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FRIDAY Hector Reyes, Constituent Affairs Representative for U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, will be holding office hours at the Copper Queen Library for anyone in the community that needs assistance or wants to express an opinion. 11 a.m. at the CQ Library. Call 520-432-4232 for more information.

FRIDAY The Adult Anime Club at the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St., welcomes ages 18 and up to let their inner otakus thrive. Drop in for this free event in the library’s meeting room. Participants will watch a mix of new anime releases and nostalgic classics. 5:30 p.m. Call 520-458-4225 for details.

FRIDAY Teen Paint Night. Make some happy little trees and fluffy clouds at this paint night inspired by our favorite afro-sporting, gentle-voiced painter. Indulge in the joy of painting with other teens! All supplies are provided. This event is for grades eight through 12 only. Space is limited. Please call 520-458-4225 or drop into the Sierra Vista Public Library to register.

FRIDAY It’s Sip & Create Night starting at 7 p.m. at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Fort Huachuca. The cost is $35 and includes the 16x20” canvas, paint, aprons, two beverages (wine, beer, soda or water), delicious snacks, and instructions from the artist-in-residence, to create an original piece of art. You can also get your own private table for a special group. Call the Arts & Crafts Center for more information and to reserve your spot, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. at 520-533-2015.

SATURDAY Into rubber stamps? Join the Huachuca Mountain Stamp Club, meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Huachuca Lion’s Club, 125 S. Huachuca Huachuca City. Projects, demonstrations, and classes with Rubber/Silicone Stamps. Call the club for more information at 520-255-2073 and a leave message.

SATURDAY The rains will come, and the free Rain Harvesting Workshop will show the best practices of rain harvesting to take advantage of the storms. The presentation will run from 10 a.m. to noon at UA Sierra Vista, 1140 N Colombo Ave. Rick Weisberg of Oasis Water Harvesting and MaryAnn Capehart of Water Wise will present. Also, attendees get to enter a free raffle for a 50 gallon rain barrel. Call for more info: Water Wise, at 520-458-8278 ext 2141.

SATURDAY Grab the tote bags again. Friends of the Huachuca City Library is sponsoring a Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 506 Gonzalez Blvd. (or inside the library if the weather is inclement). Proceeds are used for library programs such as Back to School, Polar Express, and Summer Reading. Donations are always accepted. Call the Friends for details at 219-716-0752.

SATURDAY Arizona Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Tombstone Chapter will present information on the Hessians from the Revolutionary War by Valli Troester. Social time begins at 10 a.m., and the free meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, St. Andrews Drive and Buffalo Soldier Trail in Sierra Vista. Call for further information: 520-378-4117.

SATURDAY Job seekers can choose from a plethora of online career placement services. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to narrow down all the posts. Learn how to navigate at “Online Job Searching,” 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St. Registration is required. Call 520-458-4225, stop by the library, or email to sign up.

SATURDAY Da’mond Holt, a bullying prevention specialist, will talk about how stigma and bullying are affecting our youth at the NAMI SEAZ Annual Meeting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cochise County Foothills Complex West Building, 4001 E. Foothills Drive in Sierra Vista. Registration is required. Send an email to or call 520-459-3228. The meeting is free.

SATURDAY See the film “Postcards from London,” noon, at the Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St., Bisbee. The movie follows Jim who, having traveled from the suburbs, finds himself in Soho searching for fame, fortune and cultural stimulation. Down on his luck, he meets with a gang of unusual high class male escorts – The Raconteurs – who specialize in post-coital conversation. What follows is Jim’s comic descent from unsuccessful escort, to artist’s muse and art authenticator – a journey complicated by a rare psychosomatic condition called ‘Stendhal Syndrome’. The film is not rated and runs 1 hour, 30 minutes. Call 520-432-4232 for more information.The screening is free.

SATURDAY The Most Intrepid Western Authors Posse rides into the Sierra Vista Public Library at 5:30 p.m. to tell exciting tales of the Old West – some true, some with a twist. The posse is made up of four award-winning western writers: Chris Enss, Sherry Monahan, Monty McCord, and Bill Markley. Get Lit will have books for purchase. The library is at 2600 E. Tacoma St. and can be reached at 520-458-4225.

SATURDAY Mary Poppins Returns screens at around 7 p.m. at Warrior/Sentinel Field, Fort Huachuca. Free popcorn, hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be provided, while supplies last. For more information, call 520-266-0254 or 520-678-4446.

