Cathy Spude will speak on Tom Tucker: Terror or Hero? at the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners which meets Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m., at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Road., in Bisbee. Tucker fought on the Graham side in the Pleasant Valley War. Cathy Spude, retired from the National Park Service, is the author of several books on the Alaskan Gold Rush including one on Soapy Smith. She is currently researching the Pleasant Valley War. There is an optional 5-ish pre-meeting dinner at San Jose Lodge Restaurant on Naco Highway.
The Illegitimate Theater Co. will hold auditions for its Spring Play, Cheaters by Michael Jacobs in the board room at Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Coop, 311 E. Wilcox Drive. Audition dates are March 5, 6 and 7 at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There are roles for two men and two women ages mid-50s to mid-60s. Also a younger man and woman in the age range of mid-20s to early 30s. The play is a comedy set in todays time frame. Everyone interested in theater is invited to come to the auditions.
The Sierra Vista Farmers Market will host an educational food and gardening demonstration called, All About Tomatoes, on Thursday, March 5, from noon to 1 p.m. at the booth of Ruths Hens & Garden in Veterans Memorial Park. The presentation will include info about different types of tomatoes, placement of plants, care, feeding, and troubleshooting. With Spring around the corner, gardeners should not miss this timely discussion led by Ruth LeFever, former president of the Sierra Vista Gardeners Club.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1400 will meet Thursday, March 5, at Manda Le Restaurant in Sierra Vista at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Christine Rhodes, Cochise County Recorder, who will speak about the voting process. All federal employees and guests are welcome to attend. Please plan to arrive early to order from the menu. For information about this meeting or membership, call President Barbara Gordon at 366-4213 or Second Vice President Betty Newman at 458-6777.
Kinderspiel is a new German language playgroup in the Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista area. While the group is mainly targeting the children of native German speakers, if your children picked up some German while you lived overseas, please feel free to join our group and attend a playgroup meeting! Note that the goal is to keep the meetings in German for the most part. All children under 5 are welcome and gently used German language childrens books for story time will be gratefully accepted. Meetings are on March 6 and 13 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wellness Depot in The Mall of Sierra Vista. Future meetings will be planned and announced accordingly.For more information and contact, we have a Facebook group called Kinderspiel Sierra Vista/Ft. Huachuca.
The Huachuca Astronomy Club will meet on Friday March 6 at 7 p.m. on the Sierra Vista campus of Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Avenue, in the library building, 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. Rik Hill worked at Kitt Peak for more than a decade and later worked at the University of Arizonas Lunar and Planetary Lab from 1992 until 1999 when he joined the CSS team. Dolores Hill studies meteorites at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. In the second part of the program she will give an update on the OSIRIS REx asteroid sample return mission to the asteroid Bennu, scheduled to launch in 2016. A door prize will be awarded, but you must be present to win.
Its another First Friday Fun Dance with the Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club on Friday, March 6, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Its free your first time, only $5 after that. Making his first appearance with our club, Brian Deibert will then call a Mainstream dance from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with a Plus Tip after the dance. Lisa Wall will cue Rounds. Only $5 for members, $6 for non-members, and free for non-dancers to come watch and socialize. Snacks and friendship are provided. Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave. For more info contact Sandy at (520) 378-6719 or email email@example.com.
Double Adobe Elementary School will be holding a Kindergarten Roundup on March 6 from 1 p.m. to 3:30p.m. If your child will be five by Sept. 1 come and learn more about the school your child will be attending and get a head start on filling out the registration paperwork. Please bring the following information with you to the Kindergarten Roundup: a certified copy of the childs birth certificate; current immunization record; two proofs of residency; a drivers license. Please visit our website www.doubleadobeschool.org or call 364-3041 if you have questions.
Authentic German dinner at the American Legion Post 52, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6, for $10. The menu features schnitzel with spatzle or mashed potatoes and brown gravy, red cabbage or corn, salad and dinner rolls. Auxiliary bake sale will include German chocolate cake. Dinner is open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and family. For more information, call 459-6050. American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Drive, Sierra Vista.
VFW Post 9972 will host a catfish, cod or roast beef dinner on Friday, March 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Live entertainment will follow beginning at 8 p.m. with Dave leading Karaoke. Open to all members, their guests and all active duty service members. For more information, call C.J.Shorty Larson, 458-9972. VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Drive, Sierra Vista.
