See sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw
The 1,500-acre Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area wildlife habitat is famous for the large population of Sandhill Cranes from October through February. See them for another few weeks. Per those who lead guided tours, the best time to go is at about 6 to 7 a.m. to watch them take off from the draw or about 11 a.m. to watch them come back to the draw from feeding.
For directions, go to http://www.explorecochise.com/Whitewater-Draw-Wildlife-Area.
Cafe now open at SV Public Library
The Bakers Flor Cafe is now open for business in the lobby of the Sierra Vista Public Library. The business offers gourmet coffee, tea, sodas and baked goods, and salads, soups, wraps and sandwiches.
The business is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Special guest at square dance
In town for one night only, California square dance caller Scot Byars will be at the Thunder Mountain Twirlers’ tonight. 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 Sandy, 378.6719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy used books, save money
The Mountain Vista Golden K Kiwanis Club of Sierra Vista will hold a used book/audio book sale Feb. Saturday and Sunday at The Mall in Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop, during normal mall operating hours.
Exhibit travels to Sierra Vista
Journey Stories, a Smithsonian exhibit focused on immigration, migration, innovation and freedom will be at the Ethel Berger Center, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., 2950 E. Tacoma St.
The opening festivities include the Sierra Vista Car Club representing the evolution of automobiles, Tombstone Vigilettes in period clothing with 1840s music by Johnny Bones.
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 Saturday, 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 Saturday, 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.
Journey to Butterfield Stage
Gerald Ahnert, considered one of the leading experts on the topic of the Butterfield Stage, will share tales and truths about it, Tuesday, 1 p.m., in the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St.
Death Clouds on Mt. Baldy
Meet author Cathy Hufault Wednesday, 1 – 2:00 p.m. in the Sierra Vista Public Library, Mona Bishop Room, 2600 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. She will present a video and photo slide presentation of her book, “Death Clouds on Mt. Baldy.” This true story is based on the largest search and rescue operation in Arizona history to find three young Tucson scouts lost in the Santa Rita Mountains during a record-breaking blizzard. Her then-12-year-old brother was one of the three survivors.
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 Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Murr Community Center.
For more information, contact email@example.com or http://huachuca.toastmastersclubs.org.
King’s Heralds quartet performs
The King’s Heralds quartet is bringing gospel music to Sierra Vista, Thursday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
Learn about Cactus Cadets
Learn about the Cactus Cadets: The Douglas Army Air Field in World War II, March 8, 2 p.m., at the Douglas Williams House, 1001 D Avenue, Douglas. Local historian, Erik Berg, is set to take aviation and military enthusiasts on a flight through history with a look at Arizona’s largest and most important training bases during the war.
Tombstone Wild West Days
The Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League will present the 5th Annual Tombstone Wild West Days, A Salute to the Men and Women of the Armed Forces, on March 15 – 16 on Allen Street in Tombstone. There will be ongoing daylong entertainment starting at 10 a.m. and a USO Canteen Dance, 6 p.m., at American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 on the corner of Second and Allen Streets.
See a parade at 11 a.m. March 16, at the corner of Sixth and Allen Streets. Marchers and floats are wanted.
For information or to obtain a parade application, contact 1.520.266.5266 or email email@example.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.
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.
VFW ladies to hold breakfast
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a birthday breakfast Sunday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Drive, Sierra Vista. Order off the menu. VFW members with birthdays this month dine for free. Open to members, their guests, and all active duty service members. For more information, call 458.9972.
Join Legion for breakfast
The American Legion Post 52 will hold breakfast Saturday, 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.