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)
MVC to host cooking class
Mountain Vista Communities will host Fiesta Night Cooking Class Wednesday, 6 p.m. at the Mountain Vista Community Center, 102 Davis on Fort Huachuca. Learn how to make spicy truffles and a Mexican-themed dish. Come hungry! Win door prizes! Wear your favorite fiesta wear for double door prize tickets.
Open to all MVC residents 18 and older. Space is limited, so RSVP by Friday at 515.9000.
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 Saturday. 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.
Youth meet happens Saturday
The Sierra Vista Leisure Services is sponsoring youth Track and Field Games, open to boys and girls 9-14, on Saturday, 10 a.m. â€“ 12:30 p.m., at Bujalski Field on Fort Huachuca. Events include the 50M, 100M, 200M and the 400M Dash, the 800M and 1600M Run, 4X100M Relay (form your own team-same age division), the Standing Long Jump and Softball Throw.
Competitors in the 9 and 10 and 11 and 12 age divisions can enter two track events, one field event and the relay event or two field events, one track event and one relay event. Competitors in the 13 and 14 age divisions can enter two track events and one field event or two field events and one track event. Winners will advance to the State Championship Games in Peoria in May.
Registration will be taken on site, 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
For additional information, call Jack King, 417.6980.
Western duo to perform
Western music duo Open Range will perform at the Arizona Folklore Preserve Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children 17 and under.
For more information, including performance schedules and directions, contact 378.6165 or www.arizonafolklore.com.
Enjoy a history walk
Join the Friends of the San Pedro docents on a history walk at Millville along the San Pedro River, Saturday. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Millville Trailhead parking lot on Charleston Road, Sierra Vista.
For more information, call 508.4445.
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 Vistaâ€™s Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma Street. The next tour takes place on Saturday. 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, Saturday, 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.