Cochise Theater closed
Effective Saturday, Cochise Theater closed its doors for good and is no longer showing movies. It is still available for official functions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree, menorah lighting set
The Religious Support Office hosts the annual Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting event tonight, 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.
AVVA 1020’s Operation HOME Holiday Event
American Vietnam Veterans Association 1020 Operation HOME, or Honoring Our Military Everyday, will hold their holiday event on Saturday, noon – 3 p.m., at Murr Community Center on Fort Huachuca for families who pre-registered. There will be gifts from Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday photos, holiday crafts, games and treats.
See Peanuts gang in action
On Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., Buena Fine Arts Productions is presenting the musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd. Admission is $5, and tickets may be purchased at the door.
Come hear holiday carols
The Cochise College Women’s Ensemble and the Nuevo Mundo Quartet will present “Ave,” featuring holiday music from the 12th to 20th centuries, on Monday at 7 p.m. at the University of Arizona South Folklore Center at Ramsey Canyon. The center holds a maximum audience of 50 people, and limited parking is available.
Call 515.8759 for costs and to reserve a seat for this concert.
Historical Society dedicates plaque
The Serra Vista Historical Society will be dedicating a new historical plaque for its “A New Twist on ‘Then’; Sierra Vista’s Historical Places” on Tuesday at 10 a.m at the former location of the Garden Canyon Service Station on Fry Boulevard just east of the intersection of what is now North Garden Avenue.
Those interested in learning more about the local history of Sierra Vista are invited to visit the Henry Hauser Museum, located inside the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. in Sierra Vista. Exhibits feature the historic plaque program and World War II living history interview collection. Hours of operation are Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, call 417.6980.
Jazz band to appear
The Cochise College Jazz Band will perform on Dec. 13, 7 p.m., at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus in the Student Union, 901 N. Columbo Ave., Sierra Vista.
For more information, call 520.515.8759 or 520.417.4066.
Arizona Folklore Preserve announces show
The Arizona Folklore Preserve in Ramsey Canyon welcomes Tim Weed back for two afternoon performances Dec. 15 and 16. Weed is an acoustic multi-instrumentalist, classical banjo virtuoso and singer-songwriter whose music traverses genres and defies categorization. His collection of original classical works for the 5-string banjo, Milagros, is regularly featured on National Public Radio.
Call 378.6165 to make reservations. Admission is $15 for adults, $6 for youth 17 and under. All performances start at 2 p.m.
MI Corps Band holiday concert, “Sounds of the Season”
The Military Intelligence Corps Band presents “Sounds of the Season” Dec. 12, 7 p.m. at Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. Experience music from various styles and eras, holiday cheer, and perhaps even a visit from a certain white bearded, red suited celebrity!
For more information, go to Facebook.com/MI.Corps.Band.
Animal shelters seek used items
With cooler evening temperatures in Cochise County, the local animal shelters seek blankets to keep their animals warm. Those with clean old blankets and towels are invited to recycle them at a local animal shelter which is accepting other donations, as well.
Shelter contact numbers are:
Benson Animal Shelter, 1.520.586.3600
Bisbee Animal Shelter, 432.6020
Huachuca City Animal Shelter, 456.1337
Sierra Vista Animal Shelter, 458.4151