May 23, 2014

Community Briefs May 23, 2014

Cove summer hours begin today

Free Wednesdays are back offering free admission to the first 75 youth, 6 – 17, who show up for Open Swim every Wednesday from June 4 – July 23. Open Swim hours are: Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 5:30 p.m., and Tuesdays through Fridays, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Diving Well will be open on Saturday and Sunday only.

Lap Swim hours are: Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays – Friday, 5:30 – 8 a.m. and noon – 1 p.m.; evening lap swim hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Kid’s Splash Time hours are are Saturday – Sunday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Purchase tickets now to ride the big waves at Tsunami Night, June 6, 7 – 10 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and includes pizza and soda.

See horse show at Wren Arena

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

Enjoy Wyatt Earp Days in Tombstone

Tombstone’s 33rd Annual Wyatt Earp Days celebration takes place Saturday – Monday on Allen Street. It will feature three days of street entertainment from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Break out your western duds and enjoy the “Old Wild West” in the “Town Too Tough to Die.”

For more information, call 1.520.266.5266 or 1.520.457.8012.

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.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

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

Registration deadline is today.

Arizona Baseball Military Appreciation Day

See the Arizona Wildcats take on Abilene Christian University at a $4 discount on Sunday at Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E. Camino Campestre, Tucson. Discounted tickets are available until 5 p.m. today online at by entering promotion code BBUSA2014.

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 Monday, 4 p.m.

The Memorial Day ceremony will follow at 5 p.m.

Military Order of Purple Heart to meet

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 572 is having its monthly dinner meeting on Wednesday at the Landmark Café. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. No purchase is required.

The guest speaker is Shandra Leffelman with Valor Hospice Care, who will speak about their “Reflections” program as veteran patients share their personal stories in a memoir project.

For more information, visit or

Life membership in the MOPH is available to any recipient of the Purple Heart. Associate membership is open to spouses, parents, siblings or lineal descendants of either a living or deceased Purple Heart recipient.

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 – Sierra Vista Community Band; June 5 – Dixieland Band; June 12 – The Thunder Mountain Band.

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

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

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.

See movies in park this summer

Enjoy free Family fun entertainment Saturdays at dusk, about 7:45 p.m., at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Centennial Pavilion, Jean Randall Way, Sierra Vista. Schedule: May 31 – “Despicable Me 2” (PG); June 7 – “Monsters University” (G); June 21 – “Ender’s Game” (PG13). Remember — pets are not allowed at events in the park. Movie sessions will be cancelled in the event of unfavorable weather.

Military youth have science camp opportunity

The Joint Science Technology Institute, or JSTI, will be held July 19 – Aug. 1 in Aberdeen, Maryland.

JSTI for Students is a two-week, all expenses paid, residential science technology engineering & math program, STEM, for current high school students in the United States. Thirty-six participants will be selected for JSTI 2014.

To be eligible, students must be 16 by July 19, a U.S. citizen, a high school student in the 2014 – 2015 school year, have a teacher recommendation and be willing to work cooperatively in a group.

Students should apply at:

For more information, contact 1.703.993.9226 or

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 children 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.

Join Western history group

The Bisbee Corral of the Westerners represents Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Benson and Bisbee and meets the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Rd. (near Safeway). Each month, a speaker presents a Western History topic. There is an optional dinner at 5 p.m. at the San Jose Restaurant. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information, contact 378.1833,, or 432.8350.

Learn about Bisbee Deportation

Join the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners and Gary Dillard for “Outside Influences on the Bisbee Deportation.” One of the most significant events in the history of Bisbee, the 1917 Deportation was not an isolated event nor did it occur in a vacuum. The presentation takes place June 5, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Coleman Rd., near Safeway.

There is an optional dinner at 5 p.m. at the San Jose Lodge.

For more information, contact 378.1833 or

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

Elks to hold Flag Day ceremony

Sierra Vista Elks 2065 will honor “Old Glory” on Flag Day, June 14, 2 p.m., at the Elks Ramada.

They will recognize all active and retired military members with special recognition being given to World War II veterans. Participants include state and local dignitaries, the Military Intelligence Corps Band and American Legion Riders. Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will conduct a “Retiring the U.S. Flag” ceremony.

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

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.

Ducks Unlimited to hold dinner

Ducks Unlimited will hold a dinner June 28, 5 – 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 156 N.W. Kayetan Dr, Sierra Vista.

Single tickets are $55, couples tickets cost $95 and Greenwings, 17 and under, are $35.

For more information call 1.505 306.4033 or 1.520. 940.2789 or visit: 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 Rd. off Moson Road.

For more information, call 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, every Thursday, 4 – 7 p.m., 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.

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