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VFW hosts catfish fry
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Catfish Fry 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the VFW Hall, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Cost is $9 per person and includes catfish, cod or roast beef. The dinner is open to all members, their guests and all active duty service members. Live entertainment begins at 8 p.m.
Market on the Move at TMAC
A farmers’ market atmosphere at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Pavilion on Fort Huachuca, where people can donate $10 for up to 60 pounds of fresh produce. The next MOM event is 7-10 a.m. Saturday and again May 18. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Celebrate life with butterfly release
The 2013 Release of the Butterflies in Celebration of Life with Valor is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1300 S. Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista. The memorial event is free to the community as well as family members of hospice patients hosted through Valor Hospice Care and the Southwest Hospice Foundation. All ages are welcome to attend.
It is a way for the community to gather together to support each other in the journey through grief following the loss of a loved one. The butterfly release will be an uplifting and meaningful way to symbolize life’s transitions.
The event will also include special music, a reading of a list of loved ones with permission from their family, messages from the Valor team, and a special recognition to the veterans we will remembering and honoring.
For more information, call 520.458.9450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Fair open to public
Join Army Community Service for the Spring Career Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 at the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047 South Highway 92, Sierra Vista. The event is sponsored by Arizona Workforce Connection, University of Arizona South, Arizona Department of Economic Security and Army Community Service. Over 50 employers are estimated to be in attendance. Contact Arizona Workforce at 458-9309 for information on free workshops to update your resume prior to this event.
Game On at TMAC
Game On Sierra Vista is a new gaming and collectibles expo and event hosted by the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce featuring strategy board games, role playing activities, comics, sports cards and memorabilia and fantasy costumes. The event is set for 6 to 11 p.m. May 17 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 18 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre at Fort Huachuca. The event is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be available.
Square dance night away
The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding a Mainstream Square Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. May 17 at Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. The event will include a Plus Tip at the end of the night. Our Caller will be Tom Crisp, with Rounds by Lisa Wall. Only $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks and friendship are provided. For more information, contact Sandy at 520-378-6719 or email email@example.com.
March for mental health
Join the National Alliance for Mental Illness’s 5K March for Mental Health, May 18, 7 a.m., at Apache middle School, 3305 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. Check in is at 7 a.m., and the march begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call 459.3228. To register, go to www.marchformentalhealth.org.
Hunters host 3-D shoot
The Huachuca Mountain Archers and Bowhunters Club will host a 3-D shoot from 7 a.m. to noon May 19 on Fort Huachuca. Traditional and compound archers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks, and water will be available for purchase. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information call 520.249.1045.
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.