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WED
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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: 7 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90.
Admission: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/



THU
2
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Farmers Market

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

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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road.
Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



FRI
3
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



SAT
4
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Community Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of unique crafts, specialty wares, original jewelry designs, homemade soaps, handmade wood and leather goods, local honey and produce, and more. Food vendors offer their lunch and snack 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:  520-417-6960, www.sierravistacommunitymarket.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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


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

The San Pedro River features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.  Join this guided walk and learn why it has been designated one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The walks are usually 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. Highway 90.
Admission: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve features outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday. Please check the Arizona Folklore Preserve 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 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 KARS for KIDS - Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show

This popular annual show features a fantastic display of cars, trucks, and motorcycles.  Enjoy a full day of displays, music, food and product vendors, live auction, raffle, awards, and more.

When:  8-10 a.m. Registration, 2 p.m. Live Auction, 2:30 p.m. Awards
Where:  Cochise College Auto Tech Center, 6456 S. Hwy 92
Admission:  Free (Please contact 520-456-7798 for entry fees and registration.)
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-456-7798, www.cruisinarizona.com


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

Join a park ranger for this special guided hike and tour of Coronado Cave.  This large cave is nestled in a limestone layer at the base of the complex geological puzzle that is Montezuma Peak.  Exposed in the beam of a flashlight or headlamp, cave formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and columns emerge from the darkness of the cave.  

The roundtrip hike will last about two hours.  The hike is considered moderate and includes a 500 foot elevation gain.  Access to the cave requires scrambling 30 feet down a steep, rocky slope to the cave floor.

Participants should bring a flashlight or headlamp, gloves, water, a snack, and sun protection.  Wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing.  The hikes begin at the Coronado Cave trailhead (.25 mile past the Visitor Center).

When:  Every Saturday, 10 a.m., January 31 through April 11.
Where:  Coronado National Memorial, 4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd., Hereford.  From Fry Blvd. and Hwy. 92:  Travel  south on Hwy. 92 about 20 miles to S. Coronado Memorial Drive.  Follow S. Coronado Memorial Drive 5 miles to the Visitor Center.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-366-5515 ext.0, www.nps.gov/coro


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session at the San Pedro House

Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Get a close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.

When:  4-6 p.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free, but donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Carr House Visitor Center - Easter Celebration

Friends of the Huachuca Mountains host this special weekend event event  There will be videos of the Easter Yaqui ceremonies in Arizona and Mayo ceremonies in Sonora.  Enjoy this opportunity to learn about the history, flora, and fauna from host, Mike Foster, view the nature exhibits, and explore the easy trails.  Families and people of all ages are invited to attend.

When:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5.
Where:  Carr House Visitor Center, 1011 Carr Canyon Rd., Hereford.  (From Hwy. 92, about 2.1 miles west on Carr Canyon Rd.)
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, www.huachucamountains.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



SUN
5
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve features outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday. Please check the Arizona Folklore Preserve 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 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 Carr House Visitor Center - Easter Celebration

Friends of the Huachuca Mountains host this special weekend event event  There will be videos of the Easter Yaqui ceremonies in Arizona and Mayo ceremonies in Sonora.  Enjoy this opportunity to learn about the history, flora, and fauna from host, Mike Foster, view the nature exhibits, and explore the easy trails.  Families and people of all ages are invited to attend.

When:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5.
Where:  Carr House Visitor Center, 1011 Carr Canyon Rd., Hereford.  (From Hwy. 92, about 2.1 miles west on Carr Canyon Rd.)
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, www.huachucamountains.org


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 (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS) and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR).  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 7 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 Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



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:  Check schedule for meeting and hiking locations. 
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For current schedule, please check 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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website



TUE
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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:  Check schedule for meeting and hiking locations. 
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For current schedule, please check http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Coronado National Memorial Guided Bird Walk

Join an experienced guide and learn about the resident and migrating bird population of this distinctive ecosystem.  This is a special opportunity to observe wildlife and enjoy the scenic oak woodlands of Montezuma Canyon.  Novice and experienced nature enthusiasts are welcomed on this one and a half mile long, three hour walk.  Please dress for the weather, wear sun protection, and bring plenty of water.

