Friday, September 26, 2014

Panic! At The Disco: Bohemian Rhapsody (LIVE)

Jennifer Lopez - Booty ft. Iggy Azalea

Steward Observatory Mirror Lab Tours

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.

Mineral museum features ‘Best of Best’

Mineral museum features ‘Best of Best’
The University of Arizona Mineral Museum's "Best of the Best" exhibit features many of the most exquisite minerals from the most admired collections in the state. The exhibit also brings together the stories behind the minerals — the search, the discovery, the history and the awe-inspiring science — that makes these specimens come to life. 
The UA Mineral Museum is open daily and is located on the main floor of Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. The exhibit is open through Dec. 30 with free admission to children under 4, children 4 – 15 are $5, Adults are $7, students with an ID are $4, seniors and military are $6. 

For more information, call 520.621.4227. 

Bisbee Muheim Heritage House

Bisbee Muheim Heritage House
The Muheim Heritage House Museum, a registered national historic site, was built by Joseph and Carmelita Muheim beginning in 1898 and was completed in 1915. Located at 207 Youngblood Hill, the restored home is an example of late 19th century architecture. Visitors can take a guided tour through the restored interior with its period furnishings. This pioneer home, situated on a hill, offers a panoramic view of Old Bisbee. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is $4. 

For more information, call 520.432.7698.

Locomotive Saturdays offered in Tucson

Locomotive Saturdays offered in Tucson

Explore regional transportation history, and see a freight trains passing by, or ring the locomotive bell at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum every Saturday, year round. Locomotive Saturdays are held at the historic Train Depot, 414 N. Toole Ave., Tucson, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 520.623.2223.

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier del Bac 
Acclaimed as the finest example of mission architecture in U.S., southwest of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, Mission San Xavier del Bac is still an active parish with a gift shop, arts, crafts shop, museum and café. Free guided tours are now available. The 45-minute tours are led by specially trained, volunteer docents, who explain the Mission's history and its lavishly decorated interior. For a current tour schedule, go to their

Website, www.sanxaviermission.org, and click on "Docent Tours Info."

Youth leadership program offered

Youth leadership program offered
The Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce has developed a program to get youth involved with and educated about the City of Sierra Vista, patterned after the Leadership Sierra Vista Program. This is an opportunity for high school seniors to get involved and start to build their resumes. The program runs from December – May, one day a month, 12:30 – 5 p.m. At the end of the program the students will receive a certificate as well as a possible internship for the summer of 2015. Application deadline is Oct. 9.

For more information, call 520.458.6940.

Assist with theater productions

Assist with theater productions
The Illegitimate Theater Company is seeking people who are interested in any or all aspects of little theater productions. They include acting, directing, stage management, makeup, lighting, sound, ushering, taking tickets at the door, and more. 

If interested, call 520.249.0296 or 520.515.3721.

Mayor’s Arts, Humanities Award

Mayor’s Arts, Humanities Award
The Sierra Vista Arts and Humanities Commission is seeking nominations for the 2014 Mayor's Arts and Humanities Awards to recognize those who have significantly contributed to the arts or humanities in Sierra Vista in 2014.
Nominations are accepted in three categories: individuals, corporations or organizations, and arts in education, and are judged on the significance of the contribution, breadth of population served, and project longevity or intensity.
Nomination forms are available online at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search word "2014 mayors award).  Nominations are due Oct. 24.

For more information or questions, call 520.417.6980.

Become an outdoor woman

Become an outdoor woman
The Huachuca Gould’s Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host a woman only overnight outdoor event Oct. 18 – 19, on the Rose Tree Ranch, located south of State Route 82 and east of Sonoita. This event for women 14 and over costs $35.
Lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday will be provided. The event will have beginning and advanced instruction with .22 pistols, .22 rifles, shotgun and archery, along with individual instruction with personally owned firearm or bow. Sunday will conclude with classes on basic camping, outdoor survival gear, and first aid (basic and emergency procedures).
Class size is limited, so register early.
For more information and to register, call 520.234.3968 or go to www.nwtfhuagoulds.org.

Craft show season begins

Craft show season begins
The High Desert Crafters present their 15th Annual Fall Craft Fair, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Windemere Hotel & Conference Center 2047 State Route 92, Sierra Vista.

The public is invited and there is no cost to attend.

Sierra VistAbility Day planned

Sierra VistAbility Day planned
Sierra VistAbility Day takes place Oct. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Mall at Sierra Vista, El Mercado Loop. The day promotes independent living for individuals with disabilities and their families. This event provides individuals with an opportunity to find transition resources, support services and product information.

For more information, call Jeff Pregler, 520.439.2203.

Apply physics in your kitchen

Apply physics in your kitchen
Learn to “Apply Physics in Your Kitchen: High Altitude Cooking” during a class taught by Glenn Minuth, Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning. Achieve an understanding of scientific concepts to effectively compensate for cooking in the high country of Cochise County. This lecture class takes place Oct. 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m., on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave.

For fee information or to register, call 520.515.5492.

Sabino Canyon Evening Rides

Sabino Canyon Evening Rides 
Experience Sabino Canyon, a riparian area in the Coronado National Forest, by moonlight aboard a tram. Tours offer evening rides three nights per month. This fall’s schedule includes: Oct. 4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m. (Reservations begin Sept. 18), Nov. 2, 3, 4, 7 p.m. (Reservations begin Oct. 14). Admission is by pre-paid reservation only, either in person or by phone: $9 per adults; $4 youth 3 – 12. 

For information, call 520.749.2327. 

