Event And Member Center

Field Trips

Upcoming events

    • 11/04/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 21
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    Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House

    Suggested $10 per car parking donation.

    Round Up celebrates Arizona's Western history and culture. Ranching heritage demonstrations, horsemanship, B Troop mounted cavalry, authors, music, entertainment, food and silent auction. This even features many opportunities to capture live action shots including but not limited to roping. Vendors will be selling food and beverages. 

    A $10 donation per vehicle is requested.

    For more information click Here

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM for carpooling, and depart at 9AM. Carol Gautsch will be the trip leader. For questions call Carol at 520-347-4917 home, or 406-850-2742 cell, bratcat08@gmail.com.

    Parking is in an open field. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. The ground will also be uneven in some places so may not be suitable for wheelchairs or anyone who has a difficult time with balance while walking. Please also note that hay bales are used for seating during some of the events.This may determine how you dress for the event.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 11/11/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 18
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    Butterflies of Tohono Chul (Free)

    Tickets are only available until 10/27/17. Butterfly migration should still be in full force during the month of November. Tohono Chul in Tucson is offering a great opportunity for us to photograph butterflies and other creatures of the Sonoran Desert.

    On-site parking is available just inside the entrance at Paseo del Norte.  Park grounds, buildings and most trails are handicapped accessible. Handicapped parking is available in both public parking lots. Wheelchairs are available at Admissions on a first-come basis. For details about the park, click here.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:00. Carol Gautsch will be our leader.    For questions call Carol at 1-406-850-2742 cell, 1-520-347-4917 home or email at bratcat08@gmail.com

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 12/07/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 7
    Register

    Philabaum Glass Gallery and Studio

    Trip Cost $11

    Tom Philabaum has been in the glass business for over 40 years in Tucson and is world known. His gallery also represents other artists as well. You will see his staff actually blowing glass and they will answer any of your questions. For more information on the gallery go to http://www.philabaumglass.com

    We will return in the early afternoon or we can go for lunch (cost not included) at Barrio Brewery. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:00. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after November 28.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 12/12/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 1
    Register

    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $11

    They have been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson 20 years ago. You will see the complete making, from the bag of mix to hand painting. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% of any purchases. 

    No lunch stop is planned for this trip. Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Location: 1600 S Cherrybell Stra (not misspelled).

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:00. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after December 2.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 12/13/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 17
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch somewhere afterwards at members option and expense.

     

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM, and depart at 9:00AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 12/16/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 15
    Register

    Old Tucson Studios

    Trip Cost $16.50

    Old Tucson is where the spirit of the old West comes alive. It is a movie set and theme park and this time of year it is beautiful to see the Christmas spirit with all the decorations and maybe a visit from St Nick. There is still movie set for TV series on the back lot. 

    Location 201 Kinney Road. 

    Several different places to eat are located throughout the town or you can pack a lunch. No food is included in the price. 

    We plan to return late afternoon, or you can stay until closing. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:00. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after December 3.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/09/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 18
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch somewhere afterwards at members option and expense.

     

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:45AM, and depart at 10:00AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/16/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 47
    Register

    San Xavier Mission Tour

    Last day to buy tickets will be December 8, 2017. A donation of $5 per person to the Patronato toward its on-going restoration efforts would be greatly appreciated.

    A National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission, also known as the White Dove of the Desert, was established in 1692 by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, founder of the chain of Spanish missions in the Sonoran Desert. A Jesuit of Italian descent, he often visited and preached in the area, then the Pimería Alta colonial territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Construction of the first mission church, about two miles (3 km) from the site of today's Mission, began on April 28, 1700. Construction of the current church began in 1783 and was completed in 1797. The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church's interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. It is a place where visitors can truly step back in time and enter an authentic 18th Century space. The church retains its original purpose of ministering to the religious needs of its parishioners. A gift shop is available for souvenirs or to purchase a candle to light. There is also a museum.

