Carr House program features black bears
Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs Sunday, 1:30 p.m. at Carr House, with “A Fat Bear is a Healthy Bear.” Judy Phillips, environmental educator, will present a hands-on Family oriented presentation which will familiarize participants with the habitat and basic needs of the black bears in the Huachuca Mountains.
Take State Route 92 south to Carr Canyon Road adjacent to Mesquite Tree Restaurant, turn right, travel approximately 3 miles and turn left at the fork into the parking lot.
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.
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 schedule follows:
Sunday – July 5: Science of Special Effects and the Movies – activity, July 5, 3 – 6 p.m.
For more information, call 520.458.4225.
DAV to meet
The Disabled American Veterans will hold their monthly meeting Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Ln., Sierra Vista. Plan to attend, participate and renew old friendships.
Tombstone at Twilight military appreciation
The next Tombstone at Twilight celebration, featuring a patriotic salute to the military, past and present, takes place Saturday, 5 – 8 p.m. Special guests of honor include Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix. Opening ceremonies begin at 5 p.m. at the corner of 4th and Allen Streets.
The Military Intelligence Corps Band bluegrass quartet, the Cochise County Outlaws, will play in the park at 3rd and Allen Streets from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Gunfights take place at 5:45, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m.
Shops will offer discounts to veterans and active duty personnel.
Ducks Unlimited to hold dinner
Ducks Unlimited will hold a dinner Saturday, 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.
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 Thursday, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 520.432.8350.
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 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.
Birding festival offers free programs
The 23rd Annual Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival takes place July 29 – Aug. 2 at Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave., Sierra Vista.
Keynote speaker is Ed Harper, veteran of a number of trips to East Africa and will speak on birds of Southeast Africa.
There will be 45 free programs and wildlife exhibits (registration not required), plus crafts and other sales vendors.
The annual festival dinner with Harper will be held on Aug. 2, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Cochise College Student Union. Tickets are $35 and available through registration.
Check online at swwings.org to see what is still available and for a listing of all free programs and events.
Tombstone salutes Buffalo Soldiers
On Aug. 2 and 3 the City of Tombstone will salute the Buffalo Soldiers, who helped tame the “Old Wild West” during Arizona’s Territorial Period.
The event is sponsored by the Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League, Tombstone.
Ongoing Street Entertainment will take place starting at 10 a.m., and the Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers Parade will be held on Aug 2 at 11 a.m. Entertainment will resume when the parade ends.
For additional information or to requesting a parade application, contact 520.266.5266, email@example.com or 520.678.4570.