Events

January 17, 2014

Smithsonian Journey Stories — Upcoming events planned

Polish and Russian immigrants travel to the United States aboard ship.

Two years ago, the Henry F. Hauser Museum in partnership with the Sierra Vista Public Library, the Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library and the Sierra Vista Historical Society, applied to be a 2014 Smithsonian Institution Journey Stories host site, and a few months later became one of six sites in Arizona chosen to host the exhibit. Staff and volunteers have been working over the past 18 months to plan a menu of related events and programs.

Journey Stories is a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit that tells the story of how people and their ancestors came to America. Each exhibit is personalized by its host community, and will include local journey stories from around Cochise County. The exhibit will be inside the Henry F. Hauser Museum inside the Ethel Berger Center, and companion exhibits will be hosted by the Ethel Berger Center, the Oscar Yrun Community Center and the Sierra Vista Public Library.

The grand opening of the exhibit will be held at the Ethel Berger Center on Feb. 22, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Events begin in January with an invitation to youth to be a part of the Journey line. Parents are invited to stop by the museum or library to pick up a worksheet for their child to write or draw about their favorite place to visit. Finished sheets returned by Jan. 31 will be included in the exhibit.

On Feb. 4, 1 – 2 p.m., visit the library for the Amazing Arizona presentation of “Orphan Train” which chronicles the lives of two children “placed out,” or given away at train stations across the country from 1854 – 1929. Light refreshments will be served compliments of the Friends of the Sierra Vista Library.

A family stands near an overturned wagon in eastern Oregon. Early settlers faced many hardships during the early days of U.S. settlement.

Creative Dramatics classes for all ages will begin at the Library on Jan. 24 and carry through the final performance, “Journey Through Life,” on Feb. 13, 6 p.m., at the Ethel Berger Center. Each of the six different age groups from babies to seniors will approach and perform a chosen story in a different way, and will meet on different days and times. All are asked to preregister with the library for these classes.

More events and programs, from the spring book discussion group at the library, to events around the county in Douglas, Benson, and Naco, will happen throughout February and March. For more information including program descriptions, brochures and schedules, visit the Sierra Vista Library’s website at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov/svlibrary, call 458.4225, or visit the Sierra Vista Public Library at 2600 E. Tacoma St.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Turnaround Point open Oct. 25

The Chapel Turnaround Point will be open on Oct. 25, 1 – 3 pm, to receive leftovers from yard sales. For income tax purposes, a receipt will be given if requested. The Turnaround Point is located across from the Armed Forces Bank in the Main Post Exchange complex in the same building as the Laundromat....
 
 

News Briefs October 17, 2014

Leave donations needed The following Department of the Army Civilians are in need of leave donations due to medical emergencies: Melinda McIntire, Fransisco Ramirez, Michele Standley, Gerhard Petterson and Kevin Murdock. Employees interested in donating leave should complete OPM Form 630-A, Request to Donate Annual Leave to a Recipient under the Voluntary Leave Transfer Program....
 
 

FMWR Briefs – October 17, 2014

Right Arm Night — don’t miss out The next Right Arm Night starts at 4 p.m. today at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Enjoy free finger foods, a pay-as-you-go bar, and win prizes in several drawings and contests. Right Arm Night is free and open to all, including Soldiers, Civilians, retirees and Family members 18 and...
 

 
original

Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler’s 30th anniversary

Runners of the first wave take off during the Army Ten-Miler celebrating the race’s 30th anniversary at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Sunday. WASHINGTON — A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came...
 
 

Fairbank Day 2014 — “The Town Comes Alive!”

The Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host the annual Fairbank Day event Oct. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to help bring the town back to life. Fairbank is a ghost town that started during the Tombstone silver boom. From 1881 to the...
 
 

Community Briefs October 17, 2014

Everyone wins with WENS Cochise County now has an emergency notification system for relaying urgent messaging throughout the County. The system, WENS (Wireless Emergency Notification System), is capable of instantaneously contacting residents who live within a target group or area. Contact can be made through traditional hardwire phones, cell phones, texting, and email. Those living...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin