The air is nice and warm by mid day but cool in the mornings. Autumn is upon us. We can now drink a hot cup of coffee without wondering to ourselves if we are insane or not for consuming such a warm beverage during an Arizona summer day. Our weeks are filled with school, work, practice and little time for anything outside of our own family unit. Take the time this weekend to socialize with your community. Here are a few ideas for a fun family excursion.
Old Dominion Mine Park
Just east of U.S. Highway 60 and north of downtown Globe you will find the exploratory trails of the Old Dominion Mine Park. This park is made of several interconnecting trails that loop around what was once the Old Dominion Mine. There are some old foundations and standing buildings that were once used actively in the mining process. This park is a great place to walk, run, ride a bike or to take the family for a picnic. The Old Dominion Mine was in operation from 1880 to 1931 mining both copper and silver ore.
This is the final Saturday for the Globe-Miami Farmers Market. The market begins at 8am and shuts down about 11am. Make sure to come down to the Globe Veterans Memorial Park for some great deals as the vendors are looking to sell out. The park is located outside of Globe City Hall, the park with the train in downtown.
Mining Rocks is a festival that is put on by the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce as well as the Bullion Plaza Cultural Museum in Miami. The event is this Saturday, October 3rd, from 10am to 6pm. The event features mining exhibits, a rock climbing wall, an inflatable obstacle course, corn-hole tournament, vendors and food booths. Get your mask on with premier face painting by Bio Art Face Painting out of Queen Creek. Or get your dance on with Low Expectations as they play the main stage from 2-6pm. The High School robotics program will also be on hand with a demonstration for the day. Come welcome the nice weather with an outside day at the Mining Rocks Festival.
Ken Boe Paintings
Ken Boe is an artist who currently resides in Bisbee, Arizona. His latest release of paintings, Punch Line, is now open and will be until the closing reception on Saturday, October 3rd, from 4pm until about Midnight. The art display is at the Miami Artworks in Miami, Arizona. At about 10pm Stephen Palmer will be performing live music as the Art Show comes to an end.
Copper City Comedy Show
Wild Horses Saloon on Sullivan Street in Downtown Miami will be hosting a rare event for our area this Saturday, October 3rd. Comedy on Fire out of Phoenix will be performing in the Copper City Comedy Show from 8-10pm. There are two performers from L.A. and many more from the valley who will be coming to our town to make us laugh. After the Mining Rocks Festival you may want to get a baby sitter and take that special someone out for a night of laughs.
Stephen Palmer is an Arizona native, born and raised. With his ear to the ground and head in the clouds Stephen brings a passion to life that is as complex as it is full of joy. Reader beware the adventures of an untamed mind.