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AMS EVENT CALENDAR

Upcoming events

    • 06 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Salt, 476 W. White Mountain Blvd., Lakeside, AZ 85929​
    • 35

    Hello Arizona Mushroom Society Members,

    I am pleased to announce our first Arizona Mushroom Society Culinary Committee event of the season!   AMS will be hosting a Spring Mushroom Dinner at Salt Restaurant & Wine Bar located at 476 W. White Mountain Blvd. in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  

    AMS Board Member and Chef, Jacob Ochsankehl, has put together a delightful menu focused on mushrooms, including dishes that will star our spring favorite (the morel!), as well as a decadent treat of fresh Oregon truffles.  The proposed menu is outlined below, although slight changes may occur.  This will be a memorable event and we hope you can join us!


    The base cost for this dinner is $65.00 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $25.00 per person.  Taxes and 18% gratuity will be added when you register.  

    Registration will open Saturday, April 8. If you will be attending this event, we request you complete your registration and pay the required fees before the deadline date of May 1, 2017. There will be no refunds after that date unless another member takes your place.


    It is possible, but by no means assured, that we will be able to take out a morel foray the same day or the day after on the Mogollon Rim. Keep your eyes open for an announcement, as registration for the foray will be separate from this dinner and will fill quickly.

    We are also very excited about other AMS culinary events that will be planned this season, including Mike Dechter’s Pick and Cook Event in Flagstaff on August 26, 2017, and cook-outs held in conjunction with our upcoming planned forays.  We haven't forgotten that you asked us to plan events that will be nominal in cost and family-friendly.  We look forward to seeing you at some of them this year.  Happy Mushrooming!

    Lisa Goodwin 
    Culinary Committee Chair
    Arizona Mushroom Society, Inc.

           

    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Payson, AZ

    FORAY DATES: Saturday August 5 - Sunday August 6, 2017

    FORAY DESTINATION: This year, since the NAMA Regional Foray is being held in the White Mountains the weekend after the AMS foray, we will break with tradition by holding our annual foray in the Payson/Mogollon Rim area.

    ALTERNATE DATE: In case of poor conditions throughout the state, the event will be held August 19-20 instead.

    ALTERNATE DESTINATION: In case of poor conditions only in the Payson area, but good conditions elsewhere, the alternate destination will be either Flagstaff or the White Mountains.

    GO/NO-GO DECISION DATE: Final determination of our destination and date will be made late in the day on Wednesday, August 2.

    MEETING PLACE: McDonald's Restaurant parking lot, intersection of Highways 87 and 260, Payson, AZ (Tentative)

    MEETING TIME:
    9:00 AM Saturday, Aug 5. 
    8:00 AM Sunday, Aug 6.

    FORAY CAPTAIN: TBA

    LOCAL SCOUTS: TBA

    FORAY MYCOLOGIST/GUEST SPEAKER: TBA

    MYCOLOGY SKILL LEVEL: General/All

    THEME: Education, Identification, Edibles

    PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVEL: Gentle

    VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS: Any vehicle, but high clearance is recommended

    MEETUP FORUM: 

    ASSOCIATED EVENTS: Potluck TBA

    EXPECTED WEATHER: TBA

    LODGING: TBA

    OTHER INFO: TBA


    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • White Mountains, Arizona

    The North American Mycological Association and the Arizona Mushroom Society, Inc., are pleased to announce the 2017 NAMA Regional Foray in Arizona.  It has been a long wait, but registration will open VERY soon!

    Please click the orange REGISTER button at left for on-line registration and payment. Note that you must be a NAMA member and obtain a code from NAMA to open the registration page.

    Complete details of the foray will soon be on-line at these links:

    NAMA Regional Foray Overview

    If you have any questions, you may contact Chris May, the President of the AMS, at 480-326-6863 or via email


    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Flagstaff, AZ
    • 25


    Our foray boss Mike Dechter has arranged for a one-day event on the Hart Prairie Preserve north of Flagstaff, owned by the Nature Conservancy. This will be a "pick-and-cook" event aimed at collecting edible mushroom species, cooking them in the lodge kitchen, and tasting them as a group. 

    This will be a good opportunity for our members to taste tiny samples of many unfamiliar species, and determine whether or not it is worth making the effort to learn to identify them and perform a full Leathers Edibility Test to ensure they are agreeable to one's digestion.

    There will be a modest fee for this event, part of which is for cooking supplies and part of which will go to support the mission of the Nature Conservancy.

    SPACES ARE LIMITED. 

    FORAY DATE: Saturday August 26, 2017

    FORAY DESTINATION: This event will be held on the Nature Conservancy's Hart Prairie Preserve north of Flagstaff, AZ.

    ALTERNATE DATE: None.

    ALTERNATE DESTINATION: None.

    GO/NO-GO DECISION DATE: Final confirmation of the foray will be made on Wednesday, August 23.

    MEETING PLACE: Hart Prairie Preserve Lodge, Forest Road 151, Flagstaff, AZ

    MEETING TIME:
    9:00 AM Saturday, August 26, 2017.

    FORAY CAPTAIN: Mike Dechter

    LOCAL SCOUTS: TBA

    FORAY MYCOLOGIST/GUEST SPEAKER: TBA

    MYCOLOGY SKILL LEVEL: General/All

    THEME: Identification, cooking, and tasting of edible species.

    DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Gentle

    VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS: Any vehicle.

    MEETUP FORUM: 

    ASSOCIATED EVENTS: None.

    EXPECTED WEATHER: TBA

    LODGING: On your own in Flagstaff.

    OTHER INFO: TBA


    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 4341 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix, AZ

    The 2017 Annual Holiday Potluck of The Arizona Mushroom Society, Inc., will be held Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. It will take place at the Maricopa County Extension Service Building, located at 4341 East Broadway in Phoenix, Arizona. The entrance (easy to miss in the dark) is on the South side of Broadway Rd, about 30 feet east of the Traffic Light at 43rd Place.

    Door prizes will be given out.

    If you can, please bring a dish to share at the potluck according to the following assignment:

    If your last name begins with letters Q-Z, please bring a salad or side dish; if A-H please bring a dessert; if I-P  please bring a main dish.

    Of course, please bring the proper utensil with which to serve the dish.  If the dish is to be served hot, bring your own crock-pot, skillet, etc. and extension cord to be plugged in.

    If you bring a dish containing wild-picked mushrooms, you should note that sharing of mushrooms between members is at the sole risk of the individuals comply with the Society's published safety regulations.  

    Coffee, soft drinks, ice, paper plates, cups and plastic utensils will be provided by the Club.  The Club will also provide a cooked ham.

    Activities for the meeting are now in the planning stages. If you have suggestions for the evening's activities or speaker, please inform an officer of the Society. 

    Our potlucks have always been an enjoyable way to recap the year's activities, and give you a chance to win a free turkey or ham certificate for the Holiday Season.

    If you have a photograph of an interesting mushroom or other fungus, or a dried specimen to display, or a mushroom-related work of art or handicrafts, feel free to bring that along to set up on our display table.

    Mark your calendars for December 9th, 2017 and plan to attend the 2017 Winter Potluck!


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