Monday, November 24, 2014

Southern Arizona Diaper Bank


SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization, Area Agency on Aging (SEAGO/AAA) would like to announce their first  annual  diaper drive on December 6, 2014 at the Vista Park in Sierra Vista.  
SEAGO/AAA, in conjunction with the Southern Arizona Diaper Bank, will be accepting donations of adult diapers from 11 am to 3 pm.
If you want to find a topic that NOBODY wants to talk about, just say the words “Adult Incontinence”.   15-20% of adults over the age of 65 are incontinent.  Incontinence is defined as “..inability to control urination.  It affects people of all ages and gender, but women are twice as likely as men to develop incontinence”.
The problem is real and many people suffer from this condition.  For the elderly and ill, there are many items that Medicare won’t cover, and that supplemental insurance will cover partially.   Adult incontinence supplies cost $100 per month.  With the average social security benefit of $874/month, spending $100 for incontinence supplies is just not possible, so many do without.
Because they can’t afford incontinence supplies, many incontinent but otherwise healthy adults stop leaving the house for fear of having an accident and therefore becoming “shut-ins”.  On the flip side, for those folks who do become seriously ill late in life, the portion of their care that isn’t covered by Medicare and other insurances – like incontinence supplies – often means a catastrophic depletion of their life savings.
Please help us in our effort to collect adult diapers for those people in need.  Our services cover the four counties of Graham/Greenlee/Cochise and Santa Cruz.  Our communities are in dire need of these supplies and our case managers distribute these supplies to those clients most in need.

If you need any additional information on this diaper drive, please contact Wanda Leikem, Program Manager-Area Agency of Aging, at 520-432-2525, or e-mail her at wleikem@seago.org.

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:

Maggie is a female Chow Chow & Pomeranian mix. She is very friendly and has been house trained. This girl has a lot of energy and loves going on walks. Come on by today and see her.

Sadie, a female Domestic Long Hair, has a great personality, is very affectionate, and is good with dogs. She is an indoor cat and has never been outdoors. Come by to meet this wonderful cat and help her find a new family and forever home. 


Rusty is a male Pit Bull Terrier. This friendly one year old absolutely loves everyone! He needs a new home with a loving family to care for him. Come in for a visit and fall in love with him today.

Kids Vintage Holiday Fun @ the Museum

Kids Vintage Holiday Fun @ the Museum
Sunday, December 7 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Ethel H. Berger Center

Come dressed in your finest 1880s fashion, or borrow a costume from the museum, and have your portrait taken for the holidays in the museum’s C.S. Fly Portrait Studio. But that’s not all! You and your child can create an old fashioned children’s cloth book or make a vintage-style ornament to keep or give as a gift. Old World Santa will be checking his list to see if you’ve been naughty or nice, and Mrs. Claus will host an old-fashioned story time with puppets! Children ages 5 to 13 can participate and parents, grandparents, and guardians are encouraged to stay. This event is free, however donations are graciously accepted. Call 439-2306 or email Nancy.Krieski@SierraVistaAZ.gov to register. 


Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 5 • 5:30 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park


Bring the whole family and join your friends and neighbors for this community celebration. Santa Claus will make a special appearance, and the Sierra Vista Community Band will provide holiday entertainment. Cookies and hot chocolate will warm your bodies while the lights and community fellowship warm your spirits. 

Travel With Leisure Services Tubac Luminaria Trip

Travel With Leisure Services
Tubac Luminaria Trip
Friday, December 5 • 3:00–10:30 p.m.
Departs from Ethel H. Berger Center


Leave the driving to Leisure Services as you travel to Tubac, Arizona. Stroll through the village and admire the beautiful, traditional luminaries that line the streets. Cost is $30 per person (ages 21+) and includes round trip transportation from the Ethel H. Berger Center. Call Chris Swan at 439-2300 to reserve your seat!

Sierra Vista Public Library

Sierra Vista Public Library
Mona Bishop Room


Join local historian, Doug Hocking, for this exciting lecture about Lt. Bascom’s mission to save a young boy who was kidnapped by Apaches from his step father’s ranch. Hear both versions of the story and decide whether Lt. Bascom is the villain who started an 11-year war or the hero seeking to right a wrong. For information call 439-2306. 

Be a Local Tourist—Thanksgiving Arizona Style

Be a Local Tourist—Thanksgiving Arizona Style
Saturday and Sunday, November 29 and 30 • 2:00 p.m.
Arizona Folklore Preserve, 56 E. Folklore Trail


Take a break from turkey eating, holiday shopping, and football watching to join official state balladeer Dolan Ellis as he takes over Thanksgiving, Arizona-style, and performs songs about family and friends, the pre-Christmas season, and autumn. Cost is $15 for adults and $6 for children age 17 and under. Call 378-6165 to reserve your seat at the show. Visit www.arizonafolklore.com for a complete performance schedule. 

Running with Paws Wanted: Runners and Walkers

Running with Paws
Wanted: Runners and Walkers


Runners, walkers, and animal lovers are encouraged to stop by the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center for a run/walk with a four-legged furry friend! Choose from a list of high energy dogs and give them a little extra exercise. Each dog is given their own pedometer and mileage is logged by the shelter at the end of the run/walk. Awards will be offered at certain mileage points that runners/walkers meet with their furry partner. Hurry, last day to exercise with a furry friend is Saturday, November 29! For more information call the shelter at 458-4151.

Recycle Your Cooking Oil and Grease after Thanksgiving—or Any Time!

Recycle Your Cooking Oil and Grease after Thanksgiving—or Any Time!

Disposing of cooking oil and grease improperly can cause many problems in our sewers and can be harmful to the environment. So take your cooking oil and grease to be recycled for free at one of the two City year-round grease collection sites. To recycle your leftover oil and grease, pour it into a container, secure the lid, and take it to one of these drop-off locations during open hours:

City of Sierra Vista Compost Facility 
Highway 90, milepost 325 (Near the Cochise County Transfer Station)
Monday through Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Good Neighbor Alliance
420 North Seventh Street
Monday through Friday – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Please note, the City of Sierra Vista will not set up special collection facilities at The Mall of Sierra Vista or on Fort Huachuca as in Previous Years. For information on fat, oil and grease recycling, contact the Public Works Department at 458-5775.

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures and Trash Schedule

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures and Trash Schedule

Most City facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Vista Transit buses will not be in service Thursday, November 27. Service will resume Friday, November 28. 


Thursday recycling will be collected Wednesday, November 26 and Friday recycling will be collected as scheduled. No changes will occur in trash collection schedules. Sierra Vista refuse customers are reminded to place their bins on the curb by 7:00 a.m. on their collection day. 

Annual Maintenance

Annual Maintenance
Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, “The Cove”
Closed November 3 – December 8


“The Cove” will be closed for its annual maintenance, and will reopen Monday, December 8. For questions or additional information call 417-4800. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tour of Homes 12-13

Cochise College 12-4

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.

Creative writing contest entries sought

Creative writing contest entries sought
The Cochise Community Creative Writing Celebration committee is now accepting submissions for its annual writing contest, which invites work in three categories: poetry, short story and memoir. The writing contest deadline is March 2. The cost is $5 per entry, and it includes cash prizes for winners. First-place winners also have their work published in Mirage, Cochise College’s literary and arts magazine. For contest guidelines, visit www.cochise.edu/cwc

For information, contact 520.255.6060 or creativewriting@cochise.edu.

TubaChristmas in Tombstone set for Dec. 13

TubaChristmas in Tombstone set for Dec. 13
TubaChristmas in Tombstone returns for its sixth year on Dec. 13.
The free concert begins at 1 p.m. at the Tombstone City Park, located at the corner of 3rd and Allen streets and features low brass players of all ages from across Cochise County and Arizona. Anyone who plays the tuba, sousaphone, euphonium or baritone is invited to participate.
Low brass players interested in performing at TubaChristmas must attend rehearsal at Schieffelin Hall, located at the corner of Fremont and 4th streets, the morning of the concert. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and rehearsal starts at 9. 
For more information about TubaChristmas, visit www.tubachristmas.com.

For information about the Tombstone event, call 520.220.9678 or 520.678-9796.

Jazz ensemble to perform

Jazz ensemble to perform

The Cochise College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mike Kuhn, performs its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, in the Student Union of the Sierra Vista Campus. The concert is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 520.515.5316.

Swing quartet to play at meeting

Swing quartet to play at meeting

Nancy Weaver's Swing Quartet will play Christmas and other music for the end of the year celebration Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners. Post-meeting snacks are potluck heirloom family recipes. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Rd., Bisbee (off of Naco Highway near Safeway). Everyone is welcome.

