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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 4th Annual Restaurant Week

Step out of your everyday and indulge yourself...fantastic restaurants offer discounts during the week of September 29 through October 5, 2014.  Take advantage of this special opportunity to explore and enjoy! 

Be sure to mention "Restaurant Week"  to receive your discount. 

For a list of participating restaurants, please call 520-417-6960, or stop by the Sierra Vista Visitor Center, 3020 E. Tacoma, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or click here



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Come and enjoy our fantastic Sierra Vista Farmer's Market. There is something for everyone...fresh and delicious locally grown produce...grass fed lamb, beef, pork and more...take home specialty breads and baked goods...shop the many booths featuring unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and much more. Have lunch at the market - a great way to spend mid-day.

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-678-2638, 520-417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.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:  $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. No admission charge the first Saturday of every month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 4th Annual Restaurant Week

Step out of your everyday and indulge yourself...fantastic restaurants offer discounts during the week of September 29 through October 5, 2014.  Take advantage of this special opportunity to explore and enjoy! 

Be sure to mention "Restaurant Week"  to receive your discount. 

For a list of participating restaurants, please call 520-417-6960, or stop by the Sierra Vista Visitor Center, 3020 E. Tacoma, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or click here


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 63rd Annual Rex Allen Days

This four-day event celebrates the life of Rex Allen.  Activites will include a rodeo, parade, concerts, tractor pulls, vendors, family activities, and more. Enjoy good old-fashioned fun for the entire family in the historic town of Willcox, Arizona.

When:  October 2-5
Where:  Willcox
Info and tickets:  520-254-2101, or visit http://www.rexallendays.com



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 4th Annual Restaurant Week

Step out of your everyday and indulge yourself...fantastic restaurants offer discounts during the week of September 29 through October 5, 2014.  Take advantage of this special opportunity to explore and enjoy! 

Be sure to mention "Restaurant Week"  to receive your discount. 

For a list of participating restaurants, please call 520-417-6960, or stop by the Sierra Vista Visitor Center, 3020 E. Tacoma, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or click here


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 63rd Annual Rex Allen Days

This four-day event celebrates the life of Rex Allen.  Activites will include a rodeo, parade, concerts, tractor pulls, vendors, family activities, and more. Enjoy good old-fashioned fun for the entire family in the historic town of Willcox, Arizona.

When:  October 2-5
Where:  Willcox
Info and tickets:  520-254-2101, or visit http://www.rexallendays.com



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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 Friends of the San Pedro River History Walk - Murray Springs

The Clovis people were the first humans to reach North America some 13,000 years ago and Murray Springs is one of the premier Clovis cultural sites. Join a trained docent for this special walk, view Clovis artifacts, and learn about these people who hunted Ice Age mammals, including mammoths.  The walk is suitable for most adults and children.  Wear good walking shoes, appropriate attire, and bring water and a snack.

When: 9 a.m.
Where: Meet at Murray Springs Parking Area (about one mile north of Hwy. 90 on Moson Rd.)
Admission: Free, donations appreciated
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Astronomy Day at the Patterson Observatory

Join the Huachuca Astronomy Club for this special day - solar viewing and night sky observing. HAC members will be present to assist and answer questions.

When:  Solar viewing is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Night observing is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where:  Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus, 1040 N. Colombo.  A map is available here
Admission:  FreeInfo:  520-417-6960, 520-432-6099, http://www.hacastronomy.org/
Please note, this event is weather dependent.


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 43rd Annual Art in the Park

This is one of the Southwest's largest and most popular outdoor arts and crafts fairs, attracting more than 200 vendors.  Browse and shop for fine art, sculptures, pottery, fountains, jewelry, clothing, and more.  This favorite event is sure to have something for everyone.

When:  Sat. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, http://artintheparksierravista.com/


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 4th Annual Restaurant Week

Step out of your everyday and indulge yourself...fantastic restaurants offer discounts during the week of September 29 through October 5, 2014.  Take advantage of this special opportunity to explore and enjoy! 

Be sure to mention "Restaurant Week"  to receive your discount. 

