Around Your Town 1/7/13




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The Sierra Vista Historical Society, in conjunction with Henry Hauser Museum and the Sierra Vista Public Library, will host “Homesteading Patterns in our Little Corner of Cochise County — 1912” at 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St. For details, call 417-6980.

Courtney Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Office of the Attorney General, will offer a free presentation on scams and how they are impacting senior citizens from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2053 Choctaw. Some of the scams that will be discussed are the Grandparent Scam, Telemarketing Rip Offs, Auto Purchasing and Repair Scam, Identity Theft, and many others. Please RSVP. For details, call 378-9400.

Counselor Faye Hoese will be available at the next Loved Ones of the Incarcerated meeting on Jan. 8. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. For details and meeting location, call (520) 234-6076.

The Parkinson Support Group will meet at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Mona Bishop Room at the library. The program will be on home safety. For details, call 458-2645.

The Sierra Vista Winter Visitors Program will kick off with a presentation by City Manager Chuck Potucek on Jan. 9 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2146 S. Coronado Dr. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the presentation starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 459-0929 or 803-6810.

1200 Club of Greater Sierra Vista will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. This is a no-cost dinner for all those with paid membership, which is $12 per year. Reservations are due by Jan. 9. The guest speaker will be Dr. Randy Groth, Chief Executive Officer of Allsource Global Management, LLC. For details or to RSVP, contact kathy@dolgefamily.net.

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 8 a.m. Jan. 9 and 26 and will depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 Highway 90, east of Sierra Vista. There is no charge for the walks, however, donations are accepted to support docent programs. For details, call 459-2555 or visit sanpedroriver.org.

The Huachuca Area School Retirees Association will meet at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 10 in the Mona Bishop Room at the Sierra Vista library. The program, presented by Father Greg Adolph from St. Andrews parish, will be about Padre Kino. For details, call 456-9114.

The French Intermediate Conversation and Study Group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 10 in the library conference room. The group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. For details, call 803-0221.

The Thunder Mountain Twirlers is once again offering the A-B-C Fun Dance Program. A dance night will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave. Wear casual attire and comfortable shoes. Cost is $3 per person, but the first night is free. For details, contact (520) 227-7085 or emailsvtmt@cox.net.

The Sierra Vista Relay for Life Organization will hold a Kick-Off celebration from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. This is the American Cancer Society’s 100th anniversary, and we will be honoring cancer survivors and their caregivers with a special tribute. Breakfast will be served by the Windemere Hotel and there will be door prizes and a raffle. For details, visit http://main.acsevents.org or 803-7818, 732-3879, or 249-6164.

The Friends of the Library will host a members meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 in the Mona Bishop Room at the library. There will also be a half price sale that day at the Friends of the Library bookstore, located to the left of the main library entrance.

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held from 12:45 to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 at Mountain View Gardens Retirement Living, 3477 Rodeo Dr., behind the Home Depot. For details or to register, call (520) 234-1120.

CANTER is looking for horse handlers and side walkers to support our therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities. Volunteer Training is set for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. For details, call 378-2201 or visit www.canteraz.org. CANTER, a 501(c)(3) charity, is located at 7388 Chief Joseph Drive just off Moson Road.

The Military Officers Association of America Coronado Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrews Dr. Registration is required by Jan. 12. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The menu will be braised boneless short ribs. Cost is $25. The guest speaker will be Chairman Bruce Docktor, Sierra Vista Health Regional Center Board of Trustees. He will offer an update on SVHRC.  Make dinner check payable to Coronado Chapter, MOAA, and mail to Reservations, Coronado Chapter MOAA, P.O. Box 1685, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636.  For details, call 417-0175.

The Friends of the San Pedro River will conduct interpretive walks along the river at 9 a.m. Jan. 12, 19, and 26. All walks depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 Highway 90, east of Sierra Vista. There is no charge for the walks, however donations are accepted to support the docent programs. Call (520) 459-2555 or visit sanpedroriver.org.

The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) is open for bird walks at 8 a.m. Jan. 13, 20, and 27. The walks take about 2 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). For details, call (520) 459-2555 or visit sanpedroriver.org.

The Huachuca Audubon Society will host Rich Thompson at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 in room 702 at the college. Thompson will be showing the next edition of his always-popular video presentations, this time featuring birds and a few other critters videotaped during 2012.

