Area Events

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop April 25-27 @ Friendly Pines Camp
Apr 25 – Apr 28 all-day

Don’t miss the fun and adventure of the Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop April 25-27 at Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott. Space is limited for this popular all-inclusive women’s’ weekend in the pines, so reserve a spot now. BOW is sponsored by The Arizona Wildlife Federation in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Horsemanship, outdoor photography, birding and hiking are just a few of the classes offered. Learn and practice archery, fly-fishing, Dutch oven cooking, shotgun, rifle, and pistol shooting. Choose from more than 30 different workshops and classes than range from relaxing to adrenaline-pumping. BOW provides the equipment, so guests can try new sports and skip the expense of buying equipment.

The BOW workshop introduces women to outdoors skills in a relaxed, non-threatening environment with expert instructors. Classes are held throughout the day. Evenings are filled with fun and entertainment like happy hour, campfires, night hikes, fly tying, presentations and motivational speakers.

“BOW is about so much more than hunting and fishing, or camping and paddling,” said program coordinator Linda Dightmon. “It’s all about learning to appreciate our wild lands and wildlife and how to help conserve them. It’s about learning a new skill or conquering an old fear. It’s about meeting like-minded women and making new friends. It could be all about learning a lot more about you.”

Guests stay in rustic cabins outfitted with electricity, bathrooms, showers, sinks and bunk beds. Food, lodging, class materials, sports equipment and expert instruction are all included. Pack a sleeping bag, personal stuff, a good attitude and an eagerness for learning.

The cost of this all-inclusive weekend of discovery and adventure is just $245. Reservations are still available, but traditionally sell out well in advance. Whether this is a solo weekend, a girls-get-away, or a family affair, guests leave with new skills and great memories.

For information about Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop, schedule of classes and registration forms, contact the Arizona Wildlife Federation office.

(480) 644-0077

Beeline Cruise-In Car Show @ Green Valley Park
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

Beeline Cruise-In Car Show

April 25 5:00 PM Until April 26 4:00 PM

@ Green Valley Park, Payson

The 21st Annual Beeline Cruise-In Car Show held Friday April 25th and Saturday April 26th” will be held at the beautiful Green Valley Park off of Old Main Street. Friday activities at Green Valley Park are geared for the car show entrants, club members and sponsors, and will include car registration, a cruise around town, returning to the park for an evening BBQ and entertainment with music, stories of old Payson and dancing.

CCHA Easter Egg Hunt @ Milburn's Elk pasture
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm

Easter Egg Hunt
April 4th, Saturday, 1PM
Kids up to age 12 –
Gather in Milburn’s Elk pasture on Columbine

Optimist Kids Fishing Festival @ Green Valley Park
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Optimist Kids Fishing Festival –  The Rim Country Optimists Club teamed with the help of Payson Rotary Club Foundation, Payson Parks & Recreation Department, Game & Fish, and Fred Carpenter to host the 9th Annual Kid’s Fishing Festival at Green Valley Park in Payson. This popular event brings families from all around our community for a free day of fishing.

Zane Grey 50 Mile Endurance Run @ Highline Trail
Apr 25 @ 5:00 am – 4:00 pm

Zane Grey 50 Mile Endurance Run

April 25 5:00 AM 4:00 PM

Highline Trail; Pine

Regarded as the toughest, roughest and most beautiful 50 mile trail runs in the country. It runs point-to-point along the Highline trail from Pine to Christopher Creek, Arizona.

The Highline Trail dates back more than 100 years to the 1870’s, when trails were built below the Mogollon Rim in Central Arizona to connect the homesteads to early settlers and pioneers. The beauty of the area is overwhelming. The four miles just east of Christopher Creek are thought by many to be the most beautiful section of this scenic trail.

The trail, which lies entirely in the Tonto National Forest and runs from just south of Pine, AZ to several miles east of the town of Christopher Creek, was designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979. The Forest Service and many volunteers including several runners have worked countless hours over the years to restore, maintain, clear and mark this scenic and historic trail.

Chili Cook-off and Kentucky Derby Party @ Landmark@thecreek
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

3rd Annual Cinco De Mayo

Chili Cook-off and Kentucky Derby Party

Saturday May 2, 2015; 1:00 to 5:00PM


The Landmark @ The Creek

Christopher Creek

Chili’s must be:

  • Homemade
  • In crock pots (with ladles and condiments
  • Dropped off between 12:15 and 1:00

Taste all Chili’s for just $3

(If you bring a chili, you can taste them all for free!)


Derby Hat contest for the Ladies. Watch the Kentucky Derby and enjoy

food and drink specials all day long including MINT JULEPS!

               Call 928-363-0121 to enter your chili or for more info

CCHA Spring Membership meeting @ CK Firestation
May 23 @ 10:00 am

Semi-annual membership meeting will be held in the Community Room of the C-K Firestation. We need your leadership

Annual July 4th Patriots Parade in Christopher Creek @ Tall Pines Market
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am

Parade Line up Tall Pines Country Market. Participants begin line up at 9:15 am. Line up side by side on down to the Fire Station.

Parade starts at 10am: In front of Landmark@thecreek Restaurant

Decorate yourself or your mode of transportation in the colors of the Red, White, and Blue.

Tall Pines Country Market will provide Water for Parade Participants and Creekside Steakhouse and Tavern is offering 10% off food all day.


Quads ‘n Carts Christmas Parade @ Christopher Creek Loop
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Beginning at the store on the Christopher Creek Loop, dozens and dozens of seasonally decorated vehicles parade around the Creek. The parade will end at Creekside for hot chocolate and something refreshing.