Hike Fort Bowie
Fort Bowie commemorates its 150th Anniversary in 2012 and in observation of this historic occasion, they offer guided hikes that will focus on the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the Fort, to include the Bascom Affair and the Battle of Apache Pass. The walking distance is approximately 3 miles round-trip, and visitors should wear a hat and sun protection, and bring drinking water, a camera, a walking stick and lunch or snack. The hikes begin at 10 a.m. this Sunday at the Fort Bowie trailhead off Apache Pass Road, near Willcox. Admission is free.
For information, call 1.520.847.2500.
SACA presents home showÃ‚Â
Learn from vendors and exhibitors about home improvement and construction at the Southeast Arizona Contractors Association Home & Garden Show. This event will be held at Buena High School, Buena School Road on Friday from 9Ã‚Â a.m. “â€œ 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9Ã‚Â a.m. “â€œ 4Ã‚Â p.m. The public is invited, and admission is free.
For more information, call 458.6940.
See, help with hummingbird banding
The Hummingbird Monitoring Network, a science-based, project-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of hummingbird diversity and abundance throughout the Americas, will begin monitoring hummingbirds on Fort Huachuca on Sunday at 6 a.m. Monitoring begins at sunrise and lasts for 5 hours. Monitoring takes place every other Sunday for five hours, beginning at sunrise, through Oct. 21.
Banding at Fort Huachuca takes place outside of the Public Affairs Office, Building 21115, Brayton Hall, across from the gazebo at the upper-end of Brown Parade Field.
Fort Huachuca and area residents are invited to become trappers, recorders, feeder releasers and feeder maintainers. Observers are also welcome.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have lunch and socialize
Join the Sierra Vista Historical Society and the Henry F. Hauser Museum staff at a barbeque lunch, Saturday, 11 a.m. “â€œ 12:30 p.m. at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma Street. Admission is $10. For more information, call 417.6980.
Learn about Arizona statehood
Historian Jim Turner will describe the bumpy road to Arizona statehood at Amazing Arizona’s “Arizona Statehood with all the Bells and Whistles!”
Arizona was almost merged with New Mexico to form one large state. However, when Arizona became a separate state on Feb. 14, 1912, the day was celebrated with bells ringing, whistles blowing and major festivities! The presentation will be held Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. The public is invited, and admission is free.
For more information, call 417.6980.
Watch vintage baseball tournament
Enjoy baseball as it was played when Lincoln was president. Seven teams will play by 1860 rules in vintage uniforms on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. until dusk at Bisbee’s historic Warren Ballpark. Cost is $10 for one day and $15 for two days. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Active duty military are admitted free on Sunday.
For more information, contact Judy Anderson, 432.3813 or go to www.friendsofwarrenballpark.com.
“In the Mood” to perform
The nationally touring group, “In the Mood” is coming to the Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Drive, Sierra Vista.
The musical variety revue featuring songs from the 1940s will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Sierra Vista Herald, 102 Fab Avenue and at the Bisbee Daily Review office, 12 Main Street, Bisbee.
Tickets are $35 for reserved seats and $25 for general admission.
Musical entertainment offered
Enjoy the musical entertainment of the Sierra Vista Community Band Concert Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. The public is invited, and admission is free.
For more information, call 417.6980.
Holocaust survivor to speakÃ‚Â
Holocaust survivor Walter Feiger will speak about his experiences during the Holocaust at the Sierra Vista Campus, Cochise College, 901 N. Columbo Ave., Monday, noon “â€œ 1 p.m. in the Student Union Community Room.
Feiger will be at the Douglas Campus, Highway 90, Douglas, to give his presentation on April 16, 11 a.m. “â€œ noon at the Little Theatre.
The presentations are coordinated by Cochise College’s Student Government Associations and Phi Theta Kappa, and are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 417.4012.
Seniors invited to Happy Achers
A variety show featuring the talents of members will highlight Happy Achers’ potluck on March 29, 11:10 a.m. The 70-odd members of Happy Achers, a seniors’ group that includes both non-Methodists and Methodists, meet each month to enjoy fellowship, good food, and relaxed entertainment in Fellowship Hall of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church at the intersection of St. Andrews Drive and Buffalo Soldier Trail.
Everyone over 50 is welcome and should bring a dish to share.
See stars, planets up close
The Huachuca Astronomy Club and the Patterson Observatory invite the community to their monthly Public Astronomy Night March 29, 6:30 p.m. weather permitting. Using the Patterson Observatory’s 20-inch telescope, participants will be able to view double stars, open and globular star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and Jupiter and its largest moons. The Patterson Observatory is located at the University of Arizona South, 1140 Colombo Dr., Sierra Vista.
For information, call 417.6960.
Celebrate creative writing
Join other creative individuals at the 14th Annual Cochise Community Creative Writing Celebration. The event includes keynote address, breakout sessions, readings, book sales and signings and a writing contest.
The celebration will be held on March 30, 9:30 a.m. “â€œ 4:30 p.m. and on March 31, 7:30 a.m. “â€œ 4:30 p.m. at Cochise College, Colombo Avenue, and Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma Street, Sierra Vista. Admission for the two-day session is $40, $25 for seniors or students, and the one-day session is $25.
For more information, call 417.4122.
Hunt for Easter eggs
On March 31, Easter Eggstravaganza! will be held inside The Mall at Sierra Vista beginning at 9 a.m. Meet the Easter Bunny, have a picture taken, get a face painting, bounce in a jumping castle and much more. The public is invited, and admission is free. Children 9 and younger can take part in an Easter egg and candy hunt, so don’t forget to bring a basket.
For more information, call 458.7922.
Motorcycle club plans party
The Rough Riders Motorcycle Club is celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of their Black Jack Chapter March 31 starting at 5 p.m.at PC’s Lounge, 4700 E. State Route 90, Sierra Vista. The Fort Huachuca community and area military and retirees are invited.
There will be live music by the band, Cage, at 6 p.m., free food, drinks and giveaways. Cost is $10 per person and $15 per couple.
For more information, call Botch, 780.0200.
Pottery show scheduled
Hacienda de Sonoita presents the Mata Ortiz Pottery “Trunk Show” March 31, 9 a.m. “â€œ 4 p.m. along with miniatures, jewelry and photography.
Admission is free.
For more information and a map, contact 1.520.455.5308 or www.haciendasonoita.com.
Watch birds at EOP
Join an approximately 3-hour public bird watching tour, led by docents of several bird watching organizations, at the Environmental Operations Park every Sunday. Tours are limited to 22 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tours leave from State Route 90 between Mile Marker 324 and 325, Sierra Vista, at 8 a.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
For more information, contact 432.1388 or www.sabo.org.
See Army band perform
The next 62nd Army Band concert will be held April 1, 2 p.m. at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. This free event is open to the public.
For more information, call 417.6980.
Hike on Mondays
The Monday Hikers group hikes to areas throughout Southeastern Arizona. Interested persons should meet in the Sears parking lot at The Mall at Sierra Vista, 7Ã‚Â a.m. on Mondays. Admission is free.
For more information, call 803.0207.
See owls on Mondays
Join the weekly bird walk along the San Pedro River on Gordon Lewis’ property where he has burrows for the burrowing owl.
For time and directions, call Lewis 366.5560.