MI Library holding haiku contest
Fort Huachucaâ€™s Military Intelligence Library is committed to serving the information needs of the MI students and community. But, sometimes, the staff just wants to have fun.
April is National Poetry Month, and the MI Library invites MI Library patrons to enter their Haiku Contest, one poem per day, throughout April. Follow the Haiku format, and submit only your own, original work.
The staff will showcase the winner, honorable mentions, and others they happen to like on their Facebook page. The winner, chosen by random drawing from all submissions, will receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant. Anyone can win.
The first hummingbird (five syllables)
hovered at the red budâ€™s bloom. (seven syllables)
Sweet Calliope! (five syllables)
Participate in rummage sale
Fort Huachucaâ€™s Protestant Women of the Chapel will sponsor a rummage sale, Saturday, 9 a.m. â€“ 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€“ 2 p.m. Saturday 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 speak
Holocaust survivor Walter Feiger will speak about his experiences during the Holocaust at the Cochise College Douglas Campus, Highway 90, Douglas, on Monday, 11 a.m. â€“ noon at the Little Theatre.
The presentation, coordinated by Cochise Collegeâ€™s Student Government Associations and Phi Theta Kappa, is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 417.4012.
Top banjo artist to perform
Don Van Palta, world-class banjo artist, will entertain Happy Achersâ€™ potluck gathering at 11:10 a.m. on April 19 in Fellowship Hall of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. The church is located at Buffalo Soldier Trail and St. Andrews Drive.
Now a resident of this area, Don Van Palta has been named one of the best banjo players in the world. He was inducted into the four-string banjo performance Hall of Fame in 2004 for his abilities. His easy entertainment style has won a loyal local following.
Happy Achers is open to everyone over 50. Attendees should bring a dish to share.
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€“ 22, where women can learn how to â€œBecome an Outdoor Woman.â€ 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.php?id=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 Farmerâ€™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€“ 2 p.m.
For more information, call 1.520.678.2638.
Buffalo Soldier historic sitesÂ 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 Vistaâ€™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 Observatoryâ€™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.
Dog show coming to town
The Greater Sierra Vista Kennel Club will sponsor Going to the Dogs on April 28, 9 a.m. â€“ 3 pm at Arbenz Field on Tacoma Street, Sierra Vista. Its goal is to promote responsible dog ownership.
There will be an American Kennel Club Conformation, Obedience and Rally Match. Mixed breeds are welcome to compete in Obedience and Rally. Junior Showmanship and a Canine Good Citizen Test will also be offered. Exhibitors can enter the day of the match. The event will also include Meet the Breeds, agility and other demonstrations, rescue groups and shelters with dogs ready for adoption. There will be $30 micro-chipping, photographers, a pet psychic, therapy dogs, pet products and services, veterinarians, vendors and food booths. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
For vendor information, call 456.1033. For general information, contact 458.7839 or www.gsvkc.org.
Meet cavalry association members
Join The Fort Huachuca Cavalry Association for a luncheon, May 1, 11 a.m. â€“ 12:30 p.m., at the Outback Steakhouse in honor of the U.S. Cavalry. The menu features: build-a-burger, fries, cold beverage and dessert; door prizes, giveaways and more.
Cost is $15 per person and includes a free annual FHCA membership. Tickets are available at Spur Western Wear.
For more information, go to www.fhcahome.org.
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.
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, 7 a.m. on Mondays. Admission is free.