Historical society hosts Amazing Arizona

Historical society hosts Amazing Arizona
In conjunction with the Arizona Humanities Council, and Sierra Vista Public Library, the Sierra Vista Historical Society is hosting the second in the series of Amazing Arizona 2014, “A Patchwork of Stories.” On Dec. 2, Doug Hocking will present the “Bascom Affair,” 1 p.m., in the Mona Bishop Room of the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St. Those who are familiar with Arizona history recognize this affair as the beginning of an 11-year war with the Apaches led by Cochise. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

For more information, call 520.439.2306.

See historical exhibit on FH

See historical exhibit on FH
The historical exhibit, “Leaving a Legacy,” celebrates the lives and contributions of women of Mexican heritage in Douglas between the 1920s and 1940s. It will be on display at Cochise College’s Fort Huachuca Center, the former Smith Middle School, in December. 

For more information, call 520.515.5448 or email lewisc@cochise.edu.

Adopt a retired greyhound

Adopt a retired greyhound

Arizona Greyhounds of Sierra Vista will conduct a greyhound adoption Day on Nov. 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at C-A-L Ranch Store, 673 N. State Route 90.
The dogs available are all ex-racers, recently retired from the track. Greyhounds get along with children, and other dogs and pets. The program is also in need of temporary homes for the dogs.

For more information, call 1.378.1763.

Have pie with TM Twirlers

Have pie with TM Twirlers

It's Leftover Pie Night with the Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club, Nov. 28, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and free to watch and socialize. Snacks are provided. Meet at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. For more information, contact 520.378.6719 or email svtmt@cox.net.

American Legion to cook Thanksgiving Day:

American Legion to cook Thanksgiving Day:
Join members of the American Legion for Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista.
Dinner is open to members, guests and all active duty Service members and Families.

For more information, call 520.459.6050.

Free clothing giveaway

Free clothing giveaway
A free winter clothing giveaway for women, children and men takes place Nov. 27, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista.

For more information, call 520.459.6050.

Enjoy Tombstone at Twilight

Enjoy Tombstone at Twilight

Welcome to Tombstone at Twilight on Allen Street Saturday where the town stays open later in the night. There will be shopping, dining, entertainment and a free evening gunfight by Blood at Dusk Gunfighters. Walk along the wood board walk with the old gas lamps lighting your way.

Tucson Museum hosting art show

Tucson Museum hosting art show
The Tucson Museum of Art hosts more than 100 artists and artisans today – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., who will display their works and wares in the courtyard of Tucson Museum of Art. There is free admission to the museum and market during the three-day event. 

For more information or directions, call 520.624.2333. 

Want to fly an airplane?

Want to fly an airplane?
The Civil Air Patrol offers five free orientation flights to cadets 12 – 18 where the cadets actually fly the plane as part of CAP’s Aerospace Education Program. Cadets also learn leadership and skills such as radio communications, first-aid and survival techniques. 

Interested? Squadron 107 meets at Fort Huachuca’s Murr Community Center the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 6:30 p.m.

Seeking services for a veteran?

Seeking services for a veteran?

The Department of Veteran Affairs Coaching Into Care program is a free, national call center whose mission is to educate, support and empower Family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a veteran. Callers will receive resources, referrals, advice, problem solving assistance as well as a confidential coaching service designed to help callers motivate the veteran into seeking care. Call 1.888.823.7458, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST to confidentially speak with licensed clinical social workers and psychologists. 

Southern Arizona Diaper Bank


SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization, Area Agency on Aging (SEAGO/AAA) would like to announce their first  annual  diaper drive on December 6, 2014 at the Vista Park in Sierra Vista.  
SEAGO/AAA, in conjunction with the Southern Arizona Diaper Bank, will be accepting donations of adult diapers from 11 am to 3 pm.
If you want to find a topic that NOBODY wants to talk about, just say the words “Adult Incontinence”.   15-20% of adults over the age of 65 are incontinent.  Incontinence is defined as “..inability to control urination.  It affects people of all ages and gender, but women are twice as likely as men to develop incontinence”.
The problem is real and many people suffer from this condition.  For the elderly and ill, there are many items that Medicare won’t cover, and that supplemental insurance will cover partially.   Adult incontinence supplies cost $100 per month.  With the average social security benefit of $874/month, spending $100 for incontinence supplies is just not possible, so many do without.
Because they can’t afford incontinence supplies, many incontinent but otherwise healthy adults stop leaving the house for fear of having an accident and therefore becoming “shut-ins”.  On the flip side, for those folks who do become seriously ill late in life, the portion of their care that isn’t covered by Medicare and other insurances – like incontinence supplies – often means a catastrophic depletion of their life savings.
Please help us in our effort to collect adult diapers for those people in need.  Our services cover the four counties of Graham/Greenlee/Cochise and Santa Cruz.  Our communities are in dire need of these supplies and our case managers distribute these supplies to those clients most in need.

