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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 24th Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

Once a year, for three days, Sierra Vista becomes the center for all that's wonderful and Western in poetry, music, storytelling and song. Artists from all over the U.S., Canada, and Australia converge on Cochise County for three major stage performances and mini-concerts.

This year's theme is "Outlaws and Lawmen...Tamin' the West".

When:  Headline performances 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday.
Multiple Poetry and Music Sessions, Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where:  Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd.
Admission:  Headline performance $20.  Students (grades 1-12) $6.  Saturday daytime performance $10.  Purchase tickets at the Sierra Vista Visitor Center, Spur Western Wear, Safeway and online.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-9359, or www.cowboypoets.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided River Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Enjoy this guided walk and learn why the San Pedro River has been named as one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The river features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.   The walks are about 1 1/2 to 2 miles long over easy terrain.  Please wear appropriate attire for hiking and weather conditions, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When:  9 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Friends of the San Pedro River Guided History Walk - Millville Ruins and Petroglyphs

Join this special guided walk and learn about the historic town of Millville, a “boomtown” in every sense of the word – a quick rise and a rapid decline. This site is also well known for its many petroglyphs etched into the rocky hillsides.  Be prepared for the weather with good shoes, water, and a hat.

When:  9 a.m.
Where: Meet at the Millville Parking Area, north side of Charleston Road, about one quarter mile east of the San Pedro River.
Admission:  Free.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445,  http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Coronado National Memorial Ranger-led Tour Coronado Cave

Join a park ranger for this special guided hike and tour of Coronado Cave.  Learn about the geology of the cave and observe unique formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and columns.  

The roundtrip hike and tour will last about two hours and is considered moderate.  Participants should bring a flashlight or headlamp, extra batteries, gloves, water, sun protection and wear sturdy shoes.  The hikes begin at the Coronado Cave trailhead (.25 mile west of the visitor center).

When:  10 a.m., every Saturday from January 30 through April 16
Where:  Coronado National Memorial, 4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-366-5515 and www.nps.gov/coro


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Coronado National Memorial Ranger-led Hike - Coronado Peak

Join a park ranger on this special guided hike.  Enjoy sweeping views of Sonora and the San Pedro River Valley and learn about the unique history of this area.

The hike lasts about one and one-half hours and participants should bring water and sun protection.  Meet at the Montezuma Pass parking area, three miles from the visitor center.

When:  2 p.m. every Saturday from January 30 through April 16.
Where:  Coronado National Memorial, 4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-366-5515 and www.nps.gov