racing ~ May 18   http://www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com/

Uniting Nations Cup ~ May 15 – 19

June

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers  Circus Mexicus XXII  June 6 – 9, 2013  www.azpeacemakers.com

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