Cochise County Fair begins today
The 88th Annual Cochise County Fair begins today with exhibits, displays, contests, 4-H competition, auction, booths, carnival and more at the Douglas Fairgrounds, 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Rd., Douglas. Gates open 10 a.m., and parking is free. See displays of livestock, plants vegetables and more in an old-fashioned fairground setting.
Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students 6-17.
For information, call 417.6960 or 364.3819
Cochise Classic Fun Ride set
Join family and friends at the Cochise Classic Fun Ride Saturday along Sierra Vista’s multi-use paths and streets! There are 15-mile, 5-mile and ¼-mile bicycle events. Youth 8 and under can navigate a 1/4 mile obstacle and adventure course for the under-8 crowd. Win prizes for the best dressed bicycle. The event begins at the Mall at Sierra Vista.
For registration fee and other information, contact 417.6960 or www1.perimeterbicycling.com.
Poker run planned
The Thunder Mountain Chapter, Army Aviation Association of America, will sponsor a motorcycle poker run Saturday 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.
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.
PFLAG to meet Wednesday
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold its monthly meeting in Sierra Vista, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church office, 125 S. Second St. PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with more than 200,000 members and supporters and more than 500 chapters located in all 50 states. In a confidential setting, members provide support and information to counter myths and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information, contact 255.0423, 249.8755 or go to www.pflag.org.
Flycasters group to meet
San Pedro Flycasters Club member Ray Ganey will be the guest speaker at the next club meeting on Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain Community Church, 4029 E. Golden Acres Drive, Sierra Vista. Ganey’s presentation, “Into the Wild of West Alaska,” covers flyfishing activities in that state.
For more information and directions, go to http://www.sanpedroflycasters.com/.
Arts, crafts season to open
The 41st Annual Art in the Park, a two-day arts and crafts show with more than 140 vendors selected by a Huachuca Art Association jury, unofficially opens the holiday craft show season in Cochise County. It takes place Oct. 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Oct. 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard, in Sierra Vista. There is no charge for admission or for parking.
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.
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.
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.
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.