SUNDAY Hooray for Herps! Tom Miscione brings his live lizards and snakes to Carr House Visitor Information Center, 1011 E. Carr Canyon Road in Hereford. Cochise County has lots of critters that creep, crawl, or slither, including lizards, snakes, and Gila monsters, to name just a few. You can get up close and personal with a diverse pack of snakes and lizards. The free program begins at 1:30 p.m. It’s always popular, so be sure to arrive early. Park in the Perimeter Trail parking area and take an easy, one mile round trip hike up to the house. You’ll want to allow extra time to explore the ruins in the meadow below Carr House. Overflow guests can watch a live stream of the program at our outside picnic area. Call the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains at 520-378-0311 for details.


MONDAY Free breakfasts and lunches for kids and teens 18 and younger will be served Monday through Thursday at Bella Vista Elementary School, 801 N. Lenzner in Sierra Vista. Breakfast time is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. Food must be consumed on site. Call Summer Food Service at 520-515-2926 for details.

MONDAY “batteries not included” is the Copper Queen Library’s retro space movie of the week, 1 to 3 p.m. at 6 Main St. in Old Bisbee. Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition. Rated: PG; Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes. Get more info at 520-432-4232.

MONDAY Most people are able to get all the necessary vitamins and minerals by eating a healthy, balanced diet. The free program, “Senior Nutrition, Do You Need that Supplement?,” will help you decide that question. It might be easier than you think. Many foods and beverages are already fortified with extra nutrients. Cynthia Aspengren, from the UA South Campus, talks about fortified foods and when you should and should not take a supplement. The program begins at 1 p.m. at Thrive, next to the hospital, 5750 E. Hwy. 90, Suite 190 in Sierra Vista. Call 520-263-e3293 for more information.

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MONDAY Join Henry F. Hauser Museum Curator Nancy Krieski for a hands-on participatory one hour program exploring the awesome power of objects. This month’s topic is Furry Friends. Participants are invited to bring an object relating to each month’s topic to share. It’s “show and tell” for grownups. Awesome Objects begins at 1 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St. Call 520-458-4225 for details.

MONDAY Bonnie Starr brings her toe tapping country music to Via Elegante, 1:30 p.m. at 4120 Ramsey Road in Herford. The show is free and all are welcome. Visit or call 520-227-3507.

MONDAY Swing by the Copper Queen Library Annex, 519 Melody Lane in Bisbee at dusk to enjoy a night of stargazing. Call 520-432-4232 for details.

TUESDAY Veterans can enjoy a day of creative paper casting. Drop in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Civil Vision, 1838 Paseo San Luis in Sierra Vista for a chance to cast designs into paper. Call 520-378-1176 for details.

TUESDAY Kids five and up and their families can play Space Bingo at the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Instead of regular numbers, you’ll play with planets, moons, and stars. Call 520-458-4225 for more information.

TUESDAY Learn about “The History of the Butterfield Stage,” 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St. in Bisbee. The Butterfield Overland Mail was a stagecoach service in the United States operating from 1858 to 1861. It carried passengers and U.S. Mail from two Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri, to San Francisco, California, and passed through Benson, Arizona. Local historian Mike Anderson presents a free history of the stage line and its impact on Southern Arizona and Cochise County. Call for details: 520-432-4232.

TUESDAY Get ready for a Family Paint Party 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the FMWR Arts & Crafts Center, Fort Huachuca. The cost is $35 for one adult and one child, 8 and up, and $10 for each additional family member. The adult gets a 16x20 canvas, and children 8-15 get 12x12 canvas. The price includes lemonade! Call 520-533-2015 or stop by Building 52008, located between the Bowling Alley and the Commissary, to reserve your family’s spot.

WEDNESDAY The Summer Reading Program at the Copper Queen Library teams up with the Bisbee Science Lab for two months of fun and learning. Today is a Science Lab: The Movement of Water over Landscapes. Meet at 6 Main Street in Old Bisbee at 10:30 a.m. Call 520-432-4232 to register.

WEDNESDAY The Sierra Vista Public Library’s Book Discussion Group meets at 10:30 a.m. and is open to anyone who loves to read and discuss books. This month the title is “My Antonia” by Willa Cather. Call 520-458-4225 for more information. The library is at 2600 E. Tacoma St.

