Around Your Town for October 2

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The Compassionate Friends will meet Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2053 E. Choctaw Drive. The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. They offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents, and adult siblings during the natural grieving process after a child of any age has died. For more information call Jennifer or Ed Shiver at (520) 458-1389 or email To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at

The Sierra Vista chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will hold its monthly meeting in Sierra Vista on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church office, 125 S. Second St., just north of the SSVEC building. The October meeting will have a program celebrating “Coming Out” day which is officially recognized on Oct. 11 across the country and internationally. Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or as an ally. PFLAG provides opportunities for confidential dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and serves to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Mary at (520) 255-0423, email or

The Brown Bag Lecture in Sierra Vista continues on Wednesday, Oct. 2, as the Center for Lifelong Learning invites you to our presentation of My Summer in China with Rebecca Orozco, Cochise College History and Anthropology Instructor. She was selected to the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program over summer 2013. Orozco traveled to China for a month-long visit and got a full taste of China’s history, culture and society. More information about our Brown Bag Lecture dates are published on our website:<>.

The Cochise Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership (CEAPP) will host its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Sierra Vista Police Department. The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. The topic for the meeting is the long-term care ombudsman program, with presenter Jan Flanagan, LTCO Program Coordinator, SEAGO/AAA Members of the CEAPP include the Sierra Vista Police Department, other law enforcement agencies, the Cochise County Public Fiduciary, Adult Protective Services, the State Attorney General, the Cochise County Attorney’s Office, and agencies that provide services to the elderly. The group meets on the first Thursday of even numbered months. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Rebecca Orozco will present “Stories of China” at Bisbee Corral of Westerners International on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Bisbee Senior Center.  Orozco, a Cochise College history and anthropology instructor, recently spent six weeks in China as part of the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program.  She experienced China’s history, culture and society and will enlighten attendees with exciting experiences and amazing pictures. Public is welcome at this free program.  Refreshments will be served. For information call Christine Rhodes at 432-5836.

Master Gardeners of Cochise County will meet Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m., at the U of A Sierra Vista Campus in the Public Meeting Room. Henry Haros will be speaking on becoming acquainted with the art, creation, and cultivation of the Bonsai plant. Many consider this to be a difficult art form. Henry will show us this is an easy, enjoyable, and beautiful process. As always, meetings are open to the public!

Buena High School will host College Night on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5-7 p.m. There will be dozens of colleges represented, along with all branches of the military. Additionally, local scholarship providers will be on hand to give out application forms for their scholarships.  At 6:30 p.m., there will be a financial aide presentation in the lecture pod. All are welcome.

San Pedro Flycasters Club member Ray Ganey will be the guest speaker at the next club meeting on Oct. 3. at 6:30 p.m., at Thunder Mountain Community Church, at 4029 E. Golden Acres Drive. Ray Ganey’s presentation is entitled: The Aniak Angler: Aniak River Expedition 2013. An Aniak River Alaska float trip is a “sweet” experience. The Aniak River is the most northerly river offering Alaska rainbow trout fly fishing, and fortuitously hosts substantial runs of all five species of Pacific salmon to fatten the ‘bows up for the extreme winters of those latitudes. If you are intrigued with Alaska and flyfishing you will love this presentation! A free major raffle drawing will be up for all attendees!

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1400 will meet Thursday, Oct. 3, at Manda Le Restaurant at 11 a.m. Please plan to arrive early to order from the menu. The guest speaker will be Jerry Procter, Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca. All federal retirees and guests are welcome to attend. For more information about this meeting or membership call 458-6777 or 366-4213.

The Huachuca Saddle Club will be holding open gymkhanas and open western/English Horse Shows during the 2013 show season. All events are held at Fort Huachuca at Wren Arena. Plenty of parking under the oak trees, no charge for spectators. Events are open to all equines. Remaining Western/English A combination show will be held Oct. 5. Books open at 8 a.m., show starts at 9 a.m. Cost: $5 members/$8 non-members. 

VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Drive, will host a catfish fry on Friday, Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30  p.m.  Open to all members, their guests and all active duty service members. Live entertainment karaoke with Dave from 8-12 p.m. Tickets $9 per person. For more information call 458-9972.

Cochise Dressage and Eventing Association Recognized Fall Schooling Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at High Desert Stables, Palominas. A tack sale will be held in conjunction with the show. The show and sale are open to the public. For more information contact Cindy Normandeau at (520) 366-5581.

