VFW ladies hold dinner today
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. today at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Live entertainment follows. Cost is $9 per person. Open to members, their guests, and all active duty service members and Families. For more information, call 227.8160.
Huachuca Astronomy Club to meet
The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet today, 7 p.m., in the community room, Student Union Building at Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista. University of Arizona Planetary Science 4th year Ph.D candidate Rob Zellem will present “Finding Life in the Galaxy.” The meeting is free and open to the public.
Hobo dance tonight
Join the Thunder Mountain Twirlers Annual Hobo Square Dance from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista.
Wear whatever rags you have left after paying taxes, bring a can of something to add to the Hobo Stew refreshment and a canned good for donation. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and free for non-dancers. For more information, contact 378.6719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get books at reduced prices
Friends of the Library will hold their 50 percent-off sale Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., in their building adjacent to the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma. Religious and children’s books will be featured in a special Easter sale section.
Sierra Vista Easter Eggstravaganza!
Children 5 – 10 are invited to hunt for eggs and enjoy free activities Saturday, 9 – 11 a.m., at The Mall at Sierra Vista on El Mercado Loop. Take their photos with the Easter Bunny.
For information on egg hunt times for various age groups, call 458.7922.
Catholic school accepting applications
All Saints Catholic School, 1425 Yaqui St., Sierra Vista, is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for youth in pre-school (age 3) through 8th grade.
Non-catholic students are welcome.
Tuition assistance is available to all, especially students of military Families, and some may attend for free.
For information, contact 378.7012 or email@example.com.
AFP presents Western music
Western music trio Way Out West will appear at the Arizona Folklore Preserve on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance, get college financial aid information
Future college students who want to know about financial assistance are invited to an ’80s-themed dance party Saturday, 6 – 8 p.m., at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus Student Union, 901 N. Columbo Ave. Enjoy free food, music and get advice about different kinds of available financial aid.
Enjoy art, music at college
The Cochise College annual Festival of Art and Music will take place Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. The free, public event on the west end of campus by the fountain 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 www.svopoa.org or call 508.6218.
Residential Refuse Customer Appreciation Day
Celebrate Earth Day — clean up and recycle for free, April 19, 8 a.m. – noon at the Pete Castro Maintenance Center, 401 Giulio Cesare Ave., Sierra Vista. Get rid of extra trash, old appliances, bulky items or household hazardous waste. City residential trash customers must bring a copy of their trash bill to participate.
Shred-It will be available to accept household documents for recycling, on a first-come, first-served basis until the truck is full. For information, contact 458.5775 or www.sierravistaaz.gov.
Archery shoot slated
The Huachuca Mountain Archers and Bowhunters Club will host a 3-D archery shoot April 19, 7 a.m. – noon at their range on post. Traditional and compound archers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call 249.1045.
Hershey’s Youth Track and Field Games
Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and register now for the free Hershey’s Youth Track and Field Games for youth 9 – 14 (as of Dec. 31, 2014). Games take place April 19, 10 a.m., at Fort Huachuca’s Bujalski Track and Field Complex, adjacent to Barnes Field House.
Registration is ongoing at the Oscar Yrun Community Center, Ethel Berger Center and The Cove. Onsite registration on event day starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 417.6980.
College singers to perform
Join Cochise College High Desert Singers, Vocalise and Note-ables as they present “In the Footlights,” a medley of Broadway music, April 24 – 25, 7 p.m., at Kino Hall, St. Andrew Parish, 800 Taylor Dr., Sierra Vista. Seating is limited. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance from choir members or by calling 249.2280.
Brown Canyon Ranch Open House
The 9th Annual Brown Canyon Ranch Open House takes place April 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the ranch house on Calle Metate off Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford. Bring the Family to the free event. Pets must be leashed.
Refreshments will be available. Events include nature and history related walks and talks, adobe making and other crafts demonstrations, youth-centered activities and more. For more information, go to www.browncanyonranch.org.
Sierra Vista West End Street Fair
The Sierra Vista West End Street Fair takes place May 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., along Fry Boulevard from Garden to North Avenues. Entertainment includes Limelight Productions, Center of Gravity, Rowdy Johnson Band and a car show. There will be food and beverages, arts and crafts and other vendors. Admission is free.
Dressage group to meet, greet
The Cochise Dressage and Eventing Association will sponsor a free public Meet-and-Greet, May 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at High Desert Stables.
There will be riding and jumping demonstrations, veterinarian and hoof care talks, local horse rescues and a tack sale. For more information, call 227.4690 or 366.5581.
Carr House programs begin
Friends of the Huachuca Mountains open their season of free educational programs May 4, 1:30 p.m., with “Mining in Cochise County,” presented by Maudie Bailey, education coordinator for the Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club. This program will cover mineral specimens found and mined in the Huachuca Mountains, topographical mine locations and the history of mining in the area.
Take State Route 92 south to Carr Canyon Road adjacent to Mesquite Tree Restaurant, turn right, travel approximately 3 miles and turn left at the fork into the parking lot.
Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake
Attend a day of authentic Mexican music at the Mariachi Festival at Patagonia State Park May 17 beginning at 7 a.m. Admission is $15 per vehicle of up to four adults. Refreshments are available or bring your own. There will be a piñata for the children. Bring water, lawn chairs sunscreen and hats.
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 www.canteraz.org.
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 drugabusesolution.com.