Friday, May 30, 2014

Sierra Vista Animal Connection Where great people go to meet great pets!

Animals featured in the City Page are available for adoption from the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, 6799 E. Hwy. 90 (458-4151). To view pictures of other pets available for adoption at the Animal Care Center, visit www.Petfinder.com or www.AdoptApet.com (search “85635”).
If you are interested in adopting a pet and are willing to make a lifelong commitment, check out these three: 

Dyna is a Labrador Retriever & Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) mix.  She is a beautiful dog looking for a permanent home and family she can call her own. Please stop in and take her for a stroll. Raven is a Boxer mix. She is house and crate trained, and wonderful with other dogs and children! She’s a sweet girl and could be that perfect addition to your family that you’ve been looking for.
Torrah is a Pit Bull Terrier mix with a great smile. She is a beautiful reddish brindle and needs to find a family she can call her own. Stop in and take her for a walk, she would be a perfect jogging/walking partner!

Be a Local Tourist Friends of the San Pedro River Hikes

The San Pedro River is the last free flowing river in the Southwest and has been designated one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy. It also features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States. Join the Friends of the San Pedro River on hikes to explore and learn more about the river.  Two hikes led by trained docents are offered on Saturday, June 7. The first is a hike for birders starting at 7:00 a.m. near the Hereford Bridge. The group will meet at the Hereford Bridge Trailhead just south of Hereford Road and west of the River. The second hike is a two-mile interpretive walk over easy terrain along the river starting at 8:00 a.m. at the San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy 90. 
Remember to bring plenty of water and dress appropriately for hiking and weather conditions. Admission is free but donations are accepted. 

Citizens’ Police Academy Application Deadline: Friday, June 20

Register now for the Citizen Police Academy for an insider glimpse into the daily adventures of Sierra Vista Police officers. This twelve-week academy starts on August 6 and class will meet on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Sierra Vista Police Auditorium. The academy is free and open to adults 18 and older. Students will be involved in numerous activities including touring the police facility and Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, hands-on simulated weapons training, evidence processing, and participating in a ride-along with an on-duty police officer and/or observing in our Dispatch Bureau. Some other information and topics covered throughout the academy include: traffic accident investigations, gang activity, constitutional law, arrest control techniques, drug investigations, DUI enforcement, Police Department Tactical Team, and K9 Officer. Academy graduates will have an understanding and an “insider’s view” of our law enforcement operations. Snacks and refreshments are provided.  Class space is limited so please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications are available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search “academy”) or pick up a packet at the Police Department reception desk located at 911 N. Coronado Drive. For more information, call or email Molly Schmitt at 452-7500 or Molly.Schmitt@SierrraVistaAZ.gov

Flag Day Throw-a-Bowl-a-Thon Saturday, June 14, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon Ceramic Studio, Room 405 Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus

Get your red, white, and blue on for a patriotic good time. If you can throw on the pottery wheel, please come make a few bowls to help feed the hungry in Cochise County. If you don’t know how to throw, come and find out how you can learn at Cochise College. There will be refreshments and lots of mud-slinging fun!

Movies in the Park Monsters University (Rated: G) Saturday, June 7 at dusk (about 7:45 p.m.) FREE at Centennial Pavilion, Veterans Memorial Park

Remember to leave Fido at home as pets are not allowed at events in the park. Unfavorable weather can alter this and the future movie schedule below.  Upcoming Movies: June 21: Ender’s Game, Rated PG13

Water Wise Presents: Success with Succulents Saturday, June 7, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. U of A Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave. Groth Hall, Public Meeting Room Free

Come learn about the variety of succulents you can plant in your yard and how to care for them. Plants will be available for purchase after the talk. Mark Sitter with B & B Cactus of Tucson will lead this insightful presentation. For more conservation information, call Water Wise at 458-8278, ext. 2141 or visit waterwise.arizona.edu. The City of Sierra Vista is proud to be a founding contributor to the Water Wise program.

