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    • 02/23/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Gilbert 85296
    • 3
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    Join your Desert Adventures friends for an exciting night of board, card and dice games!


     

    Plan to bring a snack share, and BYO Beverage and enjoy the evening of games, laughter and fun.

     Address will be provided  via email when payment is made.


    • 02/24/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Barb's House
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    This is where the club officers and committee chairs go over the details of running the club. We plan the schedule for upcoming adventures.  If you have an idea for a trip you want to lead you can present it to the officers at the activities meeting.

    Please bring an appetizer to share. Address will be supplied when you register.

    • 03/02/2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 3634 E Horace Dr Gilbert 85296
    • 23
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    Yall  c’mon on down South to Gilbert, and follow ‘long the Gulf shores to the Big Easy for a taste of the Bayou here at Mardi Gras time! Join the debut of Gila Rivera’s Krewe of Kokopellie for a Mardi-Gras-themed afternoon of music, dancin’ & food! ‘Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-o, Guar-on-teed gonna have big fun on the Bayou!’Masques and costumes are not necessary,but if y’all wanna,then do wear as much of the colors of the day as you like: Purple, green & gold!

    Space is limited, so it’s SRO only, first come first served, 25 guests this time ‘round.

    Menu:

    Jambalaya

    Gumbo (shrimp & crab)

    Red beans & rice

    And other favorites

    If you have a favorite Mardi Gras or Cajun/Creole dish

    that you’d just love to bring, or you’d just like to help

    by making & bringing one of these, Great!

    Just call please to coordinate with hosts ---.

    Water and Hurricanes provided; otherwise BYOB

    Contact Christine at DATreasurer@desertadventures.org


    NOTE: Our address is on Horace Drive but that is actually the alley where our garages are. Please park on the other side of the house on Turnbull Street.

    • 03/03/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 800 E. Mineral Rd Phoenix 85040
    • 9
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    Mystery Castle is a Phoenix Point of Pride, named as such by the Phoenix Pride Commission. It was built by Boyce Luther Gulley, who abandoned his wife and daughter in Seattle, circa 1927, after learning that he had tuberculosis. He traveled to Phoenix and started building a "castle" that he had promised to his little girl once while building sand castles on a beach. Mary Lou Gulley was a toddler when her father unexpectedly left and never returned.

    Boyce Gulley lived longer than he thought he would, and he spent 15 years building his dream house. Interestingly enough, he did not die of tuberculosis.

    Boyce Gullet left instructions for his wife and daughter, to whom he left the house, that there was a trap door in the house that should not be opened for two years after his death. His wife and daughter complied with his request. The trap door is located in a room that was called "purgatory" (between the chapel and the bar!). You'll hear what the mystery contents were when you take the tour.

    Join us after the tour for lunch at Hong Kong Kitchen. Directions to the restaurant will be included with your registration/payment for the Mystery Castle. Let your event host know if you are attending.

    • 03/12/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Captain@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 03/15/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/17/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 3939 N Usery Pass Rd Mesa 85207
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    The park contains a large variety of plants and animals that call the lower Sonoran Desert home. Along the most popular feature of the park, the Wind Cave Trail, water seeps from the roof of the alcove to support hanging gardens of Rock Daisy. The Wind Cave is formed at the boundary between the volcanic tuff and granite on Pass Mountain. Breathtaking views from this 2,840-foot elevation are offered to all visitors. 

    Our Group site, A, has water, a large ramada containing six tables, large patio, and restrooms with showers. An RV dump station is near the entrance. When checking in at the main entrance, say that you are at Group Site A with Desert Adventures.

    Saturday is the Members Party & dinner will be served at 4:30 pm and will feature burgers & Hotdogs. We gather around the eating area at 3:30 pm for appetizers & social.

    Please bring an appetizer or side dish to share.

    Please DO NOT bring a dessert, they will be provided.

    Remember to bring food, drinking water, hiking/swim gear, fishing equipment and firewood. Quiet time is from 10 pm until 6 am. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome.

    Pricing is based on 9 camping units. If we have more than 9 units, they will charge us an additional $200 which we are not budgeted for.

    This event is limited to 9 camping units. Please do not show up with a camping unit if you have not pre-registered & paid. There is a chance you will be turned away as we will not cover the additional $200.

    • 03/23/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mesa 85202
    • 10
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    Join your Desert Adventures friends for an exciting night of board, card and dice games!


