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River Clean Up

Join Friends of Tres Rios in a clean up of the area prior to the festival, Saturday March 8, 8:00 am - 10:00 am.  For more information contact John Harmon

Shred-it & Electronic Waste Recycling at Tres Rios  Festival

Recycle e-waste and shred your documents while you come enjoy the splendors of nature during the Tres Rios Fall Festival 

ProShred, and eGreenITsolutions will be on site from 9 a.m to 1 p.m providing free services for shredding documents and recycling electronics.  Safely destroy your documents containing sensitive and personal information, as well as recycle unwanted electronics such as: TVs, computers, computer monitors, laptops, cell phones, and printers. Event attendees can bring up to three grocery bags or two banker boxes full of paper (additional shredding is $3.00 per box).  Further details as to specifications on shredding and e-waste recycling can be found on the eGreenITsolutions website, www.egreenitsolutions.com, orProShred website, www.proshred.com/greaterphoenix.   Both ProShred and eGreenITsolutions will be donating a portion of the proceeds from money collected from recycling to the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation.

Canoe Excursions
Join us “Down by the River” to learn about safe canoeing from Arizona Game and Fish boating safety instructors and experience the joy of paddling your own canoe around the small lake at the Festival Area. Enjoy the serenity of being on the water, get close to birds and animals, watch the fish below you and generally enjoy the great weather and natural surroundings!

Archery

How often do you get to try your hand at shooting a bow & arrow.  Arizona Game and Fish will provide everything you need including bows for all age levels, arrows, targets and great instruction. 

Wildlife Photography Saturday - 11:00 AM 

Learn tips from the experts on how to capture wildlife on film.  Understand what time of day is best, how to position yourself and other tricks of teh trade.  Taught by Sheril (Sam)Huselton, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Wildlife Education.

Daisy Range
This is a unique opportunity to target shoot with BB Guns.  Join Cabela’s at their completely enclosed shooting range.  They will supply everything you need.  It’s a great way to try your hand at shooting in a safe environment and it’s fun for all experience levels

Fishing Clinic
Enjoy the opportunity to “wet a line” at the Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival, and learn about fishing from Arizona Game and Fish Department Fisheries staff. Head to our fishing area where instructors will set you up and get you fishing as a first experience or a repeat of a familiar one! No license required for this event!
Nature Trail & Beginning Bird Watching
The Sonoran Audubon Society will be holding free Basic Birding Classes each day, teaching about binocular usage, identifying local birds, and where to find them.  Hikes will leave each hour.

Experienced Birders may want to join volunteers from the Sonoran Audubon Society for a dawn tour of the festival vicinity along the Salt and Gila Rivers. 
  • Field Stations

  • Free Basic Birding Classes

  • Loaner Binoculars

  • Nature Walks

'Recycling' Fashion Show (Spring event Only)
The search is on for America’s Next Top ‘Recycling’ Model to show off this season’s “trashiest” outfit created from recyclable materials! The Fashion Show will be hosted Saturday of the event at 11:30am at the Festival. Any interested child in grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade may enter this fun competition.

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Entertainment

TIME….

STAGE ACTIVITY…………...

10:00 am

JC & Laney

11:00 am

Greenwood Sidee

Noon

Recycling Fashion Show

1:00 pm

Mars Hillbillies

2:15 pm

Bird Talk with Sonoran Audubon

2:45 pm

Back Porch Bandits

SUNDAY, March 9

TIME….

STAGE ACTIVITY…………….

10:00 am

Greenwood Sidee

11:00 am

HumanJones Review

Noon

Mars Hillbillies

1:00 pm

Henry & Joel

1:45 pm

Bird Talk with Sonoran Audubon

2:15 pm

Mars Hillbillies

3:00 pm

Back Porch Bandits

More about the bands

Humanjones Review – Combining their talents are Bryan F’kind on guitar and vocals, his daughter Z on keyboards, vocals and percussion, and Gail Paul on flute and percussion.  Together, they play a little Americana, folk, rock, originals, instrumentals and the like. 

JC & Laney – In 2009, while singing their 1st song together, Bell Bottom Blues, while sitting on bar stools in a bar n Prescott, AZ , they were immediately hired by the bartender, and thus became the Duo JC & Laney, now best know for their instantly recognizable harmonies, memorable original songs & impromptu banter between themselves and with their audience.

Mars Hillbillies – The great musicianship, polished harmonies, extensive repertoire, and unique sound make the Hillbillies one of Flagstaff’s favorite bluegrass bands.  Besides bluegrass, they also perform original songs, and favorites written by the likes of Robert Earl Keen, Merle haggard, Greg Brown and Fred Eaglesmith.  Each brings his own unique interpretation of the definition of American roots music, Making each MHB show at once traditional, progressive, dynamic, and just plain fun. 

Greenwood Sidee – Founded in 2008, the band has won numerous awards throughout Arizona, including First place two years in a row at the Wickenberg Bluegrass Festival and 2nd Place at the 2013 Pickin’ in the Pines Band Competition.  Greenwood Sidee is not only about Old Time music, they also enjoy performing the work of modern artists such as Regina Spektor and Bob Dylan

Henry & Joel – Henry and Joel have been playing music together for over 40 years!  Henry began his musical journey with stell guitar lessons in Mesa, Arizona, and has fronted the house band at the legendary J.D.’s Night Club, where he shared the stage with performers ranging from Jeannie C. Riley to John Stewart to Waylon Jennings.  Joel traveled with the band, Silver Creek, throughout the western U.S., finally landing in Los Angeles, where he played with the Palomino Riders at the legendary Palomino Club in North Hollywood, and then joined Prairie Nights, a 6 piece vocal band.

Back Porch Bandits – Out of the Phoenix area, the Back Porch Bandits have provided energetic, expert string-band music at concerts, festivals and public and private gatherings for over fifteen years!  A mix of bluegrass, Old-Time, cowboy/country, folk and originals comprises their “Banditgrass” music, appealing to wide audiences.  Headed by bandleader Ken Clemmer, the Bandits bring fun to any function.

KidZone!

Stop by the Girl Scout Craft booth for fun nature themed crafts or have our face painted with a fun nature creature or images. Lot’s of fun for the whole family!

 

 



Dates: March 8-9, 2014  Times: 10 AM - 4 PM     FREE ADMISSION!
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