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May 10, 2012

Community Briefs May 10, 2012

SV Community Chorus to perform

Enjoy a Saturday evening with the Sierra Vista Community Chorus as they present their concert “How the West was Fun!” It takes place Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena School Road. The concert will highlight western music. Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the door.

For information, call 417.6960.

 

Cross-country race Saturday

The fifth annual Army Aviation Association of America Black Tower 5k Cross-Country Race and two-mile fun run will take place Saturday at the Unmanned Aircraft Training System Training Center. In addition to the event, there will be displays and refreshments. Registration begins at 7 a.m., the run starts at 8 a.m., and the fun walk starts at 8:15 a.m. Registration costs $8.

For more information, contact Cliff Letts, 538.5045 or Staff Sgt. Benevides, 538.8252.

 

Farm tour takes place Sunday

Tour Dad’s Farm, a local working farm on Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn viable food production methods, get gardening tips, observe spring and summer crops or the fruit and nut orchard, or learn about mulching and watering systems. Children might enjoy the petting zoo, a horse-drawn wagon and opportunities to experiment with planting seeds. The tour also includes a sustainable agriculture fair with informational booths and local farmers, ranchers and value-added producers.

Dad’s Farm is located at 30 W. Ivey Rd., Whetstone, one mile north of Mustang Corners on Hwy 90.

For more information, contact Meghan, 520.331.9821 or meghan.mix@bajaaz.org. 

 

Police group to sponsor golf tournament

The Fraternal Order of Police Huachuca Lodge 28 is sponsoring a golf tournament Saturday at the Turquoise Valley Golf Course in Naco. Format is an 18-hole, four-person scramble with no handicaps. Cost is $60.00 per player, which includes golf cart, green fees and a Mexican style, buffet lunch at the clubhouse. Turquoise Valley members will be $50, and Turquoise Valley members using their own cart are $40. Mulligans are available for an extra fee.

For information, contact Bob Randall, 452.7500 or Enforcer25@cox.net.

 

Historical society to hold annual luncheon

The Sierra Vista Historical Society will hold its Annual Membership Luncheon May 18 at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, St. Andrew’s Drive. Doors open at 11 a.m., the business meeting takes place at 11:30 a.m., and a buffet lunch begins at noon. The speaker is Ken Bennett, Arizona’s secretary of state. Luncheon cost is $15, and reservations are required.

Reservation deadline is Monday. Call Tom, 378.0733. 

 

Seniors group to hear jazz blues

Happy Achers will feature Becky Reyes and the blues-harp artistry of her husband Scott Muhleman, May 17, at 11:10 a.m.

Everyone 50 or older is welcome at Happy Achers. The group meets in Fellowship Hall, Sierra Vista Methodist Church, St. Andrews Drive and Buffalo Soldier Trail. Bring a potluck dish to share.

 

Observe hummingbird banding

Join other observers at the hummingbird banding sessions on Fort Huachuca May 20 at the Public Affairs Office, at the west end of Brown Parade Field. Banding is scheduled for one-half-hour after sunrise until approximately 10 a.m. Families are invited, and admission is free.

For information, call 417.6960.

 

Learn about area pioneers

The Friends of the Huachuca Mountains and Carr House’s Sunday afternoon presentation will showcase a pioneer family of Fairbank Historic Townsite. Eddie Figueroa will share his family history in stories and pictures. In addition to talking about how the residents of Fairbank lived, he will include stories about the railroad, the saloons and the San Pedro River. The presentation takes place May 20, 1:30 p.m. at the Carr House, Carr Canyon Road.

For information, call 417.6960.

 

Observe the night sky

The Huachuca Astronomy Club and the Patterson Observatory invite the community to their monthly Public Astronomy Night, May 24, 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. Using the Patterson Observatory’s 20-inch telescope, people will be able to view double stars, open and globular star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and Jupiter and its largest moons. Admission is free.

The Patterson Observatory is located at the University of Arizona South, 1140 Colombo Dr., Sierra Vista.

For information, contact 417.6960 or www.hacastronomy.com.

 

Wyatt Earp Days coming

Tombstone’s 31st Annual Wyatt Earp Day’s celebration is scheduled for May 26 – May 28, on Historic Allen Street.

The event, sponsored by the Tombstone Lion’s Club, will feature three full days of entertainment from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day, including a gunfighting skit competition and a historic costume competition.

The Wyatt Earp Days Chili Cook-Off will take place on May 27 between 4th and 3rd Streets at 1 p.m. with cup sales starting at 1 p.m.

For more information, call Bronco Bill, 1.520.266.5266 or Pat Kelly, 1.520.457.3451.

 

Vendors sought for garlic festival

Triangle T Historic Guest Ranch and the Rich Crest Farms seek vendors for the 3rd Annual Garlic Festival, July 28 – 29 at 4190 Dragoon Rd., Dragoon.

There will be a farmers market, face painting, magic demonstrations, old west re-enactments, live music, cooking contest and garlic cooking demonstrations

Craft and food venders register by contacting 1.520.586.7533 or triangletguestranch@earthlink.net.

Produce vendors register by calling Rich Crest Famers, 1.520.826.3434.

 

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.

For more information, call 803.0207.

 

Festival to celebrate birds

In conjunction with the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, May 5, southeastern Arizona is featuring Fiesta de las Aves with a variety of activities for birders and other wildlife enthusiasts and naturalists. This festival will travel throughout the region, allowing more to participate and enjoy the outdoors with field trips and seminars. For information, contact 432.1388 or www.SABO.org.




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