Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Air Force Master Sgt. Hal Kelley, interviews Fab Four 10 days before appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show

10 days before the Fab Four were to make their historical first "invasion" of the United States with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in early February 1964.

Air Force Master Sgt. Hal Kelley, stationed in Europe for more than 30 years as a radio correspondent with the Armed Forces Network, entered a suite of the George V Hotel on the Champs Elyses toting a studio-quality "Nagra III" tape recorder.  This is the interview he did with the Beatles.



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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.

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.

Symposium supports Service members

Symposium supports Service members

The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is accepting registrations for the 6th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The symposium will be held April 22 – 23 at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. There will be two days of programming & six tracks — all focused on increasing knowledge, skills and abilities for serving and supporting the military and veteran population. Network with representatives from the military, government and community. Attend an exhibitor fair with programs and resources to assist Service members, veterans and families. Go to http://arizonacoalition.org/events/symposium for the symposium rates, schedule and registration information.

Warrant officers offer scholarships

Warrant officers offer scholarships
The U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association Arizona Silver Chapter is now accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship program. Children, stepchildren or grandchildren of warrant officers who are chapter members may be eligible.  

For more information, including the application, grading rubric and complete eligibility rules contact 520.508.2685 or http://usawoa-silver-az.org/2015/01/13/usawoa-az-silver-chapter-scholarship/. The deadline for applications is March 15. Winners will be announced in May.

Second Texas Canyon 10k

Second Texas Canyon 10k
The Amerind Museum and Bisbee Vogue Inc. will host the Texas Canyon 10K Trail Run on March 28. The race starts at 9 a.m. The 10K course features a variety of trails, terrain, vegetation and views not normally open to the public. Adults who pre-register online before will pay $40. Youth, 7 – 17, who preregister will pay $20. All ages who register on event day will pay $50. The entry fee includes entrance to the museum.
The Amerind Museum is located at 2100 N. Amerind Rd., Dragoon. 

To register online, follow the links at www.amerind.org/events.html.

Tombstone to hold Wild West Days

Tombstone to hold Wild West Days
Tombstone Wild West Days, “A Salute to the Men and Women of the Armed Forces,” takes place March 14 – 15 on Allen Street. Saturday entertainment will be ongoing, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and incudes reenacted gunfights. There will be a USO Canteen Dance, 6 – 10 p.m., at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon.
Sunday features a parade on Allen Street at 11 a.m. in support of military personnel and in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

The two-day event is sponsored by the Wild West Marine Corps League and merchants of Tombstone. For more information, contact 520.266.5266, 520.457.3511 or Broncobill@PowerC.net.

Annual CANTER gallop announced

Annual CANTER gallop announced
The 7th Annual CANTER Gallop will be held at CANTER, 7388 E. Chief Joseph Rd., Sierra Vista, on March 8. This is a 5K Feeling Run/Walk for $15, 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk for $12, or Kids 100 Yard Dash for $5. The Thunder Mountain Running Club sponsors this event. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and races begin at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, go to www.canteraz.org.

Foundation plans golf scramble

Foundation plans golf scramble
The Sentinel Foundation Golf Scramble takes place March 7 at the Mountain View Golf Course. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the scramble begins at 8 a.m. The $60 entry fee includes prizes, green fees and cart, driving range, a gift bag and lunch. There will be mulligans and strings for sale.

For more information, contact 808.220.3304 or PJParker34@gmail.com.

Astronomy club to meet

Astronomy club to meet
The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet on March 6, 7 p.m., on the Sierra Vista Campus of Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave., in the library, main lobby area. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Richard "Rik" Hill of the Catalina Sky Survey will deliver a talk on the

survey which is a Near Earth Asteroid search project. In the second part of the program she will give an update onthe Osiris Rex asteroid sample return mission to the asteroid Bennu, scheduled to launch in 2016. The Osiris Rex mission is managed out of the University of Arizona, Tucson.   

