July 3, 2014

Community Briefs July 3, 2014

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 today at 5 p.m., and ends with evening fireworks tomorrow at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard.


  • 5 – 11 p. m. – Food, beverage, beer and wine vendors
  • 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Talent show
  • 8 – 11 p.m. – Train Wreck and street dance

Tomorrow, July 4:

  • 4th annual Pets & People Promenade at Ramada #3 at Veterans’ Memorial Park with the Cochise County Humane Society
  • 7 a.m. – registration
  • 7:30 a.m. – judging of entries
  • 8 a.m. – promenade starts
  • 8:30 a.m. – awards presentation
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – “Salute to The Union” ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Centennial Pavilion
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ongoing events – Fort Huachuca military displays – B Troop, UAVs, K-9 working dogs
  • Arts & crafts, other vendors, entertainment at the Centennial Pavilion
  • Noon – Chili cook-off

Entertainment at Domingo Paiz and Stone Fields

  • 7 – 7:30 p.m. – Army Band
  • 7:30 – 8 p.m. – Military Intelligence Corps Band in concert
  • 8:05 – 9 p.m. – 47th Annual 4th of July Fireworks
  • 9 – 10:30 p.m. – Clear Country Band

Military Appreciation Day at wildlife museum

International Wildlife Museum thank all service members for their dedication, service and sacrifice. Receive free admission with military ID tomorrow, July 4.

For more information, call 520.629.0100 ext. 385.

Saguaro Harvest Festival at Colossal Cave

Celebrate the Saguaro at the annual Saguaro Harvest Festival at Colossal Cave on Saturday. Learn its legends, lore, and natural history. Attend the Workshop*, 5:30 a.m., or join in the celebration, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hear presenters, do hands-on activities, hike the Archaeology Trail, watch a master flintknapper, plant a Saguaro seed, make an arrowhead and enjoy the Yaqui Deer Dancers.

*Reservations required for workshop; call 520.647.7121 for more information or to register.

Summer Youth Program T-Ball Clinic

Give children 3 – 5 a head start on the fundamentals of t-ball at the Youth T-Ball clinic July 10 – 11 at VMP Howard Ballfield, 3105 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, from 8 – 9:30 a.m. A glove will be provided. Registration is $25 per child. Register children prior to Tuesday at the Oscar Yrun Community Center, Ethel H. Berger Center, The Cove or the Sierra Vista Library.

For more information call 520.439.2302 or 520.439.2275.

Toastmasters have open house on post

Toastmasters International is a club that helps people develop their public speaking skills.

They will hold an open house Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at Murr Community Center.

There will be free food, and visitors will watch the club in action. Hear what Toastmasters has to offer you both professionally and for self-improvement.

For more information, contact 520.508.5486 or

Astronomy Club to meet

The Huachuca Astronomy Club will hold its next meeting on July 11, 7 p.m., in the Student Union Building, Community Room at Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. Glenn Minuth will present “What Does it Take to Make a Telescope?” It will retrace the construction of the Mt. Graham International Observatory.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

(Square) dance the night away!

The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are having a mainstream square dance on July 11, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., featuring the Thunder Mountain Road Crew. It takes place at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members and free for non-dancers to watch and socialize. Snacks are provided.

For more information, contact 520.378.6719 or

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 July 19: Youth will become photographers like Tombstone’s C.S. Fly, and adults will view C.S. Fly’s pictures with Craig McEwan.

Carr House program features hummingbirds

Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs July 20, 1:30 p.m., at Carr House, with “Hummingbirds: More than Just Eye Candy.” Sheri Williamson, director, Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, will describe “singing” feathers, streamlined genomes, and continent-spanning migrations. These are some of the latest mind-boggling discoveries that rank hummingbirds among the world’s most amazing birds.

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.

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 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, or 520.678.4570.

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 to purchase tour tickets. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 students, 7 – 22. Contact 520.626.8792 for details or

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

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 520.458.6940.

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

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 520.458.9972.

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 520.459.6050.

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