Tsunami Night “The Cove cranks up the waves!” Friday, June 6, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Sierra Vista Aquatic Center “The Cove” $10 per person

Kick off summer by riding the BIG waves seen only at The Cove. Admission is $10 per person and includes pizza and soda. DJ Tech FX will be on site cranking up the music so bring your best dance moves for the Tsunami Night Dance Contest! For more information, call The Cove at 417-4800.

Summer Concerts in the Park Dixieland Band Thursday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park • Centennial Pavilion

Relax, enjoy the sunset, and the sounds of the Dixieland Band. Please note the concert schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather. For more information, call Leisure Services at 458-7922.
Next week’s concert, on June 12, will feature The Thunder Mountain Band.

Sierra Vista Transit Study Meeting Tuesday, June 3, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Sierra Vista Public Library Mona Bishop Room

The City and the Arizona Department of Transportation will share their findings for the Sierra Vista Short Range Transit Study designed to assist Vista Transit in moving to a new federal transit funding formula. This study focuses on next five years of service for Vista Transit, addressing changes, improvements and strategies for sustainable funding. The presentation for the study findings will start at 6:00 p.m. and questions and comments will be taken after the presentation. 

City Seeks Your Input SpeakUpSierraVista.com

To reduce plastic bag waste, some communities charge for bags or banned them. What do you think Sierra Vista should do?  Join the conversation and constructively share your ideas with friends and neighbors at www.SpeakUpSierraVista.com before Friday, June 13. Your input will help the City when considering future policies to help reduce plastic bag waste for a sustainable future.

Volunteer Needed at the Henry F. Hauser Museum

The Henry F. Hauser Museum is looking for a creative, outgoing person to help manage the Gift Shop. If you are someone with retail and record keeping experience who enjoys people and wants to make a difference in our community, this could be the perfect fit for you! If you’re interested, please call Nancy Krieski at 439-2306 or email her at nancy.krieski@sierravistaaz.gov.

Summer Reading Program For Kids Ages 0-18 Sierra Vista Public Library

Keep the kids reading and academically sharp for next school year in the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme “Fizz, Boom, Read” is all about science! Reading goals are set for each age group and regular incentives include bookmarks, T-shirts, and brand new books about science experiments for every age level. Additional prizes can be earned by doing reports, projects and other activities. Young scientists will also have fun learning about different scientific topics every week with hands-on activities. There will be mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekday, and even weekend activities so that everyone will have a chance to participate! Mark your calendar and join us for fun (more activities are scheduled in July; find a complete list at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov/svlibrary).

Week 1: June 1-7, Science of Automation and Robotics
Activity: Friday, June 6, 3-6 p.m.

Week 2: June 8-14, Science of Art and Numbers
Activity: Tuesday, June 10, 1-4 p.m.

Week 3: June 15-21, Science of Combustion
Activity: Sunday, June 15, 2-4 pm
Friday, June 20, 10 am-2 p.m.

Week 4: June 22-28, Science of Food
Activity Monday, June 23, 12-5 p.m.

Week 5: June 29-July 5, Science of Special Effects and the Movies
Activity: Saturday, July 5, 3-6 p.m.

Come celebrate Fathers Day weekend 6-13

"Come celebrate Fathers Day weekend with the Thunder Mountain Twirlers' on Friday, June 13th from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. It's also a Black Cat Friday and a Full Moon! Harue Swift will call Mainstream, with a Plus Tip at the end of the evening. Lisa Wall will cue Rounds. 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 .   "

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Tennis lessons, youth summer camp 6-2

The City of Sierra Vista’s Leisure Services has classes for all ages and skill levels with beginners, advance beginners and intermediate lessons. Youth lessons start Monday and cost $55 per student; adult lessons start Tuesday at $75 per student.  Youth Tennis Camp is also available to keep children active during their summer break. Camp runs Monday – Thursday, June 2 – 26 or July 7 – 31 and costs $75 per student. For registration or other information, call 439.2302 or 439.2775.

