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November 15, 2012

Community Briefs – November 15, 2012

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 email svtmt@cox.net.

Toys for Tots drive underway

The Thunder Mountain Detachment of the Marine Corps League is conducting its fifth annual Toys For Tots campaign now. Drop-off boxes are located at all Cochise County Sheriff’s substations throughout the county and at selected local business establishments. The public is invited to donate new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to needy children in Cochise County for Christmas.

See Buena basketball action

The Buena Varsity Boys Basketball team will be scrimmaging Salpointe at Smith Middle School on post tonight at 6 p.m. This is the first time any of Buena’s varsity teams has ever played on post. The game is free and is open to the public.

Go to the dogs

The Coyote Classic Dog Shows will be presented by the Tucson and the Greater Sierra Vista Kennel Clubs on Friday – Sunday at the Pima County Fairgrounds on Houghton Road, Tucson.

More than 5,000 dogs are entered. The public is invited. Admission and parking are free. Vendors, food and information booths are on site.

For more information, contact 458.7839 or www.coyoteclassic.org.

Kiwanis to sponsor golf tourney

The Kiwanis Club of Sierra Vista will sponsor a four-player golf scramble Nov. 24, 9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.), at the Turquoise Valley Golf Course in Naco. Cost is $65 per person, $250 per team and includes golf, cart and lunch. Register by close of business on Friday.

For information, contact 459.1205, 226.0558 or steveandmarge@cox.net.

See stars on Friday

Join the Huachuca Astronomy Club and take a look at the stars at the Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona South, Friday, 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.

School to host yard sale

The Town and Country Elementary School staff will have a yard sale beginning at 6 a.m. and a car wash and bazaar starting at 9 a.m. in the school parking lot on Lenzner Avenue, Sierra Vista. The public is invited.

For information, call 508.4569.

Guided Buffalo Soldier sites tour

Take a guided bus tour to Buffalo Soldier sites on Fort Huachuca on Saturday. Tours are limited to 14 passengers. 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

Join the Friends of the San Pedro River on Saturday 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 Sunday – Nov. 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.

Disabled hunters event announced

Huachuca Gould’s Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hosting a Wheelin’ Sportsmen Dove hunt on Nov. 23 – 24, outside of Elfrida. The Wheelin’ Sportsmen program is committed to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to get out and enjoy outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, shooting sports and much more. Those with a disability that has kept them from enjoying the outdoors are invited to register.

For information, call 508.4272 or 266.2282.

Gem, mineral show slated

The Sunsites Gem and Mineral Club will host a display of minerals, rocks and jewelry in the Little Store at Old Pearce Heritage Days in Pearce on Nov. 23 and 24. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Arts, crafts festival set

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.

Lunch lecture at Cochise College

Watch a professional demonstrate Aeroponic Gardening — gardening without using soil at the Cochise College lunch lecture, Nov. 29, 12:10 – 1 p.m. at Cochise College Benson Center,1025 State Route 90, Benson. Admission is free.

For information, call 1.520.417.6960.

Tree, menorah lighting set

The Religious Support Office hosts the annual Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting event on Dec. 6, 6 – 8 p.m., at the Main Post Chapel as an introduction to the holiday season for the installation.

This event will include a Holiday greeting, lighting of the holiday tree and menorah, and holiday music (both secular and sacred), a visit by Santa Claus, music and food.

The public is invited.




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