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April 19, 2013

Community Briefs April 19, 2013

VFW hosts steak fry

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Steak Fry featuring an 8-ounce sirloin with onions and mushrooms, baked potato, corn, western beans, dinner roll and salad from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the VFW, 549 Veterans Drive in Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per member and $10 per guest. This event is open to all members, their guests and all active duty service members. For information, call Shorty Larson at 520.458.9972.

Cheap produce available

Market on the Move will offer up to 60 pounds of produce for $10 from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday and then May 4 and 18 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre pavilion. Everyone is invited to participate.

For more information, contact marketonthemovesv@gmail.com.

Celebrate Astronomy Day

The Huachuca Astronomy Club will celebrate National Astronomy Day 10 a.m. until late afternoon, weather permitting, on Saturday. The event will take place at the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St. There will be several powerful telescopes for safely viewing the Sun and Moon. There will be exhibits, materials and a 1,000-yard scale model of the Solar System. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

VFW hosts birthday breakfast

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Birthday Breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the VFW, 549 Veterans Drive in Sierra Vista. Choose your breakfast from the menu with prices ranging from $2 to $5.45 per person. If your birthday is this month and you are a member of the Post or Auxiliary, your breakfast is free. This event is open to all members, their guests and all active duty service members. For more information, call Shorty Larson at 520.458.9972.

The Dynamics of Postpartum Adjustment

Parents-to-be, learn about “The Dynamics of Postpartum Adjustment,” 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Mona Bishop Room, Sierra Vista Public Library, 3600 E. Tacoma.

Dr. Chuck Chiverton, a psychotherapist who has provided relational and trauma assessment therapy services in Tucson for the past 25 years, will explore building healthy relationships with newborns and families will focus on fear and anxiety, what it looks like in pregnancy and postpartum and what to do about the feelings. Expectant mothers, families and babies are welcome at this presentation, sponsored by the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center.

For information, contact 417.3033 or ellen.ackerman@svrhc.org.

DM sponsors run/walk

The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Fitness Center staff will sponsor its first Desert Boneyard 5K Fun Run/Walk April 27 at the base near Amarg Gate, off of Kolb and Irvington Road. Participants must pre-register by Sunday. Cost is $25, a health waiver is needed, and youth under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

To register, go to dmforcesupport.com. Click on the Desert Boneyard 5K Fun Run/Walk link. Fill in the required information and complete the health waiver that must be turned in at check-in on April 27.

For more information, call 1.520.228.0022.

West End Fair vendors needed

The City of Sierra Vista seeks vendors for the West End Street Fair to be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4. Applications are available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov. Search “West End Fair.”

Local animal shelters seek used items

With cooler evening temperatures still present in Cochise County, 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

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.

Shop local Farmers Market

Enjoy locally grown produce as well as locally raised meats and eggs, homemade baked goods, salsas, jams, honeys, natural body care, crafts and more at the Sierra Vista Farmers Market. There are two markets to choose from. The Thursday market is held at the northwest corner of Wilcox Drive and Carmichael Avenue. The Saturday location is the southeast corner of Charleston Road and the State Route 90 Bypass, just north of Target. Hours for both markets are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round.

For more information, call 678.2638 or go to www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com.

Adopt a shelter animal

If planning to add a pet to the family, consider adopting one from the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Facility or a rescue group rather than from another source, suggests the Cochise County Humane Society. This will help give unwanted animals a new home and reduce the number of animals produced through puppy mills.

For more information about pet adoption, call 458.4151.

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.

See owls on Mondays

Join the weekly bird walk along the San Pedro River on Gordon Lewis’ property and see burrowing owls.

For time and directions, call 366.5560.




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