For a list of participating restaurants, please call 520-417-6960, or stop by the Sierra Vista Visitor Center, 3020 E. Tacoma, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or click here


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 63rd Annual Rex Allen Days

This four-day event celebrates the life of Rex Allen.  Activites will include a rodeo, parade, concerts, tractor pulls, vendors, family activities, and more. Enjoy good old-fashioned fun for the entire family in the historic town of Willcox, Arizona.

When:  October 2-5
Where:  Willcox
Info and tickets:  520-254-2101, or visit http://www.rexallendays.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista How the West Was Run 5k/10k Run & Walk

This run/walk benefits Sierra Vista West Rotary Club projects.  The course circles around and through the historic West End.  Awards will be presented and free T-shirts while they last. 

When:  Starts 8 a.m. (Packet pick-up & race day registration begins 6:30 a.m.)
Where:  Len Roberts Park, 101 E. Theater Dr.
Admission:  Entry fees are $25 per person,  $15 active military, $12 twelve years and under
Info:  email mikebusiness1@hotmail.com or sign up online www.active.com



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Bird Walk at the EOP

The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP), also known as the waste water treatment plant, is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS) and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR).  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 8 a.m.
Where: EOP, Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, but donations appreciated.
Info: (520) 417-6960, 520-508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session on Fort Huachuca

The public is invited to get a up-close look at the catch, band, weigh, measure and release of hummingbirds for research purposes.   These sessions are organized by the Hummingbird Monitoring Network.

When: Sunrise until approximately 10 a.m.
Where: Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 21115, Off Grierson, Ft. Huachuca.
Admission: Free.
Info:  520-417-6960.
Please note, dates are subject to change.  Visit  www.hummonnet.org  for current schedule.

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 Sunday Afternoon Program at Carr House

Photographing Nature in the Huachuca Mountains
Join Bob Herrmann, nature photographer, and learn about the basics of how and when to photograph nature in the Huachuca Mountains, and how to produce quality photographs. 

When: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Carr House (From Sierra Vista travel south on Hwy 92.  Turn right on Carr Canyon Road.  Travel 2.1 miles to Carr House, on the left after a concrete dip in the road)
Admission:  Free, donations appreciated
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-803-9475 (weekends only), www.huachucamountains.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 43rd Annual Art in the Park

This is one of the Southwest's largest and most popular outdoor arts and crafts fairs, attracting more than 200 vendors.  Browse and shop for fine art, sculptures, pottery, fountains, jewelry, clothing, and more.  This favorite event is sure to have something for everyone.

When:  Sat. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, http://artintheparksierravista.com/


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 4th Annual Restaurant Week

Step out of your everyday and indulge yourself...fantastic restaurants offer discounts during the week of September 29 through October 5, 2014.  Take advantage of this special opportunity to explore and enjoy! 

Be sure to mention "Restaurant Week"  to receive your discount. 

For a list of participating restaurants, please call 520-417-6960, or stop by the Sierra Vista Visitor Center, 3020 E. Tacoma, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or click here


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 63rd Annual Rex Allen Days

This four-day event celebrates the life of Rex Allen.  Activites will include a rodeo, parade, concerts, tractor pulls, vendors, family activities, and more. Enjoy good old-fashioned fun for the entire family in the historic town of Willcox, Arizona.

When:  October 2-5
Where:  Willcox
Info and tickets:  520-254-2101, or visit http://www.rexallendays.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Bikes and Bands Street Fair

Brigade FMX World Wide Extreme Motorsports will perform.  Enjoy the music, vendors, bike displays, and other activities.

When:  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where:  Hatfield Street, between Irwin andBissel, Fort Huachuca
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-533-5714

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.



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The Monday - Tuesday Hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday.  All interested hikers are invited. There are no meetings, no dues, no officers. The group is not an official club of any sort and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

When: Check current schedule
Where: Meet at Sears parking lot, south-east corner. Hiking Locations vary.
Admission: Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For a schedule please visit http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega


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:  $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. No admission charge the first Saturday of every month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday.  All interested hikers are invited to join. There are no meetings, no dues, no officers. The group is not an official club of any sort and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

When:  Early morning, check schedule.
Where:  Check current schedule.

Admission:  Free

Info: 520-417-6960.  For a schedule please visit http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Astronomy Lecture and lab

The Huachuca Astronomy Club and University South Foundation's Patterson Observatory offer this free astronomy class.  Participants learn about the fundamental concepts of practical modern astronomy and the lecture will highlight a different topic each week.

