This week’s Rundown sponsored by Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort
Fireworks lighting up the skies as the sun sets; Canadian pine trees for sale outside local shops; terms like posadas, piñatas, pastorela, and ponche float on the air; Jack Frost nippin’ at your nose…. Ok, maybe that last one is a stretch…but it’s definitely December in Rocky Point. Food, Blanket and Toy Drives are in full swing. Lights are being strewn across Plaza la Madre and Santa is scheduling numerous appearances while we wind our way toward 2016. As we step into December, let’s get to it and see what’s coming up.
Evening “Guadalupe” pilgrimages from Dec. 1st – 11th, leading up to Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, December 12th, Mexico’s patrón saint
Dec 1st – 5 p.m. from Church in Old Port
Dec 2nd – 5 p.m. from Peñasco del Sol Hotel
Dec 3rd – 5 p.m. from the church Juan XXIII
Dec 4th – 4:30 p.m. from General Hospital (Brisas del Golfo)
Dec 5th – 4 p.m. From San Jose in La Cholla
Dec 6th – 5 p.m. from Sacred Family Chapel
Dec 7th – 4 p.m. from Cerro de la Virgen
Dec 8th – 4:30 p.m. from Teresa de Calcuta
Dec 9th – 5 p.m. from San Francisco
Dec 10th – 5 p.m. from San Judas Tadeo
Dec 11th – 5 p.m. from Church in Old Port
December 4th & 6th Straw Art Exhibition & Demonstration Plaza Fabiola on “Rodeo Drive” Calle 32 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
December 6th – 2da Cabalgata “Huellas de Mujer” – 2nd Women’s Horse Ride departing 9 a.m. from the Virgen @ la bajada in the Old Port Ride finishes at Las Carretas 100 pesos /horse Proceeds for “Esperanza para los niños” Children’s Home
December 11th – Box Weigh-in event @ Tekila Bar 1 p.m.
December 12th – Cholla Bay Christmas Light Parade starting from Club House around 7 p.m.
December 13th – HUG IN @ malecón starting around 9 a.m. (more info coming soon)
December 16th – 7th Annual Holiday Concert by the Music Academy of Puerto Peñasco 6 p.m. @ Peñasco del Sol Hotel
December 17th – Dr. César Lozano @ Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort @ 8 p.m.
December 19th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park
December 19th – ALEJANDRA GUZMÁN “A + No Poder” tour in Puerto Peñasco!! The local Rotary Club, Red Cross, and City of Puerto Peñasco present Mexico’s “Rock Diva” right here in Puerto Peñasco – proceeds to go to ongoing programs of the local Red Cross and Rotary Club of Puerto Peñasco. Tickets now available at the Red Cross, Peñasco EXPO Convention Center, and Coffee Point on Blvd. Juarez. Tickets online at: www.smarticket.com
December 19th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park
December 26th – The Black Moods @ Banditos
- Carvin Jones @ Boo Bar
- New Year’s Eve Party @ SouthSide Jillz with Wild Pack blues
- The Hourglass Cats @ Banditos
- Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort New Year’s Fiesta & Stay – Ring in the New Year with MATUTE!
- Annual Black & White Ball @ Wrecked – Reservations required (space running out!)
January 9th – Second Annual Kings Day “Toy Run” – part of the Rocky Point Rally™
January 16th – Mermaids Arts Market @ Shrimp Park
January 15th & 16th – Chili Cook-offs @ Playa de Oro & Santa Claus Club Yard Sale
- CHOPPS (Child Heads of Puerto Peñasco) Cook-offs Jan. 15 & 16 Info: Dave “Mad Jack” Garner (480) 648-7689
- Jan. 16th – Chili Apprecition Society International Inc. CHAMPION Chili Cook-off Info: Ted Fichtl, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Cruise – Hike – Enjoy!
Eco Fun Rentals: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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! email@example.com www.penascorecreation.com
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!
Free Natural History Talks @ CEDO: Tuesdays 2 p.m. (English) 4 p.m. (Español) & Saturdays 2 p.m. (Español) 4 p.m. (English)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
CineMartes Tuesday Art Film Night
8 p.m. on patio of Café Puerto Viejo in the Old Port – No cost, bring a chair
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