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Arizona Events September 2010 and Labor Day Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities in September 2010 has been produced to assist you in making travel and activity arrangements. It is an information guide only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for these Arizona events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance. Updates, additions and corrections to any Arizona events are made at www.ArizonaGuide.com. Post Arizona Events: To have your Arizona event considered, please email to [email protected].

Catalina State Park, just north of Tucson in Oro Valley, is a popular hiking nd camping spot. The park is located across the street from the new Oro Valley Marketplace on Oracle Road. Watch a video clip of the area, Google map nd park information.


Through October 31, 2010

Apple Annie’s Orchard is open daily through October 31. Parking and admission are free. Take I-10 to Willcox exit 340, turn onto Ft. Grant Rd. for 5.5 miles, turn right on Nickels Rd. and follow signs. For more information, visit www.AppleAnnies.com or call 520-384-2084.

September 1 through September 6, 2010

Tucson - World Junior Diving Championships at the University of Arizona Hillenbrand Aquatic Center
200 of the world’s top junior divers from more than 30 countries, http://www.2010juniorworlddiving.com

Whiteriver - 85th Annual White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair & Rodeo – “Celebrate the Apache Children” at Hon-Dah. All Indian rodeos, fry bread contest, Native American arts and crafts, fireworks, car show, concerts, parade, carnival, $3-5, 928-338-4346 ext. 316 or http://www.canyondayrodeo.com/

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scottsdale - 9th Annual Red Rocks Music Festival at Steinway of Phoenix. Classical Meets Latin Jazz - Steinway of Phoenix, (14418 N. Scottsdale Rd., 85254), featuring works by J. Turina, Gershwin, H. Villa Lobos and Latin Jazz arrangements by Russell Schmidt, $10-25, 7 pm, 877-733-7257 or www.redrocksmusicfestival.com

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Scottsdale - 9th Annual Red Rocks Music Festival – 50TH Celebration Concert at Phoenix Country Day School. Featuring A. Vivaldi-Four Seasons, 7 pm, 602-955-8200 or www.redrocksmusicfestival.com

September 3 through September 5, 2010

Tucson- 5th Annual HoCoFest Music Festival held at various Downtown Tucson venues. With more than 40 local and national acts, solar-powered entertainment venues, a record fair, family fair, eco fair, a barbecue, a fashion show, vendors, and more,  http://www.visittucson.org/

Friday, September 3, 2010

Flagstaff - First Friday Art Walk at The Artists Gallery. Presented by Flagstaff Cultural Partners – Historic Downtown Flagstaff, live music and refreshment, meet local artists, shop for original artwork, free, 6-9 pm, 928-773-2300 or www.FlagstaffArtWalk.com

Grand Canyon (Tusayan) - Grand Canyon Music Festival presents The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo and Friends at Shrine of the Ages. This event is hosted by Shrine of the Ages, The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo and friends who perform works from the Americas, $8-15, 7:30 pm, 800-997-8285 or www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org

Phoenix - Artlink First Fridays. Self-guided art tour of central Phoenix, galleries, art spaces, studios, first Friday of each month, free shuttle rides, free, 6-10 pm, 602-256-7539 or www.artlinkphoenix.com

Flagstaff - Movies on the Square at Heritage Square. Enjoy Flagstaff summer weather and watch this week’s feature: The Princess and the Frog, pre-movie entertainment by Peter Wrona & Lowell Observatory, sponsored by NAU Office of the President and Brookside Chocolates, free, 6-10 pm, 928-637-6192 or www.moviesonthesquare.com

Paradise Valley - 5th Annual Summer Spaaaah Series at Joya Spa at InterContinental Montelucia. Includes a VIP gift bag, evening with cocktails and spa samplings, a Summer Spaaah T-shirt, a donation to Fresh Start Women's Foundation, and a certificate for a 50 or 60-minute spa treatment (including gratuity and taxes) valid for 30 days after the event with complete use of spa facilities on the day of your service, $125, www.SummerSpaAz.com

Sedona - 9th Annual Red Rocks Music Festival – J.S. Bach, A Vivaldi and H. Villa Lobos at the Sedona Creative Life Center. Featuring a performance with Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violinist and violist and Michael Long, guitarist, $10-25, 7 pm, 877-733-7257 or www.redrocksmusicfestival.com

Tucson - La Encantada Summer Concert Series at Le Encantada Lower level courtyard. Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance presents Heather O'Day Quartet, playing jazz standards inspired by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae, $10, 7 pm, www.govac.org


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Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement

PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reminds all U.S. and Canadian citizens will be required to present a passport or another WHTI compliant document to enter and re-enter the United States by land or sea from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, will be required to present one of the following travel documents: A passport issued by the U.S. Government, a passport card (PassCard), a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI) or a Military ID with official travel orders. U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card.

September 3 through September 6, 2010

Flagstaff - 61st Annual Coconino County Fair at Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds. Featuring traditional fair exhibits, cultural presentations, local entertainment and national headliners, demolition derby, 4-H livestock auction, magicians, clowns, petting zoo, musical performances, carnival rides, exhibits, $4-7, $20/family pass, $3 parking, Fri-Sat 10 am – 10 pm, Mon 10 am – 4 pm, 928-679-8000 or www.coconino.az.gov/parks.aspx

Sonoita - 95th Annual Labor Day Rodeo at Sonoita Fairgrounds. Bulls, saddle broncs, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bareback, calf roping, team roping, team penning, & muttons, dinner, dance, $5-10, 1 pm performances, 520-455-5553 or www.sonoitafairgrounds.com 

Tombstone: 28th Annual Rendezvous of the Gunfighters. Gunfighter Groups group compete from throughout the U.S. Costume parade on Sunday on historic Allen Street. Sponsored by: Wild Bunch. Allen St., 3 days of shows in the O.K. Corral by the best western show groups from around the US, authentic costume parade on Sunday. Most-authentic Costume Contest and a Parade. Sponsored by the Tombstone Wild Bunch. $4 for the O.K. Corral, 5 shows daily, 520-457-3548 or www.tombstonechamber.com or www.tombstonewildbunch.org H. More on Tombstone.

