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October 11, 2012

Community Briefs – October 11, 2012

FHCSC Annual Tour of Homes cancelled

Due to renovations occurring in many of Fort Huachuca’s historical homes, the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club Tour of Homes will not take place this year.

Learn more about SV history

The Serra Vista Historical Society dedicated a 15th historical plaque for its “A New Twist on ‘Then’; Sierra Vista’s Historical Places” in celebration of Sierra Vista’s 50 years of history. It features Sue and Herb’s Drive-In, 750 E. Fry Blvd. Those interested in learning more about the city’s local history can visit the Henry Hauser Museum, inside the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. Exhibits feature the Historic Plaque Program and World War II Living History Interview Collection. The museum is open Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, call 417.6980.

Celebrate National Coming Out Day

The local Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will have a “Coming Out Celebration” on National Coming Out Day, tonight, in Veterans’ Memorial Park, Ramada III, at 6 p.m. The purpose is to promote government and public awareness of gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender rights and to publicly display gay pride.

For more information, call 249.8755 or 255.0423.

17th Annual Forgach House Variety Show

The 17th Annual Forgach House Variety Show featuring local and out-of-state artists takes place Friday, 7 p.m. at the Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 Buena School Rd., Sierra Vista. Adult admission is $18 in advance, $20 at the door; children 6 – 12, $5; under 6, free.

For information, call 417.6960.

The Cove cancels Saturday event

The City’s aquatic center, The Cove, is cancelling lap swim and splash time on Saturday. The Cove will be only open for open-swim from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

25th Annual Cars in the Park

See old and unusual cars on Saturday at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard in Sierra Vista. Check-in for participants is 8 – 10 a.m. Judging is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., awards at 3 p.m. There is a fee to enter a car. Admission is free. For information, contact 417.6960, 803.1678 or http://www.sierravistacarclub.org/.

Cochise County Cycling Classic

The Cochise County Cycling Classic is considered an adventurous long-distance ride with 157, 92 and 45-mile routes. The event takes place Saturday at the Cochise County Fairgrounds, Gate 4, 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Rd., Douglas. First start is 6:20 a.m. Second begins at 6:30 a.m. Third is at 8 a.m. Enjoy food, music and awards from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission is free. Call for ride registration fees, 417.6960 or 364.3819.

Butterfield Overland Stage Days

The 27th Annual Butterfield Overland Stage Days at Lions Park, Benson, offers a parade, tournaments, craft and quilt show, demonstrations, car show, music, a rodeo and more on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. with fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Sunday events start at 10 a.m.

For information, contact 1.520.586.4293, www.bensonvisitorcenter.com/events or www.bensonbutterfieldrodeo.com.

Mineral, gem show set

The Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club will host its 38th annual show Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 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 gmbailey@msn.com.

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 Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The venue, 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.

Mesquite milling volunteer training

Interested in helping out at one of Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture’s Community Mesquite Millings? On Sunday go to 47 Ranch, McNeal, to learn to run the hammer mill and sort mesquite pods, and enjoy a potluck lunch with mesquite baked goods and other native foods. Volunteers are needed to help at the Sierra Vista or Bisbee mesquite milling events on Oct. 18 or 27. Trained volunteers can have their pods milled at half price.

Contact 1.520.331.9821 or meghan.mix@bajaaz.org to sign up.

FHCSC October luncheon planned

The next meeting of the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club, open to all ranks and any gender, will take place Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Buffalo Corral Riding Stables off Canelo Road on Fort Huachuca. The program is a Texas-style barbecue and horseback ride through the Huachuca Mountains for $15.

For more information about FHCSC and how to RSVP for the luncheon, go to www.fthuachucaspouses.com.

Sierra Vista community mesquite milling

Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture at the Sierra Vista Farmers Markets on Oct.18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the annual mesquite milling. Have mesquite pods milled into flour, purchase mesquite flour and other items, and learn about harvesting a variety of native desert foods. Free, but milling charge is $1.50 per gallon of pods.

For more information, contact 1.520.331.9821, meghan.mix@bajaaz.org or www.bajaaz.org/calendar.

Helldorado Days coming up

Tombstone’s Helldorado Days take place on Oct. 20 – 21 in the vicinity of Allen Street. On-going events and entertainment will be held throughout the weekend. 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 Friday.

To obtain an entry form, go to www.tombstonevigilantes.com, click on the Helldorado icon and follow the instructions.

For parade information, contact 1.520.457.3291 or sreekor@aol.com.

Event admission is free.

For fair information, contact 1.520.417. 6960 or http://helldoradodays.com/.

Myer School holds festival/bazaar

The General Myer Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization’s Fall Festival/Bazaar will take place Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and is open to the public. It will feature crafts vendors, children’s activities, food, a book fair and more. Bring a pumpkin and enter a pumpkin-carving contest.

Wristbands, on sale for $10 in advance or $13 at the door, cover all-day play. Tickets for individual activities or food are five for $1 in advance, or four for $1 at the door. An arm span of tickets will cost $20.

Local school craft fair/bazaar

The Town and Country Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Organization will hold its Fall Festival and Crafts Bazaar on Oct. 20 at Golf Links and Lenzner, Sierra Vista. The crafts bazaar runs from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and the festival takes place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Halloween costumes are encouraged.

For more information, email tandcptso@gmail.com.

Visit Buffalo Soldier sites

On Oct. 20, take a guided bus tour to Buffalo Soldier sites on Fort Huachuca. Tours are limited to 14 passengers, so make reservations early. The tour departs at 1 p.m. from the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St. Admission is $15 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted for free.

For information, call 417.6960. For reservations, call Arizona Sunshine Tours, 803.6713.

Climb stairs in Bisbee

The 22nd Annual Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb takes place Oct. 20, 7 a.m., in historic Bisbee. Enter the competition or come and watch for fun!

There is a fee for events. For information, call 417.6960. For registration information, contact 266.0401 or http://www.bisbee1000.org.

Guided walk to Clanton Ranch

The Tombstone Clantons were in the cattle business, but unlike the cattle business of the Slaughter and Saunders ranches, which raised and sold cattle, the Clantons rustled and sold cattle. In 1877, old man Clanton and his boys took up land in the Lewis Springs area and built an adobe house on a hilltop. A docent-led walk to this historic location is approximately a two-mile round-trip over easy terrain. The walk takes place Oct. 20, 9 a.m.

From Charleston Road west of the San Pedro River, turn south on Escapule road, go approx. 1.2 miles, turn left into Escapule Trail parking lot where the group will meet.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

For information, contact 1.520.417.6960, 1.520.508.4445 or www.sanpedroriver.org.




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