February 28, 2014

Community Briefs February 28, 2014

Cochise College offers scholarship

The Cochise College 50th Anniversary Scholars program recognizes Cochise County high school graduating seniors with a 3.0 or higher grade point average who submit an essay about what the Cochise College mission means to them. Each selected scholar will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2014 –15 school year. Apply online at by March 31.

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. Bakers Flor offers gourmet coffee, tea, sodas and baked goods, salads, soups, wraps and sandwiches.

The business is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Save money on produce

Get produce for less at the Market on the Move, Saturday, 8 – 11 a.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. Receive up to 60 pounds of produce with a $10 donation. This opportunity is open to the public and will be held rain or shine.

For more information, email

Learn drip irrigation basics

The University of Arizona Water Wise personnel present “Basics of Drip Irrigation,” Saturday, 9 – 11:30 a.m. at their Sierra Vista Campus, 1140 N. Colombo Ave.

Learn about drip irrigation systems and how to water plants during this free program presented by Dr. Stephen Poe, UA Extension specialist.

For more conservation information, call Water Wise, 458.8278 ext. 2141 or go to

¡Greet Yourself, Sierra Vista!

¡Greet Yourself, Sierra Vista! at a cultural diversity fair, Saturday, 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. The fair highlights the many cultures that can be found in Sierra Vista.

For more information, call 439.2300.

AFP presents Western duo

Enjoy bluegrass music by The Sonoran Dogs as they perform at the Arizona Folklore Preserve Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for youth 17 and under.

For reservations, contact 378.6165 or

To get there, go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on State Route 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn right on Ramsey Canyon Road, drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, and watch for the AFP entrance and sign to the left.

SV Symphony final performance of season

The Sierra Vista Symphony will present the final program of its 19th season on March 8, 7 p.m., at Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd. A blend of popular and classical music, the program is “A Tribute to Frank Sinatra” and features Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” The concert also represents the first collaboration with the Huachuca Art Association for a “multi-media” musical performance.

Tickets are available at the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce, Dillard’s, Safeway and Oscar Yrun Community Center. Soldiers in training in the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade may request a complimentary ticket through Sgt. Maj. Jason Murray in the Brigade S3 office.

Amazing Arizona presents “Arizona Journeys”

In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, Arizona Humanities Council and Sierra Vista Public Library, the Sierra Vista Historical Society will host “Arizona Journeys,” a presentation in the Amazing Arizona series. Elizabeth Larson will highlight the changing face of Arizona from a tri-cultural society, Anglos, Hispanics, and Native Americans to its present-day population. This free event takes place Tuesday, 1 p.m., at the Henry Hauser Museum located within the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 East Tacoma Street.

For more information, call 439.2306.

Cochise College holds lunch lecture

Judy Tritz will present a free lunch lecture, “National Alliance on Mental Illness,” Wednesday, noon – 1 p.m., in room 702 of the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. The lecture is part of the Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning’s Brown Bag Lecture Series, which offers weekly free presentations at locations in Cochise County.

For more information, contact 515.5492 or

Genealogy club to meet

The next meeting of the Sierra Vista Genealogy Club takes place Wednesday, 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

Book discussion slated at college

Cochise College Literary Guild invites community members to its book discussion of “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee,” Thursday, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., in the Horace Steele Room, located in the Library Building of the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. Discussions are held the first Thursday of each month at the same time and location. The next book is “The Book Thief,” to be discussed April 3. For more information, email

“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

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, will 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.

CC opens Automotive Technology Center

The new Automotive Technology Center at Cochise College will celebrate with an open house March 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., at 645 S. Highway 92 in Sierra Vista. Community members are invited for a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours and refreshments.

Rotary plans youth speech contest

Rotary International District 5500 is sponsoring a student speech contest, open to all high school students in grades 9 – 12, with preference to those who have successfully completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Program. The purpose is to foster ethics in everyday life, as well as in business. Awards are cash prizes.

This year’s topic is “The Impact the Application of the Four-Way Test Had, or Might Have Had, on An Important Historical Event.” The preliminary contest will be held at Buena High School on March 27 – 28, and the finals will be held at the Rotary District Conference in Tucson on April 26.

For information and applications, go to Application deadline is March 14. Those interested may also contact 459.7399 or

Astronomy Club to meet

The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet March 14, 7 p.m., in Room 1118 of the Science Building, Cochise College, Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista. The meeting is free and open to the public. The guest speaker, astronomer Dr. G. Grant Williams, current director of the MMT Observatory on Mt. Hopkins, will present a program entitled “Supernovae in Any Way, Shape or Form.” Supernovae are energetic and luminous explosions that mark the death of certain types of stars.

Tombstone Wild West Days

The Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League and merchants of Tombstone 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 United Services Organization Canteen Dance, 6 p.m., at American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 on the corner of Second and Allen Streets.

A parade will begin 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

Celtic Culture Day planned

Celtic Culture Day at Cochise College will be held on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Student Union on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. The event, free and open to the public, includes music, dance performances and crafts. A corned beef and cabbage lunch is available for $7 starting at 11 a.m.

For more information, contact 515.5499 or

Dementia focus of lunch lecture

Join Dr. Parag Patel who will present a free lunch lecture, “Dementia,” March 19, noon – 1 p.m., in Room 702 of the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. The lecture is part of the Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning’s Brown Bag lecture series, which offers weekly free presentations at locations in Cochise County.

For more information, contact 515.5492 or

Run at a gallop

The Thunder Mountain Running Club will host the 6th Annual CANTER Gallop March 23, at the CANTER facility, 7388 E. Chief Joseph Drive, Sierra Vista. Participate in a 5K Feeling Fit Run/Walk for $15, 1-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk for $12, or Kids 100 Yard Dash for $5. Registration begins at 7:30; races start at 8:30.

For more information, call Kris at 366.5292.

Celebrate creative writing

Registration is underway for the annual Cochise Community Creative Writing Celebration, set for March 28 – 29 in Sierra Vista. The annual celebration brings published writers in several genres to present hands-on workshops for aspiring writers in Cochise County. March 28 events are at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., and March 29 events are at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave.

For more information, go to

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

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

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.

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