The Friends of the San Pedro River will conduct interpretive walks along the river Saturdays at 9 a.m. on Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26. All walks depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 Highway 90, east of Sierra Vista at the river. Please note the new start time for fall! The San Pedro River features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States. Here you’ll find 82 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 appropriately for the weather, bring drinking water, trail shoes or similar footwear, a hat, and use sun protection. For more information, call (520) 459-2555 or visit the website at

The Sierra Vista West Rotary Club is sponsoring a 5k/10k run starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5  at Len Roberts Park located in the 100 block of Theater Drive. Cleverly titled, “How the West was Run”, the course circles around and through the historic West End of Sierra Vista.  A free T-shirt will be given to the first 50 who sign up. Entry fee is $20 per person; $15 for active military; and $10 for those 12 or under. Proceeds will benefit Sierra Vista West Rotary Club youth, literacy, health, and hunger projects. Register online at, or download a registration form (Google: Sierra Vista West Rotary) and mail your registration/check to P.O. Box 3833, Sierra Vista AZ 85636.  Deadline for and early registration forms is Friday, Oct. 4.

The Huachuca Art Association invites the community to come and visit “Art in the Park” the largest arts and craft festival in the Southwest. The festival is located at the Sierra Vista Veterans’ Memorial Park, Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come and find that unique Christmas gift or house décor, for more info call 803-1262, please leave your pets at home, they are not allowed in the park those days.

The American Legion Post 52, 40/8 will host breakfast Saturday Oct. 5 from 8-10:30 a.m. 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.

The next Kartchner Caverns State Park Star Night and astronomy program will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5. In addition to other activities, we will have afternoon solar observing, a talk in the Discovery Center theater at 5:30 p.m. by Planetary Science Institute astronomer Steve Kortenkamp, and evening observing. The Bat Cafe will be open extended hours. For more information about the park and program, please visit the Kartchner Caverns website at:

The Huachuca City Lions Clubhouse, 125 S. Huachuca Blvd., Huachuca City, will host a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Oct. 5, 4:30-6 p.m. Adults $6 and children $3.50.

The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks take about two hours and are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS), and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR). The walks begin Sundays at 8 a.m. on Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27 and depart from the viewing platform inside the EOP. The entrance is located on Highway 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway. Please note new start time for fall!  All tours are free, although donations are accepted. Dress appropriately for the weather, bring drinking water, trail shoes or similar footwear, a hat, and use sun protection. For more information, call 520.459.2555 or visit the website at

American Legion Post 52, October free pool Sundays. Open to members, guests and all active duty service members. For more information, call 459-6050, American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Drive, Sierra Vista.

Carr House Sunday Programs 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 Resource Use in the Huachuca Mountains 1880 — Bill Gillespie, Forest Archaeologist, Coronado National Forest. The decade of the 1880s was a time of dramatic change in the land-use history of the east front of the Huachuca Mountains. This decade of accelerated resource exploitation had environmental impacts that are still felt more than a century later. Directions to Carr House: From Sierra Vista travel south on Highway 92 to Carr Canyon Rd. (at the Mesquite Tree Restaurant). Turn right (west). Drive about 2.1 miles up Carr Canyon Rd. Carr House is on the left after a concrete dip in the road. Visit our website at

The Public King’s Court Tennis Club, 3514 King’s Court Drive, Serra Vista, will host “Flying Feet,” a music-based tennis movement workout beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 7. The event is free of charge but requires pre-registration. For registration and additional information, call 458-0602 to leave recorded information or

The Huachuca Area Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. Registration and coffee time begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and a program will start at 11 a.m. Our guest speaker will be Mr. Matthew Clark from the Heritage Action Group. The Heritage Action Group is the sister organization to the Heritage Foundation which works to identify, recruit, and work with activists throughout the country to hold members of Congress accountable for their actions and votes. Cost for lunch is $16. Please call Nancy at 366-0012 to make a reservation no later than Oct. 6. Guests and prospective members are always welcome to attend.

Next Meeting of the Autism Connection group will be Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m., at Buena High School in the cafeteria. We have guest speakers who will discuss involving your child in the community and the process of obtaining guardianship when he/she turns 18, if needed. Just come in the main doors, we will let you in. Bring a snack or your dinner if you need to.

The Huachuca Area Republican Women’s Club will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at  Pueblo  del Sol Country Club.  Registration and coffee time begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and a program will start at 11 a.m.  Our guest speaker will be former Border Patrol agent and pilot Tom Crosby who will address some of the causes of border security failure. Cost for lunch is $16. Please call Nancy at 366-0012 to make a reservation no later than Oct. 6.  Guests and prospective members are always welcome to attend.

