Events

May 17, 2013

Community Briefs May 10, 2013

Square dance night away

The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding a Mainstream Square Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. tonight at Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members.

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

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 Saturday, 7 – 10 a.m. The public is invited to participate.

For more information, contact marketonthemovesv@gmail.com.

March for mental health

Join the National Alliance for Mental Illness’s 5K March for Mental Health, Saturday, 7 a.m., at Apache Middle School, 3305 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. The march begins at 8 a.m.

To register, go to www.marchformentalhealth.org.

Cycle Sierra Vista 2013

Bicycle riders of all ages and experience levels are invited to the 5th Annual Cycle Sierra Vista event in the Cove parking lot in Veterans’ Memorial Park, Jean Randal Way, on Saturday. The free event begins at 7:30 a.m. with 15- and 25-mile group or self-directed rides, displays and activities. There will be maneuver courses, safe riding instruction, a youth bike rodeo and free helmet distribution to youth (8 – 9 a.m.).

For information, call 417.4800.

Public Works hosts public fun!

Join the staff of the Pedro Castro Maintenance Center, Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon at 401 Giulio Cesare Ave., Sierra Vista, in celebrating the 8th Annual Public Works Open House to kick off National Public Works Week.

This free event offers vehicle demonstrations, displays, an oversized sand pile for play, prizes, free hotdogs and more. Also, don’t miss the chance to “speak up” on how neighborhood washes should be maintained.

Provide input at this event or go to www.SpeakUpSierraVista.com.

For more information, call 458.5775.

Child identification kit offered

Get children identified for free, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Wellness Depot in The Mall at Sierra Vista.

“CHIP” is a process of gathering information on children – DNA swab, color photo, fingerprints and a recorded interview – and providing a package to parents that is Amber Alert ready. To ensure safety, the software is designed to not retain the child’s information on the computer.

This program is free, but donations are accepted.

For more information, call 452.7500 or 459.8210.

Train show set for weekend

Members of the Cochise and Western Model Railroad Club invite everyone to see what’s new at their spring open house, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, at their clubhouse, 680 Fort Ave., Sierra Vista.

See four working railroad layouts.

There will be a raffle for an HO train layout with buildings and landscaping, and giveaways for everyone.

For more information, go to www.cwmrrc.com or contact 458.8397 or cacole2@cox.net.

See movies in the park

See “Wreck It Ralph” for free on Saturday beginning at dusk at Centennial Pavilion, Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista.

Join SV Parks and Leisure Services again this year for free, family entertainment. On June 1, see “Men in Black 3.” On June 15, enjoy “The Pirates! A Band of Misfits.” As a reminder, pets are not allowed at park events.

For more information, call 458.7922.

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, memorabilia and fantasy costumes. The event is set for Saturday, 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.

Hunters host 3-D shoot

The Huachuca Mountain Archers and Bowhunters Club will host a 3-D shoot Sunday, 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 1.520.249.1045.

Carr House to hold border program

Carr House programs continue Sunday, 1:30 p.m., with “Wildlands on the Edge: Impacts of U.S. Border Policies.” Dan Millis, Sierra Club Borderlands Team, will focus on the effects of the many federal protection laws overlooked to allow construction of hundreds of miles of border barriers.

Directions to Carr House: From Sierra Vista, travel south on State Route 92 to Carr Canyon Road (at the Mesquite Tree Restaurant). Turn right. Drive about 2.1 miles. Carr House is on the left after a concrete dip in the road. For information about upcoming programs, go to www.huachucamountains.org.

Help design SV WTC memorial

The Sierra Vista Fire Department, or SVFD, received a symbolic piece of history – a 72-pound, steel piece of the World Trade Center. It will be the focal point of a future memorial planned at Fire Station #3, 675 Guilo Cesare. SVFD is hosting a creative design contest and invites residents, 15 and older, to help design it.

To participate, register to compete by May 30; contest guidelines and applications are available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “911 Memorial”).

PFLAG honors American politician

The local PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) 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 Wednesday, 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.

Salvation Army holds concert

The Salvation Army will swing to the tunes of The Salvation Army New York Staff Band at Temple of Music for a concert, Tuesday, 7 p.m., 330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, to celebrate 120 years of service in Arizona.

Concert admission is $15 (tax deductible). To purchase tickets, call 795.9671.

For more information, call 1.520.795.9671.

SV Elks to celebrate Flag Day

Every year on June 14, Americans celebrate Flag Day to reflect and observe a special day of paying homage to “Old Glory” and reflect and honor the military men and women who defended and sacrificed to protect the freedom of the flag and country.

On June 9 at 2 p.m., members of the Sierra Vista Elks Lodge #2065, 1 Elks Lane, Sierra Vista, will conduct a “Flag Day” ceremony in the Ramada.

The public is invited.

 




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