THIS WEEKEND

TODAY The Huachuca Arts Association has issued a Call to All Artists for an Open Judged Art & Photography Show, running from January 28 to February 22, 2020. The deadline for entry is January 17. There are new divisions this year: Amateur, Intermediate, and Experienced for Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, Mixed Media, Pastels & Graphics, Photography, PhotoGraphic Art, 3D Art, and Jewelry. Pick up an application at the Huachuca Art Association Gallery, 1835 Paseo San Luis in Sierra Vista, download from huachuca-art.com, or email and request an application from rolara1111@gmail.com.

SATURDAY Docents from the Friends of the San Pedro River lead a tour of the Murray Springs mammoth kill site. See the remains of megafauna that had been hunted, killed, butchered and consumed by the Clovis Paleo-Indians 13,000 years ago. This is an easy walk of less than a half mile, though it does include dirt steps through a dry wash. There is no shade and it will be hot on sunny days. Please realistically assess your ability to do this walk. Wear walking shoes, a hat, and clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring water. This is a free event, but donations are appreciated. Meet at 1 p.m. in the parking area at Murray Springs, about 1.5 miles north of highway 90 on Moson Road. There is no sign marking this road, but it is the only road headed east from Moson in this vicinity. Get more information from Friends of the San Pedro River at 520-459-2555.

SATURDAY Everyone is welcome to learn Country 10-Step and Ballroom Dance at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, 3225 St Andrews Drive. The class begins at 7 p.m. and is followed by a social dance. $10 per person. Get more information at 520-559-2772.

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TUESDAY Discover the unique textured designs that can be created with magic foam blocks and used on greeting cards. You can create unique textured designs with unusual items on art projects. The class is free to military personnel and spouses, 9 a.m. at the Warrior Healing Project, 1838 Paseo San Luis in Sierra Vista. Contact michelesdesigns@msn.com or 520-378-1176 for more information.

TUESDAY The Copper Queen Library presents a Reel Talk Documentary: “The Worlds of Ursula Le Guin,” 5 p.m. at the Main Library, 6 Main St. in Bisbee. Decades before Hogwarts, Ursula K. Le Guin invited young readers to wizard school. She dazzled the science fiction world with masterworks. The film tells the groundbreaking author’s story in her own words, sprinkled with animation and commentary from literary luminaries. Produced with Le Guin’s participation over ten years, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a breathtaking journey through the late writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. The film is rated G and run 68 minutes. Call 520-432-4232 for more information.

WEDNESDAY PFLAG (the national organization for parents, families, allies, and LGBTQ people united for equality) meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Office, 4533 N. Commerce Drive in Sierra Vista.

THURSDAY Cupcakes & Canvas meets from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Arts & Crafts Center, Fort Huachuca. Junior artists ages 8 and up work with an instructor to create a 12 x 12 masterpiece. The $18 price includes cupcake and drink. Registration is required. Call 520-533-2015.

THURSDAY It’s FAFSA Night at Bisbee High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Students who plan to attend college are invited to participate in FAFSA Night at Bisbee High School. Students get free, on-site professional assistance completing financial aid forms and talk to financial aid professionals about financial resources and how to apply. Cochise College financial aid experts will answer questions and assist students in applying for financial aid and scholarships. This event is free and open to all. Grab your and your parent’s 2018 tax information and head to the Bisbee High School Library, 325 School Terrace Road.

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ONGOING Explore Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford. The guided hikes will resume in the spring. See a variety of plant and animal life, including southwestern specialties such as Apache and Chihuahua pines, ridge-nosed rattlesnake, lesser long-nosed bat, elegant trogon, and Rivoli’s and Anna’s hummingbirds. The preserve is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays year-round. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call for information: 520-378-2785. $5 Conservancy members, Cochise/Santa Cruz County residents; $8, general public.

ONGOING Monday through Saturday. See many local artists at the Endeavor Gallery & Gift Shop, 298 E. 4th St. in Benson. The entrance is on San Pedro St. They are open Mon through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 520-586-4630 for details.

ONGOING on Tuesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m. The eclectic acoustic duo, Becky Reyes & Scott Muhleman, performs at the Bisbee Grand Saloon, 61 Main St. For more information, call 520-432-5900.

