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Get ready for the Cool Running race on Saturday. The 10K (6.2 mile) race starts at the Woodland Lake ball fields at 7:30 a.m. A 2-mile Family Fun Run begins at 7:45 a.m. and makes two laps around Woodland Lake. The events are open to all runners of all abilities and ages.
Registration is $15 afterward up to the day of the race.
Registration forms and information are available from Pinetop-Lakeside Parks and Recreation, 1360 N. Niels Hansen Lane, Lakeside, AZ 85929. For more information, call 1-928-368-6700.
The monthly Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Perk-Up breakfast will be held Friday, at Pinetop Lakes Golf Course beginning at 7:30 am. This month’s breakfast is sponsored by Frontier, A Citizens Communications Company. Please make your reservations early at the Chamber 1-928-367-4290.
The Pinetop Lions Club’s 27th Annual Antique Show and Sale will be held this Saturday and Sunday during the Pinetop’s annual Fall Festival Arts and Crafts Show. The Antique Show and Sale is one of the Club’s major fundraisers to support community outreach projects.
This year 20 vendors from various parts of Arizona will be showcasing their Antiques and Collectibles. Some vendors have participated in this annual event for more than 15 years.
Doors open on Saturday, 9 - 5 and Sunday, 9-4, at Blue Ridge Middle School. The school is located at the corner of Woodland Road and Hwy 260 (White Mountain Blvd.) For further information on this annual Pinetop Lions Club project, please call 369-2409.
The Fall Festival continues Sept. 29. Admission is $1 and children 12 and under are free.
For more information, call 1-928-367-4290 or 1-800-573-4031 or visit www.pinetop-lakeside.com on the Web.
The 38th Annual Old Time Fiddlers State Championship comes to the area this Saturday and Sunday. For information on the event, call the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce at 1-928-474-4515 or 1-800-672-9766.
This Saturday and Sunday, the Dead Horse Ranch State Park will overflow with environmental exhibits, hands-on-activities, and live entertainment.
The Verde Valley River Days celebration brings together 40-plus nature-based exhibits, a menagerie of live animals, non- stop entertainment from organized canoe rides, sand castle building, to geology tours, as well as local food vendors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try out fishing in the stocked lagoon loaded with catfish. All ages can participate and no fishing license is needed during the scheduled clinic hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other visitors can come to experience nature’s history through guided tours, nature walks and short hikes.
The Veteran Motor Car Club of America will host their Fifteenth Annual Verde River Show & Glow. This annual car show is held at Riverfront Park in Cottonwood along with a horseshoe tournament. Visitors can catch a “free” shuttle to Verde River Days just across the Verde River.
During the event, visitors do not pay admission or parking fees to enter Dead Horse Ranch State Park between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about Verde River Days, call 1-928-634-7593. For information on events at other Arizona State Parks please call 1-602-542-4174 or from outside the 602 area code call 1-800-285- 3703 or see their Web page at www.azstateparks.com.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Arizona State Museum located at the University of Arizona.
Kicking the festivities off is an exhibition by Tucson-based muralist Gonzalo Espinosa. The exhibition runs through October 15.
Oct. 1 begins Fiesta de las Artes! — a full weekend of festivities featuring Hispanic traditions and cultures. A Gran Tardeada from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. will feature a display of rarely-seen Mexican masks and other objects from the museum’s collections.
Admission to this party is $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members. RSVP to 1-520-621-6278.
Then, on Oct. 2, the fiesta continues with a Mercado from 10-4 p.m. on the museum’s west lawn. Peruse and purchase traditional Hispanic arts and crafts at this intimate outdoor “marketplace.”
Gate admission is $3 for ASM members, $4 for non-members, $1 for ages 13-16, and children under 12 free.
For more information call 1-520-626-8381 or visit www.statemuseum.arizona.edu on the Web.
The Wild Rodeo Show runs each weekend through September. The rodeo features both rodeo and working cowboys competing in rough stock and timed events. Contact the Chamber for more information on all events at 1-928-635-1418.
Today is the last day to sign up for Scouts. Call 1-928-289-2434 for more information