Events

 

September 28, 2017 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

09/28/2017 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $70.00  -  BCA Member
  • $90.00  -  BCA Non Member
  • $110.00  -  New BCA Membership with Tour
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, MX led by Mexican & US guides & a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is require

October 7, 2017 Gastronomic Tour of Nogales

10/07/2017 02:30 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $70.00  -  BCA Member
  • $90.00  -  BCA Non Member
  • $110.00  -  Tour + Membership
This tour begins with a visit to the landmark symbol of Nogales - the statues known as Monument to Benito Juarez and the Mono Bichi, followed by a short craft beer orientation and tasting at Nogales Brewing Company. The tour fee includes transportation by rental van, guide, and a four course meal at a modern central Mexican cuisine dining venue, La Llorona. We'll also visit the new La Granja food truck plaza. Great opportunity for craft beer enthusiasts and those passionate for Latin American cooking.

The Borderlands Forum: “Travel as a Political Act”

10/10/2017 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $15.00  -  Borderlands Forum BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  Borderlands Forum Nonmember
The Borderlands Forum seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the Borderlands as a cross-cultural, bi-national resource.

Travel As A Political Act: Well-known travel guide Rick Steves of PBS fame wrote a book with this title a few years back. In it, he suggests that that travel can shape our world-view and make us better citizens. In this class we’ll work with his insights to see how travel can do more than entertain us; it can engage us in a rich and important dialogue about how to live more fully and deeply in the global context. [Note: The word “political” here is used in the broadest sense of the word -- how societies are organized – rather than more narrowly as “partisan.” BCA is a non-partisan organization.]

The Borderlands Forum: “Beyond Day of the Dead”

10/18/2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $15.00  -  Borderlands Forum BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  Borderlands Forum Nonmember
The Borderlands Forum seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the Borderlands as a cross-cultural, bi-national resource.

Beyond the Day of the Dead: Join Blyth and Russ Carpenter for a lively class on the famous Calavera art we see during the Day of the Dead. This bold, imaginative art form is an integral part of Mexican culture and is becoming important in American culture as well. The class will be supported by printed handouts, multimedia presentations, and class discussion.

October 19th - Breakfast with BCA - A Journey Along the Anza Trail

10/19/2017 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM PT
  • $20.00  -  BCA Member
  • $25.00  -  General Public
Join us for our Fall Roundup Breakfast event in October. Enjoy a breakfast gathering and presentation with 
BCA’s new Program Director, Alex La Pierre. Alex 
will share his passion for the history and culture of the borderlands region in a presentation, 
“A Journey Along the Anza Trail.”


Location: Grill On The Green, Canoa Ranch, 
5800 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85614

$25 which includes breakfast buffet ($20 for BCA Members)

Contact BCA at 520.398.3229 for more information.

October 20, 2017 Magdalena Then & Now Tour

10/20/2017 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $80.00  -  BCA Member
  • $100.00  -  BCA Non Member
  • $120.00  -  Tour + Membership
Located just 60 miles south of Nogales, Magdalena has been designated a "Magical Pueblo" because of its historic and colonial charm. This tour includes both a look back to the past and a glance at the contemporary challenges of a small Mexican city.

The Borderlands Forum: “History of Sonora” Part 1

10/25/2017 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $15.00  -  History of Sonora- BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  History of Sonora - Nonmember
The Borderlands Forum seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the Borderlands as a cross-cultural, bi-national resource.
(Part 2 scheduled for November 1, 2017)
The aim of this two part course is to provide Arizonans with a basic understanding of our neighboring Mexican state of Sonora´s history. Topics to be covered include the multiple indigenous groups of Sonora, the colonial experience during the Viceroyalty, the Jesuit order and their expulsion, the history of mining/ranching, the Porfiriato, and the Mexican Revolutions connections to Sonora.

October 26, 2017 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

10/26/2017 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $70.00  -  BCA Member
  • $90.00  -  BCA Non Member
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, MX led by Mexican & US guides & a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is require

October 27, 2017 Gastronomic Tour of Nogales

10/27/2017 02:30 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $70.00  -  BCA Member
  • $90.00  -  BCA Non Member
This tour begins with a visit to the landmark symbol of Nogales - the statues known as Monument to Benito Juarez and the Mono Bichi, followed by a short craft beer orientation and tasting at Nogales Brewing Company. The tour fee includes transportation by rental van, guide, and a four course meal at a modern central Mexican cuisine dining venue, La Llorona. We'll also visit the new La Granja food truck plaza. Great opportunity for craft beer enthusiasts and those passionate for Latin American cooking.

