River Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
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: 9 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
Water Wise Presents: Septic Care
Learn how to take proper care of your septic system, and protect well water quality.
When: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Public meeting room, Groth Hall, University of Arizona Sierra Vista Campus, 1140 N. Colombo Ave.
Info: 520-458-8278 x2141 or http://waterwise.arizona.edu/
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. Performance 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
Sierra Vista Community Market
This market offers something for everyone. Shop a wide variety of unique and homemade crafts, specialty wares, original jewelry designs, homemade soaps, handmade wood and leather goods, local honey, locally grown produce and much more. Be sure to enjoy lunch and the local enterainment while you are there.
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Info: 520-417-6960, www.sierravistacommunitymarket.com
Sierra Vista Wine Festival - Elks Lodge
Enjoy the wide variety of local wines from nine wineries in Elgin, Sonoita, and Willcox. There will be live music, beer available for the beer lovers, arts & crafts vendors, and food vendors.
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane
Admission: Free. Tastings and bottles available for purchase
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-458-2065
St. Martin's New Release Festival
Taste new releases from seven Sonoita wineries. There will be live music, vendors for shopping, and activities for the children.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sonoita Vineyards, 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd., Elgin (see website for map & directions)
Admission: $35 per person (over 21 years of age)
Info: 520-417-6960, www.sonoitavineyards.com
Ramsey Canyon Preserve Color Walk
Enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn during this docent-led walk. The walk wanders up an easy, shady trail and leaders share information about the lively natural and cultural history of the canyon. A great opportunity to relax, enjoy and learn about The Nature Conservancy work here and beyond.
When: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Ramsey Canyon Preserve, 27 Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission: $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - FREE.
Info: 520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website