September 4 through September 5, 2010

Williams - Cataract Creek Rambler Runs at Grand Canyon Railway Depot. A special train pulled by an authentic steam engine, hourly short-run departures from Williams, (8 miles roundtrip), $10-15, no advance reservations, www.thetrain.com

September 4-6, 2010

Flagstaff - 18th Annual Flagstaff Art in the Park at Wheeler Park. Arts & crafts festival, featuring juried one-of-a-kind arts and fine crafts designed and shown by the exhibitor, also non-stop music by local and regional musicians, children’s activities, food, free, Sat & Sun 9 am – 6 pm, Mon 9 am – 4 pm, 928-556-9498 or www.flasgtaffinthepark.com

Tombstone: 29th Annual Rendezvous of Gunfighters. Allen St has 3 days of shows in the O.K. Corral by the best western show groups from around the US, authentic costume parade on Sunday, $4 for the O.K. Corral, 5 shows daily, 520-457-3548 or www.tombstonechamber.com or www.tombstonewildbunch.org. More on Tombstone.

Willcox - 10th Annual Apple Harvest Celebration at Apple Annie’s Orchard. A celebration of the delicious apples grown in Willcox, u-pick apples from the orchard, free wagon rides to orchard for picking, all-you-can-eat apples and pancake breakfast, apple-smoked burger lunches, homemade ice cream and pies, 11:30 am – 4 pm, 520-384-2084 or www.appleannies.com

September 4-25, 2010

Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk Featuring local produce growers, food product producers, artisans and craftspeople, entertainment, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, 928-521-9284 or http://www.showlowfarmersmarket.com.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cordes Junction: Colly Concert at Arcosanti. Featuring Sonya Lee, piano classics commemorate the life of Corolyn Woods Soleri, 928-632-7135 or www.arcosanti.org

Flagstaff - Summer Concert Series at The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Local and regional performers of world music, bring a picnic dinner and lawn chair, this week is, $6-8, 5:30 pm, 928-774-1442 or www.thearb.org

Grand Canyon (Tusayan) - Grand Canyon Music Festival presents The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo and Friends at Shrine of the Ages. This event is hosted by Shrine of the Ages, The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo and friends who perform works from the Americas, $8-15, 7:30 pm, 800-997-8285 or www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org

Jerome - 40th Annual Jerome Hill Climb at Jerome High School. Begins at the old Jerome High School, a 4.6 mile run uphill on paved and dirt roads, aid stations, finish line refreshments, 8 am, 602-954-8341 or www.arizonaroadracers.com or www.getsetaz.com

Jerome - Jerome Art Walk. Visit more than 30 of the unique art studios and galleries, meet the artists and see handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, glass, leatherwork, clothing, paintings and sculpture and more made both locally and internationally, free, 5-8 pm, www.jeromeartwalk.com

Phoenix - 6th Annual Phoenix Cooks! Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. For food and wine aficionados, indulge in a weekend of culinary adventures, a welcome reception and parade of chefs, marketplace & food/wine tasting from chefs from many resorts, chef competitions on stage, cooking classes, winemaker dinner, 602-381-7632 or www.phoenixcooks.com

Phoenix: 6th Annual Phoenix Cooks! Held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Food and wine aficionados can indulge in a weekend of culinary adventures, a welcome reception and parade of chefs, marketplace & food/wine tasting from chefs from many resorts, chef competitions on stage, cooking classes, winemaker dinner, 602-381-7632 or www.phoenixcooks.com

Scottsdale - Show Circuit All Breed Horse Show at WestWorld. Show Circuit All Breed Horse Show - WestWorld, 480-488-5711 or 480-312-6802 or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld/events.asp or www.sundustaz.com

Sedona - 9th Annual Red Rocks Music Festival A. Vivaldi Sedona Creative Life Center. Four Seasons Featuring a string ensemble with soloists David Ehrlich and Borivoj Martinic-Jercic, $10-35, 7 pm, 877-733-7257 or www.redrocksmusicfestival.com

Sedona - 24th Annual Moonlight Madness Street Festival & Sidewalk Sales on Main Street. Music and entertainment at various locations with music and children’s activities, community activities, food, free, noon – 9 pm, 928-204-2390 or www.sedonamainstreet.com 

Taylor - Sweet Corn Festival. Firemen’s muster competition, junior rodeo, car show, children's & adult rodeos, parade, arts & crafts, BBQ, dance, 928-536-7366 or www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org  

Tombstone: Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding held at 4th & Toughnut Street  The Helldorado Town, located at 4th & Toughnut Streets, will be presenting the Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding. 520-508-2446. www.tombstonewildbunch.org. More on Tombstone.

Wickenburg - 22nd Annual Fiesta Septiembre held at the Community Center. Hispanic families' photography exhibit, entertainment includes Barrio Latino, folklorico dancers and Mariachi bands, arts/crafts and food Mercado & Cantina, Kids Zona, salsa making and Viva Margarita contests, free, 11 am - 7 pm, 928-684-5479 or 800-942-5242 or www.outwickenburgway.com

Willcox - Magic Circle Bike Ride. Ride 66 or 33-miles around the Magic Circle of Cochise, $25, reservations required, 520-384-2272 or www.willcoxchamber.com

Wickenburg: 22nd Annual Fiesta Septiembre. Hispanic families' photography exhibit, entertainment includes Barrio Latino, folklorico dancers and Mariachi bands, arts/crafts and food Mercado & Cantina, Kids Zona, salsa making and Viva Margarita contests, free, 11 am - 7 pm, 928-684-5479 or 800-942-5242 or www.outwickenburgway.com

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sedona - 9th Annual Red Rocks Music Festival – Classical Meets Latin Jazz at the Sedona Creative Life Center. Featuring works by J. Turina, Gershwin, H. Villa Lobos and Latin Jazz arrangements by Russell Schmidt, $10-25, 3 pm, 877-733-7257 or www.redrocksmusicfestival.com

Superior - Learn Your Lizards at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Educates participants how to identify common species such as Western whiptails, Tree Lizards, Side-blotched and Greater Earless, family-friendly walk, meet at the visitor center, $3-7.50, 8:30 am, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

Bisbee - 35th Annual Brewery Gulch Daze. Artists’ soap box derby, live music, pet parade, kid’s games, youth art show, Recycled Art Silent Auction, Miz Ol' Biz contest, mining games, free, 11 am - 5 pm, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE or www.discoverbisbee.com

Parker - Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament benefits scholarship program, http://parkertourism.com

Second Mesa - 37th Annual Louis Tewanima Memorial Footrace. In honor of the late U.S. Hopi Olympian, Louis Tewanima, who won a Silver medal in the 10,000 meter race at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, 6 am, www.tewanimafootrace.org

Tucson- Mt. Lemmon Summerhaven's annual Music on the Mountain series held every Sunday through September 5th. The music event is under a large tent at 12901 N. Sabin Canyon Parkway in Summerhaven. Concerts are from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs, but outside food and drinks are not allowed. The event is sponsored by LAVA Music and by Mesquite Homes. Chuck Wagon and the WheelchairsFind out more at www.lavamusic.org for concert details and links to muician's web sites. See our section on Mt. Lemmon and Summerhaven for news, features and weather.