When:  Tuesdays,  8 a.m., March 17, 24, 31, and April 7.
Where:  Coronado National Memorial, 4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd., Hereford.  Meet at the Visitor Center.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-366-5515 ext. 2300, www.nps.gov/coro



WED
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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: 7 a.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90.
Admission: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/



THU
9
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Farmers Market

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

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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road.
Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



FRI
10
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



SAT
11
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Sierra Vista Community Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of unique crafts, specialty wares, original jewelry designs, homemade soaps, handmade wood and leather goods, local honey and produce, and more. Food vendors offer their lunch and snack 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:  520-417-6960, www.sierravistacommunitymarket.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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


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

The San Pedro River features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.  Join this guided walk and learn why it has been designated one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The walks are usually 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. Highway 90.
Admission: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve features outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday. Please check the Arizona Folklore Preserve 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 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 Friends of the San Pedro River Guided History Walk - South Fairbank

Enjoy this special guided walk to the southern part of the Fairbank Historic Townsite to view the remains of the Southern Pacific depot, several railroad bridges, the water pump and tower, and other remnants of the railroading era of Fairbank. Meet at the Fairbank Schoolhouse.

When:  9 a.m.
Where:  Fairbank Historic Townsite, Hwy. 82, between Whetstone & 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 Coronado National Memorial Ranger led Hike - Coronado Cave

Join a park ranger for this special guided hike and tour of Coronado Cave.  This large cave is nestled in a limestone layer at the base of the complex geological puzzle that is Montezuma Peak.  Exposed in the beam of a flashlight or headlamp, cave formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and columns emerge from the darkness of the cave.  

The roundtrip hike will last about two hours.  The hike is considered moderate and includes a 500 foot elevation gain.  Access to the cave requires scrambling 30 feet down a steep, rocky slope to the cave floor.

Participants should bring a flashlight or headlamp, gloves, water, a snack, and sun protection.  Wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing.  The hikes begin at the Coronado Cave trailhead (.25 mile past the Visitor Center).

When:  Every Saturday, 10 a.m., January 31 through April 11.
Where:  Coronado National Memorial, 4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd., Hereford.  From Fry Blvd. and Hwy. 92:  Travel  south on Hwy. 92 about 20 miles to S. Coronado Memorial Drive.  Follow S. Coronado Memorial Drive 5 miles to the Visitor Center.
Admission:  Free
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-366-5515 ext.0, www.nps.gov/coro


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session at the San Pedro House

Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Get a close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.

When:  4-6 p.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free, but donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



SUN
12
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 (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS) and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR).  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 7 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. Please check the Arizona Folklore Preserve 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 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 Hummingbird Banding Sessions 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.  Please 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 Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



MON
13
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:  Check schedule for meeting and hiking locations. 
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For current schedule, please check 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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website



TUE
14
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:  Check schedule for meeting and hiking locations. 
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For current schedule, please check http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega



WED
15
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Bird Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

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

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



THU
16
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Farmers Market

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

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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road.
Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



FRI
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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



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

The Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its 20th season and Spring Concert, the "Grand Finale".  Conductor, Roger Bayes.

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 Sierra Vista Community Market

Enjoy shopping a wide variety of unique crafts, specialty wares, original jewelry designs, homemade soaps, handmade wood and leather goods, local honey and produce, and more. Food vendors offer their lunch and snack 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:  520-417-6960, www.sierravistacommunitymarket.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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 31st Annual Sierra Vista Car Club - Spring Car Show

Enjoy viewing all the beautiful cars and trucks, as well as great food and music.

When: Registration begins 8:00 a.m.  Awards 2 p.m.
Where: Papa's 50's Diner, 3500 Canyon De Flores (off of S. Hwy 92)
Admission: Free for spectators.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-732-2200, http://www.sierravistacarclub.org/


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

The San Pedro River features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.  Join this guided walk and learn why it has been designated one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The walks are usually 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. Highway 90.
Admission: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve features outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday. Please check the Arizona Folklore Preserve 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 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 Thunder Mountain Games

This special event features activities for families, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone interested in promoting health, wellness, and quality of life.

Open to all ages will be a 10K Race starting 7 a.m., and a 5K Fun Run starting 7:15 a.m.

The "Splash and Dash"  is offered to two age divisions, 7-10 years of age, and 11-15 years of age. The Wellness Expo will be open for all to enjoy from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Buena Sports Club.

Where:  Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.For entry fees and registration, please call 520-732-9599, 520-458-0016, or visit http://www.habitatsvaz.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session at the San Pedro House

Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Get a close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.

When:  4-6 p.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free, but donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, or visit www.sabo.org


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

This event features two days of activities for all ages. Enjoy the many displays including a live reptile display, the Cave Sim (cave simulator) Squeeze Box, special speakers and presentations, activities for children, and more.

When:  Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where:  Kartchner Caverns State Park, Hwy 90 (9 miles south of Benson)
Admission:  $6 per vehicle fee includes activities and presentations for up to 4 adults, or free with cave tour tickets.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-586-4100, AZStateParks.com/parks/KACA


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



SUN
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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 (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS) and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR).  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 7 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. Please check the Arizona Folklore Preserve 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 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 Kartchner Caverns State Park - Earth Day - Bat Day

This event features two days of activities for all ages. Enjoy the many displays including a live reptile display, the Cave Sim (cave simulator) Squeeze Box, special speakers and presentations, activities for children, and more.

