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FRI
1
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site - Guided Ruins Tour

Join a ranger for this special tour of the fort ruins and learn about the daily lives of soldiers who once called this place home, how they were able to survive, and how their lives were changed by this duty station.

When:  1 p.m. every Friday and Saturday from Feb. 12 through April 2.
Where:  Meet at the visitor center, Fort Bowie NHS.
Admission:  Free
Info:  Directions and map are available on www.nps.gov/fobo or call 520-847-2500 x25.



SAT
2
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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. 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 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:  8 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-459-2555 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Friends of the San Pedro River Guided History Walk - Clanton Ranch

Enjoy this guided walk to the Clanton Ranch ruins and learn about the Clanton family history before and after the infamous gunfight, what brought them to the area, and why they left.  Be prepared for the weather, and bring a hat and water.

When:  9 a.m.
Where:  From Charleston road west of the San Pedro River, turn south on Escapule road, go approx. 1.2 mi, turn left into Escapule Trail parking lot.
Admission:  Free.  Donations appreciated
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-459-2555, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Amerind Museum Texas Canyon 10K Trail Run

This scenic, 10K course features a variety of terrain and awe-inspiring views.  People of all ages are invited to walk or run the course, and there will be music and cheering for participants along the way.

When:  Race starts 9:00 a.m.Where:  Amerind Museum, 2100 N. Amerind Rd., Dragoon
Info:  520-417-6960
Admission:  For registration and entry fees, please visit www.amerind.org/events.html


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


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. Enjoy a fascinating and 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. Hwy 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free.  Donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-432-1388, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site - Guided Ruins Tour

Join a ranger for this special tour of the fort ruins and learn about the daily lives of soldiers who once called this place home, how they were able to survive, and how their lives were changed by this duty station.

When:  1 p.m. every Friday and Saturday from Feb. 12 through April 2.
Where:  Meet at the visitor center, Fort Bowie NHS.
Admission:  Free
Info:  Directions and map are available on www.nps.gov/fobo or call 520-847-2500 x25.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site - Guided Hike

Join a ranger for this guided hike and learn about the history of the fort, Apache culture and the settlement of the west. 

When:  10 a.m. every Saturday from Feb. 12 through April 2.
Where:  Meet at the trailhead on Apache Pass Rd., Fort Bowie NHS.
Admission:  Free
Info:  Directions and map are available on www.nps.gov/fobo or call 520-847-2500 x25.



SUN
3
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the Environmental Operations Park

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

When: 7 a.m.
Where: EOP,  E. Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, donations are appreciated.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy. 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. 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



MON
4
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960 


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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website



TUE
5
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960 



WED
6
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Birders and nature enthusiasts 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 walking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission: Free.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-459-2555 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista High Desert Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of fresh, organic produce and food products, baked goods, and specialty items offered by local farmers and artisans.  Please check the website for a schedule of special workshops, demonstrations and entertainment.

When:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where:  Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-678-8655, http://highdesertfarmersmarketarizona.com



THU
7
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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping for locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb and beef, specialty breads and baked goods.  Shop for unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and more.  Food vendors offer a variety of menu items, and local artists perform live music. 

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



FRI
8
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Star Party at Montezuma Pass

Join members from the Huachuca Astronomy Club and Coronado National Memorial for this special star party celebrating our beautiful dark night skies.  Telescopes will be set up for the public to view planets, moons, galaxies and nebulae, and park rangers will give constellation tours throughout the evening. 

When:  7:15 - 9 p.m.
Where:  Montezuma Pass Overlook, off East Montezuma Canyon Rd./Forest Road 61 (Three miles west of the Memorial Visitor Center).  Parking is limited and carpooling is recommended.  Map
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-366-5515, www.nps.gov/coro



SAT
9
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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website


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:  8 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-459-2555 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


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South, and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. 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 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. Enjoy a fascinating and 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. Hwy 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free.  Donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-432-1388, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Cultural Heritage Celebration

Experience the rich ethnic heritage of our community and enjoy this celebration featuring exhibits, displays, ethnic cuisine, and multicultural entertainment throughout the day. 

When:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where:  Buena High School Cafeteria, 5225 E. Buena School Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-439-2310



SUN
10
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the Environmental Operations Park

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

When: 7 a.m.
Where: EOP,  E. Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, donations are appreciated.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South, and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. 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



MON
11
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960 


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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website



TUE
12
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960 



WED
13
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Birders and nature enthusiasts 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 walking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission: Free.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-459-2555 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista High Desert Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of fresh, organic produce and food products, baked goods, and specialty items offered by local farmers and artisans.  Please check the website for a schedule of special workshops, demonstrations and entertainment.

When:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where:  Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-678-8655, http://highdesertfarmersmarketarizona.com



THU
14
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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping for locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb and beef, specialty breads and baked goods.  Shop for unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and more.  Food vendors offer a variety of menu items, and local artists perform live music. 

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 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 this event depends on the weather.  The telescope dome cannot be opened during rainfall, high winds and total overcast and the event could be cancelled due to weather conditions.

When:  7:30 p.m. 
Where:  Patterson Observatory, University of Arizona South, Sierra Vista campus, 1140 N. Colombo Dr.  A  map is available here.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-458-8278 x2129, www.hacastronomy.org



FRI
15

SAT
16
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra - Spring Concert

The Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its 21st season and Conductor, Toru Tagamea, for the Spring Concert.

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


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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website


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:  8 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-459-2555 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Thunder Mountain Games

Promoting health, fitness and quality of life for adults and children, the Thunder Mountain Games feature competitive races, fun-runs, a bicycle race, kid's triathlon, family activities and a Wellness Fair.

When:  Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Info, schedule and registration:  520-458-0016, http://www.habitatsvaz.org/thunder-mountain-games/


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


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South, and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. 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 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. Enjoy a fascinating and 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. Hwy 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free.  Donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-432-1388, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival

This year's festival features 21 Arizona wineries in one location featuring new wine releases, live music, food vendors, chili cook-off, salsa competition, live music and more.  Sonoita is Arizona's original and oldest wine-growing region and the festival is a special event for the entire family.

When:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Where:  Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Rd., Elgin
Admission:  $25 per person includes 10 tastings and a souvenir glass. 
Info:  520-455-5582, www.kj-vineyards.com, discounted tickets available at www.winegrowers.eventbrite.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Celebrate Earth Day at "Bat Day" - Kartchner Caverns State Park

Enjoy this special event featuring family and hands-on activities, presentations and displays including live animals.  Join in the celebration of Earth Day and the bats' seasonal return to the cave.

When:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where:  Kartchner Caverns State Park, 2980 Hwy. 90, Benson
Admission:  Entrance fee, $7 per vehicle (1-4 adults), or fee waived for reserved tour ticket holders.
Info:  520-586-4100, http://azstateparks.com/parks/kaca/



SUN
17
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the Environmental Operations Park

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

When: 7 a.m.
Where: EOP,  E. Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, donations are appreciated.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Thunder Mountain Games

Promoting health, fitness and quality of life for adults and children, the Thunder Mountain Games feature competitive races, fun-runs, a bicycle race, kid's triathlon, family activities and a Wellness Fair.

When:  Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17.
Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Info, schedule and registration:  520-458-0016, http://www.habitatsvaz.org/thunder-mountain-games/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South, and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. 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 Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival

This year's festival features 21 Arizona wineries in one location featuring new wine releases, live music, food vendors, chili cook-off, salsa competition, live music and more.  Sonoita is Arizona's original and oldest wine-growing region and the festival is a special event for the entire family.

When:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Where:  Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Rd., Elgin
Admission:  $25 per person includes 10 tastings and a souvenir glass. 
Info:  520-455-5582, www.kj-vineyards.com, discounted tickets available at www.winegrowers.eventbrite.com



MON
18
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960 


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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website



TUE
19
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960 



WED
20
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Birders and nature enthusiasts 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 walking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission: Free.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-459-2555 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista High Desert Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of fresh, organic produce and food products, baked goods, and specialty items offered by local farmers and artisans.  Please check the website for a schedule of special workshops, demonstrations and entertainment.

When:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where:  Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-678-8655, http://highdesertfarmersmarketarizona.com



THU
21
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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping for locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb and beef, specialty breads and baked goods.  Shop for unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and more.  Food vendors offer a variety of menu items, and local artists perform live music. 