    We will receive a guided tour by the Mission's volunteer staff. There is a virtual tour on the website which is recommended before visiting. http://www.sanxaviermission.org/

    Meet at the Camera Club at 1 PM, and depart at 1:15 PM. Carol Gautsch will be the trip leader. For questions, contact Carol at 520-347-4917 home; 406-850-2742 cell; bratcat08@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/24/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 25
    Register

    Paul Bond Boot Factory

    Trip Cost is $6

    Since 1946, Paul Bond Boots has been crafting fine American made custom cowboy boots... all by hand with superior craftsmanship. There is a showroom where you can see their workmanship. You can touch actual leather from all parts of the world used in the making of these boots. Famous movie stars. ie. Gene Autry to rock bands of today, ie. Zack Brown Band wear these boots. This premier producer of hand-made cowboy boots is located in Nogales, AZ.  Here you will be taken from room to room showing the process, touch various materials used (snake, crocodile, etc.).  

    The trip cost is $6.00. Lunch in Tubac at Tubac Jack's, if you desire, not included in the price. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15AM, and depart at 9:30AM. Carl Sparfeld will be the trip leader. For questions contact Carl at 251-872-1325, csparfeld@cox.net

    No refunds will be made after January 10, 2018.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/31/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 39
    Register

    American Indian Arts Exposition

    10,000 Years of Culture--80 Tribal Nations. An official event of the Tucson Gem Show, the world largest rock and gem show. The finest collection of American Indian Art and arts and crafts directly from the Native American artist for the most discriminating collector. Please ask the artist before taking photos of their art. Photos of the demonstrations are allowed without asking.

    DEMONSTRATING ARTISTS

    Antone, Anthony (AZ) T/O Basket Demo

    Begay, Abraham (AZ) Jewelry Custom/Repair

    Northrup, Ernie, Jr. (AZ) Hopi Crafts

    Red Earth Spirit (BC, Canada) Unique/Custom Jewelry

    Sakiestewa, Debbie (AZ) Beadwork Demo

    McCabe Family (AZ) Traditional Navajo Jewelry

    More information at http://www.usaindianinfo.com/events/expo/arts-expo.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM for carpooling, and depart at 9AM. Carol Gautsch will be the trip leader. For questions call Carol at 520-347-4917 home, or 406-850-2742 cell, bratcat08@gmail.com.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/06/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 15
    Register

    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $12

    They have been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson 25 years ago. You will see the complete making, from pouring the powder into machines, making molds, hand painting to the finished product in the showroom. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% off any purchases. Their clients vary from designers, to Ellen (they make the mug that you see on her TV show), to the Presidential plane, Air Force One mug, and to specific cowboy dishes. 

    No lunch stop is planned for this trip, but here a plenty of places to eat in Tucson.

    Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Location: 1600 S Cherrybell Stra (not misspelled).

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after January 23, 2018

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/07/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 6
    Register

    White Stallion Ranch

    Trip Cost $26

    Visit one of Arizona's best dude ranches! Arrive at the White Stallion ranch about 10:30. Members may wander around from 10:30 to 11:30 taking pictures. Horses and stables, a petting zoo, an historic ranch house, western landscape and more is available to photograph.

    At 11:30 horse drawn hay wagons start loading for the lunch cook out in the desert (spectacular scenery), returning back to the ranch about 1:30, or you can walk back to the ranch.  Lunch includes grilled meat choices and accompanying sides, drink and dessert. We will be eating with other guests of the ranch.

    At 1:30 explore the ranch on your own, or check with the office for things to do. You are free to return home, if you are not staying for the rodeo.

    A Rodeo show will be presented at 4:00 for the guests of the ranch by the employees. It ends about 5:30. A chance to get some action shots.

    For more information about this historic ranch click Here.

    To view a short video about the ranch, click Here.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30AM. Mort Spencer will be our leader.  For questions call Mort at 520-777-6768.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after 1/31/18.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/19/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch somewhere afterwards at members option and expense.

     

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:45AM, and depart at 10:00AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/21/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Walking Tour of Fourth Avenue

    Fourth Avenue is a quaint and unique section of Tucson. Twice a year they close the street and put up tents for arts and craft vendors. There are lots of shops and eateries plus murals to enjoy. The new street car route to the University uses this street.

