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Train Rides
Nevada State Railroad Museum
600 Yucca Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 486-5933
Passengers will be able to ride in refurbished enclosed air-conditioned/heated Pullman Coaches, which date to 1911. For the more adventurous passengers who wish to be closer to nature we offer an open-air coach and for passengers who need assistance boarding the train, we have an ADA/Handicapped coach with a lift for wheelchairs and passengers needing additional assistance.
Rides are available every Saturday and Sunday.
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For a complete list of all the local events in and near Yuma, Arizona visit the Yuma Visitors Center. Events & Festivals. Dining, Hotels, Shopping, Business directories and more information for the area. A lot to see here!

For Listings of Events at Anza-Borrego State Park
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   We'd like to thank all the viewers who have sent in events to help keep us updated, Thanks so much!
Linda
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September 1st, 2017
Outdoor Survival 101
Location: Kartchner Caverns State Park
2980 AZ-90, Benson, AZ
Come put your survival skills to the test and join our Kartchner rangers for a one and a half to two-hour survival skills program! Meet our rangers at the group ramada in the far right side of the Discovery Center parking lot at 5:00 pm.

September 4th to September 7th, 2017
Apache County Fair
Location: 825 N 4th W, Saint Johns, AZ
Come join the family fun of the annual Apache County Fair, established in 1942, and featuring carnival rides and games, local vendors, crafts, baked goods, and a lot more.

September 5th, 2017
Full Moon Hike at Red Rock State Park
Location: 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ
Moonlight Hikes are among the most popular interpretive hikes at Red Rock State Park. Led by a knowledgeable naturalist, hikers get the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moon rise from a park overlook and return by the light of the moon. The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. A $5.00 reservation fee is required in addition to regular park entry fees. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the starting time to insure participation. Program fees are non-refundable unless the park must cancel the hike after your arrival. Wear suitable clothing for weather conditions, close-toed shoes, bring water, and a flashlight. Space is limited. Call Red Rock State Park for reservations (928) 282-6907 $5 non-refundable reservation fee per person. Park entrance fees: $7 per adult (14+) and $4 per youth (7 - 13)

September 9th, 2017
Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit Class
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
37615 E US Highway 60, Superior, AZ
Learn how to pick a peck o' prickly pears, remove the spines and turn the bright red fruits into tasty jelly, ice cream - or margaritas. Opuntia expert Robert Lewis leads his audience for a short walk, and demonstrates proven techniques for picking and de-spining cactus fruit. Time: 9am - 11am

September 9th, 2017
Learn Your Lizards Guided Walk - Season Finale
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
37615 E US Highway 60, Superior, AZ
Lizard Walks guided by Casa Grande outdoor educator Wild Man Phil and his son, Arch, are among the Arboretum's most popular Summertime guided nature walks. Time: 8:00 a.m.

September 12th to September 14th, 2017
102nd Annual Santa Cruz County Fair
Location: Sonoita Fairgrounds Sonoita, AZ
Join in on the fun for the entire family. Three exciting days and nights full of activities, complete with a carnival, 4-H and FFA competitions, pet shows, ranch rodeo, barrel racing, a gymkhana competition, a horse show, exhibits, live music, concerts and dances, a farmers' market, vendors, and much more. For More Info: Click Here

September 16th, 2017
Digital Photographers Roundtable: Lightroom, Photoshop, and More!
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
37615 E US Highway 60, Superior, AZ
Photographers of all skill levels who enjoy digital image post-processing are invited to meet in the Smith Building Lecture room, beginners are definitely welcome to attend this popular recurring meetup, which expands this year to include programs and platforms beyond LightRoom. Time: 9am - 11am

September 17, 2017
Tree Tour with Miguel Hernandez
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
37615 E US Highway 60, Superior, AZ
If you love all things sylvan and want to learn more about trees - don't miss this relaxed, slow-paced tour featuring Arboretum staffer and horticultural specialist Miguel Hernandez, a chance to learn about trees both native to the Sonoran Desert and exotic, with a skilled professional's tips on tree care and horticulture. Arboretum staffer and horticultural specialist Miguel Hernandez, a chance to learn about trees both native to the Sonoran Desert and exotic, with a skilled professional's tips on tree care and horticulture. $12.50 daily admission includes this event.

