August 1, 2014

Community Briefs August 1, 2014

Election Poll workers needed

Cochise County is hiring poll workers for the Aug. 26 primary and Nov. 4 general elections for voting locations in the City of Sierra Vista. If interested in applying, contact the Cochise County Elections Department, 520.432.8972.

Cochise County Immunization Clinic

Cochise County Health and Social Services has new clinic days and times available for children’s immunizations. Stop in at 4115 E. Foothills Dr., Sierra Vista, 8:30 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 4 p.m. Mondays. A late clinic is held the fourth Monday of each month from 4 – 6 p.m. The clinic also provides adult immunizations on Tuesdays from 8 – 11 a.m.

For more information or a complete list of all Cochise County clinics contact 520.803.3900 or

Tombstone salutes Buffalo Soldiers

On Saturday and Sunday 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 11 a.m. on Saturday. Entertainment will resume when the parade ends.

For additional information, contact 520.266.5266,, or 520.678.4570.

Attend Diamondbacks baseball game

Cheer on the Arizona Diamondbacks as they battle the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field on Sunday. Tickets are $50 per person and include round trip transportation from the Ethel H. Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista, departing at 9 a.m. Buy tickets at the Oscar Yrun Community Center, EBC, or The Cove. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

For detailed information, call 520.439.2302.

Adult education classes 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 Tuesday. 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.

‘Choose Wisely’— a healthful foods presentation

Sierra Vista Regional Health Center presents “Choose Wisely,” Wednesday, 10 a.m. – noon, at the Ethel H. Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista.

“Choose Wisely” is a presentation about how the foods people choose to eat can make them sick. Become more aware of how making good choices can improve your health almost immediately.

For more information, call 520.439.2300. 

Sierra Vista Mayoral Forum

The Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce will host a Sierra Vista Mayoral Forum Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at the Buena High School Auditorium, 5225 East Buena School Street. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

For more information, contact 520.458.6940 or

PFLAG to meet Wednesday

The Sierra Vista chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, PFLAG, will hold its monthly meeting in Sierra Vista on Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at their new location, the new Unitarian Universalist Church office, 4533 N. Commerce Dr. From State Route 90 and Charleston Road, drive east on Charleston Road, turn left (north) at the light on North Columbo Avenue, go to Commerce Drive, turn left, the new location will be on the right.

PFLAG is made up of parents, families, friends and straight allies uniting with LGBT people, and committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. PFLAG provides opportunities for confidential dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact 520.255.0423, or

Bisbee Corral of Westerners meet

Learn about “The Benson Smelter: a Poem, a Stink, a Grating Noise, a Quality of Light, a Tone, a Habit, a Nostalgia, a Dream” with Larry Thomas. Attend the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners meeting, Thursday, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Coleman Rd., Bisbee. Everyone is welcome.

For information, contact 520.378.1833, or 520.432.8350. Dinner (optional) will be held beforehand at 5 p.m. at the San Jose Restaurant, Naco Highway.

Attract pollinators with native plants

Water Wise presents “Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants,” Aug. 9, 9 – 10:30 a.m., at the University of Arizona, Sierra Vista Campus, North Columbo Avenue.

Landscaping with native plants is a sure-fire way to have watchable wildlife in your own yard. Come see how easy it is to do! The presenter will share experiences from her own yard where more than 200 low-water native plants attract 178 species of birds, 115 species of butterflies, and 20 species of dragonflies.

For more information contact Water Wise, 520.458.8278, ext. 2141 or

Build birdhouses with your children

The Sons, American Legion Post 52, will host a birdhouse building workshop, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. Bring the children out for a day of birdhouse building. All materials and tools will be provided, along with cold drinks and snacks. Children of all ages are welcome. Register through Saturday; Families must be on the sign-up sheet in order to participate. Open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and Families.

For more information, call 520.459.6050. 