Bisbee Corral of Westerners to meet

Bisbee Corral of Westerners to meet 
The Bisbee Corral of the Westerners presents Cathy Spude, March 5, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Rd., Bisbee (off of Naco Highway near Safeway). Spude will speak on “Tom Tucker: Terror or Hero?” Tucker was a participant in the Pleasant Valley War who fought on the Graham side. 
There is an optional 5 p.m. pre-meeting dinner at San Jose Lodge Restaurant on Naco Highway.

The public is invited.

Amazing Arizona continues

Amazing Arizona continues
The Sierra Vista Historical Society is hosting another Amazing Arizona in its series of presentations called “A Patchwork of Stories.” Carolyn O’Bagy Davis will present “Hopi Quilting: Stitched Traditions from an Ancient Community.” This program focuses on the unique quilting traditions of Hopi quiltmakers and the way quilts have been incorporated into daily life and ceremonies. The presentation will be illustrated with vintage and contemporary images, as well as an extensive showing of Hopi quilts and textiles. 
The program takes place March 3, 1 p.m., at the Henry Hauser Museum located within the Ethel Berger Center at 2950 East Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. This event is open to the public and free of charge. 

For more information, contact 520.439.2306 or Nancy.Krieski@sierravistaaz.gov .

Storytime event planned at Cochise College

Storytime event planned at Cochise College
Cochise College is hosting a free storytime event, "The Reading Tree," Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the Sierra Vista Campus, sponsored by the Sierra Vista Public Library and the Cochise College Friends of the Library. Pre-school through fifth-grade students are welcome at the Sierra Vista Campus library for a story, arts, crafts and snacks. Every child receives a free book. A parent or legal guardian must also attend. 

Register in advance through the college’s Center for Lifelong Learning at 520.515.5492.

Youth Arts Festival at Cochise College

Youth Arts Festival at Cochise College 
A Youth Arts Festival at Cochise College is set for Feb. 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. Students of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on projects, enjoy performances and learn about the arts. The event is held in collaboration with the City of Sierra Vista’s Arts and Humanities Commission. 

For more information, contact 520.515.5316 or biamit@cochise.edu.

Quilt show coming

Quilt show coming
The Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show will be held on Feb. 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and March 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Buena High School cafeteria, 5225 E. Gulio Cesare Ave., Sierra Vista. There will be more than 175 items for display with vendor & member booths, a guild boutique, display of vintage quilts and tablecloths and a certified quilt appraiser. 

Parking is free but there is a $5 entrance fee to the show. 

Nationally known square dance caller to appear

Nationally known square dance caller to appear
The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are pleased to have nationally known square dance caller Scot Byars on Feb. 27. Byars will call Mainstream from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a plus tip after the dance. Lisa Wall will cue rounds between tips. Cost is $5 for members, $6 for non-members and free for non-dancers to watch and socialize. Snacks are provided.

The dance takes place at Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave., Sierra Vista. For more information, contact 520.378.6719 or svtmt@cox.net.

View comet before it disappears

View comet before it disappears
The Patterson Observatory will open to the public on Thursday for a night of observing the moon, Jupiter and variety of star clusters nebulae and distant galaxies. This is perhaps the last chance to see comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy before it fades away. The event is free. Doors open at sunset and viewing begins about 6:45 p.m.
The event is weather dependent, clouds will force cancellation.

The Patterson Observatory is located on the campus of the University of Arizona South, Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Ave.  Donations are welcome.

Explore Arizona, New Mexico at luncheon

Explore Arizona, New Mexico at luncheon
Beth Krueger, Cochise College’s dean of Math, Sciences and Health Sciences, will offer a free lunch lecture, “Exploring Arizona and New Mexico,” Wednesday, 12:10 – 1 p.m., in room 702 on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. Krueger will take attendees on a photo tour of various state and national parks as well as other locations in Arizona and New Mexico. 

The presentation is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring their lunch.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Volunteer to work with animals

Volunteer to work with animals
The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care and Control Center has volunteer opportunities for people who like animals and can help with cleaning, walking and more. Primarily they need help on Saturdays, Sundays and most holidays.
All volunteers must be 18 or older, able to pass a background check and will earn time towards the Volunteer Service Medal. 

For more information, call 520.458.4151 or stop by 6799 E. SR 90, Sierra Vista.

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.

Symposium supports Service members

Symposium supports Service members

The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is accepting registrations for the 6th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The symposium will be held April 22 – 23 at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. There will be two days of programming & six tracks — all focused on increasing knowledge, skills and abilities for serving and supporting the military and veteran population. Network with representatives from the military, government and community. Attend an exhibitor fair with programs and resources to assist Service members, veterans and families. Go to http://arizonacoalition.org/events/symposium for the symposium rates, schedule and registration information.

Warrant officers offer scholarships

Warrant officers offer scholarships
The U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association Arizona Silver Chapter is now accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship program. Children, stepchildren or grandchildren of warrant officers who are chapter members may be eligible.  

For more information, including the application, grading rubric and complete eligibility rules contact 520.508.2685 or http://usawoa-silver-az.org/2015/01/13/usawoa-az-silver-chapter-scholarship/. The deadline for applications is March 15. Winners will be announced in May.

Second Texas Canyon 10k

Second Texas Canyon 10k
The Amerind Museum and Bisbee Vogue Inc. will host the Texas Canyon 10K Trail Run on March 28. The race starts at 9 a.m. The 10K course features a variety of trails, terrain, vegetation and views not normally open to the public. Adults who pre-register online before will pay $40. Youth, 7 – 17, who preregister will pay $20. All ages who register on event day will pay $50. The entry fee includes entrance to the museum.
The Amerind Museum is located at 2100 N. Amerind Rd., Dragoon. 

To register online, follow the links at www.amerind.org/events.html.

Tombstone to hold Wild West Days

Tombstone to hold Wild West Days
Tombstone Wild West Days, “A Salute to the Men and Women of the Armed Forces,” takes place March 14 – 15 on Allen Street. Saturday entertainment will be ongoing, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and incudes reenacted gunfights. There will be a USO Canteen Dance, 6 – 10 p.m., at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon.
Sunday features a parade on Allen Street at 11 a.m. in support of military personnel and in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

The two-day event is sponsored by the Wild West Marine Corps League and merchants of Tombstone. For more information, contact 520.266.5266, 520.457.3511 or Broncobill@PowerC.net.

Foundation plans golf scramble

Foundation plans golf scramble
The Sentinel Foundation Golf Scramble takes place March 7 at the Mountain View Golf Course. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the scramble begins at 8 a.m. The $60 entry fee includes prizes, green fees and cart, driving range, a gift bag and lunch. There will be mulligans and strings for sale.

For more information, contact 808.220.3304 or PJParker34@gmail.com.

Bisbee Corral of Westerners to mee

Bisbee Corral of Westerners to meet 
The Bisbee Corral of the Westerners presents Cathy Spude, March 5, 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Rd., Bisbee (off of Naco Highway near Safeway). Spude will speak on “Tom Tucker: Terror or Hero?” Tucker was a participant in the Pleasant Valley War who fought on the Graham side. 
There is an optional 5 p.m. pre-meeting dinner at San Jose Lodge Restaurant on Naco Highway.

The public is invited.

Storytime event planned at Cochise College

Storytime event planned at Cochise College
Cochise College is hosting a free storytime event, "The Reading Tree," Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at the Sierra Vista Campus, sponsored by the Sierra Vista Public Library and the Cochise College Friends of the Library. Pre-school through fifth-grade students are welcome at the Sierra Vista Campus library for a story, arts, crafts and snacks. Every child receives a free book. A parent or legal guardian must also attend. 

Register in advance through the college’s Center for Lifelong Learning at 520.515.5492.

