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<November 2013>

* County Observed Holiday
County Holidays
This is a designated County Holiday in which all non-essential administrative offices will be closed.

All essential services such as law enforcement, medical, and public health will remain available and in service.

Some recreational services such as Parks and Libraries may be available. Please check the specific department calendar you are interested in for availability.

This holiday is in reference to: Thanksgiving Day After

Date: 11/29/2013
Time: 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fridays Fitness Hike - *STRENUOUS* -Sonoran Trail- (Meet @ end Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Today's hike is *STRENUOUS*. For experienced hikers only. Fridays Fitness Hike – Various locations in Park- ALL Fridays Come to one or all of the Fitness Hiking Series, every Friday. We build up to a longer hike at the end of the month. Please wear sturdy shoes & bring plenty of water. Meet at the Dixie Mine Trailhead-- at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd, in Fountain Hills (outside of park), for this strenuous hike on the Sonoran Trail.

Date: 11/29/2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Duration: 4 hours
Speaker: Volunteer Kevin Buettner
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $2 walk-in fee
Contact: 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.,Scottsdale, AZ 85269
Photo courtesy of, AZ  
Fitness Friday at Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
November 29 Friday 9:00 am Fitness Friday (moderate) Get your day started with a two to three mile brisk, non-interpretive walk. Participants need not be tri-athletes, just ordinary folks who would like to add diversity to their existing walking program. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water.

Date: 11/29/2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Duration: 90 minutes
Speaker: Kevin Smith, park ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park Ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail
"Just for Kids" - Little Desert Explorers - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
This 1-mile hike is designed for parents and caregivers with small children, ages 3 – 6 years. Using their senses, kids will discover lots of cool things about the plants and animals that call our desert “home.” We will explore the desert along the scenic Merkle Trail. The hard-smooth surface of this trail will accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. Please bring water, hats, and closed-toe shoes. Location: Area 6.

Date: 11/29/2013
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
After Thanksgiving Waterfall Hike
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Bring your visiting relatives to the park to walk off that turkey and pumpkin pie and maybe learn something about the desert too. This is an easy 2 mile round trip hike on Waterfall Trail. We can't make it too hard after a holiday.

Date: 11/29/2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: Waterfall Trail
20304 W White Tank Mountian Rd
Waddell, AZ  
Movie Night in the Park: “Grand Canyon Adventure” - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
This exciting movie follows the great Colorado River as it reveals one of the most pressing issues of our time – the world’s growing shortage of water. Join three parents and their daughters as they travel deep into the Grand Canyon on a thrilling ride through raging rapids and breathtaking canyons. With stunning photography and sweeping aerial shots, this movie captures the majesty of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks with you (no glass bottles), otherwise, concessions are available. As a bonus, watch us feed our snakes after the movie! Location: Nature Center.

Date: 11/29/2013
Time: 7:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car