WEDNESDAY Cupcakes & Canvas meets from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the MWR Arts & Crafts Center, Fort Huachuca,. It’s a painting class for youth ages 8 and up. Junior artists work with an instructor to create a 12 x 12 masterpiece. The cost is $18 and includes a cupcake and a drink. Registration is required. Call the Arts & Crafts Center for more information and to reserve your spot, Tuesday — Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. at 520-533-2015.

THURSDAY The Copper Queen Library joins with the National Park Service for a series of nature programs with Ranger Zach Palma at 1 p.m. at the Annex, 519 Melody Lane, off Hwy. 92 in Bisbee. Call 520-432-4232 for details.

THURSDAY Youth in grades six and up practice their coding skills at this free staff-led program that pulls from and other online resources. It’s called Hour of Code and meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma. Registration is required. Call 520-458-4225 to sign up.

THURSDAY This month’s Business at Twilight will be hosted by Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc. at 115 Calle Portal in Sierra Vista. It’s a great way to build relationships and expand your network. The fun runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Bring business cards. Call 520-458-6940 for details.

THURSDAY Singer songwriter Kevin Pakulis joins house musician Jim Koweek from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Café in Sonoita. The Café is located at 3280 W Hwy. 82 near the crossroads in Sonoita. For reservations call 520-455-5044.

THURSDAY Try Fluid Art at Stacks After Sunset, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E Tacoma St. See what you can create when pigment runs amok at this free demonstration. Fluid art paintings often resemble space nebulae but can be customized to your own style and flair. Participants can create their own alcohol ink fluid art while supplies last. All supplies are free of charge. This program is for adults 18 and up. Call for details: 520-458-4225.

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ONGOING Walk through the Ramsey Canyon Preserve, at the very end of Ramsey Canyon Rd. You’ll enjoy the view of the canyon walls as you walk along Ramsey Creek and might see some of the hundreds of species of birds, plants and trees, insects and mammals. Open Thursday through Monday 8 am-5 pm (9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. — Feb.). A weekly trail pass is $5 for Nature Conservancy members and Cochise/Santa Cruz County residents; $8 for others; children under 13 free. From 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, March through October, a docent will lead a walk along the easy part of the trail to discuss the natural and cultural history of the Preserve (no extra charge). There may be occasional fall foliage walks in November. Contact us at, or 520-378-2785. Contact us at to learn about our summer Kids Camp.

ONGOING on Mondays, 10 to 11 a.m. Sierra Vista Ballroom Dancing sponsors a Senior Ballroom class. No partner is needed, and at the six-week mark, you can enjoy a free dance social to practice what you have learned. Classes are $7. Get more information at 520-378-3089.

ONGOING on Mondays. Thrive has two Kids Yoga classes. Children 5 to 8 years old meet from 3 to 3:45 p.m., and those 9 to 12 years old meet from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Children can develop many benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. Yoga also helps improve a child’s concentration and ability to relax giving them a sense of calmness. Both classes are friendly to kids of all abilities. Samantha Conway, RYT 200, CYT, PYT, teaches. The cost is $5 per class, and the first class is free. Call Thrive, a wellness center for details at 520-263-3293. Thrive is next to the hospital at 5750 E. Hwy. 90 in Sierra Vista.

ONGOING Mondays and Wednesdays Vets and their families can try a free Pilates class at The Veterans Synergy Center, 1838 Paseo San Luis in Sierra Vista. The classes are Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. Bring a mat, socks, and a spill-proof water bottle. For more information call 520-559-0129 and leave a message.

ONGOING Tuesdays through July. Join Wendy West of the Cochise County 4-H and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in her new, free maker-space located at the Copper Queen Library’s San Jose Annex! The space will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for participants to explore, create and tinker! There will be a guided program from 1 to 3 p.m. All are welcome. Call for details: 520-432-4232.

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 SSVEC Building, Conference Room, 311 E. Wilcox Drive in Sierra Vista. All are welcome. Contact Toni Leiboff, 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 through July 17. Fun with Math and Science, meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St. in Bisbee. Explore math and science concepts with your preschool child in an interactive and playful way with teacher Gretchen Hill. Based on the Arizona Early Learning standards for math and science, this free 6-week course will explore concepts and introduce strategies to use with your child to help build and strengthen their mathematical and scientific thinking skills. June 19: Counting and Comparing; June 26: Geometry and Identifying Attributes; July 3: Sorting and Classifying through Investigation; July 10: Patterning, Sequencing and Making Observations; July 17: Measurement, Hypothesizing and Experimenting. Call the Copper Queen Library for details: 520-432-4232.

