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News From the Friends of Madera Canyon

So far 2010 has been a great year in Madera Canyon and as temperatures cool again it will get even better. You are receiving this because of your membership or other association with the Friends of Madera Canyon. This time the focus is on ShowStoppers. Future notes will highlight other news, events, opportunities, features and resources related to the enjoyment, protection, preservation and enhancement of Madera Canyon.
Broadway ShowStoppers II Performances Scheduled for November

Where can you combine music and dance from shows like Annie Get Your Gun, Showboat, Camelot, Chicago, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Pajama Game, The King and I, Paint Your Wagon, Phantom of the Opera and Carousel with support for the Friends of Madera Canyon?  Broadway ShowStoppers II.

In partnership with the Community Performing Arts Center performances will be held in the theater there at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 8th and Wednesday the 9th. Tickets are $15. Come early for the best seats. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Read more about the performance and performers on the Friends event calendar.

Cast members. Back row: Hal Youngren, Jay Kobler and Al Saterbak. Front row: Charese Kelly, Tamara Kahrimanis and Julia Saterbak


Nature Series, December 6th, 2:00 PM CPAC

Mark Heitlinger, Manager of the Santa Rita Experimental Station, will speak on "Green Valley's Biggest Backyard." Come hear this entertaining speaker on December 6th at 2:00 PM at the Community Performing Arts Center. Tickets $5. You can sign up for an optional Field Trip to the Santa Rita Experimental Station after the lecture.


Madera Canyon Pictures

Do you have good or even great pictures from Madera Canyon? We would like to consider your work for publication in our print and electronic publications, give you credit as the photographer and share your work widely.

All sorts of images -- people, scenery, plants, animals, old, new  -- are welcome. Pictures with descriptions can be especially valuable. Who are the people? What kind of bird? Is there an interesting story behind the picture?

Please send your work to us at in the highest resolution you have available. We will edit for particular uses.

In sending your work you give us permission to use it or an edited version in both print and electronic form and for all purposes. In granting this permission you retain ownership of the image and may use it for any and all of your own purposes.  
Quick Links...

The Friends of Madera Canyon Website. Have you explored the various links and available resources?

Save the Scenic Santa Ritas.  The Forest Service's Draft Environmental Impact Statement is in the news.

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Board Members
Willem Van Kempen (President),Tom Purdon (Vice-President), Eileen Buckel (Secretary), Carol Lambert (Treasurer/Marketing Director), Louise Gibbeson (Operations Director), Dita-Erika Hagen, Tamara Kahrimanis, Wally Lamb, Jerry Popham, Rozanne Roman, Judy Thoreson, George Cottay.

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