September 23rd, 2017
Butterfly Walk with Adriane Grimaldi
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
37615 E US Highway 60, Superior, AZ
Butterfly expert Adriane Grimaldi (she's the education director at Butterfly Wonderland!) guides a walk through the gardens: a slow-paced tour where you can see, photograph and learn about colorful species ranging from Empress Leilia to Queen, Spring Azure and more. Time: 9:00 am

September 23rd, 2017
Geology Walking Tour Guided by ASU Prof. Steve Semken
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
37615 E US Highway 60, Superior, AZ
Learn about rocks and volcanic formations along our main trail on a tour with professional geologist and ASU Prof. Steve Semken as your guide for a lively tour that compresses almost two billion years of geologic history into just over one educational hour! Time: 8:00 am

September 23rd, 2017
Star Party at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area!
Location: Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
1500 Fools Hollow Rd, Show Low, AZ
Enjoy the beauty of the night sky in the cool climate of Arizona rim country at Fool Hollow's Star Party! The Little Colorado River Valley Astronomy Club will be on hand to provide their expertise as well as high-powered professional telescopes. Marvel at the wonders of the cosmos and learn how to take pictures of celestial bodies with your cell phone! Guests can even bring your own telescope! Time: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

September 24th, 2017
Edible, Useful & Medicinal Plants of the Sonoran Desert!
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
37615 E US Highway 60, Superior, AZ
Ethnobotanist David Morris guides a leisurely one-hour stroll up the Curandero Trail, pointing out prickly pear cacti, mesquite trees, agaves and many more native plants of the Sonoran Desert. During his walk, David narrates ways cacti, ratany, agaves and jojobas have fed, healed and clothed Sonoran desert peoples for more than 1,000 years. $12.50 daily admission includes David's guided walk. Time: 8:00 am

September 29th & 30th, 2017
11th Annual Salsa Festival
Location: Downtown Safford, AZ
The 11th Annual event in Safford Arizona makes the News throughout the Nation celebrating the Arizona Salsa Trail with a collection of Local Mexican Restaurants, Taco Shops, a Tortilla Factory and a Country Store from all across the small communities of East/Central AZ. Featuring Southwest Local Restaurants and Businesses. Dozens of vendors, crafts, the Salsa Challenge and Car Show, a beer garden and live entertainment. The Salsa Festival is approximately two hours east of Tucson, and only about 10 minutes north of Roper Lake State Park. For More Info: Click Here

September 30th, 2017
Frybread Contest!
Location: BLUEWATER CINEMAS
11378 RESORT DR., PARKER, AZ
For More Info: Click Here

September 15th - 17th, 2017
Sand Sports Super Show
Location: OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA
Sand Sports Super Show is undoubtedly the biggest and promising international symposium which will attract hundreds of exhibitors to come together therefore exhibit their innovative products and services mainly in the domain of sand sports.
For More Info: Click Here

September 2nd, 2017
Amigos Hike
Location: Cerrillos Hills State Park
37 Main St., Cerrillos, NM
Come out and stretch your legs on this volunteer-led, guided hike through the hills. Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fees: Just $5 per vehicle. Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

September 2nd, 2017
9th Annual Catfish Derby!
Location: Oasis State Park
1891 Oasis Rd., Portales, NM
Oasis State Park, with the support of the Friends of Oasis, will be holding their 9th Annual "Biggest Catfish Challenge" Derby on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Registration will start at 3:30 p.m. and run until 7 p.m. with the derby starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. The event is open to all ages. The park entrance fee of $5 is required for non-annual permit holders. The entry fee is a charge of $5 per person. There will be two categories in the challenge: Adult (age 16 years and older) and Junior (age 15 years and younger). Prizes will be the same for both categories with a first, second and third place for each. Prizes will be awarded immediately after the derby and will be based on the weight of the fish. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the derby as well. The catfish limit is 2 per person per day. Anyone 12 years of age and older must have a valid NM fishing license. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Contact: Oasis State Park 575-356-5331 For More Info: Click Here

September 3rd to September 11th, 2017
Fish Fest!!
Location: Eagle Nest Lake State Park
42 Marina Way, Eagle Nest, NM
Fish Fest Fishing Derby with tagged Fish. Catch a tagged Fish turn in for prizes. Sponsored by Eagle Nest Marina. Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Sue Finley (575)377-6941

September 5th, 2017
Full Moon Walk
Location: Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad, NM
Visitors stroll through the zoo with trained tour guides by the light of the full moon. This is a beautiful time to experience the park. You may even hear the wolves howl! Registrations are required. Call (575) 887-5516. Time: 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

September 23rd, 2017
Animal Voices!
Location: Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
2901 Candelaria Rd., NW Albuquerque, NM

Chirps, buzzes, growls and purrs - animals gab with each other just like we do. This interactive program will acquaint you with the 'voices' of the familiar insects, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Rio Grande Bosque. This program will be in our Education Building. Appropriate for all ages. Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Fees: Regular Entrance Fee. Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240

September 30th, 2017
Tarantula Hike!!!!!
Location: Cerrillos Hills State Park
37 Main St., Cerrillos, NM

Spiders the size of beer coasters. Where are they going? What are they doing? Come find out on this creepy jaunt through the hills. Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Fees: Just $5 per vehicle. Contact: park staff: 505-474-0196