Sierra Vista wants residents’ feedback

Share thoughts on Leisure and Library Services programs offering recreational, cultural, educational, and entertaining activities to improve residents’ quality of life. Make recommendations for new programs and evaluate existing programs like Dine-a-Night, Amazing Arizona, Kid’s World Recreational Program, and Movies in the Park. Tell city officials about your experiences renting facility spaces and park ramadas. Take the survey at www.SierraVistaAZ.govShould Sierra Vista charge for plastic bags or ban them? Join the conversation and constructively share your ideas at www.SpeakUpSierraVista.com. Your input will help the city when considering future policies to help reduce plastic bag waste for a sustainable future.

Learn about Arizona protected lands 6-1

Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs at the Carr House on Sunday, 1:30 p.m., with Rod Mondt, protected lands program coordinator, Sky Island Alliance, who will present the who, what and where of wilderness and protected lands in Southern Arizona. To get there, 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.

See movies in park this summer 5-31

Enjoy free Family fun entertainment Saturdays at dusk, about 7:45 p.m., at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Centennial Pavilion, Jean Randall Way, Sierra Vista. Schedule: Saturday – “Despicable Me 2” (PG); June 7 – “Monsters University” (G); June 21 – “Ender’s Game” (PG13). Remember — pets are not allowed at events in the park. Movie sessions will be cancelled in the event of unfavorable weather.

Hear Arizona’s Official State Balladeer 5-31

Join Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, as he performs Saturday and Sunday at the Arizona Folklore Preserve. Doors open at 1 p.m., with performances starting at 2 p.m. For reservations, call 378.6165, or email reservations@arizonafolklore.com. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children 17 and under. To get there, go 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on State Route 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Turn right (west) on Ramsey Canyon Road, drive 3.3 miles into the canyon, and watch for the AFP entrance and sign to the left.

College offers overnight field trip 6-13

The Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning will offer an overnight field trip to New Mexico to hike the Mineral Creek Narrows and visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument on June 13 and 14, with a special non-public archeology tour to a closed, excavated site.
Contact the center by 4 p.m. today to register. Call 515.5492.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

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 459.6050.

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 458.9972.

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

Ducks Unlimited to hold dinner 6-28

Ducks Unlimited will hold a dinner June 28, 5 – 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 156 N.W. Kayetan Dr, Sierra Vista. Single tickets are $55, couples tickets cost $95 and Greenwings, 17 and under, are $35. For more information call 1.505 306.4033 or 1.520. 940.2789 or visit: facebook.com/DucksUnlimitedSierraVistaChapter or ducks.org/Arizona.

Elks to hold Flag Day ceremony 6-14

Sierra Vista Elks 2065 will honor “Old Glory” on Flag Day, June 14, 2 p.m., at the Elks Ramada. 

They will recognize all active and retired military members with special recognition being given to World War II veterans. Participants include state and local dignitaries, the Military Intelligence Corps Band and American Legion Riders. Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will conduct a “Retiring the U.S. Flag” ceremony.

National Get Outdoors Day 6-14

National Get Outdoors Day will be held at Parker Canyon Lake on June 14, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. This is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Participating partners will offer opportunities for Families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting youth to the outdoors. 

For more information, go to http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/.

Learn about Bisbee Deportation 6-5

Join the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners and Gary Dillard for “Outside Influences on the Bisbee Deportation.” One of the most significant events in the history of Bisbee, the 1917 Deportation was not an isolated event nor did it occur in a vacuum. The presentation takes place June 5, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Coleman Rd., near Safeway. 
There is an optional dinner at 5 p.m. at the San Jose Lodge.

For more information, contact 378.1833 or dhocking@centurylink.net.

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). Each month, a speaker presents a Western History topic. There is an optional dinner at 5 p.m. at the San Jose Restaurant. Meetings are open to the public. 

For more information, contact 378.1833, doug@doughocking.com, or 432.8350.

Tennis lessons, youth summer camp 6-3

The City of Sierra Vista’s Leisure Services has classes for all ages and skill levels with beginners, advance beginners and intermediate lessons. Youth lessons start June 2 and cost $55 per student; adult lessons start June 3 at $75 per student. Youth Tennis Camp is also available to keep children active during their summer break. Camp runs Monday – Thursday, June 2 – 26 or July 7 – 31 and costs $75 per student. For registration or other information, call 439.2302 or 439.2775.