Register for adult ed classes in SV

Register for adult ed classes in SV
Registration is underway through Oct. 8 for High School Equivalency test preparation classes beginning Oct. 20 in Sierra Vista.
Applicants must apply in person at the Adult Education/1400 Building on the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The textbook fee for these courses is between $20 and $80, based on a sliding scale according to household income.

Students must bring a legal photo ID for proof of residency at the time of registration. For more information, call 520 515.5456.

Carr House program focuses on photography

Carr House program focuses on photography
Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m., with Photographing Nature in the Huachuca Mountains. Bob Herrmann, nature photographer, takes participants through basic fixed lens digital camera settings and equipment used to produce quality nature photographs. A variety of plant, animal and landscape photographs will also be presented to show the basics of how and when to photograph nature in the Huachuca Mountains.
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.

Flycasters meet, discuss fishing

Flycasters meet, discuss fishing
Vince Desmond from the Desert Flycasters in Phoenix will speak at the San Pedro Flycasters Club meeting on Oct. 2. He will target his presentation on fishing Rocky Point, Mexico.

For directions and information, contact 520.459.8111 or http://www.sanpedroflycasters.com/.

Live healthy, manage chronic disease

Live healthy, manage chronic disease
Wellness programs like the Chronic Disease Self Management Program, the Healthy Living Program, have the greatest impact on reducing healthcare costs and improving an individual's health because a primary focus is on prevention of multiple chronic diseases and reducing detrimental risk factors. 
The program is designed by Stanford University to help people learn to self-manage their chronic disease more effectively. Participants attending this free workshop meet for 2.5 hours each week for six weeks.
Those with a chronic condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, depression, cancer or obesity are invited. In Sierra Vista, session 1 takes place Oct. 1 and the program runs through Nov. 5, 9 – 11:30 a.m., at St. Andrews Church, 800 Taylor Dr. Bisbee sessions, which include an introductory meeting and held in conjunction with the Copper Queen Hospital, take place Oct. 2 – Nov. 6, 9 – 11:30 a.m., at the Health Matter building across from Safeway at 850 W. State Route 92.

Caregivers or family members who serve as caregivers are also welcome. For information or to register, contact 520.432.9490 or cmorales@cochise.az.gov.

Learn to use Cochise County Records

Learn to use Cochise County Records
Christine Rhodes, Cochise County recorder, will speak Thursday, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners. Her topic will be using “Cochise County Records, What’s There and How to Find it, Use in Genealogy and Historians Who have Visited.” This is a must for serious historians. Everyone is welcome.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Rd., off of Naco Highway near Safeway.

PFLAG to meet

PFLAG to meet
The Sierra Vista chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold its monthly meeting in Sierra Vista on Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at the new Unitarian Universalist Church office, 4533 N. Commerce Dr. 
Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, so a speaker will lead the group in a discussion of “coming out.”
Everyone is welcome. 

For more information, contact 520.255.0423, svazpflag@yahoo.com or www.pflag.org.

College leader spouses discuss roles

College leader spouses discuss roles

Cochise College’s Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a free brown bag lunch lecture, “Behind Every Leader,” 12:10 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo, in room 702. Public leaders often draw support from close confidants, and it’s no different for community college presidents. In this session, the spouses of several Cochise College presidents share their history and perspectives of the roles they played and discuss how times have changed. Bring lunch to this free presentation.

Legion hosting Monday night football

Legion hosting Monday night football
American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista, is hosting Monday night football. The kitchen is open 5 – 7 p.m. Watch the games on seven TVs. Activities are open to members, guests and all active duty service members and Families.

For more information, call 520.459.6050. 

Celebrate hunting, fishing

Celebrate hunting, fishing
Join the Tucson International Wildlife Museum Saturday for a celebration of hunting and fishing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free with paid admission. The museum is located at 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd. There will be activities for families and children, local hunting and fishing clubs and organizations, local hunting and fishing experts and industry professionals.

For more information, call 520.629.0100, ext. 256.

90th Annual Cochise County Fair

90th Annual Cochise County Fair 
The 90th Annual Cochise County Fair takes place through Sunday at the Cochise County Fairgrounds, Leslie Canyon Road, in Douglas. The theme is "Where Memories Begin."
Gates open at 10 a.m. daily.
Admission prices are as follows: General, 13 and older – $6; Children, 5 – 12 – $3; under 5 – free. Parking is $3. Dollar Days are today, students; Saturday, military.
Rodeo performances are Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. 

This year's fair features: live daily entertainment; livestock shows and auction; approximately 80 vendors; carnival rides by Brown's Amusements; rodeo on Friday and Saturday; turkey races; free petting zoo; pony rides; shopping; food; and a beer garden.

Community briefs (updated 22 Sept.)

Community briefs (updated 22 Sept.)

Take USO survey, win prize

Sound off to win $500 through Tuesday. Active duty and members of the National Guard and Reserve are invited to share feedback about United Service Organization, USO, Centers. To enter for a chance at the $500 Visa gift card, complete the online survey at www.telluso.org.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thursday is Taco Night

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.

Enjoy bingo twice a week

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.

Horse around while helping others

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 www.canteraz.org.

Meet public, visitors — volunteer

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.

Steward Observatory Mirror Lab Tours

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.

Mineral museum features ‘Best of Best’

Mineral museum features ‘Best of Best’
The University of Arizona Mineral Museum's "Best of the Best" exhibit features many of the most exquisite minerals from the most admired collections in the state. The exhibit also brings together the stories behind the minerals — the search, the discovery, the history and the awe-inspiring science — that makes these specimens come to life. 
The UA Mineral Museum is open daily and is located on the main floor of Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. The exhibit is open through Dec. 30 with free admission to children under 4, children 4 – 15 are $5, Adults are $7, students with an ID are $4, seniors and military are $6. 

