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UP CLOSE From the Editor One more hour for fun!

When daylight savings time comes into place, it’s a surefire sign that spring is eventually going to come. At 2 a.m. on March 8, clocks "spring forward" one hour. The amount of daylight hours will grow longer while the night time hours are shorter. So for those who prefer sleeping in on the weekend - you are out of luck. Daylight savings time was first used by Germany during World War I as a way to conserve energy. The goal was to take advantage of the daylight hours in spring by moving an additional hour of daylight from the morning to the evening and not letting people sleep through the first few hours of sunshine. America didn't adopt a policy until 1966, except for Arizona and Hawaii. When your sleep-wake and light-dark cycles are out of sync, it can make you feel tired and downright grumpy. In winter, I simply want to go to bed much earlier and will welcome the extra hour of evening daylight. Longer daylight hours allow for more choices of places to go, things to do and people to see. When I hear birds chirping outside my window and notice budding flowers poking through the final drifts of snow, I know it’s time to start planning my next spring weekend event. Like one of the “Maycations” listed on page 12. If this issue doesn’t have the particular area you are planning to visit next, I invite you to refer to our newly designed website. A new map allows you to click on whichever state you desire. As we receive information about a particular event or destination, this allows us to post it between issues! It may also direct you to a timely article in a past issue. And if you're not a fan of DST and the longer days ahead, you'll just have to wait until November 1. That's when we "fall back" one hour to regular time and talk about those cozy winter nights in front of the fireplace, drinking hot chocolate or watching a good movie. Then, of course, there’s sledding and skiing and snowmobiling and... Happy Springtime!

Kathy Barnett, Managing Editor 4 l www.WeekenderExtended, Spring, 2015

ON THE COVER... Western River Expeditions asked their veteran guides for their favorite off-river hikes or sites in the Grand Canyon. Among them, Deer Creek Falls and Patio is a must for cooling off. See page 6 for the total list. Send us your favorite Extended Weekend photo for a chance to win a free family geta way! Details on Face book.

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What’s Inside... Top Ten Off-River Hikes or Sites


Biking Adventures




Things to Do Favorite

South Carolina - Film Festival Missippi Jazz Festival Spring Festival Virginia PirateFestival Taste of Spring

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Indiana - Antiquing in Noblesville Illinois - Appomattox Sesquicentennial Ohio - Rock ‘n’ RollHall of Fame

Main - Whiteall Reopening Pennsylvania - Covered Bridge Tour

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Ron Carter And his "Golden Striker" Trio For three decades the Department of Fine Arts at Alcorn State University, with funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Southern Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts, has sponsored what has become Mississippi's longest-running and most prestigious jazz festival. The day-long festival features performances by some of the most outstanding professional jazz musicians and university, college and secondary school jazz ensembles from throughout the United States. Highlights of the festival are the afternoon workshops and evening concerts by some of the world's greatest jazz artists. Now in its 35th year, the Annual Alcorn State University Jazz Festival is a masterpiece rich in tradition and talent. Jazz masters like Clark Terry, Max Roach, Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Freddie Hubbard, Louie Bellson, Donald Byrd, Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner and Arturo Sandoval have graced the stage of this free event throughout its history, establishing the ASU Jazz Festival as a true gem and premier jazz

event in the region. The 35th Annual Alcorn State University Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015. High school and col-

___________________ 35th Annual Alcorn State University

Jazz Festival Sat., April 18 at the

Vicksburg Convention Center Vicksburg, MS ________________ lege bands from around the country will perform in the morning and afternoon. A Ron Carter workshop will take place in the afternoon at 4:00 pm. A Mississippi Jazz Educator's concert will take place at 7 pm and Ron Carter and his "Golden Striker" Trio will perform at 8 pm. Festival activities will occur in the expansive and modern Vicksburg Convention

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Center, just above the scenic Mississippi River in the heart of picturesque downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi. We look forward to having you at this exciting edition of the Annual ASU JazzFest, the longest-running and most successful all-jazz festival in the region, featuring outstanding performances by student groups, an educational workshop, and performances by some of the most notable jazz greats in the world. The Annual Alcorn Sae University Jazz Festival is funded in part by grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission, South Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and Art Works.

Schedule Free - Public Invited 9 am - 4 pm: Performances by High School and University Jazz Ensembles 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Ron Carter 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm: Performance by Mississippi Jazz Educators 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Ron Carter and his "Golden Striker" Trio in Concert

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Weekender Extended  

Spring 2015 Issue / featuring places to go, things to do and people to see on extended weekend getaways. Take a Maycation; bike adventures,...

Weekender Extended  

Spring 2015 Issue / featuring places to go, things to do and people to see on extended weekend getaways. Take a Maycation; bike adventures,...