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

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    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $11 - This trip is sold out, a second trip has been added on 2/6/18. Click HERE to register

    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
    • 5
    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
    • 6
    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
    • 13
    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
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    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
    • 19
    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.

    • 01/25/2018
    • 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 7
    Register

    Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes

    The trip cost is $36.

    A guided one hour tour behind the scenes at the zoo. Get an up-close look at what it takes for care for over 500 animals each day. The tour itinerary is determined by the zoo and may vary. Comfortable shoes and water are suggested. After the tour, take your new perspective out into the zoo and explore for as long as you like. Lunch is available to purchase or bring your own. 

    Link to website: reidparkzoo.org 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:30AM, and depart at 7:45AM.

    The trip is being led by Mort Spencer, for questions call Mort at 860-459-9105.

    To cancel your registration contact
    cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds will be made within one week of the event.

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

    • 01/26/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Yume Japanese Garden--Tucson

    Trip Cost $11 - Last Day to Register is 1/12/18

    There are 5 gardens to stroll through and photograph. The Courtyard Garden contains clay-wall and shingle-roof shelters called machiai. Dry River Garden is one of Japan's most celebrated gardening styles. The Stone and Gravel Garden is sculptured simplicity and often abstract based in Zen Buddhism. There is a Zen Contemplation Garden which is representative of Zen gardens with the focus on meditation. Water is essential in Japanese Gardens. The Strolling Pond Garden reflects this element. The fifth is the Modern and Sculpture Garden. This combines traditional principles with a distinctive contemporary approach. This is a self-directed tour. The gardens represent backyard gardens people would have had several centuries ago in Kyoto. In addition to the gardens, a museum and an art gallery is included with the admission price.

    Photos may be taken for personal use only.

    Link to a related website: 

    http://www.yumegardens.org/five-gardens/

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45 PM for carpooling, departure at 9:00 AM. 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 1/12/18. No refunds after 1/12/18.


    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
    • 29
    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
    • 1
    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
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    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.

    • 02/13/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0

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    Rancho de la Osa     Cost is $27 - includes lunch

    Rancho de las Osa is an historic ranch and sportsman's paradise, situated on 590 acres and surrounded by an additional 120,000 acres of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge in Sasabe, AZ, near the MX border. It is really a true and historic place made up of luxurious adobe guest rooms, Mexican antiques and vintage furniture and a perfect location for horseback riding, wildlife photography and more. There is a barn with horses. 

    A long list of historical people have stayed here; John Wayne (guest room 10), Margaret Mitchell (author of Gone With the Wind), Poncho Villa, and several US presidents. The Marshall Plan was drafted at this ranch. On April 3, 1948, President Truman signed the Economic Recovery Act of 1948. It became known as the Marshall Plan, named for Secretary of State George Marshall, who in 1947 proposed that the United States provide economic assistance to restore the economic infrastructure of postwar Europe.

    Lunch will be a buffet of assorted items. A cash bar is available prior to lunch.

    You may fall in love and want to come back to stay or maybe have a reunion at the ranch.

    Additional information at ranchodelaosa.com

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 8:30. Return time is late afternoon.  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 31, 2018

    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
    • 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 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
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    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
    • 33
    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.

    • 02/27/2018
    • 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 36
    Register

    Odysea Aquarium (Scottsdale)

    BusTrip, Cost $65

    This is a great experience seeing the living sea in a one-of-a-kind adventure, that you will have to experience to believe. This is an engineering marvel that may leave you speechless.....ocean art, sharks of the deep, bizarre species, etc. There is an escalator to view the floor of the ocean. 

    You will be traveling via a motor coach with lavatory, so there will not be the stress of driving, purchase of gas, etc., just leave the driving to someone else.

    You will need to wear comfortable shoes and if necessary, a wheelchair can be obtained with a deposit. Of course, you can go at your own pace and there are areas to rest along the way.

    There is an area to purchase lunch or snacks.

    Click HERE for a map of the complex.

    Website for further information: www.odyseaaquarium.com/

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:45 AM to board the bus. We will return about 4:30 PM. The cost is $65 which includes the cost of the bus and admission into the Aquarium and gratuities. (Note: does not include the Butterfly Wonderland.)