For more information, call 520.621.4227. 

Bisbee Muheim Heritage House

Bisbee Muheim Heritage House
The Muheim Heritage House Museum, a registered national historic site, was built by Joseph and Carmelita Muheim beginning in 1898 and was completed in 1915. Located at 207 Youngblood Hill, the restored home is an example of late 19th century architecture. Visitors can take a guided tour through the restored interior with its period furnishings. This pioneer home, situated on a hill, offers a panoramic view of Old Bisbee. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is $4. 

For more information, call 520.432.7698.

Locomotive Saturdays offered in Tucson

Locomotive Saturdays offered in Tucson

Explore regional transportation history, and see a freight trains passing by, or ring the locomotive bell at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum every Saturday, year round. Locomotive Saturdays are held at the historic Train Depot, 414 N. Toole Ave., Tucson, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 520.623.2223.

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier del Bac 
Acclaimed as the finest example of mission architecture in U.S., southwest of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, Mission San Xavier del Bac is still an active parish with a gift shop, arts, crafts shop, museum and café. Free guided tours are now available. The 45-minute tours are led by specially trained, volunteer docents, who explain the Mission's history and its lavishly decorated interior. For a current tour schedule, go to their

Website, www.sanxaviermission.org, and click on "Docent Tours Info."

390th Memorial Museum

390th Memorial Museum
The 390th Memorial Museum is a collection of World War II images, memorabilia and personal histories of the achievements of the 390th Bombardment Group (H), an Eighth Air Force unit based in England from 1943 – 1945. 
The museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, and is open from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact 520.574.0286 or www.390th.org.

Youth leadership program offered

Youth leadership program offered
The Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce has developed a program to get youth involved with and educated about the City of Sierra Vista, patterned after the Leadership Sierra Vista Program. This is an opportunity for high school seniors to get involved and start to build their resumes. The program runs from December – May, one day a month from 12:30 – 5 p.m. At the end of the program the students will receive a certificate as well as a possible internship for the summer of 2015. 

For more information, contact 520.458.6940.

Assist with theater productions

Assist with theater productions
The Illegitimate Theater Company is seeking people who are interested in any or all aspects of little theater productions. They include acting, directing, stage management, makeup, lighting, sound, ushering, taking tickets at the door, and more. 

If interested, call 520.249.0296 or 520.515.3721.

Become an outdoor woman

Become an outdoor woman
The Huachuca Gould’s Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host a woman only overnight outdoor event Oct. 18 – 19, on the Rose Tree Ranch, located south of State Route 82 and east of Sonoita. This event for women 14 and over costs $35.
Lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday will be provided. The event will have beginning and advanced instruction with .22 pistols, .22 rifles, shotgun and archery, along with individual instruction with personally owned firearm or bow. Sunday will conclude with classes on basic camping, outdoor survival gear, and first aid (basic and emergency procedures).
Class size is limited, so register early.

For more information and to register, call 520.234.3968 or go to www.nwtfhuagoulds.org.

Craft show season begins

Craft show season begins
The High Desert Crafters present their 15th Annual Fall Craft Fair, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Windemere Hotel & Conference Center 2047 State Route 92, Sierra Vista.

The public is invited and there is no cost to attend.

Apply physics in your kitchen

Apply physics in your kitchen
Learn to “Apply Physics in Your Kitchen: High Altitude Cooking” during a class taught by Glenn Minuth, Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning. Achieve an understanding of scientific concepts to effectively compensate for cooking in the high country of Cochise County. This lecture class takes place Oct. 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m., on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave.

For fee information or to register, call 520.515.5492.

Sabino Canyon Evening Rides

Sabino Canyon Evening Rides 
Experience Sabino Canyon, a riparian area in the Coronado National Forest, by moonlight aboard a tram. Tours offer evening rides three nights per month. This fall’s schedule includes: Oct. 4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m. (Reservations begin Sept. 18), Nov. 2, 3, 4, 7 p.m. (Reservations begin Oct. 14). Admission is by pre-paid reservation only, either in person or by phone: $9 per adults; $4 youth 3 – 12. 

For information, call 520.749.2327. 

Learn to use Cochise County Records

Learn to use Cochise County Records
Christine Rhodes, Cochise County recorder, will speak Oct. 2, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners. Her topic will be using “Cochise County Records, What’s There and How to Find it, Use in Genealogy and Historians Who have Visited.” This is a must for serious historians. Everyone is welcome. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Rd., off of Naco Highway near Safeway. 

College leader spouses discuss roles

College leader spouses discuss roles

Cochise College’s Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a free brown bag lunch lecture, “Behind Every Leader,” from 12:10 – 1 p.m. Oct. 1, at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo, Sierra Vista, in room 702. Public leaders often draw support from close confidants, and it’s no different for community college presidents. In this session, the spouses of several Cochise College presidents share their history and perspectives of the roles they played and discuss how times have changed. Bring lunch to this free presentation.

Take geology related field trip

Take geology related field trip
Discover the Geology of Southeast Arizona with Glenn Minuth on a one-day field trip offered by the Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning Sept. 27, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., departing from the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. Become familiar with the prominent geological features of eastern Cochise County via stops at Texas Canyon, Willcox Playa and the volcanic landscapes of the Chiricahua National Monument including a guided hike through the monument’s Echo Canyon. 

For fee information or to register, call 520.515.5492.

90th Annual Cochise County Fair

90th Annual Cochise County Fair 
The 90th Annual Cochise County Fair takes place Thursday – Sept. 28 at the Cochise County Fairgrounds, Leslie Canyon Road, in Douglas. The theme is "Where Memories Begin."
Gates open at 10 a.m. daily.
Admission prices are as follows: General, 13 and older – $6; Children, 5 to 12 – $3; under 5 – free. Parking is $3. Dollar Days are Thursday, seniors; Friday, students; Saturday, military.
Rodeo performances are Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. 

