Ride big waves at Tsunami Night
The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, the Cove, cranks up the waves today, 7 – 10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and includes pizza and soda. DJ Tech FX will crank up the music for the Tsunami Night Dance Contest.
For more information, call 520.417.4800.
Chiricahua NM waives entrance, camping fees
Chiricahua National Monument will waive all entrance and camping fees for the summer season.
Through Sept. 30, all entrance fees will be waived and federal lands passes will not be available for purchase at the park. In-person registration is required for camping and campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The park features the scenic 8-mile Bonita Canyon Drive, as well as 17 miles of hiking trails, and a free hiker’s shuttle each morning. Vehicles exceeding 29 feet in length are not allowed in the campground or on the scenic drive past the visitor center.
Chiricahua NM is located four miles east of the junction of Arizona Highways 181 and 186. There are no services (gas, food, or drinks) available at the park. For more information, contact 520.824.3560, ext. 0 or go to www.nps.gov/chir.
MoM holds final event of season
Market on the Move will hold its final event for the season Saturday, 7 – 10 a.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre pavilion. For $10, receive $60 worth of produce. MoM is open to everyone.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 – “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.
Library holds Summer Reading Program
Youth ages 0 – 18 are invited to participate in the Sierra Vista Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme “Fizz, Boom, Read” is all about science. Young scientists will learn about different scientific topics every week with hands-on activities. The June schedule follows:
June 8 – 14: Science of Art and Numbers – activity, June 10, 1 – 4 p.m.
June 15 – 21: Science of Combustion – activity, June 15, 2 – 4 p.m. and June 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
June 22 – 28: Science of Food – activity, June 23, noon – 5 p.m.
June 29 – July 5: Science of Special Effects and the Movies – activity, July 5, 3 – 6 p.m.
For more information, call 520.458.4225.
Sierra Vista wants residents’ feedback
Should Sierra Vista charge for plastic bags or ban them?
Join the conversation and constructively share 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.
Have success with succulents
Water Wise Presents “Success with Succulents,” Saturday, 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, 520.458.8278, 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. On Thursday, The Thunder Mountain Band performs.
The concert schedule is subject to cancellation during inclement weather. For more information, call 520.458.7922.
Huachuca Astronomy Club to meet
The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet June 13, 7 p.m., in the Community Room, Student Union Building, Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. The guest speaker, Wayne Johnson, will speak on “Supernova Hunting for Fun, not Profit.” He will discuss what causes a star to explode and become a supernova, techniques to find one and what to do if you think you’ve found one. Johnson, an amateur astronomer, has discovered six supernovae, including two in one night.
The public is invited.
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 http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/.
NAACP to host JUNETEENTH 2014
The NAACP will host JUNETEENTH 2014 June 14, 10 a.m., in Sierra Vista’s Veterans’ Memorial Park on Fry Boulevard. There will be daylong music, food and activities for people of all ages.
For information, contact 520.803.9437 or email@example.com.
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 Elks Lodge is located at 1 Elk Ln., Sierra Vista.
Citizens’ Police Academy
Register through June 20 for the Citizen Police Academy for an insider glimpse into the daily adventures of Sierra Vista Police officers. This 12-week academy starts on Aug. 6 and class will meet on Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Sierra Vista Police Auditorium. The academy is free and open to adults 18 and older.
Class space is limited, so apply as soon as possible at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “academy”) or pick up a packet at the police department reception desk, 911 N. Coronado Dr.
For more information, contact 520.452.7500 or Molly.Schmitt@SierrraVistaAZ.gov.
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.
Meet public, visitors — volunteer
Volunteering is a way to be involved in the community, make new friends, stay active and have fun. New additions are always welcome.
Volunteer at the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce. Commit to a set schedule, or be available on an on-call basis.
For more information, call 520.458.6940.
The Henry F. Hauser Museum is looking for a creative, outgoing person to help manage the gift shop. Someone with retail and record keeping experience who enjoys people could find this position to be the perfect fit.
If interested, contact 520.439.2306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SV seeks leadership program candidates
The Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to launch its 16th Annual Leadership Sierra Vista program. Once a month class members spend a day visiting local agencies and learning about subjects important to the overall well being of Sierra Vista and Cochise County. The experience includes a special leadership orientation and then an in-depth look at such diverse topics as Fort Huachuca, local government, health care, education, law enforcement, tourism and border issues.
Class size is limited and the application deadline is Aug. 8.
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 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.
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, email@example.com, or 432.8350.