If you need any additional information on this diaper drive, please contact Wanda Leikem, Program Manager-Area Agency of Aging, at 520-432-2525, or e-mail her at wleikem@seago.org.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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 with completion 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 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 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, 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 to 1945. 
The museum is located at 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, and is open 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, and more. 

If interested, call 520.249.0296 or 520.515.3721.

Jazz ensemble to perform

Jazz ensemble to perform

The Cochise College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mike Kuhn, performs its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Student Union of the Sierra Vista Campus. The concert is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 520.515.5316.

Swing quartet to play at meeting

Swing quartet to play at meeting

Nancy Weaver's Swing Quartet will play Christmas and other music for the end of the year celebration Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners. Post meeting snacks are pot luck heirloom family recipes. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Rd., Bisbee (off of Naco Highway near Safeway). Everyone is welcome.

Historical society hosts Amazing Arizona

Historical society hosts Amazing Arizona
In conjunction with the Arizona Humanities Council, and Sierra Vista Public Library, the Sierra Vista Historical Society is hosting the second in the series of Amazing Arizona 2014, “A Patchwork of Stories.” On Dec. 2, Doug Hocking will present the “Bascom Affair” at 1 p.m. in the Mona Bishop Room of the Sierra Vista Public Library, located at 2600 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. Those who are familiar with Arizona history recognize this affair as the beginning of an 11-year war with the Apaches led by Cochise. Join the group for a new perspective on this eventful happening in Arizona history from researching primary sources. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

For more information, call 520.439.2306.

Have pie with TM Twirlers

Have pie with TM Twirlers

It's Leftover Pie Night with the Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club on Nov. 28, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and free to come watch and socialize. Snacks are provided. Meet at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. For more information, contact 520.378.6719 or email svtmt@cox.net.

Free family predator hunting event

Free family predator hunting event 
The Huachuca Gould’s chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host a free family predator hunting outing on Nov. 22 – 23. It is open to families with children 10 – 17. No hunting experience is needed. Each family will go afield with an experienced mentor.
The event will begin Nov. 22 at 9 a.m., and will end on Nov. 23 at noon.
There is no cost for participants and meals are included.
The event will be held on the Double U Ranch, east of Tombstone off Gleeson Road.
Registration is limited, so sign up early. Deadline is Monday.

Gor more information, contact 520.508.4272, j2dbmill@msn.com or nwtfhuagoulds.org.

Book discussion group to meet

Book discussion group to meet

The next book up for discussion by the Cochise College Literary Guild is “Spirit Walk,” written by Cochise College instructor Jay Treiber. The discussion is Nov. 21, 11 a.m. – noon, in the Horace Steele Room in the Sierra Vista Campus Library Building. The Literary Guild club for readers and lovers of books is open to all students and community members. For more information, call 520.515.5499 or coylem@cochise.edu.

CYT Tucson presents “High School Musical Jr.”

CYT Tucson presents “High School Musical Jr.”
Christian Youth Theater of Tucson presents Disney's “High School Musical Jr.” Nov. 20 – 23 at Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on the University of Arizona campus.
Tickets are $10 and available at cyttucson.org.
Showtimes are: Thursday and Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 22 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Nov. 23 at 2 p.m.; and Nov. 24, 6 p.m.

CYT Tucson is a local non-profit theater arts organization providing instructional classes and live musical performance opportunities for Tucson youth 5 – 21.

View stars, planets at Patterson Observatory

View stars, planets at Patterson Observatory

The Patterson Observatory on the campus of the University of Arizona, Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave. will be open to the public on Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. Visitors will view star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies through the observatory's 20-inch telescope. Volunteers from the Huachuca Astronomy Club will be on hand to operate the telescope and answer questions.  The event is free and family friendly, but donations are accepted.

Discover Sky Island springs

Discover Sky Island springs

Join the Friends of the San Pedro River on Thursday, 7 p.m., for “Springs of the Sky Islands.” Learn about the nature of springs, their importance, what threatens them, and how they can be protected in this lecture presented by Carianne Campbell, Landscape Restoration Program manager at Sky Islands Alliance. The lecture will take place at 4070 E Avenida Saracino in Hereford (the new Bureau of Land Management San Pedro Project Office on State Route 92 between Ramsey and Carr Canyon Roads). The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Celebrate Native American Heritage

Celebrate Native American Heritage

Cochise College’s annual Native American Heritage Celebration offers all-day events Tuesday on the Sierra Vista Campus. Headlining this year’s celebration is actor Gary Dale Farmer, who will give a presentation about Native voices in Hollywood and hold a question and answer session 6 – 7:30 p.m. Other activities include drum-making and rug-weaving demonstrations, dancing, poetry readings and more. For a complete schedule and more information, visit www.cochise.edu/2014/11/nahc or call 520.515.5316.