This year's fair features: live daily entertainment; livestock shows and auction; approximately 80 vendors; carnival rides by Brown's Amusements; rodeo on Friday and Saturday; turkey races; free petting zoo; pony rides; shopping; food; and a beer garden.

Brown bag lunch lecture set

Brown bag lunch lecture set

The Cochise College library staff will present a brown bag lunch lecture, “50th Anniversary Photo Project,” from 12:10 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave., in Room 702. They will showcase items from the college archives, including photos spanning 50 years of Cochise College history, and discuss the challenges of preserving and digitizing the photo collection. Bring a lunch to this free presentation.

Take USO survey, win prize

Take USO survey, win prize

Sound off to win $500 through Oct. 1. Active duty and members of the National Guard and Reserve are invited to share feedback about United Service Organization, USO, Centers. To enter for a chance at the $500 Visa gift card, complete the online survey at www.telluso.org.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Steward Observatory Mirror Lab Tours

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.

Mineral museum features ‘Best of Best’

Mineral museum features ‘Best of Best’
The University of Arizona Mineral Museum's "Best of the Best" exhibit features many of the most exquisite minerals from the most admired collections in the state. The exhibit also brings together the stories behind the minerals — the search, the discovery, the history and the awe-inspiring science — that makes these specimens come to life. 
The UA Mineral Museum is open daily and is located on the main floor of Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. The exhibit is open through Dec. 30 with free admission to children under 4, children 4 – 15 are $5, Adults are $7, students with an ID are $4, seniors and military are $6. 

For more information, call 520.621.4227. 

Bisbee Muheim Heritage House

Bisbee Muheim Heritage House
The Muheim Heritage House Museum, a registered national historic site, was built by Joseph and Carmelita Muheim beginning in 1898 and was completed in 1915. Located at 207 Youngblood Hill, the restored home is an example of late 19th century architecture. Visitors can take a guided tour through the restored interior with its period furnishings. This pioneer home, situated on a hill, offers a panoramic view of Old Bisbee. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is $4. 

For more information, call 520.432.7698.

Locomotive Saturdays offered in Tucson

Locomotive Saturdays offered in Tucson

Explore regional transportation history, and see a freight trains passing by, or ring the locomotive bell at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum every Saturday, year round. Locomotive Saturdays are held at the historic Train Depot, 414 N. Toole Ave., Tucson, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 520.623.2223.

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier del Bac 
Acclaimed as the finest example of mission architecture in U.S., southwest of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, Mission San Xavier del Bac is still an active parish with a gift shop, arts, crafts shop, museum and café. Free guided tours are now available. The 45-minute tours are led by specially trained, volunteer docents, who explain the Mission's history and its lavishly decorated interior. For a current tour schedule, go to their

Website, www.sanxaviermission.org, and click on "Docent Tours Info."

390th Memorial Museum

390th Memorial Museum
The 390th Memorial Museum is a collection of World War II images, memorabilia and personal histories of the achievements of the 390th Bombardment Group (H), an Eighth Air Force unit based in England from 1943 – 1945. 
The museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, and is open from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact 520.574.0286 or www.390th.org.

Youth leadership program offered

Youth leadership program offered
The Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce has developed a program to get youth involved with and educated about the City of Sierra Vista, patterned after the Leadership Sierra Vista Program. This is an opportunity for high school seniors to get involved and start to build their resumes. The program runs from December – May, one day a month from 12:30 – 5 p.m. At the end of the program the students will receive a
certificate as well as a possible internship for the summer of 2015. 

For more information, contact 520.458.6940.

Assist with theater productions

Assist with theater productions
The Illegitimate Theater Company is seeking people who are interested in any or all aspects of little theater productions. They include acting, directing, stage management, makeup, lighting, sound, ushering, taking tickets at the door, and more. 

If interested, call 520.249.0296 or 520.515.3721.

Craft show season begins

Craft show season begins
The High Desert Crafters present their 15th Annual Fall Craft Fair, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Windemere Hotel & Conference Center 2047 State Route 92, Sierra Vista.

The public is invited and there is no cost to attend.

Sabino Canyon Evening Rides

Sabino Canyon Evening Rides 
Experience Sabino Canyon, a riparian area in the Coronado National Forest, by moonlight aboard a tram. Tours offer evening rides three nights per month. This fall’s schedule includes: Oct. 4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m. (Reservations begin Sept. 18), Nov. 2, 3, 4, 7 p.m. (Reservations begin Oct. 14). Admission is by pre-paid reservation only, either in person or by phone: $9 per adults; $4 youth 3 – 12. 

For information, call 520.749.2327. 

Learn to use Cochise County Records

Learn to use Cochise County Records
Christine Rhodes, Cochise County recorder, will speak Oct. 2, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners. Her topic will be using “Cochise County Records, What’s There and How to Find it, Use in Genealogy and Historians Who have Visited.” This is a must for serious historians. Everyone is welcome.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Rd., off of Naco Highway near Safeway. 

College leader spouses discuss roles

College leader spouses discuss roles

Cochise College’s Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a free brown bag lunch lecture, “Behind Every Leader,” from 12:10 – 1 p.m. Oct. 1, at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo, Sierra Vista, in room 702. Public leaders often draw support from close confidants, and it’s no different for community college presidents. In this session, the spouses of several Cochise College presidents share their history and perspectives of the roles they played and discuss how times have changed. Bring lunch to this free presentation.

