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Yuma Crossing Hertitage Area events for January 2011

The Yuma Crossing Heritage Area brings projects and programs to life for the Yuma community by conserving, enhancing and interpreting the natural and cultural resources of the community through collaboration and partnerships.

The Heritage Festivals are formerly part of Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area and is now part of the Yuma Visitors Bureau. The YVB has absorbed the operation and management of Heritage Festivals, which had previously been part of Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA). Both YVB and Heritage Festivals are funded in part by a two percent hospitality tax collected by the city of Yuma.

Check the daily upcoming events calendar for events in January 2011. For more information visit the calendar of events at http://www.yumaheritage.com/cal.html

January 7, 2011: Popovich Comedy Pet Show – Historic Yuma Theatre, a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets, each of the show's 15 cats and 10 dogs were once strays, rescued from animal shelters, 7 pm, www.yumafestivals.com

January 7-9, 2011: Petsapalooza Festival – Main Street, animal-themed festival with pet-related vendors, arts and crafts, food, precocious pups compete in the 9th Annual Dog Talent Show, 928-782-5712 or www.yumafestivals.com

January 8-9, 2011: Murphy’s Gun Show – Yuma County Fairgrounds, 928-726-4420 or www.yumafestivals.com

January 8-9, 2011: 37th Annual Antique Show & Sale - Yuma Convention Center, (1440 Desert Hills Dr.), featuring a silent auction with Yuma's Historical Society, $3, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 10 am - 4 pm, 602-717-7337 or www.azantiqueshow.com

January 8-9, 2011: 13th Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters - Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, gathering of old west re-enactors in a two-day skit competition for "Best of the West," 9:30 am - 5 pm, 928-783-4771 or www.azstateparks.com or www.swlg1880.com/

January 14-16, 2011: Yuma Home & Garden Show – ideas for home decorating, design, home improvement, new home building and landscaping, with hundreds of displays, http://www.americanshowsinc.com/yuma.html

January 15, 2011: Jim Curry’s Tribute to John Denver – Historic Yuma Theatre, (254 S. Main St.), presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, part of the concert series, 7 pm, 928-373-5202 or www.yumafestivals.com or www.yumaaz.gov/events

January 20, 2011: New Shanghai Circus – Historic Yuma Theatre, graduates from China’s premier academies everything from contortion to trapeze, group and solo bicycle riding and more, part of the Heritage Festivals concert series, $21, 7 pm, 928-373-5202 or www.yumafestivals.com

January 21, 2011: Swing Dolls – Historic Yuma Theatre, Los Angeles-based vocal trio transports you back to the 1940s with their extraordinary re-creation of the Andrews Sisters’ sound, 928-373-5202 or www.yumashowtickets.com

January 21-22, 2011: Annual Desert Lily Quilters Show – Yuma Civic Center, beautiful quilts, demonstrations, equipment, materials, 928-783-0071 or 928-373-5045 or www.yumafestivals.com

January 21-23, 2011: The Spirit of Yuma Military Festival – Historic Downtown Yuma, celebrating Yuma’s military & veterans, features a salute to all of those who serve, Stephen Cochran performs 1/22, www.yumafestivals.com

January 23, 2011: Mexicali Expo –Yuma Civic Center, music, dancers, food & drinks of Mexico.

January 26, 2011: The Warnock Family – Historic Yuma Theatre, (254 S. Main St.), performing Oldies, Rock & Roll & Gospel, part of the Concert Series, presented by Equity Lifestyle Properties, 7 pm, 928-373-5202 or www.yumaaz.gov/events or http://www.yumaheritage.com

January 29, 2011: Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half Marathon – Ray Kroc Baseball Complex, (3600 South Avenue A), comfortable run at sea level, less than 100 feet of elevation change, beautiful temperatures, fast race, www.yumamarathon.com

January 29-30, 2011: Civil War Days – Yuma Quartermaster Depot, re-enactment groups from around the West converge for an old-school encampment and mock battles on the grassy grounds of the park, (note, no Civil War battles were waged around Yuma), 928-373-5198 or www.yumaheritage.com.

At 1,300 square miles, YPG today is the county’s largest civilian employer and one of the world's largest military installations, hosting up to 100 tests simultaneously. Every year, tens of thousands of artillery, mortar and missile rounds are fired, 36,000 parachute drops take place, over 130,000 test miles are driven, and nearly 4000 air sorties are flown.
YPG is also home to the Military Freefall School, a joint forces training school covering all aspects of military parachuting.  Through a joint-use agreement with General Motors, a new hot-weather test track complex opened at YPG in 2009.

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