See movies in park this summer

Enjoy free Family fun entertainment Saturdays at dusk, about 7:45 p.m., at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Centennial Pavilion, Jean Randall Way, Sierra Vista. Schedule: May 31 – “Despicable Me 2” (PG); June 7 – “Monsters University” (G); June 21 – “Ender’s Game” (PG13). Remember — pets are not allowed at events in the park. Movie sessions will be cancelled in the event of unfavorable weather.

Memorial Day Bash 5-31

Motorcyclists and non-riders are invited to a daylong Memorial Day Bash, May 31, at PC’s Lounge, 4700 SR 90. There will be food, vendors, live music, a poker crawl and other activities.

VA to hold Memorial Day ceremony 5-30

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System invites the public to their Memorial Day ceremony May 30, 10 a.m., at the R.E. Lindsey Auditorium, Building 4, 3601 S. 6th Ave., Tucson.

For information, call 1.520.629.1822 or go to www.tucson.va.gov or www.facebook.com/VATucson.

Enjoy summer concerts in park 6-5

Summer Concerts in the Park are back! Grab lawn chairs or blankets, a picnic basket, and bring the Family. The bands will play 6:30 – 8 p.m. Upcoming performances: Thursday – Sierra Vista Community Band; June 5 – Dixieland Band; June 12 – The Thunder Mountain Band.
The concert schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather. For more information, call 458.7922.

Cove summer hours begin

Free Wednesdays are back offering free admission to the first 75 youth, 6 – 17, who show up for Open Swim every Wednesday from June 4 – July 23. Open Swim hours are: Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 5:30 p.m., and Tuesdays through Fridays, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Diving Well will be open on Saturday and Sunday only. Lap Swim hours are: Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays – Friday, 5:30 – 8 a.m. and noon – 1 p.m.; evening lap swim hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Kid’s Splash Time hours are are Saturday – Sunday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Purchase tickets now to ride the big waves at Tsunami Night, June 6, 7 – 10 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and includes pizza and soda.

First Friday Fun Dance 6-6

Check out the First Friday Fun Dance hosted by the Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club on Friday, June 6th from 6-7:30 PM at Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave. FREE for First Timers and no experience is necessary! Tom Crisp will call Mainstream from 7:30 to 9:30 PM with a Plus Tip at the end of the evening. Lisa Wall will cue Rounds. Only $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and FREE for non-dancers to come watch and socialize! Snacks and friendship are provided. For more info contact Sandy at 520-378-6719 or email svtmt@cox.net.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

National Get Outdoors Day 6-14

National Get Outdoors Day will be held at Parker Canyon Lake on June 14, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. This is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Participating partners will offer opportunities for Families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting youth to the outdoors. 

For more information, go to http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/.

Thursday is Taco Night

American Legion Post 52 sponsors Taco Night, 4 – 7 p.m., every Thursday 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 459.6050.

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 458.9972.

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 Marcia, 459.4868, or go to www.canteraz.org.

Join Western history group

The Bisbee Corral of the Westerners represents Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Benson and Bisbee meeting the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Rd. (near Safeway). Each month, a speaker presents a Western History topic. There is an optional dinner at 5 p.m. at the San Jose Restaurant. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact 378.1833, doug@doughocking.com, or 432.8350.

Public Works customer satisfaction surveys

The City of Sierra Vista’s Public Works Department is looking for feedback on how well the public thinks they are doing in providing services including trash and recycling services, parks and sports field maintenance, and transit services. They also want to hear from customers and organizations that use specialized services at the airport, fleet and fueling services. The surveys are short and can be found at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov

Explore Mexican Revolution weapons 6-5

Join the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners and Dennis “Nevada” Smith for “Guns of the Mexican Revolution,” by Dennis “Nevada” Smith June 5, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Coleman Rd., near Safeway. In the decade of 1910-1920, The Mexican Revolution raged along the border, in a conflict that saw major battles in Naco and Agua Prieta. Smith has acquired a number of weapons and artifacts from the war and will show them along with other historical treasures while telling their history. There is an optional dinner at 5 p.m. at San Jose Lodge. For more information, contact 378.1833 or dhocking@centurylink.net.

