Danish team to perform at Barnes FH
The National Danish Performance Team will visit Fort Huachuca as one stop on their world tour, presenting a performance of their new show “ZOOM,” Feb. 6, at Barnes Field House. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance begins at 7 p.m.
The performance combines a variety of modern gymnastics, dance, cheer, artistic vaulting, tumbling, and high-energy acrobatics. The goal is to encourage active lifestyles, to promote sports for all and to encourage an international understanding. These athletes dance, jump and seem to tumble their way into the hearts of the spectators and participants. It is a unique experience for the whole family!
The show is free and open to the public. For more information, call 533.3354 or 533.5714.
Dream your city
Help Sierra Vista city officials plan for changes over the next 20 years by providing input on the direction the city should take as it grows. Participate online at SierraVistaAZ.gov and click on the “Dream Your City” icon or attend one of two public meetings.
The first will be held on Wednesday, 5:30 – 7 p.m., at the Sierra Vista Public Library’s Mona Bishop Room, 2600 E. Tacoma. The second meeting will be held on Feb. 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., at St. Andrews Church, Kino Hall, 800 Taylor Dr., Sierra Vista.
African youth to perform
The Sierra Vista United Methodist Church will host the Asante Children’s Choir for two performances on Sunday. The children who make up the 24-voice choir are orphans from Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi have had the opportunity to be selected to make this Sound of Hope Tour.
For approximately three months, these children in colorful attire tour the western United States, singing, dancing, and drumming, expressing their joy and hope for the dream of a brighter future. Concerts are at 10 a.m. in the Family Life Center and at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
Sierra Vista United Methodist Church is located at the intersection of St. Andrews Drive and Buffalo Soldier Trail. For more information, call 378.3352 or 249.3536.
MLK Day celebrated with free admission
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Monday.
Nicknamed the “Wonderland of Rocks,” Chiricahua National Monument was established in 1924 to protect the rhyolite rock formations known as “The Pinnacles.” The park features 17 miles of hiking trails, a visitor center that is open daily, and the first-come, first-serve 25-site Bonita Canyon Campground.
In recognition of the fee-free day, Western National Parks Association, the nonprofit organization that operates the bookstore in the visitor center, will offer a 15-percent discount on Monday.
The monument is located four miles east of the junction of Arizona Highways 181 and 186. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/chir or call the visitor center at 1.520.824.3560, ext. 0.
NWTF plans Predator Hunt
The local Huachuca Gould’s Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host a predator population control hunt on Jan. 26 – 27. Hunting areas are open statewide.
Participants are invited to camp at the Rose Tree Ranch Event Site in the Elgin/Sonoita area.
Cost of the team division, 1 – 3 persons per team, is $25 per person; family division is $30 per family.
Awards will be given for most predators and largest and smallest.
Church choir fest planned
The 4th Annual Church Choir Fest, sponsored by Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, will take place on Jan. 26. Seven churches are participating this year; Sierra Evangelical Lutheran, Faith Presbyterian, First United Methodist in Mesa, Patagonia Community United Methodist Church, Sierra Vista Community United Church of Christ, Sierra Vista United Methodist, and Fort Huachuca Holy Family Parish.
The concert will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Sierra Vista United Methodist, 3225 St. Andrews Dr. Three of the church choirs will be featured, along with the combined choir of more than 100 voices. The event is free, but donations are accepted.
Celebrate pancake day for free
The International House of Pancakes invites guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Feb. 5. IHOP restaurants across the country invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Audition for play
The Illegitimate Theater Company, Inc. will conduct auditions for their upcoming spring production of Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Auditions will be held at Sulpher Springs Valley Electric Coop on Feb. 6, 7 and 11 at 6 p.m. Men and women 20 – 65 are needed along with anyone wanting to understudy any of the roles. The show will take place in mid and late April at Murr Community Center on Fort Huachuca.
For more information, call 378.7037 or 459.0246.
Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering
The 21st Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering takes place Feb. 8, 7 p.m.; Feb. 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.(multiple poetry and music sessions at $5 per person) and 7 p.m.; and Feb. 10, 1 p.m., at the Buena High School Performing Arts Center, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. Cost is $18, $16 for military and those 55 and older, and $6 for students in grades 3 – 12. Tickets are on sale now.
For more information, contact 458.2262 or www.cowboypoets.com.
Church celebrates Cowboy Poetry Weekend
Sierra Vista United Methodist Church will commence Cowboy Poetry Weekend with its second annual coffee and sweet roll breakfast, kicking off the great “Cowboy Weekend.” Coffee, juice, and cinnamon rolls are provided free of charge, as well as musical entertainment. The public is invited for breakfast Feb. 8 at 8:30 a.m., and Western music and storytelling begins at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
SVUMC is located at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and St. Andrews Drive. For more information, call 378.3352.
Local band to present concert
The Sierra Vista Community Band will present its first concert of 2013 on Feb. 24, 2 p.m., at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma, Sierra Vista. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
The SVCB performs a wide variety of band music and includes more than 40 volunteer instrumental musicians who rehearse every Tuesday evening at the Oscar Yrun Community Center. For more information about joining the band or this year’s concert schedule, contact 220.9678 or sierravistaband.org.