March 15, 2013

Community Briefs – March 15, 2013

Toga square dance party

Today is the Ides of March, and the Thunder Mountain Twirlers will hold a Toga Party Square Dance! Togas are encouraged, but not required. Mainstream dancing takes place from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. with a plus-tip and rounds at the end of the evening. Cost, which includes snacks, is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. The dance takes place at Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista.

For more information, contact 378.6719 or

Annual Tombstone Wild West Days

The Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League presents the 4th Annual Tombstone Wild West Days, a salute to the men and women of the armed forces, on Allen Street in Tombstone.

There will be ongoing entertainment on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. followed by a USO Canteen Dance, starting at 6 p.m. at American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24, on the corner of Second and Allen Streets.

On Sunday, there will be the Wild West Days parade at 11 a.m., at the corner of Sixth and Allen Streets. It will conclude at American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24.

For information, contact 1.266.5266 or

See Civil War battle reenacted

See authentic replications of Civil War camps and battles at Picacho Peak State Park near Tucson on Saturday and Sunday. Gate hours are 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and event hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The vehicle entrance fee is $10 for up to four people, and $3 for additional persons or individual entrance.

For information, contact the Camp 1710 Adjutant, 456.6956 or

Refuse to be a victim

Join members of the Sierra Vista Police Department at their office at 1010 N. Coronado Dr. on Tuesday from 1 – 5 p.m. Learn about safety strategies for personal protection.

For more information or to register, call 452.7500.

Internment Service planned

On Wednesday, motorcyclists will muster at 8:30 a.m. at the Adair Funeral Home, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., Tucson to escort the remains of 18 forgotten and unclaimed American Veterans. They will join members of the Missing in America Project, Arizona, to bring them to their final resting place at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Buffalo Soldier Trail, near Fort Huachuca‘s Main Gate.

Local motorcyclists can meet the procession at RV City in Huachuca City at noon.

The veterans will be interred with honors after a service at the cemetery at 1 p.m. The public is invited.

Group to donate Easter baskets

Active duty military Families E-6 and below and all Wounded Warrior Families are invited to register through Wednesday for the Operation H.O.M.E., Honoring Our Military Everyday, Easter baskets for military children 1 – 12.

Call 378.9330 or register at

Baskets will be distributed on March 24, noon – 3 p.m. at Murr Community Center.

Plan food production, vending business

Business planning is important for all farmers market vendors. Learn how to develop business goals and objectives, define a target audience and customers, determine marketing and sales strategies, explain how your products are unique, and implement a financial management system.

Attend a free workshop on Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Cochise College, Sierra Vista Campus.

It will be taught by the Cochise College Small Business Development Center and is sponsored by Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture.

For more information or to register, contact 515.5478 or Seating is limited, and registration by Monday is required. While the class is geared towards food producers, it is open to anyone.

Learn about Boy Scouting

Learn about Boy Scouting, public awareness, safety and more at the Cochise District Scout Show, March 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Berean Academy, 1169 N. Colombo, Sierra Vista. It will feature a climbing wall, camping, cooking, a rope bridge and more. This free event is open to the public.

Youth Easter Eggstravaganza set

Bring the children to The Mall at Sierra Vista on March 23 for a free Easter egg hunt and other activities. Youth 5 and under can hunt for eggs from 9 a.m. – noon in the playground near Dillard’s. Youth, 6, search for eggs at 9:10 a.m. at the food court. Those age 7 can look for eggs in the same location at 9:20 a.m., and children 8 and 9 hunt at the food court at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call 458.7922.

MI Corps Band to perform

The MI Corps Band will perform a recital on March 24, 2 p.m., at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma. St., Sierra Vista. Soldier musicians will demonstrate their individual and small-groups performance skills. This recital is free and open to the public.

Run in CANTER Gallop

The Thunder Mountain Running Club will host the 5th Annual CANTER Gallop March 24 at the CANTER facility, 7388 E. Chief Joseph Dr., Sierra Vista. It features a 5K Feeling Fit Run/Walk for $15; 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk for $12; and Kids’ 100-Yard Dash for $5. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; races start at 8:30.

For more information, call Kris, 366.5292.

Hunt for Easter eggs

Crossroads, a new family-driven contemporary worship service at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, or SVUMC, is hosting the annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza on March 30.

Festivities begin at 10 a.m. at SVUMC, at the intersection of St. Andrews and Buffalo Soldier Trail.

Events include four Easter egg hunts, 4 and younger, 5 – 8, 9 – 12, and a scavenger hunt for youth 13and older. The event also features live music by local musicians and a foosball and air hockey tournament.

This is a free event; however, donations of canned and dry goods or gently-used toys will be accepted. Light refreshments and games will also be provided.

For more information, contact 378.3352 or

Young artists, submit entries

The City of Sierra Vista is sponsoring a Young Artist Showcase where students in grades 9 – 12 can showcase their artistic talents. The theme is “The Power of Exchange.” Deadline is April 1.

For more information, go to

FHCSC to hold golf scramble

The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club will hold a golf scramble, April 6, at the Mountain View Golf Course at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Wilcox Drive. Registration deadline is March 24.

The $65 fee per golfer includes a cart for two, lunch, hospitality bag, unlimited driving range and prizes in various categories. Golfer check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the shotgun start at 9 a.m.

For more information or for registration forms, contact 1.850.291.4667 or

Lieutenant Dan Band to appear

On March 29 the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, will host Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band for an evening concert. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.

The event will be held inside the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Hangar, which is just off of Yuma Street. Signs will be posted starting at DM’s Craycroft Gate directing individuals on where to drive and park.

Everyone with DM AFB access is invited to attend this free event.

For additional information, contact the 355 FW Public Affairs Office, 1.520.228.3406.

Enjoy Tucson Roller Derby

Tucson Roller Derby presents a double header on March 30th at the Wreckhouse, 1145 E. Valencia Road, Tucson. In game 1, TRD Copper Queens vs. the NAZRD Whiskey Row-llers. During game 2, Tucson Derby Brats – Aristobrats vs. Savage Patch Kids.

Doors open at 5 p.m.; the first game takes place at 6 p.m. Military discount tickets can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets at Youth 10 and under are admitted free with adult ticket.

For more information, go to

Learn about Geronimo’s surrender

The Sierra Vista Historical Society presents “Geronimo’s Surrender; The 1886 C.S. Fly Photographs,” April 2, 2 p.m. at the Mona Bishop Room, Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma. Jay Van Orden, researcher, writer and former director of field services for the Arizona Historical Society will integrate updated information retrieved from both sides of the surrender talks through eyewitness accounts and consultations with descendants of the photographed Chiricahuas.

This free event is open to the public.

For more information, call 417.6980.

See vintage baseball tournament

The Friends of the Warren Ballpark will host the 4th Annual Copper City Classic Vintage Baseball Tournament April 6 and 7, at Bisbee’s 103 year-old Historic Warren Ballpark. Gates open at 10 a.m. on both days, and play continues all day. Enjoy old-style baseball played by 1860 rules be teams wearing period uniforms, including the local Bisbee Black Sox.

For detailed information, go to or call 432.3813. For more information on vintage base ball, visit

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