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August 23, 2012

Community Briefs – August 23, 2012

Homework help for students

Students in grades K-12 as well as college students can visit www.SierraVistaAZ.gov/svlibrary to get on-demand, free homework help from qualified tutors. Help is available in math, science, social studies and English. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available to help students in math and science.

For more information, call the Sierra Vista Public Library, 458.4225.

Toastmasters plan open house

The Toastmasters clubs of Cochise County invite Fort Huachuca military and civilian employees to a Toastmasters Community Open House, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Sierra Vista Public Library Mona Bishop Room, 2600 E. Tacoma St.

The open house program will include a meet-and-greet where guests can converse with veteran Cochise County Toastmasters, followed by a sample meeting that will demonstrate a typical Toastmasters meeting agenda. Food will be provided.

For more information, call 538.4910, gsnyder10@cox.net or http://huachuca.toastmastersclubs.org.

Learn about local bird migration

The more people study birds, the more intriguing they become. Tom Wood, director of the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory in Bisbee, will present a program on the wonders of migration in the birds of Southeast Arizona and the connection between the Coronado National Forest and the Amazon Basin. From banding studies and other research, the story of bird migration is rich and varied.

The free program takes place Sunday, 1:30 p.m. at the Carr House Visitor Information Center, Coronado National Forest, Carr Canyon Road.

For more information, contact 1.520.417.6960 or www.huachucamountains.org.

Diamondbacks’ military discounts

The Arizona Diamondbacks extend a 50-percent discount to all members of the armed forces and military veterans for every Sunday home game in the 2012 season.

Games include:

Sunday – D-backs vs. San Diego Padres

Sept. 16 – D-backs vs. San Francisco Giants

Sept. 30 – D-backs vs. Chicago Cubs

For cost, other information or ticket purchase, email bmccaman@dbacks.com.

Observe hummingbird banding

Join other observers at hummingbird banding sessions on Fort Huachuca, scheduled for one-half-hour after sunrise until approximately 10 a.m. Banding takes place at the Public Affairs Office, across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field. The next session will be held on Sunday.

For more information, call 1.520.417.6960.

PFLAG Sierra Vista chapter meets

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays welcomes parents, families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Members provide support and information to counter myths and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Monthly meetings take place at 6:30 p.m., the first Wednesday of each month, at the Unitarian Universalist Church office, 1020 E. Fry Blvd., just west of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Dine under the stars

The University of Arizona’s South Foundation, Inc. will hold a “Dine Under the Stars” dinner, Sept. 8, at the U of A South campus, featuring a buffet with a Latin theme. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. in the grassy area at the campus center.

U of A South is located on N, Columbo Ave., Sierra Vista.

For ticket and other information, call 458.8278, ext. 2129.

Voter registration drive set

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s voter registration drive will take place Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St.

For more information or to learn what to bring, call 459.2392.

See owls on Mondays

Join the weekly bird walk along the San Pedro River on Gordon Lewis’ property and see burrowing owls.

For time and directions, call 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.

Shop local Farmers Market

Enjoy locally grown produce as well as locally raised meats and eggs, homemade baked goods, salsas, jams, honeys, natural body care, crafts and more at the Sierra Vista Farmers Market. There are two markets to choose from. The Thursday market is held at the northwest corner of Wilcox Drive and Carmichael Avenue. The Saturday location is the southeast corner of Charleston Road and the State Route 90 Bypass, just north of Target. Hours for both markets are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round.

For more information, call 678.2638 or go to www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com.

See birds on San Pedro River

All birdwatchers are invited to join a two to three hour field trip onto private property to view riparian habitat, including burrowing owl roosts. Bring water, sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing. Bird watching takes place at 8 a.m. every Monday. Pull-off just west of the bridge on the north side of State Route 92, at Gate 10663, Palominas. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

For information, call 366.5560.




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