Events

May 17, 2012

Community Briefs May 17, 2012

Teen volunteer program planned

Sierra Vista’s Leisure and Library Services is accepting applications for the summer Teen Volunteer Program. Teens will perform a variety of summer volunteer jobs to include recreation, sports, clerical and aquatic volunteer positions. Volunteers are responsible for transportation to and from the assigned work location at the agreed-on hours.

Volunteers for Kid’s WORLD positions must be at least 14 and 16 for any sports program position.

For more information, call 458.7922.

 

Sierra Vista bicycle event set

In honor of Armed Forces Day, the City of Sierra Vista will sponsor the 4th Annual Cycle Sierra Vista Saturday, a self-directed free event with cycling routes for varying abilities. Routes start and end in Veterans’ Memorial Park with departure between 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Route maps are available at the starting point.

Other activities include a bike maneuvering course, bicycle registration with the SV Police Department, bicycle fit, and maintenance and bike helmets for children.

For more information, contact Laura Dolak, 417.4800.

 

SV Public Works plans open house

The City of Sierra Vista’s Public Works Department will host its 7th Annual Open House Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon at the Pedro Castro Maintenance Center, 401 Giulio Cesare Ave. in celebration of National Public Works Week.

Learn about recycling, composting and alternative fuels. The Sierra Vista Police Department will be doing child fingerprinting and the Sierra Vista Fire Department will have the smokehouse. This free event is open to the public.

For more information call 458.5775.

 

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 Sunday, 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 gun-fighting 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.

 

Western singer to appear at AFP

The Arizona Folklore Preserve will present a leading Western entertainer, R.W. Hampton, in a one-day only performance on June 2. Show times are 2 and 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets for children 17 and under are $6.

Make reservations early at 378.6165.

Soon to enter its 16th season, the AFP’s mission is “to collect, present and preserve, the songs, stories, legends, myths, and western poetry of the State of Arizona.” Live performances are offered each Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. For more information, including performance schedules, go to www.arizonafolklore.com.

AFP is located six miles south of Sierra Vista. Take State Route 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn right (west), drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, and watch for the AFP entrance and sign to the left.

 

Blingy Shoe Competition planned

Decorate sneakers, flip-flops, desert boots, crocks, sandals, or cowboy boots for a fun evening under the stars at the semi formal Ambiance and History event at the Sarah Gibbs Botanical Garden at the Sierra Vista library June 2, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Dress up, enjoy food, wine, entertainment, enter a Chinese auction and compete in the Blingy Shoe Competition for $35 per person. Tickets are available at the Ethel Berger Center, 417.6980.

For more information regarding the shoe competition, call Liz Reed, evenings, 803.7760.

 

Riding classes for seniors offered

CANTER, Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic Equestrian Resources, is offering classes under the Silver Saddles Program, a riding program for adults 60 and over who are interested in learning to ride or who want to polish up their riding skills. Classes are 45 minutes and cost $20 per session. Participant forms, including a physician’s statement, are required and can be found at www.canteraz.org under “students.”

For more information, call Marcia, 459.4868 or Susan, 459.2225.

 

Warrant officers plan golf tournament

The U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association Arizona Silver Chapter will hold a golf tournament June 17 at Turquoise Valley Golf and RV Park in Naco. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The shotgun start begins at 8:30 a.m. Format will be a four-player scramble.

The $75 fee includes golf, cart, lunch, trophies and prizes. Registration closes June 4.

For information, contact retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bill Whealy, 255.4500, or retired Chief Warrant Officer Harry Bowen, 520.508.2685 or harrybowen@aol.com.

 

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.




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