Tombstone: Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding held at 4th & Toughnut Street  The Helldorado Town, located at 4th & Toughnut Streets, will be presenting the Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding, beginning July 3, 2010. 520-508-2446. www.tombstonewildbunch.org. More on Tombstone.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Superior - Prickly Pear Cactus Class at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Learn how to harvest prickly pear fruits and extract their juice without turning your hands into a “porcupine”, included in admission, $3-7.50, 10:30 am 520-689-2811.

Tucson - 40th Annual National Monument 8 Mile Run & 2-Mile Run/Walk at Saguaro National Park East. Paved road, rolling hills, $17-35, 6:30 am, 520-991-0733 or www.azroadrunners.org 

Tombstone: Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding held at 4th & Toughnut Street  The Helldorado Town, located at 4th & Toughnut Streets, will be presenting the Tombstone TuffEnuf Bullriding. 520-508-2446. www.tombstonewildbunch.org. More on Tombstone.

September 7-12, 2010

Window Rock: The 64th Annual Navajo Nation Fair with Arts & crafts. Also a\ baby contest, free BBQ, exhibits, concerts, horse racing, parade, Pow Wow, entertainment, rodeo events, traditional song & dance, fry bread contest, carnival, $2-4,  928-871-6478 www.navajonationfair.com or www.navajonationparks.org

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tucson - Everyone Runs Fleet Feet TMC, Prestige Fitness "Reverse the Course" at Catalina State Park. 4.25 & 8.5 mile trail race, featuring spectacular mountain views and a bit less distance, travels the Canyon Loop (counterclockwise) and Nature Trail (clockwise), mostly moderate climbs and descents, $30-45, 6:30 am, http://www.everyoneruns.net/

September 8-12, 2010

Eagar: Annual Arizona ATV Outlaw Trail Jamboree. Held at the Apache County Rodeo Grounds.

Payson - 56th Annual Northern Gila County Fair at Payson Event Center. Old-fashioned country fair, open horse show, livestock, small animals, handicrafts, lapidary, fine arts, photography and other exhibits, 928-474-5242 or www.paysonrimcountry.com

Tucson- Fall Tucson Gem Shows. Features six gem and lapidary shows at various locations around town, including four open-to-the-public shows, show listings at www.visittucson.org/gemshow

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tucson - Primavera Cooks! at Lodge on the Desert. Gourmet dining event series supporting the community, some of Tucson’s finest chefs and adventurous donors create and prepare an elaborate wine-paired dinner with proceeds benefiting the Primavera Foundation,  this week’s venue is Lodge on the Desert, $125, 520-623-5111 ext. 101 or www.primaveracooks.org

Fridy, September 10, 2010

Bisbee - Plein Air Weekend. Various visual artists will be creating their own style of art in and around Old Bisbee in competition, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE

Phoenix: 19th Annual Arizona Home & Building Expo held at the Phoenix Convention Center with more than 700 exhibits, about home remodeling, home improvement and home building industries. Building products and services. Held on Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 602-277-6045 or www.azbusinessmagazine.com

Flagstaff - 6th Annual Route 66 Days at Downtown. Presented by the Route 66 Car Club, dash plaques, goodie bags, door prizes, 50/50, limited to 400 vehicles, 928-856-2816 or www.route66carclub.com or www.flagstaffroute66days.com

Tucson, Arizona: ARIZONA AIRCRAFT EXPO Featuring Today’s Most Advanced Aircraft at One Location. Arizona’s leading aircraft dealers are working together to create the 2nd Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue.  Three separate events are scheduled to take place over the remainder of the year where prospective buyers can see the newest aircraft from Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, Hawker Beechcraft, Mooney and Piper.  These free events will also provide the opportunity to speak with representatives from NationAir Insurance, Aero Credit Corp., Aviation Tax Consultants, and Airport Property Specialists on the details of aircraft ownership. Held at Todd’s Restaurant at Ryan Field Airport (KRYN), 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Attendees can pre-register at www.azaircraftexpo.com. For further information, contact: Brian Mackin, 480-363-0058, [email protected].

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Bisbee - Plein Air Weekend. Various visual artists will be creating their own style of art in and around Old Bisbee in competition, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE

Bisbee: 10th Annual Bisbee Bloomer Garden Tour. Bisbee residents will open up their yards to the public. Therfe is a shuttle bus to the various homes. The Bisbee Art's Commission will host a "Plein Air" painting event in conjunction with the tour, artists will be featured in the 10 gardens, local musicians will play at various locations, $10, 10 am - 4 pm, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE or www.discoverbisbee.com

Bisbee: Bisbee After Five Second Saturday Art Walk. More than 30 merchants and galleries stay open and most offer discounts on selected merchandise, raffle, 5-8 pm, www.discoverbisbee.com

Phoenix: 19th Annual Arizona Home & Building Expo held at the Phoenix Convention Center with more than 700 exhibits, about home remodeling, home improvement and home building industries. Building products and services. Held on Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 602-277-6045 or www.azbusinessmagazine.com

Flagstaff - 6th Annual Route 66 Days at Downtown. Presented by the Route 66 Car Club, dash plaques, goodie bags, door prizes, 50/50, limited to 400 vehicles, 928-856-2816 or www.route66carclub.com or www.flagstaffroute66days.com

Prescott - 6th Annual Fall Gathering: Barbeque and Branding. A celebration of ranch life and a reenactment of the grand opening of the Phippen Museum in 1984, includes a BBQ, auction and branding ceremony, 928-778-1385 or www.phippenartmuseum.org