Book lovers’ event announced

Book lovers’ event announced
The Cochise College Literary Guild club for readers and lovers of books will have its first book discussion of the fall semester from 11 a.m. – noon Sept. 26, in the Horace Steele Room of the library building on the Sierra Vista Campus, This fall’s theme is books set in the local area written by local authors, and the first discussion will cover “Crossing the Yard” by Richard Shelton. Discussions are free and open to the public. 

For more information, call 520.515.5499.

90th Annual Cochise County Fair

90th Annual Cochise County Fair 
The 90th Annual Cochise County Fair takes place Sept. 25 –28 at the Cochise County Fairgrounds, Leslie Canyon Road, in Douglas. The theme is "Where Memories Begin."
Gates open at 10 a.m. daily.
Admission prices are as follows: General, 13 and older – $6; Children, 5 to 12 – $3; under 5 – free. Parking is $3. Dollar Days are Thursday, seniors; Friday, students; Saturday, military.
Rodeo performances are Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. 

This year's fair features: live daily entertainment; livestock shows and auction; approximately 80 vendors; carnival rides by Brown's Amusements; rodeo on Friday and Saturday; turkey races; free petting zoo; pony rides; shopping; food; and a beer garden.

Brown bag lunch lecture set

Brown bag lunch lecture set

The Cochise College library staff will present a brown bag lunch lecture, “50th Anniversary Photo Project,” from 12:10 – 1 p.m. Sept. 24, at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave., in Room 702. They will showcase items from the college archives, including photos spanning 50 years of Cochise College history, and discuss the challenges of preserving and digitizing the photo collection. Bring a lunch to this free presentation.

Cochise College turns 50

Cochise College turns 50 
Cochise College celebrates its 50th anniversary Sept. 22 at the Sierra Vista Campus, beginning at 4 p.m. with an authors’ signing, followed by a ceremony at 6 p.m. and Beatles tribute band “Twist & Shout” performing at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public to bring a blanket and enjoy the show. 

For more information, call 520.515.3698

Sierra Vista Community Band Concert

Sierra Vista Community Band Concert

The Sierra Vista Community Band will perform in small ensembles during a special concert Sept. 21, 2 p.m., at the Ethel H. Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 520.439.2300. 

Carr House program focuses on caving

Carr House program focuses on caving
Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m., with “Insects: Can't Live without Them.” Jane Chambers, environmental educator, will help Families learn about the positive ways insects have influenced society and the reasons they are so important to people and other living things. Dress comfortably for safe observance of insect activity.
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.

Hummingbird banding underway

Hummingbird banding underway

Hummingbird banding is now underway on Fort Huachuca at the Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan St., across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field. It begins at sunrise, around 6 a.m., and lasts for five hours. The public is invited to observe, and seasonal volunteers are welcome. Banding will take place on Sept. 21.

Twirlers to hold square dance

Twirlers to hold square dance
The Thunder Mountain Road Crew are calling a Mainstream Square Dance for the Thunder Mountain Twirlers on Sept. 19, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. They'll call a plus tip after the dance. Review runs 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. 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 Sandy at 520.378.6719 or svtmt@cox.net.

Zumbathon announced

Zumbathon announced
The Cochise College Dance Club invites students and the community to dance for fun and exercise at a Zumbathon from 6 – 9 p.m. Sept. 19, at the Sierra Vista Campus Student Union, 901 N. Columbo Ave. To honor Hispanic heritage, this Zumbathon will focus on a Brazilian theme. Participants are invited to wear Brazilian colors (blue, yellow, green) and colorful feathers. The $5 donation includes a raffle ticket and bottle of water. 

For more information, call 520.515.5316.

17th Signal Bn. Association 2014 Reunion

17th Signal Bn. Association 2014 Reunion
The 17th Signal Battalion Association will hold their 2014 Reunion Thursday – Sept. 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1065 Stevens Creek Rd., Augusta, Ga. 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 adjanssen@aol.com.

Learn about end-of-life care

Learn about end-of-life care
Sierra Vista Regional Health Center presents “Five Wishes and How to Complete the Information” Wednesday, 1 p.m., at the Ethel H. Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. This presentation is designed to help individuals understand what end-of-life care is and how to approach making difficult decisions. Presenters will also help individuals plan and feel more comfortable when discussing this subject with family members and physicians. 

For additional information, call 520.439.2300. 

Take Titan Missile Museum Tour

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 Saturday, 5 – 9 p.m. Activities for youth include launching seltzer rockets and sampling space food. 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.

Library friends hold sale

Library friends hold sale

Friends of the Library, Sierra Vista, will be holding their 50 percent-off sale on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friends is located at 2600 E. Tacoma St., adjacent to the Sierra Vista Public Library.

Kars for Kids

Kars for Kids
The Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista and The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 28, present the Third Annual Kars for Kids — a car, truck and motorcycle show Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Cochise College Automotive Technology Center, 645 State Route 92, Sierra Vista. A $25 pre-registration fee is required. All year makes of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

For more information, contact 520.456.7798, enforcer25@cox.net or CruisinArizona.com.

Tennis tournament to take place

Tennis tournament to take place
The Sierra Vista Community Tennis Association will host a tennis tournament on Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon at the City Tennis Facility, Kings Court, 3514 Kings Court Dr., Sierra Vista. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per family with children and one can of tennis balls. All player levels are welcome. The format will be a round-robin doubles, non-elimination, with rotation of partners for each round of play.  Bring a dish and join a potluck after the tournament.

Register via email at svctatennis@gmail.com or sign up on the posted listing at Kings Court. Entries will be accepted on tournament day.

USAWOA Golf Tournament

USAWOA Golf Tournament
The Arizona Silver Chapter of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Saturday 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.

