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Here's a rare chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the U. S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, one of the largest military facilities (by land area) in the world. Your tour will include a stop at the fascinating Heritage Center museum, plus a look at other areas and activities most civilians don't get to see! This tour requires participants to get on and off the bus multiple times. Tour departs from the Yuma Visitor Information Center. Purchase tickets here.
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A Film Series by the AWC Foundation presents "Dark Valley" at the Historic Yuma Theatre which tells the story of a lone rider who makes his way along a hidden path and reaches a small village, tucked away between the steep mountains. This stranger goes by the name of Greider; nobody knows where he's from and, met with blatant distrust, nobody wants him in the village. The sons of Old Brenner, the village patriarch who holds the entire community under his threatening, violent ways, would have chased him away if Greider hadn't given them a fistful of gold coins. Greider introduces himself as a photographer, and Brenner's sons provide him with shelter for the winter at the house of widow Gader and her young daughter, Luzi. Soon to be married to her sweetheart, Lukas, Luzi is full of trepidation as the big day draws near because, in this valley, a wedding comes with a terrible tradition. And whoever opposes this tradition will be subjected to a merciless punishment. In the depths of winter, the village cut off by snowfall and barely a ray of sunlight reaching the valley, a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner's beloved sons. When another son is mysteriously killed, it's clear this is not a coincidence: the time has come for Brenner's family to pay, and Greider plans to settle a score long forgotten by everyone but him. German with English subtitles. Call 928-373-5202 for more information.
A new season of Yuma Territory Live Steamers is starting and the new schedule will include both Saturday and Sunday rides on the 2nd and 4th weekends, October thru May. Located at East Riverside Park, below the Historic Prison.
Yuma Territory Live Steamers offer rides to the public on a 7-1/2-inch-gauge railroad that is large enough for kids and adults to ride. Our goals are to have fun and to educate children and adults about railroading history and safety. Official railroad signals are used when we are running for the proper start, stop, reverse and going thru road crossings. Yuma is one of the major hubs for trains traveling through, some days having as many as 50 trains both coming and going.
Find the mini-railway located off of Giss Parkway on Prison Hill Road at Riverside Park just below Yuma Territorial Prison.
Live Steamers also offer charter runs for birthday parties, picnics and other events, as well as having a Junior Engineer Program for children to learn more about the proper operation of a train.
Like us on Facebook, or visit website at YumaLiveSteamers.org or call 928-782-1988 for more information.
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Deck the walls with art this holiday season and give the gift of handmade art. Located in the galleries of the Yuma Art Center, the bazaar will feature area artists who will have unique giftables and custom artwork available for purchase. From ceramics to jewelry, you are sure to find something special for everyone on your gift list. This event will kick off in the afternoon and will close shortly after the Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade turns onto to Main Street. Call 928-373-5202 for more information.
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Yuma's favorite holiday tradition celebrates "Celebrating Yuma Agriculture."
This free to watch family event features marching bands, floats and vehicles decorated with beautiful Christmas lights. Please complete and return form and entry fee prior to 5:00 p.m. on November 30.
Register an entry in the parade here.
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The 1st Annual Christmas on the Colorado event will be held at the Colorado River State Historic Park. There will be pictures with Santa by Desert Bee Photography, create craft ornament with Artsy Fartsy Studio, cookies, hot chocolate, popcorn and a movie. Call 928-373-5198 for more information.
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Hosted by Tina Clark in the beautiful and historic St. Paul's Cultural Center, celebrate fresh produce, farming history, traditions and recipes at these one-of-a-kind dining experiences celebrating the local farmer's wives. Ticket includes a full dinner with complimentary adult beverage and a chance to meet some of the people who put salad and vegetables on our table every winter. Transportation not included. Purchase tickets here.
Yuma Art Center/Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to the YumaShowTickets.com site.
The Yuma County Library District offers a wide variety of programs and classes at various branch locations. For a complete listing of events please visit their website at YumaLibrary.org.