Want to fly an airplane?

Want to fly an airplane?
The Civil Air Patrol offers five free orientation flights to cadets 12 – 18 where the cadets actually fly the plane as part of CAP’s Aerospace Education Program. Cadets also learn leadership and skills such as radio communications, first-aid and survival techniques. 

Interested? Squadron 107 meets at Fort Huachuca’s Murr Community Center the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 6:30 p.m.

Youth Predator Calling and Shoot

Youth Predator Calling and Shoot
Join the Southern Arizona Wildlife Callers for a Youth Predator Calling and Shoot Saturday. Subjects to be covered include: firearm safety, basic hunting skills, predator calling and species identification. It will be followed by a .22-caliber rifle target shoot and lunch. The event takes place at the Tucson Rifle Club, 18300 W. Ajo Hwy., Tucson. 

For more information or to register, email Ohelmo@hotmail.com or visit the Facebook page, Southern Arizona Wildlife Callers.

Veterans Day Chili Cook-Off

Veterans Day Chili Cook-Off

Join the Vietnam Vets and Legacy Vets Motorcycle Clubs for a chili cook-off Saturday, noon – 5 p.m., at PC’s Lounge, 4700 SR 90, Sierra Vista. Cost is $15 per couple, $10 per single, $5 military.

Wildlife museum features big cats

Wildlife museum features big cats
Leopards, cheetahs, tigers, lions — see them all at "BIG cats.” On Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon, the International Wildlife Museum in Tucson will be pulling some of their big cat mounts out for visitors to get up close and personal with They’ll also be doing some cat crafts and activities designed for little ones.

For more information, call 520.629.0100. 

Huachuca Astronomy Club meets

Huachuca Astronomy Club meets

The Huachuca Astronomy Club will hold their next meeting on Nov 14 at 7 p.m. in the community room, Student Union Building, Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus.  901 N. Colombo Ave. This free meeting is open to the public and will feature a talk by NASA Solar System Ambassador Cindy LaRussa who will focus on the NASA New Frontiers Program which includes the New Horizon, Juno, and OSIRIS-REx missions.

Legion ladies to hold fish fry:

Legion ladies to hold fish fry:
The Auxiliary Ladies of the American Legion Post 52 will hold a fish fry dinner Friday, 5 – 7 p.m., with fries, coleslaw and cornbread. Cost is $9. The meal is open to all members, guests and all active duty Service members and Families. It will be held at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. For more information, call 520.459.6050.

Kennel Club holds show

Kennel Club holds show
The Greater Sierra Vista and Tucson Kennel Clubs present the Coyote Classic, an all breed-conformation, obedience and rally show at the Pima County Fairgrounds, 1130 S. Houghton Rd., Tucson, Friday – Sunday. Free admission and parking are available. See your favorite breed compete.

For more information, call 520.458.7839 or go to www.coyoteclassic.org.

Buena HS holds show Friday, Saturday

Buena HS holds show Friday, Saturday
Buena Fine Arts Productions presents the second show of their annual season, Rogers & Hammerstein's "A Grand Night for Singing," Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door or may be purchased in advance at the Buena Performing Arts Center. 

For more information, call the Buena Performing Arts Center, 520.515 2820. All Buena Fine Arts shows are student produced, performed and operated.

See raptors at Desert Museum

See raptors at Desert Museum

Now through April, bring cameras to see the Raptor Free Flight demonstration at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This presentation puts visitors in the flight path as native birds-of-prey swoop and soar right above their heads. The action takes place in the open desert to showcase the birds in their natural habitat. Different birds fly in each of the two presentations daily. See a selection of birds flying from the following species currently in the Museum's collection: at 10 a.m. – Chihuahuan ravens, great horned owls, prairie falcons, Ferruginous hawks, red-tailed hawks and at 2 p.m. – gray hawks, barn owls, Peregrine falcons, Harris's hawks. Visit www.desertmuseum.org/visit/ rff_index.php for more details. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

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:

Loki is a male Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) & Labrador Retriever mix. He is house trained, knows basic commands, and loves to go on walks. He is a very friendly guy. Come on by today and see him.