The Borderlands Forum: Day of the Dead Festivities

10/27/2017 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • Free
The Borderlands Forum seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the Borderlands as a cross-cultural, bi-national resource.

Day of the Dead Festival Experience:
This rich popular tradition from colonial times is a fusion of indigenous rituals honoring and community with the dead with the Christian tradition of All Saints (Nov. 1) and All Souls (Nov. 2) celebration. This year the Mexican Consulate in Nogales, Arizona will be organizing festivities in preparation in the afternoon and evening of Friday, Oct. 27. Plans include a costume parade and a display of “ofrendas” or altars dedicated to loved ones who have passed on. BCA will arrange carpooling from Green Valley and Tubac, and an orientation to the celebration.

Nogales location: 

135 West Cardwell St., Nogales, AZ 85621. 

This is a free event but registration is requested.

Further details will be provided to registered participants.

The Borderlands Forum: “How to Take Your Photos from Good to Great: Instruction & Photo Shoot”

10/31/2017 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $30.00  -  TBF - Photography - BCA Member
  • $40.00  -  TBF - Photography - Nonmember
The Borderlands Forum seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the Borderlands as a cross-cultural, bi-national resource.The aim of this class is to offer guidance to help you improve your photography skills AND to provide you with a unique setting to practice what you’ve learned. Professional photographer Monica Rojas is your guide (see her website www.MonicaRojasPhoto.com) and the setting is the Holler-Saunders home in Nogales, Arizona, with its stunning collection of Spanish Cologial artwork. Monica will help give instruction in the principles of good beginner and intermediate photography, tailoring her presentation to the specifics of your DSLR camera. This promises to be a friendly, hands on experience in a unique setting with practical results. Questions about the class can be addressed to Monica at monica@MonicaRojasPhoto.com. 

The Borderlands Forum: “History of Sonora” Part 2

11/01/2017 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $15.00  -  History of Sonora- BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  History of Sonora - Nonmember
The Borderlands Forum seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the Borderlands as a cross-cultural, bi-national resource.

The aim of this two part course is to provide Arizonans with a basic understanding of our neighboring Mexican state of Sonora´s history. Topics to be covered include the multiple indigenous groups of Sonora, the colonial experience during the Viceroyalty, the Jesuit order and their expulsion, the history of mining/ranching, the Porfiriato, and the Mexican Revolutions connections to Sonora.

Moorish Legacies in the American SW/NW Mexico

11/08/2017 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $15.00  -  Borderlands Forum BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  Borderlands Forum Nonmember
The Borderlands Forum seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the Borderlands as a cross-cultural, bi-national resource.

The  purpose of this class is to identify certain elements of the Islamic period of Medieval Spain (711-1492) within the context of colonial experience in northern New Spain (1521-1821). These elements are multiple Iberian-Moorish legacies and are identified in an overview of multiple aspects of  colonial frontier social, political, military, and economic life. This is a regional comparison designed to acknowledge the earlier Islamic Iberian origins of aspects that ran its cultural currents into the north of colonial New Spain. Although this is not an exhaustive discussion of the medieval Moorish cultural undercurrent that made its way to the colonial northern frontier of New Spain, present day Northern Mexico and the American Southwest, key vestigial examples will be discussed.

November 9 - 11, 2017 Beautiful Rio Sonora

11/09/2017 08:30 AM - 11/11/2017 06:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $475.00  -  Rio Sonora Double Occupancy PP
  • $555.00  -  Rio Sonora Single Ticket Price
The intention of this rural tourism opportunity is to provide tour guests with a chance to be immersed in traditional Northern Mexican agricultural life. We will be traveling to the eastern or "old colonial" Sonora river valley which bestowed the name to this northern Republic of Mexico state. This river valley was also the route and northern conduit for the first European explorers of the area such as Cabeza de Vaca, Estaban the Moor, Fray Marcos de Niza, and Coronado. This two-night tour will be based out of the gorgeous mid valley town of Banamichi, where we will stay at the historic La Posada del Rio Sonora. Tour highlights will include a trip to Arizpe and its outstanding Jesuit Cathedral, a town once the capital of the entire north of New Spain during Spanish colonial times. Also included will be visits to the downriver communities of Huepac and Aconchi and their respective missions dating back to the 17th century. In Aconchi, there will be an opportunity to visit the newly renovated famous thermal agua caliente springs below the Sierra de Aconchi. We will also visit a natural building homestead along the river to learn about traditional earthen architecture and the Sonoran Desert ecology. Last but certainly not least, we will enjoy and be surrounded by the local gastronomy, la cocina Sonorense.

