Events

July 25, 2014

Community Briefs July 25, 2014

VFW dinner tonight

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a chicken fried steak dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, roll and butter 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 549 Veterans Drive in Sierra Vista. Cost is $8 per person and is open to all VFW members, their guests and all active duty service members. Live entertainment is set for 8 p.m. to midnight.

For more information, call C.J. “Shorty” Larson at 520.458.9972.

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.

Saturday night at VFW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a pulled pork dinner with fries and cole slaw 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 549 Veterans Drive in Sierra Vista. Cost is $7 per person and is open to all VFW members, their guests and all active duty service members. The full grill menu is also available. Karaoke by Dave is scheduled 8 p.m. to midnight.

For more information, call C.J. “Shorty” Larson at 520.458.9972.

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.

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.

Astronomy Club to meet

The Huachuca Astronomy Club will hold their next meeting on August 8, 2014 at 7PM in the community room, Student Union Building, Cochise College, 901 North Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista. Guest speaker Richard Harshaw will relate the recent efforts of a team of astronomers and engineers to test and assess the pointing accuracy of the McMath-Pierce 0.8 meter East Auxiliary Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Their efforts uncovered procedures that achieve the requisite accuracy required to successfully use speckle interferometry. Speckle interferometry is an imaging technique that can alleviate atmospheric distortion to obtain greater telescope resolution than can otherwise be achieved. Mr. Harshaw is a member of the Saguaro Astronomy Club and a prolific double star observer that has contributed thousands of double star measurements to the Washington Double Star Catalog. He has several articles on double stars published in Journals and is the author of The Complete CD Guide To The Universe (Springer Publishing 2006). The meeting is free and open to the public.

Twirlers host square dance

The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are having a Square Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 8 Rick Gittelman will call Mainstream, with a Plus Tip after the dance, and Lisa Wall will cue Rounds between Tips. Only $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and FREE for non-dancers to come watch and socialize! Snacks and friendship are provided. Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 North Lenzner, Sierra Vista. For more info contact Sandy at 520-378-6719 or email svtmt@cox.net.

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.

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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