Around Your Town 02/07/13

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Bill Cavaliere will present “Old Time Cochise County Sheriffs” at Bisbee Corral of Westerners International on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at Bisbee Senior Center.  Cavaliere is a former HIdalgo County, N.M.,  sheriff and an authority on American Southwestern history.  Program is free, and public is welcome.  For information call Christine Rhodes at 432-5836. 

The Cochise County Master Gardeners will meet on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Public Meeting Room of the University of Arizona Sierra Vista at 1140 N. Colombo.  The speaker will be Dr. Dawn Gouge, who is a professor of urban entomology at the U of A.  She will give a talk about how to pest proof your home from several kinds of residential pests such as ants and cock roaches and those notorious hitch hiking bed bugs. This talk is open to the public.  Call Terrie for more information: 378-2915.

The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are having a Mainstream Square Dance Friday, Feb. 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a Plus Tip at the end of the night. Our caller is Bill George with Rounds by Lisa Wall. Only $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. For more info contact Sandy at 520-378-6719 or email

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 52 will host a schnitzel dinner in honor and remembrance of Regina (Jina) Rahe on Feb. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Draping Charter Ceremony will be at 5 p.m. The cost of dinner is $8 per person. Post is located at 12 Theater Drive. All members and guests are welcome.

The Ladies Auxiliary Dinner will be held on Feb. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Drive, Sierra Vista. $9 per person. Live entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight. Proceeds support all programs. For more information, call Reba Dermody at 458-9972.

Sierra Vista’s Thunder Mountain Trekkers will have a volksmarch on Feb. 9 at Fairbank Ghost Town with starting times from 9 to 11 a.m. We offer both a 5 (3.1 miles) and 10 (6.2 miles) kilometer trail. Fairbank is located on the east side of the San Pedro River on Hwy 82, between Whetstone and Tombstone. Water and restrooms are available at the start/finish point. Plenty of parking space is available at the Fairbank Ghost Town Parking area. For further information please contact Wendy Breen at (520) 378-1763 or e-mail at 

Join us at the next Bisbee Wellness Initiative Complementary and Alternative Therapies Clinic on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, 19 Sowles Ave., in Old Bisbee.  Complementary and alternative therapies offered this month are reiki, massage, reflexology, and way of the heart. In addition, we’ll be offering spiritual response therapy, diksha, crystal healing, zero balancing and accupuncture, and perhaps hypnosis! Clinic is free but donations are always welcome. For directions and more information email: Web site:

The American Legion will hold a Red and Blue White Elephant Sale Feb. 9, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 12 Theater Drive, Sierra Vista.  Proceeds benefit local American Legion Junior Activities Programs.  Spaces are available for $15 on a first come, first served basis.  Vendors welcome.  For more information call Alice Kennedy at 618-520-1321 or Sherrie Tucker at 520-249-2244.

A presentation will be given on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in Sierra Vista by William Barnes, author of “Renewing the Sacred: A New Vision of Education.” He has been an educator for more than 40 years.For more information, call Gwen Calhoun at 520-458-5280 or Janet Maynard at 207-542-1499. Please RSVP if you are coming.

Join the Bisbee Senior Association for its monthly pancake breakfast on Feb. 9 from 7:30 a.m. t0 10 a.m. Try for the door prize. For more information, call 520-432-2167.

A Demand-Control Instant Hot Water class has been scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at Ace Hardware (on the corner of Highway 92 and Fry Boulevard). Free to the public, attendees will learn how these pumps can save water, save energy, save money and add convenience to everyday living. The Cochise Water Project is offering major rebates on approved pumps. Learn the details at this meeting. There will be a drawing for a D’Mand Control System absolutely free. Limited seating is available so make your reservations by emailing:

The Mountain Vista Golden K. Kiwanis Club will be holding a used book sale of Feb. 11-12 at the Sierra Vista Mall during mall hours. Proceeds go to support children’s programs in our community.

The Arizona Department of Health Services, Cochise Health & Social Services Chiricahua Clinic & University of Arizona Cochise County Cooperative Extension will be offering free Healthy Living Workshops entitled “Learn How To Take Control and Manage Your Health”. Topics will include diabetes, hypertension, COPD, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, obesity. The workshops meet one time per week for six weeks. The pre-information meeting will be held on Feb. 12 from 9 – 10 a.m. at Bisbee City Hall, 118 Arizona St.  Session 1 thru 6 will meet every Tuesday, Feb. 19 – March 26 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bisbee City Hall.  To register, please call Cynthia Aspengren @ 520-255-3116 or email:

On Wednesday Feb. 13 the  Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning invites you to our presentation of “Things Birds Do” with Brian Prescott. We hope you will check out this program showing an accumulation of bird observations covering more than 40 years. Prescott will discuss the many facets of bird life, including what they eat, how they care for their feathers, anatomy, and the elements involved in reproduction. There will also be discussion about how birds might reason and solve problems. More information about our Lunch Lecture dates are published on our website:

Agenda 21 and the Threat to State Sovereignty is the title of the presentation to be given on Feb. 13 by Dr. Lyle Rapacki and Heather Gass, both consultants to the Arizona Legislature. The seminar will be at Buena High School Lecture Hall at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. RSVP required to by Feb. 11. $5 admission collected at the door. This is the first in a series of public information education forums presented by the Cochise County TEA Party.