Astronomy Club to meet

Astronomy Club to meet

The Huachuca Astronomy Club will hold their September meeting today, 7 p.m., in the community room, Student Union Building, Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. The meeting will feature a telescope clinic designed to help users understand how their telescope functions and help master the process of aligning and using a scope. Bring your own telescope to get some individual help or just come and learn the basics from the sample scopes provided by the club. The meeting is free and open to all.

Oktoberfest 2014 is coming

Oktoberfest 2014 is coming
Oktoberfest 2014, Sierra Vista’s largest fall festival, takes place today, 5 – 11 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Enjoy a variety of cuisine from various food vendors, live entertainment from Der Biergarten and more at Veterans’ Memorial Park off Fry Boulevard.

For more information, call 520.417.6980. 

Bisbee Blues Festival begins today

Bisbee Blues Festival begins today
The 10th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival is underway at City Park and local venues across Bisbee. The main event will be Saturday in City Park with large selection of bands including Zak Harmon, Buzz and the Soul Senders, Dave Riley & Bob Corritore, and more. Gates open at 11 a.m. Advanced tickets are $20 or $25 at the gate.

For more information, go to www.bisbeebluesfoundation.com

Sierra Vista Animal Connection

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”).Check out these three cuties:

Travel with Leisure Services—Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino

Travel with Leisure Services—Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino
Wednesday, October 8
Bus Departs from Ethel H. Berger Center (EBC) at 7:00 a.m.


Indulge yourself in Las Vegas-style casino entertainment without the hustle of Vegas crowds. Plus you’ll get $10 in free play when you arrive at the casino! Cost is $22 per person (ages 21 and up) and includes round trip transportation from EBC. For more information call Chris Swan at 439-230

Sierra Vista Genealogy “Genie” Club

Sierra Vista Genealogy “Genie” Club
Wednesday, October 1 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Henry F. Hauser Museum


Interested in researching your family history and don’t know where to begin? Let the Sierra Vista Genealogy Club show you how to make use of local resources when researching your family history. For more information or for a list of topics and future meetings call 803-7906 or visit www.SierraVistaAZ.gov

DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, September 27 • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ace Hardware, 3756 E. Fry Blvd.


Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed it’s important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs, while educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. So bring your expired or unused prescriptions to the Take-Back Day and we’ll dispose of them properly. Can’t make it that day? Unused or expired prescriptions can also be dropped off at the Sierra Vista Police Department and all City Fire Stations. For more information call 452-7500. 

50th Anniversary of Cochise College

50th Anniversary of Cochise College
We Want Your Stories!
Sunday, September 21 • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oscar Yrun Community Center


The Henry F. Hauser Museum is sponsoring this oral history event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cochise College. We would like to invite all former and current students, teachers, and staff to reminisce about the great times you had at Cochise College. For more information call 439-2306 or email nancy.krieski@sierravistaaz.gov

Sierra Vista Community Band Concert

Sierra Vista Community Band Concert
Sunday, September 21 • 2:00 p.m.
Ethel H. Berger Center (EBC)


The Sierra Vista Community Band will perform in small ensembles during this special concert. Admission to this event is free, but donations are appreciated. For additional information call Chris Swan at 439-2300. 

9th Annual Bearcat Pull for Special Olympics

9th Annual Bearcat Pull for Special Olympics
Sunday, September 21 • 9:00 a.m.
Veterans Memorial Park


Get your team together and register to pull the Sierra Vista Police Department’s 18,500-pound LENCO Bearcat armored personnel carrier 25 feet to benefit Special Olympics. Registration can be completed at the Sierra Vista Police Department or day of the event between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. at the south end of Veterans Memorial Park. Pulling begins promptly at 9:00 a.m., so late entries will not be accepted. For information or to register contact Officer Tracy Grady at 452-7500 or go online at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov (search for “bearcat”). 

Mexican Fiesta!

Mexican Fiesta!
Saturday, September 20 • 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Sierra Vista Public Library


Join the Consul of México from Douglas, Jorge Ernesto Espejel-Montes, as he gives a brief welcome and historic insight behind Mexican Independence Day, celebrated September 16. Following his introduction there will be live music, folklorico dancers from Cananea, Mexico, dance instruction for those hoping to learn a few steps, and Mexican food tastings for all to enjoy. Bring the whole family to celebrate this day with our sister city, Cananea, in the best way possible, a fiesta! For more information call 458-4225. 

Be a Local Tourist—Star Party

Be a Local Tourist—Star Party
Saturday, September 20 • 2:00 p.m.
Kartchner Caverns


Bring your family and friends to observe the wonders of the night sky through astronomers’ telescopes! The event begins with an afternoon solar viewing through a special telescope, followed by a presentation by guest speaker Associate Scientist Dr. Connie Walker of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, and ending with a viewing of our beautiful night skies. Cost is only a $6 per vehicle entrance fee. For more information call 586-4100 or visit http://azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/.

5 Wishes and How to Complete the Information

5 Wishes and How to Complete the Information
Wednesday, September 17 • 1:00 p.m.
Ethel H. Berger Center


Presented by the Community Coalition for Life Completion Conversations and the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center Hospice. This presentation is designed to help individuals understand what end of life care is and how to approach making the difficult decisions associated with end of life care. Presenters will also help individuals plan for end of life care and help them to feel more comfortable when discussing this subject with family members and physicians. For additional information call Chris Swan at 439-2300.

Fall Book Discussion and Movie Series—House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Fall Book Discussion and Movie Series—House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Wednesday, September 17
Book discussion • 10:30 a.m. 
Movie • 1:00 p.m.
Sierra Vista Public Library


Join us for a lively and stimulating discussion about “Choices and Changes,” this season’s book and movie series theme, which explores women’s rights. We kick-off our series with Edith Wharton’s classic House of Mirth, the story of Lily Bart, whose options are extremely limited by the social and cultural norms of her time. Interested in joining the discussion? Call Susan Abend at 458-4225 to register or for more information. 

