March 28, 2014

Community Briefs March 28, 2014

VFW to hold golf tournament

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972, Sierra Vista, will hold a golf tournament Saturday, 8:30 a.m., at the Mountain View Golf Course off Buffalo Soldier Trail.

Game will be a four-person scramble, pick-your-own-team. Register at VFW Post 9972; 549 Veterans Dr. The $50-per-person cost includes green fee, cart and lunch.  For more information, call 458.9972.

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. Her unique lifestyle will rekindle memories as it chronicles the oft-forgotten lifestyle of the old West. The event takes place Tuesday, 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 – 1 p.m. Wednesday 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 April 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 is “The Story of my Family — Putting Pen to Paper,” covering ways to present genealogy research to others. The meeting will also feature people who have published their Family stories.

For more information, go to

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. Thursday 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

Learn new dances

Round dance lessons, presented by the Thunder Mountain Twirlers, begin Thursday, 7 – 8:15 p.m. and run through July 3. Learn jive dancing at the first session. No prior experience or partner is required, but helpful. New students will be accepted through April 10. Cost is $5 per person. Dancing takes place at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista.  For more information, call 366.4390. Preregistration is not required.

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

Moving market returns

Receive up to $60 worth of produce for $10 when Market on the Move returns to Sierra Vista, April 5, 7 – 10 a.m., staging out of the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre’s parking area on Fort Huachuca.

MoM is open to the public.

For information, email or check out their Facebook page, Market on the Move – Sierra Vista:!/pages/Market-on-the-Move-Sierra-Vista/284342195029259?fref=ts.

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

See humor, culture performance

Former Hollywood screenwriter Steve Barancik (“The Last Seduction,” “Domino,” “No Good Deed”) is coming to the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus on April 8 to perform and discuss how humor can arise from the clash of cultural perspectives. Barancik will be presenting from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. in room 701. His performance is free and open to the public, sponsored by Al Kogel and the Art Department and the Cultural Diversity Committee.

For more information, call 515.5316.

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 get in for free.

For more information, contact 432.3813 or

Dance, get college financial aid information

Future college students who want to know more about how to pay for school are invited to attend an ’80s-themed dance party April 12, 6 – 8 p.m., at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus Student Union, 901 N. Columbo Ave. Stop by for free food, music by DJ BEA7S and advice about financial aid, including scholarships, grants and loans, sponsored by the college’s Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program.

Enjoy art, music

The annual Festival of Art and Music will take place 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. It will be held 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 7 p.m. 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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