Score $15,000 in prizes with AAFES
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Unilever March Madness” sweepstakes will reward six shoppers worldwide with an LG 55″ television, valued at $2,500 apiece.
The sweepstakes runs through April 7, and registration is underway at the Fort Huachuca Post Exchange. Contestants must be 18 or older, and no purchase is necessary. Winners will be announced on or about May 21.
Hunt for Easter eggs
On Saturday, 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 more. The public is invited, and admission is free. Children 9 and younger can take part in an Easter egg and candy hunt, so bring a basket. There will be 10,000 eggs with prizes inside.
At 9:10 a.m., girls 7 “â€œ 9 can hunt for eggs in the food court. At 9:30 a.m. boys 7 “â€œ 9 can hunt for eggs in the food court. From 9 a.m. “â€œ noon, children 6 and under can hunt for eggs at the play area near Dillards.
For more information, contact Ken James, 458.7922 or Ken.James@SierraVistaAZ.gov.
Motorcycle club plans party
The Rough Riders Motorcycle Club is celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of their Black Jack Chapter Saturday 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” Saturday, 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.
See Army band perform
The next 62nd Army Band concert will be held Sunday, 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.
Learn about Buffalo Soldiers
Come to the “Brown Bag” Lunch Lecture series Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. and learn about the Buffalo Soldiers stationed at Fort Huachuca during the Indian Wars through World War II. Lectures are held at Cochise College, Room 702, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. The lecture is free, and the public is invited.
For more information, call 515.5492.
Prowl for owls
Take part in the Carr Canyon Owl Prowl to learn about the area’s owls on Wednesday. Six of southeastern Arizona’s 12 owl species nest in the Coronado National Forest’s mountains. An expert guide will be along to assist with identification. This walk begins at 6:30 p.m., and the fee is $15 for Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory members and $20 for non-members.
Register at http://www.SABO.org or 432.1388.
Participate in rummage sale
Fort Huachuca’s Protestant Women of the Chapel will sponsor a rummage sale, April 14, 9 a.m. “â€œ 1 p.m. in the Main Post Chapel parking lot.
Spaces are available for $5. Members of the community are invited to buy or sell.
For more information, call Jo or Suzann, 533.4748.
The Chapel TurnAround Point will be open from noon “â€œ 2 p.m. to accept leftovers from the sale. TAP is located inside the laundry building near the Main Exchange parking area.
For more information, call Jo Moore, 533.4748.
Holocaust survivor to speakÃ‚Â
Holocaust survivor Walter Feiger will speak about his experiences during the Holocaust at the Cochise College Douglas Campus, Highway 90, Douglas, on April 16, 11 a.m. “â€œ noon at the Little Theatre.
The presentation, coordinated by Cochise College’s Student Government Associations and Phi Theta Kappa, is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 417.4012.
Take part in motorcycle ride
Join the Thunder Mountain Hog Chapter for the 9th Annual Chris Nason Memorial Motorcycle Ride, commemorating the first Fort Huachuca casualty in Iraq. The event takes place on April 21. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Rendezvous, Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista. The run concludes at 3 p.m.
For more information, call 520.955.8706.
Become an Outdoor Woman
Registration is currently underway for a two-day workshop, April 21 “â€œ 22, where women can learn how to “Become an Outdoor Woman.” A number of outdoor-related sessions will take place during the workshop, sponsored by the Arizona Wildlife Federation, to be held at Friendly Pines Camp, Prescott, Ariz.
Classes on rappelling, sausage-making, archery, still water paddling, hunting, hiking, geocaching and many more are offered; participants select their top four choices which will be covered in separate workshops.
Cost is $240, $280 with horsemanship.
For more information, go to http://mlist.orchidsuites.net/lists/lt.phpid=KkoCAQZUUwVSBB4FCFNWD0oBB1VaAVg%3D.
Enjoy a history walk
Join the Friends of the San Pedro docents on a history walk at Millville along the San Pedro River, April 21. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Millville Trailhead parking lot on Charleston Road, Sierra Vista.
For more information, call 508.4445.
Celebrate Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day at the Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market, April 21, on the northwest corner of Carmichael and Wilcox Streets. The Earth Day market will include agricultural displays and educational exhibits from 9 a.m. “â€œ 2 p.m.
For more information, call 1.520.678.2638.
Buffalo Soldier historic sites tour set
Learn more about the Buffalo Soldiers, the all-black unit stationed on Fort Huachuca in the late 1800s through the turn of the 20th Century, by taking a tour on post.
Tours are held monthly on the third Saturday. Participants meet, depart from and return to the City of Sierra Vista’s Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma Street. The next tour is on April 21. Departure time is 1 p.m., and participants should arrive by 12:45 p.m. The tour fee is $15, and children 12 and under go for free. Water and snacks are provided.
For reservations, required to ensure adequate seating, call Arizona Sunshine Tours, 803.6713.
What called them to the Canyons?
Local historian Rosemary Snapp will share the history and homesteading of Carr Canyon and why settlers made the canyon their home at Amazing Arizona, April 21, 1 p.m. at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma Street, Sierra Vista.
Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.
For more information, call 1.520.417.6980.
See stars during program
The Huachuca Astronomy Club and the Patterson Observatory invite the community to their monthly Public Astronomy Night April 26, 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. Using the Patterson Observatory’s 20-inch telescope, view double stars, open-and globular-star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, Jupiter and its largest moons. Admission is free.
Patterson Observatory is located at the University of Arizona South, 1140 Colombo Dr., Sierra Vista.
For information, contact 417.6960 or http://www.hacastronomy.com.