Annual Post-Tax Day - Chapter Anniversary - April Fun Event
The Mesa East Valley Chapter schedules a fun event each April after tax day instead of a dinner and educational session meeting. Fun events in the past have included wine tasting, plays, concerts, trips to the Desert Botanical Gardens and a lovely brunch with mimosas.
Saturday April 21st was a fun outing at Saquaro Lake on the Desert Belle Cruise. Plan to join us at more social events throughout the year.
2018 AFWA Mesa East Valley Chapter
April Fun Event
Saturday April 21st - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Desert Belle Narration Cruise
14011 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ
Originally launched in 1964, the Desert Belle has been cruising the waters of Saguaro Lake for over fifty years. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on one of her 90 minute narrated public cruises and see exotic Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls, and dramatic desert vistas. The Desert Belle is a unique way to enjoy all the beauty that Arizona has to offer.
Saguaro Lake is located within the Tonto National Forest, just 20 minutes from Mesa, Arizona. Experience the magnificence of both desert beauty and natural wildlife of one of the Valley’s hidden treasures, spectacular Saguaro Lake.
Witness the flora and fauna first-hand, as you navigate pristine Sonoran desert canyons. Watch birds of prey soaring high on desert thermals as you photograph breath-taking desert vistas.
Along the way, we’ll see:
- Geological Formations – The beauty created by wind and water over millions of years on the desert landscape
- Flora – Prickly pear, barrel, jumping cholla and majestic Saguaro cacti, mesquite, ironwood and Arizona’s state tree, the Palo Verde
- Desert fauna – Both predators and prey, including ring-tailed cats, bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes, javalina, bighorn sheep and deer
- Avian Species – Vultures, falcons, eagles, hawks and many others to catch your eye
Click here to learn more about the Desert Belle Cruise.
Online registration is closed.