     

    Plan to bring a snack share, and BYO Beverage and enjoy the evening of games, laughter and fun.

     Address will be provided  via email when payment is made.


    • 03/24/2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 734 W Polk St Phoenix
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    This is an FYI event not organized by DA

    The  will be the place to be to satisfy your bao cravings! Enjoy steamed buns, gua bao, BBQ pork buns, sweet buns from bakeries, and creative interpretations from over 10 local businesses. 


    What is a bao? From Food Republic, a bao or known as a steamed bun or baozi is a "complete meal conveniently packed away in a white, warm, soft bun." Or what we like to say, an amazing delicious experience. 

    Explore all the different varieties of bao from traditional to creative interpretations. Each business will be serving up a variety of Asian and fusion dishes along with their baos. You can expect to see noodles, takoyaki, rice bowls, and skewers to name a few. Vegan and gluten free options will be available as well. There will also be boba and other desserts to go with your bao. 13.5

    $14.56 Online or $15 at the Door

    Get tickets on line at https://www.facebook.com/events/318862512280668

    Purchase tickets online to ensure a place at the table

    Meet at the location at 2:30 pm for the 3:00 pm seating

    Any questions? contact Christine at:  datreasurer@desertadventures.org

    • 03/31/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 5025 E Van Buren St Phoenix, AZ 85008
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    Tours are approximately 2 hours and include the Castle's main floor and basement. Extensive grounds & cactus gardens surrounding the Castle are in comfortable trams. 

    A docent takes us through the Carraro Cactus Gardens on a tram. The tour winds through the beautiful 44 acres, viewing the outer buildings, before arriving at Tovrea Castle. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Walking is minimal.

    Plan on arriving at the Visitor Center, 5025 E. Van Buren in Phoenix, 15 minutes before your tour begins. Bring water for your tour. Please ensure all containers are capped.

    Photography is allowed. Flash photography is not permitted inside the Castle.

    The tour will begin via trams and you will be driven around the property where you will see the unique cactus gardens and outdoor features. The trams will then take you to the Castle where you’ll have an opportunity to go back in time and learn about the man inspired to build the castle and the people that made it their home. The tour will conclude in the visitor center & is approximately 2 hours.

    We have 12 tickets

    After the tour, for those who are interested, we will have lunch somewhere in the area. If you are interested in joining us for lunch, contact the trip leaders no later than March 25th. 

    View pictures of the last DA Tovrea Castle Tour on our web site.

    602-708-9691 (text only)   or   CastleTour@ComputerComprehension.com

    • 04/03/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Holt was once a circus star, but he went off to war and when he returned it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the little elephant a star.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. 

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Dumbo@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 04/13/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 32540 S Biosphere Rd Oracle 85623
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      The Under the Glass Tour experience is perfect for visitors who truly want to explore this amazing facility, its intriguing history, and current scientific research. With your expert guide, you will enjoy the beautiful trail system as you wander through the Rainforest, walk across the Ocean overlook, explore the Coastal Fog Desert, and travel through the underground technosphere, descending into one of the amazing ‘lungs’ – an engineering marvel - that helped moderate air pressure in the sealed B2 environment. 

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    Biosphere 2 is located north of Tucson, Arizona at the base of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains. This one-of-a-kind facility sits on a ridge at a cool elevation of nearly 4,000 feet and is surrounded by a magnificent natural desert preserve. See why visitors from around the globe journey here for this unique adventure not found anywhere else. Discover real-time research on the future of our planet as it unfolds in the world's largest earth science laboratory.

    Please note that pets are not allowed inside Biosphere 2 or on the grounds. Service pets that are trained to do specific tasks are welcome. Do not leave pets unattended in vehicles.

    After our tour, join us for lunch aLupe's Restaurant in Oracle Junction. 

    Event hosts can be contacted at: Bio@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 04/17/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at HB@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 04/27/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 12

    Join your Desert Adventures friends for a wine & cheese party. 


     Address will be provided  via email when payment is made.


    • 05/01/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
    • 0
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    After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe for once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waiting list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. 

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at EG@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 05/09/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/12/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Lynx Lake
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    Eagle Ridge Group Campground is in a Ponderosa Pine setting 1/4 mile from Lynx Lake, which is accessible by car or by foot.  The lake has a boat ramp. There are 12+ hiking trails in the area. A private concession at the north end of the lake offers boat rentals, a store, firewood and a restaurant.