Individuals may sign up for the entire seven weeks of class, or for individual lectures.  Classes are open to individuals age 16 and older, and registration is encouraged as class size is limited.

When:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where:  Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus, 1040 N. Colombo.  A map is available here
Admission:  Free.  Registration is suggested.
Info:  520-458-8278 x2129, or sueskind@email.arizona.edu, or http://www.hacastronomy.org/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Auxiliary Card Party

Sierra Vista Elks Lodge hosts this afternoon card party.  Games include bridge, pinochle, and Mexican train dominoes.  There will be raffle baskets and lunch will be served.

When:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Where:  Sierra Vista Elks Lodge 2065, 1 Elks Lane
Admission:  $12 donation to the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-559-0324



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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/



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Come and enjoy our fantastic Sierra Vista Farmer's Market. There is something for everyone...fresh and delicious locally grown produce...grass fed lamb, beef, pork and more...take home specialty breads and baked goods...shop the many booths featuring unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and much more. Have lunch at the market - a great way to spend mid-day.

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-678-2638, 520-417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.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:  $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. No admission charge the first Saturday of every month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Cochise College Pit Fire Festival

This year's event goes all-out to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cochise College Douglas Campus, and the 9th Anniversary of the Pit Fire Festival. 

This will be the largest-scale pit firing to date, with thousands of ceramic works being fired. There will be several stages of incredible music and performances, dozens of demonstrations, soup and bread prepared by the Culinary Arts Department, one of the largest fireworks displays in southern Arizona, and more.

Be sure to attend this fantastic creative celebration of the arts.

When: 5–9 p.m.
Where: Cochise College Ceramics Department, 4190 West Highway 80, Douglas map
Admission:  Free
Info: Cochise College Ceramics, 520-417-4025



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Annual Butterfield Overland Stage Days & Rodeo

Enjoy three days of special events.  Today highlights the Rodeo Queen Horsemanship Competition.

When:  4 p.m.
Where:  Arena Bar, 250 N. Prickly Pear Ave., Benson, map
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-720-6044


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 19th Annual Forgach House Variety Show Benefit

This year's theme is "Music of the West".  Enjoy this western spectacular featuring guitar-strumming headliners, delightful dancing girls, and more.  Fun for all and proceeds benefit a great cause.

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 Buena School Road
Admission: Adults, $18 in advance, $20 at the door; children 6-12, $5, (under 6 free)
Purchase tickets at:  Ace Hardware, Alphagraphics, Dillards, Oscar Yrun Community Center, Safeway, and the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center.
Info: 520-417-6960



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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 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 27th Annual Cars in the Park

Sierra Vista has some very cool rides - Come and check them out!  Enjoy the cars, oldies and variety music, raffle, door prizes, vendors and more!

When: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Check-in for participants 8-10 a.m. Judging 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., awards at 3 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd
Admission:  Free.  For car registration fee, check http://www.sierravistacarclub.org/
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-803-1678, http://www.sierravistacarclub.org/


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 40th Annual Huachuca Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

This favorite annual event features:  Educational displays, rocks, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, geodes, equipment, lapidary supplies, raffles, and more.  Food vendors will be on site and there will be free admission and parking. Show presented by the Huachuca Mineral & Gem Club.

When:  Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where:  Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-378-6291


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Chili, Chili, Chili & More Chili

Sierra Vista Elks Lodge hosts this chili-tasting event.  Great raffle prizes will be offered and proceeds benefit Peaches Pantry.

When:  1 p.m.
Where:  Sierra Vista Elks Lodge 2065, 1 Elks Lane
Admission:  $3 to taste all the chilies
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-559-0324


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Annual Butterfield Overland Stage Days & Rodeo

Enjoy a full day of activities:

9 a.m. -  Parade begins at 5th Street.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. -  Enjoy the farmers market and craft vendors.
Noon - Pony Express departs at the Benson Museum, 180 S. San Pedro St., 520-586-3134.
3 p.m. - Rodeo children's events, and
5 p.m. - Rodeo, Arena Bar & Rodeo Grounds, 250 N. Prickly Pear, 520-686-1602 (Tickets available at the gate.)


