Upcoming sponsored events by the Activities Office

Grand Canyon Railway Overnight Trip: June 2-3, 2018

Travel to the magnificent Grand Canyon, a World Heritage Site and one of the most spectacular examples of erosion to be found anywhere with massive vistas providing breathtaking views. Day 1: Depart the Valley and travel to Sedona for sightseeing and lunch on your own. Continue to Flagstaff and enjoy the historic downtown area before arriving in Williams. Check into the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Day 2: Depart this morning on the Grand Canyon Railway for the Grand Canyon. On sale now; Price: $399 per person/double $499 per person/single; check only.

Not Fade Away—The Ultimate Buddy Holly Tribute: June 8

When you look out over the landscape of tribute bands, you may notice that there are a lot of them dedicated to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and their infamous Winter Dance Party. So, you might wonder, what is so different about Not Fade Away? Not Fade Away was created out of survival, but not the survival of the players in the band. The band’s young members have played to audiences in national tours and regional productions of various shows. Not Fade Away was created out of the survival of this incredible, legendary and important music created well over 50 years ago. Having also been a part of many standard tribute shows, Not Fade Away wants to create a new show that will keep this music relevant, give it edge, bring it into today’s music scene, while not forgetting the importance of the music’s place in history and the impact it had on the world. They’re not just looking to dwell on The Day the Music Died. These greats were more than their last night on earth, they were the pioneers of rock n’ roll. They gifted an energetic new kind of music, changing the landscape for an entire generation of music listeners and music makers alike. Not Fade Away hopes to revamp and re-gift those songs to a new generation so that they may last another 50 years. On sale now online and at Activities; $25

Sierra Nevada Journey; June 10-14, 2018

Fly from Phoenix to Sacramento and discover Old Town in California’s Capital City. Then travel from Sacramento to Reno on Amtrak through Donner Pass, along the Truckee River. Visit pristine Lake Tahoe and enjoy the MS Dixie cruise on the crystal-blue lake. Visit Virginia City and experience a walk through time with the boardwalks and saloons. Airfare, Amtrak and all transfers (excluding to the airport in Phoenix) are included. Day 1: Arrive in Sacramento. Check into the Old Town Holiday Inn. Tour the Railroad Museum and discover Old Towne. Time on your own. Day 2: Board the Amtrak for Reno. Travel across Donner Pass through the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Check into The Eldorado. Time on your own. Day 3: Today is at your leisure to discover Reno. Day 4: Travel to Lake Tahoe and enjoy the MS Dixie Cruise on Lake Tahoe. Visit Virginia City and Carson City. Return to Reno for the evening. Day 5: Fly home from Reno today. Price: $995 per person/double, $1250 per person/single; check only. On sale now. Tour includes: airfare from Phoenix to Sacramento and from Reno back to Phoenix, all ground transportation, Amtrak from Sacramento to Reno, MS Dixie Cruise, one-night accommodations in Sacramento, three-nights’ accommodations at the Eldorado in Reno, sightseeing in Lake Tahoe, Virginia City.

Feelin’ Groovy ’60s/Hippie Themed Dance: June 22, TF Ballroom 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Join us on this extra fun Friday evening as we party like groovy hippies from the ’60s! Wear your favorite groovy hippie gear and get ready for all the peace and love vibes with DJ Jim Allen! On sale May 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the Activities Office; $10 per person; cash or check only please.

Lavender Festival at Red Rock Winery Bus Trip: June 28, 2018; on sale now!

In Arizona’s arid climate, there’s one little purple blossom that adds a pop of brightness to the dusty red soil: lavender. The growers at Red Rock Lavender cultivate fields of the flowers at high altitudes, and once a year, they like to celebrate this at the Red Rock Lavender Festival which includes lavender cooking demonstrations, grower discussions and Topic of the Day panels. Tour includes admission, a u-cut bouquet, wine- tastings (four), and 10 percent off a bottle of wine. Price: $99 per person; check only. On sale now!

