River Walk at the San Pedro
Join trained docents on a two-mile interpretive walk over easy terrain along the river. The San Pedro River features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States. It is the last free flowing river in the Southwest and has been designated one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy. Wear appropriate attire for hiking and weather conditions. Bring at least one quart of water per person.
When: 8 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90.
Admission: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://www.sanpedroriver.org/fsprhome.shtml
Nature Walk at Ramsey Canyon Preserve
Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in the preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.
When: 9 a.m.
Where: 27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission: $5.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - FREE. There is no admission charge the first Saturday of every month. Annual passes available.
Info: 520-378-2785; 520-417-6960
Nothing tastes better than ripened fruit or vegetables picked directly from the tree or vine. Enjoy all the locally grown produce as well as the other unique items and products.
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Sierra Vista Community United Church of Christ parking area, (north of Target)
240 N. Hwy 90 Bypass
Info: 520-678-2638, 520-417-6960, www.sierravistacommunitymarket.com
History Walk - Fairbank Historic Townsite
Join the Friends of the San Pedro River and a trained docent for this special history walk. Fairbank was the longest-lasting ghost town along the San Pedro, with occupation spanning 1881 to 1972. The tour will focus on the many colorful events and personalities that wove the fabric of the town, and will include the restored schoolhouse, the mercantile building, the town cemetery and other remnants of this historic railroad town.
This walk is about one mile in length and will last one and a half hours.
When: 8:00 a.m.
Where: Fairbank Historic Townsite, Hwy. 82, between Whetstone & Tombstone (Parking area is about one quarter mile east of the San Pedro River on Hwy. 82)
Admission: Free, donations gratefully accepted
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/fsprhome.shtml
This Weekend at Arizona Folklore Preserve
The Arizona Folklore Preserve features outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday. Check the AFP website, www.arizonafolklore.com for a schedule of performances.
When: Doors open 1 p.m. Show starts 2 p.m.
Where: Arizona Folklore Preserve, 56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Road west 3.3 miles to Entrance
Admission: Adults, $15; Children age 17 and under, $6
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com
Guided Tour of Buffalo Soldier Sites
Take a guided bus tour to Buffalo Soldier sites on historic Fort Huachuca. Tours are limited to 14 passengers, so make your reservations early!
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Meet at Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St.
Admission: $15 per person. Children 12 and under free
Info: 520-417-6960. Reservations 520-803-6713 (Arizona Sunshine Tours)
Note: the post is an active military installation. Tour is limited to US citizens. US citizens over the age of 16 who are planning to take the tour must show valid photo identification before boarding the bus.
Hummingbird Banding at San Pedro House
Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Get a close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 Highway 90.
Admission: Free, but donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-432-1388 or visit www.sabo.org
Annual Spring Open House - Cochise and Western Model Railroad Club
The Club invites everyone to see what's new at their Spring Open House. Stop! Look! And listen to authentic sounds of working railroads. See four different layouts. "HO" Train Layout Raffle, and giveaways for kids of all ages!
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 680 Fort Ave.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-458-8397, www.cwmrrc.com
Sierra Vista Ballet Presents "An Evening at the Ballet"
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd.
Admission: Adults $15, Children Free
Info: 520-417-6960, www.Sierra-Vista-Ballet.com
Movies in the Park!
Family Entertainment at the Centennial Pavilion
Sierra Vista Leisure & Library Services is pleased to present movies in the park free to the public in Veterans’ Memorial Park with the support of Lawley Motors. All movies will begin at dusk (around 7:00 p.m.) The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.
May 18: Wreck It Ralph (PG)
June 1: Men in Black 3 (PG-13)
June 15: The Pirates! A Band of Misfits (PG)
June 29: The Princess Bride (PG)
When: Dusk (around 7 p.m.)
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Douglas Aviation History Exhibit
Douglas had many aviation firsts, including the first airplane in the state. Douglas was also one of the stops of the first women's national air race of 1929, the "Women's Air Derby", the race famed aviator Emelia Earhart participated in.
Don't miss this wonderful aviation history exhibit, which will include a life-size replica of the "Douglas Flyer".
At the exhibit's closing ceremonies, join aviation historians for a special screening of the award winning documentary, "Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby." The film's executive producer will be there to answer questions and talk about the remarkable race.
Aviation History Exhibit
When: through May 25, 2013
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Saturdays 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Douglas Government Center, 1012 G Avenue, Douglas
Info: 520-417-6960, or Douglas Visitor Center 520-417-7344
"Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women's National Air Derby" documentary screening
When: May 25, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Gadsden Hotel Lobby, 1046 G Avenue, Douglas
Info: 520-417-6960, or Douglas Visitor Center 520-417-7344
5th Annual Cycle Sierra Vista
This event offers activities for bicycle riders of all ages and interests and will emphasize safe bicycling skills for all riders and provide activities for children. A short riding route on shared-use paths will be marked for children and parents.
Ride routes of 15 and 25 miles on shared-use paths, bike lanes and low-traffic streets will be marked and mapped for self-directed rides.
Riders will be able to test their bike maneuvering skills on a course set up in the park by Police Department bicycle officers.
Safe riding and rules of the road guidance will be provided.
Bike shop representatives will be on hand to provide information and assistance on bicycle maintenance, repairs and fitting.
When: 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd. Meet in The Cove parking lot.