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February 14, 2014

Community Briefs February 14, 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.

Teen Anti-Valentine’s Day Event

Sierra Vista Teen Center personnel are holding an Anti-Valentine’s Day Event — Movies Where Stuff Blows Up, today at 6:30 p.m. There will be two screens, four movies, all PG-13, with lots of destruction. Which ones? Go to 3405 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista and see.

Astronomy club to meet

The Huachuca Astronomy Club meets today, 7 p.m., in the community room of the Student Union Building at Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. There will be a series of short presentations by members consisting of product reviews, observing project reports and discussion of observing and photographic techniques. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Adopt a pet at special rates

The staff at the Animal Care Center invites the public to adopt an animal at a special rate today, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, noon – 5 p.m., at the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, 6799 SR 90, Sierra Vista.

For more information, call 458.4151.

ShredFest ’14 planned

Help protect your identity and save the environment Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon at Target, 4151 E. Hwy. 90, Sierra Vista.

Documents to bring are: old tax returns, bank statements, check book registers, credit card statements, and medical records limited to five boxes; no three ring binders, presentation folders or garbage bags.

Electronics to bring are: PC Systems, CPUs, monitors, mice, keyboards, printers, scanners, laptops, modems, hard drives, speakers, power cords, cables, phones, power strips, desktop copiers, fax machines, cell phones with batteries, and 32” and smaller TVs. Television disposal is $10.

Senior Expo slated

The Senior Expo — a free health fair and trade show in one — will take place Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. Stop by to see what’s new in specialty products designed to improve the quality of life for seniors. Guest speakers will provide information on health and financial issues. Sandwiches will be available at the snack bar.

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,” Saturday, 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.

Military Appreciation Day announced

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9972, will honor past and present members of the military at Military Appreciation Day, Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Active duty members, veterans and Families can enjoy free hamburgers, bratwursts and hotdogs, see live entertainment and a motorcycle display.

Hike to, visit local cave Monday

Join a free, guided 2-hour, one mile roundtrip moderate hike to Coronado Cave Monday at 10 a.m. The hike includes a 500-foot elevation gain. Participants will drop into the cave by scrambling down approximately 25 feet of rocks to reach the cave floor. Meet at the Coronado National Memorial visitor’s center, 4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd., Hereford.

Bilingual story time planned

Enjoy Fiesta Friday, bilingual Spanish/English story time for preschoolers, at the Sierra Vista Public Library on Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m.

This structured playgroup for children 5 and younger introduces them to the Spanish language and culture. There will be stories and craft-related activities and singing and dancing. It’s free and there’s no need to register.

For more information, call 458.4225.

Dine, learn about history

The Sierra Vista Historical Society will hold a luncheon Feb. 21 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrew’s Dr. Annie Graeme Larkin, curator of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, will speak about Bisbee history. Doors open at 11 a.m. with a buffet lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required. Call 378.5121 by Wednesday.

Special guest at square dance

In town for one night only, California square dance caller Scot Byars will be at the Thunder Mountain Twirlers’ dance on Feb. 21. He will call mainstream from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. with a plus tip at the end of the evening. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and free for non-dancers to watch and socialize. Go to Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 North Lenzner, Sierra Vista.

For more information, contact 378.6719 or email svtmt@cox.net.

Join Legion for breakfast

The American Legion Post 52 will hold breakfast Feb. 22, 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 with breakfast. Price ranges from $2 – $5.50. The event is open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and Families.

For more information, call 459.6050.

Buy used books, save money

The Mountain Vista Golden K Kiwanis Club of Sierra Vista will hold a used book/audio book sale Feb. 22 – 23 at The Mall in Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop, during normal mall operating hours.

Enjoy Twilight in Tombstone

Enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and entertainment. Stroll the boardwalks of Tombstone in the early evening and into the night. Enjoy the sounds of old-time musicians and 1880s clothed townsfolk. Feb. 22, 5 – 9 p.m.

Opening flag ceremony is at 4:55 p.m. The first gunfight of the evening is at 5:30 p.m. between 5th and 6th Streets. Times and activities are subject to change.

Quilt show coming

The Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show will take place 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.

Public speaking group to hold contest

The members of Huachuca Toastmasters — a local chapter of Toastmasters International — invite the public to attend their annual public speaking contest. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for speakers to improve their speaking skills, to recognize individual Toastmaster accomplishments, and to provide an opportunity for participants to learn by observing speakers who have benefited from their Toastmasters training. The Huachuca Toastmasters Spring Contest will take place Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Murr Community Center.

For more information, contact gsnyder10@cox.net or http://huachuca.toastmastersclubs.org.

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 SR 92.

For more information, call 226.1004.

¡Greet Yourself, Sierra Vista!

¡Greet Yourself, Sierra Vista! at a cultural diversity fair, March 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The public is invited to this free event sponsored by the Sierra Vista Commission on Cultural Diversity to highlight the many cultures that can be found in Sierra Vista.

For more information, call 439.2300.

Genealogy club to meet

The next meeting of the Sierra Vista Genealogy Club will be March 5, 1 – 4 p.m., at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. The topic is “The Proof is in the Details” and will deal with documenting your research and properly citing sources. Interest tables will be on “organizing your paper files” and using “cloud” storage.

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

“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. A 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.




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