The Cochise County Youth Orchestra is now welcoming violin, viola, cello and string bass players to join in the next semester, which starts on Jan. 15 and runs through May 8. The orchestra is once again offering a beginning class for students of elementary school age. The 45 minute class begins at 3 p.m. every Tuesday starting on Jan. 15. More experienced players are invited to join the regular youth orchestra. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Both groups will meet at Calvary’s Rock Church, 231 N. Canyon Dr. Call (520) 678-0397 or visit www.ccyo.info.

The Sierra Vista Winter Visitors Program will continue with a presentation about the Border Patrol  on Jan. 16 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2146 S. Coronado Dr. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the presentation starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 459-0929 or 803-6810.

The AZ Native Plant Society Cochise Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at 4001 Foothills Dr. Peter Gierlach (Petey Mesquitey) will give a presentation on “The Stories and Songs of My People — Observations on the Flora and Fauna in the Borderlands of Southeastern Arizona.” For details, visit http://www.aznps.com/chapters/cochise.php.

The Patterson Observatory and the Huachuca Astronomy Club will host a public viewing of the Winter night sky at about 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 17 at 1140 N. Colombo Dr., on the University of Arizona South campus, just east of Cochise College. Weather permitting, through the 20-inch Patterson telescope, you will be able to see craters of the crescent moon, Jupiter with it’s cloud belts and Galilean moons, double stars, various star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

The Friends of the San Pedro River will offer a history walk at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at Fairbank Historic Townsite. The walks are suitable for most adults and children. Bring suitable footwear and water. For more information, call 459-2555 or visit sanpedroriver.org.

The Thunder Mountain Marine Corp League Detachment 1283 will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the old Cochise County Complex at Foothills Drive and Highway 92. For more information, call 803-0968.

The SEAGO Area Agency on Aging is currently recruiting for volunteers for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Volunteers will be trained to assist individuals who have questions about Medicare, Medicaid, and other types of Medicare related topics. Volunteers need to have their own transportation, and will normally spend 5 to 10 hours per month meeting with clients at scheduled locations. Training is scheduled for Jan. 22 to 25. For details, call 432-5301 (ext. 208).

A luncheon honoring Col. Gene Fenstermacher (USAF, Ret.), the Greater Sierra Vista United Veterans Council “Veteran of the Year 2013,” will be held at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr. Attendance is open to the public and the cost is $14 per person. Checks should be made out to the Thunder Mountain Detachment, Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 1081, Sierra Vista, AZ  85636. Payment must be received by Jan. 17. For details, call (520) 559-5590.

The Sierra Vista Winter Visitors Program will continue with a presentation by County Supervisor Pat Call on Jan. 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2146 S. Coronado Dr. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the presentation starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 459-0929 or 803-6810.

The Sierra Vista Area Gardeners Club will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Constable’s Office located in the old County Complex at 4100 E. Foothills Dr. Lollie Yancie will talk about how to work with and decorate gourds.  For details, visit svgardenclub.org or call (520) 732-1822.

Friends of Sonoita Creek will host a full moon hike on Jan. 26 at Patagonia Lake State Park. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 4:15 p.m. Bring a flashlight and water. For details or to RSVP, call (520) 287-2791.

Friends of Sonoita Creek will host a hike along Railroad Track Trail in the moonlight on Jan. 26. Meet at 6 p.m. at the flag pole in front of Patagonia Town Hall. No dogs.

A hike to see petroglyphs will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Visitor Center at Patagonia Lake State Park. For details, call (970) 749-9065.

The Sierra Vista Winter Visitors Program will continue with Bob Luce presenting “African Adventure” on Jan. 30 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2146 S. Coronado Dr. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the presentation starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 459-0929 or 803-6810.

The Mountain Vista Golden K Kiwanis Club is now collecting books for a used book sale in February.  Any usable books and audio books are appreciated (no magazines, encyclopedias, VHS or cassettes accepted). Deliver to 2751 Glenview Drive (box on front Patio) or call 803-9932 or 803-9048 for pick up.

The Sierra Vista Winter Visitors Program will continue with a presentation about UAVs by Tom Wiederstein on Feb. 6 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2146 S. Coronado Dr. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the presentation starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 459-0929 or 803-6810.

The Sierra Vista Community Chorus spring show “Sweet Treats & Swingin’ Sounds” will be held at 2 and 6 p.m. March 2 and at 2 p.m. March 3 at the Ethel Berger Center. All entertainment, dessert and beverages are included for only $8 per person. Tickets go on sale Feb. 4. Because there are a limited number of tickets available, they will be sold only at the Ethel Berger Center and also from chorus members. For details, call 417-2305 or 378-2218.





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