Shyvana, a female black and white Domestic Short Hair, has a great personality and is good with children and other cats.  Come by to meet this wonderful cat and help her find a new family and forever home.

Damon is a male Hound mix. This handsome guy is very friendly and needs a new indoor home with a loving family to care for him. He is still young and has all the energy of a puppy! Come on in and visit with him today.

Writing Celebration Workshops

Writing Celebration Workshops
Thursday, November 20 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Sierra Vista Public Library

Would you like to perfect your writing style or need a writing refresher course? Join the Sierra Vista Public Library for a series of workshops on the craft of writing, including character, voice, imagery, and more. To register call Susan Abend at 458-4225.

Join the 5 Wishes Conversation

Join the 5 Wishes Conversation
Wednesday, November 19 • 1:00 p.m.
Ethel H. Berger Center

Have you ever experienced making the difficult decisions associated with end of life care? Are you thinking of planning end of life care for a loved one and don’t know where to begin? Join us for this informal conversation session and talk about your experiences or come and gather information from those who have experienced the process. For information call Chris Swan at 439-2300.

Computer Classes

Computer Classes
Sierra Vista Public Library

If you have always wanted to learn the basics when it comes to using computers, then take advantage of the free computer classes offered by the Sierra Vista Public Library. The library also offers more in-depth classes on using Word and Excel. Class size is limited to five participants so each student can have the hands-on experience they need. For more information, visit our website www.SierraVistaAZ.gov and search for “computer classes”, or call the Library at 458-4225.

Fall Book Discussion and Movie Series

Fall Book Discussion and Movie Series—Heartburn by Nora Ephron
Wednesday, November 19
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 exploring women’s rights. The series concludes with Nora Ephron’s modern tale Heartburn, the semi-autobiographical novel based on her tempestuous marriage to Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Carl Bernstein, best known for breaking the Watergate scandal. Interested in joining the discussion? Call Susan Abend at 458-4225 to register or if you would like more information.

Be a Local Tourist—Helmet and Headlamp Tour

Be a Local Tourist—Helmet and Headlamp Tour
Saturday, November 15
Kartchner Caverns State Park

Experience this living cave just as the discoverers did in 1974, using only the light provided by the headlamp on your helmet. Learn about Kartchner Caverns’ past, present and future during this intriguing half-mile tour. Cost is $30 per person. For tour reservations call 586-2283 or visit https://azstateparks.itinio.com/kartchnercaverns/tours.

20th Annual Veterans Day Parade

20th Annual Veterans Day Parade
Tuesday, November 11 • 9:00 a.m.

Honor our area’s veterans and active duty soldiers during the Veterans Day parade. The parade will travel east on Fry Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Park. A short ceremony will take place at Veterans Memorial Park immediately following the parade.

Enjoy a Swinging Christmas! Saturday, December 20 • 6:00–9:00 p.m. Tickets on Sale Now!

Enjoy a Swinging Christmas!
Saturday, December 20 • 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Now!

Put on your dancing shoes and finest holiday or 1940s attire for this special show! Spend a holiday evening dancing the night away with Desert Swing as they perform big band and holiday favorites. Stop by the Ethel H. Berger Center and pick up your tickets today. Cost is $14 per ticket (guests ages 16 and older) and includes dinner and beverages. Call Chris Swan at 439-2300 for information.

Annual Maintenance Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, “The Cove” Closed November 3 – 30

Annual Maintenance
Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, “The Cove”
Closed November 3 – 30


“The Cove” will be closed in November for its annual maintenance, and will reopen Monday, December 1. For questions or additional information call 417-4800.

Running with Paws Wanted: Runners and Walkers

Running with Paws Wanted: Runners and Walkers

Runners, walkers, and animal lovers are encouraged to stop by the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center for a run/walk with a furry friend! Choose from a list of high energy dogs and give them a little extra exercise. Each dog is given their own pedometer and mileage is logged by the shelter at the end of the run/walk. Awards will be offered at certain mileage points that runners/walkers meet with their furry partner. For more information call the shelter at 458-4151.

Veterans Day Closures & Trash Collection

Veterans Day Closures & Trash Collection


Most City facilities will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday Tuesday, November 11. Monday refuse customers will have their trash picked up as usual, but Tuesday’s pick up will be moved to Wednesday, November 12. There will be no changes in recycling pickups. City of Sierra Vista customers are reminded to place their trash and recycling bins on the curb by 7:00 a.m. on their collection day.

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