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June 28, 2013

Community Briefs June 28, 2013

Every dog has its day — some came to work June 21

 
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Maranda Flynn, “Fort Huachuca Scout” reporter, watches her Great Dane Lucy relax. Her dog seems quite at home and seems to feel that June 21 was a special day in celebration of dogs.

 
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Several lucky dogs got a break from their canine duties June 21 when they accompanied their owners to work on “Take your dog to Work Day®.” Several members of other organizations joined Fort Huachuca Public Affairs personnel for a potluck at which they celebrated their furry friends. “Take your dog to Work Day®,” which falls on the first Friday after Father’s Day, celebrates dogs and promotes their adoption.

 

Inexpensive produce available Saturday

Market on the Move brings a farmers’ market atmosphere to Fort Huachuca’s Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Pavilion, where people can donate $10 for up to 60 pounds of fresh produce. The next event is Saturday from 6 – 9 a.m.

Have breakfast with SAL

The Sons of The American Legion are hosting a continental breakfast Saturday, 8 – 10:30 a.m., at the American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista.

The meal is open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and Families. For more information, call 459.6050.

Arizona Folklore Preserve performances

Michael Grande, well known guitarist, 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 reservations@arizonafolklore.com. 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.

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 svgrassvolleyball@gmail.com.

Huachuca Astronomy Club meets

The next meeting of the Huachuca Astronomy Club takes place tonight, 7 p.m., at the Student Union Building, Community Room at Cochise College. The speaker is Ted Forte of the Huachuca Astronomy Club who is a volunteer NASA Solar System Ambassador. Forte’s talk will highlight recent findings from ongoing NASA missions.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://www.hacastronomy.com/.

Shoot N Shindig for youth

Stan Greer and the Huachuca Whitetail Club will sponsor a Shoot N Shindig for youth 16 or younger, Saturday, 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 Sunday, 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.

Enroll in Citizen Police Academy

The next Sierra Vista Police Department Citizen Police Academy will begin Aug. 7. Classes will be held on 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m., for 12 consecutive weeks in the Police Department auditorium.

The free program includes hands-on simulated weapons training, evidence processing and participating in a ride-along with an on-duty police officer. Academy graduates will have an “insider’s view” of Sierra Vista law enforcement operations. Snacks and refreshments are provided.

For more information, go to http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/pd or visit the Police Department reception desk, 911 N. Coronado Dr.

Application deadline is July 5.

Japanese Cultural Festival planned

Sakura No Kai, a Japanese traditional art club, will hold a Japanese Cultural Festival July 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.. At Sierra Vista’s Tompkins City Park, South 7th Street. Those interested in learning about Japanese culture or the Sakura No Kai Club are invited. The potluck is free, just bring a dish to share.

For more information, call 458.2144 or 226.6091.

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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