Come join your P.E.O. sisters for our countywide Reciprocity Luncheon, at 11:30 a.m., Saturday March 7, at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2700 Saint Andrews Drive, in Sierra Vista. Those who are not affiliated, winter visitors and guests are welcome to attend. The featured speaker is past state president Alix Smith, sharing Connecting the Dots from the Foundation to the Project A Chefs Choice buffet with a choice of salad, rolls, an entrée and two vegetables with vegetarian option cost is $17 at the door. There will be raffle drawings throughout the event. Please RSVP through your local chapter or directly to Stephanie Schaaf at (520) 234-8951 or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1.
The American Legion Post 52 will host breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 7, with a menu featuring eggs to order, bacon, sausage, hash brown, hotcakes, toast, biscuits coffee free with breakfast and other choices from $2 to $6. Open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and family. For more information, call 459-6050. The event will be held at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Drive, in Sierra Vista.
Come to the Sierra Vista Community Market on Saturday for a free demonstration on how you can start growing tomatoes in your own backyard. Starts at 11 a.m. and ends at noon. Ruth of Ruths Hens & Garden is a former president of the Sierra Vista Gardeners Club and will be teaching us everything we need to know to successfully grow tomatoes here in the high desert. The Community Market is held at Veterans Memorial Park in Sierra Vista, 3105 E. Fry Boulevard in Sierra Vista. http://sierravistacommunitymarket.com/.
The Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic Equestrian Resources (CANTER) is excited to announce the 7th Annual CANTER Gallop on Sunday, March 8, with events for the entire family. The Thunder Mountain Running Club proudly sponsors this event with all proceeds benefiting CANTER. Registration and race activities will be held at the CANTER facility, 7388 E. Chief Joseph Road in Sierra Vista. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the races begin at 8:30 a.m. If you have any questions, visit our website (www.canteraz.org) or contact Sherry at (520) 378?2201 or Marcia at (520) 459?4868.
If you love God and breakfast, join us for this fun and inspiring event. During breakfast we will share scripture, prayer and faith talks. Everyone is invited to enjoy a delicious hot breakfast every Sunday in March from 9:20 a.m. to10:20 a.m. Visit us at Sierra Lutheran Church, 101 N. Lenzner Ave., in Sierra Vista. Call church office at 459-0444.
The Huachuca Area Republican Womens Club will discuss whether there are credible threats along the U.S.-Mexico border at its monthly luncheon on Tuesday, March 10 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. Coffee and social time begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a program at 11 a.m. Cost for lunch is $16 and reservations need to be made no later than March 8 by calling Nancy at 366-0012. Guest speaker will be Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Senior Leaders Counterinsurgency Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dr. Scott Catino. He will be speaking on border issues of terrorism and security policies on U.S. borders and of special interest to us, the border with Mexico. Guests as well as prospective members are always welcome to attend.
Copper Queen Library will host Elena Diaz Bjorkquist on Tuesday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. presenting Growing Up Chicana in Morenci, Arizona. This informal talk will highlight Chicanas who lived during the early to middle 1900s. Through historic photographs; readings from Suffer Smoke and Water from the Moon; and oral history interviews, Björkquist portrays the lives of girls and women of Morenci. All programs are free and open to the public at the libary, 6 Main St., in Bisbee. 432-4232.
Cindy Hayostek will offer a free lunchtime presentation, The Service of Dr. F.W. Randall, from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 in room 702 on the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. She will present a thorough history of Dr. F.W. Randall, of Douglas, who ran the county hospital before and after he served as surgeon in a revolutionary army in Mexico. Bring your lunch to this free presentation. For more information, call (520) 515-5492.
On Wednesday, March 11, the Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning hosts a brown bag lunch featuring a presentation of The Service of Dr. F.W. Randall with Cindy Hayostek. These lectures are free and open to the public between 12:10 p.m. and 1 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Campus, Room 702, 901 North Colombo Avenue. Randall ran the county hospital before and after he served as surgeon in a revolutionary army in Mexico. Visit www.cochise.edu/cll for more information about our Brown Bag Lectures.
The Huachuca Area School Retirees Association, will have its next meeting on Thursday, March 12 at 10 a.m. in the Serenity room at Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. The program will have information on Arizona Assistance for Respite Care. New school retirees and retired school employees from any state are welcome. For additional information, call Roger at Circle T Ranch, 456-9114.
The Dixiland Devotionals, featuring the Sierra Vista Community Band, will perform Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2503 E. Choctaw Drive in Sierra Vista. Dont miss the spirited foot-tapping and singing to the joyful sounds of the Dixieland Band! For more information, call 378-9400.
