Events

November 21, 2012

Community Briefs – November 21, 2012

Giving Tree has Dec. 2 deadline

Fort Huachuca’s Giving Trees are located in all four chapels on post, at Greely Hall, the Joint Interoperability Test Command and the Fort Huachuca Main Post Exchange. Those who wish to make someone’s Christmas more joyful can remove an ornament from a tree, purchase the item(s) listed and return the unwrapped item(s) to the Main Post Chapel or PX by Dec. 2 as all gifts must be processed for giving by Dec. 15.

For more information, call 533.4748.

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.

Vintage baseball players sought

The Bisbee Black Sox Vintage Base Ball team is looking for players of any age, male or female, for the winter/spring season. Vintage Base ball is played by 1860 rules (underhand pitching, no sliding into base, a fly ball caught on one bounce is out). The game appeals to softball and baseball players. Read rules at: www.arizonavintagebaseball.com.

For more information, contact 432.3813 or manderson53@cableone.net.

Operation HOME registration underway

American Vietnam Veterans Association 1020 Operation HOME, or Honoring Our Military Everyday Program volunteers invite active duty military Families E6 and below, all wounded warrior Families and Cochise County Families of fallen military in Arizona to register children to participate in the annual holiday event honoring military children. The actual event will be held Dec. 8.

Register through Dec. 2. Contact 378.9330 or OperationHome@cochisecountyvva.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 through 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.

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 Friday and Saturday. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Disabled hunters event announced

Huachuca Gould’s Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hosting a Wheelin’ Sportsmen Dove hunt on Friday and Saturday, 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.

Arts, crafts festival Saturday

Little Family Farm will hold an arts and crafts festival, Saturday, 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.

Douglas holds Christmas Light Parade

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” parade will take place on Saturday, 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.




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