Events

November 8, 2012

Community Briefs – November 8, 2012

Cove closed for maintenance

The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, The Cove, is closed for maintenance to Nov. 26. Annually, The Cove closes for two weeks for general maintenance. This year, more extensive maintenance is necessary.

Maintenance includes: refurbishing the support beams and re-concreting portions of the deck; replacing the observation deck railings; and refurbishing the slide stairs. Tile in the locker rooms and showers will be replaced. General maintenance includes cleaning, replacing light fixtures, checking vents and all other equipment.

For more information, call Laura, 417.4800.

Learn to square dance

Sierra Vista’s Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club is offering A-B-C Fun Dances, an easy introduction to square dancing, 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights through mid-January at the Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave. Cost is $3 per person; the first night is free. Wear casual attire and comfortable shoes. Snacks are provided. Mainstream dancing is held every Friday from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

For more information, contact 227.7085 or emailsvtmt@cox.net.

Taste newly released wines

Sonoita Vineyards presents its 13th Annual St. Martin’s New Release Festival on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The festival includes wine tasting, a souvenir glass, winery tours, food and wine pairings as part of “Savor Sonoita,” and horse-drawn wagon rides through the vineyard. Admission is $15. Lunch will be available from two local Sonoita restaurants at an additional cost.

Sonoita Vineyards is located 3 miles south of Elgin, 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd., Elgin.For information, contact 1.520.417.6960, 1.520.455.5893 or www.sonoitavineyards.com.

Model railroad enthusiasts invited

The Cochise and Western Model Railroad Club invites the public to its annual Fall Open House Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at 680 Fort Ave., Sierra Vista. Stop! Look! Listen to authentic sounds of working railroads.

For information, contact 1.520.417.6960, 1.520.458.8397 or www.cwmrrc.com.

Golf tournament announced

The Tucson Veterans Affairs Committee will sponsor a golf tournament at General Blanchard Golf Course, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m. Cost for the four-player scramble is $75 per golfer. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive. Deadline for registration is Saturday.

For information, call 1.520.730.6069.

Attend plaque dedication

Join the Sierra Vista Historical Society in dedicating its new historical plaque for its “A New Twist on ‘Then’; Sierra Vista’s Historical Places.” Learn how Sierra Vista used its air raid sirens to serve and protect the community, years after the Cold War, to summon volunteer firefighters before modern dispatching systems were available to this small community. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Fry Boulevard.

For more information, call 458.4571.

See stars on Nov. 16

Join the Huachuca Astronomy Club and take a look at the stars at the Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona South on Nov. 15, 7 – 9:30 p.m. The event begins at sunset, weather permitting at 1040 N. Colombo, Sierra Vista. The public is invited, and admission is free.

For information, contact 417.6960 or www.hacastronomy.com.

Guided tour of Buffalo Soldier Sites

Take a guided bus tour to Buffalo Soldier sites on Fort Huachuca on Nov. 17. Tours are limited to 14 passengers, so make reservations early! The tour leaves at 1 p.m. from the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St.

Admission is $15 per person and free for children 12 and under. For information, call 417.6960. For reservations, call Arizona Sunshine Tours, 803.6713.

History Walk – Millville Ruins & Petroglyphs

Join the Friends of the San Pedro River on Nov. 17 for an interpretive walk at the historic town of Millville. The Corbin and Gird mills processed silver ore mined in Tombstone. These stamp mills on the east side of the river roared day and night for the “boom” years between 1878 and 1889. This site is also well known for its many petroglyphs etched into the rocky hillsides. The walk is about one-and-a-half miles and will take about two hours.

Meet at 9 a.m. at the Millville Parking Area, about one quarter mile east of the San Pedro River, on the north side of Charleston Road. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

For information, contact 417.6960, 508.4445 or www.sanpedroriver.org.

13th Annual Festival of Trees

Christmas trees, wreaths, and centerpieces are donated by business and individuals and placed on display at The Mall at Sierra Vista during the Festival of Trees. All entries are judged and winners are presented with ribbons that are displayed with their entries. Viewing takes place Nov. 18 – 29 during normal mall hours.

The Mall at Sierra Vista is located at 2200 Mercado Loop. Admission is free.

For more information, call 417.6960.

Arts & crafts festival at Little Family Farm

Little Family Farm will hold an arts and crafts festival, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy the farm activities and shopping too! Admission is free.

Little Family Farm is located at 30 W. Ivey Rd., Whetstone.

For information, contact 417.6960, 255,0905 or www.littlefamilyfarm.net.

Christmas Light Parade – City of Douglas

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” parade will take place on Nov. 24, 7 p.m. on 3rd St. and G. Ave. The public is invited, and admission is free.

For information, call 417.6960 or 417.7340.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Photos by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez

CSA makes first visit here, highlights unique capabilities

Photos by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno speaks with 111th Military Intelligence Brigade leadership during his visit to Fort Huachuca, AZ, Dec. 9, 2014. Fort Huachuca leadership hosted Chief o...
 
 

Avoid becoming a DUI statistic over coming holidays

As Soldiers prepare for holiday block leave and Families plan their festive holiday gatherings, Army Substance Abuse Program personnel remind Soldiers, Civilians and the community that drunk or drugged driving can be a lethal combination with disastrous consequences, even death. In Arizona, if a person driving is impaired to the slightest degree, he or she...
 
 
City of Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista receives “Purple Heart City” designation

City of Sierra Vista Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller, city officials, senior leaders from Fort Huachuca and members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart stand before the sign designating Sierra Vista a Purple Heart City. T...
 

 

Parking lots can be modern-day mazes

With the holidays fast approaching, parking lots tend to get more crowded as people jostle for spaces so they can mail cards and packages and do last-minute shopping for gifts, parties and holiday dinners. Many people find parking lots are among the most confusing places to drive, according to Anastasia Dean safety and occupational health...
 
 

Civilian of the Month

Debbie Short Civilian of the Month: Debbie Short Agency: Network Enterprise Technology Command Position and duties: Civilian workforce development specialist responsible for training, education and budgeting of the civilian development program How long at current assignment: 4 years, 7 months How long in government service: 30 years today Residence: Tucson Family: Son Joshua Short, 26...
 
 

ACS offers scholarships, resiliency training

AER provides scholarships Army Emergency Relief maintains two scholarship programs — the Spouse Education Assistance Program and the Maj. Gen. James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Both scholarships provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Scholarship applications will be accepted from Jan. 2 to May 1 each year for...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin