October 18, 2012

Community Briefs – October 18, 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.

Helldorado Days coming up

Tombstone’s Helldorado Days take place on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Allen Street. On-going events and entertainment will be held throughout the weekend. On Sunday, the parade will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed down Allen Street. Admission is free.

For fair information, contact 1.520.417.6960 or

Myer School holds festival/bazaar

The General Myer Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization’s Fall Festival/Bazaar will take place Saturday, 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 planned

The Town and Country Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Organization will hold its Fall Festival and Crafts Bazaar on Saturday 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

Climb stairs in Bisbee

The 22nd Annual Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb takes place Saturday, 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

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

Youth Sport Challenge set

The City of Sierra Vista Leisure Services Department will host a Youth Sports Challenge for girls and boys, 3-10, on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Arbenz Field, located adjacent to the Oscar Yrun Community Center tennis courts, 3020 E. Tacoma St. There will be several events.

Girls’ and boys’ 3 – 5 events take place at 10 a.m. Activities for those 6 – 8 begin at 11:30 a.m. Age 9 – 10 events start at 12:30 p.m.

For detailed event, fee and registration information, call 417.6980.

History walk – Murray Springs Clovis Site

The Clovis people were the first humans to reach North America some 13,000 years ago. Visit Murray Springs Clovis Site, considered one of the premiere Clovis cultural sites in the country. A docent will lead this walk. It is about 1/4 mile but includes rough terrain and will last about 1 1/2 hours. It takes place on Saturday at 9 a.m. Meet at Murray Springs parking area, about one mile north of State Route 90 on Moson Road. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

For information, contact 1.520.417.6960, 1.520.508.4445 or

Law enforcement, military challenge

The 4th annual Law Enforcement and Military Challenge will take place at the Sierra Vista Shooting Range, Sunday. It will feature tactical pistol and rifle matches. Cost is $35 per shooter. Registration takes place from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

For full rules, registration and course information, go to

Hummingbird banding on FH

On Sunday, the public is invited to get a up-close look at the catch, band, weigh, measure and release of hummingbirds for research purposes, one-half hour after sunrise until approximately 10 a.m. at the south end of Brown Parade Field at the Public Affairs Office on Fort Huachuca. There is no admission.

For information, call 1.800.288.3861 or 417.6960.  

Amerind celebrates 75th anniversary

The Amerind Foundation will celebrate its 75th anniversary with native crafts, art demonstrations, lectures, music, dance performances and food, Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at 2100 Amerind Rd., one mile south of Interstate 10, off Exit 318, Dragoon Road, Dragoon. Admission is free, but parking is $2 per vehicle.

For information, contact 1.520.417.6960, 1.520.586.3666 or

28th Annual Unique Boutique Bazaar

On Oct. 26, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and on Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., enjoy viewing and shopping for handmade arts and crafts at Sierra Suites, 391 E. Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista. Admission is free.

For information, call 417.6960.

NamiBikes Cycling Event

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southeastern Arizona and Cenpatico of Arizona invite the public to join them in a ride to heighten mental illness awareness on Oct. 27.

Two road courses and multiple distances are offered. Enjoy vendors, information booths, music, entertainment and a bike rodeo for the young, as riders leave and return to Veterans’ Memorial Park.

Check-in begins at 6 a.m. Admission is $35 for ride registration. Events at the park are free.

For information and registration, contact 1.520.417.6960, 459.3228 or

Fall Festival at Burger King

On Oct. 27, 1 – 3 p.m., Fort Huachuca’s Burger King will hold a Fall Festival for the entire family with special activities and a costume contest for youth 12 and under. The Fort Huachuca community is invited.

FH Chapel celebrates harvest

The Fort Huachuca Chaplains will host the annual Children’s Harvest Festival on Oct. 27, 3 – 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Main Post Chapel. Non-gory costumes are encouraged.

There will be games, two bounce castles, a climbing wall, face painting, hair coloring, pumpkin decorating and hot dogs, popcorn and drinks. Admission is free.

For more information, call 533.4753.

Sierra Vista Symphony performs

The Sierra Vista Symphony presents “Earthly Thrills and Other Worlds,” the first concert of its 18th season on Oct. 27, and will feature works by Aaron Copland, Ferde Grofe, Maurice Ravel and Gustav Holst. The pre-concert seminar begins at 6 p.m., and the performance starts at 7 p.m. in the Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd. General admission is $25; preferred seating, $30; family with children, $30.

For more information, call 417.6960 or 458.5189.

Brown Canyon Ranch Open House

The 7th annual Brown Canyon Ranch Open House takes place Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Brown Canyon Ranch. Events feature a B Troop 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) demonstration, history presentations, nature walks and cowboy songs. Refreshments will be available. Pets must be leashed.

To get to Brown Canyon Ranch, go West on Ramsey Canyon Road 2.1 miles to the hiking trailhead.

Keep on the dirt road for .8 mile to Brown Canyon Ranch parking lot. Admission is free.

For information, call 417.6960.

Firefighters’ biathlon and fun run

On Oct. 28, enjoy a biathlon with the Sierra Vista firefighters during a 3.1-mile run and 14-mile bike ride. The fun run is 5k. Awards will be presented. Check-in and late registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9 a.m. at Sierra Vista Fire Station 263, 675 Guilio Cesare Ave., just south of Charleston Road. Biathlon registration is $30 per person; biathlon relay (two person) registration is $50 per team; the fun run is $15 per person.

For information, contact or

Navajo weaving workshop set

Participate in a Navajo weaving workshop with award winning Two Gray Hill weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete, Oct. 29 – 31. Participants will be able to complete a small rug under their tutelage. Enjoy stories about their culture, their families and their experiences.

Participants have an option to stay in Amerind’s Fulton Seminar House.

Contact The Amerind Museum, 2100 N. Dragoon Rd., Dragoon, for prices and optional lodging, 1.520.586.3666 or

Join Mall-O-Ween

Mall-O-Ween features trick-or-treating and a costume contest for youth up to 12, Oct. 31, 5 – 7 p.m. at The Mall at Sierra Vista, 2200 El Mercado Loop.

For information, call 452.0011.

FHCSC to host Holiday Bazaar

The public is invited to the Fort Huachuca Community Spouses’ Club holiday bazaar which will take place Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Nov. 4, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Barnes Field House. Admission is free. More than 100 vendors will offer artwork, crafts and gifts for sale. There will be a beer garden, food vendors and big screen TVs showing college and pro football games.

For more information, go to

Run, walk on Nov. 3

The 8th Annual 5k Veterans Day Run and 2k Fun Walk takes place on Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. Cost is $14 per person ($16 the day of the race). The 2K Fun Walk is $10 per person ($12 the day of the walk). Runners and walkers 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. Race and walk start and end at the Oscar Yrun Community Center tennis court parking lot. Register at any Leisure Services facility.

For additional information, call 417.6980.



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