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 Friday. Nomination forms are available at 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.
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 Monday. 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 Wednesday.
Enroll in citizen fire academy
Those interested in learning about the local fire organization and operations are invited to enroll in the 2012 Sierra Vista Fire Departmentâ€™s Citizens Fire Academy which begins July 12 and runs from 6 â€“ 9 p.m. each Thursday night from 6 â€“ 9 p.m.
Topics include life safety, emergency medical services, fire prevention, fire ground operations and more. Instructors are SVFD personnel. Academy graduates will have an â€œinsiderâ€™sâ€ view of SVFD fire operations.
For more information, contact Capt. Robert Fields, 417.4400.
Attend dinner theater, murder mystery
The Windemere Hotel and Conference Center in conjunction with the Illegitimate Theater Company will present their production of â€œA Deadly Habit â€“ The SuperBowl Massacre,â€ a superbowl-themed play, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. and June 24 at 1 p.m. in the Windemere Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door for dinner and show or $12 for show only.
For more information and tickets, call 459.5900.
Run around the park
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 email@example.com.
Produce vendors register by calling Rich Crest Famers, 1.520.826.3434.
Shootâ€™n shindig planned for youth
The Huachuca Whitetail Club will sponsor a Shootâ€™n Shindig for Kids June 30 at the Sierra Vista Shooting Range on Highway 90, Sierra Vista. Registration begins at 8, and the event begins at 9 a.m. Youth 16 and under may participate if accompanied by an adult and registered by 9 a.m. There will be proper instruction for handling weapons, fun and competitive shooting events. Cost is $10 for adults, $7.50 for youth 8 â€“ 16 and those 7 or under are free.
For information, call Chris Sterner, 1.520.227.2140 or Alan Pederson, 1.520.249.4089.
Improve public speaking
Those interested in improving public speaking and leadership skills should consider visiting the Huachuca Toastmasters â€” a non-profit chapter of Toastmasters International, and recent recipient of the Select Distinguished Toastmasters Club award. Meetings convene at 11:30 a.m. and adjourn at 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the corner of Christy and Adair on Fort Huachuca.
For more information, contact Gary, 459.0134 or http://huachuca.freetoasthost.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.