    This is a primo tenting area w/3 large dedicated tenting pads 

    There is room for one large trailer & 3 pop-ups or small trailers. 

    You can arrive anytime after 1pm on Thursday. We have the Peregrine group site, which is tucked away at the end of the Eagle Ridge area. The site features: picnic tables under a lighted Ramada, fire pit, barbeque grills, drinking water, vault toilet & garbage service. Check out time on Sunday is 11 am. There is also a charging station for phones and such.

    Please bring some firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome. There is a campground host on-site who might enforce the pets on leash rule. Quiet time is from 10 pm till 6 am. A kettle and bottled water will be available at the Ramada so bring your instant coffee, cocoa, cider or tea along with your favorite mug.

    On Friday afternoon around 4pm, we will have a social and DA will provide the snacks & water. On Saturday, Paul will take you on a hike around Lynx Lake. 

    To keep the trip fees reasonable but also covering the cost of this group site, the Saturday evening dinner will be no-host and at the nearby Chinese Buffet Restaurant.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at Lynx@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 05/11/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 8260 E Plum Creek Way Prescott Valley
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    On 10 acres of grassland in Arizona's Prescott Valley, a herd of Huacaya alpacas peacefully graze and frolic in the sun. Brian and Valerie, the owners at Plum Creek Alpacas, preside over this pastoral scene, giving these fluffy animals their undivided love and one-on-one attention. 

    Visitors to their farm can share in this tranquil experience as they run their fingers through the animals' silky fiber and observe them playing and socializing with each other. Visitors are welcome to snap pictures and purchase their own piece of alpaca fiber to be saved as a keepsake or turned into a warm pair of winter socks.

    Join us for an educational tour, from the livestock guard dogs to the alpacas, chickens, ducks, and turkeys. You will be able to feed some alpacas and they will try to catch a mom and cria (baby) for you to touch and feel. At the end of the tour, visit the gift store featuring products produced with Alpaca wool. The tour will start promptly at 10:30 am so plan to arrive early for sign-in. It is about an hour and ½ drive on the I17 from I10.

    After the tour, join us for lunch at The Cooper Pit located 5 miles S of Plum Creek Alpacas. Address will be supplied with registration/payment.

    • 05/17/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 6738 E Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek 85331
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    Join us for a Friday Night Fish Fry, (FNFF), @ The Horny Toad in Cave Creek. 

    The FNFF features Deep Fried Icelandic Cod served with tartar sauce, fries & coleslaw. This is all you can eat...but no doggie bags or substitutions. All center cut pieces and hand breaded in house

    Registration/payment must be made by 5/13 so that we can make reservations in a timely manner.  You can meet us at the restaurant or you can gather at Paul's Place between 5:30 - 6:15 pm. Paul lives 2 minutes from The Horny Toad & his address will be emailed to you when you pay. We can carpool from Paul's Place. Paul invites you back to his place after the FNFF to relax for a bit.

    The Horny Toad is located at 6738 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek 85331

    Your trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be reached at: 

    FNFF@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 05/25/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 6101 E Van Buren St Phx 85008
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     The Hall of Flame Fire Museum and the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, has almost an acre of fire history exhibits, with over 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus on display, dating from 1725 to 1969. Most of the exhibits are American, but we also have pieces from England, France, Austria, Germany, and Japan.

    The Hall of Flame sponsors the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes, which honors firefighters who have died in the line of duty or who have been decorated for heroism. The Hall also includes a gallery dedicated to the history of wildland firefighting in the United States.

    The Hall of Flame has six exhibit galleries. Within Gallery I is a  theater in which visitors can view a 10 minute video which introduces them to the exhibit galleries. One fire engine is available for boarding by visitors. Picture taking is welcome.

    Once we reach 10 participants, we can schedule a private tour. After our visit to the museum, join us for a buffet lunch at Indian Delhi Palace, located 2 miles away.

    Your event hosts are Joe&Hans who can be reached at: Flame@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)


    • 06/13/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waitlist list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. 

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Dark@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 07/06/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 867 W. Royal Palm Rd Phx 85021
    • 22
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    In order to give us time to purchase food, registration will close on July 1st.

    We're staying with our traditional holiday theme of turkey and ham with all the fixings! Please bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert. There will be Italian Style Portobello mushrooms for vegetarians. This event is BYOB (Adult Beverages).

