VFW hosts taco dinner tonight
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9972, will host a taco dinner from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. The meal includes tacos, rice and beans. Live entertainment follows. Cost is $8 per person. The dinner is open to members, guests and all active duty service members.
For more information, call 458.9972.
Celebrate Wyatt Earp this weekend
Tombstone’s 32nd Annual Wyatt Earp Day’s celebration takes place Saturday – Monday on Historic Allen Street.
Entertainments runs from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. The Wyatt Earp Days Chili Cook-off will take place on Sunday, with cup sales starting at 1 p.m.
For more information, contact 1.520.457.3511 or Broncobill@PowerC.net.
Take organic garden tour
Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Ecoasis on the Bisbee Organic Garden Tour, Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This year’s tour will showcase four vegetable gardens along Brewery Gulch in Old Bisbee. View ways to grow produce in unconventional spaces. Learn how to start or improve a garden, get growing tips, observe spring crops, and learn about mulching, composting and watering systems.
The tour is self-guided; stop by Ecoasis (54 Brewery Ave.) for a tour map and get information on backyard growing, sustainable agriculture and gardening for market. This free event is open to the public. Contact 331.9821, www.bajaaz.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Bowie hours to change
The visitor center at Fort Bowie National Historic Site will change to summer hours June 1. The visitor center will be open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily through Aug. 31. The hiking trails, ruins and other areas of the fort remain open to the public during daylight hours.
For more information, contact 1.520.847.2500, ext. 1 or 1.520.824.3560 ext. 307.
Vacation Bible School planned
Sierra Vista United Methodist Church will hold “Vacation Bible School’s Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God, June 3 – 7, 9 a.m. – noon. Children age 4 through 4th grade, with 5th graders welcome tovolunteer as guides, are invited to participate.
Registration forms are available in the church office, 3225 St. Andrews Dr.
For more information, call 378.3352.
See movies in the park
Join Sierra Vista Parks and Leisure Services for free, family entertainment. On June 1 at dusk, see “Men in Black 3.” On June 15, enjoy “The Pirates! A Band of Misfits.” Movies take place at Centennial Pavilion, Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard.
As a reminder, pets are not allowed at park events.
For more information, call 458.7922.
Learn about Southwest fire ecology
Carr House programs continue June 2, 1:30 p.m., with “Fire Ecology in the Southwest” presented by Judy Phillips, environmental educator. Wildfires have become increasingly difficult to manage. Prevention through education is the most inexpensive fire management tool. This is a family oriented program, appropriate for children and adults, with activities about the basic concepts of wildfire ecology and firefighting.
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 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”).
Flag Day – “Old Glory” recognized in SV
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.
Play grass volleyball this summer
The Sierra Vista Grass Volleyball Series, run by Club Cochise Volleyball Association, is starting tournaments this month. Doubles tournaments for men and women of all ages and skill levels are held on Saturdays throughout the summer providing an opportunity for volleyball lovers and spectators. The schedule and more information can be found at http://sites.google.com/site/svgrassvolleyball.
Search Facebook for “Sierra Vista Grass Volleyball Series.”
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Bisbee solar cook-off, festival
Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market for the 11th Annual Solar Cook-Off & Festival on June 1, 9 a.m. – 1p.m. at the Bisbee Farmers Market, in Vista Park, Warren District. Activities include solar cooking demonstrations and more. At 10:30 a.m., join local experts for a Solar Cooking Basics class. At 11:30 a.m., learn how to build a solar oven with a cardboard box and aluminum foil.
This free event is open to the public. For more information, contact 331.9821 or www.bajaaz.org/calendar.