CC Youth Orchestra seeks strings players

The Cochise County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) is welcomes violin, viola, cello and bass players to join next semester, which runs from Aug. 12 – Dec. 3. The semester ends with a free winter concert in May at Kino Hall on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Three different orchestra levels are offered, including a beginning, intermediate and advanced class. Students who don’t have instruments will be fitted and given rental or purchase info at the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals take place at Calvary’s Rock Church, 231 Canyon Dr., Sierra Vista. Tuition rates, class schedules, maps, and more information can be found on the website at

For more information, call 520.678.0397. 

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. 

Astronomy Club to meet

The Huachuca Astronomy Club will hold their next meeting on Aug. 8, 7 p.m., 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. 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. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and free for non-dancers to come watch and socialize. Snacks and friendship are provided. The event takes place at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista.

For more information, contact 520.378.6719 or 

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. Remaining 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. 

Carr House program features Gould’s turkeys

Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs Aug. 10, 1:30 p.m., with “Road to Restoration: the Gould’s Turkey,” presented by John Millican of the Sierra Vista Gould’s Chapter, National Wild Turkey Federation. This presentation will update the efforts of the National Wild Turkey Federation, volunteers and partners to re-introduce the Gould’s turkey into Southeast Arizona. He will discuss local and regional efforts, habitat enhancement projects and funding sources. The program is free and the public is welcome.

To get to the Carr House visitor information center, take State Route 92 south to Carr Canyon Road adjacent to the Mesquite Tree Restaurant, turn right, travel approximately 3 miles and turn left at the fork into the parking lot.

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.

Volunteer training for upcoming school year programs will be held Aug. 16 and 23, 8 a.m. – noon.

For more information, call 520.459.4868, 520.378.2201, or go to 

Join Sierra Vista Community Chorus

The Sierra Vista Community Chorus is looking forward to another concert season and welcomes new members, adult men and women, and all past members. Rehearsals are held every Monday, starting Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m. at the Ethel H. Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St.

For more information, call 520.378.2218. 

15th Annual Hummingbird Triathlon

The 15th Annual Hummingbird Triathlon takes place Aug. 23 at The Cove Aquatic Center, 2900 Martin Luthr King Pkwy, Sierra Vista. Check-in begins at 5 a.m.

Compete as an individual or as a team. Finish the 800-yard swim, 13-mile bike ride, and 5k run. Register before Aug. 22 ($45 individual or $75 per team) and receive an event T-shirt. A $10 late fee will be assessed to all participants/teams who register after 1 p.m. Aug. 22. Registration can be completed at the Ethel H. Berger Center, Oscar Yrun Community Center or The Cove.

For more information, call 520.439.2302 or 520.439.2275.

Citizens Fire Academy planned

The free Citizens Fire Academy program provides a glimpse into the working life of the Sierra Vista Fire Department. Learn about the hiring and training of personnel, safety in the home and workplace, fire prevention and more. Cadets will have a chance to ride with on-duty crews and participate in demonstrations. The Academy begins on Sept. 4, and will meet every Thursday evening at Fire Station #363, 675 Giulio Cesare, for nine consecutive weeks from 6 – 9 p.m. . Application deadline is Aug. 29.

Class size is limited. Applications are available online at (search “Fire Academy”); at City Hall, 1011 N. Coronado Dr.; and at all Sierra Vista fire stations. For more information, call 520.417.4400. 

USAWOA Golf Tournament

The Arizona Silver Chapter of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 13 at the Turquoise Valley Golf Course in Naco. It is a 4-person scramble and costs $75 per player (TVGC members pay $ 54). Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch, trophies, cash and raffle prizes. There is also a chance to win a hole-in-one 2014 Jeep Wrangler. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

For more information, call 520.220.7150 or 520.508.2685. 

17th Signal Bn. Association 2014 Reunion

The 17th Signal Battalion Association will hold their 2014 Reunion on Sept. 18 – 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1065 Stevens Creek Rd., Augusta, Ga. Several events planned for the 2014 Reunion include a tour of Fort Gordon and a golf tournament.

For more information and reservations, contact 703.819.0136 or 

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 

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 520.459.4868, 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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