Memorial Day Bash 5-31

Motorcyclists and non-riders are invited to a daylong Memorial Day Bash, May 31, at PC’s Lounge, 4700 SR 90. There will be food, vendors, live music, a poker crawl and other activities.

Tennis lessons, youth summer camp 6-2

The City of Sierra Vista’s Leisure Services has classes for all ages and skill levels with beginners, advance beginners and intermediate lessons. Youth lessons start June 2 and cost $55 per student; adult lessons start June 3 at $75 per student. Youth Tennis Camp is also available to keep youth active during their summer break. Camp runs Monday – Thursday June 2 – 26 or July 7 – 31 and costs $75 per student.  For registration or other information, call 439.2302 or 439.2775.

Meet public, visitors

Volunteering at the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce is a way to be involved in the community, make new friends, stay active and have fun. New additions are welcome. Commit to a set schedule, or be available on an on-call basis. 

For more information, call 458.6940.

VA to hold Memorial Day ceremony 5-30

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System invites the public to their Memorial Day ceremony May 30, 10 a.m., at the R.E. Lindsey Auditorium, Building 4, 3601 S. 6th Ave., Tucson.

For information, call 1.520.629.1822 or go to www.tucson.va.gov or www.facebook.com/VATucson.

Chapel dedication, Memorial Day ceremony 5-26

This year’s Memorial Day events at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery off Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista, will feature the dedication of the newly constructed Veteran’s Chapel followed by a traditional Memorial Day ceremony. Both events are open to the public.
The chapel dedication will be held on May 26, 4 p.m. The Memorial Day ceremony will follow at 5p.m.

SAVAHCS Memorial Day ceremony 5-30

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, SAVAHCS, will hold a Memorial Day ceremony, May 30, 10 a.m., in the Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, Building 4, at SAVAHCS, 3601 S. 6th Ave., Tucson.
Parking will be available in parking lot “Q.” For more information, call 1.629.1822.

Economic Outlook Luncheon planned 5-29


The 20th Annual Sierra Vista Economic Outlook Luncheon, An Economic Overview of Sierra Vista, will be held June 5, 11:30 a.m., at the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047 SR 92, Sierra Vista.  Cost is $50 per person or $450 for a table seating 10.The program will provide an overview of the national, state and local economy with a focus on the economy of Sierra Vista. Attendees will receive a copy of the “Sierra Vista Economic Outlook,” produced by the Cochise College Center for Economic Research. The publication provides a review and forecast of the local economy.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Reservations are accepted by email at nortonr@cochise.edu or via credit cards by calling 515.5478. Registration deadline is May 29.

See horse show at Wren Arena 5-24

The Huachuca Saddle Club will hold its first horse show May 24, 8 a.m., at Fort Huachuca’s Wren Arena. Best Class list, entry forms and all information can be found on the HSC website, www.huachucasaddleclub.org.

Driver Refresher Course offered 5-24

Attend a free Driver Refresher Course May 24, 9 – 11 a.m. at the Sierra Vista Police Station, 911 N. Coronado Dr. Learn about new Arizona traffic laws and common violations seen by officers and traffic safety cameras. This classroom refresher is designed for drivers at all experience levels. Space is limited. Reserve a seat by calling 452.7500.

Enjoy summer concerts in park 5-29

Summer Concerts in the Park are back! Grab lawn chairs or blankets, a picnic basket, and bring the Family. The bands will play 6:30 – 8 p.m. Upcoming performances: Thursday – Partners (Bonnie Starr and Ted Bax); and May 29 – Sierra Vista Community Band. The concert schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather. For more information, call 458.7922.

VA health care center to hold walk 5-21

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, SAVAHCS, will hold its fourth annual VA2K Walk and Roll at the VA Medical Center Wednesday, 7 – 9 a.m. Registration will start at 6:30 a.m. in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, Building 4, for both team and individual participants.VA2K Walk and Roll is open to the public and free of charge. It will take place at SAVAHCS, 3601 S. 6th Ave., Tucson. Parking will be available in parking lot “Q.” For more information, call 1.792.1450 ext. 4971.

