Thursday 9/22/11

Mammals of Arizona at Estrella Mountain Regional Park.  Join Ranger John in the Nature Center to learn more about the life of mammals living in Arizona.  The presentation will be held in the Nature Center followed by a short hike looking for clues left behind by mammals in the area.  For more information visit the website at  Hike starts at 10am.  $6 per vehicle park entry fee.  

Friday 9/23/11

Black Rock History Hike at White Tank Park.  This mile hike starts at 8:30 am at Area 4.  According to the Maricopa County website, "this is a 1/2 mile hike on a flat trail to one of the largest and most concentrated collection of Hohokam and Yavapai petroglyphs in the Valley. The hike will discuss history and lifestyles of the early native people of the Valley and try to decipher the meaning of some of the ancient rock art symbols along the trail."  There is a $6 per vehicle park entry fee.  More info:


Live Music at Ground Control Coffee and Wine Bar in Goodyear.  Enjoy Sonoran Jazz bank dulceVas from 7pm to 10pm.   In addition to delicious coffees, Ground Control also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  They also offer a large selection of wines and international beers. More info:  (You can check out the music of dulceVAS on their website in addition to their menu and calendar of events)

Saturday 9/24/11


Oktoberfest at Wigwam in Litchfield Park.  Wigwam and City of Litchfield always deliver a great German festival every year.  Enjoy authentic German food prepared by Wigwam's chef's along with German beer and spirits while listing to live entertainment on the Front Lawn of Wigwam.  Be sure to wear your best German attire, there will be a costume contest.  Fun activities for the kids too!  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the City of Litchfield Park Recreation Center or at the event.  Festivities start at 5pm.  Dinner entrees and beverage are extra.  For more information visit: or

Wine Tasting at Ground Control in Goodyear.   $12.50.  7pm to 10pm.

Live Music at Ground Control in Goodyear.  Acoustic artist Micah Bentley from 8pm to 11pm.

Sunday 9/25/11

Sonoran (Snorin') Sunrise Hike at Estrella.  Sandy Kehs leads this 2.5 mile hike along the beautiful Baseline loop trail.  Hike starts at 6:30 am.  $6 per vehicle park entry fee.  More info:

Farmer's Market at Wigwam.  Features fresh fruits, vegetables and handcrafted delicacies such as cheese, preserves, bread and wine.  7am-11am, Front Lawn.

Kids Discovery Hike at White Tank Park.  Join the park ranger for a learning "discovery-type scavenger hunt" on the Nature Center Interpretive Trail.  The hike starts at 8:30 at the Nature Center.  There is a $6 per vehicle park entry fee.  Reservations for this hike are required.  More info:

Enjoy Your Weekend!