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Annual Cochise County Cycling Classic

The Cochise County Cycling Classic is an adventurous ride and has been called the jewel of Perimeter Bicycling. This ride offers one of the most scenic route in southeast Arizona, "Where the west is still wild."  157, 92, and 45 miles distances. Food, music, and awards!

When:  First start 6:30 a.m.  Check website below for details.
Where:  Cochise County Fairgrounds, 3677 N. Leslie Canyon Rd., Douglas.
Admission:  Free.  Call for ride registration fees.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-745-2033, or click here



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Bird Walk at the EOP

The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP), also known as the waste water treatment plant, is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS) and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR).  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 8 a.m.
Where: EOP, Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, but donations appreciated.
Info: (520) 417-6960, 520-508-4445


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 40th Annual Huachuca Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

This favorite annual event features:  Educational displays, rocks, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, geodes, equipment, lapidary supplies, raffles, and more.  Food vendors will be on site and there will be free admission and parking. Show presented by the Huachuca Mineral & Gem Club.

When:  Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where:  Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-378-6291



MON
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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The Monday - Tuesday Hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday.  All interested hikers are invited. There are no meetings, no dues, no officers. The group is not an official club of any sort and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

When: Check current schedule
Where: Meet at Sears parking lot, south-east corner. Hiking Locations vary.
Admission: Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For a schedule please visit http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega


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:  $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. No admission charge the first Saturday of every month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday.  All interested hikers are invited to join. There are no meetings, no dues, no officers. The group is not an official club of any sort and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

When:  Early morning, check schedule.
Where:  Check current schedule.

Admission:  Free

Info: 520-417-6960.  For a schedule please visit http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Astronomy Lecture and lab

The Huachuca Astronomy Club and University South Foundation's Patterson Observatory offer this free astronomy class.  Participants learn about the fundamental concepts of practical modern astronomy and the lecture will highlight a different topic each week.

Individuals may sign up for the entire seven weeks of class, or for individual lectures.  Classes are open to individuals age 16 and older, and registration is encouraged as class size is limited.

When:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where:  Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus, 1040 N. Colombo.  A map is available here
Admission:  Free.  Registration is suggested.
Info:  520-458-8278 x2129, or sueskind@email.arizona.edu, or http://www.hacastronomy.org/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Banjo Concert

A great way to spend an afternoon with your family!

When:  2 p.m.
Where:  Ethel H. Berger Community Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Come and enjoy our fantastic Sierra Vista Farmer's Market. There is something for everyone...fresh and delicious locally grown produce...grass fed lamb, beef, pork and more...take home specialty breads and baked goods...shop the many booths featuring unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and much more. Have lunch at the market - a great way to spend mid-day.

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-678-2638, 520-417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.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:  $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. No admission charge the first Saturday of every month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Annual Sierra Vista Community Chorus Gospel Concert

This concert is inspirational not only in its music, but in its gift to charity as well. A free will offering will be taken and the entire offering will be donated to the Historical Society Building Fundraiser for the new Henry F. Hauser Museum. The chorus raises their voices to bring you the spirit of the gospel.

When: Friday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m.
Where: Faith Presbyterian Church, 2053 Choctaw
Admission: Free
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-378-2218



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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 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 Annual High Desert Crafters Fall Craft Fair

Enjoy browsing and shopping at this very popular fair.  There will be a huge assortment of items to choose from, including fine art, quilting, jewelry, photography, candles, leather, and more. 

When:  8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where:  Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047 S. Hwy. 92
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960


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 Annual Sierra Vista Community Chorus Gospel Concert

This concert is inspirational not only in its music, but in its gift to charity as well. A free will offering will be taken and the entire offering will be donated to the Historical Society Building Fundraiser for the new Henry F. Hauser Museum. The chorus raises their voices to bring you the spirit of the gospel.

When: Friday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m.
Where: Faith Presbyterian Church, 2053 Choctaw
Admission: Free
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-378-2218


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Willcox Wine Country Festival

Join the winemakers and wineries of Willcox for this popular festival.  Enjoy the wine, food, live music, fine art, and fun.  Over 70 wines to choose from.  Your $15 tasting fee includes a commemorative glass, six tastings, and live entertainment.

When:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where:  Historic Railroad Park, downtown Willcox, see website for map
Admission:  $15
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-384-2272, www.willcoxwines.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

The Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its 20th season and Keitaro Harada, Principal Guest Conductor.

When: Pre-concert seminar 6 p.m.,  doors open 6:30 p.m., performance starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd.
Admission: General admission $25; reserved seating, $30; family with children, $30. Tickets available at Oscar Yrun Community Center, Safeway, Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce, Dillards, and Box Office, Buena High School
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-458-5189, and www.sierravistasymphony.org



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Bird Walk at the EOP

The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP), also known as the waste water treatment plant, is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS) and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR).  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 8 a.m.
Where: EOP, Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, but donations appreciated.
Info: (520) 417-6960, 520-508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session on Fort Huachuca

The public is invited to get a up-close look at the catch, band, weigh, measure and release of hummingbirds for research purposes.   These sessions are organized by the Hummingbird Monitoring Network.

When: Sunrise until approximately 10 a.m.
Where: Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 21115, Off Grierson, Ft. Huachuca.
Admission: Free.
Info:  520-417-6960.
Please note, dates are subject to change.  Visit  www.hummonnet.org  for current schedule.

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 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 Willcox Wine Country Festival

Join the winemakers and wineries of Willcox for this popular festival.  Enjoy the wine, food, live music, fine art, and fun.  Over 70 wines to choose from.  Your $15 tasting fee includes a commemorative glass, six tastings, and live entertainment.

When:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where:  Historic Railroad Park, downtown Willcox, see website for map
Admission:  $15
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-384-2272, www.willcoxwines.com



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The Monday - Tuesday Hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday.  All interested hikers are invited. There are no meetings, no dues, no officers. The group is not an official club of any sort and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

When: Check current schedule
Where: Meet at Sears parking lot, south-east corner. Hiking Locations vary.
Admission: Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For a schedule please visit http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega


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:  $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. No admission charge the first Saturday of every month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday.  All interested hikers are invited to join. There are no meetings, no dues, no officers. The group is not an official club of any sort and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

When:  Early morning, check schedule.
Where:  Check current schedule.

Admission:  Free

Info: 520-417-6960.  For a schedule please visit http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Astronomy Lecture and lab

The Huachuca Astronomy Club and University South Foundation's Patterson Observatory offer this free astronomy class.  Participants learn about the fundamental concepts of practical modern astronomy and the lecture will highlight a different topic each week.

Individuals may sign up for the entire seven weeks of class, or for individual lectures.  Classes are open to individuals age 16 and older, and registration is encouraged as class size is limited.

When:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where:  Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus, 1040 N. Colombo.  A map is available here
Admission:  Free.  Registration is suggested.
Info:  520-458-8278 x2129, or sueskind@email.arizona.edu, or http://www.hacastronomy.org/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Community Band Benefit Concert

The Sierra Vista Community Band presents "Saluting Arts in Education"  Benefit Concert.

When:  7 p.m.
Where:  Buena Performing Arts Center, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd.
Admission:  $5 per person, in advance or at the door.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-220-9678, www.sierravistaband.org



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Come and enjoy our fantastic Sierra Vista Farmer's Market. There is something for everyone...fresh and delicious locally grown produce...grass fed lamb, beef, pork and more...take home specialty breads and baked goods...shop the many booths featuring unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and much more. Have lunch at the market - a great way to spend mid-day.

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-678-2638, 520-417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Huachuca Astronomy Club Presents - Solar Eclipse Watch at the Sierra Vista Public Library

Join the Huachuca Astronomy Club for this special viewing of the partial solar eclipse.  Special filtered telescopes will be available, and HAC members will be present to assist and answer questions.

When:  1 p.m., eclipse starts 2:30 p.m.
Where:  Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-432-6099, http://www.hacastronomy.org/ Please note, this event is weather dependent.


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:  $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. No admission charge the first Saturday of every month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website



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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.



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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.



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Bird Walk at the EOP

The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP), also known as the waste water treatment plant, is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS) and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR).  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 8 a.m.
Where: EOP, Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, but donations appreciated.
Info: (520) 417-6960, 520-508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sunday Afternoon Program at Carr House

Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Join Mike Foster, videographer and Carr House host, and learn about this holiday celebrated in cemeteries just across the international border.  Enjoy videos, as well as some of the traditional breads and beverages served during the holiday.