    Our infamous white elephant gift exchange will continue this year, so please bring a wrapped-up and fun used gift. These gifts will be anonymously exchanged while we're gathered around the festive Christmas tree. 

    And of course, what's Christmas without a pool, so don't forget a swimsuit and towel!

    Join your Desert Adventures friends for an afternoon of sun, swimming, great conversation and fantastic food!

    If you’re able to help set up and cleanup for this event, please let Jon know in advance at (602) 539-9611

    Any questions about this fun summer event? Please Email DA411

    • 07/23/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waitlist list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. 

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Scar@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 07/31/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 08/04/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Long Valley Arizona 86024
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    Situated in the stately ponderosa pines, this site encompasses approximately 5 acres and is an old Forest Service Work Center. The elevation there is approximately 6950 feet.

    You can arrive anytime after 1 pm on Wednesday. Please keep gate closed. The site features: grills, picnic tables & vault toilets. There is a group fire pit, which is the only place a fire may be started (restrictions may be in place). There is no water or trash collection so please plan accordingly. We will have a recycle bin for soda cans and clear plastic bottles. Remember to bring food, water, hiking gear and firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome. Quiet time is from 10 pm till 6 am.

    On Friday, join us down the road for a Friday Night Fish Fry & Sunday morning for breakfast at the Long Valley Café.

    On Saturday, we gather around the eating area at 4 pm for appetizers, please bring an appetizer to share. Dinner will be served at 5 pm & will feature Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Cobb Corn. Side dishes & dessert will be provided, so please just bring an appetizer. Check out time on Monday is 11 am.

    Last day to register & pay is August 28th (we need time to buy supplies)

    Your trip leaders will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at LVWC@ComputerComprehension.com

    Or text only - 602-708-9691

    • 08/13/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    Artemis Fowl II, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund the search for his missing father in order to restore the family fortune.

    When tickets become available, we will purchase for those on the waitlist list. You will be sent an email letting you know that you are registered and that you can now log in and pay. 

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at Fowl@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 08/17/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 9160 E Shea Blvd Scts 85260
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    Glow Putt Mini Golf is an indoor, glow-in-the-dark, miniature golf course.  The jungle-safari theme surrounds a challenging 18-hole course that is illuminated with special UV lighting. Even the golf ball is special as it glows brilliantly each time it passes through one of the many custom-made CHARGERS located throughout the course. The layout is designed to challenge and please all skill levels as you make your way through the air-conditioned course.

    Balls & putter are supplied and they sell water & soft drinks. Be sure to wear something that GLOWS.  

    After our 18 holes, join us next door for Lunch aJade Palace and then some dessert at Sweet Republic. 

    Event hosts can be contacted at: PuttPutt@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 09/05/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 09/08/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Mather Group site

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    • 09/15/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 8925 N 12 St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
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    A perfect way to escape the summer heat! This is an air-conditioned event at a friendly and local bowling alley, Let It Roll, in North Phoenix. We can get together and unwind from the summer peak heat together.  You can bowl or just visit and relax and unwind in your own way.

    Registration required to attend this event. So that we have time to give Let it Roll a head count before the event, registration closes on Friday, August 13th @ Noon

    Plan to arrive on Sunday, August 15th 1 pm to get your fancy shoes on and pick out a ball. We've paid for 2 hours of bowling starting at 1 pm until 3 pm.

    Desert Adventures offers 3 free parties to our members, this is our summer party. If you're a current member, bowling and shoes are free. The club will also pick up some pizza and sodas for those not bowling. You're on your own for major food and beverages. 

    Guests are welcome to join us

    What if I have other questions? Email DA at da411@desertadventures.org

    • 09/26/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 09/29/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 32.755286, -109.706751
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    Join the waitlist and the event leader will confirm that a site is available. As of 1/19, there are sites available.

    Roper Lake State Park is just six miles south of Safford at 3130 feet. Enjoy desert vegetation, an accessible fishing dock and stunning views of Mount Graham. Roper Lake is stocked with Largemouth bass and Rainbow trout. Boats are limited to small electric motors, creating ideal conditions for a sailboard or a canoe.

    There are five miles of hiking trails around Roper Lake, including the Mariah Mesa Trail, a wide trail through the desert up to the top of the mesa. The park also features a swimming area with a sandy beach and nearby Dankworth Pond. Take advantage of excellent bird watching and glimpse Gamble’s quail and heron.

