November 11, 2013

The Tombstone Association of the Arts has transformed Thee Tombstone Art Gallery with vivid fall-colored presentations for November. “COLORS ALIVE” will be featuring Sylvia Rosenkrans, accomplished in pencil and oils, Carol Stearns, a multi-media artist, and Lee Latimore, a portrait artist. There are gift items galore, something to please everyone! Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily with no admission charge! They are located at 383 Allen Street. Please call (520) 457-2380 with any questions or go to

November 7-9, 2013 Tombstone will be the town host for the Annual Clanton Days Rendezvous. It will begin with a Karaoke Welcome Cocktail Reception at Big Nose Kate’s on Thursday, November 7, at 7:00 PM. They have a large range of activities planed for the next two days to include hiking, a pizza party, ghost walks, and lots of good local food. A schedule is located at the Visitor Center and the Community room.

Santa In Paws will be held on November 10th this year. Get a picture of your beloved pet with Santa. The event is going to be held at T. Miller Tombstone Mercantile from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Proceeds will be going to help the Tombstone Animal Shelter. For more information call (520) 457-2379 or (520) 559-0030.

On Friday, November 15, the Amerind Museum and Research Center will hold a Brown Bag Talk about “ Social Identity in Frontier and Borderland Communities of the North America Southwest.”.

The 8th Annual Tucson Ambassador Familiarization Event is going to be held on November 18th at Old Tucson from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. You will explore Tucson and Southern Arizona by getting to know attractions. There will be a 1/2 day tour and a trade show. Nancy from the Tombstone Archives will be giving a 5 minute presentation about Tombstone and Tombstone is going to have a booth.

The Tombstone Fire Department is going to be holding a toy drive on November 30 in connection with the Tombstone Cowboy Church. The event is going to be hosted at the Tombstone Cowboy Church located on the corner of Fremont and 1st street. This is right after Black Friday when you can purchase merchandise at a HUGE discounted price. We encourage you to donate unopened toys, for any age, to be given to families in need in Tombstone.

On December 7th the Tombstone Vigillettes are holding a toy drive. We encourage you to donate unopened toys, for any age, to be given to families in need in Tombstone.

The Tombstone Chamber of Commerce, together with the Vigilantes, will be walking in the 55th Annual Christmas Lights Parade “Cowboy Christmas” in Sierra Vista on December 7th starting at 5:30PM. All entries must be illuminated, so come see us SHINE!

On December 13th, the Tombstone Historical Courthouse is holding its annual Luminaries event from 6:00-8:00. Due to the lack of response last year Santa will not be there, but the children have a chance to see in at Santa in the Park later in the month.

On December 14th, Tombstone is going to be an eventful town. Three major events are happening this night. Starting at 5:00 we will start off the night with carols from the high school chorus and holiday music played by the high school band. Next is the Tree Lighting located on 5th and Allen Street. The parade will be marching along Allen from 6th to 3rd street at 7:00, but line up begins at 6:00 at the same corner in front of the City’s Public Works building. It is encouraged that not just businesses and groups participate, but individuals as well. Think a local Helldorado parade, but with lights and holiday cheer. The deadline for registration is December 6th. Now is the perfect time to go out and get your lights, with Halloween just around the corner. After the parade, it is time for the fireworks to light up the night at 8:00. This year we don’t only have ground works but aerial as well. Looks like something good came out of the stormy 4th of July. Come and be part of the fun for the night.

On December 21st, Santa is coming into town to set up shop at the park. He will be there from 6:00-9:00, and the fire department is looking for volunteers to help set-up Santa’s winter wonderland starting at noon.

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