Youth Arts Festival at Cochise College

Youth Arts Festival at Cochise College 
A Youth Arts Festival at Cochise College is set for Feb. 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. Students of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on projects, enjoy performances and learn about the arts. The event is held in collaboration with the City of Sierra Vista’s Arts and Humanities Commission. 

For more information, contact 520.515.5316 or biamit@cochise.edu.

Quilt show coming

Quilt show coming
The Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show will be held on Feb. 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and March 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Buena High School cafeteria, 5225 E. Gulio Cesare Ave., Sierra Vista. There will be more than 175 items for display with vendor & member booths, a guild boutique, display of vintage quilts and tablecloths and a certified quilt appraiser. 

Parking is free but there is a $5 entrance fee to the show. 

Explore Arizona, New Mexico at luncheon

Explore Arizona, New Mexico at luncheon
Beth Krueger, Cochise College’s dean of Math, Sciences and Health Sciences, will offer a free lunch lecture, “Exploring Arizona and New Mexico,” Feb. 25, 12:10 – 1 p.m., in room 702 on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. Krueger will take attendees on a photo tour of various state and national parks as well as other locations in Arizona and New Mexico. 

The presentation is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring their lunch.

Book discussion announced

Book discussion announced
Cochise College Literary Guild club for readers and lovers of books will hold its first book discussion of the spring semester Feb. 20, 11 a.m. – noon, in the Horace Steele Room, located in the library building on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. The club will discuss “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal award. The discussion is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact 520.515.5499 or coylem@cochise.edu.

Attend free caregiver training

Attend free caregiver training
Caregivers and members of the public are invited to attend a series of free caregiver training classes, offered the third Thursday of each month, 1 – 3 p.m., at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. Thursday’s topic will be Diet and Nutrition. Sessions are presented by a registered nurse on behalf of Cochise Aging and Social Services, Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Training Program. 

For more information, call 520.439.2300.

Catheter-based therapy for your heart

Catheter-based therapy for your heart 
The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center presents “Going with the Flow: Catheter-based Therapy for Your Heart,” Thursday, 10 a.m., Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.
Karl B. Kern, MD, explains how heart procedures are done now more frequently with catheters, enabling cardiologists to open arterial blood flow and repair heart valves without open-heart surgery.
This free event is open to the public. 
No reservation required. Refreshments provided.

For more information, contact 520.626.4083 or kmaass@shc.arizona.edu.

Get healthy this year

Get healthy this year
Nursing instructor James King will offer a free lunch lecture, “Change Your Life for a Better Today,” Wednesday, 12:10 – 1 p.m., in room 702 on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. King will share how one can shed pounds without calorie counting or feeling starved. 

The presentation is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring their lunch.

Historical Society plans Cochise County Program

Historical Society plans Cochise County Program
The Sierra Vista Historical Society invites the public to a luncheon speaker event at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrew’s Dr., on Feb. 20.  
John and Marcia Devere will present “Looking Back at Cochise County 1870 – 1950.”  The Deveres are fourth generation Cochise County Arizonans whose families arrived here in the 1870s and 1880s as ranchers and miners.  

Doors open at 11 a.m. with a buffet lunch served at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15 per person, and reservations must be received by Tuesday at Sierra Vista Historical Society, P.O. Box 1088, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. 

Chocolate Tasting set for Saturday

Chocolate Tasting set for Saturday
The Friends of the Copper Queen Library's 24th Annual Chocolate Tasting will be held on Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m. at Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave., Old Bisbee. Chocolate and beverages will be available throughout the evening, and musical entertainment will be provided by KBRP Radio. Tickets are $10 and to-go boxes are available by calling 520.432.3401. 

For more information, call 520.432.4232 or www.bisbeechocolatetasting.com.

Vigilante Days come to Tombstone

Vigilante Days come to Tombstone
Head out to Allen Street and the OK Corral in Tombstone Saturday and Sunday for Vigilante Days. This festival commemorates Tombstone's unique heritage with street reenactments, entertainment, chili cookoff and more.

