Events

May 30, 2014

Community Briefs May 30, 2014

College offers overnight field trip

The Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an overnight field trip to New Mexico to hike the Mineral Creek Narrows and visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument on June 13 and 14, with a special non-public archeology tour to a closed, unexcavated site.

Contact the center by 4 p.m. today to register. Call 515.5492.

Memorial Day Bash

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

Hear Arizona’s Official State Balladeer

Join Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, as he performs Saturday and Sunday at the Arizona Folklore Preserve.

Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m. For reservations, call 378.6165, or email reservations@arizonafolklore.com. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children 17 and under.

To get there, go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on State Route 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn right (west) on Ramsey Canyon Road, drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, and watch for the AFP entrance and sign to the left.

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: Saturday – “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.

Learn about Arizona protected lands

Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs at the Carr House on Sunday, 1:30 p.m., with Rod Mondt, protected lands program coordinator, Sky Island Alliance, who will present the who, what and where of wilderness and protected lands in Southern Arizona.

To get there, take State Route 92 south to Carr Canyon Road adjacent to the Mesquite Tree Restaurant, turn right, travel approximately 3 miles and turn left at the fork into the parking lot.

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: http://www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/events/jsti/default.html.

For more information, contact 1.703.993.9226 or dbaken@shieldanalysis.com.

Sierra Vista wants residents’ feedback

Share thoughts on Leisure and Library Services programs offering recreational, cultural, educational and entertaining activities to improve residents’ quality of life. Make recommendations for new programs and evaluate existing programs like Dine-a-Night, Amazing Arizona, Kid’s World Recreational Program, and Movies in the Park. Tell city officials about your experiences renting facility spaces and park ramadas. Take the survey at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov.

Should Sierra Vista charge for plastic bags or ban them?

Join the conversation and constructively share your ideas at www.SpeakUpSierraVista.com. Your input will help the city when considering future policies to help reduce plastic bag waste for a sustainable future.

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 Monday and cost $55 per student; adult lessons start Tuesday 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, doug@doughocking.com, or 432.8350.

Local fishing club to meet

Join the San Pedro Flycasters Club Thursday, 7 p.m., and club president Pat Richards who will share slides of his recent trip to the south island of New Zealand focusing on idyllic rivers he fished. A fly tying session follows.

For directions and information, go to http://www.sanpedroflycasters.com/.

For more information, contact 458.7967 or spfcwebmaster@sanpedroflycasters.com.

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 Thursday, 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 dhocking@centurylink.net.

Have success with succulents

Water Wise Presents “Success with Succulents,” June 7, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., at The University of Arizona, Groth Hall, Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave.

Learn about the variety of succulents you can plant and how to care for them. Plants will be available for purchase.

For more conservation information, call Water Wise, 458.8278, ext. 2141 or visit waterwise.arizona.edu.

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 – 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.

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.

For more information, go to http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/.

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.

The event will take place at 1 Elks Lane, Sierra Vista. For more information, call 458.2065.

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.

Singles 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: facebook.com/DucksUnlimitedSierraVistaChapter or ducks.org/Arizona.

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 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, 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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