ONGOING on Tuesdays. Work on your communication skills for business or social pleasure at the Cochise Toastmasters Club, 6 to 8 p.m. at the SV Chamber of Commerce, 21 E. Wilcox Drive in Sierra Vista. All are welcome. Contact Toni Leiboff, tonileiboff@yahoo.com for more information.

ONGOING on Wednesdays St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church offers a moment of quiet to start your day. Morning Stillness and Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. and gives you 30 minutes just to be still. The church is located at 2750 Cardinal Drive in Sierra Vista and can be reached at 520-458-4432.

ONGOING on Wednesdays. Bring your little ones to Parent & Me, 10 to 11 a.m. at the MWR Arts & Crafts Center on Fort Huachuca. It’s preschooler craft time for ages 2-5, The cost is $3 per child and registration is not required. For more information, call 533-2015 or stop by at Bldg. 52008, Arizona Street.

ONGOING on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. there’s the Little Book Club at the San Jose Library Annex, 519 Melody Lane in Bisbee. Parents and caregivers and their children ages birth to five can enjoy an hour of reading, singing, crafts, and creative movement. Snacks will be provided, and books are waiting to be borrowed. Call 520-432-4232 for more information.

ONGOING on Wednesdays Bonnie Starr plays live and lively country music at Manda Le’ located at 3455 Canyon De Flores in Sierra Vista from 6 to 8 p.m. Great food, good friends and fun live country music by Partners. This week there’s a costume contest and holiday fun. For information please call 520-803-9668 or Partners at 520-227-3507 or visit partnersband.com.

ONGOING on Thursdays The Sierra Vista Farmers Market converts Veterans’ Memorial Park into a vibrant community gathering year-round, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This large, family-friendly market features growers, ranchers, and other local food producers bringing fresh produce, meats, milk, eggs, and specialty products. Food trucks and live music round out the fun. Contact manager@sierravistafarmersmarkets.com.

ONGOING on Thursdays The San Jose Library Annex hosts a multi-age interactive STEAM Club where parents/caregivers and their children will read stories and work on projects related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Subjects will include Our Senses, Counting and Comparing, Geometry and Attributes, Sorting and Classifying, and Patterning and Sequencing. This Club is designed to give parents/caregivers tips for supporting their children’s math and science development at home. The annex is located at 519 Melody Lane off Hwy. 92 in Bisbee. Contact hwiechert@bisbeeaz.gov or 520-432-4232 for details.

ONGOING Thursdays. Fort Huachuca’s MWR Arts and Crafts offers “Resiliency Through Art” Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays by reservation as a great way to counteract military stress. Facilitators assist with art materials, but there will be no instruction or evaluation. The sole purpose of the sessions is for participants to let their thoughts and feelings flow freely through the materials in front of them. Call 520-533-2015 for more information.

ONGOING Fridays Join the Thunder Mountain Twirlers for mainstream square dancing every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Sierra Lutheran Church, 101 N. Lenzner. They promise loads of fun and exercise and a bunch of fun loving people. The cost is $5.00 for club dancers and $6.00 for non-club dancers. Guests are welcome to check out the scene and the square dancing. For more information, contact Stephen by phone or texting at 559-960-3401 or email at tmtsdlessons@gmail.com.

ONGOING Fridays & Saturdays Buffalo Corral Horseback Riding Stables offers two-hour, guided sunset trail rides every Friday and Saturday. Exact time depends upon the season. The cost is $60. Reservations are required for all trail rides. For more information, call Buffalo Corral at 533-5220 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Buffalo-Corral-Riding-Stables.

ONGOING Saturdays. Join docents from the Friends of the San Pedro River an interpretive walk along the San Pedro River. The river features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States. You could find some of the species of mammals, dozens of reptiles and amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. There is no charge for the walks; however, donations are accepted to support the docent programs. Dress for the weather, bring drinking water, wear trail shoes, a hat, and use sun protection. Call the Friends of the San Pedro River for more information at 520-459-2555. The walk starts at 8 a.m. from the San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy 90.