Birders of all levels are invited to participate in upcoming bird walks sponsored by the Friends of the San Pedro River. The walks are scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 9, and Saturday Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. and depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 Highway 90, east of Sierra Vista at the river. Please note new start time for fall! There is no charge for the walks, however, donations are accepted to support docent programs. Dress appropriately for the weather, bring drinking water, a snack, good trail shoes, a hat, and sun protection. For more information, call (520) 459-2555 or visit the website at

On Wednesdays through Nov. 20, from 12:10 to 1 p.m., Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning hosts a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 North Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. These lectures are free and open to the public. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation of River of Life with Bob Luce. R.J.(Bob) Luce has authored several technical wildlife publications and published two outdoor mystery novels. His latest accomplishment is the publication of a photo/essay book: River of Life, Four Seasons along Arizona’s Rio San Pedro. See the San Pedro as you never have before. More information about our Brown Bag Lecture dates are published on our website:<>.

The Patterson Observatory and the Huachuca Astronomy Club will host a public viewing of the night sky on Thursday, Oct. 10, at about 7:15 p.m. Weather permitting, we will view the crescent moon, Venus, double stars, planetary nebulae, star clusters, other nebulae and distant galaxies. Everyone is invited; the event is free but donations to the University South Foundation will be gratefully accepted. The Observatory is located at 1140 N. Colombo Dr., on the University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus, just east of Cochise College.

The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are having a Mainstream Square Dance on Friday, Oct. 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a plus tip at the end of the evening. Our caller will be Dennis Farrar, and Lisa Wall will cue rounds. Review starts at 6:45 p.m. for anyone who needs or wants a little extra practice. Only $4 for members, $5 for non-members, and free for non-dancers to come watch and socialize! Snacks and friendship are provided. Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave., Sierra Vista. For more info contact Sandy at 520-378-6719 or email

Huachuca Gem and Mineral Show will be held Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cochise College in Sierra Vista. Admission and parking are free. Helen Serras-Herman will speak about carving gems at 2 p.m. on the Oct. 12. A presentation on the life of a miner in the 1860s will be presented on both days. There will be a raffle and silent auction with a grand prize of a 7 lb. amethyst geode. A geode sale and cuttings will be available as well as a florescent display. For more information call Maudie Bailey at 520-249-1541.

Bonnie’s Second Annual Chili Benefit, honoring our Fallen Warriors will start at noon on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bonnie’s Lounge, 6310 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. This year the event will be a fundraiser for the Foundation Chapel Project. For more information look at the Bonnie’s 2nd Annual Chili Benefit — Honoring Our Fallen Warriors on Facebook, or call (520) 236-4790.

Tombstone Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 12, at the Sierra United Methodist Church at 10 a.m.  For more information please call 458-8088.  If you are interested in the DAR you are welcome to attend. 

Sierra Vista Elks Lodge 2065 would invites everyone who loves chili to the High Desert Pod Chili Cookoff. The fun will take place on Saturday, Oct, 12, in the ramda just behind the lodge located at 1 Elks Lane. The cost will be $4 to taste all the chili. Trophies will be awarded for the best chili there will also great raffle prizes. Tasting begins at 1 p.m. If you would like to cook chili or judge the chili, call Tom or Gail Edwards at (520) 678-9823 or at the Elks talk to Norm Dunn 458-2065. All proceeds from the event will benefit Elks’ charities in Sierra Vista.

A meet and greet barbecue for all Marines in the Cochise County area will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 and hosted by Tombstone Wild West Detachment Marine Corps League, beginning at 2 p.m. All active duty, retired, reserve, former Marines and Navy FMF corpsmen as well as current members of the Marine Corps League are urged to attend. Come and meet your fellow Marines and Navy FMF corpsmen and see what the Marine Corps League is all about. There is no charge for this event. For any additional information call Detachment Commandant, W. F.“Bill Pakinkis” at 266-5266 or e-mail at

Interested in helping out at one of Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture’s Community Mesquite Millings? On Sunday, Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m, in Whetstone, join BASA to learn to run the hammer mill and sort mesquite pods, then enjoy a potluck lunch with delicious mesquite baked goods and other native foods. Volunteers will be asked to help at the Sierra Vista or Bisbee Mesquite Milling Events on Oct 24 or 26. Trained volunteers can have their pods milled at half price.  Contact Meghan at 520-331-9821 or to sign up or for more info.

The Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m.,  at Pueblo del Sol Country Club in Sierra Vista.  Our speaker this month is Stan Garner, Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.  Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the meeting as a donation for the food bank.

