May 16, 2014

Community Briefs May 16, 2014

Kid’s W.O.R.L.D. summer rec program

Sierra Vista’s Leisure Services is accepting enrollment in the Kid’s W.O.R.L.D. summer recreation program for those entering grades 1 – 7 this fall. The program runs May 28 – July 25, Monday – Friday, 6:40 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Cost is $85 per child, per week (plus a $10 non refundable registration fee), which covers activities, field trips, and morning and afternoon snacks. Enrollment is limited, so register early.

For registration and other information, contact 459.7922 or

Public Works! Public Fun!

The City of Sierra Vista is holding its 9th Annual Public Works Open House, Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon, at the Pedro Castro Maintenance Center, 401 Giulio Cesare Avenue, to kick off National Public Works Week, May 18 – 24. This yearly event offers something for the entire Family: vehicle demonstrations, displays, prize raffles, a sand pile for play, free hotdogs and more.

This free event is open to the public.

Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake

Attend a day of authentic Mexican music at the Mariachi Festival at Patagonia State Park Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. Admission is $15 per vehicle with 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, Saturday, 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+; and five-person teams, military or civilian.

Register on race day at Black Tower or pre-register online at

For information, contact 1.520.507.2963.

Cycle Sierra Vista Saturday

All bicycle riders are invited to the 6th annual Cycle Sierra Vista on Saturday. 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.

See movies in the park this summer

Enjoy free Family fun entertainment Saturday at dusk, about 7:45 p.m., at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Cenennial Pavilion, Jean Randall Way, Sierra Vista. Schedule: Saturday – “Frozen” (PG); May 31 – “Despicable Me 2” (PG); May 31 and June 7 – “Monsters University” (G); June 21 – “Ender’s Game” (PG13). Remember — pets are not allowed at events in the park. Unfavorable weather can alter this and the future movie schedule.

Public welcome to archery shoot

The Huachuca Mountain Archers and Bowhunters Club will host a 3-D archery shoot Sunday at their range on post, 7 a.m. – noon. Traditional and compound archers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drink and water will be available for purchase. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, call 249.1045.

Human impact on Huachuca Mountains

Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue free, educational programs at Carr House Sunday, 1:30 p.m., with “1880s Resource Use in the Huachuca Mountains.” Bill Gillespie, forest archaeologist, Coronado National Forest, will describe how the decade of the 1880s was a time of dramatic change in the land-use history of the east front of the Huachuca Mountains. This decade of accelerated resource exploitation had environmental impacts that are still felt more than a century later.

Take State Route 92 south to Carr Canyon Road adjacent to Mesquite Tree Restaurant, turn right, travel approximately three miles and turn left at the fork into the parking lot.

CYT presents “Peter Pan”

Christian Youth Theater will present “Peter Pan” Sunday, 2 and 6 p.m., 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

For more information about Christian Youth Theater and “Peter Pan,” call Ray Frieders, 1.520.370.4000.

Free banjo concert Tuesday

Attend a free banjo concert Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

DUI Educational Seminar offered

Learn about driving under the influence and its consequences Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at Village Meadows Church of Christ, 815 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista.

The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force and Sierra Vista Community Coalition have teamed up to present this free DUI educational seminar with guest speakers from the Sierra Vista Police Department. There will be a free dinner at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 452.7500.

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: Thursday – Partners (Bonnie Starr and Ted Bax); and May 29 – Sierra Vista Community Band.

The concert schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather. For more information, call 458.7922.

Driver Refresher Course offered

Attend a free Driver Refresher Course May 24, 9 – 11 a.m. at the Sierra Vista Police Station, 911 N. Coronado Dr.

Learn about new Arizona traffic laws and common violations seen by officers and traffic safety cameras. This classroom refresher is designed for drivers at all experience levels.

Space is limited. Reserve a seat by calling 452.7500.

See horse show at Wren Arena

The Huachuca Saddle Club will hold its first horse show May 24, 8 a.m., at Fort Huachuca’s Wren Arena. Best Class list, entry forms and all information can be found on the HSC website,

Economic Outlook Luncheon planned

The 20th Annual Sierra Vista Economic Outlook Luncheon, An Economic Overview of Sierra Vista, will be held June 5, 11:30 a.m., at the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047 SR 92, Sierra Vista.

Cost is $50 per person or $450 for a table seating 10.

The program will provide an overview of the national, state and local economy with a focus on the economy of Sierra Vista. Attendees will receive a copy of the “Sierra Vista Economic Outlook,” produced by the Cochise College Center for Economic Research. The publication provides a review and forecast of the local economy.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Reservations are accepted by email at or via credit cards by calling 515.5478.

Registration deadline is May 29.

SAVAHCS Memorial Day ceremony

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, SAVAHCS, will hold a Memorial Day ceremony, May 30, 10 a.m., in the Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, Building 4, at SAVAHCS, 3601 S. 6th Ave., Tucson.

Parking will be available in parking lot “Q.”  For more information, call 1.629.1822.

Chapel dedication, Memorial Day ceremony

This year’s Memorial Day events at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery off Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista, will feature the dedication of the newly constructed Veteran’s Chapel followed by a traditional Memorial Day ceremony. Both events are open to the public.

The chapel dedication will be held on May 26, 4 p.m.  The Memorial Day ceremony will follow at 5 p.m.

VA to hold Memorial Day ceremony

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System invites the public to their Memorial Day ceremony May 30, 10 a.m., at the R.E. Lindsey Auditorium, Building 4, 3601 S. 6th Ave., Tucson.

For information, call 1.520.629.1822 or go to or

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.

Tennis lessons, youth summer camp

The City of Sierra Vista’s Leisure Services has classes for all ages and skill levels with beginners, advance beginners and intermediate lessons. Youth lessons start June 2 and cost $55 per student; adult lessons start June 3 at $75 per student.

Youth Tennis Camp is also available to keep youth active during their summer break. Camp runs Monday – Thursday June 2 – 26 or July 7 – 31 and costs $75 per student.  For registration or other information, call 439.2302 or 439.2775.

Memorial Day Bash

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

Public Works customer satisfaction surveys

The City of Sierra Vista’s Public Works Department is looking for feedback on how well the public thinks they are doing in providing services including trash and recycling services, parks and sports field maintenance, and transit services. They also want to hear from customers and organizations that use specialized services at the airport, fleet and fueling services. The surveys are short and can be found at

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 Rd. 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.

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

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