May 2, 2014

Community Briefs May 2, 2014

Flycasters to show film

The San Pedro Flycasters Club will host the “F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour 2014,” today, 7 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Community Church, 4029 E. Golden Acres Dr., Sierra Vista.

Cost is $15 per person.

For ticket information, contact 459.8111 or

Sierra Vista West End Street Fair

The Sierra Vista West End Street Fair takes place Saturday, 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.

Learn to have healthier plants

Water Wise presents “Happy, Healthy Plants through Integrated Pest Management” Saturday, 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the University of Arizona Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave., Groth Hall, public meeting room. There is no charge.

For more conservation information, contact 458.8278 ext. 2141 or

Dressage group to meet, greet

The Cochise Dressage and Eventing Association will sponsor a free public meet-and-greet, Saturday, 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.

Confederate Veterans’ memorial ceremony

The Arizona Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans invite the public to a memorial ceremony in tribute to the four Confederate soldiers killed in action at Dragoon Springs and other Confederate military killed during the Civil War. The ceremony takes place Saturday, 11:30 a.m., at the site of the Battle of Dragoon Springs at the ruins of the Dragoon Springs Butterfield Stage Station. There is no cover, so bring hats, sunscreen and water.

For more information or directions, contact 456.6956 or

Carr House programs begin

Friends of the Huachuca Mountains open their season of free educational programs Sunday, 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.

Birding tours announced

Southwest Wings Nature Festival is adding to their programs and inviting birding enthusiasts to visit their feathered friends during the height of nesting season, from Wednesday – May 10.

For a list of available tours and to register, go to

Genealogy club to meet

The Sierra Vista Genealogy Club will meet Wednesday, 1 – 4 p.m., at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. The topic is “They came from across the Sea,” covering early immigration to New England, Canada to the American Midwest, and the Delaware Valley.

For more information, go to

Concert without Borders planned

In conjunction with the Mexican consulate, Cochise College presents a variety of musicians from Arizona and Sonora, for “Concierto sin Fronteras,” May 9, 7 p.m. near the international gate between Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, and Douglas, Arizona. This goodwill concert will feature excerpts from the film score of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 417.4066.

FBCA to hold Golf Scramble

The First Baptist Christian Academy invites all to a Golf Scramble, May 10. Registration begins at 7 a.m., shotgun start begins at 8:30 a.m. at Fort Huachuca’s Mountain View Golf Course.

The $65 registration fee includes golf fees, driving range token, cart for two, lunch, hospitality bag, and one opportunity ticket for drawings.

Registration forms may be picked up at First Baptist Christian Academy, 1447 S. 7th St., Sierra Vista; Mountain View Golf Course; or by emailing  For more information, call 678.4485.

Astronomy club to sponsor star event

The Huachuca Astronomy Club will celebrate National Astronomy Day May 10, starting at 10 a.m., at the Sierra Vista Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St., until late afternoon, weather permitting. There will be several telescopes set up for safely viewing the sun and the afternoon moon.

Additional exhibits and astronomy-related materials inside and outside of the library, as well as a 1,000-yard scale model of the solar system. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free.

For more information, call 1.520.258.9045 or 432.6099. In the event of inclement weather including rain or high winds, the outdoor events will be canceled.

Protect your investment — VIN etch

Protect your car by having the vehicle identification numbers etched into your windows, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3756 E. Fry Blvd. Sierra Vista.

The service is free, but donations are accepted.  For more information, call 452.7500.

Elks to hold wine, art festival

Elks Lodge #2065 will hold a wine and arts festival May 10, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and May 11, noon – 6 p.m., at 1 Elks Lane and Wilcox Drive, Sierra Vista. There will be wine tasting, art displays, European food for purchase and other activities. The public is welcome.

Gluten-free tasting event

May is Celiac Disease Awareness month. In support of raising awareness and options for a gluten free diet, the Landmark Café and The Brown Bag Cookie Company are hosting a no-cost gluten-free food tasting event at the Landmark Café, May 16, 11 a.m. – to 3 p.m. at 400 W. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista.

In addition, the Arizona Allergen Alliance will be attending to share with individuals and families resources and information regarding food related allergies.

Adults and children who follow a strict gluten-free diet, or just curious about gluten-free products, are invited.

For information, contact 1.310.210.8901 or 

Enjoy summer concerts in park

Summer Concerts in the Park are back! Grab lawn chairs or blankets, a picnic basket, and bring the Family. The bands will play 6:30 – 8 p.m. Upcoming performances: May 15 –Buena Show Band; May 22 – Partners (Bonnie Starr and Ted Bax); May 29 – Sierra Vista Community Band.

The concert schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather. For more information, call L at 458-7922. 

CYT presents “Peter Pan”

Christian Youth Theater will present “Peter Pan” May 15 – 18 at Crowder Hall in the University of Arizona Music Building, Tucson campus, and will feature more than 100 youth from Southeast Arizona. Tickets are $12 and available at Performances take place May 15 – 17, 7 p.m., and May 18, 2 and 6 p.m.

For more information about Christian Youth Theater and “Peter Pan,” call Ray Frieders, 370.4000.

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.

5k Race and Fun Walk

The Army Aviation Association of America will sponsor the 7th Annual AAAA 5K cross country race and 2-mile fun walk, May 17, at the Black Tower Unmanned Aircraft System Training Center. Run categories include: Top Overall Male/Female; Male/Female Age Groups 18 – 24, 25 – 32, 33 – 39, 40 – 49, 50+; five-person teams, military or civilian.

Register on race day at Black Tower or pre-register online at or by mailing an $8 check, payable to AAAA to: Thunder Mountain Chapter–AAAA, P.O. Box 12508, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85670.  For information, contact 1.520.507.2963.

Cycle Sierra Vista May 17

All bicycle riders are invited to the 6th annual Cycle Sierra Vista on May 17. This free event, at the Cove parking lot in Veterans’ Memorial Park, offers ride routes, group rides, and other activities for adults and children.

The event will emphasize safe riding skills and introduce safe bicycling routes throughout the community.

The Cochise – Vista Bicycle Route will be featured in the ride routes. This 11.5-mile, north-south bicycle route crosses the community on shared-use paths, bike lanes, and low-traffic streets. Route maps and information will be available at the starting point.  For more information, call 439.2310.

Meet public, visitors

Volunteering at the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce is a way to be involved in the community, make new friends, stay active and have fun. New additions are welcome. Commit to a set schedule, or be available on an on-call basis.  For more information, call 458.6940.

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 

Memorial Day Bash

Motorcyclists and non-riders are invited to a daylong Memorial Day Bash, May 31, at PC’s Lounge, 4700 State Route 90. There will be food, vendors, live music, a poker crawl and other activities.

National Get Outdoors Day

National Get Outdoors Day will be held at Parker Canyon Lake on June 14, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. This is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Participating partners will offer opportunities for Families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting youth to the outdoors.  For more information, go to

AFP presents Western music

Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, 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

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