MVC races to celebrate dads
Mountain Vista Communities celebrated Father’s Day Saturday with a pinewood derby held at the MVC community Center. Three members and two leaders from Sierra Vista Cub Scout Pack 464 donated their time and use of their track for the event. Here, Ian Lyle, 9, prepares to collect a pair of cars after they cross the finish line.
There were many close races but the overall winner was Landry Smith, 2, with her Elmo car.
At the beginning of June, 20 Families picked up free car kits to build and customize. Mountain Vista Communities supplied the kits, which were built at home.
FH selects Army Ten Miler team
Congratulations to Fort Huachuca’s men and women chosen to represent the installation at the 2013 Army Ten Miler race in Arlington, Va., in October.
Men’s team members are: Capt. Michael Miller, Capt. Brendan Wentz, 1st Lt. David Campbell, 1st Lt. Chad Ware, Sgt. John D’Anjou and Spc. Jonathan Bosarge (alternate). Women’s team members are: Capt. Sindi Connell, Capt. Melissa Salamanca, Sgt. 1st Class Andrea Pierce, Staff Sgt. Deirdre Maldonado and Spc. Anna McGinty.
Arizona Folklore Preserve performances
The Sundown Riders will perform on Saturday and Sunday at the Arizona Folklore Preserve in Ramsey Canyon.
Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m. For reservations, call 378.6165, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children 17 and under.
Go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on State Route 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn right, drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, and watch for the AFP entrance and sign to the left.
For more information, contact 378.6165 or http//www.arizonafolklore.com.
American Legion holds breakfast
Members of American Legion Post 52 will hold breakfast Saturday, 8 – 10:30 a.m. at 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. The meal is open to members, guests and all active duty service members. Cost ranges from $2 to $5.45 per person. Legion members with birthdays in June eat for free.
For more information, call 459.6051.
DAV to hold summer meeting
Fry Chapter 14 of the Disabled American Veterans will hold a monthly meeting on Saturday, 1 p.m., at 4001 E. Foothills Dr., Sierra Vista. This will be the last meeting for this membership year. The next meeting will take place Sept. 28.
Free pool Sundays offered
American Legion Post 52 is hosting free pool Sundays this month. The event is open to members, guests and active duty service members.
For more information, call 459.6050, or visit American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista.
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. The schedule and more information can be found at http://sites.google.com/site/svgrassvolleyball.
Search Facebook for “Sierra Vista Grass Volleyball Series.”
Email questions to email@example.com.
Join Tombstone in Buffalo Soldier salute
The City of Tombstone will salute the Buffalo Soldiers, June 22 – 23.
It will be two days of street entertainment, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – noon on Sunday.
On June 22 the 5th Annual Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers Parade will take place at 11 a.m. on Allen Street starting at 6th Street and concluding at 2nd and Allen Streets.
Any interested persons, groups, veterans’ organizations and businesses wishing to participate in the parade or needing information should contact 1.520.266.5266 or Broncobill@powerC.net.
Shoot N Shindig for youth
Stan Greer and the Huachuca Whitetail Club will sponsor a Shoot N Shindig for youth 16 or younger, June 29, 9 a.m. (sign-in at 8 a.m.), at the Sierra Vista Shooting Range, east of town on State Route 90. Today is the last day to register.
Competitors must have eye and ear protection.
Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Club provides range masters, rifles, ammo, prizes, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Other activities include a BB gun range and 3D youth archery shooting.
Bring a dish for the potluck barbecue, lawn chairs and sunscreen.
For more information, call 255.1652, 508.9833 or 378.2823.
Learn about area history
Carr House programs continue June 30, 1:30 p.m., with Jack Ashworth, “the Rhode Island Jew;” Rosemary Snapp, Friends of the Huachuca Mountains volunteer group historian; and Ralph Snapp, FOHM past president. With his identities as miner, hotel keeper, storeowner, entertainer, homesteader along with his other endeavors, Ashworth portrays much of what was happening in the Huachuca Mountains and Canyons from 1900 – 1926. But, he was not from Rhode Island and he was not Jewish. The public is invited to attend this free program.
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 http//www.huachucamountains.org.
Celebrate July 4 in Sierra Vista
Fort Huachuca will join the Rotary Club and the City of Sierra Vista in the annual Declaration of Independence celebration at Veterans Memorial Park and Civic Sports Complex on July 4, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The public is invited to attend. Ongoing entertainment takes place all afternoon.
Fireworks begin at dusk.
Watch “The Fort Huachuca Scout” next week for more information.
