Saturday, December 10, 2016

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Saturday

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. 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: Johnney Bencomo. The holidays are here. Last call for reserving your holiday items! 520-236-8409. The last Farmers Market for 2016 will be next week, Dec. 17. The Bisbee Farmers Market will return on Jan. 14, 2017. MULETEAM HIKE AND POTLUCK Join the Muleteam this Saturday for a desert hike in the Mule Mountains near the San Jose area, and afterward a potluck lunch at a nearby home. The hike will be about 5 miles on old roads & paths with some thorny & steep sections. Bring water & long pants for the trail and a dish for the potluck. Back mid-afternoon. Meet Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. by the Old Bisbee courthouse fountain to carpool. Free. For more details contact Peggy at 432-2746 or pscanlon1900@centurylink.net. HISTORY WALK – FAIRBANK HISTORIC TOWNSITE The Friends of the San Pedro River will offer a history walk at Fairbank Historic Townsite on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. The tour will focus on the many colorful events and personalities that wove the fabric of the town. This walk will last approximately 1-½ hours and is about 1 mile in length. Fairbank is located between Whetstone and Tombstone on Highway 82, just east of the San Pedro River. For more information, call 520-459-2555 or visit www.sanpedroriver.org. CATCH “PAINT FEVER” AT SUBWAY GALLERY Subway Gallery, 30 Main St., will present ‘Paint Fever,’ an exhibition of new works by the brothers Paul and Steve Bovee this Saturday, Dec. 10, through Feb. 5, 2017. Paintings in oil and watercolor cover a broad spectrum of subject matter and style, including figures, landscapes, dogscapes, buildingscapes, cloudscapes, abstract nightmares and the occasional tasteful nude. Opening reception will be held on Dec. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m., which will include refreshments and snacks. The event is free (though the paintings are not). The public is urged to attend and enjoy the event. COMMUNITY CHORUS SINGS The Bisbee Community Chorus will present “Christmas Around the World.” This concert for all ages includes musical selections focusing on holiday celebrations here and in distant countries. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 11. Both concerts will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Howell Avenue in Old Bisbee. Admission is by a suggested donation of $10 per adult at the door with children admitted free. A portion of the funds raised will go toward underwriting the cost of free admission for Cochise County schoolchildren at the Bisbee performance of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

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.

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.

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