Toastmasters plan youth workshop
The Huachuca Toastmasters Club will host a free Youth Leadership workshop, sponsored by Toastmasters International and geared toward middle school students. Participants will learn and develop speaking and leadership skills. Students will learn to overcome nervousness when asked to speak before audiences, organize and present ideas, listen to others, and participate and lead group discussions and meetings.
The course will be nine sessions long, with each session lasting two hours. Dates will be determined based on responses.
If interested or for more information, call 432.2842.
Meeting for atheists, humanists, freethinkers
Atheist? Humanist? Freethinker? Curious? The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, or MAAF, is a worldwide network providing support to atheists, humanists and other non-theists in the military. MAAF meets every Sunday, 2 p.m., at Fort Huachuca’s Military Intelligence Library in the Vault. Those looking for a community that shares their beliefs or who need support are invited to attend.
For more information, contact 234.1739, 1.703.869.8102 or email@example.com.
AL hosts ‘free pool Sundays’
American Legion Post 52 hosts July “free pool Sundays,” open to members, guests and all active duty service members. For more information, call 459.6050.
Books for youth at FH Saturday
In collaboration with Army Community Service, Blue Star Families is bringing Books on Bases Literacy Program to Fort Huachuca Saturday, 10 a.m., at the Murr Community Center. The event is open to active duty military children pre-kindergarten – grade 5. Preregistration is required.
Each child will receive a gift bag with a book and reading resources. They can also enjoy crafts activities on site.
To register, contact 678.6910, 53.2330 or FtHuachucaBOB@gmail.com.
For more information about the Books on Bases program, go to https://www.bluestarfam.org/Program/Books_on_Bases.
Enjoy summer concerts in SV
Enjoy a free summer concert at Centennial Pavilion, Veterans’ Memorial Park.
Learn about owls
Learn about owls through Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning’s “Rulers of the Night Skies” class on Wednesday. Jeff Babson will help students explore the classification, biology and conservation of these birds.
Then, armed with knowledge, get a human’s eye view of the owls at the Sierra Vista Lowe’s Garden Center.
The class will be held in Room 702 on the Sierra Vista Campus. Cost is $19.
Astronomy club holds open meeting
The next meeting of the Huachuca Astronomy Club takes place July 26, 7 p.m., in the community room of the Student Union Building at Cochise College. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Tom Kaye, a paleontologist with the Burke Museum in Seattle who leads the Spectrashift Exoplanet Search Project, will present “Dinosaurs, Gamma Ray Bursts and Mass Extinctions.” He is a member of both the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists and the American Astronomical Society. Kaye spends summers in the field hunting dinosaurs and winters running a large astronomical telescope. View his work at tomkaye.com.
Mesquite harvesting classes offered
Learn to harvest mesquite on July 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Community Market.
Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture to learn how to harvest, process and store mesquite pods in preparation for the community mesquite millings this fall. Sample mesquite baked goods, purchase mesquite flour and pick up free harvesting guides and recipes. Local experts will be on hand throughout the market to answer questions. There is no cost.
For more information, contact 1.520.331.9821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth fun day planned in Bisbee
On July 27, the Bisbee community will host a Youth Fun Day, 2 – 8 p.m., in the Warren Ballpark featuring local agencies and organizations which will share information and provide youth-oriented activities and special events.
The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 508.9833.
Learn how animals adapt
Tom Clancy, expert birder and Ramsey Canyon Preserve volunteer, will teach birding basics July 28, 1:30 p.m., at the Carr House Visitor Information Center. The group will learn the basics of binoculars, a ‘must have’ tool for birding. Clancy will also discuss the pros and cons of several prominent bird guides and cover basic bird identification.
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.
Cochise County Humane Society meets
The Cochise County Humane Society, or CCHS, invites everyone to get involved with the animals in their community. The group will meet July 30, 5:45 p.m., at St. Andrews Church on Tacoma and Taylor Streets, Sierra Vista. Learn what the CCHS does and what volunteer opportunities are available.
For more information, call 378.2109.
Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week
La Leche League of Sierra Vista invites all Cochise County families to attend the World Breastfeeding Week celebration on Aug. 3, 10 a.m., at Tompkins Park, Sierra Vista. There will be free gift bags for the first 50 families and free refreshments for all.
All breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend the free breastfeeding support meetings. For more information, contact 1.540.219.7375, Purpleheather79@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/LLL-of-Sierra-Vista/287960981264316.
ALR to sponsor poker run
The American Legion Riders, Post 52, will sponsor their 9th anniversary poker run, bike games and bike show on Aug. 3 at their building at 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. Registration for the run begins at 9 a.m. and is $10 per single or $15 per couple. A bike show is ongoing all day, and bike games begin at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
For more information, call 236.8165.
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. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The family-oriented event features activities for people 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, contact 508.4272, 678.9827 or http://www.nwtfhuagoulds.org.