    We have 4 sites in the Cottonwood loop. Each site has water and electric hookup sites (20/30/50 amp), a fire ring, picnic tables & a shade Ramada. Cottonwood loop has a bathroom with hot showers. Most sites will accommodate a vehicle length of up to 45 feet and are back-in only. The park also has a RV dump station & visitor’s center with gift shop.

    You can arrive anytime after 2 pm on Thursday, September 26th. You will receive your site number after you have registered & paid. Your well-behaved dogs are welcome but please follow park rules. Please view park rules HERE ahead of your arrival. Check out time on Sunday is Noon.

    On Saturday, join us for dinner at the Branding Iron Steakhouse overlooking Safford.

    Dankworth Pond is 3 miles south of the group site & is a quiet and peaceful spot. There is a path that winds around the pond, known as the Dos Arroyos Trail. Visitors to Dankworth Village, an example of an Indian living site, can follow self-guided tours to learn the history of the Native Americans from Paleo-Indians through to the Mogollon Hohokam Indians.

    Things to do in the area: Mount Graham & Observatory, tour the Morenci Copper Mine, Dankworth Pond.

    Your trip leaders will once again be Mountain Men Joe&Hans who can be reached at Roper@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 10/16/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 2515 E Camelback Rd Phx 85016
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    After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. This anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

    We reserve the center seats at the AMC Esplanade Dine-In Theater, which is a movie theatre-restaurant that features upgraded seats, an option-packed menu, a full cocktail bar and seat-side service at the push of a button. Check out their menu at:    amctheatres.com/food-and-drink/dine-in.

    Park in the garage below the theater, accessed from Esplanade Ln off Camelback or 24th St. You can park above or below ground. Remember what level you parked on and bring your parking stub in to validate. If you want an adult beverage, bring your ID.

    Arrive in the lobby 20 minutes before the show to sign-in and receive your ticket(s).

    Trip leaders are Joe&Hans who can be contacted at ChestWorm@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only) 

    • 11/21/2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 11/24/2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Picacho Peak
    • 4
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    You can arrive anytime after noon on Friday. We have reserved 5 sites with electricity. Two are pull through. Pricing is per site. Access to all sites is paved. All sites offer a picnic table and barbeque/fire ring. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am. Generator use is not permitted as the sites have electricity

    A modern restroom with hot showers is close by. Potable water, trash dumpsters and RV dump are located at the entrance of the campground. Remember to bring food, water, hiking gear and firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome.

    Not into camping? Make it a day trip and join us on Saturday and stay for the potluck. Be sure to register & pay.

    On Saturday, we will be visiting the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary. View the calendar for more information on this event. On Saturday, at 4pm, we gather around the host's Ramada, site A13, for appetizers. Dinner will be potluck and start around 4:30 pm so bring a favorite dish to share. Hans will contact you to coordinate the potluck. Check out time on Sunday is Noon. 

    Your trip hosts are Joe&Hans who can be contacted via text at:

    602-708-9691

    15520 Picacho Peak Rd Picacho 85241

    Picacho Peak State Park is located approximately 60 miles south of Phoenix and approximately 40 miles north of Tucson. The park entrance is ½ mile off Interstate 10 at exit 219. Follow the brown park signs to the park entrance. 

    Tenters be sure to bring an extension cord so that you can run power to your tent.

    Due to the nature of the State Park's refund policy, cancellations will only receive a refund* if made by November 14th. This event will not be canceled due to inclimate weather.

    *minus park fees

    • 11/23/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • near Marana
    • 6
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    The Ironwood Pig Sanctuary is dedicated to eliminating the suffering of pot bellied pigs in Arizona and surrounding states by promoting spaying and neutering, assisting owners and other sanctuaries, and providing a permanent home in a safe, nurturing environment for those that are abandoned, abused, neglected, or unwanted. The sanctuary is home to almost 600 pot bellied pigs.

    There is no DA fee for this event but a minimum donation of $5 per person is requested for the pigs. Please be sure to register since tours have limited space.

    The piggys also love donated blankets and throws, so keep an eye out for some at yard sales and thrift stores!

    A tour of the sanctuary is a 1½ to 2 hour walking tour through the various fields. You will be outdoors for the entirety of the tour. Please consider the following to make your visit pleasant:

            *Wear comfortable walking shoes

            *Wear a hat

            *Wear sunscreen

            *Bring a water bottle. Refills are available.