September is Less Adoptable Pets Month

September is Less Adoptable Pets Month


During the entire month of September the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center will have special adoption prices for less-adoptable, but still adorable, pets. Stop by the shelter and bring home a buddy today! For more information call 458-4151 or go to www.SierraVistaAZ.gov and select “Animal Control” under the “Government” tab. 

September is National Preparedness Month!

September is National Preparedness Month!
Tip of the Week:
How to Build an Emergency Kit


Being prepared for an emergency is not just about staying safe during a disaster. It is about knowing how to stay comfortable, clean, fed, and healthy afterwards. That is why it is important for families to work together to build an emergency kit before a disaster strikes. When you are getting your items together for your kit make sure it has enough food, water, clothing and supplies that will last for at least three days. Go to www.ready.gov/kit for information on how to get started and for a list of suggested emergency kit supplies. 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

The High Desert Crafters present their15th Annual Fall Craft Fair

The High Desert Crafters present their15th Annual Fall Craft Fair Saturday, October 18th, 2014
8:30 AM-2:00PM
Windemere Hotel & Conference Center
2047 South Highway 92, Sierra Vista, Arizona
*Fine Art *Crocheting*Knitting*Plastic Water Bottle Holders* Dominos* 
*Decorative Cards*Quilting*Swedish Weaving*Aprons*
Tole Painted Items*Arizona Honey*Kaleidoscopes
Painted Rocks*Florals*Jewelry*Photography*Soaps and Lotions*Pottery*
*Miniature Doll House Items*Painted Glass*
 *Machine Embroidery Items*Clothing*Linens*Totes*
 *Items for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas*

Golden K Kiwanis Club Bake Sale Featuring;
Home baked sweet breads, cookies, fudge & Brownies
Proceeds of Bake Sale fund various children’s projects such as; 
Comfort Dolls, Terrific Kids, BUGS, “Magic Hands” Knitting & Crochet Club.


Free drawing every ½ hour.   Must be present to win.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Journey Story (Full Length Video)

The American Veteran - Show # 1006

Leadership Sierra Vista Program

The Sierra Vista Chamber has developed a program to get our youth involved and educated about the City of Sierra Vista. We have mirrored it to our Leadership Sierra Vista Program. This is a great program and a great opportunity for high school seniors to get involved and start to build their resume. The program is from December - May , one day a month from 12:30-5:00pm. At the end of the program the students will receive a certificate as well as a possible internship for the summer of 2015. Call (520)458-6940

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Mainstream Square Dance

The Thunder Mountain Road Crew are calling a Mainstream Square Dance for the Thunder Mountain Twirlers on Friday, September 19th from 7:30 to 9:30. They'll call a Plus Tip after the dance, and Lisa Wall will cue Rounds between Tips. Review runs from 6:45 to 7:30. 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 .

The Buena Show Band starts out their Performing Arts Center season

The Buena Show Band starts out their Performing Arts Center season with their annual “Friends Concert”. The performance is Thursday, September 11 at 7pm at the Buena PAC. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. The show combines the Big Bands sounds of the Show Band with performances by students and community guests with this year’s theme “In the Mood with Jazz”.
Community guest performers include vocals by David Germain, Linda Dialing, tenor sax by Duane Reilly, an Alumni Trio from the 70’s and MC Carrie Duerk, Production Director & Instructor at the BPAC. Some music selections include: Route 66, Jazzman, Just in Time, Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Sister Sadie and special patriotic salute because of 9/11. Remember Thursday evening September 11 at 7pm at the Buena PAC the Buena Show Band’s “Friends Concert”. Come out and support this great event and show your support for this great Buena performing group. For additional information or request for photos you may call the BPAC Office at 515-2820. Thank you in advance for any help you provided.

Thursday is Taco Night

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.

Enjoy bingo twice a week

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.

Horse around while helping others

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 www.canteraz.org.

Meet public, visitors — volunteer

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.

Steward Observatory Mirror Lab Tours

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.

Mineral museum features ‘Best of Best’

Mineral museum features ‘Best of Best’
The University of Arizona Mineral Museum's "Best of the Best" exhibit features many of the most exquisite minerals from the most admired collections in the state. The exhibit also brings together the stories behind the minerals — the search, the discovery, the history and the awe-inspiring science — that makes these specimens come to life. 
The UA Mineral Museum is open daily and is located on the main floor of Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. The exhibit is open through Dec. 30 with free admission to children under 4, children 4 – 15 are $5, Adults are $7, students with an ID are $4, seniors and military are $6. 

For more information, call 520.621.4227. 

Bisbee Muheim Heritage House

Bisbee Muheim Heritage House
The Muheim Heritage House Museum, a registered national historic site, was built by Joseph and Carmelita Muheim beginning in 1898 and was completed in 1915. Located at 207 Youngblood Hill, the restored home is an example of late 19th century architecture. Visitors can take a guided tour through the restored interior with its period furnishings. This pioneer home, situated on a hill, offers a panoramic view of Old Bisbee. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is $4. 

For more information, call 520.432.7698.

Locomotive Saturdays offered in Tucson

Locomotive Saturdays offered in Tucson

Explore regional transportation history, and see a freight trains passing by, or ring the locomotive bell at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum every Saturday, year round. Locomotive Saturdays are held at the historic Train Depot, 414 N. Toole Ave., Tucson, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 520.623.2223.