DUI Educational Seminar offered 5-20

Learn about driving under the influence and its consequences Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at Village Meadows Church of Christ, 815 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista.
The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force and Sierra Vista Community Coalition have teamed up to present this free DUI educational seminar with guest speakers from the Sierra Vista Police Department. There will be a free dinner at 5:30 p.m. 

For more information, call 452.7500.

Free banjo concert 5-20

Attend a free banjo concert Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

CYT presents “Peter Pan” 5-18

Christian Youth Theater will present “Peter Pan” Sunday, 2 and 6 p.m., at Crowder Hall in The University of Arizona Music Building, Tucson campus, and will feature more than 100 youth from Southeast Arizona. Tickets are $12 and available at cyttucson.orgFor more information about Christian Youth Theater and “Peter Pan,” call Ray Frieders, 1.520.370.4000.

Human impact on Huachuca Mountains 5-18


Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue free, educational programs at Carr House Sunday, 1:30 p.m., with “1880s Resource Use in the Huachuca Mountains.” Bill Gillespie, forest archaeologist, Coronado National Forest, will describe how the decade of the 1880s was a time of dramatic change in the land-use history of the east front of the Huachuca Mountains. This decade of accelerated resource exploitation had environmental impacts that are still felt more than a century later.

Take State Route 92 south to Carr Canyon Road adjacent to Mesquite Tree Restaurant, turn right, travel approximately three miles and turn left at the fork into the parking lot.

Public welcome to archery shoot 5-18

The Huachuca Mountain Archers and Bowhunters Club will host a 3-D archery shoot Sunday at their range on post, 7 a.m. – noon. Traditional and compound archers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drink and water will be available for purchase. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, call 249.1045.

See movies in the park this summer 5-31

Enjoy free Family fun entertainment Saturday at dusk, about 7:45 p.m., at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Schedule: Saturday – “Frozen” (PG); May 31 – “Despicable Me 2” (PG); May 31 and June 7 – “Monsters University” (G); June 21 – “Ender’s Game” (PG13). Remember — pets are not allowed at events in the park. Unfavorable weather can alter this and the future movie schedule.

Cycle Sierra Vista Saturday 5-17

All bicycle riders are invited to the 6th annual Cycle Sierra Vista on Saturday. This free event, at the Cove parking lot in Veterans’ Memorial Park, offers ride routes, group rides, and other activities for adults and children. The event will emphasize safe riding skills and introduce safe bicycling routes throughout the community. The Cochise – Vista Bicycle Route will be featured in the ride routes. This 11.5-mile, north-south bicycle route crosses the community on shared-use paths, bike lanes and low-traffic streets. Route maps and information will be available at the starting point. For more information, call 439.2310. 

Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake 5-17

Attend a day of authentic Mexican music at the Mariachi Festival at Patagonia State Park Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. Admission is $15 per vehicle with up to four adults. Refreshments are available or bring your own. There will be a piñata for the children. Bring water, lawn chairs sunscreen and hats.

Public Works! Public Fun! 5-24

The City of Sierra Vista is holding its 9th Annual Public Works Open House, Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon, at the Pedro Castro Maintenance Center, 401 Giulio Cesare Avenue, to kick off National Public Works Week, May 18 – 24. This yearly event offers something for the entire Family: vehicle demonstrations, displays, prize raffles, a sand pile for play, free hotdogs and more.

This free event is open to the public.

Kid's W.O.R.L.D. summer rec program 7-25

Sierra Vista’s Leisure Services is accepting enrollment in the Kid’s W.O.R.L.D. summer recreation program for those entering grades 1 – 7 this fall. The program runs May 28 – July 25, Monday – Friday, 6:40 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Cost is $85 per child, per week (plus a $10 non refundable registration fee), which covers activities, field trips, and morning and afternoon snacks. Enrollment is limited, so register early. For registration and other information, contact 459.7922 or Georgeann.Celani@SierraVistaAZ.gov.

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