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January 31, 2014

Community Briefs January 31, 2014

 

Cochise College scholarships

The Cochise College Foundation will award 50 $1,000 scholarships to Cochise County high school graduating seniors or home schooled students enrolling full-time at Cochise College this fall.

Eligible students should go online to complete the foundation’s STARS scholarship application, which is now open for all future and current Cochise College students seeking financial assistance to attend school next year. The deadline to submit the scholarship application is March 31.

For more information about Cochise College scholarships or financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Department at 417.4045, 515.5417 or www.cochise.edu/FA.

Prune for plant health, vigor

Water Wise presents “Prune for Plant Health and Vigor” Saturday, 9 – 11 a.m., at The University of Arizona, Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave.

This free seminar teaches how to keep plants healthy by knowing what and how to prune correctly. Bring pruning tools to sharpen. This is an outside demonstration; dress appropriately for the weather.

For more conservation information, contact Water Wise, 458.8278 ext. 2141 or waterwise.arizona.edu.

Four Chaplains Memorial Service set

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System will participate in the City of Tucson, Veterans’ Affairs Committee annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service, Sunday, 1 p.m., at the Kino Veterans’ Memorial Park, 2805 E. Ajo Way, across from the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

This memorial service honors four World War II chaplains whose transport ship was torpedoed by the Germans. The men gave up their own life jackets giving their lives that others might live.

The public is invited to this free event.

For more information, call 1.520.730.6069.

Become farmers market vendor

Learn what it takes to become a farmers market vendor at a free seminar, “Business Planning for Local Food Producers & Farmers Market Vendors,” Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus, Room 900, 901 N. Columbo Ave., Sierra Vista.

Learn how to develop business goals, determine marketing/sales strategies and implement a financial management system.

Advance registration required. To enroll, contact the Cochise College Small Business Development Center, 515.5478 or nortonr@cochise.edu.

Learn about Dead Sea Scrolls

Beginning Tuesday, the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church will offer a 14-week course on the Dead Sea Scrolls from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

It will take place in Rooms 1 and 2 of the Fellowship Hall. No homework or purchase is necessary.

The video course focuses on what the scrolls are, what they contain and the evolving insights they provide into religious and ancient history.

The church is located at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and St. Andrews Drive. For more information, contact 378.3352 or www.sierravistaumc.org.

Orphan Train is coming!

As part of Amazing Arizona, Journey Stories will be presented by the Sierra Vista Historical Society in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute and Arizona Humanities Council, Tuesday, 1 p.m., at the Mona Bishop Room of the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St.

“Riders on the Orphan Train” chronicles the lives of two of the approximately 250,000 children who were “placed out” by riding trains from New York City to the West between 1854 – 1929.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact 439.2306 or Nancy.Krieski@SierraVistaAZ.gov.

Genealogy Club to meet

The next meeting of the Sierra Vista Genealogy Club will be held Wednesday, 1 – 4 p.m. at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. The topic will be on overseas research with a report from two members about their recent trip to Italy. Interest tables will include “Using local histories in your research,” “Preparing for your field trip,” and “Using social media.”

For more information, go to sierravistagenie@wordpress.com.

Worship God Old West style

Sierra Vista United Methodist Church will hold its 10th Annual Western Heritage Weekend on Feb. 7 with a free Cowboy Coffee Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Entertainment starts at 9 a.m. The church is located at the corner of Buffalo Soldier Trail and St. Andrews Drive. Everyone is invited.

Feb. 9 Sunday services will feature cowboy poetry and western music plus Native American flute music at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m.

A Cowboy Steak Dinner follows the Feb. 9 noon service. Tickets are $12.50 for rib eye steaks, $5 for hamburgers or hotdogs and include drinks and side dishes.

Reservations are necessary. Contact 452.7960 or rmohs@live.com.

For service-related information, contact 378.3352 or www.sierravistaumc.org.

Cowboys, poets to gather

The 22nd Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering takes place Feb. 7 – 9 at the Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. This year’s theme is “Train’s a Comin’! How the Railroads Changed the West.”

About 60 artists are involved. Tickets are on sale now at various venues.

For a complete list of performers, schedules, dates, times and locations, go to www.cowboypoets.com.