Bisbee - 10th Annual Bisbee Bloomer Garden Tour. Bisbee residents open their yards to the public, a shuttle bus will be available, the Bisbee Art's Commission will have a "Plein Air" painting event in conjunction with the tour, artists will be featured in the 10 gardens, local musicians will play at various locations, $10, 10 am - 4 pm, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE or www.discoverbisbee.com

Bisbee - Bisbee After Five Second Saturday Art Walk. More than 30 merchants and galleries stay open and most offer discounts on selected merchandise, raffle, 5-8 pm, www.discoverbisbee.com

Bisbee- 10th Annual Bisbee Bloomer Garden Tour. Bisbee residents open their yards to the public, a shuttle bus will be available, the Bisbee Art’s Commission will have a “Plein Air” painting event in conjunction with the tour, artists will be featured in the 10 gardens, local musicians will play at various locations, $10, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE or www.discoverbisbee.com

Chino Valley - Saturday Picnic and Music Series at Granite Creek Vineyards. Tastes of award-winning wines, live music featuring Just for Mama, fun bluegrass old-timey family band, $8, 11 am – 5 pm, 928-636-2003 or www.granitecreekvineyards.com

Chloride - 7th Annual Antique Truck Show at Yesterdays Restaurant. Open to trucks 25 years old or older, free, 10 am – 4 pm, sponsored by the Northern Arizona Chapter of the ATHS, 928-565-3049 or www.chlorideaz.com

Cottonwood - 2nd Saturday Art & Antique Walk at Old Town District. In the Old Town District, art galleries, special exhibits, shopping, music, 1– 8 pm, 928-399-0017 or  www.oldtown.org

Flagstaff - Rock the House at Foxglenn Park. Day-long concert benefiting Habitat for Humanity, with food, drinks, craft vendors, and live music, $20, 11 am – 8 pm, 928-606-7600 or www.flagstaffrockthehouse.com/index.html 

Flagstaff - 3rd Annual Guidance Center Poker Run – Ride for Mental Health at Elks Lodge. Includes a ride around Northern Arizona and cash prizes, fund-raiser, 8:30 am check-in, 10 am ride, 928-714-5323 or http://www.tgcaz.org/pokerrun2010.html

Flagstaff - Closing Reception Open Studios Exhibit at Coconino Center for the Arts. Each artist who participated in the Flagstaff Open Studios will have one piece in the show, 11 am – 5 pm, 928-779-2300 or www.culturalpartners.org

Mesa - Jana Mashonee at Mesa Arts Center. Eight-time Native American Music Award winner, singer/songwriter celebrates her American Indian roots with her talent as a vocalist and pianist, $28, 8 pm, 480-644-6500 or www.MesaArtsCenter.com

Mesa - Jana Mashonee at Mesa Arts Center. Eight-time Native American Music Award winner, singer/songwriter celebrates her American Indian roots with her talent as a vocalist and pianist, $28, 8 pm, 480-644-6500 or www.MesaArtsCenter.com

Polacca - Hopi Water is Life Run. Open to anyone interested in running for the cause of water and life, includes Ultra Run and Ultra Run 3-person and 6-person relays, covers the various types of high desert terrain, from open sand, hard rock surfaces to high mesa tops and riparian habitat, www.waterisliferun.org/theRun/default.aspx

Miami - Miami Arizona Fiesta at Bullion Plaza Green. A day of Hispanic entertainment, booths and food in celebration of Mexican Independence Day, a car show is also planned, free, 9 am,  800-804-5623 or www.globemiamichamber.com/ 

Prescott: The Guys - Davis Learning Center on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Campus. This is a play in remembrance of the firefighters of 9/11 by Anne Nelson, free, but pick up tickets in advance, 928-771-2554 or www.theartistspath.org

Prescott: 6th Annual Fall Gathering: Barbeque and Branding

Scottsdale - Ponies of the Americas Horse Show at WestWorld, 480-312-6802 or www.poac.org or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld/events.asp

Scottsdale - Arizona Appaloosa Association - Arizona Fall Classic & Futurity at WestWorld. Arizona Appaloosa Association – Blue Ribbon Horse Show – Horse Lover’s Park, 623-214-0988 or www.arizonaappaloosa.com

Sedona - 38th Annual Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque. Mexican style celebration; headlining the Fiesta is mosaico flamenco, one of the most innovative & inspiring new acoustic flamenco groups in the USA, piñatas, strolling mariachi bands, folklorico dance groups, Flamenco/classical guitarists, artists, food, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 928-282-4838 or http://www.tlaq.com/

Sedona - Save the Osprey at Mormon Lake Lodge. Join Arizona Game & Fish and Northern Arizona Audubon to clean up the forest area from litter that can injure nesting Osprey and other wildlife, BBQ lunch, then Joe Yarchin, AZGFD Watchable Wildlife Project Coordinator, will present how, where and when to view wildlife responsibly and efficiently, free, 9 am – 2 pm, 928-354-2227 or www.MormonLakeLodge.com

Sedona - Tlaquepaque: 38th Annual Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque. This event is a Mexican style celebration that headlines the Fiesta mosaico flamenco. It is one of the most innovative and inspiring new acoustic music flamenco groups in the USA, piñatas, strolling mariachi bands, folklorico dance groups, Flamenco/classical guitarists, artists, food, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 928-282-4838 or http://www.tlaq.com/ 

Superior - Learn Your Lizards at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Educates participants how to identify common species such as Western whiptails, Tree Lizards, Side-blotched and Greater Earless, family-friendly walk, meet at the visitor center, $3-7.50, 8:30 am, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

Tucson, Arizona: ARIZONA AIRCRAFT EXPO Featuring Today’s Most Advanced Aircraft at One Location. Arizona’s leading aircraft dealers are working together to create the 2nd Annual Arizona Aircraft Expo where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue.  Three separate events are scheduled to take place over the remainder of the year where prospective buyers can see the newest aircraft from Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, Hawker Beechcraft, Mooney and Piper.  These free events will also provide the opportunity to speak with representatives from NationAir Insurance, Aero Credit Corp., Aviation Tax Consultants, and Airport Property Specialists on the details of aircraft ownership. Held at Todd’s Restaurant at Ryan Field Airport (KRYN), 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Attendees can pre-register at www.azaircraftexpo.com. For further information, contact: Brian Mackin, 480-363-0058, [email protected].

