JROTC carwash to fund yearlong activities
Members of the Buena Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, wash vehicles during their annual carwash Saturday at the Prestige Assisted Living Facility in Sierra Vista. The 216 cadets and four adult leaders worked different shifts, washed more than 200 cars, and raised $4,600 during the four-hour event. Organizers thank the staff at Prestige for providing the venue and the local community for their support. Funds will be used to support JROTC events and activities during the 2013/2014 school year.
Astronomy club meets tonight
Tonight’s meeting of the Huachuca Astronomy Club takes place at 7 p.m. in the Community Room, Student Union Building, Cochise College, 901 N. Columbo Ave., Sierra Vista. Chris Ubing, astronomy instructor, will demonstrate planetarium software that can be used either with a computer, IOS or Android® technology.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
CANTER to train volunteers
CANTER needs horse handlers and side walkers to support their therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities. No previous horse experience is necessary. CANTER operates Tuesday – Thursday and Saturday mornings at 7388 Chief Joseph Dr. off Moson Road, Sierra Vista. Volunteer training is Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon.
For more information, contact 459.4868 or http://www.canteraz.org/.
Visit national parks for free Sunday
In celebration of the 97th anniversary of the National Park Service, all 401 national parks including Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site will waive entrance fees on Sunday and offer a 15-percent discount at their bookstores.
Henry Hauser Museum hours
Effective Monday, the Henry F. Hauser Museum in the Ethel Berger Building, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista, is open to the public Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, email Nancy.Krieski@SierraVistaAZ.gov.
Learn why Southeast Arizona is unique
Join Brian Prescott, environmentalist, Sunday, 1:30 p.m., for a program on “The Unique Nature of Southeast Arizona” during which he will discuss facets of Arizona’s natural world.
The public is invited to attend this free program at the Coronado National Forest’s Carr House Visitor information Center.
Directions: 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.
College offers community orchestra
Cochise College announces a new community orchestra starting this fall on the Sierra Vista Campus.
The ensemble class is open to both amateur and professional instrumentalists who enjoy playing together. The group will meet Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:20 p.m. in Room 700 of the Community Outreach Building.
For auditions or more information, contact email@example.com or the Cochise College Music Department at 515.8759.
Oktoberfest vendors sought
The City of Sierra Vista is accepting applications for art and craft vendors through Aug. 30 for Oktoberfest, Sept. 13 – 14. The cost for a 10´ x 10´ booth space is $100. Electricity is not available. This event will feature live entertainment, carnival rides, and food vendors.
For more information or for an application, email Laura.Killberg@SierraVistaAZ.gov.
Arizona Folklore Preserve opens for season
Arizona Folklore Preserve opens for the season on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 offering live performances. Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s official state balladeer, performs on opening weekend.
Admission is $15 for adults, $6 for children 17 and under. For performance times, reservations, a schedule for the upcoming season and directions, contact 378.6165 or http://www.arizonafolklore.com.
Pig Masters Barbecue Competition
Enter the Sierra Vista Police Officer Association’s Pig Masters Barbecue Competition with a slab of baby back ribs, beef brisket, chicken or chili. First through third prizes will be awarded in each category, or enter all three meat categories for a shot at the Grand Champion title. The event takes place Aug. 31, at the Elks Lodge on Wilcox Drive in Sierra Vista.
For information or to register, contact 508.6218 or William.Heiple@SierraVistaAZ.gov.
Sierra Vista Labor Day closures, information
Most City of Sierra Vista facilities, with the exception of the airport and The Cove, will be closed Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. The Cove will offer open swim from 1:30–5:30 p.m. All other activities at the Cove including lap swim and water workouts will be cancelled for this holiday. Sierra Vista Transit buses will run regular routes but will not offer curbside service.
Monday’s trash pickup will move to Sept. 3, and Tuesday’s trash service will move to Sept. 4. There will be no bulk trash or yard waste pickups on Sept. 4.
Win baby-related prizes in giveaway
Enter “PLUSH’s Ultimate Military Family Giveaway and Getaway” to win a grand prize valued at more than $15,000, including luxury baby and toddler essentials and a Las Vegas getaway. Enter through Sept. 6.
Methodist church offers new Bible study
A new, 12-week Beth Moore Bible Study begins Sept. 5, 10 a.m., in the TV Room at Mountain View Gardens, 3477 Rodeo Drive, and at 6 p.m. in the Serenity Room of the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, 3225 St. Andrews Dr. The public is welcome.
For more information, call 378.3352 or 227.7577.
Fort Bowie to hold memorial ride
Members of B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) will conduct their annual Fort Bowie Memorial Ride Sept. 7, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The troopers will ride along the Butterfield Stage route, stop at the Fort Bowie cemetery to honor the Soldiers buried there, and then ride to the fort ruins to meet the public and pose for photos. The purpose is to promote the heritage and traditions of the U.S. Army. The public is invited.
For information and directions, contact the visitor center staff, 1.520.827.2500, ext. 1.
Annual xeriscape tour set
Take the self-guided Water Wise/Master Gardener 16th Annual Fall Xeriscape Tour, “Urban and Mountain Landscapes,” Sept. 8, 1 – 4 p.m. Learn about artificial turf, colorful native flowers, rain harvesting, wild pollinator gardens and more. Docents from the Cochise County Master Gardeners will be at each site to point out features and answer questions.