Desert Swing in the Park

1 The Desert Swing Jazztet Summer Concerts in the Park, 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. Everyone is welcome to this free concert. Do bring your own chairs, blankets, and snacks. For more information call 520-439-2300. 2 More than 170 species of birds and 400 species of plants make their home in Ramsey Canyon Preserve and the surrounding national forest. 9 to 11 a.m. at The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 Ramsey Canyon Road in Hereford. $8 per person; Conservancy members and Cochise & Santa Cruz County residents, $5 per person; and children under 13 are free. The tour takes about 2 hours. Get more information at 520-378-2785. 3 Part of a nationwide effort to empower those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by providing this free Kidney Smart Class meets from 2 to 4 p.m. at Thrive, 5750 E. Hwy. 90, #190 in Sierra Vista. The sessions are taught by DaVita’s experienced health care professionals. Get more info at 520-263-3293. 4 Bonnie Starr plays her toe tapping country from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Life Care Center, 2305 Wilcox in Sierra Vista. The event is free, and all are welcome. Check out partnersband.com or call 520-227-3507. 5 Ubuntu is a Linux Operating System for use on your computer as an alternative to Windows. Ubuntu evangelists meet from 6 to 7 p.m. at Schlotzsky’s Cafe, 3900 E. Fry Blvd. in Sierra Vista to provide education to the public about this free and reliable software. Call for details: 706-476-9506. 6 Check out our listing of the coming week’s Library Events in the Classroom Section MORE THURSDAY EVENTS Free Breakfast & Lunch, 7:30 — 8:30 a.m. & noon — 1 p.m. Bella Vista Elementary School, 801 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Meals served to children and teens 18 years and younger. Food must be consumed on site. Info: 520-515-2926. BNI Professional Pipeline, 8:30 — 10 a.m. Mall at Sierra Vista, 2200 El Mercado Loop, Sierra Vista. Network with small businesses through a structured, professional referral marketing program. Info: 520-458-5777. $10. Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild Open Sew, 8:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. Rothery Education Center, 3305 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. Work on community quilts or your own projects. Info: 602-334-4795. Free. Chair Yoga, 9:15 — 10 a.m. Thrive, next to the hospital, 5750 E Hwy 90, Suite 180, Sierra Vista. Practiced while sitting in a chair or standing with chair support. Certified yoga instructor. First class free. Info: 520-263-3293. $5. Sierra Vista Farmers Market, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m., Veterans’ Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. 50 plus vendors bring local meats, farm fresh eggs, seasonal fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Info: manager@sierravistafarmersmarkets.com. Free to browse. Community Network Council, 10 — 11:30 a.m. Thunder Mountain Activity Center, Fort Huachuca. For commanders, family readiness group leaders, unit representatives, soldiers, family members and community members. Information on upcoming events, programs and resources. Info: 520-533-5719. Free. Beginner Yoga, 10:15 — 11:15 a.m. Thrive, next to the hospital, 5750 E. Hwy. 90, #180, Sierra Vista. Yoga fundamentals, postures, deepening flexibility and strengthening your body. Certified yoga instructor. First class free. Info: 520-263-3293. $5. STEAM Club, 10:30 — 11:30 a.m. San Jose Library Annex, 519 Melody Lane, Bisbee. Multi-age interactive. Parents, caregivers, children read stories experience projects in science, technology, engineering, art, math. Tips for supporting math, science development. Info: 520-432-4232. Free. Resiliency Through Art, noon — 5 p.m. MWR Arts & Crafts, Fort Huachuca. MWR Arts & Crafts Center offers “Resiliency Through Art,” Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon — 5 p.m.; Saturdays by reservation. Info: FMWR, at 520-533-2015. Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Class, 12:30 — 1:15 p.m. Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St., Bisbee. Ages 3 — 8. Stretch, move and grow physically, socially and emotionally, connect within as well as with others. Mats provided. Info: 520-432-4232. Free. Kevin Pakulis, 5 — 7 p.m. The Cafe, 3280 W Hwy. 82, Sonoita. Kevin joins house musician Jim Koweek. For reservations call 520-455-5044. No cover. Stacks After Sunset: Fluid Art, 6 — 7:30 p.m. Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. When pigment runs amok. Adults 18 plus create alcohol ink fluid art while supplies last. Supplies free. Info: 520-458-4225. Free. Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 — 7:30 p.m., Church of Christ in Village Meadows, 815 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista. A 12-Step fellowship for all who suffer from an eating disorder, whether it be overeating or undereating. Info: 520-417-1645. Free. Karaoke, 8 p.m. — midnight, Arena Bar, 250 N. Prickly Pear Ave., Benson. FRIDAY EVENTS Blood Pressure, Glucose Checks, 9:30 — 11:30 a.m., Thrive, next to CVMC, 5750 E. Hwy. 90, Sierra Vista. Get your free blood pressure and blood glucose check, no appointment necessary. 2 hr. fasting gives best results. Info: 520-263-3293. Free. A Universe of Stories for Grades 3 — 6, 9:30 a.m. Huachuca City Library, 506 Gonzales Blvd., Huachuca City. Reading for prizes. Info: 520-456-1063. Maker Space, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Copper Queen Library Annex, 519 Melody Lane, Bisbee. A place where you can create and work on projects., Info: 520-432-4232. Free. Socrates Cafe, 10:30 a.m. — noon, Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. Exchange useful ideas embracing the Socratic method. To build a more inclusive world, gain a better understanding of human nature. Info: 520-459-3888. Free. CQL Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 — 11:30 a.m., Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St., Bisbee. Join area parents, caregivers, and children for an hour of storytelling, crafts, snacks, and socializing. Info: 520-432-4232. Free. Senator Sinema Staff Office Hours, 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St., Bisbee. Hector Reyes, Constituent Affairs Representative, will be at the Library for assistance or expressing an opinion. Info: 602-598-7327. Free. Army Birthday Meal, 11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m. Thunderbird, Weinstein Dining Facilities, Fort Huachuca. Anyone with access is welcome. U.S. Army 244th Birthday Meal honoring the call to service from D-Day to today. $9.10 cash. Hepatitis A Outreach Information, Shot Clinic, 12:30 — 2:30 p.m. Copper Queen Library Annex, 519 Melody Lane, Bisbee. County Health Department will answer questions about Hepatitis A, administer vaccine shots to interested individuals. Info: 520-432-4232. Free. Science Friday, 1 — 3 p.m., Bisbee Science Lab, 519 Melody Lane, Bisbee. A weekly event where you get to perform experiments and learn about science. The lab itself is open from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Info: bisbeesciencelab@gmail.com. Free. Summer Reading Series, 2:30 p.m. Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E Tacoma S. “A Universe of Stories,” space-themed books, games, activities, crafts. For grades K–5 only. Space is limited. Call 520-458-4225 or stop to register. Info: 520-458-4225. Free. Adult Anime Club, 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St. Sierra Vista. Adults ages 18 and up are welcome to watch a mix of new anime releases and nostalgic classics. Info: 520-458-4225. Free. Teen Paint Night, 5:30 — 7 p.m. Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E Tacoma St, Sierra Vista. All supplies provided. For grades 8 — 12. Space limited. Call or drop in to the library to register. Info: 520-458-4225. Free. Meatloaf Dinner, 5:30 — 7 p.m. American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Drive, Sierra Vista. With mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, salad. Open to members, guests, active duty military families. Info: 520-459-6050. $8. Al-Anon Meeting, 6 — 7 p.m. Grace Chapel, 1050 S. Post Road, Benson. Info: 520-323-2229. Free. Mainstream Square Dancing, 7 — 9 p.m. Sierra Lutheran Church, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Fun and great exercise. Guests welcome. Info: 559-960-3401. Club dancers, $5; Non-club dancers, $6. Dr. Feryal Ozel, 7 p.m. Cochise College Student Union, 901 Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. Dr. Ozel received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her specialty is theoretical astrophysics. Info: 520-432-6099. Free. Sip & Create, 7 — 10 p.m. Thunder Mountain Activity Center, Fort Huachuca. Cost includes 16x20 canvas, paint, aprons, two beverages (wine, beer, soda or water), snacks, instructions to create original art. Call to reserve your spot: 520-533-2015. $35. Shabbat Service, 7:30 — 9:30 p.m., Temple Kol Hamidbar, 228 N. Canyon Drive, Sierra Vista. All are welcome! Info: 520-458-8637. Free. Karaoke, 8 p.m. — midnight, Arena Bar, 250 N. Prickly Pear Ave., Benson.

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