Events

July 11, 2014

Community Briefs July 11, 2014

Astronomy Club to meet

The Huachuca Astronomy Club will hold its next meeting today, 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 today, 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 svtmt@cox.net.

Legion ladies to cook breakfast

The Auxiliary Ladies of the American Legion Post 52 will hold breakfast Saturday, 8 – 10:30 a.m., featuring eggs to order, bacon, sausage, hash browns, hotcakes, toast, biscuits and coffee free with breakfast. The price ranges from $2 – $5.50 and breakfast 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.

Friends of the Library book sale

Friends of the Library will hold their 50 percent-off sale Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is a hobby section with baseball selections. The military selection includes material about naval, air and Army historical events. Biographies run the gamut from theatrical to historical. Comic books and computer material is also available.

The book store is attached to the Sierra Vista Public Library at 2600 E. Tacoma St.

Carr House program features hummingbirds

Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs Sunday, 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.

Legion ladies will hold fish fry

The Auxiliary Ladies of the American Legion Post 52 will hold a fish fry dinner on July 18, 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.

AL Post 52 to cook breakfast

The Sons, American Legion Post 52, will hold breakfast July 19, 8 – 10:30 a.m., featuring eggs to order, bacon, sausage, hash browns, hotcakes, toast, biscuits and coffee free with breakfast. The price ranges from $2 – $5.50 and breakfast 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 July 19: Youth will become photographers like Tombstone’s C.S. Fly, and adults will view C.S. Fly’s pictures with Craig McEwan.

Adult education classes offered in Sierra Vista

Classes begin Aug. 12 for High School Equivalency test preparation classes and English Language Acquisition courses on the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave.

Register through Aug. 5. Applicants must apply in person at the Adult Education/1400 Building during regular business hours, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Applicants should bring a legal photo ID for proof of residence at the time of registration. Orientation will be held for students prior to the start of classes. For more information, call 520.515.5456.

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 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, broncobill@powerc.net 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 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.

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 nancy.krieski@sierravistaaz.gov. 

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 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 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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