Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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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., 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 LOW- IMPACT DEVELOPMENT Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning hosts a Brown Bag Lecture at the Sierra Vista Campus, Room 702, 901 N Colombo Ave. These lectures are free and open to the public. On Wednesday, April 1, from noon to 1 p.m., we invite you to our presentation of “San Pedro River and Low-Impact Development” with Kieran Sikdar. Learn how low-impact development practices can help make use of rainfall at residential and commercial sites and eliminate groundwater pumping for landscape irrigation demand. 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. 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.

Thursday

QUARTER AUCTION TO BENEFIT FISHER HOUSE The American Legion Post 24 – Montijo Hall, 225 E Allen St., Tombstone, is holding an auction on April 2, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Raffle cost: 25 cents for items up to $25; 50 cents for items up to $50; 75 cents for items up to $75 and $1 for items up to $100. Tickets for door prizes are $3 or 2 for $5. You do not need to be present to win. Special dinner menu: 2 tacos, beans and rice for $6. Proceeds donated to Fisher House Foundation, best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment (fisherhouse.org). The Quarter Auction is open to the public.

WESTERNERS HOST BECKY OROZCO Rebecca Orozco will speak about her recent trip to Turkey at the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners, which meets Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. at the Bisbee Senior Center, 300 Collins Road. The Bisbee Corral is the Corral in Cochise County, and all are welcome. We’re dedicated to having fun while learning about our Western heritage. QUARTER AUCTION TO BENEFIT FISHER HOUSE The American Legion Post 24 – Montijo Hall, 225 E Allen St., Tombstone, is holding an auction on April 2, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Raffle cost: 25 cents for items up to $25; 50 cents for items up to $50; 75 cents for items up to $75 and $1 for items up to $100. Tickets for door prizes are $3 or 2 for $5. You do not need to be present to win. Special dinner menu: 2 tacos, beans and rice for $6. Proceeds donated to Fisher House Foundation, best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment (fisherhouse.org). The Quarter Auction is open to the public.

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. For information call 432-4693. 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 TAKE A BREAK The Thunder Mountain Twirlers Square Dance Club will be Dark – no dance – on April 3. For more info contact Sandy at 378-6719 or email svtmt@cox.net.

Saturday

TAKE A WALK ALONG THE RIVER The Friends of the San Pedro River will conduct interpretive walks along the river Saturdays at 8 a.m. (note time change). 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 RAMSEY CANYON TRAIL Join the Muleteam this Saturday for a hike through a unique and scenic wooded canyon in the Huachuca Mountains. This trail with some long uphill sections goes by a running creek to the old Hamburg mine making a roundtrip of about 6 miles. Bring water and lunch but no dogs. Back mid-afternoon. Meet April 4 at 9 a.m. by the Old Bisbee courthouse fountain to carpool. Free but gas donation is appreciated. For more details contact John at 319-325-3605 or johnbroz1944@yahoo.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. Create the best Easter feast ever. Fresh produce, grass-fed beef, artisan baked goods, cheeses, olive oils, marinated olives and specialty candies are available. Browse the numerous unique craft booths that fill the market. Enjoy shopping, dining or just hang out with friends in the sunshine. And don’t forget to grab a few new plants for the garden. 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 April 4 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. EXPERIENCE HUMMINGBIRDS UP CLOSE Up to 10 species of hummingbirds use the green corridor of the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and their northern nesting grounds. The public is invited to get a close-up look at these tiny travelers, as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, weigh, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this vital migration route. Observe from 4 to 6 p.m. every Saturday through May 30 at the San Pedro House. Info: 432-1388 or www.sabo.org

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 7 a.m. (note time change) 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. CELEBRATE EASTER WITH CALVARY BISBEE Calvary Bisbee will be hosting a Family Easter Gathering at City Park on Sunday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. Bring a chair and join us to celebrate our Risen Savior.

ALONG THE RIVER The Friends of the San Pedro River will conduct interpretive walks along the river Saturdays at 8 a.m. (note time change). 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 RAMSEY CANYON TRAIL Join the Muleteam this Saturday for a hike through a unique and scenic wooded canyon in the Huachuca Mountains. This trail with some long uphill sections goes by a running creek to the old Hamburg mine making a roundtrip of about 6 miles. Bring water and lunch but no dogs. Back mid-afternoon. Meet April 4 at 9 a.m. by the Old Bisbee courthouse fountain to carpool. Free but gas donation is appreciated. For more details contact John at 319-325-3605 or johnbroz1944@yahoo.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. Create the best Easter feast ever. Fresh produce, grass-fed beef, artisan baked goods, cheeses, olive oils, marinated olives and specialty candies are available. Browse the numerous unique craft booths that fill the market. Enjoy shopping, dining or just hang out with friends in the sunshine. And don’t forget to grab a few new plants for the garden. 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 April 4 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. EXPERIENCE HUMMINGBIRDS UP CLOSE Up to 10 species of hummingbirds use the green corridor of the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and their northern nesting grounds. The public is invited to get a close-up look at these tiny travelers, as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, weigh, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this vital migration route. Observe from 4 to 6 p.m. every Saturday through May 30 at the San Pedro House. Info: 432-1388 or www.sabo.org

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 7 a.m. (note time change) 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. CELEBRATE EASTER WITH CALVARY BISBEE Calvary Bisbee will be hosting a Family Easter Gathering at City Park on Sunday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. Bring a chair and join us to celebrate our Risen Savior.

Monday

JOIN CALVARY RECOVERY GROUP Everyone is welcome to join us for a Christ-centered Recovery Group at Calvary Bisbee. We meet on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. Contact the church for more information at 432-9905, or www.calvarybisbee.com. 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. ENJOY BIRDING IN MONTEZUMA CANYON Coronado Memorial is offering Tuesday morning bird walks from March 17 to April 7. Join an experienced volunteer naturalist for guided bird walks in the oak woodlands of Montezuma Canyon on these four Tuesday mornings at 8 a.m. The two-hour walk will cover about one and a half miles roundtrip on mostly level terrain. Participants should bring water and sun protection and meet at the Coronado National Memorial Visitor Center. For more information, please contact the visitor center staff at 366-5515, ext. 2300 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/coro. BOOK TALK WITH ROGER NAYLOR Humor and travel writer Roger Naylor highlights his favorite trails all over Arizona, featuring Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, the Phoenix area, Tucson and the southern deserts, the forests of the White Mountains and Arizona’s “West Coast.” Each trail is followed up by a nearby mom and pop eatery. This program, made possible by the Arizona Humanities and the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, is offered April 7 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. 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. 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 7 a.m., (note time change) 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 NUTRITION Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning hosts a Brown Bag Lecture at the Sierra Vista Campus, Room 702, 901 N Colombo Ave. These lectures are free and open to the public. On Wednesday, April 8, from noon to 1 p.m., we invite you to our presentation of “Nutrition and Dis-Ability” with Carla Boyd, M.Ed., CHC. We hope to see you there. Learn how nutrition and dis-ability are related and how you can make small health choices to impact your life with greater vitality and good health. Carla will present a researched-based nutrition program, developed by America’s Family Doctor―Dr. William Sears and the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. 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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