When:  Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where:  Kartchner Caverns State Park, Hwy 90 (9 miles south of Benson)
Admission:  $6 per vehicle fee includes activities and presentations for up to 4 adults, or free with cave tour tickets.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-586-4100, AZStateParks.com/parks/KACA


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



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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:  Check schedule for meeting and hiking locations. 
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For current schedule, please check 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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website



TUE
21
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:  Check schedule for meeting and hiking locations. 
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For current schedule, please check http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega



WED
22
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Bird Walk at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

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

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



THU
23
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Farmers Market

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

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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


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:  7:30 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, 520-432-6099, www.hacastronomy.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road.
Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



FRI
24
Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Festival of the Southwest

Enjoy this popular event with your family and friends.  There will be carnival rides and games, food vendors, live entertainment, and more.

When: Friday, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, noon - 11 p.m. Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free.  Carnival ride tickets can be purchased at the carnival.  Advance ride tickets available at Murr Community Center, and Sierra Vista Safeway and Ace Hardware.
Info:  520-533-2404.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



SAT
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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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


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

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

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


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

The San Pedro River features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States and is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southwest.  Join this guided walk and learn why it has been designated one of Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy.  The walks are usually 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. Highway 90.
Admission: Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445 or http://sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Arizona Folklore Preserve

The Arizona Folklore Preserve features outstanding musicians in concert every Saturday and Sunday. Please check the Arizona Folklore Preserve 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 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 International Astronomy Day

The Huachuca Astronomy Club of Southeastern Arizona invites families and people of all ages to enjoy International Astronomy Day.  If the weather is clear, there will be several powerful telescopes set up for safely viewing the Sun and planet Venus.  There will also be astronomy exhibits, including a display of rare meteorites. 

Where:  Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma St.
When:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-417-6960, www.hacastronomy.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Hummingbird Banding Session at the San Pedro House

Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Get a close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.

When:  4-6 p.m.
Where:  San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission:  Free, but donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info:  520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, or visit www.sabo.org


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Festival of the Southwest

Enjoy this popular event with your family and friends.  There will be carnival rides and games, food vendors, live entertainment, and more.

When: Friday, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, noon - 11 p.m. Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free.  Carnival ride tickets can be purchased at the carnival.  Advance ride tickets available at Murr Community Center, and Sierra Vista Safeway and Ace Hardware.
Info:  520-533-2404.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista 5k Mutt March

Bring your pet and participate in this fun event.  Vendors will offer pet-related items, services, and information. 

When: 7:30 a.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission: $10 per pet and human, includes T-shirts while supplies last.
Info and to preregister:  520-533-5714, 520-838-0836.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



SUN
26
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 (SABO), Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS) and the Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR).  Participation is limited; first come, first served.

When: 7 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. Please check the Arizona Folklore Preserve 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 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 Hummingbird Banding Sessions 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.  Please 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 Festival of the Southwest

Enjoy this popular event with your family and friends.  There will be carnival rides and games, food vendors, live entertainment, and more.

When: Friday, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, noon - 11 p.m. Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 3105 E. Fry Blvd.
Admission:  Free.  Carnival ride tickets can be purchased at the carnival.  Advance ride tickets available at Murr Community Center, and Sierra Vista Safeway and Ace Hardware.
Info:  520-533-2404.


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road. Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo



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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:  Check schedule for meeting and hiking locations. 
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For current schedule, please check 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 each 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.  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:  Check schedule for meeting and hiking locations. 
Admission:  Free
Info: 520-417-6960.  For current schedule, please check http://tinyurl.com/kkw4ega



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



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Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Farmers Market

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

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 each month.
Info:  520-378-2785; 520-417-6960, website


Add Item To Your Planner SierraVista Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Guided Hike - Join this guided hike to the fort ruins and learn about the chronology of events that led to the establishment of the fort.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Bowie NHS trailhead parking lot on Apache Pass Road.

Guided Ruins Tour - Join this guided tour of the ruins and learn about those who have served and their experiences while serving at Fort Bowie.  Wear attire suitable for the weather and hiking, and bring water and a snack. 

1 p.m.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

Where:   From Willcox, travel 22 miles south on State Route 186 to Apache Pass Road.
Turn left on Apache Pass Road and travel 8 miles along the dirt road to the trailhead parking lot.
Admission:  Free.
Info:  520-847-2500 x1 or www.nps.gov/fobo




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.