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May 10, 2013

Community Briefs May 10, 2013

Montessori School accepting enrollments

The Community Montessori School of Bisbee is accepting enrollment applications for 3-year-olds for the current and Fall 2013 semester.

The Montessori School culture is devoted to helping each child grow toward independence by building confidence, competence, self-esteem and respect for others.

The Community Montessori preschool is located at 1900 Naco Hwy., just south of State Route 92 in Bisbee.

For more information, contact 432.8075 or bisbeemontessori@gmail.com.

Salute Independence Saturday in Phoenix

A family event for active duty military, veterans, their Families and those that support the military takes place Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix.

Active duty service members, military veterans, Families, friends and professionals who work with the military are invited to help launch the national partnership of Canine Companions for Independence(r) and PetSmart(r) in support of veterans with disabilities who can benefit from an assistance dog.

This is a free event with family-friendly activities and entertainment, highlighting Canine Companions assistance dogs for wounded vets, plus area organizations that provide services and support to the canine program. Ongoing entertainment and information booths will be on site.

For more information, contact 1.800.572.BARK or ci.org/salutes.

Sheriff department holds motorcycle ride

On Saturday, the Cochise County Sherriff Department staff will hold a motorcycle ride to heighten school violence awareness and education efforts.

The escorted, scenic ride through Bisbee, Tombstone, Douglas and Sierra Vista starts and ends at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Jean Randal Way, Sierra Vista.

Day-of-event registration is $30 per rider, $45 with passenger. The fee includes a t-shirt, escorted ride and a cookout at the park after the event.

Registration from 8 – 10 a.m. Bikes depart at 10:30 a.m.

DJ Entertainment, food and other activities follow.

For more information, contact 803.3286 or ahadfield@cochise.az.gov.

Library volunteers offer book sale

Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library will hold their monthly 50 percent-off sale on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their building on 2600 E. Tacoma St. adjacent to the library.

Market on the Move at TMAC

Enjoy 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 Market on the Move event is May 18, 7 – 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to participate.

For more information, contact marketonthemovesv@gmail.com.

Game On comes to FH

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 May 17, 6 – 11 p.m. and May 18, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on 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. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks and friendship are provided.

For more information, contact 378.6719 or email svtmt@cox.net.

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 at 7 a.m. 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 May 19, 7 a.m. – noon 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.

PFLAG honors American politician

The local PFLAG chapter is preparing to celebrate the life and contributions of Harvey Milk, an American politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.

PFLAG will host their second annual march in celebration of Milk’s life and contributions on May 22, 5 p.m., at 7th Street and Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista, and proceeding to the Unitarian Universalist Church office, 125 S. 2nd Street. The March will be followed by a Ceremony of Remembrance at 6 p.m. in honor of all people who have been victims of violence and social injustice. At 7 p.m., the keynote speaker will be Daniel Hernandez, the political aide who assisted in saving the life of Gabrielle Giffords in January, 2011.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact 255.0423 or maryc@pflag-svaz.com.

Attend Girl Scout Camp in Cochise County

Girls 5 and older are invited to attend Girl Scout Summer Camps from June 24 – July 26 at Apache Middle School, 3305 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, or Mountain Vista Community Center, 102 Davis St., Fort Huachuca.

Camps available this summer include Daisy Dazzler Art Camp (for K – 1st grade girls), Brownie Blast Music and Dance Camp (2nd – 3rd grade girls), Junior Iron Chef Camp (4th – 6th grade girls) and Summer of Service Camp (7th – 12th grade girls). Camp takes place in June and July and typically lasts around two days from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Camp cost is $75 – $100 per girl.

All girls are welcome to participate. If not a registered Girl Scout, a $12 fee will be added to the initial deposit and will allow campers to enjoy Girl Scout activities throughout the year.

To register or for more information, go to www.girlscoutssoaz.org/camp or contact the rural community specialist, 520.319.3192 or rsouthee@girlscoutssoaz.org.

Riding school accepting applications

B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) is accepting applications for the next Cavalry Riding School which begins on July 9 and continues through October. Classes will be primarily on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Go to B Troop’s website, http://www.huachuca.army.mil/pages/btroop, for more information and to request an application.

 




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