Events Calendar

MEN’S & WOMEN’S PI-COPA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT at SRPIMC Gymnasium. For more information about the tournament, contact the tribal recreation department at (480) 362-6360


WALIA FESTIVAL 2014 at Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse – Frontier Hall. Featuring Circle of Art & Culture form 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free Admission - $5 parking fee. For more information visit

29 FANTASY OF LIGHTS OPENING NIGHT PARADE - Mill Avenue District, this yearís theme - Starry Night, parade then Santa, thousands of sparkling lights and lighted displays, free, 6 pm, (480) 894-8158 or

1 1 11TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC at Talking Stick Resort, 9998 E. Indian Bend road, Scottsdale, AZ, sponsored by the Salt River Community Childrenís Foundation. For more info. contact Bob Scabby at (480) 362-7479
2 2 PHOENIX SUNS vs. Indiana Pacers - US Airways Center, NBA basketball, 7 pm,
3-21   SANTA CLAUS EXPRESS - Verde Canyon Railroad, Fridays - visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, (928) 639-0010 or 800-293-7245 or
4-5  ANNUAL INDIAN CHILD & FAMILY CONFERENCE at Radisson Ft McDowell Resort & Casino Hotel. Conference, offered by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) will focus on current and relevant issues related to tribal social services, family services and behavioral / mental health of tribes in Arizona

5-7 46TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - Mill Avenue District, largest arts & crafts festival in the Southwest; 450 national artists & craftspeople with original work, The Arizona Wine Festival, the Kids Innovation Station presented by APS with hands-on activities and performances, special cottage edibles and crafts area, music and street entertainment, free, 10 a.m. - dusk, (480) 967-4877 or




5-23 A WINNIE THE POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL - Valley Youth Theatre, a family holiday favorite and now a Valley tradition, Pooh, Piglet and the whole gang from the Hundred-Acre Wood help Eeyore learn about friendship and the spirit of giving, $20, (602) 253-8188 or 
6 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AND HOLIDAY LIGHT PARADE, Two Waters Complex, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Arts & Crafts, kids area, senior bingo, pictures with Santa. Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. See ad on page 15 for more details or call Events at (480) 362-5783
6 MACFest - Downtown Mesa, featuring creations from local artists, food, live music, free, 10 am - 4 .pm., (480) 644-6500 or
7 HOT CHOCOLATE RUN 15K/5K at the Salt River Fields. Register now at
8 SENIOR QUARTERLY MEETING WITH SRPMIC COUNCIL at the Lehi Community Building, 1231 E. Oak St., Mesa, AZ. Dinner 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m.
9 ’PHOENIX SUNS vs. Miami Heat - US Airways Center, NBA basketball, 7 p.m.,

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THE MARVEL EXPERIENCE at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Now you can join forces with Marvelís mightiest Heroes on a mission to save the planet. Get your tickets at or
 12-14 3rd ANNUAL PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - Hance Park, the free event features nearly three days of live entertainment on two stages, arts vendors, a hands-on community mural, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a Kidz Korner, milk bar, and more, Fri 2-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., (602) 254-3100 or
13     SALT RIVER SENIOR BAZAAR, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Lehi Community Building, 1231 E. Oak St., Mesa, AZ. For more information call Angie Dallas at (480) 251-2664


APS Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade - Tempe Beach Park & Town Lake, Santa arrives at 6 p.m., decorated and lighted boats of all sizes and makes parade at 7 p.m., free,


2nd ANNUAL MASIK TAS DANCE CONTEST, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Ak-Chin Indian Community, St. Francis of Assisi Church. Music by “Gertie & The T.O. Boys. For more info. contact Antonio Davis (520) 568-1044 or email


38th Annual Pueblo Grande Indian Market - Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, 200 Native American artisans with handmade art ranging from jewelry, baskets, pottery, paintings, Kachina dolls, weavings and sculptures, raffles, children’s area, traditional & contemporary music & performances, fry bread, $8, under 12 free, 9 a.m., 602-495-0901 or 

15 SRPMIC SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC at the baseball field parking lot across from the Salt River Community Building. Call (480) 234-6140 to set up an appointment.

SRPMIC INAUGURATION begins 2 p.m., Talking Stick Resort. Newly elected officials will be sworn into office. For more info. Call CRO at (480) 362-7740





27 The NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA FIESTA BOWL PARADE, Downtown Phoenix, Arizona begins at 11 a.m.
31 44TH ANNUAL FIESTA BOWL held at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Teams to be announced December 7, 2014.
31 SRPMIC NEW YEAR’S EVE  CELEBRATION AND MIDWAY, watch next Au-Authm Action News for details