For more information, contact 520.224.4619 or www.tombstonevigilantes.com.

Fort Lowell Day Celebration set

Fort Lowell Day Celebration set
The late-19th century Fort Lowell and the early 20th century village of El Fuerte come alive during the Fort Lowell Celebration in Tucson. On Saturday, starting at noon, "La Capillita," a small sanctuary on the grounds of the historic San Pedro Chapel will celebrate its 100th year and be honored with a Papal Blessing and festivities. At Fort Lowell Park, vintage baseball teams will compete, using the rules, uniforms and equipment of the 19th century. At 12:30 p.m. Fort Huachuca’s B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) conducts drills on the old parade grounds at the park, and at 2 p.m. the 4th U.S. Cavalry Band (Tucson) will play a concert of 19th century music. Children and adults can learn how to make adobe bricks near the Post Hospital and by the Fort Lowell Museum, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information and driving directions, call 520.318.0219.

Enjoy CaveFest at Kartchner Caverns

Enjoy CaveFest at Kartchner Caverns
Enjoy CaveFest at Kartchner Caverns State Park Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Enjoy hour-by-hour presentations hosted by a variety of speakers, and family oriented activities. There will be displays featuring live animals, mining history, cave formation and caving equipment The "Squeeze Box" cave crawl simulator will also be available. The $6 per vehicle fee includes activities and presentations for up to four adults, or is free with cave tour tickets. 

For more information, call 520.417.6960. For cave tour reservations, call 520.586.2283, or azstateparks.com/parks/kaca/.

Say ‘Be mine’ with books

Say ‘Be mine’ with books
The Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library will hold a 50 percent-off sale on Saturday, Valentine’s Day, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. They will offer romance novels, magazines, inspirational material, books and music CDs, and VHS tapes.

The bookstore is located at 2600 E. Tacoma St., attached to the Sierra Vista Public Library.

Friday, February 6, 2015

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Yume Japanese Gardens - ceramic sculpture

Yume Japanese Gardens - ceramic sculpture
See the works of Phoenix artist Ping Wei at the Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson through Feb 28. People are invited to arrange flowers in them in the Japanese art form called ikebana. Entrance to the exhibition is free with admission ($5 – $9). The Gardens are open 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact 520.332.2928 or www.tucsonjapenesegardens.org/news-events.

Cowboy poets now gathering

Cowboy poets now gathering
Southern Arizona's Western ranching heritage is celebrated with performances by acclaimed cowboy poets and musicians, staged at Buena Performing Arts Center through Sunday. The featured musicians include Celtic fusion recording-artist Arvel Bird, award-winning balladeer Patty Clayton and award-winning cowboy poet/reciter Doris Daley, among others. Tickets are $20 for general admission and students grade 12 and under are $6. 

For more information, visit http://cowboypoets.com/index.html.

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.

Second Annual Texas Canyon 10k

Second Annual Texas Canyon 10k
The Amerind Museum and Bisbee Vogue Inc. will host the Texas Canyon 10K Trail Run on March 28. The race starts at 9 a.m. The 10K course features a variety of trails, terrain, vegetation and views not normally open to the public. Adults who pre-register online before Saturday will pay $30 (which increases to $40 later). Youth, 7-17, who preregister will pay $15 (which then increases to $20). All ages who register on event day will pay $50. The entry fee includes entrance to the museum.
The Amerind Museum is located at 2100 N. Amerind Rd., Dragoon. 

To register online, follow the links at www.amerind.org/events.html.

Huachuca Astronomy Club holds program

Huachuca Astronomy Club holds program
The Huachuca Astronomy Club will hold their next meeting friday, 7 p.m., in Room 900 of the Cochise College Library building. Guest speaker Dr. Alex Woronow will deliver a talk titled "Amateur Astro-Spectroscopy.” This presentation will renew understanding of light’s interaction with its environment, look at the range of the equipment and software that amateurs use in their spectrographic observations, and survey some of the recent campaigns amateurs have undertaken in support of professional spectrographic studies.  

