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January 19, 2020

December, on! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

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Sponsored this week by the Mermaid’s Arts Market – every 1st & 3rd Saturday Oct-April

Thanksgiving – Black Friday – Cyber Monday – and Giving Tuesday have rushed by and sent us well into the holiday frenzy replete with posadas, processions, piñatas, and ponche!  It’s hard to fathom Navidad is only three weeks away, with 2020 just around the corner!

If you missed out on Giving Tuesday, there are a number of holiday Toy and/or Food Drives to help out with for the holiday season.  Let’s also get to it and run down the weekend!

Gift giving opportunities  – Holiday Toy / Food drives

Dec 1st – 11th  Guadalupana Processions (leading up to Day of the Virgin Guadalupe) nightly starting approx 4:30 pm from different parts of town, pilgrimage to Nuestra Sra. de Guadalupe church

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Dec. 6th – 7th  Cholla 250   Southern Arizona Desert Racing

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Dec 6th   “Fundraising for Children” @ Infusión del Golfo at Laguna Shores  2 pm – 8 pm  Three course dinner prepared by Chef Tony Acuña & Sous Chef Alberto Millán

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Dec 6th  “1928 Dinner Cub” Pairing dinner inspired by the traditional burger & craft beer! @ Peñasco del Sol   $35 US  Reservations: 638 116 0069

Mermaid’s Arts Market   Dec. 7th & 21st @ Shrimp Park

Dec. 7th   Cholla Bay Christmas Light parade  7 pm 

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Dec. 7th & 8th   City light parade   starting 6 pm from Shrimp Plaza – making its way along Blvd. Juarez and ending at Plaza a la Madre (next to baseball stadium)

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Dec  7th   Tributo a los grandes de México @ La Oficina de Manny’s     Reserva: 638 380 6049

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Dec. 8th   2nd Christmas Bazaar Navideño @ Quinta Ventura   11 am – 7 pm

Dec. 8th   Horseracing “El Palo Verde”  12 pm – 6 pm

Dec. 10th   Town Hall with US Consul General in Nogales  4 pm – 5 pm  @ Playa Bonita     The Town Hall will be hosted by U.S. Consul General in Nogales Virginia Staab.  The American Citizen Services Chief and members of his staff will also be present.  In addition, the American Citizen Services section is pleased to announce a Passport Fair between 3:00 and 4:00 at the same location on Tuesday, December 10, for U.S. citizens who would like to renew their U.S. passports or seek notarial services.  All U.S. citizens who would like to schedule an appointment must send an email request to nogalesacs@state.gov.

Dec. 12th    Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico’s patron saint)  Note: This is also bankers’ day and so all banks will be closed

Dec. 14th – 15th   Grinchmas Festival 2019 @ Alkila  2 pm – 10 pm   Stands available:  638 388 6927

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Dec. 14th    Christmas Tree contest & award ceremony. All trees must be made from recycled materials (entries open till Dec 12 at Casa de Cultura)    6 pm  Casa de la Cultura (across from City Hall)

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Dec 19th  10th Holiday Concert – Academia de Música de Puerto Peñasco  7 pm  Municipal Auditorium (in front of City Hall)

Dec. 21st    Balls & Dolls gift distribution – contact Tekila Bar / Manny’s / Shark Bite for more info

Dec 22nd –  La Pastorela tradicional (por parte de Susy Mazón y artistas locales)

Dec 28th  – 4th Art Walk in the Old Port  1 pm – 6 pm Open House –   Includes work of artists from Puerto Peñasco and Tijuana

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Dec 31st   New Year’s Eve fiestas across town!


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Art by Tony Ballesteros

Mermaids Arts Market  Jan 4th & 18th  @ Shrimp Plaza  10 am – 3 pm

Jan. 11th    6th Annual Kings Day Toy Run  Rocky Point Rally w/local motorcycle clubs  Meet up on malecón at 11 a.m. – depart 12 p.m. to community distribution spot –  Please bring unwrapped toys or drop these off in advance at Playa Bonita Resort

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January Jam 2020    Jan. 17 – 19th 2020!

Jan. 18th  –   28th Annual South of the Border Chili Cook-off @ Playa de Oro RV Park   Info:  Ted Fichtl 520249-3147, tcfpriv@cox.net, Sunny Fichtl 520-459-2081 sunnyf@cox.net

Sea escapades!

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Del Mar Charters  – Local 383 2802 US: (520) 407-6054 www.delmarcharters.com oscar@delmarcharters.com

EcoFun Rentals – sunset cruise, splash cruises, Bird Island, Pinacate tours www.ecofunrentals.com

Rocky Point Fishing Club – Fishing trips, sunset cruises, jet skis, Bird Island, and more. MX 638 383 6525 US. 602 386 69 14 www.rockypointfishingclub.com

Peñasco Recreation Co. – city tours, adventures around Puerto Peñasco and beyond! mexicoruss@gmail.com www.penascorecreation.com

Pirate Ship – visit Balboa’s on north side of marina  383-5490

Rocky Point Divers – Scuba & Snorkeling Gear, rentals, certification classes, and all that jazz!  Office @ Del Mar Charters near sunset cruise dock

Adventure with CEDO

Tickets now available for March concert celebrating 40 years of CEDO activities!

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NaturArte EcoTours of the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans – See the CEDO Events Calendar for more info. Be sure to email them early to reserve your spot! Info: www.cedo.org

CEDO offers FREE! Nature Talks that include a Tour of the CEDO Field Station twice a week in English and in Spanish. The English talks are Tuesday at 2PM and Saturday at 4PM. The Spanish talks are Tuesday at 4PM and Saturday at 2PM.

Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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*NOTE*  Entry to the crater Reserve part of the Pinacate is temporarily closed – VISITORS CENTER IS OPEN

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: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx

CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night
8 p.m./8:30 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair!

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