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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 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: 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/wpfspr/


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

Birders and nature enthusiasts, novice or experienced, are invited to attend.   The San Pedro River is considered one of the largest and most critical avian migratory corridors remaining in the western United States.  Observe 25 – 50 species on these popular two to three hour bird walks.  Wear appropriate attire for hiking and walking and current weather conditions.  Bring at least one quart of water per person.

When: 7 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/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Community Gardens Presents - Breakfast & Learning at the Gardens

Local area experts will answer questions and help you with your gardening techniques during the 3rd Annual Breakfast.  Light refreshments will be available.  Following breakfast, stay and enjoy the presentation on Companion Planting.  Speaker TBD.

When:  Breakfast 8 a.m.  Presentation begins 9 a.m.
Where:  Sierra Vista Community Gardens, 300 E. Wilcox.
Admission:  Free and open to the public.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, www.svcommunitygardens.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 17th Annual Water Wise/Master Gardener Xeriscape Landscape Tour

Tour several beautiful, low-water landscapes in our area that will be open to the public.  Master Gardeners will be at each site to assist visitors. 

When:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:  Information about this self-guided tour is available at:  UA Cooperative Extension Water Wise Program, 520-458-8278 x 2141 or email jwilliams@cals.arizona.edu
Admission:  Free


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 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:  $6 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. Free admission the first Saturday of every month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session at the 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 E. Highway 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free, but donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, 520-432-1388 or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 15th Annual Hummingbird Triathlon

This annual event features seven age divisions, team and individual competitions, and awards.

When:  6:00 a.m.  (check-in starts 5 a.m.)
Where:  Start and Finish, Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, The Cove.  2900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway
Registration and Information:  Jack King at 520-439-2302 or Terese at 520-439-2275  Flyer


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Magdelena Bash Harvest Fesitval at Kief-Joshua Vineyards

Enjoy the celebration of this year's harvest at Kief-Joshua Vineyards.  There will be several new Arizona wine releases, and music performances by Country Western artist Andy Hersey and the Dry River Yacht Club.

When:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where:  Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Rd., Elgin
Admission:  $8 tasting fee (over 21 years of age) includes souvenir glass.
Info:  520-455-5582, www.kj-vineyards.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 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.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, www.sierravistacommunitymarket.com