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.
Jazz band to appear
The Cochise College Jazz Band will perform tonight, 7 p.m., at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus in the Student Union, 901 N. Columbo Ave., Sierra Vista.
For more information, call 515.8759 or 417.4066.
See “The Skin of Our Teeth”
See “The Skin of Our Teeth” a Thornton Wilder play, presented by Bisbee’s Obscure Productions, Central School Project, Bisbee 1000 and Cochise College, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. at Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave., Old Bisbee.
Admission is $10 in advance. Tickets are available at Atalantas’ Music & Books and Bisbee Food Coop. They are $12 at the door, $6 for students at the door only.
For more information, call 417.6960 or 432.2901.
Arizona Folklore Preserve announces show
The Arizona Folklore Preserve in Ramsey Canyon welcomes Tim Weed back for two afternoon performances Saturday and Sunday. 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.
Guided tour of Buffalo Soldier sites
Take a guided bus tour to Buffalo Soldier sites on Fort Huachuca this Saturday. Tours are limited to 14 passengers, so make reservations early! The group meets at 1 p.m., at the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St. Admission is $15 per person. Children 12 and under travel for free.
For more information, call 417.6960. For reservations, call Arizona Sunshine Tours, 803.6713.
Christmas Cantata slated
The 45-voice Sierra Vista United Methodist Church Choir will present “A Blest Messiah Born,” a Christmas Cantata, at the 7:30, 9, and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday.
Everyone is invited to attend, but should come early because seats fill up quickly. The church is located at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and St. Andrews Drive.
For more information, call 378.7079 or 378.3352.
See stars at Astronomy Night
Join the Huachuca Astronomy Club on Dec. 20 and take a look at the stars at the Patterson Observatory. The event takes place at the University of Arizona South, 1040 N. Colombo, at sunset, weather permitting.
Admission is free, and all are invited.
For more information, contact 417.6960 or www.hacastronomy.com.
Ramsey Canyon Christmas Bird Count
The Ramsey Canyon Christmas Bird Count takes place Dec. 22 and is centered just east of the intersection of Hereford Road and State Route 92. This year may record an even larger count than last year’s 145 species. The day will begin with a breakfast and end with a compilation dinner. Novices are welcome.
To reserve a spot or for more information, contact www.huachuca-audubon.org, 803.0221 or 803.0794.
VA to host train show
The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System will host the Tucson Garden Railway Society train show Dec. 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Dec. 28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Operational train displays will be set-up in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, Building 4. The show will feature the earliest model trains to modern trains.
Members of the TGRS will be on hand to explain the history of each train display, how the displays were put together and how to learn more about the society.
There is no cost. Visitors can enter through the Veterans Blvd. Gate, 3601 S. Sixth Avenue, proceed east, and turn left to parking lot Q.
For additional information, call 1.520.760.0147.
Local 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, 586.3600
Bisbee Animal Shelter, 432.6020
Huachuca City Animal Shelter, 456.1337
Sierra Vista Animal Shelter, 458.4151
CANTER volunteer opportunity
Horse lovers who have a morning each week to volunteer are invited to join CANTER, which needs horse handlers and side walkers to support their therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities. CANTER operates Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 7388 Chief Joseph Dr. off Moson Road, Hereford.
For more information, contact 459.4868 or www.canteraz.org.
Improve public speaking
Those interested in improving public speaking and leadership skills should consider visiting the Huachuca Toastmasters — a non-profit chapter of Toastmasters International, and recent recipient of the Select Distinguished Toastmasters Club award. Meetings convene at 11:30 a.m. and adjourn at 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the corner of Christy and Adair on Fort Huachuca.
For more information, contact 538.4910 or http://huachuca.freetoasthost.org.
Hike on Mondays
The Monday Hikers group hikes to areas throughout Southeastern Arizona. Interested persons should meet in the Sears parking lot at The Mall at Sierra Vista, 7 a.m. on Mondays. Admission is free.
For more information, call 803.0207.