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April 18-20

Northern

Railroad Days; April 17-20; Winslow; www.tucsonntrak.com. Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport hosts a model-railroad exhibit, vendors and a railroad documentary.

Earth Day 2014; April 19; Flagstaff; 928-213-2154; www.flagstaff.az.gov. Celebrate the Earth at the City Hall South Lawn with live bands, local food, vendors and exhibitors. Free.

Western

ARTbeat; April 19; Yuma;
928-373-5202; www.yumaaz.gov. Enjoy a free, juried outdoor exhibit that's been recognized as one of Arizona's outstanding arts events. Discover an eclectic mix of recognized and emerging local, regional and international artists.

National AMA Supermoto Event; April 19-20; Lake Havasu City; 951-514-4034; www.usaprosupermoto.com. This event features road racers, dirt-trackers and motocross racing on a dirt and pavement track.

Central

California Guitar Trio; April 18; Cottonwood;
www.oldtowncenter.org. Old Town Center for the Arts hosts Bert Lams of Affligem Belgium, Hideyo Moriya of Chiba Japan and Paul Richards of Utah USA. The group crisscrosses the universes of rock, jazz, world music, surf music and classical music in its performances and recordings.

Spring Competition Powwow; April 18-20; Tempe; 480-965-5224; www.powwow.asu.edu. The Arizona State University Band practice field hosts Native American dancing in 23 categories, Native American arts and crafts, Indian fry bread and intertribal dancing.
 
Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts; April 19; Peoria; 623-773-8700; www.peoriasportscomplex.com. Bring your family to the Peoria Sports Complex for visits with the Easter Bunny, candy hunts for eight different age groups, a family scavenger hunt, entertainment, make-and-take crafts, carnival games, inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more.

Arts and Crafts Festival; Through April 19; Mesa; www.macfestmesa.com. This event, held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, features unique artist creations, live music and fun for the whole family. Free.

Art & Craft Show; April 19-20; Sedona; 928-284-9627; www.bellrockartshows.com. Artists, including many Native Americans, display their paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains and carvings at Bell Rock Plaza.

Eastern

Easter Egg Hunt and Family Easter Walk; April 19; Pinetop-Lakeside;
928-368-8696; www.pinetoplakesideaz.gov. Participate in a family Easter walk around Woodland Lake and a raffle at Woodland Lake Park. Kids can see the Easter Bunny, and children age 11 and under can participate in an egg-decorating contest and an egg hunt.

Southern

Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society Presents Sonoran X; April 18-20; Tucson;
520-622-0905. This conference on cactus and succulent plants displays hundreds of plants from around the state, along with an auction. Free.

Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic; April 19; Amado; 520-891-5532; www.agualindafarm.net. Enjoy a spring day with the family at Agua Linda Farm, including baby animals, picnic lunches, a bounce house and Easter-egg hunts for kids.

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Annual Folk Festival in Tucson, May 3-4.

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College of Arts and Letters Film Series; April 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30; Flagstaff; 928-523-8632; www.nau.edu/CAL/Events/Event-Pages/College-of-Arts-and-Letters-Film-Series. Each evening, the Northern Arizona University College of Arts and Letters will present a different film at the Cline Library Assembly Hall.

Celtic Fiddle Festival in Concert; April 16; Flagstaff; 928-779-2300; www.culturalpartners.org. The Coconino Center for the Arts, Living Traditions Presentations and Flagstaff Cultural Partners present a folk violin trio consisting of Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and André Brunet (Quebec, Canada).

Earth Day 2014; April 19; Flagstaff; 928-213-2154; www.flagstaff.az.gov. Celebrate the Earth at the City Hall South Lawn with live bands, local food, vendors and exhibitors. Free.

Railroad Days; April 17-20; Winslow; www.tucsonntrak.com. Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport hosts a model-railroad exhibit, vendors and a railroad documentary.

Grand Canyon Guitar Society Concert; April 26; Flagstaff; 928-213-0752; www.canyonguitar.org. Massimo Delle Cese, internationally renowned guitarist, performs at Shepherd of the Hills Church from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. He was just 15 when ranked first at the Ancona National Guitar Contest.

12th Annual Recycled Art Exhibition; April 26-May 24; Flagstaff; 928-522-6969; www.flagstaff-arts.org. Coconino Center for the Arts promotes conservation through environmentally friendly techniques that creatively reuse, recycle, rethink and remake art. This creative, fun and inspiring exhibition includes artist demos and workshops on Saturdays.

Nampeyo :: Namingha: Tradition and Transition; Through May 4; Flagstaff; 928-774-5213; www.musnaz.org. The Museum of Northern Arizona presents ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculptures and conceptual art inspired by the traditions and landscapes of the ancient Hopi and Tewa villages of Northern Arizona.

Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists Exhibit; Through May 4; Flagstaff; 928-233-3211; www.lowell.edu. Developed by educators and scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, this Lowell Observatory event teaches visitors all about black holes with interactive stations, excursion pods and exhibits.

First Friday Art Walk; May 2; Flagstaff; 928-773-2300; www.FlagstaffArtWalk.com. Presented by Flagstaff Cultural Partners, this event lets visitors enjoy downtown Flagstaff with live music and refreshment, meet local artists and shop for original artwork. Free.

27th Annual Route 66 Fun Run; May 2-4; Seligman; 928-753-5001; www.azrt66.com. More than 800 vehicles of all descriptions and ages cruise this 140-mile road rally on the longest remaining stretch of Historic Route 66. Also includes live music, dancing and a raffle.
 
12th Annual Soar Into Spring Kite Festival; May 10; Flagstaff; 928-213-2300; www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation. Soar into Spring at Foxglenn Park with kite-flying, arts and crafts, carnival games and rides, bounce houses, face-painting, library activities, food, prizes and giveaways.
 
8th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade; May 17; Flagstaff; 928-220-1288. Historic downtown Flagstaff hosts this event honoring the men and women of the United States military and American veterans.
 
Grand Canyon Half Marathon; May 17; Grand Canyon South Rim; www.grandcanyonhalfmarathon.com. While there are no views of the Grand Canyon from the course, it is a gorgeous run through the Kaibab National Forest. After the race, you can enjoy the park with your family and friends.
 
Overland Expo; May 16-18; Flagstaff; www.overlandexpo.com. This international event educates and inspires people to get out and explore the world by bike and vehicle. The event features 70 different classes, workshops and roundtable programs, along with music, food, a film festival and more.
 
24th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture; May 24-25; Flagstaff; www.musnaz.org. See traditional Zuni artists ­— weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers and painters — and learn about the shaping, forming and painting of traditional Zuni pottery.


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