Attend Tubac Festival of Arts

Sierra Vista’s Leisure Services Department is running a bus Feb. 7 to Tubac’s Festival of the Arts featuring hundreds of visiting artists, craft vendors, and musicians from around the country and Canada. The bus departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns about 3:30 p.m. The trip is limited to adults, 21 and older. Cost is $30 per person.

For more information or to register, call 417.6980.

Become a U.S. citizen

The Sierra Vista United Methodist Church is offering free citizenship classes to persons wanting to study for the interview and exam for U.S. citizenship.

The eight-week series will be offered on Saturdays from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Registration is at noon on Feb. 8, and classes begin that same day.

Sierra Vista United Methodist Church is located at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and St. Andrews Drive. For more information, contact 378.7079, 378.3352 or www.sierravistaumc.org.

Bilingual story time planned

Enjoy Fiesta Fridays, bilingual Spanish/English story time for preschoolers, at the Sierra Vista Public Library twice a month, Feb. 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m.

This structured playgroup for children 5 and younger introduces preschoolers to the Spanish language and culture. There will be stories and craft-related activities and singing and dancing with ribbons or under a colorful parachute. Look for field trips to different places. It’s free and there’s no need to register.

For more information, call 458.4225.

CANTER to hold dinner dance

CANTER or Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic Equestrian Resources, an organization that provides therapeutic riding for those with disabilities, is holding a dinner dance, “Hearts and Horses,” Feb. 15, at the Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Sierra Vista. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Music is by Sallee and Clayton. Tickets are $40 per person.

For information, contact 459.4868, 378.2201 or www.canteraz.org.

Get mortgage relief

A Save Our Home AZ and AZ Mortgage Relief programs event will be held Feb. 14 in the Sierra Vista Council Chambers, City Hall, 1011 N. Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sessions are 1 hour long.

While this event is being held in Sierra Vista it is open to all Arizona homeowners. To avoid a wait, schedule an appointment by going to http://arizonadepartmentofhousing.fullslate.com/ or contact Mickey, 1.602.7711047.

New and expanded mortgage assistance programs are now available, even to those who may have been turned down in the past.

Quilt show coming

The Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show will be held on Feb. 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Feb. 23, 10 am – 3 p.m. in the Buena High School cafeteria, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. There will be more than 175 items for display with vendor and member booths, a guild boutique, display of vintage quilts and tablecloths and a certified quilt appraiser. Parking is free but there is a $5 entrance fee.

King’s Heralds quartet performs

The King’s Heralds quartet is bringing gospel music to Sierra Vista, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., in a variety of musical styles. The public is invited. The group will perform at Sierra Vista Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 777 State Route 92.

For more information, call 226.1004.

“Ride for the Warrior”

The third annual “Ride for the Warrior,” motorcycle rally and music festival takes place March 7 – 9 at the Paul Mason Sports Complex, 2525 N Pinal Ave, Casa Grande. Cost is $10 per day; those 12 and under get in for free.

Active duty, Reserve, National Guard or retired military personnel receive free admission until 6 p.m. March 7. Military identification card is required.

For a listing of events and directions, go to www.rideforthewarrior.com.

Horse around while helping others

Love horses? CANTER needs horse handlers and side walkers to support its therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities. No previous horse experience is necessary. CANTER operates Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 7388 Chief Joseph Drive just off Moson Road.

For more information, call Marcia, 459.4868, or go to www.canteraz.org.

Enjoy bingo twice a week

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 hold bingo at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Monday at 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Bingo is open to the public.

For more information, call 458.9972.

Legion offers Monday night football

American Legion Post 52 sponsors Monday night football at 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. The kitchen is open 5 – 7 p.m. The event is open to members, guests, active duty service members and Families.

For more information, call 459.6050.

Thursday is Taco Night

American Legion Post 52 sponsors Taco Night 4 – 7 p.m. every Thursday at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. Members, guests and active duty service members and Families are invited.

For more information, call 459.6050.

Narconon available to public

Narcotics Anonymous reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get loved ones help if they are at risk.

Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 1.800.431.1754 or drugabusesolution.com.

Join ladies for breakfast

The Auxiliary Ladies of the American Legion Post 52 will hold breakfast Sunday, 8 – 10:30 a.m., at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. Menu items include SoS, eggs to order, bacon, sausage, hash browned potatoes, hotcakes, toast, biscuits and coffee free w/breakfast. Price ranges from $2 – $4.50. There will also be a bake sale. The event is open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and Families.

For more information, call 459.6050.




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