When: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Carr House (From Sierra Vista travel south on Hwy 92.  Turn right on Carr Canyon Road.  Travel 2.1 miles to Carr House, on the left after a concrete dip in the road)
Admission:  Free, donations appreciated
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-803-9475 (weekends only), www.huachucamountains.org


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 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 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.



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The Monday - Tuesday Hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday.  All interested hikers are invited. There are no meetings, no dues, no officers. The group is not an official club of any sort and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

When: Check current schedule
Where: Meet at Sears parking lot, south-east corner. Hiking Locations vary.
Admission: Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For a schedule please visit http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega


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:  $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. No admission charge the first Saturday of every month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday.  All interested hikers are invited to join. There are no meetings, no dues, no officers. The group is not an official club of any sort and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

When:  Early morning, check schedule.
Where:  Check current schedule.

Admission:  Free

Info: 520-417-6960.  For a schedule please visit http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Astronomy Lecture and lab

The Huachuca Astronomy Club and University South Foundation's Patterson Observatory offer this free astronomy class.  Participants learn about the fundamental concepts of practical modern astronomy and the lecture will highlight a different topic each week.

Individuals may sign up for the entire seven weeks of class, or for individual lectures.  Classes are open to individuals age 16 and older, and registration is encouraged as class size is limited.

When:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where:  Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus, 1040 N. Colombo.  A map is available here
Admission:  Free.  Registration is suggested.
Info:  520-458-8278 x2129, or sueskind@email.arizona.edu, or http://www.hacastronomy.org/



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Patterson Observatory Public Night

The Patterson Observatory and the Huachuca Astronomy Club invite you to a public viewing of the night sky.  Weather permitting, you will be able to view the heavens with the 20-inch Patterson Telescope and other instruments. Among possible sights are craters of the crescent moon, gas giant planets Uranus and Neptune, double stars, various star clusters, nebula, planetary nebula and distant galaxies.

Please note that start times change with sunset times.  All events depend on the weather - the telescope dome cannot be opened during rainfall, high winds and total overcast.  Events could be cancelled due to weather conditions.

When:  6:00 p.m.
Where:  Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona, Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Dr.
  A  map is available here.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, www.hacastronomy.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Patterson Observatory Public Night

The Patterson Observatory and the Huachuca Astronomy Club invite you to a public viewing of the night sky.  Weather permitting, you will be able to view the heavens with the 20-inch Patterson Telescope and other instruments. Among possible sights are craters of the crescent moon, gas giant planets Uranus and Neptune, double stars, various star clusters, nebula, planetary nebula and distant galaxies.

Please note that start times change with sunset times.  All events depend on the weather - the telescope dome cannot be opened during rainfall, high winds and total overcast.  Events could be cancelled due to weather conditions.

When:  6:45 p.m.  
Where:  Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona, Sierra Vista, 1140 N. Colombo Dr.
  A  map is available here.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, www.hacastronomy.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Come and enjoy our fantastic Sierra Vista Farmer's Market. There is something for everyone...fresh and delicious locally grown produce...grass fed lamb, beef, pork and more...take home specialty breads and baked goods...shop the many booths featuring unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and much more. Have lunch at the market - a great way to spend mid-day.

When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-678-2638, 520-417-6960, www.sierravistafarmersmarket.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:  $6.00 per person. Conservancy members and Cochise County residents, $3.00 per person. Children under 16 - free. No admission charge the first Saturday of every month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Mall-O-Ween

Mall-O-Ween features trick-or-treating and a costume contest for children ages 0-12 years.

When: 5 - 7 p.m.
Where: The Mall at Sierra Vista, 2200 El Mercado Loop
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-452-0011


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 7th Annual Halloween Fall Festival

This favorite fall event features a costume contest, jumping castle, haunted house, games, candy, and more.  Sponsored by Sierra Vista businesses and organizations.

When:  5-8 p.m.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-458-7922




The utmost care was taken to ensure accurate information for this calendar. The Sierra Vista Visitor Center and its agents do not assume responsibility for the given information. Visitors should call in advance to confirm. All information is subject to change.