THINGS TO DO AROUND ARI­ZONA

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Made in Clark­dale Art Show

Head to the show, stay for the re­gion’s vast ar­ray of wines. Be­fore you tilt back the first glass, enjoy the works of more than 40 Clark­dale artists at this show. You’ll find paint­ings, sculp­tures, fiber art and much more. Enjoy live mu­sic as you browse. There also will be work­shops, should you want to join in the cre­ation of sale-wor­thy art.

De­tails: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Satur­day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 8-9. Clark Me­mo­rial Club­house, 19 N. Ninth St., Clark­dale. Free. 928-301-9798, www.made inclark­dale.org, an­nual-art-show­case.madeinclark dale.org.

Fourth Av­enue Win­ter Street Fair

Check out Tuc­son’s funky side when Fourth Av­enue shuts down traf­fic and puts up tents for the this an­nual fair. The street al­ready boasts some of Tuc­son’s quirkier bars and bou­tiques, but the fair brings more than 400 arts and crafts booths, as well as live mu­sic and street per­form­ers. It’s what hap­pens when a car­ni­val T-bones an art show.

De­tails: 10 a.m.-dusk Satur­day-Sun­day, Dec. 8-9. Fourth Av­enue be­tween Univer­sity Boule­vard and Eighth Street, Tuc­son. Free. 520-624-5004, www.fourthav­enue.org.

Christ­mas Twi­light Tour

The orig­i­nal 1904 light fix­tures with Edi­son-style bulbs pro­vide a beau­ti­ful glow in Rior­dan Man­sion for this spe­cial evening tour. This 90-minute guided tour will fo­cus on Christ­mas tra­di­tions and guests will see the Christ­mas tree and billiards room photo-trans­parency win­dows at night.

De­tails: 4:30-6 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 9. Rior­dan Man­sion State His­toric Park, 409 W. Rior­dan Road, Flagstaff. For age 12 and older. $15. Space is lim­ited; call for reser­va­tions: 928-779-4395. azs­tateparks.com/ rior­dan-man­sion.

Guided Bird Walk

Join a vol­un­teer guide on the first and sec­ond Fri­day morn­ing of the month to look for birds at Or­a­cle State Park. Or­a­cle is a quiet park at about 4,500 feet el­e­va­tion, with dif­fer­ent habi­tat than Tuc­son, of­fer­ing a chance to see higher-el­e­va­tion species.

De­tails: 8:15 a.m. Fri­day, Dec. 14. Or­a­cle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Or­a­cle. $7 per ve­hi­cle. azs­tateparks.com/or­a­cle.

Wick­en­burg Christ­mas Pa­rade of Lights

More than 30 fes­tive floats will head down the streets of Wick­en­burg dur­ing the pop­u­lar an­nual pa­rade. En­trants in­clude Miss Kitty the 1937 Chevro­let Van Pelt fire en­gine, all cov­ered with lights; Classy Clas­sic Cars; and Smokey the Bear and his Weaver Moun­tain BLM crew.

De­tails: 6:30 p.m. Fri­day, Dec. 14. Along Fron­tier Street in Wick­en­burg. Free. wick­en­burgcham­ber.com.

Can­dle­light Tours

Come take a hol­i­day can­dle­light tour through Fort Verde State Park’s his­toric homes along Of­fi­cers Row.

De­tails: 5-8:30 p.m. Fri­day-Satur­day, Dec. 14-15. Fort Verde State His­toric Park, 125 E Hol­la­mon St., Camp Verde. $7, $4 for ages 7-13, free for age 6 and younger. azs­tateparks.com/fort-verde.

Page Christ­mas Pa­rade of Lights and Christ­mas in the Park

Page is host­ing two hol­i­day events on the same day. Boats, ve­hi­cles, RVs, groups, in­di­vid­u­als and boat trail­ers will be part of the Christ­mas Pa­rade of Lights. And the theme for Christ­mas in the Park is “Home for the Hol­i­days. The fam­ily-friendly night fea­tures games, hot co­coa, en­ter­tain­ment, singing Christ­mas songs and a visit with Santa. An Ugly Sweater Con­test for peo­ple of all ages will take place at 7 p.m.

De­tails: Satur­day, Dec. 15. Pa­rade of Lights is at 5:30 p.m.; Christ­mas in the Park starts af­ter­ward. Pa­rade is along Lake Pow­ell Boule­vard and Christ­mas in the Park is at John C. Page Me­mo­rial Park. Free. 928645-2741, pagecham­ber.com.

Whiskey and Wine

Kief-Joshua Vine­yards and El­gin Dis­tillery will team up for an en­joy­able af­ter­noon de­voted to whiskey and wine tast­ing. Ad­mis­sion in­cludes a sou­venir wine glass, five wine tastes, a shot glass and five dis­tillery tastes.

De­tails: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 15. Kief-Joshua Vine­yards tast­ing room, 4923 E. Arzberger Road, Will­cox. $20. 520-455-5582, kj-vine­yards.com.

Mu­sic in the Moun­tains Con­cert

KT Klas­sics will play your fa­vorite clas­sic-rock cov­ers from The Bea­tles, Rolling Stones, Ea­gles, Tom Petty, Green Day, Billy Joel and more. Con­certs are of­fered twice monthly from De­cem­ber through April.

De­tails: 3 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 15. Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Or­a­cle Road, Tuc­son. $7 per ve­hi­cle. azs­tateparks.com/catalina.

Hol­i­day Wreath-Mak­ing Work­shop

Come to Or­a­cle State Park for a fes­tive ac­tiv­ity and a sou­venir to bring home with you. Hol­i­day wreaths are a sta­ple of sea­sonal dec­o­ra­tions, and one you cre­ate your­self holds spe­cial value.

De­tails: 1 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 15. Or­a­cle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive, Or­a­cle. Call for reser­va­tions: 520896-2425. $15 (in­cludes park en­trance fee). azs­tateparks.com/or­a­cle.

South­west­ern Folk Mu­sic Christ­mas Con­cert

Ex­pe­ri­ence the joy of the sea­son with our own Artist-in-Res­i­dence Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez in the 1885 Ter­ri­to­rial School­house, shar­ing the stage with his mu­si­cal friends: Alvin Blaine and Peter Dal­ton Ron­stadt. Don’t for­get to in­vite vis­it­ing friends and neigh­bors. Wine and hors d’oeu­vres will be served.

De­tails: 2-4 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 16. Tubac Pre­sidio State His­toric Park, 1 Bur­ruel St., Tubac. $25, free for age 14 and younger. Call for reser­va­tions: 520-3982252. azs­tateparks.com/tubac.

Kief-Joshua Vine­yards in El­gin is host­ing a wine and whiskey af­ter­noon.

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