Everyone is invited to an important and timely program at the Huachuca Audubon Society meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15.  Guest presenter will be Prof. Greg Garfin from the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment. He will address climate change and its implications for southern Arizona, looking at ways we can adapt to inevitable change and reduce human-caused emissions of heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere. Start time is 7 p.m., in Room 702 at Cochise College, 901 North Colombo Avenue, Sierra Vista. For info, call (520) 378-4937.

Cochise College is a host site for the state-wide Future Leaders Town Hall on Oct. 16. Young people from across Cochise County are invited to the Sierra Vista Campus to join the discussion about this year’s town hall topic, Early Education, and help craft solutions that will change Arizona. This free forum is held live at Scottsdale Community College and broadcast to sites across the state. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or email

On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Friends of the San Pedro River will host Doug Hocking, notable local scholar, writer, and photographer, who will string together bits and pieces of history along the San Pedro in an entertaining presentation. If you have ever wondered where the Jackass Mail and the Butterfield crossed the San Pedro, then this presentation is for you. The lecture and book signing of Doug’s latest work, ‘Massacre at Point of Rocks,’ will take place at the Sierra Vista Ranger District public meeting room at 4070 S. Avenida Saracino, in Hereford, off Hwy. 92 between Ramsey and Carr Canyon roads. Call 459-2555 or visit for directions and further information.

The Visitor Center at Patagonia Lake State Park will open for the season on Friday, Oct. 18, with hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come for information about hiking, birding, the lake and the area. Children’s corner. Junior Rangers on weekends. Sign up for Saturday and Sunday pontoon boat rides: Avian tours 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Lake Discovery tours 11:15 a.m.; Twilight tours (time varies). Reservations for boat tours required. Call 520-287-2791 after Oct. 15. Cost $5 per person per tour. Visitor Center closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Friday bird walks will begin Nov 1.

The 19th annual Southern Arizona Harley Riders Motorcycle Club Biker Rodeo is going to be Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Arena Bar in Benson. The event offers free camping, live music, and more information is available from the club’s website at Please contact Suzy-Q at (520) 249-3939.

The Sierra Vista Historical Society will host a luncheon and speaker event at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, St. Andrew’s Drive in Sierra Vista, on Friday Oct. 18. Our speakers will be James Garrison, State Historic Preservation Officer, and Vivia Strang, National Register Coordinator in the State Historic Preservation Office.  Garrison’s talk will focus on efforts to preserve the Fort Huachuca WWII Black Officers’ Club. While Strang, who worked with SVHS members to obtain Historic Site status for the Fry Family Cemetery, will discuss the preservation and protection for historic cemeteries in Arizona. Doors open at 11 a.m. with a buffet lunch served at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15 per person and reservations are required.  Reservations can be made by calling Tom at 520-378-0733 by Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Take an easy one mile, docent-led walk back in history to the Clanton Ranch ruins on Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at 9 a.m. Learn about the Clantons’ family history and life before and after the infamous gunfight at the OK Corral. Find out how the they orchestrated their cattle “business” through a network of ranches and watering holes to move herds from Mexico to slaughterhouses supplying saloons and restaurants in Tombstone and elsewhere. Wear a hat and bring plenty of water. Meet at the Escapule Road Parking Area. Call FSPR at 459-2555 or visit for more information.

On Oct. 19, the Huachuca Gould’s Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting a free Women in the Outdoors program at the Sportsman’s Center on Fort Huachuca.  This is an opportunity to try, or become more proficient with a variety of outdoor activities. Just come out and try it. You will have the time of your life, enjoy a great lunch, and spend a day with the girls. For more information, or to sign up contact Joey Fuller at 520-234-3968 or check out our website at  This event is limited to 30 women, so please sign up early.

The Huachuca Saddle Club will be holding an open gymkhanas and open Western/English horse shows on Oct. 19 and Nov. 2. All events are held at Fort Huachuca at Wren Arena. Plenty of parking under the oak trees, no charge for spectators. Events are open to all equines. Sign ups at 8 a.m., runs start at 9 a.m. Cost: $5 members/$7 non-members. Must be a member to win buckle.

The Cochise County Democratic Committee is honored to have former Arizona Sen. Paula Aboud, founder of “Women Ignited Now (W.I.N.)” and producer of the film “Vote!”  as our special guest speaker for this year’s Harvest Hoedown Picnic. CCDC invites fellow Democrats and like-minded friends to join us Oct. 19, from 10 a.m., until 2 p.m. This event will be at a private home in Sierra Vista featuring traditional picnic lunch, for a donation of $15 per person or $25 per family. For more information about this event and to make your reservation, please contact Kathie Crow, (520) 458-5254.  Pre-payment, including name, address, phone, occupation and employer information, can be sent to Cochise County Democratic Committee, P. O. Box 3233, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636.

Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture at the Sierra Vista Farmers Markets on Oct. 24 from 10 a,m. to 2 p.m. for our annual mesquite milling. Have your mesquite pods milled into nutritious flour, purchase mesquite flour and other goodies, and learn about harvesting a variety of native desert foods. Free, but milling charge is $1.50/gallon of whole pods. See for details or contact Meghan at 520-331-9821 or

The Sierra Vista Nazarene Church is planning its annual craft fair. It is going to be Oct. 25-26. Friday will be from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday will be from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. The cost to set up is $5 per table. We are currently signing up people who want a table. If you are interested please email Robin Wolfe at

The Roadrunner PTO’s annual fall carnival and craft bazaar will be Oct. 26 held in and around the cafeteria and school grounds at Town and Country Elementary, 1313 Lenzner Ave. The craft bazaar opens at 9 a.m. and the carnival will be open at 11 a.m.; both close at 2 p.m. Bring the whole family for kid-friendly fun. There will be food to purchase, carnival games, a haunted house and more. Local crafters and home business vendors will show their wares in and around the cafeteria. Vendor applications can be requested at Provide your contact and mailing information. A single vendor space is $10. Applications must be returned by Monday, Oct. 21.

The fall concert of the Sierra Vista Symphony will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner. Show is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Buena Performing Arts Center. Reserved seats $30; General admission $25; High school student with ID, $10; Family with children $30; Child under the age of 14, free with paying adult. Tickets on sale at Dilalrd’s, Safeway, Oscar Yrun Community Center, BPAC and the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce. Visit the symphony’s website at

The 8th Annual Open House at Brown Canyon Ranch is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and admission is free. Events will include guided walks around the ranch property, a performance by the B-Troop at 10:30 a.m., presentations of historical facts, games, calf-roping, and Steve Conroy will be singing cowboy songs. To get to Brown Canyon Ranch, take Hwy. 92 south from Sierra Vista, turn right (west) onto Ramsey Canyon Road.  Drive 2.1 miles to the hiking trail head (just past Calle Metate), turn right, keep right on the dirt road to the Brown Canyon Ranch parking lot. For more information, contact Friends of Brown Canyon Ranch (520) 249-3524.

Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture at the Bisbee Farmers Market on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our annual mesquite milling. Have your mesquite pods milled into nutritious flour, purchase mesquite flour and other goodies and learn about harvesting a variety of native desert foods. Free, but milling charge is $1.50/gallon of whole pods. See for details or contact Meghan at 520-331-9821 or

Sierra Vista Regional Health Center’s (SVRHC) Compassion Attendance Recovery Empowerment (CARE) program will host the annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Park under Ramada 3. There will be a 5K run, a 1.5 memorial walk, dedication poems, a balloon release, and light refreshments. The SVRHC C.A.R.E. Program is available for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through early pregnancy loss, miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. You can pre-register for the event through Oct. 16. Then registration on the day of the event will begin at 8 am. For more information please call (520) 417-4557 or

Tombstone American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 will host an After-Halloween Costume Party from 8 p.m.  until it ends, Friday, Nov. 1 at the Legion Hall in Tombstone. Open to the public, tickets are $5 at the door for party and finger foods; $10 to enter the costume contest. There will be prizes for first, second and third place costumes as well as door prizes for attendees. Proceeds will benefit All the King’s Horses Children’s Ranch in Benson.

A Harvest Festival will be hosted at Vista View Resort Clubhouse, 526 S. Clubhouse Lane in Sierra Vista on Saturday Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arts and crafts by many local vendors, photography, decorated gourds, clothing, painted glass, jewelry, wreaths, and all sorts of interesting items. Food and refreshments will be available, and drawings for door prizes.

New York Times best-selling author, John Krygelski, will be doing book signings at the Sun Canyon Inn, 260 N. Garden Ave., in Sierra Vista on Nov. 3, from noon to 3 p.m. His list of books include: Time Cursor, The Harvest, The Aegis Solution and his newest book is the The Mutatus Procedure (part 1). For more information, call the hotel at (520) 459-0610.

This coming Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Coronado Chapter, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, and the Greater Sierra Vista United Veterans Council (GSVUVC) will host a Veterans Benefits Expo from 9 a.m. to noon in Veterans Memorial Park. Veterans and their families can meet one-on-one with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and many other service-related organizations to learn about health care, mental health resources, employment, education, and other federal, state and local benefits that are available to them and their families. For more information about this event call Terrie Gent, Personal Affairs Director, MOAA, Coronado Chapter, at (520) 378-2915 or e-mail to

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