Fly fishing club meets
San Pedro Flycasters Club member Pat Richards will be the guest speaker at the next club meeting, tonight, 6:30 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Community Church, 4029 E. Golden Acres Drive, in Sierra Vista. Richards will present a power point show on the south island of New Zealand. Zane Grey went fly fishing in New Zealand during the 1920s and declared the country the â€œAnglerâ€™s Eldorado.â€
For more information and location directions, go to http://www.sanpedroflycasters.com/.
Get youth outdoors, active
The Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest will hold a Get Outdoors Day, Saturday, 8 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m. at Parker Canyon Lake. This event is designed to get youth active and interested in the outdoors. It is free and open to the public.
Events include a free fishing clinic, reptile exhibit, information booths by various agencies, nature walks at 10 a.m. and noon, educational programs and more.
For more information, call the Forest Service office, 378-0311.Â
Learn about basic geology
Judy Phillips, local environmental educator, will share a number of activities that will deepen or enhance attendeesâ€™ knowledge of basic geology, the study of minerals and how they form. Activities are hands-on and appropriate for families with school-age children.
The program takes place Sunday, 1:30 p.m. at the Carr House Visitor Information Center.
The public is invited to this free event.
Carr House VIC, operated by the volunteer Friends of the Huachuca Mountains, is located up Carr Canyon Road off State Route 92. Turn right just before Mesquite Tree Restaurant and drive approximately three miles to the driveway which will be on the left-hand side of the road after passing through a concrete wash.
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 physicianâ€™s statement, are required and can be found at www.canteraz.org under â€œstudents.â€
For more information, call Marcia, 459.4868 or Susan, 459.2225.
Nominate veteran for special honors
The Second Annual Independence Day Music Festival, Tues., July 3, at Salt River Fields, Scottsdale, will honor five veterans for their service.
The public is invited to nominate a member of the military, someone they believe to be extraordinary in their service to this country.
Nomination deadline is June 15. Nomination forms are available atÂ http://www.saltriverfields.com/Libraries/Documents/Veteran_Nomination_Form.sflb.ashx.
Instructions for submission are on the nomination form.
Honorees receive VIP tickets to the music festival, season tickets to Salt River Fields events, and an â€œinsiderâ€™s tourâ€ of the nationally recognized facility, which serves as the MLB Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies.
Doors open at 5 p.m.; mainstage music begins at 5:45 p.m.
Fireworks are scheduled at 10:30 p.m.Â
For more information about the festival, go to www.SaltRiverFields.com.
Tennis lessons for youth offered
The City of Sierra Vista Youth Summer Tennis Lessons will begin on July 9 with registration beginning on June 18. Beginner lessons for youth 6-10 will be from 4:30 â€“ 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The 11-17 year old beginner, advanced beginner/intermediate lessons for those 6-17 years old will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. also on Mondays and Wednesdays for four consecutive weeks. The registration fee is $55 per student, with each class limited to 12. Lessons will be taught by a United States Tennis Association Certified Instructor and held at the Oscar Yrun Community Center Tennis Courts, 3020 E. Tacoma St.
Register is at all Leisure Services facilities. A minimum of four students must be registered to conduct the lessons.
Attend citizen police academy
The next Sierra Vista Police Department Citizen Police Academy is scheduled to begin Aug. 1, Wednesday evenings, 6 â€“ 9 p.m., for 12 consecutive weeks in the Police Department Auditorium.
Students will tour the police facility, train with simulated weapons, learn to process evidence, participate in a ride-along with an on-duty police officer and get law-enforcement related training. Academy graduates will have an â€œinsiderâ€™sâ€ view of SVPD law enforcement operations.
There is no cost and snacks and refreshments are provided.
For more information or to obtain an application packet, go to www.sierravistaaz.gov. Class space is limited. Application deadline is June 20.
Run around the parkÂ
The Cityâ€™s Leisure & Library Services invites the public to the summer 5K Run Around the Park, July 28 at 7 a.m. The cost for the race is $15 per person and will increase to $20 the day of the race. A $1 discount will be given to members of the Thunder Mountain Running Club.
Runners who pre-register will receive a race T-shirt. First, second and third place individual awards will be presented in eight male and female age divisions The race starts and ends in the parking lot at Apache Middle School. Register at The Cove, Oscar Yrun Community Center or Ethel Berger Center. For more information, call 417.6980.
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 â€“ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
See owls on Mondays
Join the weekly bird walk along the San Pedro River on Gordon Lewisâ€™ property where he has burrows for the burrowing owl.
For time and directions, call Lewis 366.5560.
Join in on Tuesday hikes
The Tuesday hiking group hikes to areas throughout Southeastern Arizona. Admission is free.
For a list of upcoming hikes, go to http://members.cox.net/lou_edwards/ or call 458.2008.
CANTER seeks volunteers
Horse lovers who have a morning each week to volunteer are invited to join CANTER, which needs horse handlers and side walkers to support their therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities. CANTER operates Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 7388 Chief Joseph Dr. off Moson Road, Hereford.
For more information, contact Marcia, 459.4868 or www.canteraz.org.