ONGOING Sundays The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP), the wastewater treatment plant, is open for bird walks at 7 a.m. each Sunday. The walks take about two hours and are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO) and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR). The EOP is a 50-acre wetlands planted with aquatic plants, including cattails, and grasses that attract migrating and nesting birds. Tours are restricted to 22 people (including docents) on a first-come, first-served basis. The walks leave from the viewing platform inside the EOP. The entrance is on Hwy. 90 between mile markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway. Tours are free; donations are appreciated. Dress for the weather, bring drinking water, wear trail shoes, a hat, and use sun protection. For more information contact the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory at 520-432-1388 or visit www.sabo.org.

ONGOING Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. Bisbee Variety Show (open mic) plays The Copper Queen Hotel. Come sing, play an instrument, tell a joke, recite poetry or just watch! There’s no cover, and all ages are welcome. Find the hotel at 11 Howell Ave. in Old Bisbee. Phone for information: 520-432-2216.

JANUARY 11 The Mountain View Computer Users Group is a multi-platform computer users group serving the community interest. They are meeting at 9 a.m. at the Cochise County Service Center, 4001 E. Foothills Drive in Sierra Vista. The MVCUG is composed of about 50% Macintosh and 50% Windows users and also supports mobile operating systems and various flavors of nix (Unix, Linux, etc.). Call for details: (520) 266-4102.

JANUARY 11 The San Pedro Chapter of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association — Army Women United (WACVA — AWU) will hold their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. at the Warrior Healing Center, 1828 Paseo San Luis in Sierra Vista. All are invited to attend and discuss topics of interest to the group and focus on projects that support the organization and the local communities. Contact: 520-236-4391.

JANUARY 11 Kief-Joshua Vineyards-Willcox and Elgin Distillery team up for a fun-filled afternoon of “Whiskey and Wine” tasting, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the KJV Willcox tasting room, 4923 El. Arzberger Road in Willcox. The cost of the event is $20 for a souvenir wine glass, 5 wine tastes, a shot glass, and 5 distillery tastes. For information, please call Kief-Joshua Vineyards at 520-455-5582 or email kjvineyards@gmail.com.

JANUARY 11 The Friends of the San Pedro River lead a hike to the site of the Clanton Ranch, where Old Man Clanton and his son Ike changed stolen Mexican cattle into livestock for sale! Learn a little of the Clanton family history and life before and after the infamous gunfight at the OK Corral. This two-mile round-trip walk follows a closed, dirt road and then an uneven dirt trail that ends in a short, rocky, uphill stretch. There is no shade, and it will be hot on sunny days. Please realistically assess your ability to do this hike. Wear a hat and walking shoes. Bring water. Open to all for free, though donations are encouraged. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Escapule Road Parking Area: From Charleston Road west of the San Pedro River, turn south on Escapule Road, go approximately 1.2 miles, turn left into Escapule Road Parking Area. Get more information from Friends of the San Pedro River at 520-459-2555.

JANUARY 11 The Wall-Eyed Moles play at the Arizona Folklore Preserve at 2 p.m. both days. The band presents an eclectic blend of Americana with roots in western, western swing, country, bluegrass, folk and jazz. If they can play it, they will. The Preserve is located at 56 E. Folklore Trail in Hereford. For reservations, call 520-378-6165 or email reservations@arizonafolklore.com.

JANUARY 11 The Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra presents their “Winter Jubilee: Exhibition & The Nutcracker Suite” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Klein Performing Arts Center, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd. in Sierra Vista. The program includes Skye van Duuren’s Fanfare; Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite No.1 Op.74a; Anderson’s The Typewriter, Concerto for Typewriter and Orchestra with Thom Martin on typewriter and the Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition There’s a pre-concert lecture at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are available at eventbrite and from the Sierra Vista Symphony Association office (Mon-Fri, 8am-1pm) at 21 E. Wilcox Dr, Sierra Vista. Call 520-458-5189 for more information.

JANUARY 16, 17 & 18 Ken Ludwig is one of the funniest of modern playwrights. The Sierra Vista Community Theatre is holding auditions for his “Lend Me a Tenor” Thursday and Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. It’s a wild comedy with two tenors instead of one, and two women in lingerie. The auditions are at The Mall at Sierra Vista. Go to SV Community Theatre on Facebook for more information.

