Events

June 20, 2014

Community Briefs June 20, 2014

Swim, square dance at pool party

The Thunder Mountain Twirlers square dance group is having its annual pool party today 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 svtmt@cox.net.

Legion to cook breakfast

American Legion Post 52 will hold breakfast Saturday, 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.

City’s museum offers free summer youth programs

Join the Sierra Vista Historical Society for “Summer Saturdays” at the Henry F. Hauser Museum as they present a series of free, hands-on children’s programs followed by adult presentations. Children’s activities are for youth 6 – 12 and pre-registration is required at 520.439.2306. Children’s activities run from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. and adult presentations are from 1 – 2 p.m.

The museum is located inside the Ethel H. Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. For more information, call 520.417.6980.

On Saturday, children will try their hand at calf roping and learn about cowboy clothing. Speaker Suzanne Arnold will present Ranching in Hereford and Palominas to adults.

Legion ladies will hold fish fry

The Auxiliary Ladies of the American Legion Post 52 will hold a fish fry dinner on Saturday, 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.

Rodeo drill team will host gymkhana

The Hot Rods Rodeo Drill Team will host a gymkhana Saturday, 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.

VVA to hold Agent Orange town hall

Chapter 1093 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Sierra Vista, will hold a town hall meeting to address the birth defects, diseases and learning disabilities affecting the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans. The forum will be held on Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church at 5225 St. Andrews Dr.

All veterans with children and/or grandchildren suffering from illnesses, learning disabilities or physical disabilities are invited to share their stories. The group will explore issues surrounding Agent Orange exposure, including scientific information, health effects and methods for educating the public and elected representatives about the issues of Vietnam veterans, their children and their Families.

Relive Old West at AFP

See Keeter Stuart 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 reservations@arizonafolklore.com. 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.

See roller derby action in Tucson

See Copper Queens vs. Vice Squad during roller derby action Saturday, 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.

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 28: Science of Food – activity, Monday, 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.

Disabled American Veterans 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.

For more information, contact 505.306.4033, 520.940.2789 or go to facebook.com/DucksUnlimitedSierraVistaChapter or ducks.org/Arizona.

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). On July 3, Dennis “Nevada” Smith presents “Guns of the Mexican Revolution in the decade of 1910-1920.” Smith has acquired a number of weapons and artifacts from the war and will show them along with other historical artifacts while telling their history. There is an optional dinner at 5 p.m. at the San Jose Restaurant. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information, contact 520.378.1833, doug@doughocking.com, or 520.432.8350.

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.

Take Titan Missile Museum Tour

Tour the Titan Missile Museum, the only remaining Titan II site open to the public, by the light of the full moon on the second Saturday night of each month, 5 – 9 p.m. Activities for youth include launching seltzer rockets and sampling space food. Dates are July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 13. The museum is located at 1580 Duval Mine Rd. in Green Valley. Admission is $7 for individuals 13 and older. Children under 12 and members are admitted for free. Reservations are required.

Call 520.625.7736 to reserve a spot.

Steward Observatory Mirror Lab Tours

Take a 90-minute tour providing a unique opportunity to learn how innovative engineering and optical technology melds with manufacturing techniques to produce the largest and most advanced giant (8.4 meters/27 feet) telescope mirrors in the world. Visitors will see the technology and revolutionary processes involved in making the next generation of telescopes that will explore deep into outer space and produce cutting-edge scientific research.

Tours occur daily; visit www.mirrorlab.tix.com to purchase tour tickets. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 students, 7 – 22. Contact 520.626.8792 for details or www.mirrorlab.as.arizona.edu. 

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.




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