ONGOING on Wednesdays through July. Kids 8 to 18 can join Gretchen Hill for Youth FreeWrite, a creative writing class that uses prompts to encourage writing. The free classes meet at the Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St. in Bisbee. Call for more information: 520-432-4232.

ONGOING on Wednesdays. Partners play live 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

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

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 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 Thursdays. Sharon Stetter teaches Yoga and Mindfulness to kids 3 to 8 at 12:30 p.m. at the Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St. in Old Bisbee. It’s a fun, interactive, and creative class focusing on beginner yoga and mindfulness instruction. Yoga mats are provided. To get more information, call 520-432-4232.

ONGOING on Thursdays and Fridays. The Huachuca City Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories. Earn prizes for meeting weekly reading goals and attend fun events at the library. Call for times for each age group. There will be a grand prize for the child who has read the most during the summer. Special summer reading programs are also available for teens. For more information visit the Huachuca City Library or call us at 520-456-1063.

ONGOING on Fridays through July. Science Fridays run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Copper Queen Library Annex, 519 Melody Lane, Bisbee. You can experiment for yourself or join a free guided program from 1 to 3 p.m. Also available is the Maker Space, a place to create and work on projects. Get more info at 520-432-4232.

ONGOING on Fridays at the Sierra Vista Public Library. The Summer Reading Series meets at 2:30 p.m. at 2600 E. Tacoma St. Each week they’ll explore the theme, “A Universe of Stories,” through space-themed books, games, activities, and crafts. This program is for grades K–5 only. Space is limited. Call 520-458-4225 or stop by the library to register.

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

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

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 9 a.m. from the San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy 90.

ONGOING Saturdays. Check out the Artisan Market sponsored by the San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society. There’s also a seasonal farmer’s market. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 180 S. San Pedro St. in Benson. Take 4th Street, turn south on San Pedro St. and watch for signs on the right. Call the Benson Museum at 520-586-3134 for more information.

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

ONGOING Every Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Bisbee Variety Show (open mic) plays The Copper Queen Hotel. The show features Richy Green. 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.

JUNE 21 Young people can learn different techniques and skills with textiles at the Textile Arts group, 4 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St. The June project is a key fob. The free program is recommended for youth grades five and up. Space is extremely limited. Call 520-458-4225 to register. Get details at 520-458-4225.

JUNE 21 through 29 Here’s a chance to get involved in a murder. Theater on the Move will hold auditions for their upcoming production of “Killer in the Shadows,” an old fashioned whodunnit radio murder mystery and dinner. The auditions will be held at Village Meadows Baptist Church, 1407 El Camino Real in Sierra Vista. Audition dates and times are June 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 6 p.m. and June 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. The show will be on September 13. For more information contact: Theater on the Move, 520-222-8711;; or

JUNE 22 Get deep into Science on the Sonoita Plain, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sonoita County Fairgrounds, 3142 Hwy. 83. The Symposium shares the results of scientific investigations and land management activities occurring within the upper watersheds of Cienega Creek, Sonoita Creek, and the Babocomari River and is an exchange among scientists, land managers, local landowners, interested citizens, and students about the unique and diverse resources of the Sonoita Plain. Registration guarantees that you will receive regular announcements, updates, and the agenda for the event. Contact Larry Fisher, Cienega Watershed Partnership/University of Arizona at

JUNE 22 It’s Tombstone at Twilight on the streets of the Town Too Tough To Die. Find shopping, food, mariachis, gunfights, Wild West Witches, and more. Enjoy the magic of the twilight hour and the Old West mystique of Tombstone. Call 520-457-3707 for more information.

JUNE 22 Rally Round the Chuck Wagon with Diamond Oak Relay Partners for an evening of great food, fellowship, and prizes as they Unleash Super Powers Against Cancer, supporting the Relay for Life. The event happens at 2243 E Sapling Lane in Sierra Vista. Desert Fever will provide the music. There will be Hill Country BBQ, sides, and deserts. Bring a folding chair and food to share. For more information call Cal at 254-466-8217 or email


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