OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

in Rim Country, White Mountains of Arizona & Beyond...

SUMMER EVENTS

2017 EVENTS

 

July 29 High Country Hummingbird Festival, Sipe Wildlife Area, Round Valley 8am-Noon

 

August 12 Kayak Clinic, Becker Lake, Springerville 10 am (pre-registration required)

 

Oct 7 White Mountain Elk Workshop, Sipe Wildlife Area, Round Valley, Noon-7pm (pre-registration required)

 

For more information about these events, please contact the Arizona Game and Fish Pinetop Regional office at 928-532-3680

 

Visit the High Country

Hummingbird Festival at

Sipe Wildlife Area

Saturday, July 29

PINETOP, Ariz — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting its 14th annual High Country Hummingbird Festival on Saturday, July 29 at Sipe Wildlife Area near Springerville/Eagar.

The free, family-friendly festival will include:

• hummingbird banding by Southeastern Arizona   Bird Observatory (SABO)

• plant displays for attracting hummingbirds

• live wildlife from the Department’s Wildlife    Center

• wildlife walk with a naturalist

• activities, crafts and talks designed for children

• informational talks about hummingbirds and

• a workshop on photographing hummingbirds

 While the festival is free to the public, the department is asking attendees to consider donating new, unopened four-pound bags of pure cane sugar to help feed all of these magnificent birds. Every year, Sipe uses up to 700 pounds of sugar to make the hummingbird food for the feeders around the property. A donation station will be set up in the Visitor’s Center.

The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends at noon. The Sipe Wildlife Area is located southeast of Eagar and Springerville. From Eagar, take Highway 191 toward Alpine for about two miles to the signed turnoff at the top of the first hill. Drive south five miles to the Sipe property on a gravel road suitable for passenger cars. The Springerville-Eagar Chamber of Commerce will be providing breakfast items and lunch concessions for purchase.

Pets must be kept on leash and are not allowed near live wildlife. Pet owners be advised that there is no shaded parking at the event.

For more information, visit

 www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/hummingbird.shtml,

or call the Game and Fish office in Pinetop at (928) 532-3680.

NATURE

DISCOVERY

PROGRAMS

and other events

at the Nature Center

Pinetop-Lakeside

July 22 - 10 am

STEM

Family Saturday at the Nature Center

Fun science, technology, engineering and math projects and activities for the ENTIRE family! Fun with the BIG ARIZONA

MAP too!

 

July 29 - 7 pm

FROM CORONADO TO MARS -

Astronomy Evening at the Nature Center

Learn about a University of Arizona astronomer’s modern theory on the origin of the moon and other astrophysical wonders, followed by telescope viewing of the planets and stars.

 

August 5 - 10 am

BEETLE MANIA & OTHER BITING CREATURES

When it comes to bites and stings, what you don’t know can hurt you! Learn recognition and avoidance of, and treatment for, some of our area’s flying, slithering and crawling creatures.

 

August 19 - 10 am

LEGEND OF THE GREAT AMERICAN JAGUAR IN ARIZONA

Occasionally seen in southern Arizona today, the jaguar’s range once included the White Mountains. The Northern Jaguar Project’s presentation will detail this cat’s history and status.

 

September 2 - 10 am

12th ANNUAL WOODLAND

WILDLIFE FESTIVAL

Interactive booths and displays with lots of live wildlife, demonstrations and exhibits. The Wildlife World Zoo will make presentations at 11 am and 1 pm (nominal charge for the programs; festival FREE!)

3rd Annual Town Campfire

with treats at 7 pm

Scenic LIft Rides, Zip Line & Zip Line Tours, Eurobungee Jump, Airbag Jump (3 levels)

Super Tubing Dual Slide, Bounce Houses (5 & under) tock Climbing Wall, Archery Courses, Fishing, Boating and Boat Rentals, Horseback Riding, Hiking Sunrise Peak,

Camping/RV or Tent and Sunrise Lodge : 855-735-7669 • SunriseSkiPark.com

Sunrise Park Resort

NOW OPEN 7 DAYS!

In The Yard - July 21

In The Yard - July 24

In The Yard - July 31

Riding Back in Time

 Don’t miss “The Ride of a Lifetime,”

on August 11th - 12th

commemorating the 129th anniversary of the triple homicides of James Warren Stott, James Lane Scott and William Jefferson Wilson. Riders will meet on the east side of Bison Ranch Resort in Overgaard, Arizona at 8 a.m. Please bring your own lunch and water, then follow us with your own car, west on Hwy 260 to Forest Road 300 south toward Black Canyon Lake and park (2 miles). The Colt 45 Smoking Gun BBQ Cafe and Store, located in Forest Lakes, is only two miles away if you need supplies.

We will ride on the General George Crook Trail (established in 1870) to the actual “Hanging Tree” used to murder these three boys and others. Hangman’s Trail Cemetery, Stott’s relocated grave of 1942, other unknown shepherds’ gravesites and possibly descendants of Stott’s herd of horses (from 1885-1888) will be seen on this trip.

 We will not take reservations. Riders are on a first-come, first-ride basis. There will be two rides; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The distance will be approximately nine miles and will take about 2-3 hours each. For more information call Dawn Wilson at 480-297-3347.

 There will be production companies along for the ride to film and take photos. Riders will need to sign waivers to consent to having their photos taken.

Darren Read

Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

4 pm to 2 pm

At the Elk’s Lodge

805 E. Wipple St. in Show Low.

Join us for an afternoon of fun and enjoy a nice barbecue lunch and cupcakes.

Music will be provided by Mr. Music Karaoke and DJ Services.

The MC will be W. Steven Martin (KNIX two-time CMA Award Winner)

Chuck Haynie will be the auctioneer for the live auction and silent auction.

F.R.L.S.F., Inc. - frlsfund@gmail.com

Make checks payable to F.R.L.S.F.

For more information go to

http://www.paysonrimcountry.com/august-doins-rodeo

2017 WORLD’S OLDEST

CONTINUOUS RODEO

PERFORMANCES

in Payson

Thursday

August 17, 2017

Cactus WPR Barrel Racing

Gates open @ 5 PM

Performance @ 7 PM

Admission (1) can of food

Friday Night Performance

August 18, 2017

Gates open @ 5 PM

Tough Enough To Wear Pink

Performance @ 7 PM

Saturday - RODEO PARADE

August 19th

Payson Historic Main Street - 9 AM

More info

Saturday Day Performance

August 19th Gates open @ 11 AM

Performance @ 1 PM

Saturday Night Performance

August 19th Gates open @ 5:00 PM

Performance @ 7 PM

RODEO AFTER PARTY & DANCE

August 18 & 19, 2017

Payson Event Center

9 PM band starts

 

Community Yard Sale to Benefit Walking Down Ranch

Walking Down Ranch, Inc. presents the 1st annual Community Yard Sale to be held at Mountain Meadow Park on Saturday, September 9th from 8am-1pm.  Come food your treasure or reserve a spot, to sell your own used items,

$10 per 10x10 space. Concessions will be available for sale during the event.

To reserve your vendor spot please call 602-689-8056.

Walking Down Ranch, Inc. is an organization that provides veterans assistance and transitional housing. Walking Down Ranch, Inc. has assisted over 600 veterans for necessities and 32 veterans for housing since 2015.

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