Dennis Farrar will be down from Phoenix to call a Mainstream Square Dance for the Thunder Mountain Twirlers on Friday, March 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This will be a Black Cat Dance! Hell call a Plus Tip after the dance, and Lisa Wall will cue Rounds between Tips. Only $5 for members, $6 for non-members, and free for non-dancers to come watch and socialize! Snacks and friendship are provided. Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave. For more info contact Sandy at (520) 378-6719 or email email@example.com.
The Sons of American Legion Post 52 will host dinner Friday, March 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the menu features meatloaf and stuffed peppers, with mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and salad for $9. Open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and family. For more information, call 459-6050, American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Drive, Sierra Vista.
ShredFest 2015, Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Target, 4151 Highway 90/92 in Sierra Vista. Bring electronics (including PC systems, CPUs, monitors, mice keyboards, printers, etc. TVs are a $10 fee to recycle.) and documents (bank statements, medical records, old tax returns, etc.) Please, no 3-ring binders, presentation folders or garbage bags. Limit 5 boxes. Donations support BBBs community and military outreach programs in Cochise County. More information at (520) 732-9823 or firstname.lastname@example.org or online at sierravista.bbb.org.
Miss Sierra Vista Scholarship Foundation Basketball Madness Raffle of authentic 2014-2015 University of Ariz.ona Mens Basketball signed by all of the team members and Coach Sean Miller. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale at Safeway and Dillards or you can pay with Paypal at MissSierraVista.org. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund for the Miss Sierra Vista Scholarship Foundation. Winner will be drawn at the Basketball Madness Event, March 16, at Mande Le Restaurant. You do not need to be present to win. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Celebrate St. Patricks Day at Cochise College during its annual Celtic Culture Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the Student Union on the Sierra Vista Campus. The family-friendly and free event includes presentations, crafts poetry, music, and dance featuring The Molly McCrary Band, aka the beloved local musical group The Bost Family (Irish) Traditions. A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be available for purchase. For more information and a list of events, email Mary B. Coyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 515-5499.
Democratic Women of Southeast Arizona will host Rebekah Friend, Executive Director/Secretary-Treasurer of Arizona AFL-CIO, speaking on Women and the Labor Movement. Everyone interested is invited to the luncheon meeting, March 17 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. For reservations please call 459-8728 by Thursday, March 12.
Steve Conroy will offer a free lunchtime presentation, Cowboy Tales, Poetry and Songs, from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 in room 702 on the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. The cowboy poet will talk about his presentations to local school children, share some of their poetry as well as recite poetry and sing songs. Hell take you back to the days when the cattle were rounded up and driven up the trail. Bring your lunch to this free presentation. For more information, call (520) 515-5492.
The Fort Huachuca Community Spouses Club would like to present you with the opportunity to sponsor the 2015 Basket Auction Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, Fort Huachuca, and/or donate in-kind goods or services in support of the live and silent auctions we will hold at this event. Help us continue to award college scholarships to dependents of active duty and retired military members and DA civilians, and grants to deserving organizations in our community. For more information, go to fhcsc.com/basket-auction.html or contact Donna Dean at email@example.com. Deadline for donations is March 1.
The Sierra Vista Spring Fling hosted by the Arizona ASA Association invites all veterans and civilians who served with the military or civilian organizations associated with military intelligence activities and their family and friend at the Manda Le Restaurant, 3455 Canyon De Flores on March 19. The guest speaker will be BG(Ret) Richard Gregg Maxon who will discuss efforts on-going to establish local Veteran Courts. A social with no host bar will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 378-0159, or (520) 266-3280 if you can attend your dinner choice or have questions
The Cochise College Literary Guild is reading The Circle by Dave Eggers for its next book discussion, set for 11 a.m. to noon Friday, March 20, in the Horace Steele Room in the library on the Sierra Vista Campus. The discussion is open to all students and community members. For more information, contact Mary B. Coyle at (520) 515-5499 or email@example.com.
Calvarys Rock Church Fellowship Ministries is hosting a Pay-by-the-Foot event on March 21 at 1 p.m. at Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, located at 3225 Saint Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. The theme is…Garden Party. The guest speaker is Pastor Sarah Morgan from Inglewood, Calif. She travels nationally and internationally preaching Gods word with miracles, signs and wonders accompanying the Word. She is an Intercessor, a Pastor, a Prophetess and she carries the Breaker Anointing.
