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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: 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


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: 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 Sierra Vista Community Gardens Presents - Learning at the Gardens

Join fellow gardeners for this information session, Water Use in the Garden.  Presented by Cado Daily, WaterWise.

When:  Presentation starts at Noon.
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 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 Friends of the San Pedro River Hike - Fairbank to Presidio Santa Cruz de Terranate

Guided Hike that will cover about 5 miles and is rated moderate.  Wear appropriate attire for weather/hiking and bring plenty of water.  Meet at the Fairbank Schoolhouse.

When:  8:00 a.m.
Where:  Fairbank Historic Townsite, Hwy. 82 between Whetstone and 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/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fairbank Day

Enjoy the full day of activities that highlight 300 years of history.  There will be walks, presentations, displays, demonstrations, music, and other activities the entire family can enjoy. 

When:  8:00 a.m. to mid-afternoon.
Where:  Fairbank Historic Townsite, Hwy. 82, between Whetstone and Tombstone (Parking area is about one quarter mile east of the San Pedro River on Hwy. 82)
Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Annual Sierra Vista Empty Bowls Project

Join The Pottery Studio @ Sierra Vista and community partners in supporting local food banks at the Seventh Empty Bowls Project.

Guests may choose a handcrafted bowl contributed by professional, amateur and student potters from the local area. A simple meal of soup and bread will be served, and the bowl may be kept as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world.  The soup, bread and bowls are donated, and Sierra Vista area food banks will receive the donations.

When:  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where:  Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St.
Admission:  Suggestion donation, $10
Info:  417-6960, or www.EmptyBowls.net


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 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


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


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Kartchner Caverns State Park - 3rd Annual Halloween Party

Enjoy an evening of family fun.  There will be children's games, contests, face painting, candy, prizes, and educational programs.  Free admission with costume.

When:  5 to 7 p.m.
Where:  Kartchner Caverns State Park, 2980 Hwy 90 South, Benson
Admission:  Free with costume (Regular admission, $6 per vehicle fee for up to 4 adults.)
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-586-2283, http://azstateparks.com/parks/kaca/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 30th Annual Unique Boutique Bazaar

This event boasts a wide variety of items, from decorative to functional.  Shop for jewelry, fine soaps and lotions, greeting cards and more.

When:  Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where:  Sierra Suites, 391 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Death of the Real Monster...or Who Slew One of the Crew?

Enjoy this special dinner theater, presented by Theater on the Move.

When:  October 24 & 25, pre-show entertainment 6 p.m., dinner & show 7 p.m.
October 26, pre-show entertainment 12 p.m., dinner & show 12:30 p.m.
Where:  The Knights of Columbus, 156 W. Kayetan Dr.
Admission:  Dinner tickets $35, Show only $15 (advance purchase).  At the door, Show only $20.
Info:  For tickets, 520-220-8711, or http://www.eventbrite.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Halloween Celebration

Children's activities from 6 to 9 p.m.  For older children and adults, a haunted house will be open from 6 to 10 p.m, and spooky "haunted hay rides" from 7 to 10 p.m.

When:  6-9 p.m children:  6-10 p.m. older children and adults
Where:  Wren Arena, Ft. Huachuca  map
Admission:  $5 per carload
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-533-5714, 520-533-3354

Note: Fort Huachuca is an active military installation and specific entrance requirements are enforced. US citizens may access the post after providing photo ID for everyone over the age of 16 along with current vehicle registration and proof of vehicle insurance.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Family Campout Program - Kartchner Caverns State Park

This one-weekend adventure is designed for families that have little or no experience camping.  Camp Coordinators will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors.

Where:  Kartchner Caverns State Park, 2980 Hwy 90, Benson
When:  Oct. 25-26
Information:  For registration fees and other detailed information, please visit AZStateParks.com/Family or call Ashley at 909-255-5520.  Registration is limited and is first-come, first-served.