Folklore preserve now open
The Arizona Folklore Preserve will feature the Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers Sunday at 2 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children 17 and under. To make reservations, go to www.arizonafolklore.com, or call 378.6165.
To get there, drive 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on State Route 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn right (west), drive 3.3 miles, and watch for the AFP sign and entrance on the left.
Lunch Lecture Wednesdays resume
Lunch Lecture Wednesdays free lunch lectures sponsored by the Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning resume on Wednesdays through November from 12:10 – 1 p.m. each week, except the week of Thanksgiving, at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo, Sierra Vista, in room 702. Each lecture is free and open to the public.
My-Oh-My Apple Pie tour
Join Sierra Vista’s Parks and Leisure Services for a My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend and country fair at Apple Annie’s in Willcox on Saturday. The tour departs at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. from the Ether Berger Center.
For cost and other information, call 458.7922.
Mountain resources lecture planned
Learn about “Resource Use in the Huachuca Mountains in 1880” with Bill Gillespie, forest archaeologist, Coronado National Forest on Sunday, 1:30 p.m. at the Carr House Visitor Information Center.
The decade of the 1880s was a time of dramatic change in the land-use history of the east front of the Huachuca Mountains. Human activities accelerated and diversified rapidly with environmental impacts still felt today.
The free program is open to the public.
To get there, take State Route 92 south. Drive approximately six miles. Turn right (west) onto Carr Canyon Road. Drive approximately 3.25 miles and turn left into the driveway after crossing a large concrete wash.
Poker run planned
The Thunder Mountain Chapter, Army Aviation Association of America, will sponsor a motorcycle poker run Sept. 29 starting at the Sierra Vista Airport with stops in Hereford, Naco, Bisbee and Tombstone and ending at the Harley Davidson Motor Company in Sierra Vista. Registration is 8 – 10 a.m. at the airport. Cost is $15 per rider and $5 per passenger. Enjoy free food, entertainment, vendors and more at the end of the ride.
Mineral, gem show set
The Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club will host its 38th annual show Oct. 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Oct. 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Cochise College, 901 N. Columbo, Sierra Vista. Admission and parking are free. There will be live demonstrations, educational displays, gems, jewelry, lapidary supplies and geode cutting.
For more information, contact 378.6291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patagonia Fall Festival announced
Stroll under mature shade trees, visit more than 140 arts-and-crafts vendors, see live entertainment, displays and enjoy food outdoors at the Patagonia Fall Festival at 11 a.m. on Oct. 12 and 10 a.m. on Oct. 13 – 14.
The Gazebo Stage, located in the center of Town Park, is the focal point for the weekend’s free musical entertainment.
McKeown Avenue will be closed to traffic, creating a venue for street performers, access to the local galleries and restaurants of Patagonia, and additional handicapped parking. Admission and entertainment are free to the public, and the park is wheelchair accessible. Free mini-van and horse drawn wagon parking shuttles provide access to additional parking areas.
Patagonia Town Park is located on State Route 82 between Sonoita and Nogales, approximately one hour from Sierra Vista.
For more information, call 1.888 794.0060. toll free. View listings of entertainers and juried artists at www.patagoniafallfestival.com.
Join Helldorado Days Parade
The Tombstone Helldorado Days Parade seeks entrants. On Oct. 21, the parade will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed down Allen Street.
Entry fees are $10 per individual and $15 for a group of two or more. Entry deadline is Oct. 12 .
To obtain an entry form, go to www.tombstonevigilantes.com, click on the Helldorado icon and follow the instructions.
For more information, contact 1.520.457.3291 or email@example.com.
Law enforcement, military challenge
The 4th annual Law Enforcement and Military Challenge will take place at the Sierra Vista Shooting Range, Oct. 21. It will feature tactical pistol and rifle matches. Cost is $35 per shooter.
For full rules, registration and course information, go to www.desertshoot.com.
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 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.
Study birds on Wednesdays
Join the docents of The Friends of the San Pedro River on Wednesdays as they lead Bird Walks along the San Pedro River. These approximately four-hour walks begin at 7 a.m. Meet at the San Pedro House, 9800 State Route 90 East, Sierra Vista. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
For more information, call 508.4445.
Walk along San Pedro River
Join docents on a two-mile interpretive walk along the river at 9 a.m. every Saturday, from the San Pedro House, 9800 East Highway 90, Sierra Vista. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
For more information, contact 459.2555 or www.sanpedroriver.org.
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.
CANTER volunteer opportunity
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 459.4868 or www.canteraz.org.
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.
Hike on Weekends
The Huachuca Hiking Club meets at 7 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month, Cochise County Conference Center, 4001 E. Foothills Dr., Sierra Vista, in the small conference room. The club hikes on weekends.
For information, call 234.7310, or go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hhc-az.
Adopt a shelter animal
If planning to add a pet to the family, consider adopting one from the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Facility or a rescue group rather than from another source, suggests the Cochise County Humane Society. This will help give unwanted animals a new home and reduce the number of animals produced through puppy mills.
For more information about pet adoption, call 458.4151.
Help the elderly
The Volunteer Interfaith Caregiver Program is a community resource for the elderly, disabled and the caregivers of aging parents. VICaP volunteers provide free transportation and services to help the elderly live independently.
If interested in becoming a VICaP volunteer, call 459.8146.
So you got that new dog …
Now, the animal needs to go through training and socialization.
Obedience training is one of the best things owners can do for themselves and their pets.
Training opens up a line of communication between owners and dogs. It also increases the bond between human and pet and promotes a better relationship.
Training eliminates bad behavior such as jumping, running out the door, digging and chewing.
Training is available throughout Cochise County. Check the Cochise County’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CochiseCountyHumaneSociety or email firstname.lastname@example.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.