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier del Bac 
Acclaimed as the finest example of mission architecture in U.S., southwest of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, Mission San Xavier del Bac is still an active parish with a gift shop, arts, crafts shop, museum and café. Free guided tours are now available. The 45-minute tours are led by specially trained, volunteer docents, who explain the Mission's history and its lavishly decorated interior. For a current tour schedule, go to their

Website, www.sanxaviermission.org, and click on "Docent Tours Info."

390th Memorial Museum

390th Memorial Museum
The 390th Memorial Museum is a collection of World War II images, memorabilia and personal histories of the achievements of the 390th Bombardment Group (H), an Eighth Air Force unit based in England from 1943 – 1945. 
The museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, and is open from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact 520.574.0286 or www.390th.org.

Assist with theater productions

Assist with theater productions
The Illegitimate Theater Company is seeking people who are interested in any or all aspects of little theater productions. They include acting, directing, stage management, makeup, lighting, sound, ushering, taking tickets at the door, etc. 

If interested, call 520.249.0296 or 520.515.3721.

17th Signal Bn. Association 2014 Reunion

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. 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 adjanssen@aol.com.

Learn about end-of-life care

Learn about end-of-life care
Sierra Vista Regional Health Center presents “Five Wishes and How to Complete the Information” Sept. 17, 1 p.m. at the Ethel H. Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. This presentation is designed to help individuals understand what end-of-life care is and how to approach making difficult decisions. Presenters will also help individuals plan and feel more comfortable when discussing this subject with family members and physicians. 

For additional information, call 520.439.2300. 

Take Titan Missile Museum Tour

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. The one remaining date is 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.

Oktoberfest 2014 is coming

Oktoberfest 2014 is coming
Oktoberfest 2014, Sierra Vista’s largest fall festival, takes place Sept. 12, 5 – 11 p.m., and Sept. 13, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Enjoy a variety of cuisine from various food vendors, live entertainment from Der Biergarten and more at Veterans’ Memorial Park off Fry Boulevard.

For more information, call 520.417.6980. 

Kars for Kids

Kars for Kids
The Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista and The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 28, present the Third Annual Kars for Kids — a car, truck and motorcycle show Sept. 13, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Cochise College Automotive Technology Center, 645 State Route 92, Sierra Vista. A $25 pre-registration fee is required. All year makes of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

For more information, contact 520.456.7798, enforcer25@cox.net or CruisinArizona.com

Tennis tournament to take place

Tennis tournament to take place
The Sierra Vista Community Tennis Association will host a tennis tournament on Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. – noon at the City Tennis Facility, Kings Court, 3514 Kings Court Dr., Sierra Vista. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per family with children and one can of tennis balls. All player levels are welcome. The format will be a round-robin doubles, non-elimination, with rotation of partners for each round of play.  Bring a dish and join a potluck after the tournament.

Register via email at svctatennis@gmail.com or sign up on the posted listing at Kings Court. Entries will be accepted on tournament day.

USAWOA Golf Tournament

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.

Astronomy Club to meet

Astronomy Club to meet

The Huachuca Astronomy Club will hold their September meeting Sept. 12, 7 p.m., in the community room, Student Union Building, Cochise College 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. The meeting will feature a telescope clinic designed to help users understand how their telescope functions and help master the process of aligning and using a scope. Bring your own telescope to get some individual help or just come and learn the basics from the sample scopes provided by the club. The meeting is free and open to all.

Carr House program focuses on caving

Carr House program focuses on caving
Friends of the Huachuca Mountains continue their season of free educational programs Sunday, 1:30 p.m., with “Caves and Caving: A Look into the World below Us.” Erika Way, Kartchner Caverns State Park cave unit supervisor, will focus on the beauty and fragility of cave environments and how to experience and enjoy them while taking care to protect them. She will discuss the differences between wild and show caves along with caving etiquette. 
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.

Hummingbird banding underway

Hummingbird banding underway

Hummingbird banding is now underway on Fort Huachuca at the Public Affairs Office, 3015 Carnahan St., across from the gazebo on Brown Parade Field. It begins at sunrise, around 6 a.m., and lasts for five hours. The public is invited to observe, and seasonal volunteers are welcome. Banding will take place on Sunday and Sept. 21.

Sabino Canyon Evening Rides

Sabino Canyon Evening Rides 
Experience Sabino Canyon, a riparian area in the Coronado National Forest, by moonlight aboard a tram. Tours offer evening rides three nights per month. This fall’s schedule includes: Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 4, 5, 6, 7:30 p.m. (Reservations begin Sept. 18), Nov. 2, 3, 4, 7 p.m. (Reservations begin Oct. 14). Admission is by pre-paid reservation only, either in person or by phone: $9 per adults; $4 youth 3 – 12. 

For information, call 520.749.2327. 

Throwback to 1960s

Throwback to 1960s
Join Sierra Vista Pay It Forward on Saturday, 4 — 8 p.m., at Apache Middle School on Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista, for "Bring on the 60's" an afternoon with a 60s theme. Period attire welcomed, 60s music, hula hoop contest, dancing with many local vendors for shopping.

For more information, call 520.227.4432.

Volksmarch to take place

Volksmarch to take place
The Thunder Mountain Trekkers and Sierra Vista Elks Lodge will sponsor a 5-and 10-K Volksmarch on Saturday, starting between 7 and 10 a.m. and finishing by 1 p.m. The start/finish will be at the Sierra Vista Elk’s Lodge, 1 Elk’s Lane, off Wilcox Drive, in Sierra Vista. This event is open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All routes are suitable for baby strollers. Water and restrooms are available at the start/finish. The Control Points will have water available.

For more information, contact the Thunder Mountain Trekkers, 520.378.1763 or artinthepark@cox.net.

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