The Patterson Observatory and the Huachuca Astronomy Club invite you to a free public viewing of the winter night sky on Thursday, Feb. 14, at about 6:45. Weather permitting, you will be able to view the crescent moon, Jupiter and it’s Galilean satellites, double stars, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies through the 20-inch Patterson telescope and other instruments. Everyone is invited. 1140 N. Colombo Drive on the University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus, just east of Cochise College.

HASRA, Huachuca Area School Retirees Association, will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 10:15 a.m., in the Mona Bishop Room at the Sierra Vista library. The program will be “The Affordable Healthcare Act and You,” presented by Lanny Kope, board member for SVRHC. For additional information, call Roger at Circle T Ranch, 456-9114.

The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding an annual Sweetheart Square Dance on Friday, Feb. 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.. No sweetheart necessary, singles and couples all welcome! Mainstream dancing with a Plus Tip at the end of the night. Our caller is Don Haney with rounds by Lisa Wall. Only $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided. Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. For more info contact Sandy at 520-378-6719 or email

The University of Arizona Cochise County Cooperative Extension will present an informational talk on “Prenatal Nutrition”. This free prenatal nutrition class will include a pregnancy food guide, special nutrient needs for the pregnant mother, healthy habits for a healthy baby, food safety considerations, and much more.  The presentation will be held on Friday, Feb. 15 at 1o a.m. at the Wellness Depot in the Mall at Sierra Vista. For more information, please call Heather Vaughn @ 520-458-8278 ext. 2135.

The Sierra Vista Historical Society invites you to a luncheon and speaker event at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, St. Andrew’s Drive in Sierra Vista on Feb. 15.  Our speaker will be Father Glenn Snow from Saint Cyril’s Parish in Tucson.  Snow has a background in history and was a valuable member of the Cochise County Centennial Committee.  Doors open at 11 a.m. with a buffet lunch served at 11:30 am. The cost is $15 per person and reservations are required.  Reservations can be made by calling Paulette at 520-378-5121 by Wednesday, February 13th.

The Cochise County Master Gardeners will give a free workshop on pruning roses on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Rose Garden at the U of A Sierra Vista at 1140 N. Colombo.  Bring your pruners and you can practice what you learn.

The Annual Lincoln Day Dinner sponsored by Cochise County Republican Committee will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Ft. Huachuca.  Featured speaker will be Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett.  Reservations must be made and prepaid no later than Feb. 6.  Contact Kathy Dolge at 602-510-8986 or or mail check to CCRC, Box 615, SV 85636.  Cost is $45 per person.

The Tombstone Lions Club will be sponsoring their annual “All you can Eat” Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 located on the corner of Second and Allen Streets. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and close promptly at 11 a.m. A donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children is payable at the door or you can purchase advanced tickets from any Tombstone Lion. For any additional information contact Lion Secretary Pat Kelly at 457-8012. All proceeds benefit the Tombstone Lions Community Service Projects.

Southeastern Arizona Anglers Family Fishing Club has been in existence since the 1980s. The Club holds monthly fishing derbies at Roosevelt Lake near Globe. The first derby of the year will be on Feb. 16 and 17. All kids receive special awards for fish caught. Current club members live in Safford, Sierra Vista, and Tucson. For more Club information send email or call:

The Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Pueble Del Sol County Club.  The speaker for this meeting will be Melissa Avant of the Sierra Vista School Board who will speak on school safety and academic standards.

The Coronado Chapter, Military Officers Association of America will conduct its monthly meeting, Feb. 21, at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 South St. Andrews Drive, Sierra Vista. Social hour is at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Pat Call, Cochise County Board of Supervisors with an update things in the county. Dinner costs $25. MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. For additional information, contact Ron Pflipsen at 417-0175.

The Happy Acher’s senior group at the United Methodist Church will have their monthly potluck at 11:10 a.m. on Feb. 21.  The program will be by Jim and  Pat Niner on their experiences at National Wildlife Refuges. Everyone 55 or older is welcome so bring a covered dish and join us for a good time.  For more info call 378-1924.

The Sierra Vista Community Chorus spring show “Sweet Treats & Swingin’ Sounds” will be held 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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