March 21, 2014

Community Briefs March 21, 2014

SACA Home, Garden Show underway

The Southern Arizona Contractor Association’s Home & Garden Show takes place today, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and tomorrow, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd. There is no admission.  For information, contact 417.6960 or

Tsunami Night is back!

Say goodbye to Spring Break tonight, 7 – 10 p.m., by riding the waves at The Cove, Sierra Vista’s Aquatic Center, 2900 Martin Luther King Pkwy. The $10 admission includes pizza and soda. Get tickets in advance at The Cove, Oscar Yrun Community Center, or Ethel H. Berger Center. DJ Tech FX will be cranking up the tunes. Don’t forget to bring your best dance moves for the Tsunami Night Dance Contest!  For more information, call 417.4800.

Archery tournament slated

The Huachuca Mountain Archers & Bowhunters Club plans Buck Lewis and Southern Arizona Rendezvous 3-D Archery Tournaments Saturday and Sunday at Gardner Canyon, 28 miles south of Tucson off State Route 83. Primitive camping is available.  For information, contact 249.8613,, 456.8967 or

Run at a gallop

The Thunder Mountain Running Club will host the 6th Annual CANTER Gallop Sunday, 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 a.m.  For more information, call Kris, 366.5292.

Join star party on Saturday

Join the Huachuca Astronomy Club at Kartchner Caverns State Park for a star party Saturday, 5:30 p.m., at the park off State Route 90 in Benson. At 5:30 p.m., Dr. David O’Brien, a research scientist with the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, will present “The Giant Asteroid Vesta; Highlights from NASA’s Dawn Mission.” Then, see planets, stars, comets, galaxies and more through astronomers’ telescopes. Bring a folding chair, red light, sweater or jacket.

Entrance fee is $6 per vehicle with up to four adults.  For more information, go to

See MI Band in concert Sunday

The Military Intelligence Band will present a free concert Sunday, 2 p.m., at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. Enjoy these Army musicians as they perform all kinds of music. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Library to close for inventory

The Sierra Vista Public Library will be closed for a complete inventory Monday – Thursday. There will be no story times or computer classes. Other meetings will be held as scheduled. The Bakers Flor Cafe at the Library, Friends of the Library Bookstore and the Library lobby, including free Wi-Fi and tax forms, will still be available during regular hours.  For more information, call 458.4225.

Warrant officers to meet

Warrant officers are invited to join the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association Arizona Silver Chapter for its quarterly social, Tuesday, at the Mesquite Tree Restaurant off State Route 92. Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Order off the menu. You do not have to be a chapter member to attend.  For information, contact 533.1216 ( or 533.2564 (

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

Modern Day Homesteader showcased

“The Modern Day Homesteader” is the final presentation of this year’s series of Amazing Arizona as part of Journey Stories presented by the Sierra Vista Historical Society in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute and Arizona Humanities Council.

Miss V, The Gypsy Cowbelle, has produced and documented the life of a modern day homesteader along with five music CDs. Miss V’s unique lifestyle will rekindle memories as it chronicles the oft-forgotten lifestyle of the old West. The event takes place April 1, 1 p.m., in the Mona Bishop Room, Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information contact 439.2306 or

Learn about Renaissance House

Lou Ann Steinbeck will present a free lunch lecture, “Renaissance House,” from noon to 1 p.m. April 2 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

Public invited to book discussion

The Cochise College Literary Guild invites community members to its book discussion of “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. April 3 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 last book of the semester is “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” a short story by James Thurber, to be discussed May 1. For more information, email

Local vendors to hold craft show

The High Desert Crafters present their 15th Annual Spring Craft Fair April 5, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, State Route 92, Sierra Vista. Forty vendors will offer homemade crafts. The event is free.  For more information, call 895.9318.

Texas Canyon 10K Trail Run

The Amerind Museum and Bisbee Vogue Inc. will hold an Inaugral Amerind’s Texas Canyon 10K Trail Run April 5, 9 a.m., in an area normally closed to the public. Cost is $30 for adults, $15 for youth or $50 on the day of the event.  For more information, contact 1.520.586.3666 or

Engineer Your Future

Cochise College invites all future and current students to “Engineering Your Future” April 7, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Student Union of the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. The Engineering Night event showcases available programs, pathways and partnerships within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. For more information, contact 515.5477 or

Attend lunch lecture

Pam Mowbray-Graeme will present a free lunch lecture, “Things with Wings,” April 9, noon – 1 p.m. in room 702 of the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. The lecture is the last 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

Learn new dances

Round Dance Lessons, presented by the Thunder Mountain Twirlers, begin April 3 through July 3, 7 – 8:15 p.m. This session, learn jive dancing. No prior experience or partner required, but helpful. New students accepted through April 10. Cost is $5 per person. The group will be dancing at 5129 East Dead Bear Draw, Hereford.  For more info or directions, contact 378.6719 or

5th Annual Vintage Baseball Tournament

Enjoy baseball played by 1860 rules. Eight teams in vintage uniforms vie for the Vintage League Championship at Bisbee’s 104-year-old Warren Ballpark, April 12 – 13, 9:30 a.m. – dusk.

Buy tickets on-line or at the gate: one day $10, both days $15; 12 and under free with adult ticket. Sunday, active military free.

Mudcat, a renowned blues musician and major league baseball player, will join Cat Daddy and the 12 Barz Blues Band and the Cholla High School Standards for Saturday evening’s Post-Game Blues concert, 6 p.m. at Warren Ballpark. Cost is $5 at the gate.  For more information, contact 432.3813 or

Enjoy art, music

The annual Festival of Art and Music will take place from April 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. The event is free and open to the public on the west end of campus by the fountain. It includes performances, crafts, food, art demonstrations and more.  For more information, call 515.5490.

Join police officers for golf

The Sierra Vista Police Department will hold its Inaugural Golf Tournament April 19, with shotgun start at 1:30 p.m., at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrews Drive.

Register now for this four-person scramble golf tournament. Entry fees are $33 for club members with their own carts, $46 for club members without carts and $75 for non-members. Fees include 18-holes of golf, riding cart, dinner and chance to win various prizes.  Register at or call 508.6218.

Cochise College singers plan concert

The Cochise College High Desert Singers and the Note-ables will present a “Broadway and Beyond” spring concert at 7 p.m. April 24 at Kino Hall in Sierra Vista. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted.  For more information, contact 236.6054 or

College to hold spring concert

The Cochise College Vocalise and Bedazzled present their spring concert April 29, 7 p.m., at Kino Hall in Sierra Vista. This “Jazzed” performance includes old and new standards. The concert is open to the public. Donations will be accepted.  For more information, contact 236.6054 or

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 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 5:30 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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