    Carl Sparfeld and Linda Gregory will be our leaders. For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net or Linda at 520-625-5121.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after February 13, 2018

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

    • 02/27/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
    Register

    AZ-Sonora Desert Museum Guided Tour and Raptor Free Flight

    Trip Cost $24 - Last Day to Register is 2/13/18

    This is a private tour just for our members. This 60 minute guided tour, starting at 12:30, will include the Mountain Woodland (mountain lion, black bear, deer, Mexican grey wolf) along with the Desert Dogs, Vulture Culture plus native plant interpretation along the way. At 2:00 we will watch the Raptor Free Flight Demonstration. We need a minimum of 10 members for this trip, since we received a price lower for the guided tour than even the senior discount. 

    Link to a related website: 

    https://www.desertmuseum.org

    https://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/food.php     Food--Ocotillo Cafe, Phoebe's Coffee Bar, which also has sandwiches and the Cottonwood for snacks and ice cream

    https://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/shopping.php   Two gift shops--the Mountain House and the Ironwood

    Meet at the Camera Club at 10:45 PM for carpooling, departure at 11:00 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

    Last day to register is 2/13/18. No refunds after 2/13/18.

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

    • 03/02/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 9
    Register

    Colossal Cave Tour - Trip Cost $13
    Last day to register is 2/23/18.

    At 11:00 AM the 60 minute guided tour of Colossal Cave in Vail AZ begins. After the tour we will have lunch at the outdoor fresh cafe. Following lunch we are welcome to drive down to the ranch and photograph old stone buildings, flowers, birds and the landscape. You are free to leave after the tour if you are not interested in lunch. 

    Out of 385 reviews on trip advisor, Colossal Cave was rated 4 out of 5 stars. From the reviews: There are 360 stairs, but it is broken up and doable even if you are not in great shape. Definitely bring a water bottle and a flashlight. For clear pictures inside the cave, a tripod may be needed.

    While it might be a challenge to take pictures in the cave itself, the Posta Quemada Ranch and Stables afford some great opportunities. The ranch is located at the site of the historic Mountain Springs Hotel and Stage Station. There is a butterfly garden in addition to the historic ranch. 

    The $13 cost does not include the price of lunch. There is no charge for visiting the ranch.

    Links to a related website: 

    http://colossalcave.com (tour with staff)

    http://colossalcave.com/the-ranch/ (tour on your own)

    http://colossalcave.com/cafe/ (Terrace Cafe menu)

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30 AM. 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

    Last day to register is 2/23/18.  No refunds after 2/23/18.

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

    • 03/05/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 36
    Register

    Working with Live Models in Western Town

    Trip Cost $35

    We have rented the man made western town of Gammon's Gulch and will have characters from the Tombstone area come in western dress and hopefully, a Steampunk person or more. You can work up close with these models.

    Gammon's Gulch has been created over the post 40 years with authentic buildings brought from other areas and assembled into a town by Jay and Joanne Gammon. Some of the buildings were constructed especially for a specific movie. It is a museum as well, having a lot of items and collections, for example, old radios. 

    Located in Pomerene, a few miles from Benson AZ, it has been used for several movie locations, documentaries and music videos. 

    You will need to wear comfortable shoes, bring water and pack a lunch, since we are not close to any stores. In fact, when Jay started the town, electricity was not available at the property. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15 AM for carpooling, with departure at 8:30. 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 February 19, 2018

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

    • 03/09/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Pontoon Boat Tour on Patagonia Lake

    Trip Cost $6 - Last Day to Register is 3/02/18

    This trip involves a 60 minute pontoon tour of Patagonia Lake with an experienced tour guide to discuss history and point out wildlife, birds and special landmarks. We will have two pontoons limited to 9 people per pontoon. They are currently replacing both motors. If you visit the website, it states that the pontoons are currently not operating. They will be up and running before our March tour.

    Following the tour, arrangements have been made to have lunch at the Wagon Wheel Saloon in Patagonia before returning to Green Valley. Payment for lunch will be on your own. The prices look very reasonable. 