September 23rd-24th, 2017
Silver State Rock Crawling Championship!
Location: Reno, NV
Thirty-five (35) pro drivers worldwide will battle insane obstacles for the right to be crowned the SuperCrawl champion. Forty (40) sportsman teams from all over the west coast will compete in the Silver State Rock Crawling Championship.
For More Info: Click Here

September 23rd, 2017
Star Party with Telescopes
Location: Washoe Lake State Park
4855 Eastlake Blvd., New Washoe City, NV
The Northern Nevada Astronomy Group will have various sizes of telescopes set up for viewing stars, planets, and other wonders of the night sky. The Maze Parking Lot is located in the Main (south) part of Washoe Lake State Park. Take Exit #44 from I-580 and drive north on Eastlake Blvd. approximately four miles. The park entrance is on your left. Turn left past the fee booth to the first parking lot on the right. COST: $7 per car; there is a $2 discount for Nevada residents. Cash or check only.
CONTACT: Kim Zuch, 775-687-4319

September 2nd, 2017
Peach Days!
Location: Downtown - Hurricane, UT
Peach Days, "A Celebration of our Heritage", is once again drawing near! This year's event will be held Thursday, August 31 through Saturday, September 2. Be sure to bring your appetite. Food booths with all your favorite mouth-watering options will be on hand. For More Info: Click Here

September 2nd, 2017
MINING IN SILVER REEF!
Location: Electric Theater - 68 Tabernacle St., St. George, UT
Join Everett Bassett, previously with the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Reclamation Program, to learn about the structure of the mines in Silver Reef and their permanent closure in the mid-1990s.This event is part of Washington County Works!, a county-wide celebration of work that accompanies the Smithsonian The Way We Worked exhibition, stopping in Leeds from September 16 to November 4, 2017 at the Silver Reef Museum. For more information about Washington County Works! visit ArtsToZion.org. The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities, is touring in partnership with the Silver Reef Museum and Arts to Zion. Admission: Free. Contact: Bobbi Wan-kier 435 -.216 -.2651

September 9th, 2017
Cedar City Half Marathon 2017
Location: Woods Ranch, Cedar City, UT
Cedar City Half Marathon is one of the most spectacular downhill closed-canyon runs anywhere. Registration is now open for this year's event to be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. Runners will be shuttled to the base of Cedar Breaks National Monument at Woods Ranch in Cedar Canyon. The 7 am start time and closed canyon allows runners to hear the sounds of Coal Creek and Aspen leaves quaking as they wind through eons of geologic formations to the mouth of Cedar Canyon. For More Info: Click Here

September 16th, 2017
New Harmony Valley preparedness Fair
Location: New Harmony, UT
New Harmony Valley preparedness Fair September 16th. 10:00-2:00 New Harmony town park something for everyone!!!

September 23rd, 2017
SPECIAL EXHIBIT - SILVER REEF: A BEAUTIFUL, SUBSTANTIAL MINING CAMP!
Location: Silver Reef Museum - 1903 Wells Fargo Rd., Leeds, UT
Skilled carpenters and stone workers created buildings in Silver Reef, which made it exceptional for a mining town of its era. Come learn about the craftsmanship that went into the construction of the town of Silver Reef in this special exhibit. While you're here, explore the many work exhibits in the museum and visit our new "mock mine" exhibit downstairs. Hours: Thursday-Monday from 10am-5pm, free with general museum admission. ... This exhibit is part of Washington County Works!, a county-wide celebration of work that accompanies the Smithsonian The Way We Worked exhibition, stopping in Leeds from September 16 to November 4, 2017 at the Silver Reef Museum. For more information about Washington County Works! visit ArtsToZion.org. The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities, is touring in partnership with the Silver Reef Museum and Arts to Zion. Starts at 10:00 am. Length: 7 hrs Admission: Free with general museum admission.

September 30th, 2017
GRAND STAIRCASE GEOLOGY!!
Location: Zion Human History Museum - Springdale, UT
Short hikes and fascinating geologic narrative will be combined with a history of southwestern Utah. On the second day, along the Kolob Terrace, see the superlative geology outside the park and then descend the Hurricane Fault. From one of the most spectacular panoramas in the entire geologic world, view the Arizona Strip and the mountains that rim the Grand Canyon. We will end up at Lava Point. Limited to 10 participants. Admission: $110. Start: 9:00 am Length: 7 hrs.

September 16th, 2017
Alpine Car Show and Chili Cook-Off!
Location: Alpine Elementary School
(Car Show)
1850 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA
Alpine Community Center: 1830 Alpine Blvd.
(Chilli Cook Off)
The Car Show will be held from 7 am to 2 pm at the Alpine Elementary School. The Chili Cook-off will take place from 11 am to 3 pm next door at the Alpine Community Center Park. For More Info: Click Here

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