On the Road: Tucson

  • June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We will spend a weekend organized by our Tucson members seeing Biosphere II, learning about some unique research at U of A conducted by one of our new members, Jennifer Barton and enjoying great hospitality and camaraderie with members and guests.

Sedona Sojourn

  • July 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Mary Jane (MJ) Rynd, Rabbi Alicia Magal and Beverly Kievman Copen


Suggested Itineraries

Friday afternoon

Meet and greet at MJ’s Sedona cabin – 4:30 for cocktails, appetizers and catered dinner.

101 Sycamore Road (just behind Poco Diablo Resort). Those who wish to go to Synagogue where Rabbi Alicia is holding Friday evening service -7:30 (100 Meadowlark Drive - very nearby)

Saturday – Explore and Discover

Morning -- Free time (Suggestions below)

2 pm.  Creative time @ the Melting Point (create your own blown paper weight, vase, flower or other object in glass). $40 down payment needed per person, so please indicate interest below.  Objects cost from $80 depending on size and complexity.



6:30 pm – Dinner and Entertainment at Steakhouse 89




8:00 – 9:30 Rise & Shine!  Sunrise Vortex and Yoga



11:30 – brunch at Sound Bites Grill – (also fabulous views)



Anyone wanting to come earlier or stay later to hike or more, MJ, Alicia or Bev would welcome your call to assist.


Lodging suggestions:

Los Abrigados https://www.diamondresorts.com

Inn Above Oak Creek http://innaboveoakcreek.com/

El Portal (within Tlaquepaque)  www.elportalsedona.com

Poco Diablo Resort – walk to MJ’s cabin on the creek   www.pocodiablo.com


Saturday explore ideas:

Hillside Sedona / “a step up” shoe boutique / galleries / restaurants, Hudson’s restaurant / and more.

Peruse UpTown Sedona or drive up Oak Creek Canyon.

Victorian Cowgirl - for unique clothing and accessories - on 179 just before the “Y”; /

Casual restaurant El Rincon at Tlaquepaque -    Mexican style village filled with over 50 shops and galleries; off 179 at Portal Lane

Lunch or drink at Mariposa Grill in West Sedona (daylight hours – great view).

We will provide a map for each of you and mark all of these places with numbers so they are easy to find.


Other things to know:

If hiking, remember to buy a Red Rock Pass for parking.  One time use at each trail head; general pass at ranger stations and tourist information centers; wear hiking shoes, hat, and bring a bottle of water.

Monsoon Madness

  • August 9, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drinks at El Chorro: another AWF tradition... with those who are toughing it out here in the summer!


5550 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona, 85253, United States

September Dine Around

  • September 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is the perfect opportunity to have dinner with your fellow AWF members, meet someone new, and enjoy authentic conversation.

When you register, you will be assigned to a host home by the registration committee and more details will be sent to you prior to the event.

Behind the Scenes: Arizona PBS hosted by Mary Mazur

  • October 10, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We will have a “behind the scenes” look at how the show is produced and meet with the producer and host after the taping. More details to come!