The Borderlands Forum: Theater in the Barn - "Sin Nombre"

11/10/2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $15.00  -  Borderlands Forum BCA Member
  • $20.00  -  Borderlands Forum Nonmember
The Borderlands Forum seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of the Borderlands as a cross-cultural, bi-national resource. Join this unusual class led by Blyth and Russ Carpenter, featuring the movie “Sin Nombre,” which won prizes at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival for directing and cinematography. The harrowing stories of desperate people fleeing economic destitution and gang violence in Central America are as topical today as they were at the time the movie was made. The movie will be accompanied by printed handouts and class discussion.

November 16, 2017 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

11/16/2017 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $70.00  -  BCA Member
  • $90.00  -  BCA Non Member
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, MX led by Mexican & US guides & a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is require

November 29, 2017 Gastronomic Tour of Nogales

11/29/2017 02:30 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $70.00  -  BCA Member
  • $90.00  -  BCA Non Member
This tour begins with a visit to the landmark symbol of Nogales - the statues known as Monument to Benito Juarez and the Mono Bichi, followed by a short craft beer orientation and tasting at Nogales Brewing Company. The tour fee includes transportation by rental van, guide, and a four course meal at a modern central Mexican cuisine dining venue, La Llorona. We'll also visit the new La Granja food truck plaza. Great opportunity for craft beer enthusiasts and those passionate for Latin American cooking.

December 1-3, 2017 Surprising Hermosillo

12/01/2017 08:30 AM - 12/03/2017 06:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $395.00  -  Hermosillo Double Occupancy PP
  • $475.00  -  Hermosillo Single Ticket Price
Travel with us to the burgeoning capital of our neighboring state of Sonora, Hermosillo where we will take in all of the cultural and cosmopolitan opportunities the city has to offer. This two night stay will provide tour guests with an overview of the city's history and its significant sights, making the case that Hermosillo is a unique destination rather than just a stop on the way to Gulf beaches.  Guests will experience the Mexican muralist art tradition at the Palacio de Gobierno, observe the Sonoran sunset from the top of the city's emblematic Cerro de la Campana, and visit the historic old quarter of town, Villa de Seris, world renown for its coyotas, among others. Hermosillo's modern gastronomy will also be highlighted, representative of the state's famous ranching and Sea of Cortes fishing economies. 

December 7, 2017 Cross Border Tour- Nogales

12/07/2017 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $70.00  -  BCA Member
  • $90.00  -  BCA Non Member
Educational and inspirational, these tours provide an orientation to the rising economic and civil sector of Nogales, MX led by Mexican & US guides & a member of the US Consulate staff. Lunch & snack included. Transportation in Mexico is by van; only minimal walking is require

December 8, 2017 Gastronomic Tour of Nogales

12/08/2017 02:30 PM - 08:30 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $70.00  -  BCA Member
  • $90.00  -  BCA Non Member
This tour begins with a visit to the landmark symbol of Nogales - the statues known as Monument to Benito Juarez and the Mono Bichi, followed by a short craft beer orientation and tasting at Nogales Brewing Company. The tour fee includes transportation by rental van, guide, and a four course meal at a modern central Mexican cuisine dining venue, La Llorona. We'll also visit the new La Granja food truck plaza. Great opportunity for craft beer enthusiasts and those passionate for Latin American cooking.

December 12, 2017 Magdalena Then & Now Tour

12/12/2017 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM (GMT-07:00) Arizona
  • $80.00  -  BCA Member
  • $100.00  -  BCA Non Member
Located just 60 miles south of Nogales, Magdalena has been designated a "Magical Pueblo" because of its historic and colonial charm. This tour includes both a look back to the past and a glance at the contemporary challenges of a small Mexican city.
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