Huachuca Astronomy Club to meet
The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet today, 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.
Join Legion for breakfast
The Auxiliary Ladies of American Legion Post 52 will hold breakfast Saturday, 8 – 10:30 a.m., at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. Menu items include SoS, eggs to order, bacon, sausage, hash browned potatoes, hotcakes, toast, biscuits and coffee free with breakfast. Price ranges from $2 – $5.50. The event is open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and Families.
For more information, call 459.6050.
National Get Outdoors Day Saturday
National Get Outdoors Day will be held at Parker Canyon Lake on Saturday, 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 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 on Saturday, 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.
Save $$$$ on books
Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library will have their monthly 50-percent-off sale on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Friends building is located at 2600 E. Tacoma St., attached to the Sierra Vista Public Library.
Gymkhana set for Saturday
The next Gymkhana will be Saturday at Wren Arena, featuring Cloverleaf Barrels, Washington Poles, Mountain Cowhorse, Boot Lace and Turn-n-Burn events. Time only runs will be a ticket system. Runners will receive one ticket per run they buy. More information is on the club’s website, www.huachucasaddleclub.org.
Elks to hold Flag Day ceremony
Sierra Vista Elks 2065 will honor “Old Glory” on Flag Day, Saturday, 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 Elks Ln., Sierra Vista.
Relive Old West at AFP
See Sheriff Jim Wilson at the Arizona Folklore Preserve on Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m. For reservations, contact 520.378.6165, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for youth 17 and under.
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.
Upcoming performers at the AFP include Keeter Stuart on June 21 – 22.
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:
Sunday – June 21: Science of Combustion – activity, Sunday, 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.
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. Thursday will feature Desert Swing.
The concert schedule is subject to cancellation during inclement weather. For more information, call 520.458.7922.
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. Applications are available 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.
Rodeo drill team to host gymkhana
The Hot Rods Rodeo Drill Team will host a gymkhana June 21, at the Robertson’s Horse Sales Arena, 714 N. Madison Ave., Benson. Events start at 10 a.m. and registration begins at 9 a.m. Events include Barrels, Poles, Big M, Big T, Mount Cow Horse and Bowtie. The cost is $5 for arena use and $5 per event.
All riders, ages and skill levels are welcome. There will be music, races, food, baked goods and prizes.
For more information, contact 520.425.6621.
Swim, square dance
The Thunder Mountain Twirlers square dance group is having its annual pool party on June 20 at the Mission Shadows Community Pool. The gate opens at 5 p.m., so bring food and drink (no glass around the pool) and swim and socialize until the dance starts at 7. Mike Smithers will call Mainstream until 9 p.m. Dance two Tips in the pool and earn your Duckie Dangle! Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members.
For more information, contact 520.378.6719 or email@example.com.
Legion ladies will hold fish fry
The Auxiliary Ladies of the American Legion Post 52 will hold a fish fry dinner on June 20, 5:30 – 7 p.m., with fries, coleslaw and cornbread. Cost is $9. The meal is open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and Families. It will be held at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista.
For more information, call 520.459.6050.
Legion to cook breakfast
American Legion Post 52 will hold breakfast June 21, 8 – 10:30 a.m., featuring eggs to order, bacon, sausage, hash brown, hotcakes, toast, biscuits and coffee free with breakfast. The price ranges from $2 – $5.50 and is open to members, guests and all active duty service members and Families. American Legion Post 52 is located at 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista.
For more information, call 520.459.6050.
See movies in park this summer
Enjoy free Family fun entertainment Saturdays at dusk, about 7:45 p.m., at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Centennial Pavilion, Jean Randall Way, Sierra Vista. Schedule: 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.
See roller derby action in Tucson
See Copper Queens vs. Vice Squad during roller derby action June 21, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 ($9.27 for military) in advance; $15 at the door; $5 for youth 10 – 17 and no cost for those under 10 with the purchase of an adult ticket. Bring a pet food donation and get a discount at the door: $1 off for a can of pet food, $5 off for 3 cans or 1 bag of pet food.
The excitement takes place at the Tucson Indoor Sports Center, 1065 W. Grant Rd., Tucson.
DAV to meet
The Disabled American Veterans will hold their monthly meeting June 28, 1 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Ln., Sierra Vista. Plan to attend, participate and renew old friendships.
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.
Two-day July 4 celebration set
The 47th Annual 4th of July Celebration presented by the Sierra Vista Rotary in conjunction with the City of Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca begins July 3, 5 p.m., and ends with evening fireworks July 4 at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard. Look for a complete schedule of activities in the June 27 issue of The Fort Huachuca Scout.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 432.8350.