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



FRI
22

SAT
23
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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website


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

Birders and nature enthusiasts 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 walking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission: Free.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


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:  8 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-459-2555 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Friends of the San Pedro River Guided History Walk - Murray Springs Clovis Site

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.  Learn about the people who hunted Ice Age mammals, how they lived, and what happened to them.

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


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South, and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. 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 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. Enjoy a fascinating and 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. Hwy 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free.  Donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-432-1388, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Ramsey Canyon Preserve Presents - Mata Ortiz Pottery Demonstration & Book Signing

Mata Ortiz pottery is internationally known for its elegant forms, precision designs, and beautiful colors. Master artist, Oralia Lopez, has set the standard in Mata Ortiz for finely executed geometric pottery designs and is most famous for her unique patterns of graduated squares and triangles. Oralia will be demonstrating her intricate painting technique using a brush made from fine human hair and will have a wonderful selection of pottery available for purchase.  A book signing by John Bezy, co-author of “The Artistry and History of Mata Ortiz”, will also be taking place.  Enjoy meeting Oralia Lopez and John Bezy for this special demonstration, signing and sale.

When:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where:  27 E. Ramsey Canyon Rd., Hereford
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website



SUN
24
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the Environmental Operations Park

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

When: 7 a.m.
Where: EOP,  E. Hwy. 90 between mileage markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway.  Depart from viewing platform.
Admission:  Free, donations are appreciated.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South, and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. 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



MON
25
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960 


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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website



TUE
26
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Monday - Tuesday Hikers Group

The hikers group meets for hikes every Monday and Tuesday and all interested hikers are invited. The group is not an official club and each hiker is solely responsible for his/her own safety and welfare.

Please check schedule for meeting times and hiking locations http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960 



WED
27
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Guided Bird Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Birders and nature enthusiasts 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 walking and weather, and bring at least one quart of water per person.

When: 7 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission: Free.  Donations gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-459-2555 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista High Desert Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of fresh, organic produce and food products, baked goods, and specialty items offered by local farmers and artisans.  Please check the website for a schedule of special workshops, demonstrations and entertainment.

When:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where:  Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-678-8655, http://highdesertfarmersmarketarizona.com



THU
28
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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Farmers Market

Enjoy shopping for locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb and beef, specialty breads and baked goods.  Shop for unique products such as local roasted coffees, honey products, salsas and more.  Food vendors offer a variety of menu items, and local artists perform live music. 

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 Summer Concerts in the Park

Enjoy an evening of great entertainment provided by some of Cochise County’s most popular musicians.  Visitors and residents are encouraged to bring the entire family, along with some lawn chairs or blankets.

When:  6:30-8 p.m. 
Where:  Centennial Pavilion, Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-439-2300 and list of concerts.  Please note, the schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather.  



FRI
29

SAT
30
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 per person. Children under 16 free.
Info:  520-378-2785, 520-417-6960, website


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:  8 a.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Hwy. 90.
Admission:  Free.  Donations are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-459-2555 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Rising Sun Run

Sponsored by the Sierra Vista Sunrise Rotary, this event features a half marathon, 10K, 5K and a 1-mile fun run/walk.

When:  Half marathon starts 6:15 a.m., other races/walks follow.
Where:  Huachuca Elementary School, 3228 St. Andrews Dr.
Registration and info, please email svrisingsunrun@gmail.com


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve, in partnership with the University of Arizona South, and Dolan Ellis, Arizona's Official State Balladeer, features great performances by outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday.  Please check the website for a schedule of performances.

When:  Doors open 1 p.m.  Performance starts 2 p.m.
Where:  56 E. Folklore Trail. From Hwy 92, take Ramsey Canyon Rd. 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 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. Enjoy a fascinating and 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. Hwy 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free.  Donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-432-1388, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Health, Wealth and Lifestyle Fair 2016

The Health, Wealth and Lifestyle Fair showcases a wide variety of businesses that can help you with your personal well-being and finances.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the many benefits of living in Southern Arizona and to gather valuable information on what is available in our community.

When:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where:  The Mall at Sierra Vista, 2200 El Mercado Loop
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-458-6940, sierravistachamber.org




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.