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Clarkdale: Grandparents Day. Held by the Verde Canyon Railroad.

Gilbert - Harvest Boutique at Trilogy Power Ranch Sierra Ballroom. Proceeds benefit the programs at the House of Refuge, one-of-a-kind items and accessories, hosted by: Creative Designers, 10 am-2 pm, 480-634-4633 or www.creative-designers.org

Grand Canyon (Tusayan): Native American Composer Apprentice Project Concert. Held at the Community Building in Grand Canyon. This event features works by the Grand Canyon Music Festival’s Native American Composer Apprentice Project students. New music ensemble ETHEL and composers-in-residence Raven Chacon and Trevor Reed, free, 5 pm, 800-997-8285 or www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org

Phoenix: 19th Annual Arizona Home & Building Expo held at the Phoenix Convention Center with more than 700 exhibits, about home remodeling, home improvement and home building industries. Building products and services. Held on Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 5 pm, 602-277-6045 or www.azbusinessmagazine.com

Flagstaff - 6th Annual Route 66 Days at Downtown. Presented by the Route 66 Car Club, dash plaques, goodie bags, door prizes, 50/50, limited to 400 vehicles, 928-856-2816 or www.route66carclub.com or www.flagstaffroute66days.com

Prescott: The Guys - Davis Learning Center on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Campus
A play in remembrance of the firefighters of 9/11 by Anne Nelson, free, but pick up tickets in advance, 928-771-2554 or www.theartistspath.org

September 14, 2010

Phoenix- 6th Annual Massage for the Cure. Massage Envy, one-hour therapeutic massages for $49, benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure, appointments are recommended, www.MassageEnvy.com

Mesa - Hanson-Shout It Out Tour 2010 at Mesa Arts Center. With a Rocket to the Moon, Native sons of Tulsa, OK, Hanson has been making music for nearly two decades, out-of-the-blue, soul inspired American pop-rock’n’roll, , $32, 7 pm, 480-644-6500 or www.MesaArtsCenter.com

September 15 through September 19, 2010

Holbrook - 79th Annual Navajo County Fair Rodeo and Little Buckaroo Rodeo at Navajo County Fairgrounds. Rodeo, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, 4-H competition, carnival, demo derby, $1-3, noon - 10 pm, 928-524-6407 or 928-524-4757 or 800-524-2459 or www.navajocountyfair.org  

September 15-26, 2010

Lake Havasu: Patriot Days 2010. American Veterans Traveling Tribute is excited to join with the Lake Havasu Hospitality Association to create a signature event showcasing the patriotism that makes our country great. The first annual Patriot Days will take place from 15-26 September 2010 with ten days of events and activities for all ages! Highlights include performances by Gallagher, Chris Weaver Band, and The McClymonts as well as appearances by UFC Fighters,  Air Show, Golf Tournament, Daily Guided Motorcycle Rides, and much, much more! Read more about Patriot Days 2010 in Lake Havasu.

September 16 through September 19, 2010

Duncan - Greenlee County Fair at the Fairgrounds. Carnival, rides, live stock auction, free live band for dancing on Fri and Sat. Jr. rodeo Friday night, pro rodeo, parade, $5, 8 am – 1 am, 928-359-2032 or http://www.co.greenlee.az.us/fair/

Globe - 41st Annual Gila County Fair at Gila County Fairgrounds. 4-H activities, hobbies, crafts, stage entertainment, games, go-kart racing, motorized sporting events, livestock auction, ranch rodeo, midway, All-American Beef Cook-out, championship bull riding, $2, 9 am - 10 pm, 928-425-9549 or www.globemiamichamber.com or www.gilafair.net

Kingman - Mohave County Fair at Mohave County Fairgrounds. Carnival, 4-H competition & FFA livestock auction, rides, booths, shows, contests, $, 928-753-2636 or www.mcfafairgrounds.org or http://arizonafairs.com

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Phoenix - Brahms Violin Concerto – Opening Night at Symphony Hall. With the Phoenix Symphony, conductor Michael Christie and Augustin Hadelich, violin, $18 and up, 7:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

Tucson - Primavera Cooks! Jonathan’s. Gourmet dining event series supporting the community, some of Tucson’s finest chefs and adventurous donors create and prepare an elaborate wine-paired dinner with proceeds benefiting the Primavera Foundation,  this week’s venue is Jonathan’s, $125, 520-623-5111 ext. 101 or www.primaveracooks.org

Scottsdale - 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage ArtWalk at Scottsdale Arts District. Helps kick off the Scottsdale Hispanic Heritage Celebration, sponsored by Scottsdale Gallery Association, free, 7-9 pm, 480-990-3939 or www.scottsdalegalleries.com

September 17-19, 2010

Flagstaff: 5th Annual Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival. Pine Mountain Amphitheater. A band contest with more than $2000 in prizes, Saturday night barn dance, kids activities, jamming, and on-site camping, Fri noon – 8 pm, Sat. 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm, 928-525-1695 or www.pickininthepines.org

Payson - Jim Barrett Memorial Rodeo at Payson Event Center. More than 400 high-school age cowboys and cowgirls converge, 9 am, www.paysonrimcountry.com

Page- The 6th Annual Powell Symposium, around Page, AZ.  This year's theme, Feeding the Grid: Energy on the Colorado Plateau.  A weekend discussing the current state of energy production and its future.  Special tours through the Glen Canyon Dam, the Navajo Generating Station and the Grand-Staircase.  928-645-9496 or www.powellsymposium.org.  Supported by the Powell Museum, the Glen Canyon Natural History Association and the Page Public Library. 

