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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 10:34 am | Updated: 7:22 am, Tue Feb 26, 2013.

Mesa

41st Annual Flagg Gem & Mineral Show

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Mesa Community College

Activities for children with free mineral samples for children and teachers. There will be booths featuring 80 dealers who sell minerals, fossils and gems. This free event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. Information: 480-814-9086 or http://www.flagshow.info.

Quartzsite

Annual Tyson Wells

Rock/Gem/Mineral Show

Today through Jan. 13

Tyson Wells Showgrounds

This free event features goldsmithing, silversmithing, precious metals, lapidary tools, equipment and supplies. Hours are: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 928-927-6364  or http://www.tysonwells.com or http://www.ci.quartzsite.az.us.

Lake Havasu City

40th Annual Polar Bear Day

Saturday

Nautical Inn Beach

Brave the cold temperatures of Lake Havasu with the Lake Havasu Boat & Ski Club from noon to 4 p.m. Information: 928-486-0106 or http://www.golakehavasu.com.

Casa Grande

Caywood Farm Tours

Friday

Caywood Farm

Curious about cotton? Tours include an informative presentation about cotton and its long journey from seed to fiber, cotton picker and module demonstration. The farm also has a hayride, during which guests explore a field of cotton and pick cotton. Information: 520-705-3889 or http://www.casagrandechamber.org/.

Phoenix

Xterra White Tanks

Sunday

White Tanks Regional Park

19K of grueling single track with more than 1,500 feet of climbing or 4-mile short course for those new to trail running. Event begins at  6:30 a.m. Information: 602-363-7725 or http://www.arizonaroadracers.com or http://www.aztrailrace.com/

For more events, visit the Arizona Office of Tourism website at http://www.arizonaguide.com/.

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