National Parks of America Trip: June 30-July 10, 2018

Discover Western National Parks, including Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse. You will also visit Salt Lake City Sheridan, the Bighorn Mountains, Jackson Hole and more! Price: $3865 per person/double, $5240 per person/single. Check only. On sale now. Visit the Activities Office to view the detailed 11-day itinerary.

Independence Day Bus Trip to Diamondbacks Game: July 4, 2018 Includes “All You Can Eat” seats and fireworks show!

Join our Independence Day celebration when the D-backs take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Enjoy the 4th of July fireworks spectacular following the game. The first 20,000 fans in to the ballpark will receive a giveaway item. The outing includes roundtrip motor coach transportation and Diamond Level seats in the All You Can Eat Section 222. The ballpark menu includes hot dogs, potato chips, popcorn, peanuts, Pepsi and Aquafina water until the 7th inning. Bring your family and friends for an exciting game of baseball. Space is limited, buy your tickets early! $65 cash or check only. On sale now at the Activities Office.

Pageant of the Masters Bus Trip: July 18-20, 2018

The Pageant of the Masters is a remarkable presentation of “living pictures”, where the cast creates classical and contemporary artwork, innovative makeup and costumes, intricate sets, state of the art lighting, live narration and a full pit-orchestra and they make this the finest production of its kind in the world. Includes Sawdust Festival, dinner and breakfast daily. On sale now in Activities. Price: $625 pp/double $825 pp/single.

Teen Idols: July 27, 2018

Nothing stirs-up old memories like revisiting the music of our teen years. Teen Idols take you on a memorable stroll down lover’s lane in a romantic concert tribute where girls in poodle skirts swooned and dreamboats with pompadours had hearts throbbing across America. Some got their start on American Bandstand and others made it on the strength of a single smash-hit that propelled them into the stratosphere and engaged fans worldwide. Relive “Teen Idol Fandemonium” as the sights and sounds of Bobby Vee, Frankie Avalon, Connie Francis, Paul Anka, Pat Boone, Ricky Nelson, Dion and many more make your heart go pitter-patter just as they did when their voices first rang out of AM radio speakers and a piece of America became engrained in our minds forever! On sale now online and at Activities; $25.

Slowhand—The Eric Clapton Experience: August 3, 2018

Slowhand—The Eric Clapton Experience recreates a Clapton concert with music that spans his sensational career and contribution to Rock ’n’ Roll! Eric Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame – once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. He ranked fourth in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth in Gibson’s Top 50 “Guitarists of All Time.” Clapton has sold more than 38.5 million albums in the USA including 23 top 10 singles and 15 top 10 albums, and to this day, continues to tour and play to sold out arenas all over the world. On sale June 5 online and at Activities; $25.

Dog n’ Butterfly— the ultimate tribute to Heart: August 24, 2018

Formed in 2004 by leader Lizann Warner, the members of Dog n’ Butterfly have won praise from Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart as well as from Roger Fisher and Steve Fossen (original guitarist and bassist) who also joined the group on stage in Washington in 2010.

“Your recreation of music, photo sets, and style are amazing, what a truly dedicated tribute band. Proud that we influenced you in such an intense way, we are truly honored, humbled and proud,” Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. “It’s heartwarming to see the amount of effort you all have put into creating accurate, inspired remakes of magical music…I feel honored to be part of a band that could inspire such a deep-felt delivery and honest reproduction…I thought that was me playing for a minute,” Roger Fisher, guitarist and founding member of Heart. On sale at 9:00 a.m. June 12 online and in the Activities Office.

White Mountain Getaway and Lunch Trip: August 9, 2018

Get out of the heat and travel to the White Mountains and the Mogollon Rim. Tour Zane Grey’s Cabin and Tonto Natural Bridge. Lunch is included $99 per person. Check only. On sale now.

Washington Waterways and National Parks Trip: August 9-17, 2018

Explore the Pacific Northwest from Seattle to Victoria. Take an open-air tram through the NW Trek Wildlife Park, travel next by rail to Mt Rainier. Visit Lavender Farm, ferry to Victoria to see Butchart Gardens. Air, tour, 13 meals included. Price: $3199 per person/double. $4358 per person/single. Check only please. On sale now in the Activities Office.