Cochise College is hosting a free story time event, The Reading Tree, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, on the Sierra Vista Campus, sponsored by the Sierra Vista Public and the Cochise College Friends of the Library. Register in advance for this free event through the Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning at (520) 515-5492. Preschool and kindergarten through fifth-grade students are welcome at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus library (900 Building) for a story, arts and crafts, and snacks. Every child receives a free book. A parent or legal guardian must attend as well.
A presentation on Crime Prevention, Suicide Prevention & Drug Use Prevention, sponsored by P.R.A.I.S.E. Prison Ministry, will be offered on Saturday, March 21, at Kino Hall, 800 Taylor Drive in Sierra Vista. The program takes place from 8:30 to 4:30 and lunch will be provided at no cost.
The Sierra Vista Community Band will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the Ethel Berger Center in Sierra Vista. The concerts theme is Winter Blues, consisting entirely of compositions with the word Blue in the title. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information about the band and this years concert schedule, visit sierravistaband.org.
Cochise College instructor Edmund Priddis and biology students will offer a free lunchtime presentation, Student Wildlife Research Along the San Pedro, from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in room 702 on the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. As a year round source of water, the San Pedro River is an important resource for wildlife living in or moving through the area. Learn about the results of a recent study by Cochise College students into the washes radiating from the river as possible corridors for the movement of wildlife and how seasonal water flows affect the region. Bring your lunch to this free presentation. For more information, call (520) 515-5492.
The Cochise College Aviation Department invites community members and alumni to its first fundraising dinner Friday, March 27, at the Sierra Vista Campus Student Union, featuring special guest Elaine Larsen, driver of the Miller Welds jet dragster (a car powered by an aircraft engine) and co-owner of Larsen Motorsports, which works with aviation maintenance professionals and aerospace, mechanical and electrical engineers. Call (520) 417-4735 for more information and to RSVP by March 18. Dinner choice is prime rib or chicken cordon bleu and costs $25 per person or $45 per couple.
Pick Up Schticks will perform its fifth Improv (comedy improvisational theater) show, Spring Sproing at 6 p.m., on Saturday, March 28, in the Tin Shed Theater in Patagonia. Spring is when joyful, delightful things happen, and Sproing is when unexpected, goofy things happen. The audience will be invited to rate each skit as a spring or a sproing. And we all must wait to see if the weather on March 28 will be that of Spring or Sproing. Either way, come join the fun. Suggested donation is $5. Questions? Call (706) 614-6959.
The Sierra Vista Symphony Association will celebrate its 8th Anniversary of the Men Who Cook event on Saturday, March 28, beginning 5 p.m. at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center. The tasting experience begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $40. This event features 20 celebrity chefs from the community preparing their favorite culinary delights. Purchase tickets at Ace Hardware, Safeway, Dillards and the Symphony office. For more information contact the Symphony office at (520) 458-5189 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds to benefit the Sierra Vista Symphony.
Kieran Sikdar will offer a free lunchtime presentation, San Pedro River and Low Impact Development, from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 in room 702 on the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. Low Impact Development (LID) practices can help make use of rainfall at residential and commercial sites and eliminate groundwater pumping for landscape irrigation demand. Watershed Management Group (a non-profit organization) will share details on the development of multiple LID sites in Sierra Vista, including at the college and City Hall. Bring your lunch to this free presentation. For more information, call (520) 515-5492.
The 21st annual Big Nose Kates Saloon golf tournament will be held on Saturday, April 18, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at the Turquoise Valley Golf Course in Naco, Ariz. This years tournament will again benefit The House of Hope, a 24-bed facility for battered women and children, located in Douglas. The entry package includes: green fees, golf cart, arrival bag with goodies, golfer contests, and Mexican lunch buffet. The costs are: $60/golfer or $240/foursome. If you have questions or would like more information please contact Caryn or Mary by phone at (520) 457-3107 or via e-mail email@example.com as soon as possible.
The Castle Art Club announces a Call For Art for a fine art exhibit, sale and fundraiser to benefit Cochise County Senior Meals. The event will take place Friday, April 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 129 S. Huachuca Blvd., Huachuca City. Open to student, amateur and professional artists and must be appropriate of family viewing. Entry fee of $10 per artist. 20 percent commission on works sold will be donated to Cochise County Senior Meals. Applications available beginning March 30 at 129 S. Huachuca Blvd., Huachuca City, 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org