Friday, March 06, 2015

What's Happening

Friday

TOPS MEETS WEEKLY Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non-profit weight-loss support group, meets Fridays at 9:15 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church, 500 Arizona St. in Warren. All are welcome. LIBRARY OFFERS PRESCHOOL HOUR The Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St., offers stories, songs, crafts and snacks for preschoolers on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Library section. The weekly event is organized by participating Bisbee parents and caregivers and sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library. TWIRLERS INVITE YOU TO DANCE It’s another First Friday Fun Dance with the Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club on March 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No experience necessary, we’ll have you Square Dancing in minutes. It’s FREE your first time, only $5 after that. Making his first appearance with our Club, Brian Deibert (DIE-Bert) will call a Mainstream dance from 7:30 to 9:30, with a Plus Tip after the dance. Lisa Wall will cue Rounds. Only $5 for members, $6 for non-members, and FREE for non-dancers to come watch and socialize. Snacks and friendship are provided. Sierra Vista Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave. For more info contact Sandy at 520-378-6719 or email svtmt@cox.net.

Saturday

EARTH DAY PLANNING MEETING Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. at Star Tides, 63B Brewery Ave. The Bisbee Earth Day celebration will be April 25 this year. There are so many good projects happening in Bisbee that we would like to help spread the word about them all. Education and information booths will be very welcome. If you have ideas and would like to share in making a positive uplifting connection for Earth Day, please join us. For more information and to sign up for an education booth, call Caryl Marie at 432-7692. Laura Smith, Bisbee Farmers Market manager, will be handling the vendor booths, 236-8409.

HIKE AND BIRD NEAR HEREFORD BRIDGE Spring migration begins on the San Pedro River. Join the Friends of the San Pedro River for a special birding hike at the Hereford Bridge Area on March 7 at 8 a.m. Meet at the Hereford Bridge Trailhead parking area on Hereford Road, west side of the river, just south of Hereford Road. For more information, call 459-2555 or visit www.sanpedroriver.org. TAKE A WALK ALONG THE RIVER The Friends of the San Pedro River will conduct interpretive walks along the river Saturdays at 9 a.m. All walks depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 Highway 90, east of Sierra Vista at the river. The San Pedro River features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States. Here you’ll find 82 species of mammals, dozens of reptiles and amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. The river has been designated one of the Last Great Places by The Nature Conservancy. There is no charge for the walks; however, donations are accepted to support the docent programs. For more information, call 459-2555 or visit the website at sanpedroriver.org. HIKE OVERSITE CANYON Join the Muleteam this Saturday for a wooded hike in the SW Huachuca Mountains, about 7 miles total – steep on the last stretch to lunch on a scenic ridge one mile short of Crest Trail junction. Back the same way. The trail is along a spring-fed stream past the old Happy Jack cabin and an old mine site beyond. Bring water and lunch. Back late afternoon. Meet March 7 at 9 a.m. by the Old Bisbee courthouse fountain to carpool. Free, but gas donation is appreciated. For more details contact Brad at 432-2476 or bradward.j3@juno.com.  BISBEE FARMERS MARKET The Bisbee Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Vista Park Plaza in Warren. This week’s music: C.J. Fletcher. Upcoming Events: Fiber Arts Festival on March 28. Earth Day Celebration will be held on April 25 in conjunction with the Bisbee Farmers Market. EXPLORE THE CORONADO CAVE Join the National Park Service for a two-hour, one-mile roundtrip moderate hike to Coronado Cave, which includes a 500-foot elevation gain and a steep, 30-foot rocky descent from the cave entrance to the cave floor. The cave interior extends 600 feet in length, with 20-foot ceilings and several crawlways and short passages. Exposed in the beam of a flashlight or headlamp, beautiful formations, such as stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and columns, each formed by calcite deposits, emerge from the darkness. Meet March 7 at 10 a.m. at the Coronado National Memorial visitor center. Free. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight or headlamp, extra batteries, gloves, water, a snack and sun protection. For driving directions and more information call 520-366-5515, ext. 2300. BISBEE COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKDAYS Every day of the week, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (for 1-2 hours), 4th St & Hillcrest in Warren (behind the GIANT station), volunteers will prepare plots, plant seeds in the greenhouse and do other jobs. Bring gloves, hat, water and your lunch. Contact: 249-5043 AUCTION TO BENEFIT RELAY FOR LIFE There will be a Chinese Auction held to raise funds for this year’s Bisbee Relay for Life on March 7 from 1 – 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Church in Old Bisbee. Registration is $2 per auction paddle, multiple paddles may be purchased to increase chances. All bids start at $0.25. Bring a roll of quarters to bid with, we will also have some on hand. Raffle items and free refreshments will be available. EARTH DAY PLANNING MEETING Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. at Star Tides, 63B Brewery Ave. The Bisbee Earth Day celebration will be April 25 this year. There are so many good projects happening in Bisbee that we would like to help spread the word about them all. Education and information booths will be very welcome. If you have ideas and would like to share in making a positive uplifting connection for Earth Day, please join us. For more information and to sign up for an education booth, call Caryl Marie at 432-7692. Laura Smith, Bisbee Farmers Market manager, will be handling the vendor booths, 236-8409.