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Learn about Buffalo Soldiers

Learn about Buffalo Soldiers
The Sierra Vista Historical Society and the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers are commemorating a Salute to Black History with “Soldiers on the Trail”. Music, games, a slide show and food will take place Saturday, noon – 4 p.m. at the Henry F. Hauser Museum in the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. This event is open to the public and free of charge.  

For more information, contact 520.439.2306 or Nancy.Krieski@sierravistaaz.gov.

Lunch lecture planned

Lunch lecture planned
Cochise College instructor Clyne Namuo will present a free lunch lecture, “Role of Community Colleges into the Future,” Wednesday, 12:10 – 1 p.m., in room 702 on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. Namuo, author of “Community College Strategy: The Innovative Leader’s Handbook,” will discuss the economic impact and strategic success of community colleges. 

The presentation is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

Historical Society plans Cochise County Program

Historical Society plans Cochise County Program
The Sierra Vista Historical Society invites the public to a luncheon speaker event at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrew’s Dr., on Feb. 20.  
John and Marcia Devere will present “Looking Back at Cochise County 1870 – 1950.”  The Deveres are fourth generation Cochise County Arizonans whose families arrived here in the 1870s and 1880s as ranchers and miners.  

Doors open at 11 a.m. with a buffet lunch served at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15 per person, and reservations must be received by Feb. 17 at Sierra Vista Historical Society, P.O. Box 1088, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. 

Warrant officers offer scholarships

Warrant officers offer scholarships
The US Army Warrant Officer Association Arizona Silver Chapter is now accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship program.  Children, stepchildren or grandchildren of warrant officers who are chapter members may be eligible.  

For more information, including the application, grading rubric and complete eligibility rules contact 520.508.2685 or http://usawoa-silver-az.org/2015/01/13/usawoa-az-silver-chapter-scholarship/.  The deadline for applications is March 15.  Winners will be announced in May.

Get healthy this year

Get healthy this year
Nursing instructor James King will offer a free lunch lecture, “Change Your Life for a Better Today,” Feb. 18, 12:10 – 1 p.m., in room 702 on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. King will share how you can shed pounds without calorie counting or feeling starved for a better life today. 

The presentation is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

Book discussion announced

Book discussion announced
Cochise College Literary Guild club for readers and lovers of books will hold its first book discussion of the spring semester Feb. 20, 11 a.m. – noon, in the Horace Steele Room, located in the library building on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. The club will discuss “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal award and was recently made into a film. The discussion is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact 520.515.5499 or coylem@cochise.edu.

Explore Arizona, New Mexico at luncheon

Explore Arizona, New Mexico at luncheon
Beth Krueger, Cochise College’s dean of Math, Sciences and Health Sciences, will offer a free lunch lecture, “Exploring Arizona and New Mexico,” Feb. 25, 12:10 – 1 p.m., in room 702 on the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Columbo Ave. Krueger will take attendees on a photo tour of various state and national parks as well as other locations in Arizona and New Mexico. 

The presentation is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

Quilt show coming

Quilt show coming
The Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show will be held on Feb. 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and March 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Buena High School cafeteria, 5225 E. Gulio Cesare Ave., Sierra Vista. There will be more than 175 items for display with vendor & member booths, a guild boutique, display of vintage quilts and tablecloths and a certified quilt appraiser. 

Parking is free but there is a $5 entrance fee to the show. 

Yume Japanese Gardens - ceramic sculpture 2-28

Yume Japanese Gardens - ceramic sculpture
See the works of Phoenix artist Ping Wei at the Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson through Feb 28. People are invited to arrange flowers in them in the Japanese art form called ikebana. Entrance to the exhibition is free with admission ($5 – $9). The Gardens are open 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact 520.332.2928 or www.tucsonjapenesegardens.org/news-events.

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