    Link to a related website: 

    https://azstateparks.com/patagonia-lake/on-the-water/boating

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15 AM for carpooling, depart at 8:30 AM. There is a $15 entrance fee to the state park per vehicle. I encourage you to carpool and collectively pay for the entrance fee and reimburse driver for gas. 

    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 3/02/18.

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

    • 03/10/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 48
    Register

    Wa:k Pow Wow--Mission San Xavier del Bac

    35th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow. Tucson's largest gathering of Native American traditional arts, crafts, food and dancing. This is an opportunity to capture a variety of Native American Dancers including the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers. Some of the dance competitions include: gourd, owl, hoop and team dancing. Mission San Xavier del Bac, a National Historic Landmark, 8 miles south of downtown Tucson, is the location for inter-tribal activities and an artisan's marketplace, featuring Native American tribes from around the United States, hosted by Southern Arizona's Tohono O'odam Nation (Sonoran Desert People). There is no cost to this event.

    More information at http://www.facebook.com/wakpowwow/

    NOTE: THERE WILL BE TIMES DURING CEREMONIES WHEN WE
    WILL BE ASKED NOT TO TAKE PHOTOS.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:45AM for carpooling, and depart at 10:00AM. 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
    • 15
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    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
    • 10
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    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
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    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.

    • 03/27/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 30
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    St Anthony's Greek Monastery

    A beautiful study of architecture, having gardens and 6 different church structures. All this was completed by the monks since starting in 1995. The monastery is dedicated to St Anthony the Great, the father of Monasticism and the renowned 3rd century anchorite.  It is located in Florence AZ. There is no charge to visit the monastery.

    You are welcome to go inside the chapels and take photographs, but NOT of the monks or the people that are visiting and spending time there.

    There is a dress code: Men--long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Women--long skirts, long-sleeved blouses, and scarves to cover the head. (No skirts with slits, tight fitting clothes, hats, low cut or sheer blouses or small scarves.) They can loan you some clothing, if you do not come properly dressed. 

    Since it is a holy place, they ask that you respect this, so do not go into the monk's living quarters, guest houses or the dinning room. Put cell phones on mute and smoking is not allowed on the grounds. Obey the signs that say--do not go beyond this area. 

    Bathrooms are located on the backside of the bookstore. 

    We will leave the monastery about 1:15 to drive into Florence for lunch at Mt Athos, a Greek restaurant, where we have reservations at 1:30.  Lunch is at your own expense. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:45 AM, and depart at 8:00 AM (100 mile drive ahead of us) and return in the late afternoon.

    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.

    • 04/04/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 43
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    Oasis Sanctuary (Exotic Bird Rescue) Cascabel AZ

    $10 donation is requested.

    The Oasis Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit aviary welfare organization. Established in 1997, the Oasis Sanctuary is a unique avian rescue and life-care facility, dedicated to providing permanent care, shelter and rehabilitation for companion parrots for which other re-homing options do not exist. In particular we are a refuge for exotic birds such as parrots, cockatoos, macaws and other Psittacine birds. 

    Camera Club members will be given a 2 hour tour by the Executive Director. There are 7 enclosures where the birds are not caged, so we will have some great photo opportunities.

    Special note from Oasis: Make sure you have gas and good tires including a good spare before you set out. The Oasis is in a very remote, rural location. We are easy to find, however. The Oasis Sanctuary is located approximately 25 miles north of Benson, AZ.

    Note: Cell phones stop working shortly outside Pomerene. Call the Sanctuary at 520-212-4737 when you get off the freeway to let us know where you are and so we will know approximately when to expect you. Leave the time of your call, if we are momentarily away from the phone. The freeway exit is approximately 40 minutes from the Sanctuary.

    For more information on the oasis: https://the-oasis.org/

    For more information on the Hoseshoe cafe: https://places.singleplatform.com/horseshoe-cafe-5/menu?ref+google. Check out the More Menu for the complete listing. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:45 AM, and depart at 10 AM. We will have lunch at the Horseshoe Cafe in Benson from 11-12. The tour is 1-3.

    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.




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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