Scottsdale - Shrine Circus at WestWorld. Shrine Circus - WestWorld, 602-231-0300 or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld/events.asp

Sonoita - 95th Annual Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo at Sonoita Fairgrounds. Activities include a carnival, 4-H exhibits and auction, several hundred open division exhibits, ranch rodeo, barrel racing, team roping, all-day entertainment, food, premium and sweepstakes awards, BBQ lunch on Sunday prior to 4-H auction, $3-5, gates open at 8 am, 520-455-5553 or www.sonoitafairgrounds.com or www.thenogaleschamber.com

Tempe - Arizona Fall Frenzy at Tempe Beach Park. Some of today’s hottest musical acts, including Stone Temple Pilots, Weezer and Blue October http://www.arizonafallfrenzy.com

September 17, 2010

Chandler - Downtown Chandler Art Walk at Historic Downtown, 480-855-3539 or www.chandleraz.gov

Kingman - Kingman Street Drags VII on Beale Street. Street drags (from street cars to funny cars) & burnout contests, 928-727-7866 or www.kingmanstreetdrags.com

Mesa - NBC’s Last Comic Standing Live Tour 2010 at Mesa Arts Center. See the finalists perform live, $40, 8 pm, 480-644-6500 or www.MesaArtsCenter.com

Paradise Valley - Faculty Jazz Sextet Concert at the Paradise Community College, Center for the Performing Arts. A Tribute to Saxophonist Wayne Shorter, 7:30 pm, 602-787-7738 or www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa

Tucson - La Encantada Summer Concert Series at Lower level courtyard. Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance presents the award-winning Tucson High School Steel Drum band Jovert in concert, $10, 7 pm, www.govac.org

September 18 through September 26, 2010

Phoenix - 3rd Annual Arizona Restaurant Week Phoenix. Offers residents and visitors the chance to taste some of Arizona’s finest at a special price at more than 100 of the state’s best restaurants,  participating restaurants offer three-course meals, showcasing signature dishes by some of the top chefs, at a value price of $29 per person or $39 per person, excluding drinks, tax and tip, www.ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sierra Vista: Buffalo Soldier Historic Sites Tour Discover the renowned Buffalo Soldiers and the All-Black unit in the late 1800s through the turn-of-the-Century. Reservations are required, $12, 11:15 am, 520-417-6960 or 800-288-3861 or http://www.visitsierravista.com

Clarkdale: Starlight Train/Grape Escapades/Tequila Train Verde Canyon Railroad.

Ganado: Native American Arts Auction See over 400 items, including Hopi pottery, katsina dolls, baskets and sash belts, Navajo baskets, rugs, pottery and paintings. The event runs from a 9 am preview, noon auction, daylight savings time. Free admission. Vendors also offer food and arts and crafts. 928-755-3475 or www.friendsofhubbell.org or www.nps.gov/hutr

Phoenix: Arizona Open Water Swim Series #3. Saguaro Lake. This swimming event is officially sanctioned by USAS and USMS. It is open to both registered age group and masters swimmers. Choice of 2K and 4K distances (1.2 or 2.4 miles), www.dcbadventures.com

Sierra Vista -Buffalo Soldier Historic Sites Tour from Oscar Yrun Community Center. Learn more about the renowned Buffalo Soldiers, the All-Black unit in the late 1800s through the turn-of-the-Century, reservations required, $12, 11:15 am, 520-417-6960 or 800-288-3861 or http://www.visitsierravista.com

Clarkdale - Starlight Train/Grape Escapades/Tequila Train at Verde Canyon Railroad. The canyon comes alive with nocturnal beauty and wildlife, 928-639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or www.verdecanyonrr.com

Flagstaff - Havasupai Basket Dancers at Museum of Northern Arizona. Part of the Arizona Heritage Insight presentations, 2 pm, 928-774-5213 or www.musnaz.org

Phoenix - Ensynch 30th Annual StairClimb and Firefighter Challenge at Arizona Center. Climb individually or as a team, top fundraisers receive prizes, $25/person or $150/family minimum, 8 am – noon, benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 602-224-0068 or www.azstairclimb.org

Phoenix - Margaret Cho – Cho Dependent at Dodge Theatre, 8 pm, www.livenation.com

Phoenix - Arizona Open Water Swim Series #3 at Saguaro Lake. Events are officially sanctioned by USAS and USMS and are open to both registered age group and masters swimmers, with choice of 2K and 4K distances (1.2 or 2.4 miles), www.dcbadventures.com

Prescott Valley - 8th Annual World Arts Festival in Civic Center. ‘Take part in art,’ family entertainment, world record attempt for the largest single piece of art created by the most number of artists, music, art, culture and food festival, arts and crafts, fine art, vendors, community groups, demonstrations, exhibitions and kids activities, 10 am - 7 pm, 928-759-3027 or 928-759-3090 or www.pvaz.net

Sierra Vista - Buffalo Soldier Historic Sites Tour at Oscar Yrun Community Center. Learn more about the renowned Buffalo Soldiers, the All-Black unit in the late 1800s through the turn-of-the-Century, reservations required, $12, 11:15 am, 520-417-6960 or 800-288-3861 or http://www.visitsierravista.com

Sedona - Exploring Nature at Mormon Lake Lodge. Go on a free Nature Quest and learn about the birds, wildlife and trees in the forest and lake basins, on the lake basin’s Island Trail from the Lodge to the Island where eagles nest, free, 9:30-11:30 am, 928-354-2227 or www.MormonLakeLodge.com

Tucson- Broadway Village Art Bazaars. Features dozens of artists working in a variety of mediums, from sculpture and pottery to jewelry and visual art, free, 9 am – 4 pm, 520-797-3959 or www.southernazfestivals.org/artbazaar.html

Safford- Gila Valley Cowboy Poets & Music Gathering. From 10 am – 2 pm, free performances and local talent, cowboy poetry & music, student poets, professional art show, cultural demonstration – horseshoeing by farrier Tad Dryden, Graham Country 4-H demonstrations & presentations, local history & BBQ, evening performance at EAC Lee Little Theatre, music, storytelling, poetry & song, $4-10, 7 pm,  http://gilavalleycowboypoetsinc.org/

Williams - Special Steam Run at Grand Canyon Railway. Commemorates the first train to the Grand Canyon in September 1901, locomotive #4960 will pull the train, the steam engine will run off of recycled vegetable oil, www.thetrain.com

September 19, 2010

Lake Havasu City - Lake Havasu Symphonic Winds Patriot Concert. LH Performing Arts Center, (2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd.), $10, 3 pm, 928-855-2098