    We will go to lunch at one of the eateries afterward at members option and expense.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15AM, and depart at 9:30AM. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader. Contact him at 215-872-1325 or csparfeld@cox.net. If for any reason you cannot attend, after signing up, please let Carl know. 

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/23/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 40
    Register

    Southwest American Indian Collectors Expo

    Experience this 10,000 year old culure through the representation of 2700 artists' arts, crafts and demonstrations. Over 80 Tribal Nations of North America will be represented.  Experience the unique and finest of our artists (the Rembrandts, Van Goghs and Picassos in the Southwest) at this event. You can see a 30 year turquoise stone collection, buy bead supplies, see demonstrators (bead work, basketry, and Kachina carving) and performances (flutists, hoop dancers), and have custom jewelry made by the silversmiths.

    Takes place at the Old Cineplex Theater, 1055 W Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85705 (I-10 and Grant Rd. in Tucson).

    More information at http://www.usaindianinfo.com/events/expo/southwest-expo.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15AM for carpooling, and depart at 9:30AM. Carol Gautsch will be the trip leader. For questions call Carol at 520-347-4917 home, or 406-850-2742 cell, bratcat08@gmail.com.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/13/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 23
    Register

    ASARCO Mine Tour

    Tour an Open-Pit Copper Mine and the Process of Making Copper - Trip price $11

    The first stop on your tour is the Open-Pit Viewpoint on the south rim of the Mission Mine. The viewpoint is securely fenced for your safety, and it has four binocular telescopes to provide a close-up view of the trucks and shovels working in the mine. Each year the mine has the capacity to process about 260,000 tons of copper concentrates which yields 132,700,000 pounds of copper and 1,234,000 ounces of silver. Copper ore is ground into a powder so the copper minerals can be separated by the froth flotation process. One of the AMDC staff members will explain what happens at the mill and answer your questions.

    Register by March 6, 2018, no refunds after that date.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15AM for carpooling, and depart at 8:30AM. Carol Gautsch will be the trip leader. For questions call Carol at 520-347-4917 home, or 406-850-2742 cell, bratcat08@gmail.com.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/18/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Valley of the Moon Park Tour

    Trip Cost $6 - Last Day to Register is 3/2/18

    This is listed on a number of “must visit” sites in Tucson because of its uniqueness. “The idea for Valley of the Moon came after George Phar Ledger went to visit a terminally ill 14-year-old girl, the daughter of the local clergyman, who was dying of tuberculosis. George decided that the girl needed something to spark her imagination so outside her bedroom window he created a miniature cement mountain scene, complete with a lake made from a washtub and a waterfall. The "lake" held fish and water plants and there was a little path leading to a ladder up the side of the "mountain." The waterfall was made by filling a reservoir at the top of the mountain, which would run back down into the lake. “In 1975 Valley the Moon was listed on the Arizona Historic Places Register. Valley of the Moon was officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. On George's 97th birthday, then-Mayor Lew Murphy presented him with the Tucson Outstanding Citizen Award for the creation of Valley of the Moon and his devotion to the free entertainment of Tucson's children… In 2015 Valley of the Moon was declared a Tucson Historic Landmark by the Mayor and Council.” 

    Link to a related website: 

    http://www.tucsonvalleyofthemoon.com/mission.html http://www.tucsonvalleyofthemoon.com/history.html

    Meet at the Camera Club at 12:45 PM for carpooling, departure at 1:00 PM. Carol Gautsch will be our leader.  For questions contact Carol at Home 520-347-4917; Cell 406-850-2742; email bratcato8@gmail.com

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    Registration closes on 3/02/18. No refunds after 3/08/18.

    Valley of the Moon requires a minimum of 5 participants.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/20/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch somewhere afterwards at members option and expense.

     

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM, and depart at 9:00AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.




The GVR Camera Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622 
Phone 520-648-1315

If you have any questions or concerns please call 520-428-0524 to speak to a Membership Committee member 
or email the committee at  
cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com 

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