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.
Thursday Farmers Market to move
The Thursday Sierra Vista Farmers Market will move to Veterans’ Memorial Park on July 11, relocating from their old location on the corner of Wilcox Drive and Carmichael. Hours remain the same, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Books and Tots Story Time planned
The Parents as Teachers Program staff invite parents and children to Books and Tots Story Time. This event will be held on post at the Mountain Vista Community Center, 102 Davis off Lawton Rd. on July 18, from 10 – 11:15am. Join the group for stories, songs and crafts.
For more information, call 452.9784, ext. 14 or 15.
Montessori School taking 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local animal shelters seek used items
Local animal shelters continue to seek used 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 through June; on July 11, the market moves to its new home at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard. 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.
Join in on Tuesday hikes
The Tuesday hiking group hikes to areas throughout southeastern Arizona. Admission is free.
For a list of upcoming hikes, contact 458.2008 or http://members.cox.net/lou_edwards/.
Study birds on Wednesdays
Join the docents of The Friends of the San Pedro River on Wednesdays as they lead Bird Walks along the San Pedro River. These approximately four-hour walks begin at 7 a.m. Meet at the San Pedro House, 9800 State Route 90, Sierra Vista. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
For more information, call 508.4445.
Walk along San Pedro River
Join docents on a two-mile interpretive walk along the river at 9 a.m. every Saturday, from the San Pedro House, 9800 State Route 90, Sierra Vista. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
For more information, contact 459.2555 or www.sanpedroriver.org.
See birds on San Pedro River
All birdwatchers are invited to join a two to three-hour field trip onto private property to view riparian habitat, including burrowing owl roosts. Bring water, sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing. Bird watching takes place at 8 a.m. every Monday. Pull-off just west of the bridge on the north side of State Route 92, at Gate 10663, Palominas. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
For information, call 366.5560.
Hike on weekends
The Huachuca Hiking Club meets at 7 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month, Cochise County Conference Center, 4001 E. Foothills Dr., Sierra Vista, in the small conference room. The club hikes on weekends.
For information, call 234.7310, or go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hhc-az.
Help elderly community members
The Volunteer Interfaith Caregiver Program is a community resource for the elderly, disabled and the caregivers of aging parents. VICaP volunteers provide free transportation and services to help the elderly live independently.
If interested in becoming a VICaP volunteer, call 459.8146.
So you got that new dog …
Now, the animal needs to go through training and socialization.
Obedience training opens up a line of communication between owners and dogs. It also increases the bond between human and pet, and promotes a better relationship.
Training eliminates bad behavior such as jumping, running out the door, digging and chewing.
Training is available throughout Cochise County. Check the Cochise County’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CochiseCountyHumaneSociety or email email@example.com.
Watch birds at EOP
Join an approximately 3-hour public bird watching tour, led by docents of several bird watching organizations, at the Environmental Operations Park every Sunday. Tours are limited to 22 people on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tours leave from State Route 90 between Mile Marker 324 and 325, Sierra Vista, at 8 a.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
For more information, contact 432.1388 or www.sabo.org.
NW Turkey Federation to hold banquet
The Huachuca Gould’s Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold their 15th annual banquet, Aug. 3, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 156 Kayetan Dr., Sierra Vista. The family-oriented event features activities for those of all ages and promotes responsible wildlife conservation and hunting practices.
Due to limited seating, purchase tickets early.
For more information on the banquet, accomplishments of the Huachuca Gould’s Chapter of NWTF and its upcoming activities, go to http://www.nwtfhuagoulds.org.
Attend horse shows on post
Huachuca Saddle Club 2013 Western/English Combination Shows take place at Wren Arena, Fort Huachuca, on Aug. 17 and Oct. 5. Books open at 8 a.m., shows starts at 9 a.m.
A ranch pleasure class has been added along with regular classes. This pattern class features extended gaits, trot or lope overs, side pass and single spin in each direction. An open country pleasure driving is added starting with the Saturday show.
Cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members.
For a list of gymkhana and show classes, entry forms and club information, contact 378.6385 or http//www.huachucasaddleclub.org.
10K, 5K, 1 mile walk/race set
Join the Breast Cancer Society for their Empower One, Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Sept. 21, at the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. Opening ceremonies begin at 6 a.m., and the event begins at 7 a.m.
Registration is now open online at http://www.breastcancersociety.org. Free day passes are given for The Phoenix Zoo to each registrant. All persons entering the zoo not registered for walks will be charged a $5 admission fee.