Tucson - Primavera Cooks! at Kingfisher. Gourmet dining event series supporting the community, some of Tucson’s finest chefs and adventurous donors create and prepare an elaborate wine-paired dinner with proceeds benefiting the Primavera Foundation,  this week’s venue is Kingfisher, $125, 520-623-5111 ext. 101 or www.primaveracooks.org

Glendale - Annual GCC F-1 Triathlon & Relay & Youth Triathlon at Glendale Community College. Swim 150 yards, bike 4 miles, run ? mile, repeat, youth triathlon is swim 100 yards, bike 2 miles, run ? mile, 6:30 a.m, www.trifamilyracing.com

Marana - 13th Annual Diamond Ventures El Tour 10K & 5K Walk/Run at Tucson Mountain Preserve. 10K & 5K Walk/Run - through Tucson Mountain Preserve, by Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, 520-745-2033 or www.perimeterbicycling.com 

Tucson - Jazz Under the Stars at St. Philip's Plaza. This evening features Ted Howe & The Ellington Trio, presented by the Tucson Jazz Society, 7pm, 520-903-1265 or www.tucsonjazz.org

September 22-26, 2010

Flagstaff: Bloomington Gold Tours Vintage 500 Tour. Held at the Flagstaff Nordic Center. Available to classic corvettes from 1953 - 1973, a 500 mile tour visiting Sedona, Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments and Grand Canyon National Park,  928-527-VETT (8388) or www.bloomingtongoldtours.com

Phoenix: Ballet Arizona’s milestone 25th Anniversary Season. The 13th annual Ballet Under the Stars, a community outreach series at parks throughout the Valley. FREE and open to the public. Ballet Arizona, (602) 343-6517. Website: www.balletaz.org.

September 23 through September 26, 2010

Douglas - 85th Annual Cochise County Fair at County Fairgrounds. Come Rock with the Stock - County Fairgrounds, carnival rides, collegiate rodeo, 4-H demonstrations, livestock auction, live entertainment, exhibits, $3-6, 520-364-3819 or www.cochisefair.org or http://arizonafairs.com  y *

Tempe: Tequila Don Ramon Southwest Open Squash Tournament. The Life Time Fitness Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA) featuring a 16 player draw, also a Men’s amateur event and women’s 3 a side team tournament, both global pro women & amateurs from across the nation and overseas. The event is free to watch. Thurs from 6pm-9pm Fri-Sun 9am-9pm, 602-625-9905 or 602-694-0468 or www.southwestopensquash.info

Tucson - Tucson Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Orthodox Church. A Greek cultural experience with homemade Greek food, music, dancing and imports, $3, under 12 free, 520-888-0505 or www.stdemetriostucson.org

Winslow- Southwest Navajo Fair. Southwest Navajo Fair – 928-657-8100 or www.Dilkon.nndes.org

September 23 through September 25, 2010

Phoenix - Ravel’s Bolero! at Phoenix Symphony Hall. With the Phoenix Symphony, conductor Michael Christie and Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh; Jamey Haddad, percussion; Jeremy Flower, electronics; Michael Ward-Bergeman, accordion, the concert highlight will be the world premiere performance of celebrated Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov’s newest composition, $18 and up, 7:30 pm, 602-495-1999 or www.phoenixsymphony.org

September 24-25, 2010

Safford: Annual SalsaFest. Held at the Safford Town Square. This is a celebration of everything Salsa. The event includes an opportunity to win prizes and bragging rights in the Salsa Challenge. Live entertainment, food, salsa making contests, Festival Marketplace, Salsa music and dancing, food demonstrations, chili roasting, kids area, and Jalapeno & Salsa eating competitions, kids' corner with pinata bust, $4 for entry to the Salsa Tent,. Held from 10 am - 6 pm, 928-428-2511 or 888-837-1841 or www.SalsaTrail.com

September 24, 2010

Prescott - 4th Friday Art Walk showcases 15 galleries that stay open late and offer food, musical entertainment, artist receptions and painting demonstrations, www.artthe4th.com

September 25 through September 26, 2010

Elgin - 28th Annual Harvesting of the Vine Festival at Village of Elgin Winery. Celebrate the wine grape harvest in the heart of wine country, $18 includes lunch, souvenir wine glass, sample tasting, live music, competition and crowning of Arizona's King and Queen of Grape Stomping, arts and crafts, Arizona Grown products available, 11 am - 4 pm, 520-455-9309 or www.elginwines.com

Sedona Wine Fest 2010. More than ten wineries from the Verde Valley and Arizona will come together to promote their wines in a spirit of fun and community. Enjoy tasting wines which rival the wines of California, Germany and France, entertainment and food, on Sat. also an airport open house, fly in and classic car show, $12 includes glass and 6 tastings, Sat. 11 am – 6 pm, Sun 11 am – 5 pm, www.sedonafair.com

Tucson - SAQHA/SAILA Fall Circuit Horse Show at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Quarter Horse show, free, 8 am - 6 pm, 520-792-1060 or www.azqha.org

Tucson - 10th Annual Butterfly Festival and Fall Plant Sale at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. See some of the 250 varieties of butterflies found in the Sonoran Desert region, also displays and docents lead butterfly-spotting tours, 520-883-2702 or www.desertmuseum.org/visit/events_butterflyfest.php

Willcox - Fall Pumpkin Celebration at Apple Annie's Orchard. Pumpkin picking, family activities, corn maze with 3 levels of difficulty, $3 includes hayride to  the pumpkin patch and children’s play area, free, 11:30 am - 4 pm, 520-384-2084 or www.appleannies.com

Williams - WPRA Barrel Racing at Bob Dean Rodeo Grounds. Action-packed women rodeo barrel racing all weekend, 928-635-1418 or www.williamschamber.com

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bisbee: 6th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival. Held at the Historic Warren Ballpark. List to live blues from a variety of bands, bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas and shade canopies. Admission is $20-25. Gates open at 10 am, 11 am – 8 pm, http://thebisbeebluesfestival.com/

Chandler - America's Walk for Diabetes at Rawhide. 2.5 or 5 mile route, walk is stroller & child-friendly, entertainment, refreshments, goodie bags, 8 am, 602-861-4731 ext. 7093 or 888-DIABETES ext. 7093 or www.diabetes.org/walk