    Detailed driving directions will be supplied when you register. Join us after the tour for lunch at the DQ grill or Subway.

    Your event organizers are Piglets Joe&Hans who can be reached at: Oinkers@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)

    • 12/07/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 25062 S Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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    Tour Arizona's only working olive farm & mill. You will learn about their products & farm, their unique olive tree varieties, see how Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made, the different classes of Olive Oil & the health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

    Queen Creek Olive Millis home to one of the most exclusive gourmet marketplaces in Arizona. Inside, you will find our selection of signature Extra Virgin Olive Oils, tapenades, stuffed olives, and balsamic vinegars as well as our line of Olivespa products. In addition to our branded products, we also carry a wide variety of local and directly imported wines, specialty cheeses, imported Italian ceramics from Tuscany, and unique local treasures ranging from honey and chocolate, to jewelry, cookbooks and kitchenware.

    Christmas is just 18 days away, so shop for unique gifts & local foods. The Olive Mill’s unique gift boxes are perfect for those hard to shop for. The Queen Creek Olive Mill is the only producer of Arizona Extra Virgin Olive Oil & is used by top chefs in Arizona, so your gift will be uniquely Arizonan. They also have a nice array of wines.

    After the tour, we will be dining in the grove. We will order lunch at The Olive Mill’s del Piero Mediterranean cafe & dine in their olive grove. Shaded patio seating is also available. This is a no-host lunch.

Past events

02/20/2019 Alita: Battle Angel
02/15/2019 Kartchner Caverns Campout
02/03/2019 Superbowl LIII Party
01/26/2019 Game Night
01/20/2019 Core/Activities Meeting
01/02/2019 ZooLights
12/31/2018 White Tank Mountain Hike
12/30/2018 Dinner with DA @ Dillon's KC BBQ
12/28/2018 White Tank Campout
12/19/2018 Mortal Engines
12/18/2018 Officer/Core dinner @ King's Fish House
12/16/2018 Lucidi Distilling Co. Tour
12/06/2018 Holiday Party @ Wandering Horse
11/25/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
11/24/2018 Queen Creek Olive Mill Tour
11/19/2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
11/07/2018 The Nutcracker & the Four Realms
10/28/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
10/25/2018 Materials Recovery Facility Tour
10/20/2018 Game Night
09/27/2018 Grand Canyon Campout
09/09/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
08/23/2018 Bull Pen Hike
08/19/2018 Members Party @ Let It Roll
07/29/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
07/28/2018 Intro to Archery
07/21/2018 Christmas in July Pool Party
07/12/2018 Ant-Man & the Wasp
06/22/2018 Mingus Mountain Campout
06/13/2018 Eddie Basha Art Collection Tour
06/06/2018 Deadpool 2: The Second Coming
06/05/2018 Social @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
05/31/2018 Mt. Lemmon Campout
05/30/2018 SOLO: A Star Wars Story
05/26/2018 Audit & Core Meeting
05/10/2018 Lynx Lake Campout
05/08/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
05/05/2018 Adult Puppet Slam
04/28/2018 Glow Putt Mini Golf
04/13/2018 Lake Pleasant Campout/Members Party
04/10/2018 Core/Activities Meeting
04/07/2018 DaVinci's Secret (Escape Room)
04/03/2018 Social @ Attic Ale House
03/31/2018 Butter Making Class
03/21/2018 Herberger Tour
03/17/2018 Core Meeting @ Elly's Brunch & Cafe
03/13/2018 A Wrinkle in Time
03/04/2018 Tovrea Castle Tour
02/24/2018 Granite Mountain Hotshots/Journey Trail Hike
02/17/2018 Four Peaks Brewery Tour
02/04/2018 Superbowl LII Party
01/09/2018 General Membership Meeting
12/27/2017 Core Dinner Meeting @ sauce
12/20/2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
12/09/2017 Holiday Party @ Sierra Bonita Grill
12/09/2017 Queen Creek Olive Mill Tour
11/18/2017 Ironwood Pig Sanctuary
11/17/2017 Picacho Peak Campout
11/07/2017 Core Group Meeting
11/05/2017 Wrigley Mansion Tour
11/05/2017 Brunch @ Wrigley Mansion
10/28/2017 Mystery Castle Tour
10/19/2017 Reynolds Creek Campout
10/12/2017 Blade Runner 2049
10/07/2017 Glow Putt Mini Golf
08/31/2017