Sunday

ENJOY A MORNING BIRD WALK The Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park, also known as the wastewater treatment plant, is open for bird walks each Sunday morning. The walks take about 2 hours and are led by docents from Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, Huachuca Audubon Society, and the Friends of the San Pedro River. The walk begins at 8 a.m. and departs from the viewing platform inside the EOP. The entrance is located on Highway 90 between mile markers 324 and 325 on the north side of the highway. All tours are free, although donations are accepted. The walks are limited to 20 people and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Special walks for large groups and walks on days other than Sunday can be arranged.

Monday

LIBRARY BOARD MEETS The Friends of the Copper Queen Library will hold a board meeting at the Copper Queen Library on March 9 at 5p.m. All welcome. Information - 432-4232. AL-ANON MEETS EACH WEEK Al-Anon meetings with open discussion take place weekly on Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 19 Sowles Ave., in Old Bisbee. For information, contact 366-2478.

Tuesday

WOMEN’S AA MEETS Alcoholics Anonymous for women meets at 9 a.m. every Tuesday at Trinity Methodist Church, 216 Arizona St. in Warren. For more information, call 366-2478. OA OFFERS HELP Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous will meet at Bisbee Chiropractic in Old Bisbee every Tuesday at 6 p.m. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 432-5126. ELENA DIAZ BJORKQUIST SPEAKS AT THE LIBRARY “Growing up Chicana in Morenci, Arizona” is a platica (informal talk) about Chicanas who lived in the mining town of Morenci, Arizona, during the early to middle 1900s. Through historic photographs, readings from “Suffer Smoke” and “Water from the Moon” and oral history interviews, Bjorkquist portrays the lives of girls and women of Morenci. This program, made possible by the Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, is offered March 10 at 5:30 p.m., 6 Main St. in Old Bisbee in the library meeting room. For more information, call 432-4232. All programs are free and open to everyone. YOUTH POLICE EXPLORERS MEET WEEKLY The Bisbee Police Department is offering youth ages 13-21 a chance to learn about law enforcement and getting involved in the community. Weekly meetings are held on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. at the Bisbee Police Department located at 1 Highway 92. Come to the meeting, or call Steve Gardner at 249-5065 or Carlo Moreno at 249-5064 for more information.

Wednesday

ENJOY SAN PEDRO RIVER BIRD WALKS Birders of all levels are invited to participate in bird walks sponsored by the Friends of the San Pedro River every Wednesday at 8 a.m. (NOTE TIME CHANGE for spring), departing from the San Pedro House, 9800 Highway 90, west of Bisbee at the river. There is no charge for the walks; however, donations are accepted to support docent programs. For more information, call 459-2555 or visit the website at sanpedroriver.org. LEARN ABOUT DR. RANDALL AT BROWN BAG LECTURE Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning hosts a Brown Bag Lecture at the Sierra Vista Campus, Room 702, 901 N Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. These lectures are free and open to the public. On Wednesday, March 11, from noon to 1 p.m., we invite you to our presentation of “The Service of Dr. F.W. Randall” with Cindy Hayostek. Randall ran the county hospital before and after he served as surgeon in a revolutionary army in Mexico. Visit www.cochise.edu/cll for more information about our Brown Bag Lectures.
 COMMUNITY DINNER AND MORE AT THE SHELTER Join us at the Tintown men’s shelter for Community Dinner on Wednesdays for wonderful food, great company, and a very pleasant atmosphere, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. We are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon for laundry and shower services, plus the food pantry will be open to hand out food to those who are not able to come during the evening. If you know of anyone who is not able to get to the shelter, but is in need of food, personal hygiene items, blankets, socks, t-shirts, and such, please contact the shelter at 432-7839. Check out our Facebook page for upcoming events and like us. AL-ANON 12-STEP STUDY OFFERED WEEKLY Al-Anon’s 12-Step Study is offered each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 216 Arizona St. in Warren. For more information, call 366-2478.

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