Chino Valley - Saturday Picnic and Music Series 2010. Granite Creek Vineyards. Tastes of award-winning wines, live music featuring Jonathan Best, jazz keyboard and vocals, $8, 11 am – 5 pm, 928-636-2003 or www.granitecreekvineyards.com

Flagstaff - 5th Annual Flagstaff Marathon - The "Coolest Marathon" in Arizona at the Flagstaff Nordic Center. The “Coolest Marathon” in Arizona - Flagstaff Nordic Center, 10K, half and full-marathon trail runs to benefit North Country Community Health Center, scenic, one of the most scenic and difficult marathons in the Southwest, difficult, off-road trails, $40-80, 6:30 am, 928-600-0385 or www.FlagstaffNordicCenter.com

Kingman - 39th Annual Andy Devine Days Parade. Honoring Kingman and actor Andy Devine of Kingman, parade is 2 miles long, 100+ entries, free, 10 am, 928-757-7919 or www.kingmanchamber.org

Page - Page Elks Club Golf Tournament at Lake Powell National Golf Course. Page Elks Club Golf Tournament - Lake Powell National Golf Course, shotgun, 9 am, 928-645-2023 or www.golflakepowell.com

Payson - 40th Annual Vertielee Floyd Memorial Old Time Fiddlers Contest Arizona State Championship at Houston Mesa Horse Camp. Best fiddling in AZ by contestants aged 6-86, cowboy poets, storytellers, food, country & bluegrass music, Irish step-dancers, 21 Fiddle Salute at high noon both days, children's music workshop, crafts, fiddle makers, leather workers, $4-8, 9 am, 928-474-5882 or www.arizonaoldtimefiddlers.org or www.paysonrimcountry.com or www.paysonfiddlers.com

Phoenix - 5th Annual Moon Valley Grasshopper Bridge 5K at 5th Annual Moon Valley Grasshopper Bridge 5K. This 5K run, 5K walk, 7 am, 602-866-2560 or www.getsetaz.com or www.arizonaroadracers.com

Phoenix- 2nd Annual Grand Avenue Festival. Day of art, music, fashion and more, celebrating the vibrant culture of the Lower Grand Avenue arts and small business district, http://grandavephoenix.com

Phoenix - 10th Annual Beauty of a Bonzer Charity Event at the US Airways Center, 8 pm, 480-784-4444 or www.beautyofabonzer.com

Phoenix - Daniel Tosh at the Dodge Theatre. Daniel Tosh – Dodge Theatre, www.livenation.com

Prescott Valley - 57th Annual Tour de Pee Vee at Town Center. Half marathon,10K run 5K run, 2 mile fun run/walk, T-shirts for all participants and volunteers, medals for all race finishers, drink stations every 2 miles and at the start/finish area, refreshments and entertainment at the start/finish area, 7 am, http://www.bgccaz.org/

Prescott - Taste of Prescott at Frontier Village. Sample fare from dozens of restaurants in the Prescott area, benefits the Yavapai Food Bank, noon – 5 pm, www.visit-prescott.com

Prescott- Annual Gilmore Adventure Race. With 2 course lengths, a 12-15 mile beginner friendly short course and a long course covering 24-30 miles that will challenge teams of any ability, open to adult teams of 2 & 3/4 persons in divisions of co-ed, male, female and masters and a venturing aged teens (14-20), most teams take 4-7 hours to complete, $37-75, http://www.gilmoreadventurerace.com

Scottsdale -Hunt Cup September Schooling Show at WestWorld. 602-992-2706 or www.cepshows.com or www.scottsdaleaz.gov/westworld/events.asp

Sedona - Annual Rendezvous at the Mormon Lake Lodge. Join members of the Arizona Trail Association on an Arizona Trail hike honoring the memory of the founder of the Arizona Trail, Dale Shewalter, includes a special ceremony recognizing the Dale’s contributions, free, 928-354-2227 or www.MormonLakeLodge.com

Superior - 19th Annual “Bye-Bye Buzzards” at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Farewell party celebrating the seasonal departure of the resident flock of turkey vultures, $3-7.50, 7 am - 3 pm, 520-689-2811 or http://arboretum.ag.arizona.edu

Tucson - ATC Gala 2010 at the Temple of Music and Art. Concert, followed by an open air dinner and dancing to live music, kicks off the arts season, 520-884-8210 ext. 8305

Yarnell - Peeples Valley: 78th Annual Calf Sale & BBQ. This event is held by Yavapai Cattle Grower’s Association, includes Maughan Ranches Quarter horse sale, 4-H and FFA Calf Judging Workshop, western art, crafts & jewelry, industry info booths, AZ Game & Fish and Adobe Mountain Wildlife Rehab Center provides kids sunfish fishing and a display, gold paining, mutton busting, horseshoeing demo, roping demos, kids arts & crafts, quilt drawing, admission is free, BBQ is $10, 8 am, 928-634-2366.

Yuma - American Idol Stars in Concert. Historic Yuma Theatre. Celebrate Motown, 928-373-5000 or http://www.yumaaz.gov/ or http://www.yumaheritage.com

September 26, 2010

Flagstaff - Invitational Golf Tournament to Benefit Team Fast at Flagstaff Ranch GOlf Resort

Flagstaff - Elden Pueblo Festival of Science Public Field Day at the Elden Pueblo Heritage Site. Experience the science of archaeology through hands-on participation in site excavations, artifact analysis, primitive technologies and hunting games, tours at 10 am, noon and 2 pm, bring water, hat, sunscreen and sense of discovery, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 928-527-3452 or www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/forest-resources/archaeology/elden-pueblo/summer.shtml

Prescott - Antiques on the Square at the Courthouse Plaza. Dealers of antiques and collectibles, includes glass, pottery, furniture, art, jewelry, primitives and unique surprises, sponsored by the Thumb Butte Questers, free, 9 am - 5 pm, 928-445-5137 or www.prescott.org

Tucson - Kitt Peak Time Trial is a 11.6 miles hill climb trial up to Kitt Peak National Observatory, vertical gain is 3400 feet, series champions win a T-shirt, trophies to the Best Mountain Man and Best Mountain Woman for combined lowest time, bike ride, $20 registration, 7:30 am, 520-398-7368 or www.saguarovelo.org/

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Willcox: Cowboy Hall of Fame. Held at Willcox Community Center.

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