JANUARY 18 The Friends of the San Pedro River lead a tour of Millville, a historic silver mill, and an adjacent Indian rock art site. The tour will focus on the history of mining and this mill, part of the Tombstone silver boom. This is about a 2-mile walk on an uneven dirt and gravel trail that crosses through a deep wash. There is no shade and it will be hot on sunny days. Please realistically assess your ability to do this hike. Wear walking shoes, and a hat, and bring water. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Millville Parking Area about .25 miles east of the San Pedro River, on the north side of Charleston Road. Look for a fire warning sign at the entrance. Get more information from Friends of the San Pedro River at 520-459-2555.

JANUARY 18 Many of us have critters stealing from the bird feeders, but some of us have true predators. Get some advice at “Living With Predators in the Wild/Urban Interface” 2 p.m. at Cady Hall in Patagonia. Rosemary Schiano is a Wildlife Field Biologist, Tracker, and educator with the U.S. Forest Service in the high Rocky Mountains in summer and an independent wildlife researcher in winter. Rosemary teaches non-lethal methods for prevention of wildlife issues and techniques for working with predators and other animals in the wildland – urban interface. Cady Hall is at 346 Duquesne Ave. Contact chollarose@gmail.com for details.

JANUARY 18 The Notable Exceptions play at the Arizona Folklore Preserve at 2 p.m. both days. Judy Coder and Jennifer Epps are known for finely crafted vocal harmony. Judy’s tasteful rhythm guitar is right on the button; Jennifer sweetens the sound with tidbits of harmonica, rhythm instruments, flutes and whistles. The result is fun, fresh, bold Americana. The Preserve is located at 56 E. Folklore Trail in Hereford. For reservations, call 520-378-6165 or email reservations@arizonafolklore.com.

JANUARY 18 & 19 For the Love of Music Presents Steven Lerman, Guitar at the Bisbee Woman’s Club, 74 Quality Hill Road. Steven Jay Lerman is an award-winning classical guitarist from Southern California who has won prizes in 20 internationally competitive guitar competitions. In 2018, Steven was named a winner of the 29th Annual Frances Walton Competition in Seattle, a competition open to all classical instruments. Performances are Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, and students through high school are admitted free. Contact bwcloveofmusic@gmail.com for more information.

JANUARY 21 Cochise College Sierra Vista hosts a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance with readings of the “Letter From Birmingham Jail” will be held in collaboration with the Cochise County offices. The first reading will be at 10 a.m. at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at Melody Lane in Bisbee, and the second will be at 2 p.m. in the Library Horace Steele Conference Room on the Sierra Vista Campus with a connection to classroom 1108 on the Douglas Campus. Contact wantzj@cochise.edu for more information.

JANUARY 24 Complementary Colors is the upcoming Solstead Creative Craft Workshop, 2 p.m at the Copper Queen Library Annex, 519 Melody Lane in Bisbee. Participants ages 5 and up will learn a basic principle of color theory and apply it. This program is sponsored by Solstead, a local organization that aims to strengthen the Bisbee Community through educational workshops and classes based on sustainable living and the arts. Call 520-432-4232 for more information.

JANUARY 31 Bisbee music fans are welcoming The Border Crossers Reunion, 8 p.m. at the Bisbee Grand Hotel & Bar, 61 Main St. Despite all the turmoil at the real border, the Border Crossers reunite. For one night only, they will debut some new material and of course play some old favorites. The night will feature Sam Panther on drums, Daniele Panther on vocals, Philip Bynoe on bass and special guest appearances. Contact the Grand at 520-432-5900.

JANUARY 31 & FEBRUARY 1 Get involved in a “Murder In A Galaxy Far, Far Away!” It’s a fun, fast-paced, audience-interactive sci-fi comedy mash-up of ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek,’ & ‘Doctor Who!’ Join Hank FroYo, Chewie, Cpt. James P. Quark, the android WD-40, Oldie-One Menudo, and the mysterious Doctor Whom aboard The Millennial Pigeon, as they evade the evil Dark Sinus, try to unmask the Imperial spy in their midst, and solve a murder! Come dressed as a sci-fi character! Take off from Events 161, 161A E. Wilcox Drive in Sierra Vista. Shows are Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 at Eventbrite.

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